Steven R. Potts

Steven R. Potts, D.O.

3134 North Clark Street

Chicago, Illinois 60657

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Steven R. Potts, D.O.

Internal Medicine

3134 North Clark Street

Chicago, Illinois 60657


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I want my patients to benefit from my continual education and research. It is my goal to offer patients the safest and highest quality healthcare.

About Me



  • Fellowship: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • Residency: Mercy Hospital And Medical Center, Internal Medicine
  • Internship: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Ratings and Comments

Steven R. Potts, D.O.

4.9 out of 5

409 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.9 out of 5

388 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

5 out of 5

407 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

5 out of 5

407 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.7 out of 5

406 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

5 out of 5

408 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.9 out of 5

409 Patient Ratings


Steven Potts has been my husband's and my internist for 22 years. We appreciate his concern for our overall health and consider it fortunate to have him as our primary doctor. It is always a comfort to discuss our health care with such a professional.

Reviewed on September 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Potts is an exceptional doctor - always concerned and responsive.

Reviewed on September 25, 2019 7:00 PM

He is very understanding of my illnesses & how to treat & cure.

Reviewed on September 9, 2019 7:00 PM

I am extremely confident with this provider. He understands my health needs completely, and exhibits an incredibly professional attitude.

Reviewed on September 4, 2019 7:00 PM

The doctor was very thorough in the examination. We discussed my weight and he suggested I lose some weight for health reasons. She answered all my questions.

Reviewed on August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Always good experience.

Reviewed on August 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Steven Potts is incredibly professional, knowledgeable, and caring. Best PCP since my pediatrician as a child!

Reviewed on July 31, 2019 7:00 PM

Aside from waiting for too long for my doctor - it was good -

Reviewed on July 30, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Potts is the best dr. I've ever had by far.

Reviewed on July 23, 2019 7:00 PM

I followed Dr. Potts from NMH to Advocate, and I would follow him anywhere. My husband goes to him and I referred two dear friends as well. You are so lucky to have Dr. Potts on staff.

Reviewed on July 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent doctor's appt. with Dr. Potts - He's the BEST!!!

Reviewed on July 21, 2019 7:00 PM

My specialist are all at Rush Hospital - My son works there and started at Rush when came to town. Then I got Dr. Potts as primary MD. They wanted me to go to Hospice I refuse because I wanted Dr. Potts as my primary I won't give him up ever!

Reviewed on July 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Outstanding care from Dr. Steven Potts.

Reviewed on July 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Potts is a very knowledgeable, compassionate doctor. I enjoyed his advice & the visit.

Reviewed on July 1, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Potts is my go-to doctor for past 25 years - ... - he's the best - very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on June 26, 2019 7:00 PM

I really like Dr. Potts!

Reviewed on June 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Always happy when I visit my provider.

Reviewed on June 2, 2019 7:00 PM

I always have a positive experience with Dr. Potts.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Potts is the best G.P. I've ever had. I tell that to folks I actually brag about him. And I'm thrilled about his new, big responsibilities at Advocate.

Reviewed on April 29, 2019 7:00 PM

I am always so impressed each time I visit this provider with the attention he pays to what I say, with his expertise, and his professionalism!

Reviewed on April 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Wonderful doctor, he listens to what I have to say and is very informative about the things I should be doing.

Reviewed on April 10, 2019 7:00 PM


Reviewed on April 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Steven Potts is perhaps one of the finest physicians I have ever encountered. I trust him completely. The time he spends with me to understand my health. Assuage any concerns I may have, goes above and beyond. In short, he genuinely cares.

Reviewed on March 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Very satisfied.

Reviewed on March 11, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Potts is the best doctor I have ever had, and I am 81 years old.

Reviewed on February 7, 2019 6:00 PM

the reason why I like Dr Potts is because he cares and spends time talking to you and explaining things.

Reviewed on February 3, 2019 6:00 PM

This was my annual check-up. He addressed my senior citizen health issues. He showed true concern for my well-being.

