Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

193 Patient Ratings
178 Patient Comments

Thomas J. Kottarathil, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

193 Patient Ratings
178 Patient Comments



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Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-8841
Redwood Health Center
Redwood Urgent Care
1525 West 2100 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84119


Thomas Kottarathil, M.D., is a board-certified internal medicine physician. He received his postgraduate medical degree in internal medicine from King George Hospital, Andhra University, India and then went on to receive his medical degree in internal medicine from Harbor Hospital Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore in 1996. He is actively involved in the American Medical Association. In his free time, Dr. Kottarathil enjoys playing racquetball, golf and badminton, as well as gardening and reading. He practices all aspects of internal medicine and accepts most insurance plans.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Adjunct Instructor
UUHC Community Physician Group - UUHC Employed Physician
Academic Divisions General Internal Medicine
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal 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.

September 28, 2015

Dr. K, took the time to explain and did alternative instead of suggesting surgery. I feel I know more about my health than I have in several years. The Clinic on Redwood are caring and do not make me feel like I am just another patient.

September 01, 2015

I don't mind waiting to see Dr. K. because I know he makes sure every patient gets the time they need. I never feel rushed.

August 14, 2015

Great doctor!

August 12, 2015

Happy with the experience

August 10, 2015

Dr. Kottarathil showed genuine concern for my health management. He spent a good amount of time discussing my history, current treatment and future actions. He considered my overall health, diet and physical activity. He was very courteous and also gave me a high degree of confidence in his care.

August 09, 2015

I prefer to see no other provider, unless it is for my annual OB/GYN exam.

August 07, 2015

Dr. K. has been consistently thorough and detailed with me.

August 04, 2015

Very good doctor.

July 15, 2015

Doctor came across as very knowledgeable and expriences

June 23, 2015

Dr k is an awesome dr who is always willing to take whatever time is necessary to ensure all of your questions are answered

June 22, 2015


June 20, 2015

He is really busy anymore.

June 19, 2015


June 10, 2015

Dr. K gives me his undivided attention! I love that he goes to the extent of educating me on my personal condition so that I fully understand it more comprehensively. I look for places to give him the best reviews from Google reviews to consumer reviews: I click with him as my provider, he cares as a person.

June 10, 2015

The physician didn't seeem to understand my health issues, or care about helping me get better. He acts like he doesn't care about the pain I'm in or the extreme limitations my symptoms are putting on my daily activities

June 10, 2015

Dr. K is wonderful. He sets me at ease when I am concerned, and he has yet to be wrong about any diagnosis. He explains things thoroughly and in terms I can easily understand.

May 16, 2015


May 12, 2015

Dr is always very thorough, prepared, and friendly. He has a good rapport with his patients and makes sure all my needs are met during my visit. This visit was for paperwork for my job to request a shorter schedule and he did everything perfectly so my request was accepted by my job. Very happy

April 30, 2015

I was impressed with the short wait and the doctor was thorough. My only drawback is that every time I see this doctor instead of my regular one, he sends me for expensive procedures. Luckily the insurance pays but I think I will avoid him in the future.

April 25, 2015

Good experience staff friendly and very good doctor

April 14, 2015

I had spent a lot of time waiting for my original appt and finished up nearly two hours later. Kudos to the provider. He never rushed or hurried. He took and gave me his time!! Even at the end of the day we all just want to breathe a sigh of relief, go home, throw on some tv or eat burger. It was valuable that he still gave his time without rushing or being hurried.

April 09, 2015

Dr. Kattarthil is an excellent physician, smart, skilled,compassionate, and excel lent bedside manner.

April 07, 2015

Wish I could have more time with the Dr. once in a while, rushing Kind of makes me scared to talk to the Dr.

April 04, 2015

he's is very good

March 21, 2015

Dr. Kattorathil is very thorough and a great doctor

March 17, 2015

I'm in my 20's--word of mouth is important, but so are my selfies that share to twitter and instagram. I highly recommend.

March 17, 2015

As mentioned earlier, Dr. K is an outstanding doctor.

