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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Cottam has been practicing Dermatology for over 14 years in the Tampa Bay area. After graduating from The University of Southern Florida he completed his residency in both Internal Medicine and Dermatology. He is a board certified dermatologist with the American Board of Dermatology.
Dr. Cottam sees patients of all ages and will always try to get a patient in when they need to be seen. Please book your appointment with Dr. Cottam today.
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Verified Patient Reviews
made the time to review with me any questions i might have.
Highly recommended doctor.
I was pretty happy overall with this experience.
Very knowledgeable. Really kind. No question about it, He was completely relatable and empathetic, because he used to be the patient seeking the same solution.
good..... but zodoc tried to reach out to me a little bit too much
I think he misdiagnosed me...
When I told them what was wrong with me they new what to give me right away
Felt very comfortable I arrived a little before my appointment was seen within minutes. Already have next appointment scheduled
He was very through. Knows his profession well.
I am very please with his service and will highly recommend him to my friends and neighbors.
He knows his stuff !!
Very rushed-however-sufficient. I brought my son there to have a simple wart taken care of-so he can pass his physical for the Coast Guard.After explaining this to him,and my lack of finances-he seemed interested in nothing more than making sure he comes in for continued appts.-for a simple wart.Shame-a young man wants to serve his country-and no Dr.is willing to so much as reduce an office visit fee-entire visit was 15 min by the way.
On the one hand, I was quite put off by the wait time of over 1.5 hrs. To be frank, I was on the verge of leaving. At least there were good magazines. That said, I spoke to a nurse practitioner immediately before seeing the Dr who seemed very knowledgeable. Once the appt finally started, the dr. treated a skin tag on the spot instead of demanding a second appointment, which I appreciated. Also, as a result of the various additional but smaller skin tags I have recently found on my neck, he indicated that I might have pre-diabetes. If this proves true, the wait time was worth the diagnosis before any potential pre-diabetes advances. For the record, I also like that they did not seem to be pushing any products or on-site treatments, but rather provided suggestions.
What I like about Dr. Cottam is that he is direct and wastes no time making small talk. Issues and concerns are discussed, options presented and then resolved quickly and thoroughly. I love getting in and getting out and on with my day. The office is basic, so if you are looking for a "spa" experience this is not the place for you. Personally, I don't want to pay for that.
The office was very dirty and the bathroom horrible dirty... Never seen something like that in my life. I when to have Botox where they have the Botox on the table was so dirty filled with dust... I told the nurses about it! I decided this was not a good place for me!! Told them did not want anything done there and ask for my refund and they did.
The office staff is very nice and professional. However, Dr. Cottam is neither. I went in for an allergic reaction. He flew into the room and his demeanor from the start was cocky and rude. He told me he didn't know what the problem was. Looked at my skin and dismissed the concerns I noted. He told me to come back in two weeks with the results of the blood test my primary had already ordered. He wrote me 2 scripts for ointments to help with the symptoms and charged me in addition to the copay for simply looking at my skin and giving me prescriptions. As I was checking out a sales rep entered the office to speak with him and he began swearing and yelling at the sales rep in front of the entire office. His staff took it in stride, closed the door to the office he was in and apologized to me. I would never recommend him to anyone I know due to his ego and lack of professionalism. I will not be going back.
Very nice doctor. Very thorough and polite. I will recommend him to any one looking for an awesome, sharp dermo.
The doctor is not in network for AARP Medicare complete.
He seemed very rushed, but if the stuff he gave me solves my problem then it was a great visit
Kind and detail oriented questions...shows caring and competent attitude. Very happy with treatments and gets you in and out no B.S. Highly Recommend his practice. Have been for treatments twice.
Answered all my questions. Put me at ease. Felt he was thorough.
He seemed patient and was very concerned about my skin...he did a biopsy and I will return in 3 weeks..A nice guy
Bring notepad and pen. He gives a great deal of important info in a rapid fire manner. Very thorough and efficient as was the PA who first interviewed us. I don't remember her name but she too was very knowledgeable and precise. All questions were answered directly with detailed explanations by both.
He was very fast but not too fast. He moves quickly unless you stop him with a question. Asked me if I had questions and was upfront about pricing.
the best dermatology doctor I have ever had
Dr. Cottam answered all my questions regarding skin issues. I found him to be cordial and informative. I'm happy that on my first visit he did a biopsy on a area which was questionable.
It was great I was in and out within 30 minutes , The staff is very professional and knowledgeable ,
The doctor and his staff were excellent. The best thing I can say for Dr. Cottam is he is straight to the point. I love that in a doctor to tell things exactly how they are. He was very specific with his instruction and gave me the next steps in my treatment ahead of time.
Considering I don't like the majority of doctors. I think he is one of the best I have ever met in my life. I am truly blessed to have been able to find such a great doctor who doesn't treat me like I don't know my own body. :)
The wait was long and I kept getting phone calls with different appointment times and when I got there they told me I didn't have an appointment.. Don't know how that happened but the doctor was good, pleasant visit with him and one of his female nurses that was in the room with us.
He is very nice and listens to you his staff is very nice
Thorough, quickly diagnosed and got the fix completed. I will be back. Great staff as well.
