Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

235 Patient Ratings
172 Patient Comments

Douglas L. Powell, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

235 Patient Ratings
172 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2955 Midvalley Health Center
243 East 6100 South
Murray, UT 84107


Douglas Powell, MD specializes in the treatment of allergic contact dermatitis, dermatitis, and urticaria/hives. He is board certified in dermatology and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Contact Dermatitis Society. His main clinical focus is to determine the possible causes of persistent severe dermatitis and to determine if it is allergic in nature. He also investigates to determine possible allergies to metal prostheses. He has a particular interest in the evaluation of contact urticaria to metals. He also focuses on the treatment of difficult cases of urticaria in patients who have failed standard therapies.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Dermatology - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Dermatology (Dermatology)
National Board of Medical Examiners

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

I really like Dr. Powell. In the past, I felt like dermatologists were always trying to rush me out of their offices. Dr. Powell spent time answering all my questions and making me feel comfortable with the treatments he was suggesting.

January 29, 2015

We actually have recommended Dr. Powell to friends and family.

January 26, 2015

Dr. Powell always makes me feel as though I am the only patient he has. He is never distracted and focuses on me when I am there.

January 21, 2015

Dr. Powell was great.

January 20, 2015

The Doctors and Nurses were really good and were great to talk with. They knew what they were talking about.

January 18, 2015

I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Powell. after going through what was essentially two months of allergy testing (which was pertinent and important), and seeing a dermatologist who I could tell did not care about myconcerns in slightest, Dr. Powell was the answer to prayer. when he told me he would not hold my dermatographism against me I could have cried with joy. In fact I did cry with joy later. He was determined to find out what was going on with my skin, which I knew was not normal, even for my dermatographism definition of normal. What's more, he wanted to follow up, but understood I was four hours away and told me to call. I don't think I have every had a doctor want follow up with no regard for a way of charging for it. Thank you Doctor Powell. I greatly appreciate your efforts to help in my well-being. I simply cannot express my gratitude.

January 18, 2015

I have recommended this provider to others. I also shared information with the orthopedic center in the event patients may have allergies to implants.

January 17, 2015

Dr. Powell's chair-side manner is without a doubt the best in my experience, and I worked in a doctor's office for 20 years. He's kind, gentle, a good listener, has a sense of humor, and makes sure I've asked every possible question.

January 13, 2015

Dr. Powell was awesome.

January 12, 2015

Very professional. My priority was his priority. His favorite question is "What else can I do for you".

January 12, 2015

He listens and talk with you and spends as much time as you need. Showed he really cared about my condition and is really trying to help fix the issue. I cant say enough nice things about him

January 10, 2015

Doctor Powell has special gifts as a physician in his ability to convey genuine interest and empathy. He is quite unusual in his ability to connect on a personal but professional level. I am 72 and in my life Dr. Powell is perhaps the most compassionate physician I have every met. He obviously makes a conscious effort to engage.

January 10, 2015

I am greatful for their professionalism and attention to details.

December 22, 2014

Dr. Powell is a rarity among doctors. His knowledge with CIU/DPU is outstanding. His approach with me has been compassionate, caring, and one of understanding. He is an excellent doctor, well worth the travel time to see him coming from two counties away.

December 17, 2014

Dr. Powell is the best we have EVER seen.

December 14, 2014

Dr. Powell has always been personable and caring

November 23, 2014

I have been seeing Dr. Powell for about 15 years. I would highly recommend him to anyone. I have. He truly cares about his patients.

November 22, 2014

I've been seeing Dr. Powell and his PA, Justin - everyone has been just great. I feel that they want to help my condition, and not hurry through the appointment. Always asking if I have any questions and thoroughly answering anything. Dr. Powell is very personable, and I feel at ease and trust him. And what other doctor would sing you Happy Birthday?!

November 20, 2014

Dr. Powell is the best. He takes interest and concern. Other doctors could learn from him.

November 18, 2014

I always feel like Dr. Powell really listens and cares.

