Dr. Robert Butcher, MD

Family Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
(13)
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Dr. Robert Butcher, MD
I grew up in New England and entered the US Air Force at age 18 as a Cadet at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Upon graduation, I received a Health Professions Scholarship to Brown University's Program in Medicine (now called the Warren Alpert School of Medicine) in Providence, RI, and graduated with Honors in 1990. During medical school I was required to participate in various clinical clerkships in the Air Force to prepare for my career as an Air Force Physician. One clerkship I chose to do was Family Medicine at Scott Air Force Base Medical Center, in Illinois, and it ultimately inspired me to choose Family Medicine as my specialty. I loved the breadth of the speciality, and how it allowed me to take care of EVERYONE, any age, any problem. But, most of all, I appreciated the relationship that family doctors have with their patients and how that can really impact the quality of care delivered. I decided to go back to Scott Air Force Base and do my residency there in Family Medicine, becoming Chief Resident in my final 3rd year. My first assignment as a new Air Force Family Physician was Little Rock, Air Force Base in 1993. I was there for 4 years and then assigned to the 1st Medical Group, ay Langley Air Force Base, in Hampton, VA. I was brought to Langley to be the Chief of Primary Care. This was a very busy clinic, with 6 Family physicians, 3 Pediatricians, and 8 Physician Assistants. I served over 12 years on active duty as an Air Force Family Physician, rising to rank of Lieutenant Colonel, before separating in August of 2002 and starting my present position, at Denbigh Family Medicine with the Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group (TPMG). In 2004, I was recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, having achieved distinction in my field. I continue to better my clinical skills by maintaining my Board Certification and participating in medical education so I remain current with all of the new trends in medicine. Additionally, throughout my entire career, I have had a passion for technology, and I try hard to utilize this in my practice. My patients know how I like to communicate using the "Patient Portal". I have lived in Newport News since 1997, longer than any other location, and plan to stay here for the remainder of my career. Denbigh Family Medicine has been providing quality care to the Denbigh area of Newport News since the 1950's. I am proud to say that I have joined such a prestigious group of doctors, nurses, and staff. But the best aspect of my experience at Denbigh Family Medicine are the relationships I have developed with my patients these past 15 years, and I look forward to more.

13347 Warwick Blvd

Newport News, VA 23602

Contact Information

(757) 877-0214

Dr. Robert Butcher, MD

Dr. Robert Butcher, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Optima Health
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Butcher's Experience

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Dr. Butcher's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Family Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
118

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergies
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Canker Sore
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Joint Pain
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rash
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tremor
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Biopsy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Hearing Screening
  • Immunization
  • Immunization Administration
  • Joint Injection
  • Lipomas Sebacious Cyst Removal
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mole Removal
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wellness Examination

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • United States Air Force Academy
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • The Warren Alpert Medical School Of Brown University
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Usaf Medical Center-Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Usaf Medical Center-Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Butcher has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Butcher's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Butcher to family and friends
4.2
based on 13 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Butcher's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Newport News, VA |
I have been a patient of Dr. Butcher since he joined the TPMG Denbigh practice over 10 years ago. He has always been responsive to my needs and I trust his judgement. When I ask questions, or offer my opinion, he never belittles my question or opinion but responds with reasoned replies.
in Gloucester, VA |
I used to think Dr. Butcher was unusually good, and I've referred many people to him. However, he seems to have an ego problem lately and does not listen to what I try to tell him about my symptoms, making snap diagnoses that are off the mark. He also used to be quite the patients' advocate with tight insurance companies, and recently he seems to be just an extension of that evil HMO I have. Sadly, I feel it necessary to seek out another family practice physician (and different insurance).
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Dr. Butcher accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Optima Health
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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