Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

502 Patient Ratings
246 Patient Comments

David J. Petron, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

502 Patient Ratings
246 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(435) 655-7970 UUHC - Park City Ski Clinic
1493 Lowell Ave
Park City, UT 84060
(801) 587-7109 University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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Bio

Dr. David Petron, Assistant Professor (clinical) is a primary care orthopaedic/sports medicine specialist. He originally trained in family practice and then completed a fellowship in primary care orthopaedics and sports medicine at Michigan State University. Dr. Petron is the Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine and the team physician for the University of Utah athletic teams. He is also a team physician for the U.S. Ski Team and is the Medical Director for the Park City Ski Injury Clinic. David Petron, M.D. specializes in non-operative treatment of the spine, shoulder, knee, ankle, and foot problems. He also has a special interest in overuse injuries that lead to tendonitis. He utilizes the latest treatments for this, including shock wave therapy (Sonarex), for chronic tendon problems. Dr. Petron also has a special interest in all nonoperative treatments for osteoarthritis and performs various injections (such as Synvisc) to alleviate joint pain.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Physical Therapy - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Family Practice (Fam Prac)

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
4.7
My confidence in care provider
4.7
Time care provider spent with me
4.5
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
4.6
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.6
Wait time at clinic
4.2
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.

July 30, 2014

One of my best visits yet!

July 21, 2014

I was pleased with the knowledge of the provider and his attitude.

July 18, 2014

I recommend Dr Petron to many friends

July 15, 2014

Dr Petron is a rockstar! Very very grateful for his help and expertise.

July 14, 2014

very impressed with the extent of time provider was willing to spend attempting to solve a complexing situation that was actually out of his realm

July 12, 2014

I was very happy to have Dr Petron as my doctor. He was very efficient and friendly.

July 12, 2014

Speaking as a physician, some of the hardest patients to please are other physicians. The whole team who treated me, including nurse, MA, resident, and attending physician were great, friendly, professional, and thorough.

July 04, 2014

Dr Petron was excellent. I will request an appointment with him when need arises because of his knowledge and skill.

July 02, 2014

Doctor took initiative and felt like my issues/family history were included. Also, MD called early next day with lab results and worked out a collaborative treatment plan and follow-up schedule

July 02, 2014

Dr. Petron and his PA work very well together!!! I wish I could remember the PA's name. Excellent care

June 29, 2014

Dr. Petron was very informative and showed great concern for me and my worries about my condition. He explained my issue very clearly and made every effort to ensure my comfort and increased my knowledge of my condition. I left with great confidence that I would return to my physical activities quickly as long as I followed his plan for me.

June 27, 2014

respect for Dr. Petron

June 26, 2014

I want to thank Dr. Petron for his expert and compassionate care. I was so fortunate to be able to get in to see him and be cared for so quickly!!!

June 22, 2014

Dr. Petron and his PA Bob were very helpful, I felt they went above and beyond explaining to me what was going on.

June 21, 2014

superb care and expertise

June 19, 2014

Dr. saved my life.

June 12, 2014

I will always come here for my medical needs

June 09, 2014

all went well

June 05, 2014

Dr. Petron even went over to Dr. Burks' clinic to see if he could see me right after my appt to avoid a return trip.

May 22, 2014

Dr Petron was very thorough and pleasant.

May 21, 2014

I was happy to hear that the pain in my knee was not something serious at this time and that through exercise I can slow down the Osteoarthritis progression in my knee.

May 15, 2014

Dr Petron is always very professional and explains thing on my level.

May 12, 2014

A very busy clinic. Once in the room Dr. Petron was knowledgeable, answered all my questions and gave specific treatment plans for me.

May 11, 2014

I will for sure recommend Dr. Petron to my friends and family, same for Bob Toth PA.

May 06, 2014

My experience was very, very positive. I would definitely recommend Dr. Petron and his staff to everyone. I felt everyone was considerate and attentive to my issues. I really appreciated all their help, understanding, and care.

May 06, 2014

Dr. Petron is an awesome Doctor! He has helped me tremendously over the years. He has made it possible for me to keep working far longer than I would have otherwise. He is a top notch healthcare provider! I tell everyone I care about to get in with him, he will take care of their needs!

May 06, 2014

Dr. Petron is excellent.

May 03, 2014

Over the past 12 years I have seen Dr. Petron for a variety of sports related issues, the care has been excellent. I have referred several friends to Dr. Petron.

