Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

212 Patient Ratings
301 Patient Comments

David Kaplan, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

212 Patient Ratings
301 Patient Comments



  • English

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-7790
Madsen Health Center
General Internal Medicine
555 Foothill Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Dr. Kaplan is an internist who specializes in outpatient internal medicine and thrombosis (blood clots).

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions General Internal Medicine
Board Certification American Board of 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.

January 24, 2017

Dr. Kaplan was very helpful. His professionalism was great. He was very personable and that was reassuring.

January 14, 2017

Very good Doctor

January 08, 2017

Dr. Kaplan is great. I would recommend to others.

December 23, 2016

Dr Kaplan is outstanding and deserves a raise! Seriously, he is very careful and good at his job - you are lucky to have him representing the UU

December 20, 2016

Dr. Kaplan is a wonderful doctor and I have confidence in his ability to help me with my health issues.

December 11, 2016

Dr. Kaplan models the best of what anyone could ask for in an internist. He truly listens, is knowledgeable and communicates that knowledge in an effective way. He is open to questions, probes for the bigger picture around an issue, and offers alternatives to his recommendations, pros and cons. I'd recommend him to anyone. He's a gem.

December 05, 2016

I came to Dr. Kaplan as a referral for one specific issue and after he did the exam about the specific issue he was so great I'd asked if he could be my PCP and he said 'yes', so it was a very worthwhile visit, as I didn't feel I was getting very good care from the previous two PCPs.

December 04, 2016

Kaplan cares. he is very helpful and listens to my concerns

December 04, 2016

I keep my U of U Health Care so that I can see Dr. Kaplan. I came back to my store and 2 employees asked for his name. I highly recommend Dr. Kaplan to people I care about. Dr. Kaplan is very Knowledgable and kind.

December 04, 2016

Dr Kaplan is an excellent physician and I highly recommend him. He is no nonsense and tells you about any issues that you are concerned about. He also explains the research behind his recommendations.

December 04, 2016

absolutely could not ask for better!!

November 19, 2016

Very good experience always.

November 08, 2016

We appreciate the good work done by Dr. Kaplan and staff. We feel that when the session is done that we have gotten good medical care. And, that he is unafraid to level with us ( such as weighing the efficacy of cold medicines).

November 04, 2016

Dr. Kaplan was amazing, he was very kind and considerate. He listened and answered my questions very respectfully. I would recommend anyone to him for their care.

October 21, 2016

dr Kaplan gives the necessary time plus. he is always concerned about my welfare. I appreciate his concern, knowledge and the way he listens to me.

October 09, 2016

Dr. Kaplan makes me feel like he has whatever time needed to talk with me about why I'm there, and treatment. I never feel like he's trying to hurry through my visit and get to next patient.

September 29, 2016

Dr. Kaplan is an excellent and dedicated physician. He carefully listens and observes and includes the patient in all decisions.

September 19, 2016

all of my visits have been great. I trust them. I like dr Kaplan. honest and helpful

September 19, 2016

Dr Kaplan is an excellent communicator and I have shared his name frequently with other people seeking a primary care physician.

September 15, 2016

very good interpersonal skills

September 13, 2016

I always appreciate Dr. Kaplan's approach to care: practical, thoughtful, and reasonable. I trust him.

September 12, 2016

Dr. Kaplan is great. I never feel rushed and he is very caring.

September 09, 2016

Dr. David Kaplan was wonderful! He was very attentive and asked questions and explained everything he was doing for me and reviewed our visit to make sure I understood everything. Follow up options were explored and I left well informed and knew what to expect from the medications I was going to take and what the plan would be going forward. I have NEVER had a bad visit with all my providers and staff at the Madsen.

September 07, 2016

it was a first time visit with the Doctor me an my wife was happy that we had a great visit with him

September 02, 2016

Outstanding MD very well read and professional would highly recommend.

September 01, 2016

The best!

August 26, 2016

I usually see Dr. Kaplan in resident clinic, but never again this appointment he was really warm and friendly, he had a sense of humor, and listened to my concerns and I was out before my schedule appointment time.

August 25, 2016

Dr Kaplan always shows care, and does not prescribe unnecessary medication, which I appreciate very much.

August 21, 2016

Dr. Kaplan seems up-to-date on current research; he was encouraging and helpful.

August 19, 2016

Excellent doctor.

August 16, 2016

he is a rare exception to most physicians especially from someone as young as he is. an excellent Doctor and care provider.

August 16, 2016

Dr Kaplan was great in explaining my problem

August 11, 2016

I found that Dr. Kaplan listened to me. I felt that he is really concerned about my health and well-being.

July 26, 2016

doctor was in hurry

July 26, 2016

Dr. Kaplan is great, and doesn't rush the visit at all. Very understanding of my needs and answers all my questions.

July 23, 2016

I am so impressed with Dr. Kaplan and his staff. I always tell people what excellent care I get and how timely and how efficient everyone is, from reception to the doctor.

July 20, 2016

Very Happy with Dr. Kaplen

July 13, 2016

Dr. Kaplan is an excellent physician. He is well-versed in conditions, as well as the latest medical studies and information. I have complete confidence in him. I am pleased with his interest in ME as his patient. I highly recommend him to others seeking a physician.

July 11, 2016

he wasn't rushed, listened to me very well and with patience. he respected my views and my opinions on my body and health.

July 05, 2016

excellent staff & Dr. Kaplan is great

June 30, 2016

Dr. Kaplan is a very thoughtful physician. He impresses me with his knowledge and the fact that he bases decisions on evidence from the literature. He assesses the evidence for clinical recommendations very carefully. This is not something that is as common as one would hope and I feel lucky that I was able to find him for my primary care physician.

