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About Dr. Richard Buchta

Dr. Richard Buchta, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Diego, CA. His specialties include Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Dr. Buchta is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital-La Jolla, Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Green. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

3 Ratings

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard Buchta is Great. Dr. Richard Buchta has been rated by 3 patients. From those 3 patients 0 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard Buchta is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley

3811 Valley Centre Dr
San Diego, CA 92130
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Dr. Richard Buchta has the following 2 specialties

  • Pediatrics

    A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
    While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
    Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.

  • Adolescent Medicine

    Adolescent specialists are doctors who have advanced training in the health issues that adolescents face. These physicians deal with issues like the onset of puberty, reproductive health, eating disorders, irregular periods, mood changes, drugs and pressures from home and school. For girls entering adulthood, adolescent specialists can act as both pediatrician and gynecologist, so they only have to see one doctor for all their needs.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Richard Buchta has the following 7 expertise

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Check-up
  • Immunization
  • Pediatric Diabetes
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical
  • Vaccination

Dr. Richard Buchta has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. Richard Buchta is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Scripps Green
  • Scripps Clinic
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
  • Children's Health Center
  • Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley
  • Children's Hospital - San Diego
  • Education

  • Loyola University Chicago Stritch School Of Medicine
  • United States Naval Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard Buchta accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • Cigna Southern CA Select
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • UHC West
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex3
    • UHC West SignatureValue Alliance
    • UHC West SignatureValue HMO

Locations & Directions

Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley, 3811 Valley Centre Dr, San Diego, CA
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