Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

392 Patient Ratings
163 Patient Comments

Kim Y. Taylor, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

392 Patient Ratings
163 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2352 John A. Moran Eye Center
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
(801) 585-3937 Midvalley Health Center
243 East 6100 South
Murray, UT 84107
(801) 585-3937 Moran Vision Center at Old Mill
6360 South 3000 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
(801) 264-4464 Rocky Mountain Ophthalmology
4400 South 700 East , Suite 240
Salt Lake City, UT 84107


Kim Y. Taylor provides general ophthalmology, with wide-ranging experience in cataract surgery and intra-ocular implants. He also has extensive experience in contact lens fitting.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Adjunct Associate Professor
Board Certification American Board of Ophthalmology

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 18, 2015

Dr. Kim Taylor is professional and friendly.

January 09, 2015

Overall an excellent experience.

November 12, 2014

We do miss Dr. Moshirfar

November 11, 2014

He is a fine eye doctor, just doesnt show any interest in how you are or explain what each test looks for and what his findings were.

November 06, 2014

Dr. Taylor is an excellent physician and a very nice man! He rocks!!

November 05, 2014

The doctor reassured me that diabetes has not damaged my eyes and that the readers that I was using was within the correct range for my vision. He suggested I return for an annual visit to continue monitoring any potential changes in my vision as I age.

November 02, 2014

I absolutely love Dr Taylor. He is friendly and caring and I have great faith in his concern for my well-being.

October 20, 2014

My experience was excellent in all aspects.

October 12, 2014

I did not notice any concern about me. However, he did a great job doing the things that needed to be done. It felt a little like he was simply trying to get through as quickly as possible. I am not sure whether he was doing so to respect my time or he simply had an excessive number of scheduled patients.

October 04, 2014

The best! Thank you!

October 02, 2014

Dr. Taylor has been my ophthalmologist for over thirty years and I very much appreciate the care and concern he has given me.

September 18, 2014

Dr Taylor was not very personable. He did not interact with me very much & just didn't seem very helpful about anything. The tech who did most of the exam (Ben) was quite helpful. The tech is the one who told me I have an astigmatism ... the MD didn't mention anything about it.

September 14, 2014

Dr. Taylor has always been such a good, wise, competent, trustworthy eye care doctor. I've always trusted my eyes to him (and the eye of my children) and will continue to do so. He is wonderful!!!

August 18, 2014

The doctor never asked if there were any problems or questions

August 11, 2014

Always a wonderful experience to go to the Eye Moran Center

August 11, 2014

I am wondering about the need to dilate the eyes so that they remain that way for 10 hours. Perhaps too big of drops were used? I can appreciate the need to look clearly at the retina and optic nerve but my daughter had a 1:30pm appt and her eyes remained fully dilated until 11pm (at which point she went to bed so it may have been longer). She could not drive.

July 31, 2014

I have already recommended Dr. Kim Taylor to other people

July 29, 2014


July 19, 2014

Kim Taylor has been my ophthalmologist for some 47 years. He is superb in every way.

July 17, 2014

forgot to get recommendations on dry eye treatment (mostly my fault) but it would have been nice to chat a bit about that

July 06, 2014

Dr. Taylor is my favorite at Moran. I've been to others and they are all good but I like him the best. He has a good "bedside manner" and easy to talk to

July 02, 2014

Out of the two hours I was at the office, maybe 7-10 minutes was with the doctor. I felt he came in, did a quick check of the assistant's work, took a few measurements, and said here's a prescription to fix your problem. He probably sees far worse problems than mine, but to me, my recent concerns about my vision were important or I wouldn't have been there. I would have just gone to my neighborhood optometrist. I felt that he didn't mention any of the concerns I had mentioned to the assistant; he was just there to dispense a prescription and get out quickly. I felt my questions were unimportant and not worth his time. Gratefully, the assistant did not make me feel that way. He was patient and answered every question with consideration, even if it probably seemed obvious to him.

June 30, 2014

Doctor Taylor seemed very rushed. I was pleased that I was in and out so quickly, but I would have appreciate an explanation to my questions that was not so rushed.

June 26, 2014

Felt rushed and didn't feel that I had a good and thorough exam. No opportunity for dialogue. Had to ask if my eyes were "healthy"!

June 24, 2014

The care provider could have explained more about my condition .

June 23, 2014


June 19, 2014

I have great confidence in Dr. Taylor. He takes his time and does a very thorough job and he keeps me well informed.

