Dr. Benjamin Potkin, MD

Dr. Benjamin Potkin, MD

Cardiology | Male | 59 years old

Dr Potkins is committed to providing his patients exceptional care with special attention to quality of life and alleviation of fear and suffering.He wants his patients and their families to enjoy their precious lives. Several of his simple but true adages are that the most important lesson he learned in Medical school is that life is fragile and precious and not be taken for granted. That the rare complication or adverse outcome, is not rare to the person who experiences it, for that PERSON IT IS 100%. These basic concepts keep him focused on providing the best medical care for his patients.Read more

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Dr Potkins is committed to providing his patients exceptional care with special attention to quality of life and alleviation of fear and suffering.He wants his patients and their families to enjoy their precious lives. Several of his simple but true adages are that the most important lesson he learned in Medical school is that life is fragile and precious and not be taken for granted. That the rare complication or adverse outcome, is not rare to the person who experiences it, for that PERSON IT IS 100%. These basic concepts keep him focused on providing the best medical care for his patients.Read more

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3.3 based on 37 responses
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Experience with Dr. Potkin
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (37)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (37)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (36)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
     (36)
Dr. Potkin's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (37)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (36)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
     (35)
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (36)
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in Watsonville, CA |
Would not recommend!!! Poor communication. Too long of a wait for the scheduling of life threatening procedures. Office wait times over an hour beyond scheduled appointment time.
in Aromas Ca |
Was like being with an old long time friend.Made me feel at ease before going in to have my HEART shocked back in to rhythm 2009,In my book he is God sent.My God bless him an his family. Sin. Robert D Hennager.
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Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

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  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Heart Beat
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Angioplasty
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Echocardiography
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography

Background Check

  • 0
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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Rush Medical College Of Rush University

    Graduated in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    National Institute Health

    Completed in 1988

    University Calif Irvine

    Completed in 1986

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Cedars Sinai Med Center

    Completed in 1991

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Potkin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiology
  • Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Potkin's Office & Staff

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Dr. Potkin's Care Philosophy

Dr Potkins is committed to providing his patients exceptional care with special attention to quality of life and alleviation of fear and suffering.He wants his patients and their families to enjoy their precious lives. Several of his simple but true adages are that the most important lesson he learned in Medical school is that life is fragile and precious and not be taken for granted. That the rare complication or adverse outcome, is not rare to the person who experiences it, for that PERSON IT IS 100%. These basic concepts keep him focused on providing the best medical care for his patients.