Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

260 Patient Ratings
365 Patient Comments

Saundra S. Buys, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

260 Patient Ratings
365 Patient Comments



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Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-4269
Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Clinic 3A, Center for Breast Health
1950 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112



Saundra S. Buys, MD

Co-director, Family Cancer Assessment Clinic

Medical Director, High Risk Breast Cancer Clinic, Huntsman Cancer Institute

Professor, Department of Medicine

Saundra Buys, MD, is the medical director of Huntsman Cancer Institute's High Risk Breast Cancer Clinic (HRBCC) and a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She is a member of the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program. She has cared for patients with all types of cancer since 1982 and specializes in breast cancer.

Buys is the principal investigator on two large studies funded by the National Cancer Institute. The first, the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, Ovarian (PLCO) Screening Trial, is a nationwide study to determine the effectiveness of screening for these types of cancer. The other study, the Breast Cancer Family Registry, based in six international sites including Utah, is studying some of the genetic causes of breast cancer.

Buys received her MD from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Prior to joining the faculty of the University of Utah in 1984, she completed a clinical fellowship and research fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Professor
Academic Divisions Oncology
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Hematology)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Medical Oncology)
Cancer Center Programs Cancer Control & Population Sciences

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 23, 2017

The only bright spot in all this is having Dr. Buys, Chanteel, and all the wonderful nurses who take care of me

January 13, 2017

I'm so fortunate to have Dr Saundra Buys, Chanteel, Sharon, Anne, Emily, Lisa, and her entire team ready to take care of my every ache and pain with the utmost patience and support. I must have done something good in a previous life to deserve the karma I get from my team of health-care providers.

January 06, 2017

I am so grateful to be back with Dr. Buys and her staff. They are the BEST!!!

January 03, 2017

There's no one in the world like Dr. Buys--never has been, never will be.

December 16, 2016

great doctor, the best.

November 08, 2016

Dr. Buys is one of the very best physicians I have ever been too.

November 03, 2016

She spent alot of time with me. I probably made her run late to all her other afternoon appointments. :(

November 01, 2016

Dr. Buys is an excellent doctor. She is very knowledgeable and caring. Dr. Buys has an outstanding bedside manners and very compassionate. Thank you Dr Buys for taking care of me, for your support during my treatments.

October 30, 2016

Dr. Buys always has time to answer my questions and she answers them thoroughly.

October 23, 2016

Dr. Buys is the best. Very caring and knowledgable.

October 23, 2016

I've already recommended her.

October 20, 2016


October 19, 2016

Much relief about treatment and reasons for that treatment plan.

October 17, 2016

for 9 yrs of treatment Dr Buys has always been interested in me as a person. Her staff always asks about my kids and family and my latest adventures. I recommend her often to friends,newly diagnosed with breast cancer.

October 10, 2016

The courteous and prompt response to any difficulties/concerns has been amazing. I am so grateful to Dr. Buys and the Breast Care Center for the extraordinary care during the past 3 years.

October 08, 2016

I love Dr Buys

October 07, 2016

Dr Buys is an amazing MD, as is her staff. I have been so fortunate to have been under her care for all these years- she exemplifies what healthcare should be/ could be in America.

October 07, 2016

I am very happy to have Dr. Buys as my healthcare provider

September 19, 2016

Just before my appointment with Dr. Buys, a friend (most recently diagnosed w/ breast cancer) called to talk with me about Huntsman Cancer Center and Dr. Buys because she knows how pleased I am with both Huntsman and Dr. Buys! My friend is already talking with her surgeon and asking for Dr. Buys as her oncologist. And...............I met a friend in the mammogram waiting room (who is the wife of a retired Dr. in SLC) and she said "oh this is the only place to come for my annual "mamo"!

September 14, 2016

Dr Buys is truly incredible. She spent time with me, answering questions and listening I feel so lucky for her to be my doctor

August 27, 2016

Dr. Buys is amazing. There's no one like her in the world. The entire staff is incredible.

August 26, 2016

More detail could have been provided as to what to expect and wound care.

August 24, 2016

Dr Buys and Chanteel are the best at helping

August 08, 2016

Dr. Buys has a very calming effect when she talks to you. This was a very positive experience for me.

August 06, 2016

I never felt rushed by anyone and I was given time to absorb the information I was given. They all had the utmost patience with me. I felt very safe and protected in a stressful situation.

August 06, 2016

I learned more about my cancer in this "second opinion" appointment than I had in the last 3 years of going through cancer treatments. I loved the way she explained it and the pictures she drew. I am very visual, so it helped a great deal.

August 03, 2016

I think Dr. Buys is one of the best and caring Doctors there are.

August 01, 2016

Dr Buys area of expertise includes my particular situation with the BRCA 2 gene & breast cancer - I feel there is no one better

July 27, 2016

Dr Sandra Buys is the absolute BEST ! I am extremely fortunate to have her overseeing my care. This visit she took extra time talking with me about some anxiety concerns I was having. That's pretty amazing care !!

July 22, 2016

Dr. Buys is an amazingly kind, caring doctor. I have complete confidence in her recommendations.

July 12, 2016

Totally loved my experience at Huntsman. I felt like there was genuine care and concern and a desire to help!

July 11, 2016

dr. buys is the best

July 03, 2016

Dr. Buys is extraordinary. She has saved my life many times. She is my forever hero.

June 26, 2016

Dr. Buys was very thorough and explained everything in detail. I'm coming to her after recent breast cancer treatment at another clinic and I'm very comfortable with her and I feel very supported as I start my aftercare.

May 30, 2016

Dr Buys is exceptional. she is like family to me.

May 29, 2016

Dr. Buys is a wonderful caring and highly experienced physician. I have the greatest trust in her judgement. She is just a very lovely person and I'm privileged to have her as my doctor.

May 24, 2016

Absolutely LOVE Saundra

May 23, 2016

I've already recommended Dr. Buys to others and I will always do so!

May 19, 2016

she is wonderful and acts like true friend but also very knowledgable . I am lucky to have her helping me.

May 19, 2016

Dr. Sandy Buys was very caring and professional.

May 17, 2016

Dr. Buys is awesome! She is so caring and always makes sure my questions have been answered.

May 09, 2016

No one ever has, and no one ever will hold a candle to Dr. Buys. She is one in a billion. She has changed the face of oncology & breast cancer in profound ways that have changed treatment & reduced mortality for all time. She's one of those extremely rare, brilliant physicians who knows how to talk to ordinary people and touch the depths of their heart.

May 08, 2016

Dr Buys has been an absolute blessing. She has taken such good care of me during this whole cancer ordeal. I've been lucky to have her in my corner.

