Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

168 Patient Ratings
103 Patient Comments

Douglas T. Hutchinson, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

168 Patient Ratings
103 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 662-5600 Primary Children's Hospital
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
(801) 587-7109 University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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Bio

Dr. Doug Hutchinson, Associate Professor, specializes in hand and microvascular surgery. Dr. Hutchinson currently serves as the hand fellowship director at the University of Utah and chief of Hand Surgery at Primary Children’s Medical Center, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Shriners Intermountain Hospital. He also holds an adjunct appointment in the Departments of Bioengineering and Physical Therapy. Dr. Hutchinson’s clinical interests include pediatric and congenital hand surgery, surgery of the wrist and elbow, and all hand problems in all ages including Dupuytren's(Collagenase injections and needle aponeurotomy), Rheumatoid deformities, and sports related injuries. Dr Hutchinson has practice locations at the University Orthopaedic Center, University of Utah, Primary Children's Hospital, Intermountain Shriner's, Salt Lake Veteran's Hospital and also travels monthly to St George, Utah for clinic and surgery at Dixie Regional Medical Center. He trained at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, completed residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and fellowship at the Raymond M. Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Associate Professor
Bioengineering - Adjunct Associate Professor
Pediatrics - Adjunct Associate Professor
Physical Therapy - Adjunct Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Administration
Board Certification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (Sub: Hand Surg)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.7
My confidence in care provider
4.8
Time care provider spent with me
4.5
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.8
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.7
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.7
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.7
Wait time at clinic
4.2
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.8

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

July 21, 2014

The doctor was so nice and the resident that was with him was stellar! Were it not for the long wait time and feeling like we'd been forgotten, I would definitely recommend this physician.

July 17, 2014

The doctor was very kind when giving me a shot, concerned about my comfort

July 08, 2014

best doctor ever

July 04, 2014

Dr. Hutchinson is very professional, friendly and knowledgeable.

July 03, 2014

I would have liked a little more explanation of what to expect after surgery such as any anticipated casts and for how long.

June 24, 2014

I am very pleased!

June 20, 2014

no problem

June 19, 2014

Dr. H did such. great job on my thumb I can already use it better than before the surgery and it is still healing.

June 12, 2014

I've already recommended Dr. Hutchinson to many friends and family. He is the only person that I would trust with my hand.

June 12, 2014

everyone was very kind and considerate

June 12, 2014

Dr. Hutchinson is great!

June 10, 2014

he's great

May 20, 2014

Although he does seem rushed at times, Dr. Hutch knows his stuff. Very pleased with my experience.

May 20, 2014

Seemed very busy. My simple case must not have been very interesting to spend the amount of time my insurance company was charged.

May 20, 2014

Good

May 10, 2014

i first met with Dr. Wang at this clinic and was seen by her twice. i was nervous to ask for a second opinion by simeone in the same office...but im so glad i did. Dr. Hutchinson redeemed this offices reputation. he was warm, knowledgeable and informative. i have full confidence in the surgery he will be performing.

April 26, 2014

Dr. Hutchinson ranks as the best doctor I have ever worked with in friendliness, concern, explaining problems and treatment options, and helping me feel comfortable and confident in the treatments I have and will receive.

April 24, 2014

I could not have asked for better care

April 21, 2014

The care providers sent an adequate amount of time with me. I realize how busy they are. I felt lucky to be there.

April 13, 2014

I was there for a recheck with dr Hutchison and didnt have a scheduled appt. with the therapy room, so they were very busy..

April 09, 2014

Great experience. He provided a brief history of the disease. Very interesting.

March 27, 2014

the provider is excellent in surgical skills, concern for the patient, sense of humor, and all the characteristics that make a terrific physician.

March 13, 2014

The team was awesome

March 06, 2014

Dr. Hutchinson is an excellent physician and surgeon. I would highly recommend him.

