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Dr. Robert L. Buka, MD, JD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

A graduate of the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Dr. Buka completed an internship in internal medicine at Saint Vincent's Hospital in New York City. He then completed a dermatology residency at the University of California, San Diego and a fellowship in pediatric dermatology at Children's Hospital in San Diego. Dr. Buka holds a law degree from Fordham University in New York City and speaks fluent Spanish. Dr. Buka's particular expertise is in vascular lasers, skin cancer, and acne. He speaks at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology on topics ranging from complex eczema to techniques in dermatologic surgery. His articles have been published in dermatology and plastic surgery textbooks as well as a number of medical research journals.

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Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • The Mount Sinai Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology
  • Pediatric Dermatology (Dermatology)

Education and training

  • Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, Fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology
  • University of California, San Diego, Residency in Dermatology
  • St. Vincent's Hospital, Manhattan, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • Fordham University, Juris Doctor
  • Medical School - Northwestern University, Doctor of Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology

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Languages spoken

  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1427029180

Office locations

Bobby Buka, MD P.C. Dermatology NYC

614 Eastern Parkway

Brooklyn, NY 11225

Bobby Buka, MD P.C. Dermatology NYC

10-41 47th Ave

Long Island City, NY 11101

Bobby Buka, MD P.C. Dermatology NYC

Kips Bay

247 East 28th Street

New York, NY 10016

Bobby Buka, MD P.C. Dermatology NYC

220 Front Street

New York, NY 10038

Bobby Buka, MD P.C. Dermatology NYC

152 Broadway

Brooklyn, NY 11211

Bobby Buka, MD P.C. Dermatology NYC

135 West 70th Street

New York, NY 10023

Bobby Buka, MD P.C. Dermatology NYC

214 Sullivan Street

New York, NY 10012

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Very Professional and friendly.
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One of the best doctors I have experienced in a very long time. Dr. Buka is extremely thorough during my initial examination. He is extremely knowledgeable in his field of specialty practice. His entire staff was professional, and courteous.I would rate Dr. Buka with ten stars if it was available. I highly recommend Dr. Bobby Buka to everyone.
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Very efficient and polite. Office is tastefully decorated.
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Great guy and great advice.
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I loved my visit. Everyone was so sweet and took care of my needs. I already started referring people to this clinic.
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Helped me in a very efficient manner. Highly recommend!
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Great service and friendly staff
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Horrible receptionist. Wait time is forever. Called them multiple time to get a provider to tell me my report.
Less than 1 month ago
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Very knowledgeable and kind!
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This was my first time going here and I loved it the office was very clean the staff was very nice and they made me comfortable as possible the wait tone was not long either I would definitely recommend this doctor
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First time patient. Very small waiting room but there weren’t many patients present. I went later in the evening and the doctor was fast but concise and thorough. I felt that all my issues were handled appropriately and I left happyknowing that I would return. The receptionist were also nice and very pleasant. Overall it was a great experience.
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The office is beautiful. Everyone is human — warm, informative, respectful, funny.
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Nice, receptionist staff, office very clean, medical assistant very helpful, the doctor amazing I will recommend this place and I will continue visiting. Thanks
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I really liked Dr. Buka however his receptionist and one of the trainees were not the sweetest people. I will definitely come back though!
Less than 1 month ago
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Check-in was simple and quick. Staff was informative and helpful with every step. Answered all the questions I had.
Less than 1 month ago
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Dr. Buka was spectacular! He was very kind and had a calming demeanor. He diagnosed me extremely quickly, attended to several skin issues in the same visit, and got me the prescriptions I needed. The rest of the staff at theoffice were also very nice and efficient. Cool office too!
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I love Dr. Buka, He is very professional, and I like the way he cares about his clients. It's a busy place, and with all busy places, there are downsides, Like waiting a little extra, but Dr. Buka and his staffdo care, and I felt welcome and important. Thanks Dr. Buka. I'll be back.
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I have to tell you, although I like Dr. Buka, when I got to my appointment (early) and waited 45 minutes only to meet with one of his staff and was told he wasn't seeing me today didn't sit well withme. I waited an extra week for this second treatment and I don't find it medically ethical to NOT do a follow up with the SAME DOCTOR or think it's fine to be simply told that's what was now happening. I waited another hour and finally got my 15 minute appointment with Dr. Buka. So 2 hours for 15 minutes. He's got great equipment, but his practice isn't up to snuff for me to tell my clients to go to his clinic.
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It was great! I had a full exam and I was made to feel very comfortable. Highly recommend! Cool office too.
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after reviewing an estimated office visit, I made an appointment and at the check in as I asked about any payments they didn't have any estimate for my visit as it had to be sent to the insurance. I was nevermade aware of the amount the visit and other tests for the diagnosis might incur with my plan and insurance. It was way beyond my expectations, and as much as I understand that's there way of working there is these huge information gap from the health insurance provider's estimate and the actual cost based on your plan, and there is no way you can decide weather you should obtain the services or not until you get the bill. Besides that I think Dr. Buka's appointment was charged as 45 minute visit however he personally spent approximately 10 minutes or less for the appointment. it was just wait time and answering questions to his assistant. I think in spite of his cheerful manner his way of responding to questions wasn't necessarily very pleasing to someone who had to ask for more clarifications, or lack of understanding of his explanations. It's a fancy place and of course the price is expensive than the worth of it.
