Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

94 Patient Ratings
71 Patient Comments

James M. Hotaling, M.D., M.S., FECSM

Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

94 Patient Ratings
71 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 587-1454
South Jordan Health Center
5126 West Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84009
Map
(801) 587-1454
Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine
675 Arapeen Way , Suite 205
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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Bio

Dr. Hotaling has significant training in both the clinical aspects of male fertility and genetic epidemiology and he is currently the only fellowship trained male infertility/andrology expert in Utah. He completed a 6 year residency in urology at the University of Washington, elected to pursue a year of sub-specialty training in male infertility with Craig Niederberger at The University of Illinois Chicago and has a long term research goal of developing novel genetic markers for male infertility that can be used clinically to diagnose and treat this devastating condition.

He has seen and performed surgery on hundreds of men with male infertility and is an associate editor of Fertility and Sterility, a premier journal in the field has had significant extramural research funding and has over 25 publications. He obtained an MS in clinical epidemiology in 2010 with a focus on statistical genetics and conducted the first genetic study on erectile dysfunction at the University of Washington.

Prior work building the male fertility cryopreservation databank at The University of Washington resulted in his creation of the largest U.S. database of men cryopreserving sperm for cancer. While at The University of Illinois Chicago, he initiated studies on the genetics of male infertility. As part of this collaboration, he established a protocol for the collection and banking of DNA and serum and linkage to a de-identified database, gMR, an infertility specific electronic medical record. gMR allows uniform phenotyping and is going to be used by several members of a CDC working group for research collaboration.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Assistant Professor
Obstetrics/Gynecology - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions General OB/GYN
Urology
Board Certification American Board of Urology

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
4.6
My confidence in care provider
4.6
Time care provider spent with me
4.3
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.6
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.6
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.7
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.6
Wait time at clinic
4.2
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.7

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.

October 29, 2016

Seemed like a decent guy but was certainly in a hurry and probably deals with a lot of patients who don't really want to be there and that showed. My main issue was he was talking surgery after a very quick examination. I mentioned an alternative, and said that there was no conclusive evidence to the effectiveness of that alternative. However I've also read information on various medical websites that varicocele surgery doesn't have conclusive evidence to its effectiveness either. So my overall impression of the visit was that it was fast and confusing.

October 25, 2016

Dr Hotaling is incredibly nice, concise, and caring.

October 24, 2016

puts patients at ease while dealing with sensitive subjects, very kind, found things others had missed many times

October 17, 2016

Best visit i've had in two years

October 13, 2016

excellent

September 20, 2016

Dr Hotaling is the BEST physician I have ever seen.

September 13, 2016

Perfect experience.

September 08, 2016

Very pleased with the overall experience, would highly recommend.

September 05, 2016

said I'm the perfect candidate to have my bits fixed.

September 04, 2016

Forgive me, all I got was his name, "Jim" and his assistant, "Kelli < sp?>" Did not get the med student's name. Jim was very direct, but understanding and went right to work, explaining everything in "English" so I could understand, while at the same time, keeping his entourage up to date. His professionalism and the composure of his crew was very comforting (even though the appearance of Kelli was a bit off-putting; however, she went right to work which put me at ease - thankfully!).

July 26, 2016

Dr. Hotaling know his stuff, but I feel like the quality of care has decreased since we first started seeing him. There are too many patients and he seems rushed. If it is possible this appointment should just be done over the phone to save us time and money from here on out since there is no actual physical examination that takes place.

July 24, 2016

I assume this is referring to Dr Hotaling, he was awesome! Very friendly and real about the issues and options I had.

June 19, 2016

Came to clinic with a sensitive set of issues and felt fully comfortable with the process. Much better care than I have received in the past at other doctor's offices/clinics.

April 21, 2016

Very quick and to the point, I love that in a Dr. He was very knowledgeable and confident in treating male infertility wich is hard to come by.

April 12, 2016

would highly recommend him to others

March 30, 2016

Dr. Hotaling is very good. I am really impressed with his knowledge and caring for his patients. No wonder he is always booked out. Highly recommend

January 09, 2016

Very polite listen my concerns, how could fix my issue

November 25, 2015

Dr. Hotaling is great and I have full confidence in him.

September 21, 2015

excellent experience

September 06, 2015

Dr Hotaling is very knowledgeable and experienced!

August 06, 2015

Dr. Hotaling is a great provider who spends the time to explain conditions and treatment plans to patients. Very courteous and thorough.

July 19, 2015

I've already recommended this provider to others.

