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Dr. Barton Butterbaugh

Family Medicine
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41 years experience male

Locations

Healthcare Center Scottsdale

Scottsdale, AZ

Address

11445 E. Via Linda 2-154, Scottsdale, AZ
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 10am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(480) 951-4262

About

Bio

When I reflect on the last ~34years of medical practice, it becomes clearly evident that my medical practice has been one dedicated to service of my patients. My family has a tradition of medical service to the community dating back to the 1890's. My Grandfather and Great-Grandfather's great example and legacies as physicians & surgeons, set the high standard for myself and my siblings (sister and first cousins) to pursue individual careers in medicine (Cardiac Ultrasonography, Nursing, and Speech Pathology) Each of us are proud to carry on this tradition, and are the example of "good seeds" sown by our family members. I am a graduate of Creighton University Medical School. My post-graduate training was in General Surgery and E.N.T. Surgery. I have achieved board certification from the Am. Bd. of Emergency Medicine; the Am. College of Forensic Examiners; & the Am. Board of Forensic Medicine. I am a Life-Fellow of the Am. College of Emergency Medicine & the Am. College of Forensic Examiners. I have served our nation on active duty as an officer within U.S. Army Medical Department, after post-graduate medical training. While on active duty, my Trauma Medicine & Emergency Medicine career was spawned, when assigned to a major Army Level I Trauma Center. It was this extensive clinical experience that afforded me the opportunity to continue practicing Trauma & Emergency Medicine post-active duty. My civilian Emergency Medicine Career spanned 14 very active years; spread across four states; and provided me a much broader understanding of how Emergency Care works in different areas of Texas & the Southwestern U.S. I retired from Trauma & Emergency Medicine after 14 years of continual service, in order to pursue a second career in General Family and Internal Medicine. In 2009, a national TeleHealth organization recruited me to enter into this new clinical tract, & it is this Clinical & Admin experience that has led me to affiliate with HealthTap.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

