Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

103 Patient Ratings
165 Patient Comments

Edgar C. Goldston, Jr., M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

103 Patient Ratings
165 Patient Comments



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Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-6065
Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Edgar C. Goldston, Jr., MD specializes in interventional spinal medicine and spinal diagnostics, as well as the non-operative management of spinal and musculoskeletal disorders. He has strong interests in spine related science and research. Dr. Goldston is actively involved with the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Spine Program at the University of Utah, which incorporates a multi-disciplinary approach to spine care.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurosurgery - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Adult Neurosurgery
Board Certification American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Sub: Pain 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
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

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.

January 12, 2017

overall, a good experience, expecially if the procedure cortisone injection) works.

January 04, 2017

Dr. Goldston is the ultimate care provider in my opinion for my problems. He takes the time to make sure you understand the procedure and is thorough about the examination. I have been going to him for almost 20 years and wouldn't consider switching.

December 26, 2016

Doctor explained every step of the procedure, about the medication & what to expect. Also was very friendly which put me at ease.

December 25, 2016

Dr. Goldston has to be one of the most kind and compassionate physicians I have ever been treated by. He listened to my concerns, explained the options, and allowed me to participate in the decisions affecting my care. He has always been so kind and made an effort to get me in to be seen when my pain gets too bad. I appreciate being treated as a person and not a condition. Dr. Goldston is the best!

December 13, 2016

my Doctor and the assistance nurse for my care are very polite and very nice people, I trusted them for the best care provided to me.

October 28, 2016

I have total confidence in My Dr. and I do quite often refer other people to go to him.

October 20, 2016

Dr. Goldston is the best Neurosurgeon in his specialization beyond compare at any University of Utah medical facility

October 03, 2016

good explanation of cause of pain by doctor.

October 01, 2016

I felt that Dr. Goldston completely understood what is happening with my back, andhelped me plan for my future back care.

September 16, 2016

This was a fine medical team helping me

September 15, 2016

Admirable "old School" feel, like you were the only one in the room and the onky thing that matter, in fact I feel bad, like my care did not need that good.. absolutely respect for his craft and profesion, I wish every doctor was this way (Mark maham same thing just incredible)

August 29, 2016

Very comfortable and confident with my care provider

August 26, 2016

An excellent provider. He works miracles for me.

August 17, 2016

Dr. Goldsten is a great doc and a wonderful person. He is genuinely concerned. He spends a lot of time with each patient and you never feel rushed, which is probably why he runs behind schedule on a regular basis. If I had to pick, I would take waiting in exchange for the time he spends with me.

August 15, 2016

I have total confidence in Dr Goldston and have recommended him to several people, For some it is to far a drive. for me the drive is worth it.

June 08, 2016

they gave me more information than any other facility had or medical center had ever done. thank you

May 06, 2016

Dr. Golsten is an expert at what he does, I trust him 100%. He takes the time to explain the whole procedure, as well as risks and is constantly aware of my comfort and feedback throughout the procedure.

April 24, 2016

Good good good.

April 24, 2016


March 24, 2016

very good experience

March 18, 2016

Dr. Goldston is the best!

February 15, 2016

Love Dr. Goldston. He takes plenty of time to figure out what my problems are.

February 08, 2016

I am very happy with Dr. Goldston, the experience could not have been better.

January 22, 2016

great job

December 14, 2015

I have been seeing Dr. Goldston for several years & feel he is an excellent doctor. It can sometimes be hard to get scheduled for an injection & he has mentioned there are other doctors at the clinic who could do this. I have great confidence in him & would rather wait.

December 11, 2015

Dr. Goldston is top notch at what he does and very caring.

November 16, 2015

I think he's doing the best he can do.

November 02, 2015

Instead of asking me personally, he referred to others opinions from previous visits. I felt he was in a hurry to get somewhere else. Would have liked more time to process the information and discuss options.

October 31, 2015

Dr. Goldston asked me several times if I was comfortable and made every effort to make sure I was not in pain or bothered while doing my injections.

October 30, 2015

Dr. Goldston is very caring and professional. I don't think I could find a better doctor then him.

October 12, 2015

Dr. Goldston is a very competent and caring physician. He has made a significant contribution to my quality of life. I can't thank him enough.

October 10, 2015

More time was spent with me about my condition and options than any other medical professional sans my Family Physician

October 02, 2015

Love Dr. Goldston

September 22, 2015

Dr. Goldston shows a great deal of kindness and compassion.

