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Michael Potter


Family physician
Appreciator of long walks and meditation

Dr. Michael Potter is a family doctor who cares for children as well as adults of all ages.

In his research, Potter focuses on preventive health and the management of chronic illnesses in primary care settings. He also examines how the design of health care systems influences the care of people in the community.

Potter earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency in family practice at UCSF and has been a member of the UCSF faculty since 1994.

  • Education

    Harvard Medical School, 1990

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Family Practice, 1993

  • Board Certifications

    Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine

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    Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
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    Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
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    Knew the important information about your medical history
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    The provider showed respect for what you had to say
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    The provider spent enough time with me
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