Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

196 Patient Ratings
115 Patient Comments

Stuart E. Willick, M.D.

Specialties

Languages

  • English

Clinical Details

Locations

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(435) 658-9262 Redstone Health Center
1743 W Redstone Center Drive #115
Park City, UT 84098
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(801) 587-7109 University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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Bio

Stuart Willick, M.D. is a fellowship trained, board certified sports medicine physician. He has worked with numerous elite sports organizations, including the University of Utah, United States Ski and Snowboard Association, US Speedskating, US Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, and the International Olympic and Paralympic Medical Committees. His research focus is on sports injury epidemiology and injury prevention. Dr. Willick has published extensively on sports medicine topics and lectures frequently at national and international conferences.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Professor (Clinical)
Family and Preventive Medicine - Adjunct Associate Professor
Orthopaedics - Adjunct Associate Professor
Physical Therapy - Adjunct Professor
UUHC Community Physician Group - UUHC Affiliated Physician
Academic Divisions Public Health
Board Certification American Board of Phys Med & Rehab (Sub: Sports Medicine)
American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician 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 doctor
4.7
My confidence in doctor
4.7
Time doctor spent with me
4.7
Doctor spoke using clear language
4.8
Doctor's effort to include me in decisions
4.7
Doctor's concern for questions & worries
4.7
Doctor's explanation of condition/problem
4.7
Wait time at clinic
4.5
Doctor's friendliness and courtesy
4.7

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.

February 24, 2014

Dr. Willick was very kind and patient with my dad.

February 10, 2014

Dr Willick is great!

February 05, 2014

Excellent care. Spent a lot of time answering questions. Very careful review of symptoms and potential solutions. Good bedside manner.

February 02, 2014

I felt like I was an inconvenience to the Dr. Dr. couldn't remember why I was there, which he had just seen me two days prior. I felt the Dr. missed critical information to my issue. I felt like a number!

January 30, 2014

I would like more explanation about the problem he diagnosed.

January 21, 2014

Doctors were wonderful-went to great lengths to assure that they had given us the best care we could ask for! Would recommend them and have the utmost in confidence in their ability. Thank You!

January 16, 2014

Excellent care. Communicated frequently about what next steps were and what the purpose was. Helped me feel comfortable during procedure. Put me at ease. Gave me confidence in the care being provided. Seemed genuinely concerned about me. This is an excellent physician.

January 16, 2014

I came for a second opinion and much preferred Dr. Willick to the physician I had seen previously.

January 15, 2014

I recommend Dr. Willick all the time.

January 10, 2014

Dr. Willick said to call him anytime if I have a problem. I thought that was very kind although I'd hate to thanks Dr. 'W'.

December 28, 2013

good

December 26, 2013

Dr. Willick is one of the best physicians in the city or state. He is very helpful at diagnosing the source of an injury. He explained my imagining studies to me so I could understand them. He explained the course of treatment, the medications, and gave me optimism and confidence. I have a great deal of confidence in Dr. Willick and routinely refer friends and family to see him.

December 19, 2013

This was probably my last visit to Dr. Willick and in one way I'm sorry to see the sessions end. However, my foot is getting better and I'm thankful for that.

December 17, 2013

all very good. Dr. Willick had a good grasp of the situation and of possible treatments.

December 13, 2013

I felt like the doctor just went through my chart and already came to conclusions before even talking with me. I felt like the doc was not concerned at all about listening to me or how much pain I've been in

December 12, 2013

I was impressed at the thoroughness and time spent with me

December 10, 2013

My case was handled by both the MD and a resident. Both were very friendly, asking me about my life and making the interactions personal. Every question I asked was answered in full and without making me feel like they were being explained to me like I was a child. Every test we did was explained fully and so was the ultrasound system used to look at my tendons. Follow up physical therapy was also explained. The entire experience made me feel comfortable and confident in my recovery.

December 09, 2013

Dr. Willick is an excellent care provider in every way.

December 05, 2013

Dr. Willick took the time to explain the differences between the x-rays taken that day and the ones from two weeks ago. I had a good feel for how my recovery was going.

November 29, 2013

Dr. Willick is great. He's very calm and really cares. I'm not thrilled with his resident, but I'm willing to be patient and wait until Dr. Willick comes in the room.

November 26, 2013

No meds needed, unless I needed to take Tylenol (or generic). If I had needed meds I'm sure Dr. Willick would have given good advice.

