Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

214 Patient Ratings
132 Patient Comments

M. Jason Penrod, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

214 Patient Ratings
132 Patient Comments



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Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-7818 University Hospital
General Internal Medicine, Clinic 2
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


M. Jason Penrod MD is a clinical instructor at the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics. As a General Internist, his clinical interests include hypertension, musculoskeletal problems, and sleep apnea.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions General Internal Medicine
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

January 20, 2015

My father has seen Dr Penrod a few times. Before that, he was a long term patient of Dr. Caine's. I have yet to determine Dr Penrod's abilities as a diagnostician, which is not my complaint. My complaint lies with his ability to communicate with my father and me and his poor bedside manner. During the last visit, I felt that he was particularly rude and dismissive.

December 18, 2014

Very impressed with Dr. Penrod.

December 03, 2014

Dr. Penrod is great. We recommend him to our friends. He'll have his plate filled soon, if he doesn't already.

November 21, 2014

He listened attentively to my concerns and went the extra mile to take care of my needs. he also volunteered additional prescription for my comfort.

November 20, 2014

Dr. Penrod is my primary doctor and I trust him completely. He has taken care of me for some years now and I am extremely happy with his care and concern for my health. He has caught problems and has moved immediately to inform me and to propose a strategy to relieve my condition. He is the man!

November 17, 2014

I liked the pharmacist coming in to discuss meds. I really appreciate Dr. Penrod and I definitely believe he is concerned with my health.

November 09, 2014

I only see Dr. Penrod once a year, but he seems to remember everything about me with no reminders needed from me.

November 06, 2014

He is an amazing dr. I do refer people to the office as often as I can

November 02, 2014

great service and care

November 02, 2014


October 31, 2014

I have no doubt that Dr. Penrod is a qualified physician, but he might work a little on his interpersonal skills (i.e., reassuring patients that they will be alright, especially when talking to them about potentially embarrassing health conditions).

October 09, 2014

Dr Penrod and his staff showed incredible concern for me and my problem. I was very impressed with everyone there.

September 30, 2014


September 20, 2014

didn't see any provider. just an MA

September 19, 2014

He seems to be more relaxed.

September 02, 2014

Doctor Penrod is my primary Doctor for 5 years, he is dedicated to his job. He is a great Doctor.

August 28, 2014

Dr. Penrod is always appropriately friendly. He is very good about answering any questions or concerns I may have and never makes me feel like he is in a rush to move on to the next patient. I have complete confidence in the care he provides and is one of the best physicians I have ever had.

August 18, 2014

Great doctor. He listens and has good lab ideas.

July 23, 2014

Dr. Penrod is terrific. He knows me well and is always very interested in my thoughts as well as shows great concern about my health generally. I trust him completely. He has uncovered, in the past, health concerns that could have been big problems for me and I am grateful that he is my primary care physician.

July 20, 2014

Dr. Penrod spot on with initial visit , engaged, concerned, question probing, but he listened as well to my health concerns, took immediate proactive action, I like that.

July 12, 2014

Dr. Penrod has been my physician of choice for several years. I travel great distances to keep him and his staff, as my care provider's.

June 26, 2014

Dr. Penrod was very patient and explained the pros and cons of changing my medications and explained why it would not be appropirate.

May 30, 2014

he listened to all my health concerns and addressed each one with an answer I could understand. it was a good experience.

May 24, 2014

Again, I felt like I had all the time in the world to consider my issues with Dr. Penrod. He was thorough yet efficient.

May 20, 2014

My husband and I went to establish care with Dr. Penrod. He had heard some really good things about him. I was not at all happy with the care I recived. He seemed very rushed. He didnt seem to care about our concerns at all. I felt like the whole time he just wanted to get the appointment over with. As an employee here at the University of Utah I was not pleased with the care I received. I don't think I will be recommending him to anyone else.

