Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

341 Patient Ratings
267 Patient Comments

Emily J. Harold, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

341 Patient Ratings
267 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-8841
Redwood Health Center
1525 West 2100 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
(801) 587-7109
University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108


Emily Harold, MD, is a board-certified physician specializing in sports medicine. She received her bachelor's degree from Washington University, where she also played basketball and contributed to three National Championship teams. Dr. Harold received her medical degree from Ohio State University, and went on to complete a fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. While in Cleveland, she worked with local high school and college sports teams, as well as the Cleveland Cavaliers and Browns. Her professional interests include overuse and sports injuries, injury prevention, and strains and fractures in athletes of all ages. In her leisure time, Dr. Harold enjoys skiing, hiking, running and spending time with her family. She is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most insurance plans.

Board Certification and Academic Information

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

January 26, 2017

She is great, easy to talk to

January 22, 2017

She is amazing!

January 13, 2017

Very good and effective care (injection); fast gradual knee recovery

December 17, 2016

Dr. Harold is very kind and was understanding when I asked questions and gave answers I could understand.

December 06, 2016

My condition got worse after my visit but didn't have the confidence in the Dr to return for another visit

November 21, 2016

She explained my options and condition so I could understand

November 15, 2016

I wish Dr. Harold had spent more time with me to discuss my injury. She was in the room for about 5 minutes and I left with a lot of questions.

November 14, 2016

Dr. Harold was excellent.

November 11, 2016

good experience

October 23, 2016

dr herrold is exceptional. she collaborates with me on my care, explaining options and expenses. she askes about other concerns gefore ending the visit, and is respectful and engaging

September 17, 2016

One of the most caring and hearing physicians I have had in a very long time.

September 12, 2016

knowledgeable, answered questions thoroughly, listened actively

September 07, 2016

She was being 'shadowed' by another doctor and she was clear to him and me about what she was doing. She made sure I understood all my options.

September 06, 2016

Dr. didn't seem that helpful. Physical therapist was more helpful than the Dr.

August 30, 2016

the doctor saw me for 5 minutes and said " whar are u doing here?

August 23, 2016

Dr. Harold was amazing. Recognized the problem immediately and addressed all of my concerns. I would definitely recommend her!

August 20, 2016


August 18, 2016

Such an Awesome Care Provider. Spent a good amount of time with me, and made sure all my questions were answered, and also gave me great information. I did not feel rushed, and I feel that she helped me make the best decisions for my treatment. SO AWESOME!!!

August 07, 2016

During the visit, I felt the prognosis was a little vague- just nonhealing sprain as the reason for my continued need for crutches and pain and like she might be a little frustrated with me that I was still needing the crutches to get around. I also asked for a brace to use at work since the discomfort gets so bad, and again felt like I was asking for too much given it was seemingly just a sprain. However, I received a call the next day that they found a small heel fracture which is likely contributing to the longer healing. When I went to my first PT visit shortly after, she mentioned another small bone fracture which Dr. Harold did not mention. Now I am a little confused about that one, and I still have questions I am planning to call about, but I am worried that my trying to increase activity levels, decrease crutch use, etc. may have worsened this fracture even though the treatment plan from here is not changing per the MD message.

August 05, 2016

I really liked Dr. Harold. She was very good and answered all my questions and concerns.

August 02, 2016

This is the first time I saw Dr. Harold - she was very professional and easy to understand

August 02, 2016

Emily Harold is an excellent provider. Have utmost confidence in her and willingness to go the extra mile to help. She's a keeper!

August 02, 2016

I am very impressed with Dr. Harold. She is personable and caring and obviously highly skilled and knowledgeable. I especially appreciate her practical approach with regard to treatment and treatment options. Excellent physician!

July 30, 2016

Emily is just great!

July 17, 2016

I was very pleased with the PA and Dr. Harold.

July 16, 2016

Excellent provider. Have utmost confidence in her. She requested and and enabled approval of procedure I needed from my insurance.

July 14, 2016

Dr. Harold is so personable and gives me complete information

July 07, 2016

I love Dr. Harold, but was disappointed that she did not remember I had already had an MRI, and that I was ready to get injections (which was why I thought I was there).

July 07, 2016

Utmost confidence in Emily Harold. Very helpful in obtaining necessary treatment (initiatating request through insurance)

June 28, 2016

Dr. Harold is great! She provided excellent care, useful and comprehensive information about my condition and appropriate treatment. I highly recommend her.

June 22, 2016


June 20, 2016

she said the bones looked good- given that I never had a traumatic injury I really wasn't concerned about that but a diagnosis and treatment plan and follow up would have been appropriate. are there no knee conditions / injuries that don't involve the bones? It seems my guess is as good as hers.

June 12, 2016

Dr. Harold has always been a great and wonderful doctor.

June 07, 2016

The knee braces are a real help! But,I could have used them much sooner!

June 05, 2016

Dr Harold was great, quick and professional assessment and really tried to identify the root of the problem.

