Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

278 Patient Ratings
167 Patient Comments

Marlana M. Li, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

278 Patient Ratings
167 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-8000
Madsen Health Center
555 Foothill Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Marlana Li, MD is a Board-Certified Family Medicine physician who received her medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, and completed her residency at St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency in Westminster, Colorado. She worked in a multi-specialty group private-practice in Colorado Springs before joining the University of Utah faculty in 2014. As a full-spectrum Family Medicine doctor, Dr. Li delivers pediatric, maternity, and adult care, with special interests in chronic disease management, preventive medicine, and patient education. She enjoys teaching and mentoring medical students and residents. Her other interests include going on medical mission trips, hiking, traveling, mountain biking, ice-skating, and journaling.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Family and Preventive Medicine - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
UUHC Community Physician Group - UUHC Affiliated Physician
Academic Divisions Family Medicine
Board Certification American Board of Family Medicine
American Academy of Family Physicians
National Board of Medical Examiners

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 30, 2017

Would have preferred a heads up on the strep test beforehand! Perhaps in a mychart message or at the previous appointment. Not a big deal, but it would have been nice.

January 10, 2017

Dr. Li is professional and genuine. I trust our son in her care.

January 06, 2017

Dr. Li is super

January 06, 2017

It was my first time getting a standard procedure that most people are already familiar with, but she spent so much time explaining what was going to happen and making me feel more comfortable.

December 30, 2016

I had some more questions regarding the reason for my visit, which usually I don't in my appointments, and it felt like after one or two questions my care provider was in a hurry and didn't have time. Hopefully it was just the day as usually I feel like she is focused on my care and quieting my concerns.

December 19, 2016

My care provider is absolutely amazing, and she shows that she actually cares unlike others doctors.

December 12, 2016

Dr. Li is fantastic!

December 04, 2016

I do not, generally, discuss my medical care and preferences with anyone. If I did I would certainly recommend Dr. Li and Madsen. I'd love for my family to become patients but they live in Las Vegas...

December 02, 2016

Dr. Li is amazing! She has a professional and kind chairside manner. She is thorough and knowledgeable. I am so fortunate to have such a wonderful doctor. I have referred others to the clinic to specifically see Dr. Li because I trust her and have confidence in her treatment, care, and advice.

November 30, 2016

My whole family see Dr. Li

November 27, 2016


November 23, 2016

Dr. Li is terrific.

November 07, 2016

Actually my "care" was provided by the check-in lady and the phlebotomist; both of whom provided excellent service.

October 28, 2016

Dr. Li is great! Firm and clear about her expectations for my health and what I can do to keep myself healthy. Answers questions and concerns clearly.

October 14, 2016

good experience: they addressed my concerns

October 10, 2016

Dr. Li has been my PCP for a few years now and I am really glad to have her. I trust her advice and appreciate that she takes the time to listen to me, answer questions, and make me feel involved in the decision-making process for my health. I know I am in good-hand with her!

September 29, 2016

Dr. Li is an excellent physician. Please don't lose her.

September 27, 2016

Again, you should have a column "Excellent", so I could select it on all items for Dr. Marlana Li. She examines my wife and me together, and the session prompts us to remember all our concerns, and when we mention them, she helps us understand them, what we can do to address them, and makes us want to do just what she asks. She is a wonderful primary care provider, and that's why we (my wife and I) feel lucky to be able to drive from Elko, Nevada to see her and claim her as our primary care provider.

September 25, 2016

l like Dr. Li very much and always look forward to my visits!

August 23, 2016


August 19, 2016

I havent been to Dr Li for long however she has been the best Dr Ive ever had. She really listens to me and about my issue and gives great encouragement and doesnt lecture like most Drs can.

August 16, 2016

great experience

August 15, 2016

dr Li and everyone I've ever interacted with at MADSEN has been great!

August 14, 2016

The Dr. was wonderful to speak with.

August 12, 2016

Dr. Li always listens and talks to me about my depression (my main health issue). Is very kind and encouraging, which is so appreciated for someone with a mental illness. Still a lot of stigma around depression and taking meds but she always makes me feel better about asking for help and doing what I need to in order to care for myself.

