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About Dr. Bruce L Buchsbaum

Dr. Bruce L Buchsbaum, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Des Moines, IA. He has 35 years of experience. His specialties include Nephrology and Internal Medicine. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

7 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Bruce L Buchsbaum is Great. Dr. Bruce L Buchsbaum has been rated by 7 patients. From those 7 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Bruce L Buchsbaum is 3.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Nephrology Pc

501 SW 7th St Ste A
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Specialties

Dr. Bruce L Buchsbaum has the following 2 specialties

  • Nephrology

    A nephrologist is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the kidneys or renal system.
    A nephrologist will determine through urine analysis, blood test, X-ray, sonogram, or kidney biopsy how well the kidneys are functioning and will then prescribe a special diet and exercise program, medication or dialysis - a process by which a machine filters the blood when the kidney is no longer capable of doing so.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Bruce L Buchsbaum has the following 8 expertise

  • Dialysis
  • Chronic Renal Disease
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Hemodialysis
  • End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Urinalysis
  • Kidney Biopsy

Dr. Bruce L Buchsbaum has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. Bruce L Buchsbaum is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Hard to get along with.

I thought he could be rude some times. Also when I was pain daily, and my brother was willing to donate a kidney he keep trying to push the date back until we started talking to another hospital in Omaha. Ive had other kidney doctors I could get a long with much more easy and showed more compassion people on dialysis. He asked me what meds he prescribed two week prior I would think he would have that info handy.

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Two Stars

States things to other Dr that are not true stating that the patient is not following the treatment plan when they have been following everything that was asked of them, and even volunteered to do more. The office people also lie and charge for appointments that they cancel and then cannot make before the end of the month.

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Three Stars

The person making the appointments on multiple occasions has been rude and tried to blame us when there were no appointment times because the DR is always out of town on extended trips. Today she literally yelled at me when I tried to make an appointment Choose a different clinic where people care.

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  • Education

    35 Years Experience

  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

  • Sinai Grace Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Bruce L Buchsbaum accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry IA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Alliance
    • Health Alliance HMO/POS
    • Health Alliance PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
  • Wellmark
    • Wellmark Alliance Select

Locations & Directions

Nephrology Pc, 501 SW 7th St Ste A, Des Moines, IA
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