June 05, 2016

took really good care of me

May 31, 2016

Dr Harold is super .

May 24, 2016


May 16, 2016

Dr. Harald is fantastic! Would recommend her highly.

May 15, 2016

Doctor emily harold needs to look at the xrays the Doctor stoneburner took of ther shoulder and get back to the patient the right and correct medical help.

May 08, 2016

Gave me options on care.

May 08, 2016

My first time here. I really liked the doctor. I will be coming back.

April 27, 2016

She is great at the visits just have not been able to get ahold of her afterwards.

April 24, 2016

She addressed one main concern with my wrist, but didn't address the other. This may have meant it was a big deal, but I realized after I left that I needed some communication about it.

April 16, 2016

Dr Harold and staff very attentive and caring

April 13, 2016

I have seen her 3 times and all 3 times she seems uninterested in my concerns and discomfort. I had X-rays done and it's been 10 days and I have heard nothing from Dr. Harold about results. and was in so much pain she totally ignored it at all three visits and no advise what I could do to ease the pain.

April 12, 2016

Dr. Harold is very personable and caring.

April 11, 2016

I was with the doctor for maybe 8 minutes. Maybe 10. She did a couple things with my leg and hip, I asked for a CT scan to show if anything else was wrong. She said, o.k, walked out of the room and said let's get a CT scan appt. And I never saw her again. I had no idea our appt. was over. I had questions. Wondered what more I could do. It was weird. I would not want to make an appt. with her again.

April 09, 2016

Dr. Harold was fantastic! She listened carefully to my concerns and explained my condition in detail. I am so happy with my care--I give Dr. Harold my highest recommendation!

April 08, 2016

Dr Harold was quick but thurough and told me everything I need to know about my injury. I feel like I will make a quick recovery thanks to her. I also like that she gave me exercises to do instead of just referring me to physical therapy.

March 29, 2016

Calling a patient back needs to be quicker than it has been

March 19, 2016

I was very pleased with this care provider. I had not seen her before but was treated with great care and concern.

March 15, 2016

Everything went smoothly.

March 12, 2016

I wanted my hand fixed and I was told it wouldn't happen...NOT HAPPY

March 12, 2016

Care provided by the physician was adequate. There were two providers. Care provided by the primary physician was adequate. I'm not sure who the other person was--he probably introduced himself but I was in a lot of pain and it didn't register adequately. He said he'd seen the x-rays and I had a rotator cuff tear. He then told me that at my age they wouldn't even consider surgery. The impression I got from him was, "You're old. Go home and don't bother us. We have important younger people to take care of." He didn't actually say that, of course, but that was the implied message. The other doctor, I'm sorry I don't have her name in my head, was more concerned. She did give me a prescription for pain meds, which I appreciated. I left there with the implied message, "You have a rotator cuff injury. Surgery is not an option. Your age (86) is the deciding factor. Go home and continue with your water aerobics." After a few days of dealing with the injury, we decided a sling would be helpful--it keeps me from using the arm so much. It would have been helpful if that had been suggested. I suppose they thought that was so obvious it wasn't worth mentioning. I was given an appomtment is two weeks but was told if there was improvement, I should cancel the appointment. Which I plan to do. I don't need to spend my time to come in and be told I'm too old to be wasting their valuable time.

March 05, 2016

chronic degenerative shoulder problem that has been progressing despite attempted therapy

March 04, 2016

Doctor was very warm and present. Good rapport and connection. I like her very much and feel like she really knows what she is doing

February 28, 2016

This has been the fourth time that I be gone to this clinic for hip pain, and still nothing has been done, I was told that I would receive an injection, but I was rescheduled again.

February 26, 2016

Dr. Harold was great. She was thorough and answered any questions and concerns I had. She showed genuine concern and compassion for what seems like a minor problem to most people. She even followed up with a couple of phone calls and insist I call back if I need any more assistance. Best experience I've had in a long time.

February 20, 2016

I saw multiple doctors; seems like your time and mine would be better spent with one professional.

February 16, 2016

Dr. Harold was very concerned and listened to my concerns without being in a rush.

February 11, 2016

Dr. Harold is so great! She made my experience comfortable, and maybe even a little bit fun. She is very knowledgeable, and seems to really care about my questions and concerns.

January 22, 2016

Very good

January 20, 2016

Dr. Harold gave me excellent advise about my condition. I left feeling listened to and well advised.

January 10, 2016

Emily is great!

December 10, 2015

My care provider is awesome. I had no problems at all, and continue to come back with any problems I have.

November 23, 2015

Dr. Harold was amazing. I felt heard, and she answered all my questions and addressed all my concerns.

November 18, 2015

Dr. Harold is very friendly and professional but sometimes seems rushed, which I guess is understandable in her setting and schedule.

November 16, 2015

I really like Dr. Harold. In retrospect, the only thing I would have liked more would have been a full explanation of what was actually happening with my hip and knee. I know this is a common problem and it can be chronic for some people taking months to work through. However, being debilitated some days, it's hard to just hear this information.

