Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

273 Patient Ratings
279 Patient Comments

Naomi R. Laird, P.A.

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

273 Patient Ratings
279 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 587-7109
University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108


Naomi Laird, PA-C, Physician Assistant with the Foot and Ankle Service at the University of Utah Orthopedic Center. Specializes in foot and ankle care at the UUOC and general orthopedics one day a week at the VA. Naomi’s clinical interests include patient education for various foot and ankle conditions, sports injuries of the foot and ankle, diabetic foot complications, non-operative fractures of the foot and ankle, arthritic conditions, plantar fasciitis and tendonitis of the foot and ankle. Special interest in the outcomes of extra corporal shock wave therapy for plantar fasciitis as well as other musculoskeletal muscle and tendon problems.

Naomi Laird completed her under graduate degree at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville in education with emphasis in Physical Education and Health Education. Naomi taught special education in Wisconsin before going on to Northern Illinois for her master’s degree with emphasis in cardiac rehab and a minor in athletic training. Upon completing the academic portion of her master’s Naomi was the Head Athletic Trainer at Rocky Mountain College in Billings Montana. It was there, that Naomi pursued her Physician Assistant degree. Specializing in Orthopedics was the natural fit transitioning from athletic training to orthopedic surgery. During her years as a physician assistant Naomi has written a chapter on diabetic foot disorders and there treatments which was published in a prominent orthopedic surgery textbook. While employed at the University of Iowa Naomi was also the clinical coordinator for an FDA study regarding total ankle arthroplasty. While employed in Louisville Kentucky, Naomi primary non operative orthopedic provider for the Louisville Ballet.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments University Orthopaedic Center - Advanced Practice Clinician
Board Certification National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

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 31, 2017

naiome laird was wonderful.

January 31, 2017

I am hoping the team pulled off a miracle.

January 23, 2017

She took the time to really listen to my concerns and she was very concerned about the current boot that I was wearing was the wrong style and wrong size which was causing more issues. She made sure that the proper size and style of boot were provided along with a split and insert to help the healing.

January 09, 2017

I have already told my family to see Naomi for any foot/ankle issues. She was kind and smart AND LISTENED to all my concerns. Addressed each concern. Described thoroughly possible options for treatments. She was amazing!

January 07, 2017

naomi is exceptional!!

December 24, 2016

Very good

December 24, 2016

Would have liked more info re: when I could start putting weight on my foot.

December 18, 2016


December 17, 2016

excellent care professional! thorough in explaining issues

December 12, 2016

Excellent care and support given by Dr. Laird. Would recommend her to anyone.

December 10, 2016


November 27, 2016

I recommend your team to my colleagues and friends. I came away understanding the recovery process. thank you

November 21, 2016

Naomi Laird was friendly and very thorough in her explanation of my treatment.

November 21, 2016

Have you determined that I have nothing bad to say about these people, yet?

November 21, 2016

Excellent provider. Intelligent, great listener, involved me in the treatment plan, gave me her email address for questions/concerns. Perfect!

November 21, 2016

Naomi was awesome! She was very personable and did a great job.

November 19, 2016

simply the best

November 16, 2016

Naomi was a rockstar! I would highly recommend seeing her.

November 11, 2016

very informative and spent time to review results

November 01, 2016

Had a very good experience with Naomi Laird

October 28, 2016

Naomi was great to work with

October 10, 2016

Naomi Laird does a superb job!!

October 10, 2016

Naomi Laird does an excellent job!

October 09, 2016

as I said we loved Dr. Laird , she s wonderful! Look forward to seeing her again.

October 07, 2016

even though Naomi wad behind schedule, she still gave me the time I needef

October 04, 2016

I live in Wyoming and was referred here by a doctor in Jackson. I will gladly make the 4 hour drive in order to have the level of care and concern for me, and my healing process.

September 30, 2016

Naomi is the best - she's very thorough, provides an excellent explanation regarding the medical condition and what is necessary to achieve the best outcome.

September 25, 2016

wonderful PA. understood my concerns & offered me solid, concrete advice that helped me tremendously. she is to be commended on her intelligence, kindness, & expertise.

September 23, 2016

Laird was absolutely phenomenal! Wonderful experience entire time!

