Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

130 Patient Ratings
286 Patient Comments

Amanda Leigh Elrod, PA-C, M.P.A.S.

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

130 Patient Ratings
286 Patient Comments



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Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 587-2525
South Main Clinic
3690 South Main
Salt Lake City, UT 84115



Amanda Leigh Elrod, PA-C is a physician assistant specializing in family medicine. She is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most insurance plans.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Family and Preventive Medicine - Instructor (Clinical)
Family and Preventive Medicine - Advanced Practice Clinician
Academic Divisions Physician Assistant Program

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.

April 21, 2014

i told the Dr. I had already run a pregnancy test the night before and I later saw she ran this test in part of the urine tests, which I do not appreciate as I will be billed for it.

April 15, 2014

I recommend Dr. Elrod to everyone in Georgia!

April 15, 2014

Leigh is wonderful - she will be missed in her absence!

April 13, 2014

I was impressed on my second visit that my doctor remembered all of the details of the first conversation we had regarding my health and my goals to reach. She was very inclusive and although many years younger gave me absolute confidence and comfort

April 13, 2014

Sorry Dr. Elrod is moving away. I've really liked her as a GP.

April 10, 2014

she is the epitome of an excellent P.A

April 08, 2014

Leigh is very knowledgeable and informative. She takes the time to develop rapport and actually listens. I was initially leary of not seeing an MD, however after experiencing Lee's knowledge, attention to issues and her willingness to take the time to listen, I would rate her care as superior.

April 06, 2014

Leigh Elrod is the best medical provider I have ever had. I hope I can have her for my provider for the rest of my life.

April 04, 2014

Leigh Elrod is a great healthcare provider - she converses easily with me about my concerns, listens while I explain, and explains clearly what I need to know. She is helpful and answers my questions perfectly. She should be a model for other providers!

April 01, 2014

Leigh is the best!

March 31, 2014

She is so knowledgeable, kind and compassionate! We love her! Visits with her are always positive, even with sick kids!!!

March 27, 2014

I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Elrod. She is always very upbeat, professional and very knowledgeable about treatments, medications, etc. I feel exceptionally lucky to have someone of her caliber assisting and helping me with my health questions and treatments.

March 26, 2014

Leigh Elrod is excellent at her job. In my case, her advise and prescriptions have worked very well, and I have made a significant turnaround with regard to my ailment

March 25, 2014

I love Leigh and have recommended her to my husband and two of my co-workers (who all currently see her). She is the best!

March 24, 2014

I'm sending my family to see Leigh Elrod. She is amazing and I know she will take good care of them.

March 13, 2014

Leigh is an exceptional PA and clinician. She truly cares about her patients and takes the time to listen. She is both competent and kind.

March 13, 2014

Leigh Elrod was great. She made me feel very comfortable.

March 12, 2014

Dr. Elrod was kind, thorough, concerned, and considerate. She and her staff seemed genuinely concerned with helping me and I felt they went out of their way to make sure I had the information, tests, medications, and soothing I needed.

March 06, 2014

Leigh Elrod is not my regular physician, but whenever she has served me in Dr. Sanyer's absence, I have been pleased with the care I received.

March 03, 2014

Having already decided on antibiotics for sinus infection Dr. Elrod informed me that we can test for strep throat but that the antibiotics would take care of that, I appreciated this information as sometimes those added tests can cost more money for me and being on a budget it was nice to be informed about that beforehand.

March 03, 2014

I've never - never - had a health care provider better than Leigh Elrod. Not only does she know the medical side, but she is warm, extremely kind and remembers things from previous visits. Even though this visit was a simple check-up, she asked about my 10-month old son and how he was doing and how his eating was coming along. It's the personal touch that makes me recommend Leigh Elrod to any person I come across that is looking for a new provider. If she wasn't at this clinic, despite ow wonderful everything else at the clinic is, I'm not sure I'd have the same loyalty to the clinic.

March 01, 2014

She listens to me and is very responsive and I feel her full attention. I felt heard and comfortable during my appointment. I felt a little concerned that the annual physical procedures I have had with other providers were not performed.

February 18, 2014

After we discussed what I was there for, she took the time to ask me about things we had discussed from previous appointments. She is very caring and takes the time to get to know her patients!

February 13, 2014

I always enjoy my experience with Leigh Elrod.

February 13, 2014

Leigh Elrod is by far the best primary care provider I have ever had. I recommend everyone to her. I trust her and feel like she is a friend that is genuinely concerned with any health issues I may have. She is always supportive of my health and nutrition goals and keeps me motivated to be healthy. It is clear that patient care and quality is her #1 priority and that is what will keep people coming back to see her. She is excellent

February 08, 2014

Leigh is amazing. I've referred her to three of my friends

February 04, 2014

My twin brother has a genetic, terminal illness. Because of that, our entire family has been around countless care providers for extended periods of time. Leigh Elrod, from the very first visit, has shown with her knowledge, communication and genuine care, that she is in a league where very few providers get to. I would recommend her to absolutely anyone. She has taken care of me since I was single and shown the same care for my wife and now my 9-month old son.

February 03, 2014

Leigh is wonderful. She always shows concern and asks me to explain my symptoms and experiences. I feel like she is really listening to what I am saying and don't feel rushed through my visit, which I really appreciate. I feel like I am in good hands with Leigh.

