Dr. John Cottam, MD

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14310 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 180, Tampa, FL, 33618
5105 Manatee Ave. W., Suite #12, Bradenton, FL, 34209
222 West Main Street, Bartow, FL, 33830
4051 Upper Creek Drive, Suite 102, Sun City Center, FL, 33573
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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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made the time to review with me any questions i might have.

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Highly recommended doctor.

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I was pretty happy overall with this experience.

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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.

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good..... but zodoc tried to reach out to me a little bit too much

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I think he misdiagnosed me...

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When I told them what was wrong with me they new what to give me right away

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Felt very comfortable I arrived a little before my appointment was seen within minutes. Already have next appointment scheduled

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He was very through. Knows his profession well.

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I am very please with his service and will highly recommend him to my friends and neighbors.

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He knows his stuff !!

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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.

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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.

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Happy thanks

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Very nice doctor. Very thorough and polite. I will recommend him to any one looking for an awesome, sharp dermo.

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The doctor is not in network for AARP Medicare complete.

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He seemed very rushed, but if the stuff he gave me solves my problem then it was a great visit

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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.

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Answered all my questions. Put me at ease. Felt he was thorough.

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He seemed patient and was very concerned about my skin...he did a biopsy and I will return in 3 weeks..A nice guy

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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.

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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.

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the best dermatology doctor I have ever had

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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.

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It was great I was in and out within 30 minutes , The staff is very professional and knowledgeable ,

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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.

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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. :)

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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.

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He is very nice and listens to you his staff is very nice

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Thorough, quickly diagnosed and got the fix completed. I will be back. Great staff as well.

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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!

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Very personably Dr. He explained everything to me and listened to my concerns!

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He was very informative and honest!

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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.

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It was Alright, I would like to hear back from the nurse for some much needed clarification regarding some of the Dr.'s Instructions.

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Was very pleased, very informative. Staff was helpful, professional, Dr Cottam got right to the point.

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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.

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