May 08, 2016

Saundra Buys is excellent! I could not ask for more in a doctor or person. I am grateful for her attention and expertise.

April 30, 2016

it was a lot of information to take in, but the care providers did an excellent job

April 30, 2016

My confidence in Dr. Buys and her staff is complete and over the past 6 years she has helped me in every way she could to feel confident in my recovery and positive in my outlook. Honestly making one of the most difficult times of my life easier.

April 29, 2016

I am very appreciative of how much time and care is spent in my behalf. The physician and PA are both very exceptional.

April 18, 2016

Treats me as if she values me as a person and as a patient. Thank you!

April 11, 2016

Dr. Buys is always very compassionate, caring, respectful, professional, and concerned about me and my family. I have recommended her to several people who have been diagnosed with cancer.

April 09, 2016

I feel fortunate to have Dr. Buys as my oncologist. She has been incredibly kind, reassuring, and professional. Her expertise in the area of breast cancer has been remarkable. I would (and have!) recommended her several times to other women with breast cancer. My daughter is scheduled for a diagnostic mammogram next week. If further treatment is necessary, without question we will contact Dr. Buys.

April 06, 2016

Dr Buys was wonderful. she explained everything so all members of our family understood, she Ripon her time with us and had a wonderful bedside manner.

April 06, 2016

Fabulous - outstanding care!!!

April 05, 2016

Chantele and Dr Buys made me feel very comfortable. I have complete confidence in their care.

April 05, 2016

Dr. Buys always takes time to explain things. She is also sensitive to all of the people present and was able to sense that my daughter needed a bit of extra support when we were discussing difficult issues about her mother (me).

April 05, 2016

Dr. Buys is an extraordinary human being as well as a fine Doctor.

March 29, 2016

Dr Buys and her NPs spent quality time with us, answered all our questions and could not have been more gracious, understanding and thorough. They even got to the bottom of the missing oncotype results and began to rectify that problem. I cannot say enough good things about Dr Buys and her associates

March 20, 2016

This was a very good app in every way.

March 01, 2016


February 21, 2016

I have complete confidence in Dr. Ballard and Dr. Buys. Both are kind and informative. They listen and provide thorough answers to all of my questions. I feel like they genuinely care about me.

February 16, 2016

All the care providers were patient, easy to understand and seem to are for your as a person.

February 12, 2016

I greatly appreciated the visuals provided in helping me understand cancer and treatments, including the hand drawn examples, PowerPoint printouts and the binder of organized information. very well done!

February 09, 2016

Dr. Buys is so much more than a fantastic doctor. She truly has the empathy, compassion, kindness, and most genuine personality of most every human being I have met or known in my life. She is a gift from God and the best thing that came from getting cancer.

February 08, 2016

I was on a follow up from an initial diagnosis almost 3 years ago. I learned more about my type of cancer from Dr. Buys than I had learned from the 3 doctors I met with during my 9 months of treatments for stage 3 breast cancer. The explanations/education was very informative and helpful.

January 25, 2016

All highest score, best cre, explanations and concern

January 18, 2016

Very excellant service and care

January 16, 2016

Every time I work with Dr. Buys, I am more impressed with her ability to help patients with the complexity of the disease and the difficult decisions that must be made. She has respectfully included me and my whole family in the decision making process and leaves us feeling empowered and cared for. It would be easy for her to quickly pass through the room and say "this is what we are doing today" but she never does that. She always asks about how you are really doing. She remembers what is important to you and helps formulate a plan with this in mind.

January 16, 2016

Absolutely positive experience, felt like I was recieving the best care available.

January 16, 2016

Saundra s the best! I didn't mind that she was running very late because I will never forget the amount of time she spent with me, while I am sure others were waiting, when I was being diagnosed and treated for breast cancer.

January 15, 2016

They don't come any better than Dr. Buys and her PA!!!!!

January 10, 2016

Dr. Buys was highly recommended by many friends and co-workers. She was very professional and yet very caring and considerate. I am very happy and grateful to be able to have her as my oncologist.

January 10, 2016

Dr. Buys is wonderful and very caring. She knows I come with written questions and she always answers everything. I am fortunate to have her on my team!

January 07, 2016

I would rate Dr. Buys higher than 5, if possible.

January 07, 2016

Dr Buys was very caring and never made me feel like she was in a hurry

December 26, 2015


December 19, 2015

Dr Buys is the most amazing physician I have ever had - excellent beyond compare

December 18, 2015

Dr Buys is the best, she is so loving and willing to answer any and all questions that I have. Just love her, Thank you Dr Buys!

December 11, 2015

Saundra is outstanding

December 07, 2015

Dr. Buys stayed and answered all of our questions. When we paused, she did not get up and leave. Instead she lingered a moment to be sure we really had asked all of our questions. She did not act like she was in a hurry even though she was very busy. That is a rare quality.

December 03, 2015

I love my oncologist Dr. Sandra Buys!!! She takes her time to explain my condition and my choices for the cure; and also makes sure I understand everything. Trust is a must and I trust Dr. Buys! I know that she wants me to get well and she cares. I am in a situation right now having cancer for the second time... When I talk, I sometimes sound angry and argumentative, but I am angry at myself. However, Dr. Buys still is patient with me.

November 18, 2015

I called on a Friday. I hadn't needed Dr. Buys for ten years. When the appointment clerk told her of my new situation, she called me at home and made special arrangements to see me Monday morning. So thankful for her attentiveness.

October 27, 2015

Dr. buys continues to go out of her way to help me and my family. Things don't always turn out like you hoped but she and her staff continue to treat me and my family with compassion and are helping us to try to meet goals and landmark events. we are very grateful for the care I have received.

October 20, 2015

Dr Buys had done her homework before our visit. She knew more about my condition than the doctors who have been treating me for more than six years. She was kind, attentive, professional and caring. I did not feel rushed and felt as though my case was the most important. I loved her willingness to hug and comfort me during a sobering discussion about my condition. Huntsman is very fortunate to have Dr. Buys. She is a gifted practitioner. She gave me peace and the courage to fight this challenging battle.

October 17, 2015

Dr. Buys is the absolute best!

October 12, 2015

I have full confidence in and total respect for Dr. Buys!

October 01, 2015

Saundra Buys is THE BEST!

September 27, 2015

Dr. Buys is a TREASURE

September 13, 2015

Both nurse practitioner and physician were excellent and took care to answer all concerns

September 08, 2015

I have recommended Dr Buys many times and trust her....

September 06, 2015

Dr Buys is a great person as well as a physician

September 02, 2015

Dr. Buys is amazing. I have never had a provider spend so much time with me patiently explaining and reexplaining when necessary. The appointment was long, and she did not act like she was even thinking about leaving until she was confident that our questions were answered and we understood our options. She was very compassionate not only to me but also to my husband asking him how he was doing (which never happens) and giving him a hug before we left.

