Dr. Thomas Houts, MD

Dr. Thomas Houts, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
66 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Thomas Houts, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Salt Lake City, UT. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 41 years. Dr. Houts is affiliated with St. Mark's Hospital, Lakeview Hospital, Intermountain Medical Center and Mountain View Hospital.

Wasatch Neurological

6040 S Fashion Blvd Ste 201

Salt Lake City, UT 84107
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Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Meritain Health
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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more than 89% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
more than 88% of peers
Brain Disorders
more than 83% of peers

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  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neurological Diseases
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects


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  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Neurological Testing
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Pain Management
  • Stroke Prevention

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.


  • University Of California Irvine College Of Medicineirvine Ca
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • University Of Texas Medical School-Houston Houston Texas
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Texas Medical School-Houston Houston Texas
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University of Utah School of Medicine - Salt Lake City
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Houts has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Houts' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Houts to family and friends
based on 37 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Houts' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Parker, PA |
Seriously, the most rude doctor I have ever been to. It was baffling how condescending and negative he is. He seems annoyed by any questions that are asked and even scoffed at one? What's with the no eye contact too? He needs to retire.
in West Jordan, UT |
This man is the most rude, condescending doctor I have ever seen. He made me feel like I was wasting his time and interrupted me every time I was trying to answer his questions. He did not listen to me when I was trying to explain my problem stating he could not understand why an ER doctor would send me to see him. He is arrogant, hateful and belongs in another profession.
sandy, UT |
It was the Worst experience I've ever had with a doctor. He made me feel like he didn't want to treat me, he was so rude. And he didn't figure out why im having headaches every single day for 3 months already. I Would NEVER EVER recommend him to anyone. I don't have an insurance so I paid him in cash and It was a waste money.
in Salt Lake City, UT |
I was a Patient of Dr. Houts in the mid 1990's to the early 2000's. I came to the Dr for severe Migraine headaches. I was in college at the time and was also working a job (Firefighter/Paramedic) and my pain got severe while I was in training for Paramedic. Dr. Houts was one of the finest and most caring physicians that I have ever seen, including now. He didn't rush me in our appointments and really wanted to not only find the cause, but also prescribed appropriate therapy. Success! thanx doc
in South Jordan, UT |
I feel a bit bad about leaving a bad review, but I have to say it's a bizarre experience to be treated by Dr. Houts. I suspect that he either has high functioning aspergers or some other similar condition. He seems to have a hard time with social cues and communications, and has difficulty looking the patients in the eye. On the good side, he doesn't rush you through the appointment, but on the bad, when I requested my anti-nausea med, he googled it and then lectured me on how expensive it was.
in Sandy, UT |
Just didn't seem interested in trying to figure out what was wrong with me. Made me feel like I wasn't important. Answered 3 phone calls while in my presence. Started to explain to me how I could have filled out my paperwork better. For example...put numbers by my symptoms instead of just writing them out next to each other because apparently he was confused by why I was there. Just an really bad experience overall. I would not recommend him to anyone and he should stop practicing.
Price, UT |
Worst experience I've ever had with a doctor. Everything was out of date, he made me feel like he didn't want to treat me, just an overall bizarre experience. Would NEVER EVER recommend him to anyone.
in Tooele, UT |
My MD found some spots on a MRI he sent me to Dr Houts he said the spots where from me getting OLD. And that everybody has head aches. He started me on some meds that made my nose bleed so I called him and he said well stop taking the med. We back later and still doesn't have a clue whats going on. What a waste of a nice office.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Houts accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Meritain Health
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Houts has admitting privileges

Mountain View Hospital
1000 E 100 N
Payson, UT 84651
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St. Mark's Hospital
1200 E 3900 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
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Lakeview Hospital
630 Medical Dr
Bountiful, UT 84010
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Intermountain Medical Center
5121 S Cottonwood St
Murray, UT 84107
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