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Charles Rusty Buck, DO

Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Accepts New Patients
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About Charles Rusty Buck, DO

Dr. Buck was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. He first came to Waco as a freshman at Baylor University. After completion of a B.A. in religion, he was in full-time ministry for three years. After that, Dr. Buck returned to Oklahoma to complete medical school and an ENT residency at OSU-Tulsa. Dr. Buck is married with five children.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Hillcrest
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
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Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
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Aetna - Health Network Only
Aetna - Health Network Option
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Select
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Aetna - Open Choice PPO
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
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Aetna - US Access
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
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Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
Cigna - Children's Medical Center Employee Plan
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - City of Dallas Employee Plan
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
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Cigna - HMO/POS
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Cigna - LocalPlus
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Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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Cigna - Network
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Cigna - Network Open Access
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Cigna - Network POS
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
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Cigna - POS Open Access
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Cigna - PPO
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Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
Coventry - Coventry/First Health
Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
EyeMed Vision - EyeMed Vision
First Health - First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Humana Preferred
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Imagine Health - EPN
Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
Magellan - Navigator Networks
Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
Magellan - STAR
Magellan - STAR Kids
Magellan - Summit Networks
Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Midland Memorial Hospital - Employee Benefit Plan
Mother Frances Hospital Regional - Self-Insured Employee Plan
OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
Superior - CHIP
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Superior - CHIP Perinate
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Superior - Foster Care
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Superior - STAR
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Superior - STAR+PLUS
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Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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TriWest - VA-PCCC
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United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - CHIP
UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select +
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
Your rights and protections against surprise medical bills

Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call your physician's office or your health or insurance plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. Not all members participating in contracted networks have "in network" access. In network participation may change from time to time without prior notice. Independent providers (which could include, for example only, anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, emergency medicine physicians, advance practice professionals, and other independent providers of health care services) may deliver part of your care, and such providers may be considered out-of-network on your health and insurance plans even if the Facility may be considered in network. If you desire additional information as to the providers who may be involved in providing your care, you can either ask your treating provider (who may know some of the specialists or groups who could be involved) or you can request a list of Facility-based physician groups by calling the following toll free number: (877) 810-0372. This list is updated annually and is subject to change without prior notice. Baylor Scott & White Health does not manage the insurances accepted for this doctor. Please contact the office directly to confirm coverage.

Background

Education
  • Medical School: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Osteopathic Medicine of OSU (2011)
  • Residency: Pediatrics, Oregon Health & Science University - OHSU (2012)
  • Internship: Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery, Oklahoma State University Medical Center (2013)
  • Residency: Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery, Oklahoma State University Medical Center (2016)
Certifications
  • Otolaryngology - American Osteopathic Board of Otolaryngology
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education. To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities. The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements. Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of Aug 25, 2020, Charles Rusty Buck, DO  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (193) for Charles Rusty Buck, DO

