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 (155 Ratings, 58 Comments)

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07/26/2017
Andrea Buckler always goes above and beyond for me and my care! she is a wonderful Dr as well as person!
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07/20/2017
I really enjoy Dr. Buckler and her approach.
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06/26/2017
Dr. B is amazing! Always willing to work with me to resolve health issues. Very caring and compassionate!
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06/19/2017
First time visit with this provider - was very impressed and very happy that I chose her as my new primary care Dr
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06/19/2017
I've been coming to Providence for about 5 years now. Due to extensive injuries sustained from a work accident in 2001. I have been seeing Dr. Buckler for the last year and a half. Dr. Buckler has done in that short time than every other Dr. combined including at your offices. Thankful for Dr. Buckler
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06/16/2017
Andrea is an AMAZING person (Dr.) she is understanding, cares what you have to say, takes her time with you. I have never been so happy with a Dr. and I'm 46 and I fully trust her! I feel greatful to have found her! I rave to everyone I know and pass her name along often!
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06/05/2017
my blood test were on line, which i greatly appreciate. so there wasnt any required follow-up needed. very happy with this provider!
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05/25/2017
Dr Buckler is AWESOME (but too popular, which is good for her but it means having to see someone else when needing to see a dr ASAP). The staff [...] are THE BEST!
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05/11/2017
She cares, she listens, she takes action, and all concerns are attended to.
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05/10/2017
I have nothing but the highest praise for the medical staff at Providence Mill Plain. During the past year my husband had a serious medical problem and the support we received from Dr. [...], Dr. Andrea Buckler and other staff at Providence was absolutely fantastic. We received many calls asking how things were and if we needed anything, some many months later. I can't thank them or praise them enough for the care and compassion they showed to us.
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05/08/2017
Good experience
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05/03/2017
Dr. Buckler is hands down the best care provider I have had in my entire lifetime. She takes the time to listen to me and works with me on decisions for my care. She has a lot of great knowledge and insights and I have full confidence in the recommendations she gives.
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04/24/2017
I really like Dr. Buckler and will continue to see her as my primary care.
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04/21/2017
I see Dr Buckler for OMT, which has been very successful. Dr [...] was my provider and Dr Buckler will be now that Dr [...] has left, but I haven't seem Dr Buckler for a medical problem yet.
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04/17/2017
I was finding a new primary care doctor. Dr. Buckler was excellent, a good listener and took a lot of time to address my questions. I have registered with her and this clinic. The office staff was friendly and took my information immediately. [...]
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04/13/2017
this is the best doctor I have ever had help me over come a multitude of problems to achieve success in my pain
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04/12/2017
this lady saved my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!, an is still taking care of me .
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04/06/2017
Dr Buckler is an excellent physician who is both caring and knowledgable. I consider myself lucky to call her my Dr.
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04/01/2017
Dr. Buckler is awesome, she cares about me as a person not a disease or a number.
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03/29/2017
always on top of my history and needs!
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03/17/2017
LOVE Dr. Buckler! ive always had problems with staff sending referrals tho! i will call, they say they've sent it, but specialist never seems to get it
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03/16/2017
I have nothing bad to say..everything is great there..AWESOME STAFF !!
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03/15/2017
absolutely love the staff and Dr. Buckler! so helpful and friendly!
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03/01/2017
I reside an hours drive from Mill Plain to see Dr. Buckler as my physician. She has my best interest at heart and she's a great doctor.
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02/23/2017
I would NOT go anywhere else for care I like and respect my Dr.as a friend an someone I trust, thank you very much.
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02/09/2017
Dr. Buckler is very caring and professionally effective in providing services.
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02/08/2017
Please continue this high level of care. Dr is one of best I've met! A side note- don't grow the clinic into a large facility like [...]; some of like more personalized care in a smaller setting.
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02/07/2017
Andrea Buckler is awesome to have as my doctor. She makes me feel comfortable during my visits. She keeps me on my toes. She takes great care of me!
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02/07/2017
Dr. Buckles is VERY caring & understanding. No bad experiences.
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02/02/2017
Dr. Buckler is amazing! Always listens.
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01/25/2017
My provider always answers all my - questions.
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01/25/2017
I thank you Providence team! You are doing good!
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01/24/2017
All good experience.
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01/23/2017
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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01/11/2017
this office and providers and office people are stellar! will never leave unless it changes.
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12/27/2016
She is knowledgeable and personable. I feel safe. I'm confident her care is the best for me.
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12/01/2016
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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11/30/2016
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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11/28/2016
seems overwhelmed at times, workload too high; reluctant to partner with a specialist when unclear of diagnosis.
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11/03/2016
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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10/31/2016
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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10/23/2016
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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10/22/2016
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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10/19/2016
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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10/06/2016
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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10/05/2016
if it weren't for this provider I would not have chosen providence [...]
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10/03/2016
alway polite and caring and they listen to what you have to say.Dr.Buckler is awsome.
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09/30/2016
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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09/30/2016
very good
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09/28/2016
it was a little rough transitioning from my old inc.to this plan but it's getting better
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09/26/2016
I am pleased with Dr. Buckler as my Provide. She is a nice person.
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09/22/2016
She is THE BEST. Which has its downside in that when I need her on short notice she's unavailable.
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09/19/2016
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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09/16/2016
Dr. Bucker is amazing. She is respectful and kind. She really seems to care.
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09/13/2016
GOOD.
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09/12/2016
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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08/29/2016
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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08/25/2016
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.