Crystal J. Otteman, DO

Crystal J. Otteman, DO

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Primary Specialty

Pulmonology

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Education

Medical Education:
DO, Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine - 1990
Residency:
Franciscan St James Health - 1993
Fellowships:
Franciscan St James Health - 1995

Board Certifications

  • American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (Certified)
  • American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease (Certified)

Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital

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5.0
5.0 

869 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

82 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

82 Reviews

August 21, 2023

5.0

I was not rushed and all my questions were answered.

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August 21, 2023

5.0

Professional and polite all the time.

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August 17, 2023

5.0

She is just great

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August 15, 2023

5.0

Good listener and caring

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August 14, 2023

5.0

She cares and listens . Explains so I can understand

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August 09, 2023

5.0

Dr. Otteman cares for her patients and takes time to explain her plan of care.

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August 08, 2023

5.0

Kind and down to earth

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August 02, 2023

5.0

She is very smart and very caring

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July 31, 2023

5.0

good service

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July 29, 2023

5.0

I love her care and knowledge.

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July 26, 2023

5.0

Dr. Otteman is just amazing! She is always prepared for every visit, never rushes, is thorough and always make me feel confident that I have the greatest care through her.

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July 24, 2023

5.0

She told me everything that was going on and good for now

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July 20, 2023

5.0

She was a wonderful doctor spent a lot of time and explained everything

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July 19, 2023

5.0

As a nurse, I generally am a terrible patient. Dr. Otteman makes me feel heard and understood. I feel safe in her care and can trust her judgement. Would 100% recommend her to any who need pulmonary care.

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July 18, 2023

5.0

She’s the best in all areas

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July 17, 2023

5.0

Very professional and knowledgeable

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July 17, 2023

5.0

Nice and the best

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July 14, 2023

5.0

Very similar to answer one. She is just excellent and wants the patient to fully understand the prognosis and various strategies.

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July 14, 2023

5.0

It was my first visit and she seemed knowledgeable

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July 13, 2023

5.0

Dr Otteman has great bedside manner, is thorough and listens.

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July 10, 2023

5.0

She listen

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June 29, 2023

5.0

Dr. Otteman is great. She makes you feel like you are her only patient and never rushes through a visit.

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June 28, 2023

5.0

I trust her. I have a neighbor that goes to her after my recommendation.

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June 27, 2023

4.0

Seems to listen and is thorough

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June 27, 2023

5.0

Dr Crystal explains everything and will answer all of your questions.

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June 23, 2023

5.0

She is great and good natured

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June 23, 2023

5.0

She is a patient listener,

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June 23, 2023

5.0

As stated in my first reply, she a good listener and addresses my issues.

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June 23, 2023

5.0

Listens well, manages my asthma for years now

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June 17, 2023

5.0

Caring, thorough.

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June 14, 2023

5.0

Again - knowledgeable and empathetic.

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June 12, 2023

5.0

Very comprehensive and truly cares for the well being of her patients

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June 08, 2023

5.0

She’s the best

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June 07, 2023

5.0

The doctor is very patient and explains very well.

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June 03, 2023

5.0

Easy to communicate with

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June 02, 2023

5.0

She was very concerned about my problem.Very Professional

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June 02, 2023

5.0

Good. Needs to explains a little better

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June 02, 2023

5.0

She was concerned about my health. Also did not rush through appointment

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June 02, 2023

5.0

She has the ability to listen and care, while also what she sees during my previous exams, combining them with her thoughts and putting together an opinion of what I am dealing with. Many Dr’s. Just express their opinion on only their particular exam, while I appreciate that, I am a total patient, not to be assigned one specific opinion for what is happening to me. It was actually just a breath of fresh air, Dr. Otteman got it! Thank you.

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June 01, 2023

5.0

Dr Otteman is very knowledgeable about my condition. We have a plan going forward.

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June 01, 2023

5.0

She is always trying to find a way to help me.

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May 28, 2023

5.0

Dr. Otteman is a very caring and concerned person. Her questions concerning my health lead to prescribing the medications I need. She is always on time and does not rush my visit with her.and is a great asset to the Northwestern Medicine.

