Dr. Michael Potter, MD

Dr. Michael Potter, MD

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Dr. Michael Potter, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Charlottesville, VA and has been practicing for 3 years. He graduated from Duke University in 2009 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

595 Martha Jefferson Dr

Charlottesville, VA 22911

Contact Information

(434) 654-5575

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Potter performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Ganglion Cyst
very high
more than 94% of peers
Trigger Finger
very high
more than 91% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
high
more than 86% of peers

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Dr. Potter's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Potter "Dr. Potter and Sentara Martha Jefferson's hand surgery specialists provide surgical and non-surgical care of conditions affecting the hand, wrist, and elbow. Some of the conditions Dr. Potter treats include: wrist pain, fractures, sports injuries, tendon injuries, trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome, and arthritis. Your hands are an important part of your body and are essential to your function at work and in daily life. Hand injuries and conditions can impair functionality and can require specialized care. Dr. Potter has received additional training and certifications to be able to provide you with highly specialized, quality care. He will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan that can include both non-surgical and surgical techniques. His goal is to relieve pain and restore function as quickly as possible for each patient. Same day and next day appointments are often available by calling (434) 654-5575."
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3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

62  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Finger
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Pain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Nerve Injury
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Traumatic Amputation
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Pain
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35  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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

  • Princeton U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
  • Duke University
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • University Of Utah
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Stanford University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Potter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Potter's Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Potter to family and friends
3 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

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  • 4
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  • 3
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Dr. Potter's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

He had no clue what was causing my pain, and shuffled me out the door. He seems young, and inexperienced. Not a depth of knowledge, apparently. My new doctor found the problem immediately,
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Dr. Potter performed surgery on my right hand. He is the best!!
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I broke my collarbone in a bike race after colliding with a barrier at ~30 mph. Broken into three places, Dr Potter plated, screwed, and even "lassoed" a piece of bone, all back into place. He was able repair the bone the same day he saw me. Within 2 days, I was able to perform 85% of normal tasks....more
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