Dr. Eric J Potthoff at Mason City Clinic

250 S CRESCENT DR

MASON CITY, 50401
6414945200
It was good. - C.N
It was over all very good. I found the staff at the hospital very helpful and kind. The time leading up to the surgery good. My family and friends were able to wait with me till I was on my way. The only one bad experience was the last day, I had been discharged to go home in the afternoon. A young lady with perfect white teeth, perfect hair, and a lovely smile came in to do my exercises. She spent all of about 5 minutes with me, but what was so bad is how she shoved my knee back in three very fast movements that really hurt, then she was out the door. ( this was during the heal slides) . But maybe that was what she was supposed to do. I had two other PT's , Linda, and I can't remember the other one, she was tall , blond hair( I first met her at Joint Camp) they never treated me like that. - B.K
Doc took the time to listen to my concerns and was clear I needed more time for it to fully recover without injuring again. - K.R
wait time was just a couple minutes in waiting room and for Dr Potthoff to come in. Everyone very friendly. Shots were working already the next day. - K.W
We have no complaints. Thank You - Michael Smith
fast friendly great experience looking forward to the procedure thanks in advance. - R.B
Everyone at the clinic is very friendly. Got in to see my dr right away. He was very pleased how much i have improved since my first visit. Going back to work part time on Oct 18th only working 8 hrs a week. Hopefully back to full time shortly after i see him on Oct. 31st. - M.M
Didn't have a long wait time at all. Dr answered all my concerns. - M.W
I was very satisfied with my experience with Dr. Potthoff and his staff. My wait time was very minimal. Dr. Potthoff examined me and explained different options, and gave me his recommendation. Scheduling was very simple and my overall experience was great - W.W
very pleased with my results and the detail of answers given to me when I had questions - R.D
It went very smoothky, promptly and helped alot. - C.H
Best was I got in early and out fast! - L.A
I thought Dr. was very nice. He suggested trying lesser treatment before jumping into surgery. - C.M
Got called back only 5 seconds after sitting down. The nurse was very friendly, very gentle when taking stitches out. Dr.Potthoff was very attractive, made sure my work release was very detailed. Explained what I could and shouldn't so very well. - C.D
He gave the information I needed to know. - K.W
This was last visit after 8 months of healing from a broken kneecap. Added PT helped greatly, and I was released. - M.P
I am very pleased with the surgeries that Dr. Potthoff has done for me and also very pleased with all the Mason City ortho staff. I was in an accident and Dr. Potthoff did shoulder surgery and replaced my hip. I am very happy with my results and am feeling fine.I would highly recommend Dr. Potthoff and the ortho staff to anybody......Steve - S.K
It was very good The shot I received has been effective so far. - W.B
Was able to schedule appointment and surgery quickly and easily. Access and staff were excellent. - R.H
results were great - R.D
Dr. Potthoff is knowledgeable and proficient. He always explains things but I know the final decision is mine to make. - P.V
Received cortisone shots in both knees. Much less pain within 12 hours. Hope it lasts forever! Thank you. - M.M
I was in a situation where every step I took I hurt. I didn't know Dr Potthoff but he was very pleasant and did exactly what he said he would do. He explained to me step by step what was going to happen and what they would do for me. He and his staff did a very professional job. The outcome was very successful. I would recommend him to others. - R.E
Still waiting for Wellmark . Dr. and staff were fine. - R.S
I was scheduled to meet Dr. Potthoff by my primary doctor, Dr. Dunlay. I found Dr. Potthoff to be very pleasant, ready to answer questions and to demonstrate what he was talking about. I brought my daughter with me as my hearing does not always interpret words properly but I found Dr. Potthoff spoke distinctly and I could have gone alone to his appointment. This is important to us older people. He demonstrated what my X-rays showed and gave me options and recommendations so I could choose a course of action. We were very satisfied with the visit and as a new patient will definitely use Dr. Potthoff for my follow up appointments. - D.M
I am very, very happy with the quality of surgery from Dr. Potthoff. In 2016 he did my shoulder surgery and now in 2017 did my right hip replacement. I would highly recommend him and the ortho staff there to anybody.Everything in Mercy hospital was top notch from the nurses and even the food was good. Everybody there was very friendly and caring......Steve - S.K
I was offered choices/suggestions for a remedy and all my questions were answered with supporting comments. Easy and complete communication. Thanks! - M.N
I was taken back to the examing room earlier than expected. I didn't have to wait long after his assistant asked me questions relating to my knee. He came in and immediately examined my knee and told me that he would operate on my knee if i wanted to. I said absolutely! Ive had this extreme pain for almost 2 years! He didn't "sugar coat" it which i appreciated. Looking forward to living normaling again! - M.M
very successful - R.D
Everyone was great and everything went well. - M.B
The doctor was very nice, and took his time explaining my options. - P.A
My appt. was made to schedule a knee replacement. After visiting with Dr. Potthoff and saying the last 2 shots I had had really helped and wondered if I could try it again since it was almost 6 months. He went along with it, said it was fine, and I appreciated his willingness to 'change my mind'. He had me schedule an appt. for this shot the 1st part of August; and I believe it is August 3. I also want to commend your reception staff - they are always willing to help, smile on their faces, sometimes wonder 'what does she want now' .. in a pleasant way and always willing to answer my questions about when, who re: my knee shot, hip shot... - J.L
I'm doing well that's all that matters right now - K.R
everything went great, people were very accommodating. Thank you - D.G