August 06, 2016

very good

August 05, 2016

Dr. Li has been a great advocate in my health and well being.

August 05, 2016

I was very impressed with Dr. Li, she was very thorough and spent a great deal of time going over all of my many problems. She was very interested in how to care for me!

July 29, 2016

I'm so assured knowing I'm under Dr Li's care. She is excellent. Many thanks.

July 28, 2016

I had trouble understanding some basic things about picking up prescriptions that the doctor assumed I knew.

July 16, 2016

Dr. Li is an excellent care provider who is immensely proficient.

July 14, 2016

Doctor was thorough, unrushed, personable, and knowledgeable. My questions were answered. It was my first visit with this new GP, and I look forward to continuing with her as my GP.

July 11, 2016

I am paying over $50 more in monthly premiums just so I could ensure that I was able to keep Dr. Li as my PCP.

July 06, 2016

Great job Lisa!

July 06, 2016

Dr. Li is great.

July 05, 2016

I love Dr. Li and have recommended her to many of my coworkers.

June 27, 2016

It was very nice to hear that my OB care could be taken care of right there in this office, I was hoping for some information on other options as well within the U.

June 22, 2016

Please don't lose Dr.Li. She is an excellent physician.

June 20, 2016

I have had multiple visits with Dr. Li since she became my prenatal doctor. I enjoy her calm demeanor and ability to explain issues and upcoming tests. I would highly recommend her to other women looking for pregnancy care.

June 09, 2016

The only reason I wouldn't recommend Dr. Li to others is that they COULD NOT get in to see her.

May 23, 2016

Dr. Li was just what I needed, she listened -didn't judge, informed me of how current medications could be affecting me (which I didn't get from the prescribing doctor) and gave me a game plan.

May 19, 2016

Dr. Li is one of my favorite providers. She is friendly and professional and takes time to listen to her patients and explain things

May 16, 2016

I don't generally talk about my health care with "others" - they all have their own set-up. But Dr. Li is wonderful.

May 12, 2016

Dr. Li is so professional. She explains everything so that I understand and I feel very comfortable with her and asking questions. She is excellent.

April 28, 2016

Dr. Li is the best. My whole immediate family see her.

April 25, 2016

Dr. Li was just great on all levels! Kind and compassionate, ready to listen to all my concerns

April 19, 2016

Dr. Li is wonderful

April 11, 2016

I've been very pleased with my prenatal care from Dr. Li. She is knowledgable and calming. Her smile is near-constant, and I appreciate her concerns about the mother's health without jeopardizing the health of the baby.

April 05, 2016

dr. Li is awesome and so are the team she works with

April 04, 2016

Dr. Marlena Li was great and made me like she cared about me and wasn't in a rush to see the next patient. She was a referral from a friend, and now I will refer others to Dr. Li.

April 02, 2016

Dr. Li is a great physician; I am extremely happy that I was recommended to Dr. Li when I first became a patient at Madsen Family Clinic.

March 22, 2016

Dr. Li is an excellent clinician. Please don't lose her.

March 19, 2016

The practitioner was good and spent required time which was great. I appreciate and encourage practitioners spending required time and not rushing

March 06, 2016

Dr. Li is very good and I'm glad to have her as my primary care physician.

February 12, 2016

Dr. Li was very easy to talk to and made my visit less stressful than I anticipated.

February 06, 2016

Dr. Li is awesome. She was very friendly, and I could tell that she really cared about my health, more so than I've seen from any other physician. I was very impressed to see she sent me a prompt message explaining some test results and asking about some concerns she saw in the results. She's knowledgeable and professional. I couldn't have been happier with the visit.

February 01, 2016

I have recommended Dr. Li to many of my friends and family. My mother is now one of her patients and my father will be going to her soon.

January 28, 2016

I greatly appreciate that Dr. Li is not only attentive to my immediate concerns, but also to my healthcare in the long term. It gives me confidence in the care I'm receiving and will continue to receive.

