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Dr. Bernard Potter, MD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

Dr. Bernard Potter is an experienced Board Certified dermatologist with a private practice in Dix Hills, NY, serving patients throughout Long Island. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and is on staff at NS/LIJ Huntington Hospital in Huntington, NY. After his graduation from NYU, Dr. Potter received his medical degree at the State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo. He completed an internship at New Rochelle Hospital followed by a three year residency in Dermatology at Skin and Cancer Hospital, Temple University Health Sciences Center in Philadelphia. After opening his practice, he had an academic appointment for many years as Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology at the SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine. Dr. Potter has a special interest and expertise in Psoriasis Phototherapy having trained under the direction of a world recognized specialist in Photo Biology. Patients visit Dr. Potter for a variety of reasons, including acne, eczema, psoriasis, skin biopsies, skin cancer, warts, moles, growths, fungal infections, anti-aging topical skin care and more. Visits typically last from 15 minutes to 45 minutes. He is eager to help each patient receive the personal attention they deserve.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - State University of New York, Buffalo, Doctor of Medicine
  • Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital (Internship)
  • Temple University, Skin and Cancer Hospital, Residency in Dermatology

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology

Awards and publications

  • Academic Appointment- Former Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology- SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine
  • Primary Tumefactive Amyloidosis. Arch Derm 1971;103:448-51.
  • Potter BS. Bibliographic Landmarks in the History of Dermatology. J Am Acad Dermatol 2003;48:919-32.

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1467535252

Office locations

Bernard S. Potter M.D., P.C.

