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About Dr. Patrick J Butler
Dr. Patrick J Butler, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Springfield, IL, with another office in Springfield, IL. He has 29 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Butler is affiliated with St Johns Hospital. Dr. Butler has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Patrick J Butler has the following 1 specialty
An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.
Dr. Patrick J Butler has the following 9 expertise
- Lasik Surgery
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Macular Degeneration
- Eye Exam
- Eye Pain
- Vision Issues
Dr. Patrick J Butler has 1 board certified 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
Dr. Patrick J Butler 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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Dr. Butler has been my husband's doctor since 2005. If it had not been for him, the sight would not be there! He's VERY caring, honest, and wonderful in explanations for exams! We've had numerous (probably more than 100) appointments due to my husband's eye conditions, but we wouldn't trust his eyes to anyone else other than Dr. Butler--including the three surgeries he's had with him, too! I recommend him to anyone who needs this kind of eye doctor. The techs who have been with Dr. Butler for many, many years are wonderful, too! They are very pleasant and kind to patients, too. It's a busy office, so wait times may be longer than other offices, but it's worth it! Who wouldn't want an eye doctor who takes him time to make sure that the exam is correct and the patient understands what is going on within their eye(s)? He's definitely "in demand" as he has many patients who drive from Pittsfield, IL, like we do for appointments with him. He is always pleasant in such a stressful environment when dealing with a patient's sight. If wait is longer, we feel like "been there, done that" so glad he is "taking his time" with the patient. I hope he never retires as he's an "A+" doctor!
When OD suggested I see an ophthalmologist I chose Dr. Butler b/c of prior contact (positive) when he treated my husband. On the day of my appt the office called and left voice mail requesting to move up the appt. This was not possible due to my physical location at the time of receiving the message. Office personnel said they would call me to reschedule. It is now 3+ weeks later & I have yet to hear from them. I do not plan to reschedule due to this experience.
On-Time Doctor Award (2018)
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.
Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2016, 2017, 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 (2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 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.
Dr. Butler is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
29 Years Experience
University Of California Davis School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1989
Ucsf Medical Center
Dr. Patrick J Butler accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL BlueChoice Select
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry Health and Life IL PPO
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
- Coventry IL PPO
- Coventry PPO Platinum
- First Health PPO
- Health Alliance PPO
- HealthLink PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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