November 25, 2013

Very good visit with Doctor

November 18, 2013

Dr. Willik was excellent! Very thorough explanations, took time to make sure I understood all of my options and then provided several different ways I could get back in touch with him when I decided how I wanted to proceed. I would highly recommend him.

November 14, 2013

Seemed like the doctor had not checked in with the PT practitioner and had no clue as to what other issues might be complicating my issue.

November 05, 2013

Dr. Willick is a caring physician. He communicates well with patients and other health care providers. I really appreciate that he personally called my physical therapist to discuss my rehabilitation.

November 05, 2013

Dr. Willick is great

October 31, 2013

I would, without hesitation or qualification, recommend Dr. Willick to a friend.

October 30, 2013

professional and great bedside manners. Answered all my questions. Felt very at ease and cared about

October 25, 2013

Dr. Willick is amazing.

October 14, 2013

Felt like the provider had a pre-conceived notion of my problem and was not receptive to other concerns and descriptions of the problem. It seems it's always "more drugs and maybe some PT" and less of lets figure out what the real problem is before we move forward. I'd like to have them tried a few more tests to rule out a few other possibilities. These tests were done by the PT a few days later, and the conclusions were alot different. I hope that the PT and the DOC actually communicate together to hlpe us out.

September 27, 2013

very good

September 02, 2013

The visit with Dr. Willick and his staff was thorough, informative, and actually enjoyable -- highest marks all around.

August 31, 2013

very knowledgeable and able to explain my situation thoroughly and effectively

August 28, 2013

Dr Willick pulled up the exrays and MRI from Feb and March of this year, he went over them in detail with myself and his assistant, explained what was going to be done and how the double injection was going to be done, showed the path the needles would travel and what I should expect from the outcome.

August 27, 2013

I always have a good experience with Dr. Willick and at your facility.

August 27, 2013

Excellent, I will definitely be recommending him to others

August 20, 2013

Dr. Willick was wonderful. I found him to be friendly, a good listener, thorough in his medical explanations and unhurried.I agreed with his conservative medical approach and including my thoughts in the treatment plan.I look forward to seeing him again.

August 17, 2013

Dr Willick and his assistants were very nice, caring and professional. The doctor knew how he wanted to proceed, and explained it well.

August 17, 2013

good

August 08, 2013

Best doctor in town. I promote this doctor whenever I can.

August 07, 2013

I am a devoted fan of Dr. Willick. I refer all of my friends to him. In my experience he is the best provider at the Orthopedic Hospital. He listens, he thinks, and he discusses. He treats me with an amount of respect equivalent to the respect he gets as a physician. I trust him for all of my orthopedic needs!

August 05, 2013

As far as treatment went for my problem, his solution was the be all end all, and I really didn't feel like I had any say in it.

August 05, 2013

Dr Willick is always very thorough and helpful

August 05, 2013

Both the PA and Dr. Willick were excellent -- thorough and friendly. I would, indeed, recommend them to others.

August 05, 2013

The care provider order x-rays, review x-rays with me and even talked to a radiologist to help answer some of my questions. All these took 5-10 minutes... it was beyond my expectations.

August 02, 2013

The resident spent quite a bit of time with me explaining my medical condition, including going over my MRI. Dr. Willick appeared to be in a hurry and even though he was friendly, I had to do a lot of questioning.

August 02, 2013

I really like Dr. Willick and have intentionally chosen to return to him. He seems to express sincere interest in my challenges. He also took time to explain to the MD assiting him what was going on with me, a bit of my history and why we were repeating a procedure which made sense to do with both Dr. Willick and me under the circumstances

July 08, 2013

I have been seen by Dr. Willick in the past. I feel at ease and trust in his knowledge of his practice. He seems to really care about his patients condition and the avenues he can take in helping them.

June 26, 2013

Dr. willick and Dr. Wang have an excellent bedside manner, they are not so clinical, they can feel and relate to your feelings and consider everything in their care and treatment plans!

June 22, 2013

Very much appreciate Dr Willick's expertise and treatments

June 18, 2013

Dr Willick and the fellow were outstanding. Dr Willick is committed to his patients and even demonstrated all recommended exercises himself (on the floor) to assure proper understanding - it is refreshing to have someone take time in this hectic healthcare environment to show compassion and concern.

June 14, 2013

Excellent experience!

