Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

56 Patient Ratings
117 Patient Comments

Theodore S. Paisley, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

56 Patient Ratings
117 Patient Comments



  • English

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-8846 Madsen Health Center
555 Foothill Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
(801) 213-8845 Sugar House Health Center
1138 Wilmington Ave
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
(435) 655-7970 UUHC - Park City Ski Clinic
1493 Lowell Ave
Park City, UT 84060



Theodore S. Paisley, M.D. is a board-certified family medicine physician who also specializes in sports medicine. He received his medical training from Dartmouth Medical School and completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Utah. Dr. Paisley also completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Utah. He is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most insurance plans.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Family and Preventive Medicine - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
UUHC Community Physician Group - UUHC Employed Physician
Academic Divisions Family Medicine/Medical Students
Board Certification American Board of Family Medicine (Sub: Sports Medicine)
American Board of Family Practice (Fam Prac)

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, 2015

Excellent care.

January 20, 2015

I love Dr. Paisley. He is a wonderful addition to the excellent group of providers and support staff at the Sugar House clinic. He gave me his full attention, laid out my alternatives in a way I could understand and scheduled me for a procedure the same week. I'm also glad there's a sports medicine practitioner at Sugar House.

January 17, 2015

Best doctor I have ever visited. It is too bad there isn't enough space for him to continue as primary care and you have shifted him to sports medicine exclusively. He is the best.

January 16, 2015

Would grade even higher if an option

January 16, 2015

Dr. Paisley is so thorough and explains things so easily

January 12, 2015

Dr. Paisley was excellent! Running on time and answered all my questions. Thanks!

January 11, 2015

Ted Paisley is an outstanding, remarkable doctor. He is always engaging to see that you understand. My wife and I were there together and he and the PA in training went over our problems thoroughly, asking a lot of questions, listening to us, performing strength tests, showing us what was out of normal, and how to work to bring better alignment. Also want to make strong statement of appreciation to Chelsey S..., the PA. She is as thorough as Ted and also has a great personality. Dr. Paisley was as careful with her in making sure she understood and had a positive experience in her training. He's a good teacher. It was such a pleasure.

January 10, 2015

All the Very Good answers are honest true. I have a hard time at doctors and Dr Paisley is patient, has a friendly smile, wears regular clothes(not a white smock) so it helps me feel more comfortable and able to talk. he apologizes for things, he explains things so I can understand, he thanked me for letting Chelsea a PA see me first. they both seemed attentive, concerned, looked at me in the eyes, smiled and listened, and the asked how I felt about things and of options the gave me asked which I would choose!!

January 01, 2015

I have already recommended Dr. Paisley to a friend because he gave me excellent information, plenty of time, and is a good listener.

December 31, 2014

They are very kind. My English not very well, they give us enough patience.

December 15, 2014

Dr. Paisley is awesome! I'm most confident with his care and feel fortunate to be seen by him.

December 08, 2014

I was very pleased with Dr. Paisley.

November 30, 2014

Dr. Paisley provides excellent support. I am very pleased he was able to return to the clinic. He is a great role model for others.

November 27, 2014

Dr. Paisley is, and always has been, of of the best in my ecperience. He is always intent on solving my problems and takes the time to answer any and all questions I may have.

November 24, 2014

in regards to #3 and #8, there was a point where I could tell my questions were getting maybe to be too many and I felt badly that I had questions and maybe I should just be quiet. I know it's hard for doctors to time their schedules and patient time. I know that any concern that did not get shown during that split second was not intentional. About #4, the provider didn't necessarily directly include me in the decisions, but we did talk about the follow up care and how did I feel about it, so that is why I marked it "good", not "very good". It's on the border :)

November 21, 2014

He was very thorough and he clearly explained everything he was doing.

November 12, 2014

Dr. Paisley is an excellent doctor. I feel very fortunate to have him helping me.

November 03, 2014

Dr. Paisley was professional, friendly, and excellent in all aspects

October 25, 2014

Dr. Paisley was one of the best doctors I have ever been treated by. Although it was a fairly simple problem, he thoroughly analyzed all the problems I was having and was able to narrow them down and come up with a simple and easy to follow treatment plan. The thing that stuck out the most was that before even getting into any medical aspects, he got to know a little bit about me as a person. That was really impressive.

October 24, 2014

I always have a good experience with Dr. Paisley as he is friendly, concerned and always interested in answering all of my questions.

October 19, 2014

Very pleased!

March 02, 2014

Dr. Paisley is an outstanding physician.It took us months to find a doctor as competent and caring as he is. We hope he will return to his practice after his leave of absence!

