Alma E. Buckner

Alma E. Buckner, M.D.

6434 West North Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60707

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Alma E. Buckner, M.D.


6434 West North Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60707



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I represent one aspect in the life and development of the child. In combination with the parents, school, and community my goal is to help every child reach his or her full potential in order to step into the world as a healthy and fully functional adult.

About Me



  • Internship: University of Chicago
  • Fellowship: University of Chicago, Pediatrics
  • Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC
  • Residency: University of Chicago

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Medical Group

Ratings and Comments

Alma E. Buckner, M.D.

4.8 out of 5

140 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

4.9 out of 5

139 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.8 out of 5

120 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.8 out of 5

140 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.8 out of 5

140 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.5 out of 5

139 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

4.9 out of 5

140 Patient Ratings


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

Reviewed on June 9, 2019 7:00 PM

Wonderful experience , thank you so much..

Reviewed on June 7, 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.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019 7:00 PM

she listened to my concerns and gave good advice

Reviewed on April 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Doctor Buckner is a phenomenal Doctor.

Reviewed on April 21, 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

Reviewed on March 22, 2019 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.

Reviewed on October 27, 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.

Reviewed on September 1, 2018 7:00 PM

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

Reviewed on August 30, 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.

Reviewed on August 20, 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.

Reviewed on August 11, 2018 7:00 PM

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

Reviewed on July 29, 2018 7:00 PM

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

Reviewed on July 26, 2018 7:00 PM

Love Dr. Buckner, she is great!

Reviewed on June 3, 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

Reviewed on May 20, 2018 7:00 PM

good job

Reviewed on 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.

Reviewed on March 26, 2018 7:00 PM

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

Reviewed on March 26, 2018 7:00 PM

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

Reviewed on March 20, 2018 7:00 PM

My visits are always great with Dr. Buckner

Reviewed on March 18, 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.

Reviewed on March 13, 2018 7:00 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.

Reviewed on March 4, 2018 6:00 PM

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

Reviewed on February 18, 2018 6:00 PM

It was excellent.

Reviewed on February 6, 2018 6:00 PM

Always a great visit with Dr. Buckner.

Reviewed on January 28, 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.

Reviewed on January 11, 2018 6:00 PM

We love Dr. Alma Buckner.

Reviewed on December 31, 2017 6:00 PM

More quality Advocate Doctors needed in Pilsen area.

Reviewed on December 8, 2017 6:00 PM

Very informative, and always kind and helpful.

Reviewed on December 4, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Buckner is always willing to listen and answer concerns.

Reviewed on November 18, 2017 6:00 PM

The provider was very informative and pleasant.

Reviewed on November 15, 2017 6:00 PM

Visit was for 3 year annual checkup. All-in-all, we really like Dr. Buckner and trust her to care for our child.

Reviewed on October 25, 2017 7:00 PM

I really love my doctor she is the best and she takes good care of me whenever I go to see her.

Reviewed on May 21, 2017 7:00 PM


Reviewed on April 26, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr Buckner was very informative, patient, friendly and respectful. We feel blessed after our first initial visit to have discovered this pediatrician.

Reviewed on April 4, 2017 7:00 PM


Reviewed on April 3, 2017 7:00 PM

This was my baby's first visit after given birth. It was a good experience overall. I have picked this doctor as my child's primary doctor.

Reviewed on March 27, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Buckner explained why my daughter was sick and how she will treat it clearly. She was very helpful.

Reviewed on February 16, 2017 6:00 PM

This was our first visit with Dr. Buckner for an annual check up. Everything was satisfactory, Dr. Buckner was professional and kind.

Reviewed on January 27, 2017 6:00 PM

The wait to see the doctor is WAY to long!!!

Reviewed on November 15, 2016 6:00 PM

I absolutely love her! please bring her back to the advocate southeast clinic we hate driving so far to see her!

Reviewed on October 16, 2016 7:00 PM

I enjoy bringing my child to see Dr. Buckner.

Reviewed on October 16, 2016 7:00 PM

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Medical Areas of Expertise

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Clinical Interests

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Child Development
  • Healthy Steps Program
  • Infant Care
  • Lactation Counseling
  • Pediatrics
  • School Physicals
  • Sports Physicals


  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP MedicareComplete Plus HMO - POS
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Choice POS
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Access POS
  • Aetna Open Choice POS
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select Choice EPO
  • Aetna Select POS
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna US Healthcare Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO - POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • Blue Precision Bronze HMO
  • Blue Precision Gold HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • Blue Precision Platinum HMO
  • Blue Precision Silver HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna C - 5 POS
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Health Partners PPO
  • Cigna Open Access Plus POS
  • Cigna Open Access Plus State of Illinois POS
  • CIGNA Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry HMO
  • Coventry One Select PPO
  • Coventry PPO
  • Coventry Workers Comp PPO
  • First Health Network EPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna Open Access Plus HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • Harken Health Choice Plus
  • Harken Health Compass Plus
  • Health Alliance HMO
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • Healthlink PPO
  • HealthSpring Medicaid ICP
  • HealthSpring Medicare HMO
  • HealthSpring MMAI
  • HFN Platinum EPO
  • HFN Total Care PPO
  • Humana Advocate Health Care PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana DuPage Medical Group HMO
  • Humana DuPage Medical Group HMO - HMO Select
  • Humana EPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Choice PPO
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Gold Plus Integrated-Medicare-Medicaid Plan
  • Humana HMO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • Humana HMO Select
  • Humana Illinois Platinum HMO
  • Humana Integrated Care Program of Illinois
  • Humana Medicaid Managed Care Plan
  • Humana National EPO
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana National PPO
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Humana PPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • LLH Adventist Silver PPO 3000
  • LLH Family Health Network Silver PPO 3100
  • LLH Swedish Covenant Silver PPO
  • Meridian
  • Meritain Health PPO
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • NALC (Natl Assn of Letter Carriers) Health Benefit
  • PHCS Savility PPO
  • Preferred Network Access PPO
  • Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
  • Tricare POS
  • Tricare PPO
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete (Secure Horizons) HMO
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete Focus HMO
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Healthcare Charter
  • United Healthcare Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare Compass HMO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Medicare Solutions PPO
  • United Healthcare MedicareComplete Plan 1 HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate POS
  • United Healthcare Nexus
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select EPO
  • United Healthcare Select HMO
  • United Healthcare Select Plus POS


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