Patient Rating:

4.4 out of 5

184 Patient Ratings
151 Patient Comments

Richard Anderson, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.4 out of 5

184 Patient Ratings
151 Patient Comments



  • English

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-8840
Greenwood Health Center
7495 South State Street
Midvale, UT 84047
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Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Adjunct Instructor
UUHC Community Physician Group - UUHC Employed Physician
Academic Divisions General Internal Medicine
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine

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, 2017

dr Andersen seems like a really excellent doctor. I recommended to my fiancé that he should see him too.

January 17, 2017

Dr. Anderson didn't really listen to what I had to say. I came in for chest congestion, possible sinus infection and a persistent cough. He asked if I had asthma and when I mentioned I had had it as a child (untreated) he ran with it and sent me with prescriptions for five different asthma and reflux medications. He didn't even listen to my lungs, examine my airways or evaluate my sinuses.

January 09, 2017

Dr Anderson is a very qualified and professional doctor.

January 07, 2017

He speaks loudly and walls are thin so he can be heard discussing information with other patients

January 07, 2017

Dr. Anderson is very personable and knowledgable and always takes time to thoroughly explain his care decisions

January 01, 2017

I recommended Dr. Anderson to my husband, who made an appointment.

December 21, 2016

Excellent service would highly recommend.

December 21, 2016

I have already referred several people to Dr. Anderson. Dr. Anderson spoke in terms that I could relate to, gave me the options to my health care and devised a plan that I felt comfortable with. He spent just as much time with us as we needed to understand and feel confident in my health care plan. This clinic brought in a pharmacists to assist in my medication costs, and to ensure that I fully understood my medications. Something that I have never seen done before, but absolutely appreciated.

December 19, 2016

great as always.

December 06, 2016

I feel fortunate to be under Dr. Anderson's care. He is competent and thorough. He also listens, which is a great skill in the health care industry.

November 01, 2016

Dr. Anderson is a friendly, nice well informed Doctor. My only complaint is that I don't leave feeling like I've been heard, sometimes. I appreciate him explaining what's going on in medical terms with my health. But I don't get the opportunity to just address my concerns... what I'm saying is I wish he would listen. Just sit down and listen to me as much as he talks. When I try to bring up something I'm concerned about, a new symptom (for example) he interrupts by either finishing my sentences for me, or thinking that he knows what I'm about to say and begins explaining something unrelated to what I was trying to talk about. I like his personality, obviously, I keep coming back... I just wish he could focus in and listen more.

October 24, 2016

Dr. Andersen is great. As is his staff

October 23, 2016

Dr. Anderson is fantastic.

October 11, 2016

very nice people

October 10, 2016


September 30, 2016

Dr Anderson is an awesome asset, very careful to help in understanding my concerns.

September 29, 2016

I think Dr. Anderson is a fabulous, energetic extremely knowable Doctor.

September 28, 2016

I was very impressed with the treatment I have had at Green wood Clininc, the doctor and all the staff.

September 26, 2016


September 22, 2016

Dr Anderson is straight ahead and thorough. It's what I want in a PCP.

September 19, 2016

Dr. Anderson always takes enough time to treat me and explains very well.

September 19, 2016

The doctor and assistant both showed concern and explained that test would be run before we knew for sure definitely what was wrong. That if I needed anything, even if it was just someone to talk to, they were there for me!!

September 15, 2016

dr. Anderson is the best physician I have ever had. He is known throughout the UofU system and respected by every specialist with whom I been referred. He is always ready to throughly explain any medical issue and is very caring. I have referred others to his care.

September 11, 2016

treats me like a child. Does not listen to my concerns seriously. Relies too much on others

September 04, 2016

Dr. Anderson is fantastic. He fully explains everything.He is compassionate, concerned and knocked able. Best doctor of my life!

September 01, 2016

possibly one of the best primary care physicians that I have met and a great personality to boot

August 26, 2016

Dr. Anderson is the best.

August 26, 2016

Horrible doctor with amazingly horrible assumptions and made me feel worse as a patient. I hope these reviews are taken seriously because of how unprofessional and rude Dr Anderson was. I will never be scheduling another appointment with him. Did not let me speak. Was loud, overbearing and judgemental. Worst member of the staff.

