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Michael Cotter, MD

95.4% Patient Satisfaction based on 70 ratings

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Based on 70 ratings
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4 stars (9)
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About Michael Cotter:

Born and raised in Gainesville, Florida, Dr. Cotter is a diehard University of Florida Gator fan. Before him, his father, Dr. Julian Cotter, served as an ObGyn for over 20 years in Gainesville. Medicine is somewhat of a family tradition. Dr. Cotter’s wife, Shenary, also practices medicine as a Family Medicine Physician.

Dr. Cotter didn’t stray too far from his hometown for his college education. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Following his undergraduate education, he attended the University of Miami School of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine to earned an MD. After graduation, Dr. Cotter completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Shands in Jacksonville, Florida.

When asked what his favorite thing about being a doctor is, Dr. Cotter answered, “I enjoy delivering babies and being part of the pregnancy and birth process with expectant couples.”

Dr. Cotter is guided by the Patient Care Philosophy: Explore and address the patient’s concerns in an effort to fulfill their desired outcome through the use of evidence-based medicine.

The Cotters have four children, and they attend Greenhouse Church. Giving back is very important to the Cotter family. They support several local and international charities, including Arbor House, Compassion International,, and Additionally, Dr. Cotter volunteers his time outside the United States. During his most recent trip, he visited Guatemala where he served as an ObGyn in a small, local hospital for a week. He also supports Michael Rudolph’s mission organization, Aid for Haiti.

In his free time, Dr. Cotter spends time snowboarding, working out at the gym, playing with his children, and spending time with family. When he is afforded time to read recreationally, his enjoys the authors, Lee Child and David Balducci.

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6440 W Newberry Rd #508 Gainesville, FL 32605

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Michael Cotter, MD Reviews (13)

Obstetrical Appointment (routine)

The staff was friendly and helpful.

Annual Well Woman Exam

I love the high level of professionalism mixed with just the right amount of lighthearted conversation to put me at ease and get through what is otherwise awkward for everyone



Dr. Cotter is very professional & courteous. He is always very understanding & takes the time to answer any concerns that I may have. It is very important to be able to trust & have faith in my physician.

Obstetrical Appointment (routine)

Felt rushed in ultrasound for third time.

Gynecological Problem Visit

Dr. Cotter talked to me like a real person and went over everything thoroughly. He knew what was important and didn't add additional stress where it wasn't needed. This is extremely important with a high risk pregnancy. He made sure that everything was ok and that I knew ever that was going on.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Dr. Cotter is very easy to talk to and he gave me his full attention. He was also very open to my requests to make a few adjustments to my therapy.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Dr. Cotter is organized, up-to-date, and personable.


Dr. Cotter is a concerned and caring professional. He addresses my questions or concerns with in depth answers and always asks about my overall wellbeing.

Gynecological Problem Visit

Dr. Cotter was very professional and able to speak to my questions openly and helped me explore all my options to do what is best for my health.

New Patient Visit

Dr. Cotter was rude and doesn't have a welcoming vibe at all.

Obstetrical Appointment (routine)

Dr. Cotter is very knowledgeable about his work.

Obstetrical Appointment (routine)

Dr. Cotter was attentive, thorough and friendly.