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Joy Bucher, MD
Joy Bucher, MD
Would recommend provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars

180 Patient Ratings
60 Comments

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Departments
Primary Care
Internal Medicine

Clinic, Maps and Directions
Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center

Phone

Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 583-2299

Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine

Joined Virginia Mason - January 2010

Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.

Would recommend provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.8 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
All comments are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Patient comments are displayed in their entirety and patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and privacy. Learn about the comments.

June 2017
1. I´m a little uncertain about one of my follow-up procedures, but I think it will work its way out. 2. The doctor more or less let things slide from before, and I considered looking for another doctor, but the I figured I´d give her anther try because I liked her. This time I felt she got it that my problem is serious, so I will stick with her.

May 2017
Empathetic, knowledgeable and a terrific doctor.

May 2017
I have referred others to Dr. Bucher; she is very thorough, caring, and concerned about whatever issue/ailments you bring up to her. She is positive in offering solutions and I never feel like she´s in a hurry when I come in to see her -- even though I know she has many patients.

May 2017
I´ve been traveling back and forth from China to see Dr. Boucher! As far as I am concerned she is "the" best!

April 2017
Dr. Bucher is just excellent. She is very attentive to my/our questions. I would send any friend to her!

April 2017
Enjoyed having a resident too

March 2017
So Happy!

March 2017
Excellent, couldn´t have been better.

February 2017
Dr. Bucher is excellent.

February 2017
She is an outstanding,superb physician and human being.

February 2017
Dr Bucher is the best doctor I have ever had. She is compassionate, as well as competent, and never seems to be rushed. She listens well and has always included my input in the treatment plan.

January 2017
Dr. Bucher takes the time to really listen to what I have to say and is very easy to converse with. She explains what she is going to do in the exam and definitely takes the time to answer all of my questions and is very patient

January 2017
Superb physician. Informed,empathetic,and altogether a great clinician and human being.

January 2017
I´ve been so happy with my experience with Bucher.

December 2016
Absolute best doctors anywhere.

December 2016
So knowledgeable and not intimidated by questions.

November 2016
Dr. Bucher was very careful to be sure that my concerns were addressed. I am grateful for her care.

November 2016
in this case, I feel I had less discussion about the implications than usual.

November 2016
Joy Bucher is a delightful person and a very good physician. She seems very bright and knowledgeable, and her personality is warm and encouraging. I am lucky to have found her.

November 2016
Dr. Bucher is great. Her student observer did a good job too.

November 2016
Physician is outstanding,knowledgeable,thoughtful,compassionate.

October 2016
By far this is one of the best experiences with a doctor in my life. Dr Bucher was very engaging in the decision concerning my care

October 2016
Dr Bucher is very attentive and asks prescient questions. she is an asset to VM

October 2016
Dr. Bucher is warm, friendly, and approachable.

October 2016
I was impressed with Dr. Bucher´s care and treatment since my first visit and I am extremely happy she is my primary care physician. I have recommended her to several of my friends.

September 2016
Dr. Bucher seems extraordinarily good at explaining results and effects on my heath of any lab-test-revealed issue. She seems very patient and friendly interested in any concern I might express. GLAD she´s there!

September 2016
Dr. Bucher was very kind, competent. and helpful.

September 2016
I love Dr. Bucher and have total faith in her. I am so impressed with the way she contacts me personally, like when she called me with my test results on Monday, and how she participated in my treatment for a prior UTI when she was on maternity leave in May of this year.

September 2016
I like Dr. Bucher very much. She took the time to explain things, answer questions, and listened to my concerns. I also appreciate the follow-up communication we´ve had.

September 2016
Joy Bucher is an excellent doctor. I have been a patient for 5+ years. She listens, invites your participation in planning care, both short term and long term care. I hope to be her patient long term.

August 2016
Dr. Bucher is much like Dr. David Patterson, now practicing medicine at Swedish. I asked her to talk with my wife and me about my weight problem. She did and offered genuine advice and I am following it. She is a most outstanding doctor. My wife suggested that I go to her as I was not pleased with pleased with a previous experience with another physician. Again in my opinion, Dr . Bucher and Dr. David Patterson, have exceptional skills in working with people.

August 2016
Dr. Bucher was great!

August 2016
Superb physician. knowledgeable, up to date, empathetic,

August 2016
Dr. Bucher is wonderful and caring, and I have recommended her to others.

August 2016
Very accessible and concerned. Detailed in her explanation.

August 2016
Dr. Bucher is excellent! She is thoughtful, responsive and caring. I wouldn´t hesitate to recommend her to others.

August 2016
she not only listened but understood. very caring and REAL

August 2016
Excellent provider - Dr. Bucher is the best!

May 2016
I have a lot of admiration for Dr. Joy Bucher, especially as the result of her treatment of my father, who has been in her care for a number of years.

May 2016
Highly recommended.

April 2016
In my estimation Dr. Boucher has gone over and beyond in working to help resolve my "burning feet syndrome" which I have been suffering with for the past two years. She is always prepared and has made me feel that there is hope at the end of the tunnel. By far she is one of the better doctors that I have ever had!

April 2016
Dr. Bucher is a great doctor!

April 2016
Excellent bedside manner.

March 2016
Very positive experience so thankful Joy Bucher is my doctor!

March 2016
Exceptionally empathetic and thorough

March 2016
Dr. Bucher is an excellent physician.

March 2016
First visit with this doctor, a good start.

March 2016
I love DR. Bucher. She´s the only doctor I´ve ever had who doesn´t make me feel rushed, gives me plenty of useful information, and never brushes off any of my concerns.

February 2016
Dr. Bucher is more than a pleasure to deal with for both myself and my husband.

February 2016
Dr Bucher is an excellent provider. i have only being seeing her for about 6 months but I am thoroughly impressed. She takes time to talk with you, never seems to be in a hurry, is knowledgeably, approachable, and has certainly instilled confidence in me. I am so pleased that I have her as a provider

January 2016
Excellent doctor.

January 2016
Dr. B is on time, very smart and very approachable. We feel very fortunate to have her as our physicians. #10. We do.

January 2016
Really pleased with Dr. Bucher.

December 2015
Dr Bucher has always come into my appointments well prepared and knowledgeable about all the facets of my care. She considers what is going on w my autoimmune care, with Dr Buckner, which is usually my primary issue. She is very holistic in the sense that she puts things together in a way that she catches things my specialists would not see. I appreciate her intelligent and compassionate care.

December 2015
My Doctor is great and i have not only been pleased with my own care, but impressed by the care that she gives to my family members who she also cares for.

December 2015
Dr. Bucher is very good at giving a complete picture and options. I really enjoy having her as my doctor.

December 2015
It was the first time visit to Dr. Bucher, so in truth, I´ll have to wait & see, but on my first visit to her I would say it´s very good.

November 2015
Always the best.

October 2015
Dr. Bucher is an exemplary physician; professional, informed, smart, personable, warm.

September 2015
Dr. Joy Bucher is fantastic. I followed her from her residency at _____.

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Special Interest(s)
Heart disease and diabetes

Education
University of California - San Francisco, 2006

Residency
Internal Medicine (Seattle Primary Care Track), University of Washington, Seattle, 2009
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, 2009-2010

Personal Information
When not at work, Dr. Bucher enjoys triathlons, long-distance running, scrapbooking and maintaining ties with family and friends.

On Patients
“It’s a privilege to become a part of patients’ lives and to see them through health and illness.”

On Specialty
“For me, primary care combines the best parts of medicine — long-term relationships, complex decision-making and constant learning.”

On Virginia Mason
“Virginia Mason’s team approach makes patients healthier and doctors happier.”