August 24, 2015

Dr. Buys took a lot of time with us, explaining our options and going over our concerns. Every time I have an appointment with her, she and her staff treat my husband and me as if we are the only ones that are in the office that day. Amazing, when I know they see many, many patients and they have such a full schedule!!

August 23, 2015


August 15, 2015

I have utmost confidence being under the care of Dr. Buys. She is very knowledgeable and understands the demise of my diagnosis and also the triumphs of my cancer. I trust and have faith in her expertise which contributes to my well-being physically, mentally, and emotionally.

July 18, 2015

Dr. Buys is phenomenal she was very compassionate and informative,, she goes the extra mile to make sure everything is done precisely and correctly .. couldn't have had better care!

July 17, 2015

Dr. Buys is the best doctor at the University of Utah. Her concern for patients and her willingness to give of her time to support her patients is extraordinary.

July 16, 2015

Dr. Buys was knowledgeable, caring and comforting.

July 12, 2015

dr buys is a fantastic physician. she has treated me over 10 years. she gives me confidence to overcome each new event. I trust her. completely

July 06, 2015

I've been treated for breast cancer for 6 months now and have been studying extensively about this. Dr Buys spoke to me as if this was the first time I was learning about cancer. I would prefer if she assessed my understanding and built on that. It felt like a waste of time.

July 04, 2015

Dr Buys is wonderful in every way. I am grateful for her care and for knowing her!!!

June 27, 2015

Dr Buys is amazing. I know she truly cares about me as a person, not just a patient. She is extremely competent. I feel confident I am receiving the best care.

June 27, 2015

Dr Buys has always be the best about every part of her job, I just love her.

June 24, 2015

Dr. Buys was warm and friendly. I left feeling relieved and good about my visit. She hugged me twice I loved it! Staff was good too.

June 18, 2015


June 15, 2015

I was here for a second opinion - Dr. Buys validated my need for it and will take over my care

June 12, 2015

Dr. Buys is an excellent DR.

June 11, 2015

Saundra Buys is superb

June 10, 2015

I luv doctor Buys and her nurse Lisa.Always friendly and very helpful

May 28, 2015

Chantelle and Dr. Buys are tender and caring. They make me feel at ease and in very good hands. Like I'm the only patient in the building.

May 18, 2015


May 15, 2015

Dr. Buys is a great oncologist. She was able to go over the pros and cons of my options and listen to my concerns.

May 13, 2015

Dr. Buys worked me into her schedule and ignored texts during my appointment to ensure that my family and I were getting all the answers we needed. Explained things very well and showed real concern.

May 12, 2015

dr. buys continues to be a wonderful doctor and person.

May 12, 2015

I just switched to Huntsman a little over a year ago as my previous oncologist (20 years) retired from his practice in Houston. I felt I got a much more thorough check-up with him as he also ran cancer specific blood tests, and none are ordered at Huntsman. I realize this may be giving me just a false sense of security, but it made me feel as if they were looking harder for anything amiss. At this visit, I simply had a breast exam and mammogram and, frankly, felt that could have been done just as easily by my local family physician.

April 29, 2015

Dr. Buys gave me thrilling news--that I do not have to continue to see her regularly, and she hugged me. I appreciate that.

April 27, 2015

Dr. Buys is incredible. Her knowledge combined with her compassion are so helpful when I'm seeing her. I feel so fortunate to have her as my oncologist.

April 26, 2015

I have been seeing Dr. Buys since breast cancer diagnosis in 2005. She is a superb physician; she has experience and expertise to treat the cancer, and the heart and compassion to care for the patient, (me). Huntsman is indeed fortunate to have this physician on its staff.

April 21, 2015

I always receive care above and beyond my expectations with this office.

April 20, 2015

Very good communication skills and time spent with me.

March 25, 2015

Dr. Buys is wonderful, she saved my life!

March 21, 2015

I feel like I am in very good hands with Doctor Buys

March 15, 2015

I always recommend this place and specially my physician to everyone I can.

March 07, 2015

Dr. Buys office and staff has always taken very good care of me.

February 26, 2015

my follow up appointment was scheduled for me and I was given a paper with this information on it.

February 22, 2015

I picked Dr Buys as I had worked with her for 4 years at the U when I was in charge of the infusion room in the old clinic 3 and then move to new infusion room in clinic 1.

February 19, 2015

Dr. Buys & assistants were all so great.

February 18, 2015

Dr Buys is amazing and I would recommend her to anyone in this situation.

February 10, 2015

We have recommended, and will continue to do so. The entire staff has caught the spirit of our care provider!

February 03, 2015

Dr. Buys is excellent. I am so glad she is my oncologist.

January 27, 2015

excellent. huntsman and Saundra buys and her staff are the only good things about having cancer.

January 15, 2015

Dr Buys and Chanteel are very caring and professional. I know I am in good hands with their care.

January 08, 2015

Dr. Buys is simply amazing and wonderful.

December 31, 2014

The only problem is getting my medicine that I am on and the new medicine to work together.

December 22, 2014

Dr. Buys is the best! What a lovely person - her warmth and caring are so very comforting. I know I am in the very best hands.

December 08, 2014

Dr. Buys is just awesome. She is the kind of person you would love to have for a neighbor, and is the VERY person you want with your oncology treatments. She is brilliant.

December 05, 2014

I am extremely pleased with the care I have received from Dr. Buys over the years. She is an amazing MD.

November 30, 2014

Saundra is the best. No one can compare. I can't even count the number of times she has saved my life, and I am not exaggerating.

November 24, 2014

Only someone who knows that I value my cat's comfort and health more than my own: but I sure wish my veterinarian were half as good as Dr. Buys and her colleagues at Huntsman in explanations and sharing information. I'd have a lot more confidence in the vet's decisions then!

November 23, 2014

Meds and follow up care came later with a phone call, but a plan was made at time of visit.

November 23, 2014

Very impressed with the amount of time Dr. Buys spent with me and my family!

November 22, 2014

Dr Buys is one of the most compassionate doctors I have met. She not only shows great interest in me(as a person) but also everyone in my family.

November 16, 2014

I am very pleased to have Dr. Buys as my oncologist.

November 11, 2014

I enjoy my visits with my doctor, and I realize there are many more patience in the office besides me. I work extra hard to cover my questions as quickly as possible, and to leave as soon as possible with out feeling like I'm being rushed through, or hurt because I could talk all day with her. I was glad to be able to return to work that afternoon, instead of taking half a day of PTO.