June 27, 2016

I was referred to Dr Kaplan by a friend last year. He spent an amazing amount of time, and was not the typical doctor I have seen before, who will write a script for every little bump or bruise. I like that he worked with me to help find methods that meet my needs. Simply Amazing!

June 11, 2016

Dr Kaplan is at the top of his field. He knows the most up to date literature and is able to apply it to you personally when you see him. Outstanding all around.

May 28, 2016

Dr. Kaplan is kind, forthcoming....available....and very collaborative.

May 24, 2016

Dr. Kapplan is great. He is very knowledgeable and I know I am receiving up-to-date card.

May 22, 2016

I asked my questions and he answered or looked them up

May 09, 2016

It was all very good

May 06, 2016

Dr Kaplan is very thorough, always backed by verbalizing pertinent studies and findings

May 03, 2016

Dr Kaplan is a fantastic doctor. I never feel rushed and I feel like he listens to what I have to say. He has great bedside manners and likes to get to know his patients. A+

May 02, 2016

I really appreciate that Dr. Kaplan takes the time to explain things, share his scientific knowledge relevant to my questions, and overall is a really nice person.

April 26, 2016

I thought the doctor was going to call me about the test results. I did get test results on my chart,but I still have questions.

April 25, 2016

Dee and Dr. Kaplan are top notch Health Care Provider!

April 23, 2016

Very pleased with Dr Kaplan and Mafsen Clinic

April 06, 2016

Dr. Kaplan is very knowledgeable and absolutely wonderful!!

April 05, 2016

I have much confidence in Dr. Kaplan and hope he can be my doctor for the rest of my life.

March 28, 2016

Dr. Kaplan is friendly, wise and has a very good "bedside manner". He is willing to give a patient the time necessary to understand what is going on with regards to their body and their health.

March 25, 2016

Dr. Kaplan has been a really good primary care physician in the past. Both my mother and I were under his care. He has always been good to carefully explain his recommendations and had a course of action to follow. However, in this visit it feels to me like he did not have an immediate answer for my symptoms (which I consider very serious and life-altering), and he seemed to hold out little hope for finding an answer. I feel like I will need to seek answers elsewhere on my own.

March 09, 2016

I was and an very pleased with the visit and the outcome. I will refer people who ask to the Madsen Clinic as well as Dr. Kaplan

March 05, 2016

Dr. Kaplan has done a great job in providing service & care.

March 04, 2016

I wouldn't see Dr. Kaplan again if my life depended on it. He was very unfriendly and did not seem to care about my illness or what I could do to get better. The only reason I saw him was Dr. Ragle was not in that day. I am still not well after over 2 weeks of coughing and being so tired, I cannot even function. I am still waking up drenched from sweating and am still coughing after over 2 weeks. My energy level is zilch. I have consumed 2 bottles of cough medicine (1 over the counter and the other the prescription that Dr. Kaplan gave me). I am sure that the only way I am going to get better is if I get a Z-Pack as it seems like that is the only thing that seems to help me when I get sick like this. Anyway, please do me a favor and never recommend Dr. Kaplan to me again.

February 29, 2016

Dr Kaplan is excellent.

February 08, 2016

Dr.David A Kaplan, is a wonderful doctor,so glad we found him. Truly trust him.

January 31, 2016

Excellent experience--thanks.

January 30, 2016

My doctor(s) were very nice and accommodating.

January 24, 2016

We probably went over the allotted time for a regular visit, but Dr. Kaplan took the time to address my concerns. He was not rushed. He is extremely up-to-date on research, and he is the most competent doctor that I have ever had for internal medicine.

January 24, 2016

Dr Kaplan answered all my questions perfectly. Just the right amount of information.

January 19, 2016

Dr gave me printed instructions which i need he is awesome dr kaplan rules

January 17, 2016

Top notch!

January 14, 2016

I was very impressed that Dr. Kaplan was diligent in making sure I understood his recommendations and that I was comfortable with them. He was patient with my concerns and questions and I left feeling very at ease about my situation.

January 12, 2016

Dr Kaplan is fantastic. He's very well informed of the latest information. And he's good at sifting through the data quickly while keeping it relevant to my care. I have full faith and trust in his care of me.

January 07, 2016

Dr. Kaplan is fantastic. Always willing to take an extra minute to be certain that all of questions are answered. Very clear with his opinions/recommendations. I have tremendous confidence in his skill and approach to caring for my needs.

January 07, 2016

Dr. Kaplan shows every kindness and consideration. He recognizes my concerns and speaks to me with words I can understand. He gives me confidence about my health recovery and is very helpful on what I need to do. I have confidence in Dr. Kaplan to help me do the best I can in keeping my health under control. I have and will continue to recommend him to others.

December 07, 2015

Dr Kaplin was very good at explaining everything. He did not seam rushed and was willing to spend time to make sure questions were answered

November 15, 2015

I was very impressed with Dr. Kaplan. He spent a lot of time with me discussing my health concerns and treatment options. He was very understanding and caring. It was a very positive experience.

November 08, 2015

I am delighted to meet Dr Kaplan. I had a hard time with the MD replacement after my primary care doctor retired 2 years ago, and I asked my friends for a recommendation. I am very happy to become Dr Kaplan's pt.

November 01, 2015

Great listener and knowledgable clear communicator, in tune with patient needs and goals.

