Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

75 Patient Ratings
90 Patient Comments

Kathleen B. Digre, M.D.

Chief, Division of Headache and Neuro-Ophthalmology

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

75 Patient Ratings
90 Patient Comments

Specialties

Languages

  • English
  • German

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2352 John A. Moran Eye Center
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map

Bio

Kathleen B. Digre specializes in neuro-ophthalmology and headache. She evaluates and treats complex visual complaints which can be due to optic nerve or brain disease. Her interests include gender differences in neuro-ophthalmic disorders, pseudotumor cerebri, ischemic optic neuropathy, temporal arteritis, papilledema, episodic vision loss, headaches and eye pain, diplopia and Graves’ Disease. She has worked with the North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society and the University Eccles Health Sciences Library to develop a Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Educational Library (NOVEL).

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Professor
Anesthesiology - Adjunct Professor
Obstetrics/Gynecology - Adjunct Professor
Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Professor
Academic Divisions General OB/GYN
Headache and Neuro-Ophthalmology
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
Federal Licensing Examination

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
4.8
My confidence in care provider
4.8
Time care provider spent with me
4.6
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.7
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.6
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.7
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.7
Wait time at clinic
3.7
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.

August 27, 2014

Dr Digre is so pleasant and helpful regarding my Meds. and treatment. I am doing much better on the new meds.

August 22, 2014

good

August 18, 2014

good

January 31, 2014

Dr. Digre is WONDERFUL!!!

January 17, 2014

Dr. Digre is an astoundingly good physician. She is a scientist and an artist.

January 10, 2014

I can only say - Excellence describes this physician.

December 27, 2013

We felt very well taken care of at the clinic, everyone was friendly and helpful and re-answered questions as necessary.

December 22, 2013

Dr Digre is the most thorough, interested and attentive Dr. ever! She listens and is compassionate. She has a real zest for what she does and is a great teacher as well.

December 06, 2013

As always, Dr. Digree with wonderful, caring and helpful. She is my security blanket!!!

November 30, 2013

I waited five hours to see the doctor, I was the last patient of the day so when most of my time with the dr was spent with her going over my medical info with the resident and little of it was going over the plan for the future made me feel like maybe she just wanted to go home.

November 27, 2013

Very impressed with all care providers that assisted me that day. All seemed very confident in what they were doing and how they went about diagnosing the problem(s).

November 20, 2013

Dr. Digre is a cut-above her counterparts. I am grateful for her time and attention.

November 18, 2013

Appreciated the experience background of Dr. Digre and her evident concern for the patient.

November 18, 2013

ALL GOOD OF COURSE . WHY NOT DR DIGRE HAS THE BESTEST PEOPLE WORKING WITH HER THEIR ARE THE GREATEST.

November 16, 2013

Dr. Digre is extremely caring and kind. Compared to other doctors she has produced miracles in managing my migraines. She is able to take complex scenarios snd conditions and make order out of them. Dr. Digre is the best.

November 14, 2013

Dr. Digre is great !

November 12, 2013

You can't improve on perfect!

October 01, 2013

I still feel really unsure about my daughter's condition and her future.

September 30, 2013

Dr. Degrie was considerate of my concern to not 1st use drugs but find alternative ways to help my brain heal. She was very nice.

August 27, 2013

DR. DIGRE ALWAYS HAS A TWO-WAY CONVERSATION WITH ME. SHE LISTENS, ANSWERS QUESTIONS, AND TREATS ME LIKE AN INTELLIGENT INDIVIDUAL. WHEN I LEAVE HER OFFICE I HAVE A CLEAR SET OF INSTRUCTIONS, BOTH VERBAL AND WRITTEN . SHE "WALKS ON WATER."

August 26, 2013

Dr. Digre and her assistant were outstanding.

August 16, 2013

Follow up care was not discussed. I like the online connection offered to stay in touch with the doctor with questions or concerns. Very re-assuring.

August 05, 2013

I came for help and guideance and received exactly that, in a professional and courteous manner. I left feeling well cared for (but not treated as fragile or as if I were "suffering"). This was an excellent encounter, from my point of view.

August 03, 2013

Very good experience. Would choose this clinic for all my vision needs, even though I live in Las Vegas,NV. My Las Vegas Dr. (Dr. Emily Fant, Shepard Eye Center) is the person who suggested I see Dr. Digre.

August 02, 2013

Over all a good experience!!

July 17, 2013

Dr. Digre is the best--very caring and dedicated to her patients and an excellent teacher to her residents

June 24, 2013

Very good explanations, gave me confidence in the knowledge and competence of the care providers.