June 12, 2014

I was seen by the tech quickly. He was great. He performed the entire evaluation. I then waited for 20 minutes + to see the physician. He looked into my dilated eyes and seemed eager for me to leave. It took him longer to print my prescriptions than time he spent with me. I felt there was a large imbalance.

June 02, 2014

I was slightly concerned about not doing tests to check whether current prism in prescription was correct. (But then I'm not sure about the best ways of determining optimal prism settings.)

May 19, 2014

dr Taylor spent all of three minutes with me. I felt very rushed. not a great feeling after waiting so long.

May 19, 2014

The care provider was excellent in his field.

May 13, 2014

I have worked with Dr. Kim Taylor since before the Moran Eye Center existed. He did the surgery on my son's eye magnificently years ago. He's taken care of all of us extremely well, very professionally, but also with a real sense of personal concern. I have recommended him many times.

May 06, 2014

Dr. Taylor spent enough time with me explaining what was wrong with my eye. He is friendly, kind, and gave me a great explanation.

May 04, 2014

I've already referred a friend to this facility.

May 03, 2014

Dr. Mammilis is my doctor, but I will return to Dr. Taylor for the needed procedure. I have 100% confidence in both doctors.

May 01, 2014

My eye exam went very well. No serious problems have developed in my good eye.

April 29, 2014

The technician was very helpful in explaining my situation and recommending where to get drops for my dry eyes at a very reasonable price. He also advised on which type to get and how to use them since he uses them himself. The doctor advised that I did not need to get expensive glasses if the readers would be sufficient for my everyday use. He also explained the pros and cons of getting the blister on my eye removed and made me feel comfortable knowing there was no problem just leaving it alone.

April 22, 2014

good quick appt

April 20, 2014


April 15, 2014

I always appreciate my visits with Dr. Taylor and the staff.

April 12, 2014

I came in with a complaint about a soreness in my right eye that was worrisome. After a brief consultation with the doctor, I felt reassured that it was a passing condition, possibly brought on by a small cold. My main concern, however, was that at the last exam, there was a possibility of cataracts, and I wanted to see whether there was any need for concern, after 1 1/2 years. Turns out my vision problem was simply a matter of a new prescription for glasses. All of this was taken care of in less than an hour.

April 03, 2014

Great visit from start to finish

March 31, 2014

I always have a good experience here and everything was very professional.

March 17, 2014


March 14, 2014

Dr. Taylor was very friendly! I would recommend him highly!

March 14, 2014

great. I've was born with my eye condition.

March 06, 2014

I wish he can explain more to me about my problems

February 27, 2014

this was a follow up visit so it was short and simple

February 24, 2014

he was great.

February 22, 2014

Both Ben and Dr. Taylor were excellent!

February 15, 2014

inspired confidence in his ability

February 06, 2014

The Physician's assistant (Spanish speaking) has excellent bedside manners and was very personable.

February 04, 2014

The PA that worked with me literally felt like she knew what she wanted to give me and whatever I said din't matter. She automatically assumed that I was cool with whatever tests she was going to do, didn't really explain what she was doing other than "it's the health of your eyes, that's what important." I get that you're a hospital and you think that, I just want to see well.

January 30, 2014

good experience

January 20, 2014

No problems

January 14, 2014

Visits to this clinic are always encouraging.

December 31, 2013

I wasn't sure I could describe accurately the problem I was experiencing. But Dr. Taylor knew exactly what i was talking about. It was such a relief!! I immediately had a fix to an issue I had been struggling with for over a year.

December 21, 2013

Dr Crandall was wonderful

December 16, 2013

Dr. Taylor is excellent and is a great provider to work with.

December 03, 2013

Dr. Taylor is great - personable and professional. Gave me great advice along with including me in decision making.

December 02, 2013

Dr. Taylor and his staff are very thorough.

November 18, 2013

I've seen Dr. Taylor for probably 30 or more years and have been very satisfied.

November 12, 2013

I thought the doctor was fine but the tech who did the tests was awful and needs to take a course in ethics and how to treat people as people and not an object to be examined.

October 17, 2013

again, Ms Franks and Dr Taylor are very good at what they do

October 14, 2013

I don't know him well enough to make a strong recommendation. This was my first visit.

October 10, 2013

Would have liked a little more explanation of the pros and cons of laser vs cryogneic treatment. I am glad the Dr brought in a second doctor to render his opinion of the treatment.

