Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

44 Patient Ratings
2 Patient Comments

Michael J. Battistone, M.D.

Specialties

Languages

  • English

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-7724 University Hospital
Rheumatology, Clinic 2
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map
Veterans Administration Medical Center
Blue Clinic
500 S Foothill Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84149

Bio

Michael Battistone, MD, is an Associate Professor at the George E. Whalen Veterans Affairs Salt Lake City Health Care System. As an internist and rheumatologist, his clinical interests include the evaluation and management of shoulder pain and knee pain in the ambulatory setting, and in caring for patients with osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, and other inflammatory conditions.

Dr. Battistone received his MD from Duke University, and completed post-graduate residency and fellowship training in internal medicine and rheumatology from the University of Utah. In the past, Dr. Battistone served as the Director of the Rheumatology Training Program at the University of Utah. He is currently the Chair of the Clinician Scholar Educator Advisory Task Force of the American College of Rheumatology, and Director of the Center of Excellence in Musculoskeletal Care at the George E. Whalen VA Salt Lake City Health Care System.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Rheumatology
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Rheumatology)

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
4.6
Time care provider spent with me
4.6
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.7
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
4.6
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.

May 17, 2012

dr. battistone is very informative and also has a good bedside manner

April 19, 2012

I will miss Dr. Battistone. I have always enjoyed my visits with him and completely trusted his care and recommendations. The VA is lucky to have him and I wish him the best!

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Education, Medical, Graduate
  • Education, Medical
  • Resident Education
  • Education, Medical, Undergraduate

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Rheumatology
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Rheumatology)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-4333 School of Medicine
Rheumatology
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Michael J. Battistone, MD, is associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology at the University of Utah School of Medicine, director of the Internal Medicine Core Clinical Clerkship, the Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program, and is the Director of the Center of Excellence in Musculoskeletal Care and the Mini-residency in Musculoskeletal Care at the George E. Whalen Veterans Affairs Salt Lake City Health Care System.

In addition to facing the intellectual challenge that medical education requires, today’s trainees are confronted by a training environment that is increasingly dynamic and complex. Two examples—the electronic medical record and the internet—illustrate how technology has made information more accessible today than ever before; these systems require new approaches in medical education. New paradigms emphasizing multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary professional collaborations in health care, and the requirements to train within restricted work hours are also new and powerful elements that will shape the physicians of upcoming generations, and a richer understanding of how physicians’ distinctive professional identity is formed will be essential to the future of the profession. These questions and issues are important areas of scholarship and research, and exploring them in collaboration with social scientists will be essential in advancing the field of medical education.

In addition to his leadership responsibilities, Battistone treats patients in the primary care internal medicine and rheumatology clinics at the SLC-VAHCS. He received his MD from Duke University School of Medicine, and his post-graduate training in medicine and rheumatology from the University of Utah. In the past, Battistone served as the director of several required courses in the medical school curriculum, including freshman and sophomore Physical Diagnosis, as well as Advanced Physical Diagnosis, an elective for students in the senior year. He has served as chair of the Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM) Committee on Evaluation and Research, and is currently chair of the Clinician Scholar Educator Advisory Task Force to the American College of Rheumatology Committee on Training and Workforce. He received the Clinician Scholar Educator Award, as well as the Odell Outstanding Young Investigator Award, in recognition of his research has been in the area of clinical performance evaluation. His current projects include an analysis of reading habits of medical students, as well as a cost-effectiveness analysis of a program to train primary care providers in rural settings to perform joint injections.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Rheumatology
Fellow
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Resident
Professional Medical Duke University
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Southern Adventist University
Chemistry
B.A.

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