Cindy Buchanan, MHS, PA-C

Board Certified Physician Assistant

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Locations

Tenet Health Central Coast Primary and Specialty Care
1064 Murray Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Phone: (805) 269-7100

Tenet Health Central Coast Primary and Specialty Care
6955 El Camino Real, Ste. 200
Atascadero, CA 93422

Phone: (805) 434-4315

Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.9 out of 5
248 Ratings
225 Comments

Education

  • Graduate: MHS, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Undergraduate: BS, California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo

Special Interests

Cindy Buchanan, MHS, PA-C graduated as a Physician Assistant in 2006 and began her career in Family Practice in Pismo Beach. She continued in Family Practice for five years when she decided to specialize in Endocrinology. She has been practicing Endocrinology for the last six years. She treats a wide variety of endocrine disorders and has a special interest in Diabetes and Thyroid disorders. She is currently accepting new patients.

Services

  • Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetics
  • Thyroid disorders including thyroid cancer
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Hypogonadism, primary or secondary
  • Gestational Diabetes

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to provider related questions on our independently administered Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.
4.9
Provider showed concern
4.9
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.9
CP spoke using clear language
4.9
Provider explained things clearly
4.9
Provider included you in decisions
4.9
Patients' confidence in CP
4.9
Likelihood of recommending this provider

