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Michael W. Boettcher, MD

Philosophy of Care

To educate both patients and parents about details of their healthcare, allowing them to play an active role in prevention, understanding and treatment of pediatric illnesses, conditions and injuries.


Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.6
Based on 129 reviews

  • General

    SPECIALTIES

    • Pediatrics
    • Years in Practice: 24


    BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

    • Pediatrics


    PATIENTS SEEN
    Accepts children


    LANGUAGES

    • English


    MEDICAL INTERESTS
    ADHD, Developmental concerns, Asthma, obesity, international adoption immunizations, and preventive medicine


    PERSONAL INTERESTS
    Cubs and family-fun activities


  • Education

    EDUCATION
    School University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
    Graduation Date 06/1993
    Degree M.D.

    RESIDENCY
    School University of Chicago Children's Hospital
    Title Resident in Pediatrics

  • Memberships

    • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Awards and Accolades

    Name United States Air Force Medal of Commendation
    Date 01/2000

    Name Major, USAF
    Date 01/2000

  • Research & Clinical Trials

    RESEARCH

    • Pathobiological Determiannts of Atherosclerosis in
    • Pediatric Encopresis Intervention Study
    • Risk Factors of Early Human Atherogenesis


  • Patient Ratings & Comments

    Patient Satisfaction Rating
    4.6
    Based on 129 reviews

    Rating Categories

    The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.


    Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

    Press Ganey Certified Data Integrity

    Ease of scheduling appointments

    4.7
    127 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    4.6
    128 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    4.7
    128 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    4.7
    128 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    4.5
    128 ratings


    Comments (14)

    Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.


    5.0
    Dec 16, 2019
    I really like taking my kids to see Dr. Boettcher.  
    3.5
    Oct 17, 2019
    The doctor was friendly, joking with us  
    5.0
    Oct 11, 2019
    *Dr. Boetcher was very kind and asked excellent questions about the issues going on.  
    5.0
    Sep 29, 2019
    Great first visit with the doctor. He put both my son and I at ease during a time when my son wasn't feeling well.  
    4.5
    Sep 26, 2019
    We go the care we needed, but the doctor did seem a little rushed.  
    4.0
    Sep 25, 2019
    My kids feel comfortable here and enjoy talking with doctor and nurses  
    4.0
    Jul 17, 2019
    we've had really good doctors where they ask questions and listen. the past few wellness visits, I feel like we are in and out.  
    3.0
    Jun 18, 2019
    provider bedside manner towards toddlers is lacking. no attempt to engage toddler prior to conducting physical exam. however, I feel provider is knowledgeable and competent.  
    4.8
    Jun 06, 2019
    We have confidence in the ability of this doctor to give an accurate diagnosis and treatment and that is what is most important to us. His "bedside manner " and ability to talk naturally with the See more  
    5.0
    May 19, 2019
    wonderful practice  
    5.0
    May 10, 2019
    Dr. Boettcher is the best. That is why I continue bringing my son to him. You can tell he really cares.  
    3.4
    May 06, 2019
    I would like to compliment Dr. MICHAEL W BOETTCHER - he tried to lift up Erik's spirit. He addressed the issue quickly and discussed the treatment with me, despite the situation (crying child for over See more  
    5.0
    May 06, 2019
    my son is receptive and responsive to Dr. B!!  
    5.0
    May 02, 2019
    one of the few times I could understand what a doctor was saying since he broke everything down for us and even drew us a visual  
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Health Topics Posts
By Dr. Michael Boettcher
Whooping cough, or Pertussis, is extremely contagious and very prevalent in the community. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of this highly contagious disease.

Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care
By Dr. Michael Boettcher
Children can develop good sleep habits and can overcome common sleep problems. View our infographic for guidance to help prevent and/or address common sleep issues that arise throughout parenting.

Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health, Infant Care & Sleep
By Dr. Michael Boettcher
Coughs are a common complaint of parents, particularly when the cough is keeping the parent up. Coughing can be caused by multiple things.

Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care
By DuPage Medical Group Pediatrics
Use DMG’s Kids Menu Makeover as a guide for sensible yet tasty alternative foods and a healthier overall lifestyle.

Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health
By Dr. Michael Boettcher
Pneumonia is a reaction in the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses, or other irritants, which results in the air sacs of the lungs filling with pus or other body fluids.

Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care
By Dr. Michael Boettcher
Oh, the joys of parenthood! Your toddler has continued to grow and develop, and he is challenging your endurance and occasionally your patience. Your family is doing a terrific job rearing this little tyke. Keep up the good work.

Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care
By Dr. Michael Boettcher
How time flies! It seems as though just yesterday, you were waiting for your baby to roll over. Now, your toddler has started to really develop into a little person. Her personality is truly evident with all the little things that she does. Your patience and endurance is tested quite frequently, but rest assured, your family is doing a terrific job. Keep up the good work.

Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care
By Dr. Michael Boettcher
Twelve months have passed. Your baby has grown quickly and is continuing to keep the family looking forward to the next step or word. She has done wonderfully, thanks to your family’s love and guidance. Your baby has probably now tripled her birthweight and has grown by about 50 percent. The next few years involve toddlerhood, a challenging and gratifying period for the family.

Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care
By Dr. Michael Boettcher
Has it been six months? Your baby has changed so much and so quickly. You may have noticed that she has almost doubled her birthweight. Your family has been busy caring for her and loving her. You have done a wonderful job providing for her, and the rewards will continue to come as she grows.

Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care
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