Dr. Mark Buchanan MD Patient Reviews

  • Orthopedic Surgery Russellville, AR

Overall Rating

3.5
  • 23 patient ratings
  • 5 comments

Last 12 months:

4.0 (+ 0.5)

23 Patient Reviews

  • Excellent
    57%
  • Great
    4%
  • Good
    4%
  • Poor
    4%
  • Bad
    30%
  • Friendly Staff
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  • Spends Time With Patients
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  • Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
  • Easy Appointments
  • Appropriate Followup
  • Wait Time 38.7 minutes

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1.0 of 5
July 27th, 2016
Negligence, of a DR.
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He doesn't care about the well being of his patients. Thinks, the faster he can get out of the room. The faster he can bill the insurance. Also because of him, and his negligence. I have pulmonary embolisms.
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1.0 of 5
June 1st, 2015
Mechanic, not Doctor (if that)
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30 minutes
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I would not recommend this doctor. While he may be a competent "mechanic," although I am not even sure of that, he is no doctor. He does not communicate with the patient/family pre-op or post-op. In our particular circumstances, he removed the stitches too early, leaving a gaping wound that never fully healed. The hardware had to be removed several months later after several weeks due to infection. The doctor ignored the telephone calls from caregivers and other medical personnel concerning the infection. He did not do a culture until during the surgery, nor did he provide a prescription for antibiotics before the surgery. Both the antibiotics and culture was done by GP after it became apparent Dr. Buchanan would not do them. He is not realistic about the abilities of older people with mobility issues to wear the heavy boots he provides for them. He requires x-rays when they are not needed. He could not discuss the results of any tests administered, replying in only the most general of terms, frankly appearing to be unknowledgeable in the areas of diagnosis of infections. When prescribing medication, he evidently he does not review patient charts as he started to prescribe a drug listed in the chart as harmful to the patient. He does nothing during appointments; staff does it all.
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1.0 of 5
May 20th, 2015
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Honestly, the most worthless waste of my time. Dr. Buchanan is incompetent and smug.
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1.0 of 5
January 23rd, 2015
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30 minutes
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Doesn't take time with patients, in and out of the room also done surgery on my knees that was unnecessary. Worse off now then ever wouldn't let him touch my dog now
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1.0 of 5
December 8th, 2008
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Did two completely unnecessary surgeries on my knees.
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5.0 of 5
April 26th, 2017
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2.0 of 5
March 13th, 2017
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4.0 of 5
February 21st, 2017
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5.0 of 5
February 15th, 2017

5.0 of 5
February 15th, 2017
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5.0 of 5
February 9th, 2017
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5.0 of 5
October 29th, 2016
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