Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

211 Patient Ratings
119 Patient Comments

Malea Satterwhite, PA-C

Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

211 Patient Ratings
119 Patient Comments



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Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-8845
Sugar House Health Center
1138 Wilmington Ave
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
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Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Family and Preventive Medicine - Advanced Practice Clinician
Academic Divisions Family Medicine

Patient Ratings

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

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

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

Patient Comments

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

January 23, 2017

The care provider was concise and professional.

December 27, 2016

like stated before i am so glad to work for the U and be able to receive U care!

December 23, 2016

I know Malea Satterwaite has many, many patients and that I come only 1-2x each year for an annual exam or other preventative care. I have only been seeing her since 2013, and I don't expect her to remember me in detail, but it is challenging to feel like a stranger to your primary care provider every time you see them. I had some very specific issues two years ago that she sent me on to referrals which eventually were treated with surgery. At my most recent visit, I saw her a few days after the surgical procedure and she asked why I had the surgery. Again, I know it is unrealistic for her to remember everyone, but a quick chart review of general facts before our interactions could breed greater trust (granted if she even has time in her caseload for that). I fully acknowledge how busy she is, and I do appreciate the time she spends with me on my occasional visits. I appreciate her care and competence as a medical provider, and I will continue to rely upon her skills as my PCP.

December 16, 2016

Malea was very kind and empathetic

November 28, 2016

malia satterwhite is excellent

November 26, 2016

sensitive to patients mental illness, does an excellent job

November 18, 2016

she was so awesome! she gave me an excellent explanation of what it was, what to expect and how it was effecting me. she had great bedside manner and was thorough in her examination

November 13, 2016

M. Satterwhile is excellent.

November 03, 2016

I had such a great experience, my wife is going to make an appointment for herself at the clinic.

September 23, 2016

I have a hard time trusting medical professionals after a recent malpractice issue, but I am incredibly happy with Dr. Satterwhite and I feel like she understands how I like to be treated when it comes to taking medications and in general. She has really great bedside manner, which is what a lot of doctors lack nowadays, and she explains things to me in a way that I understand. Her new assistant/trainee is also really wonderful.

September 18, 2016

male a and her intern spent a great deal of time trying y o determine the cause of my issues. I felt very comfortable with decisions that were made.

September 12, 2016

Malea is wonderful! She educates the patient but allows you to make your own decisions regarding your choices and options.

September 12, 2016

I cannot say enough good things about Malea.

September 10, 2016

malia is very nice and we discussed why wellness visits are impossible to get due to changes in billing courtesy of health care reform. I enjoyed my visit with her

September 07, 2016

she was knowledgeable and listened too many concerns and heeled me choose the best method for preventative care

August 30, 2016

very pleasant, wonderful care

July 01, 2016

Dr. Satterwhite is great. She did keep asking me question about what I had done (which tests, etc.) at my last physical a year ago, which was frustrating because a) I didn't remember b) didn't she have all that information in my records which were right in front of her???

June 20, 2016

everyone should strive to be like melea satterwhite. super efficient, non-judgemental, and really personable

June 11, 2016

she gave me her prognosis, but only gave one option, exercises for treatment and no information or options about what to do if I did not improve.

June 10, 2016

The "exam" consisted of the PA listening to my lungs. She then prescribed a medication I didn't want and the visit was over. As this was my annual physical I had several things I wanted to discuss, she didn't give me a chance to go over any of them (literally, not one...). I didn't even realize the visit was over, I honestly thought she was going to give me the chance to discuss my concerns and next thing I knew I was being walked out to the reception area. I was shocked. She didn't even ask about prescription refills for the meds I do need! The entire visit was a complete waste of time, and NOTHING was resolved.

May 27, 2016

Malea is very friendly and knowledgeable. I was impressed with her ability to listen to the concerns, she provided effective treatment. She is a wonderful PA-C, I have recommended her and Sugar house Clinic to all my friends and family!

May 24, 2016

Absolutely loved my experience. I have a really hard time with needles, and other things, and I felt so comfortable, and not pressured to do anything. It was great!

May 16, 2016

The PA (Malea??) really picked up the slack for the MD who bailed on me. Thank goodness she puts in such long hours, and is so conscientious.

