Susan Bodtke, MD

Susan Bodtke, MD, is a family medicine specialist with a focus on hospice and palliative care.

Dr. Bodtke believes in open, honest communication and putting the needs of her patients and their families first. She strives to honor her patients’ hopes and wishes, while helping them identify goals throughout the care process. She believes that pain and symptom management has many benefits and strives to reach the right balance of care so patients and families can cherish every moment they have together.

She has practiced medicine in multiple foreign countries, including helping to provide health care to people in Abu Dhabi and Qatar by building clinics and establishing new health care programs.

When Dr. Bodtke is not caring for patients, she enjoys quilting and traveling.


  • Family Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Family Medicine
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2010
  • American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine, 1988

Medical Education

  • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, MD, 1985


  • Pennsylvania State University - Hershey Medical Center, Family Medicine, 1986


  • East Carolina University, Family Medicine, 1988


  • San Diego Hospice Center for Palliative Studies, Hospice & Palliative Medicine, 2010