May 10, 2014

OK, I'm probably a problem patient but I can cope

April 23, 2014

I would recommend Dr. Penrod and the excellent care the University provided

April 17, 2014

Provider was rushed, didn't seem interested in my perspective and was dismissive to my thoughts. Seemed to not believe what I described as symptoms. Didn't even advise me about needing contrast for a scan. Just gave paperwork and told me to make the appointments after I got a blood draw. Was shocked as an employee how he treated me. I would hope that it was a bad day for him. Really have no desire for follow up in the clinic.

April 05, 2014

As a 50 year old, I have been to a few doctors over the years. Dr. Penrod is one of the best doctors I have been to for treatment of any kind throughout my experience.

April 03, 2014

In and out. Obviously, Dr. Penrod has too many patients scheduled. I felt rushed.

March 27, 2014

Dr. Penrod is a very knowledgeable, sincere and compassionate physician. He has been my primary care for a year and 1/2. I came to him in not such a good state of mind. He talked to me and guided me towards the help I needed. His care has made all the difference in the world for both my physical and mental well being.

March 21, 2014

Good experience.

March 19, 2014

I brought my husband to the appointment and I like that Dr. Penrod included him in my care so he wasn't just a bystander. I appreciated that.

March 07, 2014

Fantastic Physician

February 13, 2014

Dr. Penrod seemed distracted at first but later understood the problem and provided help.

February 11, 2014

Excellent. He caught what was missed in the ER two days earlier. Thanks to Dr. Penrod I recovered quickly.

February 09, 2014

again, a good experience

February 07, 2014

I like Dr Penrod a lot.

February 07, 2014

Dr. Penrod is the best Internal Medicine Dr. I've ever had.

February 05, 2014

Dr. Penrod is the best!

January 11, 2014

Dr. Penrod is a great doctor and I have a lot of confidence in his ability and he conscientious care. He is very responsive to emails and I often address concerns through email before coming into the office.

January 10, 2014

Dr. Penrod gets high marks from me..

January 10, 2014

Dr. Penrod is a very caring and knowledgeable MD.

January 05, 2014

Dr Jason Penrod is awesome!

January 01, 2014

The care was excellent in all ways.

December 20, 2013

I appreciated Dr. Penrod's advice on how I could improve my back problems and possible follow-up care.

December 05, 2013

Dr. Penrod is a fine doctor, one who always has my best interests at heart. I trust him completely and feel very confident in his care. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone.

December 03, 2013

I've ben very happy with Penrod and his willingness to collaboratively plan on my ongoing treatment plan.

December 02, 2013

He's getting more personable.

November 28, 2013

superb provider who I have recommend to others

November 21, 2013

Dr. Penrod was helpful, patient, clear and knowledgable..

November 15, 2013

he was very good, personable and thorough.

November 14, 2013

Dr Penrod was very accomodating and thorough and I realy feel comfortable with him and his concern for my well-being and his treatment.

October 14, 2013

He has been our doctor for a long time

September 20, 2013

I guess its just my age, but Dr. Penrod looks very young to be an MD. Lucky for him.

September 02, 2013

I've seen Dr. Penrod for a number of years. He treats my wife and son. Very impressed with him.

August 23, 2013

All good.

August 14, 2013

I was very impressed with the courtesy, friendliness, and professionalism of all of the staff. I have received excellent care from the U Medical Center.

August 10, 2013

Dr. Penrod was fantastic. He took all the time I needed to talk about my care. I never felt rushed. He made sure all of my concerns were resolved. Highly recommended!!!

August 05, 2013

nurse very professional and quick, (student)PA overly thorough based on history and what I was there for, doctor always good, that's why I keep coming back to him.

August 04, 2013

I have been to the hospital numerous times in the last six months mostly with my husband and now for myself. After awhile all the visits run into each other. We both just want to say that every time we go we are surprised how the service and the quality of the people never changes. It is always more than we could ever hope for after what we have experienced sometimes at other health care facilities.

June 19, 2013

Provider took the time to explain things.

