Family medicine doctor joins Memorial Hospital team at Hamilton clinic


Dr. Michael Ottney | Photo courtesy of Memorial Hospital

CARTHAGE, Ill. — Dr. Michael Ottney recently joined the Memorial Hospital team. He specializes in family medicine and began seeing patients on Oct. 17 at Memorial Medical Clinic Hamilton, 1471 Keokuk in Hamilton.

Ottney received his associate’s degree in preprofessional medical science from Parkland College in Champaign and his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. He went on to complete his medical degree at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Mo., where he graduated ninth out of 158 in his class and received the Academic Scholar Award for three years. Ottney completed his residency in general surgery at Metropolitan Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich., and his family medicine residency at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Ottney is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He has received the Navy Achievement Medal and a Navy Commendation Medal. He was in the 99thpercentile in the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Exams.

Ottney served in the United States Army and was an enlisted welder/metal worker and an infantry officer. He then became a medical officer for the United States Navy. He was the USS Rushmore’s senior medical officer for two years and an instructor for the Naval School of Health Sciences. Ottney has worked in emergency medicine and as a hospitalist.

To learn more about Ottney or to schedule an appointment, call Memorial Medical Clinic Hamilton at 217-847-3383 or visit

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