Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

192 Patient Ratings
270 Patient Comments

Timothy C. Beals, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

192 Patient Ratings
270 Patient Comments



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Clinical Details

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


Dr. Timothy Beals, Associate Professor, specializes in foot and ankle care. His areas of expertise include operative and non-operative management of traumatic injuries, arthritic conditions, adult flatfoot deformities, neuromuscular disorders, complications of diabetes, and use of the Ilizarov technique. His research interests include outcome assessment of patients after injury and reconstructive surgery, musculoskeletal genetics, hindfoot biomechanics, and “third-world” Orthopaedics. Dr. Beals received his medical doctorate at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland and completed a residency in Orthopaedics at the University of Washington in Seattle, followed by a foot and ankle fellowship at Wayne State University in Michigan.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Physical Therapy and Athletic Training - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Board Certification American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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 29, 2017

Dr. Beals spent a considerable amount of time with me, answering my questions, explaining my options and the impact these options would have on me. He provided examples of how the recommended surgery has improved others' lives and explained how my chronic medical condition may be impacting my injury.

January 27, 2017

Dr. Timothy Beals is a totally rad doctor and I'm extremely satisfied with the care he provided for my ruptured achilles tendon surgery and post-op care.

January 27, 2017

Great doctor!

January 23, 2017

Dr. Beals rates a "10". I wouldn't let anyone else take care of my foot/ankle problems.

January 22, 2017

I am very glad that Dr. Beals did my surgery. He clearly is expert at what he does and very caring.

January 14, 2017

My recovery for this foot surgery has been a lot longer than I anticipated. It's been a week since I had the pin removed and 7 1/2 weeks since surgery. I still can't get a shoe on that foot. As a result, I've still been walking with the boot on except at home. My toes are numb and my foot, ankle and calf are very swollen and it's discouraging. I wish I would've known it would take this long and a little more education on what to do for swelling and numbness. when can I expect to get a shoe on and walk normally? 2 months after surgery? 3? Remember that patients who've never had foot don't really know the right questions to ask so we need to be told in more detail what to expect.

January 08, 2017

Dr. Beals is amazing. I wouldn't change a thing. It would be nice if all physicians were like him.

December 12, 2016

DR. Beals is the best DR. we have ever had, he is a true professional. He has always been available to us, to answer questions and give advice. Caleb said the day after his appointment I am glad I don't have to see DR. Beals any more, but I am sad because I don't get to see him any more, that's the kind of DR. he is. we are very thankful that he was our DR. He is a one of a kind!!!!!!!

December 12, 2016

I appreciate Dr Beals so much. He is the best dr I have ever had. Along with his excellent skills he has a way of engaging with the patient that makes me feel so secure under his care. And his positive demeanor is excellent especially after a long difficult recovery. He's very encouraging.

December 06, 2016

I think Dr. Beals is amazing and totally lived up to the things I have heard.

December 05, 2016

I would have like to see Dr. Beals post-operatively. I also was not visited by any of the anesthesia team members post-operatively. As an an anesthesiologist who practiced in a similar center it was the standard of care that all patients were seen by both their surgeon and anesthesiologist post-operatively prior to discharge.

November 09, 2016

I so appreciate the genuine concern of the doctor and the time he spends without seeming harried.

November 07, 2016


November 03, 2016

Dr. Beals is outstanding! He has great eye contact, vast amount of knowledge on Charcot-Marie-Tooth and foot anatomy, great attention to detail, and eloquent speaking skills. I instantly felt at ease with him.

October 30, 2016

we feel blessed to have been able to have Dr. Beals as a doctor.

October 30, 2016

Dr. Beals is extremely competent and gave me the confidence that his recommendations were in my best interest and the best care path for me.

October 24, 2016


October 12, 2016

I always arrive ready for a comprehensive care visit. Having to wait is worth every minute of the time Dr. Beals will spend evaluating and communicating with me regarding my condition and questions. His care and competence are unsurpassed. I appreciate the honest, compassionate, and considered responses from a highly educated, open-minded, practitioner who responds according to my individual case and goals.

September 26, 2016

Beals is rad and his resident with him that day, Lucas, was equally as awesome.

September 13, 2016

Dr Beals is such a great doctor I never mind waiting for him.

September 12, 2016

This was a good experience. I was hoping for a different diagnosis, but he was very honest and gave me much to think about. I had a lot of confidence in him.

September 12, 2016

the entire appointment was excellent including all staff. my concerns were greatly relieved after this visit.

September 12, 2016

As has been the case throughout my many visits with Dr. Beals, he continues to listen carefully to my issues and fully explain the problems in question.

September 09, 2016

great team

August 29, 2016

I've mentioned Dr. Beals names to 'everyone' and everyone I've spoken with that has been a patient, including myself, has been over-the-top exceptionally pleased with the care given and quality of life received. I am been very happy with the care I received. -haha except maybe those missed stitches/that was cause for concern

August 27, 2016

Dr Beals is the the most understanding, caring physician I have ever encountered! His time spent with me was invaluable.