November 13, 2014

I wish all doctors were like Dr. Powell. He was so great with my daughter who has been suffering for 2 years with a skin problem. I really think he will get to the bottom of it!

November 06, 2014

Dr Powell has been a consistent and amazing provider. I feel safe with his care and well cared for. I trust him completely.

October 27, 2014

Dr. Powell always takes his time and is thorough and communicative.

October 25, 2014

Dr Powell is just great.

October 22, 2014

Dr. Hansen had been amazing. He came very highly recommended and I speak very highly of him often.

October 09, 2014

I always refer clients to Dr Powell

September 18, 2014

Dr. Powell is great and you can tell he really loves his job.

September 12, 2014

The Doctor is very good and makes me feel comfortable.

August 25, 2014

Great doctor.

August 25, 2014

It's a little strange having so many people in the room, but I understand Dr. Powell is a teaching physician. My daughter is a physician, and I am so grateful to so many doctors who helped teach her during rotations.

August 24, 2014

He was very understanding and respectful of my feelings and opinions. I like Dr. Powell very much.

August 15, 2014

Dr. Powell is great. I recommend him whenever a friend or family member needs a dermatologist.

August 10, 2014

Dr. Powell's knowledge, kindness and professionalism are unparalelled.

July 18, 2014

Fabulous doctor!

July 01, 2014

Dr. Powell is very personable, and certainly appears to care about each concern, minor or not.

June 30, 2014

Provider was very attentive, informative, knowledgable, clear ⿦ Outstanding

June 26, 2014

I have already referred two people with urticaria to Dr. Powell.

June 24, 2014

Dr. Powell is an awesome physician - I know he truly cares about me and my unfortunate chronic skin condition. He's a very patient man!

June 23, 2014

I could not have imagined a better experience, more competence all the though out the system.

June 06, 2014

Whatever Dr. Powell makes, it cannot be enough. He is the best doctor (for any condition) I've ever been to. He's sincere and friendly and always takes the time to make sure I'm comfortable and that I understand all my treatment options.

June 06, 2014

I have to remind him about my condition, medications I can't tolerate, and things I'm allergic to.

June 05, 2014

Excellent in every way!

June 04, 2014

helpful and good experience

May 30, 2014

Dr. Powell is awesome!

May 11, 2014

Dr. Powell is a wonderful and well schooled and very personable.

May 08, 2014

Dr. Powell is compassionate and thorough, devoted to finding an answer to my problem. He and all of the doctors in Dermatology who have seen me (Dr. Ririe, Dr. Mitchell, Dr. Hull, Dr. Florell, Dr. Hanson and Adrienne McMaster) have demonstrated concern and care in looking for a solution. I have great confidence in them.

April 24, 2014

I'd love to recommend Dr. Powell...but he's too much in demand! I'm so glad I was able to have him be my MD.

April 03, 2014

Again, simply put, Dr. Powell was the best and a real godsend for us this year!

March 12, 2014


March 08, 2014

dr. Powell was great!

March 01, 2014

Dr. Powell and his assistant were excellent. He makes you feel that you are his most important patient. He has outstanding personal and professional skills.

February 13, 2014

exam seemed a bit cursory. specific question not really answered

February 10, 2014

Dr. Powell is very friendly, involved and interactive with everything that I have experienced. He was most interested in making sure his treatments worked for me in all aspects.

February 03, 2014

Dr. Powell is knowledgeable and professional. I highly commend him.

January 31, 2014


January 29, 2014

Doctor Powell is awesome. He always takes the time to go over things in detail and explain why he wants to take this approach. He is very personable and patient oriented. A great doctor!!

January 27, 2014

Dr. Powell always makes me feel like I am the only patient he has. I appreciate that.

January 23, 2014

could not have asked for better

January 21, 2014

We have recommended friends and family to Dr. Powell. They all love him.

January 16, 2014

good good good...

