Dr. Eric Potter

Internal Medicine
Spring Hill, TN
24 years experience male

About

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Functional Medicine, Why Patients Love It Since opening Sanctuary Medical Care and Consulting this year, many patients have expressed a similar question, What is functional medicine? Dr. Hutton and I enjoy answering this question for two reasons: 1) We see it working in our patients. 2) When patients hear our answers, they get excited as well. We share several reasons why this approach is gaingin ground across the nation. First, functional physicians are spending more time understanding the whole person sitting in front of them. These longer visits address patients lifestyle, genetics, emotions, nutrition, biology, spirit, preferences, and more. The whole person receives care. From there, functional physicians like ourselves look for root causes. More on the website.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Kentucky, Minnesota, Tennessee, Virginia

Doctor Q&A

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A member asked:
Dr. Eric Potter
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Food sensitive: First with the frequent urination he needs his blood sugar checked. If that is normal he should be evaluated for a prostate blockage. 3rd could then b... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Eric Potter
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Multiple possibility: Several possibilities: inflammatory processes like infection or autoimmunity, if dark may be blood disorder, could be allergic. Difficult to pin dow... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Potter
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Depends: Your ex's recovery depends on what made his lung to collapse in the first place. If no reason is known, likely to recover but may be at risk of repea... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Potter
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Deficiency /toxicity: He may be experiencing either a vitamin deficiency, a fatty acid deficiency, a mineral deficiency, or toxicity from chemicals used at work. You should... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Potter
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Body self therapy: Your body is reacting in two ways. First, first helps to coat the ulcer and lessen irritation. Hunger brings in food. Second, without food, the stom... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Potter
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Could be bad: A vertical line on the fingernail without trauma to the nail deserves an evaluation by a dermatologist to be sure it is not melanoma, a skin cancer ty... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Eric Potter
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Inflammed: The purpose of 5Fu (fluorouracil) applied to a wart is to cause your immune system to react or inflame and destroy. The wart will become red, irritat... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Potter
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Unsure from that inf: That description is inadequate to attempt diagnosis. Could be anything from muscular to joint to lymph nodes.
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A female asked:
Dr. Eric Potter
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Need to evaluate mor: Looking into toxins, leaky gut, and other co-infections is necessary. Also need to evaluate hormones (thyroid and adrenal particularly).
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Potter
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Hormonal imbalance: Irregular cycles in a female prior to menopause likely indicate an imbalance of estrogen and progesterone. testing can uncover if this is correct and... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Potter
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Bad or not: Most likely you are sensing a PVC, an early contraction of your heart that is common and NOT dangerous. Just be sure you don't have any swelling in t... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Potter
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Remeron (mirtazapine): If I am understanding that you had irritability BEFORE lowering, it is likely the remeron (mirtazapine).
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Potter
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Magnesium good: Magnesium in patients with high blood pressure is helpful for the following reasons: 1) Can lower your blood pressure as a calcium channel blocker, 2)... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Potter
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Contact Dermatitis: Possibilities include: contact dermatitis (allergic reaction to chemical or plant), dyshidrotic eczema (if started with little clear vesicles), insec... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Potter
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Possible protein: if the bubbles stay for long time (10-15 minutes) possibly protein in urine.
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A member asked:
Dr. Eric Potter
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
What are your needs?: I would need to know more information before knowing if I can help.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Potter
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Need more informatio: Which ribs? Any inciting event/trauma? Any other symptoms: cough, fever, swelling....
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Potter
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Possible infection: this sounds like an infection it could be from bug bites or some Mild Eczema that has got infected a picture would go a long way
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Potter
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Options: You might be reacting to the sheets you are sleeping on. You also might have blocked sweat glands which become inflamed. Changing detergents might hel... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Potter
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Need Urine Test: Breathe. A high protein diet could lead to some protein in urine, but what you need is a urine test to measure protein and albumin along with a blood... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Eric Potter
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Hormonal: Likely you had a different cycle of hormones this month, possibly not ovulating or not having as high estrogen during the first half of cycle.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Potter
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Depends on location: This sound like potential bug bites. The exact type of bug depends on your location. It can range from ticks to mosquitos to bedbugs. It also depen... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Potter
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Many possibilities: possibilities include inadequate hydration, low electrolytes, inadequate rest between days of exercises, improper form for exercises
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Potter
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Depends on other Sx: Could be bronchitis Could be bronchiectasis if moderately ill Could be pneumonia If long term, could be diaphragmatic hernia, but this is usually foun... Read More
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Testimonials
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr.eric I just need to make sure because I've never felt so hungry for food before. Again thank you as this was a question needing answered and I've been think...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Your answer was very informative.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Many thanks Dr Potter...

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, TN
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

Universit of Tennessee - Memphis

Affiliations

Christian Medical And Dental Association
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