Patient Rating:

4.5 out of 5

259 Patient Ratings
357 Patient Comments

Paul R. Summers, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.5 out of 5

259 Patient Ratings
357 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-2995
Madsen Health Center
555 Foothill Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
(801) 213-2995
University Hospital
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Clinic 4
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Paul R. Summers, M.D., is a women's health provider, providing obstetrical and gynecologic care in the University of Utah Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Summers specializes in chronic yeast/bacterial infections, and genital skin disorders, but also provides general obstetrics and gynecology care. Dr. Summers received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Brigham Young University in 1970, and his Medical Degree from the University of Colorado in 1973. During that time, he was a Biology instructor at the Colorado Women’s College from 1971-1972. Dr. Summers joined the University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1991. He was a committee member for the Boy Scouts of America for several years and is also a member of the Institutional Review Board for Research with Human Subjects, which is a committee whose aim is to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Obstetrics/Gynecology - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions General OB/GYN
Board Certification American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

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 31, 2017

I am very please with Dr. Summers, he is very kind, takes time to listen to my concerns and he answers my questions. He cares about his patients. I am very please to have him as my provider.

January 30, 2017

If I was able to select the option above 'very good,' I would! The staff, Michelle, Natalie and Dr. Summers have written a very positive story for the rest of my women's health adventures. A complete paradigm shift. They have no idea how big this is for me. I need to write them thank you letters!

January 29, 2017

Dr. Summers is the best! He is intelligent and caring. His knowledge is amazing! I highly recommend him.

January 28, 2017

I was impressed by Dr Summer s and the PA

January 26, 2017

I have been seeing Dr. Summers for more than 10 years and he is a wonderful doctor!

January 12, 2017

dr summers is great and always takes time with me to be very thorough

December 19, 2016

This is one of the most organized and efficient medical offices I have ever visited. I have made frequent visits to this office. Each time my experience is positive.

December 13, 2016

Dr. Summers and his assistant provided me with excellent information. They were professional and took time to explain and answer questions. Thank you!

December 13, 2016

Oh he was great! I have been searching for answers for six years and he was the only one who could. He was clear and helpful. He appreciated my comments and preparation. Best doctor.

December 01, 2016

In my interactions, Dr. Summers has acted as a partner in care. He clearly explains options, allows for discussion, and then lets me decide what is my best option. He will also voice his opinion if he thinks one path is best and explain why. I think Dr. Summers is an example of how all doctors should interact with patients.

November 25, 2016

Dr Summers was very professional, he knew what the problem was before the actual exam just by our description and then the exam helped confirm it. I felt that he has a very good bed side manner. I would recommended this Dr.

November 24, 2016

Excellent physician!!

November 08, 2016

I have never seen Dr/ Summers prior to this visit, for which he fit me in on the same day. He was spectacular, took great care of me, communicated very well, and was very concerned with my health. Importantly, he explaiined what was wrong with me very clearly, let me look at my sample in the microscope, and prescribed an effective medication.

October 31, 2016

very calm and very clear and kind

October 27, 2016

he seemed uncomfortable, which made me feel uncomfortable; and he really tried to push birth control and dismissed my concerns with it rather than explaining why they were unnecessary concerns

October 26, 2016

Dr. Summers is exceptional.

October 26, 2016

I've always had great experience with meeting with Dr. Summers. However, I can say I'm tired of having to complete tis survey each and every time I go see him. So you stop sending these to me - please!!

October 22, 2016

Dr SUmmers has been my provider for many years. He is knowledgeable, informed, and open to addressing the medical questions I pose about my health to as much detail as I seek.

October 19, 2016

Dr. Summers listens. Not just pretending to but he actually listens. I find that to be the most attribute in a doctor and unfortunately it is rare.

October 08, 2016

I am absolutely amazed by his expertise. Whenever I have a question, he answers it very clearly.

October 05, 2016

I can not say enough good things about Dr. Summers. He took his time to explain my diagnosis to me, and did so with such care and concern for my well being. I have been to 5 other ob/gyn doctors before going to Dr. Summers, and also to my primary care doctor for this on going problem I've had for the past 2 years. No one could figure out what was going on. Dr. Summers did, and I am so thankful...he is a such a great doctor!

September 21, 2016

I am saddened by the level of concern Dr. Summers showed regarding my concerns at the visit. I am seeking a second opinion. normally I am not disappointed with other health concerns, however this time I realized because it's a teaching clinic, that it's more important to teach the students than to tend to patients.

September 21, 2016

Dr. Summers is one of the best doctors I have ever seen. He always shows concern and is very genuine with his care and the problems you are having.

September 13, 2016

I have not experienced this level of concern, information and follow up in a provider before. I truly feel confident I will get better

September 06, 2016

Dr Summers has really helped and I feel like he listens to my concerns and he has always explained what he thinks is going on with me in a way that I can understand and know that he is listening.

September 01, 2016

Dr. Summers is extremely valuable to patients who have a sensitivity to some compounds or medications. He provides information about pills or topical applications of pharmaceuticals and prescribes compounds created by University Pharmacy. He is sensitive about the risks of any form of HRT, and how to balance risks of treatment with the benefits of estrogen. He is an asset to our faculty/clinical medicine at the U.

August 30, 2016

He basically got in and got out. There was minimal speaking and if I did ask a question a very vague answer was given.

August 30, 2016

very good and experienced

August 30, 2016

Dr. Summers is a kind and caring doctor.

August 29, 2016

I was very unhappy about the lengthy wait. The nurse said there was one patient before me.

August 28, 2016

Dr. Summer's is very thourough and gentle. He explained the process during my exam. After the exam, he spent time explaining my condition and answered all my questions.

August 28, 2016

Dr Summers is an exceptional doctor who is an excellent diagnostician. His dedication to his patients is exceptional.

August 19, 2016

Dr. Summers listened carefully to my questions and concerns and was willing to explain his diagnosis and the treatment plan very thoroughly.

August 04, 2016

Dr. Summers is the best doctor that I have ever interacted with. He is knowledgeable about my condition and gives me feedback that is helpful. This visit was excellent like all have been.

August 04, 2016

Dr. Summers is very good about allowing his pregnant patients to come in when they are in any discomfort or have any concerns on how they are feeling. He has a great way of explaining things to the patient to put them at ease.

August 02, 2016

Dr. Summers is very knowledgeable and provides good explanations of what he's doing and looking for. As a scientist, I also appreciate he let me look at my sample on the microscope!

July 27, 2016

I am not Dr. Summers patient, so it was very kind of him to see me. I didn't feel like he showed as much concern about my healing as much as my doctor would, but overall he was very nice.

July 25, 2016

Dr Summers was a godsend! He took quick action in the direction we needed!!!

July 24, 2016

I felt Dr. Summers dismissed my concern I felt Dr. Summers dismissed my concern about pain I was feeling related to my surgery. However, I followed and appreciated his advice about applying heat to my wound to help it heal.

July 16, 2016

I took several cards with Dr. Summers name and number have talked to women sharing my own personal issues that brought me to his office.

July 15, 2016

Dr. Summers always explains the results of my tests that he performs on my visits and explains the treatments and in terms that I am able to understand. I feel that he never rushes me and treats me with respect. I have been a patient of Dr. Summers for several years and would highly recommend him to others. He has a quiet demeanor and is very polite and kind.

July 09, 2016

I completely trust Dr Summers and I was comfortable with the Med student, Candace, he had with him.

July 05, 2016

a note listing all recommendations would have helped me. So much information was given, which I loved, it is hard to remember all the info

July 05, 2016

Dr. Summers is exceptionally knowledgeable, and helpful!! He explains things thoroughly and clearly.I appreciate him very much!

July 03, 2016

I did not feel as though Dr Summers pushed me into any decision. he played all the options out and gave me ample time to make my decision, including waiting for me to investigate the question at hand more on the Internet I'm the room. he is a skilled doctor and very knowledgeable. I am a physician myself and I totally trust him.

June 29, 2016

Dr Summers is very kind and thorough. He talks things through with you & answers all questions very calmly. He shows interest in your well-being.