May 07, 2016

Malea is awesome. She is very knowledgeable about medicine yet remains extremely down to earth and relatable. She is always very prompt with any questions that I have after the visit, which is typically very few given how well she answers everything while I'm there. I would (and have!) recommended her to friends and family.

May 04, 2016

She was amazing. She cared so much and found the reason for problems that other doctors have overlooked. I was very impressed.

April 18, 2016

she listens to you and answers Any questions. she doesn't Run you in and out. very caring

April 15, 2016

She has been very helpful and tried help with wehat I needed

April 05, 2016

It looks like I just went down and checked the same boxes but Malea is that good

April 05, 2016

Malea was excellent, I appreciated the amount of time she spent with me answering additional questions

April 05, 2016

I'm very pleased with Dr. Satterwhite and her knowledge for being able to help me. She is also very clear in the way she transfers information and speaks to me.

April 04, 2016

nothing got accomplished. I'm still suffering.

March 28, 2016

Was very impressed at how personal the experience was, and that she shook my hand. Very personal.

March 20, 2016

Very comfortable with this caregiver

March 19, 2016

I tell everyone how great the care is and the trust in the Providers.

March 13, 2016

Malea is always helpful, she goes over what we have accomplished from the last visit and what I still need to work on. She cheers me on. She also gives me the instruction that I need to be successful at improving my health

February 21, 2016

Malea literally saved my life and continues to treat any concerns with the utmost respect. I have absolute confidence in her.

February 07, 2016

Malea is wonderful. She is kind and shows genuine concern for her patients, also has a positive attitude about and towards her patients.

January 25, 2016

My mother works for CDC and was appalled at the lecture I received from the PA. She was unfriendly and offered me a mediocre solutions to subside my virus.

January 22, 2016

Malea is easy to talk to. She shows a genuine interest in my health and in helping me achieve my goals.

January 18, 2016

Malea is an excellent provider and I feel very listened to when I go to see her

December 12, 2015

Absolutely fantastic! I was nervous about this appointment and she made me feel completely at ease.

December 03, 2015

The doctor that saw me was wonderful, I was slightly out of it due to my being sick, but she had patience while I tried to explain what was going on.

December 01, 2015

Lack of knowledge from dr

November 30, 2015

I can honestly say "Malea has been exellent in all of my appointments,in guidence with my health problems & answering any questions" . (I have several "cronic conditions" so again ~ I am very Thankful for Malea & Her staff...Exellent Job ~

November 13, 2015

I've already recommended her to a friend.

November 10, 2015

The PA that helped me was extremely helpful and concerned for my condition. She took the time to ask me a lot of questions and let me talk about my frustrations with it. She was excellent at making me feel comfortable and well taken care of. Best of the best! So glad I went to this clinic to get the help I needed

November 08, 2015

I had a lot of anxiety surrounding the lump under my arm, and I felt that was brushed off after I expressed that. It made me feel like what I was feeling was invalidated.

October 31, 2015

All three people were excellent

October 29, 2015

I think I found my new primary care

October 24, 2015

Phenomenally good experience!

September 29, 2015

She didn't seem very concerned at all yet it's been a week and I still can't use my pinky finger and have pain in my ring finger and knuckles. Yet my boyfriend goes in for a similar injury for the knuckle on his hand and it's a completely different attitude. Oh poor him, mind you he can use his hand!

September 25, 2015

Made sure I was informed and understood what to do with medications.

September 04, 2015

I honestly have nothing to say negitive ~ Every appointment has been "Very Good" ...

August 31, 2015

I can't say enough about Malea Satterwhite!! She is a PA-C not an MD but I'll take that any day after the way I was treated by the MD at Greenwood clinic. Malea is always so kind, patient and very respectful. I would highly recommend her!!

August 07, 2015

I saw Dr. Satterwhite twice in one month. Each visit she was extremely helpful and addressed all of my concerns. Each nurse who checked me in was very sweet. I never have had a bad experience at Sugarhouse. I called Dr. Satterwhite on a Friday afternoon and she was unavailable at the time. She returned my call later that evening with my primary care doctor, Dr. Leiser with her. They both were extremely helpful and answered my questions. All of the staff at the Sugarhouse clinic are wonderful!

July 30, 2015

I was pleased that the PA did not immediately move to the use of medication to solve the lower back pain, but instead showed me very useful stretches and exercises to solve the problem.

June 20, 2015

Malea is the best doctor!

