Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

379 Patient Ratings
222 Patient Comments

Amy P. Powell, M.D.

Specialties

Languages

  • English

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 587-7109 University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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Bio

Dr. Amy Powell, Assistant Professor, (clinical) is a board certified Sports Medicine physician serving as a team physician for the University of Utah Utes. She specializes in the care of athletes and active people of all ages, focusing on attaining and maintaining a patient’s physical performance goals. Dr. Powell received her medical degree from the University of Washington, followed by residency training in internal medicine at the Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Powell pursued subspecialty training in sports medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where she worked with athletes of all levels. Dr. Powell’s clinical interests include non-surgical management of musculoskeletal problems afflicting active people across the lifespan. She has specific clinical interests in prevention and management of injuries in the female athlete, metabolic bone disease, and non-surgical management of osteoarthritis in active patients.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Internal Medicine - Adjunct Assistant Professor
UUHC Community Physician Group - UUHC Affiliated Physician
Academic Divisions General Internal Medicine
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Sports Medicine)

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
4.7
My confidence in care provider
4.8
Time care provider spent with me
4.7
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.8
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.8
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.8
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.8
Wait time at clinic
4.4
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.9

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.

July 29, 2014

At first a 4th year medical student came to examine me and she asked all the questions about my knees and the reason of my visit. Now there was a long waiting time. Then Dr. Powell and this student came with her. Dr. Powell asked me the history of my knee problems and examined my knees with ice cold hands. She apologized for her cold hands. She said the knees look fine. During all this, I asked Dr. Powell two times if my knee pain could be due to a hip problem. She completely ignored my concern. I also asked if this could be due to a foot problem, again she completely ignored my concern. I told her that I can bend my knees much better now then from the past, but there is a problem when I get up from a chair and my legs do not straighten up for about 30 seconds or more. I also told her that my knee hurts when I go down the stairs. I also told her that the back of my thigh and calf muscles ache, she did not listen to me at all. Seems like she only had the knee on her mind and she examined both knees and was done. After examining the knees she told me to call her again if my knees get worse. I really feel that if one goes to a specialist, the specialist can at least explain why the hip or the foot is not causing the knees to be painful. A few years ago my PT suggested that this knee pain could be a hip problem. I asked to see my X ray and Dr. Powell showed me my X ray very happily and explained what is wrong with my left knee.

July 28, 2014

I felt completely comfortable with my Doctor.

July 25, 2014

Dr. Powell is always very helpful; gives many options; uses common sense and is right on target for what is going on with me.

July 24, 2014

Dr Powell is the best. always gives her opinion and let's me give me the decision.

July 21, 2014

I have already recommended Dr. Powell to my sister, and my sister has been in to see her for some foot issues as well.

July 20, 2014

excited to be treated by her in the future (:

July 17, 2014

Amy was great-I felt listened to, she was invested in my running and understanding my desire to keep running.

July 17, 2014

Dr. Powell is professional and courteous; yet, she is always friendly and kind. She takes time to explain all treatment options and ensures that we are comfortable with our decision. She consistently includes my daughter (the patient) in all discussions and directs comments and questions to her. We have seen Dr. Powell numerous times and trust her judgment and care. She is extremely compassionate and is a fantastic physician. We have recommended Dr. Powell to many people and will happily continue to do so.

July 15, 2014

Dr. Powell was very nice, she showed concern for my problem and really wanted to help me. I would continue going to her for medical help.

July 14, 2014

My dad saw Amy before he had his Left TKA to manage pain with injections. His right knee is bad and should be replaced, but he will most likely see Amy before proceding that route - she's great.

July 12, 2014

I had seen Dr. Powell 6 years ago for a problem with my right knee. She had addressed that problem well, so I felt very confident in returning to her care for the problem with my left knee. She was able to recall previous visit with clear details.

July 02, 2014

Amy Powell is an excellent physician. Very knowledgeable, diagnosed my foot problem quickly. Now I know what I am dealing with and what I can do to help my foot heal.

June 30, 2014

Dr. Powell was very professional, cordial, and efficient. I couldn't have been more pleased.

