James L. Orford, MD

Heart Care Specialists
Accepting New Patients

Patient Experience

4.8 out of 5
Comments: 16
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  • English

Hospital Affiliation

  • Alta View Hospital
  • Intermountain Medical Center
  • LDS Hospital
  • Park City Hospital
  • Riverton Hospital

Medical Group

  • My Health
  • Intermountain
    • Intermountain Heart Institute Cardiology - Intermountain Medical Center

    • (801) 507-3500
    • 5169 Cottonwood St Bldg 2 Ste 520 Murray UT, 84107
      • Yes
      • Mon thru Fri 8AM - 5PM
      • SelectHealth Care
      • Community Care
      • CHIP
      • SelectHealth Med
      • SelectHealth Advantage (UT or ID Resident)
      • SelectHealth Choice
      • SelectHealth Share
      • SelectHealth Value
    • Intermountain Heart Institute Cardiology - LDS Hospital

    • (801) 507-3500
    • 8th Ave and C St 7th Floor Salt Lake City UT, 84143
      • No
      • Mon thru Fri 8AM - 5PM
      • SelectHealth Care
      • Community Care
      • CHIP
      • SelectHealth Med
      • SelectHealth Advantage (UT or ID Resident)
      • SelectHealth Choice
      • SelectHealth Share
      • SelectHealth Value
    • Training

    • Internship

      Groote Schuur Hospital University Cape Town Health Sciences - Republic of South Africa, 1994 - 1994

    • Residency

      Franklin Square Hospital - Baltimore, MD, 1995 - 1998

    • Fellowship

      Brigham and Women's Hospital - Brookline, MA, 1998 - 2001

      Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN, 2001 - 2002

    • Membership

      • American College of Cardiology
    • Degree

      Harvard University

      Cambridge, MA in Masters in Public Health,
      1999 - 2001

      University of Cape Town

      Republic of South Africa in Doctor of Medicine,
      1988 - 1993

    • Board Certification


      Re-verification: 12/31/2023


      Re-verification: 12/31/2023

Patient Ratings

Overall rating
4.8 out of 5  (173)
  • Rate provider

    4.7 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

    4.8 out of 5
  • Provider know your medical history

    4.7 out of 5
  • Give easy to understand instruction

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

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

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

    4.6 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 (16)
    Experienced on Feb 12, 2019

    The only problem I had here was when I called to see if I was suppose to stop taking blood thinners - my prescription was running out. It took one week to finally get my answer & it took me calling 3 times. Grrr! But the dr. was awesome!

    Experienced on Jan 29, 2019

    Having a heart event is very scary - but Dr. Orford & [...] helped me, listened to me, answered & explained it to me. I feel very good about my visit and my future - thank you!!!

    Experienced on Jan 24, 2019

    I would recommend Dr. Orford to anybody. He is an excellent doctor.

    Experienced on Dec 18, 2018

    Excellent care, knowledge, communication, and 'bed side' manner.

    Experienced on Dec 08, 2018

    Cardiac MRI nurse called MD office to make sure all was arranged for me - didn't pass it off or say it wasn't her area to make sure the MD office appt was all set up following my test.

    Experienced on Dec 02, 2018


    Experienced on Oct 09, 2018

    Dr. Orford is an excellent physician; he LISTENS and inspires trust and confidence. I have no complaints. The only complaints is with CNA's & MA's who appear hurried and not interested in the patient.

    Experienced on Sep 11, 2018

    Dr. Orford is very easy to talk to. He listens and always seems to have an answer that the lay person can understand. He has always been attentive and taken a genuine interest in me as a person as well as a patient.

    Experienced on Aug 24, 2018

    Competent, respectful, communicates well. Patient's opinion matters.

    Experienced on Jun 19, 2018


    Experienced on Apr 10, 2018

    I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Orford.

    Experienced on Mar 12, 2018

    Very respectful.

    Experienced on Feb 27, 2018

    I am not an ideal patient, very opinionated. Dr. Orford is very good at reading his patients & acting accordingly.

    Experienced on Nov 09, 2017

    Very thorough and considerate.

    Experienced on Nov 06, 2017

    I was very impressed with the way he looked into my circumstances, and the care that he gave me, the decisions he gave, I was very impressed. I would recommend him highly. Thank you.

    Experienced on Sep 20, 2017

    This has been my provider for many years now. He has always been interested in any of my concerns and he also takes care of my husband and his care and understanding of a married couple who have been married 60 years is phenomenal. He is an outstanding provider and I think we are very lucky to have him as our cardiologist.