June 15, 2015

Malea Satterwhite is both friendly and competent. I am very glad I've found her.

May 26, 2015

Terrific experience Excellent Doctor!

May 19, 2015

Great job!

May 15, 2015

excellent provider. I'll gladly return

May 03, 2015

Malea is great with me, I will not switch to anyone else.

May 03, 2015

Malea is excellent.

March 27, 2015

I've already expressed how I dislike my doctor already and how I will never be back to your clinic or recommend your clinic to anyone I work with

March 14, 2015

This is the second time I've brought my daughter to see Malea and both times I've been extremely happy with her care. She takes time in the room to ask thorough questions and is compassionate. She's great at explaining everything so you feel equipped to handle whatever is going on. She even took the time to hold my 14 month old daughters hand and walk her down the hallway as we were leaving.

March 09, 2015

Everyone I have seen at Sugarhouse has been great.

March 09, 2015

An excellent experience

March 08, 2015

I felt as though the doctor was rushing but other than that I felt the doctor was efficient.

March 07, 2015

already recommend y'all

February 25, 2015

A very positive experience.

February 17, 2015

This doctor was ill mannered, rude, judgmental and uncaring. Her treatment to my surprise was even worse than the previous two appointments. Which is why I hesitated to sign the pain agreement with her. She spent what time we did spend together, smirking and suggesting innuendo. Which I pointed out to her after five minutes. Instead of hearing about my progress, and or concerns, needs, developments, questions regarding over the counter supplements, and new skin developments, she continued with her impolite behavior. This visit was a complete waste of time, energy and money. She refilled my prescription, and we closed parting ways. She shows no maturity, compassion, or understanding, but was eager to judge and find a problem. Nor was she consistent in her instructions or leeway. She was incredibly offensive and I believe suffering with an inflated ego, which is truly a disservice to her patients.

February 15, 2015

Malea took care, during my visit with her, to completely understand my concerns, and to go over my options, including the ones that I brought to our meeting. I left with a prescription, with a blood work up to check my overall status, and a game plan, if the prescription doesn't work the way we want it to work. I leave my visits with Malea feeling empowered, and it is greatly appreciated.

February 09, 2015

Awesome Provider, I recommend her to my family and friends.

February 05, 2015

she was friendly, intelligent, and caring. if needed, i would ask for her.

January 27, 2015

My provider was friendly and professional. She was relatable and also approachable if I had questions or concerns of any type.

January 19, 2015

The Dr. was very knowledgeable about my shoulder problem and I left feeling confident.

January 14, 2015

Excellent care

January 13, 2015

5. does not apply to me.

December 17, 2014

She told me to stop smoking and I did!!!!

December 03, 2014

I meet a PA in training and he was very nice and went over a lot of good information with me

December 01, 2014

Love her! She is great! Very caring and helpful and knowledgeable and informative! She explained everything so well to me! Amazing provider! I knew/felt I was in great hands!

November 06, 2014


October 31, 2014


October 25, 2014

First the assistant came in and asked question and that person was very nice and professional. Then the PA came in and asked questions. Both of those individuals were very caring and appropriate. It took awhile for the doctor to come. She asked the same questions the assistant and the PA did. She seemed to have a contradictory opinion of the PA, and her recommendation for treatment and follow-up were not clear. This was a little odd and unsettling. As someone who works in health care, I want a clear understanding of treatment and follow-up. The doctor seemed almost reluctant to offer any treatment and acted as if I should not have come in to the doctor's office. This can be very off-putting to patients. I did not have the same interaction with the assistant or the PA.

October 19, 2014

Malea was great, she even called me the next day with the test results before posting them to MyChart.

September 30, 2014

excellent care was provided

September 24, 2014

She was willing to spend time answering my questions. It felt like there was plenty of time allotted for my appointment. Sometimes Dr's seem rushed because their appointments are scheduled too close together. I'm glad it did not feel like that at this appointment.

September 19, 2014

She was extremely rushed and didn't bother to get to know me. I was wearing a U of U t-shirt indicating I am an employee of the University and she couldn't even muster up enough small talk to ask me where I worked. She rushed me through the whole process with little explanation of what she was doing and why.

September 14, 2014

she knows how to deal with people.

September 07, 2014

I really liked my provider.

August 25, 2014

Overall a very good experience. The PA gave me good information about new medication and what to look for prior to a follow-up visit.