January 24, 2016

Great experience - kind and caring

January 19, 2016

I absolutely adore Dr Li. I feel like she really cares about my overall health. She listens to me and holds me accountable. LOVE IT!

January 11, 2016

Dr. Li has been in touch with me through My Chart to discuss my visit. It is very helpful.

January 07, 2016

Please don't let her leave. She is one of the better clinicians that have treated me at Madsen Clinic.

December 22, 2015

Dr. Li is very professional, knowledgable, and honest. She showed genuine concern and was straight forward in her advice. I appreciate her expertise and kindness.

December 14, 2015

Dr. Li does a great job of helping her patients feel like they are in control of their care choices--when multiple choices are possible.

December 07, 2015

It was a very good experience! I recently moved here from out of state and had hoped to find a female physician. I am very happy with Dr. Li----in fact, she is my new primary doctor!

November 28, 2015

It was the first time I've seen Dr. Li - she was great!

November 18, 2015

Dr. Li is excellent. That's why all the people in my household see her.

November 09, 2015


November 02, 2015

Very confident in Dr. Li.

October 27, 2015

My visit with Dr. Li was a very pleasant experience. She was kind, caring and extremely professional. She arranged for follow-up visit with other providers and recommended a new pain medication. Dr. Li was highly recommended by my daughter, who is also a new patient.

October 26, 2015

rushed so all issues not addressed

October 23, 2015

I'mglad to have Dr. Li as my provider and happy that we put together a plan for my next steps toward recovering quickly.

October 20, 2015

The physician and the nurse/assistant were very nice.

October 15, 2015

I loved Dr Li!!! I have never felt that a dr cared as much about my well being. She wasn't just looking for a problem to solve.

October 12, 2015

She told me to relax, it helped her give the shot. Was glad for the assistance.

October 11, 2015

Dr. Li was excellent. Initial test results could not explain my symptoms, so she checked for other possible causes of the symptoms and offered me a probable explanation for the problem and things I could do to reduce the symptoms. When further analysis showed some infection, she called late Saturday afternoon, to make sure that I could start on an antibiotic right away, and the infection would not develop into something more serious. I appreciated the call on the weekend.

September 29, 2015

Really happy with my PCP overall, she is wonderful and takes the time to answer all my questions and look over my history to follow-up on things!

September 20, 2015

Dr. Li was great about listening and responding to my concerns. She seemed to really value my opinion when making decisions about my care.

September 18, 2015


September 17, 2015

Dr. Li is so awesome and knowledgeable about anything and everything! she's very understanding and shows she generally cares about the well being of her patients!! She's great!

September 15, 2015

Dr. Li is an excellent doctor. She has genuine care for her patients and does her best to help.

September 12, 2015

Dr Li always spends quality time and talks where the patient understands. She explains things very well and she listens!!

September 07, 2015

I feel like I was just one more sick patient in the conveyor belt of patients to see the doctor. If she was really that busy then more doctors should beon the staff.

September 03, 2015

Dr. Li is exceptionally knowledgeable as a medical care giver and I am very well pleased with Dr. Li's care.

August 31, 2015

I really appreciated that Dr. Li referenced previous visits I had with her and made me feel like she was aware of me as her patient and of previous concerns I have had. I was a little shy talking about reproductive care and Dr. Li was very informative and had great information for me.

August 18, 2015

It is always fun and enlightening to visit with Dr. Li. She is very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly.

August 17, 2015

It seems like clinic staff service (especially telephone) has been improving. Although, it also improved when I switched to working with Dr. Li so she may just work better with staff. Either way, I've been very happy with her as my physician.

August 16, 2015

my care provider is so awesome and is personable. I think she truly loves her job and has my best interest when helping me.

August 15, 2015

thank you, Dr. Li!

August 03, 2015

Very kind, takes her time and explains things and answers when you write her.

