Dr. Kathleen Bottum, MD

Internal MedicineFemaleAge 60

Internal Medicine

Dr. Kathleen Bottum, MD is an Internal Medicine Specialist in Springfield, IL and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO / COLLEGE OF MEDICINE in 1997. She is affiliated with medical facilities Hshs Good Shepherd Hospital and Springfield Memorial Hospital. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Kathleen Bottum, MD

SIU Center For Family Medicine

520 N 4th St Springfield, IL 62702
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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Background Check

2 disciplinary actions Found
  • Misprescribing or Overprescribing Drugs (6/13/2022)View details
  • Misprescribing or Overprescribing Drugs (8/19/2019)View details
No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Bottum's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Confusion
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Other Psychiatric Medication Therapy (Inpatient Only)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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(217) 545-8000

Dr. Bottum accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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National (BlueCard) PPO
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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Health Alliance PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

Dr. Bottum's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bottum

4.0

Based on 8 ratings

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I have been seeing Dr. Bottum for more than 10 years. We have excellent communication and she is a great partner in my healthcare. When she has suggestions, we always discuss things like benefits, possible side effects, any long term effects, and ultimately the decision is mine. I research everything and she banks on that. I also understand that she always gives every patient the same amount of time with them in the room, so if she is running behind, she has given someone who needed her a bit more that day, more of her time. I don’t worry because I will still get my 30 minutes. She really cares about her patients and it shows. She tends to prescribe older, well tested medications with proven results, rather than something that just got FDA approval or was just seen on TV. In summary, Dr. Bottum is a genuine person who is kind and caring.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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May 28, 2020
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After 20 years of unsuccessful diagnosis and treatment, Dr. Bottum became my physician and accurately diagnosed and currently treats my condition. She has been successfully caring for me for 10 years. The correct diagnosis coupled with proper, monitored medications have been my salvation. Periodically, she has recommended periods of working with a behavioral therapist in cognitive type therapy. Available in her practice.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
3 people found this helpful
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Sep 23, 2016
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Absolutely the very best bedside manor and care I've received from any Dr and I'm so thankful for her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Tasha in Springfield, IL – Jul 04, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Kathleen Bottum, MD is an Internal Medicine Specialist in Springfield, IL and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1997
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO / COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Russian

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Kathleen Bottum, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Kathleen Bottum, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Kathleen Bottum, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Bottum's profile.

What conditions does Dr. Kathleen Bottum, MD treat?

Dr. Bottum frequently treats the following conditions: Confusion, Tobacco Use Disorder, and Anxiety. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Kathleen Bottum, MD's office address?

Dr. Bottum's office is located at 520 N 4th St, Springfield, IL 62702. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Kathleen Bottum, MD fluent in?

Dr. Bottum is able to speak Russian and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Kathleen Bottum, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Bottum provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Kathleen Bottum, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Kathleen Bottum, MD is affiliated with Hshs Good Shepherd Hospital and Springfield Memorial Hospital.

Is Dr. Kathleen Bottum, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Kathleen Bottum, MD holds board certifications in Psychiatry.

How much experience does Dr. Kathleen Bottum, MD have?

Dr. Bottum has over 25 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Kathleen Bottum, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4/5 for Dr. Kathleen Bottum, MD. Patients say that the appointment wasn't rushed and they trusted the provider's decisions. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

SIU Center For Family Medicine

Siu Center for Family Medicine520 N 4th St Springfield, IL 62702
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Practice

Memorial Medical Center701 N 1st St Springfield, IL 62781
2

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Bottum is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Hshs Good Shepherd Hospital

Shelbyville, IL

Springfield Memorial Hospital

Springfield, IL

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Orthopedic Surgery™ (2023)