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Joy Bucher, MD, FACP
Internal Medicine
 
4.8 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
Locations
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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.
Likelihood of recommending this provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider showed concern
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider explained things clearly
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider included you in decisions
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider discussed treatment options
 
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.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2020
*Dr. Bucher is always encouraging, shows interest in me and is keeping me in good health. She never seems rushed and I appreciate her expertise and care.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Dr. Bucher is very thorough and very caring.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Dr. Bucher took a collaborative approach to my care and gave me pharmaceutical options for how to approach my issues. I appreciate her understanding that people genetically respond differently to medications and wanted to set me up for successful treatment. She exhibited great care and compassion.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Dr Bucher is the best doctor I have had the pleasure of working with. Period.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
So happy I made the decision to come to Virginia Mason and Dr. Bucher!
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
I have a very high level of trust in the care I receive from Dr Bucher.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
She listens and includes my thoughts in "our" decisions. Don't feel rushed. Feel thoroughly listened to. Encouraging and open to questions. Admits if she's unfamiliar with something I ask. VERY pleased she's my doctor.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
Pays attention to the patient.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
Dr Bucher is great, one of the best I've ever had for medical care.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
I have already recommended *Dr. Bucher to friends, as she is the best!!!
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
Dr. Bucher is a wonderful caring, compassionate doctor.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
Dr. Bucher did a fine job of introducing herself, explaining that my doctor is completing her rotation on this floor and that she will be my new doc. She seemed surprised that it was requested that I come in for a followup on a new prescription, when it was a formulary change in med rather than a medical need. She listened to my requests and made the requested referrals.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
Excellent!
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
Dr Bucher is an active listener and caring health provider. I would and have highly recommended her to other, unfortunately she is not taking new patients.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
dr bucher is absolutely excellent-both in her care and her interaction with patients
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
Dr. Bucher was very concerned and thorough. I really appreciated my time with her as well as her valuable insight. Keep up the great service.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
I was extremely pleased with the resident doctor, Dr. Xhang and Dr. Bucher
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
I have recommended *Dr. Bucher to numerous friends & caregivers!
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
I waited 6 months to see the wonderful dr. I am so glad.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
Dr. Bucher is super excellent. She is caring and gentle and smart. I feel comfortable receiving medical care from her. She is top notch.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
I was concerned about some medication I am on. *Dr. Bucher alleviated those concerns with up to date info.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2020
Dr Bucher is a talented diagnostician. She also listens carefully, summarizes clearly and lays out a step by step action plan. She has my highest regard.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2020
I actually was considering writing in before I received this survey. Dr. Bucher is one of the first doctors I have seen in many years (and I have seen many with my chronic pain condition) that I felt thoroughly listened to my story and answered any questions I had. I felt very cared for. Thank yoU!
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2020
*Dr. Bucher shows caring and concern for her patients.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
*Dr. Bucher became my primary physician when my previous one left the clinic, upon recommendation by *Dr. Buckner. They are both top notch.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
PCP went step by step what pain could be caused by and options were given to me for what could and should be done.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
Dr. Bucher is very thorough and communicates very well. I have complete confidence in her abilities and would entrust her with friends and family.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
I have seen many Doctors at VM over my 10+ yrs in Seattle. Dr. Joy Bucher is by far the BEST physician I have ever had.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
Great experience with Dr. Bucher - she listens carefully and addresses questions directly.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
I appreciate the amount of time and attention I received.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
Excellent in all respects.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
Gave good care even though covering for my normal MD.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
I love *Dr. Bucher. From my 1st visit with her. She has taken a few extra minutes to truly listen to me about my concerns and always offers other options to treatment when requested.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
I love that Dr. Bucher gives me written notes so I don't have to remember the important details.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
Dr. Bucher has been the best primary Dr. I have had. She is professional, easy to understand, caring, she seems to care about my health and well being which makes me more conscious of my health
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
Dr. Bucher listened attentively and addressed my fears about knee replacement surgery. Ifelt better (emotionally) about the knee procedure than I had in months. Overall, I feel prepared for what lies ahead in coming years with my health because I have such a smart, empathetic doctor on my team. What incredible good fortune to have found her !
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
She asks intelligent, probing questions, takes notes throughout & wants to solve this problem. I liked her style!
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
I trust *Doctor Bucher, totally!
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
Does not seem to have time to listen to what I want to discuss.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2019
Great service as always!