Michael Potnek

Outreach Community Health Centers

Contact Details

Outreach Community Health Centers
Milwaukee, WI

Professional Bio

Dr. Michael Potnek was born in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin and is a graduate of Marquette University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He obtained his nursing doctorate at Marquette University in Milwaukee. While attending Marquette, he completed training in a variety of settings including within the Department of Corrections, an urban American Indian health center, and a large urban hospital. In addition to his medical practice, he is also a faculty member in the Marquette University Graduate School.


As a provider, his passion and goal is to optimize the health and wellness of his patients. He views the patient-provider relationship as a true collaborative partnership in which healthcare decisions are made together, always in the best interest of each patient. He places an emphasis on providing culturally competent care in a comfortable environment, where patients can discuss their medical problems, and strive to empower his patients through health education.

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Practice Setting

Urban federally qualified health center (FQHC), offering primary care, family practice, women's health, podiatry and behavioral health services.

Unique Opportunities

Epic EHR Physician Builder certification; certificate in motivational interviewing through the University of Wisconsin - Madison; MATEC Scholar Fellowship; AAHIV HIV Specialist credentialing

Patient Pool

Average 18 patients/day, primarily African American, low SES and underserved population.


2 years