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HomePhysiciansMichael W. Boettcher, M.D.

Michael W. Boettcher, M.D.

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.

  • General

    SPECIALTIES

    • Pediatrics
    • Years in Practice: 21


    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 05/1999

    Name Major, USAF
    Date 01/1999

  • Research & Clinical Trials

    RESEARCH

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


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