September 21, 2016

Naomi Laird was fantastic. She was very personable and cared about me. Naomi presented all of the options for my problem and worked with me to figure out which one would be best for me. She was genuinely concerned about my pain during my procedure. While the numbing drug was taking effect, Naomi spoke with me about my life and her life. I thoroughly enjoyed her positive attitude and willingness to make sure I was taken care of. Thank you!

September 07, 2016

great experience, would use & recommend her to anyone anytime

September 07, 2016


September 04, 2016

explained X-rays condition of incisions etc

August 28, 2016

very thorough

August 23, 2016

Ms Laird was very informative, caring and kind.

August 16, 2016

Also very easy to talkVery good doctor patient relationship

August 11, 2016

Naomi Laird did an excellent job! She was very knowledgeable and helpful!

August 07, 2016

I very much appreciate the positive, knowledgeable, up-beat attitude of the PA who seemed to genuinely enjoy her work.

July 25, 2016


July 25, 2016

I was impressed at the level of care that I received.

July 18, 2016

Naomi was great. I have seen a lot of providers at the orthopedic center and I think Naomi was one of the best. She has a great bed side manner, conducted a thorough assessment and clearly informed me of what her diagnosis/thoughts were related to my problem. She worked with me to come up with a treatment and we agreed on follow up if need. She showed a lot of care and concern and I appreciated it very much. It was everything a good provider should be.

June 24, 2016

I really liked Naomi Laird. She was friendly, easy going and very competent. She did not rush through the exam and spent a good amount of time discussing my problem(s). I would say she is a wonderful liaison between the patients and the doctors and feel assured that she would not hesitate to refer me if my condition warranted it. I would recommend her anytime to anyone for an orthopedic exam.

June 20, 2016

Naomi is wonderful

June 16, 2016

Dr. Naomi Laird is fantastic! She is so knowledgeable about foot and ankle problems. She is extremely helpful as well. She is a very valuable PA to the U of U Ortho Center.

May 16, 2016

Very caring and concerned. Helped me with an individualized plan of care.

May 13, 2016

Naomi is very knowledgeable and professional. As I mentioned previously, she felt awful I had to wait so long to get in to see her. She was great in working with me to explain to me what was going on with my leg and what she wanted to do. I had a very good experience with her. She is a fantastic PA.

May 13, 2016

Naomi is great at answering my questions and shows genuine concern for my healing.

May 10, 2016

Naomi was incredible. She went over every X-ray with me and explained everything carefully. I was very nervous when I came in, but she put me completely at ease. An excellent experience.

May 09, 2016

Naomi is great.

May 05, 2016

Dr.Naomi, is a great Dr, she listens and understand her patients needs, just love her. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 02, 2016

Ms. Laird was great at examining my foot with care. I also appreciated that she had the Dr. Review my images to make a confirmatory plan as to how to follow-up and my care in between visits.

April 26, 2016

Naomi Laird is an excellent clinician who understands a patient's problem and can effectively communicate the information necessary for treatment.

April 14, 2016

Very positive experience.

April 11, 2016

While Naomi, the P.A. I saw during first visit spent a good deal of time, the actual Dr. ( Barg ) spent very little time at all.

April 04, 2016

Naomi was very good with me. She was concerned, followed through, and will be a great resource in the future as part of my health care team.

March 26, 2016


March 23, 2016

The care was friendly, appropriate and professional. Excellent experience.

March 21, 2016

Naomi knew exactly what was going on with my foot during her examination and was able to explain things very well. She gave me the best options possible for treatment. I felt like she really knew her stuff and left feeling like I had some solutions.

March 20, 2016

Naomi is awesome!!!

March 19, 2016

Ortho is the best No waiting usually

March 13, 2016

Naomi is knowledgeable, friendly, and generous with her time.

March 10, 2016

Naomi was incredible. we were very pleased with her care of my son

March 05, 2016

Very helpful

February 16, 2016

I trust Naomi Laird, PA-C. She is knowledgeable and answered all my questions.

February 13, 2016

Naomi is competent, thorough, and kind.

January 23, 2016

Naomi Laird, PA-C, was knowledgeable and pleasant.

January 20, 2016


January 19, 2016

Naomi Laird took time to explain the procedure in great detail. What a great physician!

January 18, 2016

Very good experience.

January 08, 2016

Love Dr.Naomi Ruth Laird, great Doctor...