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Dr. Buka took action on all of my skin issues. I highly recommend seeing him.
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I saw two other nurse practitioners before even seeing the doctor. I then felt like medications and treatments were forced on me without me having any say. It was not a good experience at all.
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I was told to be seen by him and his medical asistance just appear and after i insitsted to see him i saw him at 6:45 waitting from 5:20
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Buka was extremely nice. Just wish that the wait time to see the doctor was not that long.
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They had multi people in the room I felt very uncomfortable.
Less than 3 months ago
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It was great ! I saw Michael. Great energy and very helpful. It was my first time here and i loved it. Found a new place!
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Quick and easy. Excellent service.
Less than 3 months ago
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Horrible experience
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Staff was very professional and the office was well kept.
Less than 3 months ago
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Would highly recommend!! Staff made me feel comfortable and calm.
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Great experience!
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Very good doctors and office. Highly recommended.
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Dr. Buka was great, he diagnosed and treated my issue promptly.
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Everyone was really nice. I’ve been going here for a while and generally have a good experience. I would definitely recommend this place, it’s nice and clean and wait time is generally quick for a doctor’s office. The PA that Isaw this time just seemed a little bit like she was rushing through the appointment. She answered my questions but didn’t seem very open to much discussion. I was in and out, but I would have loved to talk a bit more. But out of maybe almost 10 times this was my only sort of negative experience.
Less than 3 months ago
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Everyone at the office is extremely pleasant and attentive! Best dermatologist I've ever had. (Also the office decor is gorgeous, nicer than any apartment I've ever seen???).
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They schedule patients for every 10 minutes; all the staff is new; you will literally speak with 2 nurses, then a PA, then maybe the doctor will come in to shake your hand at the end. I stayed 2.5 hours lasttime just to get a prescription written (at the end, it was the wrong dosage anyway) Oh, btw, I was there for the 2nd time because the 1st time they made an administrative mistake on their end that caused me to get locked out of getting medication for a full month. I had noticed the mistake and attempted to call them multiple times, and even went into the office-- no dice.
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Wait time was short, I’ve been coming to this office for about 2.5 years and at this point it’s quick in and out, with an occasional refill. The PA’s are knowledgeable and attentive, with great bedside manners.
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The entire experience was odd, from the poorly maintained office with childish touches and the disconnected staff. I’m not returning.
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Great visit. The doctors always take time to listen and follow up on past visits. Highly recommend!
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Great service, fast professional
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Great visit with Dr. Buka and his team! Best bedside manner I've had at a dermatologist. They took the time to answer ALL of my many questions and listen to my concerns. I felt very well taken care of.
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There was an overwhelming number of people in the room during my visit.
Less than 6 months ago
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Ecellent doctor very lovely staff. Clean office fast service!
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Always a great experience! Highly recommend Dr Buka and his practice.
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Nice office, quick and easy. Dr Buka is pleasant and knowledgeable.
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Nice office and nice staff!
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I have not been back to Dr Buka since the last time which I believe was about 2 years ago not because of him but because of his office manager not be helpful and assisting with my transportation issue I washaving at the time. My medical transportation paperwork had expired with my insurance and needed to be updated by my primary. Until my re-certification was updated and in place I could now make any reservation for any medical appts on my own. The only way transportation could be granted to me was if the medical provider`s office placed the reservation. Before leaving Dr. Buka`s office I asked for assistance in this matter and 2 more times while at home. I never was able to speak to the office manager who the rest of the staff said he would have to make the reservation. All I would get was a message from the manager through the staff that it`s was not their responsibility to do it and either I should do it myself or ask my primary doctor to make the appt which makes no sense since what does my primary doctor have to do with Dr. Buka`s office?! The provider that you plan on seeing has to make the appt!!! The office manager at his Front St office blew me off completely! I was still opened to going to one of his other offices once my transportation certification was reinstated, but when I posted my grievance in Dr Buka`s Facebook page private messenger (since Dr Buka`s website would not allow me to upload my grievance email; probably due to the length of it) I never received a response from anyone!!! Since no one never reached out to me about my dissatisfaction and unresolved issue I became turned off with Dr Buka`s organization and decided that not to utilizes any of his services even though he is a good doctor with good bedside manner. He probably has no idea why I stopped coming to see him when we were about do additional testing that I sign consent for. This goes to show you how one person can mess it up for everyone. His office manager at Front St helped him lose a patient! Thank you for allowing me to share my story,
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Great!
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Dr. Buka (and all of his office staff) was very kind and personable. He is easy to talk to, patient, and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him.
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The wait time was over 30 minutes after the stars appointment time, but the exam itself was efficient and professional.
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