August 22, 2016

I like Dr. Beals. I think he has an excellent bedside manner but the wait times at his appointments are excessive. I waited over two hours for a follow up appointment.

August 21, 2016

Dr.. Beals and the resident that was with him and saw me first, were both so excellent. They were friendly, kind, knowledgeable and both have excellent bed side manner. I would highly recommend either one to a friend or family member.

August 16, 2016

Dr. Beals was fabulous.

August 15, 2016

five stars enough said!

August 07, 2016

Ran perfectly!

July 29, 2016

Dr Beals is exceptional. I am very fortunate to have him as a provider.

July 26, 2016

Dr. Beals is the real deal - medical/technical knowledge and skill as well as emotional/bedside manor.

July 19, 2016

I really enjoyed meeting Dr Beals. I loved that he took an interest in my profession and knowing I was studying anthropology, provided me with an evolutionary explanation for my condition.

July 17, 2016

Dr. Beals is incredible!!! I will definitely recommend him highly to anyone who needs this care!!!!

July 16, 2016

Dr Beals is a good man an awesome doctor

July 14, 2016

In the couple of years I've been seen by Dr. Beals he has always been very attentive to my needs and concerns.

June 21, 2016

Dr Beals is the best.

June 18, 2016

I would have liked to have had better explanations of wound care after the stitches were removed. When I called several times, I got different suggestions about what to do about the oozing from the wound site. Some written suggestions would have been helpful.

May 30, 2016

Dr. Beals is incredible!!!

May 29, 2016

Dr. Beals is one of the best doctors I have ever been to. very friendly, very knowledgable and confident in what was needed to fix my ankle.

May 29, 2016

excellent all over..

May 29, 2016

One of the reasons I see Dr. Beals is because of the obvious care and concern for me as an individual and understanding my particular issue as opposed to the general nature of the issue. The thoroughness of from the x-rays to physical exam of the ankle certainly makes me more confident in the information given me concerning my particular issue.

April 26, 2016

I can't remember the last time a doctor took the time to ask me about myself, before asking me the purpose of my visit. Dr Beals spent an hour with me discussing issues about the reasons for my visit and actions necessary to resolve my problems.

April 25, 2016


April 19, 2016

Dr. Beals is incredible. He has a very good bedside manner. He spent a lot of time with me and made sure that we had covered everything pertaining to why I was there to see him before concluding our visit.

April 10, 2016

I forgot to ask a couple of questions.

April 10, 2016

Dr Beals is the best

April 05, 2016

I would fly around the world to be treated by professional and kind Dr. Timothy Beals.

April 05, 2016

It was entirely chaotic at the clinic that day. It seemed as if everyone was new in their positions - and it took a long time to get everything coordinated and questions answered adequately.

April 03, 2016

Dr. Beals was informative, caring, and had a good sense of humor.

March 28, 2016

i am very happy with DR BEALS.and team

February 29, 2016

We have already told many of our friends about the exceptional competence and friendliness of Dr.Beals. We were very impressed with him on all levels.

February 08, 2016

Dr. Beals is not your typical orthopedic surgeon. He talked with me 1:1 for quite some time and I appreciate that!

February 08, 2016

Dr. Beals is amazing. I feel confident in his care!! He took time with me and answered all my questions.

February 07, 2016

Very good experience with this provider

February 02, 2016

Once I got the appointment and actually got in to see Dr. Beals, this was the most successful and helpful Dr. appointment I have had in the last 20 years. Dr. Beals took time to understand my problem, he gave understandable explanations and gave suggestions and opinions but didn't force his ideas. I felt like he really understood my situation and gave good expert advise. I would highly recommend him!!

February 01, 2016

I got my questions answered and have a plan for the future.

February 01, 2016

5 stars for Dr Beals

January 18, 2016

I've recommended Dr. Beals several times to others. He's the best. I appreciate the time he spends with me so when I have to wait, I know it's because he's giving the same care to someone else. That's a good thing & I'd never complain about the wait time. It's all worth it knowing Dr. Beals is the BEST! He cares and knows his medical field!.

January 12, 2016

Dr. Beal was excellent. He spent a long time assessing my problem and explaining it to me.

January 06, 2016

Dr. Beals is amazing and it is always worth wait to see him. He remembered me from 10 years ago and gave me s sense of confidence that fixing my ankle isn't going to be horrendous.

January 06, 2016

Doctor Beals was exceptional with his descriptions of the problems in my ankle. He also spent a lot of time explaining the problems and options.

December 15, 2015

Dr. Beals is one of the best physicians I have ever consulted. He was able to diagnose my condition on my first visit almost 10 years ago. It changed my understanding of a life-long problem, and that knowledge was empowering. As my condition has changed with aging, his recommendations and prescriptions give me confidence and assurance.

December 12, 2015

All those I came in contact with were extremely nice.

December 11, 2015

Dr. Beals is amazing!!!

December 06, 2015

Dr. Beals was personable and spent time listening and understanding exactly what was going on. Addressed ALL my concerns. Quite thorough in his recommendations, even demonstrated several things I could do before meeting with PT.

