Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

258 Patient Ratings
293 Patient Comments

Stuart E. Willick, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

258 Patient Ratings
293 Patient Comments



  • English

Clinical Details

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


Stuart Willick, MD is a fellowship trained, board certified sports medicine physician. He has worked with numerous elite sports organizations, including the University of Utah, the United States Ski and Snowboard Association, US Speedskating, the US Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, and the International Olympic and Paralympic Medical Committees. Dr. Willick helps athletes of all ages recover from their sports injuries and stay healthy and active.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Professor (Clinical)
Family and Preventive Medicine - Adjunct Professor
Orthopaedics - Adjunct Professor
Physical Therapy and Athletic Training - Adjunct Professor
UUHC Community Physician Group - UUHC Affiliated Physician
Academic Divisions Occupational and Environmental Health
Board Certification American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Sub: Sports 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 27, 2017

Dr Willick has always been very good in helping me know what to do about my back. I have great confidence in him!

January 26, 2017

I just want to say thanks and I'm happy to complete the survey

January 14, 2017

very informative visit

December 28, 2016

I feel like I am seeing the best of the best. I feel fortunate to have Dr Willick and his staff working for me. A+

December 23, 2016

I had very good experience at this clinic. staff care about my problems. Dr. Willick shows real concerns and explains my problems.

December 12, 2016

Dr. Willick was exceptional. He is always very attentive and listens and then is very thorough in his assessment and treatment. He went above and beyond handling my case even when we realized that my further treatment wouldn't be covered under my insurance he was very helpful and professional in helping me transition. He is out of network but I will continue to see him when an office visit is all that is needed. Can say enough good things about his competence and willingness to show he cares in his treatment plan. Highly recommend him!

December 10, 2016

provider was running late and rushed visit.

December 09, 2016

Disappointed that the doctor could not give me the shot that might have relieved pain.

December 04, 2016

very great care and helpful results

November 30, 2016

yes...exceptional interaction.

November 29, 2016

helpful to have films to be seen. Dr Willick called and left a detailed message regarding next steps

November 08, 2016

Dr Willick's bedside manner is incredible - he should be the trainer for new docs in the UU system

October 25, 2016


October 23, 2016

I made a mistake in assuming Dr Willick treated my particular ankle and foot problem. It was my misunderstanding, but I felt the doctor bordered on being very short with me in explaining why he did not treat my problem. He left giving me the impression I had wasted his time. Very different from a previous visit.

October 21, 2016

Dr. Willick has been my doctor for 19 years. He is a wonderful and very knowledgeable person.

October 21, 2016

overall a great experience but on my report for PT he indicated the wrong leg, which I corrected when I went for PT.

October 11, 2016

Dr. Willick is extremely knowledgeable as well as most professional. I would highly recommend him to all.

September 30, 2016

Dr Willick is wonderful, very kind, caring and friendly. He is also a great mentor of the students and residence. Love him

September 29, 2016

Left not knowing much more than when I came in, but I realize the reason (waiting for records from another health provider) and appreciate the thoroughness.

September 26, 2016

But beyond the first time visit...this was really an incredible experience...far beyond my expectations. Again thank you.

September 24, 2016

Dr Willick explained to me the ultrasound, so that I could understand what he was seeing and the extent of my injury

September 23, 2016

i wanted to take the whole team home! I try to be an informed patient. I respond best when the providers recognize this. I am also a very curious person who loves to learn so I have lots of questions. To have people take the time and up the level of the information helps me in my healing.

September 07, 2016

Dr. Willick called me at home several days later to further explain his plan of care. He advised me he would consult with his peers and get back with me "next" week. This was acceptable to me as it was Labor Day Weekend.

August 27, 2016

I'm still not certain about the diagnosis ...

August 26, 2016

Dr Willick was awesome. He did a great job explaining the problem

August 20, 2016

My visit could not have been better

August 16, 2016

alleviated my fears of getting injection. all done in a matter of minutes.

August 05, 2016

I felt like I was just being conveyed and dismissed to another physician, and that he wasn't interested in dealing further with my problem. Didn't suggest further tests to determine the cause of my pain (i.e. MRI or CT scan) merely suggested a pain clinic.

July 24, 2016

Dr. Willick was extremely thorough and proficient.

