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Susan E. Cochella
( out of 73 reviews )

Susan E. Cochella, MD, MPH

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

Sugar House Health Center

Salt Lake City
801-581-2000
  • Susan E. W. Cochella, M.D., M.P.H., is a board certified family medicine physician who specializes in full spectrum care for patients of all ages. She received her medical degree from the University of Nevada, completed residency at the University of Utah, as well as a faculty development fellowship and master’s in public health. Her professional interests include the care of children adolescents and young families, patient centered care prioritizing mental and emotional health, health and workforce policy, leadership skills, and education. In her leisure time, Dr. Cochella enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, mountain biking, skiing, and learning new things with friends or family. She accepts most insurance plans.

    Very limited availability for new patients

    Board Certification

    American Board of Family Medicine

    Patient Rating

    4.9 /5
    ( out of 73 reviews )

    The patient rating score is an average of all responses on our patient experience survey. The rating averages scores for all questions about care from our providers.

    The scale on which responses are measured is 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

    Patient Comments

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    Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

    July 19, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    She's great!

    July 16, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    She is the best doctor I have ever had.

    July 12, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Cochella is the best! Warm, friendly bedside manner; sits and listens; addresses all your concerns.

    July 10, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Cochella does not seem to review medical records before the visit. She is unfamiliar with the current or previous test results and diagnoses and makes no effort to discuss them with the patient. Her suggestions are unhelpful and mostly irrelevant.

    July 05, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Dr Cochella is knowledgeable, compassionate and caring. She is a careful listener and a great problem solver. I am grateful to have her as my primary care doctor.

    May 28, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    My experience with Dr. Coachella has been extremely beneficial and helpful to me. She also offers support.

    May 18, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    She's wonderful and caring!

    May 06, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    She is always great. I can't imagine going to anyone else.

    April 20, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    I've been seeing Dr. Cochella for more than 20 years and have always been satisfied with the way she listens to my medical issue, suggests treatments, and lets me decide what I'd prefer to do first. If I were asked to rate every doctor I've ever seen, Dr. Cochella and a doctor I had in Calgary, Alberta about 35 years ago would be at the top of my list.

  • Susan E. W. Cochella, M.D., M.P.H., is a board certified family medicine physician who specializes in full spectrum care for patients of all ages. She received her medical degree from the University of Nevada, completed residency at the University of Utah, as well as a faculty development fellowship and master’s in public health. Her professional interests include the care of children adolescents and young families, patient centered care prioritizing mental and emotional health, health and workforce policy, leadership skills, and education. In her leisure time, Dr. Cochella enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, mountain biking, skiing, and learning new things with friends or family. She accepts most insurance plans.

    Very limited availability for new patients

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Family & Preventive Medicine -Primary
    Communication Sciences & Disorders -Adjunct
    Academic Divisions
    Family Medicine
    Board Certification
    American Board of Family Medicine

    Education history

    Fellowship Medical Education - University of Utah Hospital School of Medicine Fellow
    Public Health - University of Utah School of Medicine M.P.H.
    Residency Family Medicine - University of Utah School of Medicine Resident
    University of Nevada M.D.
    Undergraduate Molecular Biology - University of Colorado - Boulder B.S.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Van Hala S, Cochella S, Jaggi R, Frost CJ, Kiraly B, Pohl S, Gren L (2018). Development and Validation of the Foundational Healthcare Leadership Self-assessment. Fam Med, 50(4), 262-268. (Read full article)
    2. Cox N, Tak CR, Cochella SE, Leishman E, Gunning K (2017). Impact of Pharmacist Previsit Input to Providers on Chronic Opioid Prescribing Safety. J Am Board Fam Med, 31(1), 105-112. (Read full article)
    3. Cochella S, Liaw W, Binienda J, Hustedde C (2016). CERA: Clerkships Need National Curricula on Care Delivery, Awareness of Their NCC Gaps. Fam Med, 48(6), 439-44. (Read full article)
    4. Cochella S, Liaw W, Binienda J, Hustedde C (06/01/2016). CERA: Clerkships Need National Curricula on Care Delivery, Awareness of Their NCC Gaps. Fam Med, 48(6), 439-444.
    5. Cochella S, Steiner BD, Clinch CR, WinklerPrins V (2014). STFM's National Clerkship Curriculum: CERA reveals impact, clerkship director needs. Fam Med, 46(6), 429-32.
    6. Cochella S, Steiner BD, Clinch CR, WinklerPrins V (2014). STFM's National Clerkship Curriculum: CERA reveals impact, clerkship director needs. Fam Med, 46(6), 429-32. (Read full article)
    7. Webster LR, Cochella S, Dasgupta N, et al (2011). An Analysis of the Root Causes for Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths in the United States. Pain Med, Supplement(12), S26-S35.
    8. Cochella S, Bateman K (2011). Provider detailing: an intervention to decrease prescription opioid deaths in Utah. Pain Med, 12 Suppl 2, S73-6. (Read full article)
    9. Cochella S, Bateman K (2011). Provider Detailing: An Intervention to Decrease Prescription Opioid Deaths in Utah. Pain Med, Suppl(12), S73-S76.
    10. Cochella S, Johnson C (2006). Cardiac issues in the young athlete. Curr Sports Med Rep, 5(6), 309-14. (Read full article)
    11. Hobson WL, Avant-Mier R, Cochella S, Van Hala S, Stanford J, Alder SC, Croskell SE (2005). Caring for the underserved: using patient and physician focus groups to inform curriculum development. Ambul Pediatr, 5(2), 90-5. (Read full article)
    12. Prunuske J, Cochella S, Gunning K (2003). Is single-dose levonorgestrel as effective as other emergency contraception regimens? J Fam Pract, 52(4), 268, 271-2. (Read full article)
    13. Cochella SE, Pedersen DM (2003). Negotiating a request for nondisclosure. Am Fam Physician, 67(1), 209-11. (Read full article)

    Letter

    1. Van Hala S, Cochella S, Frost CJ, Gren L (2018). Collaborative Skills Essential to Leadership. [Letter to the editor]. Fam Med, 50(9), 712-713. (Read full article)
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