Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

141 Patient Ratings
99 Patient Comments

Laura M. Burton, M.S.N., APRN

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

141 Patient Ratings
99 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-7761
Utah Diabetes Center
615 Arapeen Drive, Suite 100
Salt Lake City, UT 84108


Laura Burton, MS, APRN, FNP-BC, CDE, is a nurse practitioner at the Utah Diabetes Center. As a nurse practitioner, her clinical interests include endocrinology; specifically diabetes and thyroid disorders.


Diabetes is a growing concern in the United States and worldwide. It is identified in many forms: type 1, which is an absolute insulin deficiency; type 2 which is marked by insulin resistance and decreased insulin production; latent autoimmune diabetes of the adult (LADA); mature onset diabetes of the young (MODY) and gestation diabetes (GDM). These should be treated early and aggressively to prevent or delay the progression of complications related to diabetes. My goal is to teach and empower the patient to manage their diabetes.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Advanced Practice Clinician
Academic Divisions Endocrinology and Metabolism
Board Certification American Nurses Credentialing Center

Patient Ratings

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

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

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

Patient Comments

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

January 31, 2017

Laura knows what she is talking bout. she knows me and helps me get through things when they come up.

December 23, 2016

Laura and her assistant cared.

December 12, 2016

Laura Burton took the time to listen to my concerns/answered my questions. She was able to put my mind at ease about my health issues and I left there feeling better than when I came in.

November 08, 2016

Laura Burton is very knowledgeable and able to address my questions and concerns in a very professional, caring way. She is understanding when I experience set-backs and able to encourage progress in a very non-threatening manner.

November 06, 2016

Laura is the best!

October 18, 2016

Laura is a great PA and she actually serves as my main adviser on health issues

October 10, 2016

Laura is wonderful - concerned, friendly and knowledgeable. Very obvious that she sincerely cares about my health and wants to help me succeed.

October 03, 2016

have already recommended tihis care provider to others

September 23, 2016

Laura Burton is really the best! She explains my test results which isn't always easy to understand. Our discussion on the type of care for my condition is greatly appreciated. I feel she is available for my questions and concerns either at my office visit or via MyChart. She really is awesome as a person and care giver.

August 31, 2016

Laura Burton is always pleasant and patient with me and takes the time to explain and answer my questions.

August 31, 2016

I really enjoyed working with Laura Burton she is an amazing Endocrinologist and I enjoy working with her concerning my health care. I am looking forward to working with her in the future.

August 25, 2016

Laura helped me to feel like I had a say in how my thyroid is being managed. She made me feel like she truly cared about me.

August 14, 2016

I have had the opportunity to work with Laura Burton for many years and she makes me feel comfortable and gives me the answers to questions I have.

July 25, 2016

Laura Burton is the best out there. I have recommended her to others and having been diabetic for nearly 33 years, I know what a good doctor can provide me with. Though my insurance doesn't cover my visits, I still choose to come to her office because of how warm, understanding, comprehensive, knowledgeable, and incredibly competent that she is at her job. I'm so glad to have her helping in my diabetic care.

July 19, 2016

Laura Burton is the best.

July 03, 2016

It always good to have a scheduled visit with Laura and her team. Everyone works together and visits are very streamlined. I appreciate the communication that I have with Laura and her team.

June 23, 2016

I saw this provider because mine wasn't available. she was excellent very friendly spend a lot of time with us covering issues

June 19, 2016

Laura is very knowledgeable, professional and dedicated. I consistently receive thorough treatment and medical advice for my treatment plan.

June 18, 2016

Laura Burton is fabulous

May 30, 2016

Dr. Burton is very knowledgeable and has an encouraging manner. She gives you the tools to help yourself to ensure good health. I appreciate her professional and caring manner.

May 15, 2016

I wish you could move her to Green River Wyoming

April 19, 2016

Laura is absolutely the best healthcare provider I have ever had. I know that she cares about me as a person not just as a patient with a diagnosis and treatment regimen. In my opinion you should do whatever it takes to keep her at the UDC.

March 22, 2016

Laura is awesome. My numbers were not as good as I was hoping and she reaffirmed to me that I was doing good and not to be worried. My A1C is going down and that's what matters. She made me feel like I was doing a great job and that made me happy.

March 21, 2016

Dr. shows great care about my health and about me.

March 15, 2016

Laura is the best. I know she is concerned about my health, as a patient, and me, as a person.

March 10, 2016

Laura is a fabulous NP and my A1C went down by 2.5 after starting to work with her. She genuinely cares about her patients and our success and wants to educate us and help us be successful.

