Dr. Mark Buchanan, MD

Dr. Mark Buchanan, MD

UrologyMaleAge 51

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(843) 572-1010

Dr. Mark Buchanan, MD is a Urology Specialist in North Charleston, SC. Dr. Buchanan has more experience with Urinary Conditions and Urinary Calculi & Removal than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Trident Medical Center and Trident Health System - Summerville Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Buchanan to book an appointment.

Locations

Lowcountry Urology Clinics

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(843) 572-1010
Lowcountry Urology Clinics2687 Lake Park Dr North Charleston, SC 29406
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Lowcountry Urology Clinics1470 Tobias Gadson Blvd Ste 201 Charleston, SC 29407
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Buchanan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Buchanan

3.9

Based on 14 ratings

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1 Star
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (11)
  • Listened & answered questions (11)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (11)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (4)
  • Office environment (4)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (4)
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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.....
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Clyde S. in Charleston SC – May 10, 2018
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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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Shane Petry in Charleston, SC – Jan 25, 2018
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Poor office management.... waited 45 minutes... staff accidently marked me off their sign in sheet "Really"?
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Bill Faucette in North Charleston South Carolina – Dec 15, 2016
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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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D.T. in Mount Pleasant, SC – Nov 01, 2016
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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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John in Charleston – Oct 02, 2016
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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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George in Charleston, SC – Aug 15, 2016
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Buchanan

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Buchanan treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Buchanan treats other conditions, please contact the office at (843) 572-1010.

Urinary Conditions

Compare with other Urinary Conditions specialists.

Dr. Buchanan is experienced in the area of Urinary Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Buchanan
Similar Providers
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Urinary Incontinence
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
Polyuria
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Urinary Calculi & Removal

Urologists or nephrologists diagnose and treat kidney stones, small pieces of hard, crystallized material that form in the kidney and typically pass naturally, but may require shock wave therapy, a catheter procedure, or surgery.Compare with other Urinary Calculi & Removal specialists.

Dr. Buchanan is experienced in the area of Urinary Calculi & Removal. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Buchanan
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Urinary Stones
Kidney Stones
Ureteral Stones
Lithotripsy
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Check Dr. Buchanan's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Buchanan's conditions and procedures:

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Balanitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • Circumcision
  • Cystometry
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Epididymitis
  • Hydrocele
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypospadias
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stones
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Orchiectomy
  • Orchitis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Paraphimosis
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Phimosis
  • Polyuria
  • Priapism
  • Prostate Biopsy
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cyst
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostate Stones
  • Prostatic Abscess
  • Prostatitis
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Atrophy
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Traumatic Acute Kidney Injury
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Varicocele
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux

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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

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Mark Buchanan, MD?

Call (843) 572-1010 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Mark Buchanan, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Buchanan has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Mark Buchanan, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Mark Buchanan, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Buchanan's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Mark Buchanan, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Mark Buchanan, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Buchanan frequently treats Urinary Conditions and Urinary Calculi & Removal. See all practice areas where Dr. Buchanan specializes.

Where is Dr. Mark Buchanan, MD's office located?

Dr. Buchanan's office is located at 2687 Lake Park Dr, North Charleston, SC 29406. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Buchanan is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Trident Medical Center

Charleston, SC

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Prostate Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)

Trident Health System - Summerville Medical Center

Summerville, SC

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Prostate Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)

Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital

Charleston, SC

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

21 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

Roper Hospital

Charleston, SC

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)