Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

146 Patient Ratings
116 Patient Comments

Karla L. Miller, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

146 Patient Ratings
116 Patient Comments



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Karla L. Miller, M.D., is assistant professor in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Utah--Department of Internal Medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of New Mexico-School of Medicine, and completed both her internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship training at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She is a rheumatologist whose focus is the management of patients with glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis. Dr. Miller offers consultative services for osteoporosis management including bone density testing, interpretation, and clinical assessment, in addition to her general rheumatology practice.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Rheumatology
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Rheumatology)

Patient Ratings

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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
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Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

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September 19, 2015

Dr Miller is amazing

September 15, 2015

I appreciate Dr. Miller, she is a wonderful Dr. I'm frustrated with how hard it is to get an appt. with her, they told me she is booked out 6 months and so it's hard to get a follow up appt.

September 09, 2015

I love coming in to see Dr. Millet. very good doctor

August 26, 2015

Dr. Miller is very very good. The Universiy hospital is lucky to have her.

August 25, 2015


August 19, 2015

Dr. Miller is wonderful physician. She is very thorough and explains in a way you can understand. She is very caring and concerned with your problem.

August 10, 2015

Dr. Miller cleared up some misconceptions that I had about certain foods and liquids pertaining to my gout treatment and possible flare-up concerns. She is GREAT!

August 03, 2015

Dr. Miller is an excellent Doctor.

June 23, 2015

Always impressed by my doctors concern and friendliness

June 20, 2015

I was very happy the way Dr. Miller challenged me to get back to the pool. She is very encouraging. She even called me twice when she wanted to talk personally to me. I appreciated that very much.

May 30, 2015

I appreciate Dr. Miller's concern and knowledge. She is always helpful and takes enough time to answer questions.

May 28, 2015

Karla Miller M.D. is the best! She keeps me informed & always make a follow up call to check on me. Dr. Miller is considerate & very smart!!!

April 28, 2015

Dr. Miller apologized for my having been listed as a return patient instead of a new patient, thus allowing for a longer visit. Yet I felt like I was given the entire new patient time and had all the time I needed to have my questions addressed.

April 20, 2015

Care provider listened carefully and gave clear, concise responses.

April 13, 2015


April 11, 2015

My experiences with Dr. Miller and her staff have exceeded my expectations. I travel @85 miles for my appointments, this particular visit there were construction issues and I was @20 minutes late. When I called to tell them I would be late, the gentlemen was very courteous and worked to get me in, even though I exceed the 10 minute appointment cancellation window. When I arrived they took me in immediately, Dr. Miller came right in. Because I was late, I expected a shortened and rushed appointment. Dr. Miller took all the time needed, was very thorough and personable. Because of my health issues I have been to numerous doctors. I have been so impressed with the time that Dr. Miller takes to explain my condition and all procedures. She graciously answers all my questions and never acts rushed. I truly feel that I'm a person, not a number or 10 minute "face". I so appreciate Dr. Miller and all her staff, their caring, kindness and professionalism are amazing. Thank you for everything you have done.

March 29, 2015

love dr miller!

March 23, 2015

Dr. Miller is fantastic. I feel she truly cares about my comfort and health and always takes the time to listen to my concerns.

February 24, 2015


February 21, 2015

Dr. Karla Miller took extra time to assess how I was doing, and identified a non-rheumatologic issue with my leg swelling - - a new symptom. She asked several questions, made recommendations, and asked that I follow up with my primary provider if the problem did not abate. She show extraordinary concern, and I greatly appreciate her willingness to spend time to discuss it with me.

February 21, 2015

Dr. Miller is a wonderful dr who treats her patients well.

February 03, 2015


February 03, 2015

I'm amazed that a doctor actually spent time and expressed interest in working with me.

January 28, 2015

Karla Miller always takes very good care of me. She is concerned with everything in my life and helps with everything she can. She has kept my arthritis in check and helps me understand all that my antiphospholipid syndrome does to me. She is very caring and I am glad she is my doctor.

January 28, 2015

Dr. Miller is very personable and concerned about anything that I may be feeling. I never feel like she is rushing our time and she will always answer questions in terms I understand. Really like her!

January 15, 2015

Dr. Miller is an amazing doctor. She is so caring and compassionate.