October 02, 2013

Dr. Taylor was very professional and gave me a thorough exam. This was the first time I had met with Dr. Taylor and was very pleased.

September 30, 2013

Dr. Taylor has an excellent manner. He is thorough in the examination and listens carefully to questions and concerns. I was a little worried about the condition of my eyes when I came in for the examination. His thoroughness and expertise reassured me.

September 04, 2013

Excellent care by the PA, nurse, and doctor (Dr. Taylor). All my questions were answered thoroughly.

August 30, 2013

I spent less than 10 minutes with Dr. Taylor. The technician was wonderful and did all the work.

August 30, 2013

Not enough time was spent with me and the visit felt like it was rushed through

August 29, 2013

Very attentive and spent the time needed for explanations/

August 22, 2013

Dr. Taylor did not really address my concerns. He looked at my eyes and said they were fine but gave me no suggestions or recommendations to address the issues I brought forth.

August 14, 2013

Have already recommended him.

August 13, 2013


August 12, 2013

They've always treated me very well at the clinic. Dr. Taylor is a gem!

August 12, 2013

I was only seen by a tech who re-examined my glasses prescription from March.

August 08, 2013

I have had several past issues with my eyes, and Dr. Taylor did not ask me about my history at all, even though the tech had made notes. I feel like he was only interested in writing my contact prescription and getting me out the door, and like he was not interested in actually caring for me and my eyes.

August 05, 2013

I was not pleased with my visit with Dr. Taylor and did to feel confident that he was the best provider to fit my contact lenses. He did not seem to know about the multifocal contact lenses that I was wearing, and suggested that I wear readers over my contacts to do computer work and read charts. I am a physician as well! I have had to make another appt.,

August 05, 2013

The Doctor appeared to be somewhat rushed and uninterested in my condition.

July 22, 2013

I was there for a basic eye exam and check up. It was easy and straightforward, no complications. The appropriate level of care was shown but not much was required. Easy visit, no major changes, no major questions to be addressed.

July 16, 2013

Contacts were removed in order to dilate my eyes before the provider came in so I could not see the provider's face during my visit. Provider rushed through my exam due to being so far behind.

July 15, 2013

Because of new computerized records, the doctor did spend more time than usual looking at the file rather than talking to me.

July 08, 2013

I felt my visit to Dr. Taylor was the kind of experience that all patients should have because he was very friendly, clear, and helpful. He took the time to walk me to the next room he wanted me to go to. I was very pleased with that courtesy. He smiled and talked with a kind voice.

June 26, 2013

Dr Taylor is Excelent is excellent and his assistant Jill is just GREAT! :)

June 12, 2013

Dr. Taylor was very thorough in looking into my eyes and addressing my concerns. His staff was prompt and thorough and it was a short wait once I was in the exam room. I blanked out during the appointment and forgot to ask a question I had been concerned about pertaining to my eyes so I stopped back by later in the morning, and Dr. Taylor immediately came out and answered it, which I greatly appreciated. He went over and above what many doctors would do. I'd definitely recommend him to anyone looking for an eye care provider.

June 06, 2013

I didn't spend much time with the doctor.

June 03, 2013

Again, I feel that less time should be spent with the screener, and more time with the doctor.

May 29, 2013

I felt that doctor did not want to spend too much time to make my kid feel at ease.

May 23, 2013

Both the PA and the doctor listened to my questions and answered them.

May 18, 2013

Not a very well organized facility or staff. Facility is beautiful and well maintained and up to date. But staff don't communicate well, very little time is spent with MD compared to time spent with aid/tech. Poor at returning calls about medical questions, and timeliness of returning calls is very poor too.

April 09, 2013

I have no complaints whatsoever. "very good" in all areas.

April 03, 2013

Dr. Taylor was attentive to my concerns and the care he provided met my expectations.

March 25, 2013


March 21, 2013

Dr. Taylor was both friendly and thorough. He answered all of my questions.

March 14, 2013

Dr. Taylor was nice, but very succinct. I spent way more time with the Op. Assistant. I'm sure that Dr. Taylor is a very qualified doctor, but next time I will schedule with a doctor who makes me feel more comfortable.

March 11, 2013

I recommend your office to all I know!!!!! I will never go back to the other eye surgeon that I have had for the past 25 years.

March 05, 2013

Have recommended facility and doctors to others several times.

March 05, 2013

The wait time was excessive, particularly for a relatively early morning visit

February 26, 2013

Very helpful, understanding, and informative staff and professionals.