January 13, 2014


January 07, 2014

Doug Powell has been a care provider for me for the last 12 to 13 years. He has become a dear friend and I have been able to refer other friends and acquaintances to his service, and they too have referred patients. Doug is a true physician in all the best sense.

January 06, 2014

Doctor did not even ask if I wanted a biopsy done. She just went ahead and did it without my consent.

January 04, 2014

I have confidence in my doctors professionalism need I say more.

January 03, 2014

Dr. Powell is wonderful. He really listens and and is very thorough.

December 19, 2013

dr Powell has always treated me with respect. he's a fantastic doctor and person!

November 20, 2013

I really liked Dr Powell and all of his staff.

November 19, 2013

very good

November 18, 2013

Dr. Powell cared about my concerns, talked to me about treatment options and helped me decide what was best for me. I am very happy with the results and will return to see him again when need arises.

November 02, 2013

I tell my friends to come visit Dr Powell. he is great

October 31, 2013

The doctor assured me we would find an answer even though it appears it's not going to be easy and may take an unusually long time. I believe he will be persistent, and he really cares that we figure out what's causing my break outs.

October 21, 2013

Dr. Powell is very friendly and an excellent listener. He gave me all the time I needed, even though he was running a little behind.

October 18, 2013

I have been with Dr. Powell from the beginning of my skin problems.. would not desire to go to anyone else.

October 07, 2013

Dr. Powell is awesome. He is very caring and takes the time to really listen to me. He spends as much time with his patients as needed and never rushes them. I wish more Doctors were like him. I would definitely recommend him to others.

October 06, 2013

Dr. Douglas Powell is an absolutely wonderful physician!

September 26, 2013

Dr. Powell is very professional, caring and has helped me tremendously.

September 19, 2013

Dr Powell was friendly, concerned, and knowledgeable as to my concerns.

September 08, 2013

Dr. Powell is an exceptional doctor because he is a man of integrity.

August 28, 2013

good experience

August 21, 2013

Dr. Powell is the best! His bedside manner is outstanding.

August 14, 2013

I have a difficult medical problem. They are all so good to work with.

July 20, 2013

Dr. Powell ALWAYS makes time to talk to me about my overall health and what all is going on with me. He makes me feel valued and cared for. I have been very blessed with my doctors through the U.

July 09, 2013

Cephalexin was a poor choice of drug for my limited staph infection. I would have preferred a topical treatment but only discovered this post-appt and post-research.

July 08, 2013

While I was there I felt like I was his only patient.

July 01, 2013

Dr. Powell was very personable. He is a people person. It was fun to be in his presence. I was helped by three different nurses in the three visits I made to the clinic. All were smart and friendly. They seemed to be on tip on their game and I could tell they enjoyed working for/with Dr. Powell.

June 29, 2013

Dr. Powell did an excellent job addressing my health issues. I will recommend him to anyone looking for a dermatologist.

June 21, 2013

Dr. Powell is friendly, caring, very knowledgable and professional.

June 10, 2013

Powell is an excellent physician

May 23, 2013

I would recommend Dr. Powell and his staff to everybody

May 20, 2013

Dr. Powell is one of the best doctors I have ever seen.

May 16, 2013

I don't give straight 5's very often. Our experience with Dr. Powell was great. So much so that my 7 year old wants to go back to visit him (and the medical part of the visit wasn't easy.)

May 09, 2013

I felt lucky to see him, since I was told that his practice was no longer taking new patients

May 07, 2013

In all it was a very productive experience. Needless to say it was all good.

May 06, 2013

You could not ask for more from a provider. I wasn't just a number and alotted only 35.3 seconds and then off to the next. I was actually treated as a human being and that was amazing

May 06, 2013

All efforts to treat the wart with 5 different approaches have only made problem worse so confidence is declining. Think i should have been told about possibility of treatment making problem worse

April 29, 2013

Dr. Powell is the best!

April 19, 2013

I have given Dr. Powell's name to several people needing a dermatologist.