December 06, 2015

Everyone was friendly, professional, patient oriented. A real positive experience.

November 17, 2015

Doctor Beals is a great provider, he takes the time to listen to everything you have to say about your condition before responding. He then gives you a total explanation not just a brief of this is what to do next, but gives the why.

October 23, 2015

I was very pleased with everyone that I worked with during my appointment at the Orthopedic Center.

October 18, 2015

Doctor Beals is wonderful! First doctor to give me answers!

October 16, 2015

I would recommend Dr. Beals to anyone he is very good in knowing about anything you ask him.

October 12, 2015

I wish more doctors followed Dr. Beals excellent example.

October 12, 2015

Dr. Beals, as always, was interested and informative about my issues.

October 05, 2015

They took the time and made a real difference!

October 02, 2015

Dr.Beals makes himself available for open communication constantly. I keep in touch with him through phone calls ,text messages, & scheduled appointments. Even though I live in St. George, Utah he will respond to my inquiries, messages, & photographs of my progress and questions.He has madreturned my calls at all hours of night & from any part of the country.

October 02, 2015

I have really come to love and appreciate Dr. Beals. This is my second surgery with him, and now that he has "fixed" both feet, I'm almost sad that I likely will not have reason to see him again! He has been awesome in every way!

September 22, 2015

cannot say enough about how much I trust and appreciate Dr. Bills

September 21, 2015

Dr. Beals is the only physician I feel can work with my problem right now.

September 14, 2015

Dr. Beals was excellent. Great "bedside manner" and concerned about your welfare.

September 12, 2015

Dr. Beals is a knowledgeable, caring physician who I have complete confidence in.

September 02, 2015

Dr. Beals is personable and through in his explanations of what to expect. he's also encouraging.

August 28, 2015

I have recommended Dr. Beal's and the Ortho Center to many people.

August 24, 2015

So pleased to have a provider actually talk to me about my problem and just not say "sorry can't help you" after just looking at the x-rays. Thank You

August 23, 2015

impressed with Dr. Beals franknesss frankness and willingness to listen

August 04, 2015

I have a difficult problem and they really don't know what to do with me to improve it. Its not their fault I just want some other options beside pain medication.

August 03, 2015

First visit with Dr. Beals--excellent!

July 31, 2015

Dr. Beals is a gem and the best in his field

July 28, 2015

Even though I had to wait for an extended time for Dr. Beals, I felt that he spent the necessary time with me -- and even had time for some personal visiting and joking. I know why he is often behind: he spends time with his patients and makes us feel important.

July 22, 2015

It was like I was describing my problem to someone who had the exact same problem, which was wonderful. To feel like you can accurately express your precise discomfort, which is really more about them understanding what I am saying and asking the right questions back, it really makes you feel like you are in good hands,

July 10, 2015

Dr Beals is great. And, he has a great bed side manner. But, he runs so very late because of this. Then, when I was through my 6 weeks of no weight baring I was surprised that he didn't anticipate my reconditioning more than just saying, You can do whatever you want. That in fact, was not true as for the first 2 weeks of walking I had to figure out how much I could do and couldn't do and have not been able to exercise fully yet. So, I would have liked a little bit more in depth discussion about my reconditioning since physical therapy is not indicated. I do feel really good about him as a person and about his professional skill and knowledge. I would recommend him to anyone. But, I wish if he is going to run late that he would go in depth in the post surgical visit.

July 04, 2015

Dr Beals showed me respect and understanding. He explained clearly about the healing of my ankle; when to bear weight, drive, do ballet again. I enjoyed his willingness to share, which was very informative and left me feeling relieved. I like Dr. Beals a lot.

June 30, 2015

best care ever

June 24, 2015

Dr. Beals genuinely listens. I appreciate his reassuring explanations, not only as to what is going on, but what to expect.

June 05, 2015

What I do appreciate and what sets Dr. Beals apart from other doctors is not only the positive energy but also the genuine concern for an individual's problem.

May 29, 2015

Dr Beals always makes you feel like you are his most important patient

May 25, 2015

As already stated - Dr Beals's bedside manner was great. I can see why he is in such high demand. I appreciate the time he took to discuss my foot problem and the fact that alternative therapies may be of benefit for my neuropathy. As a true sign of a REALLY good surgeon - he stated that any type of invasive procedure would NOT be recommended and should be avoided at all costs.

May 19, 2015

I have told many about the Doc. & your facility.

May 19, 2015

I've already recommended Dr. Beals to others. Just wish it didn't take so long to get in. Specially beings I'm a returning patient.

May 11, 2015

Dr. Beals is beyond exceptional. "Very good" doesn't even begin to described him. I wish every doctor could take lessons from him. I think in addition to his medical and professional expertise it (genuine caring) is one of his "gifts".

May 10, 2015

Long wait BUT it was worth it Dr. is very good.

May 05, 2015

Dr. Beals is the BEST!!!!

May 04, 2015

Dr. Beals, was great! He seemed genuinely concerned and equally passionate about getting me back to were I want to be.

