Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

272 Patient Ratings
133 Patient Comments

Emily J. Harold, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

272 Patient Ratings
133 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment 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)

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 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

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 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 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

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

August 11, 2014

Emily is awesome

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 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

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 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 28, 2014

good experience

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 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

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.

February 13, 2014

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

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

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

January 18, 2014

Quick and easy

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

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

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 15, 2013

I was very pleased with the service.

December 15, 2013

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

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

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

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 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

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

July 01, 2013

Dr. was friendly and knowledgeable

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

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 15, 2013

Loved the dr!

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

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

November 14, 2012

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

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

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

September 04, 2012

Dr. Emily Harold rocks! Would definately recommend her!

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

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.

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.

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

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

February 10, 2012

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

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)

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


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