August 21, 2014

Everything was great. With it being our first visit, we felt very at ease and will be returning as the need arises.

August 12, 2014

I wouldn't have any reservations to recommend this clinic to anyone!

August 10, 2014

Malea was very pleasant and understanding. She did not have much understanding for my problem which was frustrating since the office visits are expensive; however, she did talk to someone who did later in the day and called me about it and had me schedule another appointment with that doctor (which was really great care, but doubled the price of my care).

August 09, 2014

we had a good experience despite the long wait in the exam room

July 24, 2014

I was very impressed with my provider.

July 05, 2014

I introduced a new concern about some fungus growth beginning to appear in my toenails and asked if Dr. Satterwhite thought it might be a concern. She examined my toenails and told me about some possible side effects to my kidneys from the strongest medication. I remembered a similar conversation several years ago the last time I had toenail fungus. Dr. S. set up an appointment for me to meet with a diabetic podiatrist, for which I am grateful.

July 03, 2014

The purpose of my visit was to fulfill my physical and the PA was very efficient and knowledgeable about her area of expertise. I felt confident about her recommendations for improving certain aspects of my health.

June 24, 2014

Malea sent several messages to me on MyChart to see how I was doing after our visit. I was impressed with her concern.

March 19, 2014

Malea was very friendly and easy to talk to. I definitely feel as though I was well taken care of. She was very thorough, double checking to make sure I didn't have any further questions before I left.

March 13, 2014

She introduced herself and shook my hand when she entered the room, which was wonderful. Asked me about my history, any questions or concerns, and was very in addressing them.

February 24, 2014

Hadn't been seen by this PA before, but I felt very comfortable and she was very thorough and helpful.

February 11, 2014

while they were nice, I was not given a yes or no answer on whither my incision was infected nor was I give antibiotics in case it was. I left with the same information as when I came.

February 10, 2014

She was really really great, answered questions, took my concerns seriously and gave me great care

December 20, 2013

Left a message the next day never heard anything back. I cancelled my next appointment and when asked why explained. No phone call of apology nothing

December 04, 2013

Provider clearly outlined plan of care and options and checked in with me to see if options were ones I was satisfied with. Plan of care seemed reasonable and well thought out.

November 01, 2013

Great Experience

October 28, 2013

One of my best medical experiences, thank you!

October 25, 2013

Provider did not return my calls on the day I needed information about medications that were not covering my pain. The call was returned the next day which is unsatisfactory to me.

October 23, 2013

I am going to look for another dr, I am frustrated with the lack of concern about the problems I have

October 21, 2013

I love the Sugarhouse Clinic and it's location. The only thing that could make it better is an in house Pharmacy!

October 14, 2013

Malea was very professional and kind. She was efficient and did not waste my time. She also suggested I come back for my annual which was a good idea. I've seen her before. I believe she is very trustworthy and friendly.

September 10, 2013

While I felt like the PA knew what she was talking about and kept the explanations simple, she seemed reluctant and vague to explain who she would consult with about my problem. I feel like a PA should be clearly under the supervision of a licensed doctor, and not allowed to just dole out diagnoses and treatments by themselves. That made me a little uncomfortable.

September 02, 2013

Satterwhite is the best! I want her to be our new family doctor

August 20, 2013

Dr. Malea is awesome

August 19, 2013


August 06, 2013

I felt the doctor was good, but she did not apologize for my wait (she might not have known how long I was in the exam room). I felt like she rushed through the exam.

July 15, 2013

I've not seen an NP before. She was not as warm as the other doctors I've seen and I had a few issues that I needed help with. I don't feel like she really helped address some of them and she wanted me to come back for something I'd hoped to resolve during that visit. Some of the issues were embarassing to me and she didn't seem very empathetic towards that. She was knowledgeable which I appreciate, but I think I'll stick to my regular physicians next time.

July 01, 2013

I have been an ICU nurse for 9 years, so I try very hard not to be an annoying patient. I do appreciate it when providers speak to me as a patient who has some background knowledge, and I felt that Malea was great in addressing my concerns on an appropriate level for me.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Family and Preventive Medicine - Advanced Practice Clinician
Academic Divisions Family Medicine

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-3411 Family & Preventive Medicine
375 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108


Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training University of Utah Physican Assisant Program
Undergraduate Westminster


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