Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

75 Patient Ratings
44 Patient Comments

L. Dana DeWitt, M.D.

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-7575 Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map
(801) 585-7575 Imaging and Neurosciences Center
729 Arapeen Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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Bio

L. Dana DeWitt, MD is Medical Director for the Inpatient Neurology Service at University Hospital. She is also a member of the Brain Attack Team and interprets transcranial Doppler. She has had the honor of receiving awards as Best of Boston Magazine’s Top Docs for Women, Consumers’ Checkbook Top Docs, and Best Doctors in America 2005-2008.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Vascular Neurology
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sub: Vascular Neurology)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.6
My confidence in care provider
4.7
Time care provider spent with me
4.6
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.7
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.7
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.7
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.7
Wait time at clinic
3.8
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.8

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

July 24, 2014

Dr. DeWitt is insightful, respectful, professional, and caring. What more could you want?

July 16, 2014

Dr. Dana Dewitt is very thorough, kind and makes me feel very comfortable. Its the one place I feel that someone else understands my frustrations with MS!

July 02, 2014

Did a great great job

June 18, 2014

Dr. DeWitt is always very thorough and concerned. I was seen by three other neurologists in the Ogden area before finding Dr. DeWitt. none of them took the time to explain my illness or to have any real concern for my comfort. Dr. Dewitt is the best neurologist in this state as far as I have seen!

April 26, 2014

Dr. DeWitt always takes the time to answer my questions and makes me feel confident in the treat that I receiving.

April 19, 2014

Dr. DeWitt is very caring, attentive and knowledgeable. I get a calm comforting feeling when speaking with her. I had provided a page with questions to Dr. DeWitt and she was glad that I did that. Every question on the paper was discussed during my visit. She confirmed my reservations with taking oral mediations and agreed that I shouldn't switch to an oral medication. I had mentioned on the paper if it was prudent to have a particular evaluation. She thought that it was a good idea, so she made a request on the computer to have the evaluation scheduled. I look forward to my next appointment with Dr. DeWitt in 6 months.

April 07, 2014

Dr. DeWitt has shown professional and personal concern which I greatly appreciate as a patient.

March 28, 2014

Dr. Dewit is always awesome and answers all of my questions. I am extremely happy to have her managing my care.

March 17, 2014

She always treats me with respect.

December 08, 2013

Dr. Dewitt spent a lot of time researching my medical history.

October 03, 2013

all good

September 11, 2013

Dr. Dewitt went through the imaging with me, I appreciate that. She is exhibits compassion while still being professional and direct about my health information. She explains the evidence behind recommended treatments and also is open minded about alternative methods. I feel that I can discuss concerns and ideas with her without being judged.

August 09, 2013

Dr. DeWitt prescribed a medication for me which is being questioned by the insurance carrier. she needs to speak with them directly so the order can be filled. I am still waiting...

August 05, 2013

I feel very fortunate to have Dr. DeWitt as my medical provider to manage my disease. I have complete trust in her.

June 21, 2013

I really like having Dr. Dewitt as my neurologist.

June 14, 2013

I feel confident that whatever is my problem I am in good hands :)

June 07, 2013

I have a lot of trust in Dr. Dewitt. She always includes me when making decisions about my healthcare and ensures that I have the information I need to be knowledgeable when those decisions are made. This is very comforting

June 03, 2013

I couldn't ask for a better neurologist. Thank you Dr. Dewitt for your expertise, attentiveness, and genuine concern for my well being. I appreciate you taking the time, giving me a thorough exam and discussion regarding my health. I am always impressed with her ability to communicate her knowledge whether it is on reading MRI or sharing latest research. Love, love, love this doc!

April 22, 2013

Dr. Dewitt is wonderful!

March 28, 2013

I have been fortunate to have Dr. DeWitt as my neurologist. She is a real problem solver and takes a genuine interest in my healthcare. She is a real problem solver.

March 25, 2013

Dr. Dewitt is amazing. She is one of the only specialists who listened to and addressed my chief complaint, rather than just the incidental findings along the way. While the incidental findings are still obviously important to me, I'd like to get to the bottom of why I was originally seen by my IM Doc, and I believe we are on track to do that! So, I thank you for taking the time to address all concerns.

January 28, 2013

Dr. DeWitt, Is the most professional and caring physician I have ever seen. She explains all aspects of my care and treatments and makes sure that I am comfortable with it. Thank you Dr. DeWitt

January 11, 2013

After the confusion as to which office I was to be seen in, I was pleased with the care Dr. DeWitt gave me. I wish she had addressed my vitamin supplement intake, as to whether or not these were effective. I hope to have better phone responsiveness since I live so far away. The phone will be an important form of communication for my illness.

December 07, 2012

This is one of my best experiences at the U, got in quickly, spend quite a bit of time with doctor, quickly go in for labs. I think this office has greatly improved over the last year.

