Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

80 Patient Ratings
27 Patient Comments

Walter Townson, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

80 Patient Ratings
27 Patient Comments

Specialties

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-8840 Greenwood Health Center
7495 South State Street
Midvale, UT 84047
Map
University Hospital
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map

Bio

Walter Townson, MD, is a board-certified physician specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. He received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, and his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern. Dr. Townson is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and currently serves as clinical associate professor at the University of Utah's School of Medicine. His professional interests include laparoscopic surgery, infertility, and high risk obstetrics. He is fluent in Spanish. Dr. Townson is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most insurance plans.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Obstetrics/Gynecology - Adjunct Associate Professor
UUHC Community Physician Group - UUHC Employed Physician
Academic Divisions General OB/GYN

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
4.6
My confidence in care provider
4.6
Time care provider spent with me
4.6
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.6
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.7
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.6
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.6
Wait time at clinic
3.9
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.8

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.

June 26, 2014

I appreciate Dr. Townson taking my health concerns seriously even the though the problem is likely minor. He was thorough in investigating all of the possibilities that could cause my symptoms. He put my mind at ease and I left feeling like I got really good care.

June 14, 2014

Dr. Townson is always willing (and polite) to speak to my husband in Spanish so he can understand what is happening, too. That is one of the major reasons we chose Dr. Townson: he speaks Spanish and is nice about using it to include my husband in conversations.

May 14, 2014

It seemed to me Dr. Townson was a little worried about jumping the gun and delving into a subject that may not need to be discussed since it was all dependent on an ultrasound that would be done. I would have liked a little more information at the time, but now it has become irrelevant. I believe he would have given me more information if he was positive the ultrasound would have confirmed his worries.

May 13, 2014

For my first prenatal visit, I expected a little more attention from the doctor and inquiries about how I was doing.

April 24, 2014

After visiting with the nurse, I felt a little bit like a freak and something was seriously wrong with me. I was terrified thinking about what Dr. Townsend would say, and to my relief he was calm and assuring. He answered all my questions, putting my mind as ease.

April 18, 2014

I love Dr. Townson. I am very glad we found him!

March 31, 2014

Dr. Townson is a great Doctor

March 28, 2014

He always is thorough, especially if I mention symptoms that may cause him to question my health during pregnancy.

January 23, 2014

He had several calls from his cell phone

January 21, 2014

Dr Townson has been my OBGYN for over 12 years. He is consistently caring, knowledgeable, compassionate, non judgmental, and demonstrates a comprehensive approach to problem solving.

December 17, 2013

I like that Dr. Townson is thorough. The two times I have seen him he has taken extra care to see that everything is in order and that I and my baby are doing well.

November 11, 2013

The doctor gave me the prescriptions I came in for, so that was a success! He used a lot of medical terminology that I wasn't familiar with, I had to ask for explanations multiple times. Also I would have appreciated some verbal feedback/instruction as he was administering pap smear; I didn't know what was coming or when, it could have been more gentle.

September 10, 2013

We had a lot of "maybe's" that no one could really answer without further testing so while the care provider did a good job, I still left with questions.

September 10, 2013

Dr. Townson always responds to my concerns/ questions thoroughly, which always puts me at ease.

May 29, 2013

Too long to wait at every appt

May 20, 2013

very helpful and understood my concerns. only thing, using medical terminology but he answer my questions when I didn't understand what it meant.

May 20, 2013

Dr Townson and his staff are very professional and explain everything so good.

May 08, 2013

Long wait to see provider

May 06, 2013

I happened upon Dr Townson by circumstance - he was available when I needed an appointment. I will return to him by choice. He is reassuring and considerate.

April 17, 2013

good

April 15, 2013

Always have to wait a long time, wouldn't recommend to others

March 25, 2013

My wait time for an appointment that was pushed earlier to allow him to leave earlier in the day wasn't acknowledged.

February 14, 2013

Long waiting time

January 29, 2013

I came from tooele because Ive had chronic extreme pain after my csection, Dr. Townsend gave me more answers in my appt then my ob at mountain west who dismissed me rather then examine me. I am greatful to have some answers and steps to end the pain now.

January 21, 2013

Dr. Townson is an amazing doctor, and i highly recommend him to others.

December 14, 2012

Dr Townson is the best.

December 07, 2012

I have already recommended him to others.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Obstetrics/Gynecology - Adjunct Associate Professor
UUHC Community Physician Group - UUHC Employed Physician
Academic Divisions General OB/GYN

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
School of Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Walter Townson, MD, is a board-certified physician specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. He received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, and his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern. Dr. Townson is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and currently serves as clinical associate professor at the University of Utah's School of Medicine. His professional interests include laparoscopic surgery, infertility, and high risk obstetrics. He is fluent in Spanish. Dr. Townson is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most insurance plans.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Residency St. Paul Medical Center
OB/GYN
Resident
Residency Parkland Memorial Hospital
OB/GYN
Resident
Internship St. Paul Medical Center
OB/GYN
Intern
Professional Medical University of San Diego
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Brigham Young University
Business Administration
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Clinical Trials

Video & News

Video