Daniel C. Butler

Daniel C. Butler, PA-C, M.S., M.P.A.S.

National Certification as a Physician Assistant

Daniel C. Butler PA-C is a graduate of University of Iowa College of Medicine Physician Assistant Program, where he completed both his physician assistant certification and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree. Prior to admission to the Physician Assistant program, Mr. Butler received a Master of Science degree from Colorado State University in Human Anatomy and Physiology. Mr. Butler had seven years’ experience in primary care medicine prior to joining SGC.

Professional Experience

  • 2/04 - 9/06 Physician Assistant, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, McMinnville, OR. Scope of practice: Primary care/family practice and occasional obstetrics.
  • 2/03 - 2/04 Assistant Professor, Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, Division of Physician Assistant Education
  • 7/01 - 6/03 Physician Assistant, Northwest Human Services. Salem, OR. Scope of practice: Primary care/family practice.
  • 9/98 - 6/01 Physician Assistant, Golden Valley Health Centers, Los Banos, CA. Scope of practice: Primary care/family practice, urgent care, and occasional obstetrics.


  • 1996 - 1998 M.P.A.S. Physician Assistant Program, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. Master’s Paper: “Does a low fat/high carbohydrate diet exacerbate the manifestations of metabolic syndrome X?”
  • 1994 - 1996 M.S. Anatomy and Physiology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. Master’s Research Paper: “Phantom limb pain, and the role of neuroplasticity in the etiology and treatment of phantom pain syndromes.”
  • 1989 - 1991 B.A. English, California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, CA.

Leadership Positions

  • 2006 National Diabetes Collaborative Medical Team Leader, Virginia Garcia Memorial
  • 2005 Lead Clinician, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center
  • 2003 Clinical Year Coordinator, OHSU PA Program

Awards, Certifications & Honors

  • Physician Assistant, National Certification
  • Graduate Fellow, Physician Assistant Program, University of Iowa
  • National Health Service Core Dedicated Service Award
  • Honors designation, CSU Stanislaus; University of Iowa College of Medicine

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants, Fellow Member
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • Oregon Society of Physician Assistants
  • Association of Clinicians for the Underserved


  • 2006 National Diabetes Collaborative, Virginia Garcia Memorial
  • 2004—2006 Pharmacy and Therapuetics, Virginia Garcia Memorial
  • 2004—2005 Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement, Virginia Garcia Memorial
  • 1998—2001 Medical Operations, Golden Valley Health Center


  • Cycling, hiking, mountain biking