July 19, 2016

I was very happy with Dr. Willick. He took time to answer all of my questions thoroughly and also answered the questions my young children had. He was very friendly and knowledgeable.

July 19, 2016

Outstanding. Really listened. Detailed explanation.

July 16, 2016

Experience from beginning to end was superb! Exam and X-ray 's showed no problems, which is great. Only problem: my knee is still seriously popping when I walk. I will engage in recommended exercises and hope this will go away.

June 28, 2016

Dr. Willick is great. I've seen him before for a different issue--that's why I chose to see him again.

June 28, 2016

I have recommended him to many people already

June 25, 2016

I've seen this provider before and I remember his treatment preferences differ from mine

June 15, 2016


May 30, 2016

seemed a bit rushed

May 26, 2016

Love Dr Willick. He always has a smile on his face and very kind and personable.

May 21, 2016

Dr.Willick was very helpful in assisting my access to a previous healthcare provider and he gave me very helpful information regarding alternative options for my follow-up care. I was very fortunate to have had the chance to meet with Dr. Willick and I am very grateful for his care.

May 16, 2016

Dr. gave unsatisfactory & terse answers to a couple of questions that were about issues beyond the reason for my visit. I thought someone in sports medicine would be uniquely qualified to answer & would be happy to do so.

May 13, 2016

Dr Willick is the best, so personable and caring

May 10, 2016

Dr. Willick is fantastic and I have recommended him to friends and family. I have had 3 different injections at 3 different appointments and have had excellent results after each experience. I fully trust in his care.

April 27, 2016

Dr. Willik was excellent, as were the nursing and technical (X-Ray) staff.

April 26, 2016

I am not kidding when I say that this is the best experience I have had with a provider. I wish Dr. Willick could see me for all of my medical needs. I was very impressed with my entire visit.

April 13, 2016

My experience was exceptionally good, the exams were very thorough, and my questions addressed well. I felt much better about what I could do, and needed to do.

March 22, 2016

I was very impressed with Dr. Willick. He explained what he was doing and what he was looking for with my injury. He was sensitive to the fact that I have a large out of pocket deductible. He answered all of my questions and I did not feel rushed in any way.

March 21, 2016

Dr. Willick is the BOMB

March 18, 2016

I felt involved in decision about treatment - well informed about the options

March 17, 2016

Stuart was great!

March 14, 2016

The person who made the appointment made it sound like Dr. W. was the appropriate person to see for my problem. Dr. W. stated that he was not the appropriate doctor for me to see. As a result, he was at a loss as to how to help me. My impression is that he was in a hurry and didn't want to spend the time going over my options or answering my questions.

March 09, 2016

Dr W. Rally listens

February 29, 2016

Would definitely recommend Dr. Willick.

February 05, 2016

Dr. Willick is the doctor I will always see for any orthopedic problem. I trust him and I like him. He has been right on the mark every time I've seen him. Excellent physician.

February 05, 2016

It was difficult and frustrating to get my initial appointment. But once I was seen by Dr Wlllick it was clear that I had come to the right person. He immediately understood the seriousness and urgency of my situation, acted quickly and professionally, took the necessary steps to get a diagnosis and refer me to the next specialist, getting me an appointment for the next morning. I was very pleased with his style and grateful for his concern and his actions.

February 02, 2016

Excellent experience. Would recommend Dr. Willick to others.

February 02, 2016

He is going to look at the result of my PT sessions and get back to me. Have not heard back yet.

January 30, 2016

Dr. Willick was able to go through numerous MRI scans in a timely manner, and with great attention to detail. He provided very clear explanations of what the various images were showing. It was obvious that he knew his stuff and could read and understand the scans easily and quickly.

January 25, 2016

Dr. Willick was great. He spent time with me explaining everything he did and talking about all my options. I would recommend him to anyone.

January 18, 2016

all great, as usual

January 06, 2016

I came in pain and I left in pain without treatment. It was a waste of my time and money.

December 14, 2015

Excellent A+

December 11, 2015

I especially appreciated being included in the conversation while looking at the X-rays.

December 08, 2015

I have already had another family member seek his services.

December 07, 2015

excellent provider

December 04, 2015

I really liked Dr. Willick. He spent a lot of time with me explaining what he thought my problem was and what could be done to help me.

November 27, 2015

Drs. Willick and Corchoran were wonderful and very thorough. They took time and care in my situation. I'd recommend them anyday!

