Melvin D. Kuwahara, MD

Accepting New Patients

Patient Experience

4.8 out of 5
Comments: 9
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  • English

Hospital Affiliation

  • LDS Hospital

Medical Group

  • My Health
  • Intermountain
    • Intermountain Avenues Internal Medicine

    • (801) 408-7500
    • 324 10th Ave Ste 100 Salt Lake City UT, 84103
      • Yes
      • Mon thru Fri 8:30AM - 5PM
      • SelectHealth Care
      • Community Care
      • CHIP
      • SelectHealth Med
      • SelectHealth Advantage (UT or ID Resident)
      • SelectHealth Choice
      • SelectHealth Share
      • SelectHealth Value
    • Intermountain Avenues Gastroenterology

    • (801) 408-5883
    • 324 10th Ave Ste 249 Salt Lake City UT, 84103
      • No
      • Please call to find Office Hours
      • SelectHealth Care
      • Community Care
      • CHIP
      • SelectHealth Med
      • SelectHealth Advantage (UT or ID Resident)
      • SelectHealth Choice
      • SelectHealth Share
      • SelectHealth Value
  • Professional Positions

    Board certified in gastroenterology.

    • Training

    • Residency

      University of Minnesota Hospital - Minneapolis, MN, 1986 - 1990

    • Fellowship

      University of Utah Medical Center - Salt Lake City, UT, 1991 - 1993

    • Membership

      • American Gastroenterological Association
      • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
      • American College of Physicians
    • Degree

      University of Minnesota

      Minneapolis, MN in Doctor of Medicine,

    • Board Certification


      Re-verification: 12/31/2023

Patient Ratings

Overall rating
4.8 out of 5  (66)
  • Rate provider

    4.8 out of 5
  • Provider explained in way you understand

    4.8 out of 5
  • Provider listened to you

    4.9 out of 5
  • Provider respected you

    5.0 out of 5
  • Provider spent enough time with you

    5.0 out of 5
  • Provider know your medical history

    4.8 out of 5
  • Give easy to understand instruction

    4.7 out of 5
  • Appointment as soon as you needed for care right away

    4.5 out of 5
  • Appointment as soon as you needed for check-up or routine care

    5.0 out of 5
  • See the provider within 15 minutes of your appointment time

    4.7 out of 5
The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on the nationally developed CAHPS Clinician & Group Survey. Responses are reported as a star-rating on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.

Patient Reviews

Overall rating
4.8 out of 5 (9)
    Experienced on Feb 28, 2019

    This visit was a professional and helpful experience. Left the office satisfied my medical problem was in good hands and that I was being properly cared for.

    Experienced on Feb 20, 2019

    Dr. Kuwahara & his MA, [...], are incredible. Caring, easy to talk to & answer all questions I have. I believe Dr. Kuwahara has saved my life with his amazing knowledge.

    Experienced on Jun 07, 2018

    Dr. Kuwahara is extremely caring, concerned & brilliant. I know he's saved my life.

    Experienced on Nov 27, 2017

    I appreciate the fact that he's willing to communicate through email and very very efficient at it. Thank you.

    Experienced on Nov 17, 2017

    Dr. Kuwahara has been my gastroenterologist for several years. He is always very wonderful, knowledgeable, and very kind, and always seems to have good suggestions for things I can do. I have enjoyed seeing him very much.

    Experienced on Oct 23, 2017

    I like this provider. I wish that he worked for somebody different than InterMountain Healthcare. I don’t like the fact that you limit your doctors to 20 minutes or I believe the doctor should spend as much time as possible with their patient to provide them with the best service. I'm very disappointed with InterMountain on that. Don't plan to be with them after I retire. Thank you.

    Experienced on Oct 20, 2017

    Yes Dr. Kuwahara was very thoughtful, kind, and professional in dealing with why I came to visit him and he had his assistant call me back twice to ask more questions, get more information and then to give me suggestions. I've never had that happen from a doctor and I appreciated it very much. Shows that he is very caring for his patients and I appreciate everything. Thank you so much.

    Experienced on Oct 13, 2017

    He was very well prepared he had read my chart, knew what I was there for, what had been done previously he as very thorough, kind and asked questions and gave me some good feedback on what I should do for my problem he was very wonderful, thank you.

    Experienced on Sep 29, 2017

    Dr. Kuwahara was very kind, very patient, very knowledgeable. I really enjoyed him and as a doctor and his expertise was superior. I definitely would suggest that he â?¦ that anyone I know would go to him because he's so thorough, thank you.