July 31, 2015

Dr. Li came recommend to me and I'm glad I listened. she's amazing and I will refer her to others in the future

July 23, 2015

Dr. Li was really awesome! Our family doctor is Dr. Henricksen, and I felt just as comfortable with Dr Li as I usually do with Henricksen. We will try to see her anytime Dr. Henricksen doesn't have an open appointment.

July 12, 2015

I have seen several providers at this clinic and I have always recevied excelent service, all the PAs, Nurses have always been very friendly, heplful and profesional.

July 06, 2015

She was very caring and took time to explain every question I asked about the medication and what to eat and not to eat. Recommended my return by the end of the month to see how everything was working.

July 05, 2015

very good

June 18, 2015

I'm hoping to have Dr. Li as my general practitioner.

June 15, 2015

Good experience with the physician and she made me comfortable in a procedure I truly hate doing. I would recommend her to others for sure.

May 22, 2015

She was very knowledgeable and friendly.

May 22, 2015

Dr. Li is by far the best primary care physician I've had.

May 19, 2015

As I said earlier Dr. Li is a great doctor, very good listener, intuitive and well-prepared.

May 19, 2015

The Dr. took time to listen to concerns, give feedback and offered options for future health care. She did not seem rushed and was very engaged (listening) to all I had to say

May 13, 2015

During the first appointment, I wasn't entirely sure about the doctor, but she was really fantastic for my second appointment with her!

May 11, 2015

Dr. Li is a great physician.

May 09, 2015


May 05, 2015

Dr. Li was excellent. She listened to the problem, and provided a reasonable, scientific explanation for my chest pain (possibly low HR and BP), along with a legitimate course of action (decrease my BP medications). Since I have lost weight, I may not need as much medication as before. Importantly she did not dismiss my concerns, and demonstrated caring.

May 03, 2015

I thought Dr. Li was extremely professional and understood my recent lifestyle changes and how I hoped that it would be medically beneficial.

April 22, 2015

Dr Li is awesome.

April 13, 2015

Dr. Li was excellent and her patient care is so much better than other experiences I've had with her. I had gotten to the point of looking for another provider because every time I went in she seemed very removed and almost annoyed by me. She would ask routine questions but I didn't feel like she listened to my answers and would talk over me. I'm glad I did come back, my last two visits have been really great. She answered all my questions and listened to me. She also was fantastic with messaging me through mychart and keeping me informed on my results.

April 12, 2015

Dr. Li, the assistant and the nurse were very helpful. concerned about my comfort and explained what was happening during the procedure

April 07, 2015

Dr. Li was amazing, went above and beyond for my daughter. thank you.

April 06, 2015

Dr. Li is warm and compassionate and easy to talk to. Listens to my problems, reassures me about my conditions and what I am going through and offers me options for my care. Checks me thoroughly and always lets me know I can contact her if I have any questions or concerns. I feel like a hypochondriac sometimes but she reassures me and lets me know she takes me seriously.

April 03, 2015

Dr. Li was great. She listened to me and spent time asking and answering questions. She was kind and showed concern. She also has been great at responding to my messages in mychart.

April 02, 2015

she was very sweet and helpful and left nothing unanswered. I will continue to see her for as long as it is convenient.

April 01, 2015

I've already recommended Dr. Li to my mother. We'll be making an appointment soon.

March 30, 2015

the provider has an excellent communication skill. she is one of the best providers i have ever had.

March 30, 2015

i felt in a hurry and there wasn't enough time to really talk to Dr. Li.

March 25, 2015

Dr.Li rocks

March 23, 2015

Dr. Li was amazing as usual. Her positive attitude encourages me to make better decisions about my health.

March 23, 2015

Dr. Li has excellent people skills and shows genuine concern

March 16, 2015

Dr. Li was great. She took the time to explain things thoroughly. She followed up with lab results and left me a detailed message. She has a terrific bedside manner and is very knowledgable.

March 15, 2015

I have recommended Dr. Li to my mother.

March 10, 2015

When my husband's insurance changed, I was really worried about finding the right physician. When I met Dr Li, I instantly felt at ease and knew that she was going to understand my health concerns and needs. She's amazing, kind, professional and genuinely concerned about my health.

