Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

314 Patient Ratings
329 Patient Comments

Douglas L. Powell, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

314 Patient Ratings
329 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number 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 - 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.

December 27, 2016

Dr Powell is wonderful and has a great reputation for a reason.

December 21, 2016

Dr. Powell is excellent, too bad about the delays.

December 20, 2016

I appreciated the Doctor's attitude at making sure he provided me with everything I might need. I have tried to fix a problem I've had for over three years and I had zero results from other providers in the past. I thought it was something I was just going to live with the rest of my life. I didn't even go in for that specific problem, but because of the provider's thoroughness, a potential and likely fix has been made to my long enduring issue.

December 20, 2016

Dr. Powell was very personable. He immediately put me at ease and was very easy to talk with. He was obviously very knowledgeable but was not hesitant to tell me that he couldn't say what was causing my condition. I appreciated this. He also laid out a plan for further exploration into my situation and answered all my questions, My experience was very good and I would highly recommend this facility and Dr. Powell to anyone.

December 11, 2016

If the category "excellent" was one of the choices I would have chosen it in every instance throughout the survey.

December 10, 2016

We have never had a doctor who was as friendly and courteous as Dr. Powell. He made my daughters experience one she will never forget. Dr. Powell turned what could have been a really terrible experience into one where my daughter felt comfortable, safe, and cared for.

December 06, 2016

Dr Doug Powell is an absolutely excellent care giver!!!

December 05, 2016

Dr Powell appeared to be extremely rushed during my appt. One on the things I continuously observe about UU health care is that all Drs are "rushed" regardless of department. I believe that insufficient time is scheduled for patient visits. I heard at one time a Dr has 4 patients scheduled per 15 mins. if this is true it's unacceptable and leads to insufficient time for comprehensive patient visits.

November 22, 2016

I was seen for metal testing prior to spine surgery. Dr. Powell really knows his stuff. As a physician myself with a textbook full of allergies, I understood all of the science behind what was happening. Dr. Powell was able to speak to me on my level about new advances in metal allergies which was quite fascinating. His bedside manner is wonderful and it was very clear how much he really enjoys what he does and how much he cares about everyone he takes care of- even if it's only for 1 week. I highly recommend that anyone who ever needs patch allergy testing should see Dr. Powell. He is delightful!

November 19, 2016

All experiences have been good. I have no complaints.

November 14, 2016

Dr. Powell is an excellent doctor.

November 13, 2016

throughly satisfied with dr. powell.

November 10, 2016

Dr Powell and his staff waited for me 2 hours after my set apt. when I couldn't get there due to another surgery. They are amazing!

November 08, 2016

Dr. Powell and his staff far exceeded my high expectations of my entire experience. Thank you so much!!!

October 28, 2016

I would recommend Dr Powell to everyone.

October 25, 2016

I did feel to a certain degree, that my concerns were not taken seriously. Almost like he didn't believe or understand the reaction I was explaining and the true severity.

October 23, 2016

great. alot better then twin falls idaho I'd rather take the drive then dealing with rude staff

October 22, 2016

dr. Powell is an exceptional care provider a models for the rest of the profession

October 10, 2016

Dr. Powell was amazing. He immediately showed genuine concern for my son, and wanted to be very thorough in finding answers for us. My son felt at ease during his exams and treatment, and I feel like his care is definitely in the right hands.

October 05, 2016

Very good

October 04, 2016

I cannot begin to describe how wonderful Dr. Powell is! His level of expertise is exceptional! He has been able to assist me with numerous difficult issues and provide solutions rapidly. His dynamic and caring personality really shines at every visit. I recommend Dr. Powell to friends, colleagues and family on a regular basis! I am truly grateful to have him as a physician!

September 26, 2016

Assistant gave me many good tips about how to manage the patches taped to my back. It would have been helpful to know that wearing a dress would make that appointment somewhat difficult. Just for future reference.