April 19, 2013

Dr. Powell treated me with respect and understanding, as always

April 19, 2013

love dr.powell he is the best dermatologist i have had :)

April 16, 2013

Dr. Powell had a student with him, they asked if he could also attend my appointment. I liked they way he communicated with me and the took advantage of teaching moments with his student.

April 16, 2013

Dr. was running late, when I informed the pa, I had another appointment across the town that I had to get to, she got the Dr. to see my right away. I really appreciated that.

April 15, 2013

excellent - great doctor

April 14, 2013

outstanding, caring

March 25, 2013

Dr. Powell is willing to work with my other doctors and wants to be kept informed.

March 22, 2013

Dr Powell is always caring and professional.

March 22, 2013

I have already recommended Dr. Powell.

March 18, 2013

Dr. Powell makes me feel very comfortable and I trust his judgement.

March 11, 2013

He was so concerned for my needs and worked things out so that I could meet an unexpected need for change in appointment times.

March 10, 2013

I was so impressed with Dr. Powell's patience and genuine interest in trying to get to the bottom of what has become a complex medical problem. I have been to mutiple health care providers many of whom just prefer I go elsewhere. In contrast, Dr. Powell has chosen to stay informed on my progress as I see other specialists. Im grateful that he is so enthusiatic about "learning something new" that he is willing to take the time to be a member of my health care team. It's not easy for me to trust healthcare providers in general but I knew immediately that Dr. Powell is a Keeper.

March 07, 2013

great service

February 18, 2013

Very good, informative, and professional experience. Very nice and friendly doctor.

November 12, 2012


November 04, 2012

These visits (3 separate appointments) were for allergy testing by Dr. Powell MD.

October 27, 2012

Dr Powell and his staff are terrific!

October 25, 2012

Dr. Powell showed great patience and willingness to address all of my questions, concerns, and curiosities. The treatments he prescribed were highly effective and my unpleasant symptoms improved rapidly (60% improvement in 2 days, 80% improvement in 4 days, virtually eliminated after one week). He continued to work to understand root causes and recommend personal care to prevent later recurrences. I never felt I was being dismissed or a burden and I felt that Dr. Powell was truly interested in understanding and treating my problems.

October 16, 2012

Dr Powell is pleasant, agreeable and efficient, however he never dawdles because I know he has a lot of pts to see.

September 28, 2012

Dr. Powell always explains everything so I can understand

September 12, 2012

I actually refered a friend to Dr. Powell the other day. He is a very personable physcian with wonderful communication skills.

September 08, 2012

No info about needing to make appointment to have stitches out. Liked doctor's personality and knowledge of problem. Also, appreciated his willingness to work with previous doctor on the problem and to bring in others to solve the issue quickly.

September 01, 2012

Thank You Dr powell...i look better, feel better, have a better attitiude..THANK YOU so much for helping me feel well. I have recommended you to everyone who asks how i am better. Thank you for your concern and time.

August 21, 2012

Dr. Powel is amazing, he acts like he cares, he's kind and funny and knows what he is doing.

August 17, 2012

Our family always gets special attention from Dr. Powell. He is great.

August 17, 2012

I really liked how Dr. Powell took an interest in my life which made me very comfortable.

August 15, 2012

Dr. Powell is an excellent doctor and I appreciate his kind bedside manner.

August 10, 2012

Dr. Powell is an excellent doctor in every way!!

July 30, 2012

this was my first time to see Dr. Powell. What a wonderful, caring, professional dr. I feel I was referred to a top notch dr. I was impressed that he told me that he would be gone next week, however, that his partner would make sure I get the best poss

July 26, 2012

Again, Dr. Powell shows concern, interest, and caring for what my needs may be or questions that I may have.

July 26, 2012

Dr. Powell is always pleasant and shows care and concern.