Comments

Comments are gathered from our Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Aug 28, 2021
No problems.
Aug 28, 2021
No problems.
Aug 28, 2021
No problems.
Aug 28, 2021
No problems.
Aug 28, 2021
No problems.
Aug 28, 2021
No problems
Aug 28, 2021
Dr. Buchanan is amazing! She always listens to any questions I have and offers great support. I can tell she genuinely cares about her patients which is a wonderful quality for a physician to have!
Aug 28, 2021
The office staff and Dr Buchanan are amazing and so pleasant to work with. Every time I call to make an appointment I feel like I'm talking with someone who cares which is a great feeling!
Aug 27, 2021
Cindy Buchanan has gone above and beyond in my care over the years . Always taken extra time and concern. Implicit trust in her.
Aug 23, 2021
I appreciate Cindy Buchanan as a healthcare professional , she Is great
Aug 21, 2021
Cindy B and the staff are friendly and professional.
Aug 20, 2021
Cindy B is a good listener.
Aug 20, 2021
In my two office visits, the entire staff has been excelent, very friendly.
Aug 20, 2021
No males in office, I felt special.
Aug 20, 2021
I pre-registered but it didn't registerI tried again at the office and was not able to complete specific tasks, correcting my medications was one. It worked out well and no animals were Injured In the process. .
Aug 16, 2021
Again my comments are for FCCP at her current location not at her previous location. That individual didn't even send me to the correct address.
Aug 16, 2021
Cindy has been wonderful for the three years she has provided care to me
Aug 16, 2021
Cindy had moved her location since my last visit. My reception at her old location was very unhelpful. My scores above are for the personnel at her current location.
Aug 13, 2021
Cindy Buchanan has helped me more than three previous endocrinologists and physicians.
Aug 13, 2021
This office has been a godsend.
Aug 6, 2021
Very helpful
Aug 6, 2021
Thank you
Aug 6, 2021
Nice nurse
Aug 6, 2021
Awesome
Aug 6, 2021
She spoke to me loud enough so could hear after I told her I had a hearing problem, she was very friendly and listened to my word. It was a great visit and I left feeling good.
Aug 6, 2021
Friendly
Aug 6, 2021
Very friendly
Aug 5, 2021
Good
Aug 5, 2021
Good
Aug 5, 2021
Good
Aug 5, 2021
Good
Aug 5, 2021
Good
Aug 5, 2021
Cindy Buchanan PA is the best PA I have ever worked with in my diabetes care. She truly helps me understand my needs and explains answers to my concerns and questions
Aug 5, 2021
Staff is so helpful and sweet
Aug 5, 2021
Always is fast to returning phone calls and helpful in need assistance in medical emergencies
Aug 5, 2021
Receptionist is very nice and treats all patients like they are close family and asks how we are doing.
Aug 2, 2021
Have been excellent!
Aug 2, 2021
Amazing team of people!
Aug 2, 2021
Has gone above and beyond!
Aug 2, 2021
Have been amazing!
Aug 2, 2021
My experience has been excellent!
Aug 2, 2021
Cindy Buchanan is amazing! Money can't pay for that kind of superior service! Thanks Cindy!!
Jul 27, 2021
Cindy is great!
Jul 27, 2021
I really like my PA Cindy, the most informative & knowledgeable Dr. I've experienced.
Jul 26, 2021
We were called 1 hour before scheduled appointment turned out great as we were already in slo for a previous appt.
Jul 25, 2021
Great staff.
Jul 18, 2021
Cindy invites listening. She is invites questions of any kind and tries to provide answers that are useful to the patient. She encourages open communication.
Jul 3, 2021
I do recommend this office to other friends that have type 2 Diabetes
Jul 3, 2021
In on time, review of my numbers, realized that got the wrong blood test done from another Dr. Will do more blood test this week, the correct ones.
Jul 3, 2021
Very professional as usual in this office. Sad to say a lot of other Dr offices are not.
Jul 3, 2021
Great experience even talked to the NP about a life changing drama in my life and she was very empathetic and understanding.
Jul 3, 2021
Best Doctors office in this area!
Jul 2, 2021
Highly recommend this office to friends
Jul 2, 2021
I rave about Cindy Buchanan.
Jul 2, 2021
I adore Cindy Buchanan. She is so easy to talk to & she listens. Cindy & her staff are always professional. I enjoy the surprise of her shoes!
Jun 27, 2021
The whole staff was very friendly and helpful.
Jun 24, 2021
Cindy Buchanan is outstanding! goes above and beyond.
Jun 24, 2021
Excellent experience!
Jun 24, 2021
Staff are ALL courteous, informative and helpful plus most pleasant to communicate with.
Jun 24, 2021
GREAT experience! Cindy Buchanan is excellent, knowledgeable and explains any of my questions to my utmost satisfaction. Puts me at ease and never rushes. She's great!
Jun 19, 2021
great experience in this office. Cindy Buchanan is very informative.
Jun 19, 2021
Maria was wonderful and very helpful
Jun 13, 2021
office staff is super helpful and friendly
Jun 4, 2021
Very profesional
Jun 4, 2021
All my questions were answered to my satisfaction
Jun 4, 2021
I only had to wsit a few minutes
Jun 4, 2021
very friendly and efficiant people
May 30, 2021
Explains everything very good & gives print out of visit notes
May 30, 2021
Very efficient
May 30, 2021
Everyone is very polite & very helpful with getting authorization & prescriptions.
May 28, 2021
just a very good experience.
May 28, 2021
I have recommended you to other people.
May 28, 2021
I have recommended this provider to other people.
May 28, 2021
just a very good experience.
May 28, 2021
it was the least amount of wait time I have had at a doctors office in a long time. very good.
May 28, 2021
