Ruth A. Potee, MD
 
 

Ruth Potee

About

 
 
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Dr. Ruth Potee is a board certified Family Physician and Addiction Medicine physician at Valley Medical Group in Greenfield, MA.  She is a native of western Massachusetts and attended public schools in the North Quabbin region.  She attended Wellesley College, Yale University School of Medicine and did her residency at Boston University where she remained as an assistant professor of Family Medicine for eight years.   In addition to practicing full- scope family medicine, she is currently the Medical Director for the Franklin County House of Corrections, the Franklin Recovery and Treatment Center and the Pioneer Valley Regional School District as well as the Chair of the Healthcare Solutions of the Opioid Taskforce of Franklin County.  She was named Franklin County Doctor of the Year by the Massachusetts Medical Society in 2015 and is the Chair of the Department of Medicine at Baystate- Franklin Medical Center.  Dr. Potee engages communities in discussions surrounding substance abuse through her wide ranging series of talks.

 

"We have to start recognizing that addiction is a real disease"

 
 

Experience

Family Physician; Valley Medical Group
2010-Present

School physician; Pioneer Valley SChool district
2012-present

Medical Director;Franklin recovery center
2016-present
 

 

medical director; Franklin County House of Corrections
2014-Present

Chair, Department of Medicine; Baystate franklin medical center
2015 – Present

Assistant Professor of family medicine; boston university and boston medical center
2002-2010

Education 

Certification

Residency; Boston University Department of family medicine
1999-2002

MEDICAL SCHOOL; YALE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
1994-1999

Bachelors; Wellesley College  1986-1990

AMERICAN BOARD OF FAMILY MEDICINE
2002-PRESENT

AMERICAN BOARD OF ADDICTION MEDICINE
2015-PRESENT