Paul  Bolton

Paul Bolton, M.D.

1675 Dempster Street

Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

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1675 Dempster Street

1st Floor

Park Ridge, Illinois 60068


Open today 8:00 am

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Open today 8:00 am

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Open today 8:00 am

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Open today 8:00 am

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About Me



  • Residency: Lutheran General Hospital
  • Internship: Lutheran General Hospital
  • Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Children's Hospital - Park Ridge
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Ratings and Comments

Paul Bolton, M.D.

4.5 out of 5

149 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.5 out of 5

121 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.7 out of 5

149 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

4.5 out of 5

149 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.4 out of 5

149 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

4.5 out of 5

149 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.2 out of 5

149 Patient Ratings


He was very nice, I was confused with the diagnosis because i really don't understand how it developed or how if anything I could prevent it maybe for my other kids.

Reviewed on November 18, 2019 11:34 PM

very pleased as always

Reviewed on November 18, 2019 11:03 PM

We just love Dr. Bolton.

Reviewed on November 4, 2019 6:00 PM

_____, first thank you to you that at least you ask me about my experience with Dr. Paul Bolton. I am sorry to say he's not a good listener. Always in hurry.

Reviewed on October 31, 2019 7:00 PM

Did not have medical record open on computer during visit. Did not review height/weight percentiles or vaccinations needed.

Reviewed on October 31, 2019 7:00 PM


Reviewed on September 22, 2019 7:00 PM

I did not think I received a clear answer about my son's asthma action plan, which I don't think he needs anymore.

Reviewed on September 19, 2019 7:00 PM

It is always a pleasure to visit this team. We get all the information that we need for our kids. It is nice and safe to know that they are there for us.

Reviewed on August 13, 2019 7:00 PM

dr X was our previous pediatrician. we loved him and sad to see him go. he was extremely thorough. this appointment left us feeling like there wasn't much of an appointment. dr Bolton was nice but the appointment was just awkward. our daughter has a dairy intolerance. dr Bolton clearly did not understand the difference between a cows milk allergy/intolerance and a lactose intolerance. my husband and I both looked at each other when we he left the room and immediately agreed we needed to pick another one. we made her 2.5 year checkup with another doctor in the practice.

Reviewed on August 4, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Bolton was fine as usual, and his medical student, once again was awesome! She showed our son everything she was going to use or do with him and it was his best check up yet. Both my husband and I were very impressed with how gentle she was. Great job!

Reviewed on July 29, 2019 7:00 PM

We have a good relationship with Dr. Bolton and enjoy seeing him. He is providing your children with good care.

Reviewed on July 28, 2019 7:00 PM


Reviewed on June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Overall very good.

Reviewed on June 6, 2019 7:00 PM

It is always a pleasure to visit this hospital with the provider Doctor Paul Bolton. He's always calm, friendly and explains everything very clearly. After visiting this team I don't have any concerns.

Reviewed on March 7, 2019 6:00 PM

I love Dr. Bolton! He's a great physician. He listened and provided great feedback.

Reviewed on February 4, 2019 6:00 PM


Reviewed on January 30, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Bolton is one of the last great doctors from an era of Doctors who care about their patients first.

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. did not check baby's mouth,ears, diaper. this office does not have developmental checks (packets to fill out) at 18 month appt. dr. was very nice however also very quick.

Reviewed on December 10, 2018 6:00 PM

worst doctor visit of my life. I have 3 kids... 2 see a different doctor within the practice- I will never ever by choice see dr Bolton again which is sad to me because he saw her as a new born in the hospital and I liked that. He was extremely rude- wouldn't let me finish a sentence - I had some hesitation with getting a flu vaccine for my daughter but very easily said ok yea give it- only to find she did NOT get it with her other vaccines (15 months).

Reviewed on December 8, 2018 6:00 PM

I really like Dr. Bolton. He covers all the bases of care in a clear, calm manner. He is very informative & personable.

Reviewed on December 5, 2018 6:00 PM

good service and respect.

Reviewed on November 23, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Bolton is very friendly and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on November 18, 2018 6:00 PM

making an appointment over the phone took 3 phone calls. the phone representatives could not understand the need to have an appointment before his scheduled surgery date.

