Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

108 Patient Ratings
98 Patient Comments

Perla C. Thulin, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

108 Patient Ratings
98 Patient Comments



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Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-7575
Imaging and Neurosciences Center
729 Arapeen Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108


Perla C. Thulin, MD, has special expertise and training in the evaluation and treatment of movement disorders, including ParkinsonĀ“s disease, essential tremor, chorea, hemifacial spasm, tics, and dystonia, including torticolllis and blepharospasm, and is an expert in the use of Botox and Myobloc.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Sleep and Movement Disorders
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
National Board of Medical Examiners

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

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.

December 12, 2016

I love Dr Thulin!! I have total confidence in her! she explains everything well and is sincere and concerned in helping me to the best of her ability. she is extremely competent.

December 09, 2016

I am completely satisfied with my care provider.

November 27, 2016

We highly recommend Dr. Thulin to anyone. She has shown us genuine concern and always wants to help us.

November 06, 2016

The entire experience I had with Dr. Thulin had a simple outcome--I was filled with HOPE.

November 06, 2016

I have recommended my provider to others. she show great concern and takes the time to meet all my needs and answer questions clearly.

October 26, 2016

I always know that Dr Thuiln cares about how I'm doing and if there are any problems after my appointment.

September 16, 2016

I felt extremely confident in Dr Thulin.

August 12, 2016

Dr. Thulin is exceptional! She is very knowledgeable, thorough, patient and helpful! She is a wonderful doctor! I appreciate her immensely!

July 17, 2016

dr.Pholin spent two hrs wth me ..the most comprhensive exam in my life.

July 11, 2016

We have recommended Dr. Thulin to others.

July 03, 2016

Time spent with and thoroughness of Dr. Thulin outweighs waiting time

June 30, 2016

Very good

June 26, 2016

Dr. Thulin is awesome.

June 07, 2016

EXCEPTIONAL in all aspects ! ! ! ! !

June 06, 2016

It's a hard procedure. Some visits the muscle that usualy gets Botox don't show the need for Botox. We have to hunt for the muscles that are needing it. We have to work as a team, sometime I have to guide to the troubled area hopeing it's the right place & will do what it is ment to do.

June 03, 2016

dr. Thulin is the best. the medical student was also very good

May 22, 2016

A lot of time was spent in the office going over and over the same thing that was given them in printed form when I arrived.

May 18, 2016

She is a wonderful caring doctor

May 15, 2016

I am very comfortable with Dr. Thulin's way of explaining things so that I can decide what action to take.

May 10, 2016

Dr. Thulin and staff were great.

April 11, 2016

I like this Dr. She explains and researches my condition. She is able to answer any questions I have.

April 10, 2016

Dr. Thulin was outstanding in all ways!! She was extraordinarily thorough, exceptionally knowledgeable, warm and friendly and so helpful!! I appreciate her immensely!!

March 28, 2016

Dr. Thulin is the best neurologist I've seen in YEARS. I'd never go to anyone else. She knows what she's doing, how to manage my physical needs, and how to help me each time I come.

February 21, 2016

Dr. Thulin does her best to provide excellent patient care, though it's obvious she is handling far too many patients.

February 13, 2016

I came with a list of questions and concerns which were not addressed. I felt they were brushed aside without any explanation or consideration. I felt like her diagonalises and recommendation of seeing a psychiatrist was a poor excuse for not being able to say that she didn't know what is wrong with me.

February 01, 2016


January 31, 2016

Dr. Thulin is a truly wonderful Doctor.

January 23, 2016

I feel like my time is important too. After waiting for over 1 hour for the dr. to finally see me, I felt she was very hurried and it seems to be the norm for these appointments.

December 17, 2015

Dr Thulin always takes time with us and we appreciate it very much. She seems to be the very top of things about Parkinson's which gives us confidence Max is receiving the care he needs.

December 14, 2015

I was totally engaged in the exam.

December 09, 2015

first of visit okay but felt like not enough time was allotted when followup care and instructions were being given, doctor was in a hurry and left out some vital information

November 25, 2015

We would refer others for certain.

November 02, 2015

the whole experience was excellent.

