Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

38 Patient Ratings
32 Patient Comments

Timothy W. Farrell, M.D.

Specialties

Languages

  • English

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-8845 Sugar House Health Center
1138 Wilmington Ave
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Map
(801) 581-2628 University Hospital
Geriatrics, Clinic 1
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Bio

Timothy W. Farrell, M.D., is a board-certified family physician who holds a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in geriatric medicine. He maintains a primary care geriatrics practice at the Sugar House Health Center as well as a consultative geriatrics practice at the University of Utah Hospital. Dr. Farrell is also involved in other clinical activities, including attending at the Emeritus nursing facility and the Sarah Daft Home, an assisted living facility which is staffed by an interprofessional team including family medicine residents.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Family and Preventive Medicine - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Family Medicine/Medical Students
Geriatrics
Board Certification American Board of Family Practice (Fam Prac)
American Board of Family Practice (Sub: Geriatric 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
4.8
My confidence in care provider
4.9
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
4.7
Wait time at clinic
4.0
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.

July 20, 2014

The care given me made me feel as if I was the only person being seen by my doctor.

July 11, 2014

This is the first time I've had in a medical institution where the consultation was not rushed. The staff and MD where excellent.

July 03, 2014

Dr. Farrell is an excellent doctor and very responsive

June 08, 2014

Dr. Farrell listens. Makes patient feel part of the treatment team.

May 29, 2014

Good visit

March 19, 2014

Always the very best of care.

February 15, 2014

Dr. Farrell took ample time, never seemed rushed, and answered all my concerns with good suggestions and made sure I had no further questions before ending the visit.

December 14, 2013

I have only good experience with this physician. I have already highlly recommended him to two or my friends as being the type of pysician we all hope to find. He listens!

November 19, 2013

I received superb care from Dr. Stephen Merrell and Dr, Timothy Farrell.

October 14, 2013

Dr. Farrel is by far the most caring and considerate physician I have ever met. I feel extremely confident in his ability and professionalism.

October 11, 2013

I was very impressed with Dr. Farrell's manner, friendliness, and careful explanations of his instructions. He also called me twice about two different lab results which needed to be worked on by me. He took plenty of time and made sure I had no unanswered questions before the appointment was ended.

September 27, 2013

Relating to question 7, Dr. Farrell sometimes doesn't talk loud enough and sometimes talks too fast.

September 25, 2013

We very much appreciate Dr. Farrell for all his professional care. We have full confidence in him at all times and very much appreciate his generosity and thoughtfulness to keep us informed.

September 09, 2013

I really feel comfortable around my Dr Farrell. He always listens and gives me all the time I need to get my point across. He makes me feel like I'm his only patient. I love the fact that he will call me at home to follow up on how I'm doing or to further explain to me something I need to know, and he always asks if I have any questions or concerns. I find Dr Farrell to be an exceptional doctor.

July 19, 2013

I would most definitely recommend Dr Farrell to my friends and family. I love the way he explains everything to me and takes whatever time is needed to make me understand and feel at ease.

May 28, 2013

Dr. Farrel and his team are very thoughtful and caring

May 27, 2013

Dr. Farrell always professionally addresses concerns promptly. Thank You.

April 18, 2013

we have never had any care provider spend the amount of time that Dr. Farrell does and follow up w/ phone calls. Also we are given a written summary of what was discussed which is very helpful.

February 04, 2013

It is a pleasure working with Dr. Farrell. He is always professional, courteous, and immediately communicates any concerns that need to be addressed answering all questions with care with all the necessary instructions for followup and monitoring progress. We would highly recommend Dr. Farrell and everyone at the Utah University Clinic. Thank You.

December 12, 2012

Dr. Farrell is the best doctor I've seen for taking care of my mother who is soon to be 92. He is genuinely concerned about her health and well-being and keeps us informed of everything possible to help her. He goes the extra mile in every way. I have already recommended him to several people.

November 28, 2012

Dr. Farrell is the most caring physician we have ever had. He calls with lab results and is interested in our problems. There was some problem with an Rx of my husbands while he was OOT and his explanation of the problem and what to do in the future allayed any fears my husband had that he didn't want him to have the medication. He is truly caring.

November 21, 2012

This is the best care I have every had and I have seen several doctors over many years. Dr. Farrell is the best Doctor on the planet. I don't know how I could be served better. I have the highest regard for Dr. Farrell .

November 20, 2012

I had been a little upset over some problem in getting some prescriptions refilled but Cr. Farrell not only explained what happened but bent over backwards to let me know it was a misunderstanding and would not happen again.

