Michael Potter, MD

Family practice physician

Dr. Michael Potter is a family physician who sees patients at the UCSF Family Medicine Center at Lakeshore. He cares for children and adults of all ages.

In his research at UC San Francisco, he focuses on preventive health, care of patients with chronic illnesses in primary care settings and how the design of health care systems influence the care of people in the community. Potter is a professor of clinical family and community medicine and has been a member of the UCSF faculty since 1994.

Clinics

Family Medicine Center at Lakeshore
1569 Sloat Blvd., Suite 333
San Francisco, CA 94132
New Patient Appointments:
(844) 727-8273 (PCP-UCSF)
Phone: (415) 353-9339
Fax: (415) 353-3450

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

First Thursday of the month, open 9:45 a.m.; third Thursday of the month, open 9:25 a.m.

Academic Title

Professor

More about Michael Potter

Additional Languages

Spanish

Education

Harvard University School of Medicine 1990

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Family Practice 1993

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Hiatt RA, Sibley A, Fejerman L, Glantz S, Nguyen T, Pasick R, Palmer N, Perkins A, Potter MB, Somsouk M, Vargas RA, van 't Veer LJ, Ashworth A. The San Francisco Cancer Initiative: A Community Effort To Reduce The Population Burden Of Cancer. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 Jan; 37(1):54-61.
  2. Fisher L, Polonsky WH, Hessler D, Potter MB. A practical framework for encouraging and supporting positive behaviour change in diabetes. Diabet Med. 2017 Dec; 34(12):1658-1666.
  3. Bacon O, Gonzalez R, Andrew E, Potter MB, Ińiguez JR, Cohen SE, Liu AY, Fuchs JD. Brief Report: Informing Strategies to Build PrEP Capacity Among San Francisco Bay Area Clinicians. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Feb 01; 74(2):175-179.
  4. Sharma AE, Willard-Grace R, Willis A, Zieve O, Dubé K, Parker C, Potter MB. "How Can We Talk about Patient-centered Care without Patients at the Table?" Lessons Learned from Patient Advisory Councils. J Am Board Fam Med. 2016 11/12; 29(6):775-784.
  5. Dooley D, Moultrie NM, Heckman B, Gansky SA, Potter MB, Walsh MM. Oral Health Prevention and Toddler Well-Child Care: Routine Integration in a Safety Net System. Pediatrics. 2016 Jan; 137(1).
  6. Jamé S, Wittenberg E, Potter MB, Fleischmann KE. The new lipid guidelines: what do primary care clinicians think? Am J Med. 2015 Aug; 128(8):914.e5-914.e10.
  7. Spears W, Tsoh JY, Potter MB, Weller N, Brown AE, Campbell-Voytal K, Getrich CM, Sussman AL, Pascoe J, Neale AV. Use of community engagement strategies to increase research participation in practice-based research networks (PBRNs). J Am Board Fam Med. 2014 Nov-Dec; 27(6):763-71.
  8. Walsh JM, Potter MB, Arora M, Gildegorin G, Terdiman J. A workplace colorectal cancer screening program in firefighters: lessons learned. Occup Med (Lond). 2014 Jun; 64(4):255-8.
  9. Doss EL, Potter MB, Chang DF. Awareness of intraoperative floppy-iris syndrome among primary care physicians. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2014 Apr; 40(4):679-80.
  10. Getrich CM, Sussman AL, Campbell-Voytal K, Tsoh JY, Williams RL, Brown AE, Potter MB, Spears W, Weller N, Pascoe J, Schwartz K, Neale AV. Cultivating a cycle of trust with diverse communities in practice-based research: a report from PRIME Net. Ann Fam Med. 2013 Nov-Dec; 11(6):550-8.
  11. Sarfaty M, Doroshenk M, Hotz J, Brooks D, Hayashi S, Davis TC, Joseph D, Stevens D, Weaver DL, Potter MB, Wender R. Strategies for expanding colorectal cancer screening at community health centers. CA Cancer J Clin. 2013 Jul-Aug; 63(4):221-31.
  12. Potter MB, Ackerson LM, Gomez V, Walsh JM, Green LW, Levin TR, Somkin CP. Effectiveness and reach of the FLU-FIT program in an integrated health care system: a multisite randomized trial. Am J Public Health. 2013 Jun; 103(6):1128-33.
  13. Potter MB. Strategies and resources to address colorectal cancer screening rates and disparities in the United States and globally. Annu Rev Public Health. 2013; 34:413-29.
  14. Arora M, Gerbert B, Potter MB, Gildengorin G, Walsh JM. PRE-VIEW: Development and Pilot Testing of An Interactive Video Doctor Plus Provider Alert to Increase Cancer Screening. ISRN Prev Med. 2013; 2013.
  15. Potter M. Seasonal flu vaccines advancing the delivery of colorectal cancer screening. S D Med. 2013; Spec no:133.
  16. Walsh JM, Gildengorin G, Green LW, Jenkins J, Potter MB. The FLU-FOBT Program in community clinics: durable benefits of a randomized controlled trial. Health Educ Res. 2012 Oct; 27(5):886-94.
  17. Tasian GE, Cooperberg MR, Potter MB, Cowan JE, Greene KL, Carroll PR, Chan JM. PSA screening: determinants of primary-care physician practice patterns. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2012 Jun; 15(2):189-94.
  18. Leverence RR, Williams RL, Potter M, Fernald D, Unverzagt M, Pace W, Parnes B, Daniels E, Skipper B, Volk RJ, Brown AE, Rhyne RL. Chronic non-cancer pain: a siren for primary care--a report from the PRImary Care MultiEthnic Network (PRIME Net). J Am Board Fam Med. 2011 Sep-Oct; 24(5):551-61.
  19. Potter MB, Walsh JM, Yu TM, Gildengorin G, Green LW, McPhee SJ. The effectiveness of the FLU-FOBT program in primary care a randomized trial. Am J Prev Med. 2011 Jul; 41(1):9-16.
  20. Potter MB, Yu TM, Gildengorin G, Yu AY, Chan K, McPhee SJ, Green LW, Walsh JM. Adaptation of the FLU-FOBT Program for a primary care clinic serving a low-income Chinese American community: new evidence of effectiveness. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2011 Feb; 22(1):284-95.

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