Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

503 Patient Ratings
469 Patient Comments

David J. Petron, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

503 Patient Ratings
469 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 587-7109
University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108


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 and Athletic Training - Adjunct Assistant Professor
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
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 27, 2017

I was experiencing numbness & tingling in my leg, but also pain with some movements. I appreciated the discussion between the two care providers, the evaluation of movements, the x-ray review with me .... it all made me feel confident in their decision re: diagnosis and treatment.

January 25, 2017

Dr. Petron took time with me. He showed me the same attention and care that I imagine he shows to his pro athletes. I really appreciated that.

January 10, 2017


December 23, 2016

I have know Dr. Petron for decades now, he is the only person that I trust to the highest degree. I love this man, he has kept me going and moving so that I can have a normal life with all the different surgeries that I have had. Dr. Petron is TOP NOTCH!

December 11, 2016

As always Dr Petron is caring and considerate .

November 30, 2016

Everyone at the clinic was warm, friendly, and professional. I could not have had better care and concern about my problem.

November 19, 2016

Dr. Petron is one of the finest medical professionals I have ever had the experience of interacting with to assess and resolve my medical concern.

November 18, 2016

I should have asked more questions, but I would like to have had more information/guesses about what might have caused my problem and what I would be likely to expect in the near and distant future. But I recognize that time was short. AND I didn't ask questions.

November 17, 2016

My husband and I have referred at least 3 of our friends to Dr. Petron and all of them were very satisfied with the care they received.

November 08, 2016

Dr. Petron was amazing! Thorough and really friendly! I have every confidence that I will heal based on his advice/treatment.

November 04, 2016

I didn't feel he gave me ideas to treat my problem other than an injection or sitting correctly. After researching my condition, many people live without every having surgery. I don't know how to do this and would like to know.

November 04, 2016

I really appreciated the time that the Doctor spent with me to address all of my questions; concerns; proplems; and solutions.

November 02, 2016

Very positive experience

October 31, 2016


October 28, 2016

Dr Petron is the Best!

October 28, 2016

I was VERY impressed by Dr. Petron. He was timely, kind, and explained everything to me in great detail. He spent a considerate amount of time with me which made me feel very taken care of and important to Dr. Petron. He is extremely knowledgable in his field, and I was very impressed with his ability to answer all my questions. I will recommend Dr. Petron to friends and family, and will be visiting him again.

October 25, 2016

I have already been back to see him and it I have anymore athletic related problems I will always go back to Dr. Petron.

October 24, 2016

Dr. Petron was able to set my mind at ease by confirming I did not have stress fracture.

October 20, 2016

Great as always.

October 17, 2016

All aspects of my office visit and procedure went very smoothly and efficiently and I was pleased with the experience

October 10, 2016

I've seen this provider before and have generally had a good experience, but for this particular problem/visit, he kept interrupting me while I was trying to tell him things. It was pretty discouraging. Left the appointment feeling very down.

October 03, 2016

Very satisfied with care provided.

September 30, 2016

Dr Petron is truly a world class Doctor...So SOO happy I am able to be his patient..the U of U is incredibly fortunate to have his expertise

September 29, 2016

Dr. Petron's reputation is very substantial and now I know why. He is a caring and highly competent professional, above and beyond any other doctor I have ever had experience with in my life. I am thankful he is my care provider and my trust in what he says and does around my health is absolutely unquestioned. Caring, professional, empathetic and totally competent in his field...what else could you ask for? Thank you, Dr. Petron.

September 27, 2016

all good. thank you

September 26, 2016

Dr.Petron was awesome ,answered all my many questions ,even showed me the fluid drained form my knee when I asked

September 25, 2016

I have seen dr. Pertron before and am very confident of his knowledge and care.

September 16, 2016

Dr. petron was great at informing me of what had happened to my shoulder, and took the time to walk me through the ultrasound. he fave me detailed instructions of my options, and took the time to show me some exercises to help in my recovery

September 13, 2016

we often recommend Dr. Petron. The Intern Dr. also did a fabulous job in the giving of the shot.