September 24, 2016

outstanding professional with a warm caring personality. couldn't be better

September 24, 2016

Dr. Powell is the best.

September 19, 2016

Dr. Powell is very personable and never seems hurried. I appreciate how he reiterates the care plan with his MA at the end of the consultation.

September 18, 2016

I love Dr Powell and his concern for my health

September 18, 2016

I like my doctor and his nurse. They are patient and accommodating.

September 17, 2016

dr powell is great. always nice and listens to my questions. i have brought my kids here also and he is always happy, very friendly

September 16, 2016

Dr. Powell is a "Rock Star" among physicians

September 15, 2016

Dr. Powell is an excellent physician and fine man.

September 11, 2016

I love Dr. Powell.He said he really cared about my health. Very nice friendly manner. He's my favorite Dr.

September 07, 2016

Dr. Powell is incredible at what he does! I have been to 7 doctors within the past 2 years and none of them have compared to Dr. Powell. He didn't waste time but he also didn't make us feel rushed. He made sure to answer all our questions and was very aware and concerned for me and my skin problems. Where other doctors have failed to give us answers within months, Dr. Powell was able to find the source of my problems in less than a week! I wish I would have seen him 2 years ago! Like he said he is incredible and I could not say enough good things about him. I have brought along my husband, mom, and sister with me to appointments and we are all impressed with how Dr. Powell goes above and beyond in his patient care!

September 02, 2016

Dr. Powell was excellent in handling my case...

September 01, 2016


September 01, 2016

Dr. Powell is absolutely one of the most caring, outstanding, knowledgeable physicians one could imagine. He possesses qualities all physicians should aim to meet.

August 31, 2016

I felt like Dr. Powell really showed concern with me as a patient. I also liked how polite and professional he was. There are not a lot of doctors out there who take the time to talk to their patients and take the time to hear them out like Dr. Powell did.

August 23, 2016

Dr. Powell was very professional and friendly.

August 14, 2016

Dr. Powell was very thorough in his explanations and I didn't feel rushed at all.

August 14, 2016

All excellent.

August 09, 2016

Dr. Powell is an excellent doctor. He is very genuine and caring. He knows his stuff and it's obvious that he truly cares about his patients.

August 06, 2016

I am pleased to have the care of Dr. Powell. When my son called for an appointment, Dr.Powell had no openings for appointments. He was referred to another MD. who provided excellent care. When his daughter had a serious rash , she was referred to the walk in clinic and received the diagnosis and care of Dr. Zone. Our family has received excellent care and are happy to refer to the U of U Dermatology Dept.

August 05, 2016

I was extremely pleased with every aspect of my appointment.

August 02, 2016

I had a thoroughly positive experience and have great confidence that I received excellent care.

July 29, 2016

Dr. Powell is excellent, by all measures. From knowledge to compassion to humor.

July 24, 2016

Dr. Powell is terrific. We have referred several friends and family to him and will continue to do so.

July 19, 2016

I love Dr. Powell.

July 15, 2016

Dr. Powell has a great bed side manner. He is very engaging!

July 15, 2016

Dr. Powell is an Amazing Dr.

July 15, 2016

I really like Dr. Powell. Seriously considering making him my primary and only dermatologist.

July 08, 2016

dr Powell was very helpful and answered all of our questions. we left felling much more informed about what we were facing and better prepared to go forward

June 25, 2016

Dr Powell has been fantastic. This is a condition I've been suffering with for over 4 years. He has given me hope again. With him as my doctor, I'm sure we will figure this out.

June 19, 2016

Dr. Powell is thorough. He isn't afraid to research or seek another doctor's opinion. I truly appreciate his level of care and concern.

June 19, 2016

It's never an easy thing to go and see a new physician. Dr. Powell has a great way of dealing with patients and making them feel at ease. I never felt rushed out of my appointment and he was always attentive to what i had to say or what questions I had. I am sorry he is not taking new patients because I certainly would recommend him to anyone that needed a dermatologist. I wish more physicians would take his approach to medicine.

