Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

46 Patient Ratings
9 Patient Comments

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

Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

46 Patient Ratings
9 Patient Comments

Specialties

Languages

  • English

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment 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 - Assistant 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
4.8
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
4.8
Wait time at clinic
4.5
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.

December 31, 2012

good

December 31, 2012

Dr. Dunson is second to none!

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.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Assistant 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
(801) 213-4222 Huntsman Cancer Hospital
HCH Acute Care Clinic
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. 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.
  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. Downes TR, Dunson WA, Nomier AM, Little WC (1990). Mechanisms of Physiologic and Pathologic S3 Gallop Sounds [Abstract]. Circ, 82, 3-7.

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, 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.
  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. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  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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