Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

273 Patient Ratings
112 Patient Comments

R. Michael Duffin, M.D.

Specialties

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-3937 Moran Vision Center at Old Mill
6360 South 3000 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
(801) 264-4464 Rocky Mountain Ophthalmology
4400 South 700 East , Suite 240
Salt Lake City, UT 84107

Bio

Dr. Duffin comes to us from Hemet, California, a beautiful city just southwest of Palm Springs, where he has been a successful ophthalmologist in private practice for 25 years. In addition to his private practice experience, Dr. Duffin brings an extraordinary record of international ophthalmology to the Moran Eye Center. He has participated in 17 service trips to foreign countries, sponsored by his church or nonprofit groups such as Deseret International Foundation. In past trips, he performed free eye surgeries for patients who couldn't afford such care in clinics. He also trained doctors in sight-saving surgery techniques. He has performed surgeries on nine trips to El Salvador, two to Guatemala, two to Chile, two to Zimbabwe, and one to the Republic of Georgia.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Adjunct Associate Professor
Board Certification American Board of Ophthalmology
National Board of Medical Examiners

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
4.8
My confidence in care provider
4.8
Time care provider spent with me
4.7
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.8
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.8
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.8
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.8
Wait time at clinic
4.4
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 23, 2014

I have seen this doctor on a few previous appointments and he has always been very willing to discuss my concerns. I didn't feel as confident in his answers to my concerns this time, but it was in the afternoon and maybe he was just preoccupied. I do trust and like him, however.

May 19, 2014

I think Dr Duffin was running behind and made up the time on my appointment. It wasn't all that abrupt but that is how I felt at the end. I was asked if my prescription needed refilling. I don't know when it expires, he has that information in my file. After i left I realized that it will likely expire before my next appointment in Nov.

May 19, 2014

It was a very pleasant experience and I felt well cared for.

May 18, 2014

good

May 11, 2014

Everyone was very caring, courteous, and professional.

May 07, 2014

good

May 04, 2014

great

April 24, 2014

Could NOT have had a better experience

April 13, 2014

Very good

February 24, 2014

I was very impressed with Dr Duffin. He explained everything clearly and thoroughly. He answered my questions completely. He was warm and friendly and made me feel very comfortable. Thank you!

February 19, 2014

Good

February 03, 2014

Dr Duffin was great

January 31, 2014

Couldn't have been nicer and more thorough

January 27, 2014

good

January 26, 2014

Doctor covered all my questions.

January 23, 2014

It is obvious that time limits are imposed on the doctor and while pleasing and pleasant, his intent was to move on quickly. I understand and it doesn't me, but with others it might.

January 14, 2014

Dr. Duffin is absolutely superb. He is kind, patient, thorough, and very considerate of my needs. Outstanding.

December 26, 2013

doctor was very knowledgeable and explained my problem with dry eyes very clearly

December 14, 2013

I was extremely happy. I really like Dr. Duffin. He's informative, kind, competent, and seems genuinely interested in my issues.

November 26, 2013

As always, very friendly and through.

November 19, 2013

Everybody was very helpful and I will follow the counsel of the Doctor

November 12, 2013

Felt like my exam with dr was a bit rushed due to his being behind. I didnt wait very long after eye dilation drops untll examined. Hope it was long enough. At the end, I was asking a question as the dr was trying to get out of the door.

November 01, 2013

I really like Dr. Duffin and feel like I had a good experience.

November 01, 2013

I had a good experience.

October 28, 2013

Very good not a single bad thing to say.

October 21, 2013

you all do a great job

October 20, 2013

Dr. Duffin had to give me the bad news that new glasses for distance sight would no longer be helpful due to the progressing problems of wet AND dry macular degeneration. He was very caring with his explantion of this. He did prescribe an order for stronger close sight, the glasses are helpful.

October 16, 2013

Great experience. Dr. Duffin found I had a condition of cloudiness on the back of my lens, and took care of it while I was in the office. It was fantastic.

October 15, 2013

good

October 07, 2013

very good

September 30, 2013

good

September 03, 2013

superb doc.

September 02, 2013

I have recommended Dr. Duffin and the Moran Eye Center to a number of friends and will continue to do so.

September 02, 2013

Dr. Duffin was very informative and helpful. Great explantion of problem and how to treat and live with it to prevent further problems. Handout was very helpful would definatly recommend him to others!

August 24, 2013

the only area that I felt lacking was information regarding follow up and side effects of medication.