September 20, 2015

Dr Onofrei's and Dr Goldston were victims of scheduling. One cannot make up an hour or more. Something had to give and it was me.

September 09, 2015

I'm becoming more and more discouraged with my lack of options and my lack of improvement.

August 29, 2015

I have been playing ring around the Rosie with my back issues for a year and a half. know a whole lot of things it isn't BUT still don't know what it is. we're trying the one more test approach some more . I think I can drive to SLC blindfolded from all the practice I'm getting. However I do realize my issues are extremely difficult to figure out. I think Dr Goldston is trying his best...

August 28, 2015

It has been a wonderful opportunity to be treated by Dr. Goldston. He is the finest physician and surgeon and the most congenial doctor I have EVER had the opportunity to receive treatment from.

August 15, 2015

Dr. Goldston and his staff are wonderful. They are polite, concerned and knowledgeable. Dr. Goldston explained every step of the procedure as he performed the injection. He was always concerned for my comfort. He is a great care provider and it is my hope that he is my primary neuro doc.

August 13, 2015


August 05, 2015


July 31, 2015

Dr. Goldston is excellent

July 24, 2015

very good experience

July 14, 2015

Dr Goldsten is very personable and professional. I am completely confident in his ability and he is very pleasant to talk with.

June 21, 2015

Dr Goldston is doing his best to try and find the problem areas in my back. Its not an easy task....

March 31, 2015

Dr. Goldston is an amazing doctor. He is very caring and takes time explaining things to me. His procedures have reduced my pain.

March 31, 2015

It was obvious that Dr. Goldston was rushed---he was so far behind in his appointments. I would have liked a little more time with him----he was finished with me; I'm not sure I was finished with him!

March 27, 2015

Dr. Goldsten is extremely professional and personable as well.

March 21, 2015

Dr. Goldston and his assistants were congenial and constantly concerned with my comfort, any pain I might have experienced, and gentle in performing the procedure.

January 10, 2015

Always good, friendly and kind!

January 09, 2015

was impressed that the doctor when I asked him a question he said that he couldn`t answer as he had just met me and wasn`t familiar with my case

January 03, 2015

Dr. Goldston delivers a combination of competence and compassion.

December 04, 2014

Dr Goldston invested his time and expertise to review my concerns. He then modified the original treatment plan to better provide my treatment. That is excellent patient care.

November 21, 2014

Dr. Goldston was very friendly and seemed concerned with my condition. He explained my condition in great detail.

November 20, 2014

the physician well informed me of my condition and gave me good information on help he could provide.

November 11, 2014

always outstanding

November 11, 2014

Edgar Goldston is the best doc of any kind that I've seen. He is so good with people and great with medical procedures.

October 25, 2014

Dr Goldston is an excellent doctor. He listens, then answers my questions. makes me fell like he really cares and wants to help me, not just doing his job!

October 21, 2014

Dr. Goldston has a caring personality.

August 28, 2014

I have recommended DR. Goldston and my husband is now his patient also.

August 25, 2014

If only all doctors were comparable to Dr. Goldston.

August 07, 2014

doctor experience outstanding

July 19, 2014


July 15, 2014

Dr. Goldstone is thoughtful, caring, and concerned about my medical issues. He thinks a great deal about my issues and explains his thought process to me, which I greatly appreciate.

July 11, 2014

Consistently excellent care from this provider

July 08, 2014

Dr. Goldston is an EXCELLENT physician. I appreciate his thoughtful and kind demeanor

July 04, 2014


June 26, 2014

I always have a great experience with Dr.Goldston, i have always recieve such outstanding care. he truely cares about how you feel.

June 15, 2014

I am confident that Dr Goldston know what he is doing and very detail oriented when he is providing care and/or doing a procedure.

May 31, 2014

The Best!

April 29, 2014

After taking a position on the procedure table with my face in a hole at the end of the table I was handed a clipboard by the doctor and asked to sign off on the procedure. I was taken by surprise and signed off without reading the paper I was asked to sign. During the procedure a nerve was touched, causing a severe shock like sensation from my hip to my toes.

April 29, 2014


April 22, 2014

Every thing was fine.

April 17, 2014

Dr. Goldston was very good and understood what I have been going through. He talked to me during the whole procedure. I appreciated the time he took.

