Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

136 Patient Ratings
125 Patient Comments

Kirsten L. Stoesser, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

136 Patient Ratings
125 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-8845
Sugar House Health Center
1138 Wilmington Ave
Salt Lake City, UT 84106


Kirsten Stoesser, M.D., is a board-certified Family Medicine physician who welcomes obstetric, pediatric, and general primary care patients to her practice. Dr. Stoesser graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School, after which she completed a residency in Family Medicine at the University of Utah. This was followed by a fellowship in Family Medicine Obstetrics at the University of Utah. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, and is the Associate Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency program. Her clinical practice is centered at Sugarhouse Clinic, where she cares for patients within the full scope of family medicine. Her practice includes men's health, women's health, pregnancy care and delivery, newborn, child, and adolescent care, senior care, LGBTQ care, and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and skin conditions. She actively engages learners in her practice, teaching resident physicians, medical students, and physician assistant students.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Family and Preventive Medicine - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Family Medicine
Board Certification American Board of Family Medicine
American Board of Family 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.

November 18, 2016

Dr. Stoesser saw my son who was brought in by a family friend when I was not available. She included information about his diagnosis in his after-visit summary, gave a prescription (printed off) for me to fill if I elected to do so, and also a note off from school. She covered all the bases. Once I found out my son was ill (after the fact), I felt very appreciative of her attention to all the details and for ensuring my son was OK. Thank you Dr. Stoesser! You are the best!

October 28, 2016

Care is usually very good. On this day it was not.

October 21, 2016

She always makes sure I understand what's happening, and follows up on even small things in a way that I appreciate. She seems like she really cares.

September 28, 2016

Kisten has been my health care provider for over 5 years now and feel very comfortable with her in speaking about issues I've had on my health I could only hope she will remain at this clinic for long time =)

September 23, 2016

Seems like she all ready has enough clients.

September 14, 2016

often seems distracted like too much going on, but handles it well

August 20, 2016

Dr Stoesser was very thorough, very thoughtful.

August 08, 2016

Dr. Stoesser is wonderful. I am so happy to have her as my primary care provider. She is the best.

July 23, 2016

She went into detail about my problems and was careful to listen to my feedback on medication and future options. I felt very heard and taken care of after this visit, and prepared to deal with my health issues in future.

July 10, 2016

I love Dr Stoesser. She is a huge asset. She really cares and makes sure you are getting the proper care.

July 08, 2016

She is the most incredible doctor and person!

July 05, 2016

I have always had a wonderful experience with Dr. Stosser. I moved to Dr. Stosser after a difficult experience with my last primary care provider. Dr. Stosser has always been responsive, communicative, and supportive. I have felt highly comfortable discussing any need with her. I have been more than pleased with her response times/ willingness to communicate with me via My Chart and phone when needed.

June 24, 2016

really enjoy her so far

June 14, 2016

I love Dr. Stoesser. She is an outstanding physician!

May 30, 2016

I had to come back to the clinic because the physician forgot to tell me I needed lab work done.

May 09, 2016

Dr. Stoesser is the most caring and thorough doctor I have had. She has listened to all my issues, and helped me go through multiple options and helped me choose what is best for me. When that doesn't work, she has taken extra time to talk me through other options. I wouldn't see anyone else!

April 25, 2016

This was the second time I had seen Dr. Stoesser and I absolutely love her, she's one of your best! Was very attentive to my needs and understanding, in addition to being very kind and empathetic. She helped me with my questions and recommended additional information and services that were very helpful. I plan to keep her as my regular doctor going forward.

April 06, 2016

Doctor always seems rushed like she's running behind

March 19, 2016

I feel very fortunate to have found my doctor. She made me feel comfortable throughout the whole visit and took the time needed to answered all my questions and concerns.

March 15, 2016

Dr. Stoesser was amazing! One of the best I've met with within your organization.

March 01, 2016

it was a simple nurse visit to get updated with vaccinations and previously....a TB test reading

February 29, 2016

The Augmentin seems to be helping. Thank you.

February 27, 2016

Dr. Kirsten Stoesser is not only a wonderful doctor but an amazing person, too. She is AWESOME!!! The U is so very lucky to have her on staff. :)

February 03, 2016

Dr. Stoesser is an outstanding physician. I wish the ratings scale went to 10. :)

February 03, 2016

I have already recommended Kristen Stoesser to a friend and she visited with her the week after my appointment. She was also very happy with her experience at this clinic and thanked me for my recommendation. I really appreciated the time the doctor spent with me and made me feel valued and like my visit was important and not just another thing to check off her list to get her day done.

