Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

125 Patient Ratings
125 Patient Comments

Vinodhini Kolandavelu, M.P.A.S., PA-C

Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

125 Patient Ratings
125 Patient Comments



  • English

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-9797
Farmington Health Center
165 N. University Ave.
Farmington, UT 84025
(801) 213-9797
University Hospital
Gastroenterology, Clinic 3
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Vino Kolandavelu, PA-C, is a practitioner in the department of Gastroenterology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include treatment, diagnosis and continuing care for gastrointestinal disorders, including Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Advanced Practice Clinician
Academic Divisions Gastroenterology
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 12, 2017

Oftentimes one feels rushed when visiting with a care provider. I did not feel this way what so ever during my exam with the PA. She was very patient, took the time to answer all of my questions and listen to my concerns, and provided great recommendations for health modifications.

December 20, 2016

Thank you! Excellent medical staff!

December 14, 2016

love vino

December 12, 2016

This care provider gave me every confidence in her. She was fantastic, I cannot say enough about how nice and courteous she was to me and how she explained everything to me and the "plan" she had for me to see what we needed to do for the future to find out what was wrong with me. I feel as if she will get to the bottom of it.

December 10, 2016

Vino is AWESOME!!

December 05, 2016

Vino K is an excellent skilled practitioner whom I trust with my GI problems

December 01, 2016

This was my first appointment with the U of U medical staff. Experience was very good.

November 18, 2016

I was scheduled as a returning patient, unbeknownst to me, and had to rush to fill out new patient information. Vinodhini Kolandavelu, and the nurse that assisted in taking notes, had misinformation that was contrary to the symptoms I've been experiencing since early September. An email was sent to Kolandavelu requesting information be corrected. I hold reservation in being seen by her as well as recommending people to see her. The willingness to explain the condition, beyond that i have micro inflammation, or causes was nonexistent.

November 14, 2016

I really like dr. Vino and have great confidence in her. I think we have very informative discussions concerning my issues.

November 11, 2016

I felt like I was not listened to about all of my symptoms. I had to interject with more detail. I felt like visit was very short.

November 09, 2016

She was great in talking and listening to me in spite of my physical disability.

October 01, 2016

One of the best experiences I have ever had seeing a medical professional. I felt heard, and she was ready and willing to help me find a solution to my health problems. Fantastic experience all around.

September 21, 2016

Vino K is an excellent provider. her knowledge and intuition have greatly improved my GI problems

August 26, 2016

Vino is always very pleasant and helpful.

August 24, 2016


August 16, 2016

I would recommend Dr. Vino to anybody in an instant. She takes such good care of me, and helps me with anything I need, whether it be questions about medications, surgeries, or anything at all.

August 09, 2016

Vino is so committed to helping me get well. She is an excellent diagnostician who has helped me get a handle on my GI tract problems. She is an asset to the GI Clinic.

July 31, 2016

she talked really fast and sometimes didn't wait for me to finish my thought before jumping in

July 19, 2016

It was a positive experience and I appreciated her thoroughness in helping me to solve the problem.

July 19, 2016

My Doctor took the time on a very busy day, to talk about my digestive issues. I believe we are finally going to find out what is wrong with me. I have been through many Doctors and ER visits.

July 14, 2016

I was really impressed with my care provider (Can't remember how to spell her name). I think we came up with some really good working goals. Also it was very nice that she gave me a direct number to the nurses station and since my visit I have called in a few times and have received a great response from the nurses and from the NP.

July 12, 2016

Vino seems to really care about the well-being of her patients.

July 11, 2016

I have and will continue to recommend Vino. She is extraordinary and i'm grateful to have her as my go-to GI specialist.

July 07, 2016

Provider was especially helpful regarding RX/

June 28, 2016

I felt that this provider would not truly listen to anything I had to say. When I explained my concerns, she quickly turned the conversation to something that didn't relate to my concern. I became very frustrated and quit talking because I felt that I would not get the explanations and answers that I needed to have. In fact, I didn't even ask all of my questions.

May 22, 2016

She was very professional, listened to my concerns and gave me options for treatment. I told her of worries I had about going on a trip with my condition and she gave me advice on how it could be handled. Very satisfied with the visit.

May 03, 2016


May 02, 2016

I had a toddler in tow - not an ideal situation but necessary on that day. Provider was very patient with me having to redirect the little persons attention and activity. I so appreciated this....

May 01, 2016

Good experience.

April 23, 2016

Dr Vino spent more time then I was expecting. she and the MA were exceptional.