April 12, 2014

Dr. Goldston consistently expresses concern for my well being and has exceeded my expectations across the board as a care provider.

March 27, 2014

Again, Goldston was great. Came highly recommended by 4th Street Clinic, where my wife is a APRN, and I see why. Very good fingers crossed that the injection 'takes' and I don't need surgery!

March 13, 2014

And will return if additional needs arrive.

March 05, 2014

An exceptional doctor...very caring, willing to spend as much time as needed, very thorough in his explanations.

March 04, 2014

they worked to help me with my concerns

February 08, 2014

Dr.Goldston makes having a procedure as painless as possible.

February 07, 2014

Dr. Goldston is very good at explaining to me about my neck problems and headaches. I feel he is concerned and I appreciate that.

February 05, 2014

I've visited three doctors and a surgeon in the last six months. He gave the impression he genuinely practices for the sole purpose of helping people. I feel many others; especially those of tenure loose this quality. People feel taken care of when their physicians care. Dr. Goldstein is the gold standard for this.

January 26, 2014

Dr. Goldston is god like in my opinion. The longer I can put off a scalpel the better.

January 25, 2014

just wonderful bunch of people.

January 17, 2014

Highly competent, professional and skilled.

January 15, 2014

I would like to think Edgar and I have become friends. I greatly value the health care decisions he has made. When I first came to the clinic I could not walk. I graduated from a wheel chair, to a walker and now use a cane, primarily because it looks cool. Thanks Edgar and staff

January 15, 2014

All good

January 12, 2014

I have tremendous respect for Dr. Goldston and his staff.

January 07, 2014


January 03, 2014

I would recommend

January 02, 2014

I already have recommended Dr Goldston to someone.

December 07, 2013

Dr Goldston is a great doctor

December 06, 2013

Dr. Goldston is a extremely caring doctor. I can't say enough good about him

December 05, 2013

He is always so thoughtful and helpful that when anyone talks about my back pain I am always able to refer he to my neighbors and friends. I know he could help them if they would just go and see him. I am very confident that he will be able to help me when I go in for a visit.

December 05, 2013

I would like to express my gratitude for Dr. Goldston and his office staff. Dr. Goldston articulated my condition from every possible angle through discussions, film evaluations, and examinations. He offered, however short and temporary, some relief to my pain, my restricted ability to walk, the lack of function and feeling in my legs, and the overall condition of my spine. Dr. Goldston listened to me in great detail and explained every chart, concern of mine, and procedure completely and accurately and in terms that I could understand. I had a sense that Dr. Goldston was genuinely concerned for my well-being and offered to do everything humanly possible to improve my condition and treat my symptoms. He and his staff were very accommodating, compassionate and professional. I would recommend Dr. Goldstonâ¿¿s services to anyone suffering from pain and symptoms related to the spine and would not hesitate to see him again.

November 29, 2013

Here's to the doctor from Rochester, Minn, E. Goldston he is, now I begin To extol his caring And compassionate sharing Of heart and skill, with him you've a win!

November 21, 2013

I couldn't be happier. All are a pleasure to deal with

November 14, 2013

Dr.'s and Nurses and rest of the staff were and always are excellent.

November 11, 2013

There was some type of complication with the patient Dr. Goldston saw before me. I waited an hour or more to see the doctor. When he did come in, I felt very rushed. We went directly to the Procedure Room without any time to talk about my hip/back. When we got to the Procedure Room, Dr. Goldston was very kind and we talked about the injection etc. and he calmed my anxiety and answered my questions. The procedure was virtually painless. He is an excellent doctor.

October 18, 2013

Dr. Goldston was concerned that I may have an infection in my left arm & so we delayed the shots that he was going to give me until all was clear about my left arm. Made me feel very good. I liked his concern about my health & all that was going on.

October 16, 2013

Dr. Goldston is excellent and I have total confidence in his diagnosis, as well as his treatments.

October 16, 2013

Dr. Goldstone is outstanding. Best Dr. I have ever seen.

October 07, 2013

I had gone to my PCP's office, an InstaCare in St. George, and the University of Utah ER--without obtaining the help and proper treatment for my medical condition. Dr. Goldston and his nurse, Melody Fairbourne were a breath of fresh air. I was diagnosed correctly, given the proper medical therapy and PT to help me get through a very painful and discouraging situation. I can't thank them enough.

