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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 - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Hillcrest
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 Acces
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
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 (176) for Charles Rusty Buck, DO

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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
Dry professional and friendly
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Sep 8, 2022
Knowledgeable, friendly, and empathetic.
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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
Caring, simply outstanding.
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Aug 25, 2022
Pleasant and informative.
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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
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 20, 2022
Absolute Best experience with a doctor ever. Very happy to have had him do this procedure !!!!
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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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Aug 4, 2022
Showed great concern and office worked rapidly to get labs done and MRIs ordered.
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Aug 4, 2022
Great doctor
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Aug 4, 2022
He is professional and kind.
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Aug 3, 2022
Really good guy showed concern for my problems has done a magnificent job of diagnosis
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Aug 3, 2022
Dr. Buck and his staff are professional and explain all the questions I have.
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Aug 3, 2022
"Best Provider" in the dictionary will have his picture.
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Aug 3, 2022
Very good told me what he was going to do before being done
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Jul 28, 2022
Office and nurse assistants were great!Dr.Buck very thorough in his diagnosis !Showed concern and explained what to do !
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Jul 26, 2022
He was very informative. He understood that I was extremely stressed. He was able to get me in his office on his lunch hour.
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Jul 15, 2022
Dr. Buck and staff are very friendly, conduct excellent customer service and care.
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Jul 14, 2022
Very nice and easy to talk to
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Jul 7, 2022
Dr. Buck, is very professional and knowledgeable. Awesome doctor
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Jul 7, 2022
Dr Buck was so kind. Knew why I came to see him. He is a very good listener. I trust his opinions. I will Recommend him to friends and family
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Jul 6, 2022
Very professional and friendly. Kind and caring
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Jun 23, 2022
The staff always makes me feel like I am their only patient. Dr Buck has been a customer of mine and is always happy in good spirits. A pleasure to see him.
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Jun 23, 2022
Dr. Buck thoroughly reviewed my medical chart to become aware of my current medical condition. He spent extra time contacting radiologist to inquire about status of mass in my beck. Dr. Buck ordered testing to asses my condition and contacted my surgeon. Dr. Buck provided excellent professionalism and outstanding medical judgment in he thorough review of my medical records. I hope all doctors and clinicians take his approach as example of how to provide the best care for patients.
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Jun 23, 2022
When I went in to the clinic, I wasn't sure that the doctor would be able to diagnose my problem. To my surprise, Dr. Buck was able to quickly recognize my situation and explain to me exactly what was going on with my vocal cords. Then he set about scheduling me for a solution to my situation. The machine he used to diagnose my problem was incredible.
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Jun 16, 2022
Great
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Jun 15, 2022
Safe and informed
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Jun 15, 2022
After taking several steps to get useful answers about my severe pain, I feel like he blew me off and didn't give me real solutions. I also mentioned a specific concern about something on my mri and when I asked about it he said it couldn't be the problem but then I did research after and found out it could. I messaged him and he did respond and gave a much more detailed explanation and I let him know I wish he had given that kind of response when I was in office and not after I let him know I was frustrated and had to find my own information. I will be getting a second opinion and was not happy with this visit at all.
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Jun 11, 2022
Dr. Buck listens and always offers good advice
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Jun 9, 2022
Everyone that I had the pleasure of talking to was so very kind and informative, Including Dr. Buck. It was an easy carefree experience.
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Jun 9, 2022
Always been the best
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Jun 8, 2022
Excellent
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Jun 2, 2022
The provider was courteous and provided helpful information.
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Jun 1, 2022
The staff is friendly and provided excellent customer services. Dr. Buck was very attentive to my needs and ensured that my issues would be taken care of.
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Jun 1, 2022
Great
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May 29, 2022
Awesome
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May 27, 2022
Friendly and polite
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May 26, 2022
He my doctor
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May 25, 2022
Dr. Buck is awesome, explains everything with great detail.
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May 24, 2022
Dr. Buck took his time to explain to me how we are going to proceed with treatment of my problem. He is very knowledgeable and friendly. I felt very much at ease with his explanations the plans are for my treatment.
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May 19, 2022
Very curtious & knowledgeable
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May 11, 2022
Courteous
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May 11, 2022
Dr. Buck is THE BEST
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May 6, 2022
Very good
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May 6, 2022
Dr Buck and his staff are very professional and my care was very good.
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May 5, 2022
VERY GOOD!!!
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Apr 28, 2022
Great Doc. Great Staff.
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Apr 27, 2022
He explained what he found and is ready to get my problem fixed.
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Apr 27, 2022
Very good.
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Apr 25, 2022
Excellant!!
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Apr 23, 2022
Very nice and great with Patients
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Apr 21, 2022
Dr. Buck is genuine and honestly the best specialist I know. He is highly recommended by me.
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Apr 16, 2022
Dr. Buck treats his patients with respect and looks at what the problem is, asks questions of the patient/guardian, looks at the history & tests done. He Is very thorough. He takes the patient's concerns seriously.
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Apr 13, 2022
Very goodProfessionalGood explanationsGave me choices
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Apr 2, 2022
Friendly and professional
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