Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

112 Patient Ratings
104 Patient Comments

C. Rick Henriksen, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

112 Patient Ratings
104 Patient Comments



  • English
  • Hungarian

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-8846
Madsen Health Center
555 Foothill Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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C. Richard Henriksen, M.D., M.P.P., is a board-certified family medicine physician specializing in preventive care with a focus on nutrition and improved lifestyle. He graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Arts degree in behavioral science and health. After finishing his medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, he returned to Salt Lake City to complete his family medicine residency at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Henriksen currently teaches medical students in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. In his leisure time, Dr. Henriksen enjoys attending sporting events, and actively participates in individual sports, including triathlons, cycling, CrossFIt and hiking. Dr. Henriksen is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most insurance plans.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Family and Preventive Medicine - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Family Medicine
Board Certification 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.

June 07, 2016

Rock is an excellent doctor. Always courteous, informative and caring. I came for the convenience, stayed because of the service!

June 01, 2016

After he told us he was going to send the prescription to one place, he accidentally sent it to another pharmacy. After the appointment, we wasted about an hour trying to find the prescription.

May 16, 2016

Perhaps it was because I was the first appointment of the day, but he really took time to ask me questions and listen.

April 26, 2016

I didn't really feel listened to. I felt like he zeroed in on the obvious fact that I need to lose weight, and everything else just got a cursory check. I don't come to the doctor very often, so I would like my doctor to be thorough when I do.

April 04, 2016

I would highly recommend the University of Utah Orthopedic

March 09, 2016

I have been to many doctors over the years searching for help with an autoimmune issue. After too much time and money- I was about to give up - My daughter recommended I see Dr Henriksen and He knew exactly what I was talking about- feels like a miracle- or at least, a reason to hope.

January 07, 2016

Overall great. Would have liked additional information on what to do or when to return/next steps if my medical condition did not improve.

November 11, 2015

Been with Dr H 6 mo and have seen him 3x. On Monday, called to request he re-order all my scripts, as previous doc should not continue to bear the responsibility. Coincidentally developed an infection the next day and was seen. Dr. brought up the script request, and said, "We can talk about your infection, or we can talk about your refills. Which would you prefer? " The question and tone were patronizing. I responded my infection was the priority. Doc said I would have to schedule a 2nd visit to discuss refills. I've never encountered this before and did not anticipate it. I could not get in later in the week due to my schedule, and expressed I was almost out of medications. Doc very sarcastically said, "Gee, then I guess you should have come to see me sooner then, huh?" I previously reviewed him and referred to him as a sweatheart. I recant that. There are many excellent and kind docs at the U. The staff in the clinic are very polite and accommodating. Dr. H's MA is wonderful. The clinic is well-managed and almost always on time. I will not see Dr H again.

October 12, 2015

The purpose of this visit was to check labs after making a medication change. Dr. Pohl communicated well with me regarding the goals of visit and follow up plans.

October 12, 2015

He spent quality time trying to help me with low energy. He made a detailed 2 week plan with me that makes sense and feels right. He was friendly and listened. This was good quality care for sure. A lot of doctors I've been to don't do what he did... listen. I recommend this guy!

October 09, 2015

great experience

September 09, 2015

Dr Henriksen is the BEST!!! he is awesome.

August 02, 2015

I am so glad I switched to Dr. Henricksen! He is a sweetheart and he's getting to the bottom of my health issues. I already feel so much better. He perfects the balance of listening and sharing expertise. He is driven and wants to make you better. I'm going to send my whole family to Dr. H.

July 17, 2015

Seemed to be rushed and gave impression he had minimum time to devote to my cares. Wanted to focus on only one problem and didn't have time to discuss anything else.

July 17, 2015

i had an issue that he didnt take time to dicuss with me. i know hes busy but if a doctor knows the patient he should be aware of how long a visit the patient needs to feel secure about their health issues

June 20, 2015

Dr. Hendrickson is friendly and professional and understands my approach to health and wellness: diet, healthy foods, exercise, outdoor sports, having good sleeping habits and maintaining general fitness.

June 15, 2015

For the first time in my life I had a doctor recommend diet changes. He recommended that I should start including certain things in my diet to help me be healthier. Way better than having a dr just write a prescription.

May 02, 2015

One of the best first visit doctor appointments I have ever had. Very comprehensive and goal setting.

April 28, 2015

love this Clinic and think the staff are amazing.

April 14, 2015

Dr. Henriksen was excellent - very thorough, and willing to spend a lot of time getting to know me in this initial visit. I never felt rushed or that my concerns were minimized.

April 09, 2015

I already have recommended Dr. Hendricksen to a friend who has made an appointment.

