Dr. Francis Butler, MD

Dr. Francis Butler, MD

Addiction PsychiatryMaleAge 66

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(727) 380-2606

Dr. Francis Butler, MD is a Addiction Psychiatry Specialist in Safety Harbor, FL. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. 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.

Locations

Behavioral Health Options

Behavioral Health Options100 Main St Ste 203 Safety Harbor, FL 34695
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Dr. Butler's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Butler

3.8

Based on 20 ratings

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Unfortunately I never met him. Every time I came to an appt I had to speak with his PA who was very short and curt. I did not go back
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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May 26, 2021
I found Dr. F Kevin Butler to be Remarkable when I first went to him in 2009, over the years he has changed in my opinion he is now more for making the "Almighty $ Dollar" then treating his patients with the caring and compassionate treatment that he once did. I blame this on the opioid epidemic it has given doctors an easy way of padding their wallets, and forgetting that everyone is different and needs to be treated at all times with compassion and dignity for they are going through something that they don't understand What a shame the psychiatric community has lost another great doctor to greed.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Joan Hutkin – Oct 09, 2020
Best Dr. I have ever had the privilege to be friends with, because with this guy, your more than a patient, your treated with respect, dignity and some good ole fashioned humor. Thanks again Dr. Been since 2016, still straight, still have my marbles!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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John Fahlsing 2016 - 2020 – Sep 03, 2020
Dr. Butler is a very good psychiatrist. He listens and pays attention to what you say.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Carol Callen – Feb 21, 2020
Dr. Butler has been my psychiatrist for many years. I like him because of his level of dedication to his patients. I have seen him at Windmoor and at his office. He puts in a lot of time at Windmoor, looking after a multitude of patients. Potential patients should know that there are sometimes emergencies at the hospital that may occasionally result in his arriving somewhat late at his office. Also be aware that Dr. Butler is extremely intelligent and truly capable of multi-tasking.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Carol C. in Pinellas Park, FL – Nov 22, 2018
I have been a patient of Dr. Butler for many years. He is a kind and compassionate person. He spends the time needed with me rather than rushing me out of his office like so many psychiatrists do. We work well together and I am thankful for his assistance in getting/keeping myself well.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Lori in Saint Petersburg, FL – Oct 15, 2018
My experience with Dr Butler is frustrating at best. He refuses to talk to family members of at risk elderly patients who require healthcare surrogate and POA oversite. My family member has not gotten any better under his care. He is not attentive to patient or family dynamic needs to adequately care for this vulnerable patient population. The inpatient facility he uses called Windmoor is a poorly administered facility with poor quality of patient care.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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
2 people found this helpful
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Apr 10, 2018
This office milks their star doctor's stellar reviews when in fact he is only present three days a weeks to sign paperwork. You'll actually be seen by a nurse practitioner. No thanks
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Oldsmar, FL – Jan 21, 2016

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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 conditions and procedures:

  • Alcohol Withdrawal
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Cocaine Withdrawal
  • Drug Withdrawal
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Opioid Withdrawal
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)

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(352) 251-1870

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Francis Butler, MD is a Addiction Psychiatry Specialist in Safety Harbor, FL. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He is accepting new patients...Read more

Specialties

  • Addiction Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Washington University School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Call (727) 380-2606 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Francis 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. Francis Butler, MD accepting new patients?

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

Does Dr. Francis Butler, MD accept my insurance?

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

Dr. Butler frequently treats Alcohol Withdrawal, Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), and Opioid Withdrawal. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Butler treats.

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

Dr. Butler's office is located at 100 Main St Ste 203, Safety Harbor, FL 34695. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Largo Medical Center

Largo, FL

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)