Reviewed on October 28, 2018 7:00 PM

it was really weird and random. I received a sheet of paper totally irrelevant to what we were in there for. it simply felt lloke a waste of time. the nurse on the phone said to come in because it was abnormal. the doctor was very lax about it and didn't really ask questions to figure out why we were in there. he did an ok job of letting me know I had nothing to worry about but still.. the appointment just seemed like a dead end.

Reviewed on October 28, 2018 7:00 PM

The physician was very kind and patient.

Reviewed on October 19, 2018 7:00 PM

the wait time was unusually long, in the waiting room as well as in the exam room.

Reviewed on October 15, 2018 7:00 PM

Very happy with Dr. Bolton and his team.

Reviewed on October 14, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on October 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Best doctor I have ever had, my kids like him very much, treats me and my kids with a lot of respect I would recommend him to my family 100%

Reviewed on September 17, 2018 7:00 PM

we had to wait for very long for the nurses or medical assistants to give my daughter shots. thats the only complained i have for this office. the provider is really good.

Reviewed on August 17, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Bolton was very friendly & my children felt very comfortable with him given this was their first time meeting him.

Reviewed on July 31, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Bolton was very nice as always. i always enjoy talking to him.

Reviewed on July 23, 2018 7:00 PM

only complaint is my appointment was 40 minutes late

Reviewed on July 22, 2018 7:00 PM

The doctor explained patiently, answered all the questions that I had. The information is very clear and I could understand properly.

Reviewed on June 20, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr.Bolton is a very experienced and knowledgeable doctor. He always answers my questions or concerns I have about my children. A thoughtful and caring doctor.

Reviewed on June 18, 2018 7:00 PM

We are very hapy we picked Dr. Bolton to be our child's doctor!

Reviewed on May 7, 2018 7:00 PM

It went fine, I just wasn't as sure this time which shots he was supposed to get and we didn't get the usual form saying which ones he was to receive. Dr. Bolton only made a small note. Also, Dr. Bolton always goes so fast, he answers my questions, but very briefly. He has compassion and seems to understand our concerns but again, his answers always seem so quick and concise.

Reviewed on May 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Best Dr. I've ever met in the last couple years and I'm going back to that Dr. Bolton, who know me and my family.

Reviewed on April 23, 2018 7:00 PM

great doctor

Reviewed on April 8, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Bolton is experienced, calm and explains things in a way that my children are comfortable. He genuinely cares for my child's well being.

Reviewed on April 6, 2018 7:00 PM

I was not able to get a word in. He discounted most of what we said and I do not feel my child has had proper care from advocate. On several occasions I've asked for a nurse to call me and nobody even calls back. getting an appointment is like selling your first born. IT's virtually impossible and the office scheduler is run poorly.

Reviewed on March 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Bolton is excellent! He always listens to our concerns and shows much compassion to my children. They really like Dr. Bolton. We've been seeing him almost 15 years and I wouldn't change that for anything.

Reviewed on March 5, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Bolton is an excellent provider and we always have a great experience with him.

Reviewed on February 2, 2018 6:00 PM

We are happy with Advocate Children's. We feel that Dr. Bolton is outstanding. We are very satisfied.

Reviewed on January 30, 2018 6:00 PM

it went well, but I wish dr. Bolton had given additional tips or suggestions for getting XX to sleep through the night and transitioning from formula to regular milk. he didn't touch on using a toddler formula and I assume he was okay with XX's weight because he really didn't say.

Reviewed on January 29, 2018 6:00 PM

the doctor did not listen to my concerns instead told me I needed to see a phycologist and get on medication in a very sarcastic tone. He made it seem like a burden that we even showed up. I waited 5 days of fever to bring him in and I only brought him in because his cough and I wanted to make sure there was nothing in his lungs. the only mention was that it's a virus and made the comment that the only thing he'd do is prescribe him "Jewish penicillin" and he walked out of the room. I had no idea the appointment was even over. I left the office in tears as the way I was treated and my son was brushed over as "another flu case that should have stayed home".