March 09, 2015

The first time I saw this doctor, she seemed anxious and rushed and interrupted me a lot. This time, she was much more relaxed, focused on me, listened and caught herself interrupting me, which only happened once. I am feeling a lot more confident in continuing seeing her as my primary care physician.

March 02, 2015

Her personality was a little cold, I am used to being open and friendly with my doctors and to be honest it felt a little awkward. Not sure I want a doctor giving me my paps when I don't feel 100% comfortable.

March 02, 2015

She is easy to talk to and she listens

March 01, 2015

Wery good

February 27, 2015

Dr. Li is not my PCP, but if I were looking to change I would recommend her. She spent time evaluating me and explaining my symptoms and treatment which was very effective.

February 19, 2015

I really appreciate Dr. Li's approach. She listens to what I have to say and is very personable.

February 03, 2015

I think Dr. Li is fantastic. I'm glad to finally have a primary care physician; I haven't had one in years.

January 30, 2015

Malena Li seemed condescending and judgmental of our views and parenting practices. After a 40 minute wait she came in and left after about 7 minutes. She did not perform my child's 15 month well child check and informed us to return in two weeks. We are both working parents also attending school and this decision will hurt us financially and will be hard to reschedule as we have such tight schedules. Then she forgot we had needed vaccines and we waited another 10 minutes until someone realized we were still there. I will not return to see her and would recommend her to no one.

January 30, 2015

Dr. Li was so friendly and genuine. I felt like she was truly concerned about me and my health.

January 26, 2015

It was the first time seeing Dr. Li, I was very happy with the visit! I have already referred friends to her!

January 24, 2015

Dr. Li is great.

January 21, 2015

I was supposed to receive a tetanus shot, but was ushered out of the clinic without one.

January 17, 2015

The technician and the front desk staff were great, my dis-satisfaction is only for the doctor

January 12, 2015

Physician turnover at the clinic is fairly high. This is the first time I've seen Dr. Li and will likely continue should she remain on staff at the clinic. For chronic care issues, turn over can be problematic. It happens in all areas but seems to be more prevalent here. Perhaps as this is a research institution it's to be expected but can be a little disconcerting at times. Hopefully physician retention will be a priority in family practice.

January 10, 2015

Dr Li is awesome!

December 23, 2014

I was prescribed three medications and she did go over them with me, the one area where after the appointment I wish I had more information regarding was the inhaler, the most info I got was that it was a stronger inhaler but not a steroid. I would have liked some more information, but it wasn't a real problem for me, particularly since I didn't think of questions until after the appointment and I was able to talk with the pharmacist. Another thing is I've seen Dr Li about three or more times this year and it doesn't seem like she remembers me very well, she doesn't reference or ask after past health concerns that we had discussed in relation to new health issues.

December 13, 2014


December 12, 2014

Dr. Li is exceptionally suited for the medical discipline and very skilled.

December 03, 2014

Dr. Li is fabulous. She was very friendly and made me feel at ease, but what I appreciate most is her followup. I had a chronic cough which we initially treated with Flonase because we felt it might be related to allergies and sinus drainage. When my cough continued, Dr. Li had me return for an xray and we moved to antibiotics. She responded to all of my questions in the office and after my appointment via email and even sent an email to MyHealth Chart to see how I was doing. Exceptional care! Thank you Dr. Li!

November 24, 2014

dr. li was in a big hurray

November 23, 2014

Dr. Li was friendly, respectful, and thorough.

November 21, 2014

Per earlier comment. Not sure if doctor was trying to hurry through b/c expectation for appointment was incorrect - but dismissed some prevention/screening which is standard for physical - did absolute minimum.

November 16, 2014

She was Knowledgeable

October 21, 2014

I feel like Doc. Li cares and I trust the information that she provided me with, as well as made me feel comfortable in the exam room

October 17, 2014

I really liked Dr. Li. I will plan on visiting with her next time.