November 21, 2015

I recommend Dr. Willick to EVERYONE. There are plenty of choices for docs for physical problems in this town, he is the BEST. He took the time to really explain everything and even double checked to make sure I didn't still have a concussion (clearly not his job).

November 20, 2015

Both Dr. Willick and the Fellow showed much compassion and were very attentive to my needs.

November 20, 2015

Dr. Willick is the best.

November 09, 2015

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November 05, 2015

I am so happy with my expereince, and I look forward to working with Dr. Willick and his staff.

November 05, 2015

I have recommended this provider and facility to someone.

November 02, 2015

Dr Willick is so knowledgeable, patient, and so clear in his explanations! He is a joy!

October 27, 2015

Dr Willick was great

October 27, 2015

Pt got more into depth on my issue, but this got me going with information about my injury. I was relieved it was not something worse.

October 05, 2015

Dr. Willick when above and beyond to make every effort to diagnose my back issues. I flew from SC to see the best doctors in the country, in my humble opinion...

October 05, 2015

Dr. Willick was very thorough and professional regarding my evaluation and treatment plan along with being kind and caring regarding my pain and needs at this time since my injury.

October 05, 2015

Excellent diagnostician. Concerned with patient's well being. Answers questions fully and makes excellent recommendations.

October 03, 2015

Dr. Willick and the attending resident gave me excellent care and attention to my injury.

September 24, 2015

he was exceptional

September 22, 2015

Dr Willick and his Fellow gave me excellent care. Explained my problem and picked up on med that could be causing muscle weakness.

September 22, 2015

Dr Willick is awesome

September 19, 2015

dr willck is professional and cordial

September 15, 2015

Dr. Wiilick is wonderful along with all his students he brings in for learning

September 12, 2015

very patientwith my stream of questions(none that he hesitated to spend time on, no matter how ridiculous or irrational). equally patient with my husbands professional interview of his practice outcomes. spent very good time with us before and after to assure us of plan, expectations and follow up. sadly, he did not leave a tattoo on my numb back.

September 07, 2015

He made me feel at ease about asking questions.

August 25, 2015

I had an injection in my knee and now feel much better, Dr. Willick worked with a resident that day, both were wonderful. Thanks so much for your kindness!

August 25, 2015

I was extremely impressed

August 24, 2015

Dr. Willick is outstanding in all ways! He is exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful. He is a joy to meet with.

August 22, 2015

Dr. Willick was fantastic! He did an exceptional job of explaining what was wrong and what the options were. He went the extra mile by planning to take the MRI to the physical therapist to tell her what is needed. He has a wonderful personality, and made me feel very comfortable.

August 18, 2015

I was disappointed that I couldn't get another cortisone injection but instead was given exercises to do each day. I was skeptical these exercises would help, but pleasantly surprised that they have been tremendously helpful. The doctor was right to give me the exercises rather than the cortisone shot.

August 07, 2015

I met with Dr. Willick to give him an update on my condition, and see what treatments would be appropriate. I was going to a trip to Colorado then next day and wanted to make sure I would be alright in case of a flare up. He talked to me very briefly and prescribed me an anti-inflammatory for pain and that was it. Got back from Colorado and my condition had gotten much, much worse. I subsequently sent him a message on MyChart asking him what he recommended and asked about medication, and he referred me to a new clinic to get treatment. This was after being a patient of his for 3+ years. I feel like he abandoned me because his treatment paths failed and he pawned me off to another clinic. I'm done with the University of Utah Orthopedic Center.

July 31, 2015

Dr. Willick was great!

July 30, 2015

I like Dr Willick very much. Would like to hear from him.

July 29, 2015

Stuart Willick is an excellent provider. He is my 'go to' person for orthopaedic-related problems. He runs on-time, and as a non-surgeon, I like that his focus initially is a thorough diagnosis and finding a non-surgical course of treatment. Very knowledgeable about a variety of orthopaedic issues from fractures to tendonitis to sports-related injuries.

July 05, 2015

With people moving through a practice hour after hour, every one of them coming for help with pain causing conditions, one might assume at some point they would all look alike. But with this team of professionals, I felt acknowledged as a unique person - as a mother wanting to be able to keep up with my family, as a former athlete distressed by physical dissolution, as a single individual needing someone's help to come up with a plan- aiming for an active life. Dr. Willick is incredibly compassionate. His professionalism and kindness is reflected in everyone working with him.

