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Dr. Tariq H. Butt

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Vice President, Health Affairs

Phone: (312) ***-****  
Email: t***@***.net
Access Community Health Network
600 W. Fulton Suite 200
Chicago , Illinois 60661
United States

Company Description: Access Community Health Network is always seeking to recruit and retain skilled and caring individuals committed to furthering our mission. We strongly believe in...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • M.D. ACCESS Deputy Medical Officer
  • medical degree
    Dow Medical College
  • MD
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Latest News, 1 May 2014 [cached]
Chicago’s Access Community Health Network is one of many FQHCs enrolling the uninsured into Medicaid and other ACA-enabled health plans, panelist Tariq Butt, MD, said. Often these community organizations help those who are least able to navigate the system.
Dr. Butt is vice president of medical affairs and a founding member of Access.
Because FQHCs have extensive experience managing care for minorities, the poor, and the uninsured, population health isn’t a new concept for them, Dr. Butt said. FQHCs are used to high volumes of patients with chronic conditions, and Access links them to specialists within a large network. The organization has partnerships with local community hospitals and large academic centers.
Population-based medicine extends into every area of the patient’s life. Access helps resolve non-medical problems, such as writing a letter to get a patient’s electricity turned back on, Dr. Butt noted. “You have to know the details of your patients’ personal lives, which are socioeconomic in addition to medical,� Dr. Butt said.
To physicians who might shy away from working in a FQHC, Dr. Butt assures them that Access protects its doctors against lawsuits. “If a case ends up in federal court, it’s very hard to see the physician personally because they are never named in a lawsuit,� Dr. Butt explains. Malpractice insurance is covered under the Federal Tort Claims Act. “The FQHC sustains us,� he concluded.
The group treats predominately low-income patients and provides community outreach, resident training and clinical research in many locations throughout its network. “We treat about 40,000 uninsured patients every year in our health centers,� says Tariq Butt, MD, vice president of health affairs at ACCESS and one of the key drivers behind the group’s FQHC status. “That’s almost 10% of all patients in the Chicago area.
When Dr. Butt joined ACCESS in 1989, it was not a FQHC. “But even before we were a FQHC,� he notes, “we never refused Medicaid and uninsured patients. We have always had a sliding scale of payment for the uninsured.�
In October of 1991, ACCESS first qualified as a FQHC “look-alike,� meaning the group provided services consistent with all statutory, regulatory, and policy requirements that apply to Health Center Program grantees, but did not receive funding under section 330 of the Public Health Service Act. In 1995, ACCESS became fully FQHC-accredited. At first, says Dr. Butt, the group was very small. “But then we hired physicians and executives; we partnered with local community hospitals and large academic centers, as well as developed regional health care delivery models so patients could receive quality health care within their own communities,� he says. “Many organizations partnered with ACCESS to run health centers more efficiently.�
For example, ACCESS’ diverse branchesâ€"such as research and academiaâ€"in addition to its health centers, offer a variety of options for funding. “Plus,â€� continues Dr. Butt, “we are always reviewing our financial models and adding services.
Al Schaap, B2B CFO®, 21 Aug 2012 [cached]
The keynote speaker, Dr. Tariq Butt, Deputy Medical Director for ACCESS in Chicago, showed what is possible, as he described his network of 50 diverse integrated clinics, and other models in the Ukraine and Mexico.
PCN desires to present national, regional, and local perspectives on the challenge. As the keynote, Dr Tariq Butt, who is the Director of ACCESS Community Health in Chicago, will discuss existing models in other parts of the country and world. There will be breakout groups of the attendees to discuss and identify priority needs and potential solutions. Finally, we will have an inspiring local expert provide the call to action for the audience to continue to collaborate with PCN to initiate and implement solutions to the identified issues.
Board of Trustees — Chicago Medical Society, 29 Jan 2016 [cached]
Tariq H. Butt, MD 3960 W Madison Street Chicago, IL 60605 Office Phone: (312) 526-2200
Chicago Public Schools, 1 Mar 2008 [cached]
Dr. Tariq Butt, MemberChicago Public Schools
Tariq Butt, M.D.Board Member, Board of Education
Tariq Butt, M. D. , Board MemberTariq Butt, M.D. -- Member - is a Board Certified Family Physician with teaching appointments at the University of Illinois ' Medical College , Rush Universtiy Medical School , and the Faculty with Mt. Sinai Family Practice Residency Program affiliated with the Chicago Medical School.He is the Regional Medical Director of Access Community Health Network and as part of his medical practice, he provides a range of medical services to people from the West Side of Chicago, regardless of their ability to pay.He participates in the Chicago Public Schools' immunization programs, and he presently serves as Member of the Board of Directors for the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB), the National School Boards Association (NSBA) - Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) Steering Committee, the CUBE Racial Isolation Task Force, and the CUBE Nomination Committee.Dr. Butt also serves as a member of the Otho S.A. Sprague Foundation, is an Ad Hoc Advisory Committee member of the Universtiy of Chicago Children's Hospital Mobile Care Van and an Advisory Board member of the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC).
He served as Chairman of Mayor Daley's Asian-American Advisory Council before he was appointed to serve on the Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees.Additionally, he served on the Asian Advisory Council to the Former State Treasurer, the Advisory Committee to Chicago Medical Society's President on International Medical Graduate Relations, as well as the Chicago Commission on Human Relations.
Dr. Butt was one of the founding members of the Asian-American Institute and worked closely with former Cook County Board President Richard Phelan and current President John Stroger to formulate the unprecedented Asian-American Advisory Committee for Cook County and Cook County Workforce Investment Board.
Dr. Butt received many prestigious awards, including: the Loretta Lacey Advocacy (10/03), for his work in child advocacy; The Horatio Alger Award (5/02); was inducted into the Asian American Hall of Fame (5/02); the American Heart Saver (02); the American Heart Association (02); the Chicago's 1997 Big Hearts for Young Heroes; and the 1995 Pan-Asian American Award.
Advisory Board, 24 May 2015 [cached]
Tariq Butt, M.D. :
Dr. Tariq Butt is a Board certified family physician and Deputy Medical Officer at Access Community Health Network. Dr. Butt has a strong commitment to community health care. He is currently Chair of the Illinois Medical Disciplinary Board and a former member of the Chicago Board of Education.
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