February 03, 2014

Leigh Elrod was fantastic. She was so nice, courteous, didn't rush me through the appointment. She took time to answer all my questions and present multiple options along with pros/cons of each one. I will definitely recommend her to any of my friends looking for a caring, knowledgeable healthcare professional.

January 31, 2014

I had Elrod and she was fantastic! She worked with me to help create a plan that would work well for my problem. I felt very satisfied and would recommend her to anyone.

January 21, 2014

I am highly impressed with A Leigh Elrod---I'd recommend her to everyone

January 21, 2014

Fabulous visit, left feeling she listened and cared about that visit, I know this may sound silly but I appreciate her eye contact in communicating with me, as my previous provider there has a hard time making eye contact with me when she is talking to me, (she looks at walls, she talks with her eyes closed)

January 19, 2014

Great experience

January 18, 2014

I'm don't talk with others about my medical care, which is the only reason I wouldn't be recommending Leigh.

January 16, 2014

Leigh is awesome. Puts up with my sense of humor.

January 16, 2014

I thought she was caring, thoughtful, and informative. I will definitely recommend her

January 13, 2014

Provider was very friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient.

January 06, 2014

If Leigh were to ever leave, I would like to follow her as my primary care provider.

January 06, 2014

Enrod was a great help!! However I was upset with the syrup she prescribed it was not helpful and i suffered for days untill the antibiotics kicked in.

December 31, 2013

Leigh is terrific!

December 29, 2013

Dr. Elrod was incredible. Truly one of the best providers I have ever had the pleasure to meet. Genuine and kind.

December 27, 2013

Dr Elrod is professional and spends time to answer questions. Even on Sensitive issues

December 20, 2013


December 19, 2013

I've highly recommended Leigh to a few people that have been looking for PCP's

December 18, 2013

Leigh is awesome. So glad I found her!

December 15, 2013

very good at taking time and explaining

December 14, 2013

The care giver is extremely knowledgeable in her field and conducted her examination for assessing any medical conditions that needed to be addressed with, precise and concise explanations.

December 13, 2013


December 13, 2013

Amazing provider. If I didn't know better I would assume that I was her only patient. The care and focus while I am in her care is personal and focused. I never feel like she is rushing or trying to get to her next appointment.

December 13, 2013

I have never been treated more professionally and with all the courtesy that one could possibly expect. The PA was unreliable in terms of time spent explaining issues and reasons for medications and what my current health required. Exam was exceptional and covered all of my questions and concerns.

December 11, 2013

I also really liked the student, I forget his name, but he was great.

December 11, 2013

Leigh Elrod is an excellent PA. She was patient with my decision to wait before taking thyroid medication and was quick to respond with a prescription when I agreed. She was correct in predicting the positive impact of taking the medication. I trust her judgement and have referred other people to her.

December 09, 2013

Excellent visit and find for Family practice PA. Highly recommend!!!

December 08, 2013


December 04, 2013

Not normally very comfortable in visiting health care, but was put very much at ease.

December 03, 2013

Leigh is an excellent provider, she is thorough, articulate and genuine. I recommend her to anyone looking for a PCP.

November 25, 2013

All excellent

November 21, 2013

I came back to my family care provider because I felt that the Dr. at the orthopedic center was not willing to listen to my concerns and include me in the treatment decisions. I felt as though his course of treatment was more radical than I would like to start out with. I really appreciated Leigh Elrod's willingness to explain the problem and find more conservative treatments to start out with. She is always wonderful about explaining what is going on in terms that I can understand and she takes extra time to ensure that I am happy with the treatment.

November 19, 2013

The visit took a long time but I feel like I got to go over everything and there was no rush.

November 18, 2013

Leigh Elrod was excellent. I felt very comfortable with her.

November 18, 2013

I have mixed feelings about not being examined. I was there for a migraine. I was seeing a doctor who didn't know me. On the one hand I really felt terrible and appreciated not having the lights turned on and not getting poked and prodded. On the other hand this was the first time the medication did not work as it had before (the shot I got in the office) and it worried me a little that I had not been examined. In the end it ended up helping after about 8 hours. Maybe a very short exam would have eased my mind. Either way my treatment was the same- the only purpose the exam would have served would have been to ease my mind and I didn't know it would need easing while I was in the clinic. We all assumed the medication would work right away. Dr. Leigh was very kind and gentle and respected my history which is way more than I can say for many doctors when I first see them.

November 14, 2013

Leigh Elrod is awesome. She is one of the few providers that takes the time to listen during the appointment and is not in a rush to get out of the room.

November 11, 2013

I have already recommended Leigh to several of my friends.

November 11, 2013


November 11, 2013

Dr. Elrod did an amazing job with helping me through my situation. I believe she had genuine concern for me and made me feel like I would be okay (hopeful0. I am okay- I feel much better. She is an awesome DR.

November 05, 2013

Ms. Elrod spend a lot of time with me working through a problem I was having with my medication. She never seemed rushed. She is very professional but also genuinely caring. I am glad that I have chosen her as my health care provider.

November 04, 2013

Leigh has always been so great with my kids. I come to this clinic because of her. My kids just love her as there provider.

October 31, 2013

I've already recommended Leigh Elrod to a friend. She was very easy to talk to, efficient and humane.