June 07, 2013

Dr. Willick is an excellent care provider, friendly, concern, inclusive, coincide in personal decisions in treatments, very informative, good follow-up on instructions, talking, timing and recomm.ending him without hesitation, thank you Dr. Willick.

May 28, 2013

all good

May 24, 2013

I am totally confident and satisfied with the quality of care that Dr Willick provides me.

May 20, 2013

My Doctor is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He made me feel like I was his only apt and concern he had all day. He was quick to show me my MRI s and X-rays to explain opinions and diagnoses. He explained his ideas and opinions as may times as he needed to without making me feel inferior. We were able to come to an agree to a course of treatment quickly but never rushed. This treatment handed me off to another MD which the staff not me myself made the apt for. The Doctor was also quick to remind me that he was my MD and I could contact his at any time, that just because he wanting me to see another MD did not end our relationship. This is very comforting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 14, 2013

Am so confident of Dr. Willick because, when I asking him to just cut off surgically my middle right finger, he ask me to give him a chance and explain alternatives and the benefits. Yes, I would recommend him.

May 13, 2013

My only complaint is that, upon further research, I was made aware that the medication caused panic/anxiety attacks, among other things. I mentioned to the doctor I was prone to anxiety, yet, instead of being offered a less problematic medication, or even a much lower dosage, I was given a second anti-depressant medication. I don't think the medication prescribed was the best for me.

May 10, 2013

Great Experience

May 08, 2013

Dr. Willick is an outstanding physician! He is a good listener and provided me with a thoughtful and collaborative treatment plan. I have recommended him to many of my friends.

April 16, 2013

only good things to say about Dr Willick. Very kind, thorough, informative, humorous, gentle in the procedure, and I have the upmost confidence in his ability.

April 16, 2013

Dr. Willick has been my has been my Orthopedic Doctor for y.ears, and I am very comfortable and confident in his professional care and professioal treatment

April 09, 2013

I feel Dr Willick is very concerned over my recovery.

April 01, 2013

Very good

March 18, 2013

I am from out of state. The doctor went the extra mile to make another appointment in SLC to get an ultrasound done on my shoulder to make it more convenient for me. This was wonderful care and attention to my needs.

March 12, 2013

Dr. Willick took his time; asked alot of questions and explained treatment/plan of care appropriately; never seemed rushed ("get 'em in, get 'em out" attitude alot of providers have); seemed genuinely concerned.

March 11, 2013

Dr. Willick is superb and an excellent physician

March 04, 2013

The shot they gave me in my shoulder was almost painless and it did what it was supposed to do.

March 01, 2013

The care was excellent at all aspects.

February 25, 2013

Good experience.

February 25, 2013

Seem to be understanding of what I was going though.

February 18, 2013

Very nice guy

February 08, 2013

Dr. Willick was superb in all aspects!! He is a wonderful physician!

February 04, 2013

My concerns were addressed, my condition was explained clearly and I left reassured.

January 18, 2013

Dr. Willick demonstrated interest and care while I was with him. I really appreciate his warmth. Hope his thumb gets better soon!

November 19, 2012

Of course I thought of a lot more questions after, but Dr. Willick answered everything I asked and was very encouraging and clear.

November 13, 2012

My experience was very good and I have already referred others to their care!

November 13, 2012

Dr Willick went "above and beyond" to help me

November 05, 2012

Dr. Willick and his staff are really wonderful, caring individuals, in addition to being a great medical team.

November 05, 2012

Dr. Willick was extremely nice and very informitive. I would recommend him to anyone.

October 29, 2012

I recommend Dr. Willick to friends all the time.

October 22, 2012

Dr willick took extra time to show me where the injection would be placed on an anatomical model. I appreciated his explanation.

October 22, 2012

I have already recomended Dr. Willick to 3 other members of our family and friends.

October 15, 2012

The doctor was critical of my concerns, unwilling to give a medical opinion regarding the causation of my issue and generally irritated with me.

October 10, 2012

I like the relaxed pace of my doctor visit at Redstone versus UUOC. Dr. Willick took a lot of time with me including allowing a med student to exam and ask questions as part of her training.

October 09, 2012

Dr Willick took extra time to review my MRI results with me.

October 05, 2012

Courtesy: very good. More professional than friendly.

October 05, 2012

The cortisone injection in my knee worked very well

September 24, 2012

He was very unprofessional

August 13, 2012

Doctor identified my back problem and prescribed medication that targeted it successfully. Very pleased with the outcome.