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Jan 5, 2023
Total professional.
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Jan 4, 2023
I had nose bleeding. He did what he did to his best.
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Jan 4, 2023
Thorough, friendly & knowledgeable
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Dec 31, 2022
He listened to me and explained everything he did and why. Very professional and personable.
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Dec 30, 2022
I had a lot of negligence from my last provider. Dr. Buck has made me feel very heard, and genuinely takes his time to listen and address my concerns. He also does whatever is necessary to solve the issue, and I really like his efficiency. He has been a wonderful turnaround from my last provider.
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Dec 29, 2022
The nurse and Dr. Buck were thorough and understanding. Dr. Buck was understanding of my concerns after having a nose pack in my left nostril for 8 days. He removed it with care and compassion. Additional spray sealant was applied. I have a high level of trust and respect for his service..
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Dec 29, 2022
Excellent doctor. So very nice and knowledgeable. Recommend him highly! Put tubes in my grandkids ears.
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Dec 22, 2022
Very nice. Great bedside manner.
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Dec 21, 2022
Very caring & thorough.
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Dec 21, 2022
Very kind. Very informative was not rushed.
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Dec 16, 2022
Listens to you and shows interest
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Dec 14, 2022
He is friendly and personable. Staff is knowledgeable and thorough.
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Dec 14, 2022
Treating my condition that was misdiagnosed has been a life changing experience for me,when I was told it could have been fatal.
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Dec 8, 2022
Very thorough, kind, and helpful!
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Dec 7, 2022
Great service provider
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Dec 7, 2022
Very nice, explained things thoroughly.
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Dec 1, 2022
GREAT Person and Doctor with an amazing staff.
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Nov 26, 2022
Amazing job on giving instructions, giving care and being on time and also great attitude
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Nov 25, 2022
Dr Buck was very thorough and talked and explained everything. My mom was very impressed!!
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Nov 23, 2022
Dr Buck is a very knowledgeable person who explains in detail what is going on and why he is seeing me more often than I anticipated .
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Nov 19, 2022
He was engaging with my 11 year old, Helpful in strategizing so that he would remember to do his weekly self care "homework" of ear drops. Very knowledgeable about my child's unique condition
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Nov 17, 2022
Very friendly and ready to help in any way
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Nov 16, 2022
I like him
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Nov 12, 2022
Very nice staff and MD
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Nov 10, 2022
Very pleasant and very very to talk to Explains things very well
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Nov 9, 2022
He listened and explained so I could understand. All was good but I did feel a little rushed.
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Nov 7, 2022
Dr. Buck is very pleasant, caring and knowledgeable.
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Nov 7, 2022
Very pleased
Nov 5, 2022
Friendly and professional.
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Nov 3, 2022
He was straight forward and gave me several options for me to consider
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Nov 3, 2022
Buck was informed and personal. Also he was very thorough.
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Nov 2, 2022
Dr Buck was very nice, thorough, and concerned
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Oct 28, 2022
Mine seems to be an entirely delicate procedure that simply delights Dr. Buck. I feel to be in very competent hands, again.
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Oct 27, 2022
Very professional. Helped me with my problems
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Oct 25, 2022
He was in and out in 5 minutes
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Oct 19, 2022
Caring educator
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Oct 16, 2022
Very nice
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Oct 12, 2022
This was my first time to visiting Dr Buck and I was really impressed he did a well job on explaining things to me because of my condition with my lymph nodes and explaining why I was having headaches and the swollen that I have beside my ear and my infection on my right side and my pain . He did a fine job really explaining everything to me that's what I really like in a specialist they explain and show what is going on .He's a good care provider and specialist.
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Oct 12, 2022
He listens to what you have to say & explains exactly what you need to do,
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Oct 8, 2022
Very thorough
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Oct 5, 2022
Dr. Buck is extremely knowledgeable and shows immense care and concern for both the child and the parent.
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Oct 5, 2022
Very knowledgeable. Explained things on my level of understanding. Patient, kind.
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Oct 1, 2022
Dr Buck is an AWESOME ENT. I always feel that he is truly concern about my medical problem. He is very personal and caring. I am so happy he is my doctor.
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Sep 30, 2022
Great
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Sep 29, 2022
Very courteous and informative
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Sep 29, 2022
The office is friendly and I was checked in promptly. The medical assistant was prompt at checking me in as well. I did not have to wait long for Dr. Buck. He listened and provided possible scenarios and solutions. This is on going as I had a recommended test and follow up visit next week.
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Sep 29, 2022
He was very knowledgeable and attentive. He allowed me plenty of time to discuss all my concerns.
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Sep 29, 2022
Excellent care. Took time to explain everything. Very pleased with him.
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Sep 28, 2022
Satisfied for the most part
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Sep 27, 2022
He explain to me what was going on with me and had a solution
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Sep 24, 2022
Great bedside manner
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Sep 22, 2022
Dr Buck has been helping me for almost a year in an ear issue I have. His knowledge and encouragement provides what I need in dealing with this issue.
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Sep 22, 2022
Good
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Sep 21, 2022
Takes time to listen to your concerns very polite and caring
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Sep 19, 2022
Dr. Buck is amazing. He takes time to explain very technical information to ensure I have a good handle what is going on. I feel that I am in very good hands with Dr. Buck. I can't say enough wonderful things about my experience with him and his nurse. His nurse who brings me back to weigh and take my blood pressure, etc., is also wonderful. I did, however, experience some frustration with the front desk clerk. She doesn't make eye contact and I had a new insurance card this month and she made me feel like I was bothering her. The clerk sitting beside her seemed to understand some of my frustration and she intervened to help smooth out the situation.
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Sep 17, 2022
Everything was on time. No waiting. Friendly staff. Dr. Buck is professional, knowledgable, and he took his time. I never felt rushed. They do a great job. Very satisfied.
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Sep 15, 2022
He was nice and polite. Answers all our questions. Thank you.
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Sep 15, 2022
Very good
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Sep 11, 2022
Always caring and courteous.
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Sep 10, 2022
Seemed concerned
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Sep 8, 2022
Knowledgeable, friendly, and empathetic.
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Sep 8, 2022
Dry professional and friendly
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Sep 5, 2022
Also very thorough and personable.
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Sep 1, 2022
Amazing first visit. Had my MRI yesterday and look forward to finding out the results tomorrow because I know I'm in good hands
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Sep 1, 2022
Very professional, kind, thorough, and caring
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Sep 1, 2022
He LISTENS to my concerns about my health.He explains treatment clearly.
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Aug 25, 2022
Pleasant and informative.
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Aug 25, 2022
Caring, simply outstanding.
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Aug 20, 2022
Very good at listening to my complaints about my situation and he took the time to check me and explained things to me
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Aug 20, 2022
Absolute Best experience with a doctor ever. Very happy to have had him do this procedure !!!!
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Aug 20, 2022
Dr. Buck takes time to answer all my questions and the care I have received from him has been awesome.
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Aug 18, 2022
Very thorough and caring. The staff I saw was very nice
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Aug 16, 2022
Very nice and explained everything very well
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Aug 14, 2022
Dr. Buck is always helpful and takes care of my problems.
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Aug 12, 2022
Dr. Buck was very patient, kind and knowledgeable. Very nice man.Everyone in the office was very nice.
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Aug 12, 2022
Very careing
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Aug 10, 2022
Dr Buck did not rush thru my visit. Answered all my questions. I like detail and he gave me very detailed medical information that I can use to improve my health. He had good reviews and that's why I chose him. Glad I did. Only one visit but I was impressed.
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