|Phone Number||Clinical Office Address|
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 November 23, 2015
There was a student nurse with Deb on this occasion and while I understand the importance of teaching, I felt like it very much overshadowed my patient experience on this particular occasion. I felt like I should be taking notes rather than that she was concerned about what I was saying other than a teaching opportunity.UofU Patient November 10, 2015
Heather the student doctor was great, and so was Debra Penney.UofU Patient July 06, 2015
Great experience. Deb was wonderful and listened very thoughtfully. She explained things to me in great detail. I appreciated her professionalism and personal touch.UofU Patient May 28, 2015
I trust and respect Deb immensely. She's thorough, attentive, knowledgeable, and caring.UofU Patient May 20, 2015
I love Deb. She is amazing and friendly. She makes me feel like we are friends even though I only see her once a year.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 March 24, 2015
I felt very comfortable with and cared for by Debra.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.