April 09, 2015

The doctor was the best. Really great and professional. I really could not envision a better doctor. Wow! Phenomenal!! Perfect in every way!!!

April 05, 2015

I've been frustrated with the inconsistent care received by the young doctors. They tend to not listen to me and have never returned any of my calls or messages.

April 04, 2015

I couldnt speak more highly of Dr. Henrickson. He spent a lot of time listening to my concerns and explaining his plan of action. he was friendly and professional. I will be bringing my whole family to see him from now on.

March 31, 2015

Dr Hendrikson is the best doctor I have any experience with. I recommend him to all my friends.

March 21, 2015

Great doctor. Very positive and non judgemental.

March 06, 2015

Steve Wolf has been a wonderful doctor and has solved a dermatological problem that has negatively impacted my life for years, I really appreciate his knowledge!

February 16, 2015

I would recommend him to anyone. He is the best.

January 17, 2015

I can't say enough positive things about Dr. Henriksen. His advice and care plan was so inspiring I went home and rallied a support group of 40 friends and family on Facebook. I have full confidence in his expertise.

December 22, 2014

Friendly and prompt

December 15, 2014

I received a referral for a specialist consult, but I realized later that I don't know if I need to take action or wait to be contacted by that office. Also I was surprised that for a wellness/physical the exam was mostly verbal and not a full body examination. That's sort of a relief, but I had expected more of an exam. The physician did ask about any concerns or special requests, of which I didn't have any, so maybe that was why the exam was more conversational.

December 05, 2014

Extremely pleased.

November 26, 2014

I've sent him 2 messages and called office once and he still hasn't responded

October 31, 2014

Dr Hendrickson is the first doctor I have actually liked and felt comfortable with. He listens and he is not quick to prescribe medication. He looks at your health as a whole including diet and exercise.

October 24, 2014

Dr. Henriksen is awesome. I appreciate that he will take the time to do a root cause analysis of a problem instead of just throwing treatments at the symptoms. He has a great personality that is easy to connect with. He never seems like he is in a hurry to get me out the door but is still very efficient with his care.

October 18, 2014

I do not know why Dr. Henriksen thought I was there for a "wellness visit" instead of the specific two items I mentioned when I made the appointment - Blood in stool in September and occasional lightheadedness.

October 13, 2014

Would like to see more aggressive treatments (i.e. imaging) rather than recommending books to read

September 30, 2014

I have already recommend several people to Dr. Heinrickson.

September 13, 2014

i was the last appointment of the day so felt rushed during appointment and some of the issues i went in for were not addressed. waist of anappointment and copay.

August 24, 2014

I liked that Dr. Henricksen didn't just rush to a prescription solution, but discussed other treatments.

July 20, 2014


July 01, 2014

Dr. Henriksen is fantastic

June 13, 2014

I will not be seeing this Dr. again. Made to feel that I was wasting the Dr's time. Would listen to anything I said. Was rude when I asked for std/sti testing.

June 06, 2014

seems like a good dr. like his rapport and approach to health

June 02, 2014

This was my first visit with Dr. Henricksen. I have been struggling the condition, which was the purpose of my visit, for many years. Dr. Henricksen was the first physician to take the time to explain exactly what was going on with me and provide me sources of education material for further reading. I actually felt for the first time that I can overcome my condition and be able to be off of medication in the not too distant future. Dr. Henricksen truly cared and made sure my questions and concerns were ALL addressed. I am so happy that I have found such a great physician.

May 14, 2014

Dr. Hendrickson earns high grades in my book!

May 06, 2014

I am a crossfitter at Ute Crossfit East Draper. My previous PCP had moved on to specialty practice. Dr Henrickson was recommended to me by one of my friends at Crossfit, and Dr himself is a crossfitter at the Sugarhouse location. I was very pleased with Dr Henrickson, as his philosophy about medicine, wellness, and optimal health goals closely matches my own.

March 28, 2014

This Dr is awesome...

March 17, 2014

He was very nice and professional. He listened to me and talked freely about himself. He built adequate rapport and was very knowledgeable.

March 12, 2014

Again, A+ across the board

February 28, 2014

Stellar service! Very professional, yet personable. Very friendly and warm. Very efficient and helpful. A huge improvement on the past four doctors/ doctors offices I have experienced.

February 21, 2014

always have a good experience

February 17, 2014

i never have to worry about anything being over looked, dr hendriksen is a great doctor.

January 13, 2014

Dr Henriksen is extremely personable and concerning. I feel very comfortable under his care.

January 10, 2014

I actually referred my boyfriend to Dr. Henricksen, and now he's a patient. I think he is the BEST doctor I have ever had. He pays attention to every single concern I have. I am very grateful for a doctor who finally listens to what I want and what I think is wrong. Plus, he provides resources to learn more!

