Biography & Education

Biography

Dr. Andrea Buckler was inspired to become a doctor after experiencing knee problems while playing high school and college sports. "I chose family medicine with sports medicine to help people understand their bodies and empower them to take control of their health," said Dr. Buckler. 

In addition to sports medicine, Dr. Buckler specializes in osteopathic treatments for a variety of ailments, including back and neck pain, headaches, sinus congestion and asthma. 

She earned her medical degree from Kansas City University School of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Mo. She then completed her family medicine residency at Spartanburg Regional Hospital in Spartanburg, S.C., and a sports medicine fellowship with Family Medicine Residency of Idaho in Boise. Dr. Buckler is board certified in osteopathic family medicine.

Born and raised in Vancouver, Wash., Dr. Buckler enjoys playing volleyball and soccer, and spending time with her husband and dog.  

Areas of expertise

Family medicine, sports medicine

Education

Medical degree: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Mo. 
Internship: Summa Western Reserve Hospital, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Residency, family medicine: Spartanburg Regional Hospital, S.C.
Fellowship, sports medicine: Family medicine residency of Idaho, Sports medicine, Boise

Dr. Buckler is board certified in osteopathic family medicine.  

Languages
  • English
  • German

Care Locations

315 SE Stone Mill Drive
Suite 200
Vancouver, WA 98684
Fax 360-816-2710
Affiliated Facilities

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
  • General practice
  • Sports medicine

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
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4.8 out of 5 (124 Ratings, 53 Comments)

