|Schedule An Appointment||Clinical Office Address|
|(801) 581-4014||University Hospital
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Clinic 4
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Dr. Debra Penney is currently seeing patients in the University of Utah OB/GYN clinic for well woman care and prenatal and postnatal visits. As a certified nurse-midwife she also cares for women in labor and with birth at the University of Utah Hospital. She brings a wide variety of experiences to her clinical care including 3 years as a nurse where she worked in all specialties and 3 years as a labor and delivery nurse both at a busy hospital and a birth center. She has extensive obstetric, primary care and public health experience gained while working in the Middle East for over a decade. She has also worked on the Navajo Nation as a midwife. She loves caring for all types of women and promotes patient-centered care to achieve the best outcome for mother and baby. She is fluent in Arabic and has working Spanish language abilities.
Board Certification and Academic Information
|Academic Departments||Nursing - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Nursing - Advanced Practice Clinician
|Academic Divisions||Health Systems and Community-Based Care
|Board Certification||American Midwifery Certification Board
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.
UofU Patient March 24, 2015
I felt very comfortable with and cared for by Debra.UofU Patient March 24, 2015
I really liked my doctor. She was amazingly easy to talk to and understand. I would definitely see her again.UofU Patient February 04, 2015
I felt very comfortable and confident in Deb's knowledgeUofU Patient October 01, 2014
I came in experiencing severe pain after C section surgery that I had been suffering through the past few days. I was very disappointed that I was sent away from the appointment after being prescribed antibiotics and having not addressed my pain management at all. When I asked about what I could do for it, the midwife told me to take ibuprofen, which I had already expressed that it wasn't working. I left the appointment in pain and since then have experienced pain. I am shocked that a professional would do such a thing and have felt like multiple midwives have brushed me off over this issue, but I feel there can be another solution, even if they refuse to prescribe narcotics (which I can understand), but it was never even addressed. I have never had an issue before. I feel like I am not appropriately being cared for.UofU Patient January 20, 2014
Both the student intern and Deb were great at taking time listen to my questions and check to see how I was doing. They both went far beyond the surface answers to really check how my pregnancy was going and if I had any concerns or questions. I love this group of midwives for this reason!UofU Patient December 21, 2013
I have absolute confidence in penny's care. she is so compassionate.UofU Patient December 16, 2013
great experienceUofU Patient November 26, 2013
Debra was a brilliant delight & clearly displayed the midwifery model of care throughout the appointment.UofU Patient October 18, 2013
excellent!UofU Patient October 11, 2013
my doctor was very personable, knowledgable, perfessional, and I will continue to see her for sureUofU Patient July 29, 2013
Already have made recommendations to several friends. This was honestly the first time in my life I've seen a health professional and not felt rushed in any way. I really appreciate the time Deb Penney took to discuss our birth plan and answer our questions. She was very thoughtful, attentive, and knowledgeable.