Alma E. Buckner, MD

Specialty: Pediatrics

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Primary location

6434 West North Avenue

Chicago, IL 60707

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Office: 773-836-3000

Fax: 773-836-5987

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4025 North Western Avenue

Chicago, IL 60618

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Office: 773-275-7700

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Meet Alma E. Buckner, MD

About me

  • Adolescent MedicineChild DevelopmentHealthy Steps ProgramInfant CareLactation CounselingPediatricsSchool PhysicalsSports Physicals



  • University of Chicago, Pediatrics
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Chicago
  • Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC

Board certifications

  • Pediatrics

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Medical Group

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Access HMO
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Coventry (Aetna Medicare) HMO
  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare POS
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan PPO
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna State of Illinois HMO
  • Aetna State of Illinois Open Access Plus
  • Aetna State of Illinois PPO
  • Aetna Value Performance Network
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Benefit Plan Administrators (BPA)
  • Benefits Services and Systems, Inc
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Community FHP
  • Blue Cross Community ICP
  • Blue Cross Community MMAI
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Med Select PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Supplement PPO
  • Blue Medicare Advocate Health HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna APWU Health Plan Open Access Plus
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Healthspring True Choice PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna NALC Health Benefits Plan
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry / FirstHealth
  • Coventry Health Care HMO
  • Coventry Health Care Open Access POS
  • Coventry Health Care POS
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • FirstHealth / Coventry Personal Care
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna EPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred PPO
  • HST Care Connect EPO
  • HST Care Connect PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Community Select HMO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Illinois CCN HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Humana Medicare Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Medicare Supplement Plan
  • Humana MMAI
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Medicare
  • Meridian
  • Meridian MMAI
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 PPO
  • Tricare Prime
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Advantage Value HMO - POS
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 1 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 2 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Supplement
  • UHC National Railway Carriers & United Transportation Union Health and Welfare
  • UHC Railroad Employees National Health & Welfare Plan
  • UHC/ AARP Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • Union Health Services, Inc.
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Health One Golden Rule
  • United Healthcare Charter HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus PPO
  • United Healthcare Choice PPO
  • United Healthcare Core PPO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Medica
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Assure PPO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare NexusACO OA
  • United Healthcare NexusACO R
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Oxford
  • Wellcare Health Plans HMO

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 116 patient ratings.


June 29, 2020 5:29 PM

My experience with Dr Buckner is always amazing. She is always so friendly, informative and observant. I never have to wait too long to see her. She is amazing!

May 17, 2020 11:47 AM

great to talk to a out my child health

March 14, 2020 8:45 AM

She is very experienced and knows what she is talking about. Excellent and highly recommended.

March 14, 2020 8:45 AM

excellent experience

February 26, 2020 7:08 AM

Dr. has good hours, means well, but does not provide enough info for a teen. Have visited 2X's to discuss depression & getting a therapist instead provided MEDICATION.

February 10, 2020 1:36 PM

Dr. Bucker and staff were very helpful. My husband and I left feeling great and all of our question were answered. My daughter was 4 days old at the time of the appt. and I felt like giving up breastfeeding she ensured me I was doing everything right. it was such a relief.

January 11, 2020 10:38 AM


December 17, 2019 4:48 PM

my experience has always been good, everyone always treats us with respect.

December 17, 2019 4:48 PM

Good experience

December 12, 2019 6:12 AM

Very nice, answer all question.

December 9, 2019 2:35 PM

Dr. Buckner and her team were so polite, calm and informative! My 18th month old wasn't feeling well and was crabby. Dr. Buckner did a great job to ease his worries!

October 30, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Buckner was very attentive during the visit. She did a lot of teaching with Ken and family regarding his health and was very helpful in answering our questions.

September 29, 2019 7:00 PM

She was a very nice and friendly doctor, explained everything well and in detail, she made sure all our questions were answered and gave us helpful tips and advice. Overall I will definitely continue to take my son to her as his primary doctor.

