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Dermatology Consultation
220 Front Street, New York, NY, 10038
152 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
135 West 70th Street, New York, NY, 10023
214 Sullivan Street, New York, NY, 10012
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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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Dr. Buka and staff were informative, pleasant and knowledgeable.

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The staff was cordial and attentive. My only hangup with them is I was told a prescription was going to be sent to my pharmacy and I went to the pharmacy after my appointment and it wasn't there and then called at 8:30 pm and they still didn't receive it.

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Really really great experience when you can get Dr. Bula himself, very inconsistent care from other doctors under his wing. Amazing efficiency though regardless.

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He was very kind and knowledgeable, really took the time to talk to me about the discomfort I was experiencing and how to treat it. His nurses were very diligent and thorough as well. Just found my new dermatologist! Highly recommend!

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Very courteous and answered all my questions. Thanks. Will come again.

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This was just amazing! I got a chance to meet Bobby Buka himself. He has a beard. The whole experience was great. It isn't the building called The Montgomery it's the building ... Next to it . Nice facility, great staff, and overall satisfaction. Def would revisit again.

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Dr.Buka was super friendly, knowledgeable and attentive towards my needs. Would definitely refer him to my network.

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Very friendly and professional atmosphere. Would look forward to returning to see Dr. Buka.

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My skin wasn't even looked at and they prescribed me medication that wasn't covered by my insurance. Id like someone to look at my skin situation before prescribing something. Disappointed

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He is magnificent no harsh pain and he ask questions about the area no pain what a doctor maybe all my doctors should do the same he is excellent excellent excellent I won't change him for the world

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The first time in a very long time I have been able to feel totally comfortable and confident with a male doctor. He was friendly, affable, and normalised everything so I felt at ease talking about even very private matters.

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Dr. Buka and his staff were very friendly, approachable, and easy to talk to. I feel very comfortable under his care.

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Wasn't seen by Dr Buka but his associate was great, knowledgeable and friendly, staff too. Waiting time is like 2 minutes not long at all. Very satisfied with the service and this was my second visit.

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Dr. Buka treated my deep acne scars with micro-needling+PRP treatments. I was thrilled with the results because my acne scars greatly improved. The results are cumulative; hence, the doctor recommended two to three sessions for ultimate results.

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Only saw him for two mins. Just asked a question and left. His PA did all the work.

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Be warned that the receptionists don't tell you that even though you ask to make an appointment with Dr Buka, you will see the physician assistant regardless. And then if you want to see the Dr you have to be placed back in the waiting room to see him. One of the medical assistants admitted that the front desk staff 'don't know anything' and often fail to mention this to new patients. The Dr was highly recommended by a friend but I'm not sure the long wait and this double waiting period is worth it. I was there for two hours in total! Another patient with a 2 year old was waiting for more than an hour and finally demanded she get her co-pay back and left without seeing the Dr because 2 year olds have a low threshold for patiently waiting...

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Overall I like Dr Buka. I get the sense that he enjoys taking time with patients and making sure they understand everything. But that said, today's wait time was borderline unacceptable. I arrived at 10:20 for a 10:30 appointment and was seen at 11:30. A heads up that they were running behind when I checked in might have been a nice courtesy...

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Perfect as always they know that gluten is what cause most acne and they are right on point.

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The wait time is very long, and I saw a PA rather than Dr. Buka. However, the PA was very pleasant, and I'm very happy with the treatment that Dr. Buka suggested.

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The office was running really far behind, which caused a 1+ hour wait. The visit itself was fine, but the wait was super long.

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I would highly recommend Dr. Buka. He was warm, knowledgable and attentive.

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Another amazing visit with Dr. Buka's practice. I had an appointment at 9:20am but I arrived a few minutes early. I waited for about 30 seconds before I got called to the room (5 mins early!). All of the staff (front desk, MA, PA) were super friendly, and I was in and out with all of my questions answered within 15 minutes. Amazing office experience and I'll be going back again for sure.

