From Wisconsin PNHP, Linda and Gene Farley chapter (Madison, Wisc.)
April 15, 2020
On March 31, we lost our dear friend, colleague, and fellow PNHP member, Dr. Beth Potter, and her husband, Robin Carre in a brutal and incomprehensible homicide. In her professional life, Beth devoted herself to serving the most vulnerable in our community with compassionate medical care, educating medical students and residents, and looking after the health of health care workers. She was a powerful advocate for Health Care for All and a longtime member of PNHP.
Dr. Potter was an associate professor in the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, and a brilliant and sympathetic primary care doctor at the Access Community Health Center. She dedicated her career to the health of families, women, and underserved communities. As the Medical Director of Employee Health Services for UW Health, she championed initiatives aimed at fostering the wellness of her health care colleagues.
Beth was a highly respected medical educator. Her work focused on teaching evidence-based medicine, wellness, women’s health, and investigating ways in which emerging technologies can be used to advance medical education. She inspired students, residents, and colleagues with her joyful and empathetic approach to patient care.
She embodied a holistic vision of the community physician, incorporating service to society and advocacy in the mission to improve health for everyone. Beth was a compelling speaker and organizer for single-payer health care and for eliminating the scourge of gun violence.
Our hearts are broken, but in her honor, and for all those she served so well, we encourage everyone to support the work of PNHP.