Dr. Edward Butler, MD

Dr. Edward Butler, MD

Infectious Disease MedicineMale

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(781) 241-4118

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Dr. Edward Butler, MD is a Infectious Disease Specialist in Medford, MA and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine medical school in 1975. He is affiliated with medical facilities Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and MelroseWakefield Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Butler to book an appointment.

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Tufts Medical Center Community Care

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(781) 241-4118
Tufts Medical Center Community Care170 Governors Ave Medford, MA 02155
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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ABSOLUTELY THE BEST. TRYING TO FIND AN ANTIBIOTIC FOR ME WAS HARD, BUT HE CAME THROUGH AGAIN. HE IS THE BEST. TEN STARS.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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JOYCE WALSH – May 08, 2021
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Not a better Dr out there.. He saved my life.. And yes, I did make him my PCP.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michael Cook in Malden, MA – Apr 02, 2019
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Dr. Butler has exceptional diagnostic instincts, is teamed with well qualified associates, has a very personable manner, and is compassionate towards his patients. He is our trusted physician.
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Mar 18, 2019
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Very unprofessional and downright mean person!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Robert in Lowell, MA – Nov 02, 2018
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He was so friendly and made me feel incredibly comfortable. He didn't rush our time together, but took time to make me feel welcome.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Phoebe in Boston, MA – Jul 05, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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Dr. Butler's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Balanitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bunion
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Canker Sore
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Skin
  • Dysentery
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food Poisoning
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hidradenitis
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impetigo
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Laryngitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Meningitis
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Prostatitis
  • Proteinuria
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Runner's Knee
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scabies
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strep Throat
  • Stye
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberculosis
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vitamin K Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
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Humana
Tricare
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Medicare
MultiPlan
Neighborhood Health Plan
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Tufts Health Plans
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Tufts Senior Care Options HMO-SNP
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About Me

Care Philosophy

We provide infectious disease care, for example patients with AIDS, syphilis, Lyme disease, tuberculosis, and skin infections. We also provide travel health...Read more

Biography

Dr. Butler was selected as a 2019 Boston Magazine Top Doctor based on nominations from his peers for his excellent training and clinical skills, as well...Read more

Specialties

  • Infectious Disease Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1980
New England Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1978
New England Med Center
Residency Hospital
1976
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1975
Tufts University School Of Medicine
Medical School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Edward Butler, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (781) 241-4118, and for other questions, call (781) 306-6264.

Does Dr. Edward Butler, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Butler has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Edward Butler, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Edward Butler, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Butler's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Edward Butler, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Butler frequently treats Immunization Administration, Acute Pharyngitis, and Pharyngitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Butler treats.

Where is Dr. Edward Butler, MD's office located?

Dr. Butler's office is located at 170 Governors Ave, Medford, MA 02155. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Butler is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford

Medford, MA

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

MelroseWakefield Hospital

Melrose, MA

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)