October 01, 2013

all good.

September 30, 2013


September 23, 2013

overall a positive experince

September 09, 2013

No medication

September 02, 2013

I Would recommend Dr. Goldston to anyone.

August 23, 2013

care giver is OUTSTANDING

July 27, 2013

I have been seeking care from Dr. Goldston for my neck/shoulder pain for quite some time now. I have called the office in tears because my pain can become so intense. Yet, when I asked for a continuance of the pain medication he had given me, I was denied. I was told to ask my PCP. My PCP is not currently treating me for this ailment; she's not going to want to prescribe pain medication for a condition she doesn't regularly assess. It's very frustrating as the patient to be made to feel as if your extensive pain isn't important. If the physician who is treating me for the painful condition isn't willing to prescribe for the pain, what am I to do?

July 23, 2013

Other than the one disturbing encounter, the care I received AND the outcome of the medical procedure were excellent. I have had an apparent allergic reaction to some of the medication, i.e., severe itching in the feet and ankles--don't know which medication resulted in this miserable condition. Nevertheless, the outstanding results regarding the pain relief to the Sciatic condition has been greatly appreciated. I have already told many, many people how enthused I am about the care provided by your facility.

July 22, 2013

Dr. Goldston is a great doctor and very caring.

July 16, 2013

I have been experiencing pain for some time and it has really effected my state of mind and my lifstyle. Dr. Goldston shows genuine concern for my welfare and getting to the root of the problem. The last time I was there I was ready to just give up... but he made me see that I have come too far to throw in the towel and I appreciate all he does for me.

July 12, 2013

Dr. Goldston was very thorough and took his time explaining the procedure in detail

June 17, 2013

Dr. E Goldston is a great doctor. Took extra time to explain MRI/X-ray results. Explained medication concerns, and follow-up appointment.

June 17, 2013

I trust my physician and hisn expertise.

June 14, 2013

Dr. Goldston is very professional in every way. He allowed questions and answered them in a way I understood. He was very clear in his description of my condition and the treatments.

June 07, 2013

Dr. Goldston is a God!

June 07, 2013

I like Dr. Goldston's attitude and interest in my back problem and ability to provide the relief I need.

June 01, 2013


May 17, 2013

Everyone took his/her time with me, explaining what the procedures and options were, not rushing me or having to go elsewhere in a hurry. I felt as if I was the only patient on that day's schedule! Everything was right on time, from entrance into the examination room to the doctor's appearance. Very well organized and right to the minute!

May 07, 2013


May 06, 2013

All the "Good" evaluations probably would have been "Very Good" were it not for the time pressure Dr. Goldston faced

May 05, 2013

Dr. Goldston is the nicest Dr. I have seen in a long time. I had hurt my back and he made a special time out of his day to see me due to my injury to ensure that I was taken care of. He took time explaining what was wrong with my back and what we could do to get me out of the pain I was in. I just want to say thanks to Dr. Goldston for the care he has given me and to let you know that all provider should be like him. I think this experience at this clinc tells me that this is a very special clinc and staff. They all seem to be very happy and work very well with each other. This gives me hope for my care. Thank you

May 03, 2013

My doctor is certainly my first choice for my medical problem care

May 03, 2013

Dr. Goldston is wonderful! I don't know what I would do without him! I appreciate him and his staff very much. There were problems with my insurance/billing but the office staff worked with us so that we could go ahead with my procedure which was very much appreicated. I was in such pain and had driven 3 hours and I really didn't want to have to re-schedule and make a second trip at a later date. I want Dr. Goldston and all the staff to know my appreciation and gratitude!!!

April 29, 2013

Always a good experience with Dr. Goldston. He is a very professional, caring, doctor who knows what he is doing and what he is talking about. U of U Neurology is fortunate to have him.

April 29, 2013


April 22, 2013

I feel that Dr. Goldston is the best possible doctor I could have for my condition

April 22, 2013

Dr.Goldston was very pleasant,caring and explained my nerves were cause of my pain not the bones in my spine. The Dr. prescribed medication to improve my pain and it did.

April 20, 2013

very good

April 08, 2013

Dr Goldston is I'm sure the very best Dr there and always knows exactally what and where to do to releave the pain I'm having!

April 08, 2013

I have the highest degree of respect and trust for Dr. Goldston. I have been under his care for several years and his recommendations and services have given me great relief from my pain and injuries.