August 30, 2016

I had been to 2 previous doctors for mystery foot pain who did not seem to understand how much pain I had, and had no strategy to reduce my pain so that I could live my life. While the source of my pain remains a mystery, I felt like Petron et al. understood that I was miserable and tried hard to help.

August 29, 2016

I feel like I am in good hands with Dr Petron. He is concerned about your problem and ways to solve that problem. I appreciate that very much. My knee pain the last few days has been better.

August 29, 2016

The APC working with Dr. Petron was terrific. Went out of his way to speak with the surgical team about me and get me in to see them minutes later.

August 26, 2016

I would have liked more time with Dr. Petron to discuss other medications and future surgeries.

August 25, 2016

Dr. Petron is a top notch doctor and person in every sense of the word. He is thoroughly professional, extremely knowledgeable and explains things well

August 22, 2016

Dr Petron was teaching a young woman on our visit. She was assessing my daughter. I was very impressed with his questions to her to broaden her view point to figure out what was a possible alternative issue with my daughter's health. He appears to be a great teacher as well as great doctor. Dr Petorn also has a gift of humility concerning his patience. Wonder person!

August 15, 2016

Doctor seemed in a hurry and annoyed. Did not spend a lot of time understanding my current problem and discomfort.

August 14, 2016

I'm very happy with Dr. Petron's care and expertise.

August 05, 2016

I expected more

August 03, 2016

very satisfied with care provider

August 01, 2016

I think the care provider was good. But it doesn't seem like I had an injury that required extreme knowledge or care, thus I'm not saying I wouldn't recommend my doc, but I didn't have a notable experience that I will be talking about for years to come. Also, I did not get any after appointment instructions or exercises that would be good or anything which I found odd, so I asked 2x but sure enough nothing to help me heal faster or get back to normal activities any faster. So I googled it and found some things "that will help."

July 31, 2016

Really excellent

July 26, 2016

I felt well taken care of during and after the exam. The doctor was great and I appreciated his explanations.

July 25, 2016

very appreciative of Dr. Petrons time and information and recommendations

July 23, 2016

Dr. Petron is experienced and confident in his care, which makes me feel confident in my treatment.

July 17, 2016

Doctor was efficient but spent little time discussing treatment options if minimal care options did not work. Minimal examination. of physical area of concern.

July 15, 2016

I did not feel I understood my future options for taking care of my problem. I was just referred to another Dr. I waited 4 weeks to see this Dr just to be referred to another Dr and am now waiting 6 weeks to see him.

July 13, 2016

It was a pleasure meeting Dr Petron and I was pleased with my care.

July 12, 2016

all good

July 11, 2016

I could not have asked for better care!

July 11, 2016

Dr. Petron was outstanding

July 05, 2016

Dr Petron is THE BEST !!!!!

July 02, 2016

he was in a hurry this time and I had to have nurse explain some of my concerns again

June 30, 2016

Dr. Petron is very good, but he stated that there were no side effects for gaba penton, and I had a hard time getting up or moving the next morning. When I looked up the medication on the internet it said lack of balance, dizziness and drowsiness were usual symptoms.

June 29, 2016

During the time Dr. Petron spent with me, he was very focused with me on the reason for my visit. I felt he was concerned about my issues and that he wanted to help me. He took the time to answer my questions and provided additional information and advice.

June 24, 2016

felt like I was in skilled hands Knows his speciality

June 24, 2016

very good all around.

June 18, 2016

Dr Petron is an excellent physician and extremely caring

June 16, 2016

Dr. Petron and his staff were excellent

June 04, 2016

Great as always

May 31, 2016

I am a long time nurse - - so expect a discussion at the medical level - this was satisfactory. All questions were answered well.

May 28, 2016

I was lucky or get in. it was extremely busy. I am looking forward to next appointment.

May 24, 2016

Dr. Petron spent a great deal of time talking with me about my health care. He followed up with me two days later to discuss lab results and a long term plan. I could not have asked for better care!

