Dr. David N. Buchalter, MD

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Dr. David N. Buchalter, MD

Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery | Male

South Palm Orthopedics 4800 Linton Blvd Ste A201, Delray Beach, FL 33445 Get Directions
(561) 496-6622

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I believe in treating every patient as if they are part of my family. Given my 25 years of experience,...   Read More

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    4.6 based on 83 responses
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    • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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    • How well provider listens and answers questions
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    • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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    • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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    • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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    • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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    • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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    in Delray Beach, FL |
    Dr. Buchalter has a very pleasing manner, is very reassuring and is supportive. He took the time to answer all my questions. I never felt rushed.
    in Boca Raton, FL |
    He was covering for Dr. Meadows and he rushed us through everything. We felt pressured not to ask questions and in some cases he completely ignored us. I would not return to him.
    in Boynton Beach, FL |
    horrendous experience with this doctor and his office. Surgery was real failure. Go to someone else.
    in Delray Beach, FL |
    I can't say enough about Dr. Buchalter's staff in preparing me for my hip replacement. To a person they were kind, courteous and attentive.The Doctor himself is a true professional. He answered all of my questions and calmed my fears. Overall my hip replacement experience and the followup treatments left nothing to be desired.
    in Delray Beach, FL |
    being 83 years old, I was a little aprehensive about surgery. The surgery went very well and here I am 2 months later walking without a walker or cane.
    in Delray Beach, FL |
    He waited until it was absolutely necessary to perform the surgery. He was careful and considerate about the incision and the scar it would leave. He explained all the steps of the surgery and the aftercare, and addressed all my concerns. A staff member immediately scheduled the surgery and followed up with more information and answers as to what to expect and what my options would be following the surgery.
    in Washington, DC & Delray Beach, FL |
    I was very impressed with Dr. Buchalter and his associates from my initial visit to hospital and post-hospital follow-up. I had minimal discomfort with my knee replacement and was at 95% at 6 weeks post surgery.
    in West Palm Beach, FL |
    My surgery 5 years ago had such great results, I don't even remember which knee it was now.
    in Delray Beach, FL |
    My name is Rita Cirnigliaro, I have had several surgery's including replacement and revision of my knee. I lived with pain for several years, I have been to the top New York doctors. Dr B. found the problem and corrected it. For the first time, I AM PAIN FREE. I can't rave enough about him. Thank you Dr. Buchwalter . If you have any doubt put it to rest and see Dr. B. IT WILL be on of the best decisions you will ever make. Thank you
    in Delray beach Florida |
    It was great / took care of what the problem was !!!
    in Delray Beach, FL |
    Straight shooter. Everything he said came true. Outstanding care and surgical outcome. Excellent physical therapy group on premise. My recovery was quicker and better than I could have predicte.
    Boca Raton, FL |
    Stay away from this doctor...and I use that term loosely!! He is the worst!! Not only is he a terrible Doctor, he is an awful excuse for a human being!!! He botched my total knee replacement and now one year after the surgery I am in terrible pain, am unable to resume the active lifestyle I had prior to the surgery and I have a bone protruding from beneath my knee that I never had before. He has tried to tell me that my knee is now perfect, but as far as I'm concerned it's a perfect disaster!!!
    in Lake Worth, FL |
    He did a very good & I was able to drive in two weeks & walk in two months without help. I thank him very much for his very good work.
    in Boynton Beach, FL |
    No nonsense. Excellent results.
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    Specialties

    • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
    • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
    • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
    • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
    • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bone Cancer
    • Bone Disorders
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Conditions
    • Fracture
    • Hand Conditions
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Limb Pain
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Runner's Knee
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spondylitis
    • Sternum Fracture

    Procedures Performed

    • ACL Surgery
    • Arm Surgery
    • Excision of Femur or Knee
    • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
    • Fracture Care
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Replacement Revision
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revision
    • Knee Surgery
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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    • 0
      Malpractice Claims

      No malpractice history found for Florida.

    • 0
      Sanctions

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    • 1
      Board Action

      Dr. Buchalter has 1 board action

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      • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence  (8/2/2011)
      • Action Taken: Release from Prior Order
      • Summary: Dr. David Neal Buchalter; License # ME56979; Case # 2008-07950

        Nature of Complaint:

        The physician previously on 04-19-2010 entered into a Settlement Agreement with the Florida Board of Medicine.

        Action Taken-Obligations Satisfied

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    Education

    • Medical School
      UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School

      Graduated in 1983

    • Internship Hospital
      St Vincent's Midtown Hospital

      Completed in 1984

    • Residency Hospital
      Beth Israel Medical Center Of New York

      Completed in 1984

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Nyu Hospital For Joint Diseases

      Completed in 1991

    • Undergraduate School
      Brandeis U

      Graduated in 1978

    • Other Education
      Adult Reconstruction Fellowship

      Completed in 1989

      Trauma and Sports Medicine Fellowships

      Completed in 1989

    Awards & Recognition

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    • Media & Publications

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    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish
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    Dr. Buchalter's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    • Specializes in Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
    • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    • No malpractice claims found
    • No sanctions found
    • Board actions found
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    Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.

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    Dr. Buchalter's Care Philosophy

    I believe in treating every patient as if they are part of my family. Given my 25 years of experience, I understand that orthopedics can be quite complex. I try to make even the most difficult and complicated situation clear and simple. Seeing a doctor can be a frightening experience. I never want anyone leaving my office without understanding their diagnosis and option. Although I am constantly learning new procedures, I will NEVER use any implant that does not have proven long term results.