Patient Rating:

4.4 out of 5

141 Patient Ratings
79 Patient Comments

Amy L. Whipple, APRN

Patient Rating:

4.4 out of 5

141 Patient Ratings
79 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-6065 Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
(801) 585-6065 Parkway Health Center
145 W University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058


Amy has been with the University Neurosurgery Spine Team since early 2012. Prior to joining the University System she had been working as a Nurse Practitioner in a local urgent care clinic providing both acute care and primary medicine. When she first graduated from NP school she worked with the local homeless population providing both pediatric and internal medicine. She has over 17 years of nursing experience throughout various aspects of medicine and nursing. She brings with each patient her knowledge and empathy she has gained over the years to help treat each patient wtih compassion and dignity.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurosurgery - Advanced Practice Clinician
Academic Divisions Adult Neurosurgery
Board Certification American Nurses Credentialing Center

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.

December 13, 2014

Everyone within Neurosciences is extremely professional. I trust them and follow their instructions. Thanks everyone there.

December 11, 2014

Amy is very personable, very well spoken to help me understand and always willing to listen to any questions I may have. Very impressed with her!

December 07, 2014

Amy has been wonderful to work with, I am excited for her change, but sad to see her go. She has been a huge help with this whole process from day one. I wish her the very best!

December 05, 2014

- did not ask about pain level once. - did not seem to note or even care about what could be a related issue (neck) when I was describing my history. - seemed to want me to hurry through my history with back issues. - physical and reflex exam seemed li

November 17, 2014

Amy Whipple, NP is great and provided the care I needed. I do think that common courtesy requires that Dr. Dailey at least come in and say hello.

November 17, 2014

Amy told me my options were Ibprofen or Ibprofen and so far I have seen some good results!

November 12, 2014

never met the doctor. i thought that was very weak business practice and would not use or recommend this doctor.

October 26, 2014

Amy has always been great to work with since my surgery. I know she really wants to help me figure out why I continue to have the pain that I am having. She has also kept Doctor Dailey in the loop with everything that is going on.

October 26, 2014

I would highly recommend the service but I would advise them to schedule asap bewcause of the wait.

October 17, 2014

Amy Whipple is attentive, but at times seems to be at a loss as to what to do next. Furthermore, it seems she does not have readily available access to neurosurgeon expert opinion about the issues and my concerns while I am present at the appointments. Nancy is a pure delight and should be a most cherished staff member!

September 08, 2014

Everything was great. Thanks

September 01, 2014

Amy & Dr Dailey have always been supportive & encouraging through this whole process!I know they both really care about seeing me get better.

August 22, 2014

All Good

August 21, 2014

Dr Whipple after my apt looked further into my profile & had Dr Dailey as well as one other Dr to see of they missed something before she put on a recommendation to another specialist who might be able to help. For her to take the time to do that really helps me know she & Dr Dailey are both on my side on helping me get better. Which is something my other Dr gave up on & washed his hands of me entirely.

August 19, 2014

I was told I had one problem then when that was ruled out I wasn't told anything else just sent on my way. I have had no other contact other than this survey.

August 08, 2014

I had brought other test results with me they were in the same disc that we wee looking at my mri on and she kept saying she didn't have the reports report I asked her if she would at least look at my ct scan because it shows something entirely different about my back...Amy told me that she would have to have Dr Dailey look at that scan and then they would call me in a couple of days to let me know something! It didn't make sense to me!

July 28, 2014

Amy is great...having been to orthopaedic drs...I can tell you that I feel much more welcome and that I am not just another number.

July 25, 2014

This was my 1st time seeing Amy Whipple. She was fantastic! She took her time with me, explaining everything. Very satisfied with her service!

July 19, 2014

Said she would consult the doctor and call me. Hasn't called.

July 16, 2014

Amy was so very thorough and explained everything competently and intelligently. I would have her help me any time. She is wonderful.

July 13, 2014

Amy was great. answered all questions completely and showed great concern regarding my recovery from major back surgery. I will be looking forward to seeing her for follow up in 1 month

July 03, 2014

All I wanted was a diagnosis and treatment options. She said she didn't know what was wrong and there was nothing she could do for me.