June 21, 2016

I really like Dr. Summers. He is very thorough with his explanations and spends a lot of time with you but he is always behind. I have mixed feeling because I know it is because of his quality of care that he is behind but it is frustrating to wait so long.

June 16, 2016

Even though Dr Summers was behind, he took time to explain a medication change and was very careful to make sure that I understood what my options were.

June 03, 2016

Dr. Summers thoroughly explains everything but also allows me to ask questions until I understand what I need to. He is a great Dr. who I get excellent medical care from.

May 27, 2016

Dr. Summers is by far one of the most dedicated and competant gynecologists I have worked with in regards to patient care and problem solving. You can tell that he really cares about the needs and concerns of his patients. When he seems flustered, I believe it has more to do with the reality of being a very busy physician than from any lack of concern or annoyance with the patient. I completely trust Dr. Summer's medical advice, you can tell by speaking with him that he is extremely knowledgable. He makes me feel at ease and involved in my medical decisions so that I feel empowered. He is the only physician I've encountered that's been able to answer questions regarding my medical condition with confidence and thorough explanations. I'm so grateful for Dr. Summers work and have already referred him to family members and friends. Unlike most physicians, he is able to work me and the women I've introduced him into easily into his schedule even though he is so busy! I know I can count on him to help me out when I need it.

May 24, 2016

I have 100% confidence in Dr. Summers! He had a PA (?) there for this appointment and I liked her a lot but I didn't really get to discuss my blood pressure concern as much with him and ended up in OB emergency a few days later with high blood pressure

May 23, 2016


May 21, 2016

The nurse gets's straight "very goods." Doctor gets 'goods' and 'very goods.' His PA gets 'poor and fairs.' I didn't find the PA very understanding nor polite. I felt belittled and uncomfortable.

May 10, 2016

Dr. Summers is ALWAYS so thorough, helpful and kind. He always makes sure I understand what's going on, and gives me such wonderful explanations of a given situation until I truly understand. He's the best.

April 25, 2016

Dr Summers is a doctor committed to his patients' care.

April 24, 2016

dr summers is the full package. he listens to my concerns, even when they seem quite silly to me, and then he gives me great insight and ease of mind. he always offers different things we can try.

April 24, 2016

The physician was helpful in educating me regarding my condition and how to care for my health. I have seen many gynecologists in my 68 years and Dr. Summers is among the best. The educational information he provided me as a post menopausal patient far exceeded the education and care I have received from others. I live in the Boston area and many of providers are Harvard graduates who have done extensive fellowships and training. Dr. Summers was superior to others who have provided my care. His understanding of women's post menopausal health and ability to convey that information in lay terms is superior.

April 19, 2016

Dr. Summers took the time to discuss possible options of treatment. I felt understood and included in my health care.

April 19, 2016

Dr Summers its an outstanding Dr. i have set all kinds of drs including specialist and they all verey much gave up on me saying they dont know what i have. Dr Summers have been able to work and find answer s for me. he te best dr and scientific researcher I have came in contact here in Utah. i also recommended to my daughter to go to him and she is now his pantient too. he its available anytime i need to see Him i can't say enough good things about him. outstanding!

April 18, 2016

This was the worst and oddest appointment I've ever had. The doctor seems to have thought I was a medical student in need of a lecture. He sat in a chair, made no eye contact and literally rattled off what must have been a chapter in a medical text book, using terminology I have never heard of, for about 15-20 minutes. He spent almost no time discussing ME, which as far as I understand, was the point of the appointment. One of the reasons I went to him was for chronic yeast issues - he did not even take a yeast culture. I thought the manner in which he did the physical exam was a bit gruff as well. He also enlisted scare tactics in going against what several other physicians have treated me for over the years. I would not recommend this provider.

April 15, 2016

I can't say enough great things about Dr. Sommers. He is the 5th OB I've seen in 2+ years since my daughter was born and was the only one to be able to diagnose and treat the problem I was having and it took him all of 10 minutes. He is honestly an answer to my prayers. I've been on the treatment plant for my eczema for only 3 days and my issue is almost completely resolved and in feeling so much better! He is a highly intelligent doctor and was able to break down what was going on and explain it to me so I was easily able to understand it. Their are not many Doctors like Dr. Sommers in this field. so grateful to have found him and that he was able to help me. thank you Dr. Sommers!!

April 11, 2016

Just so grateful for Dr. Summers

April 05, 2016

I don't know why I go to Dr. Summers each time. He can't remember anything from the prior appointment.

March 29, 2016


March 16, 2016

Despite my coming in laying on a stretcher, they were able to get me into a room comfortably, and make me feel at ease about my visit and confident in the doctor.

March 08, 2016

I feel like I'm being talked down to a lot by Dr. Summers, or concepts are over-simplified.

February 27, 2016

I have never had a worse experience with a doctor. He did not introduce himself for one. He sat in a patient chair and made himself very comfortable. I told him my symptoms and I ask is the pregnancy doing ok and he said I don't know without any kind of sympathy. Then he said if anything happened to my baby there is nothing we could do for my baby. I walked out of there extremely upset that I took time out of my day to come see a doctor who has no idea how to act toward his patients. I will tell everyone about my experience. Because now I have to wait a month to see someone else and have this worry about my baby.

February 02, 2016

I waited AN HOUR to see him, and then he was in the room for a minute and a half. The entire conversation was me saying I was having regular periods and him saying that was fine. He told me last visit that he'd take my Nexplanon implant out if the pill is working for me. He didn't show any interest at all in taking the implant out and told me to wait until my yearly.

January 08, 2016

Dr. Summers was great. He explained things about the procedure and helped me understand what was going to be done.

January 07, 2016

Dr. Summers talks in simpler language than is useful to me. Also, I've memorized Dr. Summers' response to any questions that I have. I think next time I can repeat it to him verbatim.

January 06, 2016

Dr Summers is an excellent physician. He is concerned abt my issues and never fails to seriously consider the problem and possible remedy.

January 06, 2016

No problems. Good experience.

December 02, 2015

I really can't say enough good things about Dr. Summers - I have never had a doctor show such genuine concern and compassion. Dr. Summers (and his PA student that was there) answered all the questions I had - not just telling me answers, but explaining and actually educating. I never felt rushed, even though I know they spent extra time answering my questions.

November 30, 2015

Dr. Summers bedside manner was not exactly what I call helpful... I expressed a concern and he rattled on and on going around the situation and eventually left and feeling very unsure with the next step. I usually see another Doctor in this clinic and will continue to see her instead of him.. I was very disappointed with his concern for my current situation.

November 20, 2015

Dr Summers is such an expert in his field I feel completely confident in his diagnosis and how he cares for me. One note is that because he is such an expert I sometimes don't understand what he is saying about my diagnosis and care the first time he says it. Not because he uses words that are too big, but because his explanations are complicated. However, when I ask for clarification he gives it to me, generally without a problem.

November 17, 2015

Paul Summers has a habit of opening the door and leaving it open while my pants are down.

November 11, 2015

Happy to have such a good ob/gyn.

November 08, 2015

I had a sensitive problem. I felt like Dr Summers took my concerns seriously and addressed all my questions. He's a great doctor and asset to the clinic

November 05, 2015

Dr. Summers is the best! He is professional and caring. I feel such confidence in his knowledge.

October 26, 2015

I left feeling more indecisive about how to move forward that when I arrived. Also he didn't tell me that I needed a Rohgam shot during the appointment; he called after I was almost home and said I needed it asap no later than the next day. I did appreciate that he called but was frustrating because we could have easily taken care of that during the appointment and saved me a trip from Bountiful the next day.

October 26, 2015

A co-worker was looking for a new OBGYN and I recommended Dr. Summers because I believe his experience in the field is invaluable.

October 19, 2015

Dr Summers was very patient and knowledgeable in answering all of my many questions. He took some time to explain the Rxs he was giving me, and to let me know of any possible side effects. He even recommended a pharmacy that was not expensive. I really appreciated that. He is very thoughtful and caring. I would not hesitate to recommend him to my family, fellow co-workers at the hospital, or to any patients that may ask. Thank you for the wonderful care, Dr. Summers!!

