Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

188 Patient Ratings
102 Patient Comments

Marisa R. Adelman, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

188 Patient Ratings
102 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 693-7900 Centerville Health Center
26 South Main Street
Centerville, UT 84014
(801) 213-2995 Madsen Health Center
555 Foothill Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Dr. Adelman is a women's health doctor that works as a minimally invasive gynecologic surgery consultant and obstetrician for the institution. Dr. Adelman’s clinical interests include cervical dysplasia, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, symptomatic fibroid uteri, adnexal masses, and chronic pelvic pain. She provides medical and surgical treatments for these issues, and is trained in advanced laparoscopic techniques, as well as the use of the da Vinci robot. Additionally, she is accepting new obstetrical patients. Dr. Adelman’s research interests are in electrosurgical devices and techniques, and surgical curriculum development for resident education.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Obstetrics/Gynecology - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
UUHC Community Physician Group - UUHC Affiliated Physician
Academic Divisions General OB/GYN
Board Certification American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

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 29, 2015

dr. Adelman is efficient, compassionate and not afraid to look for other avenues to find out about my condition. I'm very comfortable with her about asking her questions and exhibit patience and understanding. I like her because she calls me personally to discuss the result of her examination and findings. I feel important to her. I really like her.

January 29, 2015

I came in with a lot of anxiety regarding my diagnosis. Dr. Adelman was so caring and understanding. She truly listened to all of my questions and concerns. She did not act like she was rushed like others doctors have in the past at other clinics. I truly felt like she cared and she took the time to listen to all of my concerns and needs!

January 21, 2015

Very impressed with Dr. Adelman and the nurse.

January 19, 2015

As explained on the page before, Dr. Adelman was miraculously able to fit me in to her busy Madsen schedule when my previous OB suddenly began an early maternity leave. It was really important to me to keep on schedule with my prenatal visits, and she and her office made this possible for me. Dr. Adelman also personally called me the next day to inform me of the results of a culture she took during my visit. I was not rushed, and I just seriously appreciate their office finding room for me that day.

January 16, 2015

Dr. Adelman never seems rushed and always takes the time to answer my questions. She is very straightforward in the information she gives me and is compassionate without being coddling. I feel like she talks to me as an equal partner in my care and not just as a patient that she's making decisions for.

January 12, 2015

Doctor is very good, professional, friendly and takes time to explain.

December 04, 2014

She took the time to talk to me. I didn't feel like she was in a rush.

November 20, 2014

Dr Adelman has an great bedside manner.

October 14, 2014

Dr. Adelman is excellent. She is friendly, she explains what she's doing and answers your questions honestly and simply. I love her!

October 14, 2014

Dr. Adelman was so friendly. She made sure I was comfortable through my visit and I felt like she truly cared about me and loved what she did. The assistant was also great and super friendly.

October 13, 2014

This was my first visit with Dr. Adelman. I felt comfortable with her and felt she was competent and thorough. She answered my questions and didn't suggest any unnecessary testing. She speaks quickly, but I never felt like she was rushed or in a hurry to move along.

September 29, 2014

The doctor who accurately diagnosed my situation. Very good feedback and instructions.

September 08, 2014

Dr Adelman is adorable!

September 02, 2014

Dr Adelman was professional and personable, answered all of my questions and got me in and out quickly

September 01, 2014

Not my normal dr. I didn't know I was going to be getting a shot. I would have liked a warning and more information to make me feel better about it (why it is necessary, etc.).

August 24, 2014

I like Dr. Adelman. If she practices closer to SLC, I would like her to be my primary OB/Gyn.

August 24, 2014

I very much like Dr. Adelman!

August 19, 2014

Dr. Adelman was great! So glad I got in to see her!

August 08, 2014

Dr. Adelman is incredible. I was scared to have this surgery. Dr. Adelman explained my options to me and helped calm my anxieties. She is the best doctor I've seen in my entire life. I'm serious

July 13, 2014

She is a delightful person and I really enjoyed my visit.