April 29, 2014

Very Professional and listens to my concerns. Explains things on my level so I understand alot better.

April 27, 2014

dr. petron is AMAZING!!! he really listened and made me feel like he was genuinely concerned about my condition! he epitomizes what all physicians should strive to be!

April 26, 2014

This was an uncomplicated follow up visit.

April 26, 2014

i CAME TO SEE THE DOCTOR BY ADVICE FROM MY PREFERRED PROVIDER. DR PETRON WAS HONEST AND SAID HE WOULDN'T GIVE ME AN INJECTION DUE TO THE MY PAST HISTORY WITH INFECTIONS OVER THE PAST 3 YEARS. I APPRECIATED HIS HONESTY AND CONCERN FOR MY WELL BEING.

April 25, 2014

I am extremely sensitive about the pain medication that I take for my neck. I have decintigration in my facet joints and I have resotimies on the neck twice a year. One of the individuals reviewing my history made me feel sad about the fact that I am on the pain mediciation. I'm sorry but that it something that really disturbs me and makes me feel like less of a person. I'm certain that they were just doing their job.

April 24, 2014

Dr. Petron called me the day after the appointment to explain my blood results. He spent time talking to me about my concerns and treatment. I really appreciate the amount of time he spent with me.

April 20, 2014

I really do mean to select very good for everything. I was very impressed with this doctor visit. He was not condescending. He explained my condition well enough for me to understand it without needing to know the complicated medical terminology.

April 18, 2014

Dr. Petron was most understanding of my issues and gave good advice on how to keep myself in as good as shape as possible. He also was gracious in offering to see a colleague with serious back problems.

April 18, 2014

Dr. Petron is an excellent care provider. The PA working with him (Bob) is very good. I was very impressed by the orthopedic resident, Alex, that I met during a prior visit.

April 17, 2014

Dr. Petron's empathy and humility are the characteristics all docs should have.

April 14, 2014

Delay in obtaining appt was not good. Long clinic wait time was not so good either. I want to refer within system, but these were 2 negatives.

April 14, 2014

He did not recognize the infection in my arm the first time I went to see him.

April 13, 2014

Every thing he did was awesome. If I had to go back I would see this doctor again.

April 06, 2014

Dr. Petron and his PA were fantastic. They showed a genuine concern, trying to come up with anything they could to help my progression after surgery. They were both very knowledgeable and communicated in a way that I could easily understand. I would recommend them to anyone asking about my visit.

March 31, 2014

in a short time, Dr. Petron's expertise gives me lots of information about the long term plans for my chronic knee and hand problems.

March 21, 2014

I ALWAYS recommend this clinic.

March 20, 2014

Just don't think he was interested in my opinion or desired outcome.

March 19, 2014

I felt rushed. I wanted to talk about options, what would happen if therapy doesn't work, etc.

March 16, 2014

I brought up request to see hip specialist after this visit and he arranged it immediately. At first told me to see how things went over next 6-8 wks.

March 12, 2014

I was extremely happy with my care providers. It was obvious they were concerned. I actually had three of them in the room at the same time. I love teaching hospitals!

March 12, 2014

I adore Dr Petron and have great confidence in his treatment. he's a busy guy, and things sometimes feel rushed, but I do always get all of my questions answered. just not long chats (which is ok)

March 05, 2014

I have always been treated as a valued and important patient in the clinic. Realistically I know I am not the only patient of the clinic. However, the attention patience and face to face time with my care provider, and nurse assistance make me feel as if they are there for me.

March 03, 2014

Wish an MRI would have been done on the first visit as the xray missed the diagnosis and PT was done improperly since wrong diagnosis was made initially.

February 23, 2014

Dr. Petron is an excellent physician. Don't take him away to an administrative position.

February 16, 2014

Dr Petron has shown a lot of compassion toward me and cares about my pain and condition.

February 13, 2014

Bob, PA is also excellent.

February 08, 2014

The caregiver could not really tell me what he thought was wrong. I was referred to physical therapy and they were excellent diagnosing the problem and helping me.

February 08, 2014

I have already recommended him.

February 02, 2014

Both PA and provider were excellent...and provider's expertise/manner is why I returned to Petron!

January 31, 2014

Very thorough explanation of my problem, very friendly and caring staff.