December 05, 2012

The care provider is always knowlegeable and explains everything very clearly. My sisuation was handeled well, although we still need to get a definitive answer from a Neurosurgeon

November 29, 2012

Dr. Dewitt is an amazing doctor. I have referred other patients to her and will continue to.

November 26, 2012

Great!

October 06, 2012

I appreciate her willingness to support my decisions regarding my own treatment.

October 04, 2012

Dr. Dewitt is by far the the best doctor I have ever seen in my life. I would recommend her, and do recommend her, to anyone needing a neurologist.

September 26, 2012

I am very fortunate to have Dr. DeWitt as my neurologist. She takes her time with me; I never feel rushed. Dr. DeWitt is a good listener and a quick study.

September 21, 2012

majority of time spent with second Doctor, last few minutes with Dr. DeWitt

September 15, 2012

would have liked some time alone with Dr. Dewitt--there were two other Docs.there for my entire appointment.

August 31, 2012

Wow! This visit certainly exceeded my expectations. Everyone was so patient-centered. I felt like I was really being listened to and respected as a partner in my healthcare. Dr. DeWitt was outstanding. She spent a considerable amount of time going through my history and explained information in a way that was very helpful. She had a very warm, caring and professional manner.

August 16, 2012

Dr DeWitt has always shown a concern for my stepfather. She always spends as much time as is necessary with us and never rushes us out. It is refreshing to have a doctor that looks at their patient as a person and not a number with a 15 minute time limit to give them care. We appreciate everything she has done for us and she is a huge assest to the neurology department. What a great doctor and person!! :)

August 10, 2012

My doctor was fantastic and spent what I feel was a extremely generous amount of time visiting with me and performing tests. Very good info.

July 18, 2012

We always feel that Dr. DeWitt gives us her fullest time and attention. Wonderful.

June 14, 2012

Dr. Dewitt takes my subjective complaints very seriously and understands how small changes in my disease impact my lifestyle. She is very thorough to explain how past diagnostics compare to current ones and is proactive about maintaining my health. I have been to different neurologists and sometimes you feel like they treat you like you are crazy or malingering. For the first time I feel like I have a physician who sees me as a high functioning, intelligent person with legitimate concerns. I feel like she is very present when she interacts with me.

June 08, 2012

All of my questions were answered and explained if I did not understand.

April 12, 2012

Dr. Dewitt is the best doctor i have ever had. there is nothing that she needs to improve on!

March 28, 2012

Dr. Dewitt was wonderful in helping me with my medical concerns.

March 27, 2012

Dr. Dewitt is the best at what she does

March 26, 2012

Dr. DeWitt is a real problem solver. I have the utmost respect for her and confidence in her abilities and recommendations/diagnoses.

March 12, 2012

I have been going to see Dr. Dewitt for about eight years now. I have got to know her not only as a Doctor but as a person as well. She is great at explaining my options and she is willing to listen to my opinion on my condition which is something that I respect as a Doctor. Sometimes Doctors don't want to hear what patients have to say but I never get that vibe from Dr. Dewitt. In ending I have recommended Dr. Dewitt to other people but she is a hard person to get into see but there is a reason for that. She's a hell of a Doctor.

January 04, 2012

I would like her to ask me more questions about "What I think" or "How I feel" and "Why?"

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Vascular Neurology
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sub: Vascular Neurology)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-6873 Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

L. Dana DeWitt, M.D. is a clinical professor in the Department of Neurology. Her medical school training was at Tulane University in New Orleans. She then did an internship at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago followed by Neurology Residency at the University of Michigan where she was also chief resident. After this she did a 2 ½ yr. cerebrovascular disease fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

She then became Assistant Professor at Tufts University/New England Medical Center where she was on the stroke service and directed the transcranial Doppler laboratory. While at Tufts, she also became interested in multiple sclerosis. Her specialties continue to be stroke, MS and white matter disease. She is ABPN certified in Vascular Neurology.

She moved from Boston to University of Utah 4 ½ years ago looking for a change in lifestyle, excited about a medical center that draws from 5 states. Dr. DeWitt is a member of the brain attack team and interprets TCD. She is Medical Director of the inpatient Neurology/Neurosurgery service. She is PI of a large NIH sponsored MS trial (COMBI-Rx) and two other MS trials, is PI of a PFO closure in secondary stroke prevention trial, and is CoPI of a number of stroke studies.

She has had the honor of receiving awards as Best of Boston Magazine’s Top Docs for Women, Consumer Checkbook Top Docs, and Best Doctors in America 2005-2008.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital
Neurology
Fellow
Chief Resident University of Michigan
Neurology
Chief Resident
Residency University of Michigan
Neurology
Resident
Internship Michael Reese Hospital
Internal Medicine
Intern
Professional Medical Tulane University
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Southern Methodist University
Biology
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Caplan L, Wityk R, Pazdera L, Chang HM, Pessin M, DeWitt LD (2005). New England Medical Center Posterior Circulation Streoke Registry II. Vascular Lesions. J Clin Neurol, 1(1), 31-49.

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

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