November 11, 2014

It was very instructive with a look beyond just the medical issues to help me create a better outlook on how I can improve my life in the years to come - very much appreciated to have the perspective from someone I trust to do the very best for me with a caring viewpoint

November 05, 2014

I recommend Dr Sandra Buys and the Huntsman Cancer Center at University of Utah to anyone I know who is dealing with breast cancer.

November 03, 2014

Dr. Buys is pleasant and informative. She includes me in the decision making process.

October 30, 2014

Dr. Buys is the best! I had some concerns about medication during a planned extended travel, and Dr. Buys was quick to address them. It was apparent that she had reviewed my file because she asked me relevant questions that followed up from my last appointment. Dr. Buys also explained my case with her trainee during this meeting, which made me feel important and well cared for.

October 28, 2014

Anyone coming to Huntsman on a regular basis is facing something not very pleasant, but despite that, I always look forward to my visit with Dr. Buys.

October 17, 2014

Dr. Buys was her usual beautiful self!

October 06, 2014

There is no better place for a woman who is dealing with issues related to breast cancer treatment and follow up.

October 05, 2014

She was extremely thorough and eased my fears about treatment. She was also very knowledgeable and informative about everything I needed to know.

October 01, 2014

I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Buys. I believe she is the best at what she does. She always listens and gives the best possible answers. She makes an effort to discuss whatever is bothering me at the time even if it is not directly related to breast cancer. I couldn't ask for anything more in a physician.

September 29, 2014

I wish I didn't have cancer, but since I do, there's no one I trust more to care for me than Dr. Buys.

September 22, 2014

I think Dr. Buys is awesome. I greatly appreciate her.

September 15, 2014

Wonderful, compassionate care provider!

September 11, 2014

Dr. Buys is the angel who saved my life.

September 05, 2014

Dr. Buys is an amazing doctor! She always takes her time in addressing concerns and really cares about her patients.

September 02, 2014

very happy with doctor...very sympathetic, knowledgeable and friendly...does very good job for me

August 25, 2014

I always have an excellent experience with Dr. Buys and her staff.

August 11, 2014

Dr. Buys is the best - so kind and patient. She takes as long as needed to outline and explain every aspect of treatment and all the options. I feel lke I am in the best possible hands.

August 11, 2014

Dr. Buys spent a great deal of time addressing and answering my long list of questions. She is very reassuring, knowledgeable, but also pragmatic and realistic in her approach.

August 10, 2014

Good experience

August 07, 2014

Saundra is the best. She is forthright, telling me the things I need to hear and not just the ones I want to hear. She doesn't let me feel sorry for myself. She is practical, and very helpful. I always leave smiling and realizing I can be more proactive in my treatment. She empowers me.

August 05, 2014

I recommend Dr Buys to anyone who does not already have their doctor chosen, and to some who do!

August 04, 2014

Dr. S. Buys called us the night before the actual appointment with her telling us about some of the report information.. It helped to relieve our anxiety a great deal.

August 03, 2014

Dr. Buys is compassionate and caring. She is also great about explaining things, in detail, in a way I can understand.

July 31, 2014

I could not say enough about the care I get there. I get written notes as the staff goes over everything.

July 29, 2014

I love Dr. Buys

July 23, 2014

Dr. Buys always shows that she cares and monitors my cancer very closely. I feel reassured by scheduling to see her every 3 months. I feel confident being in her care.

July 21, 2014

Dr. Buys takes plenty of time with each appointment and never gives the feeling of being rushed.

July 20, 2014

Dr. was running behind and normally I do not feel rushed, but this time I felt a little confused after she left. I do trust and appreciate her, but I hate feeling rushed through after I have driven 350 miles for the visit and want to feel like my questions are answered.

July 18, 2014

Dr Buys and her staff are the gold standard of medical care. They really DO care.

July 17, 2014

what a lovely person Dr. Buys is. She spent so much time explaining everything with me and my family.

July 16, 2014

Dr. Buys is a phenomenal physician. Her personal connection to me as a patient means so much. I truly have never had a provider with her qualities and expertise. She is one of a kind!

July 16, 2014

I appreciate both Chanteel Ballard and Dr. Buys taking time to explain the changes in my treatment plan.

July 07, 2014

Listen to me!!! Allow me to make my decisions. DO NOT push me through before I am prepared emotionally. I have needs that need to be taken care of before I start treatment. I still have to schedule things for work, kids & home before I was pushed & rushed into all this. Just listen. This is NOT an easy situation. I am NOT happy.

July 05, 2014

As you all know, Dr. Buys is amazing! Her "Breast Cancer 101" handout and her clarity in explaining each step to me was extremely helpful. I studied much of it on my own when I received my initial diagnosis; but her tutorial helped all the facts fall into place. My husband and I appreciated all the time she took with us.....explaining, examining, discussing my genetic family tree, and helping us understand future decisions and procedures. As a patient, I appreciated her sitting at my level on the stool, sitting knee-to-knee, eye-to-eye. Three cheers for a gracious, brilliant, approachable doctor!

July 05, 2014

Dr. Buys is quite simply remarkable in her expertise, the care she provides, and the concern she has for her patients. I feel very fortunate to have her as my oncologist.

July 04, 2014

Dr. Buys is one in a bazillion. There isn't a better oncologist out there--and believe me, I've looked (only when she forced me to get other opinions!)

July 01, 2014

I'm so thankful for Dr. Buys. I am 4 years past my cancer operation so I'm on the downhill slide of the magic 5 year mark. I have all the confidence in the world if (knock on wood) cancer ever comes back, Dr. Buys will take care of me.

June 25, 2014

I would recommend Dr. Buys to anyone diagnosed with cancer.

June 11, 2014

Dr Buys is an outstanding provider. Her personal interest and care are welcome and well given.

June 06, 2014

Dr. Buys is simply the very best.

May 30, 2014

I have referred several people to Dr.Buys and the Huntsman clinic over the years.

May 19, 2014

Dr Buys is always very compassionate and takes the time to help me understand.

May 18, 2014

Dr Buys is superior. Caring and generous with her time. I have never felt hurried.Her council is always understandable.

May 13, 2014

There isn't a better physician IN THE WORLD than Dr. Buys. Besides being a genius, she is hilarious, compassionate and always knows the "right" things to say and do. I am the luckiest person alive, because she has been my oncologist for 22 years and has saved my life innumerable times. I was able to see my children graduate from college and earn master's degrees. I was able to attend the birth of my first (second, third, fourth and soon, fifth) grandchild. I was able to help my husband die peacefully from Lou Gehrig's Disease, and guess who was there to help me and my five children, Dr. Buys. She is the kind of person who comes along, if you're super lucky, once in a lifetime. My greatest honor and privilege is being her patient. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that I would have died 22 years ago had it not been for Dr. Buys. There aren't adequate words to express my gratitude. There's really no way to describe your hero. She is loved by everyone. She has made such a difference in the world.

