Dr. Natalia Potapova, MD

Ophthalmologist

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

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Excellent, very thorough, her office has the most state of the art equipment. I found my new eye doc! It's a match!

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Very thorough, great bedside manner.

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While Natalia is great doctor, she doesn't inform the patient so well. This is my first time see the eye doctor and I told her so. She didn't explain to me about what is it for dilated your eyes and how long it will last. After exam i had to walk back to work with blurred vision that I had hard time to see the street number not to mention i have to work with computer.

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Very pleased with the appointment and with the doctor. She's very pleasant, professional and skilled. She seems to have all of the latest equipment and the office is spotless and comfortable. The woman at the front desk is equally as pleasant and proficient. Plus, it's right down the street from where I live!

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She is very kind, thorough and patient with your questions. Really appreciated her professionalism and made me feel at ease.

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Amazing doctor! Attentive, professional, charming!

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Very knowledgeable professional attentive and caring

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Highly professional doctor, was very impressed. Thorough in her process and also listened intently to my concerns and answered all my questions.

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Attentive and smart ophthalmologist...good staff but delayed.

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Dr. Potapova is very kind and very thorough. The office is clean and comfortable. She did a full examination and walked me through everything step by step. Highly recommend going!

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Very professional. Will go back the next time I need a checkup.

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Excellent and straightforward doctor. Very professional, helpful and knowledgable. Appointment went seamlessly

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She is super attentive and completes a very thorough examination. She clearly explains any concerns/suggestions, and makes herself available for any follow-up questions post-visit.

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The doctor was kind. There was about a 30 minute wait and bedside manner was a bit cold but she was quick and efficient and I got what I needed.

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Excellent and very thorough.

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Dr. Potapova is absolutely wonderful. She is extremely personable, attentive and caring. You couldn't ask for a better doctor.

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really great bedside manner, incredibly thorough, would highly recommend!

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I really liked Dr. Potapova and her office. She saw me right away, was very professional and performed a thorough visit. Her office is very pleasant and in a beautiful location. I will be back!

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Really cool Doctor, very informative and proficient listens to your concerns and is very accommodating

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Very thorough, took her time, explained everything, and saw me immediately.

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i found my optometrist on zocdoc 3 yrs ago and I've been faithful ever since. dr. potapova is extremely knowledgeable and professional. she always answers all my question with detailed answers without making feel as if i should already know the answer. lastly, the receptionist is always freindly professional and warm.

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Dr. Potapova was thoughtful and thorough. I'll recommend her to everyone.

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She is very very very professional and beautiful.

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This was such a lovely visit. I had a stye issue for three weeks that had previously been incorrectly treated by a general practitioner with an antibiotic. Dr. Potapova gave me a full eye examination and took the time to explain the way we would proceed. She then prescribed me a new eye drop and ointment and told me how soon to contact her if things hadn't cleared up. The office was also very clean and comfortable!

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Dr Potapova was extremely thorough and professional.

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Dr. Potapova came highly recommended and she did not disappoint. She took the time to explain exactly what is going on with my eyes and really listened to me to give me what I feel will be the right prescription I have been hoping for. Thank you!

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