Dr. Jeff Buchalter, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 59

  

Dr. Jeff Buchalter, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Pensacola, FL and has been practicing for 29 years. He specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology.


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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Buchalter

4.3

Based on 38 reviews

5 Stars
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I came to Dr.B very broken in a Federal case this happened in 2017 and I'm still dealing with a very tuff case I'm a medical mess, and have seen hundreds of Dr's in my life and Dr B cares more then 90% of them he is not chasing the $$$ he truly cares he wants you to be fixed and live your best life, I got into a emergency situation today and he is booking out into Feb 2020 and beyond he made time he ordered the test to make sure I was ok it may have only been 5 mins (that he didn't have to give) to help calm our fears and make sure I was stable , there were very few seats open,he has a massive practice and it is needed in our area. The staff is not without hiccup's but sit back and look there seeing hundreds of people daily and are very caring and they want to help you,Now a patient has to do there part it's not fair to cry for meds then give a crap review when that doesn't go your way our laws suck for people that need help and Doctors are dealing with that with you. Long post sorry
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Dr. Buchalter is the most compassionate doctor I know. He takes time to really listen to your symptoms and discusses your treatment options. He is amazing. Dr. Buchalter is the most caring and compassionate doctor I know and the BEST bedside manners of any Doctor that I have seen. I started seeing Dr. B after a car accident with my injuries I sustained he really took care of me and the staff are awesome. Dr. Buchalter is great at doing procedures. I highly recommend him and his staff to anyone!!
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I absolutely LOVE Dr. Buchalter. After 4 sets of RFAs in my lower back and neck since my car accident in 2014, I can unequivocally say that I owe my quality of life to a large extent to the craft and care of Dr. Buchalter.
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Dr.Buchalter is a compassionate physician that I would recommend to anyone. He is knowledgeable with the procedures he performs and has a positive demeanor when you are communicating with him. His technique on performing trigger point injections will absolutely amaze you. I never felt the first stick and I got 3! If you are afraid to be aggressive in managing your pain, rest assured that you will leave his office amazed at his expertise with any procedure he performs.
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Sees too many patients and thus loses focus of what’s important. Needs to be more detail oriented and listen to the concerns/needs of his patients....
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Certainly not the most compassionate doctor and definitely would not describe him as a patient advocate. Too rigid in treatment approach. Unfortunately, it’s the only game in town...
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He is easy to talk to/with and is not intimidating as some doctors have seemed. Very knowledgeable and seems to genuine when it comes to caring for you well being. Besides interactions with doctors it is even more important to be critical of his office and personnel in which he/she employs. The NP,Front desk, scheduling end even the nurses sticking me with needles, are all great people. I have no complaint other than life takes a toll and bodies naturally start to break down. I appreciate my doc
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Dr. Buchalter is the most compassionate doctor I know. He takes time to really listen to your symptoms and discusses your treatment options. He is amazing. Dr. Buchalter is the most caring and compassionate doctor I know. No one necessarily wants to need to go to the doctor. Dr. Buchalter makes it a much better experience. I would recommend Dr. Buchalter to anyone.
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Dr Buchalter is excellent but is office would receive the lowest grade possible-my 90 yo mother has to AlWAYS wait 30 min to 1 hour in the waiting room-it never improves-why make appointments if you can't see patients in a timely manner-I would have her change physician except she is 90
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The only negative about Buchalter is his popularity, which makes it very difficult to get a timely appointment. From my last procedure, it took 6 weeks to get an appointment with his assistant and another 5 weeks to schedule another procedure. My pain level seems to be immaterial.
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Dr. Buchalter accepts the following insurance:

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Group Plan PPO
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Buchalter's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchalter performs Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Buchalter performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchalter treats Post-Laminectomy Syndrome more than 100% of his peers

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

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchalter treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dr. Buchalter's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

About Me

Care Philosophy

As a Board Certified Pain Medicine Physician and Anesthesiologist and an Associate Clinical Professor with the FSU College of Medicine I have dedicated my career to the diagnosis and compassionate treatment of Painful disorders. Our approach to patie...

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

1991
University Of Texas At Houston / Medical School At Houston
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Baylor Hosps
Residency Hospital
1988
Baylor
Internship Hospital
1987
University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine
Medical School
1983
University Of Central Florida
Undergraduate School

Awards

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76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Baptist Hospital

Pensacola, FL

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

Gulf Breeze Hospital

Gulf Breeze, FL

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

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average