Dr. Piyush C Buch M.D.

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  • 7480 W College Dr 203

    Palos Heights, IL 60463

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  • 708-361-0540

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Dr. Buch has been my psychiatrist for 8 yrs. I came to him after 4 yrs another Psych. who had me on 4, sometimes 5 meds for the first time in my life. Before this prior psych, I never took meds at all. Dr. Buch cut all my meds amounts in half on my first visit. On this first visit, He also addressed another issue that had become a problem the entire time I was seeing the prior psych. The 2nd issue Dr. Buch addressed on my first visit to him, which my very first and previous psychiatrist never addressed during the 4 yrs he was my psych and was aware of, was my vicodin problem I developed as a direct result of an almost 3 month prescription to relieve the pain through very intense daily physical therapy. The drug had been prescribed to me by one of my 2 doctors performing the surgery after getting hit by that drunk driver, (the bone doctor). This doctor performed no less than excellent during surgery, then prescribed vicodin, one every 4 to 6 hrs, for the duration of intense physical therapy. I cannot complain about the knee. I ultimately worked 3X daily until I obtained 98% usage of that knee. At which point the vicodin prescriptions were no longer needed and they stopped. After all that time, 5 extra-strength tabs daily, and no tapering off. The vicodin just stopped and I was already physically addicted as well as mentally addicted to that nice, warm, fuzzy feeling. Except no tapering off and the resulting withdrawal like that I had never experienced before in my life. I had no previous hard drug experience and before this drunk hit me I was never prescribed vicodin. Dr. Buch immediately put me on Suboxone and for 8 yrs I have been slowly reducing the amount and am at present taking 5 tablets per MONTH. Within the 1rst couple of yrs with Dr. Buch I was off ALL the other meds too. With Dr. Buch' expertise we found that 1 mg. tablet of Xanax 3X daily, has well managed my acute anxiety and my increased depression. I have been taking 1 mg. Xanax 3X daily, without increasing it or decreasing it for just over 6 yrs now. I have learned that a relationship with a psych, a medical doctor with a specialty, to work for me I must ask my doctor questions, listen to my doctor, always (honestly) attempt to apply into my life what I hear when my doctor responds to what I say, speak up as to what actually works and does not work. NOT continue a drug if it does not work simply because it was originally prescribed and the doctor continues to prescribe it ONLY because I did not share with him the drug was not working. And for me I must communicate with my doctor how I am managing the drug I take (control), and weather the drug's effect is enough to justify continuing taking. And work with my doctor as to what might be a better fit or if a drug is needed at all and not something other than a drug. Physical fitness can make me feel great (it increases the serotonin level in all of us). And there is no way around this one...If a person eats junk every day that person will not feel well everyday. Dr. Buch does have an emergency number to call 24 hrs a day. Not to just talk, but if it is an EMERGENCY. These are some suggestions for anyone going to any psychiatrist. Just because I am complaining about the times I do not sleep for 3 or 4 days straight does not mean I need to accept the scripts regularly. Maybe my sleep issue is only once in a while when under unusual circumstances (like many people). In which case nothing heavy is required and only short-term, not consistently. Psychiatrists primarily attempt to help us through rough patches in life and ongoing chemical imbalances. If I were to tell my psych stories about how I feel for the purpose of getting drugs, eventually a psych will give me what I want...and that goes for anyone. If I have nothing to speak of with a psych, why would I expect the doctor to offer me inroads into taking medications I do not need? Unless I speak up and honestly, why am I sitting in a psychiatrist's office if for no other reason than to attempt to get something mind-altering round-about legal way. Psychiatrists' cannot do your talking for you. When prescribed medication, no matter who you are, you are responsible for how you use the medication. Your doctor does not live with you...the doctor relies on your honesty and you (or me) keeping HIM up to date...not visa-versa. I can't imagine what state of mind I would be in had I not changed psychiatrists back in 2006 when I began to see Dr. Buch.

