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Specializes in Hematology • Female • Age 55

315 8th St
Lincoln, IL 62656
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Dr. Bretscher's Experience

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Hospital Quality

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Memorial Medical Center
701 North 1st Street
Springfield, IL 62781
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Springfield Clinic
Springfield Clinic
315 8th St
Lincoln, IL 62656
Springfield Clinic Main Cmpus E
Springfield Clinic Main Cmpus E
1025 S 6th St
Springfield, IL 62703
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    Dr. Bretscher's Experience

    Specialties

    • Hematology
    • Hospice & Palliative Medicine
    • Medical Oncology
    • Oncology

    Board Certifications

    • Hematology
    • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine
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    • Bone Marrow Biopsy
    • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
    • Thoracentesis
    2
    • Acute Leukemia
    • Adrenal Gland Cancer
    • Anal and Rectal Cancer
    • Anemia
    • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
    • Bladder Cancer
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Brain Cancer
    • Breast Cancer
    • Carcinoma in Situ
    • Cervical Cancer
    • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
    • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Cryoglobulinemia
    • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
    • ENT Cancer
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Fallopian Tube Cancer
    • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Cancer
    • Hypercoagulable State
    • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
    • Leukocytosis
    • Liver Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Lymphoma
    • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
    • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
    • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
    • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
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    • Melanoma
    • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
    • Myeloma
    • Myeloproliferative Disorders
    • Neuroendocrine Tumors
    • Neutropenia
    • Nodular Lymphoma
    • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    • Oral Cancer
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Ovarian Cancer
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Pancytopenia
    • Pleural Neoplasm, Malignant
    • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Renal (Kidney) Cancer
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Sickle Cell Disease
    • Skin Cancer
    • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Thrombocytosis
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Tonsil Cancer
    • Uterine Cancer
    • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
    • Vulvar Cancer
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    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Illinois.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1989

    Internship Hospital

    Southern Ill University
    Complete in 1990

    Residency Hospital

    Southern Ill University
    Complete in 1992

    Fellowship Hospital

    Mayo Clinic
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Bretscher & Staff

    • English
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Bretscher's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 2 hospitals where Dr. Bretscher has admitting privileges:

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    • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

    • Memorial Medical Center

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    8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Bretscher accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

    What insurance does she accept?*

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    Office Locations

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    Springfield Clinic
    315 8th St
    Lincoln, IL 62656
    1-800-444-7541 (Office)
    B
    Springfield Clinic Main Cmpus E
    1025 S 6th St
    Springfield, IL 62703
    (217) 528-7541 (Office)
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    Dr. Bretscher's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    Under 10 minutes
    Experience with Dr. Bretscher
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    Overall
    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bretscher to family and friends*
    Tell Us About Yourself
    Number of office visits you've had in the last 2 years*
    0
    Your gender
       
    Your age group
    18 – 24
    Confirm survey via email or text message*
    We'll just be sending you a link to confirm your survey.
     

    * required

    By submitting this survey, you agree to the terms and conditions of the User Agreement.