April 01, 2013

Edgar is the best

March 25, 2013

Dr. Goldston is always very professional and concerned about my condition. He is very courteous and I am very confident in his advice.

March 11, 2013


March 08, 2013

It just fine

March 04, 2013

unsure about pain treatment plans. I have heard mostly negative remarks regarding pain management issues.(pain pumps)

March 01, 2013

Dr. Goldston was great at explaining the procedure and what results to expect from it. I'm still hoping for a great conclusion to the cortisone shot. We'll see.

February 26, 2013

Very impressed with Dr. Goldsten. This first time I met him was just before the procedure. He made me feel very comfortable and informed.

February 25, 2013

Dr. Goldston is the BEST

February 19, 2013

I have already recommended people to your office. The staff is amazing! The doctors are caring and really know how to put you at ease.

January 28, 2013

I have recommended this facility to 5 people already

January 11, 2013


December 17, 2012

Dr. Goldston is a wonderful physician. His attitude is one of care and concern. I appreciate him so very mluch.

November 19, 2012

I was a little surprised that an MRI done in April was the basis of where to place the injection. That incident had resolved it's self and this was a new incident with somewhat similar indications but not entirely. We didn't have a chance to talk about on going and repetitive incidents in this spinal region. Past surgery was in the L3-L4 region but this treatment was targeted to L4-L5 from what he said. No explanation of the reason for shifting focus was explained.

November 12, 2012

Very professional team.

November 05, 2012

Dr. Goldston is one of two doctors that I have who patiently describe procedures, answer questions, give explanations, and show the utmost consideration to me and to the concerns that I may have. He is an extremely skilled doctor who I trust without question. I am grateful that I was given his name (from another doctor) as a doctor who could take care of my situation.

October 29, 2012

Didn't listen enough to my concerns

October 23, 2012

Dr. Goldston is "one in a million" doctors. He's very down to earth and explains my condition in words I can understand. I have complete faith in him as my neuro doctor.

October 19, 2012

Edgar is the BEST, an oustanding care provider

September 18, 2012

Dr. Goldston is a very kind, caring and conscientious doctor. He makes sure I am comfortable in every aspect of my injections. He answers all questions completely - and constantly monitors how and what I am feeling at all times.

August 19, 2012

My experiences are all positive.

July 16, 2012

Dr. Goldston and staff are absolutely wonderful. Very professional and very caring. W. Gilmour

June 25, 2012

Dr. Goldston and Jean Hagedorn have been very good to work with. I have been impressed with the level of professionalism, care, concern, and the time they have spent with me in trying to improve my medical condition.

June 16, 2012

I thought Dr Goldston was very good. I would recommend him to others.

May 03, 2012

Feel like no one understood the amount of pain i am in and that they really didn't believe that this cyst is the problem. Was given an injection, but not told of further solutions to problem.

April 26, 2012

I recommend Dr. Goldston to everyone that suffers from a similar problem.

April 19, 2012


March 07, 2012

I have absolute confidence in Dr. Goldsten.

February 16, 2012

I have recommended Dr Goldston to 5 collegues and they have all had great success with him.

January 25, 2012

I have referred several people to Dr. Goldston. He has helped me more than any other back doctor. And I have seen several.

January 19, 2012

Dr. Goldston is the greatest

January 11, 2012

I have already recommended this facility and staff to others. I think all of you are great!

January 05, 2012

Dr Goldston is the best I have and will continue to recommend him to anyone I come in contact with

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurosurgery - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Adult Neurosurgery
Board Certification American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Sub: Pain Medicine)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-6908 Clinical Neurosciences Center
University of Utah Department of Neurosurgery
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Edgar C. Goldston, Jr., MD specializes in interventional spinal medicine and spinal diagnostics, as well as the non-operative management of spinal and musculoskeletal disorders. He has strong interests in spine related science and research. Dr. Goldston is actively involved with the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Spine Program at the University of Utah, which incorporates a multi-disciplinary approach to spine care.


Education History

Type School Degree
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Internship Lutheran Hospital - La Crosse
Transitional Medicine
Internship University of Minnesota
Professional Medical University of Minnesota
Graduate Training University of Miami, Rosentiel School
Marine Science
Graduate Training University of Minnesota
GI Research
Undergraduate University of Miami


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