Richard Bottner, PA-C
Affiliate Faculty, Department of Internal Medicine
Master of Health Science, Physician Assistant
Richard Bottner, PA-C, is an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Internal Medicine.
Bottner is also a physician assistant in the Division of Hospital Medicine at Dell Seton Medical Center. He is the director of the Buprenorphine Team (B-Team), a full-service consultation team that provides patients who are hospitalized and have opioid use disorder addiction-related treatment and linkage to appropriate outpatient care. The program also works to reduce stigma of patients with substance use disorders.
Bottner was the first PA in the country to be certified to teach the buprenorphine certification curriculum through the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. He is also a founding executive committee member of the Substance Use Disorder special interest group of the Society of Hospital Medicine.
Bottner represents Dell Medical School as a cohort leader in the University of Texas’ Foundations of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice course. He has led several quality and process improvement projects around medication safety, medical error reporting and readmission prevention. His primary clinical and research interests are addiction medicine, palliative care and value-based health care.
Prior to entering the health care field, Bottner spent over 10 years as an entrepreneur and also worked as an EMT, firefighter and emergency communications officer.
Medical Executive Committee
APP Representative 2015-2018
Central Texas PA Society
Austin Healthcare Professionals Networking Group
Founder and President 2015-2016
Ascension Seton Fifty
Chair of Mission Integration 2018-present
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