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John F. Buckmiller, MD
Hand Surgery
4.7 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Areas of Expertise
Tendon arthroplasty for thumb arthritis Dupuytrens surgery (contracture of one or more fingers)
Special Interests
Hand Surgery, hand injuries, nerve disorders, arthritis of the hand, carpal tunnel syndrome
Clinical Experience
Hand Surgery, Arthritis of the Hand, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Board Certifications
Orthopedic Surgery, Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand
Education and Professional Achievements
University of Rochester School of Medicine, New York, 1980
General Surgery, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, Salt Lake City, 1981
Orthopedic Surgery, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, Salt Lake City, 1985
Hand Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1986
Professional Activities and Awards
Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by both Seattle Met and Seattle magazines in 2009 and 2010. Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopedics, University of Washington School of Medicine Clinical Instructor, Musculoskeletal Anatomy Course, University of Washington School of Medicine
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
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Would recommend provider
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.8 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.7 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.7 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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April 2018
February 2018
Dr. Buckmiller is a wonderful physician hand specialist. I have recommended him previously & will continue in future.
February 2018
Excellent surgeon, very thorough, great "bedside" manner, easy to talk to.
January 2018
In the changing world of medical services - Dr. Buckmiller is the symbol of consistent, professional, excellence.
January 2018
Dr. Buckmiller is an excellent orthopedic surgeon - I´ve seen him for previous tendonitis issues and have recommended him to others.
January 2018
Dr. Buckmiller is an excellent dr. This is the 2nd surgery he has done for me. Both were excellent. I have referred friends to him and will continue to do so.
December 2017
December 2017
Dr. Buck Miller was honest, matter of fact, and genuine while still displaying a good deal of empathy & compassion. He spent an adequate amount of time with me and gave me recommendations that were science-based and realistic.
December 2017
November 2017
Seemed totally ____ bored; not the concern I was expecting for a physical problem I knew very little about. There was no rapport between us - probably cause he is a surgeon - NO ENTHUSIASM on his part to communicate & educate the patient - #9. (He must be a good VM surgeon.)
August 2017
July 2017
Dr. Buckmiller is a logical thinking, non-surgery pushing, kind, patient, knowledgeable doctor. He´s definitely a keeper.
July 2017
very impressed with Dr. Buckmiller. Highly recommend.
July 2017
This my third visit With Dr Buckmiller. I utterly trust him. i have also recommended him to friends.
July 2017
Excellent care provided.
June 2017
Dr Buckmiller went above and beyond in his care for me as a patient. He took the time to review my medical history and age in addition to my test results and while I was a candidate for surgery, he recommended I first get tested to Rheumatoid Arthritis because someone of my age and occupation should not have carpal tunnel this severe. I appreciate this so much and I could tell he truly cared about me as a patient and wanted to do the best thing for me, regardless of what that was. he also followed up with me very quickly and explained everything thoroughly and made me feel comfortable and supported.
May 2017
Dr. Buckmiller is the very best!
April 2017
Without a doubt, Dr. Buckmiller is tops and I have shared and will continue to share to others.
April 2017
I walked in concerned and left informed, relieved and with greater understanding of what to expect going forward. Dr Buchmiller is also very interesting. Nice, professional....
March 2017
We have already recommended him.
March 2017
Dr. Buckmiller explained everything very well, provided different solutions and gave us all we needed to make the best decisions. Excellent.
March 2017
Dr. Buckmiller is one of the best physicians there!
March 2017
Dr. Buckmiller is the best!
March 2017
The best!
February 2017
I appreciated the doctors candor and honest assessment of my condition.
January 2017
I could not imagine a better experience!
December 2016
I have seen Dr. Buckmiller several times in the last 15 years and have always been very pleased about his skill as a surgeon and care for me.
December 2016
Outstanding example of integrated, coordinated efficient care. Highly professional techs performing nerve studies. Dr. Buckmiller was very knowledgeable, courteous, and professional. Excellent discussion of the condition, treatment alternatives and plans.
November 2016
Dr. Buckmiller is a great listener.
November 2016
Dr. Buckmiller is awesome in every way!
October 2016
Ah, almost the last of the old guys. And they know how to treat patients.
October 2016
Enjoyed getting answer to my questions - Have seen Dr. Buckmiller before w/same excellent experience.
October 2016
Very good.
September 2016
Excellent _____ approach with positive outcome. Highly collaborative.
September 2016
ALL the care providers were friendly, caring and professional.
July 2016
Detailed, attentive, immediate care, response to questions, instructions on home care and exercises - EXPERT CARE guaranteed recovery.
July 2016
I was impressed with Dr. Buckmiller. He is knowledgeable and took time with me. I would recommend him to others.
June 2016
Nice doctor.
May 2016
Dr. Buckmiller is an excellent physician. He asked a lot of questions to help solve the issues.
April 2016
Dr. Buckmiller is the consummate pro. He clearly cared about my broken finger, and worked with me to accommodate some peculiar demands of my work schedule, balancing those needs with what he knew were the best ways to heal my two little fractures. His sense of humor is dry, funny and appropriate, and he just seems like an especially good, caring, diligent physician. And human being. Five stars.
March 2016
Dr. Buckmiller is a kind and gentle soul and excellent in his profession. Buckmiller.
February 2016
Dr. Buckmiller is the best. He is very personable. He noticed my bright running shoes - said they were cute.
January 2016
Dr. Buckmiller, Is a great smart, caring, and great person. I fell very lucky that he is my Dr. I have told everyone I know, how great Dr. Buckmiller is. Thank You!
January 2016
Great Dr!