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Dr Buka had a very strange personality and brought in like 4 other doctors to check me out without asking. Worst he did a biopsy on a mole that he clarified was not anything and would be a tiny cut but was much bigger and now i have a scar. Totally unhelpful.

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Everyone was very nice and informative. The procedure was quick, I was in and out just like that.

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Was not helpfull at all.

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Awesome service.

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Clean facility - competent doctors but go ahead and clear your plans for the day b/c you will wait over 1 hour to even go to the room and then another 20 minutes before a practitioner comes in.

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The wait time made the trip not worth it. Buka was friendly but spent very little time with me and didn't talk me through the problem. It's a pretty office and they're friendly but I would not recommend this place to a friend.

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TL;DR Charged me >4x market rate, threatened legal/credit score action when I called about paying market rate, left me in a room for an hour before seeing me. Doctor does seem competent. Through the waiting room quickly, then left in a room for an hour. I had to go out grab someone to remind them I was there. Doctor came in, seems smart, saw me for 5 minutes and performed a mole shave - something I've had a friend do before. I now have a large scar there (marginally better than a mole?). Received a bill two weeks later in which they charged me over 4x the market rate. Rate on lab was normal. I called the office and told them I would pay them market as if they want to charge multiples of market they have to tell me first. In response, the lady lied to my face about my insurance company requiring me to pay this amount and wouldn't acknowledge I was trying to pay them a fair rate (my insurance would have paid anything higher than my deductible), made up rules about insurance, threatened legal action and said they would attack my credit score. Needless to say I will never go back. If you have time to wait and great insurance that will pay anything, the doctor does seem competent.

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Excellent and professional visit and for sure I feel lucky to have found Dr Buka.

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Even though I called after booking my appointment to confirm i was meeting with Dr. Buka and not his PA, I was on the PA's schedule...had to wait for 2 hours to see the doctor. There were so many people in the waiting room, I had to stand for the first hour. The overbooking is unbelievable. On top of that, Dr. Buka was rude to the woman helping him in the exam room. This was my exact experience twice! It was so bad the first time, I thought I had just caught them on a bad day. After having the same experience twice, Ill mever go back.

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Dr. Buka was very kind and knowledgeable. However, overall, it was a pretty disappointing experience. I waited for over half an hour to be seen by the nurse, who seemed pretty distracted the whole time, and then another half an hour before the doctor came in. All in all, the doctor was in for less than 10mins, and then left to let an assistant explain how to use the medication he prescribed. Although the doctor was perfectly nice, I don't think it made up for the overall experience.

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I appreciated being welcome by professional and friendly staff. I was treated with respect and accommodation- I was offered bottle coming in from 90 degree temperature outside. Dr. Robert was personable and friendly, who showed great interest at the issue at hand. Thank you Dr. Robert!

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Nicr staff , fast service .

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A nice serene, yet professional atmosphere. I have been here many times and always have a positive experience. They keep to the appointment schedules as well. I would highly recommend Dr.Buka. His staff at the front desk are very professional too. I find that in some offices the staff can be lacking despite the doctor being good. A lovely office mixed with on point care.

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While Doctor Buka was very nice, my experience was negative as it was misleading. I made the appointment for a skin check. I was told coming in that it would cost two hundred and fifty doallars which I've paid even before coming in. The nurse saw me about 15 mins after the scheduled time and after waiting for another 30 mins, did I finally get to see the doctor. After a quick examination, Dr Buka wanted to perform a biopsy on a mole that looked questionable. I was promptly asked to sign a waiver and was on my way a few minutes later.

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Really great, kind doctor

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This my third time visiting Dr. Buka's offices and each time it is a pleasure. The staff, the organization are top notch. Dr. Buka has a particular ease with patients that makes one feel at ease and know that they are in the hands of professional. This goes for all the Drs and Nurses you may encounter at each of his offices. Stephen V.

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Very attentive and professional. Dr Buka was very nice.