June 30, 2014

This appointment was for a bone density test. I did not see the a provider. The Radiology Tech was very professional and friendly.

June 27, 2014

I was with the tech the whole time, so it was a little different experience-she was very nice and offered good care, but she entered my weight inaccurately which i didn't realize until i left, so I didn't know if the test results were accurate. my PCP contacted the radiologist to clarify if the error effected it.

June 26, 2014

Dr. Powell was excellent, she explained my condition in detail. She then explained my options for remitting my pain.

June 19, 2014

Dr. Powell is so warm and knowledgeable! She makes sure you understand and spends the time necessary with you to make sure you understand all options.

June 16, 2014

She didn't seem to listen very well. Seemed to have already made a decision about my care prior to entering the room

June 10, 2014

I liked the fact that this appointment was just the physician. I don't mind having a resident see me but fell like it is double duty when you see the resident and the physician separately. If they did the assessment together I feel it would be a better use of the patients visit.

June 09, 2014

Dr. Powell is the best. She explains everything before and during the procedure, so there are no surprises. A person can tolerate discomfort a lot better if they know how long it will last and what it will likely feel like. Dr. Powell is gentle and doesn't waste time. Dr. Powell removed the fear associated with the procedure.

June 07, 2014

I have seen Dr. Amy Powell before. She is thorough, efficient and knowledgeable. I feel that she treats me exactly as I want to be treated by a medical professional.

June 05, 2014

A terrific blend of professional, caring and very knowledgable!

June 05, 2014

Dr. POWELL is one of the best doctors I have ever seen. And at my age and health I have had I have seen many .

June 05, 2014

Dr. Powell was great. She took the time to answer all of my questions. She also showed genuine concern and was very knowledgeable.

May 28, 2014

I liked the fact that the resident saw me before the doctor and felt my discussion was great and plan for treatment had been worked out well. The doctor came about 10 minutes after the resident and asked me to do the same movements again which was counter productive because I was already in paid and aggravated the area again. I appreciate the resident working through the exam and felt he had done what needed to be done so doing it again was a bit painful.

May 23, 2014

I felt that Dr. Powell was genuinely concerned for me and the problem of my knee...

May 22, 2014

full confidence in Dr Powell and her ability and approach to my arthritis

May 16, 2014

Dr. Powell is one of the best doctors I have seen! She is friendly, courteous, caring, concerned, knowledgeable, nice....I would highly recommend her.

May 13, 2014

I feel that it would have been helpful if the physician gave me written instructions/patient education materials on what can/cannot be done based on my injury. I received more thorough information online from Mass General Orthopaedics, following my appointment.

May 08, 2014

We would have liked a description of the treatment and it's information like on paper or pamphlet

May 08, 2014

Dr. Powell willingly spent the time needed to assure my concerns and issues were addressed, while examining me and explaining everything in layman's terms, and making certain I was involved in decision-making, plus that we agreed to a plan for future action to improve my recovery.

May 07, 2014

Pretty darn good

May 06, 2014

I went to Dr. Powell after having great recommendations. Neither her or her resident knew what was wrong with me so they immediately voted for carpal tunnel syndrome. When that was discarded after I explained I had done tests for that which were negative, after doing different assessments of my back and upper extremities, they went to fibromyalgia. The answer for anything any doctor does not know the answer for. I am extremely disappointed. No x-rays, no cat scan, nothing. I won't be recommending the UUOC or Dr Powell to anyone. The physical therapy is great and my physical therapist, Tim Higgins, did an actual better and more extensive assessment than Dr. Powell and her resident. Having me lay down and not having me do so many painful stretches or movements that just aggravated all my back. I am so sad to have gone there expecting some solution to the problem I have had for the last 4 years and I am so sad that I actually work for the UOC and I am disappointed. I trust the physical therapy team will help me and hope I can find some relieve.

May 05, 2014

If I could give higher than a 5 rating, I would. I had an extremely positive and reassuring experience.

May 02, 2014

Right knee still hurts!