October 26, 2015

I am extremely happy with Dr. Kaplan. He is an excellent physician.

September 28, 2015

Dr. Kaplan continues to be as attentive, thorough, and pleasant a primary care physician as one could want.

September 28, 2015

In the three years since I have been seeing Dr. Kaplan, I have been consistently impressed with his knowledge, thoroughness, kindness and sincerity. I hope he will be my physician for many years to come.

September 28, 2015

Dr. Kaplan was magnificent.

September 22, 2015

Good experience

September 22, 2015

I've only been a patient of Dr Kaplan about a year and like his manner. the more I visit the more confidence I have. I hope he can or will keep me healthy well into my old age. I'm 75 want to be active & healthy into my 90's. I hope he stays around & doesn't move on. Its hard to change docs. I had last one over 40 years.

September 21, 2015

Very knowledgable doctor who is completely up-to-date on the latest research on a variety of internal medicine topics. Very impressive.

September 14, 2015

Dr. Kaplan is SUPERB!! In only two visits, I trust him like the Doc I had for 13 years at Northwestern. I have never gained this level of confidence in such a short time. He is really the Gold Standard. Please thank him for the professional and caring way he manages his patients!!

September 05, 2015

Dr Kaplan took his time to address my concerns and was not rushing at all.

September 04, 2015

I think Dr. Kaplan is a very knowledgeable physician. I have a great deal of confidence in him and appreciate the personal approach he takes with me. I always have a lot of questions which he responds to in a friendly, patient manner.

August 24, 2015

I was very pleased with the doctor.

August 24, 2015

Dr. Kaplan has been a family internist for years now and we are (my husband and myself) completely satisfied with his knowledge and skills.

August 23, 2015

got me in and out. Attended to my needs. felt comfortable when I left.

August 18, 2015

Dr Kaplin is good to advise & explaine procedures so I can choose. sometimes I need more info. & he patiently provides it. always takes the time to insure I understand.

August 16, 2015

Dr. Kaplan is one of the best physicians I have seen. Have gave me very practical, sound advise that helped me to lose weight.

August 15, 2015

this was the first time I was seen by Dr. Kaplan. He was attentive, courteous, and informative. The recommended treatment has been working.

August 10, 2015

Care provider was wonderful in facilitating appointment with specialist.

July 31, 2015

I like Dr. Kaplan very much. I appreciate the way he communicates with me and dialogues with me instead of lecturing on concerns. I feel very comfortable with his care at the present time.

July 31, 2015

Dr. Kaplan kindly worked me into an already full schedule after I explained my on-going symptoms to his MA. I was very grateful, as this was my second visit in two weeks (previously Daybreak Urgent Care), and my symptoms had not resolved.

July 23, 2015

I look forward to the convenience of future visits.

July 13, 2015

We think Dr. Kaplan is great! I wold have liked to have been offered a choice between cream or ointment, because I find ointment greasy and if there is a cream option, I prefer that. :-)

July 09, 2015

Dr. Kaplan is the best. I've recommended him to anyone I know looking for a new provider.

July 06, 2015

Dr. Kaplan is an excellent care provider and I have confidence and trust in what he recommmends for me. I appreciate his sensible approach and pleasant manner. He is a very good listener.

June 12, 2015

I was pleased to find that Dr. Kaplan had taken the time to review my medical record prior to my appointment. He was ready to talk to me when he came in to the room.

June 11, 2015

felt chastised and unheard

June 10, 2015

Dr Kaplan is excellent

June 10, 2015

Dr. Kaplan always explains my care, his recommendations and spends the necessary time with me. I feel confident he has my interests at heart. He explains any issues and future care for me in a way I understand. He has my best interests at heart.

May 26, 2015

I was very surprised how short the wait was to see Dr. Kaplan. He came very quickly after the nurse left and he was very genuine. He made sure I was good with the actions that were going to be taken and that I was included and understood.

May 18, 2015

It has been 15 years since I last had a physical. I am blow away at how amazing Dr. Kaplan was. I was recommended by a friend, and he was truly worth the wait to get in.

May 09, 2015

I hadn't seen Dr. Kaplan for almost a year, but he seemed to pick right back up where we left off in our last appointment. He has been willing to look at a couple different options for me with good suggestions along the way!

May 05, 2015

Dr. Kaplan is outstanding. He does a great job of relating to me as a patient. Listens well. Shares his experiences and knowledge well. I had total confidence in his care for me.

May 05, 2015

I would like the provider to be able to biopsy or take care of small things rather then having to be referred to a specialist.

April 24, 2015

Very smart, took my concerns seriously, seemed progressive, didn't try to convince me to take unnecessary drugs.

April 17, 2015

Was very willing to listen and help find suggestions

April 12, 2015

Dr.Kaplan and staff have been exemplary when it comes to timeliness and professionalism. they ask pertinent questions and listen to my answers and anything I have to add to the conversation. My experiences with Dr.Kaplan and staff are among the best I have experienced with health care providers.

April 06, 2015

I think Dr. Kaplan is terrific!

April 06, 2015

Dr. Kaplan took time to explain what was happening and what could be done. He explained the importance of continuing the treatment and why. He took the extra time in giving us additional nutritional information which could help in controlling some of the disease. He wrote his directions and encouraged us to contact him with any questions. We left with an understanding of the how to take the medication; why they are necessary; what could be expected and when to return for f/u. Especially important to us was the preventive nutritional information. We are very happy and grateful Dr. Kaplan is a concerned, knowledgeable and understanding physician

March 30, 2015

Care was excellent.