October 29, 2013

Dr. Elhorn was amazing. She was really concerned, explained everything, and was just a genuinely wonderful person. I would go back to her in a heart beat! I am very happy that I landed in her care on this issue. She made a difficult situation manageable. I really appreciate her for that!

October 28, 2013

Oh Dr. Leigh Elrod is by far the BEST doctor I have ever been to and I will turn 50 this coming year. She helped my Fiance after many visits to a doctor and I have switched over to her because of her knowledge and genuine care while she listens not only with her ears but with her heart! She suggested I meet with a Wellness Coach and explained the importance of exercise and health diet. She clearly explained how to apply my medication and of course went over my preventative screenings. I cant stress enough how I think she should get Doctor of the YEAR award!!!!!

October 28, 2013

Dr. Elrod was really great! She was very helpful and made me feel at ease.

October 25, 2013

I've seen several people over last 10 yrs (?) and Leigh is the best. excellent bedside manner, communication skills, patient collaboration, empowerment, positive energy

October 23, 2013

I had a very positive experience!

October 23, 2013

Leigh gives EXCELLENT care!

October 22, 2013

Leigh was amazing. She made me feel really comfortable.

October 21, 2013

I have been so happy. And definitely recommended her to friends and family.

October 15, 2013

Leigh is excellent. Very easy to communicate with. Recommends options but does not push them. i.e., prostrate blood test. I am very comfortable with Leigh as my primary care provider.

October 14, 2013

Leigh is the best!!!!!

October 14, 2013

Plus she gave skiing recommendations.

October 07, 2013

Was very good with using My Chart. Followed up on My Chart within 1 day of me putting information in there.

October 07, 2013

Leigh is very thorough

October 04, 2013

If Leigh ever left the U of Utah I would go see her at her new place. She is caring and wonderful and really tries to get to the root of the problem not just manage the symptoms. I can tell that she truly cares for her patients well being.

October 02, 2013

made me fell very comfortable. Answered questions. Was professional. Eased my apprehension about certain parts of physical

September 30, 2013

She spent enough time for me to feel treated well. I personally don't like care providers who just prescribe medications. She is totally opposite. She respects my personal preference and tries to find the cause of the medical conditions.

September 25, 2013

Leigh is the BEST!!! I would recommend her to anyone!

September 19, 2013


September 10, 2013

I appreciate my PA. I never feel rushed. She takes the time to listen and have conversations. She double-checks questions and is very thorough. I have great confidence in her and would recommend her.

September 03, 2013

I have every confidence in Dr Elrod and enjoy having her as my PCP

September 02, 2013

best health care provider I have ever had! great bedside manner, friendly, empathetic, and competent.

August 30, 2013

Leigh is the best. Period.

August 26, 2013

Leigh Elrod makes a personal connection with us everytime we visit even though I know she has a large caseload! She really seems to care about us as individuals and makes it show! She is amazing!

August 26, 2013

Leigh was kind, compassionate and thorough. She explained everything clearly and made a personal connection with me even though the clinic was especially busy!

August 19, 2013

Leigh was great. My recent experience at the Madsen was one of the best I have ever had at a health care facility.

August 12, 2013

I really couldn't have it any better. Dr. Elrod is FABULOUS! I'm so glad I found her. She is a huge asset to the Madsen Clinic and the entire University. THANK YOU! My only advice is that she doesn't leave the U. lol

August 09, 2013

My provider is the best! I can't say enough good things about her! I just hope she doesn't get transferred!

August 07, 2013

I really enjoyed my visit with Ms. Elrod. She is knowledgable, personable, has an excellent bedside manner, and is a superb clinician. I look forward to future visits and have recommended her to friends.

August 06, 2013

Ms Elrod was wonderful!! I have referred her to several of my friends and family.

August 06, 2013

Leigh is a wonderful PA, she really listened to me (this a rarity with providers), talked to me so that I understood but wasn't condescending. I felt included in the decision making and very comfortable with her.

August 05, 2013

Leigh Elrod is a wonderful care provider.

August 05, 2013

Leigh Elrod is the best care provider I have ever had. We started bringing our daughter to her when she was born because she is so great. We will see Leigh for as long as she practices within 100 miles of where we live.

August 05, 2013

Dr. Elrod is awesome! She has an excellent bedside manner. I felt she really cared about me as a person and not just another case. She really listened!

July 15, 2013

Dr. Elrod is fantastic. She does her research. She remembered events from over two years ago and remembered the smallest details from my husband's and my last visit. I would go to only her for all of my health care concerns if that were possible. She even gave me great advice for postpartum care that no one else had explained before. That's a great doctor for you!

July 09, 2013

Leigh Elrod consistently provides me with excellent care and expresses true concern for my health. I have recommended her to others and will continue to do so. She is the best provider I have ever had. I feel very fortunate to have her involved in my healthcare.

July 08, 2013

Ms. Elrod is fantastic. She is by far my first choice for primary care. She listens well, considers past visits/diagnosis, and talks about causes and possible treatments for even the most minor of complaints. She is easy to talk to and is really able to understand her patients.

July 08, 2013

Leigh is wonderful, she listened to my concerns and what has been going on, asked questions for more information, and included me in decisions about my care. She talked to me about options and asked if her plan sounded okay to me.

