Dr. John Buxton, MD

Dr. John Buxton, MD

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General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
67 y/o
(25)

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Dr. John Buxton, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Bakersfield, CA. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 41 years. Dr. Buxton is affiliated with Kern Valley Healthcare District, Mercy Hospitals, Bakersfield Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Bakersfield.

Riverwalk Surgery

3838 San Dimas St Bldg 301

Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Care Philosophy

I believe the best care can be achieved only when patients understand their conditions properly and are fully satisfied with the care they receive. Through effective education, patients are empowered to partner in their care and achieve their health priorities.
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Dr. Buxton's Experience

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Dr. Buxton's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia

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Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • White Meml Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Polyclin Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • White Meml Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Buxton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Bakersfield Memorial Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Buxton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Buxton to family and friends
3.9
based on 25 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Buxton's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Bakersfield, CA |
Well I went in to see Dr. Buxton for a hernia repair surgery. He noticed and pointed out a mole on my right shoulder that turned out to be Melanoma. He right away took care of the melanoma and saved my life! I am very grateful to him. It was nice that Dr. Buxton cared enough to go the extra mile to make sure I was ok. He is just awesome! Also his employee Cindee did an awesome job working hard to get my appointments in a fast manner. I am very grateful to Cindee for help saving my life!
in Bakersfield, CA |
Awesome doctor, listens, advises, gives the patient choices, makes sure patient understand all the ins and out of a procedure, answers all questions in terms patient can understand.
in Taft, CA |
Maria, Dr Buxton's nurse, is rude, condescending, and downright dangerous for patients. I called her crying with complications and her response was the doctor isn't going to give you more pain medicine. I still had 21 of the 24 pain pills prescribed to me. I tried to explain the bulging oozing wound was my concern but she didn't listen and or care. I had to be admitted at another ER for complications and a post op infection. I will never go back to that clinic or that surgical center.
in Maricopa, ca |
Hey is one of those in and out doctors that seem more interested in trying to see 15 patients an hour than with finding possibly vital information from the patient. I spent less than 10 waking minutes with him between the three times I met him. (Once in the office, once I grabbed him in the hall to tell him pertinent health history he failed to ask me about then for like 2 minutes before the surgery where he actually offered to cut any other lumps bumps or moles.
in Bakersfield, ca |
Dr, Buxton does a great job explaining what the surgery entails.
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Dr. Buxton accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Buxton has admitting privileges

Bakersfield Memorial Hospital
420 34th St
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Mercy Hospitals
2215 Truxtun Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Adventist Health Bakersfield
2615 Chester Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Kern Valley Healthcare District
6412 Laurel Ave
Lake Isabella, CA 93240
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