Dr. Robert W. Later

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Specialty:Gynecologist (OBGYN)
Practice: Later Robert W MD
Hospital: Alta View Hospital
Cottonwood Hospital Medical Cntr
Med. School:Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Grad. Year: 1979

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Online Appt. Scheduling: Unknown
Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 28/08/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 20 reviews. Dr. Robert W. Later has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Gynecologist (OBGYN)-related: pregnancy, fetus, neonatal, obstetrics, gynecology, neonatology, childbirth, newborns, baby, infants, premature birth, mother, birth, ultrasound, female reproductive system
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RID: 3622757
02/12/13 5 5 5 5 He makes me feel comfortable in all of our appointments, Bed Side manner is awesome.. 
Insurance: United Healthcare
RID: 2397388
09/08/12 5 5 5 5 he is an amazing obgyn, HE IS VERY NICE AND KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING.  Respond
RID: 1649763
01/12/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Later is an awesome DR he delivered me and my little girl He placed an IUD for me he is very good at what he does.. 
Insurance: United Healthcare
RID: 1572028
26/10/11 1 1 1 1 I went into pre term labor 4 times while dr later was on call for my dr. Not ONE time did he come in and see me. I never once got seen by him and he never listened to what I said. I finally went to a new hospital and they found a tumor on my baby..They rushed me to a high risk hospital for my baby to be born. Long story short if he would have found this tumor earlier then they would have been able to save my baby but unfortunatly my baby passed away 2 hrs after giving birth due to her tumor rupturing. If he ever reads this I would love to say thank you for contributing to my daughters death. OHHHH and after the fact I went to his office to talk to him and asked why he never saw me and he said " no matter what I would have done your baby would have died" WELL YOU CAN TAKE THAT ONE UP WITH THE U OF U WHO SAID IF THEY WOULD HAVE FOUND IT EARLIER WE COULD HAVE DONE IN UTERO SURGERY TO REMOVE IT. I WILL DO EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO GET YOUR LISCENSE REVOKED...YOUR AN AWFUL DOCTOR 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 1508181
09/08/11 3 5 5 5 receptionists are airheads, but other than that, facility and doctor are incredible. 
Insurance: United Healthcare
RID: 1395462
23/03/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Later has been very helpful. It's hard to get into most OBs if you are not pregnant unless you call a year in advance. I was able to get an appointment with him within a couple of months. I never have to wait longer then 5 minutes for my appointment. I appreciate that. He is prompt and efficient during appointments also. His nursing staff and front desk staff are great. They always return phone calls and are so nice to talk to. I would recommend Dr. Later to anyone, especially if they are trying to get pregnant but are unsuccessful.  Respond
RID: 1161218
02/05/10 2 5 3 3 He's polite and considerate, but not warm, outgoing, or personable. My visits feel cold and rushed.His office didn't always call me back when I was having medical concerns when they told me they would. His office didn't communicate to me that I needed to schedule a new appointment each time. When I found out I was anemic, they just gave me some samples of various iron supplements without telling me that the pills ranged from about 25 mg to 90 mg. Had to research ourselves how much I should probably be taking. Office is only open 4 days a week and only accepts general phone calls 3 days a week. He's determining my due date using the first day of my last period. However, I know the day I ovulated which is more accurate in determining the delivery date which means my due date would be 4 days later than what he said. All of my ultrasounds have agreed with me or said my due date was even later, but he just keeps saying that he's going to keep it as the first date without explanation. 