July 05, 2013

I'm really not rushing through the survey, Dr. Elrod is just the best primary care physician I have ever had. She treats her patients like people and never minimizes their problems or experiences. She also shows a lot of concern about follow-up to make sure that things are resolved or improved later on.

July 02, 2013

She was wonderful!

July 01, 2013

Leigh Elrod is far and away the best primary care provider I have had. She in very straight-forward, informative and responsive to questions and concerns. Can't say enough good.

July 01, 2013

She was really good. I know I am overweight but she did not preach to me. She informed me of my BMI and that it needs to be lower. She probably would have said more to me if my labs had come back adnormal.

June 21, 2013

Leigh Elrod is a phenomenal, inspiring, and profoundly human provider. I find it easy to talk to her about difficult health questions and am always impressed with her ability to connect, listen, and give trust-worthy medical advice. I cannot say enough about her.

June 21, 2013

Leigh Elrod is wonderful and a real credit to U Health Sciences.

June 20, 2013

I have utmost faith in Leigh Elrod. I recommend her to everyone.

June 14, 2013

Leigh Elrod is very professional and very educated. I respect her ideas and her knowledge.

June 11, 2013

I loved the PA that I saw. She was so nice and helpful!

June 10, 2013

Dr Elrod was very thorough, had read my case history before the appointment and was very helpful

June 04, 2013

Leigh Elrod was amazing. I have been to a lot of DR's and PA's in my life and she by far has been the best

June 01, 2013

Leigh Elrod is the driving force behind my insurance decisions every year. If she/Madsen family clinic isn't on a plan I won't choose it - even if the plan has richer benefits. She is amazing.

May 20, 2013

She was wonderful! I have been to all of the University clinics trying to find a primary care physician that I would like to see on a regular basis, and I haven't really found anyone until now. She explained my PAST blood work results that the other doctor did not (and I didn't even have to ask!). I was very impressed with Leigh.

May 20, 2013

She knows me. She took the time to explain everything, she actually remembered circumstances that led to my diagnosis. She was instrumental in my diagnosis of MS and I will always be thankful for that. She's amazing.

May 20, 2013

Dr. Elrod reviewed my file prior to my visit and was prepared with a plan to follow through with. Makes a person feel like I am really a person, not just a patient...another boring run of the mill patient.

May 08, 2013

Leigh is alway very informative and answer my qusetion. Thank for doing such a great job and caring.

May 07, 2013

most efficient doctor's appointment ever. Very friendly and helpful.

May 07, 2013

Leigh Elrod is fantastic!

May 07, 2013

Dr. Elrod was amazing. She made me feel super comfortable and she seemed extremely genuine. Loved her. Will totally recommend her.

May 06, 2013

Leigh Elrod is knowledgeable, efficient, friendly, and always seems to have my best interest in mind.

May 01, 2013

everyone was great i have never experienced such a good feeling from a doctors office before

April 29, 2013

Excellent service, Unparalleled bedside manner, but relied too much on x-ray tech and ended up with wrong diagnosis.

April 29, 2013

Leigh was very good, she really listened to me, asked me follow up questions, and listened to what I was saying. She talked to me about what might be going on and possible treatment and kept me involved in what labs she ordered. She made sure I was signed up to MyChart so I could send questions that way if I had any.

April 24, 2013

she recommended I send her a message on MyChart if I wasn't improving in a day or two--that way she could call in a prescription without me having to go back to the clinic. I really appreciated that.

April 22, 2013

I don't visit the hospital or doctors much, but this was the most pleasant experience I've had and I will definitely be using this doctor and clinic again if needed.

April 22, 2013

My care provider was excellent - probably the most thorough, attentive health care provider I've encountered yet. She gave me well-rounded advice and asked a ton of questions to get a thorough understanding of my health situation.

April 17, 2013

Very good experience, my physician Assistant Leigh was awesome. U of U will be my Health Care provider for now on for sure.

April 16, 2013

Leigh Elrod is one of most caring and professional health practitioners that I have ever encountered, and I will certainly continue to see her as long as she is in SLC.

April 15, 2013

Leigh is absolutely wonderful and does an excellent job. I recommend her to my friends

April 14, 2013

Leigh is the absolute best.

April 12, 2013

I never feel rushed by Leigh. At the end of the visit, I said I had another question. She sat back down to show me that she was going to give it her full attention and not in a hurry to leave. She made sure I knew when to expect my lab results, and that she is comfortable using the message system for me to contact her - something I really appreciate. I will be recommending her to a good friend who is looking for a new primary care provider.

April 08, 2013

Leigh is the best provider I've had in a long time.

April 08, 2013

Leigh is very personable and makes me feel comfortable. She pays attention and gives me all the time and attention I need. I have recommended Leigh as a super doctor since my first check-up with her, and will continue to do so.

April 08, 2013

efficient , caring, focused, knowlegable, always pleasant

April 08, 2013

Leigh Elrod is excellent. She makes sure I know what she is talking about and takes opportunity to listen to what is an issue.

April 08, 2013

My first prescription made me really nauseated so Leigh answered immediately when I sent a message in MyChart and changed the prescription to something else and called me at work to let me know.