June 30, 2014

Hard for her to give helpful advice about the current medication because she wasn't familiar with it. Apparently it is an ointment that is somewhat of a local phenomenon, so if she is relatively new I can understand why she wouldn't be prepared to answer questions about it. That said, I wish she would have done a more thorough job of devising a backup plan if her initial course of treatment failed. To be honest, I'm still not sure if what she told me to do was correct as I am still having pain. My biggest fear is that my symptoms will return and I will be back to square one. Her advice was to continue use of the ointment despite the fact that it has steroid in it, which was concerning to me, both for myself as well as my baby. Her advice was to continue to use as needed, but stop currently as she didn't seem symptoms. She did not explain my current redness and discomfort, nor give me alternate advice as to handle these symptoms. Of give me anticipatory guidance as to when I might see these symptoms dissipate. The biggest takeaway here is that while current condition is tolerable, a relapse would be very painful, both for myself and my baby as yeast/thrush did make him quite fussy. When and what I should do at the signs of a relapse would be extremely helpful and reassuring. thanks!

June 25, 2014

I always enjoy seeing Dr. Adelman. She is friendly and thorough, goes over whatever I have questions on and clearly explains the details of the plan we form together.

June 12, 2014

Dr Adleman is very professional and confident. Great demeanor for an OB/GYN.

June 10, 2014

Dr. Adelman is fantastic in every way! She was great about getting me in for my visit. I had no waiting in clinic either. I highly recommend her and her practice.

June 01, 2014

My whole experience with Dr. Adelman was been positive. She treated me with respect and I appreciate her strong surgical skills. I will recommend her if given the opportunity.

May 30, 2014

love dr adelmann! she's so good with follow up - even calling to explain when you've already received a lab result.

May 26, 2014

Since it was my first visit, I would have liked to have more time for us to get to know each other. I didn't quite get my priorities across. However, I valued Dr. Adelman's expertise.

May 06, 2014

I've been to five doctors, none of whom have been able to suggest a diagnosis for my symptoms. Dr. Adelman was not able to, as well, but she has done the most to try and diagnose/treat whatever it is that is going on. Thus, while I am happy with Dr. Adelman's care so far, I am a little frustrated that I can't find anyone who can figure out what's wrong with my body.

March 23, 2014

This was my first time seeing this dr and i was pleasantly surprised how great she was and I look forward to seeing her again with my medical needs in the future !

March 15, 2014

Dr Adelman was very helpful, informative and professional.

March 03, 2014

Both the PA and the doctor are wonderful and considerate.

February 17, 2014

I have already recommended Dr. Adelman to some of my friends. We are so pleased with how she has cared for us throughout this pregnancy. She is a wonderful doctor.

February 10, 2014

dr adelman is thorough and attentive. she spends time as much time with her patients as needed to answer questions and provide detailed information. she has a professional and supportive "bedside " manner , is easy to talk to and creates a "safe " environment in which to communicate

February 09, 2014

We love Dr Adelman and have already referred her to our friends. She makes us feel ease and always explains to us what's going on in a way we understand.

February 09, 2014

Dr. Edelmen was recommended to me and she was wonderful. Attentive, precise, knowledgeable, explaining well to the patient, kind, vast knowledge & ease to talk with about her field.

February 03, 2014

Dr. Adleman was the only doctor who knew what was causing my pain and how to resolve it, after many many other disappointing doctor visits. she knew within minutes of my first visit to her.

January 21, 2014

Dr. Adelman was very friendly. She was very knowledgeable. I was referred to her by a friend and will be recommneding her to any friends/family who are looking for a OB/GYN MD. She really was great.

January 18, 2014

I'm very glad I started seeing Dr. Adelman. She does an excellent job of explaining what she's doing while she's doing it. I can tell she loves what she does and I can tell she truly cares about me.

December 21, 2013

poor communication between nurses and doctors.

December 16, 2013

Dr. Adelman spent a significant amount of time with me during my visit. She was thorough, professional and caring. She answered all my questions and made me feel comfortable and supported. The time was efficiently used and in one visit I was able to set a date for surgery, follow up and do all initial paperwork as well as have an exam.

December 16, 2013

Dr. Adelman seemed extremely knowledgeable and up to date on the latest findings. She obviously has a passionate interest in medecine and I would highly recommend her to others.

December 14, 2013

Although I was only there for an annual pelvic exam and Pap smear, Dr. Adleman gave me excellent information about my post menopausal symptoms and some solutions. She is smart and personable.

December 13, 2013

Dr. Adelman was warm and personable but also professional and clearly knowledgeable. She showed appropriate concern for my issue, but also eased my mind with her down-to-earth and frank responses to my questions. I trusted her assessment of my situation, she was easy to talk to, and she provided clear explanations. Thank you!

December 12, 2013

Dr. Adelman is the bomb! Very professional, gives you a clear understanding of what is going on, and what is to come.

