HomePhysiciansMichael W. Boettcher, MD

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

4.5
Based on 142 reviews

  • General

    SPECIALTIES

    • Pediatrics
    • Years in Practice: 23


    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
    4.5
    Based on 142 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

    4.8
    141 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    4.5
    142 ratings

    Friendliness/courtesy of Care Provider

    4.6
    142 ratings

    Care Provider spoke using clear language

    4.6
    142 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    4.5
    140 ratings

    Time Care Provider spent with patient

    4.5
    141 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    4.5
    139 ratings

    Patients' confidence in Care Provider

    4.4
    142 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    4.3
    141 ratings

    Wait time at clinic

    4.3
    142 ratings


    Comments (26)

    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
    Jan 15, 2019
    Dr Boettcher always listens and is very concerned about the kids health.  
    3.1
    Jan 14, 2019
    Felt that explanations were barely given in the decision of care for our child in regards to this visit.  
    4.5
    Jan 02, 2019
    we love dr boettcher! he is very friendly and thorough  
    4.5
    Jan 02, 2019
    we love dr boettcher. he is friendly and thorough  
    3.0
    Jan 01, 2019
    He was good with my daughter whole he was examining her, although he didn't check her temperature which I thought was strange. The Dr didn't say a word and then sat in silence for about 3 See more  
    4.1
    Sep 27, 2018
    it is sometimes hard to understand the dr when he talks. He talks fast and mumbles.  
    4.6
    Sep 25, 2018
    Dr. Boettcher is a great doctor and one of the best ones we've ever dealt with at DMG. He truly cares about my son.  
    3.6
    Sep 25, 2018
    My son has been seeing the same doctor for some years.   
    5.0
    Sep 20, 2018
    It seemed faster than in times past  
    5.0
    Sep 04, 2018
    Dr Boettcher is great, very attentive to the needs of the patient!  
    5.0
    Aug 27, 2018
    My Kids love Dr Michael Boettcher. He is an excellent physician who is really able to interact with the kids and gain their trust making it so easy to get through the exam.  
    5.0
    Aug 27, 2018
    My kids love to see Dr Michael Boettcher. He makes it so easy to complete their examinations.  
    4.1
    Aug 25, 2018
    run of the mill doctor experience. not good or bad, everything was ok. I would have liked more explanation of what he was doing and why when examining the baby.  
    3.8
    Aug 13, 2018
    Hate to have to find a new doctor due to age.  
    5.0
    Aug 08, 2018
    LOVE Dr Boettcher!!!!  
    5.0
    Aug 06, 2018
    good  
    3.1
    Jul 25, 2018
    Great info was provided, but I felt rushed after waiting an hour to see the Dr.  
    3.4
    Jul 24, 2018
    Dr. Boettchers stammers and is not very clear with what he is trying to say. Also, he didn't mention half of what he included in the visit report. Once I read it I wished he See more  
    5.0
    Jul 15, 2018
    he took out the time to answer every question and one that he Was not sure if he took out the time to find the answer for me. I was very pleased when I left See more  
    5.0
    Jul 03, 2018
    Fantastic visit. We went in with confusion and Dr Boettcher was thorough and complete,gave us confidence in diagnosis.  
    5.0
    Jun 26, 2018
    *Dr. Boettcher is wonderful.  
    5.0
    Jun 05, 2018
    Dr. Boettcher is a stellar doctor we consider ourselves blessed to have him as our children's doctor. Multiple times he has gone out of his way to assist our children and explained situations with us.  
    4.9
    Jun 03, 2018
    he is a very sweet and caring man, he obviously cares about his patients!  
    1.9
    Jun 01, 2018
    The Dr. spent more time typing on the computer then with my daughter or explaining the situation to me. After telling him she had a fever for 36 hours he didn't even take her vitals. He See more  
    5.0
    May 22, 2018
    he's an excellent doctor. awesome rapport with the kids. he makes them feel at ease and gets to the problem quickly. also makes sure we follow up! really great doctors!!  
    5.0
    May 16, 2018
    We like *Dr. Boettcher. He is great with all of my kids and always takes the time to answer questions.  
    (Viewing 10 of 26)
    Show More
Health Topics Posts
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
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
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. 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
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
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. 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. 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
By Dr. Boettcher
The first four months have provided many wonderful memories. More moments will follow in the next few months. Continue to nurture and love your infant and involve the whole family in her care.

Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care
By Dr. Boettcher
Congratulations, you have made it through the first eight weeks! During this time, your whole family has had to adjust to some new routines, hopefully without too much hardship.

Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care
By Dr. Boettcher
Congratulations on the birth of your new baby. Although this is a very exciting time, it can also be stressful and busy. The following information includes general information and recommendations to assist your family in the care of your child. Remember, every baby is different and requires lots of care, love and support. The entire family should be involved in caring for the infant in order to provide the best environment in which to thrive.

Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care
Sore throats are one of the most common complaints in children and adults. There are many causes of sore throats ranging from infectious to environmental to side effects of various medications.

Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health
Receive more health tips and DMG news right in your inbox!
Sign up for the Live Life Well newsletter