January 16, 2016

One of the best doctors I have seen! Very thorough. Super nice. Caring. So excited to find a doctor I like.

December 02, 2015

She did a great job. I was very impressed.

November 27, 2015

I have the utmost regard for Dr. Stoesser. She is very thorough with me in the decisions that need to be made.

November 04, 2015

Dr. Stoesser has been my primary care doctor for 5 years now. She is the absolute BEST doctor I have ever had. She always listens to any issues I have and asks how I would like to resolve them. I feel like she really cares about my health and well being.

October 19, 2015

Everytime I come to Sugar House Clinic I feel like I'm special because they all treat me with such niceness

October 14, 2015

I love the doctors and the nurse staff at the Sugar House Clinic they are most excellent and I feel well taken care of every time I go there

September 28, 2015

First visit and went very well. I felt heard and she didn't go too fast or seem disinterested. She made me feel comfortable and the follow up plan was clear.

September 18, 2015

Really liked the doctor - and the nurse/assistant was excellent as well - but what I'm really pleased about was getting me signed up same visit on MyHealth so doctor could report results and suggested therapy within 2 days of visit - and both good news and a change in amount of medication - am extremely pleased with my new doctor and I like the clinic a great deal on my first visit!

August 24, 2015

Dr.Stoesser is a very sweet and caring provider. Thank you for going the extra mile with getting additional labs

July 11, 2015

I can't recommend Dr. Stoesser highly enough. Her care was truly excellent.

June 12, 2015

Stoesser is great! I feel very comfortable with her and feel that she knows what she is doing and cares for her patients.

June 11, 2015

I greatly appreciate the care and insight that Dr. Stoesser gives to me. She is very helpful.

May 28, 2015

Very good patient experience. I felt Dr. Stroesser spent the time needed to fully understand my concern and explaining the diagnosis and care.

May 19, 2015

Wish you would have recommended something for the pain

April 28, 2015

I am so appreciative of Dr. Stoesser. She is so helpful and informative to me. She has even called me personally to inform me of more information that she has for me and she has been studying my charts from previous doctors to make sure she is doing the best for me. I just really appreciate her.

April 21, 2015

i had an excellent visit

March 31, 2015

I loved my visit with Dr. Stoesser will highly recommend her to anyone in need of a fabulous doctor.

March 23, 2015

The Dr. Was in a hurry. She did not examine the problem thoroughly. She did not ask for the lab to take a culture to find out if I have bacterial or viral infection. She did not explain her opinion to me. She just asked me about what I wanted out of the visit and wrote an antibiotic and ran to her next appointment. Keep in mind that I was very nice about the student doing all the work for her without her being in the room when I was told she would be accompanying not in addition.

March 23, 2015

I was embarrassed because I cried during my appointment - while explaining my anxiety symptoms to Dr. Stoesser. I feel like she responded with grace and sensitivity.

March 23, 2015

She has been a good care provider.

March 21, 2015

Dr. Stoesser is the best! She is very personable, and took her time making sure she addressed all my concerns.

March 21, 2015

My time with Dr. Stoesser was very valuable to me. I understood everything she was discussing with me.

March 16, 2015

care giver was recommended to me......

March 09, 2015

As doctors go she is good. She is probably the best doctor in my adult life experience.

March 06, 2015

Dr Clark is a very good Dr I have a great deal of confidence in her

February 09, 2015

If I had the technical ability, I would clone Dr. Stoesser. As mentioned earlier, she is both a highly competent physician and an absolutely delightful person. She is easy to talk to and exudes concern for her patients.

February 02, 2015

During the exam, the Physician was pushing on my left and right side. It was my kidney on the left that was my issue, but when she pushed in an area on my right side, I experienced some pain (likely my ovaries as I was getting ready to ovulate) When I winced and told her it hurt, she looked at the med student who was in the room and pulled some face. I don't think she realized I caught this. After the exam she said, if you have a kidney problem on the left, you would not experience pain on the right. Well, I did in fact experience pain on the right. While I'm sure not related to the kidney issue, no one likes to be made to feel as if they are wrong about their own experiences with their own body.

January 26, 2015

Dr. Stoesser was excellent. She was very attentive and knowledgable.

January 19, 2015

I am very impressed with Dr. Stoesser. I'm very glad I was able to get her as my PCP.

January 10, 2015

did not address concerns - came in with fever and wheezing. after asking briefly about timing of symptoms, did not return to issue. doctor was clearly in a hurry.