Reviewed on January 22, 2018 6:00 PM

my kids have had Mr. Bolton as their pediatrician for years. He's very knowledgeable and professional.

Reviewed on January 7, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Bolton is very attentive and listens. He is not staring at a computer screen - he makes eye contact which is a nice change.

Reviewed on January 6, 2018 6:00 PM

This was the first time we saw Dr. Bolton but will be keeping him as my child's regular doctor. Very friendly and informative. Incredibly engaging with my child which he loved!

Reviewed on December 17, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr Bolton is the best Pediatrician in my opinion. He''s always calmed my anxiety. The kids always look forward to seeing him as he always seems interested in them as people.

Reviewed on November 24, 2017 6:00 PM

the medical staff (doctors and nurses) and reception staff have been great. my son is almost 5 months old and we've always had good experiences with our appointments. however, a couple of our visits were coded as something other than a well baby visit and our insurance initially didn't cover the charge at 100%. I had to call and appealbthe way the visit was coded. we're very lucky that all of our Doctor appts. for our son have been regular check ups. routine questions but never any health concerns. I was disappointed that there seems to be a disconnect between the medical billing office and the doctor's office. after my call the visits were revised, resubmitted to insurance, and covered at 100%. however it's a hassle I hope I don't have in the future.

Reviewed on November 17, 2017 6:00 PM

it was our first time at this office and Dr. Bolton was great to work with. he was patient and listened carefully. that always gives you a good feeling

Reviewed on November 17, 2017 6:00 PM

excellent doctor

Reviewed on November 6, 2017 6:00 PM

I really liked our previous pediatricians, Dr. XX and Dr. XX (spelling?). They are tough acts to follow. This was our first visit with Dr. Bolton. I really wanted to like him. I felt he lacked any energy.

Reviewed on November 5, 2017 6:00 PM

sometimes when I bring up concerns (rarely) I feel like they are dismissed. also, the medical assistant has a difficult time getting accurate "heights" on the babies and toddlers when they are lying down

Reviewed on October 22, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Bolton is an outstanding physician! He is knowledgeable and right in his diagnosis and treatment. He has experience and genuinely cares about his patients in health and overall wellbeing in life.

Reviewed on October 12, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr.Bolton is good doctor and friendly.

Reviewed on September 24, 2017 7:00 PM


Reviewed on September 11, 2017 7:00 PM

We love Dr. Bolton, best pediatrician!

Reviewed on September 10, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Bolton is very down to earth and knowledgeable. Great visit!

Reviewed on August 1, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Bolton is the best!

Reviewed on June 30, 2017 7:00 PM

I love Dr. Bolton & that is the only reason I continue to bring my kids here. The process of calling the main number when a child is sick & sometimes not getting an appt. is extremely frustrating.

Reviewed on April 17, 2017 7:00 PM

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Clinical Interests

  • Child Abuse
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Healthy Steps Program


  • 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
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Access POS
  • Aetna Open Choice POS
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select Choice EPO
  • 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
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • Blue Precision Bronze HMO
  • Blue Precision Gold HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • Blue Precision Platinum HMO
  • 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
  • Coventry PPO
  • Coventry Workers Comp PPO
  • First Health Network EPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna Open Access Plus HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • Harken Health Choice Plus
  • Harken Health Compass Plus
  • Health Alliance HMO
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • Healthlink PPO
  • HealthSpring Medicaid ICP
  • HealthSpring Medicare HMO
  • HealthSpring MMAI
  • HFN Platinum EPO
  • HFN Total Care PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Choice PPO
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Gold Plus Integrated-Medicare-Medicaid Plan
  • Humana HMO Select
  • Humana Illinois Platinum HMO
  • Humana Integrated Care Program of Illinois
  • Humana Medicaid Managed Care Plan
  • Humana National EPO
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana National PPO
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • LLH Adventist Silver PPO 3000
  • LLH Family Health Network Silver PPO 3100
  • LLH Swedish Covenant Silver PPO
  • Meridian
  • Meritain Health PPO
  • 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
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete Focus HMO
  • 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
  • United Healthcare Medicare Solutions PPO
  • 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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