every one was very nice and helpful. it was a very good experience.
May 23, 2021
friendly staff
May 21, 2021
Great experience and great communication. The only downside was the length of time to get in for a visit.
May 21, 2021
All the above seemed good. No concerns seen.
May 21, 2021
I was and am thoroughly impressed with Cindy and her knowledge. She shared her wisdom, knowledge and experiences with me and I felt she was there to help and teach and not to scold and or shame.
May 21, 2021
She was kind and showed care. I felt comfortable being there.
May 21, 2021
Initially I was told I had to wait several months to get into the office for an appointment. Luckily, I was available on a morning they called where there was a last minute cancellation. The appointment was not hurried and Cindy took the time to talk with me and listen to me where I felt much more informed about this disease that I have. I look forward to my future appointments with Cindy as I am eager to learn more on how to make myself healthier.
May 21, 2021
The two staff working at the front counter were both very pleasant and great to talk to. All staff there were great and I felt like I was a person and not just a number. Cindy was very knowledgeable and offered a lot of great incite and information. I would highly recommend this office to someone else, and actually already have.
May 19, 2021
Cindy is wonderful! Top notch! She always spends the time to talk with me and is so encouraging. I look forward to seeing her
May 18, 2021
everything and everyone was courteous.
May 12, 2021
good
May 11, 2021
The staff was good. Cindy was Great! She listens and has discernment.
May 11, 2021
The visit was encouraging and helpful.
May 10, 2021
staff are professional and courteous. cindy Buchanan is easy to talk to aBout problems.
May 9, 2021
Cindy is very compassionate and is a good listener. She's very encouraging and thoughtful regarding treatment options.
May 9, 2021
Very friendly and helpful front staff
May 7, 2021
good always
May 7, 2021
always a good experience
May 6, 2021
Cindy is very thorough and listens to my concerns. She is very straight forward with what could happen and what I should do. She talks with me not to me which I appreciate a lot!
Apr 29, 2021
In and out in 30.
Apr 29, 2021
Love this office!
Apr 25, 2021
Ms. Buchanan, is great. I've seen her at a different location for a few years now. She has a wealth of knowledge to share and takes time to listen and answer questions.
Apr 25, 2021
I've known Maria for a while from a different doctor's office. She has always been very kind and professional.
Apr 24, 2021
Cindy took the time to talk with me about a lot of my concerns during this pandemic. I came away from the appointment feeling so much better and that I was on the right path on my recovery road from depression. Without the use of medication.
Apr 24, 2021
Very friendly
Apr 24, 2021
Staff was very friendly and met all covid requirements for safety
Apr 24, 2021
The appointment was scheduled for me so I didn't have to try and set up the appointment. Plus, when asking about how long I waited in the exam room, it wasn't long but I didn't time it.
Apr 24, 2021
I again did not time the wait time nor how long I was in the exam room with Cindy. I think I had about an hour with her.
Apr 22, 2021
Cindy is first rate; very knowlegable and has an infectious optimism.
Apr 22, 2021
none
Apr 22, 2021
very friendly, competent staff
Apr 22, 2021
Feel very well taken care of.
Apr 15, 2021
very nice staff
Apr 14, 2021
would recommend to anybody, I'm positive they would give you simular feedback
Apr 14, 2021
I said before, great staff
Apr 14, 2021
Cindy is very knowledgeable, her friendly disposition made me feel at ease and comfortable in talking to her about me and responded very appropriately to any concerns or questions that I had.
Apr 14, 2021
very friendly, asked proper questions and listened to any concerns I had
Apr 14, 2021
felt well taken care of every step of the way
Apr 14, 2021
Great staff
Apr 4, 2021
good staff
Apr 4, 2021
very nice
Apr 1, 2021
Cindy is a caring, easy to talk to, and knowledgeable PA. I enjoy talking with her and my concerns with my health are heard.
Mar 23, 2021
EXCELLENT
Mar 23, 2021
GOOD
Mar 23, 2021
EXCELLENT
Mar 23, 2021
Goody
Mar 23, 2021
Pleased and a good experience.
Mar 23, 2021
GOOD
Mar 18, 2021
Good
Mar 18, 2021
Good
Mar 18, 2021
Good
Mar 18, 2021
good
Mar 18, 2021
Good
Mar 18, 2021
Very good visit.
Mar 17, 2021
the best!
Mar 17, 2021
excellent
Mar 17, 2021
excellent staff
Mar 14, 2021
I have recommended Cindy to others
Mar 14, 2021
Cindy is the best, very thorough explanations, lets me know exactly what I need to do and what will happen if I do not adhere to the plan.
Mar 12, 2021
I like Cindy and the staff.
Mar 12, 2021
It is important that I like the provider and feel at ease. She is very personable and willing to discuss anything. I leave feeling she cares and listens and does the right thing.
Mar 11, 2021
Cindy is the best! I recommend her to anyone with thyroid problems.
Mar 11, 2021
this was awesome and very convenient. will definitely schedule more virtual visits.
Mar 5, 2021
very professional and courteous
Mar 5, 2021
Dr knew my condition and how to treat it. She explained everything then gave me a chance to ask questions. More informative and actually explained what I was facing and how to handle it plus the consequences if I don't. Not in a scary way but a caring way.
Mar 5, 2021
Since I was allowed to pre-register it was like she knew me from before. Asked me questions like I had been coming there for years.
Mar 5, 2021
Staff was very pleasant and helpful.