December 28, 2014

I had a positive experience from everyone. I was surprised they were able to get me in and took good care of me.

October 30, 2014

Dr. Stoesser is the best. She takes time to explain things & listen to me. I always feel like I was treated super when I leave. I wish more doctors would take the time & care she does.

October 10, 2014


September 03, 2014

I love Dr. Stoesser. She delivered my grandchildren and I trust her very much.

August 31, 2014

Dr. Stoesser have been my family's provider since 2010. I love how she answers all my questions and addresses my concerns. She is very patient and she does not rush you. I am very much satisfied with the quality of care she gives

August 31, 2014


August 29, 2014

Dr. Stoesser is very professional and very thorough.

August 22, 2014

I am very pleased.

August 12, 2014

she is friendly and nice

June 25, 2014

#7 I understand English very well, thank you and my provider doesn't use strictly medical terminology in talking to me.

June 25, 2014

Question # 10 I don't give recommendations unless specifically asked, which has hardly ever happened. What works for me may not be what someone else needs.

May 30, 2014

Dr. Stoesser is always so nice and thorough. She researches to answer any questions, especially about medications that other doctors have prescribed. She never rushes you or hurries, and is always willing to discuss things with you.

May 30, 2014

Excellent experience with the physician. I would love to go to her again and have her be our main physician since we are new at the clinic.

May 26, 2014

Dr Stoesser is the most caring, thorough, helpful doctor! I appreciate everything about her medical skills and her bedside manner. She is an excellent doctor!

May 23, 2014

Focus was on list of symptoms without adequate synthesis of the symptoms/medications. Do not feel that issue was addressed.

May 15, 2014

The nurse was informative about the vaccinations effects & very gentle & caring.

May 06, 2014

recommended to coworkers who have now scheduled visits.

March 25, 2014

Dr. Kirsten Stoesser is an excellent doctor! I am very impressed with her knowledge, her skills, her professionalism, her kindness, her thoroughness, her accuracy, and her willing to help me maintain optimum health. I think she is fabulous!

March 07, 2014


February 13, 2014

I remember how nice everyone was but I don't remember what we talked about

February 06, 2014

The nurse provided valuable information about a new blood pressure medication that i had started using even though i had not asked for this specifically. It was good to learn of the signs i should be watching out for when using the medicine.

January 04, 2014

I think my doctor is the very best and I appreciate how thorough, smart, caring, patient and helpful she is. She is always willing to go the extra mile for me and my family

December 22, 2013

would have liked more time. Felt kind of rushed.

December 11, 2013

Dr. Stoesser is obviously very smart and an excellent doctor. She explains things thoroughly without making the patient feel like they're being spoken down to. I may have to spend some time waiting for her to come in for my appointment, but it is well worth it to see her.

October 05, 2013

Dr. Stoesser is one of the best.

October 01, 2013

I thought I had a great doctor in Dr. McClellen and told all my friends and family that I wouldn't see anyone else since I liked her so much. But I needed to see someone quickly and unexpectedly, and this visit was also amazing. I'm starting to think that this clinic has no bad doctors.

October 01, 2013

I was happy

September 02, 2013

Very good experience

July 16, 2013

Dr. Stoesser was very, very nice and welcoming. She was very thorough in the visit and I have complete confidence in her. I only wish she didn't seem so rushed at times.

July 12, 2013

Dr Stoesser is a knowledgeable, caring, thorough, excellent doctor.

July 01, 2013

Dr. Stoesser is an amazing clinician. She remembered my family and circumstances and asked about my family's growth. She listened to my issues and provided some great feedback - she related to my situation. She encouraged me to set goals and helped me do so - goals that were specific and had a time component for completion. She provided great resources for me to take advantage of (website for tracking weight loss and nutrition, nutritionist information, Well U program) and scheduled a follow up to ensure I was on track.

June 24, 2013

Friendly and professional

June 03, 2013

I always have a great experience at this clinic and I would most definitely recommend it to others.

May 20, 2013

She makes going to a doctor enjoyable

May 20, 2013

I was impressed with her friendliness which kept me calm and feeling less nervous

May 16, 2013

Dr. Stoesser was very friendly and listened carefully to my concerns. I am happy and relieved to have found such a good physician.

May 01, 2013

She seemed very knowledgeable about diabetes and I went away feeling like we were conquering it together. It was worth the $220 bill.

April 26, 2013

Dr. Stoesser is an amazing physician. I would recommend her to anyone. She is very professional and she cares a lot about her patients.