October 18, 2015

I could not say enough about Dr. Summers. He is so knowledgable...and takes the time to explain everything to me! I feel so so lucky to be as close to this clinic as I am....I just so wish he was on my insurance!

October 11, 2015

MD was great. Very professional and made me feel comfortable. He seemed concerned about the amount of pain I was in, which was nice.

October 11, 2015

Dr. Summers has always treated me like I'm intelligent. He gives me options to choose from when he can and he takes time to explain things to me.

October 06, 2015

I really like Dr. Summers. He explains everything and he doesn't make the annual awkward. He also doesn't make me feel stupid for asking any questions.

October 05, 2015

Dr Summers if very compassionate and caring

October 05, 2015

Very professional, extremely kind.

September 29, 2015


September 13, 2015

Dr. Summers was exceptional in his careful and detailed interaction with me. I have utmost confidence in him.

September 13, 2015

Dr. Summers is an excellent doctor. I was referred to him by my primary care giver and Dr. Summers had been more than helpful. He has been caring and has found solutions to my concerns more than once. I cannot say enough about his professionalism and his expertise. I feel extremely fortunate to have Dr. Sommers as my doctor. I have recommended him to several family members and friends.

September 07, 2015

Dr. Summers as usual goes above and beyond.

September 06, 2015

Dr. Summers has always been knowledgeable, helpful, and caring. He is best in the business.

August 24, 2015

Dr. S made extra effort to explain the unique physiology, show me the slides, and discuss my case physician to physician. Much appreciated.

August 13, 2015

Dr. Summers was very willing to discuss possible meds and make sure I could pay for them. I loved that. then he asked how I was doing otherwise. he is very kind and caring.

August 10, 2015

I have the highest respect for Dr Summers because he takes time to listen and then explains different possible diagnoses or causes. I trust his knowledge and know that I can call him anytime to follow up with questions. He is willing to work with different medications and seems dedicated to helping me find solutions.

August 10, 2015

Dr. Sommers is an excellent care provider. He has addressed all my concerns with thoroughness. He has answered my questions and addressed those questions with kindness and treating each question as important. He has regarded me professional care. I am grateful to Dr. Sommers for addressing my health concerns without being dismissive in any way. I have recommended Dr. Sommers to my colleagues, friends and family members. I feel that I can trust him with my health and the health of others I care about.

August 07, 2015

Dr. Summers described a prescription that could help with a rash that was a result of an allergy. When he finished his lengthy description, I asked politely if I could have a prescription and he responded by saying, "Well, if you say please." I'm almost 40 years old and Dr. Summers spoke to me in a patronizing and disrespectful manner.

August 02, 2015

Paul Summers is a phenomenal physician. I have seen over 100 doctors and he is in the top three. He is intelligent beyond measure, not just in gynecology but many in many difficult to treat and diagnose medical ailments.

August 01, 2015

Dr Summers was really friendly, knowledgeable, and patient.

August 01, 2015

Dr Summers was great. He explained alot of important bladder problems to me Very nice and concerned about my bone marrow transplant.

July 18, 2015

I trust doctor Summers with my very difficult condition that comes and goes and is so hard to diagnose. He is always patient and never makes me feel like there is nothing he can do to help me. My other OB's have always said they don't know what is wrong with me.

July 17, 2015

I have been seeing Dr. Summers for many years. He has always been respectful and kind towards me, listens to my questions, and, talks with me about my issues in a thoughtful manner.

July 13, 2015

Going to the doctor is not my favorite thing to do but Dr. Summers has a way of putting me at ease and it is not so embarrassing.

July 10, 2015

Dr Summers was able to answer all of my questions and spent a good amount of time with me.

July 09, 2015

Dr. Summers has always been caring and concerned for me with problems I have had.

July 03, 2015

He spent a lot of time answering my questions & explaining my condition. He even invited me to look through the microscope so I could see what he was talking about. He never made me feel rushed or uncomfortable. I will never go to a different gynecologist if I can help it.

June 27, 2015

He didn't check my chart for any allergies and automatically tried to prescribe a medication that I am allergic to. When I told him about the allergy he questioned the validity of it without using much tact. His tone was very demeaning.

June 17, 2015

I had a sample of Lipoestra and found this to be less irritating as far as burning goes. However I notice some blood in my under clothing so I am wondering if I should come back in to see if I need Climara again

June 12, 2015

Dr. Summers is absolutely amazing and he is the best doctor that I have ever seen.

May 27, 2015

Dr Summers is absolutely the best gynecologist I have ever dealt with. He is thorough, precise and succinct. I trust him fully and recommend him to anyone I know.

May 21, 2015

I have been dealing with an abnormal pap smear for about a year, and Dr. Summers always takes the time to talk to me, ask me if I have any questions, and explain things to me. I really appreciate that.

May 19, 2015

Dr Summers provides excellent care. Listens carefully to needs/problems. Is an excellent diagnostician.

May 07, 2015

dr summers is the best !

May 04, 2015

Dr. Summers was wonderful, I felt like he had the knowledge to trouble shoot my issues and had many different options for me. I felt like I was in very good care.

May 04, 2015

I felt genuine concern for my needs. Things were explained extremely well. I was very pleased with the visit.

April 29, 2015

Dr. Summers has been great! He always explains everything very well to me and answers all of my questions. I appreciate his persistence in treating my issue and I am happy to say it has finally resolved! He has been great through the whole process. I would recommend him to family and friends. His clinic and staff is very efficient as well, which is great!

April 21, 2015

Dr. Summers is by far the most caring, knowledgeable, and professional physician that I have ever met. I feel so lucky to be his patient!

April 20, 2015

I couldn't believe the time Dr. Summers spent with me and my husband in helping us understand my condition.

April 08, 2015

Dr. Paul Summers is one of the best doctors I have ever seen. He made me feel comfortable and confident in fixing my problems. He did not make me feel rushed and was FULL of information. I cried a little after leaving because of how wonderful he made me feel.

April 07, 2015

Dr. Summers was very professional and knowledgable, however he did not introduce himself when he entered the exam room and I feel he could have been more personable to improve comfort.

April 06, 2015

I came to replace my IUD. I felt like maybe he didn't feel comfortable replacing it. He talked about the costs and how they keep it in longer in Europe, he also mentioned it may not go in.

April 06, 2015

Dr Summers is nice and knowledgeable, I am glad I have such an excellent medical professional to take care of my condition.

March 30, 2015


March 07, 2015

Dr Summers was excellent he answered my questions gave me info and I feel very confident in his expertise

March 04, 2015

Dr. Summers has been great every time I have come to see him. He is very patient and is always happy to answer all of my questions.

February 24, 2015

Dr. Summers spent a full hour with my husband and me, answering questions and providing information. He also moved us from the exam room to a more comfortable space so we could talk more easily.

February 13, 2015

Excellent experience- physician was willing to offer multiple perspectives and talk through my clarifying questions. Have already recommended to others.

February 05, 2015

I love Dr. Summers. I've never had a doctor that treated me like an equal instead of an authority figure. He leveled with me about my concerns without being condescending or using "dumbed down" terminology. He truly is a physician who cares more about his patients rather than his paycheck.

February 03, 2015

It was too late to give me information at the time of performing the procedure. The Dr asked if I wanted to proceed with the procedure after the info but I left to make a split second decision. One in which I now largely regret. I wouldn't have gone through with the procedure if I was given information prior. I actually asked more questions after the procedure which left me to believe that it wasn't necessary.

January 31, 2015

To me I had a very uncomfortable medical issue. The PA and Dr. Summers took the time to address the medical issue with comfort and ease in answering all my questions.

January 20, 2015

Excellent treatment

January 14, 2015

Dr. Summers is extremely knowledgeable in this area and I can tell he has done a lot of work/research/etc. I really very much appreciate his kindness in my situation and his concern that I am getting the correct medications that will not make the problem worse. I really appreciated his advice and all the information that he gave me.