June 18, 2013

I realize that I have several different issues going on at once. This can be difficult to deal with on a first time visit. I dislike first time doctor visits, and this visit was much different experience than previous visits. I felt at ease and unstressed. I appreciate the extra time, and the thoughtfulness duriing the exam. I also like the new online services as well.

June 12, 2013

Dr. Penrod and I are growing older/old together.

June 10, 2013

Dr. Penrod was worth the wait!

June 03, 2013

Because of my PTSD I am normally very nervous and difficult to deal with. Dr. Penrod is always so kind to me and very patient.

May 28, 2013

Dr. Penrod comes across as a good friend with medical expertise. he make me feel very comfortable.

May 24, 2013

He's getting better at communicating and making me feel comfortable and welcome.

May 15, 2013

A great Attending - always takes time to listen to me.

May 14, 2013

Dr. Penrod is a good listener. He was very good at explaining things to me.

May 13, 2013

I am very happy with my doctor.

May 13, 2013


May 01, 2013

excellent experience

April 29, 2013

No meds. We are coming back for lab work another time. The MA and Dr. Penrod were great!

April 27, 2013

Dr Penrod was very thorough and took time to answer all my concerns.

April 25, 2013

I would recommend Dr. Penrod to everyone!!!

April 19, 2013

Dr. Penrod was very supportive of my thoughts and ideas and very acknowledging of my concerns and solutions. He had some very good suggestions and encouragements!

April 19, 2013

Competent, personable and will spend the time necessary to do the job right.

March 11, 2013

very positive experience

March 06, 2013

Dr. Penrod was very interested in any concerns that I had about my health.

March 01, 2013

Dr. Penrod was very attentive and courteous, as was his resident.

February 26, 2013

I am very pleased with Dr. Penrod concerning my overall health care.

February 21, 2013

I think we are building a relationship and learning how to care for me together. I have referred him to several friends.

February 20, 2013

Dr. Penrod was great he was very friendly and helpful.

February 12, 2013

Dr. Penrod is always willing to listen and knows when to refer you.

February 05, 2013

When seeing Dr. Penrod, my expectations are that my concerns will be addressed completely and once again I was not disappointed.

February 01, 2013

Dr. Penrod is great. He listened to me and gave me options on how to inprove my health and I really appreciate his time.

January 11, 2013

Dr Penrod was also very timely answering my myChart question regarding my medication.

January 07, 2013

I am very happy how I feel after seeing my doctor every time.

December 26, 2012

Dr Penrod has been great to work with.

December 24, 2012

Initially I was concerned about being Dr. Penrod's patient; but over the years he has gained my trust and respect. I am glad I thought better of seeking a new doctor a few years ago. Dr. Penrod is an excellent doctor, and a kind and caring person.

December 04, 2012

The pa and doctor care were better than I expected. I was very pleased with the knowledge and experience of each person.

November 30, 2012

Care provider was unfamiliar with the specific condition because it is very rare, but worked with the referring doctor to develop a diagnostic and treatment plan. Very thorough on the general physical exam.

November 30, 2012

2 women students came in first. They were very efficient with Dr Penrods that day. I have confidence in Doctor Penrods decisions for my care as well as my husband. We have recommended him to many of our friends.

October 29, 2012


October 26, 2012

Dr. Penrod really was so great. He really took the time to go over all of my concerns and to explain them with me in a way that I could understand. I would recomend him to anyone. five stars :)

October 23, 2012

He could use some research on CVID and problems associated with it

October 23, 2012

I appreciate the University's system of incorporating all of the patient's exams, tests, surgeries and medications into one patient file, so that Dr. Penrod can address any past or current issues. I feel very well taken care of!

September 26, 2012

Dr. Penrod strikes the perfect balance of treating another doctor. He discusses options, EBM behind those options, and allows me input in the plan

September 25, 2012

This was my first visit to the clinic, and the physical was pretty straightforward. Wasn't a lot to differentiate care received relative to other offices.

September 25, 2012

We decided to change the dosage on one of my medications and discussed it in depth. He listened to my concerns and ordered another blood test to answer my question.

