Dr. Joel Buchalter, MD

Dr. Joel Buchalter, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 60
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Dr. Joel Buchalter, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Carmel, NY and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.

664 Stoneleigh Ave Ste 300

Carmel, NY 10512

Contact Information

(845) 278-8400

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Elderplan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MagnaCare
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Buchalter performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Osteoarthritis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Buchalter "I am an orthopaedic surgeon who cares for the whole patient. Once I close the exam room door I will not rush you and will listen to any problems you have. Some of my patient visits take longer than the allotted time so I have been faulted for being behind. But, I strongly believe that the quality and not the quantity of care is what matters to me. I hope you will be satisfied with my approach which has made my practice successful for over 25 years."

9  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

136  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • New York University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Beth Israel Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Chief Resident Department of Orthopaedics HJD
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Nyu Hospital For Joint Diseases
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Trauma Rotation at Shock Trauma University of Maryland
    Other Education | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Buchalter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Dr. Buchalter's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Buchalter to family and friends
47 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (47)

  • 5
    (39)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Buchalter's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

Dr Buchalter is a caring and very knowldable doctor. He did surgery on my knee and should after I was hit by a car at work. He came in everyday to check my shoulder to make sure it was not infected. He is more experienced then many ortho doctors that I have seen. That I why I trusted only him to...more
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My first visit with Dr. found him to be amazing. 1St MD I have seen in a very long time interested in the person and complaint. Pulled up a seat and made eye contact. No computer in hand( imagine that!) Reviewed my x ray findings with me and explained findings . Even showed me the x rays and...more
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Dr. bookwalter is the best. He repaired my right shoulder torn rotator cuff some years ago and returned me from 10% usage of my arm with significant pain to 100% use of my arm with no pain at all. He is caring and responsive and supremely competent. I am now returning to him to have my...more
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There are only two words to describe him, "The Best". I've had Three surgeries with him; knee replacement, shoulder repair and elbow repair. All with excellent results. He is very caring, personable, gives you as much time as you need, answers all questions and treats you like a close friend....more
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Rotator cuff surgery is never fun but if you face the prospect of having a repair done you won't find a more talented team than Dr. Buchalter and Somers Orthopaedic. Surgery in late October and with extensive PT, near full range and no daily pain only 5 months out. It's not 100% yet but it's far...more
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