January 06, 2016

Excellent care....very confident in the PA's ability!!!!

December 19, 2015

She is amazing, super sweet and very attentive. Also the HCA on was great at explaining everything he was doing while taking out my stitches and very attentive.

December 07, 2015

The amount of information was wonderful. I was given the directions I needed to help alter the pain I am having.

November 28, 2015

I have concerns about the numbness in my foot and so did my care provider.

November 21, 2015

Naomi is always so nice and my mom met her for the first time. She was quite impressed with her and Naomi took the time to explain to my mom what was done during my surgery. Naomi also re-assured me that I would be fine and the pain in my foot would eventually go way :)

November 17, 2015

She is great. We have had her help before and are always impressed by her.

November 11, 2015

she remembered me from several years ago, spent time explaining , and set me up with Dr.Beals, and helped me to get new orthotics, and to get shots planded.

November 08, 2015

Same as in last question asked good experience sep didn't really give pain relief options for broken ankle

October 29, 2015

Naomi was very personable and friendly. I appreciated her easy going personality when dealing with me.

October 21, 2015

Naomi was very nice and caring, but didn't know what was causing my nerve pain and her suggestions were not helpful at all.

October 20, 2015

Very good

October 14, 2015

Both the PA and her assistant were great to work with.

October 05, 2015

Naomi Laird is really great. Even though she was running late, she took her time with me, made sure I was comfortable and had all of the necessary information, and she did a great job...even though it hurt like a son of a gun.

October 02, 2015

Naomi's just trimming my toe nails every 8 weeks.

September 27, 2015

Good experience

September 11, 2015

she was the best doctor

August 17, 2015

Naomi was and always has been warm, friendly and interested in seeing that I am well and properly treated. She is a pleasure to work with.

August 10, 2015

The PA I saw was very friendly and easy to talk to - I liked her very much

July 25, 2015

Naomi and Jason handled our appt very well in orthopedic department

July 22, 2015

Naomi just cuts my toenails every ten weeks, and does a great job!

July 20, 2015

Naomi Laird is excellent!

July 14, 2015

Naomi was extremely responsive to my concern about the boot I had been given on diagnosis. It was clearly designed for a large person, which I am not. I felt like I had a bucket of cement on my foot. She immediately came up with a lighter, much better fitting option, for which I was hugely grateful. It made all the difference in the world.

July 13, 2015

PA gave me copies of the x-rays, but I would have liked a brief explanation in writing on My Chart to help me remember diagnosis & suggestions. I know that takes time.

July 13, 2015

Naomi is awesome! she explained the whole thing really well and showed me the X-rays and explained what we were seeing on each view. really great lady!

July 09, 2015

I have great confidence in Naomi Laird's skills, when Dr. Saltzman is not available. She was able to initiate the process of scheduling surgery the same day I was seen. I would not hesitate to recommend her for initial/follow-up/post-operative assessments.

June 20, 2015

I already have recommended your facility to a fellow work associate.

June 10, 2015

i just feel he doesnt care much about his patience pain

June 10, 2015

I have been recommending to all the people I know in Park City...and I've been here for 27 years and have never experienced such great care as the U of U and Redstone!

June 04, 2015

Fine experience

May 23, 2015

Naomi Laird was exceptional and I would not only recommend her, I would see her again. She was very friendly and knowledgeable and answered all my questions thoroughly without rushing me.

May 19, 2015

Sure I recommend this clinic, doctors, nurses, assistants, they are wonderful :)

May 05, 2015

Naomi's care is exellent. She listens and expalins things very well.

April 29, 2015

Naomi Laird is an exceptional PA. She is very knowledgeable and is a good listener.

April 28, 2015


April 22, 2015

Naomi was excellent, I loved her.

April 17, 2015

She is quite knowledgeable and easily discussed my case and how to care for it and what to expect in the short course and then into the future.

April 11, 2015

X-rays were printed, but they were not given to me. I accept equal responsibility for not getting them as I am sure my questions were a distraction contributing to the oversight.

April 05, 2015

she was great and gave me an awesome reference

March 27, 2015

Naomi's great1

March 02, 2015

She was good explained what Dr Beals had done very well. But she didn't really ask me about pain or medications until she was walking out the door as an oh by the way. Overall she was very good to explain how the surgery went and what my next stage of healing/rehab would be

February 24, 2015

he was very compadent with his nursing skills. He just didn't explain his actions or issue instructions. Naomi came in at almost the end & discussed wound care, follow up, etc. he was a compadent RN just very quiet.

