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Richard Bottner, PA-C


Master of Health Science, Physician Assistant
Quinnipiac University


Richard Bottner is a physician assistant in the Division of Hospital Medicine at Dell Seton Medical Center and also leads several quality- and process-improvement projects. Bottner leads the B-team, a full-service consultation team that provides patients with opioid use disorder medication-assisted treatments while hospitalized and links them with appropriate outpatient care. He also leads efforts to improve electrolyte replacement protocols, readmission prevention and continuity of care after hospital discharge. Bottner is an avid proponent of interprofessional collaboration and education.

He represents Dell Medical School as a Cohort Leader in the University of Texas’ Foundations of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice course and is also representing the medical school in a national collaboration to strengthen interprofessional health care in oncology. Bottner is a clinical preceptor for PA students across Texas. His primary clinical and research interests are palliative care, addiction medicine and value-based health care.

Prior to entering the health care field, Bottner spent over 10 years as an entrepreneur. Most recently he founded Intern Bridge, a human resources consulting firm operating in the recruiting space that worked to close the gap between large and small companies and recent college graduates. He authored “Total Internship Management: The Employer’s Guide to Operating the Ultimate Internship Program” and provided workshops and consulting to over 10,000 HR organizations nationwide, including 80% of the Fortune 100 companies. He also previously served for five years as a firefighter and EMT in New Jersey and Massachusetts.

Professional Affiliations
  • Hospitalist
  • Medical Executive Committee
    APP Representative 2015-2018
  • Central Texas PA Society
    President 2016-2018
  • Austin Healthcare Professionals Networking Group
    Founder and President 2015-2016
  • Ascension Seton Fifty
    Chair of Mission Integration 2018-present
Awards & Honors
  • Medicine and Healthcare Finalist
    Austin Under 40 Awards, May 2018
  • Advanced Practice Provider of the Year
    Dell Seton Medical Center, March 2018
  • Mentored Outreach Award
    National Institute on Drug Abuse, January 2018
  • Recognition of Excellence Award
    Dell Seton Medical Center, May 2017
  • PA-Physician Partnership of the Year
    Texas Academy of Physician Assistants, March 2017