January 03, 2015

She was referred to me and I would definitely recommend her.

December 30, 2014

excellent staff, nurse and doctor (Karla Miller)

December 16, 2014

Just "Thank you!"

December 12, 2014

Love Dr Miller

December 05, 2014

Dr. Miller is wonderful! I never feel rushed with her and feel that she sincerely cares about my health. I highly recommend her!

November 25, 2014

I felt like this was the best appointment I have ever had with Dr. Miller. I felt heard and I felt empathy from her. Those two things are very important. Thank you, Dr. Miller.

November 11, 2014

I always have an excellent experience.

October 27, 2014

Dr. Karla Miller is an exemplary professional. She clearly cares about each of her patients. We talked about the efforts she has gone through to ensure that the new Beacon treatment plans were set up correctly after Epic go-live. As a fellow health care professional at the U, I can appreciate her taking on extra work to ensure her patients are safe and receive correct treatment.

October 01, 2014

I was given quite a bit of information and both doctors were extremely caring and explained things to me very well. I was nervous....

September 29, 2014

Dr. Miller is great. She is always very friendly and explains everything very thoroughly.

August 27, 2014

Dr. Miller is an excellent doctor.

August 17, 2014

Dr. Miller is a wonderful physician! She sincerely cares about my health and takes the time to listen to myconcerns.

August 17, 2014

Doctor Miller is a very caring physician. I have every confidence in her and have recommended her to others.

August 10, 2014

I have never had a bad experience with her. She is an exceptional doctor.

August 03, 2014

Doctor Miller is very good communicator and physician

July 15, 2014

Beyond expectation

July 14, 2014

very helpful information in dealing with multiple health issues as well as the R. arthritis

July 06, 2014

The 2 doctors that I saw, seemed very competent!

July 04, 2014

I saw Dr. Khine Win first and then Dr. Miller. Very nice people. Showed concern and answered all of my questions. My experience there was very pleasant. I had concerns because I had not been to the U of U before. I would recommend Dr. Miller to anyone.

June 23, 2014

I already recommend Dr. Miller to others. She is so compassionate with so many that I hope she does things in wisdom and order so that she does not wear herself out.

June 22, 2014

Dr. Miller is an incredibly competent, caring physician. i could not be in better hands!

June 18, 2014

My interactions with Dr Miller are always positive. She's an excellent doctor and so much better than the ones I had before. Due to her care, I'm in much better shape & in far less pain than before.

June 12, 2014

I love the u of u

June 10, 2014

Excellent experience.

May 28, 2014

I really appreciate the time spent going over everything and explaining sjogren's syndrome. Although Dr. Miller hasn't treated my Fibromyalgia, she spent time explaining things. I've been to several doctors & specialists over the past several years, and Dr. Miller and her staff spent more time with me and answered more questions than any others, with the exception of Dr. Kolb. My husband has noticed this also. We are very pleased with the time and attention I have received.

May 19, 2014

Dr. Karla Miller is exceptional in every way and I am very glad that she has accepted me as a patient. She is always so careful to be sure that all of my questions are answered and that I understand everything. I only see her about once a year but she is one of my very favorites.

May 09, 2014

While I understand that my issue may fall outside of this specialty, I was sent here by another doctor at this university who couldn't figure it out. I don't feel any further along, and now have nowhere else to go and am not getting any better. I'm extremely frustrated and exhausted by this effort, and do not feel that any doctor has come close to being able to decipher the mystery. I was hoping that at least the university setting would arouse some curiosity and if this department was stymied, perhaps offer some suggestions on another course of action. Instead, I keep getting shut down by departments who assure me that it's not something they can treat.

April 28, 2014

Dr. Miller is a great physician. She is very friendly and very thorough with her examination. She went over my previous history and explained everything in terms I could understand.

April 12, 2014

Dr. Miller is always concerned, thoughtful, and thorough. I had a number of issues she helped me work through even though I know it took a bit more time than usual. She's also very prompt in commenting on any test results or answering any questions on MyChart. I really appreciate her help and concern.

March 14, 2014

very good

February 13, 2014

I recommend Dr. Miller to all that I know.

January 31, 2014

Even though I could find a closer caregiver, I would rather drive longer to have the treatment I receive at Dr. Karla Miller's office at the U of U med center

January 26, 2014

Dr. Miller called me back 2 days after my appointment to give me the results of my tests and talk me through what she thought was the best plan of action. Great Doctor and I would recommend her in a heartbeat! Thanks!

