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Joshua M. Buckler, MD

4.7 out of 5



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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.

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Joshua M. Buckler, M.D. Bio
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University of Michigan Medical School
medical school, 2001

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
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Personal Interests

Fly fishing, sailing, spending time with my wife and sons.
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Professional Associations

American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, FACC, FAHA
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  • English

Practice Locations

Joshua M. Buckler practices at two locations

Swedish Heart & Vascular - Ballard
1801 Northwest Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107
Swedish Heart & Vascular - Cherry Hill
550 17th Avenue
Suite 680
Seattle, WA 98122
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill

Patient Ratings and Comments

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. 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. 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. More About Our Survey

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Joshua M. Buckler's Overall Score

4.7 out of 5 from 192 ratings (23 comments)
5 out of 5

I appreciate that Dr Buckler treated me like a person rather than a condition. He knows running is important to me and took that into consideration during my visit. He is very professional but also very human. I appreciate him and his staff.

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4.5 out of 5

Dr. Buckler did an excellent job of explaining my condition to me and going over what I should expect. I left feeling positive and confident.

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5 out of 5

very good

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3.5 out of 5

Decision from both of us to go to an Echocardiogram [...]; very objective; want to get results.

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5 out of 5

All very good. Dr. Buckler is a cardiologist, my first time seeing this specialist, I will continue to see him yearly or as needed. [...]

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5 out of 5

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

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5 out of 5

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.

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5 out of 5

Excellent experience and a very caring physician.

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5 out of 5

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.

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5 out of 5

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

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5 out of 5

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.

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5 out of 5

Listened to my concerns and proactively provided solution.

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5 out of 5

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

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5 out of 5

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

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5 out of 5

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.

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5 out of 5

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.

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5 out of 5

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.

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5 out of 5

I have already recommended Dr.Buckler to family members.

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5 out of 5

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

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5 out of 5

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.

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5 out of 5

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.

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2.5 out of 5

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.

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4 out of 5

Very sincere & knowledgeable.

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