May 22, 2016

Excellant care. Felt Dr. Petron explained process and I felt very confident throughout the procedure

May 22, 2016

Dr Petron and the PA were fantastic. They explained my situation thoroughly and were willing to answer all questions. I left feeling validated and cared for. Excellent experience - will recommend Dr Petron to all my colleagues!!!

May 17, 2016

Dr. David Petron Is a very fine health care professional. I felt very confident to be in his care. and was completely satisfied with his diagnosis. I will recommend his service.

May 13, 2016

Dr Petron is stellar and very competent

May 13, 2016

Have recommended already

May 03, 2016


May 03, 2016

Dr. Petron has always been a good experience, even if he didn't always have the best of news to give me. He takes the time to listen and does not get impatient.

May 02, 2016

to the point , careful but direct

April 29, 2016

been going to Dave for twenty plus years. Obviously I am a very satisfied patient.

April 25, 2016

Dr. Petron is the greatest! Nothing but nice things to say about him and his nursing staff.

April 18, 2016

Bob and Dr. Petron were friendly and courteous. They offered me choices in my care and showed appropriate concern.

April 15, 2016

Excellent care provided by attending fellow and head MD

April 13, 2016

Dr. Petron has always been very kind, and never patronizing.

April 11, 2016

Dr. Petron is great! He really showed great concern for my injury.

April 10, 2016

The doctor and asst. was very good

April 09, 2016

Dr. Petron and his staff are excellent. I have referred several co-workers and friends to Dr. Petron

April 04, 2016

provider was the PA Bob. Doctor was friendly and helpful but PA spent more time.

March 27, 2016

Doctor DavivPetron is not friendly at all, and is not clear in any recommendations for my healing process, the pt has even called to find out what limitations of weight are allowed on my broken knee and was not given clear instructions. The bedside manner and doctor patient relationship needs improvement. Thank you!

March 26, 2016

Dr. Petron is great.

March 25, 2016

recommend Recommend Dr. Petron many times

March 24, 2016

Dr. Petron was fantastic. Felt that he showed great concern for my injury as well as seeking out treatment.

March 24, 2016

I love your staff. Dr. Petron is exceptional

March 20, 2016

Dr. Petron consistently delivers exceptional treatment and advice.

March 20, 2016

I would've liked to ask more questions but I felt like the doctor was rushed and didn't have time to answer more questions.

March 18, 2016

I saw Dr. Petron four years ago for a frozen shoulder, and when I developed a new problem, I wanted to see him again. He and his PA are both friendly and never seemed like they were in a rush to get out of the room. They took time to discuss my condition and answer questions.

March 16, 2016

I felt like the doctor was rushed and in a hurry.

March 07, 2016

Dr. Petron was very nice and personable. I didn't like hearing what he said about my weight, but it is what it is. I Really liked him. If I continue to have orthopedic issues, I will request him.

March 07, 2016

Wonderful experience!!

March 07, 2016

Dr. Petron's PA was excellent in giving me information and options

March 04, 2016

Dr Petron is truly amazing!! He is an absolutely WONDERFUL professional!! So incredibly lucky to have him at the U!

March 03, 2016

Felt very rushed, and that the doctor was quick to make an assessment without a good patient history exploration. I'm sure he has an assessment protocol and is confident in that, but the speed of it diminished my confidence in the assessment and next steps.

March 03, 2016

I have recommended Dr. Petron and the Orthopedic Hospital physicians numerous times.

March 01, 2016

I should not have tried to introduce a second problem into my visit, my mistake.

February 24, 2016

I don't have much experience with or look at MRI's regularly. Petron expects that you come in with that as baseline knowledge

February 19, 2016

Excellent care!!!

February 15, 2016

Dr Petron spent the appropriate amount of time with me discussing recommended follow up for an injury outcome not up to my expectations. He took my concerns seriously and helped me lay out a plan that made sense and did not rush into other interventions.

February 15, 2016

I could not have been happier or more impressed!

February 13, 2016

Dr. Petron is the greatest!