February 04, 2014

Dr. Hutchinson was wonderful

January 16, 2014

everything was very good about this visit

December 22, 2013

Dr. Hutch knows how important my hands are to me as a pianist and a writer while I struggle with the problems caused by rheumatoid arthritis. Because of his expertise and caring, I have been able to continue in both areas of interest. When I compare notes with friends who have had surgeries elsewhere, I am even more grateful for his skill and ability. He is a great surgeon and all 'round nice guy.

December 13, 2013

I was impressed with the level of skill, understanding, and diagnosis of my problem. Dr. Hutchinson displayed both knowledge and humor which helped tp lighten the situation.

November 26, 2013

Hutch knows his stuff and is the bomb.com....he's always great and always knows exactly what the problems are with my problem child hands :)

November 24, 2013

Surgery is probably needed, but a more conservative approach is being tried first. Thus, making me feel comfortable that I wasn't going to be practice for being carved on.

November 21, 2013

Gave me hope

November 16, 2013

Great visit. The real test will be in the results obtained after surgery but I'm hopeful that the outcome will be as Dr. Hutchinson predicted: resolve the problem so that I'll wish I'd have done it much sooner.

November 15, 2013

Dr. Hutchinson and the PA were all excellent.

November 12, 2013

Excellent care. Thank you.

October 31, 2013

Dr. Hutchinson is the best! I have trust in his efforts to make my situation better as he always has in past situations. He respects the fact that I am a pianist whose hands have been seriously damaged by rheumatoid arthritis. Through his care and concern, he has extended my years of playing and continues to do his best to keep me playing as long as possible.

October 24, 2013

Really top notch doc, very decisive and friendly. If you get injured and have to see a doc, this is the type of doctor you really want to see. Competent, knowledgeable and experienced.

October 22, 2013

Felt the Doctor was direct, he answered my questions. Overall it was a positive experience.

September 27, 2013

I am at odds w/Hutchinson because he wants to do surgery very soon and my life circumstances do not line up w/a surgery at this time (elderly and dying family members who need care). He's a surgeon and wants to do surgery. I totally get that.

August 30, 2013

Dr. Hutchinson is the best.

August 16, 2013

Already told two friends about the treatment. They were both interested.

August 16, 2013

Excellent doctor, attentive, thorough

August 05, 2013

Very good experience.

July 03, 2013

He seemed distracted and suggested completely different approach from the one he had suggested at previous visit.

July 03, 2013

Hutch is the BOMB! I love the guy, he's amazing. Spends time listening to you, cares about you as a person, explains to you what he wants to do and asks if you agree of if you think something else could be done. He makes me laugh and I feel very confident in his skills as a surgeon!

July 01, 2013

Awesome

June 28, 2013

I appreciate the honesty, sitting down and making me feel you have plenty of time for my concerns

June 07, 2013

Would highly recommend Dr. Thrilled with results from my treatment and surgery - better than expected

June 06, 2013

Dr. Hutchinson readily diagnosed my condition, explained it to me in lay terms and gave me very precise instructions on care.

May 25, 2013

When I first sustained my fracture I was to see another Hand Doctor. I asked for "special dispensation" so I could be seen by Dr Hutchinson. Luckily, my request was granted. Thank you.

May 15, 2013

loved everyone

May 05, 2013

Dr. Hutchinson and his team spent roughly an hour going over my sons x-rays and debating about which surgery, if any would be appropriate. After lengthy and informative discussions we all agreed no surgery would be appropriate. Dr. Hutchinson treated my son as he would his own, as did his associates. I have the upmost confidence in Dr. Hutchinson and his team, the care they gave my son and the decisions we made based on their expertise. I would recommend Dr. Hutchinson whole-heartedly.

April 26, 2013

VERY BUSY day that was dealt with professionally.

April 14, 2013

Dr. Hutchinson was excellent in his manners and care.

April 05, 2013

Dr. Hutchinson actually diagnosed an injury that I didn't even know I had. Didn't really pertain to the cyst that I was seen for but it did explain the pain that I thought was related!

