Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

70 Patient Ratings
22 Patient Comments

Julia Whitaker, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

70 Patient Ratings
22 Patient Comments

Specialties

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2016 Sleep-Wake Center
375 Chipeta Way , Suite 200A
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Map

Bio

Dr. Julia Whitaker is a Pulmonary, Critical Care Specialist who practices in the Sleep Wake Center, the Huntsman Intensive Care Unit, and the Medical Intensive Care Unit at the University of Utah. She has a special interest in the management and care of patients with sleep disorders.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Pulmonary
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Critical Care Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Pulm Diseases)

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
4.5
My confidence in care provider
4.7
Time care provider spent with me
4.7
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.7
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.7
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.6
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.6
Wait time at clinic
3.9
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.

April 19, 2015

The doctor helped me in understanding my problem and what I needed to do.

March 19, 2015

Dr. Whitaker was very attentive and responsive to my questions and concerns and addressed every one in a most efficient manner. Actually taking extra steps to accommodate my needs. She quickly contacted my equipment provider to make changes in my supplies. I was most pleased with her care and concern.

February 28, 2015

Very professional

February 24, 2015

Was a real pleasure getting to meet with Dr. Whittaker for this visit. She was very pleasant and explained her concerns and plan of treatment very well.

February 17, 2015

Dr. seemed distracted with other business. Left me in the care of the training PA. Not sure that is who I sought treatment with. Felt unimportant at times with Dr. coming in and out of room. PA was very good.

January 11, 2015

It was fine.

November 02, 2014

Excellent

October 03, 2014

Cannot say enough good things about Dr. Whitaker.

September 15, 2014

Gave good advice and I'm looking forward to her call regarding my sleep study.

September 05, 2014

Highly competent and professional

August 22, 2014

Dr. Whitaker is exceptional in every way.

August 20, 2014

Dr. Whitaker is an outstanding physician, including knowledge, bedside manner, comfortable style and helpfulness.

August 19, 2014

There were two terms that Dr. Whitaker used that I did not understand and asked her for the meaning of the words.

August 13, 2014

She addressed problems that had been overlooked in previous visits.

July 31, 2014

doctor seemed very informed and asked good questions, listened to my answers, explained issues and meanings of my answers, etc. Very pleasant, professional, and informative session.

July 23, 2014

No hesitation! I would recommend Dr. Whitaker to others.

June 11, 2014

what I heard from the dr wasn't in the notes when the front desk person called to schedule my at home sleep study. I'm a little uncertain now.

May 23, 2014

Dr. Feliz-Whitaker spent a lot of time helping with my mail order prescription, which I really appreciate.

May 22, 2014

I waited 1 hour to see the Dr. At NO TIME did anyone ask me if I had the time to wait. I was scheduled for a 3pm appt and I saw the Dr. at 4pm. After the 1st 30 min., I asked the front office receptionist if the Dr. was really there. She apologized and within 5 min. the nurse called me back. I waited in one of the back rooms until 4pm until the Dr. Whittaker finally came in. This is unacceptable. About 3 min. before the Dr. came by the room to say, "I'll be right there!", I had decided I was going to walk out. The entire appt. was handled poorly from the get go. I can understand 5, 10, even 15 min. wait, but not an hour!

May 17, 2014

Dr. Whitaker was wonderful. I feel that she spoke with me rather than at me and provided very useful information regarding some medications that I'm currently taking that may affect my sleep issues. She was kind enough to call me the day after my appointment to further discuss further concerns about the medications I'm on and how they may affect my upcoming sleep study. No doctor at the University of Utah has ever personally called me to initiate a discussion or voice their concerns about my medical care. This is what impressed me the most about Dr. Whitaker. Not only is she knowledgable but she seems to actually care about her patients. This is a rare quality.

April 18, 2014

The Doctor didn't really know what was going on with me, which was understandable. It was confusing because she offered many different solutions, but no direct answers, which again, was understandable. I feel confident in the direction she is taking me to get answers though.

April 13, 2014

I am very confident in my provider

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Pulmonary
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Critical Care Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Pulm Diseases)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-7806 Maxwell M. Wintrobe Research and Education Building
Pulmonary
26 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Julia Whitaker is an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. She has a special interest in sleep medicine and has academic publications in areas such as perioperative management of patients with pulmonary disease, management of pulmonary nodules, review of cardiac masses, management on pulmonary catheters and intra-aortic balloon pumps. She has implemented quality control and teaching programs in central venous catheter placement.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah Health Sciences Center
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Fellow
Other Training University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Graduate Program in Clinical Science, Clinical Research Training Program
Residency University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Internal Medicine
Resident
Internship University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Internal Medicine
Intern
Professional Medical Vanderbilt University
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate University of California, Los Angeles
Physiological Science
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Gray K, Chan E, Alvarado J (2006). A 48-Year-Old Woman With Multiple Pulmonary Nodules and a Right Ventricular Mass. Chest, 129(5), 1248-1251.

Review

  1. Bapoje SR, Whitaker JF, Schulz T, Chu ES, Albert RK (2007). Preoperative evaluation of the patient with pulmonary disease. [Review]. Chest, 132(5), 1637-45.

Book Chapter

  1. Alvarado J (2007). Pulmonary Artery Catheters and Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps. In Glasheen J, Kripalani S (Ed.), Hospital Medicine Secrets. Elsevier.

Video/Film/CD/Web/Podcast

  1. Alvarado JF, Albert R (2005). Evaluation of the Solitary Pulmonary Nodule [Web]. Virtual Mentor. Available: HTTP://www.ama-assn.org/ama1/pub/upload/mm/384/cpearl_0705.pdf.

Clinical Trials

Video & News