March 30, 2015

There are very few Dr. my father likes and listens to. He now has 3 and you are the new one.

March 25, 2015

I often suggest Dr Kaplan as an excellent internist. Excellent physician

March 21, 2015

this visit was probably one of the best I have had it with a doctor

March 15, 2015

I am very happy that I have found doctor Kaplan as a health care provider. I will continue to see him as my primary physician.

March 13, 2015

Dr. Kaplan had studied my medical history and was fully prepared to help me. He listened to my comments then proceeded to make an accurate diagnosis and prescribe a treatment. He had been recommended by three separate sources and now I see why.

March 11, 2015

Obviously I felt all the above applied to my expectations and were very well met. A very good experience both with Dr. Kaplan and his Med Student Asst.

March 05, 2015

I wish there was a magic cure Dr. K could come up with to make this particular problem go away but I just have to ride it out!

March 03, 2015


March 02, 2015

I felt very rushed, and was not given simple diagnostic test I needed. He doesn't ask if I have any more questions, and leaves the room while I'm talking. I believe that the University does not schedule enough time for each appointment, because most doctors there are like this.

March 02, 2015

Dr. Kaplan is an excellent physcian - a credit to the University Health Care System.

February 27, 2015

Doctor thank you for your kindness & e-mail !!!!!!!!!

February 20, 2015

dr K very easy to discuss things with

February 11, 2015

WOW! I have been searching for a primary care doctor. Last year, the doctor did not listen to anything I had to say. Dr. Kaplan listened and seemed like he cared.

February 10, 2015


February 10, 2015


February 10, 2015

Consistently excellent experiences w Dr Kaplan since my first visit.

February 03, 2015

Dr. Kaplan is fantastic! I am so glad I switched to him. He is always patient, thorough, knowlegeable, and friendly. Couldn't ask for a better provider/doctor.

January 31, 2015

very personable, practical and patient

January 27, 2015

Dr Kaplan was prepared to meet with me, as he had read my extensive file prior to our appointment. He answered every question with great clarity. He proposed options for care and sought my input before recommending course of action.

January 25, 2015

Dr. Kaplan is fabulous. He always makes the effort to ensure that I know what my options are, and that I am okay with the plan for moving forward with any treatment, tests, or follow-up. Further, he doesn't talk down to me, which I really appreciate. He is also personable and straight-forward.

January 21, 2015

Well done

January 19, 2015

Dr. Kaplan was wonderful. My mother has seen many doctors in the past few months and she knows when someone is really listening to her and cares about her well being. She felt very comfortable with Dr. Kaplan and his engagement with her directly.

December 28, 2014

Dr. Kaplan was everything I had hoped to find in a physician.

December 27, 2014

The rapport I have with Dr. Kaplan and his staff assures me that my health is very important to them.

December 19, 2014

Dr. Kaplan is one of the best and caring physicians I've ever had. Very pleased with his treatment and care.

December 15, 2014

Good experience

December 11, 2014

I enjoy that Dr. Kaplan involves the patient in the care plan.

November 30, 2014

Although this was only my second visit with Dr. Kaplan, I have absolute confidence in him and his plan for my medical care. He has very carefully explained pending procedures. I particularly appreciate his common sense approach and his reassuring attitude.

November 24, 2014

I came to the appointment with several question I had written down. Dr. Kaplan took the necessary time to answer and discuss them with me. I am a patient that is very active in my health care and want to know the where and why's of what is done.

November 23, 2014

I'm always impressed with how Dr. Kaplan consults me about whether his suggestions/recommendations seem like the right direction to go in my treatment, and if I have any questions or concerns about that.

November 17, 2014

Dr Kaplan consistently exceeds my expectations as my primary care provider. I have referred numerous friends, clients and colleagues to Dr Kaplan for their own medical care.

November 15, 2014

Dr. Kaplan is thorough & listens to concerns I have.

October 28, 2014

Dr. Kaplan is wonderful. No need to say more

October 28, 2014

Dr. Kaplan is very knowledgeable, communicates well, and provided several alternatives, along with his recommended course of action.

October 11, 2014

very impressive depth of knowledge delivered in a thoughtful manner

October 10, 2014

David Kaplan became my internist when Dr. Caine retired. i am VERY pleased with his care.

October 04, 2014

I think Dr. Kaplan treats me fine. On this visit, I was also seen by a student. The student treated me fine also. The nurse (or whatever her title is) also treated me fine. So did the ladies at the reception desk. I have no complaints.

September 27, 2014

Dr. Kaplan seemed interested in what I had to say - problems/condition as well as just conversation. He was extremely thorough.

September 23, 2014

He listens to what you are saying and waits until you are done speaking.

September 23, 2014

I thought that Dr. Kaplan was very arrogant and unsympathetic to my condition.

September 13, 2014

Physician assistant did a very good job with the exam and Dr Kaplan answered all my concerns.

September 12, 2014

I've been very happy with the care and information received here.

September 07, 2014

I am very impressed with Dr. Kaplan, his professionalism, knowledge, and generosity of his time and knowledge.

August 22, 2014

This was a very pleasant introduction to Dr. Kaplan. Dr. Thomas Caine was for a long time my primary care physician. At his retirement, he recommended Dr. Kaplan as a replacement. This already represented high praise for Dr. Kaplan, and my first visit supported that.

August 21, 2014

Dr. Kaplan is a kind and compassionate doc with your overall best interests at heart. I highly recommend him.

August 18, 2014

Very approachable and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

August 03, 2014

Dr. Kaplan has a wonderful bedside manner....inspires confidence.

