Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

36 Patient Ratings
41 Patient Comments

William A. Dunson, Jr., M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

36 Patient Ratings
41 Patient Comments

Specialties

Languages

  • English

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 587-4251 Huntsman Cancer Hospital
HCI Outpatient Services
1950 Circle of Hope , N6375
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Bio

Medical Director, Outpatient Services

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

William Dunson, MD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Medical Director of Outpatient Services at Huntsman Cancer Institute. In this role, he oversees daily clinic operations; evaluates and implements changes to improve patient, staff, and physician satisfaction; and works toward optimizing the multidisciplinary teams.

Dunson is also the director of Huntsman Cancer Institute's Acute Care Clinic and Internal Medicine Serivce. This same-day service is available for any of HCI's patients who are experiencing an acute problem such as chemotherapy side effects, nausea and vomiting, infections, or worsening of chronic issues such as high blood pressure. Dunson helps by assessing problems, providing treatment, and answering questions.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Oncology
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.9
My confidence in care provider
4.9
Time care provider spent with me
4.9
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.9
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.9
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.9
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.9
Wait time at clinic
4.8
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.9

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

May 29, 2015

Dr. Dunson has my full confidence.

April 25, 2015

very good

December 25, 2014

Excellent

December 23, 2014

It is difficult to be sick and I feel very fortunate I have the staff and the Huntsman Center to provide me with wonderful care.

November 16, 2014

All went well Excellent service

November 05, 2014

Outstanding provider

September 19, 2014

excellent care by Dr. Dunson

August 28, 2014

Very good.

August 14, 2014

Dr. Dunson is a wonderful and caring individual. I wouldn't go to anyone else.

July 20, 2014

Felt time was not as important, as making sure a issues were covered and explained

July 19, 2014

Excellent

July 09, 2014

I have been consistently pleased with the care and services I've received during this journey with HCI. dr. William Dunston, has set a new standard of excellence for me. I had gotten confused about some of my meds which he corrected after a brief but thorough analysis. I was well on to the way to recovery within a day!

July 07, 2014

My provider is an excellent doctor. I learned so much from him. I no longer have abdominal pain from the many meds I am taking.

July 03, 2014

Dr. Dunson is very thorough and a very very good physician. I wish everyone had this type of medical care.

June 12, 2014

Follow up instructions given in writing by Dr. Dunson

September 10, 2013

The Doctor had very good intentions and explained what he was going to do, but then he went on to another patient and left me waiting for an MRI and two perscriptions, after 40 more minutes I just left

August 26, 2013

Medication and follow-up were not part of the issue, so I left them blank. Very satisfied with everything that transpired.

August 12, 2013

There is absolutely no doctor that is as concerned and helpful and I never ever want him to leave as our doctor. This past appointment my annual was unbelievable, he goes over every detail to the enth degree from my first visit many years ago to this present visit, ( which by the way was over 2 hours). He literally is the reason that I am still alive.

July 15, 2013

Bill Dunson is an excellent physician and is a model of how physicians need to treat their patients. He is very compassionate and supportive.

July 08, 2013

I was extremely impressed with Dr. Dunson and his staff. He asked questions until he understood my problems and then wrote up a plan to solve my problems. I have never had a more thorough or caring doctor.

July 05, 2013

GREAT

June 17, 2013

Dr. Dunson was amazing. His care and concern was wonderful.

May 13, 2013

exceptional!

May 10, 2013

Great medical skills and knowledge, combined with communicative skills

April 17, 2013

Dr. Dunson is amazing caring and spends a lot of time explaining and ensuring he's covered everything in detail.

April 12, 2013

Dr. Dunson is the finest physician i have ever had.

April 03, 2013

Dr. Dunson sat down and asked me questions; he was very calming and helped me feel much better. He wrote down an extensive and comprehensive list of suggestions which have been very helpful.

December 31, 2012

Dr. Dunson is second to none!

December 31, 2012

good

November 12, 2012

The entire team was very friendly and helpful

November 06, 2012

excellent Dr. Just had to wait too long for him.

October 29, 2012

The concern of the provider is excellent and he is very detailed and easy to talk about what I was feeling. Easy to talk and the respect that he demostrated to me as a patient is also comfortable especially in this situations.

September 24, 2012

Excellent knowledge and medical skills, combined with compassion and ability to explain medical treatment.

August 27, 2012

Gave good advice and took time to go over actions to take

July 23, 2012

Words cannot describe! Dr. Dunson is the absolute best!! He is thorough, brilliant, and caring.

June 27, 2012

It was so nice that Dr. Dunson spent the time to make sure we understood what was going on, the tests and the results. There was also follow up to make sure I was taking the right medication. Dr. Dunson was great.

May 09, 2012

Everyone was great. Dr Dunson is amazing. The staff was really great. A very pleasant experience.

