Dr. Jeffrey Butler, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 64

Dr. Jeffrey Butler, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Spokane, WA and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Butler has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening, Arthritis & Arthropathy, and Autoimmune Diseases than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Tufts U, School of Medicine medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with Providence Sacred Heart 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.

Dr. Butler

Arthritis Northwest Rheumatology PLLC

105 W 8th Ave Ste 6080 Spokane, WA 99204
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Butler

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Butler treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Butler treats other conditions, please contact the office at (509) 838-6500.

Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

Dr. Butler is experienced in the area of Osteoporosis & Screening. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis Screening
Osteopenia
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Arthritis & Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis & Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Butler is experienced in the area of Arthritis & Arthropathy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Arthritis
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Osteoarthritis
Psoriatic Arthritis
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Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and celiac disease in which the immune system attacks healthy cells.Compare with other Autoimmune Diseases specialists.

Dr. Butler is experienced in the area of Autoimmune Diseases. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Systemic Sclerosis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
Sjögren's Syndrome
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Dr. Butler's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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(509) 838-6500

Dr. Butler accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Coop Core
Humana
Choice Care PPO

Dr. Butler's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Butler

3.2

Based on 23 ratings

5 Stars
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Dr. Butler is a very thorough and caring doctor. I appreciated the time he took to make sure I understood everything he was doing to confirm my diagnosis and make sure we were on the correct path for treatment. I never felt rushed to get through the appointment, he always gave me time to ask any questions, and made sure I had paperwork to explain any medications he wanted to try. I am so happy to have him as my doctor.
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
  • Long wait times
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Amber B. – Oct 29, 2021
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I have seen Dr. Butler several times now and he has been extremely helpful. I have been very pleased with his staff and this office as a whole. I would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Lee – Sep 27, 2021
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Dr. Butler is helpful, caring and I greatly appreciate his staff.
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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Sep 24, 2021
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Doctor Butler is an excellent Doctor in 2016 I move to Spokane WA from Texas because of Lupus I had a huge flare up that i was on the border of dying. Doctor Butler and my kidney Doctor work together to keep me alive. In Texas the Doctors told my husband to take me home to die. I am very Bless to have Doctor Butler he is very caring and cautious. he does cares a lot about his patience. I am strong now and healthy and no one can believe it.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Karina Hernandez – Aug 15, 2020
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I saw Dr. Butler a few years ago and was diagnosed with a rare, barely researched auto immune disease. I waited almost 2 hours for my appointment and he immediately wanted to give me an injection into a joint to help with pain. He told me absolutely nothing about it or possible side effects and I felt extremely pressured into the procedure just minutes after being clinically diagnosed. I was crying and he stood there with the syringe needle saying nothing, and only when his medical student gave me a tissue did I feel like anyone cared about what I was processing. He put me on a medication that gave me stomach ulcers and decided to put me on something even stronger when my pain was still persistent. I told him my back had been hurting and he blamed my posture for it. I later had a CT scan that showed bone spurs on the part of my spine I was experiencing pain. Literally the worst doctor I’ve ever seen. I have never been more discouraged after seeing such an incompetent practitioner.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Dec 30, 2019
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His arrogance and sheer uncaring for his patience is appalling. Dr. Butler dismissed anything that you as a patient tell him. He does not believe that you are in pain when you tell him and will call you crazy even though your test results show otherwise. Due to other circumstances I will be reporting him to medical board.
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
11 people found this helpful
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B in Spokane , WA – Oct 11, 2018
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High level of arrogance. Immediately put me on hard core meds that only made things worse. Cancelled on my second appointment a day before - after waiting 6 months, and booked me out another 6 months. His staff mis-diagnosed a partially collapsed lung. He had a receptionist call me and tell me about a CT Scan result - and that she had to Google the results and forgot but would google it again for me. Unbelievable.
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
9 people found this helpful
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Apr 25, 2018
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Make sure never to accidentally or otherwise no show for two appointments because you will be banned from their practice FOR LIFE No matter how long ago it was. Amazing customer service.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Puyallup, WA – Dec 01, 2017
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Dr. Butler does not listen to his patient, does not take any interest in the pain you are experiencing and most of all will prescribe medicine that makes you worse!!! I had to visits to the emergency hospital because I was allergic the the medication Dr. Butler prescribed. Still he wanted me to try it again! Worst doctor in Spokane. Do yourself a favor, stay home and take aspirin.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Valleyford, WA – Mar 22, 2017
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Dr. Butler has been my Dr. since 1998. I would have no other. He has always been such a great doctor. He has always listened to me, believed me and has always done his best to make my life as pain free and keep me moving as possible. I appreciate him so much.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
5 people found this helpful
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Cinde in Spokane Valley, WA – Sep 20, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Jeffrey Butler, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Spokane, WA and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Butler has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

Or Health Science University Hospital
Residency Hospital
Wilford Hall Med Center Aetc
Residency Hospital
1985
Tufts U, School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Jeffrey Butler, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. Jeffrey Butler, MD accepting new patients?

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

Dr. Butler frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening, Arthritis & Arthropathy, and Autoimmune Diseases. See all practice areas where Dr. Butler specializes.

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

Dr. Butler's office is located at 105 W 8th Ave Ste 6080, Spokane, WA 99204. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Arthritis Northwest Rheumatology PLLC

Arthritis Northwest Rheumatology PLLC105 W 8th Ave Ste 6080 Spokane, WA 99204
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center

Spokane, WA

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)