January 14, 2015

always a good experience

January 11, 2015

Dr. Summers is an excellent doctor. I was referred to him for an on-going problem and he was able to efficaciously treat me and my symptoms for a condition that has been troublesome for sometime. I feel extremely fortunate to receive care and treatment from such knowledgeable and caring professional.

December 13, 2014

appeared to be very concerned regarding my health concerns.

December 12, 2014

I was concerned about a problem in which I told the doctor about when he came into the room. He did my annual exam and proceeded to leave so I had to remind that I had another problem that needed addressed. I felt like after he determined what the problem was, he didn't explain it very well to me. But he did explain the treatment well so that was good.

December 12, 2014

Dr. Summers was amazing! I don't know if I have ever had a provider take so much time, attention and care. He was detailed in his explanations, took the time to make sure I had my questions answered and assured I had a thorough understanding of the issue I was seeing him for. He extended this same level of care and detail to the guest I had back with me during the visit.

December 08, 2014

Dr. Summers is great! I always have complicated questions, and he takes the time to answer them clearly and thoroughly. I always feel like he understands my concerns and is willing to work collaboratively with me to find solutions.

November 27, 2014

The long wait was very uncomfortable on my body because I have legs that are hurting because of nerve damage and there weren't any comfortable chairs that I could sit on while waiting for the doctor.

November 20, 2014

I was very pleased with my visit. I have been to other offices and could not get answers. I felt like Dr. Summers and Linea were actually concerned with getting a correct answer. I will definitely be returning for any issues in the future.

November 19, 2014

dr summers is the first doctor to really care about the problems I'm having and to be confident that there's a solution. I was feeling very discouraged that id never feel better - then I went to dr summers and I'm feeling hopeful that I can get better.

November 15, 2014

This provider is very knowledgeable about complex gynecological problems.

November 14, 2014

all good

November 08, 2014

the PA was amazing. As well as the doctor. They made the experience very enjoyable.

November 07, 2014

I have now found my new obgyn

October 31, 2014

Dr. Summers and a student physician - I cannot recall her name - very good

October 08, 2014

He never asked about my history as to why I was there. I came to him after 7 months with other Dr failing to diagnose and he didn't listen to me at all

October 06, 2014

Dr summers was great!

October 06, 2014

Dr. Summers was, as always, pleasant and professional. He is the BEST gynecologist I have ever visited.

September 29, 2014

dr. summers is the best doctor at helping me keep my illness under control. he is very knowledgable.

September 29, 2014

At first I wasn't sure about Dr. Summers, but when he came back and explained more, I really felt sure he was the right person for me to see.

September 24, 2014

Did not really listen to my concerns. I had to ask several times to get answers to my questions.

September 14, 2014

I recommended my daughter and sister

September 08, 2014

Dr. Summers has exceptional skills and does an outstanding job of communicating information in a clear, thorough way! I appreciate him greatly!

September 02, 2014

Much better this time than last.

August 26, 2014

Dr Summers is the best doctor. He is kind and very up to date in the field.

August 21, 2014

My visit with Dr. Summers was a very positive experience. He went out of his way to research and consider different treatment options before developing a plan for managing my somewhat complex health issues. He appears to be very knowledgeable and experienced and he was attentive, kind, and supportive.

August 21, 2014

I appreciate the time he took to listen to me and to talk with me. I was very impressed.

August 18, 2014

Even though Dr. Summers was running behind he and his staff were sure to let me know that my visit was not to be rushed. He took his time with me and answered all of my questions.

August 11, 2014

I have complete confidence in Dr Summers.

August 08, 2014

The physician was very knowledgeable about my health issues. He listened carefully to my concerns and explained my treatment options in way that made sense and inspired confidence that my condition is manageable. He has a sensitive, caring manner that put me at ease.

August 05, 2014

Dr. Summers seems very sincere and honest!

August 04, 2014

I don't fill out many surveys but Dr. Summers deserves so much praise! He is an extremely knowlegable provider who cared about me as a patient and a person. He spent a great deal of time talking in depth about my concerns and options for treatment. I felt very comfortable and he put me at ease. I am so greatful I saw Dr. Summers and would HIGHLY recommend him to others. I hope the University of Utah knows what a great resource and physician they employ.

August 04, 2014

Dr. Summers is always friendly and conscious of my feelings and is concerned for my reason for my visit. He thoroughly explains my situation and his findings and speaks in terms that I can understand, readily. Dr. Summers takes the time to answer my questions and sets me at ease with any concerns that I may have. I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Summers and have recommended his practice to others.

July 18, 2014

Dr Summers and the staff are amazing people!

July 15, 2014

he was ok not a lot of words

July 14, 2014

the PA spent the majority of the time with me which was fine by me. The doctor seemed to be very bias about IUDs and only highlighted on the negatives about them.

July 09, 2014

Great experience

July 03, 2014

Dr. Summers is very concerned about making sure I understand my condition without being patronizing. I appreciate that.

July 02, 2014

My regular GYN is in maternity leave. Dr. Summers was kind, professional and informative.

June 27, 2014

I feel so. fortunate to have dr Summers as my Gyn.he is extremely sensitive to my medical issues, knowledgable and open to questions.

June 08, 2014

His bedside manner is very good. He explained my condition in very easy to understand terms, and let me know he cared about me and my medical needs.

June 03, 2014

Dr. Summers seemed confused about the purpose of my appointment. Following the instructions in the letter he sent based on my annual exam last year I came in for my annual exam a year later. He kept saying I was there for a repeat pap and then gave me instructions to come back in six months. When I told him that my last pap was normal and that he had instructed me to come in annually he seemed very confused as if he had not properly reviewed my chart before he saw me.

May 27, 2014

I appreciated Dr. Summers sitting down with me to explain all the various types of birth control.

May 23, 2014

I appreciated the time that Dr. Summers spent discussing my health, medications, etc.. He is very knowledgeable and seems eager to share and make sure the patient understands and is involved in her healthcare decisions.

May 17, 2014

The Medical student working with Dr. Summers spent more time w/me and showed more concern than Dr. Summers.

May 16, 2014

My visits are always a source of comfort to me as Dr. Summers and his staff are very kind and compassionate and aware of my privacy. I have recommended Dr. Summers to others and will continue to do so.

May 16, 2014

Dr. Summers was great! He was very professional and efficient, and he even took extra time at the end of the appointment to talk to me about a career in medicine, which I really appreciated. I would absolutely come back and see him

May 14, 2014

While knowledgeable, Dr. Summer lacks compassion and empathy for his pt's. He rarely made eye contact and was poor at reading body language and emotions. I was very upset after I left the clinic and visibly crying in the exam room and he did nothing to acknowledge it. I found him to be odd and lacking bed side manner. However, he is very knowledgeable and was able to formulate a plan of action for me.

May 10, 2014

Dr. Summers discussed my care with me in detail and I never felt rushed. In fact, he spent another 10-15 minutes after my appointment talking to me about the city I'm moving to because he used to live there. I've already recommended him to a friend, and she likes him too!

May 06, 2014

I appreciated that Dr Summers took the time to actually sit down and talk to me. This was just a follow up appointment on an ultrasound. We did not find a solution to the problem, but he walked me through the next possible steps. He also answered a question I was very concerned about unrelated to my current medical problem and I was very thankful that he was able to eliminate some of my worries. He gave me some urine sticks so that I can test myself at home, which was fantastic of him to do. Overall, I have been extremely happy with his care.

May 06, 2014

I felt like my provider listened to my concerns and addressed them all appropriately.

April 28, 2014

I was very happy that Dr Summres actually sat down and talked to me, explaining that there really isn't a diagnosis yet and what the next steps would be. I am grouping the visit of 4/22 and 4/28 in this review, because to me they belong together. He was nice enough to give me a few urine sticks so that I don't have to come in to get a urine sample done at the clinic. He was also happy to answer a question unrelated to my current problems. Not visit related: I would like to mention that I absolutely appreciated the letter I received from Dr Summers after giving him a bad review a few months back. That made a difference to me in my decision to switch healthcare provider or not. I am very glad he read and responded to me in a personal way. That made me continue care with him. So, thank you!

