Ratings for Dr. David T. Butler
Literally.....STAY AWAY. I agree with the other guy who reviewed. He insists on "Liberty Pharmacy" and they SUCK. They get patient info wrong and are way over priced!!! This doctor probably gets a cut from their revenue. Not to mention, his nurses are incompetent, rude and UN-helpful. Dr. David Butler over does it on unnecessary tests and lab work. He thinks he knows how to run an office, but by misjudging his staff (thinking they can do no wrong) and treating his patients the way he does (asshole to say the least), he will ultimately lose a lot of patients. He lost 4 with our family. It does not surprise me in the least to see all of these bad reviews. I feel sorry for the guy.
Excellent doctor. Have seen him for almost ten years. I don't mind when I have to go see him as I enjoy his staff and he's always "there" for you. Sometimes I've had to wait a tad longer and I'm ok with that as I know I've been the culprit to make others wait a "tad" longer too when I just really needed to talk to him about my medical concerns. He was there. He listens. A doctor who takes pride in helping his patients gain better control of their health.
I was a patient of Doctor Butlers for years, would only give me prescriptions I had to come in for the doctors visit every single month to refill, only send my prescription to his buddies pharmacy. I would tell him somethings wrong with me and got misdiagnosed several times. Literally had to search on line for my symptoms, tell him what I had found and he would tell me I wasn't a doctor, but both times I was right. Very dissatisfied. His odd comments to my daughters were also highly offensive as well as some other things I cannot post at this time.
I have been a patient of Dr. Butler for the past 4 yrs. The staff are polite, and helpful. He always listens to me, and makes his decisions after we have discussed the problem.I had 2 very large areas with an abscess at each location. Dr. Butler met me at his office 5 days in row to drain and pack them. 2 of the days were on a weekend and one was a holiday, when the office was closed. Because Dr Butler was willing to come to the office on the weekend and a holiday I did not have to be admitted to the hospital. The areas had to be medically treated if not in his office it would have had to be done at the hospital. It is my opinion that he is a dedicated, caring person.
Dr. Butler and his wife are a very good team! I am really surpried at the negative reviews here. Now I haven't went to him since 2009, but he was definitly good then. His wife went above and beyond for me in getting me into the spine specialist I desired to see. She contacted my insurance numerous times sending referrals to this specialist. I have very complex back issues. She described in great detail to my insurance why I would benefit from seeing this specialist. She followed up with me every time. Dr. Butler has even stayed after hours to see me when I was on my way home from work. I had called them on my way home and they said they would be there waiting for me. Never do doctors do this for patients. Now he will require to see you every time... he doesn't just take your word for what you think is wrong with you. His walls are cluttered however with silly stuff. I wouldn't call him the best of the best, but he is a good doctor. Thank you for helping me so much Dr. Butler and Julie.
Dr.Butler has been my gp for over 5 years. I have NEVER had an issue with his staff or Dr. B himself. He is very punctual and knowledgable. He even calls me up personally to check in and update me on labs/tests. As far as the complaints i have read, i dont think people understand Dr.B stance? First, if someone knows their body better than the doctor why go to him? Unless he didnt pander to your idea of the drugs you were seeking? hmm? Or maybe he is a ETHICAL doctor and isnt willing to prescribe a drug you dont need! I also saw a comment that said he wouldnt do two procedures at one time? Simply ask yourself the same question, would you do twice the amount of work/research for the pay of one job? I think not! Plus the insurance will pay for the least procedure! Lastly the pharmacy that Dr. B recommends is and independent and local business. Its not a HUGE CORP. The owner helps out by comping those in need at NO COST whatsoever. If you realized HE has YOU in his best interest. thx DR!
I really hate this guy. He's my primary care manager ( and I'm switching). He'll only let you use his friends pharmacy which isn't convenient for me but he doesn't care. Also I can't get this guy to give me a referral for ANYTHING. I'm pregnant and he thinks since it's my 2nd baby I don't need an OB until later unless something goes wrong. The problem is im high risk this time around and i want to go ASAP. He just chuckles at me like I'm being childish. He actually said "I just don't think that's a good use of your insurrances money. He also speaks very very poorly of other doctors and practices. I honestly think he wont refer me because. Want to go see a Scott and white dr (where I had baby #1). I hate feeling like I have to get permission for everything and I feel so belittled every time I visit him.
1st time to meet dr. was for my childs well exam. He ordered blood wk on a 9 year old. When questioned, he said it was routine which I found hard to believe cause none of our past drs. had ever requested blood wk. Within a 1 yr. timeframe, he ordered 6 blood wks on me. When questioned, he said that the ins. co. would only pay him for the visits if he requested blood wk. I told him that I had been told in the past that I was hypoglycemia & he said that he didn't believe in it. Came to see him cause I was tired all the time, he told me I was depressed cause husband was away for a month on business. Had me take a written test to prove that I was or wasn't which showed that I wasn't. Will only write prescriptions for 6 months at a time & then wanted me to use his buddy's pharmacy to fill it. My ins. co. requests that we use our mail order for our daily prescriptions & dr. didn't want to hear about it. Dr. talked down to my child when he would ask questions.
Exactly as one other desrcibed. Dr Butler is about getting paid. I had 2 examples where he wanted multiple office visits to get paid. 1 was for the removal of 2 moles. He would not do both in the same visit becuase in his words I quote "insurance companies would only allow me to bill for 1 removal". The 2nd was when I went in for a sleep problem. He sent me to the sleep clinic but would not have them see if sleep apnea machine helped on the first visit becuase he would only get one consultation.
I'm not very happy with this doctor. I have gone to his office three times in the past two years and have been quite unsatisfied. The wait time is the worst, even if I have an appointment. Its very inconvenient to have a two hour doctor's appointment when only 30 minutes of that is the actual consult/exam. The first visit I went for was a women's exam and Dr. Butler was making weird comical comments while performing it, which was very uncomfortable. The consultation made me feel stupid, as he would quickly throw out any concerns I had and would have an all-around smugness about him when I asked a question. I understand I am not a diagnostic professional, but my mother is and I would like to be treated on the level since it is MY BODY and I might have some intuition that he does not. Billing is sketchy, I believe I've overpaid for many routine visits. I don't get the care I deserve, so I will be changing docs soon.
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- University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio (Grad. 1986)
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