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Catherine J. Potts, MD, FACP
Internal Medicine
 
4.9 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
 
4.9 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
 
4.8 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.
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
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
Dr Potts is fantastic.
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 caring, thorough, and understanding. I feel heard and I trust her.
December 2017
Dr. Potts is wonderful as always!
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
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
always very good.Very lucky to have 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
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
Very friendly and professional.
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 awesome!!!! I have been going to her for 23 years.
September 2017
Dr Potts is an excellent Dr. I feel very fortunate to under her care.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Dr. Potts is wonderful. Couldn´t ask for better. No improvements necessary!
June 2016
I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Potts.
June 2016
We love her. We do recommend Dr. Potts. Hope we can get her to see our daughter
June 2016
Excellent!
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
Visits always seem rushed - Efficient but rushed.
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.