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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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professional and knowlegable

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Never again! Please read the reviews on Yelp before you go to this doctor-Zocdoc is not accurate!

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Just all around awesome. It's nicing going to a doctor who lives his work. What a lovely environment and staff too.

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Great practice!

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Major problems getting prescription filled. Pharmacy was a block away. Had to shuttle back and forth between pharmacy and drs. office to get things straightened and had to wait an unreasonably long time for doctor to select a medication that was covered by my insurance. Total visit took 3 hours, 2 of which were involved with getting the prescription filled.

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Bobbys the best!

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Dr. Buka was a great listener. Addressed my concerns and the appointment was quick yet thorough. The staff was attentive and pleasant.

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it doesn't make sense to make an appointment if it takes more than 30 minutes to see a doctor. this is the 3rd time I've been here and I've had to wait more than 30 both times. the doctors are professional and knowledgable, they just need to be a bit more time efficient.

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Loved it as a new patient. listened to all my issues and was attentive.

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A real professional that takes the time to make you feel at ease . Highly recommend him.

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Dr. Buka was great in diagnosis, but he wrote me a prescription that isn't covered by my health insurance, and that I can't afford. It's taken many phone calls to try to speak with the office get a generic prescription; I'm still waiting for a response.

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Dr. Buka was delightful to work with. I was however, disappointed with how long I had to wait before I saw him. My appointment was for 10:40am and I did not see the Dr until 11:35am.

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Very nice, explained everything to me. The office is very clean and welcoming. Just a great experience

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Waited a bit longer than expected, but with so many practices under his name was pleased to be seen by Dr. Buka himself. Very personable, informative, and efficient. Office staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, and I was given periodic updates as I waited, which I really appreciated. Overall, highly recommend!

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Very professional and knowlegable. Will come back.

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Left work for daytime appt. Checked in prior to arrival so no wait at all. Back at work within 30 mins. Great visit.

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Nice office. great staff. Excellent Doctor.

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I think he is a great dermatologist and never pressures me into doing any service that I am not interested in.

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Diagnosis was brief and just followed what my last doctor did except giving me an allergy test. My condition did not get better nor did I benefit from the meeting at all. Did not have samples on hand, felt like it was a waste of my time.

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The MD's assistants did more to address my medical concerns than Robert Buka himself. I was probably in the room with Dr. Buka for less than 2 minutes. Very rushed, which reminded me why I stopped going to him in the first place. After several years, I thought I'd give his offices another try and yet again, I received the same bedside manner. I'd probably give this a much better review. But afterwards when I went to have my prescription filled, the pharmacy needed to get in contact with the doctor to clarify something with him. They were informed, "The doctor is not willing to take any calls at the moment." So I wasn't even able to get my much needed prescription filled as of yet.

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My first appointment with Dr. Buka was for an infection that was in my mouth and spreading to my lips. I was given some ointment, a mouth swab (to test what was going on) and asked to come back on a later day for a follow up. When I came back for the follow-up, I waited over 30 minutes to be sat down in the room and it wasn't until another 30 minutes after that that I realized the only person I was seeing that day to follow up on my issues was the Physicians Assistant and not Dr. Buka himself. This frustrates me because I don't understand why I would make an appointment with a certain Dr. and then travel and hour only to wait and not be seen by the doctor I made my appointment with. The PA also told me I would get a call later that day, which I never received.

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Excellent!!!

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Dr. Bucks was great but had to wait 45minutes to be seen.

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Dr. Buka's office was professional, clean, bright and modern. I didn't have to wait long to see him. He addressed my issues and even offered further options for potentially better treatment. The locations are convenient to work and to my home.

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The nurse practitioner was friendly and made me feel comfortable. Robert Buka then came in looked over the nurse's notes, gave me my options and performed what was needed. Very efficient and comforting. Wait time was a little long (30 minutes) but worth it.

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Doctor and PA did not spend a lot of time seeing me, nor was the cream they prescribed for me properly described in terms of usage, side effects, and when to stop taking it. Despite booking the first appointment of the day, I didn't actually see the doctor until 40 minutes after I arrived.

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The visit was well worth the wait

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Fast, clear and concise!

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Dr. Buka was awesome. He came right in after the Medical Assistant asked me a few questions. He was very positive and seemed excited to see how well my rash was doing. I have told all my friends about him.

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The staff was friendly. Dr. Buka was amazing

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The visit was productive

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Dr. Buka treated my daughter when she came back from summer camp covered with impetigo bullae. He was friendly and gentle with my daughter and the treatment he prescribed cleared up her condition promptly. He also took the precaution of testing her for more concerning bacteria. Would recommend.

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i don't typically leave reviews for anything ever...but i love this doctor he was just so pleasant, apologized for the wait & he made me feel comfortable during my visit. i also appreciate the fact that he listed more than one possible solution for my issue instead of just choosing for me. i left my appointment feeling super relieved & hopeful that my problem will be fixed. This was only my first time here and i feel pretty comfortable saying i trust him.

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I have waited for 40 mins and was only seen by the doctor for less than 10 mins. The environment of the clinic is good, but not the doctor.

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long wait,but amazing doctor and really cool office!

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Nice guy, but the wait time in the office was far too long.

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very happy!

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It was great!

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Great visit, always a friendly and knowledgable staff.

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Very polite, very attentive, very informative. Open to hearing your approach on how you would prefer to treat your symptoms, i.e.: topical / oral, with / without steroids ect. Options are always a plus! You can tell they love what they do and they do it very well! Staff were all smiles and welcoming. Highly recommended. PS: Skin care vending machine in the waiting room? AWESOME. And they raise organic chickens on their roof, offering complimentary eggs while you wait. An experience to say the least.