February 23, 2015

wonderful and I loved seeing the x-rays as it gives me a better feel for what's wrong and what I should and should not do.

February 21, 2015

I have been to several foot doctors over the past many years, Namoi is the best, most through, doctore I have been to in a long time

February 19, 2015

Terrific experience

February 16, 2015

PA Naomi Laird was super in every way. I would recommend her without reservation.

February 16, 2015

Naomi was excellent. very thorough and patient.

February 09, 2015

Naomi is terrific and knows her stuff!!

January 27, 2015

Naomi Laird is an amazing PA. I thoroughly trust her & know that I am in good hands (feet). haha

January 26, 2015

Naomi was great, and helped with a complex problem. The imaging was better than at the main hospital, and she reviewed issues and possible solutions in as much detail as I wanted. We have a plan, she is going to be here indefinitely, and this is the first time ever that I feel confident somebody will monitor a problem area that resulted in a recent four day inpatient stay. She also gave me a procedure to contact her in case of a flare, and I really appreciate that given the access issues in ortho.

January 24, 2015

I appreciated Niomi's patience and attention to detail.

January 20, 2015

I was amazed that they actually listened to me and what was going on before just coming to a conclusion or just stating what they wanted to.

January 18, 2015

Dr Naomi is very patient and helpful in explaining condition and takes time to listen to patient, don't feel like your being rushed thru your appointment

January 11, 2015

Naomi has a teacher's approach to people: open, non-intimidating, non-assuming, caring. she listens looking at you. she's patient and unhurried. she's great. I have total confidence in her as I do Dr. Saltzman.

December 31, 2014

Naomi was very helpful and took the time to explain everything to me. Several of my concerns were resolved due to her explanations.

December 29, 2014

Naomi is wonderful & knowledgeable about a wide range on orthopedic issues. Would follow her anywhere

December 27, 2014

I am always pleased with the service

December 23, 2014

I didnt feel rushed at all. i was happy with her. She also had a another dr come in and talk to me who was just as friendly.

December 15, 2014

The assistant came in and then I waited for Naomi. Then the assistant took my stitches out and then Naomi came back to wrap my foot. There was a lot of wait time.

December 15, 2014

Naomi was amazing - informative, professional and compassionate - Thanks, Naomi!

November 28, 2014

see previous page -Care provider great but I made some suggestions that could improve services, particularly services provided by the assistant.

November 26, 2014

Knowledgeable ams pleasant.

November 24, 2014

Naomi Laird, PA was great. The only problem was the wait time. With an early appointment, I expected things to be running on time, but the wait was almost 40 minutes.

November 13, 2014


November 10, 2014

she was very helpful and was able to help with other problems besides the foot surgery.

October 31, 2014

Naomi is awesome! She is easy to talk to and she explains what I need to know with medical terms and then explains in regular terms. I appreciate that as I want to learn the terms.

October 20, 2014

If asked, I would recommend her. She was very thorough.

October 16, 2014

Naomi was great, very helpful. I felt I received excellent care.

October 13, 2014

Naomi Laird is an excellent provider. I have all faith and confidence in her and her ability to assess and advise correctly. I would recommend her highly and think she is a great asset to this office.

October 12, 2014

I always feel very included in my own health care at UU and this was no exception. I especially appreciate this time that she took the time to educate me on basic foot anatomy and point out all the basic things going on in my xrays, and pointed out places that could be potential problems at a later date. When I asked questions, she really took the time to teach me. I definitely walked away knowing more than I did when I came in.

October 12, 2014

Naomi answered all my questions and even went on the internet to get me an address for compression socks.

September 29, 2014

I felt like Naomi gave me superior care, explanations and treatment advice. She is very knowledgeable and gave prevention advice as well as treatment advice.

September 28, 2014

I can't say enough good things about Naomi Laird. She takes the time to fully answer my questions and goes out of her way to make sure I am comfortable with the information I require.

September 21, 2014

I had a good experience with my surgery with the Physician, PA, NP. I thank them for their help in taking out the piece of plastic that was in my foot. Now I'm out and about doing my regular with almost no problem, in just a few days after the surgery. So, I thank you to the Physician and his team for helping. I appreciate all of you and the University of Utah Health Care for everything. I know who to see when I need one down the road.