February 05, 2013

I was impressed, and very happy, with my doctor.

January 22, 2013

I had a really nice experience with the clinic, in general. But the doctor was rude and rushed. After my appt he barely guided me in the direction of the room to put my contacts back in. Just really, really rude.

January 14, 2013

Everthing good

December 31, 2012

I like the care I received.

December 13, 2012


December 10, 2012

Dr Taylor was excellent and knows his stuff. We were in and out in record time.

December 07, 2012

I have been having trouble seeing with my currant contacts since my visit last year, although he was very good at explaining to me what was going on with my left eye and why it was causing me vision problems. I was not given a new prescription, but was referred to a retina specialist. I guess I will have to wait and see what happens.

December 06, 2012

No problems at all.

December 04, 2012

Dr. Kim was friendly, and had a good demeanor.

December 04, 2012

The Dr. said he would try fitting my contacts one more time. I hope e didn't really mean that. I that I expect him to do it as many times as needs be til he gets it right or refer me to someone who can.

November 29, 2012

Dr. Taylor has been my ophthalmologist for more than 30 years, and I trust him and his staff implicitly.

November 22, 2012

Again I felt everything was rushed I was expecting more from the Moran Eye Center. My concerns were about Macular and the dr. said "I didn't have it see you in a year" Everyone in my mothers side of the family have it all aunts and uncle. It is now down into my generation and 7 of my cousins have it. I asked him about eye vitamins (Which everyone I know takes them in my family) and other things and he just said he didn't believe in them and see you next year. To me there wasn't really any concern.

November 21, 2012

The doctor didn't really seem to listen to my concerns & basically told me that the pain in my eye was probably just muscle strain & use a warm cloth when needed. Pain obviously was more than just an annoyance to me. Then my prescription was incorrect. When I got my contacts I couldn't see out of them. Then I just asked for the old prescription? What a waste of time.

October 29, 2012

I always see Dr. Taylor.

October 04, 2012

I've been seeing Dr. Taylor for decades and have always had complete trust in him. He's great.

October 01, 2012

Dr. Taylor was running late and I was an "easy" patient as I just needed an updated contact lens prescription. I was surprised that he was particularly curt and didn't bother to ask any question of a personal nature other than "how are you." As a patient of 10 years, I would expect just a bit more. I like his no-nonsense approach, though, and appreciate that he accomplishes the exam efficiently.

October 01, 2012

I love Dr. Kim Taylor. He is an excellent physician!

September 27, 2012

All I needed was a contact Rx so he just came in and shined a light in my eye checking for something and then gave me the Rx, because the PA had already checked my vision. Pretty simple.

September 03, 2012

Very matter of fact, but friendly and with good bedside manner about bad news. Really gave me the feeling that he knew what he was doing

August 28, 2012

I always have gotten very good care at Moran Eye Center

August 23, 2012

He was fantastic. He was efficient and I felt comfortable with him providing care for me.

August 13, 2012

The Dr. just didn't talk much about what he was doing but I have confidence in his expertise and decisions.

August 13, 2012

I would not go anywhere else for eye care.

July 30, 2012

Not too concerned with how much my left eye had changed, and I think the power in the trial contact may be too strong

July 30, 2012

Always a very pleasant appointment with Kim Taylor

July 17, 2012

I just got my vision checked, I have no problems, so I can't answer the above

July 09, 2012


July 08, 2012

I was disappointed with my interactions with Dr. Taylor

July 03, 2012

Dr. Taylor is the BEST!!!!

July 03, 2012


July 02, 2012

Dr. Kim Taylor was my eye doctor. I have been going to him for many years and am very pleased with his work and his friendliness. He is very efficient and caring and I would (and have) recommended him to other people

June 27, 2012

Wait time past my scheduled appointment was a little long, but overall I enjoyed my experience at the Moran Eye Center!

June 21, 2012

My visit with the Dr. Taylor was extremely brief. I know he has a lot of patients and I was in for a standard eye check, but no one told me I had astigmatism in my right eye until I showed the optician my prescription to get new glasses. I know astigmatism, especially mild, is not a big deal, but it is something I would have liked to hear from Dr. Taylor or the tech. I just didn't like the surprise of finding out in the optical shop and I have no idea if I need to watch for any signs that it is getting worse. Other than that, my visit was great and very speedy, staff were friendly and courteous and they guys in the Optical shop were fantastic.

