Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

150 Patient Ratings
193 Patient Comments

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

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

150 Patient Ratings
193 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-8845
Sugar House Health Center
1138 Wilmington Ave
Salt Lake City, UT 84106


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 accepts most insurance plans.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Family and Preventive Medicine - Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Family Medicine
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
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.

January 14, 2017

empathic and relatable

January 01, 2017

I like doctor c but its so hard to get into and you have to wait forever to actually see her once you have arrived

December 25, 2016

She made me uncomfortable and feel bad about my body type.

December 19, 2016

Dr. Cochella is outstanding.

December 16, 2016

Dr Cochella spent a good amount of time with me talking me through what I was experiencing and options.

December 16, 2016

Dr. Cuchela is amazing. She provides an excellent service!!

December 15, 2016

The clinic here is very good! I always recieve the best patient care here without a doubt! I come here for depression and anxiety and Dr. Cochella has helped me come a very long way ever since I first started seeing her. I live far from the sugar house clinic but it's worth driving down all the way here for the patient care.

December 14, 2016

Dr. Cochella was warm, caring, patient and took her time genuinely listening to my concerns and advising me with informed and educated options. She was kind and thoughtful with my kids who were with me. I very much appreciated the time I spent with her and the care she gave me and left feeling confident that my issues would be taken care of. It was a wonderful experience and I am so grateful for Dr. Cochella.

October 20, 2016

Excellent experience. Dr. Cochella was sincere, genuine and gentle.

September 24, 2016

I really liked her. She was very considerate and listened to what I wanted to do with my life and helped me consider ways to be healthy within my life style already which is really valuable to me.

September 19, 2016

Dr. Cochella is an amazing provider, we have been going to hear for over a decade.

September 19, 2016

excellent care, very happy with experience

September 18, 2016

The visit itself was positive. Dr. Cochella listened to me and calmed my anxiety. I felt that my concerns were addressed. Reasons I would not likely recommend her come mostly from continuing negative experiences at the clinic. There was also a time that I had to email twice through mychart at wait 12 days to get a prescription question answered by Dr. Cochella. Perhaps that was a fluke but it left a bad taste in my mouth.

September 14, 2016

This was among best interactions I have ever had with care providers.

September 12, 2016

wonderful experience

August 21, 2016

I had a wonderful experience with my provider. She explained the procedure, made me feel comfortable, and did an excellent job. The procedure was painless and it helped that I knew exactly what was going to happen and what she was doing. No surprises.

August 02, 2016

I feel fortunate to be a patient of Dr. Cochella. Her expertise, sincerity and care are are outstanding qualities and deeply appreciated.

July 25, 2016

She is too busy for more patients.

July 19, 2016

So excited about the quality of my care with this physician.

July 06, 2016

Excellent service, all the way around. I have already recommended the clinic & Dr. Cochella to others.

July 01, 2016

I am 59 years old and this was the BEST doctors visit I have ever had. Dr Cocella, took the time to listen and addressed my concerns. She is a warm, caring person. I did not feel rushed and she gave me her full attention. We both came up with a strategy to help with my particular concern and I did not feel lectured to. I feel like I have a game plan going forward and that gives me peace of mind, she also did an excellent job of follow-up. I have found my doctor as long as she will have me.

June 24, 2016

I needed to find a good PCP, and I was not sure who to go to. I went to "Find a Doctor" on the University Health Care web site. After reading each profile, I thought that Dr. Cochella would be a good choice, and I was right. She was very professional and was very helpful in diagnosing my health problem.

June 24, 2016

I would have appreciated some conversation/ discussion about the rating on my functional assessment form. It seemed that the same measure was used as on my previous visit even though I thought that I had shown significant progress from my previous visit.

June 16, 2016

she is the best!!!

June 14, 2016

I was so pleased with the physician's care and concern. She is fantastic and I am pleased that she will be my regular provider.

June 01, 2016

Dr. Cochella is a gem in the medical profession! I have had concerns for a while now that my old physician brushed off. Dr. Cochella took these concerns seriously and made clear that she was committed to helping me improve my health and get to the bottom of what was really happening.

May 20, 2016

Dr. Coachella is fantastic! She took the time to make sure I understood everything we talked about, answer any additional questions I had afterwards and Inform me about all of the capabilities and options the Sugarhouse clinic has to offer my wife and I as we begin to prepare to have children in our future.

May 15, 2016

I absolutely live everything about Dr. Cochella. She listened carefully, asked direct questions, advised me if my options and gave her feedback on the pros/cons of each. I found her approach very holistic, which is rare in today's clinical setting.

