Carmen T. Fotso, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

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Advocate Medical Group

979 West Main Street

West Dundee, IL 60118

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Meet Carmen T. Fotso, MD

About me



  • St. Elizabeth Hospital
  • National University of Ivory Coast Faculty of Medicine

Board certifications

  • Family Medicine

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Sherman Hospital

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Access HMO
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Coventry (Aetna Medicare) HMO
  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare POS
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan PPO
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna State of Illinois HMO
  • Aetna State of Illinois Open Access Plus
  • Aetna State of Illinois PPO
  • Aetna Value Performance Network
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Benefit Plan Administrators (BPA)
  • Benefits Services and Systems, Inc
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Community FHP
  • Blue Cross Community ICP
  • Blue Cross Community MMAI
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Med Select PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Supplement PPO
  • Blue Medicare Advocate Health HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna APWU Health Plan Open Access Plus
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Healthspring True Choice PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna NALC Health Benefits Plan
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry / FirstHealth
  • Coventry Health Care HMO
  • Coventry Health Care Open Access POS
  • Coventry Health Care POS
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • FirstHealth / Coventry Personal Care
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna EPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred PPO
  • HST Care Connect EPO
  • HST Care Connect PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Community Select HMO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Illinois CCN HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Humana Medicare Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Medicare Supplement Plan
  • Humana MMAI
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Medicare
  • Meridian
  • Meridian MMAI
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 PPO
  • Tricare Prime
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Advantage Value HMO - POS
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 1 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 2 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Supplement
  • UHC National Railway Carriers & United Transportation Union Health and Welfare
  • UHC Railroad Employees National Health & Welfare Plan
  • UHC/ AARP Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • Union Health Services, Inc.
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Health One Golden Rule
  • United Healthcare Charter HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus PPO
  • United Healthcare Choice PPO
  • United Healthcare Core PPO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Medica
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Assure PPO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare NexusACO OA
  • United Healthcare NexusACO R
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Oxford
  • Wellcare Health Plans HMO

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 296 patient ratings.


July 27, 2020 2:42 PM

always helpful

July 27, 2020 2:42 PM

always listens to me

July 24, 2020 11:28 AM

Provider was so nice to me -

July 21, 2020 9:40 AM

She was very thorough and made me feel better

July 21, 2020 9:40 AM

She was very thorough and made me feel better

July 21, 2020 7:46 AM

Dr. Fotso was very professional and knowledgeable. She came up with a great care plan for my health that I was happy with.

July 21, 2020 7:46 AM

Overall, it was a great experience. I am happy I chose Dr. Fotso to be my new family physician.

July 20, 2020 9:36 PM

The doctor was rushed this time but I feel it was due to the current circumstances with the Covid Virus - long hours - time constraints. She is very pleasant and makes a patient feel calm.

July 20, 2020 9:36 PM

I do not appreciate having a third party in the room when I go to see my doctor. Someone who takes notes and inputs them into the computer does not qualify as a medical person and makes me feel uncomfortable. I shared this last time and this time I spoke up and the doctor asked the person to leave, which I appreciated.

July 20, 2020 5:31 PM

Dr Fotso and her team are the best. I have access to superior care and consult. I'm pretty sure very few patients get better care on earth

July 20, 2020 1:39 PM

Dr. Fotso really cares about your overall health and you as a person. I wouldn't see any other doctor other than her.

July 18, 2020 7:52 PM

outstanding doctor I am please

July 18, 2020 7:52 PM

always concern about my well being

July 18, 2020 3:19 PM

she always listens to any concerns

July 17, 2020 7:27 AM

Very caring doctor. All personnel very friendly.

July 17, 2020 7:27 AM

I have never had a bad experience with Dr. Fotso and staff.

July 16, 2020 1:00 PM

Very nice people. Very professional doctors and assistants very good people.

