Professional Summary


  • Oregon Health Sciences University SOM - Portland, in Doctor of Medicine, 1991


  • Oregon Health & Science University - Portland, in Ophthalmology, 1995

Board Certifications

  • AM BD OPHTHALMOLOGY awarded in 10/12/1996

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Utah Ophthalmological Society


  • Ophthalmology

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Norwegian

Verified Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all patient responses to physician related questions in the Press Ganey Medical Practice survey. Patients receive a survey to complete within 1-2 days of their physician visit. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.

Patient Satisfaction

(4.9) 406 ratings

Verified Patient Comments

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Mar 6, 2023
Soo happy I was referred to Dr. Alder. Excellent care!! Loved the office staff. Works great together - office runs like a well oiled machine. Thank you for excellent care!!
Feb 20, 2023
Dr. Alder is very thorough and an attentive listener.
Feb 20, 2023
Great experience!
Jan 24, 2023
Couldn't recommend Dr. Alder & his staff more!!
Jan 24, 2023
Dr. Alder is the BEST!!
Jan 23, 2023
Excellent dr.
Jan 23, 2023
Great experience.
Jan 11, 2023
I had no concerns or questions.
Dec 29, 2022
Dr. Alder & his staff are the best! Office is very professional & I can't say enough about Dr. Alder.
Dec 29, 2022
Very good experience. Feel like doctor was invested in my care.
Dec 20, 2022
Love my eye doctor.
Dec 4, 2022
Very good.
Dec 1, 2022
Best run drs. office I go to.
Sep 20, 2022
Dr. Alder has an excellent staff. Dr. Alder is wonderful!
Sep 7, 2022
Dr. Alder is very caring & listens to my problems.
Sep 7, 2022
I would highly recommend Dr. Alder. I have had him for my eye dr. for over 20 years, (almost 30 yrs.) & would no go to anyone else, unless he retires.
Sep 6, 2022
I've been going to Dr. Alder for many years and I've always had a great experience. He really knows his stuff!
Jul 24, 2022
Probably the most efficiently run office I have experienced in many years of going to or representing physicians!
Jul 24, 2022
Extremely efficient & extremely responsive to questions or concerns.
Jul 21, 2022
Dr. Alder is great. Knows his stuff, listens well and cares about you. I really like him.
Jul 13, 2022
Everyone works well as a team you can tell they love working with each other very supportive of one another.
Jul 12, 2022
Highly recommend , but practice is very busy Selfishly don't want to share Dr
Jun 14, 2022
What more can I say! Excellent dr., staff, office, treatment!
Jun 14, 2022
Great experience!
Jun 1, 2022
Great doctor! Thank you.
Apr 21, 2022
They were great. Very professional.
Apr 21, 2022
I've been going to Dr. Alder for over 30 years! He is great!
Apr 7, 2022
My visits have always been good.
Mar 27, 2022
Dr. Alder is the most professional physician I have ever encountered. He is simply great.
Mar 17, 2022
Mar 8, 2022
I've already recommended a few people
Feb 17, 2022
We have gone to Dr. Alder for years. He is great and we love his staff.
Jan 10, 2022
Dr. Alder the best.
Jan 9, 2022
Dr Alder is one of the best doctors I've had in my lifetime. His staff is efficient and pleasant.
Nov 29, 2021
Thanks! Great service.
Nov 4, 2021
All even here. Dr. Alder was professional and listened to me about the problem.
Oct 24, 2021
I have always enjoy see Dr. Alder at his office help.
Oct 10, 2021
I really like provider.
Oct 3, 2021
Dr. Alder and staff were friendly and professional. I didn't feel like I was being rushed out the door.
Sep 23, 2021
Dr. Alder goes the extra mile to accommodate his patients and resolve their problems.
Sep 20, 2021
It has always been a good experience, but this time he seemed more hurried and I thought of more questions as he left.
Aug 30, 2021
Dr. Alder is a wonderful doctor. He listens to your questions and answers all with extreme knowledge, patient care, and fantastic communication skills. I love his care and all staff. Thank you for all you do!
Aug 1, 2021
I have always had good experiences with Dr. Alder and have recommending him to others.
Jul 25, 2021
Very good staff & experience other than wait time to get back to exam room.
Jul 25, 2021
Dr. Alder is a great doctor!
Jul 20, 2021
Doctor Alder is the best. I HIGHLY recommend him!
Jun 24, 2021
My experience was great!
Jun 24, 2021
Jun 24, 2021
May 30, 2021
May 23, 2021
Great service and communication.
Apr 28, 2021
Dr. Alder and his staff are excellent. I never worry about my visits to his practice. They are courteous, competent and friendly. I couldn't think any higher of this clinic.
Apr 27, 2021
Stellar care & caring.
Apr 25, 2021
They are a very professional group. I have already recommended people.
Apr 14, 2021
dr alder is the most professional physician I have ever had. efficient but not making me even slightly rushed. he gives a great deal of confidence.
Mar 30, 2021
I've been going to Dr. Alder for years & have no complaints.
Mar 25, 2021
Good efficient appointment.
Mar 22, 2021
Very good visit!
Mar 2, 2021
Great experience all the way through.
Feb 23, 2021
Super great! They fit me in right away!
Feb 23, 2021

Practice Location

Cottonwood Ophthalmology

6412 S 900 E Ste 101 Salt Lake City, UT
Mon thru Thu 8AM - 5PM; Fri 8AM - 12PM
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