April 08, 2013

Leigh is the best provider I've ever had. I feel like she knows who I am and is aware of my health issues every time I come. Even if she's just reading my chart thoroughly before coming into the room to familiarize herself with my case, it feels like she knows me, and that makes a huge difference. I've had so many providers read up on me while in the room with me, even if I've seen them several times, and it makes me feel like a number. Or just a condition. Because of this, I trust Leigh's decisions concerning my care.

April 08, 2013

My confidence in Leigh Elrod continues to increase with each visit. She is a rare find and of tremendous value to her patients and the clinic. She is incredibly bright, warm and insightful. I really feel that she is a partner in my health and my healthcare. She motivates me to do better!

April 06, 2013

Dr Elrod was amazing! Not only did she have my concerns in mind but based on my first chart, she had a few ideas of her own. I appreciated her proactive approach to things she saw before even talking to me!

March 26, 2013

Amanda Elrod is amazing!!

March 25, 2013

Leigh is great. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a fabulous provider.

March 20, 2013

Leigh Ellrod is amazing. She is caring and thoughful and quick about getting back test results.

March 19, 2013

Leigh Elrod is never anything short of amazing! She is so knowledgeable and very patient with my endless questions. She really cares about her patients and does whatever she can to ensure we get the appropriate care.

March 18, 2013

I do business with Madsen because they have provided quality service in the past.

March 12, 2013

Dr. Elrod is extremely kind. She took the time to explain to me what a gallbladder is and what it's purpose was. She genuinely is concerened about my stomach pain and increased my Omeperozol medication to take twice a day of which helped. She answered all of my questions and she is GREAT!

March 11, 2013

Listens and really cares about you as a person. It is hard to find providers who you know are super busy, yet sit and listen and really engage the patient.

March 11, 2013

Always a great experience with Leigh Elrod!

March 11, 2013

She did not listen to me but had already decided what drug to give me. She sent an escript before telling me what she had prescribed & didn't take seriously my previous allergic reactions nor my request for a different drug.

March 04, 2013

Leigh Elrod always does a wonderful job. I would not hesitate to recommend her to others.

March 01, 2013

I came to the clinic very scared, but the doctor reassured me right away by telling me that it was nothing terrible, explained clearly what was my problem, what medication I should take, how and for how long. I would recommend this care provider to everyone.

February 26, 2013

Leigh is the best care provider I have ever had and really is the epitome of a caring provider

February 25, 2013

I couldn't be happier with my experience with Dr. Elrod during my appointment with her. She is brilliant, helpful, kind, and professional. I will definitely come back to her.

February 16, 2013

I love my health provider! She is awesome.

February 11, 2013

Leigh and gabby helped me feel at ease during my procedure. Very good peeps.

January 31, 2013

Dr Leigh is simply amazing. I have never had a primary care physician that i felt so personable with and who i felt genuinely cared about my well being. I was able to be open and honest without any hesitancy.

January 31, 2013

Leigh always shows that she cares.

January 28, 2013

Referred my wife to Utah Health Care and Leigh last week.

January 22, 2013

I had a list of items to inquire about and was grateful for the time and consideration both the NA and doctor gave me.

January 22, 2013

Dr. Elrod is attentive, thorough, and personable. She knows just when to be humorous. She is reassuring and never condescending.

January 18, 2013

Leigh Elrod seems to be very passionate about helping and understanding her patients. She is amazing and I feel has gone above and beyond to assist me with several serious health issues.

January 16, 2013

She's very understanding, compassionate, down to earth attitude, and has great bedside manners . I feel lucky to have her as my PCP

January 15, 2013

My provider I would rate as number one! She explained the purpose of a gallbladder to me in terms I can understand and she was very friendly and courteous to me.

January 08, 2013

Excellent "bedside manner" - a rarity!

January 08, 2013

All services were great

January 08, 2013

I have never been treated with this kind of concern or care by a care giver. The PA was as efficient as any MD, but was very careful to give me all of the time and answers to any questions. Efforts to explain the next step was excellent. The PA took much more time than normal to answer my questions and what I need to do for the next step. I have all of the confidence in that I could hope to have because of the way I was treated by both the PA and the nurse. I could no be any happier with the care provided!

January 05, 2013

appreciated her consideration for my child's fear of recommended immunizations

December 31, 2012

Leigh Elrod is great to work with. She really cares

December 24, 2012

I hold Leigh Elrod in very high regard as my primary care provider. I completely trust her recommendations with regard to my health care. Of all the doctors and care providers I have known over the past 30 years that I have dealt with in the military and outside the military none have come close to the Leigh Elrod in her care and concern for my health and well being. I have come to the point that I trust no one with my health care matters other than Leigh Elrod.

December 17, 2012


December 12, 2012

This was my first visit with Leigh Elrod. I had heard that she was a really good provider and she still exceeded expectations. She was engaged and attentive. She know's what she's doing and earned my confidence in just that one visit. She was efficient and probable very busy, but made me feel like I was her only patient at the moment. Great Visit.

December 10, 2012

Dr. Elrod is the best doctor that I have ever had as a primary care. She is thorough, kind, knowledgeable. She takes her time and makes sure that I am informed and understand. If most doctors were like her, it would be a wonderful situation.

December 08, 2012

Leigh Elrod is the best provider I've ever had. I hope she never leaves the Salt Lake area!

December 07, 2012

Leigh Elrod, PA-C was great, and I have already recommended her to a couple of my girlfriends. She is friendly, and knowledgeable, and I am confident in her diagnostic skills. She seems concerned with my individual health needs, and is not rushed to see/prescribe/be on to the next patient.

