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About Dr. James D Buttorff
Dr. James D Buttorff, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Tacoma, WA. He has 43 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Legal Medicine. Dr. Buttorff is affiliated with Mary Bridge Children's Hospital & Health Center and St Joseph Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. James D Buttorff has the following 3 specialties
- Vascular Surgery
Vascular surgeons treat and manage disorders in your veins, arteries and your lymphatic system to ensure blood circulation in your heart and in brain is the best it can be. They're well-versed on how your vascular system works with the rest of your body and they can treat conditions that may cause blockages or buildup.
They can perform many of the same diagnostic testing as interventional radiologists can, such as angiography and MRIs. In addition to diagnosis, they provide critical care and treatment for aneurysms, artery blockages and trauma injuries that involve your veins. They can also help patients manage diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol as well as treat artery disease. Treatment for more serious cases might include bypass surgery or surgery to remove plaque.
- Legal Medicine
Legal medicine specialists advise on a variety of laws and regulations regarding health care and public health. This include disability claims, hospital law, privacy laws and physicians’ obligations and liabilities. They typically have a medical degree and a law degree so they're able to address specific legal issues that apply to medical professionals, hospitals and clinics.
Compared to forensic medicine, which deals with determining cause of death in criminal investigations, they deal with issues that impact patient care and they’re also typically involved in assessing illegal substance use in athletes.
Dr. James D Buttorff has the following 5 expertise
- Varicose Veins
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Vascular Malformations
- Diabetes Complications
Dr. James D Buttorff is Board Certified in 1 specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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My first child was born with this DR. I was young and both my son and I almost died. He couldn not bother to show up and kept me sedated so as not to ruin his schedule. When he finally showed up the bab6 was stuck, I should have had a c section as I was very petite and the baby was 8 lbs and long. I was 15 days late and it was criminal hiw he behaved. He had to put me out after almost 24hours of labor and removed child with forceps. Baby was on the way to nursery a d stopped breathing, My arms were black and blue to my armpits and swollen everywhere, I could not see the baby for 36 hours and I never saw him again at hospital just my pediatrician. He felt bad and said I should see a lawyer. I saw stars for 6mo went back for my check after he was born and Dr was rude, unfriendly and leanted nothing to do with me, I never went back, He ripped me open with the forceps the length of the vaginia on both sides and epedistomy was stem to stern. I years later was in TG for my moms surgery and he came out to see family of a patient and had taken out his gall badder. He lost his right to practice in his chosen field and was allowed to do surgery, BAD DR. Now I see he is during vascular surgery, He will cut corners and is not nice, rude and unkind. My internist had recommended him and I told him what he did ansd he was shocked, People if its inconvenient he will do as he pleases, Don’t go to him. I should have sued but was only 22and did not know what to do.
Dr. Buttorff is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
43 Years Experience
Albany Medical College
Graduated in 1975
St Louis University Hospital
Dr. James D Buttorff accepts the following insurance providers.
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- Moda Health First Choice Network
Locations & DirectionsMulticare Vascular Services Tacoma, 419 S L St, Tacoma, WA
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