June 28, 2020 3:01 PM

This was my first time seeing Dr Fotso. She was very thorough. She listened well and was well aware of all of my health history. She is compassionate and has my best interest in mind in prescribing what medications and activities need to be engaged.

June 28, 2020 3:01 PM

This was an excellent experience.

May 22, 2020 6:48 AM

it was prompt and we talked about any issues I had.

May 22, 2020 6:48 AM

it's always a great experience. Dr Fotso is wonderful at what she does and always makes me feel comfortable. Her staff is also really Great.

May 18, 2020 1:38 PM

this was my first time speaking with this provider, the conversation was perfect, was very helpful.

May 5, 2020 7:54 AM

Dr. Fotso is a terrific MD & I trust her.

May 4, 2020 11:26 AM

I did not see Doctor Fotso in person - we did a visit over the phone because of the coronavirus. Very good over the phone.

May 1, 2020 7:09 PM

I was very upset as my appoint was specifically to see the doctor to check a medication I had started and for blood work. Due to the Coronavirus my appointment was done over the phone. I was informed of this at 7:58 a.m. for a 8:30 appointment. I feel this appointment should have been canceled. I paid a 25.00 co pay to re order a prescription, which I could have done at no cost ( since I had seen her in the last 3 months). But what bothered me more was the way I was talk to. Like really I didn't know that we had a pandemic going on. I thought a call before the day would have been nice to give me the choice to cancel.

April 27, 2020 1:35 PM

Dr Fotso,she is excellent and caring person, I love her.

April 23, 2020 8:25 AM

Dr. Fotso has always been an early adopter of technology when it comes to forming a digital relationship. This was afforded me non-emergency consult at times; reducing my stress & improving my health. COVID-19 is something Dr. Fotso indirectly prepared me for.

April 23, 2020 8:25 AM

Dr. Fotso was so responsive that I missed my initially scheduled video consult (Zoom) by an hour. I had no idea I could consult so quickly and failed to mind her digital outreach. Still, she accommodated me by phone, despite my initial pop-up blocker Zoom concerning challenges. Excellent experience given i was under duress (lungs)! TRIAGE.

March 29, 2020 1:32 AM

My visit with Dr. Fotso was, as usual, kind, caring, and thorough.

March 23, 2020 2:00 PM

Dr. Fotso is a very good doctor. I think she probably has an enormous patient load, especially now, which caused the delay.

March 16, 2020 3:58 PM

first time visit- loved her!

March 14, 2020 1:17 PM

Dr. Fotso is an excellent doctor with great interest and cares for her patients.

March 14, 2020 1:17 PM

I believe it would be a better experience if patients were not placed on hold for such a long time. I have been on hold for 5 to 10 minutes trying to make an appointment to see the doctor. I believe it would be a better experience for the patient if the first point of contact was not being placed on hold immediately. Thank you.

March 13, 2020 8:30 AM

Dr. Fotso and all of her staff are very efficient.

March 13, 2020 8:30 AM

Dr. office is very clean and organized. Everyone is friendly.

March 9, 2020 9:47 PM

i am very comfortable with my provider

March 9, 2020 9:47 PM

My provider was very proud of my last A1C report. I felt so accomplished.

March 9, 2020 2:23 PM

As always this doctor is very caring and explains everything very well.

March 9, 2020 2:23 PM

A great experience.

March 2, 2020 2:38 PM

very good

February 24, 2020 8:27 PM

doctor Fotso is a wonderful doctor and a very caring person

February 24, 2020 7:40 PM

dr. fotso is very caring and very professional she takes the time to explain things to you to where you understand it without having to feel like you're being rushed.

February 24, 2020 9:13 AM

I have liked the service of the clinic, the people that attended me are very kind.

February 20, 2020 2:09 PM

Excellent - great, wonderful.

February 15, 2020 8:55 AM

Dr Fotso is always great. she always listens to me and tries to work with me on what would be the best

February 10, 2020 6:06 AM

Very well explained everything they told me, the doctor & her assistants.

