Harold J. Boutte Jr, MD

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Primary Specialty

Gastroenterology

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Duke University School of Medicine - 2012
Residency:
Duke University Hospital - 2015
Fellowships:
Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium - 2018

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Assistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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5.0
5.0 

369 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 25, 2022

5.0

Very kind and knowledgable.

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August 24, 2022

5.0

He understands what I’m going through. It’s so hard

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August 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. Boutte is personable, thorough, and very professional. I feel comfortable and confident with him in charge of my care.

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August 18, 2022

5.0

He’s knowledgeable, kind and attentive

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August 16, 2022

5.0

Dr Boutte was very personable. Explained procedure thoroughly and addressed any concerns

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August 15, 2022

5.0

Dr. Boutte cares about his patients and always takes his time to go over everything with me even on a video conference call. He is the best!!

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August 11, 2022

5.0

The r so helpful Explain me every thing nicely nd make me So relax

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August 10, 2022

5.0

He shows interest and wants to resolve the issue/problem

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August 04, 2022

5.0

Best GI I’ve ever had. Super nice and attentive and you can tell us very knowledgeable

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August 02, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable, takes as much time as needed to answer questions

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July 26, 2022

5.0

Bedside manner and very informative about the procedure.

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July 21, 2022

5.0

He is an amazing doctor and an amazing person. He remembers every detail and always puts his patients needs and concerns above all else .

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July 21, 2022

5.0

He Rocks!!!!

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July 21, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable and understanding.

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July 18, 2022

5.0

Fantastic bedside manner. Supported my goals and did extensive research into my case beforehand.

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July 18, 2022

5.0

He knows his stuff. And is interested in helping his patients.

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July 14, 2022

5.0

I like him

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July 13, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable and personable

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July 04, 2022

5.0

Friendly and professional, takes time to discuss and answer all questions, never feel rushed.

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June 16, 2022

5.0

Dr. Boutte is great. Always takes the time to clearly explain what is going on and the reasons for his recommended treatment. Very much appreciate that!

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June 10, 2022

5.0

He's one of the best hes concerned about your health and want to make sure you're on the right track

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June 08, 2022

5.0

Dr. Boutte is a great doctor. He explain my condition clearly and thoroughly, explained all the options for treatment, gave me the pros and cons of each one and answered all my questions.

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June 07, 2022

5.0

Took the time to explain. Very knowledgeable felt comfortable

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June 06, 2022

5.0

Dr. Boutte' is very knowledgeable, thorough and caring. He answers all my questions and I am able to understand. He listens to all my concerns too.

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June 06, 2022

5.0

Extremely professional and experienced. Excellent patient manners.

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June 06, 2022

5.0

He was great- welcoming - explained everything very clearly. Great rapport with patient in such a short period of time

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June 02, 2022

5.0

Dr. Boutte explained my past diagnosis which I didn't understand nor know what to do next to treat my symptoms. He listens and he took time to explain everything step by step. Which was very informative.This visit was so much-needed that I am so relieved for all the helpful advices and plans. I can't thank him enough, I already know that I am in good hands.

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June 02, 2022

5.0

Friendly, explains this, food bedsidlle demeanor

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June 02, 2022

5.0

He is super smart and nice

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May 26, 2022

5.0

Prepared, very knowledgeable, took personal interest in my case

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May 25, 2022

5.0

He himself explaining everything to full extent to resolve the problem. He is easy to talk to . He is sharp and knowledgeable and professional at what his GI profession .

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May 24, 2022

5.0

Dr. Boutte has a wonderful bedside manner. He explained the process thoroughly and put me at ease. He was patient and easy to talk to. He is one of the best physicians I’ve ever experienced.

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May 23, 2022

5.0

So kind, took time to answer all my questions

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May 21, 2022

5.0

Everything about Dr. Boutte is wonderful. His bedside manner cannot be improved. He's smart, caring and everything a great Doctor should be.

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May 21, 2022

5.0

The best of the best 👍

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May 16, 2022

5.0

Dr. Boutte Cares!

