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Dr. Philip J. Butera, MD

Clinical Neurophysiology

Male, Age 61, Graduated 1978, Duke University School Of Medicine

142 S University Blvd
Mobile, AL 36608
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Dr. Butera's Specialty

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Nephrology

What Is a Specialty or Area of Special Expertise?

A specialty is the branch of medicine in which a doctor has completed advanced clinical training and education. Most doctors are board certified in their specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who specializes in your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods.

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A specialty is the branch of medicine in which a doctor has completed advanced clinical training and education. Most doctors are board certified in their specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who specializes in your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best methods of treatment. 

Examples of specialists are a pediatrician who focuses on the physical, emotional, and social health of children from birth to young adulthood; or a cardiologist who specializes in diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels. 

A doctor may have more than one specialty, along with one or more subspecialties. For instance, a doctor could specialize in internal medicine and have a subspecialty in infectious disease. A subspecialty is a concentration within a specialty. 

Your primary care doctor (who is often a specialist in family medicine or internal medicine) can help you choose the right type of specialist. In fact, some health insurance plans require a referral from your primary care doctor before you visit a specialist.

Dr. Butera's License & Board Certification

  • Board Certified in Critical Care Medicine
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine
  • Board Certified in Nephrology
  • Licensed in Alabama

Why Is Board Certification Important?

Board certification requires extensive training and a rigorous review of a doctor’s knowledge, experience and skill in a medical specialty. Board certification also means that a doctor is actively improving his or her practice of medicine through continuing education. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition. 

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Board certification requires extensive training and a rigorous review of a doctor’s knowledge, experience and skill in a medical specialty. Board certification also means that a doctor is actively improving his or her practice of medicine through continuing education. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition. 

A doctor who is board certified has taken an important step beyond getting a required state medical license to practice. Some doctors choose not to apply for board certification. A doctor who is not board certified may be an excellent doctor who is fully licensed to practice medicine in his or her state. 

If you are considering a doctor who is not board certified, consider asking the doctor why he or she is not certified. This information might provide you important background information to help you decide whether or not to see that doctor.

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hemodialysis & IV Access Surgery
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Failure
  • Migraine
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
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Dr. Butera's Education & Training

  • Medical Schools:

    • Duke University School Of Medicine
      Graduated: 1978
  • Internship Hospital:

    • Wilford Hall Usaf Med Center
      Graduated: 1979
  • Residency Hospital:

    • Wilford Hall Usaf Med Center
      Graduated: 1981
  • Fellowship Hospital:

    • Wilford Hall Usaf Med Center
      Graduated: 1983

What Is a Residency?

Residency is a medical training program that a doctor completes to gain expertise in a specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who has completed a residency and therefore specializes in the area of your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods.

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Residency is a medical training program that a doctor completes to gain expertise in a specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who has completed a residency and therefore specializes in the area of your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods.

Examples of specialists are a pediatrician who focuses on the physical, emotional and social health of children from birth to young adulthood; or a cardiologist who specializes in diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels.

Residency training takes place in accredited hospitals or other healthcare facilities under the supervision of experienced doctors. Residency training lasts from three to seven years, and the exact duration varies from specialty to specialty. Residency is required for specialty board certification.

Dr. Butera's Background Check

Malpractice

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama

Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data

Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data

Dr. Butera's Awards & Recognitions

Awards

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