Dr. John Cottam, MD

Dr. John Cottam, MD

Dermatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. John Cottam, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Tampa, FL. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 22 years.

14310 N Dale Mabry Hwy Ste 180

Tampa, FL 33618

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Skin Tag Removal
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cottam "We provide efficient care and try to treat your problems as fast as we can so that yu can get on with your life and social activities in a less stressful manner. We accept most insurances."


  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated

  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dry Skin
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Melanoma
  • Mole
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Pediatric Tumor
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tumor
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts


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  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Surgical Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Tampa General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Of S Fl College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Tampa General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Carol Petrucelli Dermatology Student of the Year, 1999
Media & Publications

Dr. Cottam has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cottam's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cottam to family and friends
based on 60 total reviews (15 with comments)
Dr. Cottam's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (15)
in Brandon, FL |
He has no bedside manners, was told by him that he didn't have time for me and wanted me to comeback in an hour, walked out when I asked a question and told me to ask nurse, over an hour wait, unprofessional staff, very dirty office, had instruments laid on counter which is unsterile, and wouldn't reimburse me my copay! I filed a complaint with my insurance company and the state board!
bradenton |
if you want wham bam thank you mam this is the place to go. Went in for a routine skin screening. After 3 to 4 minutes of exam and minor nitrogen freeze treatments I was billed $ 250 and told to come back for followup in 3 months. This is a very busy - pack them in- fast paced revolving door money making machine. Bottom line I will not go back . Hell I even had to ask him to look at the top of my balding head. They even wanted additional money if I used a credit card. STAY AWAY
Bradenton, FL |
Very scary physician, I question his knowledge, expertise and ethics. Overzealous to biopsy skin marks which had never changed. Office is dirty. If you have another provider choice, avoid this physician.
in Bradenton, FL |
I was very happy with Dr. Cottam and his office and clinical staff. I go to a dermatologist on a regular basis because of my aging, fair skin. My previous dermatologist, whom I personally really liked, never, in five years, used liquid nitrogen to clean up my arms, chest, face, etc. Dr. Cottam had a lot of catch up to do. I'll look awful for at least a week, but all those rough patches will be gone, so I'm happy with the visit. Sad waiting room with folding chairs, but I can live with that
in Tampa, FL |
I've been coming to doctor Cottam for over 10yrs. I have had multiple cancers treated by him. His staff always answers any questions I may need. If you want results than he's your best choice.
in Bradenton, FL |
Totally appreciate Dr. Cottam and his support staff. He is a straight shooter, telling it like it is; if you do not protect your skin you will have sx! I want an honest, professional, and highly skilled physician; Dr John Cottam is just that. My skin is better now than it was years ago when I started seeing him and so is my son's. The proof is in the results.
in Ruskin, FL |
Dr. Cottom does a thorough exam, asks questions, is an attentive listener, and is very knowledgeable. His staff is professional and efficient. I have complete confidence in him and have recommended him to friends.
in Bradenton, FL |
Nurse wrote five prescriptions without seeing skin. Doctor signed the prescriptions without seeing skin.
Very unsanitary office. Doc did not use gloves to cut biopsy. Refused to address all problem skin areas identifued claiming that more than 1 biopsy would open him up to insurance audit. Only biopsied 2 areas on first visit claiming that I had to come back. No call with results. Second visit limited to 1 small biopsy claiming possible insurance audit. Don't waste your time with this quack!
Hillsborough County, FL |
Avoid this doctor at all risk. He is always in a rush. Does not fully communicate with you. The patient is a burden to him. It's all about the money. Does not call you with biopsy results. A scammer.
in Tampa,FL |
To the point. In and out appointments. Staff is very knowledgeable and kind.
in Apollo Beach, FL |
Very knowledgeable. Waiting room can be a little slow but I never waited more than 20 minutes.
in Valrico, FL |
He is very rushed his office is very dirty and trash cans filled with needles and bloody pads no lids on them. Also he is rude when asking questions. Would not recommend him for anyone so many others to choose from.
in Belleview, FL |
Very rushed, doesn't want to listen... would rather talk about sports. had me on psoriasis meds and did not give order to have liver panel to make sure methotrexates weren't damaging it, which is VERY negligent! Then office never called me for f/up appt.... done.
Very rushed.... No time to listen... Just rush you out prescribed meds and not concerned for patient... Just a quick fix... It seemed, not interested of how the incident happened.... Poor service....
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Dr. Cottam accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Ambetter
    Superior Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Select
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
    Select HMO
    Tampa Bay CoreNet
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO

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