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Dr. Jason Pothast, MD

Physiatrist, Sports Medicine Specialist

Olney, MD

Overall rating
4.8
Recent reviews
He was very thorough and I felt he was actually listening to me rather than reading or taking notes. Not toohappy with course of treatment but I've pretty much exhausted all options at this point.
He was very thorough and I felt he was actually listening to me rather than reading or taking notes. Not too happy with course of treatment but I've pretty much exhaustedall options at this point.
Allison S. · May 22, 2019
Excellent Dr. Very knowledgeable regarding sports injuries. Dr. Pothast is an athlete’s sports doctor. Highly recommend him.
Excellent Dr. Very knowledgeable regarding sports injuries. Dr. Pothast is an athlete’s sports doctor. Highly recommend him.
Tate A. · May 21, 2019

About Dr. Jason Pothast

Dr. Jason Pothast is a caring and diligent sports medicine specialist and physiatrist serving the community of Olney, MD. Dr. Pothast attended Ohio State University, where he received his medical degree, and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Thomas Jefferson University. He also completed his internship in preliminary medicine at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Dr. Pothast continued his training by completing a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Dr. Pothast is a part of MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and is affiliated with MedStar Montgomery Medical Center and MedStar National Rehabilitation Network. He is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation subspecializing in sports medicine. Outside of his practice, he enjoys cooking and watching college basketball. Dr. Pothast is sensitive to the uniqueness of each patient's situation and adapts his consultations and treatment options appropriately to accommodate individual needs and concerns.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine Specialist
  • Physiatrist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • MedStar National Rehabilitation Network
  • MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Ohio State University, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • Thomas Jefferson University, Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Riverside Methodist Hospital, Internship in Preliminary Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1508003971

Dr. Jason Pothast's office location

MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

MedStar NRH Olney

18109 Prince Phillip Drive, Suite 155

Olney, MD 20832

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Dr Pothast was very pleasant to talk with and plan moving forward makes sense.
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He was very thorough and I felt he was actually listening to me rather than reading or taking notes. Not too happy with course of treatment but I've pretty much exhausted all options at this point.
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Excellent Dr. Very knowledgeable regarding sports injuries. Dr. Pothast is an athlete’s sports doctor. Highly recommend him.
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Good, Dr Pothast is always very helpful with advice about all my aches and pains even any new ones!
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Dr. Pothast is extremely attentive to listening to my needs, even though I have not been a regular patient there to date. He made it clear and comfortable that he was present until we all felt satisfied with wrapping up theappointment. We discussed other plans of action that would appropriately fit my lifestyle and work regimen, and he also discussed with me any probability or necessity if more therapeutic work or check-ups would be required down the road.
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My Daughter (age 14), had a concussion playing hockey. Very thorough examination, calm, sincere and all around 5 star experience. Dr Pothast is like a hidden gem, and I highly recommend his services.
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I think Dr.Pothast is very knowledgeable and really cares about his patients. He takes time and listens to all my concerns and offers help and support for getting well.
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He's a very friendly, thorough and compassionate man. He explains what he is doing and why he is ordering the tests. I feel like he cares about ME!!
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Dr. Pothast and the office staff are friendly, helpful, and very thorough. Dr. Pothast really listened to my concerns and worked with me to come up with a comprehensive treatment plan. I've been dealing with this medical issue for 6 monthsand after my visit and evaluation, I'm actually feeling hopeful about my treatment for the first time.
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Really knowledgeable and thorough! Listened to me and answered questions.
More than 1 year ago
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I was very pleased
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Dr. Pothast is an excellant doctor.
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I think it is insane to have a scheduled appointment, and still have to wait over an hour to see the doctor!
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Everyone at the office is very professional and made me feel like a King
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I love Dr. Pothast. Smart and laid back, a great explainer and diagnostician. I feel great about working with him.
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Dr. Jason Pothast is the physician you'll want to be treated by if you desire to have a positive outcome.
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Dr. Potash was very pleasant, explained everything clearly .
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Dr. Pothast is very kind and attentive.
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Dr. Pothast takes care of me while my pain management doctor is away. He knows me, knows what to do and I feel so safe with him. He communicates with my PM doctor so I am totally confident he cares andunderstands what I need. He is so kind and I feel so like I truly matter to him.
More than 1 year ago
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I was a little nervous because I thought Dr. Pothast was going to shrug of my issues as minor nonsense but was extremely glad he carefully took his time to listen to me and thoroughly examine me. There was no waitingtime and his bedside manner was exceptional. Additionally, I thought most of the staff were friendly and welcoming.
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Fantastic visit. Good staff and Dr. Pothast was warm, skillful, and a good diagnostician. Couldn't be happier.
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Dr. Pothast was professional, informative and personable. He diagnosed my injury quickly and gave me a list of my follow up options. He was very kind and listened to and addressed my concerns. I definitely recommend him.
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Dr. Pothast always treats me respectfully and he knows what to do to help me be more comfortable with the things that really hurt me. He is kind and kindness matters so much. He is genuine and I trust him.
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I have seen Dr. Pothast for my back and foot, so it was a no-brainer to take my daughter to him for her knee. He's terrific and has a wonderful manner with teens.
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Very knowledgeable about the anatomical mechanics of my child's knee and demonstrated in a clear (almost condescending) way that he could read an MRI. Gave no instructions for how to alleviate the pain or strengthen the joint to recover fromthe injury aside from "if it hurts, don't do it." After two months of doing just that with no improvement, we sought the help of this doctor. I'm sorry we wasted our time. Perhaps if you have an acute injury he can help, but if you are an 8 year old athlete with lingering pain months after an injury, he's not your guy.
More than 1 year ago
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I knew I was with an outstanding doctor! He was attentive, listened carefully, asked questions, let me know what he was doing and kept me informed the whole time. Dr. Pothast got me out of unbearable pain and I am sograteful for his kind and caring manner. Thank you, Dr. Pothast.
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Despite getting lost in this strangely set up building and being late because of that, I was seen very quickly and given all the answers and help I needed!
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Dr Pothast was very professional and helped me with my issue even though my issue was not what he specialized in.
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Excellent, knowledgeable, and thorough. Dr. Pothast was familiar with weightlifting related issues/injuries, which was great, and I came home feeling confident in my treatment.
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Listens, pays attention to my concerns. Encourages me. Very polite, courteous, professional, good sense of humor as well. Should be more doctors like him.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Pothast was very friendly and took time to explain our son's condition. The exam went very well and we will go back to him if needed. The office staff was very nice!
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I had to wait more than hour past my appointment time, otherwise I found Dr. Pothast to be friendly, thorough and to the point. A good listener, he didn't trivialize my concerns, and he didn't seem to rush through the examination. I would recommend him.
More than 1 year ago
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Very professional and people friendly..
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Very pleased with the visit. The doctor was very nice, thorough and spent plenty of time to address the problem. I recommend him highly!
More than 1 year ago
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Office is fantastic. I was brought back to a room before I was done the paperwork and the doctor was in shortly thereafter.
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He takes time to explain things and was very personable. It was far for me, but I would definitely see him again.
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Very pleasant encounter. Quickly diagnosed my problem and recommended solution. Was willing to spend time with me
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