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Dr. Buch has been my psychiatrist for 8 yrs. I came to him after 4 yrs another Psych. who had me on 4, sometimes 5 meds for the first time in my life. Before this prior psych, I never took meds at all. Dr. Buch cut all my meds amounts in half on my first visit. On this first visit, He also addressed another issue that had become a problem the entire time I was seeing the prior psych. The 2nd issue Dr. Buch addressed on my first visit to him, which my very first and previous psychiatrist never addressed during the 4 yrs he was my psych and was aware of, was my vicodin problem I developed as a direct result of an almost 3 month prescription to relieve the pain through very intense daily physical therapy. The drug had been prescribed to me by one of my 2 doctors performing the surgery after getting hit by that drunk driver, (the bone doctor). This doctor performed no less than excellent during surgery, then prescribed vicodin, one every 4 to 6 hrs, for the duration of intense physical therapy. I cannot complain about the knee. I ultimately worked 3X daily until I obtained 98% usage of that knee. At which point the vicodin prescriptions were no longer needed and they stopped. After all that time, 5 extra-strength tabs daily, and no tapering off. The vicodin just stopped and I was already physically addicted as well as mentally addicted to that nice, warm, fuzzy feeling. Except no tapering off and the resulting withdrawal like that I had never experienced before in my life. I had no previous hard drug experience and before this drunk hit me I was never prescribed vicodin. Dr. Buch immediately put me on Suboxone and for 8 yrs I have been slowly reducing the amount and am at present taking 5 tablets per MONTH. Within the 1rst couple of yrs with Dr. Buch I was off ALL the other meds too. With Dr. Buch' expertise we found that 1 mg. tablet of Xanax 3X daily, has well managed my acute anxiety and my increased depression. I have been taking 1 mg. Xanax 3X daily, without increasing it or decreasing it for just over 6 yrs now. I have learned that a relationship with a psych, a medical doctor with a specialty, to work for me I must ask my doctor questions, listen to my doctor, always (honestly) attempt to apply into my life what I hear when my doctor responds to what I say, speak up as to what actually works and does not work. NOT continue a drug if it does not work simply because it was originally prescribed and the doctor continues to prescribe it ONLY because I did not share with him the drug was not working. And for me I must communicate with my doctor how I am managing the drug I take (control), and weather the drug's effect is enough to justify continuing taking. And work with my doctor as to what might be a better fit or if a drug is needed at all and not something other than a drug. Physical fitness can make me feel great (it increases the serotonin level in all of us). And there is no way around this one...If a person eats junk every day that person will not feel well everyday. Dr. Buch does have an emergency number to call 24 hrs a day. Not to just talk, but if it is an EMERGENCY. These are some suggestions for anyone going to any psychiatrist. Just because I am complaining about the times I do not sleep for 3 or 4 days straight does not mean I need to accept the scripts regularly. Maybe my sleep issue is only once in a while when under unusual circumstances (like many people). In which case nothing heavy is required and only short-term, not consistently. Psychiatrists primarily attempt to help us through rough patches in life and ongoing chemical imbalances. If I were to tell my psych stories about how I feel for the purpose of getting drugs, eventually a psych will give me what I want...and that goes for anyone. If I have nothing to speak of with a psych, why would I expect the doctor to offer me inroads into taking medications I do not need? Unless I speak up and honestly, why am I sitting in a psychiatrist's office if for no other reason than to attempt to get something mind-altering round-about legal way. Psychiatrists' cannot do your talking for you. When prescribed medication, no matter who you are, you are responsible for how you use the medication. Your doctor does not live with you...the doctor relies on your honesty and you (or me) keeping HIM up to date...not visa-versa. I can't imagine what state of mind I would be in had I not changed psychiatrists back in 2006 when I began to see Dr. Buch.

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Dr. Buch has previously served my family, including myself for several years. That is up until my brother had a cry for help and because of his inability to research new drugs and actively help my brother, he attempted suicide. Luckily, he was able to recuperate from that terrible choice. I felt each time I went to see Dr. Buch that I was some type of drug addict looking for medication to help with my anxiety attacks. He seriously would only spend 1-2 minutes talking and then about 1.5 writing out the prescription! I wouldn't recommend him to my worst enemy.

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Dr. Buch has previously served my family, including myself for several years. That is up until my brother had a cry for help and because of his inability to research new drugs and actively help my brother, he attempted suicide. Luckily, he was able to recuperate from that terrible choice. I felt each time I went to see Dr. Buch that I was some type of drug addict looking for medication to help with my anxiety attacks. He seriously would only spend 1-2 minutes talking and then about 1.5 writing out the prescription! I wouldn't recommend him to my worst enemy.

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7480 W College Dr 203

Palos Heights, IL, IL 60463

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