April 04, 2013

I had a good experience with Dr. Hutchinson.

March 27, 2013

Both the resident (Mike - I can't remember his last name but I think it started with a B) and Dr. Hutchinson were fantastic. Communicative, allowed me to voice my concerns, listened to my experience and included me in the decision making process. I'll go back to them if I ever have another issue.

March 22, 2013

DR Hutchinson is excellent.

March 15, 2013

Even though he was extremely busy he didn't make me feel rushed or hurried. He answered my questions and dealt with an additional problem that occurred two weeks ago with one of my fingers. I appreciated everything he did for me. Thank you.

March 06, 2013

Dr. Hutchison and his staff were excellent in every way.

March 01, 2013

The fellow told the attending some wrong information and seemed very hurried and did not really seem to pay attention to what I said.

February 19, 2013

Great experience. Was told surgery was my best option, given shots to relieve symptoms temporarily. Given all informaiton that was needed and all questions were answered. Really great care.

December 23, 2012

Condition/results of misaligned, yet, healed fracture and what would/could be anticipated in future. The need for vigorus physical/hand therapy. The need for possible surgery in the future.

December 18, 2012

didn't seem to address the rest of the problems I had going on. was just focused on one of the problems I was having. Was very quick in and out especially for the wait that I had. Seemed they were just trying to get me out of the office quickly

December 17, 2012

Dr. Hutchenson is the best

December 17, 2012

Dr. Hutchinson performed hand surgery on Nov. 27 and this was a follow-up appointment. I don't have enough good things to say about him or his staff and would return to him in a heartbeat.

December 16, 2012

The doctor was great

December 12, 2012

THere was some confusion about other treatment I was receiving other than this office. Dr Hutchinson did not read the report and he got upset before he knew all the facts.

December 01, 2012

The care provider seemed rushed and he didn't reason through my options with me. He more just made some cursory suggestions without giving me the "full picture".

November 30, 2012

Hutch was extremely kind in working me in...he didn't have to, but i really appreciated it! THANKS!!

November 28, 2012

Dr. Hutchinson is an excellent doctor. He's willing to take the time to see/interact/explain options/and plan(s) of action(s) there were for me to choose from.

November 18, 2012

Some of these questions cannot be answered the way I need to answer them. which is unfair to Dr. Hutchinson

November 07, 2012

I have gone to Dr. Hutchinson before and feel very comfortable with him and his team.

October 17, 2012

Dr Hutchinson is awesome!

October 01, 2012

Great experience

September 28, 2012

Hutch rocks. He is always informative, kind, amusing, concerned, approachable, skilled, and just about every other superlative. I have never experienced any pretense or arrogance from Dr. Hutchinson, only good natured honesty and patience. I have lost track of how many potential patients I have referred to his care.

September 28, 2012

Very pleased with Dr. Hutchinson, kind and caring...

September 28, 2012

Dr. Hutchinson answered our questions and took the time needed by us. There was a problem with the splints after surgery and. He listened to our concern was glad that we let him know. He is a great doctor and easy to talk with.

September 22, 2012

I have recommended Dr Hutchinson to many friends who subsequently were treated by him.

September 16, 2012

Stellar experience with both the resident physician as well as the Dr. Both were thorough in the exam, clear in expressing diagnosis, treatment and future possible treatments. We not only have confidence in this team, but would absolutely recommend them to anyone (Well anyone we like! haha)

August 31, 2012

Dr. Hutchinson is clearly very busy and in high demand. He was probably as attentive as he could be given the business of the day.

August 29, 2012

I didn't always like what I heard but I had confidence that he was right in his instructions.

August 20, 2012

Dr. Hutchinson is excellent in all aspects

August 10, 2012

Loved how Dr. Hutchinson interacted with my 3 year old who had decided to hide under a chair. Very Friendly. Everything was explained well, and I was taken care of most expeditiously.

