Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

67 Patient Ratings
40 Patient Comments

D. Ware Branch, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

67 Patient Ratings
40 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-8425
University Hospital
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Clinic 4
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map
(801) 581-8425
University Hospital
OB Diagnostic Center
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map

Bio

Dr. Branch is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist who treats high-risk pregnancy patients. He is internationally recognized for his research and focus on special interests within his specialty, including antiphosphilipid syndrome (APS), thrombotic disorders in pregnancy, and recurrent pregnancy loss. He has been in practice as a high-risk pregnancy physician since 1985 when he graduated from the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship at the University of Utah, the same program he now directs for the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is currently a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah and the Medical Director of Women and Newborn Clinical Program for the Urban Central Region of Intermountain Healthcare.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Obstetrics/Gynecology - Professor
Academic Divisions Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Board Certification American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Sub: Maternal & Fetal Medicine)

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
4.6
My confidence in care provider
4.8
Time care provider spent with me
4.6
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.8
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.8
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.6
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.7
Wait time at clinic
4.3
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.7

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 15, 2016

I had the worst experience with Dr. Branch even with my previous visits. The reason I kept seeing him was because I was bleeding early on with this pregnancy. I felt that he was a rude and was not really sensitive to my feelings esp when I was asking questions. If he was trying to make a joke whenever I ask questions, it didn't work on me because i find it offensive and rude esp in that time when I was dealing with pregnancy loss. Even in my previous visits, I never felt that the staff cared about my circumstances. They probably deal with patients who lose pregnancy all the time and they're so used to it that they seem to not feel for people going through this hard experience.

June 05, 2016

Because Dr. Branch was so behind our visit was very brief and felt pretty rushed.

April 26, 2016

love Dr. Branch! He has been excellent to work with.

March 08, 2016

My care was provided by a fellow and the physician. My experience with each was largely different. I would give the fellow the following scores: 1 - Very Good 2 - Very Good 3 - Very Good 4 - Very Good 5 - Not Applicable 6 - Not Applicable 7 - Very Good 8 - Very Good 9 - Very Good 10 - Very Good I would rate the physician, Dr. Branch in the following ways: 1 - Poor. When Dr. Branch came into the consultation room, he didn't really greet us. He instantly remarked on being familiar with our case and needs. During the course of our discussion, he turned a lot to the fellow rather than addressing us. Following the appointment, my husband and I felt that we were treated as more of a case study than an actual person/patient. 2 - Very Good 3 - Fair. I felt that Dr. Branch did address all of the questions we had, but I wouldn't label his responses as coming from a place of concern, but more of a place of knowledge. 4 - Fair 5 - Not Applicable 6 - Not Applicable 7 - Very Good 8 - Fair. The fellow spent much more time with us reviewing our prenatal history and needs. It felt like Dr. Branch walked into the room with "guns blazing" rather than making an effort to show that he knew what our needs were through talking with us. This is what made us feel like a case study rather than a patient for him. 9 - Very Good. Our confidence in him came from the recommendation of our primary OB. His actions did not earn this mark. 10 - Poor

February 01, 2016

Dr.Branch was wonderful. He took the time to fully go over my long health and reproductive history so that he would be able to help me to the best of his ability. He is a bit abrupt but I still felt that he was kind and concerned. I feel that I am working with one of the best physicians for my individual needs and it is nice feeling that way. He was very thorough and what he couldn't discuss in our visit he set up a phone appointment to further answer my questions.

October 16, 2015

Dr. Branch is wonderful. He was a great bedside manner and I feel very confident in his care. I am very happy with my experience with this provider

October 08, 2015

Excellent experience with dr branch and his staff

September 11, 2015

I really liked that Dr. Branch was straightforward and to the point.

July 28, 2015

I always leave feeling like I was listened to and had my questions answered.

March 05, 2015

I am so impressed with the care and knowledge of the doctor, midwife(s) and NPs. They are all great! Dr. Branch takes time to talk to me about my concerns and I don't ever feel rushed. He can be direct sometimes with bad news, but very professional and I trust him fully. Also, the Midwifes that I met with were all so wonderful, they answered all my questions and helped me with the issues I have with being a new mother. I can't say enough nice things about the professionals at this clinic.

January 05, 2015

Everything was excellent, Couldn't have asked for a better doctor

October 30, 2014

The whole team was amazing. April in US, I will always wait to see her. Dr Branch and his team were spectacular. Answered all my questions without bias and I love the direct approach that he has. I felt very comfortable and confident in his abilities to help me through this pregnancy.