December 06, 2012

I have nothing but good things to say about them and I tell everyone that needs a Dr. to go to Madsen.

December 05, 2012

The lab technician who drew my blood was friendly without overdoing it, made me feel at ease, and did her work efficiently.

November 28, 2012

I always appreciate the way Leigh explains my test results in a strategic manner, helping me understand my condition and giving me the information to make a well informed decision. She partners with me. Becuse I was recently diagnosed with osteoporosis the decisions I am making now will have a large impact on my future and I feel confident in my long term plan.

November 27, 2012

I love having Leigh Elrod as my PCP

November 25, 2012

Great every time

November 20, 2012

Elrod was impressive. She gave me the pros and cons, side effects etc of procedures. She was informed and let me know if she had doubts or other concerns. Alternatively, she made me feel confident, comfortable and... safe. I didn't feel disconnected as some provider to patient do. Elrod, was professional but made me feel content and relaxed. I will definitely seek her out again.

November 20, 2012

Leigh is the best! Very attentive to her patients, and listens to their needs. Always very helpful. Explains everything.

November 19, 2012

Leigh Ellrod is the most wonderful PA. I would never go to anyone else

November 10, 2012

Amanda Leigh Elrod is a wonderful care provider. She spends the amount of time needed to care for any issues you have. Her explanations and discussions are very good. We love using her as our health care provider and have recommended her to others. Her student from Australia was also very good and courteous.

November 05, 2012

I had a good experience.

November 03, 2012

Leigh was excellent, as always. I feel like she really cares about me as a person.

October 23, 2012

Loved that they take the time to get to know you and your concerns.

October 22, 2012

Leigh Elrod is very attentive and does an excellent job explaining the problem and treatment.

October 22, 2012

Couldn't ask for anyone better. Dr. Elrod is AWESOME... And her knowledge and bedside manner just seem to get better everytime we come. Thank You!

October 17, 2012

Meeting Leigh was wonderful. I will continue to see her because of her quality of care. She took her time, listened to me, and was thorough.

October 12, 2012

PA Leigh also has included the Pharmacy Dr. in our time so that I have a better understanding about my treatment.

October 01, 2012

Leigh was fantastic. I felt like she had all the time in the world to address my concerns. She drew a picture and made sure I understood. I was so impressed when after explaining my options, she asked what I would like to do.

September 25, 2012

Leigh Elrod is a wonderful health care provider. Leigh always shows concern for me. During this particular visit, I was discussing with Leigh some depression I have been having. Leigh discussed with me different options and things I can do besides taking medication. Leigh has followed up with me on some of the things we discussed using MyChart. Leigh gives exceptional care during AND after the visit.

September 24, 2012

I would recommend this clinic. The providers I have seen have always been great. Love Leigh.

September 24, 2012

no real discussion of follow up, but responsive on mychart

September 24, 2012

nurse and Pa were very informed, demonstrated their knowledge and experience in their actions and conversation. i was very happy and confident in their care.

September 14, 2012

Leigh Elrod is the best provider I have ever had. I finally found someone I trust and someone who is actually trying to find solutions to my concerns.

September 11, 2012

Leigh Elrod is an excellent care provider. I feel like all my concerns are addressed, and she never makes me feel rushed. She thoroughly explains things to me, and involves me in decisions about my care.

September 10, 2012

Dr Leigh Elwood was extremely helpful and gave detailed information about medications and procedures as well as encouraging me to monitor a possible health issue.

September 04, 2012

Leigh was so kind and made me very comfortable even thought I was incredibly nervous. I've never had such a good experience. Thank you so much! I will definitely recommend her to others.

September 03, 2012

Always very easy to talk to, takes the time to understand what the problem is and does a great job of talking about different options and what would be the best treatment.

August 29, 2012

Dr. Elrod was for understanding of my problem and spoke to me in a concerned, personal way. I appreciated her assistance and empathy.

August 20, 2012

She was great. I would definitely recommend her to others.

August 18, 2012

I love Leigh Elrod. She addresses all my concerns and makes sure I'm taken care of. She's a fantastic provider and I'm going to be a long-time patient of hers. One of the best doctor visits I've ever had.

August 18, 2012

Leigh Elrod is an amazing provider - she takes the time to talk with me about all my concerns and shows she cares that I am healthy.

August 15, 2012

Leigh is outstanding, caring and competent.

August 14, 2012

Leigh is one of the best provider's I have seen. She is simply amazing!

August 13, 2012

I am new to Dr. Elrod and have been so impressed with her in every aspect of care! I have given her name out to friends and family members who are looking for a new Physician. She is amazing!

August 13, 2012

Dr. Elrod is the best doctor I have had. She is thorough, explains well, and listens. I really am glad she's with the team.

August 06, 2012

Excellent job and very caring.

July 31, 2012

Leigh was awesome. I came hoping to see Dr. Bachman, and I didn't know Leigh. I would be happy to receive care from her any time, in fact I would prefer it!

July 30, 2012

Makes the visit personable. Takes interest not only in the issue at hand but also the interests and activities I am involved with that may impact health choices.

July 23, 2012

Leah Elrod is simply amazing. She is the best and I hope she never leaves because I want her to be the one to see me every time I go in.