October 03, 2015

My increase of symptoms seems so complicated, so I think Dr. Thulin gets to the main cause of the problem well. I feel frustrated when trying a new approach with the medications as I know that I will need to check in with her if the first approach doesn't work and my best option to do that is My Chart. That is a good tool, but I would like to talk to her more often if that were possible. A few days of suffering while trying a new drug regimen can seem like a very long time.

September 14, 2015

Dr. Thulin continues to be a very caring and approachable provider. She is one in a million as far as we are concerned.

September 14, 2015

Dr. Thelin was very caring yet super professional

August 30, 2015

The care provider was very knowledgeable, listened to my comments/conditions, and expressed concern about providing the best treatment

July 30, 2015

Dr. is very knowledgeable and inspires confidence. She speaks clearly and explains things very well.

July 30, 2015

The doctor was very good and thorough, she did come in kind of skeptical about my age and having this condition, however through the course of the exam it did lessen up as she determined that I did have this. And was very kind and explained everything to me. But at the end of the appointment she mentioned that she was running late and that was the end of the appointment, kind of abrupt.

June 20, 2015

Dr. Thulin is very caring

November 29, 2014

Dr Thulin is good about letting me know what is happening and recommending future care and what needs to happen

November 16, 2014

Very good experience!!

October 28, 2014

always very professional

October 18, 2014

My Care giver was always Professional.

September 25, 2014

I love my doctor.

September 20, 2014

I have recommended Dr. Thelin to another person who has Parkinson's and he has an appointment to see her

September 15, 2014

I have recommended Dr. Thulin to someone.

September 13, 2014

Care provider's assessment was very thorough.

August 03, 2014

Very good

July 19, 2014

Confidence & trust in provider is complete.

June 16, 2014

Dr. Thulin is kind,empathetic and obviously very knowledgeable. I trust her completely.

May 16, 2014

she made my wife and I both and her bedside manner was horribible

April 04, 2014

very through and detailed. Explained opitions and choices and requested my thoughts. Makes you feel involved. Relaxed and unrushed makes for a positive and informed experiance.

February 28, 2014

We travel a long way to our dr but we do it gladly as she is giving me such good help.

February 20, 2014

She doesn't rush you out. She has been late before but not to much. I am okay with that because she is giving a good exam to a patient and she will do the same for me.

January 27, 2014

I am well-cared for. My concerns are taken seriously. Everything is explained well. I feel very lucky.

December 26, 2013

Doctor Thuline is always very thorough in her exams. I appreciate her candiness and the effort put forth to treat my condition.

December 09, 2013

As usual, Dr. Thulin is outstanding on every count.

October 29, 2013

Very thorough

October 28, 2013

very happy with my provider

October 21, 2013

I appreciated her friendly and professional style. I felt informed and supported in my decisions.

October 09, 2013


October 07, 2013

Appreciated the Dr.'s advice and suggestions, and thoroughness of my exam.

October 02, 2013

Good experience. this is the third or fourth neurologist I have seen since being diagnosed with PD. Dr thulin is miles ahead of all the rest. I was impressed with my visit

September 30, 2013

Dr. Thulin is very thorough and caring, which we greatly appreciate. A bonus we received was her observance of and treatment for an excessive saliva condition for which we did not visit the neurology center. She observed the condition, suggested a particular treatment, and thoroughly discussed possible benefits, and side effects of the treatment. We elected to have the treatment and Dr. Thulin was able to accomplish the procedure in the same afternoon. Thank you.

September 23, 2013


August 20, 2013

Always good, nothing to every complain about.

June 17, 2013

I had to wait a very long time before the doctor came into the room. But I know that I have taken longer on appointments in the past, so it doesn't bother me that much.

May 31, 2013

Dr Thulin was very through and concerned about my health. I appreciate all she does for me. She is the best doctor I have been to

May 29, 2013

i only wish other doctor office visits were half as good !

May 20, 2013


May 18, 2013

I feel confident that my doctor will be very helpful to me.

April 22, 2013

i don't think i could have a better doctor or staff.

