Dr. Michael Cotter, MD

Dr. Michael Cotter, MD

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Obstetrics & Gynecology  ·  
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56 y/o
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Dr. Michael Cotter, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Gainesville, FL and has been practicing for 24 years. He specializes in obstetrics & gynecology and robotic surgery.

Gainesville OB/GYN

6400 W Newberry Rd Ste 207

Gainesville, FL 32605
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Arizona Foundation
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Fortified Provider Network
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana

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Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
high
more than 83% of peers
Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
high
more than 82% of peers
C-Section
normal
more than 79% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cotter "We seek to provide the highest level of care through our highly skilled health care professionals and state of the art technologies. We are devoted to addressing the individual needs and demands of patients in a warm and caring environment. With years of experience, the physicians of North Florida Woman Care, demonstrate professionalism and expertise at every level, offering a full range of obstetrics and gynecology services from your initial exam, to childbirth and through menopause and beyond. Our goal is to offer patient centered medical care based on mutual trust and communication. When medication and non-invasive procedures are unable to relieve symptoms, surgery remains the accepted and most effective treatment for a range of gynecologic conditions. These include, but are not limited to, cervical and uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse and menorrhagia or excessive bleeding. Traditional open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has for many years been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures. Yet with open surgery can come significant pain, trauma, a long recovery process and threat to surrounding organs and nerves. For women facing gynecologic surgery, the period of pain, discomfort and extended time away from normal daily activities that usually follows traditional surgery can understandably cause significant anxiety. Fortunately, less invasive options are available. Some gynecologic procedures enable surgeons to access the target anatomy using a vaginal approach, which may not require an external incision. But for complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, robotic assisted surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option. Through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, surgeons using the da Vinci ? System * can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes."
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2  Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Robotic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

65  Conditions Treated

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66  Procedures

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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.

Education

  • University of Florida-Jacksonville
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • University of Miami / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • University of Florida-Jacksonville
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University of Florida
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cotter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cotter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cotter

4.2

Based on 34 reviews

5 Stars
76.47058823529412%
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4 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(2)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
17.647058823529413%
(6)

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What People Say About Dr. Michael Cotter, MD
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Dr Cotter started as my GYN and became my OB too. He delivered both of my babies and I couldn't have asked for better care. My OB/GYN needs are more complicated than some but I've never worried or been made to feel like a challenging patient. Dr Cotter and all of his staff are fantastic. I'm...Read More
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Kelley in gainesville – Sep 18, 2016
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I had a horrible experience with Dr. Cotter. He is a friendly person, but as a doctor he was not the right person to give me the care I needed. I'm having complications (I'm 37 weeks pregnant with my 6th child) and he continued to brush off everything I was saying. Instead he wanted to talk about...Read More
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Ocala, FL – Aug 11, 2016
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