April 04, 2016

I was very impressed with Vino. it was my first time meeting her and I could tell she had taken the time to read my chart. she was very nice, concerned and easy to chat with. I would strongly recommend her.

April 03, 2016

I came to this clinic to (1) understand the stomach symptoms that I developed while on travel, (2) understand the results of my ensuing endoscopy, and (3) develop management plan for the future (diet etc...). While I really appreciate the amount of time that Vinodhini spent with me, I left without any clear answers on what I need to do next. I was really looking for preventive measures to help me get off medication. Nonetheless, I think Vinodhini is a great example of what doctors need to do when they see patients - spend more than 15 minutes with a patient and treat them as a whole - not just the symptoms. I had wished that she spent the time with me to put a plan in action.

March 15, 2016

Best visit. Vino was very thorough, clear and friendly.

March 07, 2016

I have met with several doctors and PAs and Vino has been the best by far.

February 16, 2016

My doctors are amazing and help me with my disease 110%

February 16, 2016

This was my first time meeting with her, my previous appointments had been with Dr. Valentine. I was very impressed. I thought she did an excellent job. She was thorough, considerate, and informative.

February 14, 2016

Vino is an excellent care provider

February 04, 2016

Have made a referral and my friend is seeing this provider

February 01, 2016

I feel so fortunate to have Vino as my PA. She always follows through with bloodwork,diagnostic tests that should have been performed in 10/15 . Vino was able to give me a diagnosis based on this information. Without Vino's medical expertise and caring manner I would not be on top of my medical problems with my GI tract.

January 26, 2016

Vinodhini Kolandavelu was wonderful. I felt listened to, my questions were clearly answered, and I felt like I was very well taken care of. I cannot say enough how good of an experience this was-I don't feel well and she was very kind and attentive.

November 18, 2015

my Dr was Great!!

September 08, 2015

Vino is so kind. She remembers me personally and listens and addresses all concerns

September 08, 2015

she was Great and very very Helpfull answered a lot of Q's that I had and had not yet been addressed or answered.

August 23, 2015

Vino K is an excellent PA who listens carefully, Has excellent suggestions, and if question arises about treatment discusses strategies with attending physician. Very satisfied with her care of me.

August 08, 2015

i guess the visit was good except it was suspose to be about my last procedure. And the results were not in yet. I think, we should of rescheduled.

July 31, 2015

excellent doctor.

May 07, 2015

Vino was exceptional! Vino thoroughly explained everything and took the time to understand my problems and gave me resolutions and options and follow up instructions. I was so happy that she ordered test to be done, it gave me piece of mind. I know that I am in good hands and she was personable, friendly and easy to talk with! Thanks Vino!

May 06, 2015

An excellent provider. Listens carefully,discusses options.Always responds to messages with good suggestions and if I still am experiencing difficulties sees me as soon as possible.

May 05, 2015

I realize that I had fallen asleep waiting for the PA and consequently my mind may have been a bit fuzzy, but I had a great deal of trouble understanding her explanation of my problem and potential treatment. I had to stop her an one point and ask for a better explanation. And even then, I had to ask again for clarification. I also feel that an apology should have been offered for the wait time I experienced.

May 03, 2015

The PA was very good, spent a lot of time addressing my questions and concerns. I felt extremely satisfied with my experience.

April 28, 2015

Vino has answered so many questions I have with my new found issues. Even when I use MyChart she is quick to respond in detail so I understand my option and what's going on.

April 18, 2015

very pleased

April 13, 2015

great provider

April 01, 2015

Vino is a great doctor, my medical situation is hard to fully understand and there's only so many ways you can "dumb" it down for me.

March 26, 2015

I had a hard time understanding some of what the provider was saying. U feel the visit could have taken place on the phone because I was only in there for 10 mins with the doc. And it takes me over 45 mins to get to the clunic

March 24, 2015

Veno was very informative and genuinely concerned with answering my questions.

March 16, 2015

Felt like care provider was recommending most interventional, invasive, extreme procedures for treating my ongoing chronic issues. I have no confidence in her judgment.

March 09, 2015

I did not answer the confidence and recommendation questions because while the rating for the provider is very high I am not so confident in the follow through of those who work for her.

March 05, 2015

Vino is amazing. She listens, explain things in terms you understand, you never feel pressure or that you didn't have enough time with her

February 17, 2015

I really like her a lot very nice, caring and polite lady for that reason I keep going to her.

February 09, 2015

Dr. Vino was incredible. She listened to all my concerns and addressed them all with care. She gave me good pointers to help my situation and keeps me up to date on all my exam results. I love that she really cares about my wellbeing because she shows it!