February 11, 2016

There was a miscommunication by the fellow and/or the pharmacy and I was given the wrong dose of a cortisone. I questioned it and they fixed it.

January 28, 2016

Dr. Petron and Bob (PA) were both very knowledgeable and efficient. They went way out their way to care for me -- foloe-up appointments, an MRI and rehab plan were done within several days. I've received consistent outstanding care with the ortho group at the U many times. Thanks.

January 21, 2016

Everyone was wonderful and experienced.

January 18, 2016


January 16, 2016

Dr. Perron understands my addiction to Dumbbells so he is always willing to discuss treatment options specific to me.

January 16, 2016

thanks as always for being there for both of us

January 14, 2016

Dr Petron is an excellent caring physician.

January 11, 2016

As a type I diabetic I was a little concerned that there was no discussion about potential neuropathy in my foot, especially since I was reporting very low pain levels. This is no longer a concern, but it wasn't what I expected.

January 08, 2016

Dr. Petron spent a considerable amount of time with me during my visit. He explained in detail his findings including the long and short term implications of my injury. My treatment options along with the pro's and con's of all the choices were covered. I had a lot of questions and Dr. Petron was very patient spending time fielding my concerns. What I appreciated the most was that he made me the primary decision maker in my treatment plan after I knew all of my options.

January 07, 2016

Dr. Petron is the best! He asks how I am, gives advice, does my knee injections himself since I request this and is friendly and caring!

January 06, 2016

Dr. Petronius took me with a moments notice to do an injection in my hip when Dr. Maak had asked him too. It was great!

January 06, 2016

Dr. Petron is a wonderful, knowledgeable physician who I have recommended to at least 3 friends who also now have him as their doctor.

December 06, 2015

Dr. Petron is thorough and caring in his work as a care provider. I don't trust my ortho needs to anyone but him. He spent time explaining the diagnosis and a treatment plan. Highly likely to recommend Dr. Petron to others.

December 04, 2015

I appreciate Dr. Petron taking the time to answer questions that I may have in thorough manner.

December 01, 2015

Dr. Petron always gives through explanations of the problem, and possible treatments.

November 27, 2015


November 07, 2015

My daughter came in to see Dr. Petron about her back pain. She is a dedicated Nordic skier with huge goals and expectations in her sport. Within a few minutes we were informed that she had a fracture in her vertebrae and then very little else. It was a huge blow to my daughter, and upsetting to me. We had to ask doctor about suggestions and recommendations on how to manage this problem. He seemed unconcerned that this news might have a huge effect on my daughter, and paid very little concern to her. Nordic skiing is her life, and after this appointment, she was very devastated. We just wish that we had a Dr. who would take her future care more to heart and be just a little more compassionate.

November 04, 2015

Dr Petron was very good at making sure I had all the information i needed to make a good decision about a treatment plan. I felt listened to

November 03, 2015

Dr. Petron was great! Painful procedure but he did everything to help ease the pain. Very empathetic toward the issue I was having

October 26, 2015

He is a fabulous Dr. that we recommend to others.

October 22, 2015

Left the visit still unclear about what to expect for the future. Tried to make a follow-up question by e-mail/phone and no response.

October 18, 2015

Dr. Petron is the BEST

October 13, 2015


October 12, 2015

I am having the best medical care i have ever had. Dr Patron is the greatest.

October 10, 2015

Love Dr. Petron. He shows concern for my ongoing issue, remembers me each visit, has great treatment solutions and makes me laugh. I'm using secondary insurance rather than both primary and secondary so I can see him. My primary won't cover UofU but secondary will. It's worth it for me to have Dr. Petron continue to help me with a pesky back issue that seems to reoccur.

October 04, 2015

Dr. Petron was outstanding. I mentioned some pain in a different area and he ordered an X-ray without a 2nd thought. Very easy going, knowledgeable, and incredible bedside manner. The best of the best!!

October 03, 2015

Dr Petron and his staff treated me extremely well

September 27, 2015

Dr. Petron is the best

September 22, 2015

Love both Petron and Roth. I feel confident in their concern, attention and solution or treatment to my seemingly never ending issues.

September 14, 2015

I set the appointment with Dr. Petron and was surprised when his PA initially came in to see me. Later, both the PA & Dr. Petron were in attendance. Perhaps offer a notice that someone else might be involved in care. If there was such notice, I must not have paid attention.

September 14, 2015

I have always felt like Dr. Petron gives me great care. He lets me participate in the decisions on my care.

September 12, 2015

Dr. Petron was great. He cared not only about my injury but about me as a person. Plus he included my father in the discussion instead of acting as if he was not there.

September 03, 2015

I was treated by two different doctors. the first spent a great deal of time with me, the second had met with the first doctor prior to coming in to see me. my answers are based on the second doctor

August 20, 2015

Lots of opportunities to improve the patient experience and the effectiveness of the visit... I will provide my specific comments when visiting the office next time, unless someone contacts me with questions related to my comments¿

August 17, 2015

Dr. Petron was excellent

August 17, 2015

Dr. Petron was called out of the room for an emergency phone call, but I still had questions and concerns which never got answered.

August 16, 2015

Dr. Petron provided addition care if ran into problems going to Vietnam

August 14, 2015

Good experience. Although a little confusing. Dr stated that (pt) would make things worse then prescribed it.I think the pt was a good call. The hip does feel better than before after the pt.

August 14, 2015

Dr. Petron is the BEST !!!

August 11, 2015

Dr Petron and his staff saved my career as a fire fighter. Without their treatment I would have had to retire. This is no way I can express my gratitude for what they have done for me and my family. A thank you is not enough.. The pain I was in is the worst I have ever experienced. While I will probably never fully recover from my injuries. I am at a point where I can fully function and do the job I love. Thank you for all you have done.

August 08, 2015

Dr. Petron does and says what needs to be said but I have the feeling that he is not very interested in my problems. We were there to talk about options and when he said "I can't tell you what to do." it made me a little angry that we were wasting his time and ours. We were there for a recommendation and got a "who cares" response. It was more his lack of concern that bothered me most. Guess I'm too old for him to care about.

July 27, 2015

Very good experience! I would highly recommend.

July 27, 2015

When working in physical therapy, I was told I had a back issue and should let the doc know. When I did he was only interested in my shoulder. If I do have a back issue, I would like it check, but was unsure how to bring it up again.

July 23, 2015

Dr. Petron exceeded my expectations. he was thorough, professional and friendly.

July 21, 2015

Dr. Petron always has the answers to any issue I have seen him for. I have seen him for years with my back. I recommend him to anyone that needs a good diagnostician.

July 17, 2015

I appreciated all the information the Dr. gave me about my condition. He really knew his stuff.

July 12, 2015

The resident who saw me with Dr. Petron was very kind and caring and both were knowledgeable and interested in helping me. I appreciated the time they spent with me.

July 09, 2015

Skilled through observation of my condition, compassion for my pain, very efficient with time

June 25, 2015

great clinic

June 22, 2015

My experience was extremely positive. We are so appreciative of the efforts and hospitality and accommodation of each of the staff.

June 22, 2015

Petron couldnâ¿¿t be nicer and more caring

June 17, 2015

The care provider was very knowledgeable; I did feel a little rushed, though, and might have liked to hear a bit more detail about the exercises I needed to do (just to make sure I'm doing everything right and won't re-injure anything).

June 15, 2015

Dr. Petron is a complete Pro.

May 29, 2015

outstanding.....very impressive

May 13, 2015

Always asks about other issues I have been seen for other than that time.

May 12, 2015

Love our visits to Dr Petron

May 04, 2015

I was only scheduled for a knee injection, but Dr Petron took the time to answer my questions and address my concerns about progression of arthritis in my knee, and new symptoms I was having as a result of the progression.

April 28, 2015

very good experience!!