November 10, 2015

Dr. Harold was awesome. I did not feel rushed and she had information readily available to manage my visit.

November 10, 2015

After dealing with this for 5 months in Elko area with no results. I felt it was time to move on , your clinic was recommended by another patient that had been seen by Dr. Petron the week before, I tried to see Dr.Petron, but I was over his 60 year old limit, so I chose Dr.Harold and she was wonderful.

November 02, 2015

Dr. Harold was fantastic. Her explanations were clear and she offered a procedure the same day--I thought I would surely have to return another today for that. I was very impressed and pleased with her care.

November 01, 2015

Dr. Harold's technical skill as a physician, combined with her kindness, compassion, and willingness to listen, make her a great doctor and an important part of my medical care,

October 29, 2015

excellent care provider, kind, caring , interested and competent in caring for your problem

October 29, 2015

Good experience with the doctor

October 26, 2015

dr harold is always kind and helpful to my mother.

October 16, 2015

I called the next day on my blood results. I received a call back from the DR. explaining them and i was able to pick up my medication the same day.

October 15, 2015

I felt Dr. Harold examined me carefully and was confident in her diagnosis. When I mentioned that I had adverse reactions to cortisone shots in the past, she said that a small percentage of people are in that category and removed injections from consideration.

October 04, 2015

I was really impressed with Dr. Harold. She explained my injury in a way that I understood and was friendly but efficient.

September 09, 2015

My first meeting with Dr. Harold. I think she is cut from the same cloth as Dr. Higgins. She is a no nonsense Doctor who I felt knew her craft very well. We discussed my problem rather thoroughly and she provided explanations that were easy to understand. Plus if she did not know, she was not hesitant to say so.

September 08, 2015

The care provider didn't tell me what I consider is a concise outcome to how long the cortisone shot would take to affect my knee or how long it's effects would last. I'm not feeling better in my knee after getting the shot.

September 08, 2015

I really like that she take the time to explain thing to me to help me correct these issues.

September 06, 2015

Dr. Harold is fantastic.

September 03, 2015

I have found this physician to be easy to talk to and work with. She does move quickly but answers questions appropriately.

September 02, 2015

I liked how the dr seen how I didn't understand so she took out some displays and explained every step of the way.

September 02, 2015

it was all great. wouldn't hesitate to come back.

September 01, 2015

a very good experience with the Doctor

August 30, 2015

I got excellent care

August 30, 2015

Dr. Harold was in the room with me maybe 5 minutes, and in that time she mainly spoke to the resident in training. She gave me a document with information about my condition and exercises to perform, and then they left the room abruptly, chatting with each other, without a sense that the appointment was actually over. It was really odd. Overall I would say Dr. Harold seems knowledgeable but her bedside manner is lacking.

August 28, 2015

provider spent only 3-4 minutes with me & I felt she did not provide adequate care or explanation

August 18, 2015

I was extremely impressed with her. She was efficient. She obviously cared about me. She was reassuring. I felt very comfortable with her and with her diagnosis. Now when I'm still in pain I can be reassured that it will pass even though it's taking a long time to heal, whereas I haven't had that confidence in others. THANK YOU

August 08, 2015

Dr. Harold had x-rays taken, reviewed them with me, and recommended a joint replacement. Because I was from out of town, she arranged for me to meet with the head of staff and the surgeon and get ready for surgery. The process was extremely professional, made good sense, and conducted well. I was and still am, totally impressed.

August 08, 2015

Dr. Harold was outstanding. I really felt she listened to me and walked me through what we needed to do next.

August 04, 2015

Dr. Herold gave very good information about what I could expect in rehabilitating my ankle fracture, including how to distinguish problematic pain from what would be normal from resuming activities. She answered all of my questions, and reviewed my follow-up x-rays with me in detail. I appreciated the handouts about the rehab exercises. In a few cases, however, it would be helpful to have a brief demonstration of how to do them.

August 04, 2015

she really was exceptional. warm, caring, confident and relatable.

August 03, 2015

Both the resident and doctor were very personable, professional, and never gave me the impression they were in a hurry.

August 03, 2015

Dra. Emily J. Harold is a Professional, Knowledgeable and very Friendly Human Being. She takes the time to listen and she also explains what it needs to be done (*+*)

July 29, 2015

Very happy with the care she gave my husband

July 26, 2015

The Dr. and her assistant were a great team. Any and all questions/concerns were addressed. Great information was given. When it came time to do the procedure on my leg it was completely explained to me and I had trust in them. I felt very safe in their hands. I did not feel a think when draining the fluid from my knee. Great informative Doctor. She actually took her time and explained what was going on with my knees and how it can be treated and the different tests that needed to be done. I really appreciate the hard work they put in and the time they took with me. Well appreciated.

July 23, 2015

I will definitely be back when I have a need because I find your services highly satisfactory.