July 05, 2015

Will not use again to much double talk and after a few visits what I went for still not done

June 10, 2015

I have total confidence in Dr. Hotailing and appreciate his advice. He understood my issues and concerns and addressed each of them very well. His answers/treatment give me peace of mind regarding my health going forward, and I have already seen very positive results.

May 19, 2015

wait is worth it

May 10, 2015

Both doctors were professional, knowledgeable and sensitive to a delicate situation. I felt very at east discussing a very unpleasant condition and felt assured by their care.

May 05, 2015

Dr. Hotailing provided excellent observations and recommmendations for my concerns. He has a pleasant, friendly style and was eager to listen to my issues. I am confident that with his guidance I will have solid resolutions to my health issues.

May 05, 2015

Dr. Hotaling puts the patient first. Glad he is my doctor.

March 13, 2015

Awesome

February 15, 2015

The Doctor had ordered a lab test at the previous appointment and didn't look at the results, then prescribed the same lab test again. I felt he was more interested in having me come back for another appointment than he was in giving good medical counsel.

February 13, 2015

Very high level of professionalism in the care. Scientifically backed up treatments and very thorough explanations on why something was recommended. Dr. Hotelling provided me options with information about their pros and cons and assisted in making decisions.

February 08, 2015

great doctor!

February 08, 2015

This is my first appointment with Dr. Hotaling and I am very impressed so far. He took the time to understand my concerns and presented me with multiple avenues to pursue, explain the pros and cons of both.

February 05, 2015

Dr Hotaling came recommended by Dr Barney

January 25, 2015

Talk about a wonderful doctor... he's the best physician I have ever seen!!!

January 06, 2015

Dr Hotaling was a pleasure to work with. Very knowledgeable and nice. Thanks.

December 25, 2014

I found Dr Hotaling to have outstanding bed side manners. He walked me through every step prior to performing it and checked to make sure I was doing ok after each step. I was originally concern that he had no patient reviews, but after the surgery I can highly recommend him to other potential patients.

December 11, 2014

Dr. Hotaling was very personable and easy to talk to. He made uncomfortable conversations easy and lightened the mood with appropriate humor. An excellent experience.

December 07, 2014

Dr. Hotaling answered all our questions bringing extensive knowledge.

November 17, 2014

Our experience with Dr. Hotaling was so much better than the previous urologist we had seen a year ago. So glad we decided to get a 2nd opinion.

November 13, 2014

Dr. Hotaling is the best. I am very happy with the quality of care he is giving. He is always reachable through mychart and when you meet him, you feel that he cares about how you are doing.

November 09, 2014

I had one problem and one question the doctor was very happy to awnser the question but unable or unwilling to help me with my problem that has taken me ten years to see a doctor about.

November 04, 2014

I will highly recommend the Dr. , staff, and facility.

October 06, 2014

very knowledgable

October 06, 2014

outstanting

October 02, 2014

I very much like Dr. Hotaling and glad he is my care provider.

August 22, 2014

Dr. Hotaling is a great doctor. I would recommend him to anyone. He took the time to ensure we knew what our options and situation was. He is went above and beyond for us.

August 21, 2014

Very impressed with this guy. Wish I could remember his name. Nice chap!

August 16, 2014

Dr Hotaling is simply AWESOME ... and his staff are AWESOME as well ...

August 12, 2014

I have already recommended this provider to a friend.

August 05, 2014

Dr. Hotaling was great. He was to-the-point and professional. The "Fair" grades on friendliness/courtesy and the amount of time are general comments only - no big deal to me, specifically. He was quick, obviously very skilled, and moved on to the next patient once I knew what I needed to know.

July 31, 2014

It's all very fast. The office seems like a production line at times. And the patient is just the next check off on the day's list.

July 31, 2014

just a little more time to feel comfortable or complete with Q and A on my part

June 25, 2014

made me feel very comfortable and confident

June 23, 2014

Y'all create an amazing space of caring, concern, and you create a powerful difference.

June 23, 2014

Wonderful bedside manner and would highly recommend to anyone in need of his services.

June 09, 2014

My wife and I very much enjoy our visits to Dr. Hotaling (as much as one can enjoy doctor's visits!). He always answers all of our questions, gives us a clear picture of what the next step is, and is very easy-going and comforting.

June 09, 2014

Dr Hotaling was great!

June 07, 2014

Rushed. Hurried. Apologies galore. I felt like I was "being processed" and rapidly so.

