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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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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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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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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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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.

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The most pleasant doctor experience I've ever had in NYC. Very sensitive to my needs and the Doctor is very reassuring with a soothing presence. His staff is quite friendly too.

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Dr. Buka was very pleasant. Would highly recommend. loveeee the office decor. A little wait time about 15 mins but I was in no rush so I didn't mind. Staff was nice but could improve on patient responsiveness.

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Solved problem quickly and efficiently. Felt comfortable. Ensure me everything was okay.

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Overall very good office and service but the wait-time was a little long (over 30min).

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Courteous and knowledgeable staff, nice practice, Dr. Buka is kind, gentle and most importantly good at what he does. The collaborating aides were wonderful also. Overall A+ experience

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I was very satisfied. He was polite and friendly and well knowledgable. His office staff were very kind , compassionate and helpful and took me as an emergency patient and alleviated all my concerns! Thank you!

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My appointment was at 3:20pm. I did not get called to go into the treatment room until 4:10pm. After the assistant or nurse took my information which I already submitted online the day before my appointment, I wanted another 15 minutes before the doctor came into the room for my cortisone injection. My treatment lasted 5 minutes ...

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He is the best! Great bedside manner, made me feel so comfortable and went above and beyond in every way. I wish all doctors were more like him. I've already recommended him to everyone I know!

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He was really friendly with informative staff.

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He was super nice! Great bad side manner and he made me feel very comfortable.

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The wait is often long and the actual doctor isn't in the office as often as I might like (otherwise you just get a PA), but when you actually get him he is fabulous. Love his bedside manner.

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Great office location in the West Village, great waiting room. Lots to look at. Office was funky and clean, and everyone was great. Dr. Buka was lovely, funny & thorough. Happy to recommend.

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The doctor and his assistant were very nice while also highly professional. Good at calming my nerves.

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He has a great voice. He's thorough and made me feel smart for coming in.

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Everyone was welcoming and efficient. Dr. Buka was convincing, personable, took time to explain, and seeme quite efficient.

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Loooong wait times in the reception area then again waiting in the consultation room

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Went for a simple appointment. The staff was nice an accommodating. Will definitely go back.

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Dr Buka is great… if his office staff allows you to see him. I've been to this office three times, the first time I saw Dr Buka, who I found professional and effective. The second and third times, I made the appointment with Dr Buka through Zoc doc, and was shown by his office staff into other physicians/nurses that I had not made the appointment with. I waited for roughly 90 minutes for my third and last visit, which turned out to be with a physicians assistant. I will not return here for more bait and switch.