March 16, 2015

very good visit

March 09, 2015

overall excellant

March 08, 2015

Doctor K is best person who cares about his patience well being

March 06, 2015

I was there to see him about weaning me off the medication I'm on and he said it would be really easy which I know it won't because I have tried before. he told me to do 3 xs a day for two weeks and then 2 a day for two weeks and then one for two weeks and then when I felt good about it to go down to a half until I can get off of them. he made it sound way easy so that's the only thing that bothered me. he should have been a little more honest and tell me it was going to be tough so that when I do have a hard time that I don't feel like I'm doing something wrong. Maybe he doesn't know how hard it really is. other than that he is amazing and I would refer him to my own mom. I wish I could stay with him for ever.

March 02, 2015

Doctor K. Is a good man.I trust his opinion and experience.

February 28, 2015

an excellent experience. Dr. K was respectful, caring and a competent physician.

February 21, 2015


February 18, 2015

He is a very good Doctor

February 15, 2015

Dr. K sets the standard for quality health care.

February 07, 2015

I think he is very knowledge able and also very nice. He is Excellent.

January 26, 2015

I have always have had good experience at the clinics.

January 21, 2015

Doctor didn't have much to say about his problem.

January 19, 2015


January 12, 2015

very nice been seeing him for a very long time

December 27, 2014

Dr. K seems like he's really listening and involved in helping me with my healthcare needs.

December 18, 2014

Dr. K is the best and most thorough Dr. I have ever been to. He listen and has been accurate in his evaluations. I do not know what I would do if he ever left the U of U.

December 12, 2014

Dr.k is the best. My hole family sees him

November 24, 2014

I can't say his name but its Dr Kand I have in the past recommended him to other peopleis concerned about what is going on and how my care is going

November 18, 2014

My mother has a lot of confidence in Dr. Kottarathil.

November 13, 2014

He is a very caring doctor and he makes sure you understand everything before leaving. He is amazing.

November 11, 2014

very good

November 09, 2014

Excellent doctor

October 25, 2014

I am very happy with my doctor "Kattorathil" he is very thorough and I trust him very much and will and have recommended him to others.

October 23, 2014

I recommended all my family to Dr K.

September 29, 2014

I tell anybody that needs to go to a doctor because they get frustrated with others to see Dr K.

September 26, 2014

Dr. Kottarathil is extremely professional, always courteous and kind, and shows the appropriate concern for the reasons for my visit. I would highly recommend him to others!!!

September 22, 2014


September 19, 2014

Dr. Gittarithil exceeded my notch physician!!!!

September 12, 2014


September 07, 2014

Dr. K. is by far the best Primary Care Physician that I have ever had! He is patient in listening to my health concerns and I have every confidence in him to administer what he believes to be the best treatment options for me. On a scale of 1 - 10, I rate Dr. K. a 10!

August 28, 2014

Dr. K. was concerned about my issue and expressed desire to help me with it (weight management). He encouraged me with what I was currently doing and made suggestions. He worked with me to find a medication that works for me with my budget and insurance and would not have negative side effects.

August 18, 2014


August 11, 2014

If I don't recommend him, it would be because I like him to much to have to compete with other patients in getting in to see him.

August 04, 2014

I love Dr K I have been seeing him for quite some time now because he spends as much time as he needs with me and makes sure I understand everything he tells me and addresses all of my concerns. He is fantastic and really makes me feel as if he cares about me.

July 30, 2014

dr. was behind and in a hurray, qwik to pass me off to some other dept, or doc.

July 25, 2014

all good

July 24, 2014

Dr. Katardthil is the best doctor in the world

July 18, 2014


July 17, 2014


July 04, 2014

Outstanding physician, very professional, thorough and very caring. Would recommend him highly for any kind of medical issue.

June 30, 2014

My provider is always wonderful

June 19, 2014

Very good experience.

June 14, 2014

I respect the depth and breadth of his medical knowledge and expertise. He often amazes me with how much he knows and about the most esoteric of things!

June 14, 2014

LOVE Dr Kottarithil!!!!

June 11, 2014

Appreciate Dr. K and his assisstants.

June 07, 2014

Dr. K has been my primary care provider for a long time. This time we even came to SLC from Mesquite NV just to see him and he was able to take the information and gave information that will help clear up a problem that the Dr.s in St. George or Mesquite had been unable to figure out.

