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Darryl K. Potyk, MD is an internal medicine general practice doctor treating patients in Spokane, WA.

Darryl K. Potyk, MD, FACP Providence-employed provider


Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine
Accepting new patients

Board Certification

Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

Spokane Teaching Health Clinic
624 E Front Ave.
Spokane, WA 99202
P: (509) 626-9900
F: (509) 626-9917

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  • Perioperative Consultation/Medicine
  • Geriatrics


Medical School

University of Southern California School of Medicine - Los Angeles, CA


Los Angeles County/Harbor UCLA Medical Center - Torrance, CA


Los Angeles County/Harbor UCLA Medical Center


General Internal Medicine; Los Angeles County/Harbor UCLA Medical Center


Awards & Achievements

  • 2009 Washington Chapter of the American College of Physicians - "Internist of the Year"
  • 2001 University of Washington Department of Internal Medicine - WWAMI Excellence in Teaching Award


Potyk D, Swanson J. "A Lesson From the Mockingbird: Patient Autonomy in Lee Harper’s 'To Kill A Mockingbird'." American Journal of Medicine. Accepted for Publication 9/2013.

McDonald J, Potyk D, Fischer D, Parmenter B, Lillis T, Tompkins L, Bowen A, Grant D, Belenky G. "Napping on the Night Shift: A Study of Sleep, Performance, and Learning in Physicians-in-Training." Journal of Graduate Medical Education. Accepted for Publication 5/2013.

Graham J, Potyk D, Swanson J, Safran R. "On Being A Doctor – The Prison Patient." Medical Humanities Teaching Module. Annals of Internal Medicine. http://annals.org/public/onbeingdoctor.aspx; Posted Annals Internal Medicine 5/9/2013

Potyk D, Graham J. "Basic Health Care is Not a 'Market Good'.” Letter to the Editor. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2012;172:1525-6. (PMID 23090202)

Graham JD, Potyk DK, Raimi ED. "Providing High-Value, Cost-Conscious Care." Letter to the Editor. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2011;155:857. (PMID 22184697)

Potyk DK. "Perioperative Myocardial Infarction in Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery." Letter to the Editor. Annals Internal Medicine. 2011;155:477. (PMID 21969349)

Graham J, Potyk D, Raimi E. "Hospitalists’ Awareness of Patient Charges Associated with Inpatient Care." Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2010;5:295-7. (PMID 20533578)

Guthrie C, Kemp C, Potyk D. "Cosmetic Breast Implants: Their Impact on Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment." Women’s Health in Primary Care. 2006:2:24-28,35-38.

Kemp K, Potyk D. "Medical Therapy to Reduce Perioperative Cardiac Complications." Journal of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. 2006;74:227-32. (PMID 16786917)

Potyk DK. "Reducing Perioperative Cardiac Complications in Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery: A Case-Based Review." Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management. 2005;12:317-26.

Potyk D. "Treatments for Alzheimer Disease." Southern Medical Journal. 2005;98:628-35. (PMID 16004170)

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Physicians (Fellow)
  • Society of Hospital Medicine
  • Spokane County Medical Society
  • Spokane Society of Internal Medicine
  • Physicians for a National Health Program



  • Spokane Nordic Ski Association - Board of Directors
  • Leadership Spokane 2010
  • Spokane School District - Principal's Advisory Committee - Moran Prairie Elementary School
  • Spokane Health Improvement Partnership - Reducing Youth Gun Violence Project

Medical Interests

  • Preoperative Consultation
  • Postoperative management of complex medical problems
  • Preventing functional decline in elderly
  • Cost-effective care
  • Medical Education

Personal Interests

  • Being active (bicycling/x-country skiing)
  • Reading
  • Family