Dr. Benjamin Potkin, MD

Dr. Benjamin Potkin, MD

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Cardiology  ·  
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60 y/o
(39)

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Dr. Benjamin Potkin, MD is a cardiology specialist in Capitola, CA and has been practicing for 27 years. He specializes in cardiology, interventional cardiology, and more.

Monterey Bay Cardiac and Vascular Center

1500 41st Ave

Capitola, CA 95010
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Potkin performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
very high
more than 99% of peers
Carotid Artery Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Potkin's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Potkin "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."

3  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

48  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
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • 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
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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21  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Rush Medical College Of Rush University
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • National Institute Health
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Calif Irvine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Cedars Sinai Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Potkin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Potkin does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Potkin and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dominican Hospital

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2016 Five Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures

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Dr. Potkin's Reviews

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Potkin to family and friends
39 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (39)

  • 5
    (19)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (5)
  • 1
    (12)

Dr. Potkin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr Potkin was the doctor on call at my nephew's cardiology office. I reached him on a long holiday weekend because my nephew had an infection after having a heart valve replacement recently. We were told to immediately contact his cardiologist if this happened, because of the risk of endocarditis....more
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By far my best experience with a doctor. Fast, efficient, and well versed.
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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.
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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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