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

(4.8) 460 ratings

Verified Patient Comments

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Sep 13, 2023
Dr. Alder is thoughtful.
Aug 1, 2023
Everything about the appointment was handled superbly!
Jul 9, 2023
Friendly, welcoming, efficient staff.
Jul 9, 2023
Dr. Alder is a knowledgeable, competent ophthalmologist. I feel fortunate to have him as my eye doctor!
May 31, 2023
We have gone to Dr. John Alder for years & we love him & his staff! He is so good at what he does and he is professional, yet his bedside manners are awesome.
May 10, 2023
Great doctor, the BEST!
Apr 22, 2023
All the staff are phenomenal - would recommend to anyone. VERY knowledgeable.
Apr 8, 2023
Excellent and great at answering questions clinician.
Apr 2, 2023
Great total experience
Mar 31, 2023
Great staff!
Mar 31, 2023
I was referred by friends who see Dr Alder. They were right, he is fabulous.
Mar 30, 2023
I will highly recommend Dr. Alder to anyone needing a first rate opthomologist
Mar 30, 2023
Dr. Alder were very focused on solving the eye issues, and knew exactly what to do to resolve the problems.
Mar 26, 2023
Dr. Alder treated so well. He put him at ease & explained each step of the appt. He also made sure he understood the outcome.
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.

Practice Location

Cottonwood Ophthalmology

6412 S 900 E Ste 101 Salt Lake City, UT
Mon thru Thu 8AM - 5PM; Fri 8AM - 12PM
Provider's Main Location
Accepting new patients
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