James Hotaling

University of Utah

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Medical SchoolDuke
ResidencyU. of Washington
FellowshipU. of Illinois
SLC
675 Arapeen Way
SLC, UT 84108
(801) 581‑3834
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend James Hotaling to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 60%Don't recommend: 40%8
3 assessments
  • 60% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 40% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
7.6
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
8.4
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
5.2
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
Poor
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent," and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to see or speak to them.

On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend University of Utah to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 71%Neutral: 22%Don't recommend: 8%8.9
99 assessments
  • 71% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 22% Neutral (7-8)
  • 8% Don't recommend (0-6)
3 assessments
5
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
5
He [Dr. Hotaling] was not very personal, and we saw his NP more often than him. I wasn't too impressed with his bedside manner, but still would refer him to others because his care was good and got us the desired outcome.... Due to my low sperm count and motility, he put my on Clomid. I've been taking 50mg every other day for a few months. His NP explained to me before-hand that it would take about 3 months for my sperm count to reflect the improvements, and that was correct.
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
5
How was your experience with James Hotaling at University of Utah?
He was not very personal, and we saw his NP more often than him. I wasn't too impressed with his bedside manner, but still would refer him to others because his care was good and got us the desired outcome.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Hotaling at University of Utah?
Just know that he's not going to be the most compassionate, but is known for being the best male-factor infertility doctors around.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Hotaling at University of Utah?
He was in and out of the appointment quickly. Felt more like the answers to our questions should have been obvious, and he just wanted to move onto treatment and not discuss things as much.
Describe the protocols James Hotaling used in your cycles at University of Utah and their degree of success.
Due to my low sperm count and motility, he put my on Clomid. I've been taking 50mg every other day for a few months. His NP explained to me before-hand that it would take about 3 months for my sperm count to reflect the improvements, and that was correct. I've continued taking it once my counts improved, as we continue treatments for my wife.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
We have had a few mixups with medications, and labs being ordered. But the staff was kind and seemed knowledgable, just not all the way put together.
Describe your experience with University of Utah.
The entire clinic felt more like a machine, and less patient-based than other clinics I've been to. No one seemed to remember me or recall my care plan, despite a few calls and appointments. The clinic was however clean, inviting, and felt reputable.
Describe the costs associated with your care under James Hotaling at University of Utah.
I don't really remember costs. They seemed to be as we anticipated for specialist visits. The medications prescribed have been reasonably priced.
What specific things went wrong at University of Utah?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Lost results
5
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James Hotaling
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
University of Utah
SLC
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10
Age
28 - 29
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Dr. Hotaling makes a point to get to know you and your lifestyle. He wants your treatment to fit in to what you do, rather than make it a bigger effort than it already is. He scheduled appointments with us outside of his normal hours.... Dr. Hotaling is extremely personable and makes the entire process very confortable. He explains things very directly, and in a way that is digestible. Dr. Hotaling is skilled in his craft.
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
How was your experience with James Hotaling at University of Utah?
Dr. Hotaling makes a point to get to know you and your lifestyle. He wants your treatment to fit in to what you do, rather than make it a bigger effort than it already is. He scheduled appointments with us outside of his normal hours.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Hotaling at University of Utah?
Ask questions! If you don't understand something, ask for clarification.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Hotaling at University of Utah?
Dr. Hotaling is extremely personable and makes the entire process very confortable. He explains things very directly, and in a way that is digestible. Dr. Hotaling is skilled in his craft.
Describe the protocols James Hotaling used in your cycles at University of Utah and their degree of success.
We are in the beginning stages of our IVF process. My wife has started birth control. While we have just begun our process, we are hoping that our feedback will still be considered.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were well organized and kind. They made sure we were comfortable. The nursing staff works well as a team.
Describe your experience with University of Utah.
The clinic does a great job of coordinating care between appointments. The individuals who we booked appointments with worked with both my wife and my working schedule, and aimed to get us in as soon as possible. At times our appointments were delayed, but that was ok with us, because the quality of care was very high.
Describe the costs associated with your care under James Hotaling at University of Utah.
We are in the beginning of this process, but our total cost is aimed at being close to $18,000.
Describe James Hotaling's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at University of Utah.
Dr. Hotaling recommends elective single embryo transfer. He suggests this because he would prefer my wife not be at risk for twins. My wife is small in stature and we would prefer to not put her body through the distress of carrying twins.
10
Doctor
James Hotaling
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
University of Utah
SLC
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10
Age
25
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF, Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Tubal Blockage
10
He [Dr. Hotaling] is very knowledgeable, skillful, and things turned out exactly as he had predicted. He also was very compassionate and hopeful. We felt like we could trust in his guidance and counsel 100%, and knew he did all he could to help us.... I had a surgery to try to connect my tubes because they ended up both being blocked just as Dr Hotaling predicated (since my hormone levels were normal). He ended up only being able to connect one side since the other was impossible to.
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Age
25
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF, Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Tubal Blockage
10
How was your experience with James Hotaling at University of Utah?
He is very knowledgeable, skillful, and things turned out exactly as he had predicted. He also was very compassionate and hopeful. We felt like we could trust in his guidance and counsel 100%, and knew he did all he could to help us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Hotaling at University of Utah?
Go see him!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Hotaling at University of Utah?
He was very personal and gave us great hope from the moment we met him.
Describe the protocols James Hotaling used in your cycles at University of Utah and their degree of success.
I had a surgery to try to connect my tubes because they ended up both being blocked just as Dr Hotaling predicated (since my hormone levels were normal). He ended up only being able to connect one side since the other was impossible to. He also extracted enough sperm for us to be able to do IVF in the future, but told us we had 18 months for my surgery to work before we needed to go to IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I honestly don't remember my experience with the nursing staff, so I'm sure they were great.
Describe your experience with University of Utah.
I got the appointment I needed to get the surgery I needed right away, which I was really grateful for. I didn't have to wait for a long period of time, maybe due to my circumstances. They also were very professional and helpful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under James Hotaling at University of Utah.
Around $11,000 for the surgery, and then about $100 yearly for keeping the frozen sperm.
10
Doctor
James Hotaling
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
University of Utah
SLC
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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