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About Dr. Benjamin N Potkin

Dr. Benjamin N Potkin, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Aptos, CA, with another office in Santa Cruz, CA. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Potkin is affiliated with Watsonville Community Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

26 Ratings with 12 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Benjamin N Potkin is Great. Dr. Benjamin N Potkin has been rated by 26 patients. From those 26 patients 12 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Benjamin N Potkin is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Benjamin Nestor Potkin Md

7960 Soquel Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
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Monterey Bay Heart Center

1595 Soquel Dr Ste 130
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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Specialties

Dr. Benjamin N Potkin has the following 2 specialties

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Expertise

    12 Expertise

  • Heart Attack
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
  • Hypertension
  • Heart Failure
  • Arrhythmia
  • Heart Diseases
  • Unstable Angina
  • Stroke
  • High Cholesterol
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Blood Clot
  • Heart Block

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Reviews

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Big ego and phony "friendly"

His Watsonville office looks like a massage parlor. His staff is very rude, mean and abusive. Tech doing EKG was mean & abusive. Dr did very little. Did not even look at my chart or EKG results. Ordered monitor, again asst was rude & abusive when attaching probes. Not going back.

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Four Stars

Dr Potkin was great, he spent the time with me I needed, was very thorough and kind. Great guy!

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What an AWESOME doctor

I was going to another dr. when he really did not know what was wrong with my heart! Then I went to Dr. Potkin and he new right away what was wrong. He spent a good amount of time with me explaining what was going on and he is sooo kind,and also knows his stuff. I have never had problems with the staff they are all kind and respectful. The t.v. is on for the people in the waiting room. I have never seen the staff watching it. If I have to wait for awhile I know it is because he gives such time and attention to All of his paitients. This man is a wonderful Dr. and I would recommend him to everyone! He even called me at my home!

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We "love" Dr. Potkin

We would give anything if he was the only Doctor we have to see. He listens, he cares, he treats us both with the best of care and advice. We okay everything that is said or is going to be done to us, by Doctors, with Dr. Potkin right away for his okay. The staff has ALWAYS been friendly and helpful. Our wait time has not been over 15 minutes.

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Poor way to treat the sick...

Staff bully patients....doc a no show....environment dirty and smelly...it's plain that they don't care about patients...staff would rather watch soap operas on tv...not going back

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Potkin is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    34 Years Experience

  • Rush Medical College Of Rush University Medical Center

    Graduated in 1984

  • Uc Irvine Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Benjamin N Potkin accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
    • Blue Cross CA Select HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
    • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus Savenet
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Trio ACO HMO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA HMO SmartCare
    • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
    • Health Net SmartCare Large Group
    • Health Net SmartCare Small Group
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • UHC West
    • UHC SignatureValue Focus
    • UHC West SignatureValue HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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