Dr. Jonathan Buka, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 65

Dr. Jonathan Buka, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Chicago Ridge, IL. He is affiliated with medical facilities Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center and Community Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Buka to book an appointment.

Dr. Buka

Pediatric Health Partners Sc

10436 SOUTHWEST HWY Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
Accepting new patients

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Buka

3.0

Based on 21 ratings

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What went well
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  • Staff friendliness (15)
  • Appointment scheduling (14)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (4)
  • Office environment (2)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (2)
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Went to visit Dr.Buka on 4-18-19, for my yearly visit after cataract surgery at his office on southwest highway. When I arrived, I was told that HE MOVED HIS OFFICE to another location. Now I traveled from St Charle, which is an hour drive, and was never informed of his move. That had to be the fault of his staff, or maybe he did not want me as a patient anymore. Dr Buka is an excellent surgeon, but he has no personality and rushes thru his exams. I have found another caring practice!
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Chris K. – May 04, 2021
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Dr. Buka has always been professional and thorough in his eye care evaluations. I will definitely go to him for my cataract surgery when it is required. He told me during my last visit that I would require the surgery within a year or two and that time has elapsed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Joseph Blackwell – Nov 11, 2020
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Been seeing Dr Buka for a couple of years office staff and doctor very thorough. He is very accurate with diagnosis maybe another year will need cataract surgery and would trust him with surgery!
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
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Tom – Jan 30, 2020
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I was referred to Dr. Jonathan Buka for a cataract evaluation. My ophthalmologist said that he was referring me to the best, and he did. My consultation visit consisted of several diagnostic tests and a discussion of Dr. Buka’s years of experience. I was so confident I scheduled my surgeries feeling completely confident and well prepared. His office staff is friendly and knowledgeable. At every visit they put me completely at ease. I am very pleased with my cataract surgeries. Thank you, Dr. Buka!
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
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Beverly K – Sep 12, 2019
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The staff along with Doctor Buka is amazing and friendly. I already have referred family members to him.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 02, 2019
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He was very professional with me and always has been. If you are looking for a jolly and smiling Doctor he should probably not be your choice. However, I have always felt comfortable with his opinions of my eyes.
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
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Jun 25, 2019
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He is very cold does not even introduce himself. Disregards you or any questions you have. I’m not sure why he is even practicing because his demeanor is so uncaring and does not listen to anything you ask him. He needs to retire. We left the office not knowing anything and he just walked out of the room. He put drops in my eyes didn’t say anything and left . Came back not a word did another exam without even acknowledging me and said u need a specialist. He than left the room.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 12, 2018
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Had a vision incident /left eye worsening. The asst did all the testing; Dr. Buka did not even remain in the room. He returned after all testing, told me I have 20/20 vision and that I read the charts. I told him during the exam I could not read the charts w/my left eye, & I told the asst I could not read the charts; he repeated he sees no problem and told me again I read the charts. Again, he was not in the room during testing; total lack of care. Will never return to this physician.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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About Me

Care Philosophy

 I try to personalize my care to each patient.  I want to make sure the patient understands their condition, how we are treating it and what...Read more

Biography

Jonathan Buka, M.D., Board Certified Ophthalmologist, practicing at Christ Hospital Physician's Pavillion, in Oak Lawn , Illinois.

He specializes...
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1986
Michael Reese/U Chicago
Residency Hospital
1983
Good Samaritan Hospital
Internship Hospital

Awards

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What are Dr. Jonathan Buka, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Buka frequently treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis), Allergic Conjunctivitis, and Stye. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Buka treats.

Where is Dr. Jonathan Buka, MD's office located?

Dr. Buka's office is located at 10436 SOUTHWEST HWY, Chicago Ridge, IL 60415. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. Buka's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buka treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Buka treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Allergic Conjunctivitis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buka treats Allergic Conjunctivitis more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Buka treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Stye
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buka treats Stye more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Buka treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Buka's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Epi-LASIK Eye Surgery
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Intraocular Lens Pigmentation Removal
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • LASIK
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(708) 423-4070

Dr. Buka accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-IL
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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Preferred PPO
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Locations

Practice

Pediatric Health Partners Sc10436 SOUTHWEST HWY Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
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Eye Specialist Group, LLC

Eye Specialist Group, LLC4400 W 95th St Ste 312 Oak Lawn, IL 60453
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Eye Specialists Center

Eye Specialists Center L L C600 Ravinia Pl Orland Park, IL 60462
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