March 08, 2016

Laura Burton is a great NP. If she doesn't know the answer to my question, she finds out, and when I need refills, it doesn't take a week to get them. I appreciate that very much.

March 01, 2016

Laura is the best

February 08, 2016

Laura burton is the person that I came back to your hospital she's very nice and helps me about my diabetic

January 29, 2016

I love my visits with Laura.

January 28, 2016

This Dr is the best and always shows me she cares about me and my health

January 19, 2016

Laura is for certain the best healthcare professional I have ever gone to!

January 06, 2016

I love Laura Burton,after all these years of being treated as a type 2 diabetic she done a simple blood test and found out I was a difently Type 1 diabetic.

December 14, 2015

The appointment was taking what I thought was a long time. I even commented that Laura was probably running late because of me, she looked at the clock and said, "Nope we have plenty of time." I'm not sure how much time each visit is actually scheduled for but I felt like I Laura gave me all the time in the world. She spoke to me like a peer. I appreciated that. I called my wife after the visit and even told her how much I liked Laura! Top marks for her!

October 26, 2015

I have received diabetes guidance before but my provider provided me with more in depth information and guidance than I have had before. after 20 years on insulin I didn't expect new information but she really gave me a better medication plan and much more to think about. I was very impressed.

October 20, 2015

Laura is great

October 16, 2015

Having Laura Burton on my team makes me feel like I can make progress in treating my diabetes.

September 29, 2015

Great relationship with assistant and Dr

September 14, 2015

recommended certain testing of blood but didn't call in prescription to reflect that number so we ended up having to pay for extra strips.

September 12, 2015

Laura Burton is one of the best in her field. I have recommended several people to her because of her sincere care for patients and the way she follows up with you on things.

August 28, 2015

Words can not describe her. AMAZING

August 18, 2015

Laura is quite possibly the best healthcare provider I have ever had - and I've had some of the best!

July 28, 2015

Laura has been my care giver for a long time and I really trust her and her knowledge. I am very comfortable with what ever she recommends.

July 21, 2015

I do not trust in the PA I am seeing for my diabetes. I would like other PA's or MD's to choose from. I do not like to be chastised about my health when the care provider smells of smoke and is over weight and can not keep to a schedule themselves.

July 21, 2015

She said I have neuropathy in my feet, and I should have asked her what "neuropathy" is exactly...I assume it means diminished feeling in my feet.

June 16, 2015

Dr. Burton is awesome for me. She lets me be involved in my diabetes care which isn't usual for me.

May 26, 2015

My only complaint is that I cannot have Dr. Burton as my regular internal medicine doctor due to the fact that she is a specialist. She is friendly, knowledgeable and listens to her patients needs and concerns and treats you with respect. She works at finding some sort of common ground that she can connect with her patients which makes the patient more comfortable. She will review all medications to make sure that they will not cause problems. She has been a life saver in getting my thyroid under control and on the the correct medicine. I would highly recommend her to a family or friend.

May 15, 2015

Laura is always wonderful - kind, considerate, friendly, concerned, knowledgeable and non-judgmental.

April 30, 2015

Laura's the best!!

April 28, 2015

Laura Burton has been a great care provider for me, I am moving out of state soon and not having her as my provider is one of the biggest draw backs in moving, I can only hope to find someone who is half as good as she is.

April 26, 2015

Laura takes very good care of me and is always concerned about my health

April 01, 2015

Laura Burton saved my life.

March 28, 2015


March 09, 2015

Laura burton APRN is wonderful! knowledgable, kind, courteous! I couldn't ask for anything better!

March 03, 2015

Have already recommended Laura to others!

March 02, 2015

Laura is very caring and attentive!

January 28, 2015

Laura Burton saved my life.

December 08, 2014

i appreciated the time the aprn spent in helping me with my issues

October 09, 2014


September 29, 2014

Laura Burton is one of the best providers I have had since being diagnosed

September 21, 2014


September 06, 2014

Very friendly and careing.

September 02, 2014

Laura Burton has been amazing. She has helped me improve when I had begun to believe it was not possible.

August 25, 2014


August 15, 2014

fantastic. I think I bend her ear off sometimes BUT she listens and gives me the validation I need to move forward againg. She is excellent

August 11, 2014

I was extremely happy with Laura Burton's care. I went to Laura because my primary care physician was not listening to my concerns about the severe side effects that I was experiencing due to my thyroid medicine. Laura listened and quickly diagnosed the problem (it was too much medicine). I cannot even begin say how much better I felt after leaving her office. She is an awesome physician and I will definitely keep her as my doctor.

