Catherine J. Potts, MD, FACP

Catherine J. Potts, MD, FACP
Would recommend provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars

211 Patient Ratings
81 Comments

Bellevue

Departments
Primary Care
Internal Medicine

Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine

Education
University of Washington, Seattle, 1990

Internship
Primary Care Internal Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, 1991

Residency
Primary Care Internal Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, 1993

Joined Virginia Mason
January 1993


Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.

Would recommend provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.7 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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June 2017
I just felt that Dr Potts was really rushed during this visit. Overall, she is an excellent provider and feel compelled to give her high ratings.

June 2017
Dr Potts has been my primary care physician for 20 years. she is AWESOME!

May 2017
Been seeing Dr. Potts for years. She is awesome!

May 2017
So very lucky to have Dr. Potts as my primary care physician!

April 2017
felt my appt was very rushed due to being behind was not given next appt

April 2017
Dr Potts does such a great job of listening and explaining answers to any questions or concerns I have. She has such a caring heart and I have always felt so comfortable asking any questions. I so appreciate her advice. Always spends as much time as I need with her.

April 2017
I appreciate Dr. Pott´s willingness to hear me, collate and prioritize issues, and provide forthright answers about options and possibilities. My medical issue has been prolonged and yet she has yet to become visibly exasperated with me. Her approach is always calm. I always leave feeling that issues have been vetted and addressed.

April 2017
Dr.Potts is the very best.!!!!!

April 2017
Dr. Potts is wonderful. The best ever.

April 2017
Although I know Dr. Potts is very busy and this was a late appointment, I always feel that she takes the time needed to make sure I understand her. She´s terrific!

April 2017
Dr. Potts listened closely to my history & concerns. She provided thorough exam related to symptoms and explained her judgement, advice and treatment/medication.

March 2017
Love, love, love Dr. Potts. I am moving to Eastern WA and will still be coming to see her once I move.

March 2017
Dr. Potts is an outstanding physician, knowledgeable and caring.

March 2017
Dr. Potts is great!

March 2017
Dr. Potts is great!

February 2017
I think Dr. Potts is great. She´s fast but gets a lot covered in a short amount of time.

February 2017
Dr. Potts is really outstanding! She has been my physician for many years and I always appreciate her approach, easy to understand explanations, and desire to be very thorough. I appreciate her!

February 2017
Dr Potts is very business like and is a bit rushed throughout the appointment.

February 2017
Dr Potts is exceptional. she is well informed medically, expresses herself well and is concerned about my health.

January 2017
Dr Potts has been my primary phy. for over 20 years. She is like family to me -

January 2017
Catherine Potts is outstanding!!!!! I felt heard, was given tests that were appropriate and was informed quickly of the results. She is an excellent part of Virginia Mason

January 2017
Dr. Potts is in a class all her own.

January 2017
Dr. Potts is an excellent Doctor on all levels. I have utmost confidence in her.

January 2017
This was my first time seeing Dr. Potts and she was very professional and engaged.

January 2017
We are very lucky that our doctor is Catherine Potts. We have so much gratitude for our friend Dr. Madhani, who introduced Dr. Potts to us.

December 2016
Dr Potts was wonderful in getting me excellent and timely treatment.

December 2016
Love Dr. Potts - Always friendly & personable & professional.

December 2016
I have been going to Dr. Potts for many years and would never want to go to anyone else. She simply is the best!!

November 2016
LOVE DR. POTTS...SHE´S THOROUGH AND ALWAYS REALLY PLEASANT.

November 2016
I adore Dr. Potts and trust her completely with my health care.

November 2016
Dr. Potts did a very quick job of diagnosing a few challenges. Of note was her diagnosis of my painful walking and the recommendation to change my orthotics at the Walking Company. Wow...changed my life! Rash has healed quickly as well.

November 2016
Dr. Potts is the the doctor I put my trust in.

November 2016
I trust Dr. Potts 100%. I have always found her to be a skilled, empathetic listener as well as an extremely knowledgable and helpful Doctor. I am grateful that she is my primary care physician!

November 2016
I am always pleased with Dr Catherine Potts. She asks and listens to what I have to say. She explains what might need to be done now or at a later time. She makes the visit very less anxious for me. I give a A+

November 2016
Dr. Potts has been my primary care doctor for many years. She extremely professional, kind, thorough, a great communicator. She remembers my personal history which makes me feel "known". I have recommended her to others, and will continue to do so, when the opportunity arises.

November 2016
Excellent "bedside" manner and quickly up to speed on my chart.

November 2016
Always a pleasure to see Dr. Potts. She takes a personal interest. I feel very confident in her care.