Emergency Medicine

Licenses

United States: Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas

Doctor Q&A

97 Answers
6 Agrees
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Post-Coital UTI: Uti may occur upto 2 days after coital activity.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Vaginal Pain in PG: Nancy, Vaginal pain is not uncommon in pregnancy, and is often due to the pressure on the cervix from your baby. If this becomes more intense and mor... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Urology consult now: This is a sign that something may be wrong in the urogential system. You will need a rapid referral to a board certified urologist for specialty eval... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Thoracolumbar nodule: I would suggest that you start with your internal medicine specialist or family physician first. Re evaluation and reexamination is always proven prio... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Rib and flank pain: It's time to get a complete physical examination along with blood testing and x-rays your family or internal medicine physician. Flank pain, it is tim... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) Side Effect: It is sincerely doubtful that HTN, Elevated Blood Sugar, and weight gain can be attributed to use of Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl).
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Daytime fatigue: Jennifer: Daytime fatigue may be due to multiple conditions and factors. If you do not sleep well, and do not obtain restoration from sleep, you mi... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Please see GYN !: With the history that you provided, it is apparent that you need experienced evaluation by a Gynecologist to determine the reasons of irregular menstr... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Bleeding after tubal: Kim, I think it best to obtain an examination from your GYN specialist as soon as possible. Although Pregnancy after tubal ligation is very uncom... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Skin Pigmentation: What you are describing is a natural, genetic skin pigmentation in the area in question. In order to alter this pigmentation it is best to consult a... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
nipple skin changes: I highly recommend that you let your primary care physician or your OBGYN specialists evaluate this can change in the nipple. This may be benign or it... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Abd/pelvic pain: I would strongly urge you to go see your OBGYN specialists as soon as possible, about your Abdominal and pelvic pain. This seems to be a more pressing... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Elevated Blood Sugar: Please have your husband see his internist or family primary care physician for further evaluation of elevated blood sugar. The spectre of Diabetes ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Skin pigmentation ch: Cheryl, Best to discuss this with your dermatologist. Changes in pigmentation of the skin can be associated with certain disease states, and your de... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Lower GI Bleeding: If your blood is bright red and its after defecation than you may have a hemorrhoidal problem. If you are bleeding is dark red, dark clots, jellylike ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Facial Scars: I would seek a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon could give you the best advice with respect to scar reduction. Advances have been m... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
UTERINE POLYPS: THIS QUESTION IS BETTER POSED AND ANSWERED BY YOUR GYN SPECIALIST THAT HAS BEEN TREATING YOU FOR THIS PROBLEM IN THE RECENT PAST. IT IS IMPORTANT TH... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Headaches: I'm a little but powerful way you describe your headaches I would suggest that you see a neurologist as quickly as possible. You should get a CT scan ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Myalgias: It sounds like you're describing generalized myalgia which also without your hands as well as other areas of the body of this time this could be a pro... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Painful breast lumps: I would strongly suggest that you seek your GYN specialist for a breast exam soon as possible. In general, breast lumps are nothing to ignore. Sometim... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Joint noise: As a 21 year old , your should not worry about the noise in the knees if pain is not associated. I would seek a formal complete knee XR series ordere... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Uncircumcised male: To clean the penis in a young uncircumcised male you have to retract the foreskin. Not cleaning this area can lead to infections of the penile glans... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Pelvic Pain: This sounds like pelvic pain which could be from a number of etiologies. It is best to first rule out GYN etiologies via a trip to see your GYN Spec... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Severe URI's: This is a situation in which you would be best served by a full examination and consultation with your PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN right away. OTC medicati... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Excessive SaltIntake: You need a complete medical workup by your internist. There are a few endocrine problems that drive people to crave NaCl (Salt). Consumption of e... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Altered Urine/Stool: It is hard to say from this distance what is happening here, but it certainly needs investigation through your primary care physician right away. Th... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Penile dermatitis : I would suggest that you seek the services of a dermatologist ASAP. In the meantime I would apply triple antibiotic ointment only.
A female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Post-coital pain: Digitation of the Vagina may produce mucosal trauma, and as a result cause pain. If this discomfort continues please obtain a formal examianton by y... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
CHEST WALL PAIN: ROBIN, THIS IS ONE OF THESE KINDS OF PROBLEMS THAT WILL NEED X-RAY EVALUATION AND EXAMINATION BY YOUR PHYSICIAN IN ORDER TO ACCURATELY DETERMINE WHAT ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
? ADD SYMPTOMS: Typically, Adults exhibit problems with Task Completion, Concentration on the subject at hand, ongoing interpersonal relationship(s), increased anxiet... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Anxiety states: You most likely are suffering from an anxiety state, which has fixated on the status of your heart. I would strongly urge you to talk this over wi... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Hair removal by lase: Laser hair reduction is one way to remove excessive hair in an area of skin. It does not entirely remove all hair follicles. Is best that you see a de... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Chest Wall Pain: A woman of your age with sharp chest pains could be exhibiting "Chest Wall Pain" due to costochondritis. This is especially true if you are involved... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Myalgia 2' to coitis: Most likely this is due to the level of physical activity engaged in during coitis. You may just be experiencing muscle strains in the region descri... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Get your man examine: Best to get your man an appt with his physician and subsequent referral to a board certified urologist. For now stay celebate until this problem is r... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Chiara malformation: If you suspect the Arnold Chiari malformation problem you need to see the neurosurgeon in New Orleans. I would suggest seeking out the services of the... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Altered uterine anat: Unicornate uterus or altered uterine anatomy may be associated with lower rates of conception compared to the nomal uterine anatomy. Best to see you... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Multiple skinlesions: Best to make an appt with your Dermatologist for examination ASAP. Skin lesions are to be seen and are best diagnosed in this manner.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Breast Pains: Best to go get checked out with formal breast exam by your PCP or GYN specialist.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
STERNAL AREA PAIN: I SUGGEST YOUR SEE YOUR PCP AND ASK FOR CHEST XRAY AND POSSIBLE RIB SERIES. THIS MIGHT BE A STRUCTURAL PROBLEM WITH YOUR CHEST WALL. IT IS GOOD THAT... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Temperature Reading: The axillary temperature is not as accurate as the ototemperature. In fact, the Oto-temperature is considered a very accurate temperature reading pe... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Pregnancy chances...: Melissa, Any time sperm enters the vagina, there is always a chance of pregnancy; especially if you are near or at ovulation (mid-cycle). Best to obt... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Exercise regimen: You could double up daily on your workouts (morning and evening) in anticipation of the event. The only way to get in shape is to be dedicated to th... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Post menstrual sympt: What you're complaining of could be due to a separate onset and prodromal illness. Or could I be a myriad of etiologies for these particular symptoms.... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Skin lesions: If this has been a persistent lesion of the skin of the chest, it's time to see a dermatologist for definitive diagnosis.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
mesenteric adenitis: It's possible after an upper respiratory viral infection you could develop viral lymphadenitis around the cecum near the appendix. This can be painful... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
FOLLICULITIS: Dear chris, this condition you describe in brief may be a skin infection caused by staphyloccocal bacteria. I suggest you see your primary care p... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Slow down...build up: Try going slower; enjoy the journey as it were; and attempt different positions with your s.O. Let her take the lead and concentrate on making her sa... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
ABD Cramps-Topamax: One of the side effects of topamax (topiramate) is "abdominal cramping". Check with your physician, and discuss alternative treatments for the reasons... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Brittle Hair - Eval: Brittle hair may be due to thyroid disease, vitamin deficiencies, intrinsic problems of the scalp, and other specific disease states. Have your physi... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Butterbaugh is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Butterbaugh is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you for your words of advice. We are currently working with the lupron injections in hopes of helping the pain. My obgyn suspects endometriosis and is trying hormonal replacement before surgery...Read More
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I really appreciate the quick response and the information provided.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! So cough can make SCH worse? I'm on cough med, still feeling awful :(

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Creighton University School of Medicine, NE
Graduated 1981MD

Residency

Phoenix Integrated Surgery Residency
Completed 1983

Awards

Founding Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015
Most Influential Doctor, Arizona - Winter
2015
Thought Leader, Arizona - Winter
2015

Affiliations

AMA/ArMA/ACEP/ACFE/ACPE
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