I arrived early because it was my first appointment. I was taken into the office to see the nurse and doctor right on time. The doctor took one look and and I could see him thinking. He gave me a feeling he knew he could help me. And prescribed ointment/cream that gave me immediate relief. And he said he could order expensive test to confirm his diagnosis... if i wanted...but I should try this treatment for this rash and and see in two weeks. It's only 7 hrs later and I already know he has solved me issue. Thanks Doc!
Very personably Dr. He explained everything to me and listened to my concerns!
He was very informative and honest!
The doctor was very polite and was interested in all issues that were presented to him. The staff was courteous and accommodating. An overall good experience for an initial visit.
It was Alright, I would like to hear back from the nurse for some much needed clarification regarding some of the Dr.'s Instructions.
Was very pleased, very informative. Staff was helpful, professional, Dr Cottam got right to the point.
He was very fast but efficient. I liked him, straight to business. I was happy to see a Doctor that took Medicaid be so knowledgeable, You don't always get that with some of the Medicaid Doctors. He did what needed to be done in one visit instead of making me come back. I really appreciated that.
It was horrible he got upset and was yelling at me and my 1 year old son because I asked the nurse what happened he didn't tell me much I'm lost and confused he call me liar because I said he didn't take much time he was with us all of 3 mins I timed it on my phone. I had many questions and need refills on my son creams. He was the rude and unbelievably unprofessional
Very nice doctor toke the time to leasend my concerns !
The staff ad the Dr. were very professional and very helpful
Personally, I found him to be pushy and dismissive. But that's just me; by all means try him out for yourself. Everyone has different experiences with doctors.
Doctor is more interested in running patient volume through his office. He was in & out in 5 minutes. I was there for a skin screening, he did not examine my back or legs. I was not impressed, not going back.
I was late because my GPS got lost.
I had a 9:45 appointment, was new, so needed to fill out paper work. Did this and saw the Doctor, got treatment and was ready to leave by 10:30. He was very nice, and quickly took care of a skin bump that was itching me. He checked me over and treated one other area too. Made an appointment for 1 year. Janice
Very efficient and good
Awesome doc seem sweet :)
Even though the office didn't have my information because I didn't know they called me they were still able to verify my benefits and get me seen within 30 min. Dr was nice right to the point , did a small procedure, and asked me if I had any concerns . Having 2 little ones I think it was a fast and easy appt! Very friendly office staff .
Have a follow up appointment for my daughter in 3 weeks. He didn't even look at my daughters skin or did he scrape it.
After filling out the new patient forms, I was surprised to have been called in less than five minutes later and Dr Cottam was in the room a matter of a few minutes after that. He was knowledgeable, and answered all the questions I had, and took care of the reason for being there. I have now made an appointment for my wife to see Dr Cottam.
This was my first visit. I will withhold judgement for the time.
Excellent Dr. Office is busy but no wait time.
Fast....so smart.. and the team work were very nice .. Thanks ZocDoc for your help finding me a good Doctors :)
I actually showed up 1/2 hour early for my appointment and the doctor still got me in right away. He was professional and I liked his bedside manor. The only ynegative is the cleanliness of the office. for that reason I will probably not go back. In my opinion a doctors office should be a sterile environment. This office was not that.
Although he was fast in diagnosis and procedure planning, he is a very busy doctor. He was very pleasant, and very helpful in talking about what would take place in the procudure he will be doing on my next visit.
he is very intense
he was very through right to the point helped me a lot I will see dr. again in 2 weeks and rate again
If you just need a quick prescription fix - he's your guy. If you want to really talk about an issue, I would go somewhere else. He was perfect for what I needed.
Dr. Cottam was great! His office staff got me in right away and not 30 seconds after I sat down in the room the Doctor walked in. He assessed me, we talked and he took care of my needs. If you are looking for a Dermatologist this is the Doctor to go to!
Very Pleasant staff and Doctor. Thanks Dr. Cottam and Thank you ZocDoc for the Recommendation.
The office staff was fine, well organized. Fill out the forms and wait. Real nice lady comes takes you to the room and tells you what is going to happen. Dr. comes in, also very nice ask all the appropriate questions. Asked three times if I had questions then he was on his way. I was very satified.
Assistants are all tattooed, unprofessional. The front desk girl had her nose pierced, yuck. An no one was willing help me and my situation they were more worried about leaving for the day. very disappointed in the professionalism of this office.
He is great. His assistant was great. Girl at window leaves some desire. Have a problem with people who wont look at you when they talk to you. Waiting area is small, uncomfortable and crowded but for his prices it is worth it. He has a good manner and seems to be willing to do what needs to be done to make you more comfortable in your own skin. His assistant is great too and if she ever decides to become a doctor hope I am still around to be her patient.
7/16/13 office wait was a little longer than expected. But Dr. explained proceeder to my granddaughter so she understood.
He was a nice guy and good doctor, told me what I had, what he was going to do and asked if I had any questions. He gets right to the point and does what needs to be done. Very pleased.
Too short Did not explain things thoroughly wanted a diagnosis and did not get one.
I've been seeing Dr. Cottam for years.
He was very helpful and supplied much appreciated information
The visit was very educational. He asked vital questions to help me navigate my concerns.