April 30, 2014

Provider was friendly and I like her. After she and Erin, the resident, reviewed x-rays of my hip, they came into the exam room and Amy made a comment about the condition of my spine. I am well aware of the deterioration I have and, although I appreciated and enjoyed Amy's use of humor during my appointment, it was a little painful to be reminded in that way about my back within the context of an evaluation of my hip deterioration. No big deal - it's hell getting old! Overall, I am pleased with the care I received.

April 29, 2014

Dr. Powell is terrific.

April 25, 2014

Always very impressed with Dr. Powell.

April 18, 2014

Amy Powell was extremely courteous. I couldn't ask for better. I did feel like time was a big factor and so that was a driving force in our visit. But she did explain everything and did a great job.

April 10, 2014

couldnt have had a better consideration in all aspects of visit.

April 05, 2014

Dr. Powell is at the top of the list of physicians that have provided care over the years. There are VERY FEW doctors that I would ever return to their care. But........she has always treated me with respect and concern and I can say quite honestly she is one of the best physicians I have ever had the privilege of meeting. I feel that she always is concerned with what is best for me. I only wish that more physicians would understand patient care as she obviously does.

March 28, 2014

We have been SO impressed with Dr. Amy Powell. She explains everything in great detail, asks questions, and discusses different options, etc. with the patient and the parent. We also felt she was very thorough with the examination; more so than other physicians we have seen, and truly cares about the outcome for the patient. We have never felt rushed during an appt., and her flexible hours have been very helpful with our busy schedule. We simply cannot say enough good things about Dr. Powell and the service she has provided for us!!

March 21, 2014

all was good

March 21, 2014

she outlined my options from cortisone shot to physical therepy and let me choose which I felt like I wanted to do.

March 13, 2014

Love Dr. Powell

March 07, 2014

Dr. Powell is terrific, caring and informative.

March 03, 2014

Explained the problem in detail which was very helpful and gave me different treatment options

February 28, 2014

good

February 17, 2014

Dr. Powell is open to questions, empathetic and very skilled. She is an exceptional physician.

February 10, 2014

Just a great place to get the care ones needed!

February 08, 2014

I think Dr Powel is great. She has gread bedside manner.

February 03, 2014

Instructions for care are sometimes difficult to remember. If there was a way to note these and give a copy to paitient, it would help.

January 31, 2014

It is not that the provider was not nice, it was that I felt she did not take the time to listen to me. I have gone to this clinic twice and both time the are rust to send me to the physical therapy. Everything with them is physical therapy.

January 25, 2014

dr Powell even brought in a specialist with her, who added greatly to the success of the treatment

January 24, 2014

I was very impressed with Dr. Powell. I found her to be interested, concerned, knowledgeable, personable, responsive.

January 22, 2014

the best in town

January 19, 2014

Very detailed questions about my history and personal condition and findings.

January 17, 2014

The procedure went well with no pain. Afterwards the pain was next to nothing and one week later I'm walking with no pain. Great job. Thanks for all you did.

January 17, 2014

Dr. Powell has always been very well prepared and has answered every question thoroughly. Very personable MD.

January 12, 2014

Dr. Powell is exceptional. She is very thorough and aims to get to the root of the problem.

January 08, 2014

Dr. Amy Powell is terrific! Friendly, very competent and knowledgeable, and explains things thoroughly.

January 07, 2014

Dr. Powell is clear, concise, listens well.

January 06, 2014

Have recommended Dr. Powell often.

December 19, 2013

Although I was disappointed that there was no immediate treatment recommended, such as surgery to fix my muscle tear, I appreciated the honesty and caution about the outcome of using other treatments. The doctor spent a considerable amount of time reviewing each treatment and the risks involved. It was refreshing to talk to a doctor who doesn't rush into surgery or other treatments just to provide an instant fix for the patient, but rather is more concerned about long term effects.

December 09, 2013

I really appreciate Dr Powell.

December 06, 2013

Love Amy!

November 22, 2013

Very pleasant doctor, informative and helpful.

November 18, 2013

Complete confidence in this doctor

November 11, 2013

Dr. Powell was very helpful, I had no need that was not met.

November 04, 2013

Thank You for all your kindness !!!!!!!!!!!

