Malcolm Butler, MD

Malcolm Butler, MD, Chief Medical Officer at CVCH

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Residency: Ventura County Medical Center
Fellowship: Ventura County Family Practice
Hometown: Bellevue, WA

Dr. Butler is a board certified family physician who has practiced in Wenatchee, WA since 1993. He has served as the Medical Director (currently Chief Medical Officer) of Columbia Valley Community Health since 1995.

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Dr. Butler is a board certified family physician, and the Chief Medical Officer of Columbia Valley Community Health.  Born and raised in Seattle, he obtained a B.A. in philosophy from Cornell University, thereafter returning to Seattle for medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine.  He completed his Family Practice residency, and an Academic Fellowship at the Ventura County Family Practice Residency in Ventura California.

Dr. Butler has practiced in Wenatchee Washington since 1993, and has served as the Medical Director of Columbia Valley Community Health since 1995.  In his capacity as Chief Medical Officer, he has helped to lead Columbia Valley Community Health through a period of dramatic growth and improvement.  He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW) both as a clinician representative, and as an executive committee member.
Dr. Butler has, through painful trial and error, developed a degree of expertise in indigent care, chronic pain, obstetrics, and physician leadership.  He has spoken throughout the Northwest on provider incentives, management of difficult patients, capitated Medicaid, system improvement, and patient access/satisfaction.  During his tenure, Columbia Valley Community Health has become a patient-centric evidence-based practice, with a fully integrated Electronic Medical Record, integrated Behavioral Health program, and population based chronic disease management programs.  
Dr. Butler was named Washington State Family Physician of the Year in 2005.  In 2012 he received regional recognition, and in 2013, national recognition, for the work CVCH has done to address the epidemic of accidental opioid overdoses.  He is well supported at home by his wife Cherie, and their three children.

"I am often asked why I have chosen to spend my career at CVCH, and I always reply, 'as soon as someone can find more important work for me to do with better people, I will take that job'. CVCH has put a huge amount of thought and resources into the systems that support a provider doing their best work as consistently and safely as possible."

- Dr. Butler

Hobbies: Woodworking, boat building, photography, biking, skiing, rowing, enology, shaping lives


Not currently accepting new patients.