February 20, 2014

Dr. Paisley is the reason I get care at the Madsen Clinic. The care providers at the U are great.

February 13, 2014

Dr. Paisley is an outstanding physician. He has great knowledge, cares about the patient(s) and really LISTENS!!

February 13, 2014

Dr. Paisley couldn't be better in his treatment of me. He takes the time to answer any and all questions I may have. In this case, he took time to discuss a problem I was having due to a previous surgery - thus easing my concerns. I doubt I could find another Md. of any discipline who would provide the care and concerns that he does.

February 13, 2014

Dr. Paisley has always been excellent as my primary care giver. He has always been 100% +++ with his care and he has been the only health care provider I have had the utmost confidence in.

February 12, 2014

I think that Dr. Paisley is excellent. He is very clear in his explanations, takes all of the time that I need him to take (answering my questions and concerns, checking on particular concerns, etc.). I am exceptionally happy with the care that I receive from him. I understand that he will be leaving, which is to bad. I wish that there were a way to hold his position for him while he takes a leave.

February 11, 2014

Dr. Paisley is great. He reviewed my past lab results and explained why I did or did not need additional lab tests. He is always patient, friendly, and is one of the few doctors I completely trust.

February 04, 2014

Dr. Paisley is outstanding. He always takes the time necessary to answer any questions, explaining things in a friendly and helpful way - making certain that I understand.

February 01, 2014

very good

February 01, 2014

Dr. Paisley has been my doctor for a number of years and he is just great!

January 11, 2014

Great Doc!

January 02, 2014

Excellent provider!

January 02, 2014

Dr. Paisley is by far the most connected, concerned and professional physician I have ever encountered in the entire University Medical Care system. He is a credit to both the institution and the field of medicine.

December 25, 2013


December 08, 2013

Ted Paisley is best Family Practice Doctor we have ever seen !

December 06, 2013

Dr. Paisley was wonderful - he was an amazing way of talking to children and helping them understand what/why he's doing for their care.

December 02, 2013

Dr. Paisley is great to work with and so is his whole team. i am very pleased with my association.

November 28, 2013

best doctor I have had my whole life. extra effort and care is great

November 25, 2013

Dr.Paisley always takes the time to listen to and address whatever issues I may have. I cannot think of any way he could improve his handling of my overall health care. He is a very valuable asset to the U of U Health Care system. Having lived in Utah for just four years, his level of caring is not common in the other systems I have experienced.

November 15, 2013

Dr. Paisley took the time to deal with all my concerns and I had a very long list. I have complete confidence in him. I can't imagine a better physician!

November 15, 2013

Ted is a great doctor and i reccomend him to all my friends with Sports Medicine issues. Very knowledgeable and not condecending in his speech like many doctors can be. Simply awesome

November 04, 2013

Dr. Paisley is an outstanding physician and a credit to the University system. He is the best you have.

October 24, 2013

Dr. Paisley is the best!

October 14, 2013

I met Dr. Paisley when I was looking for a care provider for my elderly father. I was so impressed that I changed my insurance so that my husband and I could see him as our primary care doctor.

October 10, 2013

A few years back, my husband and I changed insurance so that we could continue to see Dr. Paisley

October 08, 2013

Dr. Paisley is great. Never makes me feel rushed and shows genuine interest.

October 07, 2013

Though the Dr. was behind that day, I didn't feel that I was being rushed thru my visit.

September 25, 2013

I have appreciated Dr. Paisley's care, communication, and good nature.

September 24, 2013

Dr. Paisley is a great doctor!

September 23, 2013

Dr. Paisley is always the best! He explains everything well and acts like you are the only one he needs to talk to at the clinic when you are with him, he never seems rushed although I know he is very busy...great focus, good information. He was also a good cheerleader to rally me on to the next level of good things to improve my health overall. He has a great attitude.

September 03, 2013

excellent experience.

August 26, 2013

Wish he had a clinic in Davis County so my wife could become a patient. She is having a difficult time finding a good doctor that she likes up here.

August 20, 2013

I always have an excellent experience at Madsen - from the front desk to the nursing assistants and, most importantly with Dr. Paisley. He take s the time to listen to my issues and to fully answer any questions I may have.

August 12, 2013

I count myself lucky to have Dr. Paisley as my doctor, best I have ever had!

August 07, 2013

Dr. Paisley always takes the time to discuss any and every concern I have, as well as his own. He never seems rushed or busy, even though he may be and often times is quite so. I always feel like I am the only patient in the office at the time due tot he amount of time he spends in the room. Dr. Paisley is invested in my care and it shows.

August 07, 2013

Dr Paisley was excellent. He was very caring and asked me from the beginning what my goals and plans were for my back pain.

