Dr. Joel Trachtenberg, MD

Dr. Joel Trachtenberg, MD

Infectious Disease Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
47 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Joel Trachtenberg, MD is an infectious disease specialist in Salt Lake City, UT and has been practicing for 20 years. He specializes in infectious disease medicine.

Internal Medicine St. Mark's

1160 E 3900 S Ste 1200

Salt Lake City, UT 84124
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Allegiance Health Plans
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Ameriben
  • American Heritage
  • American National
  • American Postal Workers Union Health Plan
  • American Republic
  • Amerihealth
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Baptist Health Services Group

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Dr. Trachtenberg's Experience

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
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Trachtenberg "Infectious Disease physicians have expertise in all areas of clinical infectious diseases. We treat viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic infections. We diagnose and treat complicated skin and soft tissue infections, bone and joint infections, wound infections including postoperative infections, blood stream infections, heart valve infections, infections of the brain and spine, infections of the kidney, liver, spleen and other internal organs, sexually transmitted diseases including HIV."

1  Specialties

  • Infectious Disease Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Infectious Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

2  Conditions Treated

  • Infections
  • Infectious Diseases

1  Procedures

  • Infection Management

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine.
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University of Utah Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Trachtenberg has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Trachtenberg's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Trachtenberg to family and friends
28 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

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Dr. Trachtenberg's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

It's interesting to see the other comments here - my experience was very similar. Such a waste of time and this guy was so rude and condescending. I was sent by my primary because of some lab work and Dr. Trachtenberg spoke to me like I was an idiot and proceeded to tell me that nothing was wrong...more
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Rude staff, terrible bedside manner, didn't seem educated in what we were talking about. The worst doctor I have ever seen. Period.
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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.
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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...more
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**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...more
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