April 22, 2014

I dislike having to go to the doctor and when I do I appreciate being made feel at ease. I really do miss the padded stirrups in the exam room though.

April 21, 2014

Great experience .

April 18, 2014

all good

April 16, 2014

Dr. Summers is great, I appreciate his bedside manner and how informative he is.

April 10, 2014

so far so good

April 07, 2014

Dr. Summers takes the time to explain my condition and how to best care for myself.

April 07, 2014

Again care was great, but rushed. You can tell the staff and providers are competent, caring individuals. But there is such pressure to see people quickly and see LOTS of people that the environment is generally stressed and rushed.

April 07, 2014

I have recommended Paul Summers several times already to friends and family

March 23, 2014

the compounded medications that were prescribed seem to be working well...

March 22, 2014

I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Summers.

March 17, 2014

Obviously incredibly knowledgeable and kind. I am so pleased with my visit.

March 10, 2014

There had been a mix up with the dosage notation with the pharmacy and Dr. Summers corrected that for me so that I will now get better faster!

March 03, 2014

he had never heard of the birth control I was taking which was a bit concerning. you would think doctors study up on simple things like that. the am told me not to change yet so I can meet the doctor and he literally came on and asked if I needed refills and I said yes and then he told me to change...odd encounter. my old obgyn took time to take me back into the office for my first visit to ask me questions about myself such as my cycle and if it's regular irregular and asked me questions about myself and made me feel I was wanted as a patient. dr summers was trying to get me out of there because he is clearly overbooked. awkward doctor. not personable. I never felt like he was interested in me as a patient. I would have gone back to my old obgyn but my new insurance doesn't cover him but I would seriously consider paying full price for my visit to go back to him instead of summers.

February 20, 2014

Everything and everyone waa proffessional and courtious.

February 17, 2014

I appreciate how Dr. Summers always explains what is going on with my body. He took the time to explain to me what my body issues are and what can be done to correct these. I appreciate how he included me in the conversation about my condition.

February 14, 2014

Dr. Summers was recommended to me by another lady that had seen him in the past, so he came HIGHLY Recommended to me, I wish Doctor lived closed or at least practiced in the area where I live Once a Month, or even every two months, than I wouldn't have to travel so far to see him. 02/14/2014

February 13, 2014

Dr. Summers was great to work with. He listened to my concerns and we developed a plan together on how to proceed.

February 10, 2014

Dr. Summers is always very polite and caring. He respects my privacy while in treatment and examinations. He takes time to explain all phases of my visit and details the treatments that need to be done and follow-up. He is very courteous and caring. I would highly recommend Dr. Summers and the University of Utah facilities to anyone and have done so. I have much confidence in Dr. Summers and his understanding of my situation.

February 04, 2014

Dr.Summers is an excellent physician. I appreciate the time he took to explain my condition. Very kind and sensitive too.

January 30, 2014

Dr. Summers makes me feel very comfortable and shows a lot of concern for my well being. He seems to like to take the time to explain everything and answer my questions. He also made sure to make me feel calm and not worried about my situation.

January 29, 2014

I was very satisfied with my experience with Dr. Summers. I hope to see him again when necessary.

January 22, 2014

I did not wait for very long and this was the first time ever! It was nice to get in and not wait for an hour in the room

January 13, 2014

dr summers is very knowledgeable and is thorough. gives a lot of explanation.

January 06, 2014

The Doctor didn't even know why he was seeing me, even after a lengthy interview with the nurse, then I told him what my problem was and later in the conversation didn't remember the issue. He seemed more interested in the fact that I was from Hawaii than why I was there. This was the first time I was seeing him but disreguarded the recommendations of a doctor who has been seeing me for 17 years. I don't have any intention on returning to that clinic or doctor again

December 30, 2013

He was very behind and seemed distracted at this visit. I had an issue that was very sensitive and was feeling overwhelmed with it after the diagnosis and treatment.

December 24, 2013

Doctor Summers has given me hope that my problem can be solved, after running around to all different doctors with no results and quickness to treat conditions I did not have.

December 17, 2013

Felt like I was not cared for by physician. Felt like I was taking up time.

December 16, 2013

Dr. Summers is very knowledgeable, and seems to really care about you when you are in his examination room. No problem is abnormal to him, which makes you feel comfortable.

December 09, 2013

The dr. seemed a bit condescending and used juvenile words and a "sing-songy" voice during my exam. It was uncomfortable.

December 09, 2013

He explained options but doing so a little more slowly would allow it to better sink in and be understood.

December 02, 2013

Great doctor. I felt very comfortable asking questions and talking about things.

November 11, 2013

My doctor and PA were very kind. They answered my questions and eased my anxiety.

November 11, 2013

I had mentioned my areas of concern to the nurse/assistant and my Dr. didn't go over any of those with me. I got side tracked by my pelvic exam so I forgot to ask for what I came in for.

November 06, 2013

He was just amazing, I was misdiagnosed by previous dr for 3yrs, I felt hoffible, Dr Summers, knew just how to help be and walked me step by step. Left his office with Hope!

October 30, 2013

He spent quite a bit of time "educating" me about the history of progesterone, which he could have skipped if he had just asked what I already knew. I love this dr because he will prescribe any diagnostic tests that I ask for without trouble.

October 29, 2013

Dr. Summers was kind. Once I got to see him I had already gone through all my history stuff with the nurse and then the PA by the time the doctor came in - I was tired of repeating the same things over and over. I did enjoy everyone that took care of me during my appointment, I just got tired of saying the same things. I was happy that Dr. Summers answered a lot of my questions.

October 28, 2013

I couldn't be happier with this physician. He listens very well and his demeanor and expertise put me at ease.

October 24, 2013

Dr. Summers encouraged me to ask questions and was very patient in going over anything I did not understand. He gave me options and let me decide what I felt was best for me.

October 22, 2013

I have already recommended him.

October 21, 2013

dr sommers is the most thorough and intelligent gynecologist I have met. he has the utmost professionalism and bedside manner. I am confident in his diagnoses and advice.

October 21, 2013

Dr. Summers was very thorough in his explanation of my condition, but used some terminology that was a bit over my head. He was speaking very fast through his explanation, it kind of felt like he was just going through the motions. It was fine, but if I could give any feedback- a slower, condensed version would be a little better, with a greater focus on discussion of treatment rather than so much information on why the condition happens. I did appreciate that he took so much time with me, and that his treatment recommendations were actually helpful.

October 14, 2013

Doctor listened to my explanation of problem and showed concern.

October 08, 2013

I sincerely appreciate how calm and methodical my doctor can be. I know that he cares about me and my unborn son. He truly wants what is best for his patients. He is the best doctor I know.

October 01, 2013

I will come back to Dr. Summer rather than my usual Gyno.

October 01, 2013

The doctor was very nice, but he did not ask any questions about my overall health, exercise habits etc. It's ok...but at an annual physical exam, I usually expect to go over these things. Instead, he just talked about the pap and birth control. I also thought it was funny that my bmi was 17.6 and it didn't seem to concern him. I know my genetics, dietary habits, etc and I don't think there is any reason for concern...but since this was the first time he met me, it seems like it would have come up.

September 24, 2013


September 21, 2013

Have already referred someone to my provider

September 11, 2013

Dr. Summers is both professional and compassionate. His expertise gives me great confidence in my healthcare at the U.

September 10, 2013

He is a great doctor and makes me feel very comfortable

September 03, 2013

Gave me current recommendations on medication guidelines and current health care recommendations for routine care. It was very informative and helped me to understand what I need to do to give myself the best care I can.

August 27, 2013

very professional

August 27, 2013

I was very impressed with the care given

August 19, 2013

Dr Summer's was apologetic about my wait and our conversation was frank, comprehensive, but lackluster.

August 13, 2013

My hesitation on recommending has nothing to do with the provider it would have to do with the ability to get into and get appointment in a timely manner.

August 08, 2013

I really respect Dr. Summers opinion. The physicians assistant who performed my exam was very nice and thorough, but it was one of the most uncomfortable exams I've had. Dr. Summers had to step in, I understand it takes practice but it was unnecessarily painful.

