Dr. John Cottam, MD
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Dr. John Cottam, MD


Dermatology | Male

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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.


Dr. John Cottam, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Bradenton, FL. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 22 years.

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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 Reviews (11)
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's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Cottam's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Dermatology
  •  Board certified in Dermatology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

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

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  • Dermatology

Conditions Treated

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


  • Medical School
    University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    Tampa General Hospital

    Completed in 1999

    University Of S Fl College Of Med
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Tampa General Hospital

    Completed in 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Dermatology

Procedures Performed

  • 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