July 25, 2014


July 17, 2014

good listener

July 06, 2014

very pleased with Dr. Kaplan

July 01, 2014

Dr. Kaplan did a great job of showing me the results of the CT scan and made reviewing the scan easily understandable for me. Excellent doctor!

June 26, 2014

I really appreciated his insight. Although at first he may come off as stern and unfriendly he quickly showed empathy, humor, and concern for me. I was really quite impressed and felt comfortable talking candidly about my health. He very much involved me in the conversation about what next steps were etc. Great doc!

June 23, 2014

Dr Kaplan was very thorough, interested, and answered all of my questions.

June 16, 2014


June 09, 2014

First time I've felt good about seeing a doctor in years.

June 06, 2014

Very thorough, explained things at my level as a physician.

May 22, 2014

this was my first visit with Dr. Kaplan after having one Dr. for over 40 yrs. I was very pressed that he had read medical file & was already familiar with all my recent test. He knew my issues & was prepared to discuss them.

May 08, 2014

Dr. Kaplan was excellent. He admitted that he didn't know a lot about the condition I have, but he found the necessary information, gave me the proper referral, and the treatment he did put me on turned out to be spot on, according to the specialist that I saw the next day.

May 07, 2014

I really appreciated the follow up phone call from Dr. Kaplan.

May 06, 2014

Everything is always taken care of promptly and I feel confident in the care I receive

May 05, 2014

This was my first visit with Dr. Kaplan to establish a new Primary Care Internist. He was very attentive, listened and was very kind.

April 26, 2014

Dr Kaplan is an excellent provider, among the best I have ever seen.

April 21, 2014

dr kaplan is very knowledgeable and practical

April 20, 2014

I will come back

April 10, 2014

I was treated with sincere concern for my problem. Dr Caplan is a wonderful young man and I would recommend him to anyone with a problem.

April 09, 2014


April 08, 2014

Dr Kaplan was great, I would definitely recommend him to other patients.

April 07, 2014

Dr. Kaplan took care to explain several misapprehensions I had. I felt very good about things when I left the exam room.

April 07, 2014

It was not the best experience I have had. Things were left up in the air basically and I had to leave for a conference. Now, things are very bad and I must return to the clinic for an emergency visit which will be expensive and I'm worried about losing my finger.

April 05, 2014

I already tell anyone who wants to listen to me talk about Dr. Kaplan and how lucky I am to have such an amazing Doctor with a great bedside manner who is easy to talk to and really listens.

April 04, 2014

I had an excellent discussion with Dr. Kaplan about my condition and he seemed quite informed on my visits to the Huntsman Cancer Hospital.

March 27, 2014

Dr. Kaplan was very courteous and knowledgeable.

March 11, 2014

Dr. Kaplan wrote a prescription for me that i was paying 4 times as much over the counter, very helpful!!

March 01, 2014

I truly felt cared for, I was able to leave with every question I had, answered. Very helpful and courteous.

February 26, 2014

Doctor Kaplan was professional and courteous. He asked deep probing questions to understand my symptoms and any possible causes. He thoroughly explained his diagnosis and went out of his way to keep me informed with treatment and follow up options. I felt a true partnership in my care.

February 24, 2014

I have recommended dr. Kaplan many times

February 24, 2014

Neither the doctor or I are entirelyl sure about what to do about my situation. He involved me in the discussion as to what to do. As I write this, I'm several days along and the treatment he suggested seems to be working. I'm very pleased.

February 07, 2014

Doctor Kaplan is very attentive and takes the time to listen to me and my concerns.

January 28, 2014


January 16, 2014

zone of the best Dr. visits I have ever had due the quality of Dr. Kaplan, Nurse Dee, the receptionist, and the lab staff.

January 04, 2014

Dr Kaplan was calm, down to earth, very upfront about any treatment concerns I had and realistic about those treatment plans...

December 23, 2013

Dr. Kaplan has helped me with my thyroid and high triglycerides, but also he takes an interest in problems that women my age may experience, such as bone density and vaccinations that I should have.

December 22, 2013

Dr Kaplan is a fantastic physician, he is a true asset to the University. He listens and made sure I felt my concerns were addressed.

December 11, 2013

Please don't assume you know more about my health and how my body feels than I do. Please take more time to be more thorough.

December 02, 2013

I felt that Dr. Kaplan treated me like a whole person instead of a group of symptoms.

December 01, 2013

Dr. Kaplan is one of those highly professional doctors, who inspire confidence; very logical and attentive to the "whole health" of the patient and not only regarding the specific areas he is an specialist. It is very refreshing to go to an institution that hire doctors, that view the patient as a human, and not as "one more task", because of the time pressures on him/her.

November 25, 2013


November 18, 2013

I just wish my Dr. would have spent a bit more time talking to me about my cold (how long should I expect the cough to last, etc.)

November 14, 2013

Professional, friendly, approachable.

November 13, 2013

Dr. Kaplan is in the top 3 best doctors I have ever had! I constantly recommend him to friends, co-workers and family.

November 12, 2013

My wife and I were very impressed with Dr. Kaplan and look forward to working with him.

November 08, 2013

I had such an amazing experience! I had emailed about my concerns prior to my appointment on MyChart and we were able to address those at the visit. He actually thanked me for that so he could be prepared for my visit and address exactly what I wanted/needed to! And again, he gave me so much hope that 1. Im not the only one with my concerns/issue 2. that there is hope for a recovery but mostly made me feel like a person and not just a patient!!