August 07, 2013

No introduction. I caught on that he was the doctor but an introduction would have helped.

August 06, 2013

My doctor is a man of few words; not an easy-going talkative personality; that's fine. He has given me excellent care over the years, and I have recommended him to friends.

August 05, 2013

I am so very impressed with the level of care I got from Dr. Summers. He is very evidence-based and always answers questions thoughtfully, often pulling information and printing it for me. He not only addressed all of my completely but also discussed possible upcoming healthcare changes and how they affect me. I got completely personalized care.

August 05, 2013

Best OB/GYN around. I completely trust him.

July 29, 2013

I have always appreciated Dr. Summers' thorough explanations and answers to questions.

July 29, 2013

Very impressed with Dr. Summer's and his PA..they were both very kind, professional, informative and friendly.

July 18, 2013

I was pleased & satisfied with the care I received at the visit.

July 11, 2013

I would definitely recommend any of my friends to Dr. Summer's. Within 2 days of seeing him I was seeing the difference in my bodies response to the problems I was having. I am just so greatful that he is such a knowledgable proffessional!! I never knew what I had existed. Thank you Dr. Summer's!

July 05, 2013

He takes time to be sure I am comfortable with my situation. He does not rush to get me out of the office. He wants me to understand.

July 02, 2013

I had not seen Dr. Summers before. I was favorably impressed by his professionalism and willingness to spend time explaining things.

June 29, 2013

As I mentioned previously, I was very satisfied with how I was treated and listened to during this appointment.

June 27, 2013

Dr. Summers does an outstanding job. He is very thorough and informative. I appreciate his vast kmnowledge, and his warm perrsonality!

June 18, 2013

I am so happy that my primary care physician referred me to Dr. Summers. I am very satisfied with his skills and demeanor. Dr. Summers is the best! His staff, receptionists, aids, nurses and all top drawer!

June 11, 2013

I cannot say enough good things about Dr Summers or his staff. I travel 45 minutes to see him because he is not only smart, but he explains things to you in plain English. He makes me feel cared for and ALWAYS takes care of my concerns. They have fit me in when I have had an emergency. They always treat me with kindness. I had an issue just before a holiday weekend and Dr Summers let me know where he would be scheduled that weekend if I had ANY issues. He is amazing. I once went to my general care doctor for a bladder infection, which they said was not one, the next day I went into Dr Summers and he said it was one. I told him how the other doctor said it was not one and he brought the test strip in and showed me how it worked. He wrote me a prescription and 3 days later the first doctor called to say it WAS a bladder issue. Had I not gone to Dr Summers I would have spent a few extra days in pain. He is the best doctor that I have ever met and I wish all doctors were just like him. My only fear is that he will retire before I stop needing him.

May 30, 2013

I'm due to have my baby within the next five days. Needless to say, it's a frightening time, especially since she's my first. Dr. Summers, however, assuages any fears or concerns. I'm so grateful that he's my physician and am so grateful that I can benefit from the U's state-of-the-art facilities. I'm looking forward to being a mom!

May 28, 2013

Dr. Summers takes time to not only explain what is happening but also answers all my questions and never rushes me, he always takes time to listen.

May 21, 2013

The doctor takes the time to answer all of my questions with patience and understanding. He never rushes me or ignores my complaints. He is an exceptional medical practitioner.

May 21, 2013

I finally found out what my gynecological problem was and treatment was initiated. Dr Summers is a professional who cares for his patients and is truly an expert in his field.

May 21, 2013

dr.'s reputation renowned as totally capable, gave me "homework," but did not seem interested in my perception of problem or of his proposed solution. He gave me one vein of thought and action, but did not acknowledge other possibilities. His knowledge is unquestionably great, but did not seem to use it all in this visit..

May 17, 2013

Dr. Summers is truly a great physician. He showed concern that I had to wait for an issue that should have been resolved immediately. He truly cares about the patient and not office politics which is so refreshing. I'm so grateful to have a physician like him.

May 13, 2013

Doctor Summers is remarkable. His bedside manner is delightful and he is extremely knowledgeable and attentive. He really seems to care. He is focused and I always feel I am getting his complete attention. I would highly recommend him.

May 13, 2013

Dr. Summers is the best. I recently had to have an emergency c-section, and even though I was very nervous, I had complete confidence that everything would be okay, because of how well I had been treated by Dr. Summers throughout my pregnancy. I love the fact that I will always get a straight-forward answer from him. I hope that when I have another child in a few years, that he will still be practicing at the U, because I couldn't have asked for a better first-time mom experience.

May 07, 2013

Dr. Summers is always great. I had to have a less than desirable test done this visit and he was very kind during the entire process. Everyone in the Madsen Women's Clinic is kind and compassionate. I have never had a bad experience there and I have been seen countless times.

May 01, 2013

Dr. Summers is great. he is very compassionate and willing to work with me. he is very kind.

May 01, 2013

I've been battling severe pneumonia during the last few weeks of my pregnancy. Thanks to Dr. Summers, I was able to avoid preterm labor and/or any complications. He followed up, called me to inquire as to my progress, and saw me several more times to monitor my recovery. With pneumonia, this proves extremely important. It's obvious that Dr. Summers is an excellent physician, and it's obvious that he truly cares for his patients' welfare. I appreciate his concern and professionalism.

April 29, 2013

Dr Summers and his staff are a wonderful group. The wait time and scheduling is sometimes a bit of frustration, but overall, very good.

April 29, 2013

I had such a great experience with Dr. Summers. I have been seeing various doctors for two years for chronic pain, and I have never found a doctor so knowledgeable and helpful as Dr. Summers. He actually had a scientific basis for the treatment we decided on, rather than the clinical "this seems to work for some people" approach I've had with other doctors. He took time to answer my questions and help me understand. I would recommend Dr. Summers to any woman with chronic vulvar pain. Just make sure to keep asking questions until you understand!

April 22, 2013

Dr Summers spent a good amount of time with me talking with me, which I appreciate.

April 19, 2013

I had an incredible visit with Dr. Summers. initially my appointment was set for April 24, but itook a positive pregnancy test, called the office, and was in same day! (Monday morning April 15) Everyone from the office staff to the PA Dr Summers had with him to the care provider were wonderful!

April 17, 2013

The doctor is incredibly well-informed and patient. He is the first doctor I have trusted in a long time

April 15, 2013

Dr. Summers is very kind, and always answers my questions completely. He always asks "do you have any other questions or concerns" toward the end of the office visit and seems genuinely interested in my care and how I am doing.

April 09, 2013

I was impressed with Dr. Summers' knowledge of my problem. He shared what was wrong and even showed me a slide to illustrate his point, which I have never had a doctor do before. I appreciated that he educated me on what was going on with my body and what I could do to heal.

April 04, 2013

As always, I'm so glad that I chose Dr. Summers to guide me through my pregnancy. He's always willing to answer any questions that my husband and I have. He inspires confidence, and it really eases my mind about the birthing process.

April 03, 2013

I would recommend the Doctor because he is an excellent provider. But 75% of my visits have had a prolonged wait time that was not accounted for.

March 29, 2013

Dr. Summers and his Intern PA were fantastic.

March 27, 2013

I live in Riverton and drive all the way to the Madsen's Women Center to see Dr. Summers. There are many doctors closer to where I live but I feel it it well worth the long, out of the way drive to be his patient. He is excellent in his field and understands my body more than any other doctor I have ever been to! I have contact dermatitis and he understands what is good for it and even more, what is BAD for it.

March 26, 2013

Dr. Summers was very good at explaining the procedure and asking if I was okay with different parts of the procedure

March 26, 2013

My experience was quite good. I received very personal attention from all including the doctor and nurses.

March 25, 2013

As previously stated, I waited to see the Dr for 2 hours and 15 mins, and he never talked to me about the problem I came in for. I have to pay for this visit all on my own, and drive an hour to get here. I am very dissatisfied by my care. I have paid a great deal of money, to know less than when I started about a very real problem. As the supposed expert in this disorder, I had hoped for much better care, and more answers. I will not be going back. It was frustrating, and a complete waste of my time, and money. His nurses spoke of how much of a genius the dr was in this area, and how people from all over the country are coming to see him, and I have to admit, I don't know why. The only explanation I got was to slap some cream on it, which I have been doing for the past 5 years with no positive result. My problem, concerns, and health are not better answered, or relieved since coming in.

