Dr. Natalia Potapova, MD

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25 5th Ave, Unit 1A, New York, NY, 10003

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Dr. Natalia Potapova’s professional journey represents a series of impressive accomplishments. In 1997 she graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Russian State Medical University, having received a Moscow Government Scholarship for all six years of study. Shortly after she was accepted to an ophthalmology residency at Moscow’s renowned and highly selective Eye Microsurgery Institute, headed by Sv. Fyodorov. She completed this residency in 1999 and immediately started practicing ophthalmology in Moscow. After deciding to move to the United States to further her professional career, Dr. Potapova was accepted into a preliminary internal medicine internship at St. Raphael Hospital at Yale School of Medicine which she completed in 2005. Dr. Potapova then received a clinical fellowship at the NIH, National Eye Institute in Bethesda, MD, with Dr. Nussenblatt and Dr. Clarke, where she worked from 2005 until 2006. After a challenging selection process, Dr. Potapova was chosen for her ophthalmology residency at Louisiana State University’s Shreveport Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology. She completed this program in 2009. This program is ranked as one of the top ten programs in the country in regards to surgical cases performed by the residents. Dr. Potapova’s in-service exams during her residency were rated in the 90th percentile or higher among other ophthalmology residents across the U.S.

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Dr Potapova is knowlegeable, professional and straight to the point. No time wasted once in her cabinet, yet the exam is very thorough. The receptiomist however needs to be trained on what a deductible is! She was overwhelmed and insisted that I paid more than the copayment because my "deductible was not met"! She had to call my insurance to verify that I only owed the copayment. She did the exact same thing to the patient after me!

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thorough, professional. gave me some tips on eye care I didn't know.

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Natalia was nice and professional, would definitely be back because of her. But the receptionist in the front (an older Russian lady) was racist, she asked to see my ID because she "believed" I wrote my address wrong... She probably saw this Latin girl there and wanted to see that if I had documents

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Amazing doctor! Very caring and intelligent. Dr Potapova took her time to answer all of my questions and concerns and also steered me in the right direction. Best ophthalmologist!

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Considero que no me dio algo acorde con el malestar que traia, una simple pada y 13h despues sigo con dolor hinchada y sin mejorar

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Compassionate and professional doctor. Very thorough with everything she's doing.

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Absolutely loved her! First of all the office was beautiful and so clean. She took a lot of time with me to understand my concerns and then she did a very thorough exam. She was a lovely person and I will definitely be going back again!

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Natalia is a real professional. Feels like she knows what she's doing pretty well and loves it. She answered all my questions and concerned. No wait time. You're my ophthalmologist since now! Highly recommended!

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I needed an appointment quickly, to deal with a potential issue before I went out of the country on my honeymoon. I was able to schedule with Dr. Potapova on short notice, and was seen very shortly after I arrived (earlier than my scheduled appointment time). Dr. Potapova was extremely helpful and thorough, and the appointment gave me great peace of mind.

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Very thorough examination. Answered all my questions in layman’s terms so I could understand. Highly knowledgeable.

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Dr. Potapova is simply amazing. Very thorough examination. And I did exactly as she instructed and recovered quickly. Highly recommend.

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Dr. Potapova is a wonderful doctor! She saved my mom’s vision. My mom vision was very bad: she had an old childhood trauma to one of her eyes and needed a cataract surgery for both eyes. My mom’s case was really difficult, but both surgeries were done without any complications! Even nurses who work at the eye surgery center said that Dr. Potapova is the best doctor and they see surgeries done by many doctors. We are forever grateful to Dr. Potapova and highly recommend her to all our friends!

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I felt that Dr Natalia Potapova regularly conducts similar eye tests, since many years, and knows exactly what to look for. I felt strong confidence in her analysis and conclusions. I intend to carry out future checks also with Dr Natalia Potapova.

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Very pleasant, professional, and attentive. Highly recommended!

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Dr. Potapova was very thorough in explaining my diagnosis and treatment methods. She made me feel confident in her abilities.

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I am highly recommend Dr. Natalia Potapova. She is very professional . All was excellent.

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Easy office to get to. Kind professional doctor. She explained everything she did and seemed knowledgeable about my particular condition.

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I felt like Dr. Potapova really listened to my concerns and throughly examined my eyes. She explained in simple terms what was wrong with my eyes and how to take care of them. She also still saw me even though i got lost finding the office and was over 15 minutes late for my appointment. I definitely recommend her!

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There was a complication over my insurance but otherwise, I love how thorough Dr Potapova is with her exam and explanations.

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Nice office, polite receptionist, very little wait time. The doctor was professional and explained everything very well.

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Great doctor--I am highly myopic and so contacts are difficult to find, but Dr Potapova said she'd call manufacturers to see if she could get samples in my prescription.

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Dr. Potapova was very professional and efficient. She was clear in my diagnosis and instructions for my prescription. I feel like I am in good hands.

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She was kind and thorough. Office is very nice as well.

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Dr Potapova was very helpful and informative and spent more time with me than most doctor visits. She explained everything very thoroughly.

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Very knowledgeable and thorough

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Dr Potapova is a great ophthalmologist. She is very thorough in her screenings and great at articulating a treatment plan. She is a very good caretaker and was quick to examine my eyes despite not having a receptionist at that moment.

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Quick and reassuring diagnosis, clear instructions, very helpful

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The doctor and her assistant are very professional and accommodating. I had to bring my 8 months old baby. They were very patient and went the extra mile to make us feel comfortable. My wait time was minimal.

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Very professional, good at explaining things although I do have a background knowledge too. Even though I made the appointment overnight last minute on zoc doc the office was still prepared to see me. I'd definitely go again

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Dr. Potapova is a wonderful doctor who has great bedside manner and doesn't make you feel rushed. She listened to all my symptoms attentively and patiently and was very thorough in her questions and examination. She was also very detailed when going over her diagnosis and giving a treatment plan.

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High profesional, excellent.

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Dr. Potapova was very nice, thorough and explained everything very clearly as we went through the exam. I will definitely be going back in the future.

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Dr Potapova is a great, straightforward and thorough doctor. She's also very nice and respectful of your issues you may come in with. Great experience seeing her.

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She seemed very thorough and attentive!

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Both Dr. Potapova and the receptionist were extremely nice, helpful, and informative. The entire appointment took only about an hour (there was almost no waiting time, and it couldn't possibly have been any faster without being rushed or incomplete). I usually dread going to the eye doctor, but this was just about the most efficient, least annoying visit to a doctor I've experienced. I definitely plan to continue to see her for annual checkups and as needed. The experience of booking the appointment and filling out forms via Zocdoc was also very efficient and I had no problems.

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I came to the office and there was no receptionist working since she was running late. Due to this, Dr. Potapova brought me directly into the treatment room. I was there for a basic eye exam. After the entire exam, I was told that she did not take ANY eye insurance. Something the office should have confirmed before the appointment or at the beginning of it. I ended up having to pay a medical copay for something that is free with my eye insurance. I felt as though the entire situation was handled very poorly and unprofessional. It was almost a bait and switch type of situation.

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Really appreciated the time Dr. Potapova spent with me, explaining my eye issue and offering suggestions for taking care of it with and without medicine.

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Very personable and patient. Answered all of my many questions.

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Smart, efficient, and friendly.

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Dr. Potapova was great! She was very thorough in her examination and was very clear in her explanations.

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