July 23, 2012

I wish that there was an "outstanding" button to select above. Leigh Elrod is one of the best health care providers that I have run across in a long time. I must admit, because I was feeling so horrible, I had my doubts about seeing a PA. She is great! Ev

July 23, 2012

These people do good work. That's why I patronize their business.

July 18, 2012

Ms. Elrod was so thorough & confident that I thought maybe she had been a corpsman in the military.

July 18, 2012

My provider was amazing - she spent time with me to figure out how she could help me feel better, answered all my questions, validated my feelings of frustration with another provider, and gave clear follow-up instructions.

July 14, 2012

Once she was able to come in, her she had complete focus and stayed in the room with me the whole time. She was very thorough and showed genuine concern for my health and other problems. Because I am able to go to her is the reason I am staying at Madsen.

July 13, 2012

I highly recommend Dr. Elrod to all of my friends and family. She is throrough and takes the perfect amount of time with me every time I see her.

July 06, 2012

very good experience

July 06, 2012

I would and do recommend Leigh Elrod to other people. She is an excellent provider in every way. She is now my primary care person and I go to her for all my health needs.

July 06, 2012

I'm so impressed that my provider took all the time I needed to talk about my concerns. I never felt that she was in a hurry.

July 03, 2012

Leigh is by far the most incredible medical person I have EVER dealt with! She is courteous, shows care and takes her time to really explain everything.

July 02, 2012

They introduced me to My Chart software and signed me up in the exam room. That is a great piece of software for communication with patient and provider or other staff. I was able to correct them on my medication list which they had on file and they took

June 26, 2012

Leigh is excellent. She is very good at making me feel comfortable where I can talk about my issues. She always smiles and includes me in the decisions. She also shows that she cares and takes the time to listen to what I am saying.

June 26, 2012

Leigh Elrod was very nice and infromatiive.

June 26, 2012

Ms. Elrod was friendly and made me feel comfortable. She answered my questions without using complicated medical language and without talking down to me. I had two forms that needed to be filled out for my employer and she was helpful and conscientious about doing that.

June 22, 2012

overall, very good..

June 22, 2012

Leigh always makes you feel like you are her only patient in that when she is with you - she is totally focused on your needs.

June 22, 2012

I would recommend her to everyone. In fact, I already do.

June 22, 2012

I love Leigh Elrod. She is an excellent care provider.

June 14, 2012

Physicians Assistant Amanda Leigh Elrod and I discussed my physical exam. She was very thorough and took what I thought (this really impressed me) was an extra amount of time to be sure that all of my concerns were discussed. Since I am an "informed patient" the two of us have a comprehensive conversation about my health. I really enjoy consulting with Leigh Elrod.

June 13, 2012

Leigh Elrod is the best care provider I have ever had. I have recommended her to several friends already.

June 11, 2012

I appreciate discussion of medication options both now and for future plans. Dr. Elrod spoke with me about options for medication during pregnancy- very helpful information.

June 06, 2012

The pa I saw was exceptional.I got answers to questions I have had satisfactorily answered in the past and she and the nursed were both extremely helpful. They even helped out with the two kids I brought to my exam.

May 19, 2012

I have recommended Leigh to others. She is very thorough, and gives the greatest explanations. She spends time with me to meet my needs.

May 16, 2012

The care provider was very nice and pleasant to talk to. I loved that she explained all of the steps we went through when I spend time with her. Unfortunately I felt like she spend a little too little time on the examination as I actually had to start up mu treatment again only a few days after I went to see her, because my condition wasn't completely cured, even though she told me it was.

May 12, 2012

I was really impressed by Leigh Elrod... she was great!

May 10, 2012

I realllly enjoyed Elrod PA.

May 09, 2012

Leigh is great, which is why I keep coming back to see her.

May 04, 2012

She is proivider I have seen.

May 04, 2012

Dr. Elrod was one of thee best doctors I have ever made an appointment with. She was very thorough but quick to the point as well. I really liked how she wasn't about wasting time and putting in the lab work orders right away for the follow up.

May 02, 2012

Leigh is an excellent provider. She always goes above and beyond what is expected. She is very efficient and good at what she does. I really appreciated her help during the appointment. Leigh is just the best of the best!

April 30, 2012

Leigh Elrod is the best care provider I have ever had. She is extremely attentive, and is kind and caring.

April 27, 2012

The whole staff was very friendly, but I was especially impressed with how much time Leigh Elrod, PA-C took to explain things to me and the amount of effort she put into the visit in general. She is the best care provider I've seen in a long time.

April 27, 2012

we are pleasantly touched by doctor Amanda Leigh Elrod's attention and very satisfied by her professional approach to our health

April 27, 2012

Leigh Elrod spent a lot of time with me and really cares. She also followed up quickly with My Chart messages and information.

April 27, 2012

We always leave a clinic with a good mood and confidence and satisfaction about care we receive. Thank you!

April 27, 2012

I coulda done with more complex language, It seems that for some people, the colloquial language is a bit too simple. Since this doesn't apply to most people, its not an issue

April 25, 2012

I loved Leigh! She was very personable and explained everything very well so that I was completely comfortable

April 21, 2012

Leigh Elrod was extremely helpful, understanding and kind. She helped me feel that my health problems were important and that she genuinely cared about my treatment/outcomes.

