Dr. John Buxton, MD

Dr. John Buxton, MD

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General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
67 y/o
(26)

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Dr. John Buxton, MD is a general surgery specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Loma Linda University School Of Medicine in 1976 and specializes in general surgery.

Riverwalk Surgery

3838 San Dimas St Ste 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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Top Care Areas

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

Gallbladder Removal
very high
more than 98% of peers
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
very high
more than 98% of peers
Appendectomy, Open
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Buxton "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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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

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Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • 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 Rectal 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
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Paracentesis
  • 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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Dr. Buxton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Buxton to family and friends
3.9
based on 26 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

  • 5
    (19)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
    (7)

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
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

in Bakersfield
When i first started getting mamos was when my sister got breast cancer. They found a lump in my breast. And decided to keep a eye on it. With no insurance i saw a different Dr each year. When Dr Buxton saw me. He just said he would remove it now and did it Pro Bono. Sister was so impressed. She...more
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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...more
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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.
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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...more
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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...more
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