Dr. Joel Trachtenberg, MD

Dr. Joel Trachtenberg, MD

Infectious Disease Medicine  |  
Male  |  
46 y/o
27 reviews

Accepting new patients

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Trachtenberg specializes in Infectious Disease Medicine and practices in Salt Lake City, UT. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Trachtenberg's Performance
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
in Salt Lake City, UT |
Rude staff, terrible bedside manner, didn't seem educated in what we were talking about. The worst doctor I have ever seen. Period.
in Salt Lake City, UT |
To be absolutely honest. This Dr. is a huge jerk. He is brash, arrogant, and rude. He has no compassion and doesn't seem like he should deal with people in general let alone as a physician. Go see Dr. Oliver his partner who is 100x better than this waste of a white coat.
in Lehi, UT |
I was sent to Dr Trachtenjerk by my General Practitioner after receiving a positive result on a blood test. Dr. Trachtenjerk sat and told me that I was not having the symptoms I was having, and that the blood test didn't really verify anything. I was then really curious as to why I had to take time off from my job and waste half my day to deal with this guy. I didn't request to come see Dr. Trachtenjerk, I was sent after receiving my lab results. Ended up being cured by a real doctor.
in Salt Lake City, UT |
**WASTED 1-1.5 HRS OF MY LIFE!!** I was referred to him by my midwife because my labs showed positive as a carrier for Hep B. He kept me waiting in the room for half an hour, and than when he arrived...stated the last time he treated a PREGNANT woman with Hep B was 2 years ago. And for the next half hour spent the entire time on his LAPTOP, googling medical journals and giving me counsel and feedback off articles. The bill was $250!! I could have googled same stuff for FREE! joke.
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Dr. Trachtenberg's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Infectious Disease Medicine
  •  Board certified in Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine
  •  Malpractice claims in Utah not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Infections
  • Infectious Diseases


  • Medical School
    Thomas Jefferson University

    Graduated in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine.
  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Utah Medical Center

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Infectious Disease Medicine

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