April 08, 2013

Dr. Thulin is worth the wait. She is willing to listen and try to address my concerns. I was supposed to get botox but she felt I was not ready which upset me. But, I realize she knows a lot more about CD than I do and what is best for me. She had to rearrange her sched. so she can see me again in two weeks.

March 11, 2013

Always includes me in decisions on my own health care and what we can do...talks to other doctors with concerns and questions

March 04, 2013

Dr. Thulin is excellent!

February 15, 2013

i was very impressed by Dr. Thulin's thoroughness.

February 13, 2013

The reason the Doctor is late is because she spends the right amount of time with you

February 05, 2013

We look forward to meeting with Dr. Thulin and Ms. Zorn.

December 04, 2012

Computer issues caused delay. Doctor had to stop working with wife to type.

October 19, 2012

We really appreciate the years of care we have received and the successful treatments.

September 24, 2012

the Doctor's mental pace is faster than mine. i needed to be given a little bit more time to answer questions

September 10, 2012

Dr. Thulin was very thorough in her exam and I felt she really wanted to help me.

September 04, 2012

Dr. Thulin is just what I've been looking for--someone who will try to figure out the "why" behind my strange symptoms, rather than just prescribing more medication.

September 03, 2012

Always a good expierence uder the care of Dr. Thulin. She is very knowledgeable and caring.

August 17, 2012

I love Dr. Thulin, I think she is an excellent Doctor.

July 23, 2012

Dr. Thulin was fantastic. It was worth the wait to be able to see her.

July 09, 2012

Dr. Thulin never got in a hurry and was thorough and took the time needed to evaluate my husband and give us new information about treatment for his PD. She was kind and acted like she really cared. I felt so positive about the visit like we were at las

July 02, 2012

most comprehensive and informative approach to treatment I have had since diagnosis

June 12, 2012

Dr. Thulin is wonderful and I have every confidence in her.

June 04, 2012

Dr. Thulin is very patient, especially when the patient was feeling anxious.

April 26, 2012

Dr Thulin was much more informative this time. Sometimes she doesn't explain things very well or go into detail about my particular symptoms. Like what symptoms I am having and how we can get them to subside. I wasn't even aware of what symptoms the Parkinsons was causing until they started to go away. I thought the pain in my legs and stiffness was caused by worn out knee. I would have liked her to explain to me that the symptoms I was having was caused by PD. She was much friendlier

April 26, 2012

We felt like care provider was in a hurry and didn't have time to listen to both client and spouse.

March 28, 2012

Considering the problems I was having during the appointmnent--I was very pleased with the visit.

March 21, 2012

The notes we were given were very helpful. Dr. Thulin is excellent and knows the situation we are working with. We always leave feeling confident and positive about what we are going to do.

January 25, 2012

Dr. Thulin is very good. She is professional and warm at the same time. This is good, because if you are coming to see her, you are worried and scared. Your life is changing and you need to feel that someone cares and wants to help you. We appreciate the time she gives and her smile. It helps.

January 05, 2012

Dr. Thulin makes me feel like I am of special interest to her and that my problem is unique and she s trying to fine out the reason so she can solve the problem. I feel that she goes the extra mile to do this. I have much much confidence in her. She is the only doctor that took such an interest in me.

January 04, 2012

I never felt rushed.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Movement Disorders

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Sleep and Movement Disorders
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-1311 Imaging & Neurosciences Center
Movement Disorders/Neurology
729 Arapeen Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Perla Thulin, MD, joined the University of Utah Department of Neurology as an assistant professor in 1996. Dr. Thulin has special expertise and training in the evaluation and treatment of movement disorders.

Dr. Thulin earned her B.A. in Human Biology and attended medical school at Stanford University. She interned in internal medicine at Jewish Hospital of St. Louis and she completed a neurology residency at the Harvard-Longwood Neurology Training Program. Before moving to the University of Utah, Dr. Thulin completed a Movement Disorders fellowship and Geriatric Neurology fellowship at Oregon Health Sciences University.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Oregon Health Sciences University
Neurology- Movement Disorders
Fellowship Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Geriatric Neurology
Residency Harvard-Longwood Neurology
Internship Jewish Hospital of St Louis
Internal Medicine
Professional Medical Stanford University
Undergraduate Stanford University
Human Biology


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