June 18, 2012

I have had many medical visits in the past year for varoius reasons. My experience at the Moran Center was very impressive and all staff I dealt with were professional and very friendly.

June 11, 2012

Extremly good service

May 21, 2012

Doctor was brief and did not explain as well

May 14, 2012

Everyone was well qualified and professional.

May 14, 2012

Dr. Taylor was very professional and thorough.

May 03, 2012

It was good.

April 30, 2012

The doctor was nice, but didn't spend much time. I would also reccommend he introduce himself to patients before they are dilated, I had no idea what he looks like. Didn't explain much to me about my glasses prescription and i have never worn glasses before, so that would have been nice.

April 23, 2012

Dr. Taylor came in, sat down with his back to me, talked to me with his back to me, gave me about 3 minutes of evaluation and then turned his back to me again and then left. It could have been a bad day for him but he didn't make it a good day for me.

April 23, 2012

Dr was easy to communicate with, reassured me that the hemorrhages were surface and I didn't need to work and to go on a usual . .. appreciated.

April 06, 2012

The reason for the visit was to correct a prescription for glasses from a prior visit a month ago at the Uof U Moran Eye Center

April 05, 2012

I do not recommend providers

March 19, 2012

As I stated before, I felt shunted off to this care provider instead of one of the other specialists that I'd seen before.

March 19, 2012

The doctor got my name wrong on my prescription. Other than that, I'm very pleased.

March 16, 2012

In the case of this visit, it wasn't the "doctor" who was the problem. It was the delay in being seen on time.

March 12, 2012


March 05, 2012

Great doctor. Spent alot of time with me. My eyes are difficult and he never expressed frustration.

March 05, 2012

Waited only about 10 minutes for the physician, after the first consultation

March 05, 2012

However, wait time should be shortened.

February 13, 2012

I am glad Dr. Taylor is back.

February 09, 2012

I was very impressed by the service I was given during my visit, I feel like I was given great care and would not hesitate to recommend or attend this clinic again.

February 06, 2012

Because I am a bleeder, stoppage of bleeding from having a chalazian lanced became a problem. The doctor and nurse stayed with me for nearly one hour and provided excellent care and assurance, until I was transferred to emergency where I also received great care and competent assistance with my condition. The nurse and doctor at the eye center did everything they could to insure my safety. They made good decisions concerning my care.

February 06, 2012

High confidence and felt I received adequate time with the physician.

January 30, 2012

Dr Taylor has been our doctor for years and we love returning to him each year for our regular check-ups.

January 27, 2012

Again, I was very impressed and happy about this visit.

January 23, 2012

I was totally satisfied.

January 23, 2012

He barely talked to me at all. He didn't offer to give me a copy of my proscription. The only thing he told me about my problem was when I ask a direct guestion and then only short answers. I felt like he just wanted to get back to a card game.

January 20, 2012

The doctor did not check my contact lenses. They remained in my pocket. He said there were no problems diabetic wise and said there should no changes in the lens. Recommended reading glasses of +200 in order to read the music. Seemed to be in a hurry. The contact lens were prescribed by a doctor from another area four years ago. I'm wondering how he knew they were still ok.

January 09, 2012

I'm very happy to have Dr. Taylor back at the clinic after his leave.

January 09, 2012

I would have liked the dr to take a little more time explaining why we had a problem and show a little more concern. His availability is very poor and it's time I have to take to come back when mistakes are made.

January 05, 2012

Dr. Taylor is wonderful and I'm so glad I can say he is my doctor.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Adjunct Associate Professor
Board Certification American Board of Ophthalmology

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-2352 John A. Moran Eye Center
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Kim Y. Taylor is a Doctor of Ophthalmology with a practice at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Utah Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Dr. Taylor specializes in cataracts, comprehensive ophthalmology, and geriatric ophthalmology. He provides general ophthalmology, with wide-ranging experience in cataract surgery and intra-ocular implants. He also has extensive experience in contact lens fitting. Dr. Taylor received his undergraduate degree at the University of Utah and his medical degree at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He interned at LDS Hospital and completed a residency at the University of California - San Francisco in ophthalmology. Dr. Taylor practices at Rocky Mountain Ophthalmology, Moran Eye Center Clinic, Salt Lake City, Utah.


Education History

Type School Degree
Residency University of California - San Francisco
Internship LDS Hospital
Professional Medical University of Utah Hospital School of Medicine
Undergraduate University of Utah


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