September 20, 2014

Naomi certainly knows her professions extremely well.

September 19, 2014

she same to be in a hurry the day I was in. I feel she did a good job. I was hurry in and out, but waited 45 minutes for her to come in the room.

September 12, 2014

Naomi Laird is a treasure. I have been treated at the U Orthopedic for years for a variety of issues and I have always been very happy with the service and care. However, I was so impressed with the time Ms. Laird spent with me, the details she provided about the diagnosis, treatment and future prevention of my injury. it went to an entirely new level. I wish everyone could be treated by Naomi.

August 22, 2014

I am not unhappy with Naomi particularly. This visit was only to remove a stitch, which I would have done myself but I did want to talk with her about a TENS for my issue. I would recommend her for follow up care, of course, but not the surgical team at this time.

August 20, 2014

This was the first I had worked with Naomi (I think that was her name) and she was very thorough and kind. Very reassuring and gave clear directions on care of my feet.

August 18, 2014

Naomi's great!

August 14, 2014

My experience with the care provider was excellent. All my questions were answered. I felt the PA to be very knowledgeable about my problems as well as being able to communicate in terms I could understand. The care provider is very friendly and I totally enjoyed the visit and would recommend her my friends.

August 08, 2014

She was great

July 22, 2014

Naomi was fantastic! She took the time to explain the surgery, showed me the x-rays and explained the plan going forward. This was very much appreciated.

July 21, 2014

Dr. Laird is one of the best doctors i've encountered, and I've seen a lot of doctors in my day. She was easy to talk to, she was very kind, very intelligent, but she never talked down to me. She wasn't rushed at all, and she answered my questions thoroughly. She has a fabulous 'bedside' manner.

July 18, 2014

Nice personality. I felt like she knew and understood the problem very well. I have confidence in her medical care.

July 14, 2014


July 03, 2014

My meeting with Naomi was very positive. I appreciated her candor, her analysis and the discussion about various therapeutic options to consider. I will likely schedule an appointment with her again for follow up.

June 24, 2014

Dr Naomi Laird took her time with my appointment. She didn't seem rushed. I felt like she regarded my appointment with upmost importance. I know seeing patient after patient can be extremely difficult and Dr. Laird was friendly and I felt like I left knowing what was causing my heel pain and what treatment to do. Very plwased.

June 21, 2014

In retrospect I am disappointed that I was not made aware before that I would be getting nerve block until just prior to surgery. This was a decision I would like to have explored longer to be able to weight risks vs benefits. I do appreciate that these were an option for me for pain relief, but I would have liked to have been better informed prior to going right into surgery. This was not discussed in clinic visits. Normally, this might not be an issue, but I am having significant lingering nerve pain. I might have chosen more conservatively to opt out of the nerve block if I had had adequate time to look into the risks. Could this issue in the future be brought up in pre-op visits?

June 21, 2014

I can't say enough about Naomi Laird. Her manner, knowledge and obvious caring should give her a rating of 11 out of 10 among all health providers.

June 20, 2014


June 16, 2014

very good

June 09, 2014

Naomi's great!

June 02, 2014

Naomi, even followed up afterwards. My best clinical experience ever!!!!

May 12, 2014

Naomi Laird was exceptional. She showed me the X-Rays and what they meant. She shoul me on a "foot Model" where the problems were and she gave me great advice for how to move forward with healing. I would highly reccomend her!

May 03, 2014

Naomi Laird was kind and considerate to me. She explained everything about the surgery. My husband and I like her alot.

April 28, 2014

Naomi has been excellent to work with through this complicated process.

April 26, 2014

Thank you

April 18, 2014

Naomi Laird was terrific. She obviously cared about helping me with my situation and took the time to answer my questions and explain issues. Further, she followed up after the appointment by setting me up with additional treatment. I trust her completely.

April 17, 2014

Naomi Laird did a great job and was very warm, friendly, and informative.

April 12, 2014


March 24, 2014

She's the best!

March 24, 2014


March 18, 2014

Would rather have seen the surgeon but the pa was excellent.

March 17, 2014

Naomi is an excellent PA

March 11, 2014

Extremely helpful. Our son, who received treatment has Down's. He was treated extremely well.

