Dr. Fred Potts IV, MD
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Dr. Fred Potts IV, MD

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Internal Medicine | Male

Covenanat Primary Care 4906 Frederick Ave Saint Joseph, MO 64506 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

I believe that most of medicine is designed to put out fires (ie treat once there is a problem). My philosophy is to prevent issues or treat aggressively to prevent those problems. Through blood testing and other testing I can determine your risks for diabetes, heart disease and a number of other problems that we can treat with diet, exercise and medication to keep you from having those emergencies.

Biography

Dr. Fred Potts IV, MD is an internal medicine doctor who practices in Saint Joseph, MO. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Potts IV is affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital - Barry Road and Mosaic Life Care .

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Dr. Potts IV' 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
    10 to 15 minutes
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Dr. Potts IV' Care Philosophy

I believe that most of medicine is designed to put out fires (ie treat once there is a problem). My philosophy is to prevent issues or treat aggressively to prevent those problems. Through blood testing and other testing I can determine your risks for diabetes, heart disease and a number of other problems that we can treat with diet, exercise and medication to keep you from having those emergencies.

Dr. Potts IV' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Internal Medicine
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine
  •  Malpractice claims in Missouri not available
  •  Sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Sanctions

    Dr. Potts IV has received 3 sanctions

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    • Multiple Categories (2/27/2017)
    • Action Taken: Voluntary Surrender
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: Missouri
    • Disciplinary action in another state (6/6/2016)
    • Action Taken: Suspension
    • Summary: Potts, Fred Ernest MD: License # 036135303: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician has sister-state discipline in the State of Georgia. ACTION TAKEN: The Illinois Department of Finance and Professional Regulation placed the physician's licensee on SUSPENSION.
    • State: Illinois
    • Falsifying application for licensure (1/7/2016)
    • Action Taken: Probation
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: Georgia
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  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Injuries
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sleep Apnea

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio

    Graduated in 1989

  • Internship Hospital
    Mayo Grad Sch Med

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    Mayo Graduate School Of Medicine

    Completed in 1997

  • Undergraduate School
    Baylor University

    Graduated in 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Biopsy
  • Breath Testing
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Immunization
  • Physical Examination
  • Spirometry
  • Vaccination