Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

120 Patient Ratings
53 Patient Comments

Erika Summers, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

120 Patient Ratings
53 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2955 Midvalley Health Center
243 East 6100 South
Murray, UT 84107
Map
(801) 581-2955 University Hospital
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map

Bio

Erika M. Summers, MD has a specialized expertise in laser and aesthetic dermatology. She creates comprehensive treatment plans for her patients incorporating neuromodulators (e.g. Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport), fillers (e.g. Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, Sculptra, Silikon, Perlane), and lasers (e.g. fractional CO2, Fraxel Dual, pulsed dye laser, IPL) to treat aging, acne scars, rosacea, vascular malformations, and photodamage with non-surgical techniques. She also performs sclerotherapy to treat spider veins on the legs and chemical peels to treat conditions such as melasma and age spots. Dr. Summers trains the Dermatology residents at the University of Utah in the cosmetic portion of their curriculum involving filler and neuromodulator injections, as well as lasers. In 2014 she received a prestigious Women’s Dermatologic Society Mentorship Award to train with two of the leading laser specialists in the United States.

In addition, Dr. Summers is Director of the University Inpatient Dermatology Service at the University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Institute, overseeing the residents in caring for hospitalized patients with complex or life-threatening dermatologic conditions. She also enjoys caring for general dermatology and medical dermatology patients in her clinics.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Dermatology - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Dermatology

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
4.8
My confidence in care provider
4.8
Time care provider spent with me
4.8
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.8
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.8
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.8
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.8
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.

June 26, 2015

Everything Dr. Summers and her nurses did helped throughout my procedure and visits. I am hopeful and confident.

June 10, 2015

Dr. Summers is amazing. She wanted to know my end goal of care with her and ideal ongoing skin condition. I feel like I received many options for treatments that I can decide between and we will review all of them at my follow-up in 3 months.

May 26, 2015

Very professional and good bedside manner!

May 26, 2015

Great beginning to treat my skin issues!

May 19, 2015

I have seen Dr. Summers for several years and chose to follow her to the MidValley Clinic. She is an excellent doctor and I'm sure these issues will be resolved.

April 23, 2015

Dr Sommers is extremely knowledgeable and friendly

April 18, 2015

Overall, a very good experience.

April 06, 2015

Dr. Summers is fantastic. She stopped on her way out the door to check again that I understood how to use my meds properly after my peel. I've referred several other people to her recently!

March 22, 2015

I was the last appointment of the day. Dr. Summer spent much more time with me than I expected. She took time to fit in a procedure I thought I would need to return for on a different day, which was great for my busy schedule. She also stayed late to make sure this was completed to my satisfaction. I was thrilled to see she had a sense of humor. It is humbling to know somebody is looking for imperfections through a lighted magnifying glass. She and the assistant made me comfortable with conversation and appropriate humor. I won't return to a physician that does not have a sense of humor. I am sure I will be back. She was also up front regarding cost and expense. While this may be uncomfortable, it is necessary. Thanks for a great experience.

March 20, 2015

Dr. Summers and her assistant answered all of my questions and were very informative. they provided excellent care and support.

February 17, 2015

Dr. Summers is an amazing doctor! She is very thorough, and asks questions and really listens! She takes time to go over any issues and to explain the what's and why's of my condition and makes me feel like I am in charge of my treatment. I would highly recommend her.

December 23, 2014

great youn dr. took a lot of time. will definitely recommend to friends

December 18, 2014

good

December 11, 2014

I like Dr Summer a lot

December 06, 2014

Erika Summers does a great job. Very friendly. I always feel confident in her abilities and recommendations.

December 04, 2014

Dr. Summers is great!

November 30, 2014

The care Erika and her staff provided was exceptional.

October 25, 2014

Dr. Summers and her assistant are always professional and helpful. I have total trust in Dr. Summers' professionalism and advice.

October 16, 2014

I love Dr. Summers. She is the only Derm doctor I will go to, when I call to make my yearly appointments I always make sure they schedule my appointments with her. She is amazing!

September 25, 2014

Dr. Summers was excellent! She was not only very professional, she was kind, patient and understanding of my concerns and fears. She explained everything she was looking at and why.

September 19, 2014

Loved her! Excellent physician.

August 21, 2014

Dr.Summers is an amazing physician! She is very thorough in her examination and listens. She puts you at ease even though it is an embarrasing issue. I would highly recomend her to anyone with skin isues.

August 10, 2014

She is very thorough, the best doc since Dr. Leachman left.

July 31, 2014

Dr Summers explained the procedure to me. I knew what to watch for and what results to expect.