May 13, 2016

Dr. Cochella is an extremely competent doctor, and I think very highly of her. She is easy to talk to, explains things in language a lay person can readily understand, and is direct and clear with her patients. She is the reason I stay with the U of U healthcare system.

May 13, 2016

She's the best.

April 26, 2016

Dr. Cochella is an amazing MD. I absolutely love her. She is very caring and has such concern for her patients.

April 22, 2016

Dr Cochella was rushed, like she was being monitored by some supervisor to get more patients in.

April 20, 2016

This is my first visit with Dr.Chochella and i am taking back home a different healthcare experience. Throughout the visit the physician was very respectful in her conversation. But the suggestions she wrote down to me in the patient instruction were insensitive . After my visit with this provider i can never feel normal about myself again, nor can i trust any physician like i used to before.

April 12, 2016

Dr. Cochella is simply the best. I can't remember life before her.

March 28, 2016

My visit was very positive.

March 25, 2016

Dr Cochella is a superb physician, caring and competent.

March 24, 2016

Dr was everything she should be. In every way.

March 05, 2016

Dr. Cochella was wonderful, but not on time. It looked like she was not getting enough support from staff.

February 23, 2016

Dr. Cochella makes a visit to the doctor seem like lunch with a good friend. She is pleasant, respectful, able to listen carefully, and willing to consider my wishes in how I would like my illness/injury treated. She's willing to consider alternative treatments as well as prescription medications. Still, she clearly recommends the course of treatment she feels would be most effective. Dr. Cochella is the best doctor I've ever seen (and I've seen some really good ones).

February 17, 2016

Dr. Cochella is the reason I stay with the U health system.

February 15, 2016

Dr Cochella is wonderful

February 08, 2016

When Dr. Cochella was not immediately available to see me in the examination room, a P.A. came in and began to listen carefully to my concerns and put them into the computer. When Dr. Cochella came in, the P.A accurately relayed my concerns to her. She listened carefully and addressed my concerns. She had to prioritize, because there were a lot of concerns. That was good. I feel that all the staff are extremely knowlegeable and competent, and also see their patients as unique human beings. This clinic is awesome.

January 29, 2016

Dr. Cochella is just awesome: I really do feel she cares very much for my well being!

January 25, 2016

she did great thoughout the biopsy

January 25, 2016

I don't recommend, pretty much across the board. The clinic was running late, so we didn't have as much time as I would have liked, and ignored one follow-up that I really wanted to get to, but we were out of time.

January 22, 2016

My doctor was very good to me

January 15, 2016

I love her

January 12, 2016

there is never enough time with my doc

January 08, 2016

Dr. Cochella greeted me warmly, listened carefully, applied diagnostic skills and prescribed treatments, I feel will be helpful. She had her assistant schedule a follow-up appointment for current complaints and to handle one for which there was not time at that visit. (I had not previously requested help with the latter problem when originally scheduling the appointment, and there was another patient waiting for her.)

January 07, 2016

This Dr. is amazing I love her!!!

January 07, 2016


December 18, 2015

She is the best

December 07, 2015

Dr. Cochella is an amazing provider. You can tell that she cares about you, not only as a patient, but also as a person.

December 03, 2015

I love Dr Cochella. She's a great doctor. And loves her patients.

November 14, 2015

I am impressed with Dr cochella's treatment and care, she is the best

October 21, 2015

Dr. Cochella consistently provides me with clear and complete information about whatever issues I ask her about, and offers practical advice on coping with same. I have enormous confidence in her.

October 12, 2015

never enough time to spend with doc

October 02, 2015

I had just a little misunderstanding about a new med but it was easily cleared up.

September 27, 2015

Doctor Cochella is always very willing to provide clear explanations and do what she can to assist me with any of my concerns. We have been communicating primarily through email correspondence and I can tell that she puts a lot of thought into her replies to my questions and concerns, and I always feel supported.

September 25, 2015

Entire Sugarhouse team is great.

September 24, 2015

Dr. Cochella & the entire Sugarhouse team are great. Immediately recommended that my wife seek Dr. Cochella asa her physician.

September 21, 2015

I had been looking for a new PCP and I am so happy Dr. Cochella was able to take me as a new patient. She made me feel very comfortable & was very thorough & professional. We've scheduled a follow up appointment in November to review my progress in weight loss & results from my upcoming knee surgery.

September 08, 2015

Dr.Cochella is awesome! she always takes the time to really get to the problems and addresses them.

August 29, 2015

Dr. Cochella is a wonderful doctor.She truly cares and always makes sure we are well informed. We really appreciate her and can always reach her when we have questions.

August 28, 2015

Had a good experience and like the doctor

August 23, 2015

I'm just trying out this doctor to see if I can communicate adequately for primary care. So far, so okay.

