Dr. Murray Cotter, MD

Dr. Murray Cotter, MD

Mohs Micrographic SurgeryMale

Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Dr. Murray Cotter, MD is a Mohs Micrographic Surgery Specialist in Petoskey, MI. Dr. Cotter has extensive experience in Mohs Surgery, Skin Cancer & Excision, and Cosmetic Skin Procedures. He is affiliated with Mclaren Northern Michigan. His office accepts new patients.

Locations

Dermatology Associates of Northern Michigan - Petoskey

Dermatology Associates of Northern Michigan - Petoskey4170 Cedar Bluff Dr Petoskey, MI 49770
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Bay Area Dermatology - Traverse City

Bay Area Dermatology - Traverse City999 6th St Traverse City, MI 49684
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Kalamazoo Dermatology - Portage

Kalamazoo Dermatology - Portage6100 Newport Rd Suite 100 Portage, MI 49002
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Dr. Cotter's Reviews

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Visit went very well
Pleased with service
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mehl – Oct 31, 2022
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Everyone in the office was helpful and knowledgeable. Dr. Cotter was friendly and put me at ease. He did a great job!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 15, 2022
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Highly Recommend Dr Cotter
He and his assistants were very kind, gentle, and the whole experience was quick and easy.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Karen U. – Jul 22, 2022
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Highly recommend
On time, efficient, very kind. They took great care of me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Joan M – Jul 15, 2022
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Mohs procedure
Tracy was very polite and explained the procedure. Dr. Cotter was professional and efficient. Even though he had to go back in after the lab reports, I was still done in about 90 minutes.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mohs procedure on nose – Jun 17, 2022
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Clearly a pro - quick, efficient and painless.
4th procedure of this type I’ve had (Mohs) at various places. Handled quickly, professionally and with care. Staff friendly and helpful. Nice waiting rooms and I took a nap in the operating chair (quite comfortable) while waiting for “clear margins” report. Highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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C Hutton – Jun 15, 2022
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The least I can say, my visit was a superb experience. Everyone was professional, efficient and friendly, Dr. Cotter especially. I expected multiple visits would be required. Dr. Cotter and his nurse had me happily done and out the door in a half hour!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Peter Polisse – Feb 16, 2022
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I was diagnosed with a basal cell carcinoma on my face and was scheduled for a Mohls procedure with Dr. Cotter. I was provided with materials about basal cell carcinoma as well as the Mohls procedure well ahead of the appointment. Dr. Cotter explained the procedure and process again when he saw me. Dr. Cotter made the initial resection, a second physician, accompanied by another (who identified himself as a plastic surgeon) did the second. I was not informed that there would be other surgeons involved and that the second physician was, apparently, “in training”. That said, the incision is healing well and doesn’t dominate my face. It is still “itchy” and makes a firm ridge on my face. Luckily the lesion was in the naso-labial fold and the incision line blends in well with the natural contour. If I were to need this procedure again, I would not hesitate to have Dr. Cotter and his staff perform it.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Barb – Jan 31, 2022
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Very professional and extremely experienced in doing the Mohs procedure.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Robert Zimmerman – Jan 29, 2022
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Dr. Cotter is a very adept and engaging medical practitioner. He is most thorough, precise, and was very explanatory during my procedure. He explains each process in understandable terms. I highly indorse Dr. Cotter for all dermatology issues.
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Experience
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1 disciplinary action Found
  • Failure to keep adequate medical records (12/27/2010)View details
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Cotter

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Cotter treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Cotter treats other conditions, please contact the office at (844) 986-3376.

Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery is a procedure that treats some types of skin cancer by removing a precise amount of tissue in order to remove cancer cells while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible.

Dr. Cotter is experienced in the area of Mohs Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Cotter
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Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Mohs Defect Reconstruction Surgery
Mohs Surgery
Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
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High
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Very High
Frequency

Skin Cancer & Excision

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the skin, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.

Dr. Cotter is experienced in the area of Skin Cancer & Excision. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Cotter
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Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Skin Cancer
Actinic Keratosis
Melanoma
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Cosmetic Skin Procedures

Cosmetic dermatologists diagnose and treat condition of the skin that affect appearance, such as age spots, wrinkles, unwanted hair, and acne scars.

Dr. Cotter is experienced in the area of Cosmetic Skin Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Acne
Skin Discoloration
Excision of Skin Lesion
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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Skin Conditions

Dr. Cotter is experienced in the area of Skin Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 42 conditions and procedures

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Dermatitis
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Ringworm
Intertrigo
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Check Dr. Cotter's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Cotter's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Bowenoid Papulosis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Cosmetics
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Metals
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Mohs Defect Reconstruction Surgery
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Purpura
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Spider Veins
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sunburn
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Cotter grew up in the Detroit area, spending summers here in idyllic Emmet county of northern lower Michigan. After thirteen years of training at the...Read more

Specialties

  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Board Certifications

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Murray Cotter, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (231) 489-3892.

Is Dr. Murray Cotter, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Murray Cotter, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Cotter frequently treats Mohs Surgery, Skin Cancer & Excision, and Cosmetic Skin Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Cotter specializes.

Where is Dr. Murray Cotter, MD's office located?

Dr. Cotter's office is located at 4170 Cedar Bluff Dr, Petoskey, MI 49770. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Murray Cotter, MD offer telehealth services?

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Cotter is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Mclaren Northern Michigan

Petoskey, MI

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)