April 24, 2014

I've already recommended this provider to my nurse practioner. Dr. Summers is excellent in all areas!

April 03, 2014

Dr. Sommers called me a few days after my treatment to ask if I had any results. When I told her that I was not seeing much in improvement, she told me she wanted me to be happy with my results, and she would try again until I was happy.

March 25, 2014

Dr. Summers was highly professional and was great to work with

March 23, 2014

An excellent experience. The care and concern shown, as well as the time spent to make sure my questions were answered, made this a good experience.

March 17, 2014

Dr. Summers has helped tremendously. Lucky she is available

March 17, 2014

I have already told my NP about Dr Summers so she could refer others

March 06, 2014

Dr. Summers is fabulous. You feel that she really cares and she remembers personal details even though she must see hundreds of patients!!She takes time to listen to my questions and to make sure I understand her directions.

February 28, 2014

The provider did not show as much care for new concerns as in past visits.

February 20, 2014

She was very proactive, I can tell she was very knowledgeable about my issue. She even took the time to look a sample over the microscope right on the spot. She got a WOW!!! Out of me

February 20, 2014

Dr. Summers and staff were very kind and attentive

February 15, 2014

Effective, efficient, and excellence. I could not be more pleased.

February 06, 2014

I have recommended Dr Summers to several of my friends. They will want to schedule in the Murray office

December 20, 2013

Good experience

December 12, 2013

Dr. Summers always takes the time to explain what is going on. She is very compassionate.

November 28, 2013

Definitely will come back

November 27, 2013

good

November 18, 2013

Already recommended.

November 06, 2013

Dr. Summers has provided me with the best care of my life. She's done a great job treating me, she is very compassionate, and she goes out of her way to make sure I feel cared for.

October 28, 2013

Dr. Summers is a superb physician.

October 22, 2013

I was informed of what I needed to know by the Doctor. Usually before I had a chance to ask.

October 17, 2013

Dr. Summers is great! Very friendly and professional.

October 12, 2013

Fabulous experience

October 07, 2013

Dr. Summers and her assistant were extremely efficient and helpful. All issues were well explained. Dr. Summers was very professional and I will certainly recommend her to others.

September 25, 2013

Even though I would recommend her, I would warn my friends about how I had to wait over a month just to get in, and the time I had to spend in the waiting room.

September 20, 2013

Dr. Summers is my favorite doctor. She is an extremely competent doctor who shows a lot of concern for my health and comfort. She is friendly and fun and I would trust her to do anything.

August 19, 2013

Dr. Summers was one of my favorite doctors ever.

August 13, 2013

Dr. Summers is really an asset to the clinic. She is conscientious in her exam and follow up. She makes you feel like she really cares.

August 12, 2013

Dr. Erica Summers was the bomb! I'm so lucky I ended up with her as my dermatologist. I will definitely recommend her time and time again!

July 25, 2013

Dr.'s follow-up to the issue was thorough and she went the extra mile to take care of my issues.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Drug Eruptions
  • Lasers

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Dermatology - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Dermatology

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-6465 School of Medicine
Dermatology
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Erika Summers is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology with a clinical and academic focus on aesthetic dermatology and complex inpatient dermatology. She is board certified in both Dermatology and Internal Medicine. Prior to her Dermatology residency at the University of Utah, she completed Internal Medicine residency at the Harvard-affiliated hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston in 2008. After completing her Internal Medicine training, she worked as an Instructor for the Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians and an Internal Medicine hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Since joining the Department of Dermatology in 2012, Dr. Summers has specialized in the use of lasers, neuromodulators, fillers, and sclerotherapy to address both cosmetic and medical dermatologic conditions. She enjoys the art of skin rejuvenation with non-surgical techniques and develops comprehensive multi-modality treatment regimens for her patients. She also provides hands-on training for the residents in lasers and aesthetics.

Dr. Summers is Director of the University Inpatient Dermatology Service at the University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Institute, and she teaches the residents to care for the complex hospitalized patient. Both in Internal Medicine and in Dermatology, she has been passionate about training residents and medical students.

Her research interests include laser treatments for various dermatologic conditions, the development of biomarkers to identify culprit drugs in the setting of drug eruptions and polypharmacy, and management of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Residency University of Utah
Dermatology
Resident
Residency Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Resident
Professional Medical University of Maryland School of Medicine
Medicine, Summa Cum Laude
M.D.
Undergraduate Georgetown University, College of Arts and Sciences
Biology, Magna Cum Laude
B.S.

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Clinical Trials

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