June 06, 2014

When the doctor spoke to me he did not have eye contact, seemed distant and dismissive.

June 02, 2014

Extremely thorough, excellent listener, true rather than feigned concern. Dr. Kottarathil diagnosed a problem due to his diligence no other health provider had pursued the symptoms.

June 02, 2014

Dr Kottarathil is a great doctor. Very friendly with a good sense of humor. I have been seeing him for many years and think he has saved my life.

May 23, 2014

my doctor is excellent in explaining everything i ask

May 19, 2014

I am very thankfull for Dr. Kattarathil

May 06, 2014

Dr. K has always been a joy to work with, I trust his judgment in his care of my upcoming and past problems. I know I am good hands with him and should tell him Thank you more often.

May 03, 2014

I have been coming to Dr. kottarathil since 1998, very pleased!

April 18, 2014

Doctor K is a very caring, likable guy. I really enjoy him and would recommend him to any and all.

April 17, 2014

I was very pleased with the time Dr. Kotterathil spent with me. I didn't feel pushed through. He is very thorough, I feel like he was concerned about me.

April 13, 2014

Dr. K not only dealt with my immediate problem, but reminded me of my need to have a mammogram and colonoscopy, and then followed up with a referral abs those departments called me to schedule appointments.

April 08, 2014


March 28, 2014

the doctor was nice but told me nothing I didn't know. finding someone else to treat me. the clinic was dirty.

March 16, 2014

I am pleased with the care that I get.

February 19, 2014

Dr. K is very concerned about not only my physical health but my mental and spiritual health as well. I have the utmost faith in his ability to heal.

February 15, 2014


February 13, 2014

I love my Dr and I will recommend everyone I know to him.

February 07, 2014

I am confident that my Doctor care a lot about me and of course about other patients.

January 27, 2014

My Comments were already given during this survey. I am happy to know that you send patients these surveys to us. It truly means you REALLY do care about all patients and show respect for all patients.

January 23, 2014

Caregiver is great and I enjoy coming to see him.

January 22, 2014

Dr. K. is the physician that I have been looking for. He is most understanding and is doing for me exactly what I feel will make me a healthier and happier person. Others are good but he is best.

January 16, 2014

Very good doctor.

January 09, 2014

Dr. K. is a very understanding and patient doctor. I have great faith in him.

December 24, 2013

I gave my confidence in him a "good" b/c I've been to him this one time and we haven't built up that patient/doctor relationship. I'm sure he's good at what he does.

December 23, 2013

I love my provider care.He is such a knowladgeble Dr.

December 13, 2013

the dr needs to speak up n tell how to use medication. felt that dr did not address or hear all my concern n did not hear or not responding to all my medications.

December 09, 2013

Like how he suggests use of non-drugs to resolve issues, where appropriate.

December 08, 2013

Dr. K makes me feel like I'm his best and most important patient. I am of course.

December 07, 2013


December 06, 2013


December 05, 2013


November 19, 2013


November 18, 2013

I am fortunate to have the health care center nearby

November 15, 2013

Dr. Kotarrathil is extraordinary in his skill, his empathy, and his personability. He deserves special investiture as a member of your clinic.

November 08, 2013

Everyone was just great. They all made us feel right at home, especially the np Elisa Estrada and Nestle. They are always so friendly and caring. They make us feel "special" and seem like old friends. And Dr. Katarathyl is very kind and caring, too. Thanks to all of them.

November 04, 2013

Dr went way above and beyond to answer all my questions and did it in a manor where I could understand.

November 04, 2013

Dr.K is like a friend.

October 09, 2013

Dr K is a wonderful Dr.

October 04, 2013

This experience was very good.

October 04, 2013

i have seen this physician for years and feel very comfortable with him, he always answers my questions or concerns

September 25, 2013

Dr. K. shed a lot of light on my health situation and explained things to the letter. I walked out of the clinic knowing that someone cared about me.

August 31, 2013

Dr. K understood what was going on with my knee and knew what I needed for pain

August 30, 2013

I have recomended Dr. K. to several people over the years.

August 27, 2013

I LOVE my doctor & wouldn't want to see anyone else.