July 17, 2012

Dr Willick is one in a million. His knowledge is remarkable. His demeanor and relationship with the patient really sets the bar high.

July 17, 2012

excellent service, very happy with doctor!

July 09, 2012

I have the utmost confidence in Dr Willick.

June 29, 2012

Very helpful to have seen x-rays and have conditions explained.

June 27, 2012

I was very pleased and impressed

June 25, 2012

I like Dr. Willick, he is thorough and yet also considerate of my time (asking me if I have time for an ultrasound rather than assuming).

June 11, 2012

My overall experience was very good.

May 19, 2012

Dr's mannerisms put me at ease, very comfortable interaction

May 16, 2012

Dr. Willick was very good at explaining my condition to me following my MRI. In addition they presented me with options regarding treatment and followup. Nice coordination of care.

May 11, 2012

Everyone was very nice and helpful. I would have liked, however, the Dr. to have spent a little more time discussing my next steps after the ex-ray results.

May 01, 2012

My experience with Dr Willick was great. His knowledge and expertise definitely showed. I so appreciate the time he took to with the examination and discussion about my injury. I would recommend Dr Willick to anyone.

April 27, 2012

Dr Willick is and outstanding communictor. I have seen many physicians in my 25 years of care at the U. He is the best.

April 17, 2012

Dr. Willick who was okay and instrumental in getting a much needed MRI for me but probably not the appropriate care provider for my problem (surgical problem not a rehab or sportmed problem).

April 04, 2012

Dr. Willick was friendly and thorough. He took the time to explain what was going on and a course of action. I would definitely recommend to anyone to come to the clinic and to Dr. Willick

March 23, 2012

Dr. Stuart Willick is a wonderful provider. I recommend him to family and friends.

March 21, 2012

I left with the impression my case is a mild one requiring minor physical therapy so I should feel good there was no serious concern to expect from the Dr.

March 16, 2012

I trust Dr Willick to help me make the best decisions about my treatment. He explains all of my options and makes me feel that he cares about my recovery.

March 14, 2012

Dr. Willick and staff did a fantastic job all the way around. Hopefully, I will not have to return for a repeat procedure, but if I do, I know who I want doing it.

March 13, 2012

Very good experience! Great bedside!

March 07, 2012

I have always had great care at your clinic .

March 03, 2012

one of the best 1st time experiences I have had at a clinic.!!

March 02, 2012

The dr was excellent; very easy to talk to and not in a hurry with me.

February 15, 2012

Dr. Willick is an amazing doctor and I have complete confidence in him and the treatments he recommends. The assitant, Lauren, is very friendly and competent . The Ortho Center is lucky to employ both of them.

January 11, 2012

The doctor hurried to help me after the delay so I wuold make the appointment for the injection he said I needed.

January 07, 2012

Awesome, talented physician. EMR process needs some work to be better incorporated into the workstream at Redstone. It is currently a distraction.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Sports Injury Epidemiology and Prevention

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Professor (Clinical)
Family and Preventive Medicine - Adjunct Associate Professor
Orthopaedics - Adjunct Associate Professor
Physical Therapy - Adjunct Professor
UUHC Community Physician Group - UUHC Affiliated Physician
Academic Divisions Public Health
Board Certification American Board of Phys Med & Rehab (Sub: Sports Medicine)
American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-5458 University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Stuart Willick is a board certified sports medicine physician. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Washington and then completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. In addition to working with the University of Utah Sports Medicine Team since 1999, he is also a team physician for the United States Ski and Snowboard Association, the US Speedskating Team and the US Bobsled and Skeleton Team. Dr. Willick was previously Medical Director of the Salt Lake City Marathon. He serves as Medical Officer of the International Paralympic Committee and has attended every Olympic/Paralympic Games since Sydney 2000. Dr. Willick’s research interests include sports injury epidemiology and injury prevention.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Sports Medicine
Fellow
Chief Resident University of Washington
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Chief Resident
Residency University of Washington
Resident
Internship University of Washington
Intern
Professional Medical Robert Wood Johnson Medical School University of Medicine & Dentistry
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Rutgers University
Biology
B.S.
Undergraduate Harvard College
Undergraduate University of Vermont

