Dr. Robert Buka, MD

Dr. Robert Buka, MD

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Age 44
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Dr. Robert Buka, MD is a dermatologist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and more.Read his story

135 W 70th St

New York, NY 10023

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Insurance Accepted

  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Elderplan
  • Fidelis Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health First Health Plans
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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Dr. Buka's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Tinea Versicolor
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Dr. Buka treats Tinea Versicolor more than 100% of his peers

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

Fungal Infections
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Dr. Buka treats Fungal Infections more than 100% of his peers

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

Ringworm
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Dr. Buka treats Ringworm more than 100% of his peers

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

Dr. Buka's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Hair Removal
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lice
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Removal
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sunburn
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Wart Removal
  • Warts

About Me

Dr. Bobby Buka, New York City's leading dermatologist, offers a wealth of dermatologic experience in both cosmetic and medical treatments. Born and raised in New York City, Dr. Buka is passionate about the skin health and skin care of New Yorkers. Wi...

Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Pediatric Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
  • Pediatric Dermatology

Education

Saint Vincent's Hospital in New York City
Internship Hospital
2004
Univ Of California San Diego Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Univ Of California San Diego Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2003
New York Medical College
Internship Hospital
1999
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School
1995
Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
Undergraduate School
2004
2004
2003
1999
1995

Languages

  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Media & Publications

  • Top 50 Dermatology Case Studies for Primary Care,
  • Buka’s Emergencies in Dermatology,

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Academy of Dermatology, Member
  • Society for Pediatric Dermatology, Member

Dr. Buka's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Buka

4.2

Based on 150 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
18%
(27)

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Going to any doctor is very scary, so I was relieved to get a simple solution for my health concern from Dr. Buka.
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Very professional. Thanks
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Have been using this office for my dermatological needs for years and I will continue to do so as long as i live in NYC. Clean, prompt and great every time I go.
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Dr. Buka was amazing with my son Terence, he made my son feel relaxed and completely comfortable. Dr. Buka explained all the the options for wart removal and also explained the procedure he was about to perform to my son. We were seen right away and the procedure was quick and painless for my 5 year old son. Very grateful to Dr. Buka for making this a good experience for Terence and I, I recommend him without reservation!
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I can’t speak to the quality of the care here because I refused to go forward with my new patient visit when I was given a binding arbitration agreement to sign before seeing a doctor. I am a lifelong New Yorker who has raised 4 children here. My wife has a chronic illness and I was the health care proxy for my parents. I have seen many care providers but never before been asked to sign away my legal rights. I’ve never sued anyone but I wouldn’t sign this . Nor should you.
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The worst Dermatology ever. I give you tips if you have to go; 1. The booking system is broken: Don't trust their online booking system even you receive a confirmation/reminder email. 2. Be patient in a room I had waited for 45 minutes after I was told "The doctor will come soon" by her assistant 3. Remind them to send the prescription to a pharmacy Before going to the pharmacy, don't forget to call them to ask sending the prescription. Till you asked, they won't do anything.
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Visited 220 Front Street; clean office a long wait. Dr. Buka was recommended by a colleague who’s satisfied and has good results. The receptionist wasn’t helpful when asked about authorization needed for medication and call back the pharmacy required. She actually tried to delegate the front office task of prior authorization to me. Dr. Buka is professional, friendly and had good bedside manor. The cost of his products are pricey.
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I visited the 214 Sullivan Street location to have some skin tags and spots looked at. I have to say that out of all of the doctors visits I have ever gone to this was the most professional and well executed experience I have ever had. The staff and doctors were extremely knowledgeable, professional and caring. I look forward to a long term relationship with Bobby’s practice for my future dermatology needs. - Jason
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Be aware! I've been at his UWS location before once and I liked my experience. I came back to remove a skin tag in the same area as I had before. The doctor told me that it's wart, not a skin tag. I wasn't advice about the price. I had no idea that procedure doesn't guarantee the results. I would NEVER do it if I knew that the cost would be $975 for a 10 minutes visit. And now I have two warts instead of one! It's clearly fraud to make more money on people like me who believe doctors.
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This was the WORST experience I have EVER had at a doctor's office. Both my parents are physicians, so I know better than most that seeing patients on-time is hard, but I sat in the waiting room for 2 HOURS! I ended up walking out without seeing a doctor or any sort of apology/follow-up. Overall, it was clear that this doctor overbooks his schedule with appointments, which means that money is more important to him than actually delivering care to his patients.
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At least their office was nice. BUT, I didn't feel the physician's assistant was very helpful. Also they are catering to many people but if they call themselves pediatrician dermatologists, they should also have a space for infants. No table against a wall or anything.. A very uncomfortable long wait and reclining seat in the room that is really low and with gaps.. Very hard to put and observe a child in. The assistant acted very coldly about it and didn't help me at all. Consultation was weak.
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Very nice office, efficiency of the staff will tell you, your wait time. Dr Buka is very detail with his patient and explaining your condition.
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I went in for my annual skin check up and review of my ongoing skin issues with rosacea and eczema. Dr Buka was nice, quick and efficient. He noticed an issue I had for a while and suggested a quick fix and was able to do it right then with a cyst I had. I highly recommend him for any dermatology needs.
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Returned after a previous visit for a cyst- Dr. Buka injected and it was reduced and pain free in a couple hours after leaving office.
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Accurately diagnosed problem within minutes, biopsy later proved it true....commendable
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I had a rather embarrassing condition that I thought was something else completely. Dr Buka reassured the Hypochondriac in me it wasn't what I thought it was, and clearly explained the condition. The whole experience was great, and if something else pops up, I'm sure that I'll be back here to be taken care of.
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He is fine the office is the worst in the city. A lot of shady billing practices. I would steer clear. everywhere is better in that regard
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Everyone was extremely helpful from the intake nurse Diana, to the NP studying underneath him. The diagnosis was quickly resolved and thoroughly explained to me, along with treatment options. I was given options and recommendations without pressure. Felt comfortable the entire time.
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Very nice and listened to everything I had to say and the staff is very nice. Best dermatology visit i have ever had I will definitely come back.
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No waiting time, got a skin scan, asked some questions, had a short procedure, and out in no time
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