January 31, 2014

I really liked that Dr. Petron called in Dr. Aoki to look at my knee and give me his advice and recommendations as well. It made me more confident in moving forward with the decision for surgery after hearing from several care providers who all agreed on treatment recommendations!

January 30, 2014

amazing

January 30, 2014

Dr Petron is the BEST !!!

January 26, 2014

he understood my concerns. He understood my perspective in wanting to get back to my activities and running. He looked for a treatment approach that would work for me.

January 26, 2014

I like Dr Petron very much. He got to the heart of the problem quickly and Mede me feel confident about recovery.

January 20, 2014

The doctor came in with two other individuals. He talked to them about the process of getting my knee stable and feeling better but spent very little time going over the process with me, the patient. I felt like he was rushed or didn't want to bother with me, as if my injury wasn't too significant. I later saw a paper that was handed to me by the nurse? for physical therapy and I have no idea what to do with that or the process to get that started. My knee feels better due to a cortisone shot but I will probably cancel my follow-up with him.

January 17, 2014

Dr. Petron and his staff are so kind and concerned. I would highly recommend him to everyone.

January 16, 2014

I gave a couple fair rating decause I came in with multiple problems, and was well aware that the doctor would not be able to cover them all thoroughly. I will be back for follow up care.

January 11, 2014

The doctor was great. Very warm and friendly, and knowledgeable.

January 10, 2014

The MD spent very little time or expressed very little care about the lack of progress or my improvement. The fellows cared and seemed to care more. I am very disappointed by my progress. Dr Petron didn't tell me the side effects of the medicine he prescribed. I am very displeased with my results at this time.

January 09, 2014

Dr. Petron is a fantastic physician. He provided outstanding patient care from start to finish.

December 31, 2013

The education from the care provider was lacking. I left feeling a little lost, and I am a health care provider. I wish there had been a nurse to do some follow up teaching with me, or that Dr. Petron had taken the time.

December 07, 2013

I would definitely recommend the physician and orthopedic center to others.

December 03, 2013

Dr. Petrone has always taken the time to detemine my progress and answer questions, both from me and my husband.

December 03, 2013

I felt like I was not listened to, and that my issues were not important. Despite 10 weeks of pain, I was told "well, your MRA is not normal, but just stay off it for 2-3 months and see if it gets better" After further testing and evaluation by a second physician, it turns out my problem is significant and requires surgery to prevent further degeneration.

December 02, 2013

Petron cared about my experience and understood that I wanted to get back to an active life as soon as possible and clearly did all he could to help me reach that point.

November 25, 2013

always nice

November 25, 2013

Dr. Petron went above and beyond what most doctors would do to listen and understand my situation and made a great recommendation for further care.

November 25, 2013

Great

November 18, 2013

My knee feels great.

November 01, 2013

I prefer to go to him as he does not automatically recommend surgery.

October 31, 2013

Previous visits convinced me Dr. Petron is an excellent doctor. However, this time I was sent away with no recommendations for my problem. We never really discussed if it would heal itself or I would just have to learn to tolerate the pain and discomfort I'm now feeling.

October 24, 2013

Knowledgeable, attentive and pleasant.

October 23, 2013

I came in thinking I either had bone cancer or was a hypochondriac. Dr. Petron was very nice about telling me I am not a hypochondriac, because I did have a broken bone, but also that it was very unlikely to be cancer because it was healing nicely.

October 21, 2013

Dr. Petron was great! He asked all the questions and did the range of motion, strength and movement testing (along with x-rays) that addressed the questions/issues I had. I felt completely well cared for, heard and able to voice the questions I had without censorship or dismissal.

October 15, 2013

excellent care provider

October 08, 2013

Dr. Petron and his PA were very friendly, informed, and attentive to my problem. They were thorough and discussed treatment with me and I was confident in the plan.

September 30, 2013

We LOVE Dr. Petron and his staff. Despite his busy and demanding schedule and his high caliber of usual patients we were treated with equal importance and concern and care. He allowed my daughter to continue with her two loves (cheer and golf) and put our worries to rest. Reassured us that if anything changes he is available and explained the next step in the process. He didn't just jump ahead into expensive and maybe unnecessary testing, i.e. mri, scan.

September 27, 2013

I was very pleased with the level of concern, treatment and care I received.

