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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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Great experience with the dermatologist and nurses but the receptionist was rude

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Super efficient, friendly staff. Attractive, stylish office. A great medical experience.

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Dr. Buka was great, his office mediocre. Waited 15 minutes in the waiting room than another 25 minutes in the exam room. Once I saw the doctor he was kind, concise and very informative. Later in the day I had some issues with the prescription this office called in for me and experienced challenges working with thier prescription services team. They were pretty rude and snappy.

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Great office atmosphere and loved Dr. Buka! He is authentic and honest. Really appreciated his services today.

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Was see right away, taken care of and got the door

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Absurdly long wait

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Modern environment. Dr. Buka has exceptional people skills and makes you feel comfortable as a patient.

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Good experience liked his open friendly energy.

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I would go elsewhere- the appointment took place 35 minutes minutes late (despite being first thing in the morning), and the staff was rude, dismissive, and unhelpful. When I asked why the PA was running late, the answer I received was that “appointments never start at their scheduled time” and that I should have been aware of that when booking. And if I hadn’t advocated for myself with the PA I would have received little help - despite being late (and not apologizing) my appointment was rushed through.

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Dr. Buka and his office are a breath of fresh air. It is obvious that truly caring is what motivates this business. BTW this was the only time I waited except when this office waited for a messed up referral to co.e through without canceling my appt.

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The office was 1st rate from the moment you walked in w/ professional and friendly front desk to a great team that accompanied Dr Buka during my exam to a thorough informative evaluation before leaving.

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I had a long wait time, but they were very responsive after I mentioned it, and everyone treated me with much respect and care. I had a very positive experience.

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The doctor seemed fine, I only met with him for a few minutes, but his office was run poorly. Wait time was very long even though I was only the second patient of the day and his office staff messed up sending my prescription to the pharmacy

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Visit was awesome. Doctor was incredibly professional and handled a clearly understaffed day quite well. Constantly checking in on me as I had to wait an unusually long time to locate a blood lab under my health insurance. (around 30m) super clean office and actually rather cute decor.

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Friendly reception staff and medical assistants. Very stylish waiting room. Dr. Buka greeted me at the beginning of my visit. The NP, Ashton Frulla, conducted my exam. He was very thorough and answered all my questions. Gave good recommendations on how to treat my eczema. Overall good experience. I will go back if I have anymore issues.

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I love this office! The ambience is crazy cool! Make sure you look at the nice artwork when you go. I’m glad I found this practice, my questions are always answered and I definitely won’t see anyone else for my skin issues. The staff is always amazing as well!

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What a wonderful temperament he has! Tho I had just met him I was immediately trusting. My only comments are that I wish I didn't have to wait in the waiting room for 20 mins as I was hurried to get back to work and I wish he had a little more time for my questions. Also I wish his team could have checked to see if my prescriptions were covered by my insurance before having them filled at my pharmacy - but I understand that might be my responsibility? If the latter is the case, then it would have helped to be reminded to do so. BUT! Dr. Buka was fab all in all! I'm happy to have him as my doctor :)

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It was fast and they tried to make a plan for future care.

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Appointment was on a Monday after some snow over the weekend and wait times for myself and everyone there were over an hour even though we had appointments. That said the doctoral staff was great and dealt with everyone professionally.

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Ridiculously long wait

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Been waiting on pre authorization of a prescription for three weeks. Every time I call to check in they say they’ll find out what’s happening and call me back. They’ve never called me back once. I’m going to a new doctor...

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I only saw the physicians assistant at this office. She was super nice and helpful. She gave me a ton of good recommendations for skin care products.

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Long wait

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It I should easy and fast.

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Wait time was very quick. The office waiting room was also packed out, but I was taken back early. Dr. Buka came in and diagnosed me in less than 5 minutes with a diagnosis I had been pondering that it was psoriasis as well! We have a great plan of action.

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Nice kind team and professional

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Very professional, caring, kind, intelligent, and reassuring. I never felt in better hands! I highly recommend Dr. Buka

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Pure professional. Smart cookie... Awesome experience.

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Dr. Buka is a very gifted Dermoligist he does remarkable work! He did some surgery on me to remove skin cancer. He made sure I was comfortable and he has a great bedside manners! Everything went well and I was out of his office with in the hour!! Thank you Dr. Buka and your staff for taking good care of me!!

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Dr. Buka was very considerate and made me feel comfortable. I would definitely refer friends and family to him.

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Dr Buka and his staff at this office were prompt and courteous. (I did not find the same to be true at his South Street location.) I would have liked clearer information from Dr Buka on what he was going and what to expect, but all in all my experience was very good and I would be happy to go back to him again.

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Excellent first experience with Dr Buka. Chic stylish office, professional staff - great doctor. Definitely look forward to returning

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The first time I went my wait time was almost a hour, which was very frustrating. The second time was in the morning and I didn’t wait much. The doctor was friendly and very professional. The office is clean and nice, and the office manager is very nice.

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Great Experience overall

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The reception staff at this location are not helpful or attentive. I only go to this location out of pure necessity. I told the staff multiple times that my skin is very irritated due to patch testing since it has been on for almost 4 days. They don't care. Waited over an hour and half to see the PA then another half an hour to see the doctor. Spent a total of 3 hours at this office and will never come back to this place.

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When I called and spoke with the receptionist I told her I was interested in a particular procedure. She confirmed the office could perform this procedure. I got there in the freezing cold as it was raining and snowing in the low 30's, only to find out that this particular branch didn't have the equipment to perform the procedure that I went there specifically for. I was in a gown ready to go and the doctor herself had to explain to me all of what the receptionist should have explained. This was a huge, huge waste of my time, the doctor's time and ultimately money lost for them since my appointment took up what was supposed to be 1 hour for the procedure. Also, when I was escorted into the room I had to mention that the examining recliner bed/chair had some gue on it near the edge of the seat. They did clean it with alcohol right away. But why did I have to see that and tell them? Ew!

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The wait time was ridiculous even though I had scheduled an appointment. Then after an hour of waiting, I asked how much longer and they said only 1 person was ahead of me. They called 3 more until I was called in. Then after when I asked to schedule a follow-up with the same doctor, the receptionist gave me dates and times when they weren't available. Complete lack of respect for the patients and need new administrative processes.

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Excellent!!

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Everything was great except the wait time.

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Dr. Buka was polite and articulate. His offices are also beautiful and I didn't wait. Sometimes it's tough to find doctors who will accept my insurance, but Dr. Buka did. He cares about people and I couldn't be happier with my experience. Thank you Dr. Buka.