Meet Dr. Rodrigo Sotillo
Primary Care Specialist

 

Rodrigo Sotillo, M.D., treats adult patients of all ages. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Sotillo sees patients with acute and chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, and congestive heart failure, at UT Southwestern’s Clinical Center Park Cities, where he offers primary care services.

He also has extensive experience and a special interest in geriatrics, the aging process, and the prevention of age-related challenges from Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss to immobility and depression in the elderly.  

Until there’s a cure for age-related mental conditions, Dr. Sotillo encourages patients to exercise their brains with crossword puzzles, math problems, and even smartphone games.

“We have medications that can help delay the progression of Alzheimer’s, and that’s the best we have for now,” he says.

Bedside manner is extremely important to Dr. Sotillo, and he practices what he teaches as a Clinical Instructor at UT Southwestern.

“It’s the cornerstone of what we do,” Dr. Sotillo says. “I encourage students and residents to combine both clinical and bedside skills. We can order all the scans and tests we want, but we still have to be able to talk to patients compassionately and effectively.”

Dr. Sotillo knows that health care management is often a family affair, particularly for those who require a caregiver or power of attorney for health care. When possible, he gets them all engaged in the decision-making process.

Clinical Interests

Internal Medicine

  • Preventive care and health maintenance evaluation and management
  • Acute medical conditions
  • Chronic medical conditions
    • Congestive heart failure
    • Diabetes
    • Hypertension

Geriatrics

  • Care and management of age-related challenges
  • Comprehensive geriatric assessment
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Dementia
  • Geriatric depression
  • Memory loss in the elderly
  • Falls, immobility
  • Arthritis
  • Appropriate medication evaluation and prescribing for the elderly