August 07, 2013

DR Paisley Rocks!!! He has a great way of explaining things. MYCHART is nice.

August 07, 2013

Dr. Paisley took time to educate me about the background of my ailments, thereby giving me a solid basis for the decisions I'll need to make about my health.

August 01, 2013

Dr. Paisley is an excellent physician - thorough, professional, informative, supportive. He knows his patients. He listens and responds. He involves the patient in the course of treatment. He is rational in his approach! He actually cares about his patients and their well-being! I'm so glad that he is my primary care physician -- I recommend him highly!

July 22, 2013

Dr. Paisley always takes the time to discuss any questions I might have.

July 01, 2013

Paisley is the best! I love that he talks to me as an intellectual equal, doesn't assume he knows what's what, and really knows his orthopedics and rehab techniques.

May 23, 2013

I appreciate Dr. Paisley's listening skills and his ability to have authentic discussion about my medical needs. He wants me to be a decision-maker and encourages it.

May 21, 2013

Dr. Paisley is very pleasant and careful to explain everything in a simple manner.

May 20, 2013

Dr. Paisley never rushes me and allows ample time for discussion.

May 13, 2013

Dr. Paisely was fantastic. He seemed concerned and caring and explained the specifics of my problem thoroughly and was amazingly helpful.

April 23, 2013

Dr. Paisley is the best. I have every confidence in him.

April 20, 2013

Dr Paisley was great about informing re: the shingles vaccine. He also told me about the welcome to Medicare physical which I was not aware of. Great information to have!

April 15, 2013

Dr. Paisley is an extraordinary physician and great person.

April 08, 2013

Dr. Paisley is always helpful, efficient and informative. Discussions go very well.

March 26, 2013

Dr. Ted Paisley is the sort of doctors I'd recommend to anyone. He was friendly, patient, thorough, and overall, very professional. I felt comfortable asking questions about somewhat personal topics and he answered all of them professionally and thoroughly. He helped me set up follow up appointments and gave me all of the information I needed. Overall, when I left I felt at ease with my visit. Dr. Ted is the man!

March 26, 2013

Ted made me a partner in my care and explained things in easy to understand ways.

March 06, 2013

Never have been to a more friendly placde to be treated. A hidden gem.

February 19, 2013

Dr. Paisley is great.

February 19, 2013

Dr. Paisley is fantastic I would (and have) recommend him to others.

February 08, 2013

Dr. Paisley is the BEST doctor I've ever had. He listens, is down to earth, and is thorough and thoughtful in his explanations of care. I will recommend him to everyone I know.

January 28, 2013


January 23, 2013

Dr. had okayed an order for a pneumonia shot, in addition to flu. I had asked for it, because I didn't know it wasn't annual, and the person who administered my flu shot caught it by looking it up. I guess my first/last one was so long ago, it wasn't in Dr.'s records, though it was in clinic's. All was caught and I did not get the other shot.

December 28, 2012

Dr. Paisley is always extremely considerate and understanding and easy to talk with. He's knowledgeable, but knows his limitations and when a specialist should be sought. He never appears rushed even when he's clearly busy. I would highly recommend him to others!

December 24, 2012

Dr. Paisley is the best physician I could possibly imagine. He is a credit to the University Health Care system and to the practice of medicine.

December 17, 2012

Dr Paisley always has time to talk when I have questions.

December 03, 2012

Dr. Paisley is exceptional. He listens, explains very well, and includes me as part of the 'team' in making decisions about how to proceed with my healthcare concerns.

November 05, 2012

Dr Paisley is a great Dr. He explains things very well, doesn't rush through the appointment and checks to make sure you understand everything that was discussed.

October 31, 2012

As good an experience as a doctor's appointment could ever be.

October 30, 2012

Dr. Paisley listened and responded well. He made sure to include me in my healthcare decisions and explained the choices that I was making.

October 19, 2012

Dr. Paisley was terrific about contacting me via "my chart." I really like and trust his experience and judgement.

October 10, 2012

He and his student were super helpful and kind. I really did feel like I was so special; like I was the only patient they had, even though I know I wasn't. :) I always feel respected and valued when I see Dr Paisley.

October 05, 2012

I only spent a few minutes talking with the doctor since he had a first-year resident shadowing him. Since I had a few separate concerns, I did not really have enough time to discuss any one in depth with Dr. Paisley, which was frustrating after waiting a few weeks to get an appointment with him. The computers were also down, and I did not receive a prescription we discussed until two days after my visit, and two follow-up calls on my part.