Dr.Pothoff is a great surgeon and aftercare physician i recommend him to anyone having Knee replacement. - J.F
I am very happy with my care from everyone Esp the surgery center. They are the best - C.S
I did not have a problem with Dr. Potthoff at all or with his staff. Job well done. I would recommend Dr. Potthoff to all who asks me. Thank You.My problem was with Mercy hospital and I did discuss with Mr. Dan Varnum, It was a horrible experience and I will discuss it with anyone who ask me about my stay there. - O.A
Dr. Potthoff was very attentive and addressed my injury in detail plus answered my questions. I felt I received excellent care. - M.P
Very firm and straightforward explaining the problem very well as well as showing me the X-ray and showing me the problem thank you Dr.Potthoff Looking forward to seeing you for my hip shot ! ! ! GOD BLESS ! ! ! Terry Northrup - Terry Northrup
Nurse and Dr. were both great. Would not see anyone but him. Takes time always to make sure I understand what he is saying. - G.D
found out that my lt. hip and both knees are in good shape next visit in 4 or 5 years - A.F
Dr. Potthoff went over the xrays expaining that my hip pain was not bursitis but coming from my back. I understood what he was saying as he took the time to explain the problem. It was a good appointment. - C.C
I am very satisfied with my surgery. - T.W
It was great. - R.S
I had my knee scoped to repair meniscus cartilage and remove bone chips from an injury years ago. - C.B
Very helpful and informative regarding the appropriate direction for our daughter's knee injury. Recovery is still in process. - C.I
Dr. Potthoff seemed somewhat harried and uninformed of my tests. But he quickly corrected his statements by viewing the test immediately. At first he did not want to schedule me for surgery but then did so after consultation with his nurse. The result was satisfactory to me. - P.K
Am having a good motion and reach results from the surgery. Am now doing strength therapy. Can now lift 1 pound. - D.C
I got in and out in a very reasonable amount of time. Dr. Potthoff gave me shots in my knees and all it well. - A.S
The Dr.is a hard one to read but will smile occasionally. Very professional and to the point. Have heard bad comments from others but do not find him offensive. Will be my choice for a Doctor on other shoulder.My problem is with a February 2 fall and a march 27th surgery. This could have been handled in a more timely manner or recommended to another facility that could have repaired in a more reasonable time frame. - R.M
Dr checked my shoulder said it was doing good and I was progressing is it gets painful again I can have another cortisone shot in july - B.M
I was very pleased with the procedure. I have absolutely nothing to complain about. - T.W
Timely, no waiting. Great experience. Doctor Potthoff was knowledgeable, confident, and thorough. Provided diagnosis and options. Well done. - A.K
It was a "year after surgery checkup). A x-ray had been ordered and a visit with Dr. Potoff. All went well. Dr. Potoff reported x-ray and the hip looked good. - R.S
punctual , efficient in explaining surgery and procedures that I could understand. ck up later was good. Had no problems and was able to be off pain meds. very soon. All involved in my surgery did great. - P.P
My appointment was on time which is very helpful. I got my appointment set up for physical therapy which is a great relief to me knowing I'm on track to get my shoulder back to normal. Dr. P explained everything in detail and I really appreciated that. - R.N
The doctor was straight forward as far as no one there could help me, but did the groundwork to refer me to Iowa City, which was very helpful. - R.S
this visit was a follow-up from my March 13th rotator cuff surgery. I think the appointment went well and Dr. Pothoff was very clear as to how i was doing and what i was looking forward too. great job! - J.K
I had a complete hip replacement and Dr. Potthoff did a excellent job. With great bed side manner. And he did an excellent job explaining everyth ing - E.G
I received a second cortisone shot in my left shoulder. We discussed possible surgery in the future. - S.J
Dr. Pothoff was quite prompt and we discussed my problem. He noted that the x-rays showed my hip wasn't the problem, but myback and proceeded to make an appointment with Dr. Beck. I agreed with his diagnosis as I, too, thought my pain was causedby my back. - J.D
It was good. Staff was very friendly. Dr. was not super personable, but he was nice and provided useful information about everything that was going to be done to me. - M.H
got in to see about shoulder - after x-ray talked to doctor and he is checking to see if MRI is option. Good experience. - M.P
I had a total hip replacement. I have no complaints. The hospital stay was excellent. Dr. Potthoff did an excellent job of telling me what to expect, and he told me afterwards more clearly the does and don't. I am so happy! - Susan Nosbisch
Very professional and efficient - K.S
Very good, informative. It was good the dr explained everything in terms I understood. - T.M
Great. Dr. Potthoff reassured me by the xrays that everything was still in place. He reviewed with me the restrictions I have to follow which I had acctually forgotten, the main one being STOP TWISTING!! That's a hard one to remember because some of the stretches I do and feel really good are twisting at the waist, guess I better be more careful!! it's good to be relatively pain free but sometimes I get really mad at the things I can't do anymore. Probably all of us with fake hips/knees do that! But a good chat for sure. - S.B
First time meeting Dr. Pothoff. - K.M
It was a very satisfactory visit. - V.G
Dr. Potthoff did a great job as he usually does. My wife and I have both had surgeries performed by Dr. Potthoff. I always recommend him to my friends and relatives. - G.G
I felt comfortable and confident about my procedure. Everyone did a great job with me. - R.D
Surgery to repair rotator cuff tear. The surgery went well, prep was good. After surgery care and info was not very complete, I looked things up on internet once I was able to focus from pain killers, like how to wear the sling, nurses after surgery were not sure!. A few days after surgery, I developed a yeast infection in my mouth, what a mess. When I mentioned it to Dr Potthoff's assistant, she said to contact my doctor!! Why could this office address this, why another doctor visit and expense?? After surgery, I came home with a large bruise on my right breast (same side as surgery) and as it healed, my brest seeped. Leading to another doctor visit and diagnostic mammogram. Was this necessary? Was this a result of trauma due to surgery? No information relating to these "side effects" of surgery. Being female, I was also looking for information on wearing a bra again and the style of bra that could be more comfortable. Options of having a blow dryer stand for doing my hair was a great find on the internet as well. I was a bit disappointed in the information on what to expect after surgery.... So to anyone that may read this before surgery, do lots of research before while your head is clear and you are not on drugs!!!! Lesson learned...Dr Potthoff and his office are friendly and my results are great so far, just beginning strengthening therapy. So happy to be on this side of that shoulder injury... Best of luck to others.... - Karen Hamilton
Great experience from pre-surgery, surgery to post surgery. No unexpected issues and I couldn't be happier with the results. - Timothy Ihlenfeldt
Good, explained what would happen and if I had any more questions. It was a lot of things in a short time. Would have liked a little more explaination, but could not think of any questions. Maybe just repeat again? - J.M
I was having extreme shoulder pain and had experienced several sleepless nights because of the pain. I had x-rays of the left shoulder that morning and was seen immediately by Dr. Pottorff following and he recommended a cortisone shot as the best treatment. I have had relief since and continue to take some Ibuprofin as he directed. - L.K
Excellent, Eric was clear, informed, had a solution, and listened to my concerns. - Mike Dirksen
Surgery went great. The hospital and nursing were great. Dr Potthoff did a great job explaing what was going to happen and showed me my X-rays so I could see what was done. I am very happy with the whole experience. - N.S
Dr Potthoff performed rotor cuff surgery on my right shoulder. - M.S
I had a sore arm and after my annual physical, my doctor thought I should see someone about it. - K.A
X-Ray on right knee, OK, digested PT - David Welsh
Routine knee cortisone injections - R.S
I had shots in my knees. - A.S
Every thing was very good. - P.B
Good meeting. I passed the movement tests. I was alerted to not to re injure the shoulder. Continue strength exercises as I am still not to where I was in the beginning. He's quick and to the point. He reassured to call if I need him for further follow up. - E.L
I had a right total knee replacement. I have had two follow-up visits with Dr. Potthoff. I was treated with respect and care by this physician and have had no problems with my recovery. - K.M
Thorough, good explanations, professional. - T.S
It was very good. I felt he did a great job looking at my hip and explaing what will happen in my replacement. He answered my questions. Good experience. - N.S
I had my right knee scoped. He fixed 3 tears in the meniscus - Mark McArthur
I did not have to wait long in the waiting room or in the exam room. Dr Potthoff did a good job with the cortisone shot, it was not painful. The cortisone seems to be helping with the pain in my shoulder. Overall, I got some pain relief and it was a positive experience. - S.J
Dr. Potthoff is very good. I would recommend him to anyone. - P.W
My experience with Dr. Potthoff was outstanding. He met with me before my surgery to go over the whole procedure and ask if I had any questions. The actual surgery went very well. He has excellent skills in performing the needed corrective surgery. My recovery has been very quick and successful due to Dr. Pothoff's directives to help the healing process along. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is need of an orthopedic surgeon. - J.T
Check up following surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome on both left and right hands. - J.W
It was basically a consultation to see if I would be an applicant for knee replacement and the answer was yes he answered all my questions and I was very satisfied. - G.R
Very Good! - Anthony Scott
Overall good experience. I was told that I would see the Doctor before I left the surgery center but did not see him until the 2 week follow-up appointment. He did meet with my wife though. - R.T
Extremely pleased at no waiting, at all! Direct opposite of usual service with Dr. Swisher's office. - D.M
Dr pothoff is very professional . He always makes me feel at ease. - W.S
My appointment was a regular schedule appointment for cortisone injections to my knee. The Dr and staff was very kind and helpful to me for my service - R.S
I have had dr Pottoff least four times for surgery and he has been very professional every time on a scale of one to ten he is an eleven every time also the hospital staff has been so professional thank you - J.W
Dr Pothoff asked many questions about my knee.He examined and moved it around. He also explained what the recent MRI was showing. He then very carefully described my options of treatment. He was neutral in the discussion of a course of treatment--allowing me to ask questions and make a decision on my own. He was very professional in his manner and courteous in his patient care. I am very pleased to work with him and very confident in his skills. - J.T
Shattered my wrist at work when I fell. Dr Pottoff preformed the surgery to repair my wrist. I felt he did an amazing job. My wrist has been steadily improving since - C.C
Excellent - M.D
Carpal tunnel surgery on right hand. - J.W
Concerned about my progress and gave me excellent advice for therapy excercises going forward - D.B
I appreciated my appointment with Dr. Potthoff very much. I had such a good experience with him when he did my shoulder surgery so I was glad to consider having him do my knee surgery and my appointment with him made me feel confident about him doing that surgery also. - J.H
My appointment went well. All my questions were answered to my satisfaction. I have been very happy with Dr. Potthoff's care. - S.G
I received a cortisone shot in my right knee. Dr. Potthoff is always friendly and informative about other options I could try - D.H
Dr. seemed cool and busy. Listened and gave me the steroid shot I had hoped to receive. Gave me a reference to Dr. Gibbons who does much shoulder replacement. Right now shoulder is better and hope relief lasts a long time. - J.H
Had a knee scope done, it is feeling good, the follow up appointment was not as I expected. He didn't even touch the knee, look at any incisions, just ask how I felt,ask me to bend it, straightend it,asked to see me walk, a whole four steps. Then said, well I am sending you back to work? I was floored, I work on concrete ten plus hours a day, constantly walking back and forth in about eighty foot area, carrying weight like four by eight sheets of plywood three quarters of an inch thick, twenty four to forty five feet long roof rails. I have had three therapy treatments and it is starting to feel alot better. The surgery center staff and facilities was fantastic - M.H
The visit was very helpful to my recovery. Thank you Gary Schaudenecker - G.S
Dr.Potthoff performed complete knee surgery.I was completely informed about what the procedure entailed. There were no surprises.Dr.Potthoff ans staff took excellent care of me start to finish. Calls were returned the same day while I was recuperating. I refer him to everyone... - S.L
Overall GREAT experience. She was very nervous getting out of the car but even the front staff made her feel comfortable. The nursing staff was amazing! They explained absolutely every step and directed all information to her as well as us (parents). That made her more comfortable. I loved the fact that dr Potthoff came in beforehand to speak with us and her and asked if we had questions. And then spoke with just us afterwards to explain again what happened. The Dr then came and saw my daughter after she woke up and explained everything directly to her. This amazed me! How very thoughtful and dedicated a surgeon to spend the extra time to speak with all of us 3 seperate times. I absolutely loved using the surgery center and would highly recommend it to anyone. I even received a phone call the next day to follow up on how she was doing. What a great experience and an amazing staff! Thank you Thank you for a wonderful experience!!! - Faith Primrose
Good experience in all areas! - W.P
Facility was nice and clean. Helpers were friendly and helpful. Surgeon was on time and completed a successful surgery. - D.S
Right knee replacement and followup treatment - S.L
My experience has been very good. Prompt service,pleasant staff, scheduling, etc. I would recommend Dr Potthoff to my friends. - N.K
Excellent. Cares about the patient`s healing progress - D.B
I had a good experience. The wait was not long. - S.G
Dr. Potthoff is the best Doctor around!! Caring, understanding. Would definitely go back to him! - J.I
I had rotator cuff surgery and have recently been released. I think the surgery went well and my recovery seems to be on schedule. - G.C
The doctor is always professional and the Cortizone shot really helps me - K.S
Right knee Replacement and recovery. - S.L
Dr. Potthoff,explain in detail what needed to be done. For me to get out of pain So we set up a date for surgery. Cathy Homan - C.H
Much better than I expected only two days of severe pain.extercise is going well I think and I can tell the shoulder is moving more freely everyday with less pain. - James Syhlman
Not only did I get a hip shot, we discussed my knee also, which I was very pleased of him to do so. I was trying to prevent surgery, and he said I could try the synviscone on my knee, which I was very pleased to hear. I was scheduled for Tuesday, the 19th, which I have already had, and am hoping it will work. - J.L
Very brief visit to discuss options regarding knee surgery. Again, very professional during the meeting and explained briefly what would happen prior to surgery, the surgery itself and a bit about the rehab situation. - L.G
Dr. Pothoff's treatment was excellent. He was detailed in questioning as well as informing me of my healing progress. I was very pleased with his service. - D.B
Dr Potthoff did a rota tor cuff repair on my left shoulder. Five years ago he did the same thing on my right shoulder and I had such wonderful results that I intentionally came back to have him do the left as well. The Mercy clinic staff, the surgical center staff and everyone I have dealt with including Dr. Potthoff have made this a very positive experience and I would recommend Mercy to anyone looking for quality service and health care. - R.Y
Recheck after rotator cuff surgery. Quick appointment. - S.G
I didn't have to wait at all as the staff was ahead of schedule and they were all very efficient moving ahead to prepare me for surgery. Very pleased with the anesthesiologist and happy to have Donna F as my nurse anesthetist who I had worked with some years ago in Cresco(a very comfortable feeling, Donna). Am only 6 weeks out so don't know exactly my full recovery yet but guess as of now am on track. Was surprised to get a card from all the surgery staff wishing me a good recovery--another happy feeling. Dr Potthoff gives very good direct instructions and these were easy to follow for post-op care at home. Have 5 more weeks to go for the first round of therapy and will revisit Dr. Thank you to all--- I had a very good experience at MASON CITY SURGICAL CENTER. - P.F
A shoulder injection--well done and helpful.RM Powell, MD - R.P
Doctor Potthoff did a very good job in giving injections in both of my knees. Procedure was done well and when I had questions pertaining to the treatment he spent ample time and gave concise answers to my questions. - L.G
Always highly efficient,in all aspects with Dr.Potthoff and staff. I had knee replacement surgery 3wks 4days ago and using a cane now.I recommend him to everyone. - Sandra Lustgraaf
We did not have to wait and he was very happy to answer our questions. We will be using Dr. Pot tofu again in the future. - Robert Leist
Hip surgery at age 85 years is not a pleasant experience, but Dr. Potthoff made it as pleasant as possible. After a short hospital stay, I went home with the assistance of Home Health and am moving a little slower and more careful than before, but doing fine. My thanks to everyone involved.Richard Smitgh - R.S
I have had multiple surgeries with Mercy and the Surgical Center and have always felt like they were professionals and were very attentive to my comfort, informing me of what was to come and have never had a negative result whether it be with the surgery itself or just interacting with the staff. - R.Y
Very good - G.C
The cortisone shot I received from Dr. Potthoff worked well after a few days. He also gave me a couple of ideas to work my shoulder to keep it moving in its natural rotation. Dr. Potthoff was very friendly and professional. - A.B
very good - E.P
rotator cuff repair, very happy with the results. would recommend. - D.C
Everything went well. Only having with some pain but not unbearable. Getting better with time. Glad I had it done. - R.T
Dr. Pothoff gave excellent care, I came for an injection of cortisone in my Rt. knee, I also had a concern about my Rt. shoulder, he ordered a x-ray and answered my concern and administered my cortisone injection with little discomfort. He is caring and proficient and I am glad he is my Doctor. Marilyn Hanna - M.H
Probably marked this wrong but received excellent care. Short wait time, Dr. P WAS VERY professional and listening to my complaints. Would recommend him to everyone!! - Kathy Shawhan
Eric does a great job in all ways! - M.D
I have been very happy with the results of the surgery and attention to the healing process. Appreciated his referrals to providers to make the recovery go smoothly. - C.H
Very pleased with treatment by everyone - R.H
It was great! Easiest broken bone I've ever had. - A.M
doctor took the time to discuss my illness and treatment. - K.H
I came early, and got in early. Everything went very smothly - L.E
I always have an excellent experience with the Orthopedic dept. whenever I have appointments. Dr. Potthoff explains all the options that are there for my hip and always is very thorough. - M.E
We very much appreciate your being on schedule and realizing the time of the patient is also important. All are very pleasant to work with. - C.H
I spoke with dr.potthoff about my knee and we discussed knee replacement. He educated me on the process..and I will have it done soon. - S.L
Everything went very well with surgery, Id recommend Doctor Potthoff and his staff! Thank you again for the great experience. - C.U
Everything and everything went great. Thank you all for your support. Diane - D.C
I am so impressed with Dr. pottoff. He is such a good dr and very caring. I am so thankful that I have him for my dr. - Judy Isebrand
Everything well good so far - K.S
I always appreciate the communication both prior to the surgery and post from your office. Any questions I have are always answered in a very timely and professional manner. And obviously the results from the proceedures have been great! - T.G
We have been very happy with our experiences at the Mason City Clinic. Amazed at how you keep on schedule and appreciate our time is also important. Just all around super experiences with Dr. and all involved. Thanks. - Carol Hutzell
thanks for taking the time to explain what you did and the results in detail in layman's terms. all staff were courteous and did their best to assist me. - K.H
very good experience overall. - Ziedonis Plorins
Office staff was considerate answered all questions polite knowledgeable and experienced. Dr was good but lacked sense of humour. - S.M
My visit was very educational and pleasurable. Very timely and staff was pleasant and the overall experience was excellent. - D.D
Excellent from beginning to end. - Ziedonis Plorins
This was a great over all experience. The clinic, the staff, and Dr. Potthoff always treat me with great respect, and kindness. I never have a long wait. Thank them for their care. Don Thorson - Donald Thorson
The service and outcome were excellent - Robert Hestad
I received excellent service from Dr. Pothoff and everyone associated with my care. - Jane Throndson
Very happy with the results after rotator cuff surgery. Smooth process. - Daniel Cahalan
Surgery went very well, follow up and bed side manor were great as well. Would recommend Doc Potthoff to family and friends.. Actually my Mom had a knee done by Doc not long ago and she recommended him. Thank you! - Carey Umbarger
Staff was very helpful. Dr. Potthoff helped to explain what was going on. N.C. did not get the answer he wanted, and Dr. Potthoff could tell, but Dr. Potthoff remained professional which was very nice to see. - N.C.
Staff was very helpful. Dr. Potthoff helped to explain what was going on. N.C. did not get the answer he wanted, and Dr. Potthoff could tell, but Dr. Potthoff remained professional which was very nice to see. - N.C.
Dr Potthoff and his staff were very friendly. Everything was explained to me so I understood, and questions were answered. I didn't feel rushed, very satisfied. - Linda Ellingson
Dr Potthoff and his staff were very friendly. Everything was explained to me so I understood, and questions were answered. I didn't feel rushed, very satisfied. - Linda Ellingson
I went in with extreme pain in my right knee. The Dr. Suggested a cortisone shot. So far it has been feeling much better - D.H.
Received cortisone shot in rotation cuff. Doctor is very pleasant to work with. - Rebecca Martinson
Appreciate appointment on time. Courtious treatment by all. Good communication with Dr. Potthoff. Very satisfied with services rendered. - Carol Hutzell
Surgery went well. Everything and everyone was prepared and ready to go. Checkin thru exit went smoothly. Would recommend them. - Carey Umbarger
I had both my knees injected. Both my knees are doing good. - Kristine Wolf
Dr Pottoff is very professional and takes good care of me. I have full confidence in him. - Mickey Ferris
Great care, facility clean, explained things good, - Marilyn Pringnitz
I was seeing Dr. Potthoff for a cortisone shot in my right shoulder. He answered any questions I had and asked about the strength and range of motion in my arm and gave me a suggestion of something I could do to get my arm moving in the morning bef - Ann Bennett
I had an MRI done today- everyone was on time and very courteous. Thank you - Mark Reiter
Great experience highly recommend, no problems smooth. - Daniel C.
Staff was pleasant, informative and on time. DR. Potthoff's procedure was easy and without pain. He lets me know how my knee is progressing. - Russell Godbey
Very good experience, friendly staff went way better than I expected. Highly recommend. - Daniel C.
I was seeing Dr. Potthoff for a cortisone shot in my right shoulder. He answered any questions I had and asked about the strength and range of motion in my arm and gave me a suggestion of something I could do to get my arm moving in the morning bef - Ann Bennett
Dr pottoff administered injections into my knees., to help with the pain i have been having and lose of mobility. Dr Pottoff explains all procedures very well and also discussed with me orher options for my knee pain, for in the future. Dr. has - Coralee Bigley
I would recommend all the staff I had for my shoulder Arthroscopy. I was told everything that would be happening along the way. Thank You Dr.Potthoff and staff! - K.Menting
This was a follow up visit from knee replacement. Dr, Potthoff was informative and answered my questions and refered me to a neurogist for further annalization of a dropped foot problem. The nurse took out some stitches and was gentle. A good visit - Marilyn L.
The staff is just awesome very courteous and always kind listening to what ever my problem is. I absolutely love my doctor he is just the best and I always feel better after I leave knowing the treatment that I received - S.H.
The staff is just awesome very courteous and always kind listening to what ever my problem is. I absolutely love my doctor he is just the best and I always feel better after I leave knowing the treatment that I received - S.H.
Had my consultation for a right hip replacement. Had no wait time for either xray and appointment which was rare but nice. Even back in room had little wait time. My questions and concerns were answered. - S.Dutcher
Everything was good, on time, xray people very pleasant and easy to work with, Eric's nurse was very professional and nice, as was the PA. Eric is always excellent, patient, listens, helps make the right choice. - Michael Dirksen
I had total knee replacement and it is working great. - Jerry Seelhammer
My treatment went very well and I'm doing good so far. - Kimberly Sexton
Dr pottoff administered injections into my knees., to help with the pain i have been having and lose of mobility. Dr Pottoff explains all procedures very well and also discussed with me orher options for my knee pain, for in the future. Dr. has - Coralee Bigley
I saw Dr Pothoff regarding arthritis in my knees. Following x-rays , his recommended treatment was not what I had hoped to hear, but his explanation was very clear and left no doubt in my mind what the next step would be. - L.S.
I thought that the staff at Mercy Medical Center was very nice and welcoming. Dr. Pothoff was very much into attempting to find out if there were any issues with my left shoulder. Check in for an appointment was fast and simple. Everyone just had - Nathan Eidem
I thought that the staff at Mercy Medical Center was very nice and welcoming. Dr. Pothoff was very much into attempting to find out if there were any issues with my left shoulder. Check in for an appointment was fast and simple. Everyone just had - Nathan Eidem
Diagnosis and appropriate treatment was swift. Dr. Potthoff quickly recognized the problem...bursitis...and a cortisone shot was administered. Relief came within two days and continues thus far. Everyone with whom I had contact during my appointme - D.D.
My wife and I heard HORROR stories about rotator cuff surgery and postop, so we were very aprehensive before the surgery! However, I have what I would consider an EXCELLENT RESULT! Today, at only 12 days postop, I am completely off pain meds and ab - Gary Jansen
After only 7 weeks, Dr. Potthoff thinks I am doing very well. So, far I am pleased with the results of the surgery with the exception of a stiff knee that seems to be slowly improving. Dr. Potthoff assures me that with continuing my 3X daily exerci - Elizabeth Almen
I was very pleased with Dr. Eric Potthoff - he took the time to explain everything and answer any questions I had. The surgery went great, recovery is going exactly as he predicted. My follow-up care has been just as great - whether I called with a - Lori A.
My Doctor was Dr. Potthoff I had pain in my hip when I walked. He evaluated the x-rays and recommended a cortisone injection into the hip joint. With my concurrence he did this and today, 12/12, I have no pain when walking. - Donald Aamodt
Dr. Potthoff did a wonderful job at replacing my knee. My scar looks wonderful and I love my new knee! - Lisa Buss
I went in for a shoulder consultation. The Dr examined me, answered my questions, and we came up with a treatment plan and follow-up date. The visit was exactly as I expected, and the staff was very kind! I had almost no wait when I arrived. They wer - Shannon W.
My experience with Dr. Potthoff was very good. He is friendly and informative. - Josephine Neal
I was very happy with the services I received and I am healing very well. - Jerry Seelhammer
Was very thorough and gave me a cortisone shot in my shoulder - Elaine Meyer
This was a follow up visit for a shoulder problem. I received a cortisone injection earlier and the results were good. Dr. Potthoff released me from the work restrictions I have been following since my prior visit. - Mark Kelly
I was extremely satisfied with the treatment I received and the results of the surgery. Everyone involved was very professional and made my stay most comfortable. I'm more than happy with the outcome of my surgery and glad to be back to almost normal - J.Zimmerman
This was a follow up visit for a shoulder problem. I received a cortisone injection earlier and the results were good. Dr. Potthoff released me from the work restrictions I have been following since my prior visit. - Mark Kelly
appointment was for 5 yr recheck on my knees as both had been replaced. Found nothing on xray and am not having any problems so will follow back up with Dr in 5yrs or when I get another letter to come in. Very satisfied. - Sandra Peterson
Dr. Eric J. Potthoff was my physician for rotator cuff repair and this was a followup visit. I am very pleased with the outcome to date. I had my left rotator cuff repair 4 years ago also done by Dr. Potthoff and had very good results. So far the - Leroy Geerts
Dr. Potthoff took the time to explain what was going on with my knee and thought the proper treatment would be to have an injection. He also said I could return in 3 months for another injection if I felt the need. Staff were very friendly and courte - Susan Huffman
I received an injection in my right shoulder for ongoing pain after a fall several months ago. After 48 hours I began to feel substantial relief and after another two days I had no pain at all. I will be following up with physical therapy for which I - Kathryn Temple
I received an injection in my right shoulder for ongoing pain after a fall several months ago. After 48 hours I began to feel substantial relief and after another two days I had no pain at all. I will be following up with physical therapy for which I - Kathryn Temple
I came in for a consultation with Dr Potthoff to have him look at my right shoulder because of the extreme pain I was having. He explained to me the problem and what needed to be done at this time. We decided to put a steroid shot in my right shoulde - David Andersen
Scheduled appointment was handled promptly. Doctor listened, examined X-rays, gave options, and let me make my own choice. Treatment gave relief within a few hours. I am a very happy patient and I will go back if further treatment is needed. - Joyce H.
everyone was prompt & pleasant, well satisfied - Phillip Mansker
Had been having severe pain in and around the right knee area----X-Rays were taken and Dr. Potthoff explained that a portion of the knee was bone on bone and the other area nearly as bad. Explained the various options but suggested a cortisone shot - Lawrence Gallogly
Very Pleased with the outcome - L.G.
Dr. Potthoff was very professional and strait to the point, which I appreciate. I received a injection of cortisone in my shoulder for a shoulder injury pain. At this time, I am pain free. - R.S.
I had knee replacement on Jan. 7, 2015. Dr. Pothoff and PA Boyer were very good explaining to me what was involved and what my recovery would be. I also want to thank the nurses and all the staff on the 5th floor. I could not have had better care. - Allen Manning
Dr. Potthoff was very professional and strait to the point, which I appreciate. I received a injection of cortisone in my shoulder for a shoulder injury pain. At this time, I am pain free. - R.S.
I was very pleased with the hospital staff and Dr.Potthoff. Dr. Potthoff and his team were very polite, courteous and concerned about my recovery while I was a patient at the hospital and the 2 follow up visits that I have had with him since surgery. - Danny Dirksen
Thanks to the whole team from the waiting area in the ER to the staff at the clinic - experience so far has been great and Noah is doing well. - N.Christensen
Thanks to the whole team from the waiting area in the ER to the staff at the clinic - experience so far has been great and Noah is doing well. - N.Christensen
This was my checkup 6 weeks after my rotator cuff surgery. I feel it went very well. I appreciate the caring way Dr. Potthoff explained things to me. He gave me the good news that I could stop wearing the sling and should start therapy. He also e - Janet Huey
Everything went fine. Woke up fast, the staff was awesome. Called me the next day to see how I was doing. It hurt really bad the next day, but everything was better later that day. I had a very good outcome so far. - Kathy Connelly
I was given a cortisone shot in the left hip for pain in my buttocks and left hip. The pain went away after a few hours and I have been able to walk up and down stairs etc. without any pain. Excellent results. I had a cortisone shot a year ago at - Charolet Hanson
Had my last check up on my shoulder, that Dr. Potthoff did surgery on March 10th. I can move it with no pain and feel great again. Thanks again to Dr. Potthoff and the whole staff. - Gloria Cooper
Dr. Potthoff gave me cortisone shots in both knees. I had been having pain for several weeks and by the next morning the pain was considerably less and I was able to walk and sleep again. Thank you Dr. Potthoff! - T.Sprung
I was received promptly and got in within 2 minutes. Dr. Potthoff saw me shortly after that, did a consultation about a chronic knee problem (arthritis) and gave me a cortisone injection. Fast, thorough, professional and he answered all my question - David Guetzko
I was very pleased with Dr. Potthoff. He explained things so I understood what was going to happen with my procedure. I have the utmost confidence in him. - Wanda Snider
I feel my consultation with Dr. Potthoff about my shoulder condition and possible surgery went well. He explained things carefully so I could understand my condition and what could be done to try to make it better. I thank him and his staff for the - Janet Huey
I received a knee arthroscopy by Dr. Potthoff at the Mason City Surgery Center. I was treated with the utmost respect by the preoperative staff, Dr. Potthoff, and the postoperative care team. I was very satisfied with my care and have been very hap - Jay Dyre
had check up appointment was very prompt & Dr. explained how he wanted me to proceed quite well & answered any questions I had & sent me to therapy - Sherilyn Fuoss
had check up appointment was very prompt & Dr. explained how he wanted me to proceed quite well & answered any questions I had & sent me to therapy - Sherilyn Fuoss
I was happy that I was able to view my hip X-ray with Dr. Potthoff and understand better why I am experiencing the pain. - Elizabeth Stoltenberg
Dr. Potthoff is one of the best. His care has resulted in a complete recovery. My right ankle was almost detached in December of last year and thanks to Mercy Ortho and Dr. Potthoff I can look forward to walking down by the lake again this summer. G - Todd Johnson
Dr. Potthoff is one of the best. His care has resulted in a complete recovery. My right ankle was almost detached in December of last year and thanks to Mercy Ortho and Dr. Potthoff I can look forward to walking down by the lake again this summer. G - Todd Johnson
I had a tendon repaired in my right shoulder and a spur removed as well. It was a very satisfying experience. The dr and his staff were very kind and helpful with any issues or questions I had regarding my treatment. It took place quickly and so far - Mandy Wise
We had a very good experience at the clinic. The staff was all very friendly and helpful. And we didn't have to wait to see the doctor or get have the cast put on.... - Sharon Sadler
I received consultation concerning pain in my right knee. It was determined I should receive a cortisone shot to same knee. The procedure went very well and the knee feels much better. - Ziedonis Plorins
The treatment and services that I received from the surgery to the explanation of what the damage from my fall and what was needed from me to gain a full recovery was great every thing was explained very clearly and easy to understand and Dr. Potthof - Daniel Campbell
Well it was " GREAT SUPER ...(1) Mr.Potthoff was good from day 1.(2) The staff on "ALL"shifts where very helpful..Super Job ladys!!!! (3) My new hip and I are getting along just fine...(4) We will wait and see how my golf swing is...?(5)My wife think - David Smith
I had arrived slightly late to my appontment thanks to a train. The staff was very understanding and I still didn't have to wait an unreasonable amount of time. Dr. Potthoff was very nice, but I wish he would have sat down when he talked to me. He is - D.W.
The treatment and services that I received from the surgery to the explanation of what the damage from my fall and what was needed from me to gain a full recovery was great every thing was explained very clearly and easy to understand and Dr. Potthof - Daniel Campbell
It was a positive experience in every way and the staff were very courteous and professional and explained everything in clear and easily understood way. - Mark Mowrey
I just finished 8 weeks of physical therapy that followed my rotator cuff surgery. I am delighted with the results! Dr Eric Potthoff told me before the surgery that I had 2 torn muscles and that he would try to repair them, but warned me that resul - J.Schroeder
I just finished 8 weeks of physical therapy that followed my rotator cuff surgery. I am delighted with the results! Dr Eric Potthoff told me before the surgery that I had 2 torn muscles and that he would try to repair them, but warned me that resul - J.Schroeder
Dr. Potthoff examined my left arm and shoulder joint in an effort to discover the cause of the pain in the area. Through the use of x-rays and hands-on examination, it was determined that arthritis and possible torn rotator cuff were at the root. F - G.Stahl
This appointment was just a final check on the carpal tunnel release, but Dr. Potthoff checked my hand thoroughly since I had taken a fall on the ice. We also talked about my shoulder and what perhaps could be done with it since it has arthritis to - Mahna Richards
This appointment was just a final check on the carpal tunnel release, but Dr. Potthoff checked my hand thoroughly since I had taken a fall on the ice. We also talked about my shoulder and what perhaps could be done with it since it has arthritis to - Mahna Richards
My experience was positive in every way,the staff were very friendly and helpful,everything was explained in easy to understand manner.You have a very nice and clean facility and I would recommend you to other people. - Mark Mowrey
I felt the staff were extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, and patient. They always answered any questions I had. This included admitting staff as well. A great first impression. - Rebecca Ersland
Both Dr. Potthoff and the clinic did a professional job. I was treated special by all when I was there. I would refer friends relatives and co-workers to you. Thanks to you all! - John Montagne
The experience was great. After 9 weeks of terrible pain, it was such a relief to get it stopped. I am progressing very fast and am thankful that Dr Potthoff took care of this. - Ardith Miller
Everyone at the surgery center and Dr. Potthoff were very professional and very helpful. Everyone did their best to make me comfortable and as pain free as possible. - Mahna Richards
Received a consult and a cortisone injection from Dr. Potthoff regarding my knee joint. VERY thorough and professional, answered all my questions and addressed all my concerns. Received my treatment and was released promptly. All went very well. - David Guetzko
The experience was great. After 9 weeks of terrible pain, it was such a relief to get it stopped. I am progressing very fast and am thankful that Dr Potthoff took care of this. - Ardith Miller
Both Dr. Potthoff and the clinic did a professional job. I was treated special by all when I was there. I would refer friends relatives and co-workers to you. Thanks to you all! - John Montagne
I have been seeing Dr. Potthoff for a broken shoulder since Sept. 19th. I feel he has really looked out for my well-being more than I even have been. I have worked for my store for over 20 years and am not used to being off work. He is making me r - Lana Thompson
I have been seeing Dr. Potthoff for a broken shoulder since Sept. 19th. I feel he has really looked out for my well-being more than I even have been. I have worked for my store for over 20 years and am not used to being off work. He is making me r - Lana Thompson
I was happy with the way Dr. Pottoff listened to me. He was helpful in telling me what my options are the first a injection in my knee , and if it keeps hurting that we should do orthoscopic . he also made it know to me not to wait if this is going t - John Nelson
Dr. Potthoff explained what he was going to do during the rotator cuff repair. He truthfully and fully explained his concerns and let me buy into the risk before he proceeded. I believe he did as much as he could to repair the damage to my should - J Schroeder
My Doctor was Dr. Potthoff I had pain in my hip when I walked. He evaluated the x-rays and recommended a cortisone injection into the hip joint. With my concurrence he did this and today, 12/12, I have no pain when walking. - Donald Aamodt
I was very pleased with Dr. Eric Potthoff - he took the time to explain everything and answer any questions I had. The surgery went great, recovery is going exactly as he predicted. My follow-up care has been just as great - whether I called with a - Lori A.
I was expecting pain during the shot:) I felt nothing (great Job).. My shoulder is still sore I called and talked to the staff, they told me it may take a couple weeks to work..So I am just CHILLAXING..thanks again Doc :) - David Anderson
I was pleased to have Dr. Potthoff do an exam and give me a cortisone shot for pain in the left knee. In September he did the same for the right knee and it has worked out well. - Terry Sprung
After only 7 weeks, Dr. Potthoff thinks I am doing very well. So, far I am pleased with the results of the surgery with the exception of a stiff knee that seems to be slowly improving. Dr. Potthoff assures me that with continuing my 3X daily exerci - Elizabeth Almen