Jeannette Potts MD

CoFounder, Vista Urology

Dr. Jeannette Potts is a physician, author, speaker, performer and dancer. She is the co- founder of Vista Urology & Pelvic Pain Partners located in the Silicon Valley, California, which provides comprehensive care to those suffering with complex urological pain syndromes. She is also the principal of Dr. Tango, LLC, an enterprise focused on enhancing communication between individuals through the metaphor of Argentine Tango.

She graduated from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in 1991, received Family Medicine Training at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. She received unique fellowship training in urology and office-based procedures at the Cleveland Clinic, where she remained on staff for 15 years, until she moved to California.

During her 15 year tenure as a member of the Glickman Urological Institute, she was awarded the Bruce Hubbard Stewart Fellowship in recognition of her compassionate and humanistic care of patients.

Her lecture topics span the controversies of male health issues from prostate cancer screening and active surveillance to management of debilitating pelvic/genital pain syndromes, the growing prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome and its impact on men, nocturia and sleep, psychosexual aspects of our well-being, and most importantly, seeing and embracing ourselves in our patients.

She is the editor of 4 urological textbooks, including the Men’s Health Primer, by Springer Press. Her other book, Tango: Lessons for Life, published by the Cleveland Clinic Press, presents many of her lecture and performance metaphors for listening, communicating and healing. These lessons are easily translatable to all human relationships, but have an especially poignant application in the care of patients and loved ones.