April 20, 2015

he is too busy and rushed especial later in the day.

April 20, 2015

Follow up is always described as "get in if you need to".

April 13, 2015

Both Dr. Beals and his assistant were very good.

April 13, 2015

Even though the wait was frustrating, Dr. Beals is fantastic and I can see why people wait to see him

April 13, 2015

Dr. Beals always take the time to hear my issues, to fully explain conditions and to answer all my questions.

April 06, 2015

Great experience. Very pleased with the results

April 05, 2015


March 30, 2015

he is a fantastic surgeon. he always takes the time necessary so that you are informed on all levels.

March 23, 2015

I was under the impression he really didn't have time for my case. I may have been wasting his time but when I asked him a couple questions, he brushed me off.

March 20, 2015

This staff is very through, kind, efficient, knowledgable and helpful. They have taken care of me very well!

March 20, 2015

Visiting with Dr. Beals gave me the first hope I have had since I hurt my foot back in 2006, and it's a wonderful feeling! In a very short period of time, he had a very viable prediction about what could be done to address the ongoing issues I have had. Curiously, the doctor who originally worked on my foot said there was nothing else he could do.

March 16, 2015

Worth the wait.

March 16, 2015

Excellent experience overall.

March 10, 2015

They were very good at what the do when we finally got to see them.

March 10, 2015

we feel like office staff understand that it is a 3 plus hour trip for us and they try to get us in so we can return home safely..I80 is not a great experience in the winter

March 10, 2015


March 08, 2015

Dr. Beals is a great listener. I appreciate his responsiveness to my many concerns and questions. I appreciate that he doesn't 'talk down' as many physicals do. He seems truly concerned and caring.

March 04, 2015

Dr. Beals is a fantastic doctor.

February 23, 2015

This was our first time here but it was so worth the wait. I had all my questions answered there but, I have some new ones since and want to know how to follow up with them regarding scheduling my surgery

February 16, 2015

Dr. Beals is great! He listens and addresses your concerns. He also is just plain friendly, so the conversation can go to other places you may be interested in than just your medical concerns. I think that helps to build confidence and trust.

February 08, 2015

Dr. Beals and his staff were amazingly friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and fostered a feeling of trust and security in moving forward with the procedure I have to have.

February 03, 2015

Genuinely interested in my concerns and good diagnosis of my problems.

February 03, 2015

I appreciated the time I had with Dr. deals, and realized that my only disappointment was that I did not ask several questions that I wish I had. Can I do this with the U of U My Health chart?

January 25, 2015

Dr. Beals is efficient& excellent regardigpatient time. I have great confidence in him.

January 12, 2015

Dr. Beals is always excellent at explaining the issues of my care and answering all of my questions.

December 21, 2014

Dr. Beals was the most informative doctor I have ever been too.

December 21, 2014

Once I saw the doctor, I was taken care of efficiently and expertly. i appreciate the consideration afforded to me.

December 15, 2014

I always feel well taken care of and I know what my prognosis is and what I should do once I leave. I am treated with respect and professionalism.

December 08, 2014

Dr. Beals communicated very well my issues and spent plenty of time discussing the procedures. He answered all my questions thoroughly.

November 24, 2014

Dr Beals always take the time to make certain I understand ALL aspects of my issues - for that, I am greatly appreciative.

November 24, 2014

Absolutely wonderful experience. Could not be more thrilled to be in with Dr. Tim Beals. Listened to every word, thought the explanation of what is happening made perfect sense...have complete confidence in him and know he will do the best possible to help me in any way he can.

November 23, 2014

Dr. Beals is amazing! We will never see another doctor for our treatment with this issue. It is too bad that wait times and the nurse weren't a better experience for us. We do have the option of seeing Dr. Beals in Park City, which I think might be a better option for quality of care. Although, Nick Gibbs, who works at the reception desk was very friendly and helpful. The nursing staff could take a few pointers from him.

November 23, 2014

Dr. Beals was very caring and informative.

November 06, 2014

Dr. Beals always spends a lot of time with his patients (why we always wait so long to get seen). His care, explanations and treatments are always thorough so well worth the wait!

November 03, 2014

Dr Beals took time to talk to me and did not seem rushed.

October 28, 2014

Dr. Beals and Annabeth are both excellent to work with.

October 26, 2014

Dr. Beals is an excellent person to be around. He always makes you feel comfortable and he is easy to trust.

October 26, 2014

Dr Beals is always one of the best in regard to answering all of my questions and providinga full explanation of my condition/situation.

October 19, 2014

I felt that he really knew his stuff.

October 12, 2014

I feel so confident in Dr. Bealls. Have heard only good things about his abilities.

October 10, 2014

I appreciate Dr. Beals' concern and conservative approach to management of a progressive foot condition. I have been trying to avoid surgery and he agreed. He had several recommendations for modifying my orthotics to try before thinking about surgical correction.

October 09, 2014

I liked the doctor's professionalism and his including my husband in the discussion. He explained my options in terms I could understand and answered my questions.

October 03, 2014

The time spent with Dr. Beals was excellent. He is a great doctor.

