Dr. Howard Buchoff, MD


Rheumatology | Male

HOWARD S BUCHOFF, M.D. 825 Douglas Ave Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 Get Directions
Dr. Howard Buchoff, MD
Dr. Howard Buchoff, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Altamonte Springs, FL. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 41 years. Dr. Buchoff is affiliated with Florida Hospital Orlando.

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Patient Comments (6)
Orlando, FL |
I've taken my niece 2 this doctor twice. Her 1st visit was standard though she found him cold and quick. I told her to give him a chance. She suffers from Lupus & has been wheelchair bound from stroke for a decade. This last visit was offensive & unacceptable. It was raining & we arrived 10 minutes late. No one said hello. We were rushed into the exam room. No vitals taken before doc came in muttering and avoiding eye contact. 3 minute appointment. Office Entrance not wheelchair accessible.
in Longwood, FL |
For months doctors told me the various pains I was having were "just inflammation; take some ibuprofen." When I decided to see a rheumatologist for this "inflammation" thank goodness I chose Dr. Buchoff. He agreed that "something wasn't right" and ran tests until he found the real cause. It was not good news but only because of his caring and persistence do I now stand a chance at solving the real problem & saving my life. I will be forever indebted to him for his caring detective work.
in Geneva, Fl |
Very poor physician care. Dr. Buchoff is ot concerned with the care or quality of life of his patients. He spends only 2-3 minutes with me and does not show any regard for my current symptoms or needs. He does not review my records or communicates with my general physician about my care. His nurse is of no help as well . I will be seeking new services from a more qualified physician and caring office. If I rate office lower than one star I would.
Orlando, FL |
Dr. Buchoff does not provide any feedback and spends about 2 minutes in the exam room. After one visit, his office called me to say that I had a urinary tract infection and they would not give me a prescription for an antibiotic. I had to spend more money and go to CentraCare to get a prescription there. Absolutely ridiculous.
Very poor bedside manner. Does not listen. You're in with him 5 mins or less. However his office staff are the best bunch of people I have ever had the experience spending time with. They are the only reason I stayed but sadly it's not enough anymore I hate to leave them but I need more from my doctor and Im not getting it there. When you are suffering with RA you need to feel like it matters and you won't get it here. Sorry.
in Orlando, FL |
Absolutely no bedside manner whatsoever. He show?s no compassion, concern or empathy for his patients. The longest visit we?ve had with him, with him actually in the examination room has been 4min 22 seconds. He averages around 2min otherwise. Comes in, says hello without looking at you, glances at the chart, if it?s time for blood work he?ll tell you otherwise he?ll just say I?ll see you again in ___ months. Leaves. Undeniably no concern or interest in whatever the patient has to say.
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  •  Specializes in Rheumatology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hand Conditions
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


  • Medical School
    Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1976

  • Internship Hospital
    University Fla

    Completed in 1977

  • Residency Hospital
    University Fla

    Completed in 1979

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Miami University

    Completed in 1981

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Rheumatology

Procedures Performed

  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate