Dr. Heather Potter, MD

OphthalmologyFemaleAge 47

Dr. Heather Potter, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Madison, WI. She is affiliated with medical facilities Mile Bluff Medical Center and UW Health University Hospital. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Potter to book an appointment.

Dr. Potter

Diabetes Renal Geriatrics Clinics

2880 University Ave Madison, WI 53705
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Potter's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
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Dr. Potter treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Potter treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Allergic Conjunctivitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Potter treats Allergic Conjunctivitis more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Potter treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Migraine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Potter treats Migraine more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Potter treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine
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Dr. Potter's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Dacryoadenitis
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • LASIK
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vertical Heterophoria
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(608) 263-1473

Dr. Potter accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-WI PPO
Balanced Blue Preferred-WI POS
Blue Access Network (Wisconsin) PPO
Blue Access w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI PPO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-WI POS
Blue Preferred Network-WI
Blue Preferred Plus w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI POS
Blue Preferred Plus-WI POS
Blue Priority (Select Network)-WI
Blue Priority Plus w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI POS
Blue Priority WI Network-WI
Blue Traditional Network-WI
Bronze Blue Access-WI PPO
Bronze Blue Preferred-WI POS
Bronze Blue Priority-WI POS
Gold Blue Access-WI PPO
Gold Blue Preferred-WI POS
Gold Blue Priority-WI POS
Lumenos plans - Blue Access-WI
Lumenos plans - Blue Preferred-WI
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Platinum Blue Access-WI PPO
Platinum Blue Preferred-WI POS
Platinum Blue Priority-WI POS
Silver Blue Access-WI PPO
Silver Blue Preferred-WI POS
Silver Blue Priority-WI POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Physicians Plus Insurance Corporation
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Unity Health Plans Insurance Corporation

Dr. Potter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Potter

4.8

Based on 12 ratings

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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Dr. Potter is truly amazing. I am incredibly happy with the result of my cataract surgeries and I was so glad to have her as my surgeon. I was extremely near sighted and had a fast growing cataract in each eye. It is amazing that I can see without correction. I still can't believe it. The multi-focal lens work great for me and I don't need my cheaters. While I was nervous about the procedure, Dr. Potter put me at ease and was so attentive to my concerns and questions. She is really a professional and so caring. Every step of the way was really outstanding. The surgeries went very smoothly and I enjoyed the way she assembled her team to be very efficient and yet have a good time. The surgery goes very quickly and I did not have any pain. My recovery went well also both times. As you can tell, I thought my experience with her was really wonderful. I can't recommend her enough to anyone looking for a caring professional. She changed my life for the better! Thanks Dr. Potter.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Paul Hoffmann – Sep 05, 2020
Six months ago, at the age of 65, I had the privilege of undergoing cataract surgery with Dr. Heather Potter. I subsequently received multifocal lens implants in both eyes, with surgery occurring two weeks apart. I cannot begin to express enough my thanks and gratitude to Dr. Potter and to her exceptional team for their professional and personal approach to my situation, exuding a sense of confidence along with fears relieved given their cutting edge expertise, knowledge, experience and contagious camaraderie. This commitment to quality care was evident from my first contact with reception on that very first consult visit, continuing through the "eye opening" and truly amazing surgical process and carrying through to the final post-op visit with Dr. Potter. Having worn eyeglasses since 3rd grade, I am now free of eyeglasses. I can still see Dr. Potter's enthusiasm and hear her voice saying "I just love what I do!" Thanks again Dr. Heather Potter and team.....I love what you do, too!!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tim from Baraboo – Aug 11, 2020
I recently had 2 successful Cataract surgeries performed by Heather Potter, MD. The procedures were at the Madison Surgical Center in Madison, WI. Dr Potter is a very competent, personable, and caring surgeon. I am eternally grateful for the gift of clear sight and improved night vision she gave me. Both Cataract surgeries went flawlessly. I was very impressed with the efficiency of the surgery and the professionalism of Dr. Potter. I would also like to thank the outstanding group of nurses and technicians at the Madison Surgical Center and Dr Potter’s staff at the University Station clinic in Madison. I was treated very well throughout the procedure and I thank everyone for taking such great care of me.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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TV – Jan 23, 2020
Dr. Potter was incredibly patient with all my questions leading up to my cataract surgery. My result post-surgery is excellent. I have no qualms about recommending her to family and friends.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kyle in Verona, WI – Sep 24, 2017
Dr. Potter is very thorough and professional. She takes a lot of time in consultations and is willing to listen and answer each question. The information, instructions and follow up exams for cataract surgery were very specific and it is clear she is concerned for the each patient's outcome. The surgery itself was easy and painless; everything was explained in advance, and any anxiety taken care of. The result was so wonderful, I regret not doing it sooner. It's far easier than a colonoscopy!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Victoria in Madison, WI – Jul 17, 2017
This doctor does not do thorough refractions. Nor does she project a compassionate bedside manner. Nor recommended.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Madison, WI – Jul 17, 2017
Dr. Potter got me over my high level of anxiety about cataract surgery and made me feel as if I were the only patient she was treating. Having feared the first procedure, I am now eager to have the cataract removed from my other eye. Dr. Potter is a consummate professional who brings a personal touch to a process that can be intimidating. The results of my surgery are nothing short of amazing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Steve L in Madison, WI – Dec 31, 2016

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Heather Potter, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Madison, WI. She is affiliated with medical facilities Mile Bluff Medical Center and UW Health...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Pathology

Board Certifications

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Heather Potter, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Heather Potter, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Potter's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Heather Potter, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Potter frequently treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis), Allergic Conjunctivitis, and Migraine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Potter treats.

Where is Dr. Heather Potter, MD's office located?

Dr. Potter's office is located at 2880 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Heather Potter, MD speak?

Dr. Potter speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

Diabetes Renal Geriatrics Clinics2880 University Ave Madison, WI 53705
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Potter is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Mile Bluff Medical Center

Mauston, WI

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

UW Health University Hospital

Madison, WI

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)