June 20, 2015

I felt at ease. Dr. Willick was caring, knowledgable and thorough.

June 15, 2015

I would NEVER Recommend anyone to see Dr. Willick. Amen.

June 12, 2015

Dr. Willick is a rock star!!!!

June 11, 2015

I was very pleased with the care and understanding of my problem.

June 10, 2015

I liked the resident. Dr. Willick popped in and out a couple of times but was not very interactive. They guessed at a diagnosis at the very end of my visit and told me the name and to go do research. No information was provided to me.

May 28, 2015

very compassionate and very understand a very out standing person

May 19, 2015

Dr. Willick is the best!

May 19, 2015

The doctor quickly told me that I should not have been sent to see him. I waited three weeks to see him, and was referred by a UoU HealthCare doctor. In the meantime, I have a problem. I wonder when I'll finally see the doctor who can help. So far, it looks like June 3rd. Another three week wait.

May 19, 2015

I felt as if I had died and gone to medical heaven compared to my recent experiences.

May 09, 2015

No medications prescribed however, use of possible future med options (anti-inflammatory, site injection) were thoroughly explained.

April 28, 2015

this was a first visit - as with any teaching hospital, I spent time with a resident before seeing the physician. The resident was pleasant and professional. The doctor was great - and explained the reason for my pain and proposed a treatment plan. He was friendly and engaging - which is a nice plus- but more importantly was knowledgeable.

April 24, 2015

The appointment was scheduled for 11am and Dr. Willick came in around noon for less than 2 minutes to tell us there was nothing he could do not. He talked in a very condescending manner and suggested we see another provider as he specializes in sports medicine and not backpack issues. Very rude. I would never recommend him. His bedside manner was awful

April 15, 2015

Great expirence

April 04, 2015

Excellent treatment, thank you.

March 22, 2015

I have nothing but good comments about Dr. Willick and this facility.

March 16, 2015

Dr. Willick was outstanding! His concern was apparent and his explanations were clear and concise.

March 05, 2015

excellent excellent care

March 03, 2015

Majority of care was provided by the Resident. The physician did not show as much interest as the resident.

March 02, 2015

Dr. Willick was great! Even though he didn't spend much time with me, he answered all of my questions and walked me through all the results. the only issue I had was with his assistant. I'm not sure if he was a medical student or a P.A. He wasn't sympathetic to my needs and seemed high strunged. he kept interrupting me and seemed to care more about showing off to the other woman assistant than to care for my needs. At the end, he was ok. I didn't catch his name. he was the only negative part of my experience.

February 28, 2015

Dr. Willick is the best!!

February 27, 2015

Dr. Willick continues to be outstanding, and I've recommended him to several others

February 24, 2015

very impressed with care provider

February 23, 2015

Dr. Willick reviewed all of the possible treatment options, including benefits and risks of each. I very much appreciated this in-depth information about options.

February 16, 2015

I described my sore knee, they xrayed it, I left with a brace -- very little information or advice.

February 05, 2015

While the doctor was nice, I left there in excruciating pain and I've had to live with it since. I have even fallen twice because I've not been able to address the situation with my ankle or foot.

February 04, 2015

Professional conduct on everyone's part, but at a level that was also very down to earth.

February 01, 2015

I thought I would never find another physician I like as much as my primary care, Mary Parsons. But, Stuart Willick is my newest hero - he was absolutely great!

January 19, 2015

Dr. Willick was exceptional in every way!

January 17, 2015

Resident did not seem to address primary problem, instead finding a secondary issue that is usually very minor. Dr. Willick initially focused on problem as presented to him by the resident but also focused on options for my chief complaint.

December 30, 2014

again: best care ever. very consistent. well done!

December 24, 2014

The Resident was very codacending and seemed to have a lack of concern regarding my problem that prompted the visit. The Attending MD was kind , but did not explain his care plan- He did tell me I would need physical therapy. I WAS NEVER TOLD WHO TO CONTACT TO SCHEDULE PHYSICAL THERAPY - I left the visit with NO INFORMATION! I did not receive the level of care that I had expected and hoped for -- very disappointing. I plan to see a different provider-even if it's out of network. My visit @ UofU Ortho was basically a big waste of time

December 23, 2014

Dr. Willick spent a lot of time explaining the xrays and going over my medical problems. He was excellent.