August 22, 2013

i feel that the providers are excellent

August 19, 2013

We waited a long time to see him then he didn't spend a lot of time with me. He said he couldn't see the issue I was having but would provide a brace. When the gal came in to give it to me she commented on my condition that the doctor couldn't see.

August 13, 2013

the only thing i didn't like was that the Dr told me to stop taking ibuprofen, but gave me an Rx for it instead of an alternate

August 06, 2013

Dr Kottarathil has always provided superb care to me. I can tell that he cares very very deeply for his patients.

July 19, 2013

Dr. Katarethel is my new PCP and I am very pleased with the humane,concerned way he took care of me!

July 19, 2013

Excellent by far. Dr's Kotarathil expertise and understanding of issues by asking the correcy questions have been a decisive factor in my care.Can't tjank him enough.Great

July 18, 2013

i truly feel dr.k cares about my well being

July 05, 2013

Dr Katorathill I trust him he is very thorough with my needs and good at what he does

July 05, 2013

I've seen Dr. Murnin for years. i would not want to hurt his feelings; but wouldn't mind at all switching to this doctor. my wife would prefer I do.

June 28, 2013

All good experiences

June 24, 2013

could not print out the paper i needed

June 20, 2013

Dr. K 100% percent satisfied. There was only one problem and that was with the pharmacy. Dr. K wrote me a prescription for my test strips the pharmacy sent me a letter stating that they would no longer be able to send my test strips after the end of the month. they told me they could not fill my prescription and to call Dr. K for a new prescription

June 13, 2013

I'm very happy with Dr. K.

June 09, 2013

Have difference of opinion about pneumonia shot. I maintain I don't need one; Dr. very strongly recommends because I just turned 65. He did not demand I get the shot and wrote "refused" on my chart

June 04, 2013

Dr. Kottarathil has proven to be an exceptionally attentive caregiver and particularly gifted diagnostician. My wife and I repose great confidence in him.

May 28, 2013

I went to several Doctoers before choosing Dr. Kotarrithil. He is the best. I leave feeling as though he cares.

May 21, 2013

Excellent Doctor! Would suggest to friends...He Cares and talks to you about what is going on with your body. Definitely a keeper!

April 23, 2013

I have not had any bad experiences.

April 15, 2013

I believe the doctor did not care in the slightest, he already had a preconceived thoughts

April 09, 2013

Everything went smoothly and I liked the friendlyness of the nurse that helped me recieve my pills.

April 02, 2013

I felt like I was wasting his time and talked down to. I was told over and over to stop doing something that I don't do already until I gave in.

March 27, 2013

always great experience trust MD fully, great MD knowledgeable, and he cares about his pt, never had bad experiences for last 17 years in Redwood clinic.

March 12, 2013

Even the doctor couldn't get me in to see a specialist when needed. 2 weeks seems unreasonably long time especially if a doctor requests it.

March 11, 2013

MD Kotharthil is my MD for at least 10 yrs, great doctor.

March 08, 2013

I have never seen a doctor that I have as much confidence in as this doctor.

February 26, 2013

very good

January 28, 2013

Although a knowledgable Doctor, he was not personable. I would not go back to him due to feeling like he did not care that I was sick or that I wanted to get better. He gave me my medications and sent me on my way. Like a ticket holder at a football game. He told me what was wrong right away and didn't sugarcoat anything like most other doctors do b/c they don't want to get into trouble telling you what is wrong (fearing that they may be wrong).

January 28, 2013

I really liked him and would tell others ablut him and will have no problems seeing him again.

January 28, 2013

Made me laugh more than once. Good medicine.

January 21, 2013


January 14, 2013

The wait to see him was way too long. The blood pressure cuff was broken. They brought in a mobile unit and had trouble getting it to work.

January 14, 2013

Doctor did not say what was probably wrong with me, he didn't say anything, just to get some test. He only mentioned what he didn't think it was. Had to ask him about the medicine myself

December 31, 2012

Provider gave the impression that he did not know how to diagnose my problem and it seemed that he normally does not work within the family practice area. There were several times he asked me the same question multiple times. In the end the only diagnosis he had was that it must be the flu or something.

December 31, 2012

He was very nice//percise//exact//sweet and short

December 10, 2012

Dr. Kottarhill was amazing at explaining what he thought is wrong with me.

