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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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Careful listening is the key to good patient care.

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    161 Ratings
    About our process
    Apr 12, 2023
    Dr. Potter is an experienced health care provider
    Mar 23, 2023
    I hope Dr. Potter mainains his GP work within his practice.
    Feb 11, 2023
    Best doctor I've ever had! So kind and thorough. I feel very lucky to have him.
    Jan 21, 2023
    All excellent!
    Jan 16, 2023
    Dr Potter went over a printed copy of my after-summary report recommended that I participate in a study and provided detail instructions for update testing.
    Dec 14, 2022
    Outstanding care!
    Oct 21, 2022
    Very good
    Aug 23, 2022
    Dr potter is the best
    Aug 19, 2022
    Michael Potter is an extraordinary physician.
    Jul 30, 2022
    Jul 15, 2022
    Pleasant experience
    Mar 08, 2022
    Dr. Potter is the best doctor I've ever had.
    Dec 15, 2021
    Dr. Potter has been my PCP for some 20 years now and I think he is amazingly competent respectful interactive and knowledgeable. He always respects my preferences for treatment and diagnostics
    Nov 30, 2021
    Since this provider is not my primary I appreciated that he asked me about me who I am and where I grew up essentially getting to know me a little bit.
    Nov 30, 2021
    Nov 09, 2021
    He explained me every that I asked him about my health.
    Oct 20, 2021
    Good experience
    Sep 13, 2021
    Occasionally could be little presumptuous that patient is young and healthy and may be less thorough in a routine checkup.

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