July 16, 2012

I went in for allergy testing and I'm still in the process of evaluation. My doctor and his staff have been wonderful. They showed empathy, concern, professionalism, and patience. I've been trying to deal with my current eczema - dermatitis (or whatever i

July 16, 2012

I have been empressed with Dr Powell and I have told several what a good Dr hhe is and would recommend him.

July 10, 2012

Dr Powell has been amazing! Previous doctors would keep referring me to other doctors. Dr Powell has been persistent in helping me with my health issues.

July 05, 2012

Dr. Powell has always given me the finest care.

July 04, 2012

We are grateful my parents recommended Dr. Powell and have recommended him to others.

July 04, 2012

I will and have recommended Dr. Powell & his staff to everyone I talk to.

July 02, 2012

Very happy and have already refered others to him.

June 14, 2012

Dr. Powell is a very up-beat doctor. I would like to have had a bit more time, as I wanted to have some other pre cancerous spots frozen. Also, I would like to have known that the perscription is very expensive!! Thank you.

June 08, 2012

Dr. Powell is absolutely the best doctor I have ever been to in every possible way. He gives excellent care, is concerned and caring about my conditions and is a joy to come to. I feel so lifted every time I leave his office. He makes me feel like I am truly valued as a patient. I would recommend him to everyone and anyone and have done so. I couldn't be happier with him as my Dermatologist!!!! Please let him know - he is to be commended in every way!

June 05, 2012

dr powell was great. very ingformative. answered all questions and spent adequate time without seeming to be in a hurry.

June 01, 2012

He is an extremely good doctor and did what two other dermatologist's would/could not. He also figured out my problem. I an very happy I got to visit Dr Powell

May 21, 2012

great experience overall.

May 16, 2012

Dr. Powell took a good amount of time to review my concerns and was extremely helpful and concerned about my issues.

May 15, 2012

I appreciated Dr. Powell asking me if there was anything else to go over. I haven't found a dermatologist since Dr. Simbari retired that did that. The rest have been like a revolving door. Just get the patient in and get them out and don't let them ask any questions.

May 14, 2012

I truly feel cared for and have never left the office experience unhappy about anything done

May 14, 2012

His treatmant has been working.

May 02, 2012

Dr. Powell is simply the best!!

May 01, 2012

Very courteous and helpful!

May 01, 2012

I rarely recommend anything to others (doctors, movies, restaurants) lest they have a less than stellar experience and I then feel responsible.

April 30, 2012

Dr Powell is the best Western Medicine Dr I've been to since I can remember. I have some restored faith.

April 23, 2012

Most professional, courteous doctor ever!

April 21, 2012

Dr Powell is calm, sensitive and takes the extra time to listen to concerns, questions, and leaves the patient with an overall sense of well-being.

April 17, 2012

I was very pleased with the physician. He showed genuine empathy. Wonderful bedside manners!

April 09, 2012

One of the best medical care visits I have had.

March 27, 2012

I had seen Dr. Powell before and he was always clear and pleasant in his instructions. He gave me options to stop the problem. He listened to my questions. I trust him and I have already recommended him to friends. He was great!

February 28, 2012

I love Dr. Powell!!

February 28, 2012

I have full confidence in the care provided by Dr. Powell and his staff.

February 21, 2012

This visit was for my daughter. I appreciated that he talked directly to her for the most part, and only addressed me to make sure my concerns/questions were taken care of.

February 15, 2012

Dr. Powell is very kind and has a soft touch. He always includes me in my health care decisions.

February 15, 2012

Dr. Powell was amazing. He was compassionate, clear and complete in his explanations, and was reassurning and very confident about my treatment course. I felt like a person, not just another routine patient. I was very surprised at the amount of time he took to help me understand what was happening to me and why his treatment course would be best.

February 14, 2012

I have always had a good experience with Dr. Powell and his staff. He is the best.

February 08, 2012


February 07, 2012

Dr. Powell has been very attentive and thoughtful in treating my skin condition. He actively listens and allows me the opportunity to express any concerns or thoughts regarding my own health. Thank you for being kind to me Dr. Powell.