June 15, 2016

good experience

June 09, 2016

Dr. Powell is a very good provider and has helped me very much.

May 27, 2016

Dr. Powell always treats you like he cares about you and your health.

May 22, 2016

Dr Powell is awesome

May 20, 2016

Dr Powell was excellent. He took time to listen to me and explain things to me. I feel confident he will get to the bottom of my skin problems and help solve them.

May 19, 2016

the provider was amazing!!

May 13, 2016

have recommended Dr Powell to several friends enjoy going to my Doctor appointments

April 30, 2016

Dr. Powell was excellent. He spent much more one-on-one time with me than any other physician I've visited--perhaps ever! This statement is not an exaggeration. I am disappointed that I will not be able to complete my follow-up visit with him and his assistants as I am moving out of state.

April 19, 2016

Provider contradicts self from one appointment to the next causing confusion and trepidation.

April 17, 2016

Dr. Powell is very competent and communicates clearly. He is also personable and willing to discuss questions and concerns.

April 04, 2016

Dr. Powell is very thorough and god at explaining problems and treatments

March 30, 2016

Dr. Powell is the best!

March 26, 2016

Dr Powell is one of the better doctors I've known

March 22, 2016

This is a well-run clinic

March 22, 2016

I was impressed how personable he was, took time to explain and answer questions that I had, very personable, I was impressed and I'm hard to impress

March 20, 2016

very good visits

March 13, 2016

Dr. Powell is stellar. Just one suggestion: if he gives multiple prescriptions, it would be helpful to have written instructions from him. The pharmacy didn't know just what each one was for. The problem is mine and my faulty memory!

March 12, 2016

I appreciated the time Dr. took to go over blood work labs from last time w/me!

March 09, 2016

Dr. Powell was/is amazing

March 07, 2016

You should clone Dr. Powell and his PA's as they can't get any better than this.

March 05, 2016

This is the most positive experience that I have had at a doctors office. He was very concerned about my questions and was so helpful. I have always felt like I am being rushed to get out but this office was so concerned about me and what I needed. I was so impressed with the whole experience and felt as though they cared about me as a patient and wanted to make me comfortable in every way. I was in a rush for time and it was as though they focused on me and what I needed. I even offered to come back if it would be easier. But they all went to work to get me the answers I needed and I did not have to reschedule. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT I ACTUALLY FELT AS THOUGH THEY CARED ABOUT ME!!!!!!!!! GREAT EXPERIENCE.....

February 22, 2016

Loved Dr. Powell. So friendly and concerned. Would recommend to everyone.

February 20, 2016

We finally got to the point re. my diagnosis and treatment. I was prescribed something that not only eased my incessant hives/rash itching, but they so far haven't come back! I am hopeful again, though I hadn't realized I had lost a great deal of hope for resolution of my itching.

February 13, 2016

Good doctor! Showed genuine concern.

February 05, 2016


February 03, 2016

Dr seemed a little more rushed than usual.

January 30, 2016

I've worked with many physicians over the years, including shadowing, and Dr. Powell is one of the best I've seen. Very personable, knowledgeable, and effective. I'm also grateful he's willing to work with a resident.

January 28, 2016

Dr. Powell is the BEST!!!!

January 27, 2016

Dr. Powell is very friendly and welcoming. I like that he doesn't freeze every spot on my face, neck, and arms---only the ones that are pre-cancer.

January 24, 2016

Dr Powell is the best! Always friendly and makes you feel like you are his only patient!

January 21, 2016

Great doctor

January 21, 2016

I would send everyone I know to Dr.Powell

January 15, 2016

Love Dr Powell.

January 15, 2016

Dr. Pwell is a Rock him!

January 09, 2016

Couldn't be more pleased with service and care.