October 21, 2013

I have seen Dr. Powell for other issues before and always come back to her because of how friendly and approachable she is. And she definitely knows her stuff! I have and will recommend her to people I know

October 14, 2013

Genuine concern for my problem and trying to diagnose and always gives treatment options with an evaluation of each one. Fantastic physician.

October 11, 2013

Wouldn't take past history into consideration and ignored my thoughts and feelings.

October 08, 2013

Dr. Powell was excellent.

October 07, 2013

Haven't had the procedure yet, scheduled for this week.

October 03, 2013

Dr. Powell spent plenty of time with discussing my injury and the concerns that come with it. she discussed options making sure I agreed with the assessment and direction of future care. Dr. Powell had concern over secondary a secondary injury that she made sure I was able to see another specialist, Dr. Hansen, in the same office during the same visit. This save another trip and time. Dr. Hansen was just as professional as Dr. Powell and has the same degree of confidence.

October 01, 2013

Dr. Powell is the best doctor we have ever seen. I love her. We left there with an amaxing feeling that we were actuall taken care of. She is so smart and kind. She figured out what was wrong with my boys. She talked to my boys like they are real people with real problems. I am so greatful to her.

October 01, 2013

Dr. Powell was excellent and I enjoyed the lengthy discussion she was willing to have regarding my issue.

September 27, 2013

The resident and Dr. Powell both showed a lot of concern for my problem, which I appreciated enormously.

September 24, 2013

I was impressed by Dr. Powell's knowledge of my condition and how we, together talked about treatment. I felt very good about her suggestions and how she included me with the decisions made about my condition.

September 23, 2013

I would like an email address for Dr. Powell to ask her a question I thought of after leaving.

September 20, 2013

Dr Powell is wonderful.

September 20, 2013

very pleased

September 11, 2013

Dr. Powell ordered appropriate tests and was very professional in her assessment of my osteoporosis

September 10, 2013

Dr Powell is consistently concerned about my situation, makes great suggestions for improvement and summarizes plan we are working on.

September 09, 2013

I was very impressed with the doctors, but I asked about my ankle and she said it looked fine, but there was no x-ray taken of it. Only my foot was x-ray.

August 30, 2013

Dr. Powel came highly recommended and I was not disappointed! I'll see no one else after experiencing her friendliness, concern, professionalism, expertise and knowledgel full explanations, attention to me, on and on!!

August 21, 2013

I wish that she had spent more time describing next steps if my foot does not heal as planned b/c it is still hurting, but I don't know what to watch for or what the next steps would be.

August 19, 2013

Do everything you can to keep Dr. Any Powell. She is the greatest!!!

August 06, 2013

Dr. Powell is terrific, she understands the active, athletic personality and wants to get us back out and moving around.

August 05, 2013

It was a great experience and I am looking forward to a quick recovery.

August 05, 2013

I though Dr. Powell was great. She didn't minimize my concerns. Even though it was hard to explain my problem, she didn't make me feel like it was all in my head or that there was nothing going on. Additionally, she didn't make me feel like it was just a weight-related problem. I really appreciated that.

August 05, 2013

Amy is very professional and competent-my husband and I both see her

August 02, 2013

An overall fantastic experience (considering the appointment was for broken bones).

July 29, 2013

good

July 29, 2013

I didn't get enough medical care from this provider

July 22, 2013

Dr. Powell carefully explained the results of the dexascan - and compared it to my 2 earlier scans at another location years ago (and explained that using a different machine makes it somewhat difficult to compare. However, allowing for some variance, my bone density has not changed dramatically in the last 9 years--first good news I have had in some time!

July 20, 2013

Dr Powell was very sensitive to my injury and its impact on my daily life/career. In addition to that sensitivity, she showed great awareness to the potential financial difficulty my treatment could pose. I felt very well cared for and understand my injury and the role of my treatment plan VERY well after speaking with me. She walked me through my MRI results and even drew diagrams to allow me to visualize exactly what was going on. I highly recommend her and have been singing her praises to all my friends and family.

July 20, 2013

Dr. Powell and her intern worked very well together and took excellent care of me. They both did a thorough examination and were very sensitive to the pain it caused but also the necessity of it as a diagnostic tool. Dr Powell was quick to provide information about her thoughts on my injury but was also honest about things she wasn't sure about and ordered further testing done.

