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Dr. Robert J Butler has the following 1 specialty
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
- Preventive Medicine
- Weight Loss
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For the last three months I have been going to specialist at Stanford and UC San Francisco trying to figure out what was causing my chest pain and back pain. The symptoms are so severe that they were ruining my life, and It was a constant that I had no relief and couldn't even sleep. My husband had been seeing Dr. Butler for other problems, but I have not yet begun to let him take care of me. However, on a Sunday I recently called Dr. Butler about the chest pain. He asked me a few questions about the pain, most of which had not ever been asked by those other doctors from the universities, and within a couple minutes, he told me that he was pretty sure he knew what was wrong with me, and he suggested that I come by his office where he would meet me to check me and possibly treat it. Already, after this short phone call, he had listened to me better than anyone else I had seen for my problems before. For the first time, I felt I had hope! I went to his office, where he was waiting for me, and he treated me with the kindness and compassion that he always showed when he was treating my husband. He examined me briefly, and within minutes he had focused on the area from where my pain seemed to be emanating, He explained to me and showed me how there were two bones in that area which were under a great deal of pressure when I sit or stand in a certain position, causing pressure on a nerve, and causing the pain which had kept me in such misery for the last few months. He suggested that I love him inject a small amount of anesthetic into that nerve in order to test his theory, and because I felt strongly that I could trust him, I let him do it. Within a few minutes I experienced 100% relief of the pain that has been constantly attacking me for so long! He followed that shot with a Cortizone shot in the same area, and I have not had any recurrence of the pain since! He showed me some pictures of the skeleton and explain what happens to the shape of the skeleton with age, and I could see from that illustration what was causing the problem. Let me put this in perspective for you. I had been to several different specialists including cardiologist, pulmonologist, gastroenterologist, and pain management, and my bills had totaled over $200,000, over a period of three months, and I had found no relief whatsoever, nor had I found a diagnosis to at least give me some degree of satisfaction. Within less than an hour after I decided to call this doctor, I not only had a diagnosis and a good explanation and understanding of the problem, but I also had 100% relief and I had learned from him how to prevent it from happening again! Dr. Butler is the most caring, compassionate, and knowledgeable physician that I have ever encountered, and that says a lot, considering the number of doctors I have visited for myself and for my husband! There is no one who listens more attentively and carefully, and it feels Like when he is in the room with me or with my husband, there is no one else or nothing else on his mind except me or my husband. He gives 100% attention and focus to his patient at each moment. I have seen at times how patients become upset about having to wait in his waiting areas longer than usual to see him, and I have even seen him having to face an angry patient who had apparently waited a long time while he was treating other patients. By the time they were finished with the discussion, the patient was not only comforted and no longer angry, but his problem for which she came to the office had also been diagnosed and solved in the course of the short discussion. When you walk into talk to Dr. Butler's office, you immediately feel a sense of peace that is unexplainable. That same peace is evident in his on demeanor as well as in his office staff, who are warm and welcoming. I would highly recommend Dr. Berger to anyone who feels they have not been heard or understood when seeking attention for their medical problems, or who has not been satisfied with their current medical care. While sitting in his waiting room, I have heard other stories from patients that are very similar to mine, all success stories or stories of satisfaction and appreciation. You will not be disappointed.
this is the only dr I have visited in the last 22yrs who actually cares about my health,.he diagnosis things correctly,then proves it out with evidence.a genuine DR ,truly a caring individual of the highest abilities .above and beyond the call of duty ,,.if all DRS. were of his class America would be a lot better off ! I recommend him to anyone in real need of healing or medical care.,This man is not in it for the money....... but because he is a healer!!!
Patients' Choice Award (2015, 2014, 2009, 2013, 2008, 2016, 2012, 2011)
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, 2011, 2015, 2014, 2012, 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.
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2015, 2016)
The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
Dr. Butler is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
36 Years Experience
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1982
Scripps Mercy Hospital
Dr. Robert J Butler accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross California
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
- Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
- Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
- Blue Cross CA Select PPO
Blue Shield California
- Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
- Blue Shield CA PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- PHCS PPO Kaiser
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsRobert J Butler MD, 900 W Olive Ave, Merced, CA
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