June 28, 2014

I was very impressed with Amy. She is very knowledgeable, caring, and patient. I highly recommend her.

June 11, 2014

I don't feel the followup on my surgery was adequate. Felt I had some extreme problems with healing but got very little reaction from medical people.

June 10, 2014


May 27, 2014

Dr Whipple seems to be a great doctor. I feel she is competent and that she cares and wants me to get the proper care for my injuries. I would definitely recommend her and I hope the excellent care given continues until I'm better.

May 25, 2014

I was very impressed with the amount of tinge any spent with me addressing concerns and issues/questions I had. Any was genuinely concerned with me and my concerns

May 13, 2014

Dr Whipple was very good about answering the questions she could. Some of them Dr Dailey needed to make the final decision on, but given the information I was given she did s good job at helping me understand what was going on & why, by showing me on the scans. Given I am a visual person it helped me to see what she was explaining while she explained it. She also showed concern as to why I was using my crutches that day, which made me feel like I was in good hands.

May 06, 2014

I still have a question about stenosis that has not been answered but I will able to ask my doctor on the day of surgery.

April 14, 2014

Best hospital I have ever attended

March 17, 2014

Highly trained professional staff.

March 07, 2014

I received great treatment and I have told all that I have spoke with about my condition and surgery about how great the care is and the people at U of U Hospital.

February 24, 2014

I felt my care provider spent adequate time with me

February 22, 2014

Amy seemed very knowledgeable in the findings on my SPECT scan. I was very impressed with her. She was caring and professional. I would highly recommend her.

February 17, 2014


January 16, 2014

Amy answered our questions and explained things to my husband and myself. We talked when my husbad would start therapy and she gave us his prescription so I could make the appointments.

January 06, 2014

I have had nothing but a most positive experience from beginning to end. The professionalism of the entire staff is to be commended. Ms. Whipple is most professional, friendly, courteous and a great addition to the Neurosurgery staff.

December 17, 2013

Amy is a very knowledgeable young woman. She is very personable and engages very well with me. She speaks with you and not at you or down to you, if you know what I mean. She takes the time to review my x-rays with me and goes through and very clearly explains what she is seeing and really clarifies any questions I might have. She really is a wonderful asset to Dr. Dailey's team.

December 12, 2013

Everything went great, she explained everything that was going to happen with the surgery.

December 08, 2013

Amy's has a very caring and softness about her. She also explains everything very clealy and never ina rush.

November 14, 2013

I felt very confident in the care and the knowledge that Amy provided and that she actually cared for me and my situation.

November 11, 2013

Outstanding personality and a very caring person

November 11, 2013

I would recomend the care provider but not at the U clinic

November 09, 2013

especially valued the expertise and time she spent

November 08, 2013

Have recommended this person to someone else.

October 22, 2013

Her suggestion and expectation of what Dr. Daily would say / do was WAY off. I spent the time between first visit and second visit worried and concerned about issues that ended up being a moot point as he didn't really even mention her suggestions or plan.

October 21, 2013

Very good experience.

October 07, 2013

we went to this clinic after exhausting all other options to relieve back pain. amy did a thorough neuro exam but did not really seem that interested in my problems. her main suggestion was ice and ibroprpfen which I have been doing for years. mi left feeling e whichwinhave been trying

September 27, 2013

Amy Whipple explained and was very helpful to my husband and myself. She also answered our questions.

August 13, 2013

I didn't indicate a number on question 9. This is not meant to be a reflection on Amy and her capability. She's very young, she's very knowledgeable, and she is a delight. I would place her at very good if there was another classification, let's say absolute confidence. This was only my second time seeing her. I was more comfortable than the first time and I know this will increase over time. She is a wonderful provider and I do look forward to seeing her in the future.

August 04, 2013

First meeting with Ms. Whipple. Only firm statement was that hardware is fine and pain is not disc above surgery. Polite and friendly but often just stared at me as a response.