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May 26, 2023

5.0

Pleasant and listen to our problems

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May 26, 2023

5.0

Explained what was going on and what the next step would be. Answered all questions! Very personable!

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May 24, 2023

5.0

Dr. Otteman explains everything very carefully, and listens to you.

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May 23, 2023

5.0

She cares about her patients

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May 22, 2023

5.0

Very down to earth & took her time explaining everything to my daughter & I!

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May 16, 2023

5.0

Dr. Otteman was professional, compassionate, listened to my concerns, answered my questions, thorough in her examination, and clearly explained her health assessment, testing, and treatment. Dr. Otteman was highly recommended to me, and I have already recommended her to several people. I would also like to mention Nathan, who performed the breathing tests. He was extremely professional and caring, and he explained each test in a clear and patient manner, which put me at ease during a time when I was very concerned about my asthma and the overall health of my lungs.

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May 15, 2023

5.0

She’s the best

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May 12, 2023

5.0

Find every positive adjective in the book and this would definitely describe Dr. Otteman.

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May 11, 2023

5.0

Dr. Otteman is and has always been caring about me and my health issues. Always very helpful and understanding.

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May 01, 2023

4.0

Dr Otteman is patient and listens to me, but I feel like my health is running in circles and I’m not getting better.

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April 29, 2023

5.0

She is professional and has a very nice personality

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April 26, 2023

5.0

Basically, just an awesome doctor!

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April 26, 2023

5.0

Very pleasant Doctor who cares about the well being of her patients.

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April 25, 2023

5.0

She is the best Dr I’ve ever had in my 75 yrs.

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April 24, 2023

5.0

Very professional

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April 18, 2023

5.0

She is thorough, sincere, informed and cares deeply. She is wonderful.

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April 17, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and takes time to answer questions. Timely and very personable.

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April 17, 2023

5.0

The reasons are the same as above ! Dr Otteman was so easy to deal with and all my questions were answered! I noticed she had quite a few patients waiting but that didn’t affect my visit !!

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April 14, 2023

5.0

Listened, provided feedback, trusted.

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April 13, 2023

5.0

She explained my tests results to my understanding and gave a thoughtful rationale for upcoming testing.

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April 13, 2023

5.0

Compassionate, caring, understanding and listens to our concerns

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April 11, 2023

5.0

Dr. Otteman takes the time to listen to your concerns. She includes you in any decisions to be made.

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April 10, 2023

5.0

Dr. C. Otteman is very professional, kind and caring. Knowledgeable and patient !! She listens. She really goes the extra mile to make sure her patients are given quality care. She does go above and beyond and I’m thrilled to have her as my pulmonologist.

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April 08, 2023

5.0

She pretty much goes over your history of your health and she makes you feel pretty comfortable

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April 07, 2023

5.0

Have used this provider in the past with positive results

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April 07, 2023

5.0

She’s so nice, thorough and really cares about her patients. Never feel rushed. She really listens

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April 03, 2023

5.0

She is caring of patents needs and hopes, but explains to the patient what must be done.

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April 03, 2023

5.0

She helps her patients figure out treatments/ solutions for their illnesses

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April 02, 2023

5.0

Friendly and understanding

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March 30, 2023

5.0

Takes time to listen and explain everything. Just a great Dr.

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March 28, 2023

5.0

Caring and listens and takes time with you

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March 24, 2023

5.0

She listens to me, is caring, and explains everything

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March 24, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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March 24, 2023

5.0

Listens, thorough

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March 22, 2023

5.0

The best

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March 22, 2023

5.0

Very informative and caring.

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March 13, 2023

5.0

Dr. Otteman is thorough in her exam and communicates well with her patients. She is compassionate and knowledgeable.

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March 12, 2023

5.0

She’s understanding very thorough and easy to talk to. She puts me at ease with her knowledge and recommendations

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March 10, 2023

5.0

Very friendly. Really listens and puts you at ease.

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March 10, 2023

5.0

She’s amazing, an expert at the highest level and a wonderful manner and communicator.

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Disclosures

Crystal J. Otteman, DO reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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