August 11, 2014

Have recommended my care taker to many of my friends and family

July 19, 2014

I follow Laura where ever she goes she makes a big difference for me I can talk to her about anything and be comfortable some doctors aren't realistic in their suggestions but Laura is she takes all things into consideration I have a fracture in my back so I can't exercise hard some Dr's want more she understands I can't

July 07, 2014

I have tried different Dr.'s but always come back to Laura she takes care of me like I am a family and not just another patient

July 07, 2014

it is all as good as it gets

July 06, 2014

I have been a patient of Laura's since she has been at the Center and will remain a patient as long as she is a staff member. I followed her to Layton and will follow her for my care wherever she is practicing.

July 03, 2014

There was no pressure as to the amount of time for the visit.

June 28, 2014

I have recommended Laura Burton to others. She is amazing. She always remembers me and the things going on in my life and is very encouraging with delivering the information I need to know. She helps me see where I can improve without making me feel like a failure. She's efficient and VERY knowledgeable and I actually LIKE going to the doctor when I see her.

June 13, 2014

I came knowing I had some concerns with issues I had not had in the past, Laura was great however there were items that a doctor would have been able to explain and diagnose which the NP lacked experience in. So I will need to make another appointment to see Dr Debra Simmons.

June 02, 2014

Laura Burton is always excellent at doing everything above!

May 27, 2014

Laura has always been courteous & professional while building good rapport and maintaining an emotional connection.

May 06, 2014

I have never ever felt so comfortable in a Dr's office like I did with Laura Burton, she truly cares about her patients. All my questions were answered and I didnt feel rushed at all. Great person.

April 28, 2014


April 28, 2014

Laura was very thorough and kind, thank you!

April 03, 2014

I was happy to know Laura is back at the U so I can continue my care with her. The NP student was great as well.

March 28, 2014

Laura is an amazing care provider. I appreciate her caring and knowledgeable manner. She listens well to my questions and has a wealth of information that she easily shares in an easy to understand manner. She is encouraging on how to manage all of the medical changes and provides excellent guidance. Laura's medical assistant is very accomodating and helpful which I appreciate.

March 20, 2014

Very Good. Listened to my concerns about written prescriptions and did as I asked to accommodate my prescription needs. I'm Very pleased with Laura Burton!!

February 24, 2014

I was very impressed, felt heard and learned what was going on with my diabetes II.

February 17, 2014

excellent care and advice. very caring and helpful

February 08, 2014

Already have told people about u of u.

February 06, 2014

Laura ROCKS! So glad she is back at the diabetes center. She is very kind, empathetic and caring and knows what she's doing. I trust her.

January 31, 2014

Laura always explains things that I don't understand. I appreciate her concern about me losing weight.

December 21, 2013

An outstanding visit with Laura Burton. I am delighted that she is my care provider

September 11, 2013

Laura is the best - bar none!!!

September 09, 2013

I have always felt that Laura Burton had my best interest in mind when I visit.

August 27, 2013

The service provided was first class and thorough. Thank you

August 27, 2013

Laura Burton is without a doubt the most excellent doctor I have ever had the pleasure to know.

July 29, 2013

I have tried other doctors and always come back to Laura she takes care of me better than any of the other 5 doctors I have had I would travel any distance to see her

July 16, 2013


June 11, 2013

Laura is the absolute best!!!

January 29, 2013

Laaura is a care gifer that I really trust!

November 20, 2012

I love Laura she is so AWESOME!!!!

November 12, 2012

I left the center when Laura left and followed her to Layton. I am glad she has returned and will remain a patient as long as she is a provider.

October 09, 2012

Am so HAPPY Laura Burton is back

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Advanced Practice Clinician
Academic Divisions Endocrinology and Metabolism
Board Certification American Nurses Credentialing Center

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-7761 Utah Diabetes Center
615 Arapeen Drive, Suite 100
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Laura Burton, MS, APRN, FNP-BC, CDE, is a nurse practitioner at the Utah Diabetes Center. As a nurse practitioner, her clinical interests include endocrinology; specifically diabetes and thyroid disorders.

Ms. Burton received her MSN from Westminster College. She received board certification as a family nurse practitioner and also has board certification in diabetes education. In the past, Ms. Burton served as Adjunct faculty at the University of Utah. She is currently a member of American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Utah Nurse Practitioners, Inc., Utah Nurses Association and American Academy of Diabetes Educators.


Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training Westminster College
Family Nurse Practitioner
Undergraduate Westminster College


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