August 03, 2012

I was rescheduled to see Dr. Hutchinson instead of Dr. Coleman, and was very pleased with "Hutch" as everyone seems to call him. He was personable, funny, and genuinely cared about my problem even though I did not require surgery.

August 03, 2012

Dr Hutchinson was very friendly and seemed interested in prior and post tx plan. he spent more time with me and made me feel like he truly cared.

July 30, 2012

Dr. Hutchinson is wonderful. He fit us in spur of the moment when we did not have a scheduled appointment. He met with us in between surgeries. He is the best!

July 13, 2012

Dr. Hutchinson spent time helping me make the difficult decision as to whether or not to have surgery on my wrist and discussed all the options and risks with each. I felt like he really was taking the time to help me make the best decision I could at a

July 11, 2012

Dr Hutchinson was very personable and made me feel very comfortable and made me laugh!!

June 27, 2012

evaluation and surgery by dr. hutchinson was perfect in all respects. very happy

June 23, 2012

Every medical provider was caring, friendly and professional.

June 20, 2012

Feel that educating the patient on exact do's and don't after surgery was lacking. example what kind of movement one should try to achieve.

June 14, 2012

When i can into the office to speak with the doctor about the pain he presented himself as being annoyed that i was questioning his work. I didn't feel like I was listened to.

June 11, 2012

I had a lot of questions about the follow up plan of care. Given the importance of the surgery I wish I had more time with the doctor to ask questions. I left with a lot of questions not being addressed.

June 08, 2012

Dr Hutchinson is an exceptional physician and surgeon.

May 08, 2012

Love Dr. Hutch but he hurt me..with an injection

May 08, 2012

I have recommended Dr. Hutchinson and his staff to many neighbors, friends and relatives. For the first time in over 20 years, I don't have pain in my arm!! Everyone, from the skill-set and approachability of Dr. Hutch, the top-notch anesthesia team, the compassion of the preop/postop nurses/assistants, to the entire office team, were the absolute best any patient could even hope for. I have recommended Dr. Hutch et al to several of my relatives, neighbors and friends - that's how impressed I was.

May 01, 2012

Dr. Hutchinson took the time to show me how to brace my finger. I appreciate that he did not just pass me off to the MA.

May 01, 2012

Hutch is awesome

April 24, 2012

After-care instructions changed depending on who I was talking to.

April 24, 2012

I have great trust in the medical professionals at the U. of U. Hospital.

April 10, 2012

Dr. Hutchinson is extremely kind, professional, and has treated me so very well throughout the whole ordeal since I fell and sustained my fractured arm. I think this doctor is of the very highest quality.

April 10, 2012

It was all a bit rushed and I didn't feel like I had time to ask questions.

April 03, 2012

Doctor has an attitude not unusual for a doctor.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Pediatric/Congenital Hand
  • Syndactyly
  • Neuroprosthetics
  • Radius Fractures
  • Congenital Trigger Thumb
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Associate Professor
Bioengineering - Adjunct Associate Professor
Pediatrics - Adjunct Associate Professor
Physical Therapy - Adjunct Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Administration
Board Certification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (Sub: Hand Surg)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-5400 University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Doug Hutchinson, Associate Professor, specializes in hand and microvascular surgery. Dr. Hutchinson currently serves as the hand fellowship director at the University of Utah and chief of Hand Surgery at Primary Children’s Medical Center, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Shriners Intermountain Hospital. He also holds an adjunct appointment in the Departments of Bioengineering and Physical Therapy. Dr. Hutchinson’s research interests include neuroprsthetics for use in upper extremity amputees, randomized, prospective clinical studies, and congenital hand deformities. He trained at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, completed residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and fellowship at the Raymond M. Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Union Memorial Hospital
Hand & Upper Extremity/Microvascular
Fellow
Residency Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Orthopaedic Surgery
Resident
Internship Medical Center of Delaware
General Surgery
Intern
Professional Medical Jefferson Medical College
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate University of Michigan
Engineering
B.S.

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