Reviewed on February 1, 2019 6:00 PM

Love Dr. Potts & his wonderful staff. Excellent physician!!

Reviewed on January 31, 2019 6:00 PM

excellent doctor

Reviewed on January 27, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Potts is wonderful in his care. I am disappointed in the fact that when one calls to speak with someone from the office that one can't do that. We are told to use the portal. This is very impersonal and sometimes I don't need to talk with him but someone at the office about insurance and paperwork.

Reviewed on January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

I did not see the doctor until over an hour past my appointment time.

Reviewed on January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

Steve Potts provides the highest quality of care for me.

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Potts, takes his time with you and answers all of your questions and knows everything about everything about your health

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Potts is an excellent physician. He cares for his patients and takes time to listen and examine you thoroughly.

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Potts is fantastic. HOWEVER, the lab wait times were unreasonably long. 45 min wait time unacceptable. It seemed as if lab was calling NO ONE. After waiting 45 min I asked reception what was going on. Receptionist offered to check _____. After about 5 min, I was called back to a 2nd waiting area, and subsequently people I think were AHEAD OF ME were called back. I was called first, lab seemed to be VERY INEFFICIENTLY MANAGED & OPERATE.

Reviewed on December 16, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Potts is best dr. I've ever had!! I've had a lot of drs!!

Reviewed on November 11, 2018 6:00 PM

Very good.

Reviewed on November 8, 2018 6:00 PM

If I need a refill of my meds, I need to get a hold of the doctor to get my meds refilled! I need to maintain my blood pressure! I ran out of my meds and my pharm. and myself couldn't get a response from doctors office! This can't happen!

Reviewed on November 6, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Steven Potts is a super doctor.

Reviewed on September 5, 2018 7:00 PM

Best experience of a PCP to date! I felt my concerns were addressed in an attentive manner.

Reviewed on August 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Good - helpful.

Reviewed on August 27, 2018 7:00 PM

I receive most of my info through patient portal, which is immediate - Great.

Reviewed on August 22, 2018 7:00 PM

This was my first visit. Dr. Potts attempted to call regarding test results but my phone answering system didn't work. Have not been able to follow up, but will try again.

Reviewed on August 8, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Potts takes a personal injury interest in me. He doesn't just treat me as as a medical patient he treat the entire individual. I have seen Dr Potts for almost 30 years and will never see another doctor as my physician and counselor.

Reviewed on August 3, 2018 7:00 PM

he is a wonderful person and doctor, caring, great listener, so knowledgeable no matter what your medical question. I have never met another doctor like him. He truly loves being a doctor and it shows.

Reviewed on August 3, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Potts is the best!

Reviewed on July 29, 2018 7:00 PM

It is the WORST system where I call Advocate, a switchboard, give them my social & problem, they allegedly "call the doctors office" & no one is available. I leave a message with this switchboard & NEVER hear back. To make an appointment with Dr Potts I have to come down to his office, yes come down to make it in person!!

Reviewed on July 27, 2018 7:00 PM

very informative

Reviewed on July 27, 2018 7:00 PM

All good.

Reviewed on July 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Potts was excellent and I would highly recommend him to anyone and everyone.

Reviewed on July 22, 2018 7:00 PM

He is a thoughtful man & very professional - I just need a script for Calcitriol prom Well-Care. I am 61 y/o female & 1.

Reviewed on July 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Potts and his nurse X ASC the best provider I have ever had.

Reviewed on July 16, 2018 7:00 PM

my pcp was very nice and polite and the Moa was so sweet and kind to me. I feel very comfortable with this provider and the staff was amazing and polite and courtious to me. I will refer family and friends to be seen by this provider

Reviewed on July 15, 2018 7:00 PM

I get very annoyed with you appointment making procedure. I have called and said I needed to see my doctor the same day, to no avail. I have discussed this concern with Dr. Potts. He gave me his personal cell & email. That should not be necessary. I should be able to call the office directly. Also, if I urgently need to see the doctor, I should be "fit in" that days schedule. My father was a doctor and he always took urgent, same day patients.