June 25, 2013

Dr Powell addressed my anxiety and concerns regarding my treatment in a professional, kind and caring way. I felt much better after talking with her.

June 23, 2013

Dr. Powell and Dr. English were both very friendly and very efficient. I didn't feel that they were rushing to get on to the next patient. Dr. Powell made me feel good that I was not wasting anyone's time or resources when she recommended doing an MRI. She was very patient and kind in listening and explaining next steps in order to address my injury.

June 19, 2013

Dr. Powell seems to be very concerned about my orthopedic care and wants to make sure we are making the right decision with my care. Giving several options for my care is great to have and to give me time to think about options and return a call with decision.

June 18, 2013

Dr. Powell is GREAT to work with !!!!!!!!!!!! She really cares about me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

June 17, 2013

Conversation was clear and concise, Dr. Powell very personable and caring.

June 17, 2013

It's refreshing to see a provider who includes the patient in decisions on treatment options and who listens to the patient before making decisions (as opposed to coming in to the room with an opinion already formed so there is no reason to actually listen to the patient at all).

June 17, 2013

I was informed they were running behind. I had several concerns that needed to be addressed. I felt they were trying to "catch up" so they didn't address all of my concerns. Now I'll have to make another appointment to have the additional concerns addressed.

June 17, 2013

Dr. Powell is amazing. Such a kind and caring doctor!

June 10, 2013

I have recommended Dr. Powell to several people !

June 10, 2013

I have sent an email to Dr. Powell that has not been returned. I have found that this is a problem with the Ortho doctors

June 10, 2013

I appreciate the U of U medical staff, because, while they don't talk down to the patient, they are understanding, patient, and take time to explain clearly.

June 07, 2013

I was seen by two people. They were both professional and helpful.

June 07, 2013

Excellent doctor and intern. I would recommend this doctor readily.

June 03, 2013

Great doctor. Complete confidence in her. Good rapport. Good listener.

May 28, 2013

Dr. Powell is outstanding in explaining her findings, offering suggestions for care, and listening to my concerns. I trust her implicitly.

May 20, 2013

Dr. Powell is wonderful.

May 16, 2013

Dr. Powell is friendly and professional and has a sincere interest in helping with my medical problems. She explains everything clearly and offers good advice and suggestions. Mainly, I have confidence in what she advises me to do.

May 13, 2013

Dr. Powell seemed a bit rushed, even though I was one of her first a.m. appointments.

May 07, 2013

Dr. Powell is a great doctor. She is authentic. I have never felt rushed when seeing her.

May 04, 2013

Thank You Dr. Amy Powell for all the kindness you gave me !!!!!!

May 03, 2013

Dr. Powell is impressive. I had seen her over a year before this appointment and she remember the specifics of my previous appts and details about me that I believe may not have been part of the medical record. I appreciated her concern for me.

April 30, 2013

Amy was very helpful she listened to my questions and concerns and when I told her about my extremely upsetting experience with Shauna when I called trying to figure out where I needed to call to get help with my leg pain. Amy referred me to Dr. Cuniffe and got an appointment right away.

April 29, 2013

I would not recommend or visit this doctor again. She did not address my issue of pain and seemed rushed to get me out quickly.

April 12, 2013

Dr. Powell is a very kind and caring person. We discussed my history & prior treatments and she listened intently and asked questions, and then we made a decision about my treatment. She is fantastic and I recommend her highly.

March 25, 2013

I appreciate the variety of options presented to me, especially non-operative.

March 12, 2013

Dr. Powell was very concerned/interested in my dilemma. She listened, read the reports, took a couple of xrays to assure herself that the situation was as described and advised me how to proceed.

March 04, 2013

I like Dr. Powell very much. I have already referred her to many other people.

February 25, 2013

Excellent Dr. will come back as needed

February 18, 2013

totally impressive experience

February 18, 2013

Thank you for being such a good listener and taking time to review my records, perform an exam, and then communicate the next steps.