March 10, 2014

I truly appreciate the amount of time the she spent with me. She explained in detail about my fractured foot and the reason for the continued pain. She did not make me feel rushed and made certain I understood everything that we discussed. I really liked Naomi alot!

March 05, 2014

If only I could have seen her within 30 minutes of my scheduled appointment. Again, NAOMI was great! However, the rest of my experience was so horrible that I can't recommend her to anyone because they would have to deal with the rest of the incompetence in order to see her. My likelihood of ever sending anyone to this facility to see her? Zero.

March 04, 2014

I dont have any bad experience !

March 03, 2014

Dr. Laird is an awesome individual. I could not think any more highly of the service, treatment, or time that she takes to answer questions and makes sure that you have a full understanding of your condition and treatment.

February 28, 2014

Once Naomi got to me she was great. She apologized profusely for running late. Although she was obviously busy and swamped she paid me great individual attention and did not make me feel like she was in a hurry to finish. I appreciate that she printed out my xrays from the surgery and answered my questions (although not necessarily giving me the answers I wanted!). She is excellent.

February 24, 2014

I was very impressed with the level of knowledge, the explanations given, and the care received.

January 29, 2014

I was very impressed with Naomi Laird, she was friendly and helpful.

January 22, 2014

Dr. Bills is the best Dr. I have ever had. Very friendly and informative, takes a personal concern in his patience and remembers who they are. Awesome, Awesome doctor.

January 20, 2014

Naomi Laird took the much needed time with me to explain my condition & outline a plan including physical therapy to correct my problem. She delivered extraordinary care during my office visit. I felt very confident and hopeful when I left the clinic.

January 20, 2014

Naomi is fabulous!! A true asset to your department!!

January 20, 2014

felt listened to, left feeling like maybe there was something I could do about things

January 13, 2014

I highly recommend this provider.

January 05, 2014

I made this appointment to get a second opinion regarding a previous diagnosis from another doctor, which didn't make sense to me. Naomi took the time to listen about all of the symptoms and came up with a diagnosis that makes more sense. I now feel confident that we know what's happening and can address it properly.

December 23, 2013

Every time i'm here i get such excellent care, i always feel like everything was answered, even questions i forgot to ask.

December 23, 2013

I will recommend this place to all my friends and family.

December 23, 2013

One of the best visits I've had at Ortho. She took the time to explain the problem and the time it would take to heal. Very informative.

December 08, 2013

Thankful for an appointment at this time.

December 06, 2013

I was very pleased with the time and care I received from Naomi Laird. She was very concerned with the issues I had and quite obviously wanted to make sure I was treated well going forward. I was impressed with her knowledge and experience.

November 26, 2013

Naomi went the extra mile and even called me at home to see if I was still alive :0)

November 25, 2013

All good!

November 18, 2013

Fantastic care; provider spent a lot of time with me and showed a lot of care and concern. Will definitely be seeing her again.

November 14, 2013

I visited with PA Naomi Laird. She was very pleasant and considerate and willing to take the time to answer any questions.

October 30, 2013

The Doctor showed concern about my time and his in greeting me the comments of a professional delay in my appointment start time. Did start with my appoint at said time, made me feel very good that he was concerened about me.

October 26, 2013

Didn't see the Doctor or nurse (PA) just CNA to take stitches out.

October 22, 2013

I wish all health care providers were like her. She was excellent.

September 25, 2013

She kept getting called out and would have to run back. It was the end of the day. One concern I had was, I have pins in my foot that I had been told they would come out after 3-4 weeks by a previous doctor, but Naomi, insisted they stay in. Now I have a cast and the pins are being pushed in and it's killing my foot.. confused why they are still in.

September 24, 2013

She's just cutting my toenails; Niami's very good and I hardly jump at all - I come every 6 or 8 weeks.

August 20, 2013

she was on top of everything and showed and informed me on what happens during the operation.

August 19, 2013

Wonderful service!

August 05, 2013

Helped me understand what may have caused problem, advice given to help problem

July 25, 2013

Niomi's great and tells us funny stories while she trims my toe nails.

July 16, 2013

I can beleive the Dr. only wanted me to have Celbrexs for this kind of surgery and this kind of pain. I have six large screws in my ankle.

