Gary R. Cott, MD Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient Gary R. Cott, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Cott is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine 5280 Top Doctors 2019 Previously a 5280 Top Doctor America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2018-2019 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2019 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Patient Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars 159 Patient Ratings 41 Patient Comments × No Rating Available In order to provide the most accurate and useful information on our providers, we only post satisfaction data when a provider has received a minimum of 30 survey responses. 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Close Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (Adult) Specialties & Conditions Asthma Chronic Bronchitis Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)/Pulmonary Fibrosis Occupational Asthma Sarcoidosis Overview Research Areas Asthma Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Education Education 1974 - 1977 Kansas University Medical School, MD Residency 1980 - 1981 University of Kansas Medical Center, Chief Medical Resident 1978 - 1981 University of Kansas Medical Center, Internal Medicine 1977 - 1978 University of Kansas Medical Center, Internship, Internal Medicine Fellowship 1981 - 1984 University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, CO, Pulmonary Medicine Awards & Recognition American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Committee By-Laws Committee Code Blue Committee Credentials Committee Executive Budget Committee Executive Committee (Board) Medical Executive Committee Senior Executive Committee Strategic Planning Committee Board Certification 1985: Diplomate, Pulmonary Subspecialty, American Board of Internal Medicine 1981: Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine Professional Memberships American Thoracic Society Colorado Trudeau Society Hospital Affiliations Aspen Valley HospitalUniversity of Colorado Hospital Teaching & Professional Positions 9/1996: Executive Vice President/Medical and Clinical Services, National Jewish Health 1995–1996: Acting Executive Vice President/Medical and Clinical Services, National Jewish Health Ask a Question through Patient Portal Sign in to your My National Jewish Health patient portal account to communicate with your care team, manage appointments, and more. Create an Account Contact Information Office: 877.225.5654 Locations National Jewish Health Main Campus 1400 Jackson St. Denver, CO 80206 National Jewish Health Aspen Valley 401 Castle Creek Aspen, CO 81611 Patient Ratings The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. This survey is about the patient care experience and does not address crucial characteristics like medical decision-making, prescribing the best therapy, and patient outcomes. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. Provider showed concern 4.9 Friendliness 4.9 Spoke using clear language 4.9 Provider explained things clearly 4.9 Amount of time spent with you 4.9 Provider included you in decisions 4.8 Confidence in your doctor 4.9 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.9 Comments Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 *Doctor *Gary Cott is an excellent doctor highly professional, he provides special care to the patients, listens to all concerns, answers all questions, answers the patient understand the health issues, spends all time needed with the patient, a great human being. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 Dr. Cott was excellent! He took time to review my records, assess my situation and concerns, and provide a plan of action. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 Dr Cott always listens and makes sure I understand the plan going forward. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 Dr. Cott. He was very good.. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 *Dr. Cott listens attentively, very detailed in explanation, very patient. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 Dr Cott is always very attentive. I never feel rushed or not listened to. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 Dr. Cott is an outstanding physician. I would highly recommend him. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2020 *Dr. Cott always listen to my question _____ and answer in a very understanding way. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2020 Dr. Cott is extremely patient and takes all the time you need to explaine your problems and trying to give you to care you need National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2020 Dr. Cott is absolutely wonderful. Dr. Cott has been extremely professional,compassionate,shows genuine interest and concern as to how I much progress or lack of I have made since my last appointment. He's always very patient and kind, never rushing through my time with him. I'm blessed to have Dr. Cott as my pulmonologist . National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2020 *Dr. Cott is one of the best physicians I've ever had. show more National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2019 A great physician. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2019 Dr. Cott took more time with me this visit than usual. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2019 This provider is always willing to adjust medication and treatment based on my input and his wealth of experience. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2019 Dr. Cott was very generous in terms of the time he spent understanding my health issues and suggesting follow up. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2019 *Dr. Cott is the example of a "great physician." National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2019 Thorough and attentive. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2019 Dr. Cott is professional, caring, friendly, and thorough. Like the other doctors and staff that I have seen over the years at NJH, he is exemplary. I have seen many physicians during my lifetime, and I am always amazed at the physicians at NJH. They and the staff are amazing! National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2019 Working with Dr. Cott is like a team effort. He's VERY thorough in discussing / inquiring about other important aspects of my health. I have already developed a very high level of respect for his knowledge, treatment recommendations, sincere interest in my health and compassion. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2019 My husband and I appreciate Dr. Cott's care. we believe I have obtained the right care to overcome my respiratory issues. we will continue to make follow-up appointments with Dr. Cott. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2019 Dr Cott is amazing! National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2019 Provider has helped me stay well and is very concerned about my health. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2019 I believe this dr. & the NJH has saved my life & _____ has made my over all health much better! National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2019 I have always had a good experience with Dr Cott and I don't have to return for a year unless I have a problem. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2019 Helpful beyond expectations National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2019 Dr. Cott is one of the few physicians I've had who really listens. In addition, Dr. Cott does not treat me like a decrepit senior citizen. He respects me as an individual and partners with me for the best possible care I can have. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2019 *Dr. Cott is excellent! He has reduced my [symptoms] & I can run and exercise again! National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2019 Dr. Cott is very thorough and he spends the time I need to understand my case. He makes every effort to help you understand and checks in to make sure you understand. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2019 I have and will continue to recommend Dr.Cott. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2019 Dr. Cott is a great listener and extremely knowledgeable. I have a complicated case with no explanation for my symptoms and he referred me to the right physicians to improve my symptoms and is working with other physicians to determine the cause of my problems. I trust that he will get to the bottom of it and improve my health as he has already done. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2019 excellent and nurses were great. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2019 Dr. Gary Cott is an exceptional Dr.,he takes his time to ask about any health concerns. He is very thorough and has taken me through several serious health issues. He has great bedside manor and is very professional. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2019 Dr Cott has always provided the utmost professional care and concern. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2019 Dr. Cott was very thorough and very methodical in efforts to understand and diagnose my issues.. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2019 Incredible care and coordination of testing to determine causes of illness. Dr. Cott is very personable, explains issues and details in understandable language and expresses sincere concern. I will travel again [. . .] to Denver to follow up with Dr. Cott even though I have major medical facilities availabel to me [at home]. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2018 After coughing over 40 yrs. *Dr. Cott showed me the [treatment], which has worked now for over 2 yrs.!! No inhalers. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2018 Very concern. Carrying and empathetic physician. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2018 It was nice to spend to much time (1 hour x2) w/*Dr. Cott. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2018 He is the best, most knowledgeable, most responsive to my needs and concerns of any medical person I see National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2018 Dr. Cott is the best! I would recommend him highly without hesitation or reservation. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2018 Always very good explanations of my current conditions and a plan for care until my next visit. Always takes as much time as needed to for my exam. My written report of my current condition and plan going forward is outstanding. I wish all my doctors were as good as Dr. Cott.