December 21, 2014

I was so impressed with Dr Willick. He answered all of my questions and did a very thorough exam. His diagnosis was right on and he referred me to someone near my home for a follow-up. I cannot say enough good about him.

December 12, 2014


December 08, 2014

Dr. Willick was extremely helpful. He clearly explained the problems I have, prescribed the exercises to promote healing, provided useful information and reassurances to do's and don'ts. He answered all of my questions expertly in an easy to understand manner.

December 01, 2014

Dr. Willick is a very competent professional in every way.

November 25, 2014

Professional, good pt teaching. Took time to show me MRI results.

November 24, 2014

again, superior "best effort" by all the staff. impressive

November 20, 2014

Dr. Willick is proficient and professional in every aspect of his practice. I would recommend him highly to anyone needing to see someone in this field.

November 19, 2014

I much appreciated him explaining what he was about to do and taking the time to answer my questions.

November 01, 2014

Dr. Willick is the best doctor. He takes time to answer all my questions and reviewed my test results with me in a way I could understand.

October 31, 2014

Dr Willick has restored my faith in the medical profession. He seems to operate from his heart and and has a sincere concern for his patients. He is one of a kind!

October 28, 2014

very good

October 28, 2014

Dr Willick was exceptional... concerned, thorough, very clear communicator, and exceedingly well informed. I'll go back anytime I need his type of specialized care.

October 27, 2014

I was on a tight schedule with travel and not a lot of time to do whatever I needed to get done. Dr. Willick listened to that, and made it easy for me to get the treatment I need with my schedule.

October 23, 2014

my care provider was amazing

October 23, 2014

Dr. S. Willick and his entire medical team(including the receptionist)makes going to see the Doctor a JOY.

October 17, 2014

professional, pt teaching great

October 15, 2014

A different world compared to other clinics/drs I've seen in Salt Lake

October 07, 2014

I received excellent care and attention from both the NP or PA (not sure which he was) and from Dr. Willick. Dr. Willick provided options for next steps and enrolled me in deciding on next steps.

October 05, 2014

Great explainations of injury. Good examples of rehab exercises. Evryone was genuinley concerned for my well being and the time soent with me was above and betond expectations. Thanks!

October 02, 2014


September 27, 2014

It is difficult to answer Items 5 & 6 above, because I do NOT remember either one of them happening. Regarding items 9 & 10, I have already recommended, and my husband is scheduled to see Dr Willick. I will continue to recommend him to others!

September 27, 2014

Dr Willick is amazing! knows that my primary concern is living a quality life as long as I can! his treatment plan helps me do so!

September 25, 2014

Very pleased with my experience with the interns and with the doctor. Very patient - explained and answered all questions.

September 12, 2014

Just referred my grandson to Dr Willick

September 12, 2014

I absolutely loved Dr. Willick. He was very personable and friendly and knowledgable. I would definitely come back again.

September 03, 2014

The only complaint was that the doctors were focused on an area of my back, that while painful was not the reason for me seeking medical advice. I had to remind both residents and Dr. Willick that my main concern was pain in a location different than what they focused on. After the reminder Dr. Willick thanked me and focused on the area, which I appreciated immensely.

September 02, 2014

very pleased with Dr. Willick

August 27, 2014

It was hard to explain my pain and they pretty much told me to excersize more and I get plenty of that with my four kid's and I still don't know what's wrong

August 22, 2014

Dr Willick is very thorough and thoughtful, I feel included in the decisions made and feel he really cares to figure out what is afflicting me

August 21, 2014

he was horrible. didn't even help. waste of time.

August 21, 2014

Even though Dr Willick was unable to help me (because I had been sent to the wrong place) he cared enough to make sure I got with the correct provider and scheduled some test he thought they would need. He was very helpful!

August 20, 2014

This was the highest level of professionalism. And I'm generally not an enthusiastic critic of today's medical system. Dr. Willick and his staff are to be congratulated for their communication and work.

August 14, 2014

Doctor and resident both great.

August 05, 2014

We did not talk about drugs. I was amazed at the level the provider went to, to help me understand and to see exactly what had happened. I have never had this level of care before.