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Shea KG, Archibald-Seiffer N, Murdock E, Grimm NL, Jacobs JC, Willick SE, Van Houten H(2014)"Knee Injuries in Downhill Skiers: A 6-year Survey Study."  Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, 2(1),1-6
  2. Henrie AM, Obert P, Willick S(2013)"Partial Peroneus Longus Tendon Rupture at Its Distal Insertion in a Runner: A Case Presentation"  PM&R, 5(2),154-158
  3. Schwellnus M, Derman W, Jordaan E, Blauwet CA, Emery C, Pit-Groscheide P, Patino Marques N, Martinez-Ferrer JO, Stomphorst J, Van de Vliet P, Webborn N, Willick S(2013)Factors associated with illness in athletes participating in the London 2012 Paralympic Games: a prospective cohort study involving 49,910 athlete-days  British Journal of Sports Medicine, 47(7),433-440
  4. Derman W, Schwellnus M, Jordaan E, Blauwet CA, Emery C, Pit-Grosheide P, Patino Marques N, Martinez-Ferrer JO, Stomphorst J, Van de Vliet P, Webborn N, Willick S(2013)Illness and injury in athletes during the competition period at the London 2012 Paralympic Games: development and implementation of a web-based surveillance system (WEB-IISS) for team medical staff  British Journal of Sports Medicine, 47(7),420-425
  5. Blauwet CA, Benjamin-Laing H, Stomphorst J, Van de Vliet P, Pit-Grosheide P, Willick S(2013)Testing for boosting at the paralympic games: policies, results and future directions  British Journal of Sports Medicine, 47(832),837
  6. Willick SE, Webborn N, Emery C, Blauwet CA, Pit-Groscheide P, Stomphorst J, Van de Vliet P, Patino Marques N, Martinez-Ferrer JO, Jordaan E, Derman W, Schwellnus (2013)The epidemiology of injuries at the London 2012 Paralympic Games  British Journal of Sports Medicine, 47(7),426-432
  7. Hansen PA, English M, Willick S(2012)"Does Running Cause Osteoarthritis in the Hip or Knee?"  PM&R, (4),S117-S121
  8. Taunton J, Wilkinson M, Celebrini R, Stewart R, Stasynuik T, Van de Vliet P, Willick SE, Ferrer J(2012)"Paralympic Medical Services for the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games"  Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 22(1),10-20
  9. Taunton J, Wilkinson M, Celebrini R, Stewart R, Stasyniuk T, Willick S(2012)"Paralympic Medical Services for the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games".  Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 22(1),10-20
  10. Webborn N, Willick SE, Emery C(2012)"The Injury Experience at the 2010 Winter Paralympic Games"  Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 22(1),3-9
  11. Blauwet C, Willick S(2012)"The Paralympic Movement: Using Sport to Promote Health, Disability Rights, and Social Integration for Athletes with Disabilities"  Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 4(11),851-856
  12. Pepper ML, Willick SE, Beals T, Randall R(2010)"An Unusual Cause of Heel Pain in a Young Athlete: A Case Report".  Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2(12),1145-8
  13. Reeser JR, Joy EA, Porucznik CA, Berg RL, Colliver EB, Willick S(2010)"Risk Factors for Volleyball-Related Shoulder Pain and Dysfunction"  PM&R, 2(1),27-36
  14. Willick SE, Akau CK, Harrast MA, Seneca AS, Finnoff J(2009)"Sports and Performing Arts Medicine: 5. Special Populations"  Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 1(3),S78-S82
  15. Finnoff JT, Willick SE, Akau CK, Harrast MA, Seneca A(2009)"Sports and Performing Arts Medicine: 6. Tendinopathy"  Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 1(3),S83-S87
  16. Willick SE, Kendall RW, Roberts ST, Morton (2009)An Emerging Imaging Technology to Assist in the Localization of Axial Spine Pain  Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 189-92
  17. Pepper ML, Willick S(2009)Maximizing Physical Activity in Athletes With Amputations.  Current Sports Medicine Reports, 8(6),339-344
  18. Webborn N, Willick S, Reeser J(2006)Injuries among disabled athletes during the 2002 Winter Paralympic Games.  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 38(5),811-5
  19. Reeser JC, Berg RL, Rhea D, Willick (2005)Motivation and satisfaction among polyclinic volunteers at the 2002 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.  British Journal of Sports Medicine (electronic), 39(4),e20
  20. Willick SE, Sanders R(2004)Radiologic evaluation of the shoulder girdle.  Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, 15(2),373-406

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