December 02, 2013

Love Dr. Adelman and her staff. They were all very friendly and kind. Dr. Adelman is very knowledgeable and thorough.

December 02, 2013

Dr. spent ample time explaining future health-care choices.

November 19, 2013

Dr. Adelman discussed my issues with another physician and called me AFTER my appointment to inform me of his thoughts! I was very touched that even after I had left the office she had my best interest at heart!

November 18, 2013

I was very pleased with Dr. Adelman's help with concerns I had. She was very thorough.

November 04, 2013

Dr. Adelman was thorough, and seemed to be very compitent. She was very informative and seemed genuinely concerned about my problem. She took time to answer my questions and didn't seem rushed.

October 28, 2013

I really love Dr. Adelman. She's knowledgeable and friendly.

October 22, 2013

easy to talk to, used terminology that was easy to understand. very efficient with her time. very knowledgeable about my condition.

October 21, 2013

She was unaware that they had changed the name of my birth control. The change effects how the medication is taken: chewing a terrible tasting tablet instead of my prior method of just swallowing a pill.

October 07, 2013

The Dr. was very considerate and concerned with me and my procedure. I really don't want to do this again, but another visit will probably be in the future.

September 30, 2013

I am so thankful for Dr. Adelman I feel very comfortable with her and confident in her.

September 09, 2013

I love Dr. adelman. I can talk to her about anything and feel comfortable. Shes awesome!

September 09, 2013

Dr. Marisa Adelman is an excellent physician addition to the University of Utah Health Care system.

August 29, 2013

I was in and out because I was not able to address my health concerns.

August 19, 2013

I was being seen for my yearly physical. she was very nice although I thought that she would do a breast exam and check my ears and everything else that is normally done. perhaps she didn't because she was an OB Gyn. I just felt as if she was rushed

August 12, 2013

Dr Adelmen is an amazing doctor: personable, professional, respectful and very skilled

August 12, 2013

Dr. Adelman was wonderful. She was very easy to talk to and explained everything very thoroughly. She even had recommendations for other doctors to see for other areas of my care. I liked her a lot. Highly recommended.

August 12, 2013

Great experience every visit

August 05, 2013

Even with the short wait times, I feel like Dr. Adelman always takes her time with me and answers any questions or concerns I have. I never feel rushed and I always feel like I'm well taken care of!

August 05, 2013

I was extremely impressed with Marissa. She was warm, yet to the point, thorough, and seemed to be really up to date on changed within the field. She suggested a new, less obtrusive, approach from my previous treatment and I'm looking forward to the changes, I feel confident in her abilities to treat me wonderfully.

July 29, 2013

Dr. Adelman was well-informend and delivered all the information I needed in a clear and matter of fact manner. I understood everything that was going to happen and what to expect.

July 23, 2013

Dr. Adelman has been fantastic throughout my experience with her. I was referred to her by Jenny Van Horn, who is a wonderful physician and has always put my health as the primary concern. Dr. Adelman took all of the data--time of problem, blood work, conditions, impact, and feasibility of proposed solutions--into consideration. She easily and clearly translates her medical expertise into patient friendly language.

June 10, 2013

Dr. Adelman is fantastic. She has taken care of my health issue to the best extent possible. I couldn't be happier with the care she provided. I would absolutely recommend her to a friend.

June 03, 2013

Very rushed

May 29, 2013

I really appreciated that the doctors explained to me what they were seeing. There were 3 doctors and a nurse...they all were concerned about me as a person and my comfort, and considering my condition. ..and they explained.

May 20, 2013

I have complete confidence in Dr. Adelman. She is everything I look for in OB/GYN. Dr. Adelman is thorough and explains her decisions very well. I can tell that she cares and truly wants to help her patients. I will continue to use Dr. Adelman for my OB/GYN care as long as possible!

May 18, 2013

Dr. Adleman is a great physician and surgeon

May 13, 2013

Dr. Adelman was very thorough and I am certain she is providing the best treatment for my condition.

May 07, 2013

Truly the best doctor I have ever worked with. I sing her praises and recommend her to everyone I know.

May 06, 2013

Dr Adelman is wonderful!

May 06, 2013

Dr. Adelman was on time, kind, compassionate, efficient, and smart.

May 04, 2013

they made me feel comfortable and safe during the procedure

April 22, 2013

Dr Adelman is very reassuring, professional an has a caring attitude.