July 22, 2015

this was the first time I had seen Dr. Harold. She was able to quickly diagnose the problem and recommend a course of action to address the issue. She listened carefully to my questions and issues and was able to respond in a way that addressed all my questions. She was clear about the next steps and when I would need to follow up with her again, if needed. I would highly recommend Dr. Harold.

July 20, 2015

Dr. Harrold is probably the nicest doctor I've ever had.

July 18, 2015

Dr Emily Harold is truly wonderful and provided an enlightened and correct diagnosis which even my wife an ER doc had not thought of. We were both very impressed with Dr Harold

July 01, 2015

Doctor Harold gave me an injection directly into my knee, containing lidocaine and some sort of steroid, she said. The injection was, to me, suprisingly ineffective for the first maybe 72 hours. Now, another 48 hours later, it seems to be helping quite a bit. But, I'm just bringing this up because maybe doctors should put a little greater emphasis on the probability that the benefit can be pretty delayed. Some sort of narcotic pain medication for 2-3 days would have been helpful, considering that I was being returned to full-duty work status, and my job is physically rigourous.

June 24, 2015

What I like most is that Dr. Harold asked me how I felt and included me in the decisions.

June 23, 2015

we were referred by a friend and we would also refer our friends if they were in need

June 22, 2015

I love Dr. Harold! I also love the fact that she has a specialty clinic on women's joint issues.

June 13, 2015

Dra. Emely J. Harold is an Excellent Human Being. She is Very Professional, Very Knowledgeable as well as a Friendly Person (*+*)

June 12, 2015

She was attentive to my needs and was able to schedule followup with floroscopic injection needed.

June 10, 2015

Hard to assess expertise from just one visit. I may need another opinion about my recalcitrant left clavicle pain, but Dr. Harold was correct that my right knee would probably get better on its own and with care from my personal trainer. It's still a bit fragile but much better than 2 weeks ago.

June 10, 2015

The care I received was all excellent because I was told exactly what needed to be done and I was involved in the decision making.

June 10, 2015

She's great and listens.

May 26, 2015

She is a very good doctor! Impressed!

May 06, 2015

All good

May 04, 2015

Dr. Harold has a great bedside manner. Explained how my injury happened, how to heal, and also what I need to do in order to help prevent this from happening again - exercises (I tore my calf muscle).

May 03, 2015

I didn't feel like the Dr. took me seriously. She mentioned a place to get physical therapy but didn't give me a number to call or write out reference to a physical therapy center or write a diagnosis or a prescribed therapy of what kind of physical therapy needed to be done. I felt like it was a complete waste of time time and I sought treetment elsewhere and will not return to see her. I just don't feel like she cared in the least about what I was going through. Everyone else treated me very well.

May 02, 2015

Dr Harold is the best!

April 10, 2015

Dr. Harold and the resident were great - they listened to me and answered my questions

April 03, 2015

I felt like I waited for a very long time to have the Dr come in and leave within 5 minutes, I don't know if that is normal but I felt kind of rushed but got some answers I was looking for.

April 01, 2015

It was good to meet and have Dr Harold as my physician for the first time. She was very thorough in treating my shoulder condition. I had a reaction to the cortisone shot with swelling and flushing on the face. This was not my first time to have a cortisone shot( last one three years ago) and had no problem. I would like for Dr Harold to make a note of this on my chart. Since it was the weekend I had my daughter who is an MD to advise me what to take which was benadryl (25mg). Flushing and swelling of face lasted for three days. Thanks for add this to my chart.

March 30, 2015

Love her. Always extremely helpful, honest and competent.

March 29, 2015


March 21, 2015

I've had two experiences with this doctor. both were excellent. knowledgeable, efficient, and fun... even though I've got an injury on my mind.

March 21, 2015

I only wish I had a clinic like yours back home

March 13, 2015

very reassuring, felt confident I was getting the right diagnosis

March 12, 2015

I should have asked more questions about the injection and possible side effects

February 26, 2015

Dra. Emely J. Harold is a Professional and Friendly; Also, She know about Her Profession (*__*)

February 25, 2015

Excellent doctor

February 24, 2015

I refer lots of other patients to Dr Harold. She is so kind and knowledgable!

February 17, 2015

I love Dr. Harold! She's great--competent and vg with pts.

February 15, 2015

my knee is healing thanks to physical therapy.

February 14, 2015

I should have gone to a shoulder specialist. The doctor obviously had another specialty.

February 08, 2015

Dr. Harold is great and she is so friendly!

January 30, 2015

Emily Harold is a great provider. She takes the time to listen, and then talk through my condition. She is very friendly and compassionate. I feel that she cares for my well being. She doesn't make me feel rushed through the visit. She really takes time with me each time I visit.

January 29, 2015

Dr Harold is a friendly and professional Dr. But, maybe too professional.

January 20, 2015

The follow up was vague, schedule and MRI, get the results (from who) and decide from there, but no follow up apt was scheduled.