January 26, 2014

Can't say enough good things about Dr. Miller. She is great.

December 30, 2013


December 30, 2013

Dr. Gafour (spelling?) (fellow) and Dr. Miller (attending) were both outstanding physicians who showed a lot of concern for my problem and great compassion.

December 04, 2013

No--- change from last comments. All was a pleasanat experience.

November 11, 2013

Very Professional and very informative. I am extremely please with the care I am receiving. Thank you!

October 22, 2013

Dr. Miller was very friendly and spent a great deal of time explaining everything to me about my condition. She seemed very interested in assisting me in making a decision on my medication and care. I would highly recommend her to others.

October 21, 2013

I will not recommend this Doctor

October 15, 2013

Dr. Miller is a great physician. She is very informative and she is so friendly.

September 24, 2013

It was always good with Dr Miller and her staff.

September 08, 2013

Dr. Miller is an excellent physician and very caring in her concern for my ongoing health.

September 02, 2013

Dr Miller is excellent--friendly, efficient, and knowledgable. I would recommend her to everyone.

August 26, 2013

I have already recommended Dr. Miller to several people.

August 19, 2013

I love Dr. Miller because she is always so willing to listen to all about my "aches & pains", she is thorough and encouraging in the things I have done. I would highly recommend her to any of my family and friends.

August 19, 2013

Dr. Miller is a professional in every way. Her concern, knowledge, recommendations, and delightful personality made my first-time visit a pleasure.

August 05, 2013

I recommend Dr C. Miller to any of my friends or loved ones that need attention for my same condition.

July 21, 2013

Unfortunately, i have arthritis that keeps progressing. It may well be that there is nothing to be done about that, but we have tried a pretty short list of options and i feel like Karla has accepted there is nothing more to be done. I don't like that. i feel like i have to fight to get her to make any suggestions that do not just involve trying a different drug. Is this what RA is about?

June 26, 2013

We tell anyone in the Basin, (Roosevelt UT) That they need to go to specialists at the University.

June 17, 2013

I like visiting with Dr Miller.

June 09, 2013

I admire Dr. Miller's ability to understand and resolve my issues. I have great confidence in her and her ability to treat me.

May 14, 2013

All was well.

May 13, 2013

I have always been treated with respect, dignity, & pure professionalism! Friendly & kind, thoughtful, explains well - I would not be Dr. Miller's patient if I had no trust in her or thought she was inadequate to be my doctor!

May 07, 2013

I love Dr. Miller. She is a wonderful doctor, very kind and compassionate:)

April 23, 2013

I have been coming for a while know and I like how I have been treated so far. I think my dr's and nurses are the best.

April 22, 2013

good- was nice and open in talking

April 15, 2013

I would absolutely recomment the Clinic and Dr. Miller to anyone. I have seen a couple of Rheumatologists. Hands down, she was the most knowledgable and helpful.

April 08, 2013

Very personalized and patient centered care.

April 02, 2013

I wish the Dr. would listen to me when I tell her I can't do something, she tells me that I can, when I know my limitations with my body and what I can and cannot do. I don't know Dr. Miller well enough to say wether I have confidence in her or not.

April 01, 2013


March 20, 2013

Dr. Milller takes care of me very well. She's very nice, professionally friendly, responsive, and concerned.

March 18, 2013

received very thorough explanations and instructions from provider

March 05, 2013

Dr Miller is kind, thoughtful and very helpful in determining the best care for my problems.

February 13, 2013

I always leave feeling I had a good visit

February 04, 2013

Dr. Miller is wonderful! I am so glad I found her after Dr. Williams retired.

February 04, 2013

I am very impressed every time I am cared for by Dr. Karla Miller

January 14, 2013

What a welcomed experience - she was great in every way!

January 08, 2013

I would recommend Dr. K. Miller to anyone in a heart beat. She has a way of doing all the above and she puts you to ease right from the beginning.

