Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

178 Patient Ratings
92 Patient Comments

Susan E. Cochella, M.D., M.P.H.

Specialties

Languages

  • English

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-8845 Sugar House Health Center
1138 Wilmington Ave
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Map

Bio

Susan E. W. Cochella, M.D., M.P.H., is a board certified family medicine physician who specializes in chronic disease and full spectrum care for patients of all ages. She received her medical degree from the University of Nevada in 1999, and went on to complete her family medicine residency at the University of Utah. In 2003 she completed a faculty development fellowship at the University of Utah, with a master’s degree in public health. Her professional interests include the doctor-patient relationship, public health, health policy, and education. In her leisure time, Dr. Cochella enjoys reading, mountain biking, playing the piano and spending time with her husband and two children. She is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most insurance plans.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Family and Preventive Medicine - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Family Medicine/Residency
Board Certification American Board of Family 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
4.7
Time care provider spent with me
4.5
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.7
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.6
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.6
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.6
Wait time at clinic
3.8
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.

June 13, 2014

I have already referred2 people to the my primary care doctor.

June 11, 2014

Dr. Cochella's care is always outstanding

June 06, 2014

my appointments could always be longer.... :)

May 20, 2014

I am grateful I found Dr. Cochella! She really listens, spent a lot of time with me, and was very thorough. Most of all I could tell she really cared. I especially love that there was feedback through MyChart after my visit once my blood results came back. I will definitely be recommending her to others.

May 04, 2014

She does care about me

April 24, 2014

Dr. Cochella is an excellent doctor.

March 25, 2014

I absolutely love Dr. Cochella. I have recommended her to many people.

March 07, 2014

Dr Cochella is by far one of the friendliest and compitent doctors I have met. She is always bright and cheery and very helpful and you can tell she really knows her stuff.

February 13, 2014

I was very impressed with DR Cochella and I would happily see her again and definitely reccomend her to others. It was very refreshing to see a doctor who is as friendly and personable yet confident and capable has her.

January 31, 2014

If it wasn't for having Dr. Cochella as my primary doctor, I would have looked else where for medical care. In my book she is tops..

January 30, 2014

I Love my Dr. there

January 25, 2014

She was extremely professional and her explanations were clear, succinct.

January 19, 2014

I have referred my family members to her, which I wouldn't have done if I didn't have complete confidence in her.

January 09, 2014

So happy Dr. Cochella accepted me as a patient. I feel she will be a wonderful help in guarding my quality of life, hopefully as long as I live. Dr. Cochella had just been through a health crisis of her own, yet kept a positive mood and focus on my minor issues. Thank you Doctor!

December 23, 2013

I was so impressed with Dr. Cochella that I have recommended my daughter see her. I felt that she spent as much time as I needed to ask her questions. she did not make me feel rushed at all. she seemed very thorough also

December 20, 2013

Very happy w/Dr. Cochella.

December 17, 2013

no comment on #10.......... I don't think Dr. Cochella is taking many new pts.

December 06, 2013

Dr Cochella is the best. I'm very lucky to have someone of this caliber as my personal care doctor. Thanks

November 26, 2013

GOOD EXPERIENCE, DR. FOLLOWED UP ON MY CONCERN

November 18, 2013

It seems like the past few times I've been in (all within the past month) the waiting times have been longer, and the doctor has been more rushed (probably because there are other patients also waiting for her to get into their room).

November 13, 2013

follow-up on MyChart based on conversations in appointment has been sluggish

October 26, 2013

As I commented earlier, we were able to discuss all above and I didn't feel like we were working to get this done within a time frame.

October 18, 2013

She is awesome, I found too late!! Thanks again

October 16, 2013

Dr. Cochella is great! She listens and is attentive. She anticipates our questions. She explains things well, and she's just an all-around nice person.

September 30, 2013

Dr. Cochella was extremely attentive, spending a significant amount of time listening to my concerns and health care values.

August 31, 2013

Obviously Dr. Coachella is popular amongst the med providers based on her availability If I weren't leaving the hemisphere in October I would've been very enthusiastic about my follow up appointment date though given my vacation plans I'll tak whatever I can get very pleased with her conscious agenda to not relate to me as just another patient More akin to a relative than a Dr.

August 30, 2013

My care provider is very professional and personal--a great balance.

August 03, 2013

She was awesome. A doctor who actually cares about their patients, what a concept. I will definitely be back to her.

July 23, 2013

Dr Coachella was fantastic. She even put up with me arguing with her ( which I apologize for).

July 19, 2013

My physician is highly competent and personable. I feel like I am getting great care.