June 21, 2013

Dr. Digre was most helpful. She explained things and was able to ask the right questions to get to the source of my problems. She knew immediately what action was needed and explained the process. I was very happy with the information and care I received from her.

June 10, 2013

I have spent years trying to find out the problem. Dr. Digre was the first to give ne a diagnosis. I am very grateful.

June 10, 2013

I am very appreciative of the time that Dr. Digre spends with me. I feel that there is sincere concern for my welfare.

May 27, 2013

Dr. Digre is awesome! I just really like her and respect her. She has helped me so much! She's great!!!

May 20, 2013

Dr. Digre is thorough and while extremely busy, takes time to discuss issues while she is teaching residents and medical students. She is the consummate teacher and practitioner.

May 20, 2013

The Doctors at the Moran Eye Center are also VERY GOOD singers. Thanks for the Birthday song. It really made my year!

May 14, 2013

The time spent with Dr. Digre was very valuable. She asks good questions and developed a very specific plan for me to implement over the months in between visits. This is very helpful when you are waiting for a follow-up appointment.

May 13, 2013

Dr. Digre is very personable and thorough about the history of my son's condition. She was able to discuss what conditions are related to the Glaucoma as well as willing to consult with other Neurologists about his x-rays, etc. and other possibly related conditions. I really appreciate her looking at my son and all of his symptoms and not just the Glaucoma and headaches. She knew rightaway the type of headache he has and has advised me to return in the fall/winter when the headache comes back to discuss the medications at that time.

May 07, 2013

Overall, I felt that this was a positive experience. However, I did feel like there were times when Dr. Digre did not listen completely to what I was trying to say about my symptoms.

April 29, 2013

Dr. Digre always takes plenty of time to understand the problems and goes the extra mile to help in any way she can. Her depth of caring is unequaled in medicine and is much appreciated.

March 12, 2013

I feel Dr. Digre was very thorough, I'm very satified with her. All the staff were great.

March 11, 2013

SHE'S THE BESTEST as they ALL ARE .

March 08, 2013

I was somewhat insulted and caught off guard by Dr. Digre's comments on my preventative care with my migraines and her off the wall comments on how I dealt with my pain. She made no apology for not responding to the numerous messages left while she was at her Head Convention and the times I was in the office for shots and in the hospital. I feel as though I am doing everything in my power to get better, I hate pills. I have done my best to make life changes in my diet, exercise, stress management to get rid of these migraines but still need Dr. Digre's help. She is very knowledgable and wonderful, but there seems to be a communication breakdown somewhere.

March 08, 2013

If there was a rating higher than Very Good, it would be checked. What a great doctor.

February 25, 2013

Dr. Digre is the very BEST doctor I have ever been seen by. Very smart and energetic. I appreciate how accurate she is with her diagnosis. Thank you!

February 11, 2013

Dr. Digre is an excellent doctor. We have seen many doctors over the years and she is by far the best.

February 04, 2013

I had a good experience. Everyone was extremely polite. Thank you.

January 30, 2013

I'm especially appreciative of the time Dr. Digre spends with her patients--both fon the exams and on the explanations/consults. I never feel as if I'm just being rushed through the appt with cursory attention. That kind of concern is especially rare in medicine today, I'm afraid. Thank you.

January 17, 2013

good

December 26, 2012

Dr. Digre is always very concerned about my eye and neurological problems and is able to help me work with other doctors when there is a legitimate need.

December 19, 2012

Dr. Degri has been the best doctor I have ever seen.

December 15, 2012

Could not be better.

December 10, 2012

Truly excellent in her skill and exceptionally responsive to my medical needs. One of the most exceptional physicians as a humanitarian... and I am a physician also... know when someone really cares immediately.

December 09, 2012

She gave me hope , she spent a great amount time with my history and me. very thorough.

December 09, 2012

Dr. Digre was the epitome of a physician. She presented as someone who is obviously deserving of the high praise I heard of her from many sources. She left no stone unturned, asked questions trying to come to the cause of my headaches. The amount of time she spent with me astounded me, as I know how busy she is. She carefully explained the anatomy of a "migraine brain," and gave me information I needed to make an informed decision about my treatment. She gave me several options, and many things to think about. After I left, she called me, and said she'd been reviewing my meds, and decided to make a change in my prescriptions. I appreciate so much the level of concern for my well being, and would recommend her (and the office) to anyone! Sincerest thanks for all you have done for me!

November 29, 2012

I feel like I was put on medications that I have already tried and failed to work for me. I was really hoping for something different to try as a preventative.