September 26, 2013

I highly recommend Dr. Petron

September 25, 2013

the times I have been there, I have seen a assistant to take first notes, then a resident, and then the resident with Dr. Petro. When Dr. Petro and resident are in the room, a female (nurse, LPN, assistant?) is in the room taking notes on computer.

September 24, 2013

I had a lot of unexpected pain following the procedure. Had I anticipated it, I could have asked for information about how to treat it. There was some written information but I think a follow up call from the provider would be really great.

September 22, 2013

Very unsatisfied with the treatment I received following the cortozone injection. The manipulation that was carried out put me in immense pain and completely nullified any good effects I had following the injection, with Dr. Petron even stating that he thought the second part of his manipulation of my shoulder went too far. I am very concerned that this manipulation was carried out without any anaesthetic as the pain I suffered was immense.

September 04, 2013

I have never had a bad experience at the clinic. Been seen several times, have had xray's, MRI's, and even surgery there.

September 04, 2013

Petron is very good technically and is a nice man.

August 28, 2013

Seriously outstanding exam, care, team approach and explanations

August 27, 2013

There were three people who saw me, so it is hard to rank all three in one survey. The first person who came in--a technician?--seemed to want to be some where else. The PA was slightly more interested.

August 26, 2013

Dr. Petron is one of the best in providing patient care. He is very caring and considerate , not to mention knowing his field. I recommend him to everyone who has joint issues. You are lucky to have such a great physician.

August 26, 2013

I had 3 doctors in the room and felt very well taken care of and that they were all very interested in my issue. Loved them all :)

August 24, 2013

Great!

August 23, 2013

My only issue with my visit was no one explained the possibility of pain after the treatment, but I didn't ask either I was just so happy that it wasn't hurting any more at the time and really it only hurt that evening and Ibuprofen took care of the pain. Very happy with the results the next day pain was gone

August 15, 2013

Dr.Petron is the BEST !!! He has been my Doctor for over 20 years and i have never had a more caring and careful Doctor! I recommend him to all my friends when asked.

August 13, 2013

Dr. Petron is what I wish all Doctors were like, expert in his field and extremely friendly and down to earth. He is such a class act and answers any questions I have.

August 12, 2013

I was nervous coming in because I hurt so bad and thought that the only way to fix the problem would be to "slice" & "dice" my shoulder, but both Toth and Petron were quite cool and calm, happy and kind when telling me that surgery was not the means to fixing my shoulder and that cortisol would be the first attempt in avoiding "the knife". No surgery!

August 12, 2013

Petron is a great Dr. in my opinion. He has helped me more than any other Physician with my particular ailments. He is AWESOME!!!!!!!

August 09, 2013

As I mentioned before both Dr. Petron and his PA's and staff were wonderful

August 09, 2013

Dr. Petron is wonderful and so are all of his staff.

August 07, 2013

Dr. Petron is the best, he is professional, very knowledgeable and knows his patients very well. I am very pleased to have him as my sports med doc.

August 06, 2013

i was thoroughly informed and treat with the utmost care.

August 06, 2013

excellant

August 05, 2013

Dr. Petron was thorough in his explanation and answered all my questions well. He was friendly in demeanor.

August 05, 2013

Excellent, thorough and provides great information physician.

July 24, 2013

the provider spent less than 2 minutes in the exam room did not examine me or give me any instructions about further care. Just that "hope this last a while for you" and left the room. Over my three appointments none of the providers moved or felt my knee except for locating the injections site.

July 15, 2013

I saw dr. petron before and like how he handle issues

July 15, 2013

if I could give Dr. Petron 10's instead of 5's I would.

July 08, 2013

Dr. Petron, my savior for twenty years!

July 01, 2013

Dr. Petron is very caring and interested in me and my welfare.

July 01, 2013

Wish that the doctor had told me the severity of my problem. Hard to know how long my problem will last.

July 01, 2013

All around very good experience

June 21, 2013

I have seen Dr Petron for multiple injuries in the past, and he has always been a top-level provider for my healthcare needs.

June 04, 2013

Very impressed with Dr Petron. He seemed so sharp and genuinely concerned about my problem. He seems like he will not stop till he figures it out. That is what I've been looking for.

May 29, 2013

You feel like a number with Dr. Petron. He seems rushed and is very brief. He seem arrogant

May 27, 2013

Dr Petron showed concern about my shoulder and he wants to help me. He has always treated me well and his staff has always treated me well.