April 18, 2015

Dr Petron, his assistants, xray, everyone was absolutely fabulous. I have had nothing but a good experience at the orthopedic center over the years. Dr Petron listened with concern, was not in a rush, was genuinely attentive of what I was saying my problem was,

April 16, 2015

He was helpful in showing me exercises to strengthen the area that is weak.

April 13, 2015

I thought the PA did an excellent job explaining my condition and using the equipment in telling me what is going on with my ankle. He also did a good job of explaining how the braces and therapy would help me.

April 12, 2015

Dr. Petron and his PA are both very nice.

April 10, 2015

Dr. Petron is a fantastic doctor. Wish he did GP work too.

April 01, 2015

Dr. Petron and his staff are the best. They can actually make a visit when I'm in pain enjoyable! I've recommended Dr. Petron to many others in the past and will continue to do so.

March 25, 2015

I like Dr. Petron. He's a bright straight-shooter with a good sense of humor. I like how he lays out the treatment options.

March 25, 2015

Have already provided a recommendation for Dr. Petron

March 20, 2015

Dr. Petron is exceptionally good at what he does. I will recommend him as much as I can.

March 15, 2015

Dr Petron has always been one of the most kind thoughtful caring physicians that I have ever been to my life.

March 15, 2015

I would highly recommend Dr. Petron of any orthopedic work.

March 13, 2015

Dr. Petron has been so kind, considerate and helpful giving me clear explanations and respecting my concerns.

March 06, 2015

I feel as if I am getting the best care available

March 04, 2015

Dr. Petron was awesome. Very matter of fact as my medical condition, providing detailed explanations and realistic solutions.

March 01, 2015


February 17, 2015


February 17, 2015

Dr Petron is excellant

February 16, 2015

dr. Petron is the best not sure about dr. French

February 14, 2015

excellent,efficient & professional.

February 13, 2015

Dr Petron is the best of the VERY best!!

February 09, 2015

the physical exam matched the MRI result. To me as a patient it builds my confidence when the plan of care is clear & I have options that match my lifestyle.

February 09, 2015

good experience

February 05, 2015

Dr. Petron is an exceptional doctor--he is so accurate with a diagnosis--informs you of everything very well. Wish more doctors were like him.

February 03, 2015

I asked a lot of questions and never felt anything but patience and willingness to help. Very impressed.

February 02, 2015

Dr. Petron has taken care of assorted issues I have had over many years. I have total confidense in him and have recommended him to others that needed care.

January 31, 2015

Dr. Petron and his staff are always so courteous and kind. They are informative and patient with dealing with your health issues

January 25, 2015

anytime I have an Orthopaedic issue, Dr. Petron is the first Dr. that I want to see. The time he spends educating me about my medical problem goes a log ways in helping me see the path to healing and allows me to know what steps I need to take.

January 24, 2015

Dr Petron is always the best!

January 21, 2015


January 20, 2015

Very good

January 18, 2015

Dr. Petron and his assistants have been wonderful for treating my daughter's injuries.

January 17, 2015

I have all confidence in Dr Petrons ability to treat and his recommendations.

January 16, 2015

Excellent experience

January 12, 2015

I have referred several friends to Dr. Petron's clinic, all of us have had a similar experience - Dr. Petron is excellent.

December 28, 2014

Dr Petron knew what my problem was and fixed it.

December 22, 2014

Dr. Petron is always very informative and makes me feel at ease with my health problem.

December 19, 2014

Dr. Petren was charming, interesting and most helpful. Aided me in every manner and responded to all questions in a way that I could comprehend.

December 05, 2014

Outstanding experience. Left me feeling confident they will help me to get better!

November 24, 2014

Dr Petron and staff are excellent.

November 21, 2014

Dr. Petron is an excellent doctor, very thorough in his exams and explanations of what options are best. I have the utmost confidence in him.

November 18, 2014

Really a very good visit. Dr. Petron was very positive and clearly pleased to see that progress had been made, while making clear his understanding that there is still more healing to be done and some concerns to be addressed.

November 14, 2014

Based upon the experience I had at the University Orthopaedic Center, I would recommend them to anyone.