November 28, 2012

I have tremendous confidence in Dr. Digree and the staff and have hope for a resolution to my problem. I am very impressed with the mychart product and find it useful and informative.

October 22, 2012

Dr. Digre deserves her reputation as the guru of migraines. She is simply outstanding.

October 09, 2012

Dr. Digre LISTENED to me and was very empathetic and thorough. She said she would work as hard as she could to find the answers and get me some RELIEF. She gets an A plus!

October 05, 2012

My quality of life, I know, would not be as good as it is if not for Dr. Digre. She is a real blessing.

October 04, 2012

I have complete confidence in Dr Digree. She has always been able to properly diagnose my visual problems, where other opthomologists have been lacking. I appreciate her expertice, knowledge and skill.

September 19, 2012

I have recommended Dr. Digre to 5 other people because of the great quality of care and advice that I received. Very thankful to have someone (finally) that can help me.

September 17, 2012

Dr. Digre treats me as if i were her only patient and my needs are her most important priority. We couldn't ask for a more compassionate and caring doctor, always going the extra mile.

August 13, 2012

I was very impressed by the care that I received. I would definitely recommend Dr Digre & and Moran Eye Center to anyone in need.

August 10, 2012

What can I say? Dr. Digre is the best! It never feels as though she is rushing through my appointment and she always listens to what I am saying VERY carefully and makes sure that I completely understand the plan and am ok with it.

July 30, 2012

Dr. Digre is very thorough and offers her best suggestions although I have not yet taken the medication she has recommended. I just don't want another pill.

July 16, 2012

High quality people giving care and service

July 16, 2012

very good

July 10, 2012

I have always had a great experience at The Moran Eye Center. Dr. Digre is just the best. The PA's and others have always been so friendly and prompt.

July 09, 2012

Outstanding care. I could go on and on with praise. but I'll just say that everyone who

July 02, 2012

Dr. Digre and her fellow were respectful, helpful, and extremely knowledgeable. They gave us answers and hope where other doctors had just told us they had no idea what to do. They treated my husband and me with respect and kindness. I would definitely re

June 29, 2012

This is one of the best experiences I have had

June 29, 2012

Dr Digre is an amazing doctor. She gave me an increible amount of information. My issues are in regard t o the way I was ushered out at the end of the day. It had been a long day for both of us I'm sure, however, in only having met me on the day of my visit I needed to dicuss further the information given and needed further questions answered. I disagree with some of the findings and would have liked to clarify that information further. When I asked some questions the doctor gave cliche' answers. Again, was completely impressed with Dr. Digre's knowlege and the information, but left the office feeling deflated and rushed out the door with many unanswered questions.

June 18, 2012

Dr. Digre is #1 in my book. She shows the same concern every time I have an appointment. I have come to rely on her expertise. I feel extremely blessed to have Dr. Digre as my care provider.

June 13, 2012

the dr spent a lot of time which i really appreciate, but sometimes seemed to disregard the symptoms i described. then i was concerned when i got the followup ltr and there were inaccuracies in it. not sure if the dr or nurse typed up the report, but it was misleading

June 13, 2012

I am always impressed with the degree at which Dr. Digre shows compassion and concern. She also shows a positive impression for a good outlook and confidence.

June 08, 2012

The care provider seemed really interested in may case, helped clear up some questions I had, and was helpful with suggestions for what I could do to reduce number of incidents I get.

June 08, 2012

Dr. Digre is an excellent example of what a great Dr. is: she shows concerns, uses words and make sure that i understood and shows concern about my problems, excellent Dr. with attention to detail and compassion for her patients.

June 04, 2012

A "Very good" rating is too low to express my rating.

May 10, 2012

Much more positive experience this visit. I appreciate this very much. Congratulations to Dr. Digre and her husband on the distinguished award they received. They surely deserved it!

May 10, 2012

Dr. Digre is wonderful! I wish she had better people working with her. John and Ann act like they can't be bothered with patients. It's bad. But like I said, Dr. Digre is wonderful! She is a great doctor! She has helped me very much over the past years.

April 17, 2012

My experience at the Neurology Dept., from the making of the appointment, to the registering, the vitals taken, and my time with Dr. Digree could NOT be improved. I've had superb and thoughtful attention, and caring attention.

March 29, 2012

The entire process of my visit to the clinic was as comfortable, comforting informative as I can imagine it could be. My confidence in my doctor and the staff is absolute. I will and have been recommending this clinic and doctor to anyone who will listen.

March 29, 2012

very good

March 27, 2012

very good she is awesome

March 22, 2012

It took four years to find solutions to my problems and I found them here!