August 21, 2013

Again, it was all good.

August 19, 2013

We had had common experiences and the time spent was comfortable and the instructions were clear.

August 14, 2013

The Doctor was very informative.

August 07, 2013

Felt very comfortable and confident in your care.

July 08, 2013

Dr Duffin was very kind, addressing a concern that I had to my satisfaction. Made sure i was at ease with all tests and results.

July 02, 2013

See previous page. Everything with respect to Dr. Duffin was fine.

July 01, 2013

Dr Duffin was very efficient and personable. Enjoyed my time with him. Answered all my questions and sent me on my way a lot more quickly that I had experienced at other eye centers before.

June 21, 2013

All good--No Bad

June 17, 2013

My visit was FINE - as you can see, everything was top-notch!

June 12, 2013

The best Doctor I ever had :)

June 12, 2013

DR. DUFFIN WAS RECOMMENDED TO ME BY A FRIEND AND FORMER CARE PROVIDER ONE DR. DUNCAN MCDONALD, MD. I AM EXTREMELY SATISFIED WITH DR. DUFFIN.

June 11, 2013

Dr. Duffin is very good about explain what he is doing and how the exam went.

June 11, 2013

Dr. Duffin is really the epitome of a doctor who knows how to communicate with others. He has the perfect "bedside" or "chairside" manner. He explains as much as I want to know and in a way that is easy to understand. He allayed my fears, but also told me what some warning signs were, should anything else happen. I trust him. I can't say that about many other providers I have seen.

June 04, 2013

Dr Duffin is excellent, one of the best doctors I have received treatment from. He really demonstrated care and concern and friendliness.

May 28, 2013

My care provider was excellent. He took plenty of time to talk to me and explain my condition. He couldn't have been more thorough.

May 27, 2013

Absolutely nothing bad to report. It met or exceeded my expectations.

May 27, 2013

Dr Duffin and the entire staff at the Moran Eye Center are outstanding. I recommend Dr Duffin and your facility to all of my friends and co-workers.

May 24, 2013

good

May 23, 2013

I was very impressed with Dr. Duffin experimenting with my eye drops and seeing if I can discontinue them!

May 23, 2013

excellent physician..took time with me and answered all my questions

May 16, 2013

It was an excellent experience.

April 29, 2013

care given was good

April 25, 2013

The ole fella was well rehearsed of priagnoises avoided questions do to mono thought otherwise a kind fella he was

April 19, 2013

good

April 15, 2013

The Doctor and his staff were all very friendly. I didn't feel rushed, they were on-time and gave great explanations to myself and my daughter.

April 02, 2013

good experience.

April 01, 2013

Dr Duffin was calm, soothing, pleasant, thoughtful, and reassuring. My husband said he would go to him in a heart beat too

March 14, 2013

Dr. Duffin is one of the nicest doctors I have ever known.

March 13, 2013

Best OD/MD I've seen.

March 12, 2013

I couldn't ask for better service.

March 07, 2013

very good

February 04, 2013

Excellent Doctor

February 02, 2013

EXPERIENCE WAS ABOVE THE LEVEL OF EXPECTED CARE .. OVERALL AN EXCELLENT SERVICE

January 29, 2013

Excellent care.

January 28, 2013

Very impressed with everyone at the facility. Would definitely recommend Dr. Duffin and the Moran Eye Center to anyone who needed excellent eye care!

January 10, 2013

There was little to discuss; glasses aren't going to help much and conditions aren't to a point that anything should be done other than glasses (i.e. cataracts and macular degeneration both due to age). And, I don't think the glaucoma test was done this time.

January 07, 2013

I have gone to MANY eye doctors over the course of my life, and this was the best experience I have ever had!

December 26, 2012

Courteous and concerned about pt.

December 21, 2012

I get good care from Dr. Duffin and staff. They all seem capable and caring.

December 20, 2012

good

December 05, 2012

We had a great experience

December 05, 2012

Our experience was really positive and we look forward to coming again.

December 03, 2012

Need kids exam room, the seat was too big for Sam and he had to sit on knees to get to the equipment

November 26, 2012

It was a very comfortable experience.

November 22, 2012

Dr. concerned and made me confortable to talk to.

October 29, 2012

wonderful No medication - a glasses Rx

October 24, 2012

very good

October 22, 2012

A lot of people have problems with their perscriptions. I always recommend Dr. Duffin. Always.

October 21, 2012

I was not introduced to the care provider or his assistant. They just took the picture as required.