September 28, 2014

Dr Beals is outstanding !!

September 28, 2014

Dr. Beals is amazing! he was so helpful and was concerned about me and what I need.

September 28, 2014

Dr Beale, and his team, were superb!

September 16, 2014


September 08, 2014

I thought Dr. Beal was very thorough in my examination and I feel such confidence in his abilities. He spent a good deal of time with me going over my problems.

September 05, 2014

I was very impressed with Dr. Beals. He was professional and carefully explained everything so I could understand. He was both kind and considerate.

September 04, 2014

I am very impressed Tim Beals and his care. He does not make me feel hurried and answers all my questions. I have never had a doctor as good as he has been. He is very friendly, professionals and knows his profession.

August 29, 2014

As I am an amputee, I know how to speed with distinction. I felt that the doctor appreciated my in depth knowledge of my condition.

August 24, 2014

Dr Beals - you are truely the best! Wouldn't see anyone else.

August 24, 2014

Dr Beals is the most skilled and intelligent surgeon I've had the pleasure of meeting. His ability to articulate concepts and make informed decisions together with his patients is incredible. He truly "practices the art of surgery" and continually improves his value as a surgeon to his organization and to his patients. Remarkable as a professional and an individual, I appreciate hi every step I take on two fused ankles. "TIM ROCKS" could be the mantra of generations of new residents.

August 24, 2014

the experience is always exceptional, and I so appreciate the knowledge and consideration of my specific problem exhibited by the doctor. Everyone else with whom I've come in contact is friendly and considerate. Except for the wait time, which I'm willing to accept, the experience is everything a patient would want because it seems personalized.

August 10, 2014

Dr Beals is very thorough in seeing I am cared for and wants to find answers for problems that come up.

August 03, 2014

My experience with Dr. Beals was consistent with other's recommendations. Just need the staff to communicate delays via phone or text.

July 10, 2014

I believe that my initial injury was handled too lightly. Even Dr. Beals told me if I would have saw you initally you wouldnt be in this situation. The sports medicine Dr. I saw should have done more ie: MRI which showed the torn tendon. Instead I am stilling dealing with this issue one year later!

June 16, 2014

Dr. Timothy Beals is THE BEST: takes his time, spot on diagnosis, clearly states options, great sense of humor, the whole enchilada! He's the best!

June 05, 2014

I have known Dr. Beals for years, having worked with him at the main hospital and have all the faith in the world for his knowledge, confidence and friendliness. You're very fortunate to have a doctor of his caliber.

May 31, 2014

Everything went well.

May 11, 2014


May 06, 2014

I did not think that I would need surgery for my injury so surgery was not an option for me going in to this appointment. I wish I would have asked him a few more questions. This is not Dr. Beals issue but mine.

April 30, 2014

Always learn something new from Dr. Beals -- he's great!

April 28, 2014

Dr. Beals an staff were great. He takes time to treat you well. I know that may delay the schedule later in the day. Therefore you try to get a morning appointment. When he has been late during the afternoon I realize it is because he has taken time to really care for the patients before me. I do not begrudge that service given to the others.

April 27, 2014

Dr. Beals is truly the best doctor I've ever been to and I've been to more than a few. He has a gift and I appreciate his help and understanding of my condition. I feel very confident in his advice and opinion.

April 22, 2014


April 22, 2014

Dr. Beals is great. Everybody that took care of me seemed truly interested in my well-being.

April 21, 2014

Dr. Beals is one of the most compassionate, knowledgeable doctors I know. He goes the extra mile and communicates so the patient understands the problem and what needs to be done.

April 11, 2014

Dr. Beals spent a lot of time with me. I never felt rushed. He made sure that I understood everything.

April 01, 2014

Even though I was a squeeze in at the end of the day, I did not feel rushed through the appt time and important discussion by anyone who was part of the team.

March 30, 2014

Due to the nature of my injury this was almost the best outcome I could hope for.

March 21, 2014

Dr. Beals was terrific. He will be on our list of favorite physicians if similar problem occurs in the future.

March 16, 2014

The overall experience was exceptional; I very much appreciate the "thoughtfulness," meaning amount of time considering my situation, given to my problem and the willingness to talk to others about the problem. I also felt like Dr. Beals cared about me as a person and took time to understand who I am.

March 16, 2014

Dr. Beals ROCKS.

March 13, 2014

Just love Dr Beals! Very nice Dr.

February 23, 2014

Dr Beals is a miracle worker. thanks to him and God I have my leg to get around on. An very tallented and gifted Dr.

February 23, 2014


February 18, 2014

I always recommend Dr Beals

January 22, 2014

Dr. Beals and his PA were very good at explaining the treatment and what I needed to do. They took time to answer my questions.

December 27, 2013

I think Dr Beals is amazing... its some of the other staff that need work. They should take an example from Dr. Beals they just might go far....

December 16, 2013

Dr. Beals is the best!

December 09, 2013

In my opinion Dr. Beals is the gold standard in health care providers. If all doctors were like him the world would be a better place.

