Ratings for Dr. Olivia Potok
I was referred to Potok for skin cancer. It is mild but she told me cancer is cancer. She is very dismissive of my concerns. I let this pass until I got a call from her office saying she is going on maternity leave and I am to go to my gp. I am due for my one year cancer check and she would not send me to another dermatologist. I am to go back to my gp and get a referral for another skin doc. So much for cancer is still cancer. This is a very large dismissal in my opinion. Not sure if I will bother. Apparently she doesn't feel my skin cancer is important so it must not be. Good doctoring! lol
Walked in the office, too many signs, very confusing, girls at the front desk were very difficult to understand, not helpful and acted very arrogant. I then filled out three papers of information. Was taken into a room way in the back sat there for a minute, Dr Potok walked in looked at my face from about three feet away, went on her computer, wasnt listening to me or looking at my skin condition. Said she was sending a prescription to the pharmacist and that was it, she walked out. Terrible bed side manner, not personal or professional. I waited from January til June to actually get in and see her and she gave me maybe two minutes of her time. Seemed like everyone there hated their job and didnt have patience for any patients.
Dr. Potok is wonderful. She cleared up a skin condition that had been bothering me for months that another derm couldn't seem to figure out. She gave me 2 topical prescriptions to try. On incase the other didn't work and it would save me the time in coming back. The first topical almost cleared the incredibly itchy spots in 4 days. I would highly recommend her.
She is a very experienced dermatologist, she helped control my eczema flare ups and did further testing to determine what causedmy skin to flare up, and her recommended treatment worked quickly and efficiently, when other doctors just made it worse. Thank you so much Dr. Potok for improving my skin condition and improving my quality of life.
Not knowledgeable. Dismissive, condescending AF. Remember you're the idiot and she's a specialist. Refuses to agree with any lowly GP's findings, she won't even conduct her own tests but she will give you a well rehearsed soliloquy, wherein EVERYTHING is eczema or allergies. Everything can be solved with unscented products. Even if you've always used them she will repeat this like it's new information for you, the lowly idiot you are. Even if all your evidence would show some other skin condition, including other doctor's opinions, trust me she will go to the lowest hanging fruit and easiest diagnosis that you could get from a product label or Mayo Clinic website. Save your breath, your time and the stress. Just see ANYONE else but her.
Had a small AK on my head, Dr. Potok quickly, efficiently, and thoroughly resolved the issue. She was on time for both the initial treatment and follow-up. An added bonus for someone who is so busy - she is considerate, a good listener, and has a sense of humour. Thanks Dr. Potok.
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