June 06, 2014

I have been in the ER twice (LDS hospital), seen 3 dr's and a specialist before coming here. not one of them would listen to me because they "knew " it all and did not care about their patient's. Dr. Hotaling spent time with me and listened to my concerns and what I have been going through this impressed me and actually has given me hope that my problem will be resolved. one example that I really liked, his PA saw me first and told me options of different medications I could take. I flat out told him no that I was done with pills and pill pushing cause that's all the other dr's did and the other specialist. Dr. Hotaling listened to me and provided me with other solutions. Thank you so much for giving me hope again and listening to me rather than just ignoring me and doing what you want.

May 11, 2014

I had to be over booked to get into see doctor 2 weeks after surgery. He needs more clinic time available.

April 07, 2014

Dr. Hotaling is very informed about his area of expertise. He explained things very clearly in a way we could understand. He went over all treatment options. We are looking forward to having him manage care in this area.

March 17, 2014

I know the edical staff is busy, but my experiences with them has been always favorable.

March 10, 2014

I did not nail down all concern and questions not having enough notes but he seemed fair as to what was discussed

February 22, 2014

Very good

February 10, 2014

Dr. Hotaling has always been very helpful in providing only the care necessary and answering all questions during and outside of clinic visits.

January 20, 2014

Dr. Hotaling is the best!

January 15, 2014

As pleasant an experience as kidney stones can be.

December 17, 2013

Dr. Hotaling is the first doctor in the past 5 months that has given us hope of conceiving naturally. We realized after we left that we had not received the prescription for the medication my husband was supposed to start after doing some lab work. We decided to wait and call after we had done the blood work, we are hoping to hear back from the Dr. now that we have made them aware of the situation. We greatly appreciated Dr. Hotaling's willingness to let us contact him with any problems or questions we had. We do wish he was on our insurance.

November 25, 2013

The Dr and nurses do a great job at handling such personal and sensitive issues, I feel well cared for.

November 11, 2013

The doctor was efficient. I would have appreciated a little more time with more detailed explanations of the recommended treatment. The explanations provided were given kindly and more than other doctors I've seen. I ended up with a lot of questions submitted through MyChart afterwards.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Assistant Professor
Obstetrics/Gynecology - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions General OB/GYN
Urology
Board Certification American Board of Urology

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-1454 South Jordan Health Center
5126 West Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84009
(801) 587-1454 Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine
Andrology
675 Arapeen Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Hotaling has significant training in both the clinical aspects of male fertility and genetic epidemiology and he is currently the only fellowship trained male infertility/andrology expert in Utah. He completed a 6 year residency in urology at the University of Washington, elected to pursue a year of sub-specialty training in male infertility with Craig Niederberger at The University of Illinois Chicago and has a long term research goal of developing novel genetic markers for male infertility that can be used clinically to diagnose and treat this devastating condition.

He has seen and performed surgery on hundreds of men with male infertility and is an associate editor of Fertility and Sterility, a premier journal in the field has had significant extramural research funding and has over 25 publications. He obtained an MS in clinical epidemiology in 2010 with a focus on statistical genetics and conducted the first genetic study on erectile dysfunction at the University of Washington.

Prior work building the male fertility cryopreservation databank at The University of Washington resulted in his creation of the largest U.S. database of men cryopreserving sperm for cancer. While at The University of Illinois Chicago, he initiated studies on the genetics of male infertility. As part of this collaboration, he established a protocol for the collection and banking of DNA and serum and linkage to a de-identified database, gMR, an infertility specific electronic medical record. gMR allows uniform phenotyping and is going to be used by several members of a CDC working group for research collaboration.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine, Department of Urology
Andrology
Fellow
Residency University of Washington School of Medicine
Urology
Resident
Graduate Training University of Washington School of Public Health
Epidemiology
M.S.
Internship University of Washington School of Medicine
Surgery
Intern
Professional Medical Duke University School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Dartmouth College
Biophysical Chemistry & History. Magna Cum Laude
B.A.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Abstract

  1. Hotaling J, Wright JL, Pocobelli G, Porter MP, White E (2010). Long-term use of supplemental vitamin C, vitamin D, and vitamin E does not reduce the risk of urothelial cell carcinoma of the bladder in the VITamins and Lifestyle study [Abstract]. Annual Meeting of he American Urological Association: Meet The Press Presentation, San Francisco, CA, May.
  2. Hotaling JM, Davenport M, Eisenberg ML, VanDenEeden SK, Walsh TJ (2010). Men who seek infertility care may not represent the general U.S. population: Data from the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) [Abstract]. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Denver, CO, October.

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