November 25, 2013

very satisfied

November 25, 2013

My sincere thanks and appreciation go to Dr. Beals and his staff. Dr. Beals has helped me so much and is very professional and gifted. I had a simple complaint and Dr. Beals was very gracious in listening to it... and it was in regards to a previous appointment with NP.

November 25, 2013

Dr. Beals is always friendly and professional at the same time. He takes time to fully answer and explain the situation while allowing me to offer suggestions and opinions.

November 18, 2013


November 18, 2013

He is great just too busy! rework the system or change the schedule.

November 17, 2013

I'm totally grateful they were able to get me in for a CT Scan instead of waiting for one in Elko. Now I can move on to get my ankle healed.

November 11, 2013

Dr. Beals is undoubtedly a great, caring and extremely knowledgeable physician!!! He just looked at my leg and X-rays and immediately realized what congenital disability I've had and its possible causes, and what medical procedures I have likely gone through in my life, even though this was the first time he saw him. He also described what kind of outdoor activities I can participate and where I can seek help on enjoying these activities. Dr. Beals and his PAs are truly remarkable!!

November 03, 2013

Dr. Beals is great!

October 22, 2013

Dr. Beals was wonderful at explaining and addressing the problem and giving me exercises to fix it. I left feeling much better and knowing what was was wrong and ways to make it better.

October 14, 2013


October 11, 2013

I would have to say overall the experience was very good. There was just one instance in which the patient, my daughter, asked, "Will it hurt? (She's afraid of much pain). And the doctor replied, "Not me." Although, quite a funny response, not very empathatic or reassuring to the patient.

October 09, 2013

I have known Dr. Beals for years and had worked with his patients when I worked in Same Day Surgery at the main hospital. He is very knowledgeable, dedicated and has the patients interest first and foremost.

October 09, 2013

Dr. Beals is excellent in discussing my issues and spends as much time as necessary to answer all my questions. I will recommend him whenever the occasion presentsitself.

September 30, 2013

great experience overall. thanks!!

September 25, 2013

Great Doctor!

September 03, 2013

I love Dr Beals! He truly cares about me & my ankle. He even remembered my husband was on oxygen & asked him how he was doing.

August 20, 2013

Dr. Beals and his fellow/resident were wonderful and caring in discussing my post-operative status and outcome.

August 19, 2013

My experience with Dr. Beals was very positive. He apologized for the wait and explained he took his time with each patient--always has and always will. He did spend sufficient time with me so I have no complaints in that regard

August 07, 2013

I had what I considered 3 separate issues that needed to be discussed. After I left the visit, I felt like I didn't have any information on one of the issues, even though I brought it up. We ended up focusing on one specific issue, but I need to make another appointment somewhere to find out what I need to do about one of the issues, because it was pretty much ignored.

July 27, 2013

Love the care I receive from Dr Beals. It's nice having a doctor I can trust.

July 23, 2013

Dr. Beals even addressed another issue I had the same day, with a previous appointment. He looked at my lab results & conferred with resident, then prescribed a medication to help other issue. He's great!

July 22, 2013

Dr Beals was excellent and answered all my questions

July 22, 2013

Dr. Beals is great. He really is the best doctor I've ever had. I wish he did more than just feet. He was kind, concerned, and helped me understand what was going on with my foot.

July 22, 2013

Dr. Beals' excellence is worth the 5 month wait to see him

July 09, 2013

dr Beals is grat I have been a patient for several years and I am always treated with respect

July 02, 2013

I felt more time was spent wth the doctor talking to the residents than he did to me as the patient. I feel that I am in the same situation that I was before my appointment. nothing was resolved.

June 26, 2013

Very wonderful when talking to you and addressing concerns. Pleasant bedside manner, and very helpful in making sure the outcomes are as you desire.

June 17, 2013

Dr.Beals used the time to teach and made me happy I went to him for his advice

June 17, 2013

Dr. Beals was excellent in taking the time to address all the issues

June 06, 2013

I have trust in my doctor and that the surgery he performed is going to help in the long run and that I will be able to carry on a normal life, walking and getting around much better!

June 04, 2013

I never received a follow-up call from a physician, but relied only on the information given to me by the technician conducting the scan.

June 04, 2013

Dr. Beals is always courteous, friendly, and direct. He always takes time to discuss my questions and concerns, which is always why I return to him. Despite the fact that I never leave his office in less than two hours, I will return to him, and plan accordingly. He's the best.

May 07, 2013

Issue with foot not yet resolved!

April 03, 2013

Dr. Beals has been wonderful; he's an excellent surgeon, and a fine man. I have really appreciated his care and concern for my health. Thank you again so very much.

April 01, 2013

Very impressive doctor - friendly and yet super knowledgeable. Solved my problem for which I'd nearly given up hope of solving.

March 11, 2013

I have the highest regard for Dr. Beals and he was very attentive in talking to me and instructive of what I needed to do to help alleviate my foot problem.

February 26, 2013

Even though it was a long wait we love Dr. Beals.

