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(Response to a previous
To the editor:
We read the letter to the editor regarding Dr. Steve Kottemann,
and we agree with the writer's opinion. We have been patients of Dr.
Steve Kottemann for more than 20 years. He is an excellent
physician, very capable and very interested in the health and
welfare of every patient.
We are not happy with Memorial Medical Center for what appears to
be an indifference to the excellent care of patients by this very
A doctor's primary task is to be competent, thorough and caring
of his patients. Dr. Kottemann has always been very thorough and
very caring and has helped us through many health crises.
Those who have made some of these recent decisions -- setting
time quotas for the care of patients, which appear to be for
financial gain rather than the total interest in patient care --
should rethink these changes. Perhaps they should be replaced with
administrators who are not only efficient but also put patients'
[to top of second column in this letter]
The current situation at the Family Medical Center appears to be
out of control, as well as shortsighted and possibly unethical. I
encourage other patients to express their displeasure to the
administration of the Family Medical Center and Memorial Medical
After his years of caring and competent service, for Dr. Kotteman
to be treated this way should not go unnoticed by our community,
patients and community leaders. I have discussed this situation with
the administrator at FMC and have expressed my opinions. I encourage
others to write the Lincoln Courier, Lincoln Daily News and the
Family Medical Center to express the unhappiness that his patients
David and Jeri Cadwallader
October 13, 2011]
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