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About Dr. Gary J Butchko

Dr. Gary J Butchko, MD is a Doctor primarily located in McAllen, TX, with another office in Corpus Christi, TX. He has 22 years of experience. His specialties include Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatrics. Dr. Butchko has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

9 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Gary J Butchko is Excellent. Dr. Gary J Butchko has been rated by 9 patients. From those 9 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Gary J Butchko is 4.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Driscolls Physician Group

1120 E Ridge Rd Ste 210
McAllen, TX 78503
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Gary J Butchko Md

3533 S Alameda St Ste 202
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
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Specialties

Dr. Gary J Butchko has the following 2 specialties

  • Pediatric Cardiology

    Pediatric cardiologists are pediatricians with additional, specialized, training in the heart health of your children. When infants are born with congenital heart disease or abnormal hearts, pediatric cardiologists get involved as soon as possible — sometimes before the child is even born.
    Through specific testing, they can diagnose the problem and care for the child throughout their treatment, which could range from medication to surgery and transplants. Other heart conditions they treat include arrhythmias, heart murmurs, holes in the heart and viral infections that affect blood flow.

  • Pediatrics

    A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
    While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
    Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.

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Five Stars

Excellent Dr...... Is well explained and very professional. He is very understanding. And most of all , your child is his first priority to help you. Thanxs dr for all your hard work.

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Mom

Wonderful physician! He treated my son, not just the symptoms.

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Waste of time

Staff was rude and doctor was more concerned with flirting with me than caring for my child. He was completely wrong with his diagnosis and I had to take another day off work to see another doctor who correctly diagnosed my child in 5 minutes......it was worth it because my son is now being taken care of properly.

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Retired USAF MSgt

Exceptional! Truly a Blessing from the moment my son (Scotty) was born. Literally within minutes after birth Dr Butchko was summoned and was there to tend to Scotty. That was six years ago. Dr Butchko has been a vital part of Scotty's treatment of Nunez Disease ever since. Even to the point of coming to the ER on a few occasions when he was off, to make sure Scotty was getting the proper treatment for his condition. After undergoing open heart surgery when Scotty was 8months old, Dr Butchko visited with us and stayed in contact with us at home to make sure everything was ok. Dr Butchko is an all around great person and has been a Blessing to me and my family.

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Five Stars

The best pediatric cardiologist I have encountered. Treated my child with compassion backed by strong credentials

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2008)

    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 (2014, 2013)

    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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2014)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Education

    22 Years Experience

  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

  • Indiana University School Of Medicine

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Gary J Butchko accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas
    • BCBS TX Blue Advantage HMO
    • BCBS TX BlueChoice
    • BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
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