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Dr. Darel Butler, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 58

Dr. Butler

East Tennessee Medical Group

266 Joule St Alcoa, TN 37701

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(865) 984-3864


Dr. Darel Butler, MD is a neurology specialist in Alcoa, TN and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1983 and specializes in neurology.


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Dr. Butler accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
LocalPlus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Butler's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Butler treats Peripheral Nerve Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Butler treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Alcoholic Neuropathy
  • Alcoholic Polyneuropathy
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Auditory Neuropathy
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Carcinomatous Polyneuropathy
  • Carotid Sinus Syncope
  • Chronic Demyelinating Neuropathy With IgM Monoclonal Gammapathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Congenital Neuropathy With Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita
  • Congenital Sensory Neuropathy With Neurotrophic Keratitis
  • Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hereditary Neuropathy With Liability to Pressure Palsies
  • Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy, Type I
  • Infantile Refsum Disease
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Inflammatory Neuropathies
  • Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy
  • Metabolic Neuropathy
  • Motor and Sensory Neuropathy With Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Bouldin Type
  • Motor Neuropathy
  • Motor Neuropathy, Peripheral With Dysautonomia
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy With Conduction Block
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Jerash Type
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type III
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type VIIa
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Lom Type
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Okinawa Type
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Radicular
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type I
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type II
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type IV
  • Neuropathy, Motor & Sensory
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Peroneal Muscular Atrophy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Pudenal Neuropathy
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Retrobulbar Neuropathy
  • Sensory Neuropathy With Spastic Paraplegia
  • Spinal Bulbar Motor Neuropathy
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia With Axonal Neuropathy, Type 2
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Autosomal Recessive, With Axonal Neuropathy
  • Toxic Polyneuropathy Due to Acrylamide
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Vascular Neuropathy
Headache
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Butler treats Headache more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Butler treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Tension-Type Headache
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cough Headache
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Headaches (Shunt Related)
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Psychogenic Headache
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Severe Headache
  • Tension Headache
  • Vascular Headache
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Butler treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Butler treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Butler's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

Dr. Butler's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Butler

2.0

Based on 31 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
70.96774193548387%
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All about the money apparently. He grossly misrepresented an expensive new drug in order prescribe it. Does not like to explain anything. His nurse is absolutely terrible and has broken standard practices.
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Based on our last experience, I would NEVER recommend this doctor to anyone. He has the worst nurse with the most ignorant and rude attitude that I've ever experienced from a medical professional. Recommended 3 procedures for testing, and we still have no idea of the results. It's been over 3 months now. We'll not be going back and heed my advice to anyone considering this office. Completely incompetent.
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As a veteran I am the Choice Program gives me the option of who to use outside the VA. I was referred to Dr. Butler. I was very happy with him. I have had auditory, sensory and muscle challenges that were concerning me post Bells which the doc thoroughly evaluated. He was kind, considerate & answered all my questions thru the process of each test. I was very happy with him. As a specialist I understood his time was valuable and I was lucky to get an appt. I highly recommend him. Come prepared.
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Just had follow up appt.(finally) for test results from April. He is starting off with arms (which I did not even have test done), then medication (which I am not even taking) I am wondering what world he is living in. He was very arrogant and rude. He threw out diagnosis of Parkinson's with no real symptoms to back up said based on looking at patient. Then when he was questioned, he got defensive and at that point gave me the paper "to take to the front desk". Can't believe Blount keeps him
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Went as a new patient, he didn’t listen to my symthoms or anything going on and just wrote a lot of RXs. That’s not my style so I will be taking my business somewhere else.
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Been a patient since 14’ He has always dismissed ?s I’ve had Pushed me to have a VNS put in my chest & when there were issues he said he would no longer see me for VNS. Put his hand in my face & stopped me from talking at times Waited 1hr in lobby to see him for every appt. I’ve left numerous msgs With no return calls ever He told me today to write msgs down drive up to ETMG & deliver to front desk to get a better response SURE! Lol I fired him today Moving on Can’t take it anymore! AWFUL DR. ??
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I do not recommend this doctor. Like many neurologist, he chooses to try different medicines because he makes money off of them. If you want results to tests, plan on waiting at least a month or two because you are required to go in the office (again, probably due to making a profit); and most of the time he doesn't even remember you having the test done. Find a different neurologist, especially if you are looking for a diagnosis, because this one will not help you.
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I had an MRI done about 6 months ago.....Dr Butler canceled our follow up apt. I'm still having same issues & had to see my Primary Care again today. I wouldn't recommend this office at all. Some people I realize just want meds I want fixed so I can have a somewhat normal life. I am very disappointed.
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Dr Butler is a compassionate emphatic doctor who is genuinely interested in his patients. Not only is the patient his concern but he realizes their family also plays a major role in their well being. KUDOS to this Great Physician.
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Dr. Butler is a very good neurologist and he provides excellent service. He is very through and knowledgeable with a good educational background.
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Biography

Dr. Darel Butler, MD is a neurology specialist in Alcoa, TN and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1983 and specializes in neurology.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

Ca Pacific M C Pacific
Residency Hospital
University Ca Sf Med Center
Residency Hospital
1983
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
1983

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64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average