Dr. John Alder, MD

Dr. John Alder, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
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Dr. John Alder, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Salt Lake City, UT. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 23 years.Read his story

6412 S 900 E Ste 101

Salt Lake City, UT 84121

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Select Med
  • SelectHealth
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Alder performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ocular Hypertension
very high
more than 96% of peers
Eye Infections
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Alder's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Alder "I love helping people with their vision!"

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Alder "Comprehensive Eye Care.  Specializing in Cataract Surgery.  Complete contact lens service and glasses prescriptions for all your routine vision needs. You will always get your exact prescription determined from Dr. Alder himself.  "
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Utah.

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.

Education

  • Brigham Young University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • Oregon Health And Science University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Lds Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University Oreg/Hlth Scis University Portland
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Alder has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Alder's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alder to family and friends
5.0
based on 7 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
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  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Alder's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in Sandy, UT |
Very high. I have already recommended him to friends. He is an extremely capable doctor and is very caring. I was very anxious about having cataract surgery & he was very calming both before, during and after the procedure. I highly recommend him as an ophthalmologist.
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in West Jordan, UT |
My experience with Dr. Alder and his office staff was excellent in every way. I had cataract surgery on both eyes. Everything went very well. Dr. Alder's information about how the surgery would proceed was excellent. He very adequately answered all of my questions including the exact cost. I...more
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in Salt Lake City |
I have never felt more comfortable with a Doctor. He is very thorough and very caring. His staff is excellent too. I would highly recommend Dr. Alder to my family and friends.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Alder accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Select Med
    Select Med Select Med
  • SelectHealth
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare

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St. Mark's Hospital
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