Carmen T. Fotso

Carmen T. Fotso, M.D.

979 West Main Street

West Dundee, Illinois 60118

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Carmen T. Fotso, M.D.

Family Medicine

979 West Main Street

West Dundee, Illinois 60118


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My philosophy is to provide a patient centered approach to the care of anyone seeking care. I strive for quality, cost effective, compassionate patient centered care. It is all about you: the patient! I want to partner with you to achieve the best possible health state.

About Me

  • Medical Specialties: Family Medicine
  • Gender:
  • Age: 50
  • Years in Practice:
  • Board Certifications: Family Medicine
  • Secondary Languages: SpanishFrench



  • Residency: St. Elizabeth Hospital
  • Medical School: National University of Ivory Coast Faculty of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Sherman Hospital

Ratings and Comments

Carmen T. Fotso, M.D.

4.9 out of 5

208 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

4.9 out of 5

207 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

4.9 out of 5

208 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.9 out of 5

190 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.9 out of 5

208 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.8 out of 5

208 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.8 out of 5

208 Patient Ratings


Dr. Fatso is great. She listens to my concerns. I've always had great care with her.

Reviewed on July 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Fotso is very professional.

Reviewed on June 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Is very attentive.

Reviewed on June 20, 2019 7:00 PM

I always enjoy my interactions with Dr. Fotso.

Reviewed on June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Good Dr. Carmen Fotso is a good listener & caring person.

Reviewed on June 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Carmen Fotso is and has always been very attentive and she always addresses my concerns.

Reviewed on May 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good, as always.

Reviewed on May 27, 2019 7:00 PM

She is excellent and caring doctor.I will recommend her to friends and family.

Reviewed on May 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Everyone was very friendly.

Reviewed on May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Thorough - caring - precise - knowledgeable

Reviewed on May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Once again Dr. Fotso provided the best care possible. She knows my medical history and checks on all the test results from specialists before she even comes in the room. We have detailed conversations regarding any concerns I have. She gives wise direction regarding any needed specialist appts and questions I should be asking those medical specialists.

Reviewed on May 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Thorough, professional & personable consult as usual. Wonderful new facility with several new faces among the staff but also some familiar faces too which is always good to see.

Reviewed on May 5, 2019 7:00 PM

She made things very clear and easy for me to understand.

Reviewed on May 3, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Fotso is an excellent doctor. Her interpersonal skills are superb and she makes me feel very welcome every time I visit. Every time I leave her office I feel confident that I am in control of my health.

Reviewed on April 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Fotso is a very caring professional who listens to her patients needs and concerns. I Highly recommend her.

Reviewed on April 28, 2019 7:00 PM

I am so please with Dr Fotso: she always listens to my concerns and takes the time necessary to make sure my needs are met. I could not recommend someone more highly,.

Reviewed on April 26, 2019 7:00 PM

My wife and I love Dr.Fotso and her staff. We have never had a problem, she is great as is her staff.

Reviewed on April 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Fotso is an excellent doctor. She is very warm but professional. To see her, I have to drive 125 one-way to see her. That's one of the reasons why I am willing to travel so far.

Reviewed on April 8, 2019 7:00 PM

I love my provider!

Reviewed on April 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Fotso is very pleasant and thorough, I appreciate her services. Very knowledge of 93 years old people and their health concerns and needs.

Reviewed on March 28, 2019 7:00 PM

My experiences have always been good. All are very professional, very kind. I recommend them to all my friends and my family.

Reviewed on March 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Fotso is very professional and courteous. She makes her patients feel comfortable around her.

Reviewed on February 21, 2019 6:00 PM

doctor Fotso is a wonderful doctor very careing, I drive 50 miles one way to see her.

Reviewed on February 17, 2019 6:00 PM

I always feel listened to and respected by Dr. Fotso.

Reviewed on February 16, 2019 6:00 PM

dr. fotso is an excellent doctor. she is very caring and very professional.

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

I am so pleased to be a patient of Dr. Fotso - with an office so close to my home. I really appreciate the care that I receive from her, her clear communication and our excellent rapport.

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Fotso is excellent and caring and I recommend my family

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

I am VERY pleased with Dr. Fotso - ALWAYS.

Reviewed on December 16, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Fotso has always been sensitive to my needs.

Reviewed on December 13, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Fotso is always on the ball with my healthcare!

Reviewed on December 13, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Fotso has always answered my concerns when I have them. She is very professional and thorough.

Reviewed on November 26, 2018 6:00 PM

Very kind and Doctor Fotso has explained each of my questions clearly. I have recommended her to my family.

Reviewed on November 14, 2018 6:00 PM

This was my first visit. It was very good. It gives me an opportunity to have a new primary care physician.