April 19, 2013

My care provider (and his attending) were not able to give me a definitive diagnoses, but that's okay because they ran different labs to try and figure it out.

March 18, 2013

I am very happy with Dr. Stoesser as my doctor, she is very thorough and always answers all my questions.

March 11, 2013

I couldnt be happier with my doctor

March 08, 2013

I feel she is the best docor there

February 13, 2013

Dr stoeser was very kind and thorough, as always. The intern was very kind very careful.

February 13, 2013

She was excellent even in her call back to us about the results of xray

February 08, 2013

Like I said before, I was late, but she still made time for me. I also had some questions about my pregnancy tests and insurance coverage and she made sure to help me.

January 14, 2013

We enjoy seeing Dr Stoesser

January 01, 2013

I'd choose her as my Primary Case Physician if that were an option.

December 22, 2012

Im very grateful for Dr. Stoesser

November 28, 2012

Dr Stoesser was great as always!

November 27, 2012

i was quite happy

November 26, 2012

The doctor is watching my health indicators very carefully. I particularly like the My Chart communication. It gives me a chance to review what we discussed, because sometimes I don't retain it all.

November 12, 2012

Only negative concerning this provider is difficulty in scheduling appointment times that work with my schedule

October 27, 2012

i liked the doctor very postive feelings

October 22, 2012

This was the first time I had seen Dr Stoesser, she was great!

October 15, 2012

very helpful exam and help in planning future care

October 15, 2012

I like her but it's incredibly difficult to get in with her. It's always at least two weeks between the time I make the call and the actual appointment.

October 04, 2012

Dr. Stoesser called in another attending when the lesion turned out to be deeper and different from what she had anticipated. I appreciated her getting a second opinion.

September 04, 2012

Dr Stoesser is a great doctor and I am so glad that I have been able to be seen by her. She is very knowledgable and very friendly

August 20, 2012

Dr. Stoesser is always so thorough and will research and follow thru on medications, treatment, etc.

August 07, 2012

The doctors at this clinic seem to be very hard working and sometimes overly busy. It would be nice to have a more relaxed conversation, but I realize there are other patients waiting.

June 30, 2012

She was obviously running late, so everything felt rushed

June 13, 2012

I feel sooo comfortable with her, and she doesn't make me feel like I'm rushed.

May 04, 2012

Seemed like a very good doc

March 21, 2012

Pretty good

March 10, 2012

I would recommend Dr. Stoesser to any of my friends. She's very friendly and explains my care very well.

March 09, 2012

Dr Stoesser is the best. I do not know her assistants name, but she is very good. Doctor said I have neuropathy, and while the cause hasn't been diagnosed yet, the pill she put me on has been very effective at managing the symptoms. At least I'm sleeping better even if they don't the cause yet.

March 08, 2012

Great experience.... From the from desk all the way trough my whole appointment. I was VERY nervous about my procedure & My doctor was so patient & understanding. He even let me turn in my headphones so I would be distracted from my colposcopy & would get my mind off how scared I was. Both Dr. & assistant, Holly, were amazing. They offered me juice afterwards & made sure I understood everything that was going on. I've never had a doctor I stayed with for years but I am completely confident in this one :)

March 03, 2012

At the end of, what I am sure must have been a very long week, Dr. Stoesser showed kindness, concern and professionalism. She is a great doctor!

January 28, 2012

No problems were experienced. I appreciated that the staff was able to make an appointment on the same day I called.

January 09, 2012

they give me written info about the whole visit so i dont have to worry that i will forget .

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Family and Preventive Medicine - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Family Medicine
Board Certification American Board of Family Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-2000 Family & Preventive Medicine
375 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Stoesser attended the University of Michigan Medical School, during which time she received academic honors from the nationally recognized AOA organization. She completed a residency in Family Medicine at the University of Utah, where she additionally served as a chief resident. This was followed by a fellowship in Family Medicine Obstetrics at the University of Utah. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, and is the Associate Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency program. Her clinical practice is centered at Sugarhouse Clinic, where she cares for patients within the full scope of family medicine. She has responsibilities teaching resident physicians, medical students, and physician assistant students. Her academic and research interests include evaluation of competency in residents, resident depression and well-being, and clinical quality improvement.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Family Medicine Obstetrics
Chief Resident University of Utah School of Medicine
Family Medicine
Chief Resident
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Family Medicine
Internship University of Utah School of Medicine
Family Medicine
Professional Medical University of Michigan
Undergraduate Hope College


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