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About Dr. James Buehler

Dr. James Buehler, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Lake Toxaway, NC. He has 35 years of experience. His specialties include Family Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Buehler is affiliated with Mission Hospitals, Transylvania Regional Hospital INC and Transylvania Community Hospital And Bridgeway. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

8 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James Buehler is Great. Dr. James Buehler has been rated by 8 patients. From those 8 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James Buehler is 3.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

16825 Rosman Hwy
Lake Toxaway, NC 28747
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Specialties

Dr. James Buehler has the following 2 specialties

  • Family Medicine

    A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
    The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

  • Geriatric Medicine

    A geriatric specialist is a physician who treats the elderly population and the conditions that most commonly affect them. These doctors have special training in the effects of aging on the body and mind of a patient.
    Geriatric specialists treat common ailments faced by senior citizens, such as frailty, incontinence, memory problems, arthritis, senility, decreased functioning and more.
    In addition, geriatric specialists keep abreast of the different medications that an elderly person is prescribed to treat their more complex health issues in order to decrease adverse side effects and avoid dangerous drug interactions.

  • Expertise

    1 Expertise

  • Alzheimer's Disease

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The last of the Norman Rockwell doctors

Dr. Buehler ("Dr.Jay") Is the finest doctor I have ever been to in all my life. He is the last of a dying breed of doctors who really care and is less concerned with the bottom-line as he is with the individual care of each patient. He is patient, gentle, kind and has the best bedside manner have ever seen, Especially with elderly patients and children. His diagnostic skills are far superior to any other doctor I've ever known in my 70 years. He is awesome.

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He needs more doctors.

First of all, any time I try to call to set up an appointment they are never there to pick up the phone. The office is either closed or they're too busy because of not enough help. It is almost 3pm and I just tried to call to set up an appoinment for something extremely important and I couldn't even leave a message. Their office hours are even usually until 5, as mentioned on the voice messages. So if they're supposed to stay open until 5, why is no one there to give me an appointment? Also even if I do magically get someone to set up an appointment it's always several weeks in advance! So if I'm sick right then and there and need a doctor to look at me, but not in three weeks down the line, what am I supposed to do? Go to another doctor! Well that's exactly what I'll do. If I can't see my doctor when I need to see him, or at least in a smaller range of time, there's no point in me continuing to see this doctor. I give him an extremely poor rating!

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verbally abusive to my husband and myself

he came into the exam room with major attitude, he became verbally abusive when we asked questions on himself and his staff for failing to give lab results in a timely manner when questioned.he informed us that he was understaffed and that he was not incharge of his own office that the hospital was responsible for his staff not him. he told us that we were not his only patients that he had over 1000 patients and he did not have the time to call every patient who calls him and leaves messages for him. we called 3 times for results and were blown off. he was angry that we questioned things he was suppose to keep a check on. he told us that if we had any complaints to call the administrator of the local hospital as they "owned him". he walked out of the exam room went to his office shut the door very hard and never came back he sent in an assistant to do his bidding. we were patients for 5 yrs and never saw this coming. he hurt us and i would not send another person to see this man. we saw a man we did not know.

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THE IDEAL DOCTOR

DR. BUEHLER IS A TREASURE. HE SERVES A SMALL, MOUNTAIN, RURAL COMMUNITY WITH WORLD CLASS CARE. THE ONLY PROBLEM IS THAT FOLKS FROM POPULATION CENTERS HAVE HEARD OF HIM, AND NOW DRIVE LONG DISTANCES SEEKING HIS CARE! WE ARE SO BLESSED TO HAVE HIM - WE JUST WISH HE WASN'T SO POPULAR!

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I trust this doctor

Our whole community trusts Dr. "J". I feel confident that I will get excellent care even thou we live in the mountains.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Buehler is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Mission Hospitals
  • Transylvania Regional Hospital INC
  • Transylvania Community Hospital And Bridgeway
  • Transylvania Community Hosp, Brevard, Nc
  • Transylvania Regional Hospital
  • Anderson Area Med Ctr, Anderson, Sc
  • Education

    35 Years Experience

  • Medical College of Ohio

    Graduated in 1978

Locations & Directions

16825 Rosman Hwy, Lake Toxaway, NC
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