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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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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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My visit with Ashton Frulla was really great. He explained my options thoroughly, the pro's and con's of each, and gave me a clear idea of what I could expect from the treatment I was pursuing. There's nothing I would change. Highly recommended!

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Ashton was great. I went in for a Botox treatment and asked him a couple unrelated questions about my skin and he took the time to work with me to put together a regimen for my skincare. He was so helpful I will definitely go back to him from now on.

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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 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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I went to remove my stitches. The doctor (not dr. Buka this time) was nice and quick. My wait time was very short since this was a weekday morning.

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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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I met with the nurse Practitioner and he was excellent! Can’t wait for my next appointment

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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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I came to this clinic desperate for a solution for a chronic scalp infection. After visiting my GP, I took her suggestion and saw a dermatologist. The doctor didn’t introduce herself and I’m not even certain she was even a doctor. I told her about my issues. She looked at my head for maybe 5 seconds, told me I had folliculitus, gave me a script for some steroid drops and shampoo and that was that. I was suffering with terrible pain and I felt totally ignored and discounted as a patient. Now it’s 3 weeks later and the problem is worse than ever. She refused to prescribe antibiotics, even after telling me they could help!

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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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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.

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Waited a really long time but otherwise it was great!

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I asked for a particular medication that il taking for years, the prescription hasn’t been sent to my pharmacy, I called and once it was sent the prescription wasn’t what I asked. I called to talked to the doctor (he wasn’t available I have been said that he would call me back) the front desk called me back to say they sent a new prescription, it’s still was not what I asked. I called again to ask to talk directly to the doctor, have been said again he would call me back the same day, he never called, it’s been now 2 weeks and no new prescription, and he never dared calling me Save you some time and go somewhere else

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Great experience. This was my first time visiting a dermatologist and I'm really glad I did. I had to wait a bit, but not excessively long and they have free seltzer available in the waiting area. They already had most of my forms from Zocdoc so I barely had to fill anything out. I saw a doctor in training first, and then Dr Buka came in himself to make sure everything prescribed was correct. Both doctors I saw were very easy to talk to and understood my concerns.

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It was good. I originally booked for Sullivan St with Dr Lamm a male Doctor, I was told I might get his assistant. His assistant turned out to be female, which I was not looking for. I was sent directly over to Dr Buka's practice on 28th St & was seen right away by his assistant who performed the procedure, I questioned & then the Dr came in himself & seemed genuine which was nice. I felt there was real concern & they told me something extra about my procedure which they do could if I need it another time, so I was very grateful for that too. I also felt everything was clean at the practice too. So overall I'm happy to have had it done & quickly too as I only booked it the night before. I had an appointment for the same thing at Mount Sinai Dermatology Union Square but not until 10 days later but I wanted to get it done asap so I did + I didn't have that Mount Sinai wait time which was great.

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One of the nurse practitioners actually said that “I must be in another world” because I didn’t notice him checking my scalp. When I called the office back the next day to get more information on the filler cosmetic treatment recommended to me, I was put on hold. When the woman returned to the line, she just said it was called “filler.” I told her I wanted to research it so I was requesting the brand. All she could say and repeat was “it’s just filler, f-i-l-l-e-r.” This sketched me out a great deal...I know they’re a new practice but c’mon!

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I love coming to see Dr. Buka. His offices are always clean and comfortable. The front desk staff are always polite, welcoming, and respectful. Although you see a PA and a Attending, Dr. Buka also comes in to see you as well, to make sure you are receiving the proper care and have knowledge of all that is going on during your visit. They never make you feel embarrassed and are always sure to ask if you have questions or concerns with what they refer. Been a client since 2012.

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The doctor kept me waiting for over 30 minutes while I was in the exam room. The part that really upset me the most was that my pharmacy was trying to get in touch with him for over a week to approve my medication and he did not respond . The office is very fancy and prides itself on patient care but I did not receive good care turn my experience. Furthermore, another reason I came in for injections for my acne, which did not go away despite of the injection.

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Great staff

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Great office, amazing staff, friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

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This is a great place! I appreciate the visit and care they provided. Recommend them strongly.

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Dr. Buka and his staff were super friendly, helpful, and reassuring. The 28th street office is beautiful, and I had basically no wait when I got there. Appreciated they they asked about and addressed other skin concerns when I was just there for a mole check—saved me another appointment!

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Dr. Buka was very nice and informative however there was no follow up or next steps unless I called. He has so many offices which is nice, but hard to get an appointment at the office you want!

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Wonderful! Very efficient and friendly staff. Very knowledgeable practice.

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Super welcoming, great staff, super organized, efficient, & minimal wait! First experience was amazing!

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The front office staff seemed disorganized. They did not have the forms that I completed on Zoc Doc and my wait was upwards of 45 min even though I was the only paitient there and was the first patient of the day.

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I believe my assistants name was Chanel, she was an absolute sweetheart. While taking my medical history & going over reason for my visit she made me extremely comfortable. She was younger and st first I questioned her expertise but as the appointment progressed she really made me feel safe with my doctor. The physicians’ assistant was throrough and the doctor himself explained everything very scientifically - but made sure I understood everything. I’m so pleased with this experience and am happy I chose Dr. Buka as my dermatologist.

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My whole experience was phenomenal! Dr. Buka and his staff are very friendly, knowledgeable, attentive, and I was seen right away. The office decor was quite refreshing too. I am used to standard doctor offices (dull and bland), but this office is completely rustic chic, which fits the whole LIC vibe to the T. I highly recommend!