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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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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 never made 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

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They had multi people in the room I felt very uncomfortable.

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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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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.

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Horrible experience

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Staff was very professional and the office was well kept.

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Would highly recommend!! Staff made me feel comfortable and calm.

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Great experience!

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Dr. Buka was great, he diagnosed and treated my issue promptly.

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Very good doctors and office. Highly recommended.

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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 I saw 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.

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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 last time 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.

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Always a great experience! Highly recommend Dr Buka and his practice.

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Ecellent doctor very lovely staff. Clean office fast service!

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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 was having 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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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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Great!

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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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Everyone was very nice and helpful. The entrance and waiting room is filled with novelties, books, and records; there's free seltzer and water as well as internet while you wait. I found Dr. Buka very professional and kind. I will be going back in the future.

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I had my appointment with Luke and he was awesome! Young dude, knowledgeable, cool. The operation was quick and easy, and I felt very taken care of. Definitely recommend

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Doctor was very nice as was his staff. Was told there would be no wait but I waited an hour. I was surprised to spend most of my time with a doctor training under Dr. Buka.

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A comprehensive check up, a friendly manner, good service by PA Luke D’Agostino and an assistant. Looking forward to another visit.

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So awesome. Felt super comfortable. The office is so hip too! Loved to records on the walls and the choice of music! Great spot! Doctor Buka is super great!

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Everyone was really nice and I didn't have to wait and it definitely felt more like a chill café than a doctor's office, which was great because nobody likes going to the doctor.

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Fantastic staff. Very friendly and professional. Would recommend to others.

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My visit with Dr. Robert Buka was excellent. He and his staff were very attentive helpful and professional. Dr. Buka was very knowledgeable. The office is a great positive caring environment. Very clean office as well. I defined would recommend any one whom is in need of a dermatologist to Dr. Buka

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The doctor was good and helpful. However, it took an absurdly long time to meet with him. The time with him was good but lasted about ten minutes in total. One of the other medical staff members who helped me was not warm at all and seemed like she wanted to get the appointment over as quickly as possible. While the office is thoughtfully decorated, I had some doubts about the level of cleanliness (the examination bed was only partially covered which was concerning as I was required to be naked for part of the appointment, there was also a beverage from a previous client on the ground of the room, and it appeared as if there were dirty gloves on an examination table.) The doctor was very helpful and the space appeared inviting but I wouldn’t return due to wait time, customer service, and cleanliness.