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This provider sees patients at the following locations:

Cardiology - Shamokin
4203 Hospital Rd
Coal Township, PA 17866
Cardiology - Geisinger Medical Center
100 N Academy Ave
Danville, PA 17822

There is no publicly available rating for this care provider for one or more of the following reasons:
  1. He or she does not see patients in the outpatient clinic setting.
  2. He or she sees patients, but has not yet received the minimum number of Patient Satisfaction Reviews. To be eligible for display, we require a minimum of 30 surveys. This ensures that the rating is accurate and statistically reliable.
  3. He or she is a community provider, not a Geisinger-employed provider. Community providers tend to see patients in their own private outpatient practices, which we do not survey.

Butcher, Richard James, MD, FACC Visit for information on Richard James Butcher, MD, FACC. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Overall Rating:
4.8 out of 5
1 74 ratings

Practicing Specialties:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, Board Certified, 1981


  • University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine 1973


  • Geisinger Medical Center 1974


  • Geisinger Medical Center 1979


  • Geisinger Medical Center 1981
    Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Massachusetts General Hospital 1982
    Nuclear Medicine

Clinical Interests:

Nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, preventive cardiology


  • French

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider-related questions on our nationally recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our survey >
1. Friendliness/courtesy of provider
- 4.9 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.8 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.8 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.8 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.8 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.8 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.9 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.8 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.8 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.7 out of 5

Patient Comments:

The comments are submitted by patients (or their caregivers) and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Geisinger. Learn more about our survey >
Nov 30, 2016
Sad Dr. Butcher is retiring. He's an excellent heart doctor!
Nov 30, 2016
Dr. Butcher is superior. He actually noticed a problem I was having outside his expertise, made an appt. for me, and now I am cancer free.
Sep 21, 2016
Dr. Butcher is tops!
Sep 6, 2016
Very nice personality, made my husband & feel very comfortable. He talked to me at length and I was impressed with how thorough the exam was.
Aug 23, 2016
Semi-retired. Not sure he would be taking new patients.
Aug 2, 2016
Never had a bad experience my doctor is an excellent person.
Aug 2, 2016
Dr. Butcher has seen he since - 1999 - He saved my life. The dr. is all around a good man.
Jul 11, 2016
Excellent. Dr. Butcher he is very caring. Concerned about my height decrease. He contacted my Dr. Haupt about this & advised a bone scan. All around excellent physician. I will truly miss him when he retires. I've had him for many years.
May 24, 2016
Apr 25, 2016
#9. I'm very satisfied with Dr. Bucker have been for several years.
Apr 1, 2016
Can't say enough good things about Dr. Butcher. He was at my side during major heart attack in October 1994 and has kept me working ever since. Completed 50 years as active _____ last October and now 88 years old still practicing!
March 8, 2016
I have full confidence in my dr. and would not hesitate to recommend him!!
March 2, 2016
Excellent! Spent a lot of time with me - answered questions - was not rushed through. Worked well with my pulmonologist in regards to my treatment plan. Dr. Butcher & Dr. Khorek both provided excellent care to me on this visit.