October 29, 2013

only one problem with this visit, there was a misunderstanding about my thyroid meds, Doctor needs to be a bit more careful. But all is well.

October 28, 2013

Question 10. I have just started seeing the doctor. He appears very knowledgeable, but it takes time to develop full confidence.

October 21, 2013

Doctor Kapplan always takes to the time to talk to me about any concerns I have and answers any questions that I have. He always explains things well to me about problems as well.

October 14, 2013

My husband and I were really concerned about my visit. The provider took time to explain everything. We felt like we were at the end of our rope when we came in and hope was restored. It felt great to have someone give us a plan. He also was going to ask another MD he knew about some medication I needed to be on and he actually emailed back that night. It was able to put our worries to rest.

October 09, 2013

Dr Kaplan was personable and attentive. I was pleased that he seemed to have new knowledge about various medical studies. I was disappointed that there is no new info. about preventing migraines, but, this is obviously not Dr. Kaplan's fault!

October 02, 2013

Dr. Kaplan practically had me wanting to hug him at the end of our interaction. Very good man and doctor!

October 01, 2013

Dr. Kaplan IS THE BEST!!!!!

September 27, 2013

This was my first appointment. My situation is very complicated and Dr. Kaplan hit the ground running. He listened to my concerns and has immediately adjusted to my needs and concerns. He's terrific and I recommend him to everyone! In fact, all the members of my immediate family are switching to him. It's so wonderful to have a doctor that listens and does everything he can to help!

September 24, 2013

I am very appreciative of Dr Kaplan and the time he spends listening and discussing. I always leave his office feeling hopeful and more knowledgeable about my issues. I trust him completely.

September 23, 2013

Dr. Kaplan was very patient with me and carefully assessed my problems

September 20, 2013

Very happy that Dr. Kaplan came into my life

September 10, 2013

I felt very comfortable with this care provider in discussing my health issues and concerns.

September 07, 2013

No nonsense.

September 03, 2013

I found Dr. Kaplan to be fully competent.

September 03, 2013

Dr. Kaplan was very informative, however, I would have liked to have had specific printed information regarding the next steps in addition to the verbal information we talked about. We went through the meds quickly and in looking through the online lists of the meds there were a few midtakes and I will be needing refills of some of them from the other clinic.

August 23, 2013

I plan on recommending Dr Kaplan to my brother. Dr. Kaplan is the best.

August 17, 2013

I really liked the time that Dr. Kaplan took with me and his honesty.

August 12, 2013

Dr Kaplan has a very pleasant professional bedside manner.

August 12, 2013

Dr. Kaplan was extraordinarily patient with all the questions and topics I had. Very prompt email replies, which was very convenient.

August 08, 2013

Was up front about his concerns for my health and what I could do about it. He has a easy way of making you feel comfortable. I would recommend him to friends.

August 06, 2013

Dr. Kaplan was great! I will definitely be back.

August 06, 2013

They make me feel like a VIP.very important person

July 29, 2013

Dr. Kaplan impressed both my husband and me with his knowledge, professionalism and his concern for the well-being of his patients.

July 16, 2013

I have had 30 different doctors in the past 4 years and spent over 3 months in hospitals. I have never had a Doctor make me feel better than Dr. Kaplan. Ever.

July 13, 2013

Dr. Kaplan was very kind and caring. He really helped me.

July 02, 2013

Dr. Kaplan was most condescending about my concerns. I ended the day in an urgent care center with an acute problem he could have easily diagnosed. Dr. Kaplan needs to learn that patients are individuals, not formulas. I could have gotten much better care from WebMD.

July 01, 2013

I have not felt such confidence in nor comfort from a medical doctor and his staff so completely in the entirety of the 18 years I have been dealing with these symptoms. Not this fully ever...and this was in one visit.

June 27, 2013

Dr. Kaplan is good beyond belief. He listens well, taking in the whole story, before responding. He puts me at ease, and explains issues in ways that I can understand, without me having the feeling that he is talking down to me. His communications skills are outstanding. His interaction on all levels made me feel very comfortable. Its unusual to see his patience in an m.d. so young, in my opinion.

June 24, 2013

My regular care provider was not available and the substitute care provider was very gracious took time from his patients to address my problems. I appreciated his willingness to see me.

June 18, 2013

I appreciated that Dr. Kaplan listened to my concerns and possible explanations for my symptoms. It was clear that his goal was finding long-term solutions.

May 28, 2013

Great overall experience. very happy

May 28, 2013

Dr. Kaplan has excellent bedside manners. His kind and one of the few that talks about nutrition with his patients.

May 21, 2013

For a Doctor, David had very very good people skills, he has an easy going personality, with a refreshing dose of common sense. It was a pleasure seeing him . Thanks Doc

May 08, 2013

Dr Kaplan was excellent. I would definitely recommend him.

April 15, 2013

Dr. Kaplan is always so happy and seems to LOvE his job. He always has a smile and a greeting for you when he enters the room. He is very patient with lots of questions and is extremely knowledgeable and up front about everything!

April 02, 2013

Dr. Kaplin had already read through a mountain of records and was already familiar with all my Many,many serious problems. He said I already know you I just didn't know what you looked like... GREAT! He looked through the papers that I brought that I received in the mail. But he knew most everything that I listed. I asked him to be honest with me about my life expectancy and what his feelings were. He was so helpful. So kind and understanding. First Doc that told me the truth about what I was facing. I appreciatied it so much and felt that I went away with a full understanding of what I was facing. What an amazing doctor. Would recommend him to EVERYONE!

