Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

41 Patient Ratings
72 Patient Comments

John C. Houchins, M.D.

Chief, Physician Assistant Studies

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

41 Patient Ratings
72 Patient Comments



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John C. Houchins, M.D., is a board-certified family medicine physician who welcomes obstetric, pediatric, and family medicine patients to his practice. He received his medical training at Rush Medical College of Medicine then completed his residency in Family and Community Medicine at the University of Utah. He is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most insurance plans.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Family and Preventive Medicine - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Physician Assistant Program
Board Certification American Board of Family Practice

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 02, 2015

Dr. John Houchins is an incredible doctor! He is probably the best primary care physician I have ever had.

December 18, 2014

I have been going to Dr Houchins (and his student residents/PAs) for many years. We like him very much. Having a son who is a doctor, we also appreciate the fact that Dr Houchins is often with "docs-in-training" and we receive carefully supervised care from them as well. We don't mind allowing these training practitioners the opportunity to learn and perform procedures while we are seeing Dr Houchins.

October 31, 2014

Dr. Houchins is always terrific.

October 02, 2014

very good PA and physician

July 16, 2014

We love Dr Houchins and are sad that he is no longer available very often; however, we understand and appreicate what he does to help the training of other medical staff. I have always thorougly been impressed with the time that the doctors (Dr. Leiser, Dr. Houchins, and Dr. White) have spent with us and their true concern for our family and our health.

July 04, 2014


June 15, 2014

The only reason I would not recommend this care provider to others is because he has cut back hours and I do not believe he is taking on more patients. I have recommended him in the past when his schedule was more open.

May 16, 2014


May 05, 2014

Dr Houchins always listens to what I have to say and I leave feeling confident in my care plan ... and he is great!

April 09, 2014

As an eighty-two year old type II diabetic, I think I enjoy a much better than average level quality of life.I attribute this entirely to the 13 years I have been under the care of Doctor John Houchmanand his staff.

April 04, 2014

Dr Houchins is a caring and smart dr . He is in tune with his people which always makes me feel very well cared for.

January 06, 2014

Christi and Dr. Houchins were thorough and professional. They put my son at ease and demonstrated patience in listening to all he had to say. Thanks for an enjoyable check-up!

January 03, 2014

Dr. John Houchins is one of the two excellent doctors that I have ever had. (The other doctor is in Portland, OR.) I have been going to him since 2004. He clearly explains things to me, explains my treatment options, and listens to my concerns. He pays attention to details, which further demonstrates what a good doctor he is. Dr. Houchins has a caring and outstanding physician.

January 02, 2014

Dr Houchins always includes me on the decisions of my health care. I feel like i can ask questions and state my concerns without having to worry about being judged for my lack of knowledge.

November 25, 2013

great partnership between myself, Dr, PA, and Nurse

October 15, 2013

dr houchins is the best! he LISTENS!

September 30, 2013

I recommend Dr. Houchins so everyone I know. I love having a family practitioner caring for my family. I like that he shows concern and care for us, but is not quick to over medicate or do unnecessary testing. I also never feel bad for bringing my children in for something that maybe we could have handled at home. He is supportive and informative.

September 07, 2013

Dr. John Houchins is an excellent doctor, very thorough and caring. I have already referred Dr. Houchins to at least three people.

August 24, 2013

Through the years I have been seeing Dr. Houchins, my appreciation and trust continues to grow. The care is shown to me and his PAs or Nurses, so that I feel a great experience always!! It helps me be a good patient.

August 23, 2013

Houchins always shows genuine concern and makes me feel at ease no matter which route of treatment we take.

August 20, 2013

My daughter was very concerned about some issues and Dr. Houchins was able to ease her concerns and explained things in a way she understood.

August 13, 2013

We had a very good first impression of Dr. Houchins.

August 12, 2013

Dr. Houchins is great. I had 4 problems/concerns for this visit.

July 03, 2013

I know you have no "control" of the 'wellness exam" criteria, but it would seem that all medical issues should be addressed in one visit (if the patient is basically heathly) rather than having to schdedule a second visit to discuss any issues with a doctor. I was also confused regarding the "no touch" by doctor during the "wellness" visit.

July 02, 2013

I have chosen to have Dr. Houchins as my primary care provider for a number of years becuse he listens closely and evaluates carefully. I have a somewhat complex medical history, so it is important that the various medications I take and the several underlying conditions always be considered. I'm not concerned with "bedside manner." I value competence.

June 25, 2013

I didn't see a care provider except for the technician who did my lab draw. He was very efficient and friendly.

May 06, 2013

Have always had good experience with Care Providers at this clinic.

May 04, 2013

it was nice to have our regular physician in on what has been happening. He understands our history and treats our concerns with respect rather than treating us like we are less.

April 25, 2013

Dr. Houchins always seems busy, but never rushes with me. He takes the time to explain my options and go over any questions I have during every visit.

April 19, 2013

Dr. Houchins is an excellent doctor and I'm happy with his care.

April 15, 2013

Dr. Houchins is an excellent doctor. He explains medical information well and even gives background information about it.

March 26, 2013

Dr Houchins consistently gives close attention to any and all concerns that I have, whether big or small. I feel very fortunate to have him as my doctor.

February 15, 2013

would be hard to find a better care provider than Dr Houchins & his assistants

February 13, 2013

We Love Dr Houchins!!!! He is very personable and friendly.