July 16, 2014

Dr. Willick was very concerned when I described for him the complications I have been having since surgery. He was willing to discuss my surgical experiences as well as contact my surgeon to see if I needed more follow up. I truly appreciated his concern and effort in assisting with increasing my quality of life and quality of care from the University of Utah. I believe that Dr. Willick is the best doctor that I have worked with at the University of Utah.

July 15, 2014

I was visiting Dr Willick for a knee and back problem. We addressed the knee, but didn't get to the MRI of the back which the Assistant had brought up on the computer, along with the knee XRay. After the Doctor left the room a nurse came in and I asked her about my back and she said she'd be happy to schedule another appointment, I declined.

July 04, 2014

Dr Willick was fabulous. Diagnosed my husbands disease quickly which was missed by our internist. Called the next day to see how meds worked and inform on next steps

June 28, 2014

Dr. Willick MD was very understanding and interested in my case and how I cope with my condition: Complementary Methods, like Energy Kinesiology besides exercises and Herbal Supplements.

June 26, 2014


June 05, 2014

I have either a hip or back problem and all i ended up with was go see another doctor I cannot help you

June 05, 2014

Dr. Willick strikes me as a true professional that cares deeply about his field of medicine and the care of his patients.

May 31, 2014

Drs. Willick and Deimal made my pain go away instantly.

May 22, 2014

I had a great experience with Dr Willick. I felt very good with his care

May 22, 2014

Very pleased with the medical service provided by Dr. Willick. I especially liked how he asked for my thoughts. This is my second left knee injury, and I have a strong opinion about how I don't like how the last surgeon treated me and what I want to do differently this time. Dr. Willick was very attentative to what I discussed with him, and he seemed to honestly take my opinions into account when making his decision.

May 11, 2014

I trust Dr. Willick and am impressed with the fact that he actually listens and includes me in decisions.

May 06, 2014

Dr. Willick is a caring, careful and very skilled provider. I felt fortunate to have been able to see him for my two problems.

April 30, 2014

These answers are related to care by the resident who saw us prior to Dr. Willick. Dr. Willicks time with us was limited. However we felt we got more information from him than the resident.

April 26, 2014

Lots of great attention from FOUR doctors at once (physiatrist, surgeon, and their resident/fellow).

April 25, 2014

Good experience. Professional, friendly, informative.

April 22, 2014

I really appreciated how many dr's came in to assist. My confidence in my treatment soared. Thank you

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

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

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 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


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 great

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.

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


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 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

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 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 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

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 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 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

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

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 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

  • Anti-Doping
  • Sports Injury Epidemiology and Prevention

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Professor (Clinical)
Family and Preventive Medicine - Adjunct Professor
Orthopaedics - Adjunct Professor
Physical Therapy and Athletic Training - Adjunct Professor
UUHC Community Physician Group - UUHC Affiliated Physician
Academic Divisions Occupational and Environmental Health
Board Certification American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Sub: Sports Medicine)

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

Stuart Willick, MD 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 has served as Medical Officer of the International Paralympic Committee and attended every Olympic/Paralympic Games from Sydney 2000 through Sochi 2014. Dr. Willick’s research interests include sports injury epidemiology, injury prevention, and anti-doping. Dr. Willick has published extensively on sports medicine topics and lectures frequently at national and international conferences.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Sports Medicine
Chief Resident University of Washington
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Chief Resident
Residency University of Washington
Internship University of Washington
Professional Medical Robert Wood Johnson Medical School University of Medicine & Dentistry
Undergraduate Rutgers University
Undergraduate Harvard College
Undergraduate University of Vermont