May 24, 2013

Dr.Petron is one of, if not the best Doctor I have ever had treating me !!

May 21, 2013

Dr Petron is top notch! He is by far, the best Dr. I have ever been to. Unfortunatly for me, there have been a lot of them! He has helped me more than the others combined.

May 20, 2013

Bob and Dr. Petron are a great team. They both were interested in my concerns and answered my questions with clarity.

May 20, 2013

Dr would ask a question and then cut you off half way through the answer as if he did not really care for the answer. He did this several time. He seemed more interested in showing the residents how smart he was. I never got a chance to even tell all the problems related to my problem but maybe he can read minds!

May 20, 2013

I got good and friendly and efficient treatment throughout, in the front office, the examining room and the x-ray facility. Bravo!

May 18, 2013

Dr. Petron is an exception physician - knowledgeable, savvy, personable and attentive to the presenting problem and questions I provided. He was effective in his use of our time yet did not make me feel rushed - answer all my questions and left me feeling that we had a treatment plan and confident in different approaches if Tx choices were not effective.

May 17, 2013

He walks in with a whole entrauge rarely speaks to me and tells me I need an injection. I wait, he comes back. He barely talked to me. It was if i was a burden to him and his time. He was just "trying" the injection first then would try something next. I don't want to be an expirement, I want quality care for my problem.

May 15, 2013

I LOVE Dr. Petron!! He seems genuinely concerned, does not waste time, and lets me look at the ultrasound of my shoulder whenever I am in the clinic. He helped me very much during a recent panic attack I had while in the exam room. He inspires confidence.

May 13, 2013

Very good experience

May 09, 2013

Dr. Petron was very through as was his fellow resident.

May 03, 2013

There were no bad experiences so far.

April 26, 2013

The youngest medical professional ("Dr. Toby"?) had incredible people skills. The resident (a woman, sorry don't remember the name) was continuously curious, which helped her figure out the problem. Dr. Petron figured out what to do about it. All-in-all, a great team effort.

April 22, 2013

The talk was pleasant and informative.

April 19, 2013

I spent more time with the fellow than the Doctor. They were both friendly, but I would prefer to spend more time with the actual provider I am scheduled to see.

April 17, 2013

Dr. Petron is amazing. I really appreciate all he does for me and my knees.

April 06, 2013

Great

April 01, 2013

Dr. Petron is a prince. Can't say enough about him and the care he gives.

April 01, 2013

Dr. Petron has been my orthopedist for the past 6 years. He has always provided practical advice on my osteoarthritis. I have a trusting relationship with him as a medical services provider.

March 25, 2013

Dr. Petron got me right in for MRI after I saw him. Dr. Petron is very friendly but quick. He gets what he needs to get done in a very short time.

March 15, 2013

Both the visiting resident and Dr Petron were caring, concerned, and took the time needed to address my concerns & make sure I understood the plan of care.

March 12, 2013

Dr Petron is very kind and caring, I have great trust in him

March 11, 2013

I felt like a was a study specimen as he was explaining my conditions to the residents more than to me

March 05, 2013

Great experience!

March 05, 2013

Maybe a tiny bit rushed--this is a very busy practice and I could see the faculty and satff hustling to take good care of so many patients.

March 02, 2013

I have recommended the procedure and Dr to 2 other people. I hope their insurance will allow them to have the help they need.

February 26, 2013

It meant a lot that the PA would go through the trouble of providing me with a copy of my x-rays.

February 18, 2013

I have utmost faith and trust in Dr. Petron and recommend him to all my friends and family.

February 11, 2013

Very efficient getting me to the correct specialist.

February 11, 2013

Dr.Petron spent a great deal of time with me and did not appear rushed.

February 04, 2013

I am just complicated and they were great with me!!

January 28, 2013

Again I love Dr. Petron but felt very rushed. I was told that I was going to need surgery and they scheduled me for an MRI. However, they were unable to inform me if I was going to need to drink contrast stating that it was up to the radiology technician. Dr. Petron talked with his PA more than he talked with me. I was told nothing about the surgery and sent on my way with some pain medication and an MRI appointment. I am expecting more information after the MRI.

January 23, 2013

I have already recommended the Ortho Center and will continue to do so. Dr. Petron, Bob and the staff are just awesome!

January 22, 2013

I was there for an injection. Dr. Petron did an excellent job.

January 22, 2013

He was great.