August 22, 2016

I think it would be a good idea to tell the patient how long the appointment is expected to last and what exactly constitutes a follow-up appointment. Frustration was created when the physician expected a very short visit with me, wanted to get to more patients after me, and I still had two questions. I assumed a follow up appointment cost just as much a regular appointment. I wanted to take the opportunity to ask two brief questions about two other medical conditions. I didn't know that the follow up visit was limited to a specified period of time. My visits always go well with Dr. Anderson. However, this disconnect in our expectations created frustration and disappointment. In the future, please inform your patients exactly what a follow-up appointment consists of. What should and should not be asked. And what the charges are between a regular appointment and a follow-up visit.

August 14, 2016

Good experience. Dr Anderson always keeps me up to date on what I need and even recommended a tetanus shot which they administered at that time.

August 03, 2016

DrAnderson takes time to be sure I have a full understanding of my medical care. He is extremely thorough

July 31, 2016

explain what's going on and it seems that it gets downplayed I have medicine I don't know why I'm taking it

July 18, 2016

Dr. Anderson is always great. I have and will continue to recommend him.

June 24, 2016

I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Anderson and his staff.

June 23, 2016

Dr Anderson is the best primary care provider I have ever had

June 15, 2016

Dr. Anderson explains issues so well. I was concerned about taking a new medicine and he explained every "why" I had. in terms I could understand . He is funny too. That puts you at ease

May 29, 2016

prefers to refers to someone else. This visit I asked a question and his response was "...I'm just here for a 2nd opinion. "his note showed a respiratory, cardiac, Eyes Ears Nose and Throat assessment, none of which were completed the only request he made of me was if my chin could touch my chest.

May 19, 2016

Provider speent a little to much time in front of the computer

May 19, 2016

He made time to address a problem that I didn't tell them about when I made the appointment.

May 15, 2016

Dr. Anderson is really great and knowledgeable. Explains things very good. Highly recommend him!

May 13, 2016

I like that he doesn't try to make up answers. There was something on my test results he didn't know what it meant but he was willing to say he didn't know and who I should follow up with concerning any questions.

May 13, 2016

there few words adequate to describe my gratitude for my primary care provider and the best primary care provider I have ever had.

April 30, 2016

Dr. Anderson is an older man but instills confidence. He is thorough and detailed information is provided with a touch of humor.

April 29, 2016

Dr.Anderson was very polite and friendly and respectful with the patient ( my mother ) who doesn't speak English !!.. Thank you for caring,,

April 25, 2016

I was very satisfied with the experience. I felt like the physician gave me ample time and was concerned about my health.

April 20, 2016

I liked the way Dr. Anderson explained my options; he informed me about some decisions I could make & outlined choices. I feel he wants me to have a say in my care. He didn't push unnecessary tests & meds, but rather provided info about current research on them.

April 18, 2016

After multiple visits with this doctor, regarding joint swelling/pain, he has yet to even look at(closely nor from a distance) or touch my hands (the location of swelling). Not even once. He stands 3 ft away from me, looking at a computer, speaking loudly for five minutes, and then leaves. He allows me about 10 words. No exam, ever.

April 18, 2016

amazing experience all the way

April 02, 2016


March 27, 2016

I have had chronic back for about three years. Dr. Anderson has not done well managing it and the latest drug he put me on (Gabapentin) is not providing any pain relief making me more depressed and so weak I can barely function.

March 09, 2016

Good liked the way the Dr explained everything! !

February 05, 2016

very good experience

February 05, 2016

Have recommended him to others. Best doctor who recognized what I was going through. My brain has never felt better.

January 31, 2016

would highly recommend but also warn them that getting a response from anyone for anything other than an appointment is a huge hassle. This definitely needs attention. It's bad enough I've thought to find a new doctor because of it.

January 20, 2016

Dr. Anderson is always great

January 19, 2016

Very informative visit

January 11, 2016

I definitely would recommend Dr. Anderson to anyone if their insurance covers this office.

January 09, 2016

Loved that Dr Anderson asked me to send him a my chart message about how I was do ing 2 days after my visit. That showed me he was genuinely concerned!

January 07, 2016

Dr. Anderson is my regular MD but he was booked and I was scheduled to see another MD. When Dr. Anderson found out I was there he took the time to come and work with me. Very kind

January 07, 2016

Dr. Richard Anderson in my opinion is the best doctor I've ever use as a personal physician. He is knowledgeable of my issues and explained things in a very easy to understand way. It makes the visit a lot more comfortable, I'm looking forward to a great and long relationship with him as my physician.

January 06, 2016

Dr. Anderson was awesome - Besides demonstrating his solid technical knowledge, I appreciated the fun/energetic way he interacted with me.

