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Joshua M. Buckler, MD

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Buckler is a 2017 Seattle Met Top Doctor Award winner. Philosophy of Care: I believe when a physician truly listens and builds a plan with the patient, not just for the patient, remarkable events occur. Nowhere is this more relevant than in heart disease which so profoundly affects many millions of lives.
University of Michigan Medical School
Medical School
Professional Associations
American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, FACC, FAHA
Personal Interests
Fly fishing, sailing, spending time with my wife and sons.
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical Interests
  • abnormal calcium score
  • abnormal coronary angiography
  • abnormal ecg
  • abnormal stress test
  • acute bacterial endocarditis
  • anomalous coronary artery
  • aortic stenosis
  • aortic valve disorder
  • arrhythmia
  • atherosclerosis
  • atherosclerosis of aorta
  • athletic heart syndrome
  • atrial fibrillation
  • atrial flutter
  • atrial tachycardia
  • atrioventricular block
  • atrioventricular septal defect
  • autoimmune pericarditis
  • av nodal arrhythmia
  • bradycardia
  • cardiac angina
  • cardiac arrest
  • cardiac catheterization
  • cardiac conduction defects
  • cardiac disease in pregnancy
  • cardiac insufficiency
  • cardiac risk assessment
  • cardiac sarcoma
  • cardiomegaly
  • cardiomyopathy
  • cardiospasm
  • chest pain
  • cholesterol disorders
  • complete atrioventricular block
  • conduction defects
  • congestive heart failure
  • coronary angiography
  • coronary artery anomaly
  • coronary artery disease
  • coronary artery fistula
  • coxsackie endocarditis
  • diabetic cardiomyopathy
  • dyspnea on exertion
  • elevated creatine kinase
  • enhanced external counterpulsation
  • familial arrhythmia
  • family history heart disease
  • heart murmur
  • heart racing
  • holter monitor
  • hypertension
  • hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • infiltrative disorders of the heart
  • in-office echocardiogram
  • in-office stress test
  • intra-aortic balloon pump
  • ischemic cardiomyopathy
  • left bundle branch block
  • left-sided heart failure
  • malignant hypertension
  • microvascular dysfunction
  • mitral regurgitation
  • mitral valve insufficiency
  • myocardial infarction
  • myocarditis
  • myxoma
  • palpitations
  • papillary muscle disorders
  • paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
  • paroxysmal tachycardia
  • paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia
  • patent ductus arteriosus
  • patent foramen ovale
  • pericarditis
  • postural tachycardia syndrome
  • premature beats
  • premature ventricular contractions
  • preventative cardiology
  • prinzmetals angina
  • pulmonary artery stenosis
  • pulmonary edema
  • pulmonary valve disorders
  • pulmonary valve insufficiency
  • pulmonary valve stenosis
  • refractory angina
  • rheumatic mitral regurgitation
  • rheumatic mitral stenosis
  • rheumatic mitral stenosis with insufficiency
  • rhythm disorder
  • right bundle branch block
  • right ventricular hypertrophy
  • sudden cardiac death
  • supraventricular tachycardia
  • syncope
  • tachycardia
  • tee
  • thrombosis
  • transesophageal echocardiography
  • transposition of great vessels
  • transthoracic echocardiogram
  • tricuspid regurgitation
  • tricuspid valve disease
  • valve stenosis
  • valvular endocarditis
  • vasovagal syncope
  • ventricular tachycardia
  • wolff-parkinson-white syndrome
How stress impacts your health
Blog Posts
By: Joshua M Buckler, MD
Monday, September 4, 2017

Atrial Fibrillation (also known as Afib) is an irregular heart beat that can present in many different ways. Some people don’t feel palpitations, but instead feel dizzy, weak or lightheaded. And still others feel nothing at all. So why should you care?

By: Joshua M Buckler, MD
Friday, February 10, 2017

We know the toll that physical stress can take on our hearts. But what about emotional stress? Doctors are learning that emotional stress can play a significant role in our heart health by causing inflammation in the body. It also can cause or contribute to other health problems that directly affect our hearts. I explain in this video.


The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.7 out of 5 (132 Ratings, 24 Comments)


I am glad I have Dr. Buckler as my physician for my cardiology problems

This was my first chance to meet Dr. Buckner. He is a great listener, an enthusiastic responder, and a thoughtful diagnostician. He showed a knowledge of recent possibilities and gave me a very individualized program.

Excellent experience and a very caring physician.

I came to Dr Buckler after highest recommendations from a nurse and a Dr and friend. He met all of my expectations & hopes as my new Cardiologist. He knew my chart even st 8:00 am, and has a clear cut plan to follow up on my risk factors. He involves the patients & answers my many questions. He is clearly a star who enjoys his work and sharing his understanding with his patients. Perfect for me.

Dr. Buckler was very thorough. He is an exceptional physician. I would recommend him to friends and family members.

Best doctor even! He is very responsive to my concerns/questions, gives me confidence that I will be better, seems to genuinely care about how I feel. SUPER nice.

Listened to my concerns and proactively provided solution.

Dr. Buckler is a terrific doc. The best I have had.

Dr Buckler is a rare physician: one who has complete, genuine concern for patients, with a working philosophy centered around it.

Dr. Buckler has always provided excellent care. He strives to understand the patient's general and specific (cardiac) health and suggest improvements/treatments when needed.

Dr. Buckler is the best listener in the medical profession that I have encountered in my adult life and I am into my 70's. He always treats me as an individual who just happens to need extra care with a heart concern rather than just a heart patient. He explains things in practical terms and puts things into perspective. Because of his skill and easy manner, I only need to see him for a yearly check-up or if I notice any new symptom that he has already looked ahead with me to anticipate.

The only issue I had was that I did not get a reminder for my annual visit. Dr. Buckler said I should have received one. He said he will make sure I get a reminder for my next visit.

I have already recommended Dr.Buckler to family members.

When I emailed him with a question he replied quickly and did it himself instead of having a nurse do it.

Dr. Joshua Buckler is a superb medical specialist. His knowledge, extraordinary communication skills, thoughtful concern for his patient and highly effective direction of his entire team at Swedish makes him, in my opinion, a huge and unusual asset to both the hospital and his patients. Providence, Swedish and his patients are blessed with this physician.

I really liked Dr. Buckler. he knew my history as a new patient and was very knowledgeable. I am glad I was referred to him.

I felt like I was rush because of the back up in time Doctor running late. I still haven't heard about my other appointment they was supposed to make. This is serious to me because I suffer with 3 + more illnesses. and I was referred to this doctor. He might be a good doctor but, first visits are important.

Very sincere & knowledgeable.

highly recommend this provider

Great doctor. Very happy with him.

Dr.Bukler is highly recommended

Dr. Buckler is very nice and helpful!

Awesome doc. I feel so fortunate to have Dr. Buckler overseeing my care. His knowledge and concern for me was so comforting. Talking through options for treatment and explanation of each helped me reach a joint decision. Thank you!

One of Swedish's best cardiologists!
Swedish Heart & Vascular - Ballard
1801 Northwest Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107
Swedish Heart & Vascular - Cherry Hill
550 17th Avenue Suite 680
Seattle, WA 98122
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