May 11, 2014

Excellent care.

May 10, 2014

hate having cancer, but sure LOVE all the ladies in 3A who help make my treatments better

May 03, 2014

I am very pleased to have Dr. Buys as my oncologist.

April 24, 2014

I think Dr. Buys is a fabulous doctor. She is willing to spend the time to discuss concerns or therapies.

April 21, 2014

Dr. Buys is an example of the type of health care provider everyone should have the privilege of seeing. She is exceptionally patient and calming, but really knows what she is talking about. She is always aware of the latest studies and treatments and I am certain that I am seeing the best oncologist available.

April 14, 2014

I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Buys and Chanteel

April 11, 2014

dr. buys is amazing and has our total confidence

March 19, 2014

Are you kidding? There's NO ONE on earth like Dr. Buys. She is my hero. She has saved my life countless times. I was about to see each of my five children graduate from college and graduate study. I've been at the birth of my four grandchildren. Dr. Buys is one of those extremely rare individuals who, if you are lucky enough, you meet once in a lifetime. I am here only because of her. She is my hero.

March 17, 2014

Dr. Buys is always exceptional in her care and concern and ability to help me understand the treatment and other issues.

March 14, 2014

Both physicians I saw on this visit were personable and treated me with respect and kindness.

March 12, 2014

Dr. Buys is the BEST!!! She spent almost an hour with me listening and explaining, giving me options and accepting my decisions. I wish I had known about her when I had my chemotherapy. It would have been a completely different experience than the one I had.

March 04, 2014

We only met with a genetic counselor, no practitioner, but it was a positive, helpful experience.

February 19, 2014

dr buys and fellow are always very attentive and helpful. they have our utmost confidence

February 05, 2014

Dr. Buys is an angel. I don't think there is a better woman on the face of this earth.

February 03, 2014

explained things in great detail

February 01, 2014

Very impressed with the doctors.

January 31, 2014

I was perplexed as to why he was confused with my visit. Originally he thought I had a lump biopsied because I was worried about the lump, but that wasn't the case. I had the breast biopsy because I am participating in the Vitamin D study with Dr. Buys. There was ALOT of confusion in the clinic, so that made my appointment last longer than it needed to.

January 28, 2014

she was a very kind and informative person

January 25, 2014

Dr Buys was very thorough in explaining my issues and the recommended solution. She made me feel like more than just a number. I felt like she really cared, like she is in this profession for the right reason - to help people. She didnt make me feel rushed like most doctors do. She is the most caring and professional doctor I've ever been to.

January 22, 2014

tremendous support and concern for needs

January 21, 2014

Care providers were all very professional and compasionate.

January 03, 2014

Dr. Buys spent a lot of time answering my questions and dealing with my concerns. She never makes you feel like you are a time slot. She always gives you 100% of her attention and I have NEVER known a Dr. to have the qualities and skills, mixed with kindness and compassion. She is one of a kind and has forever make a difference in my life, both professionally and personally. Dr. Buys surrounds herself with high quality people around her. I couldn't even think of one thing to complain about or have improved. I love Dr. Buys and her staff.

December 31, 2013

dr. buys is an excellent doctor and a wonderful person.

December 30, 2013

Saundra made oncology what it is today. there's not a single soul out there who's better.

December 20, 2013

dr. buys is wonderful and has our utmost confidence and respect

December 09, 2013

I trust Dr. Buys with my care, treatments when/if the time comes/, and with my life if my cancer returns one day. I appreciate her style and thoroughness. I really feel she has my best interest at heart.

December 09, 2013

I can't say enough about how great Dr. Buys is.

December 06, 2013

Dr. Buys is one of the best care providers I've worked with

December 01, 2013

Dr. Buys is such excellent and compassionate physician.

November 25, 2013

love Dr buys! very willing to listen to me about anything

November 21, 2013

Dr. Buys is amazing. I really appreciate how she helps me feel empowered by allowing me to take an active role in the decision making and my care.

November 19, 2013

I love Dr. Buys

November 13, 2013

I love Dr Buys, she is an excellent doctor and a genuinely good, caring person and that definitely comes across to her patients. We know she truly cares about us.

November 04, 2013

Dr. Buys is the best!

October 28, 2013

dr buys always goes above and beyond to help us understand and support us in this medical condition. she even called to double check that Doris was fine and understood the changes. she has our utmost respect and confidence.

October 11, 2013

Very good on all counts, I feel the staff shows concern for both my mind and body, exceptional team.

October 08, 2013

Dr. Buys is wonderful. I'm lucky to have had her treat me.

September 29, 2013

Dr. Buys is willing to take time to take care of any issues. She is friendly and professional.

September 10, 2013

Dr. Buys is remarkable in her concern for patients, her ability to explain and the way she makes you feel like she has as much time as you need with her.

September 09, 2013

Dr. Buys is one of the best doctors I have ever known. I have complete confidence in her as a doctor. I really appreciate her kindness and compassion. Those qualities make a big difference in the lives of cancer patients.

September 09, 2013

Dr. Buys is the best!!!!

September 03, 2013


September 03, 2013

the staff in this clinic is outstanding

September 02, 2013

I have complete faith in my doctor even though I come only for a yearly checkup. She is extremely competent and appreciate the time she spends with me.

August 26, 2013

Dr. Buys is one in a trillion. There just aren't doctors like her out there. Because of her, I am alive. There's no way to express my gratitude.

August 20, 2013

The very BESt provider in the industry

August 06, 2013

Dr Buys is a warm and loving person and is truly the epitome of "caring excellent bedside manner"

August 05, 2013

I couldn't have asked for better treatment from everyone who attended to me and my needs

August 05, 2013

Dr. Buys has been wonderful throughout my entire treatment. I recommend her to everyone.

July 01, 2013

can not say enough good things about dr. Buys

July 01, 2013

Sandra Buys is a special person whom we love and admire. We owe her much and we have recommended her to a number of friends, all of whom have had the same experience that we had. No one could be better.

June 17, 2013

Dr. Buys is a wonderfully helpful and competent physician. I appreciate very much getting care from her.

June 17, 2013

There is not a better physician than Dr. Buys! She is compassionate, and sensitive to her patients needs.

June 10, 2013

coming into Huntsman from another excellent organization, we were impressed how throughly the records had been reviewed.

June 04, 2013

Dr. Buys is wonderful. She makes you feel like you are her only patient of the day. She is always genuinely concerned.

June 04, 2013

Dr Buys is a wonderful and caring physician.