February 03, 2015

Vinodhini Kolandeavelu was exceptional in the care she gave me. She listened and she discussed my concerns in depth. I never felt rushed. I left the office visit knowing the exact health issue and how to care for the issue. I have been to other health providers with this specific health issue and have not gotten same care or information. Ms. Kolandavelu was excellent in her care. Thank you!

January 12, 2015


November 17, 2014

She was very good!

October 27, 2014


September 28, 2014

She was great!

September 19, 2014

Between making the appt and being seen (appx 4 weeks) I had a lot happen in my life and was having a very hard time. It was mostly unrelated to why I was being seen. The PA (I can't remember how her name was spelled) was so incredibly nice and caring and listened to me vent. She was genuinely concerned and offered whatever support I needed to get at the hospital before I left. I left the clinic with news that I really didn't want to hear that requires further testing, but mentally and emotionally in much better shape because of how genuine and caring she was.

September 08, 2014

My PA is so personable and provided such a comforting and warm environment. She is very knowledgeable and she listened and acted on my concerns.

August 27, 2014

I like how she retells what we talked about and what is the next step for action. Also a print out is great so I don't forget what we discussed.

August 10, 2014

Vino is so qualified as a PA in Clinic 3. She listens carefully to the issues I raise, carefully evaluates the matter, and makes excellent suggestions as to how to handle issues with my GI tract.

July 20, 2014

This was my first time in the GI clinic. I was made to feel very at ease and unrushed. I've been sick a very long time and dr's appointments can be very frustrating but my experience in the gi clinic left me feeling very hopeful for the future and like I was in very good hands.

July 14, 2014


July 13, 2014

Vino is great! She is knowledgeable and caring.

July 12, 2014

When the I first made the appointment, I was nervous. I was very much put at ease.

July 05, 2014

she was great and I would put my trust in her for years to come

June 30, 2014

I don't feel confident in being cared by Vino. She may have extensive experience with common GI issues but I do not believe she is experienced enough to deal with difficult issues like gastroparesis and its related conditions.

June 29, 2014

I'm sorry, but Vino was completely unhelpful. Just wanted to get rid of me and never come back even though she said my condition would reoccur. She doesn't want to deal with something that a bandaid won't fix. Very disappointed in care.

June 22, 2014

I feel so fortunate to work with Vino. She identifies the problem, discusses possible treatments and includes me in the discussion. The GI clinic is quite fortunate to have her on the staff. Also, she never seems rushed and gives you her full attention, though I know her schedule is full.

June 21, 2014

I was very impressed with Vino

June 04, 2014

Like I said after 10 minutes of talking to DR. VINO I was upset and mad and I walked out. I wanted her to run more test and she insisted on putting me on more medication when the other 6 to 8 meds didn't work, so I asked for a CATSCAN or a MRI to be done and that's when she offered another med. now I have blood in my stool and I'M having a COLONOSCOPY done on the 16th of this month

May 30, 2014

Vino was great. Easy to talk to. Knowledgeable. Provided options for treatment.

April 27, 2014

Was originally told Dr. Valentine would come in at the end of each visit, but he didn't again. Also, was told by Vino that she would talk to Valentine about meds and let me know. It has been a week and no contact. Will send message to her.

April 07, 2014

I really won't go anywhere else.

March 17, 2014

Bad experience and a waste of my money, I left there crying, she did nothing to check out my symptoms., and nothing to help, I am sorry to say that, I dont like saying anything bad, but she did nothing to help me.

March 14, 2014

Vino has been wonderful to work with. She thoroughly explains things to me and makes note of all symptoms/problems.

February 17, 2014

I did not receive a prescription for Potassium. I thought I would get one being that the reason I have been ill was because of my low Potassium levels.

February 08, 2014

Vino is an excellent caregiver. She makes me feel confident that we are in this together and is informative about choices/consequences regarding treatment for my ongoing health issues. She is clear with instructions for medications, follow-up, etc. and answers my questions thoughtfully.

February 07, 2014

Vino was informative and allowed for options in my care

February 07, 2014

dr vino is a very easy professial to understand and I feel like she knows what she is taking about .

February 07, 2014

Questions blown off. Answers don't seem credible. Told me test results were normal when the results indicated they were abnormal. Answer to that was "Radiologists just give suggestions. It's really normal." Lack of follow through in getting tests back.

January 13, 2014

I had to explain several times to the PA what problems I was experiencing. It took a while for her to understand. I really liked that she gave me several options on my treatment. That made me feel like I was in control of my health.

January 05, 2014

didn't cover much. could have been a phone call instead of spending half of a day traveling etc to be there in person.