February 06, 2012

Years ago this care provider was recommended to me. I would do the same for other people with a need.

February 01, 2012

Dr. Powell was very nice and professional and answered my questions and concerns.

January 31, 2012

Dr. Powell is the BOMB!!!!

January 25, 2012

Exemplary care in every way.

January 24, 2012

Dr. Powell is incredibly nice, personable, takes time to go over any concerns, acts like he really cares and seems very geniune. I feel very lucky to have him as my dermatologist. :) I would highly recommend him to others.

January 23, 2012

My husband and daughter are patients of Dr. Powell. I have and will continue to recommend him.

January 10, 2012

Dr. Powell is the best! His interpersonal communication skills are equal to his excellent clinical skills.

January 10, 2012

At each appointment, Dr. Powell has providid excellent and effective diagnosis and treatment.

January 09, 2012

Dr. Powell is excellent.

January 09, 2012

I've only had one visit, so i am still unsure as to whether or not the treatment plan will be successful.

January 03, 2012

Dr. Powell left what he was doing to come in and assess my condition and to talk with me as a diagnosis was made. I actually was seeing another doctor but Dr. Powell was familiar with my condition as I had seen him in Nov. I would not hesitate to recommend him to someone else. I am grateful to all who work at the clinic.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Contact Urticaria
  • Urticaria
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Dermatology - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Dermatology (Dermatology)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-6465 School of Medicine
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Douglas Powell is an associate professor of dermatology at the University of Utah Medical Center and is holds privileges at George Whalen VA Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Dr Powell supervises the patch test clinic at the University of Utah. This also entails the teaching of many medical students, dermatology residents, and occupational medicine residents the technique and details of evaluation of contact allergies. He has also been the principle leader in the University of Utah/Ghana dermatology project in which connections with dermatologists and medical providers in Ghana have been established and teaching programs have been initiated. This has lead to the development of a dermatology training program specific for PA’s in Ghana as well as the lecturing of medical students there.

Dr. Powell has authored over 20 scientific papers and book chapters. He is a co-section editor in the journal Dermatitis and a reviewer for Journal of American Academy of Dermatology and the Archives of Dermatology.

Dr Powell is a past-president of the Intermountain Dermatology Society and also served as secretary/treasurer of the Utah Dermatology Society. He also served for a number of years as the representative for the Utah Dermatology Society to the board of the Utah Medical Association. On the national level, Dr Powell has served as a member of the Board for the American Contact Dermatitis Society and has served on many different committees for that same society.

Clinical research in allergic contact dermatitis, and contact urticaria is the particular area of interests of Dr Powell’s.


Education History

Type School Degree
Residency University of Rochester
Internship LDS Hospital
Professional Medical University of Utah Hospital School of Medicine
Undergraduate Brigham Young University


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Pho LN, Eliason MJ, Regruto M, Hull CM, Powell DL (2011). Treatment of chronic urticaria with colchicine. J Drugs Dermatol, 10(12), 1423-8.
  2. Wilson LH, Eliason MJ, Leiferman KM, Hull CM, Powell DL (2011). Treatment of refractory chronic urticaria with tumor necrosis factor-alfa inhibitors. J Am Acad Dermatol, 64(6), 1221-2.
  3. Endo JO, Davis C, Powell DL (2011). The potential utility of patch testing in identifying the causative agent of morbilliform drug eruptions. Dermatitis, 22(2), 114-5.
  4. Powell D, Ahmed S (2010). Soccer shin guard reactions: allergic and irritant. Dermatitis, 21(3), 162-6.
  5. Rabkin DG, Whitehead KJ, Michaels AD, Powell DL, Karwande SV (2008). Unusual Presentation of Nickel Allergy Requiring Explanation of an Amplatzer Atrial Septal Occluder Device. Clin Cardiol.
  6. Fields K, Nelson T, Powell D (2006). Contact Dermatitis to Baby Wipes; A Case Series. J Am Acad Dermatol.

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