February 10, 2020 6:06 AM

All the personnel are very good, kind & loving.

February 3, 2020 5:03 PM

Dr Fatso reviewed my medical chart prior to the visit and knew my health issues before meeting me for the first time. It was refreshing not to have to repeat information that was available to her in my chart.

February 1, 2020 10:57 AM

Dr. Fotso is an exceptional doctor. She's always worries about patients health and is well read.

January 13, 2020 3:17 PM

Dr. Fotso has been my primary provider for many years (10-15?). She is an outstanding doctor in all aspects and know my history very well. This experience like all past one's was excellent. She is a very good doctor with a pleasant personality and explains things very well. She listens to and responds to everything I am concerned about.

December 16, 2019 1:50 PM

Dr Fotso is excellent and caring and I love her

December 16, 2019 1:50 PM

good experience with her always.

December 14, 2019 10:03 AM

As always I felt well taken care of. My questions always answered.

December 14, 2019 10:03 AM

All good everyone was pleasant.

December 12, 2019 1:06 PM

Dr. Fotso is great a bit rushed my last visit with her. But, she is awesome.

November 25, 2019 11:04 PM

Compared to previous visits I felt the doctor seemed under pressure - I do not like the idea of having a third party in the room when I am speaking with the doctor about my personal health. I do not like having a "typist" entering all the information into the computer - I felt I could not be open and share some of my health concerns.

November 18, 2019 11:00 PM

switched providers and medical groups. first experience with an advocate provider. fotso was awesome

November 10, 2019 11:00 PM

dr Fotso is excellent. she is best doctor.

November 5, 2019 11:00 PM


November 4, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Fotso is one of the best doctors. She has a wonderful bedside manner.

October 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Always a pleasure to meet with Dr. Fotso.

October 7, 2019 7:00 PM


October 1, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Fotso is very nice and helpful. She treated me with dignity and respect. I am very happy she is my doctor.

September 27, 2019 7:00 PM

always great thats why I keep coming back

September 27, 2019 7:00 PM

It was my first time with Dr Fotso, she is a very nice doctor she takes the time to lisent to you and gives you options

September 22, 2019 7:00 PM

My wife and I love Dr Fotso and her office staff. They always take great care of us.

September 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Fotso is very caring,nice and excellent.

September 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Got the exact care I needed for my acute illness. Very quick and efficient appointment.

September 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Fotso is always amazing, kind and always looks out for me.

September 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Fotso is without a doubt a fantastic physician. Her ability to convey how much she cares about you is astounding. This was my yearly physical check up. She treated me not only professionally but also like a friend. I am always touched by her caring demeanor.

September 11, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good!

September 9, 2019 7:00 PM

I always have a good experience with Dr. Fotso.

August 19, 2019 7:00 PM

doctor Fotso is a very good doctor and Iwould sent anyone I know to her

August 16, 2019 7:00 PM

We had a very pleasant visit.

August 2, 2019 7:00 PM

The Provider was very courteous and helpful.

July 16, 2019 7:00 PM

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

June 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Fotso is very professional.

June 20, 2019 7:00 PM

Is very attentive.

June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

I always enjoy my interactions with Dr. Fotso.

June 10, 2019 7:00 PM

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

May 28, 2019 7:00 PM

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

May 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good, as always.

May 26, 2019 7:00 PM

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

May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Everyone was very friendly.

May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Thorough - caring - precise - knowledgeable

May 12, 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.

May 5, 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.

May 3, 2019 7:00 PM

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

April 28, 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.

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.

April 26, 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,.

April 14, 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.

April 8, 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.

April 7, 2019 7:00 PM

I love my provider!

March 28, 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.

March 18, 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.

February 21, 2019 6:00 PM

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

February 17, 2019 6:00 PM

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

February 16, 2019 6:00 PM

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

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

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

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