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May 16, 2022

5.0

Very personable, present, and compassionate during his interactions. Takes the time to explain the diagnosis and observations, does so clearly, and answers any questions thoroughly.

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May 12, 2022

5.0

Dr. Boutte was really great. Informative, welcoming, made me feel at ease with the issues I was having and gave me a care plan I understood and felt great about.

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May 12, 2022

5.0

Respectful and kind. Spent time explaining. Enthusiastic and thoughtful.

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May 10, 2022

5.0

He is professional considerate thorough and pleasant

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May 01, 2022

5.0

Great practitioner, great communication, and great bedside manner.

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April 30, 2022

5.0

Dr. Boutte is one of the most caring physicians I have met. He took time to explain things to me that I had never heard or understood before related to my condition. I can not say enough positive things about him, and have already recommended him to friends.

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April 29, 2022

5.0

He was great and very thorough

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April 27, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable/thorough. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Seems to genuinely care.

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April 27, 2022

5.0

That’s a complete medical provider. Very calm, friendly, knowledgeable with a very special support team

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April 25, 2022

5.0

Like i said he's really great and made this process so much easier

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April 21, 2022

5.0

Gave informative explanations before and after procedure.

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April 21, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable and thorough

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April 21, 2022

5.0

Very helpful. Told me about medicine delivery service. Reassuring.

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April 20, 2022

5.0

Dr Boutte is second to none. Caring, knowledgeable, brilliant, empathic. He is a 100% top notch provider and would recommend to anyone and everyone.

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April 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Boutte was wonderful in every possible way! He made a visit I was nervous about actually quite enjoyable. He is friendly but also respects patients enough to explain every little detail!

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April 03, 2022

5.0

Dr. Boutte inspires confidence, and takes the time and focus to understand his patients.

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Because he takes the time to talk to you.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

He is extremely informative and compassionate. He made me feel like I was in good hands.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

He is very knowledgeable and helpful

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March 10, 2022

5.0

I came to NM after 7 grueling years at UC Med. Dr. Boutte is like a breath of fresh air. He was attentive, made me feel welcome and comfortable and had full knowledge of my medical history. I walked away confident that maybe I don't have to settle just waiting around for the next Small bowel Obstruction.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Extremely personable. Shared his mental model with me so that I was aware of his thoughts regarding my treatment plan moving forward.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

He's great!

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February 28, 2022

5.0

I have a high level of trust in him. His background and credentials, including the fact that Dr. Hanauer is his mentor all make me feel that I am receiving the best possible care.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Always very pleasant and it is important to Dr. Boutte to provide the best care. Always explains everything and wants to explore the best options. Highly recommend

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February 24, 2022

4.0

Dr Boutte is very personable and likable.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Empathetic, explains things, not rushed

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February 20, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable and professional.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Confident in the care I received and every interaction I m reassured. I m heard and my concerns are taken seriously.

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January 27, 2022

5.0

Dr. Boutte is the absolute best at explaining the cause of my symptoms and my options in terms that I understand. He includes me in decisions about my care and takes as much time as necessary to answer all of my questions. Cannot recommend Dr. Boutte enough!

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January 03, 2022

5.0

He was very professional and knowledgeable. I felt very knowledgeable and informative. He made me feel comfortable on how I should be treated.

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December 30, 2021

5.0

He is absolutely amazing. The most knowledgeable doctor I’ve ever met.

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December 30, 2021

5.0

If I could give a higher score I would. He took the time to show me what his plans were, answered all my questions and made sure I was comfortable with the oath forward before the appointment was over.

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December 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Boutte is easy to talk to and very much so seems to care and listen to questions and concerns. He’s very welcoming and relatable.

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December 16, 2021

5.0

He will do what he need to get down to the bottom of the issues also he is very caring and understanding. Which put patient in a comfortable situation even when they are not feeling theirs best.

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December 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Boutte was exceptional in his care and consideration. He explained everything to me in a clear and concise manner while answering all of my questions. Very thankful for all of the staff at Northwestern GI clinic!

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December 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. Boutte is a wonderful doctor. He has all the answers and is incredibly friendly.