April 20, 2012

I've always had an outstanding experience with Dr. Elrod. She takes the time to listen to any concerns, is very thorough and genuinely cared.

April 20, 2012

Leigh Ellrod is one of those health care providers that you know you will remember all your life. She exhibits an incredible balance between being professional and timely while showing true concern. She takes the time to understand background and how it fits in with overall health rather than treating the surface problem. I hope she continues with you until I die as I'd prefer her be my healthcare provider the rest of my life (which I hope is still many years)!

April 12, 2012

Very professional

April 11, 2012

Leigh asked me if this or that was okay or if I wanted to do it. She included me in my care. Yes, she used words that I understood and explained everything very well. The time spent with me was terrific. I have to say that about each time I have visited any Provider at Madsen. They take the time with you that is needed to make sure every base is covered, you understand and all is well.

April 06, 2012

Leigh Elrod is great. I have referred several of my co-workers to her.

March 31, 2012

I think Leigh is amazing and I will continue seeing her.

March 30, 2012

Leigh always impresses me! She never rushes, always takes the time to make sure I have a full understanding of everything we discuss and makes sure that I have no questions. She goes above and beyond what any other providers I have seen in the past have offered.

March 27, 2012

Leigh and Lori (PA student) were both great. I liked that they listened to me, and that they explained the current theory for treatment of my sinus infection. I much prefer to have an understanding of the reasoning behind giving or withholding medication than to just be told what to do.

March 24, 2012

Last first: I don't tend to get into conversations where recommending a care provider is likely to occur. I have never had a female care provider and wasn't certain I wanted one, but she seems competent - I'll stick; give her a try.

March 21, 2012

Leigh has always taken time to explain to me everything. I feel I can trust her with anything I need to talk about and she will help me give me the best advise.

March 16, 2012

Leigh is a fabulous caregiver. She is thorough and listens well, and is professional without being intimidating.

March 15, 2012

I have been in to see Dr. Elrod several times and it has always been a great expierence! She is wonderful!

March 07, 2012

Leigh Elrod is an amazing provider. I have absolutely no complaints or concerns about my care under her supervision. In fact, the only time I had to see someone else and Leigh wasn't involved in my care, everything went awry. Leigh stays on top of everything. I trust her medical advice and treatment plans completely.

March 07, 2012

I had a very positive experience with Leigh Elrod.

March 02, 2012

My whole family loves Dr. Elrod. She has been a wonderful care provider.

March 02, 2012

very professional, warm, direct, open to questions, excellent experience with Elrod

February 29, 2012

It was a brief visit but I did not feel rushed.

February 29, 2012

very good

February 23, 2012

Love her!

February 18, 2012

My experiences with University of Utah Health Care over the years have generally been quite favorable. I have seen some great PAs and MDs. That said, I must note that Leigh Elrod has easily been the best of these. She is competent and personable, and her listening skills are truly exceptional. Such refined listening skills are not common anywhere, and especially not in the medical community. I have seen Leigh twice recently for sinus issues and will be seeing her for all my primary health care needs in the future, as well as recommending her to others. We should all be so lucky to have such a capable health care provider. I hope these comments will be passed to both Leigh and her supervisor. Thanks.

February 17, 2012

Both Leigh and her student PA were great!

February 16, 2012

My PA was okay. She is obviously busy, but she did an okay job with me.

February 16, 2012

Leigh is the best care provider I have ever had. I always leave the clinic with a clear understanding of my health and what steps need to be taken to feel better. This time around I went in for a physical because I am going to start training for a marathon. I left the clinic feeling really good about my decision and confident about the training I will be doing.

February 08, 2012

I really appreciate how the doctor took time to ask the open ended question of if there was anything else I was thinking about or worried about regarding my health in addition to addressing the primary reason for my visit.

February 08, 2012

I have been to Leigh several times and she is amazing. She makes you feel very comfortable and always discusses with you possible options of treatment.

January 25, 2012

Amanda was great. She took me seriously which means a lot to me as a patient.

January 24, 2012

My provider (Leigh Elrod) is very nice and attentive. She has been spending extra time with me lately, which has been of trememdous help

January 20, 2012

Leigh Elrod was fabulous.

January 19, 2012

I was very pleased with Dr. Elrod. She explained everything to me, but she didn't make me feel silly if I didn't understand something. I was very comfortable with her.

January 18, 2012

I really appreciated the time my provider took to answer my questions about different concerns I had and the diagnosis and treatment options available to address those concerns.

January 18, 2012

Leigh Elrod always addresses my questions with appropriate detail and concern.

January 04, 2012

Leigh was great. She was very thorough and an excellent communicator. I could not imagine a more positive experience with a service provider.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Family and Preventive Medicine - Instructor (Clinical)
Family and Preventive Medicine - Advanced Practice Clinician
Academic Divisions Physician Assistant Program

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-7234 Dept of Family and Preventive Medicine
375 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Amanda Leigh Elrod, PA-C is a physician assistant specializing in family medicine. She is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most insurance plans.


Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training University of Utah School of Medicine
Physician Assistant Studies
Graduate Training University of North Carolina
Exercise and Sports Science‚ÄďAthletic Training
Undergraduate Berry College
Athletic Training and Health and Physical Education; Minor: Psychology


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