March 22, 2013

dr summers has been the only one to help me. he's great

March 06, 2013

Dr Summers is a wonderful provider and the staff really are great

February 28, 2013

Dr. Summers spent a great deal of time helping to understand my condition. He was able to provide a sound diagnosis in a gentle manner. I left the appointment feeling very optimistic and encouraged.

February 25, 2013

Dr. Summers was very friendly. Asked me specific questions on my comfort after my surgery/procedure. He even complimented me on my choice of clothing.

February 20, 2013

The Dr was great but because he is so busy and the wait time is so backed up I would think twice about referring someone to him.

February 19, 2013

the Doctor is great

February 15, 2013

I felt like my time wasn't important and that Dr. summers didn't really think my visit was worth his time because he just rushed through it and didn't even take the time to go over multiple options for birth control with me. I was really displeased with this visit.

February 05, 2013

Provider took the time to care for me and talk to me about my concerns. I had an excellent experience.

February 04, 2013

We switched from a physician at IMC to Dr. Summers. The difference is astounding. Dr. Summers really cares about people. We recommend him to everyone we know.

January 29, 2013

Had a great experience with Dr Summers. Addressed my problem and all of my concerns. Allowed me to reach him over the weekend with additional problems. Great physician!

January 28, 2013

His an amazing doctor

January 22, 2013

Would recommend!!

January 22, 2013

Dr Summers always takes time to explain every aspect of my disease and answers all my questions

January 15, 2013

I would maybe recommend the doc. He wasn't bad my situation was just complicated. I would definitely recommend the clinic.

January 11, 2013

Dr. Summers is very knowledgeable. He is a great doctor, I wouldn't prefer to go to anyone else.

January 07, 2013

I absolutely love seeing Dr. Summers. He is by far the best physician I have ever worked with! He is kind and understanding. He is professional and makes me feel like I've been heard. I have already recommended him to several friends!

December 24, 2012

I was treated with respect, urgency, and was provided the information and medication needed to treat my illness.

December 21, 2012

The doctor checked my situation and told me everything was fine. I didn't have any problems with him answeering my question. He was very clear in his language use.

December 13, 2012

Provider was very unorganized and tried to talk me out of my procedure. I got the feeling he just didn't want to deal with it. I understand that OB/Gyns get behind quite often but to be treated as though my appointment was not as important as someone elses I feel is unexcusable and will not continue with this provider.

December 12, 2012

Dr. Summers is the only ob gyn that I want to ever go to- please don't let him ever retire!!! Lol

December 11, 2012

Dr. Sommers was wonderful as was his PA.

December 03, 2012

I like Dr. Summers and trust him. He is clearly a very knowledgable doctor -- but something is missing on the "emotional" side of working with him. Most of my visits with him are a few minutes at most - he is great at explaining what he thinks I should think/do (flu shot vs. no flu shot, etc), but when it comes to conversation about baby, how I'm feeling (worried I'm not showing enough? Have I gained enough weight?), wellness and other concerns, these things go undiscussed. It's a lot of waiting around to pee in a cup and leave (frankly I feel like that's the only reason I go there for my appointments)

November 30, 2012

I felt the physician was more interested in getting done with my appointment than with giving me information about my health status; he only answered the 2 questions I had and then examined me for 2 minutes and then left. It was terrible... he also had a PA student that didn't introduced to me, she was just standing in the room. It was very ackward

November 29, 2012

Good experience all around

November 28, 2012

i love dr summers. he is a genius and such a compassionate person. he truly cares about his patients and he makes me feel well cared for and i know i am in good hands. it was right before the holiday weekend and he told me how to find him if my antibiotics were not working. this is a true caregiver.

November 26, 2012

I felt like because the care providers were extremely tired after surgery, their bed side manners weren't the best but it was understandable.

November 26, 2012

Dr. Summers is amazing and able to clear up an infection it took other docs months. He is top notch!

November 19, 2012

Dr. Summers was outstanding--both very kind and skilled. I am from Utah but have lived out of the country for the last 6 years so wasn't sure what sort of treatment to expect. The last clinics I've used in the US were never friendly. I was particularly impressed that Dr. Summers had taken time to find out about my payment since my insurance didn't cover the visit and then did everything in his power to sort out a problem I'd had regarding it.

November 12, 2012

I have recommended the doctor/clinic to two friends already

October 29, 2012

Dr. Summers demonstrated a high level of concern for my well-being and kept me in the loop every step of the process.

October 29, 2012

I liked Dr. Summers the best, although everyone in the practice was really above par, more so than I expected. Dr. Summers spent a lot of time answering my questions and made me feel very confident in his care. I appreciated his professional, calm demeanor. I had come to the clinic very worried, and left feeling that even if my situation was serious, I was in the right place. Thankfully, I appear to be pretty healthy, and the best part was that Dr. Summers called two days later to confirm this. He really gave me great peace of mind.

October 24, 2012

I wasn't a huge fan of a Dr. Sommers. He was ok. Maybe I was not having the greatest day but he could have been nicer. He has fair bedside manner but not great. The PA students were not bad, very seemed to have better bedside manner than Dr. Sommers did.

October 19, 2012

I think Dr. Summers is a genus and I was glad the nurse helped him explain some of the things in terms I could understand. I trust him but he does talk a lot of technical talk (which is a good thing)...but I think its brilliant how he and his nurse both work with the patient. Very comforting. She seems to fully support him.

October 15, 2012

It was a good experience once I was able to be examined. The doctor kept asking if I was all right. I endured the discomfort and was grateful that the doctor was concerned about my basic welfare during the uncomfortable exam.

October 09, 2012

Dr. Summers seems to be a caring person and always answers my questions.

October 08, 2012

He really listened to me and created an action plan to figure out what is wrong with me. I have been excited for days now because I feel like he is seeking a diagnosis rather than just treating the symptoms

September 27, 2012

Is a very professional and caring Physician.

September 24, 2012

I thought the doctor was very nice, and helpful.

September 24, 2012

I found Dr. Summers to be both knowledgable and approachable. His expertise and professionalism are outstanding.

September 19, 2012

I've been seeing Dr. Summers for years and have complete confidence in his ability to identify and treat any problems that may arise.

September 17, 2012


September 14, 2012

I'm really happy that I chose Dr. Summers for my pregnancy, as he seems genuinely concerned about me as a patient, and I feel like he wants this to be just as successful and easy as I do.

September 11, 2012

I appreciate and value the personal attention and explainations that Dr. Summers provides. Because of this I will continue to recommend Dr. Summers to others. He's worth the wait.

August 21, 2012

Even though I live in Sandy, driving to Salt Lake to see Dr. Summers proves worth it. My husband and I will soon be trying for a little one, and having Dr. Summers as my doctor gives me a sense of ease. At my recommendation, my sister will soon be seeing Dr. Summers. He's excellent and knowledgable.

August 14, 2012

I've always really liked Dr. Summers. He spends time with me and really explains things well. He is very knowledgable in his specialty.

August 11, 2012

Dr Summers didn't really tell me if or when I need to return. I would like better following up from my doctor.

August 06, 2012

Dr. Summers gave evidence based treatment options for my medical concerns. It seems like he stays very current with research and practice.

August 06, 2012

Dr. Summers took extra time to explain test results to me. It was much appreciated.

July 30, 2012

I would recommend this Doctor and this clinic.

July 30, 2012

Dr. Summers spoke with me about my diagnosis and his recommended treatment as if I could grasp concepts beyond the kindergarten level. I appreciated being addressed like an adult. Thank you. His treatment plan has also been amazing!

July 27, 2012

The doctor was a very good teacher, which I appreciated very much. He seemed a little uncomfortable around me, maybe because it was my first time there, or maybe that is just his personality. He was very nice and very smart, and I'm extremely glad I we

June 22, 2012

Dr. Summers is knowledgeable, efficient, and kind. He shows genuine concern and interest. My husband and I are looking forward to starting a family in the near future, and we are delighted that Dr. Summers will be my physician. We don't mind the extra drive from Sandy; Dr. Summers' expertise and kindness proves worth it!