December 31, 2012

The fellow spent more time than necessary and did not listen carefully to my two primary concerns in the sense of summarizing my concern and his recommendation. His approach was systematic but not focused by patient need. The attending also did not seem to address my two primary concerns but confirmed what she had been told by the fellow. I have worked my lifetime in academic centers and I would give this experience a 3 on a scale of 1 to 10 for listening and focusing on the patients concerns. Two hours for this evaluation was unnecessary but sadly typical of first time visits to academic centers of excellence.

December 27, 2012

very impressed and happy with my experience there!

December 26, 2012

Dr miller always takes a personal interest and concern in how I'm doing she makes me feel very special

December 10, 2012

They have always been kind. They make you feel like they have all the time you need to discuss whatever your needs are. It is appreciated. Need someone to talk to that really listens.

November 07, 2012

I get a little cloudy on followup care mainly because there are a handful of things that are discussed and then I cannot remember them all, but I have been able to ask the questions through the online system that is in place

November 06, 2012

I could not ask for a better Doctor than Dr Miller. She makes you feel well cared for and that she cares. She also is very knowledgeable and it makes you feel secure under her care.

November 05, 2012

It was refreshing to have a Doctor (and Intern) actually care about my health and seriously consider my health and subsequent care. I felt like a real person who would be cared for. This is a big change from my previous Rheumatologist in Idaho.

October 22, 2012

Dr Miller is the best. Always clear and professional. Got back to me immediately re. xrays

October 08, 2012

Dr Miller was informative, kind hearted , efficient with compassion. I always speak very highly of Dr. Miller and the staff at the Rheumatology Department. I have and will continue to recommend Dr Miller to anyone who will listen. It is imperative to have Dr's that you trust with your health care needs 100 %. Dr. Miller gives me hope.

October 03, 2012

Dr Miller is amazing. She is a wonderful listener and is very efficient. She is thorough, kind, empathetic yet professional. I came away from the visit with a terrific sense of hope. My faith was returned in my future.

October 02, 2012

Love Dr. Miller - she is wonderful

October 01, 2012

She spent a lot of time with me going over every question I had and explaining all my options.

October 01, 2012

Dr. Miller was terrific. She was very friendly and very informative about my problem. Her follow-up was excellenct.

September 17, 2012

I cannot say enough good comments about my doctor. She is keeping me mobile and I am so grateful!

August 29, 2012

I love Dr. Miller. I feel she listens to my complains patiently, understands and more importantly, tries to find a way to help me cope and treat my ever developing illness. Thank you for making Dr. Miller part of your staff.

July 16, 2012

Appreciated how much time the doctor spent explaining what my condition might be. She said she was going to get back to me as soon as possible after she had the test results she ordered for me to do right after my appointment. She did not rush me and ans

July 09, 2012

Dr. Miller is genuine and I feel her concern for me as a patient and a person.

June 26, 2012

I have regularly recommended Dr. Miller to others I know.

June 06, 2012

Very profesional and friedly in woking through our concerns

May 09, 2012

Dr. Miller is extremely kind and very professional in her meetings with me.

May 03, 2012


Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Rheumatology
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Rheumatology)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
School of Medicine
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Karla L. Miller, M.D., is assistant professor in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Utah--Department of Internal Medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of New Mexico-School of Medicine, and completed both her internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship training at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Dr. Miller is a member of the American College of Rheumatology and the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD). She is ISCD certified in the interpretation of bone density scans. She has co-authored book chapters, journal articles, and abstracts on a variety of rheumatology topics including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, and other rheumatic conditions. Her primary area of interest is the pathophysiology, evaluation and management of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIOP).

Current research suggests that glucocorticoid-treated patients fracture at a higher bone mineral density than other osteoporosis types due to the rapid and diverse skeletal effects of these medications. Glucocorticoid exposure in medical practice is extensive across multiple specialties. Glucocorticoid-treated patients require preventative therapies to decrease their risk of fracture. In addition to more standard treatments, new, effective measures are being introduced to help manage this disease. Dr. Miller hopes to increase awareness among providers regarding the prevalence and importance of GIOP prevention, as well as assist in the management of glucocorticoid-induced bone loss.

Dr. Miller is fluent in Spanish, and offers consultative services for osteoporosis management including bone density testing, interpretation, and clinical assessment, in addition to general rheumatic conditions. To establish appointments with Dr. Miller, call (801) 581-7724.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Professional Medical University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Undergraduate University of New Mexico
Biology and Spanish
B.S., B.A.


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