December 13, 2015

Great Doc

December 07, 2015

Dr Anderson explains everything so I can easily understand. I'm really glad he came to greenwood

December 03, 2015

I feel that Dr. Anderson was the most knowledgeable personal doctor I have ever had the privilege of being treat by. I love the way he explained my situations and in a way it would be easy for me to understand.

November 24, 2015

I have been seeing Dr. Anderson for over a year now. Each visit is about the same...Doesn't really listen (or cares) about what I am saying. Feels like he is talking down to me. Judgmental and unconcerned with my issues. Rude. I had an opinion what my illness was (the way I was feeling)...he got aggressive with me and basically told me he was the Dr and I was the patient in no certain terms. At that point I wanted to walk out of the office but I figured I was going to be charged for the visit and then I would have to reschedule with another Dr. another day, more time off work, so I stayed. I have a follow up with him in a month...I will cancel that appt and make a my follow up appt. with another one of your Dr's. Possibly Dr. Isenberg. He speaks very loud. After the nurse had left and I was waiting for him to come into the room I could hear him talking in the next room to another patient and I could hear every word he was saying. So I suppose other patients could hear him talking about me in the other room. I'm just fed up on how he treats me.

November 19, 2015

It wasn't necessarily a bad experience, but I felt that I wasn't really examined. It could be that this doctor has treated 500 patients with the exact same symptoms as mine so he instantly knew what it was. However, it was my first and very real and very painful for me. I don't appreciate feeling that my pain is minimized, and that was frustrating for me.

November 08, 2015

I was impressed with the amount of time he spent with me, and the tests and treatments he ordered to try and find the problem

October 26, 2015

Would not recommend or see him again

October 03, 2015


September 19, 2015

He's caught things I'm really happy he caught before they became really bad. Called me personally even.

September 11, 2015

Pat Lang was my primary care provider, this was the first time I met with Dr. Anderson, his advice was good but his manner is very loud and aggressive. I'm not sure he would be good for my sister or daughter who also saw Pat Lang. I'm not sure if we will choose Dr. Anderson to be our primary care provider, we are still considering other providers at the Greenwood Clinic.

September 09, 2015

Doctor doesn't talk down to me which is great.

August 15, 2015

I have already recommended this care provider and they have met with him.

August 08, 2015

I typically like seeing Dr. Anderson and feel like he addresses my concerns. this time he was dismissive. I also was displeased with one of his comments.

August 05, 2015

We were very happy that he also set us up with the Care Coordinator. Thanks so much.

August 02, 2015

Dr Anderson explained everything completely and clearly

July 14, 2015

Dr. Anderson is very well informed and great to work with. He is always on top of my care.

July 13, 2015

Dr Anderson is the best physician I have ever had.

July 05, 2015

Just from one routine physical appointment, we could already tell that Dr. Anderson is excellent. We are very grateful to have found such a fantastic PCP for our family, and we are excited to grow our family here under his care.

June 15, 2015

Dr. Anderson did such a great job explaining and educating me on allergies, respiratory risks, different medications options and their effects and encouraged me to write to my legislature with my concerns of air quality.

June 10, 2015

I like how Dr Anderson gives explanations in easy to understand words. He definitely tries to answer questions I have and he consults with my other doctors in a timely manner in order to make decisions and keep me informed.

June 10, 2015

Dr. Anderson is always very thorough and never seems rushed.

May 24, 2015

Dr. Anderson is more knowledgeable than any other doctor I can recall seeing and at the same time expresses himself in a way that I am able to comprehend.

April 20, 2015

My wife and I have recommended Dr Anderson to many people including her father

April 17, 2015

Would have been nice had the Doctor would have at least gave him a quick exam. He came in and sat at the computer.

April 14, 2015

Dr. Anderson is fantastic.

April 13, 2015

The Dr. prescribed an antibiotic that had several major side effects that he never warned me of. the pharmacist just advised me to not take it with milk or be out in the sun while taking it. when I got home from the pharmacy, there were 2 sheets in the bag warning me of some pretty serious side effects possible while taking this antibiotic. I am not taking it, and wished the dr. would've warned me about the possible side effects; I would've asked for another type of antibiotic.

April 07, 2015

He talks to much, like a teacher in classroom, repeating the same loud speech, with no help conclusions for the patient.He never let the me talk, and make sure my priorities, or my questions wasn't his. I would not recommend he to any one.

