Daniel received his education at Baylor University; receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1968. He then attended Washington School of Medicine earning his Doctorate of Medicine in 1972. In 2001 he received his MBA from Olin School of Business at Washington University. Dr. Potts Postgraduate Education was at the University of Colorado Medical Center, where he did his internship, residency, fellowship in Pulmonary Disease and was Chief Resident in Medicine. He is board certified ABIM, Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine, and National Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Potts is a member of the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Physician Executives, American Association for Bronchology, American Thoracic Society, American Medical Association, St. Louis Medical Society, St. Louis Society of Internal Medicine.