July 05, 2013

The PA was to discuss my condition with the doctor and then contact me to discuss further action required. Have not received that call yet

July 01, 2013

Amy Whipple was excellent. I appreciated her listening to my issues and treating with me with respect and not minimizing my concerns. I was very pleased with Amys care

June 28, 2013

I was seeing NP Hegedorn who was very experienced and thorough the new NP didn't seem to care or have the experience or background to really deal with my problems

June 24, 2013

Very Professional, didn't make me feel like she was rushing to get to the next patient like a lot of doctors do

May 31, 2013

Amy Whipple was excellent in carefully and thoroughly answering questions and concerns, as well as taking the time to review MRI images with me to answer my questions in greater detail.

May 20, 2013

i would recommend amy, her male nurse, and stacy and the univ. of utah health care to anyone.

May 05, 2013

Amy Whipple put me a great ease given the serious nature of the surgery that i'm anticipating.

April 12, 2013

I couldn't give you a higher rating.

April 09, 2013

Although I was sad to find out that there is no easy cure for my condition, I felt confident she went through the proper channels to determine that what she explained was wrong with me was right, and she too was a real person who discussed and explained my medical condition in a way that was on my level. I could tell she researched every aspect of my condition prior to coming in to see me, she was much more than I expected and I was very satisfied with the knowledge she shared with me.

March 13, 2013

All good.

March 12, 2013


February 23, 2013

The PA's have been very friendly and open about my condition. They answer questions fully and are delightful to talk with. They make the experience such a wonderful experience. I have NEVER had such great care in all the facilities or offices I have encountered in my 60 years of life.

February 21, 2013

Provider not familiar with ergonomic products to support lower back. Felt judged iand dismissed n requesting professional support in acquiring ergonomic chair. Disappointed on provider not being willing to discuss prescription for continued physical therapy.

February 20, 2013

I was being seen by an outside provider and I didn't appreciate the way I was treated. It was his way or the Highway. I chose the Highway and it lead me to Amy. She was through in her exam and explained every detail of my MRI to me. The best news she gaveme was I wouldn't need surgery and I had options for non invasive treatment. I will recommend her highly.

January 22, 2013

Both people I saw were very open to explain and answer any questions I had. The most friendly clinic I have ever gone to.

December 26, 2012


December 14, 2012

Dr Whipple truly understands how much my back injury is affecting my life and ability to care for my children because of that. She is uncommonly compassionate. Thank you

November 12, 2012

She was awesome

November 05, 2012

Spent as much time as needed to check my situation, made me feel like she cared about what was going on

October 30, 2012

Did not really discuss medications, n/a on that response

October 13, 2012

Amy showed me the result of the xray and MRI result thru the screen and patiently pinpoint to me her concerns and discuss the plan treatment.

October 02, 2012

Everyone involved with my care was so good that I would highly recommend someone to your clinic or downtown Hospital.

October 01, 2012

She was very informative with my problem. Did not seem rushed and had the time to explain things in a way that I understood.

September 28, 2012

I was especially impressed with Amy Whipple. She went out of her way to be sure I understood my condition and the treatment she felt was necessary.

September 16, 2012

This was the best doctors visit I have ever had in this area. The lady I met with was very good at being professional, taking time to explain and show everything to me, and made sure I knew what was going on, how it would affect me in the future and the best steps forward. It was a pleasant surprise.

September 10, 2012

excellent at explaining problems and procedures

August 05, 2012

I came in with MRI and the report which showed problems, but the provider went off x-rays taken that morning and only mentioned the MRI. I have had problems with this area before which I had surgery, not happy with the results given to me

July 19, 2012


Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurosurgery - Advanced Practice Clinician
Academic Divisions Adult Neurosurgery
Board Certification American Nurses Credentialing Center

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-6065 Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
(801) 586-0655 Parkway Health Center
145 W University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058

Academic Bio

Amy joins the University of Utah as the newest member of the spine care team. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner in 2008, Amy received her master’s degree with 11 years of nursing experience. Amy spent the past year at a local urgent care clinic, providing both primary and acute care medicine. She also spent 3 years providing pediatric and internal medicine at the 4th Street Clinic treating the local homeless population. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, she spent 4 1/2 years working at a local hospital as a cardiac transplant/ heart failure coordinator in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She also spent many years of her prior nursing career in the operating room, and step-down settings. All of these experiences led her to her current destination with the University of Utah Neurosurgery Spine Team.


Education History

Type School Degree
Professional Nursing Westminster College
Family Nurse Practitioner
Undergraduate Westminster College


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