January 20, 2015

Dr. Harold was stellar. She knew I work in healthcare and let me explain my symptoms. When she explained things to me she was super professional and in great detail. I would recommend this doctor 100 % over and over. I have seen many of other orthopedic doctors in the past and they all immediately resorted to surgery to fix the problem. Dr. Harold however suggested PT prior to surgery to check if that could help. She was kind, gentle, professional, Without a doubt the coolest doctor I've ever seen

January 02, 2015

She is the greatest for what I was seeing her for

December 27, 2014

good all around experience

December 21, 2014


December 21, 2014

Dr. Emily Jane Harold is the best; her confidence and caring and honest approach is just what the medical profession needs! I really like how she handles my medical issues.

December 13, 2014

Dr Harold was excellent and really listened to me.

December 07, 2014

My DOctober was great. I am still in quite a bit of pain, though.

December 06, 2014

I have already recommended her to a friend.

December 05, 2014

Good doctor!

December 04, 2014

Dr. Harold listened to what I had to say. She gave me options on the best way to treat my condition and let me decide how I wanted to proceed.

December 03, 2014

Dr was amazing with me daughter.

November 26, 2014


November 24, 2014

Talked about the problem and assured that there were no other problems.

November 20, 2014

Dr. Harold was fantastic -- personable, professional and very helpful.

November 13, 2014

I had my mom in due to a fall. Provider didn't even have her stand up and show where the pain was. It has been a week and my mom is still having the same pains.

November 02, 2014

Dr Harold is very easy to talk with. She understands the issues, gives a lot of good information, and is very helpful explaining treatment options.

October 20, 2014

Vary good

September 20, 2014

Dr. Harold thoroughly described the X-ray of my pelvis and was very encouraging regarding the healing process. She encouraged me to increase my activity, and told me what to expect. It was an uplifting visit.

September 15, 2014

She was absolutely perfect for what we needed.

September 14, 2014

She was with me about 5 minutes. Very qualified but only solved 1/2 half the problem. Maybe too fast to move on.

September 08, 2014

Very happy with Dr. Emily Harold in all regards: prompt, professional, clearly extremely well qualified.

September 07, 2014

I really appreciated the time and concern taken for my difficult position right now

September 01, 2014

Dr. Harold was very friendly, informative, and listened well. She clearly had experience dealing with this type of injury, as well as an active lifestyle in her own life allowing for more practical advice. Unfortunately, I felt like the time with her was very rushed, so some of my questions weren't answered completely, and I did feel like she was eager to get to other patients.

August 30, 2014

myself and husband impressed with Dr. Harold and felt she was very knowledgeable and helpful with my injury

August 26, 2014

Sometimes I feel like Dr. Harold is not very confident in her decisions. I realize that there's no definite reason what is causing my pain, but I feel like she doesn't really know either and she's just basing her decision on what she 'thinks' it is or might be.

August 16, 2014

Dr. Harold would not assist with all my issues, which is what I asked for when I made the appointment. She gave me no follow up instructions other than to do exercises.

August 14, 2014

Dr. Harold asked detailed questions, listened well and provided specific instructions to return to running.

August 12, 2014

Dr. Harold was very courteous and gentle

August 11, 2014

Emily is awesome

August 11, 2014

Dr. Haroldson was very friendly and easy to talk to.

August 10, 2014

Very good experience with both Dr. Emily Harold and an earlier visit with Dr. Christopher Pelt

August 07, 2014

Dr. Emily Herrald was superb She was completely focused on me , treated me as a colleague , and provided clear explanations of test and treatment options

August 05, 2014

Very good experience.

July 28, 2014

I did not break any bones as a result of a climbing accident, only sprained my ankle and caused muscle damage in my shoulder. Because the x-rays did not show any breaks Dr. Harold just sent me on my way with a "rest, ice, elevate" routine to follow (plus an ankle exercise printout). She was not concerned about the muscle injury in my shoulder, which has gotten worse since the appointment (despite resting and icing). I am a little disappointed that her reaction was "nothing is broken, so you are fine." When I absolutely don't feel fine.

July 18, 2014

dr Harold is so smart and I felt very confident under her care during a complicated procedure

July 18, 2014

The doctor spent a fair amount of time with me and did give me helpful information about my medications. In regards to her exam and her attitude she in my opinion was completely unprofessional.

July 07, 2014

Dr. Harold was excellent - she explained things very thoroughly, took time to make sure all my questions were answered, and made sure I felt comfortable with the treatment plan. I would recommend Dr. Harold to anyone!

July 04, 2014

all around a good experience. prompt appt's, helpful staff.

July 01, 2014

the doctor didn't inform me I could go to walk-in PT. I was informed when I went to make a PT appt.

June 11, 2014

I would NEVER recommend this physician to anyone! She was so rude and treated us like we were an inconvenience. Not only did she fail to show any kind of compassion towards my son(the patient) but she also failed to return 5 messages that were left with the answering service. We will never return.