January 18, 2013

I will recommend Dr. Petron...

January 14, 2013

Came into exam room without previewing record. I know everything is computerized but think the electronic record should be reviewed before he comes into the room.

January 07, 2013

Thanks, Dr. Petron, for always showing concern and for taking good care of me!

January 04, 2013

Dr. Petron has always taken every step to ensure that I was as comfortable as could be, and did everything possible to get me back to normal.( or as close to it as I come! ) I have faith in him and tell anyone I know that he is the greatest Dr. I have ever had. And I have seen a few!

January 02, 2013

Both Dr. Petron and Bob Toth were great. Bob spent the most time with me and was very good. Dr. Petron was also very good. I felt comfortable discussing my condition with them and they were very good at conveying to me what was going on in a manner that I understood.

December 26, 2012

did not discuss bone spur, which is secondary pblm. will ask at my follow-up visit.

December 24, 2012

Dr. Petron and his PA provide excellent care

December 14, 2012

I have recommended Dr. Petron to many of my friends and acquaintances. My son is also Dr. Petron's patient.

December 07, 2012

Dr. Petron was great in helping me understand what was wrong. He helped me get the necessary treatment as quick as possible.

December 07, 2012

Joy English was my first contact with an MD, she took her time and explained things to my understanding. However, Dr. Petron was a blast in and out with an ok that sounds good, let's do that. Rather short and sweet.

December 03, 2012

Dr Patron and Dr Plet are the best.

November 28, 2012

This was my first visit with Dr. Petron. I wasn't sure what to expect, considering his name on the pictures of all the famous people in the waiting room. He was very friendly and I felt confident in him as health care provider.

November 22, 2012

Once in the exam room, my experience was very good.

November 19, 2012

I have already recommended Dr. Petron to a friend.

November 19, 2012

good

November 16, 2012

Both Dr. Petron and his PA were very professional, patient and easy to talk to. They both listened to and "heard" my questions and concerns. An excellent experience.

November 13, 2012

Dr Petron and his staff are always EXCELLENT in taking care of my needs

November 12, 2012

The doctor was awesome.

November 06, 2012

Excellent experience

October 31, 2012

Dr. Petron came in the room after reviewing my chart so he knew the specifics of the case. He is personable and friendly

October 30, 2012

He was knowledgeable and communicated well.

October 30, 2012

Dr. Petron is the best. He has a great bed-side mannor and is always friendly and fun.

October 30, 2012

t i was very grateful that dr. petron was there.

October 22, 2012

Although the doctor was busy he took the time to discuss a related problem with me--he asked questions, examined my joints, and generally helped alleviate an orthopedic problem i was having

October 16, 2012

Dr. Petron is an excellent provider. He knows what he's doing and he explains everything very well.

October 16, 2012

The injections have decreased my pain level. I am happy with your team and the results.

October 09, 2012

I have recommended Dr. Petron to others including my husband and other family members

October 09, 2012

Excellent

October 08, 2012

The time I spent with Dr. Petron on the telephone was more than adequate.

October 08, 2012

Dr. Petron is an excellent provider and I have always been very happy with the care that he has provided for me through the years.

October 02, 2012

The provider spoke directly to the PA when viewing my MRI and did not explain to me what I was seeing. Perhaps I wasn't aggressive enough (I'm not shy), but I think that explaining the film directly to the patient is important - shouldn't have to ask.

October 01, 2012

Time was short with the doctor

September 24, 2012

great experience, diagnosis i agree, but swelling persist and feel pt should maybe be put on hold. i am planning another visit very soon. my first thought was how professional everyone was, i felt comfortable with everyone involved.

September 24, 2012

Really like Dr. Petron. Very kind and concerned. If I have to have the surgery, I would want him to do it.

September 24, 2012

I have seen Dr. Petron before, and trust his judgement.

August 31, 2012

A great experience overall for a procedure I'd been nervous about and heard horror stories about from other people.

August 28, 2012

I liked Dr Petron. He was very approachable and helpful.

August 27, 2012

Dr. Petron has been patching me up for many years now, and has done a fantastic job of keeping me going. I recommend him highly to anyone I meet who has ortho problems.

August 22, 2012

Dr. Petron was extremely nice and very professional about my injury and what I needed to accomplish in order to heal quickly

August 13, 2012

I have never been treated better by any clinic anywhere. Kudos

August 09, 2012

I've always felt that his was sound, the best.