July 09, 2013

So knowledgable and professional

June 11, 2013

Naomi is fantastic!!! I wish you had more just like her so it wouldn't be so difficult to be seen.

June 11, 2013

I feel I have found a 'great' doc/PA that I can truly rely upon for my specific needs. Naomi Laird & Doctor Beals are the best! I'm in good 'hands' (pun) with them!

June 11, 2013

I am concerned that I was scheduled with a Dr. that will only perform surgery on one foot at a time though I may need it on both feet. I would have liked to know what the scheduling of other Dr.s would have been to further explore that option of a double surgery.

May 21, 2013

Naomi was perfect! Knowledgeable, friendly, caring. Thank you!

May 12, 2013

My wife and I both really liked Naomi! Very nice PA.

May 07, 2013

No meds. No follow-up care needed.

May 07, 2013

Very concerned and caring. took time to explain in depth. NOT in a hurry. Very nice

May 07, 2013

Naomi was incredibly thorough and educational. She spent just the right amount of time evaluating and explaining my condition and then was very imformative about treatment options and outcomes.

April 23, 2013

Very good experience

April 16, 2013


April 11, 2013

I did not have any worries. The Rx prescribed for my toe fungus 2 yrs. ago was working very well & I needed another Rx. I am extremely happy with results. I was basicly released for that problem & instructed to call in future with any needs.

April 01, 2013

Naomi was very thorough and caring as well as skilled at assessing my special needs.

March 25, 2013

I love you guys

March 25, 2013

I have seen this physician assistant before and I really have the confidence in her. On this day, I think there must have been distractions because I felt like I had to ask many questions to get advice or answers on basic things like, when can I walk, shower, what about the medication, how the surgery went, etc... She was very helpful in answering all of the questions but they all were initiated by me. I also think that if a tech is sent in after the PA does an examination, and is told to take stitches out, before the patient leaves, the PA should double check with the patient before the patient leaves. There should be checks and balances. (If you want me to go in to detail regarding, please call.

March 11, 2013

Niomi's great; been cutting my toenails for nearly 2 years.

March 04, 2013

Naomi Laird is great, only wish she came up to the Park CIty clinic like she used to, but she is worth going to SLC for.

February 26, 2013

Naomi is absolutely wonderful!

February 23, 2013

My experience was very good.

February 12, 2013

naomi is great

February 11, 2013

Naomi was great! Very caring and understanding about my situation.

February 05, 2013

Naomi is an excellent practicioner and care giver.

January 30, 2013

always had confidence in my care provider

January 29, 2013

Naomi was very helpful and thoughful with my concerns and feelings. I really appreciated her responces.

January 28, 2013

Awesome clinic!

January 14, 2013

There is always a disconnect from the procedure to the specifics and follow through with rehabilitation. Still a work in progress but I am not upset or concerned about this.

December 31, 2012

The staff at the Foot and Ankle Center is great. Whatever your doing keep it up.

December 21, 2012

Wonderful. Cohesive, thorough, knowledgeable...

December 10, 2012

I have had nothing but positive experience in working with this clinic and its staff. Previous appointments have entailed longer wait times, but this one was a breeze.

December 10, 2012

Naomi takes special care to explain everything to me - making sure we both understand and agree on how to proceed in treating my foot.

December 10, 2012

Everyone seems to be rushed

December 03, 2012

Niaomi's great!

November 20, 2012

the only negative is waiting time.

November 19, 2012

Naomi inspires confidence!

November 12, 2012

Naomi is a bonus to the foot and ankle service! She is well-trained, thorough, has always treated me well and has always consulted with Dr. Beals if my questions were beyond her scope of practice. Naomi is the ONLY. PA I see anywhere as I have that much confidence in her and her care.

November 12, 2012

Very positive experience.

November 05, 2012

Naomi is wonderful - very knowledgable , compassionate, and thorough.

November 05, 2012

Excellent. My husband and son have both been treated at this facility in this department and we have always been very happy and confident in our care. Thanks you very much!

October 08, 2012

No meds, or follow-up care; just come back in 6 weeks to do it again. Naomi's great!

October 04, 2012

Naomi is very personable, the experience was much improved. No post- op instructions, however.

October 01, 2012

Excellent care.

October 01, 2012

She took very good care of me, liaison end to Dr. Beas the urgent matter. It all worked out well!

