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About Dr. Cissy P Pottanat

Dr. Cissy P Pottanat, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Falls Church, VA. Her specialties include Geriatric Medicine and Family Medicine. Dr. Pottanat is affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital and Virginia Hospital Center. Dr. Pottanat has received 1 award. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

42 Ratings with 13 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Cissy P Pottanat is Great. Dr. Cissy P Pottanat has been rated by 42 patients. From those 42 patients 13 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Cissy P Pottanat is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Center Primary & Geriatrics Inc

7115 Leesburg Pike Ste 211
Falls Church, VA 22043
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Dr. Cissy P Pottanat has the following 2 specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine

    A geriatric specialist is a physician who treats the elderly population and the conditions that most commonly affect them. These doctors have special training in the effects of aging on the body and mind of a patient.
    Geriatric specialists treat common ailments faced by senior citizens, such as frailty, incontinence, memory problems, arthritis, senility, decreased functioning and more.
    In addition, geriatric specialists keep abreast of the different medications that an elderly person is prescribed to treat their more complex health issues in order to decrease adverse side effects and avoid dangerous drug interactions.

  • Family Medicine

    A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
    The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

  • Expertise

    8 Expertise

  • Influenza
  • Weight Loss
  • Pancreas inflammation (Pancreatitis)
  • Weight Loss (non-surgical)
  • Contraception
  • Check-up
  • Family Planning
  • Immunization

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Four Stars

Be sure that doctor addresses satisfactorily all the concerns for your visit: give her a copy of your list of concerns. Add to the list as the appointment progresses. Check off each item on the list as she performs the work. Sometimes does not fully address each item, e.g., says she'll give you a prescription for 10 doses of a med, but does not remember to do so. It is you who must remember everything, must tell her to complete the item--the prescription. Don't wait until you've left the office.

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Five Stars

Excellent doctor, and excellent patient managemnet

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Five Stars

Dr Pottanat is wonderful. However dealing with her front desk staff if a very uncomfortable experience. They could use some customer service training. We are old, not stupid.

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Incompetence led to kidney failure

As a result of Dr Potanat's superficial diagnostic capabilities, I ended up in hospital several years ago with severe kidney problems that were bound to worsen--to the point where I am currently on dialysis to deal with kidney failure. I owe this entirely to her incompetence!

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She is a lovely woman, but she needs to slow down, speak slowly and face the patient while speaking. If one is hard of hearing, she is impossible to understand. Otherwise, I am sure she is an excellent doctor, but communication is vital.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2014)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

  • George Washington University Hospital


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Cissy P Pottanat accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna Innovation Health
    • Aetna VA Signature Gold HMO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
    • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst BCBS
    • CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
    • CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry - Bon Secours Tier 2
    • Coventry - Southside Tier 2
    • Coventry Virginia - HMO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Center Primary & Geriatrics Inc, 7115 Leesburg Pike Ste 211, Falls Church, VA


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