January 05, 2014

Vino is a very caring and understanding person.

November 26, 2013

Had to ask for test results and it took a few days for an answer. I would like to know if a MD is overseeing and following my care. I don't have complete confidence in this provider but staff won't allow me to see a MD without the PA referring me to an MD.

October 31, 2013

Highly recommend!! Extremely smart,knowledgable and really cares

October 16, 2013

I am just so frustrated with my problem. I have had constant nausea for six and 1/2 months and no medicines work for me. No one seems to know what to do to help me. I am getting so depressed about it.

October 11, 2013

She was fantastic at explaining problems.

October 07, 2013

very pleased with my visit

September 27, 2013

I especially appreciated the time Vino took to explaine treatment options and include me in decisions

September 09, 2013

very professional, caring

September 09, 2013

see prior comments. In addition, I had blood tests and xrays taken 3 weeks prior to follow up appointment and she did not call with the results. Inexcusable to wait. In addition, at my follow up apppointment, she forgot to tell me the results of the blood tests - which showed I had a problem that needed medication. She had her assistant call me later in the day. Vino needs to read the patient reports before meeting with patient and cover everything thoroughly.

August 09, 2013

Vino K. is an excellent PA who has great clinical skills and listens to my concerns and addresses them in a professional manner

July 22, 2013

Vino was great. I particularly liked that as she asked me questions, she explained how the answers would help her make a diagnosis and tx decisions. She was very friendly and helpful.

May 06, 2013

always very attentive, listens to all my problems/concerns. Plans the best course of treatment for me.

April 23, 2013


April 22, 2013

Dr. was very thorough and informative. She gave us a plan that we could use in case of relapse and another plan in case of another relapse. She sent us home with test kit, script and directions. She asked us if we had any further questions several times.

April 01, 2013

After six weeks or so I still suffer from the same problems.

March 19, 2013

Strangely it seemed she had a bad impression of Utah and the University of Utah.

February 11, 2013

She was fine. Like usual.

December 25, 2012

She was very helpful, and acknowledged all of my concerns, regardless of how big or small they may actually have been. But I probably won't recommend her because I'm only 18 and frankly I don't know that I have many friends or acquaintances who have any plans of visiting a gastroenterologist.

December 19, 2012

Excellent information and communication!

December 17, 2012

Vino was very personalbe and friendly. She showed genuine concern for me and my questions. I was surprised how much time she spend with me to make sure I fully understood everything that was going on.

November 19, 2012

Seriously excellent service!

November 13, 2012

I thought Vino was very thorough and actually asked more (and more pertinent questions) than other care providers I've seen in the past 6 months.

October 19, 2012

Vino was very helpful, I was impressed with her vast Knowledge and espcially appreciated her efforts to include me in the decisions about my treatment, because that is very important to me, or I feel like I have no opions.

October 16, 2012

Vino was absolutely great. She assessed the problem quickly, ordered tests and explained exactly what would happen in the future. Excellent care.

October 09, 2012

Vino and Dr. Fang were wonderful. I appreciate their care and concern so much. I think the world of both of them!!

October 04, 2012

Vino listened to my concerns and gave me some options for treatment.

October 01, 2012

Vino is very thorough, listens and gave me a lot of options for my care.

September 25, 2012

Dr Viino was so amazing. My husband and I learned so much from her. We never felt rushed. We felt like we were the only patient Dr Viino had that day because she listened to every comment or concern we had and she took the time to respond at length until we all felt that the communication was understood by all. It was simply astonishing to have a doctor take so much time with just us. We are still amazed by the experience we had with Dr Viino.

August 24, 2012

I have never been to a better doctor.

August 24, 2012

Vino allowed my daughter, who is a family practice doctor in Nampa, to be included in a phone coversation during my visit. This meant so much to me

June 26, 2012

I'm not sure if the care provider was hesitant giving too much information before seeing the test results but as a result I left the appointment more concerned about my condition. I do have a follow up appointment which might change the way I feel.

June 21, 2012

She could improve on her bedside manner a little. I felt that she knew what she was talking about, but she didn't explain things very well and was not very sympathetic.

June 11, 2012

Treatment plan was appropriate and fit the circumstances perfectly.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Advanced Practice Clinician
Academic Divisions Gastroenterology
Board Certification National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-7803 School of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training University of Utah
Physician Assistant
Undergraduate Bharathiar University
Nutrition and Dietetics


Selected Provider Publications

Global Impact

Global Impact

Education History

Type School Degree Country
Undergraduate Bharathiar University
Nutrition and Dietetics
B.S. India

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