Dr. Tauaina Ngatuvai, MD

Dr. Tauaina Ngatuvai, MD

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Family Medicine  |  
Female  |  
45 y/o
(42)

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Dr. Tauaina Ngatuvai, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in Lehi, UT. She is 45 years old and has been practicing for 12 years. Dr. Ngatuvai is affiliated with Timpanogos Regional Hospital.

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680 E Main St Ste 100

Lehi, UT 84043
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Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Deseret Mutual (DMBA)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • SelectHealth
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Ngatuvai's Experience

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Dr. Ngatuvai's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice and Sports Medicine
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Family Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*

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

Education

  • Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ngatuvai has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Timpanogos Regional Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Ngatuvai is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Ngatuvai's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ngatuvai to family and friends
2.7
based on 42 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Ngatuvai's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
Lehi, UT |
Dr Ngatuvai is great. He has always known where to start with many perplexing medical problems we've had over the years. He is a patient listener. He does a very thorough work up & asks a lot more questions of his patients than most. Some reviewers mistake this for criticism but I've always felt he was just really knowledgeable about different diagnoses and wants to rule out possibilities. He has never steered us wrong in many years of seeing him for injuries, illness, or trickier problems.
in Highland, UT |
Dr Ngatuvai takes time to listens and cares about his patients.
in Lehi, UT |
Dr. Ngatuvai is not a very nice person. I would never recommend anyone going to him. I went in for "tension headaches" and he was not sympathetic at all. He said it was stress and that I was over reacting. When I kept persisting what else I could do he told me that alternative options would require money and that I obviously didn't have any because I was on Medicaid! Very rude. At the time I was a full time grad student. Now I'm not on Medicaid. I fee bad for those poor patients on Medicaid.
in Lehi, UT |
Dr. Ngatuvai is a listener and answers my questions. He cares about people.
in Lehi, UT |
Dr. Ngatuvai, while educated, has deplorable bedside manner. He was not receptive to patients chief complaints, consistently cutting us off while we were in the exam room. He was talking over us, as we were speaking. Negated all of the reports from ER visits, including concerns about a serious underlying disease. He ordered basic bloodwork, and suggested we not return until more receptive to his suggestions. I understand the importance of starting small, but his approach was terrible.
in Lehi, UT |
He was extremely rude to me the entire time I was there and he was criticizing me for my decision to have an IUD (which had NOTHING to do with the appointment). Also, because of my symptoms he ran bloodwork and didn't give me my results at all! I had to request that another doctor look at them because he was not doing his job. Overall, I was offended and frustrated and will not be going back to him! I would not recommend if you're looking for a half-decent, considerate doctor.
Riverton, UT |
I saw Dr. Ngatuvai after a car accident. He told me I was like a worn out set of tires. It wasn't the car accident that had damaged my shoulder, but I was already older and it was worn out. I was 35 with no history of shoulder pain or injury! He prescribed pain meds and muscle relaxers. I asked what else I can do, and he said physical therapy might help. PT found a rib out of place and pulling on the shoulder, after couple months of therapy my shoulder healed. No pain meds needed!
in Lehi, UT |
Don't waste your time with this doctor if you have severe concerns! I went to him for too long and he never took my concerns seriously!! He blamed my neurological symptoms and fatigue on burnout!! I changed doctors and was immediately referred to a neurology specialist. A thyroid specialist also immediately diagnosed me with Hashimoto's Thyroid after Dr. Ngatuvai had refused to address my long-standing thyroid symptoms and requests for tests. I truly regret not changing doctors sooner!:(
in Lehi |
He's pretty straight forward with what he thinks is going on. I appreciate that he gives his opinion about something. I feel like he would still order anything I asked him to if needed and explains to me why something would seem irrelevant. He was good about answering things I read on the internet that didnt really apply.
in Pleasant Grove, UT |
The worst Dr I've ever been to. Completely ignored all of my serious concerns and told me because I'm a woman that you're probably just tired. He went on to tell me that his wife does a lot of laundry and gets stressed out so that is probably my problem as well. Um, excuse me?! I was concerned about heart issues and a lump in my abdomen. Not sure how that relates to his wife other than we are both female. He didn't even do any blood work until I insisted. Highly incompetent.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Ngatuvai accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Deseret Mutual (DMBA)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • SelectHealth
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Ngatuvai has admitting privileges

Timpanogos Regional Hospital
750 W 800 N
Orem, UT 84057
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