April 02, 2013

Dr Kaplin is outstanding!

April 01, 2013

Dr. Kaplan was excellent and very thorough. I am a previous patient at the Clinic and he research my files with two doctors to ensure he was up to speed on my past medical experiences. After I had completed my blood tests and shots, I walked by his office and asked a few more questions. He was very willing to talk with me about concerns I had forgotten to mention in our original meeting. I found his overall approach to be very refreshing and especially appreciate his willingness to spend as much time with me as I needed during the visit.

March 25, 2013

Dr. Kaplan discussed with me tests and blood work that I needed to have done and when. He diagnosed a problem for me and provided me prescription for it. He reads my file and I feel very confident that he has my very best interest in mind. A great doctor with exceptional skills.

March 18, 2013

This visit included a family conference which was fundamental. My doc is a great guy and top notch doc..

March 12, 2013

Outstanding listener and explainer.

February 25, 2013

Dr. Kaplan is a great doctor. He's very thorough and caring.

February 18, 2013

He was a textbook expert who put into practice everything many of us human beings always wished for but usually could not find. He was kind. Informed, and way beyond my expectations as my "substitute" doctor, and he stayed with me during a long process, going in and out but letting me know why a delay.j

February 12, 2013

First time I have met Dr. Kaplan, he was professional. personable and knowledgable. Made a plan of care that made sense.

February 11, 2013

Dr. Kaplan is very kind and thoughtful.

February 04, 2013

I enjoyed meeting Dr. David Kaplan. He is competent, thorough, and I like his conservative approach. And the nurse that assisted me before meeting with Dr. Kaplan was welcoming and I felt comfortable with her as well. I really like that they set me up with an online account right there in the exam room. I commend them getting all patients using an online vehicle for communicating right away!

January 29, 2013

Dr Kaplan was very professional and instilled confidence as we went through the exam process and in giving me his assessment and instructions

January 29, 2013

Doc and staff did fine. It was my first visit. Takes a while before I have confidence in the quality of care, but no negatives on the first visit.

January 29, 2013

I couldn't be more impressed with Dr. Kaplan. Even for a visit like this where I had a number of concerns, he never makes me feel rushed or like he has someone more important waiting. He is very kind but has a direct communication style that I truly appreciate. I trust his judgment absolutely and I take his advice to heart.

January 24, 2013

I am considering transferring my primary care to Dr. Kaplan.

January 11, 2013

I love that Dr. Kaplan provides me information on the literature and current recommendations for treatment regarding my primary complaint. When there are options, he provides me with risks/benefits of each, and allows me to take an active role in decision making about treatment. As an ICU nurse, I have some baseline medical knowledge, and I feel like Dr. Kaplan recognizes that and discusses my treatment options with me as someone who can make an intelligent decision about their own care. I saw him last summer for something unrelated, and he followed up with me about that condition as well.

January 10, 2013

I am getting older so I don't know what is aging and what I need a doctor's care for?

January 07, 2013

Dr. Kaplan is outstanding. Very well-informed and empathetic

December 20, 2012

I like Dr. Kaplan because he listens and shows concern when appropriate. He is thorough.

December 13, 2012

Dr. Kaplan was excellent. I love the way he cared for my mom and spoke frankly to me about everything.

December 12, 2012

My mom back in California wished the Doctors offices there was like my experience from my conversation with her

December 10, 2012

Although I live in Malad, Idaho, I choose to go to the Madsen Clinic because I feel I am treated so well.

November 20, 2012

Great staff

November 19, 2012

I'm so happy that I found Dr. Kaplan! He's kind, thorough, informative and always takes a minute to clearly explain my diagnosis and treatment options.

November 14, 2012

I have chosen Dr. Kaplan as my primary care giver. He was very attentive to my description of my concerns. I have confidence in his skills.

November 05, 2012

Dr. Kaplan is wonderful. Has read my notes from other Drs. and is up on what's going on with my body. Listens to my concerns and understands and agrees with my belief in the mind body connection. A must for me to be on the same page with mind/body.

October 23, 2012

I've already recommended him to two friends who are looking for doctors. I really appreciate his thoroughness.

October 08, 2012

Already referred one of my friends to Dr. Kaplan.

October 08, 2012

Everything was first rate!

October 08, 2012

Dr. Kaplan was very thorough and kind. He made me feel as if I was the only person in the clinic that day!

October 05, 2012

This was an initial appointment so it will take a few more encounters to have enough information to make a firm impression.

October 05, 2012

It is encouraging to have talented Doctors like David Kaplan in the field when there are other fields which are more highly compensated. Thank you for giving us your talents.

October 04, 2012

Never before have I been treated with so much care and concern as a WHOLE person. He is very skilled at and willing to find the problem rather than just treat the symptoms. His advise and treatment has been easy to understand and follow, and has improved the quality of my life.

September 18, 2012

I had first met Dr. Kaplan about a year ago. I was new to Utah; he was in his residency. His professional manner and "art of healing" approachability were a pleasant surprise for me. It is rare in MDs (my experience over many decades) and very rare in someone his age. I feel complete confidence in David.

September 14, 2012

Dr. Kaplan was very understanding, listened to my concerns and never tried to push my care in any direction without explaining his rationale. He seemed very knowledgeable, but did not talk "over my head". I will definitely see him again, and will refer him to all my friends who are looking for primary care physicians. I had not found a primary care MD that I would continue to see until now.

