Dr. Hal Buch, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 59
  
Dr. Buch
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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 30 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Buch has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Anal & Rectal Disorders, and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in his area. 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 Ave 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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Frequently Treated by Dr. Buch

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Buch treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Buch treats other conditions, please contact the office at (845) 331-8146.

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Buch typically treats 82% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Esophagitis
Esophageal Diseases
Reflux Esophagitis
Barrett's Esophagus
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Anal & Rectal Disorders

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Dr. Buch typically treats 94% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Hemorrhoids
Anal or Rectal Pain
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Buch typically treats 83% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Abdominal Disorders
Stomach Diseases
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Esophagitis
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Buch's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • E. coli Food Poisoning
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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(845) 331-8146

Dr. Buch accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
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
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 46 ratings

5 Stars
73.91304347826087%
(34)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2.1739130434782608%
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1 Star
21.73913043478261%
(10)
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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
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  • 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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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Saugerties, NY – May 06, 2017
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Great office, Great Staff, Great Doctor....A+ all around
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Edythe comito in New York, NY – May 11, 2016
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very good experience with this doctor and his staff
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mmd hennessy in Red Hook, NY – Mar 28, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Hal Buch, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Kingston, NY and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Buch has more experience...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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Locations

Hal N Buch MD PC

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

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HealthAlliance Hospital - Broadway Campus

Kingston, NY

53% Patient experience rating, 16% lower than the national average

HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary's Ave Campus

Kingston, NY

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Northern Dutchess Hospital

Rhinebeck, NY

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

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