Reviewed on October 21, 2018 7:00 PM

I called the doctor's office to see if I can make an appointment because my right side of my abdomen had severe pain. The receptionist stated I couldn't get in for over a week. We made the appointment for a week later. While waiting for the appointment, I went to another doctor out or my system for some type if relief.

Reviewed on October 14, 2018 7:00 PM

good experience professional and courteous service thanks

Reviewed on October 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Fotso is very attentive and caring.

Reviewed on September 28, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Fotso is always professional yet friendly and is clearly concerned about my health and what options we should explore that make the most sense for me.

Reviewed on September 24, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Fostso is awesome!,,

Reviewed on September 10, 2018 7:00 PM

she is the best doctor she is always there for me. I drive about 45 to 50 miles to see her that's how much I like her.

Reviewed on September 3, 2018 7:00 PM

From the very beginning (over 15+) years, Dr. Fotso has provided the BEST possible care. She is concerned about my well-being - both physically and emotionally.

Reviewed on September 3, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Fotso is very caring and only wants the best for her patients.

Reviewed on August 21, 2018 7:00 PM

This was my first initial visit with the doctor and I was impressed with the time she took and the discussion we had. She inquired about my present health and was very open with me regarding the questions I asked.

Reviewed on August 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Listen to the patient when they are asking for your help.

Reviewed on August 19, 2018 7:00 PM

What a great doctor. She listens, understands and takes the right action. I am very pleased with her

Reviewed on August 9, 2018 7:00 PM

dr Fotso is a great MD. very helpful and lovely in every way. one thing I will say is that the front desk staff leaves little to be desired. poor communication and inconsistency with appointments and how the office is run. I dread having to call ththe front desk for anything.

Reviewed on July 29, 2018 7:00 PM

dr fotso is caring, personable, and a pleasure to work with for my health care. she is the best physician I have ever dealt with

Reviewed on July 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Is a good doctor.

Reviewed on July 25, 2018 7:00 PM

been a patient since 2007. I'm happy with Dr. Fotso

Reviewed on July 24, 2018 7:00 PM

Everything went well.

Reviewed on July 20, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Fotso is the best doctor ever. She really cares about my health. She is respectful, kind and proactive. I trust her 100%

Reviewed on July 15, 2018 7:00 PM

Are very nice.

Reviewed on June 25, 2018 7:00 PM

She is excellent & very caring doctor I meet so far. She is number one in my life.

Reviewed on June 21, 2018 7:00 PM

My provider always offers the best healthcare services.

Reviewed on June 12, 2018 7:00 PM

I love Dr. Fotso however, her receptionists are very rude. I've complained about them in the past and nothing has changed in my opinion

Reviewed on June 10, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on May 28, 2018 7:00 PM

Attended me excellent listened to me & I liked that he gave me attention in my necessities & questions.

Reviewed on May 24, 2018 7:00 PM

the doctor shows interest in know every heath problem since it was my first visit there I am so happy with the service.

Reviewed on May 8, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Fotso took her time to discuss with me my healthcare goals and concerns. She took the time to ask me questions and discussed care options.

Reviewed on May 6, 2018 7:00 PM

As always, Dr. Fotso provides the best and most consistent care.

Reviewed on April 30, 2018 7:00 PM

The visit went very well!

Reviewed on April 8, 2018 7:00 PM

I don't like when they leave me waiting too long when I arrive to my appointment.

Reviewed on March 26, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Fotso is the best doctor, she very helpful and she always listens to all my concerns, she's an excellent person.

Reviewed on March 26, 2018 7:00 PM

Good and explain things.

Reviewed on March 26, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Fotso is very professional and I've always been happy with her. She listens to my concerns and is very up front and gets answers for me,

Reviewed on March 12, 2018 7:00 PM

Always enjoy going to Dr Fortso. Occasionally, wait times can get slightly longer than you'd like, but you know she cares about you and your well-being. I've left other Dr's because they didn't care to learn about the medicine I need/take, Dr Fotso goes out and learns about the medicine and how it affects you,she cares. I will not switch to anyone else, period.

Reviewed on February 25, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Fotso, is very excellent, caring and wonderful person. I will recommend her for my family & friends.

Reviewed on February 6, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Fortso is a very caring n competent physician. I am glad to have her as my health provider.

Reviewed on February 2, 2018 6:00 PM

I truly respect Dr. Fotso, but the office needs more knowledgeable front desk personnel. They are all so young and inexperienced. Nothing like the ladies Dr. Fotso employed when it was her practice!

Reviewed on February 2, 2018 6:00 PM

I am very impressed with Dr Fotso. I was referred to her by my dermatologists office 3 years ago but she wasn't taking new patients at that time. I'm a patient of her colleague, Dr X who I also like.