October 15, 2012

The visit was fine.

October 13, 2012

I am planning to go again with Dr. Duffin for my next appointment!

October 07, 2012

Dr Duffin did an excellent job with the YAG laser; I see much better.

October 01, 2012

Both Mariessa and Dr. Duffin were exceptional.

October 01, 2012

I really can't say enough about how good my experience ALWAYS is with Dr. Duffin and the clinic. If only all providers could manage the same level of service!

September 24, 2012

Totally professional and courteous experience.

September 24, 2012

Great, my father would like to switch providers. He was so happy to have an answer to his eye pain.

September 17, 2012

I requested to see Dr. Duffin again at my next appointment.

September 14, 2012

I trust Dr. Duffin with my eyes. I appreciated his friendly and professional manner and the time he took to answer my questions.

September 10, 2012

excellent concern and interaction

September 01, 2012

Dr. Duffin as well as Steven his assistant were excellent. Dr. Duffin really took the time to explain in detail my vision situation, and of course for a patient that is very much appreciated. Great job.

August 29, 2012

I really liked the doctor. He was very kind and nice to explain everything so it made sense. He made good recommendations.

July 16, 2012

I have seen several medical personnel in the past 6 mos. and my appointment at Rocky Mt. Eye last Friday was the best overall. My experience had a lasting effect on the rest of my day--very positive.

July 10, 2012

very profession in all respects

July 05, 2012

Dr. Michael Duffin does an excellent eye exam and is very personable

July 04, 2012

I recommended Dr. Duffin to my daughter who is equally as impressed as I.

May 09, 2012

He explains the pros and cons of all choices and consideration to my concerns to my satisfaction

May 07, 2012

GOOD EXPERIENCE -- WISH I DIDN'T HAVE GLAUCOMA!

April 23, 2012

Satisfied me that my problems were not unique nor very serious.Ti=ook extra care to exan\mine one eye which has incipient macular degeneration

April 09, 2012

Very good description of difference between no line and lined bifocals for the type of job I need them for

March 23, 2012

Other than having to wait several hours too long, I have no other complaints. The doctor and staff appeared to be very competant

March 16, 2012

Doctor Duffin always takes the time necessary to make his patients feel like they're the only patient he's seen the entire day. What a treat to have a doctor so willing to help find solutions to the problems presented.

March 12, 2012

A very good experiance.

March 02, 2012

I have been going to this clinic for a while. I have never experienced anything but good, from everyone, including the doctor.

March 02, 2012

good

February 29, 2012

Dr. Duffin is an outstanding physician.

January 13, 2012

The Doctor even asked if they were dialated and then said oh well it won't matter it should matter. My wife even comented that the eyes were not dialated.

January 10, 2012

GOOD

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Adjunct Associate Professor
Board Certification American Board of Ophthalmology
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
John A. Moran Eye Center
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

R. Michael Duffin is a Doctor of Ophthalmology with a practice at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Utah Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Dr. Duffin comes to us from Hemet, California, a beautiful city just southwest of Palm Springs, where he has been a successful ophthalmologist in private practice for 25 years. In addition to his private practice experience, Dr. Duffin brings an extraordinary record of international ophthalmology to the Moran Eye Center. He has participated in 17 service trips to foreign countries, sponsored by his church or nonprofit groups such as Deseret International Foundation. In past trips, he performed free eye surgeries for patients who couldn't afford such care in clinics. He also trained doctors in sight-saving surgery techniques. He has performed surgeries on nine trips to El Salvador, two to Guatemala, two to Chile, two to Zimbabwe, and one to the Republic of Georgia. He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry at Brigham Young University and his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University. He completed an Internship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in internal medicine and residency at UCLA Affiliated Hospitals in Ophthalmology. Dr. Duffin received fellowships in cornea/external disease and refractive surgery at the University of Utah Medical Center and at UCLA Affiliated Hospitals. Dr. Duffin practices at Moran Vision Center at Old Mill, Moran Eye Center Clinic, Salt lake City, Utah, and Rocky Mountain Ophthalmology, Moran Eye Center Clinic, Salt lake City, Utah.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah Medical Center
Cornea/External Disease & Refractive Surgery
Fellow
Fellowship UCLA Affiliated Hospitals
Cornea/External Disease & Refractive Surgery
Fellow
Residency UCLA Affiliated Hospitals
Ophthalmology
Resident
Internship Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Intern
Professional Medical Johns Hopkins University
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Brigham Young University
Chemistry
B.S.

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