Dr. Charles Butrick: Urogynecological Thought Leader
Dr. Charles Butrick has dedicated a great deal of his life to his work in the field of urogynecology. As a Urogynecologist he has training in all aspects of pelvic health in women. Some of these include incontinence (urinary and fecal), prolapse, sexual dysfunction and pelvic pain. Nearly all of the conditions that are treated by an urogynecologist can prove extremely painful or embarrassing for the women who suffer from them. As such, the work of a highly trained medical professional in this particular field is very important.
Dr. Butrick owes his success to a long and accomplished career. Here are some highlights of his experience.
Dr. Charles Butrick graduated with his diploma from Shawnee Mission West High School in 1973. He went right to college at Kansas State University. Here, he earned his undergraduate degree in 1977. In the fall of 1977, Dr. Butrick entered Kansas University Medical School. He graduated in 1980 at the top 25 percent of his class.
The formal education of any medical professional is important. In fact, it is the essential foundation of their success in the real world setting. But to apply their knowledge in the industry, it is imperative that medical students are able to practice under the supervision of established professionals. This is why internships and residencies are so important.
Dr. Charles Butrick completed his internship and residency at Barnes Hospital. Affiliated with Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, this hospital provided Dr. Butrick with the opportunity to learn by experience. While an intern and resident, he developed his bedside manner, ability to collaborate with other doctors, and understanding of how the healthcare system works.
In addition to its formative properties, the time that Dr. Charles Butrick spent at Barnes Hospital showcased his potential. Due to his superior performance, Dr. Butrick was appointed as Chief Resident from 1983 to 1984. Additionally, he fulfilled all the requirements necessary to pass his internship and residency and move on to the next phase of his career.
In many cases, doctors stop with their formal education once they complete their residency. They often go on to join a practice, work in a hospital or clinic, or even open their own office. Many do participate in further training programs. In fact, it is essential for doctors to keep up to date with the latest techniques and technology. But Dr. Butrick decided to specialize and completed a long list of training programs to do so, including:
- Gynecologic urology training with Ernest Freidrich, M.D., at Barnes Hospital
- OB/GYN ultrasound and genetics training with James Crane, M.D., at Jewish Hospital
- Diagnostic and therapeutic hysteroscopy workshop at Barnes Hospital
- Carbon dioxide laser workshop and certification for vulvar, vaginal, cervical, intra-abdominal, and laparoscopic laser with Dan Martin, M.D.
- Advanced colposcopy conference in San Francisco, California
- Gynecologic urology, urodynamics, pelvic, and laser surgery with Donald Ostergard, M.D., in Long Beach, California
- Urogynecology preceptorship with Thomas Benson, M.D., in Indianapolis, Indiana
- Advances in urogynecology preceptorship at Northwestern University Medical School
- Neurophysiologic workshop with Thomas Benson, M.D.
- Urogynecology preceptorship with Larrian Gillespie, M.D., in Los Angeles, California
- Urogynecology preceptorship with Peter Sand, M.D., in Evanston, Illinois
- Advanced laparoscopic surgery preceptorship with C.Y. Liu, M.D.
- Urogynecology training session with Emil Tennago, M.D., in San Francisco, California
- Neurophysiologic workshop with Thomas Benson, M.D.
- Urogynecology training session with Richard Schmidt, M.D., in Denver, Colorado
- Preceptorship with Chris Falconer, M.D. in Sweden
- Interstim/Neuromodulation therapy workshop
- Interstim/Neuromodulation therapy training session
- Neuroprothesis implants proctoring
Through his educational endeavors, ranging from fundamental science courses to specialized workshops, Dr. Butrick has developed the skills and experience necessary to treat his patients with a high degree of efficacy. His educational achievements also reveal his dedication to excellence and commitment to doing everything possible to aid in his patients’ return to health. He now is frequently asked to and looks forward to providing training for physicians around the country.
Dr. Charles Butrick: Presentations and Lectures
Professionals who are considered leaders in their field often give presentations and lectures. This is because they have a wealth of experience to share—experience that will benefit both established professionals and up and coming students. Dr. Butrick has spent a great deal of his time working to make sure that his insight is used as a positive force of innovation in the urogynecological field. As such, he has given many lectures and presentations nationally and internationally since the advent of his career. Just some of these include:
- Webinar presentation regarding Interstim therapy
- Lecture on interstitial cystitis
- Presentations regarding Interstim at the annual meeting of the American Urogynecologic Society and Society of Female Urology and Urodynamics
- Training presentations regarding multiple types of mid-urethral slings eg TVT-Abbrevog
- Lecture on inflammatory pain disorders
- Moderator of a discussion regarding an update on neurotoxins and bladder therapies
- Presentation regarding pelvic pain
- Presentation regarding vulvodynia, its diagnosis, and its associated therapies
- Moderator for discussion of pelvic pain
- Lecture on the advances in urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery
- Presentation on interstitial cystitis
- Presentation on chronic pelvic pain
- Moderator of discussion on an update regarding pelvic organ prolapse
- Participant in annual meeting for International Pelvic Pain Society
- Presentation regarding the neuropathology of chronic pelvic pain
- Lectures at the St. Jo Primary Care Conference
- Presentation of course on chronic pelvic pain management
- Lecture on interstitial cystitis and chronic pelvic pain
- Lecture on setting up a subspecialty clinic regarding chronic pelvic pain management
- Presentation regarding surgical management of stress incontinence
By sharing his insight through these lectures and presentations, Dr. Butrick has contributed to the success of other medical professionals. The healthcare field is one that depends on the exchange of ideas from one professional to the other. As such, these activities are essential to the progress that the urogynecologic specialty has made.
Dr. Butrick has also shared his knowledge through multiple publications. These have shown up in medical journals and other resources, such as books and peer-review journals. The work that Dr. Butrick has published has become an important part of the medical canon.
Dr. Charles Butrick is devoted to his work in the urogynecological field. He dedicates his time, energy, and resources to ensuring that he can provide the highest level of care to his patients as possible. Through these efforts, he has become known as a thought leader throughout this specialty. As a professional who is committed to his field, Dr. Butrick strives to enhance the experiences of his patients and the capabilities of his practice with each new day. Dr. Charles Butrick is excited to see what the future holds for women with pelvic floor disorders.
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