August 01, 2015

Dr. Cochella is fantastic. The epitome of how a PCP should be. She is warm, engaged, and attentive. Thank you!

July 30, 2015

One of the best experiences I have had in visiting with a doctor! She was great!

July 03, 2015

Simply put, Dr. Cochella is an outstanding physician. She is very clear in her explanations and cheerfully answers all questions completely.

May 29, 2015

Dr. Cochella has never disappointed with her level of care

May 27, 2015

Amazing client service. I appreciated the time and advice given by Dr. Cochella.

May 27, 2015

love her!

May 25, 2015

Dr. Cochella is not available for our needs. Maintaining clinical practice while teaching full time does not seem to be in the best interest of some of her patients.

May 22, 2015

I was impressed by the concern you showed for a possible skin cancer and your compromise for doing the procedure and biopsy 6-8 weeks from now. Thank you.

May 20, 2015

Dr. Cochella always engages with me as a person, not just as a doctor. She shows interest in what I have to say and is willing to consider my thoughts about how to treat whatever is bothering me. It doesn't get any better than this.

May 15, 2015

I feel listened to and cared for. She's the best!

April 10, 2015

Dr Cochella Rocks

March 29, 2015

love her

March 20, 2015

Excellent!! Excellent!!! Excellent!!!

March 17, 2015

I love Dr. Cochella. She is friendly and thorough and I never feel rushed with her

March 13, 2015

She is the best.

March 03, 2015

Dr. Cochella is always worth waiting for. Only one other doctor in my experience has shown such genuine interest in my medical issues and has been willing to take time to make sure I understand what she is recommending and why. When I have to wait a few minutes to see her, I know it's because she is giving someone else her caring and attention, just as she does for me.

February 27, 2015

Dr. Cochella is as good as it gets. She genuinely cares about her patients, and you can tell that her job is more than just a job to her. I can't say enough good about her. If all doctors were like her, our healthcare system would be perfect.

February 07, 2015

Dr cochella is the BEST

January 29, 2015

Dr cochella is attentive, caring and competent beyond all measures. I hope she never quits practicing.

January 14, 2015

Great experience. The doctor went over new options for care and talked about different medications. She spent far more than the allotted time to go over questions I had. Couldn't have asked for more!

January 05, 2015

Dr. Cochella is excellent, I love her work ethic and her personality.

January 05, 2015

Susan C. is awesome, caring, smart & helpful :)

December 08, 2014

Doc, you are awesome. I was so well-cared for by you. You are a "healer" Thank you....

November 03, 2014

Dr. Cochella is loving, caring, concerned and above all competent. She is a blessing in my life.

October 11, 2014

As always, Dr. Cochella impressed me with her concern and her determination to help me find solutions to my problems.

October 05, 2014

i loved the people who helped me. i thought dr. cochella was wonderful. between my symptoms and complaints, they suggested i go to the er, which of course was scary. at the er, they did not feel the urgency. so, i feel like i may have gotten uneccesarily frightened

October 05, 2014

glad Dr. Cochella's practice is now "closed" and that she kept me as her patient.

October 05, 2014

excellent. Couldn't be better!

October 02, 2014

There are not words adequate to describe how thoroughly I am pleased with Dr. Cochella.

September 29, 2014

I really liked Dr. Coachella. She spent a great deal of time with me, showed very sincere concern and was extremely thorough. I feel as if I can trust her judgment and expertise.

September 15, 2014

I always feel Dr Cochella was deeply concerned for my well-being. She helps me feel hopeful like few others.

September 01, 2014

Dr. Cochella is highly competent, loving and caring and I would go to great lengths to continue seeing her.

August 26, 2014

Dr. Cochella is awesome!!! I just wish she would also take my new insurance and I could continue seeing her.

August 18, 2014

I appreciate how caring and understanding the provider is. It means a lot to me that she takes the time to listen to my issues, concerns and successes with my problems and treatment.

July 24, 2014

I love my docter!

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


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


May 25, 2013


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

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

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 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


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

Great visit - everything taken care of very well.

August 10, 2012

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

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

I have complete confidence in Dr.Cochella

January 25, 2012

never better

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

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

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-2000 Family & Preventive Medicine
375 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

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 History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah Hospital School of Medicine
Medical Education
Graduate Training University of Utah School of Medicine
Public Health
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Family Medicine
Professional Medical University of Nevada
Undergraduate University of Colorado - Boulder
Molecular Biology


Selected Provider Publications


  1. Henriksen R, Cochella S (01/24/2014). Role of Family Medicine in the Healthcare System Curriculum in STFM's National Clerkship Curriculum [Web]. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Available:

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