November 2016
Dr. seems rushed & impersonal. No compassion. Not friendly especially when she commented that I see Dr. Norson.

October 2016
Always great experience with Dr. Potts.

September 2016
Dr. Potts is AWESOME!! I had only wished she was taking on new patients when my daughter came of age to see in internist...She has been my doctor for 24 years!!

September 2016
Excellent as always.

September 2016
Dr. Catherine Potts is amazing. I cannot suggest her more highly, and thank her so much for her expertise and care.

September 2016
Dr. Potts is always excellent, professional and interested in my well being physically & emotionally.

August 2016
Dr. Pott´s is awesome! She is very thorough and thoughtful and I never feel like my time with her is rushed. She is very personable and genuine.

August 2016
I´ve been Dr. Potts´ patient since 1997. I am very fortunate.

August 2016
have been with Dr Potts for 20 years and love her! Smart, caring and listens.

August 2016
Dr. Potts combines knowledge and professionalism with an interest (empathy) for her patient and their concerns.

July 2016
Dr. Potts is a very caring, compassionate, experienced physician who takes the time to explain all aspects of disease and treatment. She messaged me 1 hour after an X-ray so I could see the radiologist´s report.

July 2016
Dr. Potts is amazing!!

July 2016
I have the utmost respect for Dr. Potts; I always feel she listens to any concerns I have and is generally interested in me as a person as well as a patient.

June 2016
Dr. Potts is the best!!!

June 2016
I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Potts.

June 2016
Dr. Potts is wonderful. Couldn´t ask for better. No improvements necessary!

June 2016
We love her. We do recommend Dr. Potts. Hope we can get her to see our daughter

June 2016
Visits always seem rushed - Efficient but rushed.

June 2016
I have been going to Dr. Potts for a very long time and trust her judgment and care 100% She is the very best!

June 2016
Excellent!

June 2016
Dr. Potts was very courteous, prompt and professional.

May 2016
Always a good experience.

May 2016
I´ve been a patient of Dr. Potts for about 20 years. She is always caring, knowledgeable. She goes above and beyond. If there was a number 6 I would mark that.

May 2016
Love, love, your Dr. Potts! Feels like she truly cares. spends ample time, did not feel rushed. Fantastic professional.

May 2016
Best dr. I´ve ever had - love Dr. Potts!

April 2016
I have been Dr. Potts´ patient for more than 20 years. Her expertise and compassion are second to none. In many cases, she successfully helped me with health problems after the specialists failed to do so. She is the best.

April 2016
She seems "rushed" so appointments are quick -

March 2016
My doctor was a bit hurried this time. Spent most of the time looking at the screen while I explained what I thought was going on.

March 2016
She is the best!

February 2016
Although Dr. Potts is in big demand, which sometimes causes a slight delay, she is worth the wait. She is very knowledgeable of my medical/family history, and I have chosen to drive from Whidbey Island to see her instead of finding a local Island physician.

February 2016
I like my provider Dr. Potts she is the best!!!!

January 2016
Dr. Potts has been my PCP for several years. I feel very confident about her diagnostic skills.

January 2016
#9. The best!

January 2016
Dr. Potts is always friendly and caring and feels like a true family doctor.

December 2015
Dr. Potts is the most exceptional doctor I´ve had in my entire life & I´m 59 1/2.

November 2015
I´ve been going to Dr. Potts for years, as have other members of my family. We trust her completely and have never had any complaints with her care. Cannot say enough good things about her.

November 2015
I did not feel the provider actually listened to me. After my visit, I read the office note. Quite a few discrepancies as to what I actually said and what the providers note documented. There really was no discussion during the visit. I felt the provider gave me some appropriate follow-up instructions. The office note said she spent 25 minutes with me; however, she was 40 minutes late and I felt rushed through my appointment and therefore did not really listen to me or give my questions a lot of time or thought. Very disappointing visit. The provider felt my affect was flat; I just couldn´t believe some of the responses she was providing to my questions/concerns.

November 2015
Dr. Potts was visibly and audibly frustrated because I was not seeing my primary care physician. She made it very clear that my appointment with her was a waste of her time.

November 2015
I´ve recommended Catherine to many friends and family.

November 2015
Very satisfied with my medical care

October 2015
Dr. Potts has been my favorite doctor in my adult life. She´s friendly & thorough. My sister also sees her & we both have recommended her to other friends & family members over the years.

September 2015
Felt rushed, not thorough in examination as she talked during exam (body scan) and checked back and not rest of body.

July 2015
Sometimes, I know Dr. Potte is very busy but I never feel that she is rushing me out.

July 2015
Dr. Potts is an excellent physician.