March 24, 2012

Dr.Dusnon is amazing!

March 22, 2012

Dr Dunson is excellent

March 09, 2012

The doctor talked alot leaving no room me to talk or ask questions until way later.

March 01, 2012

Dr. Dunson is in a class of his own.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Oncology
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-4251 Huntsman Cancer Hospital
HCI Outpatient Services
1950 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Academic Bio

Medical Director, Outpatient Services

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Willliam Dunson, MD received his medical degree from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He then completed a residency at the University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics, where he was chief resident his final year. Before joining Huntsman Cancer Institute, Dunson worked with the division of general medicine at the University of Utah and at Madsen Health Center as a primary care physician.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Other Training University of Utah David Eccles School of Business
Leadership Development for Physician Executives
Certificate
Chief Resident University of Utah School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Chief Resident
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Resident
Professional Medical Bowman Gray School of Medicine Wake Forest University
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Pennsylvania State University
Biology
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Book Chapter

  1. Stults BM, Dunson WA, Miller T (2004). Management of Hypertension in Diabetes Mellitus. Utah Diabetes Association Review.
  2. Stults BM, Dunson WA, Young D (2001). Management of Hypertension in Diabetes Mellitus. Utah Diabetes Association Review.

Case Report

  1. Blumenthal DT, Salzman KL, Digre KB, Jensen RL, Dunson WA, Dalmau J (2006). Early pathologic findings and long-term improvement in anti-Ma2-associated encephalitis. Neurology, 67(1), 146-9.

Abstract

  1. Dunson, W, Mooney K, Beck S, Wong B, Wujcik D (2013). NCCN Symptom Guidelines Coupled with Nurse Practitioner Follow-up Reduce Moderate to Severe Symptom Days by Half or Greater in Cancer Patients Receiving Outpatient Chemotherapy [Abstract]. Journal of the National Comprehensice Cancer Network, 11/Number 3(March 2013), 244.
  2. Downes TR, Dunson WA, Nomier AM, Little WC (1992). Echocardiographic Evaluation of the Diastolic Anisotropy by Automated Border Detection [Abstract]. Clin Res.
  3. Downes TR, Dunson WA, Nomier AM, Little WC (1990). Mechanisms of Physiologic and Pathologic S3 Gallop Sounds [Abstract]. Circ, 82, 3-7.
  4. Downes TR, Dunson WA, Nomier AM, Little WC (1990). Mechanism of the S3 Gallop in Athletes: Doppler Insights [Abstract]. J Am Soc Echo, 3, 234.
  5. Dunson WA, Downes TR, Nomier AM, Little WC (1990). Enhanced Early Diastolic Filling as the Cause of the Physiologic S3 Gallop [Abstract]. Clin Res, 38, 25A.

Poster

  1. Lombardi J, Dunson WA, Poll J Harcourt H, Wilets K (2010).

    Development of an Outpatient Chemotherapy Patient Education Program: Appealing to Patients' Unique Learning Styles and Needs.

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    Poster session presented at the ONS 35th Annual Congress, San Diego, CA.
  2. Poll J, Dunson WA, Masden Carlos F, Cox Lisa (2008).

    Turning Tools Into Templates

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    Poster session presented at Podium at South West Cerner RUG, San Diego, CA.
  3. Poll J, Dunson WA, Madsen Carlos F, Milligan Don (2008).

    From Med Wreck to Medication Reconciliation

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    Poster session presented at podium at Cerner Healthcare Convention, Kansas City, MI.
  4. Bittner B, Dunson WA, Scaife C, Roberts-Freimann L (2008). Surgical Acute Care Clinic. Poster session presented at The Oncology Nurse Society Advanced Practice Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.
  5. Poll J, Dunson WA, Madsen C (2008).

    "Chemotherapy Regimen Electronic Templates - A Call for Improved Patient Safety"

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    Poster session presented at IHI Institute of Healthcare Improvement, Nashville, TN.
  6. Poll J, Madsen C, Dunson WA, Cox, L (2008).

    Infusion Therapy Regimen Templates Using the Electronic Medical Record

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    Poster session presented at ONS 33rd Annual Congress, Philadelphia.
  7. Poll J, Dunson WA, Madsen Carlos F, Milligan Don (2007). Medication Reconciliation Made Easy. Poster session presented at Podium at South West Cerner RUG, Albequerque, NM.
  8. Dunson WA, Downes TR, Nomier AM, Little WC (1998). Enhanced Early Diastolic Filling as the Cause of the Physiologic S3 Gallop. Poster session presented at The Bowman Gray School of Medicine Annual Poster Session.
  9. Downes TR, Dunson WA, Nomier AM, Little WC (1992). Echocardiographic Evaluation of Diastolic Anisotrophy by Automated Border Detection. Poster session presented at Society of Clinical Investigators Annual Meeting.

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