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December 09, 2021

5.0

Kind and knowledgeable makes you feel heard and safe

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December 09, 2021

5.0

I’ve had IBD for 8 years, and Dr. Boutte was the first person to explain what parts of my diagnosis mean and how my medicine works. He also truly listened to me and was very nice.

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable, sees patients as whole people

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December 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Boutte is Knowledgeable, Kind, Patient, & Congenial!

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December 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Boutte listens and then advises. He is personable and provides all the details I need. He made sure I understood where we are today, where we’ll be in a year and where I’ll be down the road in a few years with my plan.

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November 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Boutte was professional, informative, friendly, and answered all my questions.

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November 12, 2021

5.0

Dr Boutte goes above and beyond. He truly cares about his patients.

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November 11, 2021

5.0

He has a fantastic way of describing things in an expert manner while keeping it simple enough to fully understand.

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November 11, 2021

5.0

Very thorough and his knowledge and reassurance is great. He answers all my questions and explains things so well.

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November 04, 2021

5.0

Very caring and explains everything

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November 02, 2021

5.0

He listen to you.And works to figure things out.

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October 28, 2021

5.0

Doctor was very attentive and knowledgeable. Doctor put me at ease and was very thorough.

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October 27, 2021

5.0

His bedside manner Is exceptional and he takes the time necessary to educate his patient as well as to listen to their concerns.

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October 21, 2021

5.0

Excellent visit from everyone.

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October 18, 2021

5.0

He was kind and thorough.

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October 15, 2021

4.0

Dr. Boutte has been excellent, as of my transfer to him in March of 2021. In the 7 months I've been seeing him, he has been incredibly proactive in seeking a treatment that will alleviate my symptoms. He has been very quick to respond to my messages and responding to my portal questions. I feel like I'm in much better hands with Dr. Butte than I was with Dr. Yun.His ability to create good repor with patients quickly, and his ability to make eye contact with his patients, along with his continued research concerning what my issue might be. Even once I was seen by somebody at Mayo, I would have those records sent to Dr. Butte, and intend to continue with him as my primary gastrointestinal doctor.

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October 14, 2021

5.0

Listens/communicates well. Great detailed appointment summary.

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October 13, 2021

5.0

He is encouraging and trying hard to get me as good as I can be

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October 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. Boutte explains everything in detail and always listens to me and makes sure I have all of my questions answered before I leave the clinic.

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September 28, 2021

5.0

Both knowledgable and empathetic. Listens to me and answers my questions in our visit or in the MyChart messages. Takes into consideration my opinion on my care as the patient as shown by allowing me to research several biologics and decide on one myself with his input before our visit discussing that, or when I am struggling with the oral steriod side effects allowed me to go down a little as long as I'm honest about if my symptoms worsen. Great doctor!

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September 24, 2021

5.0

Dr Boutte is one of the best providers I have had. He Individualizes care and is kind. I never feel rushed and he explains things well.

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September 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Boutte is very knowledgeable and friendly. He (or someone from his team) always respond to mychart messages quickly. And you can tell he really cares about his patients.

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September 17, 2021

5.0

He is happy, loves what he does and is also great at his job!

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September 09, 2021

5.0

Clear, kind and empathic as well as being an expert. Plus he arranged to see me in spite of lateness

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September 09, 2021

5.0

His knowledge talk with me one on one made me feel really at ease to know I had a doctor now that really cares about my health

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September 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Boutte is the very first gastroenterologist I’ve ever seen who actually truly listened to me— to my history as I told it, to my present symptoms and all their intricacies and to my own ideas, even, as he takes them into consideration when creating a plan of care for me. I’ve never had such a highly trained & skilled professional actually allow me to be a collaborator in my own healing (sadly) and finally, Dr. Boutte has. I am very grateful.

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September 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. Boutte is proactive and makes me feel heard. He and the nurses are all very responsive and helpful. I've been to several GI's before going to northwestern and within less than a year, my Crohn's is in remission for the first time since diagnosis. I'm very grateful.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

He is lovely to deal with, which is particularly helpful when dealing with a potentially uncomfortable/embarrassing subject. He has a great bedside manner and is helpful, knowledgeable, and kind.

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