April 05, 2015

My doctor seems to be in to much of a hurry and I don't get to tell him everything

April 01, 2015

This was my first visit with Dr. Anderson, I will be changing providers.

March 30, 2015

he speaks very loud and can here what he say to other people.

March 22, 2015

Does not return phone calls after he specifically told me to call. Seen him at least 3 times now and no one has ever bothered to listen to my heart or lungs. He did not even feel the enlarged lymph nodes I was there to see him about and told me it was TMJ. I will find another provider.

March 21, 2015

my doctor is very thorough and explains everything and works with me and my meds very well.

March 16, 2015

As always I was pleased with Dr. Anderson which is why my wife and I suggested that her 95 year old father try and arrange to see him. As expected he was seen within a few days of requesting an appointment and he is extremely pleased with the care that he is receiving. Many thanks for making an elderly man's last days as happy and meaningful as possible.

March 11, 2015

Dr more concerned about what works for him than what helps me!

March 10, 2015


March 02, 2015

Dr. Anderson makes it very easy to understand possible conditions associated with symptoms that I describe. He's given me plenty of options in regards to treatments and has outlined the possible effects, good and bad, that might occur in taking certain medications. I have recommended him to others.

February 26, 2015

Such good experience I have referred our nephew to Dr. Anderson and Greenwood Clinic. I will continue to refer others to Dr. Anderson at Greenwood.

February 15, 2015

He was rude and unprofessional. He was judgmental and unconcerned with my issues and I will never return.

February 10, 2015

Takes time to be informed about condition. before visit.

February 09, 2015

This was the second appointment I had with Dr. Anderson ( Dr Gupta and then Dr Pham where my providers before leaving) Changing/finding a new Dr. is always scaring, but Dr. Anderson is just wonderful. Dr Anderson will take the time to explain the problem and ALL treatment options.

February 05, 2015

my conser my medication is not good.he did not do anything

February 03, 2015

I was talked to like a child,and made me cry. what I had come for was not even mentioned on my chart, I got NO relief for what I came for and I was suppose to get a physical he looked in my ears and checked my lungs, I wanted some blood work, but he said I didn't need anything except a few perscriptions, I won't be back.

January 31, 2015

Doctor Anderson is a very knowledgeable and helpful practitioner. I greatly appreciate the fact that he is my physician.

January 24, 2015

Dr Anderson is my primary care physician and he explains things clearly and gives me options to consider.

January 17, 2015

I feel like, at times, Dr. Anderson talks down to me. I understand that as a nurse I know more about what he is talking about than most patients, but he does not adapt his style to each patient.

January 04, 2015

I waited 3 weeks to get an appointment to see this doctor for a problem I was having with my arm. because my arm had improved over the 3 weeks he didn't even look at it

January 02, 2015

DR. Anderson is simply the greatest. I have complete confidence in him.

November 28, 2014

This was the first time I had seen Dr. Anderson (I used to see Dr Gupta and then Dr. Pham at Centerville). I really liked Dr. Anderson, he spent time with me, discussed options and after learning that I had lost my job and only had insurance through the end of the month he was VERY understanding. He went out of his way to get me in for some over due tests the very day I saw him. I will continue to see Dr Anderson as my primary physician insurance or not!!

November 14, 2014

I generally see NP Paula Siciliano but she was not there Monday so I saw a Dr. Anderson. He was really terrific and took a great deal of time explaining the medications he was prescribing so I would have no misunderstanding. He was terrific. If Paula is not there I would ask for him on another visit.

October 20, 2014

Dr. Anderson was his usual caring self

October 12, 2014

Dr. Anderson addressed in detail every concern I had and discussed all of my medications. He was excellent.

October 05, 2014

Dr. Anderson is very clearly "bolted together" properly. He instilled our trust in him to listen to us and to meet our healthcare needs

September 30, 2014

I really like Dr. Anderson and he always seems to go the extra mile. I appreciate that.

September 20, 2014

Dr Anderson was REALLY helpful. This was my first visit with him and he had obviously spent a great deal of time looking over my records before he even came into the room. We'll done!

September 19, 2014

Dr. Anderson was great as he has always been.

September 07, 2014

The only negative things was that he did not call in my prescription refills as he said he would and I will have to call the clinic on Monday to have them phoned in.

August 17, 2014

New doctor for me and I was very pleased.

August 03, 2014

Dr Anderson provided excellent care and counseling and I came away with a confidence that he will be a good primary care doctor for me.