Reviewed on July 10, 2018 7:00 PM

This dr. is very nice very professional. Takes time with the patient.

Reviewed on June 27, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on June 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Another great visit with Dr. Potts.

Reviewed on June 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Extremely pleased with Dr. Potts' knowledge, understanding and helpfulness. He takes the time to listen so that I am healthy. Thank you.

Reviewed on June 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Steven Potts is an excellent doctor and person. He explains everything very careful and with patient.

Reviewed on June 11, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Potts was very thorough. He brought to my attention if I have prblm. with my hearing. I suddenly realized that it has been 18 yrs. sure I had a hearing check up. So I was given an audiologist hearing test w/c I'm very grateful.

Reviewed on June 5, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Potts is the most professional & personable primary care physician I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I wish that I could give him a higher rating then 10.

Reviewed on June 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Potts is a good listener. He takes the info provided about a patient and looks at the big picture. Is up to date on current recommendations for a patient at a given age (tests, vaccinations, etc.). He does a thorough examination. I appreciate his work and that he is part of the group.

Reviewed on May 31, 2018 7:00 PM

Terrific doctor - very concerned & competent - would give Dr. Patts the highest ranking.

Reviewed on May 30, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Potts provides solid medical care and he has a pleasant manner.

Reviewed on May 28, 2018 7:00 PM

I am extremely pleased and satisfied with Dr Potts.

Reviewed on May 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Potts is very approachable, listens to your needs, caring and always with a smile !

Reviewed on May 27, 2018 7:00 PM

I feel that Dr. Potts is very thorough and very pleasant to talk to. He listens to what you say and responds accordingly.

Reviewed on May 6, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Potts is awesome!

Reviewed on April 30, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Potts is one of the best personal physicians I have ever had, I appreciate his thoroughness.

Reviewed on April 29, 2018 7:00 PM

My one problem with this system, new to me, is the referral process. Referrals were not made in a timely fashion.

Reviewed on April 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Potts is terrific.

Reviewed on April 23, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on April 22, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Steven Potts provides outstanding care expresses concern about my well being, knowledgeable about diseases and medical conditions, knowledgeable about types of treatments outstanding patient manner. Also, staff at Advocate outstanding in courtesy and assistance.

Reviewed on April 20, 2018 7:00 PM

Listened to all concerns. Explained results of various procedures & tests.

Reviewed on April 7, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Potts is a great doctor. He is knowledgeable, caring, helpful, and patient. He takes the time to talk about any health topics. I recommend him to other people.

Reviewed on March 22, 2018 7:00 PM

Very good.

Reviewed on March 20, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Potts was very thorough, caring and attentive...spent more time than expected, taking time to answer all questions/concerns.

Reviewed on March 18, 2018 7:00 PM

This was my 1st visit w/Dr. Potts. I am grateful & impressed by his knowledge, kindness, thoroughness, respect shown, wisdom, enthusiasm, bedside manner & professionalism!

Reviewed on March 12, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Potts and the staff (nurses, front desk attendant, etc.) were all extremely courteous, friendly and pleasant to be around. This was my first time visiting this doctor and office to establish care, and I have a very positive experience.

Reviewed on March 12, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Potts is always willing to listen.

Reviewed on March 8, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Potts has been my general physician for around 15 to 20 years and I hope he is for as long as possible.

Reviewed on March 7, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Potts is a very kind, patient, caring, & knowledgeable physician. He takes his time to answer all of my questions & that is so important. I feel like he genuinely cares & listen. He is an asset to Advocate! I hope he is always there to take care of me.

Reviewed on March 1, 2018 6:00 PM

good. dr potts is excellent.

Reviewed on February 26, 2018 6:00 PM

I feel extremely fortunate to be able to rely on Dr. Potts as my primary physician, which is why I followed him from Northwestern to Advocate.

Reviewed on February 25, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr Potts has been the best pcp I have had in the past several years ! I am very greatful to have such a great dr caring for me ! I cant say enough good things about him !