October 01, 2012

a great experience. Would see this ortho provider again if needed.

October 01, 2012

I Have Already Recommended Her to My Sister!

September 24, 2012

Excellent. Naomi Laird is a genuine and caring individual with a nice sense of humor as well.

September 18, 2012

PA met all my expectations

September 17, 2012

Absolutely think Dr. Nickish and Naomi are superb in their jobs. they love what they do and they LISTEN to the patient and work with them instead of doing what they think should happen. They made this surgery go around SO MUCH EASIER!!!

September 17, 2012

Naomi gave excellent care and the medicine she prescribed worked very well.

August 28, 2012

Naomi took time to chat and find out about my life style and day to day happenings.

August 01, 2012

I felt that Naomi was kind and answered all the questions that I thought of at the time, but it would have been helpful to have been given more info about what was an acceptable level of activity and what was reasonable as far as use of narcotic meds in terms of how much, how long and other options ( how much Tylenol and Ibruprophen could be used at same time to limit use of narcotics). I needed to call back the next day with more questions that probably should have been answered in that initial visit.

July 17, 2012

I thought Dr. Laird was very gentle, friendly and informative in giving me information in regard to my injury.

July 10, 2012

Naomi is a warm, kind-hearted care privder, I would recommend her to anyone!

July 09, 2012

Naomi showed us the photos of my ankle surgery and explained exactly what the Dr. did.

June 25, 2012

I had a good experience.

June 11, 2012

I already have recommended your doctor's to friends

June 09, 2012

She is very knowledgable and has a helpful and kind manner.

May 11, 2012

I saw Dr. Laird, although my appointment was with Dr. Nickisch. I don't know why I saw Dr. Laird. I wanted to ask some questions about the recent surgery, but Dr. Laird wasn't there for the surgery, so she didn't know.

May 11, 2012

Naomi always takes good care of my foot needs.

May 02, 2012

Dr. Laird found two fractures a previous doctor missed three times and gave me options on treatment very satisfied with my experience!

April 27, 2012

outstanding can't say enough

April 20, 2012

My experience as fabulous. I felt like I was listened to, and my concerns were addressed clearly.

April 20, 2012

Naomi is awesome. My daughter felt instantly at ease with Naomi. After the appointment, my daughter kept talking about Naomi and saying how nice she is and hopes to see her again. I could not agree more. Thanks Naomi for taking such good care of my daughter.

April 13, 2012

I am very pleased with the care I've received to this point.

March 16, 2012

Naomi was very concerned and helpful.

March 14, 2012

Naomi took the time to review my xrays of before and during surgery so that I was better able to understand the procedure performed. She was thorough in her exam and gave me complete confidence in her ablilities to provide me competent care.

February 29, 2012

Naomi Laird talked to me about my problem and gave me several options to resolve it. She explained the results of the x-rays, gave me products to help relieve my pain and made sure I had information about where to obtain those products. I was completely satisfied with my visit.

February 22, 2012

Wait time for appointment was unacceptable. Ms. Laird should be provided equal and available access to exam rooms and not have to have her patients wait.

February 09, 2012

Naomi is one I always feel comfortable seeing. She is so pleasnat to be around. She took the time out of her busy schedule to fit me in to look at my foot 1 week post op. The bandage ended up being to tight on my foot and she took great care in changing everything and making sure things looked like they were healing the way they were suppose to.

January 21, 2012

This was a first meeting for me with Naomi Laird and after the visit I felt like we had known each other for years. Very comforting to think that your friends are taking care of you.

January 20, 2012

Doctor Laird was great. Excellent experience and my non-serious injury has already gotten much better. Highly recommended.

January 20, 2012

Naomi is a great asset to the orthopedics department.

January 11, 2012

Seemed like she dismissed me when I wasworried about an infection.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments University Orthopaedic Center - Advanced Practice Clinician
Board Certification National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-7100 University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Undergraduate degree in eduction from University of Wisconsin - Platteville,

Masters Degreee in Education from Northern Illinois Universtiy

Physician Assistant from Rocky Mountain College


Education History

Type School Degree
Undergraduate Rocky Mountain College
Physician Assistant
Graduate Training Northern Illinois University
Undergraduate University of Wisconsin-Platterville
Health Education
Undergraduate University of Wisconsin-Platterville
Physical Education


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