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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
    151 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 28, 2023
    Dr. Potter has been my personal and family doctor for over 20 years. He's the best doctor I've ever had period.
    Nov 15, 2023
    I have been with my provider for 24 years and he and his office staff are off the chart fantastic. I love them all dearly
    Nov 11, 2023
    Dr Potter is superb
    Oct 12, 2023
    Dr. Potter was excellent
    Sep 26, 2023
    Dr. Potter is the best.
    Sep 21, 2023
    It's always a pleasure to see Dr. Potter.
    Sep 07, 2023
    Dr Potter dis a wonderful job explaining my options and follow up treatment
    Sep 05, 2023
    My provider told me I was "all over the map" with my issues and was a bit curt. He mentioned he did not have a lot of time to devote to me. He seemed preoccupied with the time and or distracted.
    Jul 25, 2023
    Dr Potter and his team are excellent. I am fortunate to be under his care
    Jul 18, 2023
    Dr. Potter is great! The problem is with the wait to get seen by specialist--in particular dermatology where they wouldn't even schedule an appointmen for me! UCSF needs to hire more physicians!
    Jul 16, 2023
    Doctor cut me off when I tried to provide facts relating to medical history.
    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.

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