Reviewed on January 29, 2018 6:00 PM

I very happy with the treat I received from my provider

Reviewed on January 29, 2018 6:00 PM

my only concern has nothing to do with Dr. Fotso. it was regarding the lack of attention from the IT Advocate portal group for not entering this practice into the drop down list for messages on the patient portal. it took over 12 weeks to get this corrected. I'm concerned that advocate may not be the best for patient communications.

Reviewed on December 25, 2017 6:00 PM

Carmen is an excellent provider. She is very thorough at each appointment and makes it a priority to answer all my questions!

Reviewed on December 18, 2017 6:00 PM

There was a miscommunication between the nurse and the physician about getting a wellness check, which lead for me to waste my time just to set up another appointment.

Reviewed on December 16, 2017 6:00 PM

She is well education and knowledgeable. She listens and gives advice.

Reviewed on December 12, 2017 6:00 PM

when you call they do not answer right away. And when they do they put me in a longtime in hold. Also the appointments are long and you have to wait a long period of time. Also when I am there for a appointment they take a long time.When I am sick and need an appointment they give it to in like a month.

Reviewed on December 10, 2017 6:00 PM

I love Dr. Fotso. I would not recommend anyone to the office as the receptionists, mainly one of them are rude and not compastinate. They never smile nor greet their patients as they walk in. Receptionists are the face of the office and you do not feel welcome when you walk in. or when you call the office. Trying to get an appointment is near impossible if you for have something scheduled months in advance. Wouldn't recommend the office but would recommend Dr. Fotso

Reviewed on December 10, 2017 6:00 PM

I still think there should be more openings for weekends., more assistance in the front desk vs having only one person trying to do it all. Being in front of the office that person should act professional help full and carring. things can be carried away at times

Reviewed on December 4, 2017 6:00 PM

I've seen Doctor Fotso for 7 years. She is the best doctor ever. She shows love, care and empathy toward her patients. I'm so blessed to have her as my family doctor.

Reviewed on December 3, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Fotso is very friendly and happy person.

Reviewed on November 27, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr Fotso was very courteous and listened to the issues I was having and answered all of my questions thoroughly. She also asked a lot of questions regarding any family history to try to understand if there was any family history of this issue. She is a fantastic Dr and I would definitely recommend her to anyone.

Reviewed on November 27, 2017 6:00 PM

My experience was good. Dr. Fotso is a great doctor who listens to her patients and truly cares for their well being.

Reviewed on November 20, 2017 6:00 PM

this was my first visit with Dr. Fotso, my former Dr. XX, had left the advocate group. I did like Dr. Fotso and have another appointment scheduled for December. good listener

Reviewed on November 18, 2017 6:00 PM

Thank you so much Dr Fotso & her staff. You all always make me feel cared for. My Illnesses are incurable and can only be maintained, & you do a Great job at helping me feel as well as I possibly can. I always recommend u to family & friends. Thanks Again for making my Dr visits a pleasurable one.

Reviewed on November 10, 2017 6:00 PM

Good as always.

Reviewed on November 5, 2017 6:00 PM

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Medical Areas of Expertise

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Clinical Interests

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes Management
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Physicals
  • Weight Management
  • Well Women Exams


  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP MedicareComplete Plus HMO - POS
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Choice POS
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
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  • Aetna Select POS
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna US Healthcare Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO - POS
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  • Blue Precision Bronze HMO
  • Blue Precision Gold HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
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  • Blue Precision Silver HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna C - 5 POS
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Health Partners PPO
  • Cigna Open Access Plus POS
  • Cigna Open Access Plus State of Illinois POS
  • CIGNA Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry HMO
  • Coventry One Select PPO
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  • Coventry Workers Comp PPO
  • First Health Network EPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna HMO
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  • Humana EPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
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  • Humana Illinois Platinum HMO
  • Humana Integrated Care Program of Illinois
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  • Humana National EPO
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  • Humana PPO
  • Humana PPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • LLH Adventist Silver PPO 3000
  • LLH Family Health Network Silver PPO 3100
  • LLH Swedish Covenant Silver PPO
  • Meridian
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  • MultiPlan PPO
  • NALC (Natl Assn of Letter Carriers) Health Benefit
  • PHCS Savility PPO
  • Preferred Network Access PPO
  • Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
  • Tricare POS
  • Tricare PPO
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete (Secure Horizons) HMO
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  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Healthcare Charter
  • United Healthcare Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare Compass HMO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
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  • United Healthcare MedicareComplete Plan 1 HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate POS
  • United Healthcare Nexus
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select EPO
  • United Healthcare Select HMO
  • United Healthcare Select Plus POS


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