March 20, 2012

I have been to many different doctors trying to figure out my headaches. I have never felt so understood and had such a detailed examination. I felt like there was a plan in place and a direction to follow when I left the office. I have never had a doctor spend so much time with me and make me feel like I was the only patient in the office at that time. I really was so grateful for this visit.

January 26, 2012

Dr. Digre was great the resident was a little degrading in how she responded to me at times.

January 26, 2012

Wish all doctors communicated as well and cared

January 05, 2012

My only comment is that Dr. Digre talked a little too fast and it felt like she was hurrying a little too fast to get us done and out the door. Maybe she always works that fast. But it felt like it had been a long hard day with an unusual happening in the office that delayed things a lot and we were the last patient of the day and she was in a hurry to get us through and out the door. She really talked fast and it was hard to follow her and keep up.

January 05, 2012

You all are doing a great service with your knowledge of our eyes etc.

January 05, 2012

Dr. Digre was the first to have much of answer for all this, other than Dr Scheuller who sent me to you, can't tell you how much relief it was just to know what we are dealing with

January 05, 2012

everything covered previously re: time issues

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Disorders of the Optic Nerve
  • Photophobia
  • Intracranial Hypertension Including Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Neuro-ophthalmologic changes in pregnancy
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Neurology of Pregnancy
  • Pupil

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Professor
Anesthesiology - Adjunct Professor
Obstetrics/Gynecology - Adjunct Professor
Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Professor
Academic Divisions General OB/GYN
Headache and Neuro-Ophthalmology
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
Federal Licensing Examination

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-2352 John A. Moran Eye Center
Neuro-ophthalmology
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Kathleen Digre is the Professor of Neurology, Ophthalmology as well as Adjunct Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Adjunct Professor of Anesthesia. She received her undergraduate degree in English and German at Augustana College in Sioux Falls South Dakota, her Master's degree in English at the University of Arkansas, her Medical Degree from the University of Iowa. She completed a residency in neurology and a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at the University of Iowa. She is board certified in Neurology. She is UCNS certified in Headache Medicine and a Fellow of the North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society. She joined the University of Utah Medical School Faculty and founded the neuro-ophthalmology service at the University of Utah, Moran Eye Center. She also began the University of Utah Headache Clinic. She also began the Center of Excellence in Women's Health where she is the director. She currently directs the Division of Neuro-ophthlamology and Headache at the University of Utah.

Her clinical practice is focused in neuro-ophthalmology and headache. She sees patients with complex neuro-ophthalmic disorders such as papilledema, photophobia, visual loss, and diplopia. She also treats migraine headaches and other unusual headache disorders. She is listed in Best Doctors in America.

Dr. Digre's research also focuses on the clinical disorders in neuro-ophthalmology and headache. She studies idiopathic intracranial hypertension, anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, and blepharospasm. She participates in national trials to reduce the burden of disease in these areas. She also works with other scientists to understand the basis of photophobia--a common complaint in migraine, blepharospasm, and other disorders. She has written two books and over one hundred peer reviewed articles along with numerous book chapters. She lectures nationally and internationally.

Working with the North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society (NANOS) and the University of Utah’s Eccles Health Sciences Library, she helped to develop the neuro-ophthalmology virtual educational library —NOVEL—which is available free over the internet to educate students, residents and even patients in neuro-ophthalmologic conditions. It is accessed by over 2.5 million times from over 150 countries each year. She lectures to community groups about headache, and idiopathic intracranial hypertension.

Dr. Digre the chaired of the steering committee for an OWH funded project, UWIN (Utah Women’s Health Information Network) and directed a project on screening for diabetic retinopathy using telemedicine. She is currently directing the grant, Coalition for a Healthier Community for Utah Women and Girls. She directs the Center of Excellence in Women’s Health at the University of Utah.

She has served as president of the North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society (NANOS), secretary to the American Neurological Association, and secretary of the American Headache Society. She is a fellow of the Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society. She has received many honors including the Gender Equity award, Distinguished Service Award from NANOS, The Linda Amos Award, The Martha Hughes Cannon Award for service to the women of the State of Utah, and recently she along with her husband, Michael Varner, the Rosenblatt Award---the University of Utah's highest honor.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Neuro-Ophthalmology
Fellow
Residency University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Neurology
Resident
Internship University of Iowa
Intern
Professional Medical University of Iowa
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate University of Iowa
Premedical Sciences
Graduate Training University of Arkansas
English
Master's
Certification Augustana College
Secondary Teaching
Certification
Undergraduate Augustana College
English
B.A.

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