February 11, 2013

Dr Powell has very good bedside manner- very gracious and warm

February 11, 2013

Dr. Powell is not the only MD I have seen at this clinic. She is the only one I choose to see me. I will wait to get an appointment with her as she takes the time to ensure I am comfortable and my shots are as pain free as possible. Powell obviously cares about me as a patient.

January 28, 2013

Dr. Powell is fantastic. She is always very compassionate and understanding, and tries to get athletes back into action as soon as possible.

January 28, 2013

Dr Powell explained everything beforehand and communicated with me every step of the way, what was being done, why and what could be expected, pain, pressure, etc.

January 21, 2013

Dr. Powell is fantastic, personable and profession.

January 21, 2013

Dr. Powell and Dr. Goodman were awesome

January 14, 2013

Dr. Powell is very attentive and gave me a great sense that the appropriate diagnosis was made and what the appropriate treatment options were.

January 08, 2013

Dr. Powell gives such complete information, and always asks if I have any more questions.

January 07, 2013

I appreciate the discussion about my situation, and the fact that I was allowed to forward my opinion as a patient.

January 04, 2013

Was easy. Felt well taken care of.

December 19, 2012

Thank You for your kindness & care !!!

December 17, 2012

I came back to see Dr. Powell because of the care I received several years ago. I have had ongoing issues for 25 years, and Dr. Powell seems to really want to figure out and get to the bottom of the problem. I have every confidence in Dr. Powell.

December 10, 2012

Dr. Amy Powell was awesome with me in explanning my condition and gave me a good solution.

December 04, 2012

I liked Dr. Powell immensely.

December 04, 2012

No medications prescribed.

December 03, 2012

Dr. Powell is excellent and I fully trust her.

December 03, 2012

I feel most fortunate to be in the care of my physician in this Clinic.

December 03, 2012

Exceptional as always

November 26, 2012

It is encouraging...my daughter also understands my hip-pain situation better and has confidence in the diagnosis and treatment. Thank you for including her.

November 11, 2012

I would send my Mother to Dr. Powell.

November 07, 2012

The best! Had my ortho and friends do R shoulder and L hip, but this l shoulder is the best relief I've ever had. Makes me wish I could ask to do have the R one redone by Krim's group

November 07, 2012

outstanding, inclusive and easy going

November 05, 2012

Very good experience, even though I had a feeling that they were very busy and I should make my feelings and physical problems short and to the point. Which is not a problem with me. It may be for others

October 29, 2012

Because I am of an age where "falling apart" seems to be creeping in, I have already referred a friend to Dr. Powell for hip issues. I am confident if Dr. Powell believes a different care provider would better address this friend's problem, she would refer her to an excellent physician, not just "the next in line" which can sometimes be the case.

October 16, 2012

DR. POWELL AND DR.ENGLISH WERE GREAT THEY MADE ME FEEL COMFORTABLE AND CARED FOR AS A PATIENT. I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND DR. POWELL AND DR.ENGLISH!

October 15, 2012

I would recommend this orthopedic center to others.

October 08, 2012

My only hesitation to recommend this care provider is wait time.

October 08, 2012

Dr. Powell was very informative about my options, and had the nurse take me right down to the therapy department to help me get an appointment. Dr. Powell seems so nice and genuinely cares about me.

October 02, 2012

Dr. Powell is a real gem.

September 28, 2012

Dr Powell had a VERY calming and reassuring manner that really was commendable

September 12, 2012

I would definately refer Dr Powell. I have come back to her several times. She seems genuine and caring.

September 04, 2012

She is excellent.

August 31, 2012

Dr. was friendly, helpful and efficient

August 27, 2012

good experiance not as good as the first one but efective

August 24, 2012

For orthopedic problems, we stay with Dr. Powell. She treats Tonia right.

August 24, 2012

seems to be a climate of thinking people are drug seekers or going to be if given pain medication.

August 23, 2012

Always a very nice and sharp physician. This visit - awkward and dissapointing for me. Physician in a bad mood? and 'short' with me for the first time.

August 21, 2012

Once again, an excellent experience. I can't imagine going anywhere else for my orthopedic needs.