June 09, 2014

Good experience

May 19, 2014

it was frustrating that my back pain was not addressed. even though it wasn't entirely clear why I am experiencing pain in my hip, it was only half of the problem

May 19, 2014

Dr. Harrold is amazing! I trust her with my health, and she is aways willing to help! Shes straight to the point, covers all angles of my treatment with me and i recomend her to everyone with sports injurys, fibromyalgia and unidentified pain! She is truly one of a kind,i am soon moving out of state and will be returning every 3 months to see her!! She is a beautiful person with a caring heart!

May 12, 2014

Perhaps my best provider experience

May 11, 2014

Both doctors (Matson and Herold) were very helpful and friendly. Dr. Herold was impressive - despite having seen me only once prior to this appointment, she remembered or had looked up my details and even asked about a recent trip to my family in Germany. She is approachable, good at putting you at ease and explains things well. Thank you!

May 11, 2014

Dr Harold and her assistant stayed late to take care of me. I appreciated their kindness and caring very much.

May 06, 2014

have already recommended Dr Harold to others

April 28, 2014

very pleased with provider

April 26, 2014

dr herald was great

April 20, 2014

she didn't listen to me. wouldn't return my call when med she prescribed wasn't covered by insurance. nothing for pain, had to go to ER 3 days after appt.

April 15, 2014

Dr.Harold waits until a patient finishes talking. That is good. I feel friendly when she introduces herself as Emily, not Dr.Harold.

April 14, 2014

I really enjoyed meeting with Dr. Emily Harold she was very informative and convident she could help relieve my pain and concerns.

April 10, 2014

this was my first visit with Dr. Harold. Should I have another similar issue, I would certainly go to her for my care.

March 31, 2014

I was treated in a quick and professional manner. Listened to my concerns and situation. I felt listened to. I enjoyed the visit very much.

March 31, 2014

Very impressed with the quality of care, knowledge of Dr. Harold, and her willingness to take the time to explain things in terms I could understand. Dr. Harold is the first orthopedic doctor I have seen over the years to fully explain my joint issues to me. She explained the changes in the "standard" treatment for people with loose joints like I have from what it was back in the 1970's when I was first diagnosed vs today. Love Dr. Harold.

March 31, 2014

Dr. Emily Harold was so kind and caring! I had a negative experience with another specialist at TOSH. She took that into consideration, listened to my concerns/pains/stories without acting as if time was an issue. Emily took the time to show me my x-rays, discuss possible treatment plans and made me feel as if I was talking to a friend rather than a doctor. She was great!

March 28, 2014

the only problem was when I brought my xrays from another dr. they were suppose to copy them but they were not in my records and I had to get xrays again.

March 28, 2014

good experience

March 27, 2014

She gave me all the details and options i needed to know about my condition. and allowed me to make the decision on my treatment

February 17, 2014

She seemed a little rushed

February 13, 2014

My problem was not very complicated, but I still had a very good experience at the Orthopedic Center.

February 13, 2014

Dr Harold was very professional and personable. Really spent a lot of time and listened to me to get my patient history. Examined me thoroughly. Explained treatment options very well. Told me when to contact her if I was having continued symptoms. I will continue seeing Dr Harold. Very pleased with her concern and care.

January 23, 2014

helped find medications and treatments that work for me! went to other dr did not get same result! would reccomend over anywhere else!

January 20, 2014

I feel safe and cared for by Dr Harold

January 18, 2014

Quick and easy

January 18, 2014

Dr. Harold is terrific. She explains everything she's doing and is extremely good at it.

January 07, 2014

Dr Emily Herald was very helpful, very kind and put me at ease right away. We went over my xrays in detail and she clearly explained to me what was going on in my shoulders. I received an injection into my right shoulder, which has helped a great deal. Physical therapy was arranged and I am continuing my care. I'm very grateful for Dr. Harold's service and would recommend her highly to any family or friends.

January 03, 2014

Love DR. Harold !!!!!!!!!

December 16, 2013

Dr. Harold was very direct and informative. She explained the cause of my condition in words I could understand and seemed intent on assessing me until she understood my joint issues fully. After meeting with her I felt much more reassured about my health and where to go forward from her diagnosis.

December 16, 2013

excellent diagnosis and prognosis. Dr. Harold creates a good professional relationship.

December 15, 2013

Dr. Herald is a tremendous doc. Excellent communicator, too.

December 15, 2013

I was very pleased with the service.

December 13, 2013

I had a very good experience at the clinic and plan to continue and get a new doctor as well for my husband and myself thank you.

December 11, 2013

The only thing I wish Dr. Harold would have gone over with me is any current exercises I can do or should avoid and if i should be taking any steps to alleviate my pain.

November 18, 2013

liked the provider

November 11, 2013

She is very friendly and sincere. I would highly recommend Dr. Harold to friends and family.

October 29, 2013

Dr. Harold was kind and thorough. She explained the MRI results, and we discussed possible treatments. She answered all of my questions and told me to call back if I had any other issues.