November 05, 2012

Dr. Farrell is amazing. It is not always easy to work with the elderly, but he won both my mother's and my confidence in his ability to help her as well as his consideration of her.

October 29, 2012

Dr. Farrell is an excellent care provider and would definitely highly recommend him to others.

September 10, 2012

We have never had a physician who spent the time and concern for us . There were a couple of other peeople w/ Dr. Farrell and their input into the problem I was presenting w/ was very helpful. We always receive a written summary of the visit which is most helpful to us Geriatric pts. But we have told people about Dr.Farrell and his knowledge and concern which is unusual to find in health care providers. Having been in Health Care for 40 years I know how difficult it is and I still run into former pts. who tell me they can find no one who cares like we did.

September 10, 2012

He takes unusual amount of time

August 13, 2012

Excellent work with Dr. Farrell! Susan and team.

June 13, 2012

Dr.Farrell carefully evaluates and considers the patients global condition.

March 26, 2012

We have told many people about our satisfaction with the care we receive and have recommended Dr. Farrell to a couple of people who we knew were not happy with their present care provider.

March 05, 2012

Avery good experience

February 28, 2012

I started with Dr. Farrell, after taking my mother-in-law to him for 2 years. I was so impressed with the care she received that now that I am turning 60 I enrolled. I have MS and diferentiating MS problems from aging is difficult. I have never witnessed care as good as in the U of U system

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Family and Preventive Medicine - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Family Medicine/Medical Students
Geriatrics
Board Certification American Board of Family Practice (Fam Prac)
American Board of Family Practice (Sub: Geriatric Medicine)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-2628 School of Medicine
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Farrell's academic interests include transitions of care, primary care practice redesign, health literacy and geriatrics education of medical students and residents.

Dr. Farrell's research interests include the development, implementation and evaluation of geriatrics curricula among family medicine residents with an emphasis on interdisciplinary team functioning, functional assessment and transitions of care. Other research interests include advance directives, health literacy, qualitative assessment of medical school curricula and integrating care transitions programs into primary care practice redesign. He is also working to develop models of primary care practice within the Patient Centered Medical Home setting that will ensure safe transitions of care.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Research Fellow Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital
Geriatrics
Research Fellow
Fellowship Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital
Geriatrics
Fellow
Residency Brown University/Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island
Family Medicine
Resident
Internship Brown University/Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island
Family Medicine
Intern
Professional Medical University of Massachusetts Medical School
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Dartmouth College
Philosophy
A.B.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Shield RR, Farrell TW, Nanda A, Campbell SE, Wetle T (2012). Integrating geriatrics into medical school: student journaling as an innovative strategy for evaluating curriculum. Gerontologist, 52(1), 98-110.
  2. George P, Farrell TW, Griswold MF (2012). Hearing loss: help for the young and old. J Fam Pract, 61(5), 268-77.
  3. Saffel-Shrier S, Gunning K, Van Hala S, Farrell T, Lehmann W, Miniclier N (2012). Residency redesign to accomodate growing trends in geriatrics: an RC-FM variance to establish a patient-centered medical home in an assisted living facility. Fam Med, 44(2), 128-131.
  4. Farrell TW, Campbell S, Nanda A, Shield R, Wetle T (2008). Evaluating geriatrics in the medical school curriculum: using student journals. Med Health R I, 91(12), 378-81.
  5. Farrell T, Tuya A (2008). Nutrition in the older adult. Med Health R I, 91(2), 65-66.
  6. Durand M, Kolpak A, Farrell T, Elliot NA, Shao W, Brown M, Volkert MR (2007). The OXR domain defines a conserved family of eukaryotic oxidation resistance proteins. BMC Cell Biol, 28(8), 13.

Review

  1. Farrell TW (2011). Review of "depression in the elderly - simulated patient small group activity". [Review]. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 60(1), 142-144.
  2. Farrell TW (2011). Review of a geriatric health literacy workshop for medical students and residents. [Review]. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 59(12), 2347-2349.

Case Report

  1. Farrell TW, Dosa D (2007). The assessment and management of hypoactive delirium. Med Health R I, 90(12), 393-5.

Letter

  1. Farrell TW, Chandran R, Gramling R (2008). Understanding the role of shame in the clinical assessment of health literacy [Letter to the editor]. Fam Med, 40(4), 235-6.

Abstract

  1. Farrell TW, Shield RR, Wetle T, Nanda A, Campbell S (2012). Preparing to care for an aging population: medical student reflections on their clinical mentors within a new geriatrics curriculum [Abstract]. J Am Geriatr Soc, 60(Supplement s4), 51.

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