Jason Lee Pothast, MD| Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation | MedStar Health

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

4.9 out of 5 (948 reviews)

Specialties: Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation

Languages: English


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.

Notice - August 2022: Dr. Pothast now sees patients at the following location: 

20500 Seneca Meadows Pkwy.
Johns Hopkins Wellness Ctr., Ste. 101
Germantown, MD 20876

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


Fax 410-554-2084

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Fax 410-554-2084

20500 Seneca Meadows Parkway
Suite 101
Germantown, MD, 20876


Fax 410-657-1954

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Fax 410-657-1954


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

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • United Optimum Choice
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Virginia Premier
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Kaiser Select
    • Cigna EPO
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Tricare East Select
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Carefirst EPO
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • United Navigate
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • United Golden Rule
    • Aetna HMO
    • I-SNP
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Employee Health Plan (EHP)
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • United Choice Plus
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Beech Street PPO
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • D-SNP)
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • United Choice
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • United Student Resources
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA



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

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

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

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  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

  • Apr 25, 2024

    Very good physical medicine doctor saw me and was very helpful

  • Apr 24, 2024

    Dr Pothast is the most caring doctor. Had time to listen to what's wrong with me and always gives great advice. He is very gentle when applying cortisone shots so I never apprehensive about my visits with him.

  • Apr 17, 2024

    I fell in love with this doctor! He was great, is great can't say enough good things about him. He knows his stuff and shares. I will always request Dr. Pothast