September 11, 2012

Dr. Kaplan explained everything to me and gave me as much time as I needed to answer questions. Also, is soooo knowledgeable about all my conditions..Thanks so much..

September 04, 2012

I recommended him to a friend. He is knowledgeable and evidence based. He explains things well.

September 03, 2012

My wife and I were extremely impressed with Dr. Kaplan.

August 24, 2012

Dr. Kaplan is great. He seems genuinely interested in my well-being. Moreover, he is highly knowledgeable. This combined with his easy-going manner make him a very good doctor.

August 17, 2012

Dr. Kaplan did an amazing job making me feel at ease, explained in detail the approach he was taking for my care -- made sure at-least 3x I felt okay with the plan and he asked me to keep him updated post appointment. He even created a plan with me in-case I wouldn't be able to get a hold of him. Leaving the office -- i felt more educated about my condition and at ease as well as a plan for my care.

August 06, 2012

Dr. Kaplan is the sole reason why I came to Madsen Internal Medicine.

July 31, 2012

listened to my concerns offered solution

July 25, 2012

Very impressed with care

July 18, 2012

This was the second time I'd seen Dr. Kaplan and I am just loving him! He never makes me feel rushed and seems genuinely concerned with my issues.

July 17, 2012

This was a work in appointment = and so much appreciated.

July 16, 2012

We changed doctors to Dr. Kaplan because he is very caring and knowledgeable

July 09, 2012

Dr. Kaplan is very personable and concerned, and provides excellent patient care

July 02, 2012

Doc Kaplan seems like a good guy

July 02, 2012

I can't say enough nice things about Dr. Kaplan. He's kind, listens to all of my concerns, explains things to me, and never makes me feel rushed.

June 30, 2012

For a first visit it was fine

June 29, 2012

I feel very comfortable with my care provider

June 29, 2012

Dr Kaplan is one of those 'gems' in the medical field.

June 15, 2012

Dr. Kaplan was excellent. As a registered nurse, I am probably a bit demanding in terms of wanting to understand what the physician is considering related to my problems. I felt that Dr. Kaplan addressed my concerns and spoke to me at a level knowing I have a decent baseline of medical knowledge. Even if I may have asked some ridiculous questions, he answered them thoroughly and thoughtfully without ever seeming annoyed or in a hurry. Most importantly, I felt like he established a very good line of communication.

June 13, 2012

He was so friendly and nice - I called him David. Later, my son-in-law MD said I should always refer to Dr's by thier title. I think David Kaplan is an excellent Dr.

May 09, 2012

Great experience

May 07, 2012

Dr Kaplan was very courtious with me, he answered all question's in reference to my ongoing care.

May 04, 2012

I am very satisfied with the time Dr. Kaplan spent with me.

April 18, 2012

Dr. Kaplan was great. I wasn't sure if he was going to give me a printout with instructions, so I had to ask. He obliged without hesitation. I had a medical student, I believe his name was Rob (?) who participated in all expects of my visit. He was really great too! I liked that both Dr. Kaplan and the student made me feel comfortable enough that I could make silly jokes/comments about my condition. It helped ease my nerves to be able to laugh and not feel stupid.

April 06, 2012

The doctor gave me detailed explanation about my follow up.

April 04, 2012

Dr seemed to agree with my wife about weather I should drive or not as far as my memory when I have very little memory loss if any at all.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Thromboembolism

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions General Internal Medicine
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-7790 Madsen Health Center
Madsen Internal Medicine
555 Foothill Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Academic Bio

Dr. Kaplan's research interest is in the area of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Outside of clinical practice in outpatient internal medicine and thrombosis, Dr. Kaplan teaches medical students and residents at the Madsen Clinic.


Education History

Type School Degree
Residency University of Utah
Internal Medicine
Professional Medical University of Arizona College of Medicine
Undergraduate Arizona State University
Molecular Biosciences & Biotechnology


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Shih LC, Kaplan D, Kraiss LW, Casper TC, Pendleton RC, Peters CL, Supiano MA, Zimmerman GA, Weyrich AS, Rondina MT (2016). Platelet-Monocyte Aggregates and C-Reactive Protein are Associated with VTE in Older Surgical Patients. Sci Rep, (6), 27478.
  2. Scott C Woller, MD, Scott M Stevens, MD, David A Kaplan, MD, D Ware Branch, MD, Valerie T Aston, BS, Emily L Wilson, MS, Heather M Gallo, BS, Eric G Johnson, MPH, Matthew T Rondina, MD, James F Lloyd, BS, R Scott Evans, PhD, and C Gregory Elliott, MD (2016). Apixaban for the Secondary Prevention of Thrombosis Among Patients With Antiphospholipid Syndrome: Study Rationale and Design (ASTRO-APS). Clin Appl Thromb Hemost, 22(3), 239-47.
  3. Kaplan D, Casper TC, Elliott CG, Men S, Pendleton RC, Kraiss LW, Weyrich AS, Grissom CK, Zimmerman GA, Rondina MT (2015). VTE Incidence and Risk Factors in Patients with Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock. Chest, 148(5), 1224-30.


  1. Mohebali D, Kaplan D, Carlisle M, Supiano MA, Rondina MT (2014). Alterations in Platelet Functions During Aging: Clinical Correlations with Thrombo-Inflammatory Disease in Older Adults. [Review]. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 62(3), 529-35.

Case Report

  1. Vo, Timothy L, Cook, Rhett M, Rondina, Matthew T, Kaplan, David (2014). Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis in the Setting of Combined Vaginal Contraception. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis, 25(2), 183-185.

Clinical Trials

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