August 20, 2012

This was Jacob's first visit with Dr. Powell. Now everyone in our family has utilized her expertise on at least one occasion. Obviously, we are pleased with our experience and have recommended her to several friends with sports type injuries or issues. She is consistently professional, pleasant, and takes the time to address the concern, review options and rationale, and includes us in the action plan. She mentors the exceptional patient experience. Though interns/residents participate in the visit, we feel confident she actively participates & directs the actino plan.

August 11, 2012

Dr. Amy Powell is FANTASTIC

August 07, 2012

Dr. Powell is fantastic, despite my negative experience with delays on this visit.

July 25, 2012

Fantastic. I could not have been taken care of better.

July 23, 2012

Dr. Powell was very professional and answered my questions completely. I would recommend her highly.

July 16, 2012

Good experience and I hope the course of action is appropriate to determine and cure the problem

July 16, 2012

Optimistic and focused on my problem

July 16, 2012

Very friendly and relates well with her patients. Spoke about my visit with my husband. Surprisingly she had treated him sometime in the past and also thought highly of her!

July 09, 2012

AMY and team are excellent!

July 06, 2012

See above

July 04, 2012

Dr Powell, her Physicians assistant, I forgot her name, and Monica, her medical assistant were all excellent.

July 03, 2012

This was a very positive experience.

July 02, 2012

Dr. Powell is one of the best doctors I have ever visited. She has very good listening skills and most importantly takes time to review records from other doctors and PT visits. I could not ask for a better doctor. I really appeciate her care!

June 29, 2012

Wonderful doctor.

June 26, 2012

Dr. Powell and her staff were all great. I would tell others how well I was treated under her care.

June 20, 2012

I love Dr Powell so much that I have recomended her to family and friends.

June 18, 2012

I have, and continue to refer friends and family to Dr. Powell, the most recent was my father.

June 14, 2012

Dr. Powell is very kind and compassionate. She answered my questions and asked "do you have any other questions?" at the end of the visit. She involved me in the decision about the next step in my care after presenting options.

June 13, 2012

Dr. Powell is very kind and explained everything to me.

June 10, 2012

Dr. Amy Powell is great, she is caring and understanding. A great asset to the University staff.

June 08, 2012

I look forward to working with Dr. Powell to detect the root cause of my problem. I appreciate her thoroughness and even sharing with me some of her thought processes (and informing me that she was thinking aloud). She communicated brilliantly, really seemed interested, concerned, and professional. Thank you.

June 06, 2012

Dr. Powell was incredible. I will definitely recommend her. I don't think I can say the same thing for the resident who provided care.

June 04, 2012

Dr. Powell was superb. I would highly recommend her to others.

May 09, 2012

I really appreciated Dr. Powell, and thought she gave me good advice and comments.

May 04, 2012

Dr. Amy Powell and everyone at the U are very nice and they make you feel very comfortable.

May 03, 2012

Amy Powell provides the type of care and concern that is welcome and appropriate.

April 04, 2012

very compitant health care providers all questions were answered

April 01, 2012

Didn't find out till after the care provider left the office that I was to have not only an MRI, but an MRI with contrast. Any time something is going to be put into my body, I feel there must be a discussion of why this is necessary, what the advantages and risks are, what extra information will be gained, as well as an opportunity to decline.

March 13, 2012

Dr Amy Powells bedside manner was excellent She was very respectful

March 01, 2012

Dr. Powell was great. She was very friendly and attentive.

February 25, 2012

Amy Powell was the doctor.

February 25, 2012

Very impressed with the physician. Should concern and was treated with very good care

February 22, 2012

She provided excellent care and the braces that she suggested I use help me so much to relive the pain of walking up and down stairs.

February 22, 2012

i like the group discussions of all the care provders. they discuss and come to a meeting of the minds as to what would be best for me.

February 18, 2012

I know the center is a teaching school, but I wish for the olden days when I saw only the real doctor. This is not just your office but now it's all medical offices.

February 16, 2012

I am trying once again to find solutions to a long-term chronic problem. I've given up on the medical community repeatedly. I asked the Dr. if she would commit to solving the problem. She was non-committal and even said that the tests she proposed were the 'end of the road' concerning this problem. That was NOT what I wanted to hear.

