Dr. Joel Buchalter, MD

Dr. Joel Buchalter, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
(47)
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Dr. Joel Buchalter, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Carmel, NY. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Buchalter is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center , Putnam Hospital Center and Northern Westchester Hospital.

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

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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
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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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 Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • 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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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement

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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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Buchalter to family and friends
4.5
based on 47 total reviews (8 with comments)
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 (8)
Wappingers Falls, NY |
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 further explained the findings and treatment needed. Great Doc. He's a keeper! I highly recommend him. Great staff as well.
in Yorktown Heights, NY |
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 left torn rotator cuff repaired because I know that he has the skills to return me to full functioning. I found him and his entire staff to be there for me throughout the entire process.
in Patterson, NY |
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. DON'T GO ANYWHERE ELSE!!!!
carmel, ny |
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 ahead of where I expected to be. A big thank you to Carmine for his assist and a shout out to the Anesthesia and the same day surgery teams too. I won't hesitate to see Dr Buchalter again.
in Poughquag, NY |
Great doctor, would not have anyone else. He has done both of my knees and recovery was perfect. I have tecommended Dr. Buchalter to a number of people and those who have finally decided to have a knee or hip or etc. thank me over & over for recommending Dr. Buchalter.????
East Hartford, CT |
Dr. Buchhalter was referred to me by my PCP for a knee injury. Scheduling an appointment was difficult and finally seen 2weeks after the injury only to be met by his PA. Who didn't introduce herself and didn't explain the Dr would not be seeing me until after MRI's. It took another 5 days to get those results only to be told that the soonest I would see him is a month and a half from now. I've never even spoken to him. Needless to say I'm in the process of finding a new Dr since he's too busy.
in Yorktown Hgts, NY 10598 |
I had be seeing him for 2+. I totally agree with the other area. I I was scheduled to have knee surgery. And 3 days before surgery, Buchalter canceled my knee surgery. He had his secretary Buchalter just the surgery. He DID NOT take my calls or call me directly. As a Medical Professional, many years in medicine. As a Ortho MD, He should have spoke with directly. I was hurt and the way I was treated. I would give a ?? On his survey! No patient or people should be treated that way.I Gave 4 Stars.
in White Plains, NY |
Excellent patient care and concern. Answers all questions. Takes time to listen and gives his best recommendation. Up to date on all new procedures and involved in up and coming research. Excited about what he does and it shows in his calm, confident and pleasant manner. Always a smile and encouraging word!!
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Dr. Buchalter accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Elderplan
    Medicare HMO
  • 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
    Choice Care PPO
  • MagnaCare
    MagnaCare HMO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Buchalter has admitting privileges

Putnam Hospital Center
664 Stoneleigh Avenue
Carmel, NY 10512
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Northern Westchester Hospital
400 E Main St
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
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NYU Langone Medical Center
550 1st Ave
New York, NY 10016
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