June 12, 2012

He is the best Dr. that the University has. I always tell everyone about Dr. Summers!!!!

May 18, 2012

This experience with Dr. Summers was good. I would not recommend him to other people because of a previous bad experience with him.

May 11, 2012

It was hard to read him, I would ask a question and he would just stare at me for a minute, before giving a half answer or no answer

May 09, 2012

Definately the best health care interaction I've had in a while. Dr. Summers and his staff are very thourough and cover all aspects

April 30, 2012

Dr. Summers truly cares about his patients. I appreciate him taking the time to think of solutions for me as an individual. I have nothing but accolades for Dr. Summers.

April 26, 2012

Dr Summers and his PA took great time to explain to me the possible cause of health problem, told me the medicine they were giving me and explained why and then gave me a time for a follow to see how things were going. They were also kind enough to give me directions to the closest freeway. They were very informative and helpful. Here's hoping meds go well!

April 25, 2012

Dr. Summers is a wonderful physician. He made sure that i was part of the decision making process and gave me options. he spent a lot of time with me explaining my procedure and made sure i had no other questions before proceeding.

April 20, 2012

When my actuall doctor came in I was in the middle of explaining my situation to him and than he just left mid sentence of me talking. Very rude! I love the U of U but would like to change doctors if its not too late.

April 16, 2012

I really respect Dr.Sommers, he is an excellent physician whom I completely trust. I wouldn't want anyone else to deliver my son. I truly appreciate how careful and concerned he is with both my unborn child and myself. I reccomeded him to someone this week.

April 09, 2012

He was present for a few minutes, explained what his recommendations were with regard to determining the cause of my problem.

April 06, 2012

I am very pleased with Dr. Summers' clinical care and how he addresses my questions and concerns. We discuss future options each time I have an appointment. I feel like he takes the time he needs to answer my questions and does not rush out of the room.

March 23, 2012

Dr. Summers inspires confidence. He is kind and extremely knowledgeable and knew immediately how to treat my chronic infections. Thanks to him, I'm feeling better than ever!

March 22, 2012

The doctor was very nice and knowledgeable. He was ale to answer and explain my questions. However, he did not address some of the material I wrote about in my new patient paperwork.

March 16, 2012

Dr Summers was very good about telling me everything that was going on. He explained it all very well and I would recommend him to others.

March 12, 2012

Dr. Sommers is a fantastic physician. He is genuinely concerned about both me and the baby. I wouldn't want to be under anyone else's care. I love the U of U!

March 10, 2012

the PA and Dr. Summers were both great.

March 09, 2012

I have a few concerns about the medication (that I did not have until i had read the accompanying pamphlet), and I ws not told how long I needed to stay on them. that would have been helpful.

March 05, 2012

good work

March 03, 2012

Dr. Summers was very patient with my partner and I to answer all of our questions and to address all of our concerns. We went into the appointment with uncertainty and lots of questions, but left satisfied that we had enough answers to feel at ease about the diagnoses and treatment plan along with a knowing that we were acknowledged as persons, not numbers. We are very grateful to Dr. Summers for the time a patience he had with with us.

March 03, 2012

Provider spent a total of 4 minutes with me. Did not even explain how medication should be applied (how much, when to stop using etc) Did not give explanation as to possible causes or preventative methods.

March 02, 2012

Dr. Summers is the most kind and knowledgeable MD I've ever seen. He listens and addresses my concerns with patience and care. I would recommend him highly to family and friends.

March 02, 2012

I feel very comfortable with Dr Summers. He has always answered my questions and spent whatever time with me that I needed.

February 17, 2012

The MD spent a lot of time explaining my symptoms, cause, and treatments, which I appreciated, but I felt that it focused more on the immediate problem and did not necessarily address my concerns about managing my long term health and other personal concerns, for example, sexual activity.

February 10, 2012

I have profound respect for Dr.Sommers. I completely trust him and know that I am in the most capable hands possible.

January 31, 2012

As much as the exam is uncomfortable the Doctor and staff made me feel at ease, even with my humor.

January 23, 2012

Dr. Summers; Great Doctor!

January 06, 2012

Dr. Summers is a wonderful physician. I am very happy with him as a whole.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Post-Menopausal Skin Disorders
  • Genital Skin Disorders
  • Chronic Yeast/ Bacterial Infections

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Obstetrics/Gynecology - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions General OB/GYN
Board Certification American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-8995 School of Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Paul R. Summers, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the University of Utah Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Summers received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Brigham Young University in 1970, and his Medical Degree from the University of Colorado in 1973. During that time, he was a Biology instructor at the Colorado Women’s College from 1971-1972. He completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship with the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center in 1974, focusing on Hematology. From 1974-1977, he completed his residency at Tulane Medical Center Hospital and Clinic in New Orleans, Louisiana. During the years from 1984-1990, he was an Assistant and Associate Professor in the Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Summers joined the University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1991. He has received multiple Excellence in Teaching Awards, including the APGO Excellence in Teaching Award, from the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics in both 1996 and 1998 and the Chiefs Award for Resident Teaching in 2006.


Education History

Type School Degree
Residency Tulane Medical Center Hosp & Clinic
Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
Postdoctoral Fellow
Professional Medical University of Colorado
Undergraduate Brigham Young University


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Linhares IM, Summers PR, Larsen B, Giraldo PC, Witkin SS (2010). Contemporary perspectives on vaginal pH and lactobacilli. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 2010(203), xx-xx.
  2. Farage MA, Miller KW, Summers PR, Sobel JD, Ledger WJ (2010). Chronic Pain of the Vulva without Dermatologic Manifestations: Distinguishing among a Spectrum of Clinical Disorder. Clinical Medicine Insights: Women's Health, 3, 1-13.
  3. Bowen A, Florell S, Vester A, Sharp H, Summers P (2008). The role of skin biopsy in the evaluation of chronic vulvar pain. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 199(5), 467e1-467e6.
  4. Summers PR (2007). Chronic Genital Skin Disorders: 6 Challenging Conditions. OBG Management, 19(6), 44-54.
  5. Summers PR, Hunn J (2007). Unique Dermatologic Aspects of the Postmenopausal Vulva. Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, 50(3), 745-752.
  6. The Mircette Study Group (1998). An Open-Label, Multicenter, Non-comparative Safety and Efficacy Study of Mircette: A Low-dose Estrogen-Progesterone Oral Contraceptive. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 179, S2-8.
  7. Weisberg M, Summers PR (1996). Patient Self-Assessment of Vulvovaginal Candidiasis. Female Patient, 21(1), 61-3.
  8. Hillier SL, Nugent RP, Eschenbach DA, et al (1995). Association Between Bacterial Vaginosis and Preterm Delivery of a Low-Birth-Weight Infant. N Engl J Med, 333, 1737-42.
  9. Summers PR (1994). S. cerevisiae (Brewer's Yeast) as a Pathogen. Clinical Advances in the Treatment of Fungal Infections, 5(4), 13-6.
  10. Summers PR (1992). Prevention of Fungal Infection in Immunocompromised Patients. Clinical Advances in the Treatment of Infections, 3(3).
  11. Summers PR, Clawson J (1991). Resurgence of toxic strep syndrome. Clinical Advances in the Treatment of Infections, 5(3), 6-7.


  1. Sobel JD, Faro S, Force RW, Foxman B, Ledger WJ, Nyirjesy PR, Reed BD, Summers PR (1998). Vulvovaginal candidiasis: epidemiologic, diagnostic, and therapeutic considerations. [Review]. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 178(2), 203-11.
  2. Summers PR, Sharp HT (1993). The management of obscure or difficult cases of vulvovaginitis. [Review]. Clin Obstet Gynecol, 36(1), 206-14.

Book Chapter

  1. Summers PR (1998). Sexually Transmitted Diseases. In Knobil E, Neil JD (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Reproduction. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

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