About Dr. Patrick J Butler MD

Dr. Patrick J Butler, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Springfield, IL, with another office in Springfield, IL. He has 30 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. He speaks English.

Dr. Butler has received 3 awards.

Rating Overview

85 Ratings with 19 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Patrick J Butler is Great. Dr. Patrick J Butler has been rated by 85 patients. From those 85 patients 19 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Patrick J Butler is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.


Dr. Patrick J Butler has 2 locations

1301 S Koke Mill Rd
Springfield, IL 62711
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1200 Centre West Dr
Springfield, IL 62704


Dr. Patrick J Butler has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Patrick J Butler has the following 9 expertise

  • Cataract
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Blindness
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Eye Exam
  • Eye Pain
  • Vision Issues

Board Certifications

Dr. Patrick J Butler is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Five Stars

Dr. Butler is the best eye doctor in Springfield, Il. I have been his patient for over 40 years and have found him the best. In every location he has worked I have been his patient. He is honest, thorough and very caring about my eyes.

Wait time
20 minutes
Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
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Elderly man now disabled

Thanks to this dr run run to a compliant dr

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Five Stars

Gets right to the problem. Very nice. Highly recommend him.

Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
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Dr. Butler is THE BEST Surgeon and Opthomologist!

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!

Wait time
15 minutes
Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
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Office staff unreliable, unprofessional

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.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    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

    Patients' Choice Award (2017, 2016, 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

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018, 2012, 2017, 2013, 2016)

    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.

  • Education

    30 Years Experience

  • University Of California Davis School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1989

  • Ucsf Medical Center


  • Dr. Patrick J Butler Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL BlueChoice Select
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry Health and Life IL PPO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
    • Coventry IL PPO
    • Coventry PPO Platinum
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Alliance
    • Health Alliance PPO
  • HealthLink
    • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Patrick J Butler

Dr. Patrick Butler is a board-certified ophthalmologist who has served communities in the Springfield area and throughout Illinois for more than 20 years. The mission of the Ophthalmology Center of Illinois is to provide quality vision care to help patients meet their vision goals.

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