September 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Alma Buckner is a very sweet provider. She interacts nicely with the patients and is very involved with them in a friendly way asking them questions about how school went, what they want to be when they grow up , etc. She cares about their health and teaches you about different ways to prevent illness and advises on how to keep children healthy.

September 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Alma Buckner is a very sweet provider. She interacts nicely with the patients and is very involved with them in a friendly way asking them questions about how school went, what they want to be when they grow up , etc. She cares about their health and teaches you about different ways to prevent illness and advises on how to keep children healthy.

September 11, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent service for a first time visit.

September 9, 2019 7:00 PM

We had a routine check up and Alma Buckner was great with us and with our daughter.

August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

We are very pleased with the care that Dr. Buckner and her medical team provides our family.

August 8, 2019 7:00 PM

We have been going to see this provider for 13 years now. We have moved and do not live near it anymore but we continue to see Dr. Buckner because she is experienced has a great bedside manner and my kids love her! The check in procedure is always very efficient and the staff there are courteous and helpful. We will continue going to that office location/provider for as long as we can. Thank you!

June 9, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Buckner is amazing! she is so wise, we trust her!

June 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Wonderful experience , thank you so much..

May 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Buckner was very kind, easy to talk with and was really good with information. I will definitely recommend Dr. Buckner.

April 22, 2019 7:00 PM

she listened to my concerns and gave good advice

April 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Doctor Buckner is a phenomenal Doctor.

March 22, 2019 7:00 PM

She see my other two children, 17 and 9. She nice I like her. She's very busy. sometimes the visits are rushed but that wasn't the case this time

October 27, 2018 7:00 PM

dr. bruckner is always amazing! couldn't have a better pediatrician for my daughter! wish she had more available days at the oak park location though. it's hard to only be able to see her there only two times a week.

September 1, 2018 7:00 PM

I love the fact that she treats my daughter with respect and listens to her, even when she is only 5 years old. It show my daughter that her doctor care about her and she is now scare or afraid of of doctor visits.

August 30, 2018 7:00 PM

I have been attending Dr. Buckner office with two of my children for over 12 yrs. never any complaints.

August 20, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. called me after my appointment wanted me to call her back. I have called 4 times with no call back. I'm still waiting for her to call back.

August 11, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Buckner has always provided the best care for my daughters. She is patient, thorough and informative. We have been visiting her for years and will continue to do so.

July 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Buckner is always so kind and makes my kids laugh with her helper Marshall (paw patrol)

July 26, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Buckner showed concern for X, also interacted with him very well.

June 3, 2018 7:00 PM

Love Dr. Buckner, she is great!

May 20, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr alma buckner has been great , i don't regret switching over to her to be my babies pediatrician. She's been nothing but great

March 26, 2018 7:00 PM

good job

March 26, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Buckner, was kind and she was thorough! we'd see her again if needed and we'd recommend her.

March 26, 2018 7:00 PM

well satisfied with a provider and the front desk staff and also the medical assistance

March 20, 2018 7:00 PM

Routine 4-month visit for my infant. All went smoothly.

March 18, 2018 7:00 PM

My visits are always great with Dr. Buckner

March 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Buckner essentially laughed in my face when I suggested not vaccinating my child at this visit and was explaining how I would like more information about the ingredients and safety of vaccines. I'm concerned about the levels of aluminum and any preservative in the vaccines given to him. she shook her head and said that vaccines are safe because we have been giving them for a long time. I felt unheard and told her it would not work out for us to come to her there. I was very disappointed.

March 4, 2018 6:00 PM

This was an urgent care visit for a note for daycare -- the doctor was really kind, spent time talking and examining my child. I felt like my child was taken care of. The doctor seemed very trustworthy and confident. She explained things well.

February 18, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr Buckner was very helpful and we had an excellent experience.

February 6, 2018 6:00 PM

It was excellent.

January 28, 2018 6:00 PM

Always a great visit with Dr. Buckner.

January 11, 2018 6:00 PM

Love Doctor Buckner, wish the portal allowed me to make appointments at the western office since I know she is there sometimes as well.

December 31, 2017 6:00 PM

We love Dr. Alma Buckner.

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