April 08, 2013

Dr. Adelman takes her time and I never feel like she is rushed during the appointments. She is very professional, but also very friendly and makes me feel so comfortable.

March 12, 2013

One of the more uncomfortable exams I have had, though I suspect with more experience the care provider will improve technique.

March 11, 2013

The doctor was very nice and answered all my questions quickly and easily. Once the procedure was over, however, it was like I was no longer a concern. I was left in the room with no further directions.

February 25, 2013

Dr. Adelman always shows concern for me and never acts rushed to move on to her next patient. She is very attentive and I love the time she spends talking me through any questions I have. I will definitely recommend her to others.

February 25, 2013

Dr. Adelman took the time to explain the different options I have for birth control. She explained the difference between estrogen and progesterone in regards to birth contorl, which I really appreciated. Usually these kind of appointments can be a little awkward, but she made me feel at ease the entire time.

February 22, 2013

Dr. Adelman is wonderful! Great listener, cheery, and obviously very smart. I am so excited to have her as my doctor!

February 19, 2013

I was very impressed by Doctor Adelman. I was looking for a new OBGYN and was nervous to see a new doctor. When she came in she was very friendly and I can tell that she had read my file and was familiar with my case. Even though this was my first experience with her, I would recommend her.

February 11, 2013

Dr. Adleman was very approachable, caring and knowledgeable. I was delighted with my experience as a new patient and have already recommended her to others. She is a delight - which is not something I expected from an OB. Answered all of my questions and gave me options regarding follow up based on my questions and concerns.

February 05, 2013

Dr. Adelman was great. She answered my questions and spent a lot of time with me, she didn't rush through the appointment. And I am very glad that I found her, feel confident that she will be a wonderful OB/GYN.

January 31, 2013

Dr. Adelman did a fantastic job connecting with me as a patient. She was concerned and thorough.

January 21, 2013

I felt the care provider was really young and for some reason that didn't make me feel comfortable getting a physical.

January 10, 2013

Dr. Adelman is wonderful and I greatly appreciate the time she spent listening to me and her effort to look outside the box when it came to my pain

January 01, 2013

Dr. Adelman is smart, kind, and accessible. I hadn't had a pelvic exam in several years, and she put me completely at ease.

December 24, 2012

I liked dr. Adelman a lot. She was very informative and kind.

November 20, 2012

I have already recommended Dr Adelman... She is wonderful!

October 31, 2012

Wonderful experience, Dr Adelman was very kind and caring. She gave me confidence and reassurance concerning my condition and possible surgery. She spent quality time with me

October 26, 2012

I was greatly impressed with everyone that came in contact with me.

October 25, 2012

I would trust Dr Adelman with any further medical issues before seeking anyone else!

October 16, 2012

Dr Adelman has been wonderful. She has been very patient with me and all my needs. I have been through a lot lately and she has been very caring and supportive through out. I hope to have her as my doctor for a long time to come. Thank you!!!

September 27, 2012

I loved how thorough the Doctor was with me. She took her time explaining things and giving me the details and the reason for the things I had questions about. I was very pleased with our conversation and the personal concern and willingness to get to know me personally.

September 19, 2012

Dr. Adelman was like a breath of fresh air.

September 17, 2012

Dr. Adelman is incredible!

September 17, 2012

I plan on returning to Dr Abelman and reccommending her for sure. She was very easy to talk to and easy to understand. She was very talkative during the exam, which helped to ease any nerves.

September 17, 2012

Dr. Adelman was very friendly and able to help me with my questions

September 05, 2012

Dr. Adelman was wonderful. She really took the extra time to talk with me and answer all of my questions.

September 04, 2012

Marisa was very nice and very knowledgeable. It was a great experience overall with her.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Obstetrics/Gynecology - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
UUHC Community Physician Group - UUHC Affiliated Physician
Academic Divisions General OB/GYN
Board Certification American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 213-2995 School of Medicine
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Marisa R. Adelman, M.D. as Assistant Professor, with a special interest in Minimally Invasive Gynecology.

Dr. Adelman received a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, and her M.D. from the University of Virginia. She completed her Obstetrics & Gynecology residency program at Vanderbilt University. During her residency, she was nominated and inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha by the senior medical school class, for her role as a teacher and a mentor. She completed a Minimally Invasive Gynecology fellowship at Scripps Health in San Diego, CA.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Scripps
Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Residency Vanderbilt University
Professional Medical University of Virginia
Undergraduate Johns Hopkins University


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