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Joy Bucher, MD
Internal Medicine
 
4.9 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Profile
Special Interests
Heart disease and diabetes
Personal Information
When not at work, Dr. Bucher enjoys triathlons, long-distance running, scrapbooking and maintaining ties with family and friends.
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care
Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
Education and Professional Achievements
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
Patient Ratings and Comments
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
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.9 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 2018
I love Dr. Bucher. She is the best!
June 2018
Dr. Bucher is wonderful! one of the best doctor´s I´ve had!
June 2018
awesom- medical student good too nice to have and hear the discussion and process. made me feel that all options considered thoroughly
May 2018
I have completed confidence in *Dr. Bucher. Extremely professional, knowledgeable and current in medical recent findings and technologies.
May 2018
Love this doctor - *Dr. Bucher is current on health matters & does not miss anything.
May 2018
Joy Bucher MD is absolutely superb..She is an extremely bright "up to date" physician,..very knowledgeable,perceptive,empathetic,thoughtful,and respectful. VMC is very lucky to have a physician of this caliber like her on their staff.
May 2018
I would recommend Dr. Bucher to anyone. Excellent physician.
May 2018
Best Doctor/Nurse combination I´ve ever had.
May 2018
*Dr. Bucher was a very good listener and provided me with the possible outcomes following diagnosis. She was very kind and made me feel secure.
May 2018
Great doctor, excellent care provider, thoughtful, caring, great attention to details & my concerns.
April 2018
overall, the visit met all my needs very well
April 2018
Dr. Bouchet and I are not quite in sync on medications I might take, and she is very good about hearing me out and providing information and courses of action. I really appreciate that, and it positively affects my willingness to follow her recommendations.
April 2018
Joy Bucher is amazing, I recommend her to all my friends.
March 2018
No medication discussed. Dr. Bucher is the best doctor I have ever had.
March 2018
My experience was very good.
January 2018
I have recommended Dr. Bucher to others.
January 2018
I feel bad for providers because it seems like they have very limited time to see patients. she did not try to hurry me but you could tell that she was rushed.
January 2018
listened and provided alternatives that seem do-able
January 2018
Dr. Bucher is an exceptional doctor. She is caring empathetic, a good listener, knowledgeable, and works with you on your care.
January 2018
Dr. Bucher has been a constant - With 2 maternity leaves? - For me since my move to Seattle. Best referral I received!
December 2017
I feel lucky to have Dr. Bucher as my primary care doctor. She listened to my concern & provided good options & info about their pros/cons.
November 2017
All of Dr Bucher´s interactions with me have always been excellent. She has my trust, confidence and respect.
November 2017
Dr. Bucher is kind, competent, and professional.
November 2017
Have complete confidence in Dr. Bucher.
November 2017
I normally travel from either China or Hawaii twice per year to see Dr. Bucker! She is fantastic, always ready and prepared to answer all my questions! As my PCP I find her tops.
November 2017
Dr. Joy Bucher is a caring & knowledgeable physician who listens to my concerns. She was recommended to me by a friend & though I had to wait for 3 months to see her, the wait was worth it.
November 2017
She always demonstrates a genuine concern for my health.
September 2017
Again, there are too few superlatives to describe the way Dr. Bucher practices medicine. She is empathetic - I notice how she "leans in" and makes strong eye contact when I am asking a question, or answering one of hers. I like that she cites the latest studies to help in decision-making, and then adds to the lab report with her suggestions for what WE should do next. I feel very respected. I trust and respect her and look forward to times ahead when there will be perhaps more critical decisions to be made. It´s a wonderful feeling to have confidence in your doctor. And...She laughs at my jokes !
September 2017
This is the first time I have ever felt heard by a doctor!
August 2017
We both love Dr. Bucher and are so happy she is our internist. We have great confidence in her diagnosis and judgement regarding any of our health issues. She makes herself very accessible through the MyVirginiaMason website. It´s our major communication process directly to her and her staff. But, it´s really the best feeling to see her in person.
August 2017
Dr. Bucher is very thoughtful. I just lost my mother (also a pt. of Dr. Bucher). Dr Bucher was very kind as we discussed her passing and the impact on me.
July 2017
I would absolutely recommend Dr. Bucher!
July 2017
Dr. Bucher is the extremely professional, knowledgeable, and caring....
July 2017
Dr. Bucher is wonderful and thorough
July 2017
Dr. Bucher reflexively displays good listening skills and demonstrates empathy. These seemingly simple things make ALL the difference. A provider´s got it, or they don´t. VM seems to hire providers who do, and Dr. Bucher joins the club of my providers who care. Which is exactly the same list as "My VMMC providers."
July 2017
I felt very well cared for. Dr. Bucher was training an upcoming doctor as well, they had great rapport.
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.