Dr. Merlin Butler, MD

GeneticsMaleAge 69

Dr. Butler

Children's Mercy Hospital

2401 Gillham Rd Kansas City, MO 64108

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(816) 234-3000

Dr. Merlin Butler, MD is a Geneticist in Kansas City, MO and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Nebraska College Of Medicine medical school in 1978. He is affiliated with University Of Kansas Hospital. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Butler to book an appointment.

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I paid $2,000 for genetic testing. Made a follow up appointment and was cancelled because my genetic testing didn’t show anything abnormal. Instead of referring me to someone else, giving me any other information, pointing me in literally any other direction- I was ignored after leaving numerous voicemails. How can a medical professional just cancel you and never speak to you again after you hand him $2,000? I was later diagnosed by another MD with the EXACT mutation Dr. Butler was supposedly evaluating me for. Don’t go to him unless you want to waste thousands of dollars and be ignored with no further information or even a follow up call/email/write up. What happened to “do no harm”?
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Dr. Merlin Butler, MD is a Geneticist in Kansas City, MO and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Nebraska...Read more


  • Genetics

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Cytogenetics
  • Clinical Genetics


Ind U MC
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Nebraska College Of Medicine
Medical School


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Children's Mercy Hospital

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine2401 Gillham Rd Kansas City, MO 64108

The University of Kansas Health System

Medical Pavilion2000 Olathe Kansas City, KS 66160

University of Kansas Med Ctr

University of Kansas Hospital Transplant Center3901 Rainbow Blvd Kansas City, KS 66160

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University Of Kansas Hospital

Kansas City, KS

82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

32 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)