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01/24/2017
My provider always answers all my - questions.
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01/24/2017
I thank you Providence team! You are doing good!
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01/23/2017
All good experience.
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01/22/2017
From the wonderful and helpful receptionist to [...] (MA) and Dr. Buckler I had an excellent visit. I got my questions and concerns addressed and referrals made as well as labs to possibly alter my health practices in the future.
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01/10/2017
this office and providers and office people are stellar! will never leave unless it changes.
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12/26/2016
She is knowledgeable and personable. I feel safe. I'm confident her care is the best for me.
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11/30/2016
My experience with Dr. Buckler was with her skill with OMT (in the past 3-4 months) she is my primary care physician and I find her very knowledgeable and skilled. This was my first time for this type of treatment for my TMJ. Dr. Buckler was very helpful in relieving my symptoms and pain as well as other area's of my body. I would and have recommended her to others.
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11/29/2016
I have received excellent care from Dr. Buckler. This summer we had a health crisis with my husband. Everyone at Providence (Dr [...], Dr Buckler, [...], and others) were extremely supportive and helpful. We can't say enough about the support we received. We are very appreciative.
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11/27/2016
seems overwhelmed at times, workload too high; reluctant to partner with a specialist when unclear of diagnosis.
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11/02/2016
Buckler is AWESOME! I would change medical programs just to stay with her. I've lived in the area since 2001 and I've never been so pleased with care. She is very personal, listens and interacts easily. Perfect bedside manor. She should teach classes in it! Thank you Dr Buckler! Keep up the great work! I never feel rushed, I feel like she cares about me. Awesome!
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10/30/2016
Dr. Buckler and her team are fantatic, sometimes I feel like some of the issues I have will never be resolved and I know other doctor's have either told me there really is no issue or just perscribe drugs and don't try and find out the issues. Dr. Buckler did find the issues and have been trying to help me with it ever since
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10/22/2016
They take the time to understand what you are trying to tell them about your problem. Then they go in detail about what you are experiencing and what has to be done to make it better...
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10/21/2016
Dr.Buckler is an amazing doctor. She always takes time to listen to my concerns and addresses them. I appreciate everything that she does. I wish there were more doctors like her!
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10/18/2016
Dr. Buckler is new to me, as I recently moved to the area. I am extremely impressed with her knowledge, ideas, and attitude towards me and my care. I am so happy that my husband found her and recommended her to me. I am confident in her ability to provide a care plan for me.
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10/05/2016
I like my PCP very much. Sometimes, however, they are slower than I would like in completing or notifying me about referrals to specialists when needed. With chronic pain every day counts.
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10/04/2016
if it weren't for this provider I would not have chosen providence [...]
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10/02/2016
alway polite and caring and they listen to what you have to say.Dr.Buckler is awsome.
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09/29/2016
Care provided was very good. Had to return to my car to get insurance card, I thought they could look it up on computer [...]
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09/29/2016
very good
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09/27/2016
it was a little rough transitioning from my old inc.to this plan but it's getting better
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09/25/2016
I am pleased with Dr. Buckler as my Provide. She is a nice person.
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09/21/2016
She is THE BEST. Which has its downside in that when I need her on short notice she's unavailable.
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09/18/2016
Andrea is more then just a Dr.! she is kind, patient, she listens and really cares! I recommend her to everyone I know! Because of her helping me with some medical issues my life has changed!!! I hope she knows she is changing lives!
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09/15/2016
Dr. Bucker is amazing. She is respectful and kind. She really seems to care.
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09/12/2016
GOOD.
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09/11/2016
Not only was Dr. Buckler an excellent into for me for the Vancouver area but her Physician's Assistant, was really really great.
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08/28/2016
My experience with Dr. Buckler during my visit was the best experience I've had with a general check up. She was very respectful, knowledgeable, and I felt very comfortable discussing my health concerns with her.
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08/24/2016
Dr. Buckler is a very friendly and helpful provider. She listens to you and doesn't make you feel like she just needs to get to the next patient.
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07/26/2016
i love my doctor!!! and my PA...all aspects ofprovidence on Mill plain is great
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06/29/2016
the receptionist. was very negative towards me. [...]
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06/19/2016
Pleasant/interested/sympathetic/caring.
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06/14/2016
I have always rec'vd great care and the staff both at front desk and clinical staff provide good care, technique and respect and good humor when I am there. Thank you.
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06/14/2016
I cannot possibly say enough good things about Dr. Buckler. Best doctor I've ever had. Kind, professional, intelligent, and sensitive. The entire office staff and medical staff are stellar. Best care I've ever had, hands down.
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06/05/2016
Dr. Buckler is the best doctor I have ever seen. she knows what she is doing and takes care of business. I don't know how much she is paid, but I think she deserves a raise.
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06/02/2016
Dr Buckler is the best doctor I have ever used and believe me I have used alot of doctors also she is very professional and always answers your questions and if she doesn't know than she finds out again I'm so lucky to have a doctor like her don't ever get rid of her cause where she goes I go
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06/01/2016
The visit was fine
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05/24/2016
very professional and friendly.
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05/22/2016
I look forward to my visits with Dr.Buckler, it's just the office staff that is not pleasant to deal with. In particular the receptionist.
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05/17/2016
I feel confident Dr Buckler provides the best if care, she takes time tolisten to my concerns and addresses each one in terms I can understand.
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05/17/2016
I love Andrea Buckler, she listens understands & actually cares!!! thank you so much for all you do!
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05/15/2016
Past provider was more in depth with annual exam by checking reflexes, hands, feet, checking for moles, breast and under arm exam. Other than a quick glance in my throat and ears, checking the glands in my neck, pushing on my stomach and listening to my breathing, the rest of the exam was verbal questions. I assume this is the new way of doing annual exams.
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05/10/2016
Great physician Dr buckler
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05/10/2016
Dr. Buckler is excellent and provides excellent care
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05/08/2016
Dr Buckler is AWESOME. The downside to having the "perfect" Dr is that her schedule is usually full, when I need her most (short-notice illness).
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05/03/2016
+I owe her my life
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04/27/2016
I love Buckler. Have recommended her many times. She respects her patients & I feel heard & understood. She doesn't rush me.
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04/06/2016
Dr. Buckler and staff are wonderful to work with and their care and treatment is exemplary
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03/30/2016
Thank you Providence for your outstanding professional care! You are treating your patients well and I'm blessed by your service. [...]
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03/27/2016
Dr buckler is an angel! So is dr [...]. I am dropping all of my old [...] doctors and moving to all providence doctors [...]
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03/20/2016
I love dr buckler she is the best ever doctor i have ever had she is smart knows whats she is doing i would never ever want her to leave me i trust her with my health
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03/16/2016
I really like Dr Buckler, she is very intelligent and her specialties fit me well
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03/15/2016
Dr. Buckler and staff were able to give me a referral to a Providence Specialist, order a shingles vaccine, and provide a referral to my eye care clinic. The blood tests were posted promptly to my MyChart account. Dr. Buckler also asked about any health concerns and conducted an extra test based on my responses. The results relieved my concerns and took that question off my worry list.
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03/13/2016
Loved her. She gets it. Good listener with heart