February 26, 2013

Dr. Beal's really took the time with us to explain the plan for my daughter's surgery, and our concerns.

February 25, 2013

He was great and very helpful

February 25, 2013

Dr Beals is one of the best, knowledgeable, concerned and friendly Dr. I have ever experienced. He listens to you and determines if your symptons validate what the pictures show as the problem. If they are different, he tries to come up with a suggestion as to next steps to be taken.

February 18, 2013

I feel very confident in my decision to choose U of U and with my Dr to perform my ankle surgery.

February 18, 2013

Dr. Beals did a great job with my surgery. I forgot to thank him for that at this visit. If this message can be passed on to him from me, please do so.

February 18, 2013

Dr. Beal's and his staff are amazing. No complaints, except for the extraordinary wait time.

February 18, 2013

I really appreciate Dr. Beals' conservative approach.

January 14, 2013

Dr. Beal's and all of the attending personnel were excelent.

December 31, 2012

I came from another orthopedist ( not unhappy with him but a change in insurance networks contracts had eliminated him). Though I wasn't un happer with former at the time, I was really enthused by Dr Beals and resident by time and thoroughness. And a recommendation that there were possible repercussions of having surgery on adjacent joints. Dr.Beals could empathize by telling me how he treats his own osteoarthritis. He said (unlike the previous doctor) that he thought waiting rather than surgery was the better option.

December 10, 2012

Dr. Beals is exceptional--a great physician.

December 10, 2012

Dr. Beals made another doctor (Skip Coleman) aware of my presence as I was a former patient. I really appreciated that extra effort because it relieved some of the stress of my visit there and the procedure I am facing. Dr Beals was also making good use of a learning opportunity for the Resident Physician (James) and showed particular interest in my case and me

December 03, 2012

Dr beals is very down to earth and easy to talk to.

November 19, 2012

As always, I think of all the questions I want to aske AFTER I leave. I still have some questions. He said I had a strange combination of injuries. Why didn't I just say "What do you mean?" That's why I went to him was to find out specifics and then I don't ask while I was in there. There was a spot on my MRI (cuboid area-ish) my dr here wasn't sure about... wanted to ask Dr. Beal about it.

November 05, 2012

In spite of the long wait, it was worth it to see Dr Beals and get the good news.

November 05, 2012

Felt like we were the only thing he had going that day! Impressed with time spent and the extent of exam.

November 01, 2012

Dr. Beals is great, the wait time is rediculous

October 24, 2012

Really, this was excellent service.

October 15, 2012

Dr. Beals took care and used good sterile technique when removing stitches. He cautioned me to wait a period of time before walking because of the placement of the incision ( stitches). It's always a good experience to see him.

October 15, 2012

Dr. Beals is awesome!

October 09, 2012

Dr. Beals has always been very attentive and listened to my concerns. He clarified the procedures and answered my questions.

September 29, 2012

Dr. Beals is a good man

September 14, 2012

I appreciate that Dr. Beals listens to his patients and gives them the time they need. I have always felt that way about how he has dealt with me. However, I wish I had been informed that he was delayed with another patient while I waited for over an hour for him.

September 04, 2012

He is so good that I would place my life in his hands if need be.

August 06, 2012

Everything was most excellent. Well above my expectations!

August 06, 2012

This was a very good experience from the beginning. Dr.Beals explained the process and my options to me and answered all my questions very patiently, the staff, the anesthesiologists and the nurses were very nice and made me feel very much at ease. I could not have the progress I have had without their help and support.

July 30, 2012

All care providers did their very best to accomodate my needs. The Doctor was especially great in explaining my problems and solutions. I really don't have the adequate words to describe how pleased I was with the visit.

July 23, 2012

Dr. Beals is exceptional at what he does. He is fantastic. But, if he is going to spend a long, long time with every patient and know this is going to put him so far behind, his appts should be scheduled further apart so patients don't have to experienc

July 23, 2012

He listened to my concerns very carefully and then reviewed the problems with my feet and ankles. He then clearly outlined the best way to try to relieve the pain. He was very thorough and spent the necessary time not hurying through the examination. [

July 10, 2012

Dr. Beals rocks. Great bedside manner. He's one of the nicest doctors I've ever had.

June 28, 2012

I felt confident and relieved to have such great care from Dr. Beals and staff.

June 26, 2012

I had a really good experience with my doctor & PA

June 19, 2012

Dr. Beals is a wonderful doctor who explains things well. He's also very pleasant with a good sense of humor.

May 18, 2012

Dr. Beals is the best!!

April 13, 2012

I would recommend Dr. Beals to anyone with foot problems

April 06, 2012


March 30, 2012

Dr. Beals is great. Just wish the wait times could somehow be improved. I do appreciate that he takes extra care with patients but maybe that should be factored into scheduling. I need to make money too and staying excessively long in waiting impacts me also.

March 30, 2012

Dr. Beal's explanation of his analysis of my problem and treatment were clear.

March 27, 2012

excellent, caring physician

March 23, 2012

He is kind, knowledgable, an excellent physician, I would trust him with my life.