November 12, 2014

Dr. Petron and his resident took a great deal of time to explain everything and answer all our questions. We are extremely grateful for their excellent care.

November 10, 2014

I think Dr. Petron is the best. I have already referred him to others.

November 05, 2014

I was taken aback by how unfriendly Bob Toth, the PA - who I've seen several times previously - was to me during my visit. I don't know what I could possibly have done to warrant such rude behavior. I was also fairly shocked when Dr. Petron addressed his comments to my husband rather than me. I was the patient, was in pain, am an adult, have many degrees including a Ph.D., and I found his talking about me to my husband (while I sat there) offensive. I will not return to either Dr. Petron or Bob Toth.

October 30, 2014

He took the time to explain future options I will have to relieve pain in the future.

October 24, 2014

I have infinite trust and faith in Dr. Petron, would advice anyone to go to him.

October 23, 2014

I have seen Dr. Petron for my care for many years. It was great to know that he understood my concerns that this pain could be metastatic cancer. Her did not hesitate to order the MRI if the pain continued. It was wonderful to be told that I just have arthritis in my back and not cancer.

October 09, 2014

Excellent physican

October 06, 2014

Bob is very caring and knowledgeable Dr Petron is equally caring and personable.

October 02, 2014

Fantastic care and responds well to questions and concerns.

October 01, 2014

I normally do mot like giving all "5s" but you all have deserved them.

September 29, 2014

I adore Dr. Petron. He always remembers me and my history, and is generally concerned and interested in my condition and health.

September 29, 2014

It was all good.

September 15, 2014

Took the time to explain and to suggest treatments to try. Really appreciated the advice given.

September 11, 2014

Dr. Petron has taken great care of me for many years! He was very concerned about the new symptoms I have been having but he was also very reassuring.

September 08, 2014

Was exceptional at listening and explaining some of the possible problems and the course of action that could be taken in order to treat.

September 07, 2014

Dr. Petron is just the best. He is so caring and kind. I always look forward to seeing him. Did I mention how handsome he is?

September 02, 2014

great care

August 30, 2014

Dr. Petron needs to listen better, explain things better, and show more concern - especially for newly discovered problems. He seemed very distant and detached. I needed to pose questions and drag information out of him that he should have volunteered. I still ended up not understanding the nature of the injection he prescribed. He should also make better eye contact, rather than doing most of his speaking while looking at the xrays, chart or computer.

August 28, 2014

really nice experience - fast too

August 24, 2014

good experience and everyone was so kind and caring

August 11, 2014

Excellent doctors. Kept me well informed.

August 06, 2014

I had great concern about going to Dr. Petron and when I walked in and he was not in the room I wanted to bolt⿦. The procedure was very painful.. Dr. Petron was in the other room on the phone except for the end. My experience was nothing like what had been explained to me by my friend and parent who had similar procedures. I felt way to much of the procedure when others said they felt nothing after they were frozen. I would never want this again. My results have not been what I had hoped for either⿦.

August 04, 2014

Dr. Petron is great. Ive sent a number of patients to see him

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

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 12, 2014

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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 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 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 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 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


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


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 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

Petron is very good technically and is a nice man.

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.

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


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


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

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

July 01, 2013

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

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


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

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 05, 2013

Great experience!

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

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

February 11, 2013

Very efficient getting me to the correct specialist.

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

He was great.

January 22, 2013

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

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


November 19, 2012

I have already recommended Dr. Petron to a friend.

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

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

October 30, 2012

He was knowledgeable and communicated well.

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


October 09, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

I felt like it was professionally done.

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

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

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

Dr. Petron is one of the best

June 18, 2012

Very good

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 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 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

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.

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

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

May 01, 2012

Very favorable impressions

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 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 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 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

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

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 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

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

Board Certification and Academic Information

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

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-0989 University Orthopaedic Center
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 History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Faculty Development
Fellowship Michigan State College of Human Medicine
Sports Medicine
Residency United Hospital
Family & Community Medicine
Professional Medical University of North Dakota
Undergraduate University of North Dakota
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