Dr. Robert Buckingham, MD

Dr. Robert Buckingham, MD

Cardiovascular & Metabolic Diseases  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
Dr. Robert Buckingham, MD is a cardiovascular & metabolic disease specialist in Ojai, CA and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from Univ Of Il Coll Of Med in 1976 and specializes in cardiovascular & metabolic diseases and internal medicine.Read his story

115 Pirie Rd Ste D

Ojai, CA 93023

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Pulmonary Disease
more than 67% of peers
more than 63% of peers
Vascular Disease
more than 61% of peers

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Dr. Buckingham's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Buckingham "I have passion to prevent disease before it becomes symptomatic. Because of that, I prefer lifestyle discussions over drugs. I will take as much time as possible to help patients understand the importance of how to live. If patients are suffering from disease, I will help provide ways to get symptoms under control without necessarily adding a complex array of prescription medications. I will do everything i can to make patients healthy rather than dependent and burdened by 'the medical system"."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Buckingham "My care philosophy is pragmatic with emphasis on lifestyle adjustments and containing vascular inflammatory risks. I will do what I can to prevent complications of vascular inflammation, but at the same time treat them when they occur. I try to get to know my patients and believe communication is very important. medical records still belong to the patient and myself and I make sure that patients don't leave the office with pages of medical gibberish that mean virtually nothing because they cannot be understood."

2  Specialties

  • Cardiovascular & Metabolic Diseases
  • Internal Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

45  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Hypertension
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16  Procedures

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.


  • Univ Of Il Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Buckingham has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Buckingham's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Buckingham to family and friends
21 total reviews (13 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Buckingham's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Buckingham Says:

I appreciate input from my patients and take their comments seriously. My relationship to my patients is like a marriage and I want to make sure communication is always open in both directions.


Patient Comments (13)

Dr. Dr. Robert Buckingham MD, has been very considerate of my problems with pain, sleeping, swelling, and allergies. He remains one of my very favorite Dr.s, as his concern for my wellness is evident, by his considerate practices and his spectacular continued quality of care. I highly recommend Dr....more
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Dr. Buckingham has been my family's doctor for over 20 years. He is the GREATEST and takes such good care of all of us!
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As a RN, I am around many doctors, I work ER, and often interact w IM, so there are many ppl I could have chose to be my PCP, but Dr. B is the only Doctor I want taking care of me, he is kind, truthful, and extremely knowledgable, I trust him 100% my healthcare needs
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I am a 75-year-old man who has been a patient of Dr. Buckingham's for a decade. I attribute a great deal of my excellent general health directly to him and to his recommendations, which I closely follow. He is the author of Hazing Aging (2015),containing numerous insights about means of avoiding...more
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Dr. Robert Buckingham is a well known and respected Doctor in the Ojai Community and Ventura County. As physician of the year in Internal Medicine, It really gets to show that he really takes good care of his patients. Dr. Buckingham gets to listen to his patients needs and always makes sure that...more
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