May 28, 2013

Absolutely love Dr. Buys!!

May 20, 2013

Dr. Buys is the best. I so much appreciate how she has taken care of me, how she interacts with me, her knowledge and expertise, the way she helped for provided the help to get me through a dark time. She is empathetic, sympathetic and a wonderful person. God bless her for her service to her patients.

May 20, 2013

Like I said previously, I feel absolutely cared for and taken care of. I have I have lived with a bleak outlook for my future health. I had some information early on in this last cancer drama that I have lived with and thought about for the past 3 years. Both Dr. Buys and Dr. Colonna explained my situation thoroughly, honestly, and completely. I don't have a bleak future after all. I feel like the Eyeore cloud that has been over my head has lifted. I have a good future, I have a (hopefully) long life ahead and I am still doing mental cartwheels. Thank you!

May 13, 2013

Dr. Buys helped very greatly to assuage my anxieties

May 07, 2013

Dr Buys is an outstanding doctor. She is caring, articulate, and extremely knowledgeable. She has my greatest respect and appreciation for the way she has taken the time to heal me from cancer. I cannot thank her enough.

April 29, 2013

Dr. Buys is outstanding for her caring and compassion. she is very thorough and sincerely wants a better life for her patients.

April 29, 2013

Dr. Buys is wonderful. She explains what is going on. She cares. She takes the time to talk with me. She puts me at ease. She is empathetic to the family situation with my other two sisters.

April 25, 2013

Dr. Buys was straightforward, honest, and most pleasant in her explanations. I would most certainly recommend her to any patient.

April 23, 2013

I feel so comfortable when I'm at my appointments. Everyone gives me 100% attention and concern with my health and mental care. I couldn't ask for any better health care.

April 23, 2013

Of course, I can't say enough about Dr. Buys. She's amazing. She's everything you want in a doctor: Kind, funny, sweet, caring... She's just so, so friendly and caring. Love her!!

April 22, 2013

Dr. Buys is always so nice. She not only cares about my health but also about what is going on in my personal life.

April 22, 2013

Dr. Buys took extra time to actually diagram out a complicated process for me. I am a visualy learner so this really helped me to understand. She also demonstrated great compassion towards me when I explained some of my anxieties. She didn't treat me like just another patient.

April 10, 2013

Excellent care.

April 08, 2013

very good is the highest mark on the survey - I really felt the service was outstanding and very comforting

April 08, 2013

Chanteel & Dr. Buys couldn't be better. I feel blessed to have them on my side.

April 05, 2013

When my sisters were moving me up here from Texas, they called people that had worked with or been patients at Huntsman and asked who we should see. Everyone who responded said Dr. Buys, so I thought I probably wouldn't be able to get an appt., I don't know if I just got lucky but I had an appt on the week I got here. If anyone asked me who to see I would tell them Dr. Buys, she's awesome.

April 01, 2013

I don't know which one was the care provider

April 01, 2013

No problems

March 26, 2013

Love Dr. Buys

March 25, 2013

Dr.Buys is caring, compassionate and wise. I have been battling stage IV breast cancer for 4.5 years, and she goes above and beyond EVERYTIME I meet with her. When there is a difficult decision to make regarding treatment, she is always patient, and gives a full, easy to understand descripion of the options. I have asked her "how long do I have to live"? Dr. Buys always answers honestly and compassionately. If I could nominate her for Person of The Year and she could be on the cover of Time Magazine, I would.

March 20, 2013

I always feel as though I'm the only patient being seen. I never feel rushed- the doctor and med students are very good at gauging their flow of conversation to mine. If I'm no nonsense and want to get in and out, that's what they accomplish. If I need time to talk, they talk.

March 11, 2013

I was impressed with the time spent explaining my type of cancer.

March 11, 2013

Absolutely outstanding.

March 11, 2013

I am always comfortable with Dr. Buys but on this visit I did not feel comfortable with the medical intern working with her. I did not feel the warmth from her like I have with other doctors in training and did not feel she really listened to me. Not a good experience with her.

March 10, 2013

All good

March 05, 2013

It is always nice to meet with Dr. Buys and her staff. She is always in a great mood that spills over onto the other staff members and also to me. She is always interested in ME and what is going on in my life. I just lover her and everyone there....

March 04, 2013

Dr Buys is always amazing! I LOVE her dearly and have for over five years now. She is so kind and understanding and informative and thorough. I always look forward to seeing her no matter what issue I have to see her about. She makes me feel cared for and special.

March 04, 2013

Dr. Buys is awesome. I have recommended her to friends. She is never too busy to "read between the lines" and find out how I am doing as a person with my family concerns as well as my health issues. She is not afraid to give a much needed hug and show concern. She is not the norm for a Dr. now days.

February 27, 2013

I am grateful to have Dr Buys for my doctor and would highly recommend her to anyone in need of care.

February 26, 2013

Each staff member or caregiver who helped me was very considerate and compassionate.

February 19, 2013

Really liked the PA. Dr Buys is wonderful. She even took the time to talk to me about the actions my daughter should be taking. She made a recommendation for a Dr for my daughter.

February 04, 2013

Dr. Buys is an exceptional physician. Her personal manner is concerned and engaging while her medical expertise is always very evident. She is direct without being abrupt, explains things thoroughly, provides opportunities for me to ask questions or receive clarifications.

January 29, 2013

I have utmost confidence in Dr. Buys and enjoy her visit.

January 29, 2013

Dr. Buys is exceptional. She is always through, warm, friendly, and caring. She is the best part of my Cancer treatment.

January 28, 2013

Part of a good diagnosis is as good as the patient's describing the problem. I appreciate Doctor Buys patience and willingness to listen.

January 28, 2013

Saundra Buys and her staff where incredible. Very informational and explained everything. Couldn't be better.

January 22, 2013

i am so lucky to have the dr. i have, and the PA, and the nurses.

January 15, 2013

Dr. Buys, Lisa Gauchay, and Emily Ostrander are angels.

January 15, 2013

Have already encouraged others to visit Dr. Buys. Have the greatest confidence in her!!!

January 04, 2013

Thanks for the care and compassion. I felt like a person, not another patient.

January 02, 2013

Dr. Buys is the best doctor ever.

January 01, 2013

Couldn't ask for a better Dr./patient relationship. I totally trust and admire Dr. Buys professional opinions and treatments. In my opinion, it's Dr.'s like Dr. Buys and their teams that give the Huntsman Cancer Institute the great reputation that it has become.

December 10, 2012

Dr. Buys and her fellow receive an A+ from me. I left their clinic feeling totally satisfied with the explanations that were provided and with our joint decision regarding further care. Huntsman is lucky to have such excellent and professional staff. My overall experience through the entire process has been more than favorable. I will have a long life, but there are many who are much worse off than I, and I am sure they all receive the same excellent care.