March 13, 2012

All Good

March 13, 2012

I felt that the dr. I saw was very current on procedures and knew what would and would not work on me. He didn't try to push me into surgery, which I appreciate.

February 17, 2012

I have only great things to say about Dr. Beals. He is an excellent doctor.

February 17, 2012

Dr Beal his assistant and all the staff were exceptional. I had complete confidence in there diagnosis

January 20, 2012

Dr. Beals is excellent and I have complete confidence in him. I could not feel better about him as my surgeon.

January 13, 2012


January 13, 2012

I have had excellent care by this provider.

January 13, 2012

I love Dr. Beals, he is one of the best & most personable doctors at the Orthopedic Center.

January 06, 2012

More than adequate time spent with us, Dr. Beals is great !

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Physical Therapy and Athletic Training - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Board Certification American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-7445 University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Timothy Beals, Associate Professor, specializes in foot and ankle care. His areas of expertise include operative and non-operative management of traumatic injuries, arthritic conditions, adult flatfoot deformities, neuromuscular disorders, complications of diabetes, and use of the Ilizarov technique. His research interests include outcome assessment of patients after injury and reconstructive surgery, musculoskeletal genetics, hindfoot biomechanics, and “third-world” Orthopaedics. Dr. Beals received his medical doctorate at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland and completed a residency in Orthopaedics at the University of Washington in Seattle, followed by a foot and ankle fellowship at Wayne State University in Michigan.

Research Statement

His research interests include outcome assessment of patients after injury and reconstructive surgery, musculoskeletal genetics, hindfoot biomechanics, and “third-world” Orthopaedics.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Wayne State University
Foot and Ankle
Residency University of Washington
Orthopaedic Surgery
Internship University of Utah
General Surgery
Professional Medical Oregon Health Sciences University Medical School
Undergraduate University of Puget Sound


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Gorman TM, Beals TC, Nickisch F, Saltzman CL, Lyman M, Barg A (2016). Hindfoot Arthrodesis with the Blade Plate: Increased Risk of Complications and Nonunion in a Complex Patient Population. (Epub ahead of print) Clin Orthop Relat Res.
  2. Barg A, Saltzman CL, Beals TC, Bachus KN, Blankenhorn BD, Nickisch F (2016). Arthroscopic Talar Dome Access Using a Standard Versus Wire-Based Traction Method for Ankle Joint Distraction.LID - S0749-8063(16)00061-X [pii]LID - 10.1016/j.arthro.2016.01.031 [doi]. (Epub ahead of print) Arthroscopy.
  3. Nickisch F, Barg A, Saltzman CL, Beals TC, Bonasia DE, Phisitkul P, Femino JE, Amendola A (08/08/2012). Posterior Ankle and Hindfoot Arthroscopy. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 33(10), 877-882.
  4. Hung M, Nickisch F, Beals TC, Greene T, Clegg D, Saltzman CL (08/01/2012). A new paradigm for patient-reported outcomes assessment in Foot & Ankle research: Computerized adaptive testing. Foot Ankle Int, 33(August 201), 621-626.
  5. Hung M, Nickisch F, Beals TC, Greene T, Clegg DO, Saltzman CL (2012). J. Leonard goldner award 2012: new paradigm for patient-reported outcomes assessment in foot & ankle research: computerized adaptive testing. Foot Ankle Int, 33(8), 621-6.
  6. Potter M, Blankenhorn B, Avilucea FR, Beals TC, and Nickisch F (2012). Osseous Talofibular Impingement after Supination External Rotation-II Ankle Fracture: A Case Report. Foot Ankle Int.
  7. Nickisch F, Barg A, Saltzman CL, Beals TC, Bonasia DE, Phisitkul P, Femino JE, Amendola A (2012). Postoperative complications of posterior ankle and hindfoot arthroscopy. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 94(5), 439-46.
  8. Beals TC, Junko JT, Amendola A, Nickisch F, Saltzman CL (04/01/2011). A minimally invasive distraction technique for prone posterior ankle and subtalar arthroscopy. Foot Ankle Int, 4(April;31), 316-319.
  9. Pelt CE, Turner CM, Bachus KN, Foreman KB, Beals TC (2011). Micro-CT Density Analysis of the Medial Wall of the Human Medial Cuneiform. Orthopedics, 34(5), e88-92.

Book Chapter

  1. Hunt Kenneth, Beals TC (2014). Congenital and Acquired Neurologic Disorders. In Michael J. Coughlin, Charles L. Saltzman, Robert B. Anderson (Eds.), Mann's Surgery of the Foot and Ankle (Ninth, 2, pp. 1862-1902). Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders.
  2. Courville X, Nickisch F, Beals TC, Saltzman C (07/2013). Rheumatiod Forefoot Reconstruction. In Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, The Foot and Ankle Third Edition (Third, pp. 179-192). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  3. Gorman TM, Nickisch F, Beals TC, Saltzman CL (2012). Fusion for Degenerative Arthritis of the Ankle. In Amendola A, Stone JW (Eds.), The Foot and Ankle (First edition, pp. 157-169). Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier.

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