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- “I have been a patient of Dr. Kotteman for more than 25 years. He has always been caring and compassionate and when I left his office I always knew the reasons for any treatment he prescribed. I usually took a book because I knew he would be running late – but I never minded, because I knew when it was my turn, I would have his full attention. I am outraged over the way he has been treated. I am also disgusted with being “handed over” to some other doctor the medical center chose with no input on my part. We need Dr. Kotteman back, computer skills or not. I hope the medical center learns what a wave of disgust it has unleashed throughout this community and beyond! ~comment posted by Nancy Saul~
- “Dr. Kottemann has been my family physician for over 30 years. He has seen me through pregnancy, adoption, pancreatitis, a ruptured disk, the death of my beloved sister and parents, the stresses of raising children and grandchildren, menopause, a variety of accidents, numerous sinus infections and the many varied maladies of getting older. Throughout all this he has been supportive and understanding. He has listened patiently (even when I was trying to convince him I had any disease I had read about in Good Housekeeping), answered all my questions (even when he was sure I did not have Lyme’s disease) and, most important to me, allowed me to be a part of my health care. I do not want any other doctor. I am proud to be a part of his fan club. Dr. Stevie rocks!!” ~comment posted by Laura Sandrolini~
- “Dr. Kottemann saved my life. In 1989 I was having some strange symptoms which he, in his wisdom, decided needed to be checked out by a specialist. He referred me to a neuro-surgeon who, after many tests, discovered that I had a brain aneurysm. Because it was discovered before it ruptured, I was able to have surgery to repair it, and suffered no brain damage. His referral also brought about the discovery that I have Multiple Sclerosis. For 20 years I had experienced symptoms of MS, but not until I found Dr. Kottemann had any physician been able to diagnose my problems. Thanks to finding out the problem, I have been able to go onto therapy which has slowed down the progression of the disease, even though there is no cure for MS. Dr. K delivered 2 of my 4 children, took care of all of them as they grew up, and helped me get through many difficult times in my life. Did I ever have to wait to see him? You bet. Did I mind? Never, because when my time came to need a little extra help, he was always willing to listen and to consider my problems too. He always made me feel like I was his only patient. Isn’t that what we all want? Someone to listen and try to figure out how to help? He always did that no matter what else was going on. Dr. Kottemann has kept me and my family well for 26 years. Since he has been on “leave” I have had to go to the hospital several times and still am not out of the woods. My medical history is so extensive that any doctor who tries to treat me would need time off just to study my condition. If Dr. Kottemann had seen me during this last month, it would probably have taken him less than 30 minutes to determine what I needed. The intelligence, intuition, and experience of Dr. Kottemann cannot be bought because it takes a life-time to acquire. And the compassion he has is a gift from God…..not taught in a textbook. I, personally, honestly NEED Dr. Kottemann’s care. He is the one doctor who knows me better than anyone else. I consider him a treasure to Lincoln and to all his patients. The outpouring of love for him speaks volumes to his life’s dedication to all of us. May God richly bless him however this issue turns out. ~comment posted by Darla June Yow Franklin~