June 14, 2013

Great MD. Really friendly and a sense of humor AND professional.

June 07, 2013

I have complete and total trust with Dr. Cochella. She keeps me alive!

May 29, 2013

I like very much her listening to my concerns and addressing each one of them.

May 28, 2013

Awesome

May 25, 2013

Awesome

May 22, 2013

Dr. Cochella consistently provides excellent care.

May 20, 2013

Dr. Cochella is an excellant provider, she is always knowledgable and kind.

May 16, 2013

I have recommended Dr. Cochella to many friends!

April 17, 2013

I went in for a yearly check up i was waiting for a while to see the doctor and when i did it turn out to be a short one. She did not read my previous report from another doctor that she referred me to. She had my blood test results and forget to inform till i reminded her. She is in a hurry to see another patient. I feel that she could have done better with a little bit more time and reading patient's history would make the patient more confident in the physician. Overall it was good. The physician was very kind, positive and very professional she knows her job well.

April 12, 2013

Dr. Cochella is kind, receptive, thorough and treats her patients/parents as intelligent individuals.

April 03, 2013

Dr. Cochella made feel very comfortable. I was worried about having to change to a new PCP due to insurance plan change but she really demonstrated that she listens and cares.

April 03, 2013

Always a good experience, even if I disagree with my doctor on some points of tx

April 01, 2013

After going through 4 different PCPs in SLC, I honestly love Dr. Cochella. She is a fantastic doc; very knowledgeable, and certainly seems to care about how I'm doing. I really, really, like her. I've recommended numerous friends and colleagues to switch to her, and they've all been very happy as well.

March 28, 2013

I'm very impressed with my new dr. I am excited to work with her through my wellness issues or any concerns. She's great!

March 20, 2013

I understand why the doctor was running late and it did not make me upset. I just wish knowing the time the doctor does spen with each patient that she would not schedule as many during the day to keep on schedule better

March 19, 2013

I had fallen on the ice and heard my ankle crack. All I wanted was an Xray to see if there was a fracture. The MD delayed my request by insisting on having my weight and vitals by the assistant. This was very upsetting to me and I felt wasted my time and the MD's time. The MD could have done a more thorough assessment after the xray and saved me a lot of time especially since I thought the xray would not show any fracture I just wanted to be sure.

March 06, 2013

Dr. Cochella has been a perfect provider for my needs.

March 01, 2013

This was a well visit because I just started Medicare. I was essentially having no problems and the doctor and nurse were both very complimentary of my health. Made me feel good.

February 18, 2013

I Love my Docter

February 04, 2013

I adore Dr. Cochella and have made many referrells to friends. Dr. Cochella is not only capapble but also is very personable and has the best "bedside manner" in my experience. She always leave me feeling like I am the one ending the appointment, not her because she is so good at making sure all of my concerns have been covered.

January 28, 2013

I am soo gratefull to have Dr. Cochella

January 01, 2013

Great Experience. Awesome

December 18, 2012

The Dr was excpetional! She treated myself and my daughter with compassion and sincere care!

December 12, 2012

She was very busy with a seriously ill patient, but took time to see me because she knew I'd been waiting. I wasn't ill--just following up a previous concern. She took time to check whether I needed a lab test, and ordered it. Excellent, given how busy she was.

December 10, 2012

I have recommended Dr. Cochella to many of my 'girl' friends who were looking for another primary care physician. So far, 2 have gone to see her and just think she's the best!

December 04, 2012

I really have confidence in Dr. Cochella and will wait for an appointment to see her specifically

December 03, 2012

Dr. Cochella always takes the time to make sure that I am comfortable and that I understand what is happening. She is an excellent doctor and I do recommend her to everyone.

November 30, 2012

i have been very fortunate to have Dr. Cochella as my physician. She seems to be a perfect fit to my personality. She makes every effort to address my concerns and problems.

November 26, 2012

I had a few issues and wanted them addressed at that visit. The visit was very short and I was told to make another appointment to address the other issues I had. Overall time out of my schedule was more than 1 hour yet the time I was alotted to address my issues was 15 min. I don't want to feel like an invalid, making Dr. appointments every month, nor do I have that kind of time. I also didn't want to wait for another month to address the other issues. I will come back. I just wish I could deal with everything at once.

November 19, 2012

I had a good experience!

November 14, 2012

I love my Dr.

November 13, 2012

Awesome

October 02, 2012

Have to wait to see her....but worth the wait!

October 01, 2012

Susan is a great doctor -- I went through 4 docs elsewhere trying to find a good one, and I'm very happy with her and her level of care.