October 17, 2014

I had a very good experience on my first visit I will definitely recommend this clinic and Dr. Li is incredible

October 13, 2014

Very good.

October 01, 2014

I have only seen Dr. Li twice. The first visit, she had a hard time listening instead of talking. She was much more calm and attentive the second visit. I think she will be open to me telling her specifically what I need to feel comfortable during my future visits.

September 27, 2014

I felt more confident in Dr. Li's diagnosis vs. Dr. Sandygren since she actually listened to my lungs properly and noticed fluid in my ear.

September 25, 2014

Dr. Li is great. I appreciate her perspective on medicine and thoughtfulness to not over prescribing medications. She only recommends medications when they seem to be truly needed and there are no alternatives. Very polite, firendly, and professional.

September 24, 2014


September 19, 2014

I didn't think of it at the time, but afterwards had more questions about the medication and follow-up.

September 13, 2014

Dr Li was very thoughtful and I felt comfortable talking to her.

September 03, 2014

Please call me to have me help you with improving your questionnaire! :)

August 29, 2014

Dr. Li is amazing! I was sad when Leigh Elrod left but Dr. Li is fun, engaging, very informative and has so far been a fantastic provider. I'm glad she's here.

August 28, 2014

Dr. Li listened carefully and helped me understand what my options were.

August 26, 2014

I had 5 problems I wanted to address with my new pcp, but was only ever asked about the main reason for the visit. there was no attempt made for agenda-setting anywhere in the visit, and no one ever bothered to ask me if I had any other issues to address. this is a very big problem for any pcp visit.

August 20, 2014

My provider was considerate, attentive, and easy to understand. I have a complicated health problem, however, and it is difficult to identify any one particular cause or solution. She presented several different options for moving forward.

August 19, 2014

Dr. M. Li is an extremely competent medical care provider.

August 18, 2014

Overall, Dr. Li is great. I was sad to see my old provider go, so was nervous about seeing someone new. I like that Dr. Li has a more 'natural' approach with medicine (e.g., if you can fix something without having to take medicine, than that is usually the best route). This is line with my thoughts as well. She asked me a lot of questions about my health, which I appreciated. It felt like she did a very comprehensive job. My provider forgot to prescribe me one of the medications we dicussed, however. I didn't realize it until I went to the pharmacy. I plan to follow-up to get that resolved (not a huge issue), but that was the one issue I had from the visit.

August 13, 2014

the Dr. was great!

August 08, 2014

This was my first visit with Dr. Li, as I could not see my current doctor for almost a month. I will probably change primary care to Dr. Li.

August 08, 2014

Dr. Li was very caring and showed much interest for my comfort and concern. I didn't feel the procedure for my ingrown toenail went as smoothly as it could have gone. It was painful and I felt unsure of the progress of the procedure. However, I don't have experience with numbing medicine and its affects. I was given more numbing medicine 2 times after the first time.

July 20, 2014

both the supporting staff and Dr. Li were very helpful and professional.

July 15, 2014

Dr. Li was wonderful. She seems very competent and I felt very confident in the care she provided to my daughter.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Family and Preventive Medicine - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
UUHC Community Physician Group - UUHC Affiliated Physician
Academic Divisions Family Medicine
Board Certification American Board of Family Medicine
American Academy of Family Physicians
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-8000 Family & Preventive Medicine
375 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Marlana Li, MD is a Board-Certified Family Medicine physician who received her medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, and completed her residency at St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency in Westminster, Colorado. She worked in a multi-specialty group private-practice in Colorado Springs before joining the University of Utah faculty in 2014. As a full-spectrum Family Medicine doctor, Dr. Li delivers pediatric, maternity, and adult care, with special interests in chronic disease management, preventive medicine, and patient education. She enjoys teaching and mentoring medical students and residents. Her other interests include going on medical mission trips, hiking, traveling, mountain biking, ice-skating, and journaling.


Education History

Type School Degree
Residency St. Anthony North Hospital
Family Medicine
Professional Medical Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine
Other Training Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine
Medical Hypnosis Beginning Course
Undergraduate University of Utah


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