December 20, 2013

He is a great Dr. with great sense of humor. First impression was great, I would recommend this DR. to all. very informative and detail oriented.

December 20, 2013

I've already referred one friend, and will refer anybody else looking.

December 08, 2013

Dr Henrikson is extremely personable and courteous. I can trust him and rely on his input immensely.

December 04, 2013

Dr. H is amazing. I have already referred three friend who also love him. He really spends time with you and is clear that he truly cares about your health. Best doctor I have had in a very long time.

November 15, 2013

I loved Dr. Henriksen and have already referred one of my friends to him! I will definitely continue to schedule my appointments specifically with Dr. Henriksen when I am ill or injured.

November 13, 2013

Overall has a very positive attitude and I felt good with his concern

November 10, 2013

I received a prescription for an antibiotic. My doctor wrote on my orders to take it for 3 days, but he sent an order to the pharmacy for 5 days. I was confused.

November 01, 2013

Dr Henriksen is always very friendly. I have complete confidence in him. He is very informative and explains everything very clearly. An office visit with him is a pleasure.

October 29, 2013

I have been looking for a family doctor for years at this point and have not ever been satisfied, always looking and searching for someone I could trust, openly talk with, more Primaly minded. My search is over. Dr. Henriksen is fantastic.

October 25, 2013

Dr Henriksen was extremely personable. He made me feel at ease immediately and exhibited a degree of openness that made me trust him. I look forward to my next meeting with him.

October 14, 2013

i did not visit the doctor since my lab tests were normal, I appreciate electronic communication

October 08, 2013

dr henriksen is always knowledgeable and always makes sure everything is discussed and understood at each appointment. i never feel rushed & feel like all my needs are taken care of.

September 24, 2013

I recommended Dr. C. Rick Henricksen to my son and he really likes him as well

September 10, 2013

Dr. Henriksen is an outstanding physician. He has a great personality that is easy to engage with. First physician I have had that actually listens to me and looks at me when I am speaking. He never talks over me. He never seems to be in a rush to move on to the next patient.

August 06, 2013

He was very rushed, which I understand he may have been-but he doesn't need to show it. You can still act as if you have time to spend with the patient even if you don't really--it's the perception that you care that's important.

August 05, 2013

I have never been treated better by any medical staff anywhere, ever. Period.

June 27, 2013

I'm really glad I found this place.

June 21, 2013

I think Dr. H is great. I felt deflated after my appointment with him because he told me things that I didn't want to hear but needed to. This is usually just how it is-- Still it was hard because I needed SOME positive encouragement.. I felt discouraged because I'm trying to be healthy but he didn't seem to have much empathy. I think it's fine to be tough on someone-- depending on the patient's sensitivity. I would have liked it if he told me he believed I could change and was more supportive than chastising.

June 04, 2013

Dr. Henriksen was great. Very easy to talk to, and very interested in me as a person. It was a very unique experience. I would recommend him to anyone.

June 03, 2013

I really liked this doctor. I had to mychart message him as i was not getting better and he VERY promptly answered me and called me in a medicine. I was so happy!

May 27, 2013

exceptional primary care experience for my first appointment

May 27, 2013

i would recommend dr hendriksen to anyone and everyone! very friendly, understanding & caring.

May 06, 2013

it was nice being advised of the recommended procedure and being part of the decision of what further testing exam was done. i wasnt told this is whats recommended so this is what we are doing. i was given a choice which was nice

May 01, 2013

Would have liked more time, but I figure I got at least my share.

April 30, 2013

Dr. Henriksen was awesome. So happy to finally find a good doctor that I will continue to go back to.

April 23, 2013

dr henriksen is very helpful, friendly, takes his time to make sure everything is reviewed from last appt, current issue, and future care plan. i never feel rushed at my appointments. I feel like nothing is over looked.

March 25, 2013

My regular doctor couldn't schedule me in for weeks, so I was meeting Dr. Hendricksen for the first time. Nice guy.

March 18, 2013

Dr. Henriksen is great!!!

February 05, 2013

GREAT doctor

December 19, 2012

I liked the tiered nature of the care (medical assistant, then medical student, then doctor plus medical student) and felt very well cared for.

December 10, 2012

I have recommended him to many people. On this day, he provided generous oversight of a medical student.

December 04, 2012

Dr. H. is the best. I would recommend him to anyone.

October 15, 2012

Dr. Henriksen was so great with my son! He took his time through the appointment to get to know him and to make him feel at ease. My son actually had fun at this doctor's appointment, which was a first. When it came to follow up care, he asked "What do I do now?" to which Dr. Henriksen simply replied, "Just be awesome." My son talked about the appointment for the rest of the day and is already asking when he gets to see Dr. Henriksen again. I had to drive from Clearfield for this appointment at the Madsen Health Center and it was so worth it! Dr. Henriksen came highly recommended to me and I will continue to recommend him to everyone I know. He is amazing! :)

October 08, 2012

I was glad to have come in when I did. I really felt like they understood my questions and gave me all the possible things I should be looking out for.