October 23, 2014

Dr. Branch was very good at telling me things but the manner in which he talked to me was every abrupt and not the way I usually prefer being talked to. While I am sure he is very knowledgeable, his personality did not match what I look for in my healthcare provider.

August 14, 2014

I am so glad to be able to come to this clinic, after four babies everyone there is a friend. And of course they take great care of me and my little ones. I would recommend you to anyone.

July 31, 2014

I like that Dr Branch is very "to-the-point" and gets everything done quickly. He is also very direct, which is appreciated--he will give me a straight answer to my questions, which is exactly what I want.

July 14, 2014

Very pleased

April 26, 2014

Always makes sure im happy and understand everything

January 31, 2014

I appreciate all the time Dr. Branch spends addressing my questions

January 12, 2014

Dr.Branch was great with us! he explained everything thoroughly and listened to my questions and concerns. He was very informative and gave us great information and was supportive in what I wanted done. I would highly recommend him.

November 21, 2013

Since I am not high risk it seemed my problems and questions weren't a big deal. This is my first pregnancy and I really have no idea what to expect.

November 11, 2013

He helped me with my main problem but did not stay for me to ask my other questions.

September 29, 2013

The doctor took the time to talk about everything that concerned me about my situation. He spent the time listening to my questions and concerns and made sure I was satisfied with answers and how we would move forward with my situation before the visit ended.

August 05, 2013

The DR. was very understanding and gave me alot of good information. And he was very straight foward. He was very kind and I will recommend him for anyone to see him.

July 11, 2013

good

April 22, 2013

good

April 22, 2013

I could not ask for a better doctor than Dr Branch!

March 12, 2013

Good

March 04, 2013

Dr Branch was great! He took time to thoroughly explain any risks of my conditions. He seemed passionate about his work. He took time to look at my specific circumstances to come up with a plan to go forward. He answered all my questions honestly and didn't sugar coat the answers.

February 25, 2013

I really appreciate the time he took with us to talk things through. I did not feel rushed or that he didn't care. I have been in and out of doctors offices for the past 5 yrs and Dr. Branch was the best at making me feel like it will be okay and he would help me if I got pregnant.

December 19, 2012

Great thanks!

August 27, 2012

perinatologist did an amazing job coming up with a plan. He was very knowledgeable, personable, and informative and considered an asset to your team!

July 13, 2012

Even though we were there after a successful pregnancy for a consultation regarding a future pregnancy, I was very impressed with the amount of attention we received and the thoughtfulness with which our questions were answered. While I felt like we were

June 27, 2012

Dr. Branch was very much to the point without waffling around, which is what I was looking for. I don't really dig the fake sympathy, I just want the facts, so that was great. He obviously knows a whole heck of a lot about the subject, and even though I understood it, it was a bit fast.

June 25, 2012

Dr. Branch was fantastic! He was very direct without being rude or condescending. I'm sure that I probably made him late for a meeting but he took the time to answer all of my questions, explain everything in detail and make sure that I understood everything that he said. The visit with him was motivating.

May 15, 2012

physician took ample time to discuss past issues and bring sense to the current situation.

April 24, 2012

Dr. Branch is very effective about communicating all information needed and answering any questions I have. The staff need to learn to not fear bad news. I am a patient that wants any and all information. During my ultrasound the technician did not talk or explain anything and it felt as if she were afraid of my reactions to what was or was not being seen.

April 10, 2012

We were amazed by the amout of time the doctor spent with us.

April 10, 2012

I've seen Dr. Branch before I have complete confidence in him and his abilities. He was very kind to let me know that I could come in any time I was concerned.

February 23, 2012

very good

January 21, 2012

very good

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Pregnancy Complications
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Thrombotic Disorders in Pregnancy

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Obstetrics/Gynecology - Professor
Academic Divisions Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Board Certification American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Sub: Maternal & Fetal Medicine)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-8425 School of Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

D. Ware Branch, MD is a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah Healthsciences Center, and serves as Director of the Fellowship Training Program in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He is an internationally recognized authority in the areas of the antiphosphilipid syndrome, thrombotic disorders in pregnancy, and recurrent pregnancy loss. Dr. Branch and his Maternal-Fetal Medicine colleagues maintain an active research group focusing on the complications of early pregnancy. Dr. Branch is also serving as the Medical Director of Women and Newborn Clinical Programfor the Urban Central Region of Intermountain Healthcare.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Maternal/Fetal Medicine
Fellow
Residency Medical College of Virginia Hospital
OB/GYN
Resident
Internship Medical College of Virginia Hosp.
OB/GYN
Intern
Professional Medical Medical College of Virginia
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate University of Richmond
Biology
B.S.

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