August 08, 2012

Dr. Petron is very good but also very pressed for time. He does a good job explaining issues in that limited time but he could improve on checking for understanding.

August 06, 2012

MD very friendly, and able to convey concern & not appear hurried, eventhough he obviously had a very busy clinic.

August 06, 2012

Very efficient and professional in all areas!

August 03, 2012

despite my appointment being pushed back an hour, the service was excellent from both the primary, 1st yr residents and PAs. I was actually impressed by the service provided.

August 03, 2012

Dr Petron and his PA, Bob were excellent and I have already referred.

July 30, 2012

Felt rushed, had questions I didn't get a chance to ask. There were to many patients and not enough time.

July 30, 2012

Again, I felt I was not well informed about the results of the MRI I had earlier in the day, and in fact was never even told if I needed to make a follow up appointment. Although everyone I worked with was awesome, it seemed like a very rushed procedure.

July 30, 2012

I felt like it was professionally done.

July 30, 2012

If he spent this little time with everyone and I was a new patient, I don't understand how he could be so far behind.

June 29, 2012

Dr Peteron and his staff were great. I appreciated the time Dr Petron spent helping me understand the issues and how to treat my health problem.

June 28, 2012

I would recomned him to any one

June 18, 2012

Very good

June 18, 2012

My recommendations will be on skill and knowledge that I felt my health care provider had. That's what makes me come back and recommend.

June 18, 2012

Dr. Petron is one of the best

June 18, 2012

I left without a clear understanding of my diagnosis. I can't tell you what specific tendon is having what specific problem, or what specific muscle isn't tracking properly in my shoulder.

June 18, 2012

Felt like Dr. Petron took time to answer my questions and took the time to go beyond the scope of why i was there to explin what was going on with me and how he felt that it would resolve a lot of my issues when i have surgery.

June 13, 2012

Dr. Petron is the man the myth and legend!!!

May 16, 2012

I was still a little unsure about the plan for my recovery, timing on recovery and what would need to be done, however I think this may have to do with the fact that my ankle was so swollen, maybe the doctors don't know a plan or timing yet.

May 04, 2012

I had difficulty with the injections (vaso-vagal response) and they took quick care of me and tended to my needs. Very helpful.

May 04, 2012

The doctor was unclear about the treatments he wanted me to do. However he was very friendly and caring.

May 01, 2012

Very favorable impressions

May 01, 2012

Dr. Petron did an effective job and was quite personable and responsive.

May 01, 2012

This was one of the better /best experiences I've had in regards to feeling heard and being walked through what was going to happen. I was nervous about not being taken seriously because my injury doesn't cause me constant pain. Its induced from certain activities. I feel Dr Petron understood my want to be as active as I used to be.

May 01, 2012

They came in, see me, ask for the condition, when out, came back, drain fluid, when out, and never came back. Here then came the nurse at 5:00 PM on Friday, told me I can leave. I was laying on the bed with my shoe and sock of and still waiting for further instruction. Then I was asked to leave. With the condition of my knee on that day, I couldn't even wear the sock by myself. I was asked to leave in pain, without proper help and further instructions. I was frustrated about the medical service that I received.

April 24, 2012

Dr. Petron is fantastic. I couldn't ask for anything better from him as a doctor or his staff. A++++ all the way.

April 20, 2012

Dr. Petron is fantastic! Very easy to talk to, answered all my questions, explained treatment options. I would recommend these providers to anyone.

April 19, 2012

the Doctor seemed to be too busy or behind to even take a look at my file before he came in the room, he thought I had arthritis, I have TOTAL loss of all cartlidge between both knees, not even close

April 19, 2012

I think DR Petron is one of the very best, always professional, timely and efficient.

March 31, 2012

I asked about one of the six injections. When I asked about whether there was a problem, I did not get what I believe was an adequate explanation. This one was out of alignment with the others and still do not know why.

March 30, 2012

Dr. Petron always goes the extra mile in providing care and information. At this visit he really assisted me with a minor secondary item--the removal of a troublesome corn/callus on my foot that I didn't expect but really appreciated that he did. I have recommended Dr. Petron to many people on numerous occasions. really appreciated.

March 27, 2012

Petron is Excellent and he knows his stuff but is often times very busy.