September 25, 2012

This was the best experience I've ever had with a doctor. I felt like she sincerely cares about me and I was treated with the highest respect and courtesy.

September 23, 2012

if care provider was accepting new pts, I would recommend.

September 21, 2012

I already have recommended Dr. Cochella to other friends that were looking for a primary care MD. Everyone has been so impressed with her!

September 10, 2012

This was probably the best appointment I have had at any University clinic. The appointment did not feel rushed and the provider spent more than 10 minutes with me.

September 08, 2012

I can't say enough good things about Dr. Cochella. She is kind, thorough, knowledgeable, and makes me feel at ease. She listens to me and includes me in the treatment plan.

September 03, 2012

I can at times be a difficult patient. I will debate about my tx at times if I do not agree or like it. Dr. Cochella is terrific about listening to my reasoning. We discuss the matter until we both agree. I like being able to voice my thoughts and not just be told what to do.

August 13, 2012

I love the doctor, but it is so hard to get an appointment with her and when you do, each appointment is 5 minutes long. This is frustrating.

August 10, 2012

We like seeing Dr. Cochella! She's awesome!

August 10, 2012

Great visit - everything taken care of very well.

July 30, 2012

My daughter needs a new primary MD - guess who she's seeing? You're correct - Dr. Cochella!

July 17, 2012

Dr. Cochella has been my physician for 12 or so years. She understands me. And that makes the visit worth any amount of time. Dr. Cochella doesn't just talk. She truly listens to me.

July 16, 2012

Would love to continue seeing Dr. Cochella, but scheduling appointments in the afternoon/evening is almost impossible...

June 11, 2012

Every time I've been to this clinic the registration staff, intake stall and the doctor have all worked hard to give me a great experience. I really like this clinic!

May 12, 2012

Worth the wait, I would see Cochella again.

May 10, 2012

Dr. Coachella immediately made me feel at ease and like I was in good hands.

April 19, 2012

I love my doctor she has helped me a lot

April 10, 2012

I have the utmost respect for Dr. Cochella. She is very knowledgeable and sensitive to my concerns.

March 27, 2012

Doctore Cochella, A #1!

March 21, 2012

I really like Dr. Cochella. She is down to earth and is up front about any health issues.

March 17, 2012

Dr. Cochella always expresses her understanding for my concerns, and takes time to listen and helps with answers to my questions! :)

February 22, 2012

Cochella was very understanding, she listened and explained. Always made sure that she was following me right.

February 18, 2012

the focus of our interaction was about my medications and health promotion needs. THis seemed appropriate for a first visit.

February 11, 2012

Dr. Cochella took extra time to discuss my issues and actually brought up other issues from my history which weren't necessarily the reason for my visit. She asked additional questions to see if there were other health concerns I had and actually discussed with me a family history of skin cancer and performed a quick skin check on my upper torso which I probably needed but had forgotten to ask for. I expressed concern about having enough refills for my prescriptions since I only see the doctor about once a year. She gave me a years worth of refills which was just what I needed.

February 11, 2012

Already recommended Dr Cochella to several of my friends. I really like her - she showed concern without judging, has several plans implemented for me already, and I'm following up with her next week.

February 09, 2012

Refreshing experince to have a caring and friendly provider

January 31, 2012

I last saw Dr. Cochella in 2003/2004(?) and look forward to working with her again as my primary care physician. I appreciate her willingness to work with me in my attempt to control and manage my health problems and, hopefully, not have to depend on medications.

January 25, 2012

never better

January 25, 2012

I have complete confidence in Dr.Cochella

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Family and Preventive Medicine - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Family Medicine/Residency
Board Certification American Board of Family Medicine

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-3460 Student Programs in Family Medicine
375 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
(801) 238-6650 School of Medicine
DFPM
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Susan E. W. Cochella, M.D., M.P.H., is a board certified family medicine physician who specializes in chronic disease and full spectrum care for patients of all ages. She received her medical degree from the University of Nevada in 1999, and went on to complete her family medicine residency at the University of Utah. In 2003 she completed a faculty development fellowship at the University of Utah, with a master’s degree in public health. Her professional interests include the doctor-patient relationship, public health, health policy, and education. In her leisure time, Dr. Cochella enjoys reading, mountain biking, playing the piano and spending time with her husband and two children. She is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most insurance plans.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training University of Utah School of Medicine
Public Health
M.P.H.
Fellowship University of Utah Hospital School of Medicine
Medical Education
Fellow
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Family Medicine
Resident
Professional Medical University of Nevada
M.D.
Undergraduate University of Colorado - Boulder
Molecular Biology
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Clinical Trials

Video & News