February 08, 2013

Dr. Houchins did an excellent job of explaining the steps of a procedure to my son. I know this helped make my son feel comfortable. Thank you!

January 25, 2013

Dr Houchins does an excellent job of describing conditions and expected results from medications or other. I have recommended him several times.

January 14, 2013

excellent blood draw

January 07, 2013

Dr. Houchins is an EXCELLENT doctor. He clearly explains what is happening with me, gives me the treatment options, and asks me what I want to do. He answers all questions I have. I have referred him to several of my friends who are looking for a doctor.

December 30, 2012

Dr Houchins gives attention to any and all concerns I have, each time I see him. He pays attention to everything about my health and not just the cancer and heart failure. It is very reassuring to have him on my team, and to know that he is watching ALL the issues. The specialists are good, but generally only concerned with their particular area of expertise whereas Dr Houchins keeps an eye on all the numbers!

December 22, 2012

always appreciate care & concern of Dr Houchins

December 18, 2012

I appreciate and trust my relationship with Dr. Houchins.

December 16, 2012

Sometimes there is conflicting information given from previous doctors and you try to do the best you can with the information you are given and then treated like you are doing everything wetting, it is difficult to listen to anybody

December 05, 2012

Dr. Houchins is an excellent physician! Thank you for your kind and thorough care.

November 23, 2012

Dr. Houchins is an excellent doctor and always takes good care of me.

November 08, 2012

Dr. Houchins is my securty. I do recommend him.

November 08, 2012

I went to see Dr. Houchins due to some gynecological issues. He was excellent and very receptive to my needs. Before the procedure, I was very nervous and embarrass about the whole thing...but, he made me feel very comfortable and relax. He explained to me in detail the procedure the pros, cons and side effects. He empower me to make a decision about my health. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE EXCEPTIONAL PATIENT EXPERIENCE!

November 06, 2012

Dr. Houchins is an excellent physician. He is thorough, patient and considerate.

November 05, 2012

Dr. Hauchins is great. He is always personable and professional. I travel from Utah county to see him because I have confidence in his knowledge and care.

October 23, 2012

What I appreciate the most is the time my providers spends with me. Realizing how busy he must be - I never feel like he is rushed (or more importantly) rushing me.

October 12, 2012

I wish I could see Dr. Houchins for all my care.

September 26, 2012

Dr. Houchins has been my family doc for decades. I have utmost confidence in him.

September 25, 2012

I wish every doctor would care about the their patients as Dr. Houchins would do.

September 17, 2012

I can't say enough good about Dr. Houchins

August 27, 2012

I have been very confident in this care provider.

August 14, 2012

There was no need to discuss any medications or specific treatments/conditions.

August 08, 2012

Dr. Houchins is very knowledgable and always seems very concerned about me as a person. I very much appreciate the effort he makes.

August 07, 2012

Dr. Houchins is the best!

August 03, 2012

Dr. Houchins is the best. I always recommend him with family and friends.

July 17, 2012

Dr. Houchins is very caring and very helpful. I appreciated the time he took with me to discuss all of my concerns.

July 10, 2012

Most of my concerns could have been dismissed but Dr. Houchins listened and addressed them with care and concern

July 02, 2012

Dr. Houchins is an excellent listener, and his advice is always clear, well reasoned out and practical. I appreciate the fact that he treats his patients as people and not as symptoms, diseases or conditions. He knows me and my medical history well enough

June 27, 2012

Thank you Dr Houchins for YEARS of caring and help.

June 19, 2012

He always includes me in the decisions about treatment. He values my opinion even if we differ in thought. I appreciate that he explains his reasoning behind things and then lets me decide. He also lets me know the level of severity the problem may have.

June 04, 2012

Care was excellent. I was supposed to be contacted about a test that was recommended. This seems to be taking a long time.

May 19, 2012

Dr. Houchins is an outstanding physician at all visits even when in a hurry.

May 02, 2012

Dr. Houchins is excellent.

March 31, 2012

I've been with my doctor for about 10 years and I've been very satisfied with him. I would recommend him to anybody who seeks care provider.

January 31, 2012


January 21, 2012

One important factor in choosing CIGNA this year instead of Select Med, which is cheaper by the way, is Dr. Houchins. He is knowledgeable and he is direct when he speaks. Most importantly however is that I get a strong impression that he knows his craft and is passionate about being a good physician and that translates to me that I will receive the best advice and the best treatment.

January 14, 2012

I saw Dr. Houchins because my dad recommended him, and he was probably the best doctor I've seen in a long time. I will definitely ask for Houchins for all future appointments.

January 05, 2012

He always listens to concerns and always makes us a part of the decision on treatment.

January 03, 2012

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Family and Preventive Medicine - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Physician Assistant Program
Board Certification American Board of Family Practice

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-2000 School of Medicine
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

John C. Houchins, M.D., is a board-certified family medicine physician. He received his medical training at Rush Medical College of Medicine then completed his residency in Family and Community Medicine at the University of Utah. He is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most insurance plans.


Education History

Type School Degree
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Family & Community Medicine
Internship University of Utah School of Medicine
Family & Community Medicine
Professional Medical Rush Medical College
Fellowship Rush-Presbyterian-St.Luke's Medical Center
Undergraduate University of Michigan
Cell Biology/Zoology


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