410 Wolf Hill Road

Dix Hills, NY 11746

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Always have a good experience with Dr. Potter. Never have to wait too long to get appointment and there is usually very little wait time in the office to see the doctor. He is soft spoken and a real gentleman, anold school type of doctor who has his office in his home. Highly recommend.
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Old school doctor that knows his stuff and a genuine guy from my experience.
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He is a great doctor!
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Dr. Potter has been my dermatologist for many, many years. That says it all!
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Great person
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Really sweet doctor, very easy to talk to
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Very nice doctor. He was very attentive and helpful
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Dr. Potter is the most caring doctor I have ever met. He is a genuine person who cares for his patients. He always asks me about work and school before examining me because he loves to engage in conversations with hispatients. He always takes his time and gives me his full attention. I've had all great experiences with this doctor and I highly recommend. Aside from the fact that he is a great person, he is also a great dermatologist and my acne has come a long way with him. His secretary is a sweetheart and they always try to get me in as soon as they can. You won't find a better dermatologist then Dr. Potter!
Less than 1 year ago
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I’ve been to a few different dermatologists because I have skin that needs to be regularly checked and I always feel rushed or see a pa and thats it. Dr Potter was really great, professional thorough and quick. He def knowswhat he’s doing I would recommend this doctor to anyone
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First time using Dr. Potter and it was a great experience. He diagnosed it on the spot and began the procedure minutes after. Very stern and confident with his answers to my questions. This guy is the real deal. Great guyto talk to as well. I felt extremely comfortable. His office was quite unique. It seems to be an extension of his house. When you walk inside it felt no different than going to a regular practice. He does have these old aged skin ointment ads from Britain. I felt it gave the place some character. Overall I recommend paying him a visit.
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Dr. Potter is an excellent dermatologist. He always treats us with respect, and listens to our complaints with great concern. We can always count on him to diagnose what is ailing us.
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Great doctor he was really quick with my diagnosis and got me in and out in no time he had a good personality as well!
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I like Dr. Potter. He is careful and exact, which is essential for looking for and treating potential skin cancers.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Potter is competent, very easy to talk to and knows how to solve the problem.
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Very nice man. Old school office. Cash only. He fixed what was ailing.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very thorough and professional
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makes you feel at ease nice guy and staff are helpful
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I love Dr.Potter. He is always so wonderful and friendly. He knows how to ease me when I am scared about a rash and reassure me that I will be fine.
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Only takes cash or check.
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Excellent
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I saw two doctors for my poison Ivy reaction prior to Dr Potter and he was the only to fix it immediately. A very competent and professional doctor!
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Went for a very bad acne problem. Very kind and professional. Only doctor to prescribe me something that actually worked was very happy!
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Dr. Potter has been treating me and members of my family for a very long time. I brought my daughter there this evening. He treated her with kindness & respect. He diagnosed her problem immediately. I have nothing but great admirationfor Dr. Potter. He is a great dermatologist and I would highly recommend him to anybody needing treatment. I have nothing but trust in him. Regards, Fred P.
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Dr. Potter was excellent and very professional. He listened to what I had to say and offered his own professional advice. Would recommend Dr. Potter to others.
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Dr Potter has excellent bed side manner and is an all around true proffessional. Ive been there twice and on both occasions I was called to be examined at the actual time of my appointment. Very refreshing.
More than 1 year ago
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personal care. not rushed. wish all docs were like him.
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The "Doctor" was very rude and unprofessional at best. His bias and mannerisms shaped for opinions that were uneducated and unhelpful. His "examination" was merely a 3 second overlook that any unlicensed individual could perform and cometo the same conclusion. He is snarky and unsympathetic at very sensitive subjects for the patient. I would never recommend anyone to "Dr." Potter, given the waste of time and money it is showing up to his own personal residence.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Potter was very thorough and careful in his exam. He took detailed notes and ask a lot of questions. He took his time, made his determination and prescribed care in a most professional and very approachable way. I would recommend him without reservation
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As always he is a consummate professional. Dr. Potter is truly one of the top dermatologists in the world. He is caring and thorough. I would not go to anyone else.
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After updating my insurance info and other paper work, I was taken directly into Dr. Potter's office. He was pleasant and professional, as always. His assistant was called into the office, as I had to undress. Carol O
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Potter was very personable and professional. I arrived an hour early, and he saw me right away. He took his time and explained everything to me in detail. I would highly recommend him!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Potter is very considerate and also very knowledgable-Makes you feel very comfortable and absolutely knows his specialty very well(Dermatology)
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Overall the office is great
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Dr. Potter is a first rate professional, and I'm glad to have him as my dermatologist.
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This was my initial visit with Dr. Potter. He was extremely compassionate and professional. I received a thorough exam although I had a specific reason for my appointment. I didn't feel rushed; Dr. Potter took the time to explain what hewas doing step-by-step. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dr. Potter.
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Dr. Potter's office scheduled me to see him the same day that I called, I couldn't find another dermatologist that would take me right away! He was very friendly and was able to diagnose me quickly as well as explaining mycondition very clearly. I felt comfortable in his clean, organized office. I only had to wait 10 minutes to be seen by the doctor which was great too.
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Very professional .
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Short and sweet
More than 1 year ago
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I have been seeing this Dr. since i was a teenager. He is very accessable, gives good treatment (medically necessary), friendly and efficient office staff.
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Dr. Was most Professional and easy to talk to about my concerns.
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Do not want him as a physician
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Dr Potter was very knowledgeable and professional. He thoroughly explained to me my treatment plan. He and his assistant were also very helpful in terms of accommodating me for my follow-up appointments on a rather irregular time due to my work schedule.
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My first visit with Dr. Potter went well. He asked me many questions and addressed all mine. he was very nice and i will continue seeing him for my follow ups.
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Friendly. Unpretentious.
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This was my first visit to Dr. Potter, and he was thorough in his examination, and clear in his explanation of what he saw. He was very professional, and pleasant.
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Can't say enough great things about Dr Potter. I would recommend him to anyone. He is an excellent clinician and a great human!
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Seemed very seasoned and straight to the point. Trusting.
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Dr, Potter is very warm and professional.
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Very satisfied with my experience being treated by Dr. Potter.
More than 1 year ago
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friendly office, doctor potter was very professional and very personable, listened thoroughly and did not rush my appointment, receptionist very nice and friendly, would highly recommend dr potter to anyone needing a dermotologist.
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