Mar 5, 2021
I was on time and the staff was at the ready. Your email system allied me to fill out the paperwork before my arrival. Less than a minute after arriving I was taken into the exam room.
Mar 1, 2021
good
Mar 1, 2021
good
Mar 1, 2021
great to have Cindy working with me.
Mar 1, 2021
very good
Mar 1, 2021
pleasant experience
Mar 1, 2021
prompt attention
Feb 28, 2021
Great staff and great care.
Feb 28, 2021
It does not get better than this.
Feb 28, 2021
Great care.
Feb 28, 2021
No problems.
Feb 28, 2021
Keep up the good work.
Feb 28, 2021
Great professional care, friendly and know how.
Feb 28, 2021
I recommend my Doctor to all my friends and family.
Feb 28, 2021
very nice and welcoming,
Feb 28, 2021
nurse was nice and comforting.
Feb 25, 2021
nothing but good, that is why I always suggest to friends and family to see Cindy Buchanan.
Feb 24, 2021
The Office Staff is very Nice.
Feb 22, 2021
always very efficient.
Feb 22, 2021
Everyone was very friendly and helpful.
Feb 12, 2021
Ms. Bucanan is very good at what she does.
Feb 7, 2021
I feel the staff worked together very very well it was a very comfortable visit
Feb 7, 2021
no I didn't actually see them wash their hands but everyone had masks on and they were wearing gloves some of them were wearing gloves I felt relatively safe
Feb 7, 2021
once again everything just went fabulous . I am very comfortable in their office,, everyone was very professional and friendly at the same time
Feb 7, 2021
everyone that we spoke to was very friendly and knowledgeable and things went very swiftly
Feb 7, 2021
we breezed right in got seen by the doctor it was a very excellent experience .
Feb 7, 2021
very good experience
Jan 29, 2021
Good
Jan 29, 2021
Good
Jan 29, 2021
Good
Jan 29, 2021
Good
Jan 29, 2021
Good
Jan 29, 2021
Very good.
Jan 28, 2021
very pleased with my visit
Jan 27, 2021
very professional; pleasant to work with.
Jan 23, 2021
Cindy Buchanan and staff are wonderful, very caring, attentive
Jan 21, 2021
great office
Jan 18, 2021
I had to stand in the lobby 2-3 minutes waiting to check in while the two people behind the front desk finished Whatever it was that they were doing. Not a big deal, but this is why I didn't read them very good.
Jan 18, 2021
THERE AWSOME
Jan 17, 2021
She took the time to come back a double check my blood presume. It was much lower
Jan 17, 2021
their were no delays
Jan 17, 2021
very understanding
Jan 13, 2021
It worked out great and went smoothly.
Jan 7, 2021
great experience. Cindy is a great communicator and answered my questions. she listened well also.
Jan 6, 2021
absolutely love the dr as well as the staff. they are always friendly, knowledgeable and will make it a point to see that you understand everything.
Jan 5, 2021
Everything was great, my only major complaint was the large wait time between my previous appointment and this one.
Jan 3, 2021
changing of medications always have side effects for me, I appreciate the time doctor takes to let me know what to do in case I feel any symptoms.
Jan 3, 2021
awesome virtual experience! I'm familiar with virtual lobbies, so was super easy process.
Dec 28, 2020
They were smooth and efficient as well.
Dec 28, 2020
Cindy is great and we get on very well. She listens to suggestions and we discuss options. Feels like a very collaborative relationship. Would recommend.
Dec 28, 2020
Set up phone call, no problem
Dec 27, 2020
still can't figure out portal thing
Dec 24, 2020
Cindy is always very patient, calm and understanding of any problems or concerns. Doesn't rush you to get through the appointment, and takes time to explain everything thoroughly.
Dec 24, 2020
Great experience!
Dec 23, 2020
Cindy allows time and attention to discuss the issues in depth in the time given and make you feel like you were able to get all your concerns addressed even if there isn't a quick solution to everything.
Dec 23, 2020
Everything was fine although it seems like it is a different nurse or assistant each time that I visit.
Dec 23, 2020
Everything is about usual for any busy medical office.
Dec 23, 2020
There have been times when contacting the office that messages left have not been returned about pending medication refills which my pharmacy has not received contact back regarding an order.
Dec 20, 2020
an introduction would be nice
Dec 18, 2020
PA Cindy Buchanan is outstanding
Dec 16, 2020
team approach to make sure I was comfortable at every turn from start to finish of my visit
Dec 16, 2020
Cindy is very knowledgable and I feel very well taken care off because of her knowledgeable and disposition with me
Dec 16, 2020
again, great staff
Dec 16, 2020
great staff, friendly and curteous
Dec 14, 2020
Very convenient for consultations that are just for discussing lab results, etc.
Dec 12, 2020
Cindy and staff do a great job.
Dec 3, 2020
really good
Dec 3, 2020
they was great
Dec 3, 2020
I have no comment
Dec 3, 2020
very professional
Dec 3, 2020
everything was great
Dec 3, 2020
very good and convenient
Nov 26, 2020
none
Nov 26, 2020
none
Nov 22, 2020
Dr. Buchanan was Awesome! She was very friendly, and very encouraging about my medical condition.
Nov 18, 2020
I really like Cindy Buchanan and feel my diabetes is in excellent hands.
Nov 18, 2020
good experience
Nov 18, 2020
Cindy has been my Provider for several years and she is excellent
Nov 18, 2020
did telehealth for first time. very easy process
Nov 16, 2020
Cindy listened to me and answered all of my questions with thoughtful answers.
Nov 12, 2020
always a good experience. All staff are very professional.
Nov 6, 2020
Excellent service
Nov 5, 2020
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