October 01, 2012

Dr. Paisley is a great physician and he always takes good care of me. In fact, I was not all that worried about my wait for him because he informed me that he was about to see another patient and I know that he takes the time necessary with each patient.

October 01, 2012

Dr Paisley is an extremely dedicated physician. He knows his patients and not only cares about current conditions, but also looks to future wellness issues. He is extremely supportive and caring. I feel fortunate that my medical well being is in his care.

September 25, 2012

doctor showed more concern than any I have seen before. He took the time and care to fully explore and explain my situation for me.

September 10, 2012

Doctor very considerate and takes the time to explain and then ask for any questions.

August 31, 2012

Dr. Pailsey is knowledgable and took good care of me. thanks

August 30, 2012

Dr. Paisley is a fantastic doctor. He is patient, understanding, listens to me and takes time to find out if I have questions and then to answer them. He is never condescending about my weight problems (which other doctors have done, humiliating me) but talks to me frankly about facts with kindness and encourages my efforts at weight loss.

August 20, 2012

We were gratified that Dr. Paisley's approach includes the patient in the discussion of the problem and the decision about which option is best; and, includes the perception that the patient's care is to be based on a team effort (the Dr., the Nurse/Assistant, and the Patient), rather than a dictatorial unilateral directed care approach. We are very happy with this team approach, and the time Dr. Paisley takes to explain the situation and our options. Great experience.

August 17, 2012

I always appreciate the time the doctor spends with me while answering all my concerns and explaining options for care.

August 04, 2012

Dr Paisley is amazing. He takes the time to make sure that he follows up with any past issues that have not been solved, not just the issue I am in the office for that day. He is a great doctor. I appreciate having him as my doctor.

July 31, 2012

Dr. Paisley took the time to listen and respond. He was personable, friendly, and understanding.

July 23, 2012

Dr. Paisley is a very approachable and easy to talk to. He seems to genuinely care about what is going on with his patients. He's methodical, explains things very well, listens really well and shows concern for all aspects of the patients life. He's a rea

July 23, 2012


July 04, 2012

Dr. Paisley is very friendly and helpful. He doesn't mind explaining things I don't understand. I appreciate that he remembers who I am and details about my condition.

June 24, 2012

I was especially impressed with the amount of time spent and education given for maintaining my long-term health.

June 15, 2012

I would recommend this clinic and dr paisley.

June 04, 2012

Dr. Paisley and his PA were both great!

May 09, 2012

Dr. Ted Paisley is fabulous, taking time with the patient and is listening!!!

May 09, 2012

Dr. Paisley is one of the best Doctors I have ever had the privledge of interacting with.

April 12, 2012

Dr. Paisley is absolutely great.

March 21, 2012

I have recommended Ted to several of my friends. He is a great doctor!

March 07, 2012

Dr. Paisley went to great lengths to try to find out the source of my arm pain. I believe they did every maneuver possible from fingers to shoulder--and then some ( : They stayed late because radiology was backed up and were thoughtful throughout. Ted is great--and his PA student was on target as well. Great job!

March 05, 2012

He was excellent. I was very pleased with his as a doctor and would go see him again.

February 28, 2012

Dr Paisley was open,direct, and accessible. He seemed willing to listen and his explanations were simple and clear.

February 14, 2012

Dr. Paisley is kind and polite. His explanation is confident and very clear. He used a whiteboard for his explanation because I am a foreigner. It is really helpful to me and worked well. I will strongly recommend Dr. Paisley to my friends.

February 08, 2012

With all the change's that has been going on with me I have got nothing but great care from all the satff at the Madsen Clinic

January 31, 2012

I've seen Dr. Paisley once before, but that was years ago. I know why I remembered him, though. He's very good!

January 31, 2012

Leigh had cold hands but a very warm heart. I could tell she was genuinely concerned and interested in my health.

January 27, 2012

i have always sung the praises of Madsen Clinic.

January 18, 2012

Dr. Paisley is an outstanding physician and human being. As good as primary care can get.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Family and Preventive Medicine - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
UUHC Community Physician Group - UUHC Employed Physician
Academic Divisions Family Medicine/Medical Students
Board Certification American Board of Family Medicine (Sub: Sports Medicine)
American Board of Family Practice (Fam Prac)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-7234 School of Medicine
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Theodore S. Paisley, M.D. is a board-certified family medicine physician who also specializes in sports medicine. He received his medical training from Dartmouth Medical School and completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Utah. Dr. Paisley also completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Utah. He is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most insurance plans.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Sports Medicine
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Family Medicine
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Family Medicine
Internship University of Utah School of Medicine
Family Medicine
Professional Medical Dartmouth Medical School
Undergraduate Dartmouth College


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