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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.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

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

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

Kips Bay

247 East 28th Street

New York, NY 10016

Bobby Buka, MD P.C. Dermatology NYC

214 Sullivan Street

New York, NY 10012

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He was so aware of everything paid close attention to detail and knew what he was doing very knowledgeable . Very professional . Easy to explain to concerns and to ask questions .
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Terrific Skin Center with a friendly, competent staff.
Less than 1 month ago
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The appointment felt very rushed and it didn’t feel personalized. I just got a generic answer.
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Had to wait for a long time to be seen and when I was seen it was for only 10-15min. The Dr took a quick look at my face, diagnosed me with something, and prescribed medicine without telling me how muchit would be or providing alternative solutions. He didn't warn me how the medicine would affect / interact with my body, and didn't give me further direction as to what I should do to mitigate the issue. I went in to ask what's happening with my skin and left still knowing nothing.
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Great visit, very efficient and thorough, very good coach to his staff in the act. Very happy my Wife Virginia Grant recommended Dr. Buka....
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Your staff are all very pleasent and professional, but I don’t understand why I have to wait 45 mins to be seen and another 30 minutes sitting in a freezing cold room for a 3 minute procedure. The skin peel shouldbe run on a 30 min max in-out. Something you can do on a lunch break. Think about it!
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Dr. Buka and his team were extremely professional and gentle. They were transparent in what they said they would do and provided excellent care.
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Cane early and was seen quickly. Juce staff. If recommend
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My visit was very good today DoCtor was very informative,friendly,kind thank u .
Less than 1 month ago
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Great visit! Great doc! Great everything!
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Very prompt, perfectional, & on point.
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Very knowledgeable
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I had MRSA, they tested me and did not inform me until I came back for my follow up. That is most unprofessional that a practice would not inform their patients of test results. This practice cares more about spamming youwith emails and texts and calls about your appointments so they can make sure they bill insurance more than the health and safety of their patients. 0 out of 5 stars if I could. Would NOT recommend based on lack of professionalism
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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 3 months ago
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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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Very knowledgeable and kind!
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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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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 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 3 months 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 3 months ago
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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 6 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 6 months ago
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Horrible experience
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Staff was very professional and the office was well kept.
Less than 6 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 6 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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