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Dr. Darel A Butler has the following 2 specialties
A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.
A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.
Dr. Darel A Butler has the following 9 expertise
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Migraine Disorder
- Migraine Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Nerve Conduction Studies
Dr. Darel A Butler is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Very professional and resectable demeanor
Dr. Butler starting treating me in my 9th week of pregnancy 15 years ago (in Memphis). I fell off of a step (diagnosis: ruptured disc - L4-L5) and was on bedrest for my entire pregnancy. So how do you treat a first trimester, pregnant women? With many limitations, Dr. Butler worked with my OB/GYN to find the best solution for me. He created a therapy plan for my entire pregnancy that was doable for me but more importantly very safe for my unborn son! He was on standby to assist, if needed, while I was giving birth. Outside of being a high school classmate, I learned to trust Dr. Butler with all of my neurological issues. I wish that he was still in the Memphis area because now I am having migraines and I can't find a Neurologist that compares or even comes close to the care that Dr. Butler gives his patients! I guess I will have to travel to Knoxville to be treated by the best! Dr. Butler, my family (the Showers) miss you very much! My recommendation for anyone looking for a GREAT Neurologist...Dr. Butler is the one!!!!
Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2014, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2014, 2016, 2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
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On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015)
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33 Years Experience
University Of California Irvine School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1985
Ucsf Medical Center
Dr. Darel A Butler accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
BCBS North Carolina
- BCBS NC Blue Value
- BCBS NC BlueOptions
- BCBS TN Blue Network S
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana Knoxville PPOx
- Humana National POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsEast Tennessee Medical Group, 266 Joule St, Alcoa, TN
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