December 03, 2012

Dr. Buys is absolutely excellent and I would highly recommend her to others. I met her NP (after meeting her a year ago) and she seemed nice and was informative too.

November 28, 2012

at the Huntsman Cancer Center I felt like I belonged and not just a number.

November 26, 2012

Dr. Buys is always very caring and knowledgeable.

November 20, 2012

I continue to love Dr. Buys support of my holistic approach to my health. It's been almost two years and I continue to feel so much healthier and stronger every day.

November 12, 2012

Dr. Buys is a wonderful physician.

November 12, 2012

Dr. Buys treated me like I was the only patient in the clinic. She is patient and totally involved. Maybe that approach is why my 9:10 a.m. appt was 45 minutes late. I would gladly wait to have that one-on-one time with her.

October 31, 2012

I have been a patient of Dr. Buys for nearly 7 years (I am age 67) and I have never known or been treated by a doctor as competent and compassionate as Dr. Buys. She listens to every complaint or question and takes the time to respond and is so very kind. No matter what the problem might be at the time, you can't help walking out of the examination room without a smile on your face. She is the best of the best!

October 30, 2012

I'm not typical patient and am not my comments will always be good

October 29, 2012

The clarity of Dr. Buys' explanations of my current status and of the options now available to me was unprecedented. I greatly appreciated all the time she spent with me and the hard copy materials I was given so that I could review all the information when I got home.

October 24, 2012

Saundra is so warm and comforting - a welcome relief in the scary world of cancer

October 23, 2012

I was most impressed with every person on the staff that I came in contact with. Have never had such a good experience with any other medical office.

October 23, 2012


October 23, 2012

"5" is not a big enough number to award Dr Buys. She goes far beyond the care and attention most doctors provide. She cares about the individual and goes well beyond the norm to listen, and to educate her patient. She also called me at 9 at night on a Friday to discuss a concern I had, and never made me feel out of place for invading her personal time with my issues. She is such a dedicated doctor and I am so lucky to have found her.

October 22, 2012

I continue to be amazed by the care and concern shown by Dr. Buys and her team.

October 22, 2012

The one-on-one experiences are the best part!!! I always leave feeling lighter, happier, and more connected than when I arrived.

October 17, 2012

Superb care from Dr. Buys and all her staff.

October 16, 2012

Oh my gosh... Dr. Buys couldn't have been any kinder. She is awesome and I feel so blessed that she's my personal oncologist. I'd heard amazing things about her prior to actually meeting with her, and now I understand why she has the amazing reputation that she does. She and her 2 nurses who saw me were so, so kind and so sweet and just really made me feel like they wanted to help take care of my health. Each of them even gave me a hug at the end of my visit. I'll always remember that. They were all just so, so sweet.

October 16, 2012

I feel that adequate time was spent with me. Alot of questions were asked, adequate information was gathered.

October 01, 2012

Top-notch care; I feel I am in good hands.

September 25, 2012

Dr. Buys and the Huntsman Center have saved my life!

September 25, 2012

Dr. Buys is fabulous

September 24, 2012

Excellent care from physician and from nurse. Thank you!

September 24, 2012

Dr. Buys was wonderful!

September 24, 2012

Dr. Buys is always awesome

September 18, 2012

the very best!

September 17, 2012

Dr. Buys is a wonderful, caring, and professional doctor. I have the greatest respect for her.

September 11, 2012

Dr. Buys has saved my live many times over, and that's not an exaggeration. There's no better doctor on earth!

September 05, 2012

I was happy the Doctor was approachable and friendly. I felt like she had a good knowledge for my future care. I felt that if I had questions 'down the road' I would feel OK about calling her office for answers.

August 27, 2012

I love Dr. Buys. She is compassionate and intelligent and takes the time necessary to solve issues.

August 21, 2012

Dr. Buys is phenomenal. I feel very fortunate to be under her care.

August 14, 2012

I have been given attentive and personable care. My doctor and PA are very intelligent and show concern and competence.

August 13, 2012

The Physician's Assistant and Dr. Buys are always very considerate , take time for me and explain everything. I have complete confidence in them that they are giving me the best care possible.

August 07, 2012

Dr. Buys is awesome. She always makes me feel as though I am her only patient. She is very caring and gives me all the time I need.

August 06, 2012

Dr. Buys and Chanteel do such a great job of discussing everything with me and its obvious they truly care about me.

August 06, 2012

I loved Dr. Buys and the other doctor and nurse. I loved all of them. Dr. Buys sat down, listened to my concerns, and then wrote down her plan of action. Dr. Buys spoke directly to me and then gave me a hug. She patted my knee continuously and reassured me that everything would be fine.

August 04, 2012

Very good visit. Dr. Buys always answers all my concerns and worries.

July 30, 2012

Dr. Buys and those that work with her are amazing.

July 27, 2012

Dr Buys has been very very compassionate and kind with me at every visit. She is able to put me at ease with my concerns and anxiety. I appreciate so very much and appreciate your facility and the services it provides. Thank you.

July 24, 2012

I have a lot of trust in my care provider, in her background knowledge and skills. I am confident I am being taken very good care of. I would easily recommend her and her staff to others facing my situation and worst.

July 23, 2012

I usually bring a list of questions. The doctors read through that and made sure all my questions were answered.

July 15, 2012

The care has always been very good.

July 13, 2012

Dr. Buys is always knowledgable and compassionate. I have the utmost confidence in her.

July 12, 2012

Dr. Buys is the most caring, loving, and conscientious doctor I have ever known. As her patient, I know I will get the best care there is to be given!

July 05, 2012

Dr. Buys is the best ever!

July 02, 2012

I was amazed at the time spent with me. The care and and compassion were wonderful.

July 02, 2012

Dr. Buys inspires the most confidence of any physician I know. I felt sure that her recommendations for my care five years ago were appropriate and when she recently released me after I completed 5 years on Arimidex, I feel confident that I'm in a very go

June 26, 2012

Dr. Buys is awesome.

June 05, 2012

I had many concerns and questions and Dr. Buys spent a lot of time with me. I know some of the questions I have asked before, but Dr. Buys is always patient and willing to spend time to talk to me. This was the first time in a long time that Dr. Buys was not accompanied by a handful of resident/interns/visiting doctors and it was quite nice just to spend time with her alone.

June 04, 2012

Huntsman has a great staff of care providers, I love everyone of them.

May 18, 2012

I was so impressed by Dr. Buys. She clearly had extensive experience with my particular (and not common) condition. Additionally, her friendliness and compassion were sincere and apparent.

