Jason Lee Pothast, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (479 reviews)

Specialities: Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation

Languages: English

301-570-7416

About me

Dr. Pothast is a native of Ohio and earned his undergraduate degree in exercise biology from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He received his medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in 2008. Afterwards, Dr. Pothast went on to finish a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia in 2012, where he served as chief resident. He then completed his Sports Medicine Fellowship in 2014 from the University of Florida, where he worked extensively with athletes of all ages from youth leagues to the NCAA Division 1 level. Dr. Pothast is double-board certified in sports medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation. He has a special interest in working with runners, from the recreational to the elite. Dr. Pothast also enjoys providing sideline coverage at local sporting events. In his spare time, Dr. Pothast remains active by running road races with his wife, as well as playing chase with his golden retriever. His slower-paced interests include cooking for his family and watching college basketball.

Philosophy of Care:

No matter your sport or your activity, I strive to get you back to your love of life, whether that is running, swimming, biking, playing basketball, or gardening. I work alongside a variety of physical, occupational, and speech therapists to appropriately diagnose your problem, to get to the root of it, and to prevent it from coming back. I perform musculoskeletal ultrasound guided injections right in the office, as well as use that same ultrasound technology to analyze muscles, tendons, and nerves. In addition, I manage your diagnosis closely with therapists to correct biomechanical deficiencies with your running, swimming, and working technique. We want to add quality of life to you, not for the next few weeks, but for the next few years.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Ankle Pain
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • Back Pain
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Concussion
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Pain
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Pain
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Pain
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Related Injury
  • Trigger Point Injection
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Adolescent Disc Herniation
  • Ankle Impingement
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Pain
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Strain
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • Anterior Interosseous Nerve Syndrome
  • Anterior Tibialis Tendon Tear
  • Arm Fracture
  • Arm Injury
  • Arthralgia
  • Arthritis
  • Athletic Pubalgia
  • Back Injury
  • Back Muscle Injury
  • Back Pain
  • Bicep Injury
  • Bicep Tear
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Calf Muscle Injury
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Cts
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Cervical Spondylosis
  • Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome
  • Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain
  • Chronic Muscle Injury
  • Chronic Tendinosis Of The Ankle
  • Chronic Tendinosis Of The Foot
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccydynia
  • Coccyx Injury
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Concussion
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Dislocated Patella
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Epicondylitis
  • Femoral Neuropathy
  • Finger Sprain
  • Foot Injury
  • Gluteal Injury
  • Hamstring Injury
  • Hand Tendonitis
  • Heterotopic Ossification
  • Hip Click
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Sprain
  • Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome
  • Insertional Tendonitis
  • Joint Sprain
  • Knee Clunk Syndrome
  • Knee Effusion
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Instability
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Pain For Patients Aged Younger Than 60
  • Knee Tendon Injury
  • Kyphosis
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Leg Injury
  • Lesions Of Sciatic Nerve
  • Ligament Injury
  • Limp
  • Locking Knee
  • Lower Back Pain In Pregnancy
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spondylosis
  • Medial Epicondylitis
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Muscle Injury
  • Muscle Strain
  • Muscle Tears
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Neck Arthritis
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Sprain
  • Neural Foraminal Stenosis
  • Non Displaced Fracture
  • Nutrition And Supplement Issues
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Overuse Injury
  • Overuse Injury Of The Ankle
  • Paratenonitis
  • Patella Dislocation
  • Patella Injury
  • Patellar Instability
  • Patellofemoral Arthritis
  • Patellofemoral Injury
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Peroneal Neuropathy
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plexopathy
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament Pcl Injury
  • Posterior Interosseous Neuropathy
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Injury
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Tear
  • Quadricep Injury
  • Radial Nerve Neuropathy
  • Radiculopathy
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Rib Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Running Injury
  • Sacral Fracture
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Scapular Dyskinesis
  • Sciatica
  • Separated Shoulder
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Shoulder Tendonitis
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Related Ankle Injury
  • Sports Related Foot Injury
  • Sports Related Injury
  • Stress Fractures
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendinopathy
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendon Injury
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Thoracic Spinal Stenosis
  • Throwing Injury
  • Tibial Neuropathy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Thumb
  • Twisted Ankle
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
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Procedures I perform

  • Ankle Rehabilitation
  • Arm Steroid Injection
  • Arthritis Rehabilitation
  • Balance Rehabilitation
  • Cervical Spine Evaluation
  • Elbow Injection
  • Elbow Rehabilitation
  • Elbow Steroid Injection
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Finger Injection
  • Gait Analysis
  • Hand Steroid Injection
  • Hand Therapies
  • Hip Joint Injection
  • Hip Rehabilitation
  • Hip Steroid Injection
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Injection
  • Knee Rehabilitation
  • Knee Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Spine Evaluation
  • Musculoskeletal Injection
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Neck Rehabilitation
  • Nerve Block
  • Non Invasive Scoliosis Treatment
  • Non Surgical Arthritis Treatment
  • Non Surgical Fracture Care
  • Non Surgical Management Of Osteoarthritis
  • Non Surgical Treatment For Disc Herniation
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Prp Injection
  • Shoulder Injection
  • Shoulder Rehabilitation
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation
  • Thoracic Spine Evaluation
  • Trigger Finger Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Trigger Thumb Injection
  • Wrist Steroid Injection
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Practice locations

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18109 Prince Philip Drive
Olney, MD, 20832

301-570-3183

Fax 301-570-7416

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3333 North Calvert Street
Johnston Professional Bldg Ste 400
Baltimore, MD, 21218

410-554-2155

Fax 410-554-2084

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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Fellowship Program: University of Florida-Gainesville (2014)

Residency Program: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (2012)

Internship Program: Riverside Methodist Hospital (2009)

Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine (2008)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.9
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.9
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.8
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.8
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.9
  • Aug 20, 2021

    Dr Pothast is always easy to work with!

  • Aug 19, 2021

    I did not feel rushed or hurried through my exam and treatment discussions (which is often the case). I felt confident that Dr. Pothast understood my concerns / condition and gave me the best options for my treatment.

  • Aug 16, 2021

    Overall a Great Visit