October 21, 2013

Dr. Emily is superb and I have recommended her to others. She listens carefully to concerns and issues and provides good reality for problem being addressed.

October 09, 2013

Dr. Harold was absolutely wonderful. Took her time with me, explained everything and made time to do a procedure without me having to come back. Her assistant was also wonderful, holding my hand during the procedure. If you have to see an orthopedist Dr, Harold is the one to go to...

October 08, 2013

I felt as if I was more of an inconvinace. I don't feel that the doctor took or cared to really want to help with my illness. Was told to take Tyenol for my cronic pain. I was seeking help not rejection regarless of medications or supposed injections. I got better care at First Med. I was expecting that because I have been a long term patient with University of Utah I would have recived more concerning care. I just didn't feel that. I was handed a medical realse by the nurse and told to get my own medical records/ mri. The doctor was in and out exam took her less than 5 minutes if that. I don't feel that I should even be charged for this visit that got me ZERO RESULTS. I went back to First Med to see if again I missing something on my behalf I was reperscribed medication that seems to be helping.

September 30, 2013

She spent a few extra minutes listening and explaining proceedures, of other M.D.'s in the past.

September 24, 2013

Dr. Harold was the best kind of person to answer my questions about my feet. She was professional, but practical with suggesting options that I would follow.

September 10, 2013

I read other reviews about Dr. Harold once I scheduled the appointment. I experienced some of the same treatment. She was very friendly and helpful, however she just left the room without saying she was finished, then sent in the assistant to help me. She also did not even look at the MRI I brought on a disc.

September 10, 2013

Dr Harold is great - I have been to many orthopedic doctors and she is my favorite: she takes the time to get to know you as a person and as a patient; she is very knowledgeable and she takes care of business in a very efficient manner. I am thrilled to have found a doctor that is so approachable with the expertise that I need. I recommend her to anyone I know who is looking for a good sports doctor.

September 02, 2013

Excellent experience. Dr. Harold was attentive, kind and reassuring. I would return to Orthopedics center because of this experience.

August 30, 2013


August 28, 2013

She was excellent in answering my questions and addressing my concerns. She listened to what I had to say and spoke to me in a very understanding and respectful way.

August 28, 2013

Dr Harald was exceptional and thorough in her time with me.

August 26, 2013

Always professional, courteous, & considers patient input. Have and will recommend others.

August 19, 2013

Dr Harold related well to me and my 19 yr old daughter

August 13, 2013

Very caring doctor.

July 25, 2013

Same great care I received 4 years ago for a different need

July 23, 2013


July 15, 2013

Great experience, with only one minor gripe. When the doctor left, it was without any sense that we were "done." It would have helped if she had given more of an opportunity for me to ask questions (I had some). She did say that her assistant would come back with some orthotics, but I didn't realize that meant I would have any further opportunity to talk with the doctor.

July 01, 2013

Emily (?Howard) I believe is fairly new to the U. She was very thoughtful and seemed knowledgeable. I saw her for an injured knee and appreciated the fact that she was still very pro running/fitness. I was given an apt with her when I could not get into my regular doc-Amy Powell. She included me in the decision making.

July 01, 2013

Dr. was friendly and knowledgeable

July 01, 2013

The provider just kind of left the room at the end. Without an official "you're done". It was kind of weird.

June 25, 2013

Wonderful doctor.

April 16, 2013

She didn't explain what I could do or what I should avoid. She didn't even try to understand why it happened. The appointment made me feel like an inconvenience. She didn't even go over my X-rays with me. Its sad when I get more information from a friend who had the issue than a physician who is suppose to be an expert care provider. I wasted my money to be treated like I wasn't worth her time.

April 15, 2013

Loved the dr!

April 15, 2013

Dr. Harold had very limited eye contact with me.

April 15, 2013

This was one of the best Dr. visits I have ever had. It started with no wait time and I felt like everyone was happy to help and friendly.

April 12, 2013

Emily always explains things well and listens to what I say.

March 05, 2013

Dr. Harold spent about 5 minutes with me for my burstis. She didn't explain anything to me and just sent me on my way with a paper of some excersizes to do, and she didn't even give me this paper, she sent the MA in with it after she left. It was rotten of her to do that.

February 25, 2013

MY provider was very thorough and knowledgable and very kind with her care.

February 05, 2013

I'm quite happy with the doctor. She has been very pleasant & professional.

February 04, 2013

I really feel comfortable with Dr. Harold

January 15, 2013

The doctor was clear in explaining the MRI results. But I didn't feel I received adequate information on what can be done to relieve the problem. She answered my questions, but I don't think I asked the right question. I left more confused than before I arrived.

January 08, 2013


November 26, 2012

The doctor was a very nice, concerned person making me feel that she was in no hurry to move on. She was very concerned to see if past problems had a bearing on my current problem. I would not have any problems going back to her.

