Dr. Hal Buch, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 60

Dr. Buch
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Hal N Buch MD PC

117 Marys Ave Kingston, NY 12401

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(845) 331-8146

Dr. Hal Buch, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Kingston, NY and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from The Brody School Of Medicine At East Carolina University medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as HealthAlliance Hospital - Broadway Campus and HealthAlliance Hospital Mary's Avenue Campus. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Buch to book an appointment.

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Dr. Buch is affiliated with HealthAlliance Hospital Mary's Avenue Campus Kingston, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Dr. Buch's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buch treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Buch treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Gastritis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buch treats Gastritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Buch treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Esophagitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buch treats Esophagitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Buch treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Buch's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Buch accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
GHI HMO
GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
MagnaCare
MagnaCare PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
PHP-Physicians Health Plan
POMCO Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare

Dr. Buch's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Buch

4.0

Based on 49 ratings

5 Stars
73.46938775510205%
(36)
4 Stars
2.0408163265306123%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
2.0408163265306123%
(1)
1 Star
22.448979591836736%
(11)
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Dr. Buch probably saved my life a number years ago when I first went to him due to his knowledge and thoroughness. I continue to trust him and his staff implicitly and highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 31, 2021
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COULDN'T CARE LESS IF YOU LIVE OR DIE! MORE WORRIED ABOUT WHAT INSURANCE YOU HAVE THAN PATIENT SUFFERING OR CARE!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Kristy L. Barnes – May 11, 2021
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always very satisfactory
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 26, 2020
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Excellent care all the way. Highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 25, 2019
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Excellent ! very pleased with my procedure. he knows his tush ..
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Oct 31, 2019
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An incredibly mean and rude person. I would never give him my business.
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Aug 09, 2019
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I just want to say thank you to Dr. Buch and his entire staff you are all wonderful.
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May 07, 2019
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As a new patient to the office had the most wonderful experience. The entire office is great. I especially like the cozy feel to the office.
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Apr 10, 2019
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The secretary staff are airheads. The DR refuses to speak to any patients about test results, he has an non medically knowledgeable secretary call with results who said she googles things on Mayo Clinic! I was never diagnosed but was given several types of random prescriptions! Go elsewhere
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Mar 20, 2019
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I have been a patient for over 10 years. I find Dr. Buch to be outstanding, caring and skilled in my endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures which he and staff performed perfectly. His staff is talented and friendly. Dr. Buch deserve 6 stars at least in my opinion.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Steve Melley in Rhinebeck NY – Nov 28, 2018
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Although this list says he treats IBS, he does not. His staff will send And Internet article with missing pages about FODMAPS. The office has a chop shop feel and you don't get any FaceTime with the doctor. His nurse and staff are excellent I would give them five stars but I went there in excruciating IBS pain a month ago and they told me to go to the emergency room. That doesn't work for IBS. The results of my endoscopy were left on my answering machine no follow up appointment available.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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SurryB – Sep 19, 2018
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Dr Buch was very professional and thorough with out the stuffy feel. His Nursing / procedure room staff were very comforting and compassionate. I highly recommend his practice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 13, 2018
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ALL OFFICE STAFF WAS WONDERFUL!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 13, 2018
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Very wonderful office all around always considerate and caring
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 13, 2018
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Experience with Marissa was fine. Endoscopy was fine. Working with reception staff is AWFUL. They are rude, insensitive and talk down to you. What a shame. Also, thinking I was making an appointment with the doctor and then ending up speaking with an assistant was a surprise to say the least.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Feb 27, 2018
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This was my second colonoscopy. Not fun but made more comfortable by a friendly, helpful staff in a welcoming environment. I will be back for my repeat.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Saugerties, NY – May 06, 2017
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Great office, Great Staff, Great Doctor....A+ all around
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Middletown, NY – May 06, 2017
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It is impossible to get in touch with someone in their office. They say that their phones are on from 9am to 5pm but 9 out of 10 times you get a recording saying that their office is currently closed. Forget trying to deal with billing. That lady is never in the office and she's rude if she does call you back. I like Dr. Buch himself but he better get is office staff under control.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
3 people found this helpful
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Ron in Shokan, NY – Feb 16, 2017
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I am a new patient to Dr. Buch and was very happy with the service from day one. The office staff and nurses were attentive to my needs both in the office and on the phone. They accommodated me as quickly as possible and were very courteous. I felt like I received excellent care for such a busy office as theirs. If you want personal care Dr. Buch and his staff are the office that I would highly recommend. I don't feel like just a number.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Mila G. in Kingston, NY – Jul 06, 2016
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It was an awful experience that bordered on negligence. I have been in NJ since Feb 6th at my daughters after having to have emergency surgery for a bowel blockage that was totally neglected by this Dr. I was told by the doctor down here I was lucky to be alive. I'm still recovering after having to have a colostomy that could have been avoided. I'm waiting to hear if I will be able to have the reversal operation. I will also be speaking with an attorney. My condition was callously overlooked.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Edythe comito in New York, NY – May 11, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Hal Buch, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Kingston, NY and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from The Brody...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Education

1993
Brown University Meml Hospital
Residency Hospital
1991
Brown U-Meml Hosp
Internship Hospital
1990
The Brody School Of Medicine At East Carolina University
Medical School

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Dr. Buch frequently treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Gastritis, and Esophagitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Buch treats.

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Dr. Buch's office is located at 117 Marys Ave, Kingston, NY 12401. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Hal N Buch MD PC

Hal N. Buch, Md, PC117 Marys Ave Kingston, NY 12401
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Buch is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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HealthAlliance Hospital - Broadway Campus

Kingston, NY

51% Patient Experience Rating, 18% lower than the national average

HealthAlliance Hospital Mary's Avenue Campus

Kingston, NY

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Northern Dutchess Hospital

Rhinebeck, NY

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received