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Catherine J. Potts, MD, FACP
Internal Medicine
 
4.8 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Special Interests
Preventive care, women's health care.
Personal Information
Dr. Potts enjoys spending time with her family, golfing, gardening and traveling.
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care
Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
Education and Professional Achievements
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
Professional Activities and Awards
Chief of Primary Care, Virginia Mason Medical Center Dr. Potts has held numerous medical leadership positions including section head at VM’s Bellevue clinic and deputy chief of Satellite Clinics.
Patient Ratings and Comments
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
 
4.8 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
All comments are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Patient comments are displayed in their entirety and patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and privacy. Learn about the comments.
June 2018
Excellent.
June 2018
I have great confidence in Dr. Potts. Always a good experience. She is personable, sharp and truly concerned about her patients.
June 2018
Dr. Potts is a true professional.
May 2018
*Dr. Potts is a very caring doctor and a nice person.
May 2018
I think Dr. Potts is great. I live out of the area but still come to Bellevue to continue with Dr. Potts.
May 2018
Dr. Potts is very attentive and provides answers to all my concerns and/or questions.
May 2018
I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Potts as my primary care physician. she is outstanding.
May 2018
Dr. Potts has been my Primary Physician for over 20 years & I drive from Auburn to remain one of her patients.
May 2018
Dr. Potts was (as usual) very good at listening, engaged in the reason for my visit and very thorough with explanation. It´s easy to trust her opinion
May 2018
I´d have difficulty trusting any other doctor as much as I trust Dr. Potts! I feel that we have a terrific doctor/patient relationship and she probably knows me TOO well! :)
April 2018
I have faith in Dr. Potts.
April 2018
Well prepared! Congrats to their teachers!
March 2018
I have been going to Dr. Potts for many years. I hold her in high esteem and, frankly, if I relocate, I will still come back here so I can continue having her for my doctor. Without hesitation, I consider her the best doctor I have had. She is easy to talk to, LISTENS to what I say, and as I said before - the best doctor I´ve had.
March 2018
Dr Potts has been my primary physician for over 20 years
March 2018
Dr. Potts is excellent!
March 2018
Dr. Potts is the best doctor I have ever met. I drive 400 miles to see her because she is so good.
March 2018
Dr. Potts is excellent. I only wish I could have seen her on Monday rather than Wednesday noon.
March 2018
Dr. Potts is a gem
March 2018
The doctor showed good knowledge and was able to figure out the care I needed.
February 2018
dr seemed to be very rushed. I have seen this doctor for many years and she has never seemed like this before
February 2018
Dr Potts was very informational. She explained what she was doing and why.
February 2018
Potts is an excellent provider.
February 2018
Dr. Potts is terrific
January 2018
I have been seeing my doctor for 10 years, and have until the past year been very happy. But the past year has been a less than satisfactory experience. Though quick to reply on portal when I have questions (not often - and I do appreciate it), in office visits are another story. She is still very personable, but clearly rushed to push through, and get on to next patient. I am "talked to" with her back to me, wile she is on computer. This last time there was a rude dismissive comment made. I feel like I cannot slow the pace down enough to comfortably ask questions. A procedure was ordered, that was not at ALL explained to me, and I did my own research that evening. So I fortunately knew what to expect the next day. It is a little unsettling.
January 2018
I love Dr. Potts. She is respectful and knowledgeable. I hope she continues to offer her services for many years to come.
January 2018
Dr Potts is fantastic.
January 2018
I would´ve like more info about the sleep medication provided. Having found out it is also an antidepressant and can stimulate appetite, I don´t think I will be taking it. Will definitely get more information from my Dr. about it.
January 2018
I´ve been a patient of Dr Potts for a long time and she has always impressed me with her competence, professionalism, and friendliness.
January 2018
Dr. Potts does such a good job of listening, caring and giving very thoughtful advice. I always appreciate her care.
December 2017
Dr. Potts is wonderful as always!
December 2017
Dr. Potts is caring, thorough, and understanding. I feel heard and I trust her.
December 2017
Dr. Potts is the best!
November 2017
really loved Dr. Potts. would recommend her to friends and family
November 2017
She made the time to spend with me so that my questions were answered. I feel grateful to have her as my doctor
November 2017
always very good.Very lucky to have her.
November 2017
Dr. Potts is an excellent physician. Caring, knowledgeable and always listens to my mother´s concerns. She treats her with kindness and respect. My mom loves her.
November 2017
Dr. Potts has been my care provider since I moved to the area in 2009 and I have been extremely satisfied under her care and guidance.
November 2017
Dr. Potts addressed all my concerns.
October 2017
Very friendly and professional.
October 2017
I couldn´t find a more caring or compassionate physician! Dr. Potts is so kind and supportive and I never feel like she is rushing or isn´t listening. She is absolutely wonderful!
October 2017
I have been a patient of Dr. Catherine Potts for a long time and have received the best of care. She is a very smart, caring and competent physician!
October 2017
Dr Potts is very thorough and focuses on the reason for the visit
October 2017
Dr. Potts is the best and I feel so fortunate to have her as my physician!!!
October 2017
Dr. Potts is an EXCELLENT doctor I wish all doctors had her common sense, patient & great sense of humor!
September 2017
Dr Potts is an excellent Dr. I feel very fortunate to under her care.
September 2017
Dr. Potts is awesome!!!! I have been going to her for 23 years.
September 2017
LOVE my doctor, but clearly again SO rushed and running behind, at only 11:45 am. I had a couple of more minor issues I would like to have raised (my annual physical), but knowing the situation, and feeling rushed, I felt compelled to just let it go. This has increasingly become the case. I left with questions in my head. For instance, I am very unclear as to WHY I she scheduled me for a uterine ultrasound! I will reiterate, my doctor is the best. She is really the reason why I choose to stay with VM. But she is just one person, and something is going awry here.
September 2017
She seemed very rushed. I knew she was about 20 minutes behind, but I really felt like she didn´t have time to listen to me.
September 2017
Dr. Potts is an outstanding care provider. I am a patient at the Bellevue clinic rather than in Issaquah, which is much closer to my home, because that´s where Dr. Potts is!
September 2017
I Love Dr Potts. She cares for her patients and she takes time to listen to them. She is also thorough in he diagnoses.
September 2017
I felt she was very personable and through. I would be happy to see her anytime.
August 2017
Dr Potts has been my long term caregiver. There are not enough words to describe how much I appreciate her and her style of care. She is spectacular! I never fill out surveys but I made an exception to tell you how wonderful Dr. Potts is and the impact she has had on my health.
August 2017
Absolutely love Dr. Potts!
August 2017
Dr. Catherine Potts is outstanding in every way. She has been my physician since 1996! The very best!
July 2017
Dr. Potts has been my care provider for more than 20 years. I totally trust her judgement and treatment. In fact quite a few problems I have had, Dr. Potts found solutions after the specialists failed. She is also very compassionate and understands my problems, physically and mentally, inside and out. She is the ultimate general practitioner and more.
July 2017
Overall my visit was a good experience. However, it does seem that I need to remind doctor of tests needed. I am hypothyroid and usually a full thyroid panel is done; however, I only received results for Thyroid stimulating hormone.
June 2017
Dr Potts is the Best!
June 2017
Dr Potts has been my primary care physician for 20 years. she is AWESOME!
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.
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
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
felt my appt was very rushed due to being behind was not given next appt
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.