September 25, 2012

Dr. Penrod was very friendly and courteous and did not seem rushed at all.

September 20, 2012

Dr. Penrod was very patient, thorough, and at no point ever condescended to me or made me feel silly about my concerns!

September 19, 2012

Penrod gave me a very thorough discussion of the pros and cons of PSA screening

September 17, 2012

Dr. Penrod is great. I was able to be seen the same day I called. My concerns were addressed and I feel good about the visit.

September 10, 2012

interacting with Dr.Penrod is pleasant, non-threatining

August 28, 2012

I have a lot of confidence in Dr. Penrod

August 17, 2012

Very accomodating.

July 30, 2012

Great doctor!

July 18, 2012

I am very much satistactory so far in the past years in clicnic 2.

June 26, 2012


June 05, 2012

Dr Penrod is a very thoughtful and knowledgeable doctor

May 08, 2012

Dr. Penrod scares me but most drs do. He is really good, it is me that is wierd.

May 04, 2012

Dr. Penrod is probably the very best internist I have ever seen. He is appropriately friendly, takes the time to listen to any questions or concerns I might have without appearing to be rushed and I have absolute confidence in him. Would I recommend him? I already have.

April 25, 2012


April 13, 2012


April 10, 2012

Thank you Dr Penrod.

March 22, 2012

Already did recommend Dr. Penrod to others, they also have had a grand experience.

March 21, 2012

Again, all aspects of my care at all the offices I have been taken care of have been the best I have experienced any where. And out of them all so far, Dr. Penrod and has staff has been the best or just as good as any I have experienced so far coming to your hospital, they can not do any better than all that is humanly possible in such a setting.

March 13, 2012

He seems like a great doctor, he certainly listened to me and was on board with my care concerns and attempts to get better. He gave me helpful ideas right away. He was a much more positive experience than I have had with previous doctors. I am hopeful that will continue throughout future visits.

February 29, 2012

I usually see another provider in the clinic, but Dr. Penrod was equally as nice.

February 16, 2012

I was told I would be contacted the following day with the results of the X-ray. A week has passed. I still haven't heard from anyone. So I called Ashley who was to call me back today after she looked into it. Still haven't heard anything as of 3:36 p.m.

February 15, 2012

I was very happy with this visit. I felt like Dr. Penrod really cared about me and my health. He offered helpful suggestions. He was willing to take the time to listen to my concerns and didn't appear rushed.

January 31, 2012

The choices really could offer a Not Applicable option.

January 28, 2012

Dr. Penrod was WONDERFUL.

January 27, 2012

Very good experience.

January 26, 2012

Dr. Penrod is always good at asking questions, knowing what medications I'm taking, and their possible side effects. Has good records of past visits and concerns.

January 11, 2012

I liked the way Dr. Penrod asked me about any concerns I have. He wanted to help me be in the best health I can be and gave me several suggestions and ideas. I was not just someone to rush through--he took his time.

January 06, 2012

I thought that Dr. Penrod was vary patient and really listened to all of my concerns. The previous doctors I visited were somewhat immature and seemed like they were almost guessing the diagnosis. I was confident in the diagnosis without a doubt, I left as if a weight had been lifted off of my shoulders. I know that I am the type of patient who is a pain in the gluteus maximus, but I still felt like I was being listened to.

January 06, 2012

I think my overall health care needs may be too complicated, and sometimes I don't feel like I am listened too, rather more a problem

January 05, 2012

I appreciate the added information from the doctor. It was very helpful.

January 04, 2012

very good

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions General Internal Medicine
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Academic Bio

Dr. Penrod received his degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Utah. He has been in the past a medical scholar at the University of Utah. He is currently a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. His research interests include hypertension and sleep apnea, as well as obesity.


Education History

Type School Degree
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Internship University of Utah School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Professional Medical Medical College of Wisconsin
Undergraduate University of Utah
Undergraduate University of Utah School of Medicine


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