Dr. Jason Pothast, MD

Dr. Jason Pothast, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 36
Dr. Jason Pothast, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Olney, MD and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from Oh State Univ Coll Of Med and Pub Hlth in 2008 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation and sports medicine.Read his story

18109 Prince Philip Dr Ste 155

Olney, MD 20832

Contact Information

(301) 570-7415

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
more than 84% of peers
Knee Disorders
more than 82% of peers
Low Back Pain
more than 68% of peers

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Dr. Pothast's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pothast "Dr. Pothast is a native of Ohio and earned his undergraduate degree in exercise biology from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He received his medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in 2008. Afterwards, Dr. Pothast went on to finish a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia in 2012, where he served as chief resident. He then completed his Sports Medicine Fellowship in 2014 from the University of Florida, where he worked extensively with athletes of all ages from youth leagues to the NCAA Division 1 level. Dr. Pothast is double-board certified in sports medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation. He has a special interest in working with runners, from the recreational to the elite. Dr. Pothast also enjoys providing sideline coverage at local sporting events. In his spare time, Dr. Pothast remains active by running road races with his wife, as well as playing chase with his golden retriever. His slower-paced interested include cooking for his family and watching college basketball."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pothast "No matter your sport or your activity, I strive to get you back to your love of life, whether that is running, swimming, biking, playing basketball, or gardening. I work alongside a variety of physical, occupational, and speech therapists to appropriately diagnose your problem, to get to the root of it, and to prevent it from coming back. I perform musculoskeletal ultrasound guided injections right in the office, as well as use that same ultrasound technology to analyze muscles, tendons, and nerves. In addition, I manage your diagnosis closely with therapists to correct biomechanical deficiencies with your running, swimming, and working technique. We want to add quality of life to you, not for the next few weeks, but for the next few years."
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2  Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Pothast does not have any board certifications listed.

26  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Concussion
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Upper Back Pain

5  Procedures

  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Oh State Univ Coll Of Med and Pub Hlth
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Riverside Methodist Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Thomas Jefferson University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • University Of Florida, Gainesville
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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We have relied on Dr Pothast for a long time now. He is very knowlegeable, genuinely cares about us, and takes extra time to make sure all areas are covered. We highly reccomend him...Some people get anxious and nervous about going to a doctor. We actually enjoy going to see Dr Pothast. He is one...Read More
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His office at medstar union memorial hospital was the worst experience I’ve ever had at a doctors office the staff unprofessional and oppurent even aggravation prior to the appointment I sent them five referrals to them their laziness and downright negligence reflects the doctor himself I would...Read More
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I love Dr. Pothast knowledge, professionalism, and caring for me as a patient. He took his time to explain my condition to me and my husband. This is a Dr. that I will recommend to family and friends. Thank you Dr. Pothast to be passionate about your job in this days we don't find too many doctors...Read More
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Dr. Pothast spent quite a long time with my son who injured his shoulder during a high school wrestling match. He studied the MRI carefully, did not seem rushed, and explained his recommendation very clearly and understandably. My son is an intense athlete and although he was disappointed with...Read More
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