March 27, 2012

I am unhappy that I waited 60 minutes to see this doctor and he spent less than 5 minutes with me in the examining room. Furthermore, he wasn't going to give me a prescription for physical therapy - I had to ask for it and then he said "oh, that might be a good idea". Very disappointed. I will go out of my way to recommend that friends and acquaintances do NOT go to him.

March 27, 2012

I was impressed with everyone who took care of me. It was nice that we were able to talk on a level that was comfortable for all of us. I appreciate the time that was taken and I felt that I was able to voice all of my concerns. The doctors answered my concerns, provided the information that I needed. They were both very friendly. I would highly recommend them to anyone who needs their services.

March 23, 2012

Dr Petron was appropriate in medical evaluation. I appreciated that they took the time to investigate and listened to my LONG answers and they stated they actually benefited from additional information that I shared even though it was from an injury 10 months prior. Thank-you.

March 16, 2012

my visit was very positive

March 02, 2012

The Dr. went right to the problem and solution. I received an injection the very 1st visit which helped my shoulder almost immediately. Excellent care.

February 23, 2012

Dr. Petron and team have been outstanding to work with and I would gladly recommend them to anyone needing lower back care (as it relates only to my injury).

February 23, 2012

The fellow performed the procedure with Dr. Petron supervising. The fellow did a great job!

February 16, 2012

Dr. Petron is always good with me!

February 14, 2012

Dr. Petron and staff are outstanding in terms of bedside manner and explaining options for care.

February 10, 2012

Dr petron in very good but always in a hurry

February 07, 2012

Petron is the best!!!

February 02, 2012

I didn't think about it at the time but 2 days later I realized I needed pain medications so I could sleep. I wish I was offered that when I was in the office the first time.

January 27, 2012

The PA was very nice and explained things very clearly. The Doctor appeared very confident and experienced. I still need to find out the issue, which is the only negative thing about my visit. I'm scheduled for an MRI and follow-up visit later this month. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to contact the MRI lab to find out if I need to prepare for the lab procedure in any way before showing up (fasting, what to wear, or not to wear, etc.) because no one at the office told me anything about it.

January 26, 2012

Yes, I will tell others.

January 19, 2012

Dr Petron and his staff were attentive and responsive to my needs. Fantastic job.

January 10, 2012

Dr. Petron is excellent. Goes right to the issue, treated it right away, made suggestions about the short and long term prospects of knee injury treatment, etc.

January 07, 2012

Dr. Petron is caring, kind and expert care provider. He is amazing, that is all I can say.

January 06, 2012

Although the doctor didn't spend a lot of time with me, he spent the necessary time with me given my problem. There was not a need for more time--he explained the cause and treatment and I was on my way.

January 03, 2012

i've recommended you to everyone I know.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Fasciotomy for Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome
  • Comparison of Magnetic Encephalogram vs. Neuropsychological Testing in Concussion
  • Genetics Risk Factors for Concussion in College Athletes
  • Relationship Between Concussion and Neuropsychological Performance
  • Ultrasound Guided Needle Debridment for Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Development, Application, and Characterization of an Index for Detecting Erythropoietin
  • Fluoroscopically guided Intra-Articular Viscosupplementation Injection for Osteoarthritis of the Hip

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Physical Therapy - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Family Practice (Fam Prac)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-5400 University Orthopaedic Center
Orthopedic Surgery
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. David Petron, Assistant Professor (clinical) is a primary care orthopaedic/sports medicine specialist. He originally trained in family practice and then completed a fellowship in primary care orthopaedics and sports medicine at Michigan State University. Dr. Petron is the Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine and the team physician for the University of Utah athletic teams. He is also a team physician for the U.S. Ski Team and is the Medical Director for the Park City Ski Injury Clinic. David Petron, M.D. specializes in non-operative treatment of the spine, shoulder, knee, ankle, and foot problems. He also has a special interest in overuse injuries that lead to tendonitis. He utilizes the latest treatments for this, including shock wave therapy (Sonarex), for chronic tendon problems. Dr. Petron also has a special interest in all nonoperative treatments for osteoarthritis and performs various injections (such as Synvisc) to alleviate joint pain.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Faculty Development
Fellow
Fellowship Michigan State College of Human Medicine
Sports Medicine
Fellow
Residency United Hospital
Family & Community Medicine
Resident
Professional Medical University of North Dakota
M.D.
Undergraduate University of North Dakota
Natural Sciences
B.S.

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