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Bethapudi S, Campbell RS, Budgett R, Willick SE, Van de Vliet P (01012015). Imaging Services at the Paralympic Games London 2012: Analysis of Demand and Distribution of Workload. Br J Sports Med, 49(1), 20-24.
  2. Willick SE, Lexell J (08/01/2014). Paralympic Sports Medicine and Sports Science-Introduction. PM R, 6(8), S1-3.
  3. McNamee M, Savulescu J, Willick SE (08012014). Ethical Considerations in Paralympic Sport: When Are Elective Treatments Allowable to Improve Sports Performance? PM R, 6(8), S66-75.
  4. Willick SE, Lexell J (08/01/2014). Stories from Sochi: Sun, Sea, Snow and Salt. PM R, 6(8), S76-79.
  5. Shea KG, Archibald-Seiffer N, Murdock E, Grimm NL, Jacobs JC, Willick SE, Van Houten H (01/27/2014). "Knee Injuries in Downhill Skiers: A 6-year Survey Study.". Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, 2(1), 1-6.
  6. Blauwet CA, Benjamin-Laing H, Stomphorst J, Van de Vliet P, Pit-Grosheide P, Willick SE (05/30/2013). Testing for boosting at the paralympic games: policies, results and future directions. Br J Sports Med, 47(832), 837.
  7. 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 M (04/01/2013). The epidemiology of injuries at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Br J Sports Med, 47(7), 426-432.
  8. 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 SE (04/01/2013). Factors associated with illness in athletes participating in the London 2012 Paralympic Games: a prospective cohort study involving 49,910 athlete-days. Br J Sports Med, 47(7), 433-440.
  9. 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 SE (04/01/2013). 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. Br J Sports Med, 47(7), 420-425.
  10. Henrie AM, Obert P, Willick SE (02/01/2013). "Partial Peroneus Longus Tendon Rupture at Its Distal Insertion in a Runner: A Case Presentation". PM R, 5(2), 154-158.
  11. Willick SE, DeLuigi AJ, Taskaynatan M, Petron DJ, Coleman DA (05/01/2013). "Bilateral Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome of the Forearm: A Case Report and Review of the Literature". Curr Sports Med Rep, 12(3), 170-4.
  12. Blauwet C, Willick SE (11/01/2012). "The Paralympic Movement: Using Sport to Promote Health, Disability Rights, and Social Integration for Athletes with Disabilities". Phys Med Rehabil, 4(11), 851-856.
  13. Hansen PA, English M, Willick SE (05/23/2012). "Does Running Cause Osteoarthritis in the Hip or Knee?". PM R, (4), S117-S121.
  14. Taunton J, Wilkinson M, Celebrini R, Stewart R, Stasynuik T, Van de Vliet P, Willick SE, Ferrer JM (01/01/2012). "Paralympic Medical Services for the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games". Clin J Sport Med, 22(1), 10-20.
  15. Webborn N, Willick SE, Emery CA (01/01/2012). "The Injury Experience at the 2010 Winter Paralympic Games". Clin J Sport Med, 22(1), 3-9.
  16. Taunton J, Wilkinson M, Celebrini R, Stewart R, Stasyniuk T, Willick SE (01/01/2012). "Paralympic Medical Services for the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games". Clin J Sport Med, 22(1), 10-20.
  17. Thackeray A, Fritz JM, Brennan GP, Zaman FM, Willick SE (12/01/2010). "A pilot study examining the effectiveness of physical therapy as an adjunct to selective nerve root block in the treatment of lumbar radicular pain from disk herniation: a randomized controlled trial". Phys Ther, 90(12), 1717-29.
  18. Kirschner KL, Gans BM, Stineman M, Willick SE, Elovic EE, Sandel ME (10/01/2010). "Who Will Provide Care for People with Complex Physical Disabilities?". Phys Med Rehabil, 2(10), 950-6.
  19. Pepper ML, Willick SE, Beals T, Randall RL (2010). "An Unusual Cause of Heel Pain in a Young Athlete: A Case Report". Phys Med Rehabil, 2(12), 1145-8.
  20. Daubs MD, Patel AA, Willick SE, Kendall RW, Hansen PA, Petron DJ, Brodke DS (11/12/2010). "Clinical Impression Versus Standardized Questionnaire: The Spinal Surgeon's Ability to Assess Psychological Distress". J Bone Joint Surg Am, 92, 1-6.
  21. Reeser JR, Joy EA, Porucznik CA, Berg RL, Colliver EB, Willick SE (January 2010). "Risk Factors for Volleyball-Related Shoulder Pain and Dysfunction". PM R, 2(1), 27-36.
  22. Willick SE, Hansen PA (07/01/2010). "Running and Osteoarthritis". Clin Sports Med, 29(3), 417-428.
  23. Beresford ZM, Kendall RW, Willick SE (2010). "Lumbar Facet Syndromes". Curr Sports Med Rep, 9(1), 50-6.

Book Chapter

  1. Hansen PA, Henrie AM, Deimel GW, Willick SE (09/01/2015). Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Lower Limb. In Braddom R, Cifu D (Eds.), Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Fifth). Philadelphia: Elsevier.

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