September 14, 2012

MD was fantastic. He spent more time with me than I expected and more time than any MD I have seen in years. I felt like he actually listened, which most primary care MDs seem too busy to do.

September 04, 2012

I was surprised at how much time he spent talking with me. Usually they are in and out. Was very nice to not feel rushed. All of my questions/concerns were answered. Great physician. He is very good at communicating effectively with patients on their level.

September 03, 2012

Dr. Henriksen was great. I have bounced around from doc to doc at Madsen and I definitely like him the best

September 03, 2012

Dr Hendricksen was very interested in my situation and my overall health. We discussed options. He asked me what information I might benefit from and utilize, considering my mental conditions and ability to handle information on my own. He explained what I would be given and I was provided with all the additional information as well as end of visit information.

August 21, 2012

I came in with what i thought was an embarrasing problem and the doctor was very nice and used humor to make me comfortable. He drew diagrams to explain what was going on. He spent time with me to explain the problem and what I need to do for it. I really like Dr. Henrikson and would go to him again.

August 13, 2012

Excellent quality of care. I really appreciated receiving a print out of my note at the end of my visit.

July 24, 2012

I recently changed doctors and I am very impressed with Dr. Hendrikson.

July 09, 2012

Dr. Henriksen is brisk but that seems appropriate, given the need to see all pts in a timely manner. His focus on general health and prevention of disorder through nutrition, sleep, and attention to stress is admirable. I was relieved to find an MD wit

June 26, 2012

Dr. Henriksen is the only doctor I've ever had who I don't dread seeing. He is a good listener and understands or tries to understand the emotional aspects that affect disease management.

May 05, 2012

Dr. Henriksen spent a good amount of time getting to know my medical history, habits and provide excellent advice. My total experience was exceptional.

April 12, 2012

It seemed odd for a practioner to "push" what could be classified as a "fad" diet: i.e. Paleo diet., as well as his personal website. While he stated that the diet had scientific data to back it up, so do hundreds of others. I have nothing against the diet, but I would rather be advised with tried and true medicine. That is just my opinion.

March 14, 2012

Seemed in a hurry, and had a female U of U student with him during my exam which made me very uncomfortable. Had I know this or had a choice, I would have rescheduled or seen another doctor.

March 09, 2012

I enjoy a doctor that knows how to mix professional and human life experiences during treatment....and still stay on the medical track. One of the best doctors that has treated me

February 03, 2012

The physician was very friendly but was less than professional in certain comments regarding my body and was not very sensitive to how certain comments made could effect the the quality of care provided. Respect goes both ways, especially in a family practice patient to provider relationship.

February 01, 2012

I wanted to make a change in Doctors and this was my first visit with Dr. Hendrickson. He was terrific! I was sad to find out he's leaving the South Jordan clinic. I'll have to choose some one else.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

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

Academic Office Locations

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

Academic Bio

I've always told people that if I had had two lives, then I would have spent the second one as a college professor instead of a physician. Lucky for me, my dream has come true! I get to do both. As a faculty member with the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah I have teaching responsibilities with both residents and medical students.

Family Medicine Clerkship Director

The Family Medicine Clerkship is a required course for all medical students. This is the main opportunity to see how medicine is practiced in the community. Most of our students’ education takes place at the academic medical center. For our 4 weeks, the students are placed within family medicine clinics. The students are introduced to elements of the health care delivery system in the community which support and complement the services provided by the primary care physician.

Primary Care Track Director

As a component of the new medical student curriculum, our senior students now select a Track designation. Our students then spend parts of their last year gaining experience and education, which will preapare them for a residency program from their respective areas. Traditionally the senior year of medical school has been somewhat open for students to schedule. Some would schedule rigorous schedules well-designed as preparation for residency, while other students had years which had less preparation. My vision for the Primary Care Track is:

The students in the primary care track are knowledgeable and passionate residents focused on the health of patients and communities. They succeed through patient-centered care with a deep understanding of the potential success of preventive care.

Family Medicine Resident Education

I spend a more limited amount of time helping to education our family medicine residents. My primary responsibility is attending residents while they are in clinic. The residents each have their own set of patients whom they see regularly. I provide support for the residents in clinic once a week.


Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training University of Utah
Chief Resident University of Utah
Family Medicine
Chief Resident
Residency University of Utah
Family Medicine
Professional Medical Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM)
Undergraduate University of Utah
Behavioral Science and Health


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