Dr. Mark Buchanan, MD

Urology ·  Male · Age 50

  14 Reviews

Dr. Mark Buchanan, MD is an urology specialist in North Charleston, SC and has been practicing for 23 years. He specializes in urology.


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Dr. Buchanan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Buchanan

3.9

Based on 14 reviews

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I was referred to Dr. Mark Buchanan by a doctor. A good friend had been going to him for years and highly recommended him. I found him very helpful and he listened to what I had to say. He is very down to earth and easy to know. He is very understanding of a patient's problems. I had an operation by him and it went very well. I went back for a follow up to be sure all was well and I had an appointment in no time. I definitely recommend him. The staff was not as great. Oh, well.....
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Where to start.. I actually read a 1 star review of this doctor before I went and saw him thinking the reviewer was probably just dramatic and angry at life, but then I experienced the same exact thing and worse. I was 22 years old at the time and had chronic testicular pain, Dr. Mark thought I was faking it, but didn't tell me to my face about 2 months later. He prescribed me an antibiotic as a placebo for 3 months, it never worked. He is very luck I never sued him or pressed charges.
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Poor office management.... waited 45 minutes... staff accidently marked me off their sign in sheet "Really"?
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Dr. Buchanan is a great urologist and a great surgeon. He is friendly and is always willing to spend quality time with his patients to explain the details of their symptoms and their care needs. He is an excellent surgeon, and he or his staff will answer patient questions or call patients back in a very timely manner.
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Coming to Dr. Buchanan is like visiting a friend. He is so kind, and caring. He and his assistant, Jennifer are always smiling, and asking about how I am other than medical reasons. They remember you, and are prompt at getting you in, and out. He sent me a very compassionate letter when my son had passed away. Jennifer always ask how I am doing, and how my other son is. It feels like family, and you can tell how much she loves here job. Which shows you what a wonderful man, and doctor he is!
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Dr. Buchanan was polite and seemed competent. Unfortunately, the clinic staff were terrible. I was in the ER earlier in the week, spending several thousand $'s in tests, etc. with a referral to the urologist. Dr. thought I had a pinched nerve, hopefully feel better in a week. I realized Friday my meds from ER would run out over the weekend. Called for refill, waited, called again. They leave a msg at 3 pm, I must come back to office before 5 pm. I call back at 4:30, office is already closed
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(843) 376-3875

Dr. Buchanan accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
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Background Check

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No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Buchanan's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchanan treats Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Buchanan treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Urinary Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchanan treats Urinary Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Buchanan treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Erectile Dysfunction
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchanan treats Erectile Dysfunction more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Buchanan treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Buchanan's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Exstrophy Repair
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Circumcision
  • Complete Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureteropelvic Junction
  • Cystometry
  • Cystoscopy
  • Cystotomy
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Foreskin Conditions
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypospadias
  • Incontinence
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Stones Treatment
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Lithotripsy
  • Loin Pain-Hematuria Syndrome
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Male Infertility
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Orchiectomy
  • Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Penile Cancer
  • Penile Implants
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatitis
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Atrophy
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Undescended Testicles
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Stones
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinalysis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vasectomy
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux

About Me

Care Philosophy

Our mission is to provide top quality, personalized urologic health care with skill, compassion, and a continual commitment to excellence.

Specialties

  • Urology

Board Certifications

Education

Med University Sc College Of Med
Residency Hospital
1996
University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
Medical School
1996

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Prostate Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Prostate Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)