Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

86 Patient Ratings
43 Patient Comments

Rebecca M. Kohler, PA-C

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

86 Patient Ratings
43 Patient Comments



  • English
  • Spanish

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 587-3856
University Hospital
General Surgery, Clinic 5
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Rebecca Kohler, PA-C is a certified Physician Assistant and works in Bariatric and General Surgery at the University Hospital. She holds a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Utah and completed her undergraduate degree at Alma College in Michigan. As a part of her undergraduate education, she studied abroad in both Mexico and Spain and speaks fluent Spanish. She has worked for the University of Utah Hospital since 2007. In her current role in the General Surgery department, she is involved the care of bariatric and general surgery patients. Her involvement includes pre-surgical evaluation and education, nutrient deficiency monitoring, pre and post-operative care, and post-surgical follow-up. She is also a member of the surgical team and assists in the operating room.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Advanced Practice Clinician
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Board Certification National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

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 25, 2017

Rebecca is great, shows extreme concern about treatment and goals. Thank you Rebecca

December 10, 2016

Rebecca was awesome as always! Love her!

December 10, 2016

Rebecca is knowledgeable and always shows great caring and concern for me as a patient.

December 02, 2016

Rebecca made me feel comfortable and I felt like she truly cared about my health

November 21, 2016

Rebecca is a terrific provider. I felt comfortable, listened to, and felt everyone was engaged in my visit. Thanks Rebecca!!

November 05, 2016


November 01, 2016

Rebecca is just amazing... She listened to my concerns and was very sympathetic.

October 26, 2016

I feel that Rebecca PA had her own agenda for my follow-up visit. My concerns weren't addressed and I felt she discounted my concerns about pain control. I would have liked for her to help me plan out my pain control and plan a way to decrease my pain medication while still maintaining pain relief so I can return to everyday living after surgery. I felt she was demeaning when she repeated what I have previously said about my pain experiences when I hesitated to proceed with a prior surgery because of how brazen care providers can treat patients who are in pain. I'm the patient and I'm also a health care professional, so I know that I am the only one who can tell you if I'm in pain. I don't want more pain medication than I need but I do want enough pain control to see me through until I no longer need it. If a care provider is losing compassion towards their patients, perhaps its time to rethink how you treat patients or move on to another patient population.

October 11, 2016

Rebecca always makes me feel like I'm not just a patient but a good friend!

September 10, 2016

Rebecca always makes our visit enjoyable. She takes the time to get to know you and I feel she really cares about my well being.

September 07, 2016

they are always a pleasure to come and see.

June 29, 2016

Rebecca Kohler is a wonderful provider. She is genuinely interested in how I am doing and my success. She's awesome!!

June 28, 2016

Kohler and Volckmann are awesome

June 27, 2016

Rebecca is fantastic! The whole team has made me feel very taken care of!

June 19, 2016

Rebecca Kohler does a fantastic job. She is very knowledgeable and supportive. Gives great care.

May 17, 2016

I have and will continue to recommend folks to this program. I have never felt so taken care of and cared about. Rebecca truly cares for her patients.

May 06, 2016

Rebecca is an awesome care provider and talks in language that's easy to understand

May 03, 2016

she was very friendly and did not rush through the appointment.

March 16, 2016

I absolutely love the staff in Dr. Volckmann's office. Rebecca Kohler is amazing. She is willing to listen and discuss issues I have. She treats me as if my opinion matters and I am able to contribute to my own care and the treatment plan. She is friendly - and not only professional. I consider her a friend, confidant, and a wonderful resource.

February 27, 2016

The Bariatric Program at the University Hospital is the best! The entire team cares about you and wants you to be successful.

February 23, 2016

I appreciate the extra time that Rebecca spent with me and her compassion toward what I am experiencing.

February 20, 2016

Rebecca is awesome and great at spending time to discuss all of your concerns

February 16, 2016

I really enjoy visiting with Rebecca. She is very personable and is superb at what she does!

December 09, 2015

Rebecca is always great to work with.

November 04, 2015

I very much enjoy working with Dr. Kohler. She's warm, sincere, and friendly. She's also incredibly knowledgeable and explains things in a way that is very easy to understand. Her concern for my health and well-being is clear in her instructions to me to care for myself post-surgery. I love my visits with her.

October 21, 2015

As always she was knowledgeable and friendly.

October 19, 2015

I really enjoyed my appointment with Rebecca and I look forward to seeing her again.

October 12, 2015

I really like seeing Rebecca, she is kind and never seems in a rush. She also seems really prepared for her visit with me.

October 12, 2015

Love Rebecca!! She takes great care with her patients!!

September 28, 2015

Rebecca is amazing. She is personable, kind and I feel that she is genuinely interested in my well being. I feel comfortable seeing her and talking to her candidly about my situation. I really appreciate her.

September 15, 2015

I love that Rebecca Kohler is my PA provider. She listens to my concerns, my issues, and is always willing to spend extra time with me if needed. She cares about me as a person, and not just a patient. I can't say enough about her professionalism, and her care for the patients. She is amazing.

August 15, 2015

I really appreciate Rebecca's professionalism, her ability to listen and show concern. She is truly a professional. I feel comfortable with her.

August 03, 2015

The PA Rebecca is great! She answered all my question and also clarified instructions I missunderstood. She listen to my concerns and adressed the matter immediatly. She gave great feed back about my concerns. She is friendly and easy to talk too. Wish I could see her as my PCP.

July 29, 2015

I would recommend to anyone

July 14, 2015

Took enough time to make sure all bases were covered. Surprised that R.K.Gave me extra time to help alleviate my anxiety.

July 13, 2015

Excellent care always!

June 22, 2015

R Kohler is very proffessional and she sat down to look at me and talk. It made me feel very comfortable. She was friendly and knowledgable. She answered all of my questions in a way I understand.

June 17, 2015

Rebecca Kholer and the entire Bariatric Team have exceeded my expectations in care.

May 26, 2015

We decided to use the University of Utah as a self pay patient. From the beginning I have been impressed with the level of care I have received. Rebecca is really kind and caring. She takes time to listen to your questions and answer them thoroughly. She is friendly when you meet with her, she remembers who you are, and is genuinely concerned for your health and progress. I had some concerns about my medications and energy levels. She talked with me through my options until I was comfortable with a course of action.

May 20, 2015

Rebecca really went above and beyond to help me feel better about my situation. She listened to my anxious "rants" and provided me kind and supportive feedback. I appreciated the extra time she spent to help me feel at ease.

May 13, 2015

Rebecca is awesome. She is very thorough and she always takes the time to answer any and all questions that I have. After I visited with her, and was visiting with the Dietician, I realized I forgot to ask her something. The Dietician relayed my question to Rebecca and then Rebecca came back again to address my concern.

December 22, 2014

Rebecca Koehler PA spent plenty of time with me. She addressed everything I needed and seemed concerned with me and how I felt.

February 18, 2014

Rebecca Kohler and Doctor Volckmann were awesome! They were kind and thorough, and answered every question I could have possibly come up with. I had another doctor tell me that I would almost surely have complications with this surgery, if not die. Rebecca and Dr. Volckmann were a great relief when they told me that they were confident that I would be fine and they could do a successful surgery! I would recommend them to anyone that needed any abdominal surgery, or bariatric surgery. I had an awesome experience with them!

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Advanced Practice Clinician
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Board Certification National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-3856 School of Medicine
General Surgery
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
(801) 587-3856 University Hospital
General Surgery, Clinic 5
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training University of Utah Physican Assistant Program
Undergraduate Alma College


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