Reviewed on February 25, 2018 6:00 PM


Reviewed on February 22, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Potts is thorough, skilled, has great communication skills and inspires confidence in his patients. He is a great talent!

Reviewed on February 2, 2018 6:00 PM

I have known Dr. Potts for many years - I believe him to be the most informed, educated & up to date internist I have ever been a patient of.

Reviewed on January 30, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Potts has been our familys' doctor for many years and I have very much confidence in his care. His bedside manner is wonderful. He explains what he is doing and looks at the overall picture of the health of his patients.

Reviewed on January 29, 2018 6:00 PM

I cannot stress how amazing Dr. Potts is, and always has been, when meeting with me. He never rushes me out of our appointments and always actively listens to what I'm saying. He knows my personal history and checks in with me (with regard to my emotional well-being) during every visit. Even if I contact him via e-mail, he responds to those emails within 24 to 48-hours. His service has been truly wonderful!!

Reviewed on January 28, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr Potts is a great doctor!

Reviewed on January 19, 2018 6:00 PM

After test results came back to doctor, he called and gave me results and recommended a follow-up visit to my urologist right away (very professional).

Reviewed on January 17, 2018 6:00 PM


Reviewed on January 17, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Potts Steven is a very polite dr. he takes time with you, I like that from a dr.

Reviewed on January 16, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Potts is a caring and knowledgeable provider who not only provides excellent care but also takes the time to listen. extremely pleased with him as my PCP

Reviewed on January 14, 2018 6:00 PM

as always, Dr. POTTS was attentive, caring and included questions concerning family members, never indicating he was rushed.

Reviewed on January 12, 2018 6:00 PM

As always, Dr. Potts provided very excellent care: Thorough, friendly, and assuring. All of my questions and concerns were covered completely.

Reviewed on January 10, 2018 6:00 PM


Reviewed on January 8, 2018 6:00 PM

Always the highest quality do.

Reviewed on January 4, 2018 6:00 PM

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Medical Areas of Expertise

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  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP MedicareComplete Plus HMO - POS
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Choice POS
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Access POS
  • Aetna Open Choice POS
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select Choice EPO
  • Aetna Select POS
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna US Healthcare Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO - POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • Blue Precision Bronze HMO
  • Blue Precision Gold HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • Blue Precision Platinum HMO
  • Blue Precision Silver HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna C - 5 POS
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Health Partners PPO
  • Cigna Open Access Plus POS
  • Cigna Open Access Plus State of Illinois POS
  • CIGNA Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry HMO
  • Coventry One Select PPO
  • Coventry PPO
  • Coventry Workers Comp PPO
  • First Health Network EPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna Open Access Plus HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • Harken Health Choice Plus
  • Harken Health Compass Plus
  • Health Alliance HMO
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • Healthlink PPO
  • HealthSpring Medicaid ICP
  • HealthSpring Medicare HMO
  • HealthSpring MMAI
  • HFN Platinum EPO
  • HFN Total Care PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Choice PPO
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Gold Plus Integrated-Medicare-Medicaid Plan
  • Humana HMO Select
  • Humana Illinois Platinum HMO
  • Humana Integrated Care Program of Illinois
  • Humana Medicaid Managed Care Plan
  • Humana National EPO
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
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  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • LLH Adventist Silver PPO 3000
  • LLH Family Health Network Silver PPO 3100
  • LLH Swedish Covenant Silver PPO
  • Meridian
  • Meritain Health PPO
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • NALC (Natl Assn of Letter Carriers) Health Benefit
  • PHCS Savility PPO
  • Preferred Network Access PPO
  • Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
  • Tricare POS
  • Tricare PPO
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete (Secure Horizons) HMO
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete Focus HMO
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Healthcare Charter
  • United Healthcare Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare Compass HMO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Medicare Solutions PPO
  • United Healthcare MedicareComplete Plan 1 HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate POS
  • United Healthcare Nexus
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select EPO
  • United Healthcare Select HMO
  • United Healthcare Select Plus POS


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