Insurance: United Healthcare
RID: 1152521
19/04/10 4 5 5 5 I have gone to Dr. Later for 15 years now. I think he is the best OBGYN in the State of Utah. He has delivered all 4 of my children. He always has his patience best interst in mind.  Respond
RID: 1133452
22/03/10 5 5 5 5 I’m not usually the commenting type but I have to make an exception for Dr. Later. Dr. Later is hands down the best OBGYN I been to, and I have seen plenty. I have dealt with infertility for the past 3+ years and haven’t been impressed with the care I’ve received until I started seeing Dr. Later about 3 months ago. He has been the only Dr. willing to diagnose me. There are several things that set him apart as a great doctor: He’s proactive, he takes the initiative, and he explains everything in great detail. I trust him completely. Also, he calls me himself to discuss things, not his nurses. If I ever do get pregnant, I will drive the 45 minutes to continue seeing him.  Respond
RID: 1057691
15/12/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Roberts was awesome!!! I liked him because he answers your questions clearly and knows what to say. Being a first time parent, we had a lot of questions! He did an amazing job at answering them. When we left his office, we felt confident and comfortable with everything. I would recommend him!!!!! I will be going to him for the rest of my kids as well! It is really obvious he knows is stuff! He is direct to the point, but doesn't leave you handing with anything! When he delivered, he was so sensitive to how special a birth is for the parents. He always came to check up on us! When our baby was born, he didn't just come deliver, then leave. He sayed with us for about 45 minutes, then cam back in every few hrs to check up on us. And he did all of this on his day off! I'm very happy and impressed with Dr. Later! If you have any doubts on who to go to, Dr. Later is the man!  Respond
RID: 989071
16/09/09 4 5 5 5 He delivered my first baby, and I made the mistake of changing to a closer doctor for my second. I will be driving across town to have Doctor Later deliver my third.  Respond
RID: 712972
30/10/08 5 5 5 5 I love Dr. Later. I wouldn't see anyone else. I would trust him more than anyone else. I have moved about 1 hr. away now and I will still only see him. He is compassionate and explains everything he is doing, which I like.  Respond
RID: 685532
16/09/08 2 4 5 5 I really like Dr. Later. He is great to address any concerns I may have. His Medical Assistant is great to get back to me in a timely manner. His front staff could improve - don't have conversations with each other while I'm trying to check in, etc. The phone hours are extremely limited and the line is often busy. If you're willing to put up with some inconveniences, he's a very personable doctor. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 640711
16/07/08 5 5 5 5 I was very sad when my insurance changed and I couldn't use him as my OB with my 3rd child. He is very much a perfectionist and took great care of me when I had my C-sections. I will always recommend him first. If you have to have C-sections, look no further.  Respond
RID: 608674
07/06/08 5 5 5 5 I love Dr. Later! He is a fantastic doctor. He has been my doctor since I was 16, I am now 25, and I wouldn't have it any other way. He was great with my first pregnancy and when we were having fertility issues he was right there! Now we have two babies and Dr. Later was there to deliver both! He is caring and professional, and I always feel comfortable going to him. 
Insurance: Medicaid / Medi-Cal
RID: 609110
04/06/08 5 4 5 4 I've been a client of Dr Later for a few years now. Recently I had to visit under very sensitive circumstances. At first I was embarrassed and worried people would judge me. The nurses and staff were so professional and made me feel so comfortable, I wasn't embarrassed at all. They helped me to understand and cope with my unpleasant circumstance.  Respond
RID: 555261
28/03/08 5 5 4 4 I have loved every experience with Dr. Later, from childbirth to miscarriages. He handles each one very well. I drive past 3 hospitals on my way to see him, and I will use him for every pregnancy. I have never had to wait longer than 5 minutes before my appointments.  Respond
RID: 546195
25/03/08 3 4 4 4 I have gone to Dr Later for 20 years and like him very much. He has always addressed any concerns I have. His staff is not as helpful & accommodating as I would prefer but they do ok. 
Paid (or co-pay): $20
RID: 497531
28/01/08 5 4 5 5 Dr. Later was the best OB I used with all of my birthing experiences. He is very professional. You do need to make your yearly appointments far out but with a pregnancy you can get in pretty easily. He is very kind, caring and patient. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 373927
26/07/07 5 5 5 5 I have had a great experience with this pregnancy with Dr Later and his staff. They answer questions and are prompt with follow-up.  Respond