Dr. Rushia Butler, MD

Dr. Rushia Butler, MD

Family Medicine  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 48
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Dr. Rushia Butler, MD is a family medicine specialist in Homewood, IL and has been practicing for 18 years. She graduated from Finch University Of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School in 1997 and specializes in family medicine, holistic medicine, and more.Read her story

18036 Gottschalk Ave

Homewood, IL 60430

Contact Information

(708) 960-2986

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Humana

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Dr. Butler's Experience

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Dr. Butler'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

Dr. Butler's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Butler " Holistic Medicine. Medically Supervised Weight Loss. Anti-Aging Medicine Born in Chicago's South Suburbs, a physician of 20 years, Dr. Butler has worked in ER/Urgent Care, multi-specialty practices, and even retired from the US Army as Major Butler after an 8-year stint of service. This vast experience gave her new understandings of medicine from a variety of perspectives. As a mother of two adults, a daughter, granddaughter, sister, cousin, aunt, and niece, she knows the healing power of relationships. It's this faith in relationships that pushed her into family medicine, and ultimately Holistic, Integrative, & Functional Medicine. "After working 15 years in medicine, I noticed: medicine has become unhealthy: doctors see the same patients for years, writing the same prescriptions over and over until the condition progresses, requiring more expensive treatments and specialists over time. I've heard it time and time again, 'This is my third course of antibiotics and I'm still not better', or' I've been on this med for years, now the price has doubled and I can't afford it anymore.'" The patients never really get better, the pharmacies are overwhelmed, and all of this comes at steep financial costs. "It makes no sense because most doctors are taught to FIND then TREAT the cause of illness, not just manage prescriptions. Yet in the world of 'more,' doctors typically have a quota of 3000 or more patients to care for each year. The result? Patients typically learn to accept, tolerate, and expect to be 1 of 26 patients on the doctor's daily schedule sometimes even double booked. That same physician's schedule will also have to absorb up to 18 telephone interruptions as well. As a result, the average patient visit is only 7 minutes, and there is no time to create a plan to actually HEAL the patient. Many patients accept this system. But patients who believe in holistic medicine want something more. They want sincere Quality. We get it, and we work within the patient-physician relationship to invest in the time and teamwork that it takes to help our patients gain control, and GET OFF THE MEDS. We created Wellness Integrative Medical & Spa for those patients. Those who value QUALITY over quantity. We believe in the healing properties of the doctor patient relationship. For us, medicine is truly an act of love. Holistic Medicine. Medically Supervised Weight Loss. Anti-Aging Medicine Maxing at 400 patients per year to allow no less than 20-30 minutes scheduled visits 60-minute New Assessment (required for all new patients) 60 Complete/Yearly Physical Exam, Lab review, and Decision planning 20, 40, and 60 minute undisturbed or interrupted appointment slots with self-booking for easy convenience Free Community Herbal Garden Personalized lab- based supplement regimens Onsite Acupuncture Regular classes and patient appreciation events Not sure if Holistic Medicine is right for you? Call today to schedule a free 15 minute nonmedical consults to see if we're a fit."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Butler "Holistic/Functional Medicine, Weight Loss and Anti-Aging Medicine.  We're Wellness Integrative Medical & Spa:  where medicine is an act of love. 

Wellness Integrative Medicine believes in treating the whole person with ALL feasible options/modalities to heal, and not just prescribe. We empower you to be your best self, and love that self too!

We use all resources to help patients achieve their best health. That means helping patients achieve control of medical conditions with as little medications as possible. To this end, we practice from a very holistic & comprehensive perspective.

Service include:

Holistic/Functional Medicine

Medically Supervised Weight Loss

Anti-Aging Medicine

Thorough and Unrushed Visits

  • One full hour New Patient Assessement (required for all New Patients only)
  • One full hour Complete/Yearly Exam
  • No less than 20, 40, 60 minute time slots for established patients.

Free Onsite Community Herbal Garden

On-site Acupuncture

Anti-Aging products including Obagi, Viviscal, PFB , and Botox for complexion blending"

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3  Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Women's Health Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*

34  Conditions Treated

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4  Procedures

  • Acupuncture Meridian Therapy
  • Chemical Peel
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Weight Loss Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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

  • University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Finch University Of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • University Il College Med Rockford
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Butler has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Butler's Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Butler to family and friends
40 total reviews (17 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (40)

  • 5
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Dr. Butler'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

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Butler Says:
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Navigating today's healthcare plans and offices can be frustrating.  

We offer the following tips to help patients understand their choices- before any visit:

Know Your Plan

  • Confirm your network, co-pay, & deductible.   
  • Some are surprised they've seen the right doctor at the wrong

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Patient Comments (17)

I recently visited Dr. Butler as a new patient and was very pleased. I was looking for a more holistic approach to my health care and she provided just that. She spent time with me and evaluated me as an individual and not just another patient. I love how she took her time to understand my medical...more
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I love the anti-aging approach, and love the idea of spending more time with the physician.
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I've reviewed Dr. Butler, but I didn't reviewed Penny Will for acupuncture or just the Office. I gave the staff 5 stars, for Penny and Ray who always helps me out if I'm having insurance issues. There's no wait time because I always do self check in and Ray separates all the appointment visits...more
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I absolutely LOVE Dr. Butler! Her style of medicine she is truly all about her patients. There is no wait time because you are the only person scheduled at your time. She listens to your concerns, answers all your question, and creates a plan for you. I can't wait to see my progress now that I am...more
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My experience with Dr. Butler was so bad I filed a formal complaint about her (which may I add was extremely difficult to do). I saw her for a yearly gyno appointment and she was in and out within 5 min. Never asked about menstrual cycle, sexual activity, or if I had any questions. Just came in,...more
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We value feedback, but are aware of false reviews. Because we are a holistic family medicine practice (not OB/Gyne) specializing in unrushed visits of 20, 40, & 60 minutes, there are no 5 minute visits, or 'samples' taken (also docs who do take samples usually need more than 5 minutes). We encourage all patients to revisit the current 'doc-in-a-box' system of care: interview, and select doctor that matches YOUR style then create a sincere Patient-Doctor relationship for your best health.

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