November 26, 2012

She was very brief and seemed rushed. I had to ask her to explain most concepts, which she would do and do well, but had to be prompted for virtually all parts of each concept. I believe she is very knowledgable, but I did not receive a very good impression and would not recommend others to her.

November 18, 2012

When I need my doctor she's always busy .if I need to make app. I have to wait for a month so I can see her .i love my doctor .i don't want to make app. With another doctor.

November 14, 2012

Overall, I am quite happy with the care provided by Dr. Harold.

November 14, 2012

diagnosis from note from Dr Stonebruner from xray, was different from the diagnosis the Dr gave me. Was a little confused, but maybe I didn't understand the letter

October 23, 2012

I found the provider to be knowledgeable and caring.

October 12, 2012

Dr. Harold was excellent!!!!! Very cortious, Very patient, One of the best appointments I've ever had

October 12, 2012

Dr Harold discussed what I could expect from the shots, that as long I'm having good results I may not need to have surgery for many years.

October 02, 2012

Dr. Harold was very professional and was also quite friendly.

October 01, 2012

Dr. Harold was personable, straight up, and talked to me like I had common sense.

September 25, 2012

Dr Harold is so down to earth and explains things at the patient's level

September 04, 2012

Dr. Emily Harold rocks! Would definately recommend her!

September 04, 2012

Staff was very friendly helpful and prompted getting me in and out normally do not do survey but awsom service so I need to let you know

August 21, 2012

Dr. Harold was terrible. She was either apathetic to my medical problem or she didn't want to get her hands dirty. Very little time was spent with me, many questions were never answered and what few questions were answered, weren't answers at all.

June 16, 2012

Dr. Harold asked relevant questions and from there tested a few areas to uncover the cause of my pain. She told me what the diagnosis is, and explained what it meant and what is likely to have caused it. She said the pain could be treated with a steroid injection, but we both agreed that was unnecessary at this point. She prescribed physical therapy, which I was able to schedule immediately.

April 25, 2012

Professional. Pleasant demeanor.

April 14, 2012

, I expressed issues with both my ankle and knee but that the knee had finally brought me in. I would have appreciated some information about the knee but that was never brought up after I talked about it.

April 14, 2012

Dr. Harold spent the smallest ammount of time with me that was possible for her to assess my issue. She more interested in intreacting with her PA than me. She left to get some supplies, came back, gave them to me and just walked away. Her manner was very disinterested after she determined that my issue was minor. However, the advice & supplies she provided were very helpfull.

March 03, 2012

The doctor was very good in explaining what the issue was and how to best treat.

February 29, 2012

keep up the good work!

February 10, 2012

I was very pleased with this doctor. She was very competent, capable, knowledgeable, and friendly. I would definitely recommend her.

February 10, 2012

Ms. Harold listened to me and heard me. Grateful for her service.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

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

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 213-9900 Redwood Health Center
1525 West 2100 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84119

Academic Bio

Professional Interests: Emily Harold’s professional interests are chronic overuse injuries, sports injuries, and injury prevention. She routinely treats sprains, strains, and fractures and performs injections in athletes of all ages and types. After evaluation she refers patients to an appropriate surgeon if necessary.

Personal Interests: Outside of work Emily enjoys skiing, hiking, camping, swimming, running, and any outdoor sporting activity. She also enjoys traveling in Utah, reading, and spending time with her family.

Education: Emily received a BA from Washington University in 2000 where she was a starting contributor on three consecutive National Championship basketball teams. She received her MD from Ohio State University in 2004 and did her Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at the University of Utah. She completed her Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in 2008. During her fellowship she worked with area high school and college teams as well as the Cleveland Cavaliers and Browns. Emily has been a physician at the Park City Mountain Resort Ski Clinic for the last two winters. She is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.

Patient Health Tip: “Be active, stay active!”


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Cleveland Clinic
Sports Medicine
Residency University of Utah
Internal Medicine
Professional Medical Ohio State University
Undergraduate Washington University in St. Louis


Selected Provider Publications

Book Chapter

  1. Cianflocco A, Harold E (2010). Special Populations: Athletes. In MacKnight J, Miller M, Hart J (Eds.), Essential Orthopaedics (pp. 55-57). Philadelphia: Elsevier.
  2. Cianflocco A, Harold E (2010). Special Populations: Comorbidities. In MacKnight J, Miller M, Hart J (Eds.), Essential Orthopaedics (pp. 47-49). Philadelphia: Elsevier.
  3. Cianflocco A, Harold E (2010). Special Populations: Disabled. In MacKnight J, Miller M, Hart J (Eds.), Essential Orthopaedics (pp. 36-38). Philadelphia: Elsevier.


  1. Harold E (2013). Obesity and Comorbidities: Improving Clinical Management and Patient Outcomes in Obesity and Osteoarthritis. (Healio Education Lab/CME). Vindico Medical Education (epub).
  2. Harold E (2012). Managing Osteoarthritis with Comorbidities. Chronic OA Management (2(2)). New Jersey: (Healio Education Lab/CME). Vindico Medical Education.

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