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 102
Vancouver, WA 98684
Fax 360-816-2710
Affiliated Facilities

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
  • General practice
  • Sports Medicine

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

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 (120 Ratings, 44 Comments)

 

06/25/2015
Dr Buckler is a highly professional, reasonable and caring physician.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/24/2015
she is on top of every thing involving my health
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/16/2015
My critical concerns about referals applies to my wife's experiences. Getting referals has taken too long and I think your process needs much improvement. The remainder of your services has been excellent.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

06/15/2015
Overall my experience has been good. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/10/2015
she understands my issues and my needs
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/02/2015
Dr. Buckler has always been a good listener and has directed my healthcare to specialists if she cannot take care of it herself. She persues issues of concerns with follow up tests and I have been satisfied with her recommendations.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/02/2015
Andrea Buckler is a very compassionate and caring provider and part of my medical team
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/27/2015
no bad experiences
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/14/2015
This is the best provider that I have had in the last 50 years. i will be moving out of the area soon and I will definitely miss her. Dr Buckler is one of a kind. She is very sensitive and kind and understanding. it's really too bad that there aren't more doctors of her stature.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/13/2015
The nurse went through my history and present problems. It was very efficient and the doctor did not waste her time and was able to examine me, determine what I should do, and answered all questions.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/07/2015
My daughter and I are very pleased to receive the knowledgeable care given by Dr. Buckler. She connects with us and we feel assured that she is doing her best to be an excellent doctor for me. Dr. Buckler provides for me; I am fortunate to have found a highly qualified doctor.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/06/2015
Dr. Buckler fit me in instead of waiting 10 days for her next appt. Shows concern for my pain/issues.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/29/2015
There seems to be a staffing shortage for prescription refills. Other than that any issues have been addressed and fixed.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/17/2015
staff could not be better service is excellant
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/11/2015
Dr. Buckler was wonderful, kind, compassionate, empathetic.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/04/2015
Dr. Buckler is the greatest! I'm always very comfortable with her.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

02/25/2015
I enjoyed my visit as much as you can enjoy going to the Dr., Dr. Buckler is one of the better Dr.'s that I've seen in a long time
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/23/2015
BAD--VERY LONG WAIT TIMED WHEN I PHONE FOR AN APPT OR QUESTION.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/18/2015
my provider is one of the best i have had in years and i wouldnt trade her
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

02/10/2015
It has taken nearly a week to get a referral to a specialist with multiple MyChart messages and phone calls that were not responded to, even though they were marked as a priority for 2+ days. Dr. and front desk are normally very helpful. not sure where the ball was dropped on this one.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/28/2015
Dr. Butler is always professional yet warm and caring. She listens to me, answers my questions and I never feel rushed.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

01/25/2015
No follow up responses. I sent an email on Jan 21 requesting a higher dose of medication I was on stating the pain was still sever and as of Jan 26 there was no response. I even called on Jan 24th to say nobody contacted me and wanted someone to cal me by the end of day and nobody caled on Fri as well.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/21/2015
Dr. Buckler has changed my health by recommending vitamin D. Since seeing her. I am feeling much better.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

01/20/2015
I had a great first visit with my new PCP. She'll be seeing me for many more years.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/20/2015
After 17 years with insurance, I lost my job and have to use [...]. I was very ashamed to have to come in and show another card, but this was treated as just a routine change in insurance companies, not the life altering event it has been to me. I wasn't treated any differently, and for this I will be eternally grateful to the staff, doctors, lab people. Everyone.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

01/13/2015
Andrea is down to earth, really smart, and just plain real which I appreciate. I look forward to working with her in the further and would recommend her to others needing care.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/31/2014
Dr. Buckler has been amazing,even messaging me when she is out of the office. I appreciate her a lot and would never change Dr.s on my own
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/22/2014
Dr Buckler is an excellent provider!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/16/2014
excellent
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/09/2014
without the help of Dr. Buckler and her staff I would be dead at this time no questions about it
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

12/03/2014
This visit was to meet the Dr for the first time. I had no medical problems to present or discuss. The vivit was very pleasant.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/03/2014
Very informative regarding my upcoming surgery for my rotator cuff tear.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

11/28/2014
took a lot of time going over chart. did not feel hurried at all.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/25/2014
Dr Buckler is a class act and listens to me. she told the things i said into account, that is alll i can ask.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/21/2014
All my experiences have been all I could expect and more
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/19/2014
Dr. Buckler is a very fine physician and I feel very comfortable with her.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

11/18/2014
very caring, knows who I am, is very responsive and also knows when to refer me to a specialist.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/11/2014
my provider is awesome this is the first time in a long time I have had someone who treats me as a person not an ailment or number...shes great
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/19/2014
I've already reccomended that my fiance establish care at your clinic, which he has done.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/26/2014
Dr Buckler is an excellent physician!
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

09/17/2014
I love my provider, the only thing I would say about my exp in that clinic is when I call the hold times are very long, usually over 10 min. And the reception staff, kinda cold and unfriendly. but when you get to the medical assistants and the providers, they make it worth me still driving from gresham to vancouver to see them and my provider.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/17/2014
We love Dr. Buckler. She's just what we were looking for in a physician! She's pleasant, happy and very knowledgeable about natural health as well as Allopathic Medicine. She's amazing.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/10/2014
Very good
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/02/2014
[...] I have had multiple problems and surgeries. All followed by and helped by Dr. Buckler. With out her willingness to take on all of my problems ,I am sure as the day is long that I would be dead by now, if not for her.
Providence Health & Services Patient