December 23, 2015

Very intelligent dr., an expert among experts. Have not yet received written notes re. patch testing (what was tested and responses) or forearm testing. Recorded results are likely subjective do to the nature of testing (Of 7 substances, 3 non-itchy red spots on r. forearm, yet only 1 was recorded as having reacted?) I realize I was referred for facial rash involving my eyes, nose, and mouth areas, however my problem has developed into a systemic reaction involving hives, darkened skin in rash/hive areas, facial bloating, and severe prurience involving my entire body.

December 13, 2015

So far, just patch and scratch testing which was handled mostly by Dr.'s assistant, though I don't know if she's a PA. Emailed instructions are very helpful as to what to expect with each visit (wear old shirt due to possible ink transfer, etc.). We have not yet determined the cause of my skin malady(ies) & so haven't determined a course of Tx. Dr. is very friendly and was referred by a very reputable dr. As things progress I may be better able to answer the questions I left blank in this survey.

December 04, 2015

Excellent experience, knowledgeable provider.

December 04, 2015

Dr. Powell is very good at understanding and explaining my problems and needs.

November 22, 2015

I didn't get instructions on the use of the newly prescribed ointment. I had to ask the pharmacist for instructions. Oversight, I'm sure.

November 21, 2015

Dr Powell is the best doctor I have ever had. He is caring, sincere and listens to me as a patient. He works with me as a team, which isn't common in my experience. I appreciate him very much.

November 21, 2015

I was beyond impressed with the compassion and willingness/patience/desire to help get me on the path to wellness!! Dr. Powell (forgive me if I spelled his name wrong) took the time to LISTEN to ME and hear my fears and my concerns!!

November 13, 2015

Very good

November 06, 2015

I will not use any Doctor other than Doctor Powell if I have a choice.

November 06, 2015

Dr. Powell has shown deep concern for my health issues. I have great confidence in his ability to find solutions.

November 01, 2015

I Would highly recommend Dr Powell to friends and family

October 24, 2015

Dr. Powell was just not good, but better than good.

October 15, 2015

Dr. Powell let me know the process of patch testing and what to expect. he was very compassionate!

October 01, 2015

I don't feel like he is listening to me or understanding the situation. He just wants to give me medicine and pills to manage the condition instead of finding out the cause, wihich is why I came to him in the first place.

September 03, 2015

Dr. Powell was great!

September 03, 2015

I like Dr. Powell very much. He shows concern. I think I may have wanted to know a little more about my prescription, ie, are there any risks in using it.

August 31, 2015

Drs Callis and Powell have been the first Drs to correctly identify and diagnose my problem. Dr. Piwell showed great empathy for my situation and has given me much hope that I am going to recover. He is a very thorough and caring physician. If you are seeking answers to your skin issues, go see Dr. Powell.

August 24, 2015

I would highly recommend Dr. Powell. He was friendly and kind and very knowledgeable.

August 22, 2015

Dr. Powell is awsome.

August 21, 2015

I've recommended Dr. Powell to others already.

August 15, 2015

while he is friendly and courteous, after a 52 min wait, I would have liked for that to be acknowledged instead of asking me a series of non-medical related questions (politics, what I do, what I teach, how I like it). too much asking and not enough talking from the doc, esp after such a long wait. I want to hear from him what he is going to do, why, what he is looking for, why, etc. I would like info from him, including some history of patches, what is his m.o. on this , what approaches he takes, what is going to happen, what outcomes might be, what happens if this doesn't work, etc. the second visit was much better. he started to talk and was sharing relevant info. thanks.

August 15, 2015

Love Dr.Powell I will always return to him as long as he is practicing as a doctor he does an amazing job!!

August 11, 2015

If needed, I would come back in a heart beat! Thank you!