December 10, 2012

Dr. Kottarathil, and his staff, were, as always, excellent. I would be hard-pressed to see any other doctor, other than for an annual gyn exam.

November 26, 2012

Very courteous, informative, did not talk down to me, and did not look at the computer all the time.

November 22, 2012

I'm very happy with this doctor. I have a comfort level I didn't have with my previous doctor.

November 19, 2012

Very thorough and wonderfull Dr!

November 13, 2012

dr Kottarathil and coleen or connie his medical assatant are excellent with me. I had reecently moved to Mn and when I returned I went right back to Dr Kottarathil and connie. they welcomed me back and i felt so comfortable and happy to be back because of them

November 09, 2012

I originally went in to get a physical done, and it was not completed. They checked me for a different concern I had mentioned to them, but after that the physical was not completed

October 26, 2012

The doctor gave me a warm and professional welcome when he first met me. He was very considerate and went to extra effort to make me feel comfortable and not embarrassed when he needed to examine a private area of my body.

September 19, 2012

I trust Dr. Kottarathil more than the specialists I see. I would rather just see him.

September 17, 2012

Informative, interested & courtious

September 11, 2012

Dr. Kottarathil is amazing -- the best doctor in the place. Connie, his nurse, is equally good. I don't remember the name of the CNA who assisted in checking me in, but she was quite nice, as well.

August 28, 2012

I checked out 4 or 5 other doctors here, before Doctor Kottarathil. He has been very kind and considerate. I like that he is thorough. He saved me a lot of pain and trouble by finding problems before they became very painful and serious. He does not keep looking at his watch, like one of the other doctors did.

August 01, 2012

The provider seemed to be more concerned about my blood pressure (which I feel was not taken accurately) than the issue I was being seen for which was my knee. No explanation was given for my pain, which I am still struggling with. No follow up was indicated to solve the issue.

July 31, 2012

Dr. K is a very professional straight forward doctor when visiting him I always feel he has my best interest in mind.

July 17, 2012

I like Dr. Katorathil and trust him greatly he is a very good doctor and I would and have recommend him to others

July 13, 2012

Dr. K is easy to talk to and listens and understands what I am attempting to explain.

July 11, 2012

I served as a medic in the army and my wife is an MSN nurse educator so the language was below what I'm used to. I understood everything but felt I was being talked down to.

July 09, 2012

very happy with the doctor and the office staff

July 02, 2012

More detail and explanation than I have ever gotten from others. Great job.

June 04, 2012


April 28, 2012

Dr. K is very helpful, funny, and kind.

April 11, 2012

DR. is very knowledgeable and explains everything so that we have a good understanding of the problem and possible solutions.

April 10, 2012

I've seen Dr. K a few times and this was an easier experience than previously.

April 10, 2012

Dr. "K" is the BEST!!!!!!!

April 06, 2012

made me feel relaxed, impressed by his knowledge and actually enjoyed the visit.

January 27, 2012

Dr. K has been my doctor for more than a decade. He has managed my health conditions superbly, and I have total confidence in his diagnosing and prescribing. I share my visit results with my daughter who is a physician assistant and she agrees, based on her hospital and clinical experience, that I have a good doctor.

January 19, 2012

Generally all good.

January 18, 2012

No problem with the doctor other than slow arrival time

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Adjunct Instructor
UUHC Community Physician Group - UUHC Employed Physician
Academic Divisions General Internal Medicine
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 213-8841 Redwood Health Center
Redwood Center
1525 West 2100 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84119

Academic Bio

Thomas Kottarathil, M.D., is a board-certified internal medicine physician. He received his postgraduate medical degree in internal medicine from King George Hospital, Andhra University, India and then went on to receive his medical degree in internal medicine from Harbor Hospital Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore in 1996. He is actively involved in the American Medical Association. In his free time, Dr. Kottarathil enjoys playing racquetball, golf and badminton, as well as gardening and reading. He practices all aspects of internal medicine and accepts most insurance plans.


Education History

Type School Degree
Residency Harbor Hospital
Internal Medicine
Internship Harbor Hospital
Internal Medicine
Residency King George Hospital
Internal Medicine
Internship King George Hospital
Rotating Internship
Professional Medical Andhra Medical College


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