Harold J. Boutte Jr, MD

Harold J. Boutte Jr, MD

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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

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

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4.9
4.9 

298 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

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

4.0

Dr Boutte is very personable and likable.

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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

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

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 09, 2021

5.0

Kind and knowledgeable makes you feel heard and safe

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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 02, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable, sees patients as whole people

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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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December 01, 2021

5.0

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

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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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August 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Boutte continues to be one of the most caring doctors Ive ever met.

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August 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Boutte is very informative and makes sure his patients know all of the options available to them.

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August 19, 2021

5.0

He is a great listener and obviously cares for his patients. I cant imagine a better doctor, and Ive seen my share.

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August 16, 2021

5.0

Very polite response to emails immediately, I'm treated as a patient and not a case. He reviews my chart before calling me and it is reassuring that I don't have to remind my Doctor of my previous appointment. Dr. Boutte makes sure I understand the medical terms used he does not rush me off. That means a lot. Dr. Boutte makes eye contact with me when he speaks to me and not my chart, that exemplifies professional personal care.

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August 16, 2021

5.0

Great

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August 12, 2021

5.0

He is kind, a great listener and wants to solve the problem

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Very good at explaining treatment options and making me comfortable with the information.

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Realmente se preocupa por sus pacientes y es muy amable y profesional me da confianza

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Appreciate the time he takes with patients

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June 17, 2021

5.0

He spends the time to explain the treatment the plan of care and all the things to be aware of in great detail hes an excellent doctor does everything right

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June 17, 2021

5.0

He listened to me, came in prepared for my visit and already knew everything about why I was there, he had so much information to provide and great ideas in moving forward. Amazing bedside manner.

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June 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Boutte is both extremely knowledgeable, and has a great rapport with patients. Hes always willing to listen to my questions, and answers them in an intelligent yet Å“down to earth? way (i.e., I always understand what hes telling me, and why). I wish every doctor had the same kind of approach to dealing with patients that he does!

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June 11, 2021

5.0

Dr Boutte is a very kind and empathetic physician. Speaking with him is like speaking to a close friend who also happens to have medical knowledge. He truly seems to want to help me figure out my complex medical issues, and given his brilliance, I think he is the best chance I have in finding answers!

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June 03, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor who is very knowledgeable and accommodating.

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May 28, 2021

5.0

Ive had my problem for decades, but after talking to him, I understand it better than I ever did and feel more self-compassion. So I feel more in control.

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May 28, 2021

5.0

He is very professional yet easy to understand. He gave us a good feeling and by his attitude you could tell, he is concerned about patient care.

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May 27, 2021

5.0

Professional, personal and consistently high quality service.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

He came up with affective and natural plan before he try something invasive.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

Dr. Boutte was very professional, knowledgeable and personable. He spent considerable time with me explaining and allaying my concerns about my situation. I came away feeling much better for the visit and will now follow-up with him on MyChart.

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May 24, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable, caring and kind.

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May 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Boutte was exceptional! He explained my condition to me like no other doctor in the past yearËœs house. Very informative and I felt very comfortable with him. He is definitely my new gastroenterologist. I highly recommend him. He has a wonderful bedside manner.

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May 20, 2021

5.0

Quite knowledgeable! Quite direct and he cares!

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May 20, 2021

5.0

Dr Boutte is awesome. Smart, great bedside manner, responds quickly .. just all around awesome doc. He makes everything easy and pleasant. NW lucky to have him

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May 18, 2021

5.0

Dr. Boutte is skilled at what he does.

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Boutte is very intelligent and knowledgeable in his field of expertise. Im very thankful and appreciative for him to take time out of his to have an appointment with me.

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May 04, 2021

5.0

His knowledge and bed side manner was comforting

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April 15, 2021

5.0

He is a very knowledgeable doctor and cares a lot about his patients

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April 15, 2021

5.0

Good listening skills

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April 10, 2021

5.0

DR Boutte spent the time to really make sure I was clear on what was good ideas and some of the ideas I read online that were not so good. He treated me with respect . There is a level of excellence you very rarely experience.

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April 08, 2021

5.0

Looks at me as a person. Knowledge.

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April 08, 2021

5.0

If I could rate him higher I would. Extremely knowledgeable excellent bedside manner. Overall great Dr.

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April 01, 2021

5.0

DR Boutte is out going and focused on past diagnosis and treatment. He is also eager to continue with a new patient.

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March 26, 2021

5.0

I had a wonderful visit with Dr. Boutte. Even though it was my first visit with him, he was very knowledgeable about my medical history. He is also courteous, respectful, and overall a wonderful doctor.

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March 25, 2021

5.0

He was so knowledgeable and kind! I felt totally at ease and like he could solve whatever issue I had going on.

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March 22, 2021

5.0

I really felt comfortable.

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March 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Boutte inspires patient confidence, and provides a genuine human touch, while delivering focused advice. He is a professional who cares and yields his time to any and all questions.

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March 18, 2021

5.0

Gave me detailed explanation of the upcoming procedure.

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March 15, 2021

5.0

He listens and answered every question. He also educated me, which i find quite rare in a provider.

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March 11, 2021

5.0

Very nice doctor Helpful

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February 24, 2021

5.0

Extremely pleasant demeanor. Engaging personality. Knowledge of my colon history. Assured me my expectations were going to be an important focus of my care. Because of our interaction I am confident Dr.Boutee is a skilled and very competent physician.

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February 19, 2021

5.0

He was so real, personable and professional. We are a family of stomach issues. I am thankful for Dr. Nick Davidson to refer me to him. Easier than going to Mayo Clinic!

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February 19, 2021

5.0

Dr. Boutte is an expert in his field, surrounded by a deep support team and specialists. He is also a very human and caring being.

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February 19, 2021

5.0

Dr. Boutte is a brilliant doctor and makes me feel very comfortable. He cares about my thoughts and includes them in my plan of care. He is very skilled and very educated. He is like a huge encyclopedia of knowledge yet down to earth and so very kind.

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February 18, 2021

5.0

Nice and explained things to me correctly

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February 11, 2021

5.0

Skills

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February 03, 2021

4.0

he seems very nice an knowledgeable. My first visit so I need more time to evaluate

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January 26, 2021

5.0

Dr. Boutte was very thorough when discussing my issues with me.

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January 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Boutte is all that a doctor should be and he listens and makes sure that I understand.

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January 20, 2021

5.0

He was very patient and very thorough spoke in layman language. I felt very comfortable and confident in his knowledge and ability.

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January 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Boutte made sure that I understood everything that was going on with me as well as what needed to happen.

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January 15, 2021

5.0

He made me feel so comfortable despite meeting him for the first time via a telehealth appt. He was so knowledgeable and I right away felt in the best care.

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January 14, 2021

5.0

Professional, focused on the patient, engaging, inspires confidence and always willing to make time for questions and concerns.

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