August 10, 2015

very good experience

August 06, 2015

Consistantly excellent care

August 05, 2015

In hindsight a little better explanation about the treatment would have been nice

August 04, 2015

Dr powell is my dermetologist in shinning armour. He cares for me deeply and my issues

July 26, 2015

Dr. Powell and his staff are great.

July 17, 2015

Dr Powell rocks!!!!

July 17, 2015

I love this doctor he is very caring person

July 12, 2015

Best bed-side manners yet....

July 11, 2015

Dr. Powell is superb.

July 11, 2015

Doctor Powell was courteous, informed me of the necessary information. My treatment is working, and he told me if I had any concerns or flare ups, I could return. This eased my mind.

July 09, 2015

dr Powell gave me confidence and optimism regarding my skin issues. I love how much he loves his job and being a doctor. He was outwardly excited about finding out what was causing me issues and I found that really refreshing. I can't say enough good things about him.

June 24, 2015

Excellent care.

June 24, 2015

Dr. Powell is the kind of rare doctor that almost makes seeing a doctor a pleasure. He's knowledgeable, compassionate and personable. He will always relieve any discomfort I may feel by carrying on a lively discussion with me. I enjoy my visits with Dr. Powell because he genuinely cares for me, and it shows.

June 24, 2015

Everyone from the person making appointment to the doctor were very friendly and courteous. I felt very comfortable.

June 20, 2015

Dr. Powell is a very knowledgeable and personable physician and I am grateful for his help.

June 18, 2015

Dr. Powell sincerly has to be the kindest, most compassionate doctor I've ever dealt with. He complimented me, made me feel at ease, and was a professional the entire time. I appreciated his care and concern for my modesty, my feelings, my problem, etc. He is a blessing to the clinic.

June 17, 2015

Doctor Powell took the time to understand the issues I was seeing him about. Was understanding and upfront with what he could possible do. Very friendly and was concerned about my specific issue.

June 15, 2015

Very good experience as usual.

June 12, 2015

I felt like I had all the time I wanted to ask questions and was never hurried.

June 12, 2015

We absolutely loved Dr. Powell! He was so personable and kind as well as very knowledgeable. I wish we had a reason to see him more often! The best Dr we have ever been to by far.

May 28, 2015

I LOVE Dr. Powell, has the BEST "bed-side" manner I have ever known. However, I have only seen him on two occasions, and other times the nurse who gives the injections and once a PA. I have confidence in Dr.Powell and any treatment he recommends

May 24, 2015

excellent doctor and staff

May 20, 2015

Fantastic provider!

May 19, 2015

Every person that took care of me was efficient, organized, knowledgeable, and friendly. I felt relaxed and confident that I would get good care, and I did.

April 26, 2015

it was worth waiting for dr powell's care

April 25, 2015

I simply won't see another allergist! Dr. Powell is a gem.

April 24, 2015

Dr. Powell is the best!

April 06, 2015

good, good, good experience

April 06, 2015

A lot of "chit chat" not full attention to the problem at hand. He told the assistant to mark certain areas as he looked over my skin, but didn't tell me what they were. I still don't know what the cause of my skin issues was.

April 05, 2015

a truly friendly and excellent doctor!

April 03, 2015

I really like Dr. Powell and he's concerned and sincere.

April 02, 2015

Very good - Dr. Powell is an excellent health care resource for us.

March 29, 2015

Dr Powell is one of the best doctors I've seen. I feel like he genuinely cares about helping me and I feel comfortable talking to him even though my itching is in a private area and can be uncomfortable to talk about.

March 24, 2015

Dr Powell is a rare phenomenon in the healthcare industry. For the past 13 years I have battled a severe immune disease and have seen many doctors in many specialties. By the time I met Dr Powell I was at my wits end. My entire face looked like it had 2nd degree burns, the rest of my body not much better. He saw my desperation, held my hands, looked me into the eyes and spoke for a long time. For the first time in years I had hope again, hope that he could actually find the cause and help me heal. Every time I went in for a visit Dr. Powell spent real time with me, talked about his concerns and discussed options we had. He made me part of the solution rather than prescribing the next best drug on the market. It has been 5 months since that first day and he did find the problem no other doctor found, and gave me meds and instructions to help heal me. My face is 95% clear, the remainder of my body has no sign of a rash and I can go outside again and be part of society. Dr. Powell is sincere, kind and truly caring. I would definitely recommend him to anyone with allergy/immune problems.