May 18, 2012

Dr. Buys took the time to write down notes for me as she explained my cancer, my options, and treatment. I have referred to them many times since the visit to help clarify any questions I have had. I was very impressed with the amount of time she spent with me and the direct phone calls she made to my mastectomy surgeons and radiologist. I was grateful to know that there were no missing links or disconnects with my cancer diagnosis and treatment, we were all on the same page. She obtained my medical reports and OncoType test to help her to make a personalized recommendation of treatment for me.

May 16, 2012

I had a concern and even though it was late in the day I was provided a sonogram requiring people to stay late. It was very helpful to me to have the information from the test right away.

May 16, 2012

very good

May 12, 2012

I love Dr. Buys!

May 12, 2012

Dr. Buys is by far, the most thorough and kind doctor I have ever seen...and I have seen quite a few.

May 12, 2012

I like Dr. Buys a lot. I am happy to her as my oncologist.

May 12, 2012

I have already recommended several people to Dr. Buys. She treats you like a person,not just another patient that she has to see. She is top rate.

May 09, 2012

Dr. Buys is the best. If there was a better than very good, she would definitely be off this chart!

May 09, 2012

I appreciate Dr. Buys empathy

May 04, 2012

I really like Dr. Buys but I did get the feeling she thought I was "pressing on the lump and making it inflamed" when in fact I had not. I only felt it 3 times in 2 weeks as I was in "denial mode." I only felt it enough to verify it was there. I think having a diagnosis of anxiety causes providers to treat me as if I am an overly anxious person when in fact it is well controlled.

April 28, 2012

My caregivers have always been pleasant and never in a hurry, I love the hugs I receive from many of the staff.

April 21, 2012

I wished I would have been notified of her concern when my blood test and ct scans concerned her earlier than this visit. Maybe we could have changed my medication earlier.

April 14, 2012

Dr. Buys' willingness to work with me on my wellness plan and concern over medication side effects has made all the difference in my health. I've been scared about taking Tamoxifen and, while it's still something I know is available, it has been huge incentive to address my overall health. The outcome has been not only improved health for me overall, but I've been an inspiration to others who are in my age group looking to prevent future health problems. A million thank you's to Dr. Buys!!

April 13, 2012

We were very impressed with Dr. Buys, and are feeling very comfortable about working with her. She was thorough, invested in making the best possible decisions for my care, and very easy to talk to. And, the hug she gave me at the end of the appointment meant a lot!!

April 11, 2012

I think Dr. Buys is the best.

March 31, 2012

EXcellent, Dr. Buys is a remarkable, rare doctor

March 14, 2012

All good

March 10, 2012

Dr. Buys is always happy to answer questions, clarify procdeures and discuss labs with me.

March 10, 2012

I LOVE Dr Buys and her nurses and would highly recommend them and Huntsman.

March 10, 2012

Dr. Buys is the best. She will listen to me, give me hugs and honestly shows that she loves and cares about me!!!

March 07, 2012

I would recommend Dr. Buys to anyone who needed this type of Doctor. She is very compassionate and makes you feel like family. She provides answers and reassurance regarding my condition in a way that brings me great comfort and support.

February 15, 2012

I cannot express in words my gratitude and confidence in Dr Buys. She not only is a good doctor, she is a nice person

February 15, 2012


February 01, 2012

She is amazing. I have never felt so cared for in a Drs office.

January 21, 2012

I just love all of you guys! I feel like I am in great hands.

January 18, 2012

Dr.buys is very caring and spends a good amount of time wit me as necessary.

January 18, 2012

Dr Buys is wonderful

January 06, 2012

I am very picky about doctor's after calling on so many of the, and thisoffice was exceptional

January 04, 2012

Dr. Buys is the best! She takes time to listen, is concerned and caring about you and your health, and that makes all the difference! I've never seen another doctor show as much compassion as she does. And I have so much confidence in her knowledge and experience. She is wonderful!

January 04, 2012

Overall experience that day was frustrating. I wish I could get more information. May inquire about additional opinions.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Professor
Academic Divisions Oncology
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Hematology)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Medical Oncology)
Cancer Center Programs Cancer Control & Population Sciences

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-0255 Huntsman Cancer Institute
2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Academic Bio

Saundra S. Buys, MD

Co-director, Family Cancer Assessment Clinic

Medical Director, High Risk Breast Cancer Clinic, Huntsman Cancer Institute

Professor, Department of Medicine

Saundra Buys, MD, is the medical director of Huntsman Cancer Institute's High Risk Breast Cancer Clinic (HRBCC) and a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She is a member of the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program. She has cared for patients with all types of cancer since 1982 and specializes in breast cancer.

Buys is the principal investigator on two large studies funded by the National Cancer Institute. The first, the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, Ovarian (PLCO) Screening Trial, is a nationwide study to determine the effectiveness of screening for these types of cancer. The other study, the Breast Cancer Family Registry, based in six international sites including Utah, is studying some of the genetic causes of breast cancer.

Buys received her MD from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Prior to joining the faculty of the University of Utah in 1984, she completed a clinical fellowship and research fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Utah School of Medicine.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Internship University of Utah School of Medicine
Professional Medical Tufts University
Undergraduate Northeastern University
Undergraduate Utah State University


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Piccolo SR, Andrulis IL, Cohen AL, Conner T, Moos PJ, Spira AE, Buys SS, Johnson WE, Bild AH (2015). Gene-expression patterns in peripheral blood classify familial breast cancer susceptibility. BMC Med Genomics, 8(1), 72.
  2. Deborah O Himes, Margaret F Clayton, Gary W Donaldson, Lee Ellington, Saundra S Buys, Anita Y Kinney (08/10/2015). Breast Cancer Risk Perceptions among Relatives of Women with Uninformative Negative BRCA1/2 Test Results: The Moderating Effect of the Amount of Shared Information. doi 10.1007/s10897-015-9866-0. J Genet Couns.
  3. Park DJ, Tao K, Le Calvez-Kelm F, Nguyen-Dumont T, Robinot N, Hammet F, Odefrey F, Tsimiklis H, Teo ZL, Thingholm LB, Young EL, Voegele C, Lonie A, Pope BJ, Roane TC, Bell R, Hu H, Shankaracharya, Huff CD, Ellis J, Li J, Makunin IV, John EM, Andrulis IL, Terry MB, Daly M, Buys SS, Snyder C, Lynch HT, Devilee P, Giles GG, Hopper JL, Feng BJ, Lesueur F, Tavtigian SV, Southey MC, Goldgar DE (2014). Rare mutations in RINT1 predispose carriers to breast and Lynch syndrome-spectrum cancers. Cancer Discov, 4(7), 804-15.
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