February 08, 2012

a wonderful experience - will recommend her to all my friends-- Extremely well educated and informed

February 04, 2012

Dr. Powell is great, but because of fellows and residents she only spent about 3 to 5 minutes with me and I was not able to ask all my questions. I also have to make another appointment to see her about another matter that needs to be addressed. MD should be able to address more than one issue at a time and you shouldn't have to make separate appointments for each issue.

February 04, 2012

They were very helpful and very informative.

February 04, 2012

Explained everyting very well and quickley. Asked for any questions and all questions were answered to my satisifaction.

February 01, 2012

Dr. Powell always is working to find the best care regimens.

January 28, 2012

good

January 25, 2012

I have confidence in this physician and her staff...

January 25, 2012

If my shoulder mostly or completey recovers, then the last two questions will increase to very good.

January 19, 2012

Amy Powell is a gem. I've never had someone explain something so well. The entire visit was a sheer pleasure.

January 14, 2012

Overall exam was great. The follow up instructions were a bit cloudy. I expressed my concern that i did not understand what i could / could not do but I don't feel i received a satisfactory answer. I did appreciate that she did allow me to call her directly to clarify.

January 14, 2012

Dr Powell was very helpful and informative about concussion care and made us understand what needed to be done for recovery.

January 12, 2012

She is always clear and listens well!

January 11, 2012

This visit was very much improved. I have felt very disappointed on prior visits that much questions were not answered well and not much concern was given. This visit answered all my questions and I feel much better about returning in the future.

January 07, 2012

I have already referred multiple people to Dr. Powell

January 07, 2012

Dr. Powell provided what I can honestly say was the best experience I have had with a doctor's visit. She was very personable, nice, professional, and best of all seemed honestly interested in my specific problem and was willing to take the time to make sure I had all of my questions answered. I never got the feeling she was trying to rush me out to get to the next patient even though she knew I was only there to get a second opinion on my shoulder. It was great.

January 07, 2012

Amy was very good at making me feel comfortable and explaining what was going on. I appreciated her time in the office with me, because I've had doctors in the past spend less time with me and it was discouraging. She did a great job.

January 05, 2012

I have already referred someone to Doctor Powell.

January 05, 2012

Dr Amy Powell is an excellent doctor- very informative, very competent with wide range of help in all areas. Also, the REHAB center is very good and has a very good staff to help with exercises for your particular problem - have used the water therapy program as well as back and limb strength after operations or accidents. I have always had good help from that center.

January 05, 2012

I left the appointment without an understanding of what was wrong with me but a treatment plan of getting an injection in my hip. I didn't realize it while i was talking to the doctor but afterward I was really unsure about whether I wanted to do the treatment. I didn't feel like I knew enough about it, what it was meant to do, if there were any side effects, or whether it would be the best thing for me in the circumstances I was in. I realize some of this was my failure to ask questions. Maybe there could be a resource or written material that patients could refer to later.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Internal Medicine - Adjunct Assistant Professor
UUHC Community Physician Group - UUHC Affiliated Physician
Academic Divisions General Internal Medicine
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Sports Medicine)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-7555 University Orthopaedic Center
Orthopedics
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Amy Powell, Assistant Professor, (clinical) is a board certified Sports Medicine physician serving as a team physician for the University of Utah Utes. She specializes in the care of athletes and active people of all ages, focusing on attaining and maintaining a patient’s physical performance goals. Dr. Powell received her medical degree from the University of Washington, followed by residency training in internal medicine at the Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Powell pursued subspecialty training in sports medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where she worked with athletes of all levels. Dr. Powell’s clinical interests include non-surgical management of musculoskeletal problems afflicting active people across the lifespan. She has specific clinical interests in prevention and management of injuries in the female athlete, metabolic bone disease, and non-surgical management of osteoarthritis in active patients.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Sports Medicine
Fellow
Residency Virginia Mason Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Resident
Internship Virginia Mason Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Intern
Professional Medical University of Washington
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Smith College
Sociology
B.A.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

  • HELP-CDM
    Keywords: myotonic dystrophy, congenital myotonic dystrophy, CDM, dystrophia myotonia
    Status: Recruiting Principal Investigator: Nicholas Johnson

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