Dr. Eric J. Potthoff, DO

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Dr. Eric J. Potthoff, DO

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Mason City Surgery Center 990 4th St SW, Mason City, IA 50401 Get Directions
(641) 494-2000

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Dr. Potthoff specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in Mason City, IA. He practices at 1 location.

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      4.7 based on 62 responses
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Potthoff's Office & Staff
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      A shoulder injection--well done and helpful. RM Powell, MD
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      Staff was very helpful. Dr. Potthoff helped to explain what was going on. N.C. did not get the answer he wanted, and Dr. Potthoff could tell, but Dr. Potthoff remained professional which was very nice to see.
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      Dr Potthoff and his staff were very friendly. Everything was explained to me so I understood, and questions were answered. I didn't feel rushed, very satisfied.
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery

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      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Achilles Tendinitis
      • Adhesive Capsulitis
      • Ankle Fracture
      • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
      • Ankle Sprains and Strains
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Bone Disorders
      • Broken Arm
      • Bursitis
      • Cancer
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Clavicle Fracture
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Elbow Bursitis
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Elbow Sprain
      • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
      • Femur Fracture
      • Foot Conditions
      • Foot Fracture
      • Fracture
      • Ganglion Cyst
      • Glenoid Labrum Tear
      • Hand Conditions
      • Hip Fracture
      • Hip Pointer Injuries
      • Hip Sprain
      • Internal Derangement of Knee
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Fracture
      • Knee Sprain
      • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
      • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
      • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
      • Limb Pain
      • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Pelvic Fracture
      • Plantar Fasciitis
      • Rib Fracture
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Runner's Knee
      • Sacrum Disorders
      • Scapular Fracture
      • Shoulder Dislocation
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Sjögren's Syndrome
      • Spine Disorders
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Sternum Fracture
      • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
      • Trigger Finger

      Procedures Performed

      • Arm Surgery
      • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
      • Carpal Tunnel Release
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
      • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
      • Fracture Care
      • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Hip Replacement
      • Hip Replacement Revision
      • Hip Resurfacing
      • Joint Drainage
      • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Knee Arthroscopy
      • Knee Replacement
      • Knee Replacement Revision
      • Knee Surgery
      • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
      • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
      • Rotator Cuff Surgery
      • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
      • Steroid Injection
      • Trigger Finger Release
      • Trigger Point Injection

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      Education

      • Medical School
        At Still University Health Sciences/Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine

        Graduated in 1998

      • Internship Hospital
        Genseys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, Mi

        Completed in 1999

      • Residency Hospital
        Doctors Hospital Of Stark County, Massillon, Oh

        Completed in 2003

      • Undergraduate School
        University Of Colorado, Boulder, Co

        Graduated in 1982

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. Potthoff's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
      • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
      • Malpractice claims in Iowa not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Potthoff's Office & Staff

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      Experience with Dr. Potthoff

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      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients