Dr. Jeff Buchalter, MD

Dr. Jeff Buchalter, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 61

Accepting new patients

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(850) 739-6715

Dr. Jeff Buchalter, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Pensacola, FL. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as West Florida Hospital and Andalusia Health. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Buchalter to book an appointment.

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Professional Medical Consultants698 Brent Ln Pensacola, FL 32503
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At a Glance

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Dr. Buchalter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Buchalter

4.4

Based on 44 ratings

5 Stars
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(31)
4 Stars
13.636363636363637%
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3 Stars
4.545454545454546%
(2)
2 Stars
4.545454545454546%
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1 Star
6.818181818181818%
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I give the doctor 5 stars, however, I give Clearway a one. He's outstanding. However, there is no way to communicate with the doctor's office as the only number given out by the doctor is the Clearway general number, and the robot answering machine is useless. Based on my multiple calls, the human you speak with, if you can get through the maze of options, is also useless. Yesterday, the doctor basically told the same. Worthless.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Paul K. Espeseth – Mar 09, 2021
Dr. Buchalter treats me like I’m his only Patient but the best thing is he knows my pain and knows exactly where to put my injections where I get the best results. Highly recommend him!
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
3 people found this helpful
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Peggy Watson – Aug 26, 2020
I totally and completely trust Dr. Buckhalter 100 percent. That is that.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Pearl Lane – Aug 08, 2020
Dr.Buchalter along with his ARNP (Mrs. Audrey) are truly Outstanding. They are compassionate, caring, concerned about your health, willing to listen and help you recover your life. Absolutely God Sent.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Shelia Watkins – Jul 28, 2020
Dr. Buchalter is one of the best Dr's I have ever seen. He listens and provides excellent advice for pain management. I have been in much better shape with him as my doctor. I would also like to send praise to nurse practitioner Selma M. who is a very caring person and professional N.P. The entire staff at Clearway is kind, courteous and caring.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Valerie Monda – May 27, 2020
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
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
  • Long wait times
3 people found this helpful
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Cc – Nov 19, 2019
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!!
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
  • Long wait times
6 people found this helpful
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Wendy N. – Apr 04, 2019
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.
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
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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I. Thompson in Pensacola , FL – Mar 29, 2019
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.
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
  • Long wait times
6 people found this helpful
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Wanda in Pensacola – Mar 17, 2019
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....
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Jan 04, 2019
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...
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Concerned patient – Jan 04, 2019
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
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
5 people found this helpful
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Mark in PENSACOLA,FL – Mar 22, 2017
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.
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
10 people found this helpful
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JMcneil in Florala, Al – Jan 31, 2017
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
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
10 people found this helpful
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ANN burns in Pensacola,fl – Dec 30, 2016
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.
What went well
  • 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
10 people found this helpful
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Marvin T. Marshan in Pensacola, FL – May 23, 2016

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Background

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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

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchalter treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchalter treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 100% of his peers

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

Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchalter treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

Dr. Buchalter's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Cancer Pain
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic 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
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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(850) 331-9926

Dr. Buchalter accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
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 Plus
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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...Read more

Biography

Dr Buchalter, MD, completed his residency in Anesthesiology at the Baylor College of Medicine and subspecialty Pain Fellowship at the University of Texas...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine

Education

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Fellowship Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine - Houston, TX
Residency Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine - Houston, TX
Internship Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine - Houston, TX
Medical School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Jeff Buchalter, MD?

Call (850) 739-6715 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Is Dr. Jeff Buchalter, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Jeff Buchalter, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Jeff Buchalter, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Buchalter frequently treats Low Back Pain, Intervertebral Disc Disease, and Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Buchalter treats.

Where is Dr. Jeff Buchalter, MD's office located?

Dr. Buchalter's office is located at 698 Brent Ln, Pensacola, FL 32503. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Jeff Buchalter, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Buchalter has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

West Florida Hospital

Pensacola, FL

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Andalusia Health

Andalusia, AL

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola

Pensacola, FL

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Baptist Hospital

Pensacola, FL

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

Gulf Breeze Hospital

Gulf Breeze, FL

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

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)