March 24, 2015

I did the skin patch testing w/Dr Powell. Only after I finished the three visits and kept my back dry and or covered in dressings for 5 days did Dr Powell explain the limitations of the tests. He said all of my products produced reactions but he also said if anyone left any "soap" on their skin it would produce a reaction. The testing didn't give any insight into my condition or any clear direction I could take for relief. I was given a list of hair products I should use for 6 wks to see if it helped. The list of products was very limited and very poor. I'm upset because the only days i work are the only days Dr Powell does the testing, I know there's parameters to meet with that test but I made arrangements and lost time at work for him to tell me that it was all just a waste of time and my money? Now I'm supposed to purchase all new hair products? I'm just very disappointed and wish I didn't waste my time/money.

March 21, 2015

All good

March 18, 2015

I thought Dr. Powell was one of the best doctors I've ever seen. Very professional, has a great bedside manner, was genuinely concerned about my issue, he explained diagnoses, treatment and follow up thoroughly. I was very pleased with my experience with him.

March 10, 2015

Excellent ! Dr. Powell seemed truly interested in me and my concerns.

March 06, 2015

In the future, I won't see any other dermatologist for allergies, other than Dr. Powell!

March 06, 2015

Dr. Powell is amazing.

February 27, 2015

Dr Powell is trying to get to the source of the problem and not just treat the symptoms.

February 19, 2015

Dr. Powell is awesome. I wish he was a general physician so I could have care like he gives all the time. He was prompt, took time to listen to my concerns and the reason I was there, friendly, thorough, and knowledgeable.

February 16, 2015

love Dr Powell

February 13, 2015

Dr. Powell is easily the kindest, most concerned doctor I have ever visited. He spent ample time with me and even did a bit of magic for my children. He is an excellent doctor and offered great advice and help for my visit.

February 13, 2015

Dr. Powell and his health care assistants provided the most positive experience I've had in any medical field. I was really impressed and shared my experience with friends and family. I love Dr. Powell.

February 08, 2015

Dr. Powell has been amazing in treating my health issues and I will definitely recommend him to others.

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

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 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

I am greatful for their professionalism and attention to details.

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.

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

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 25, 2014

Great doctor.

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

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

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

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

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

April 19, 2013

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

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

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 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

His treatmant has been working.

May 14, 2012

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

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

February 28, 2012

I love Dr. Powell!!

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

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

January 09, 2012

Dr. Powell is excellent.

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

  • Urticaria
  • Contact Urticaria
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Dermatology - 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.

Global Impact

Global Impact

Grand Rounds

Description Country
Assisting with Dermatology in Ghana: What has worked and what hasn’t. Global Health Initiatives Grand Rounds Ghana


Description Country
Pediatric Dermatoses. National Meeting of Dermatologists in Accra, Ghana, Africa Ghana
Dermatoses of Pregnancy. National Meeting of Dermatologists in Accra, Ghana, Africa Ghana
Chronic Urticaria. Grand Rounds, Korle BV Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana Ghana
"Dermatologic descriptions", given to Internal Medicine residents, Komfo Anoite Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana, Africa Ghana
"Dermatologic descriptions" and "General Dermatology", given at the International Conference for PAs, Kintampo Regional Hospital, Kintampo, Ghana, Africa. Ghana


Date Role Description Country
12/31/2014 Committee Member Ghana Dermatology Program Ghana
01/01/2006 Co-Director Ghana Dermatology Program Ghana

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