July 21, 2014

Dr. Anderson is an outstanding physician, and I have seen many over the years. He is knowledgeable, thorough, and very effective at helping me set health priorities.

July 20, 2014


July 18, 2014

this was a new dr reccomened by altius. he was perfect for me

June 24, 2014


June 23, 2014

Dr anderson is a true professional

May 17, 2014

I have recommended several of my family members and friends.

May 06, 2014

Without a doubt Dr. Anderson is the best physician I have met with in the last 25 years. He is a gem and I hope you are treating him accordingly.

April 24, 2014

t is so wonderful to finally have some answers to my problems. Dr. Anderson takes the time to listen to any questions and concerns I might have. Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou

April 12, 2014

So far so good.

April 11, 2014

I love Dr. Anderson

April 10, 2014

Dr Anderson is not only the coolest doctor I have ever met, but he is a true Professional. As a retired Police Officer I have met many doctors, and Dr Anderson is by far the finest doctor I have ever had contact with. HE GOES BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY FOR HIS PATIENTS

April 06, 2014

dr Anderson is a great doctor. a true hero. Chris. Katie and Melanee are great employees. with true dedication

March 15, 2014

I was really impressed with, Dr. Anderson. He spent more time with me in one visit than my old PA has in a year.

March 09, 2014

MD Anderson is the BEST medical provider I have ever been to in my life! VERY informative, thorough, ATTENTIVE, professional as well a caring. I have felt like I was actually LISTENED to as well as understood and cared about (not just another clipboard). I also feel that he is very competent and qualifyed. Absolutely satisfied and plan on staying in his care for as long as possible! THANK YOU Dr. Anderson!!! :-)

February 16, 2014

dr anderson i svery caring and helpful

February 15, 2014

This was the first time I have met with Dr. Anderson. I usually have Dr.Shikari for my doctor and she is terrific! Dr. Anderson outdid himself. He must have spent about 10 minutes explaining the reasons for my breathing difficulties, how the medicines would work and what my options were. He was terrific!

February 15, 2014

The doctor put me at ease I hate doctor's appointment. He is calm when I had so many concerns and very thankful for him.

February 14, 2014

Dr Anderson is terrific he tells it like it is and in a way that doesn't make you feel uncomfortable. I am very confident with his care

February 07, 2014

Already told my co workers he's a good doc

February 03, 2014

Dr. Anderson is the very best!

January 31, 2014

Have not had a PCP in years, my husband see this provider I was with him during that visit is when I decided that I wanted this provider to be my PCP.

January 23, 2014

Saw new Dr for first time and very impressed

January 16, 2014

He understood I didn't want to take pills that made it hard to function in my normal life and quickly changed medications when it made me loopy at work. Also when I first got symptoms he stopped all medication for fear of it being a side effect. He reassured me that when I felt there was no other option that is when we would start medication regime and he did

January 12, 2014

Dr. Anderson was his usual upbeat, caring and professional self. I've been to many doctors in my life (way too many actually) and he is far and away the most caring and knowledgeable. He has a true ability to translate "doctorese" into understandable English while not talking down to you

December 16, 2013

as I said before. Dr Anderson is the best Dr. I have ever worked with! I would recommend him to anyone!

December 14, 2013

U of U health care has the best staff in the country.

December 12, 2013

Very good!

November 30, 2013

I've interacted with many, many physicians over the years, from pediatricians to brain surgeons, and Dr. Anderson is outstanding. He is knowledgeable - from lots of technical training and life experience, interacted in a respectful way with me, cautious about "fads," straightforward, and humorous. I definitely liked his style and will come back.

November 25, 2013

Dr. Anderson is one of only 2 doctors that I have ever met in my life who in not only knowledgeable and caring but is also able to explain what is happening in a way that is understandable to a lay person without talking down to them. He is the best!

November 25, 2013

Dr Anderson was like a 'breath of fresh air', took time to explain what would be the best treatment for me. His suggestions to change my medicine has had a dramatic change to my pain level, feeling much better. My previous Doctor had me on the exact same medicine for years.

November 04, 2013

I was impressed with Dr. Anderson's concern and communication skills

October 14, 2013

He was able to provide me another Rx after loosing my original antibiotics on the trax. He's very professional and has great bedside manner.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Adjunct Instructor
UUHC Community Physician Group - UUHC Employed Physician
Academic Divisions General Internal Medicine
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 213-9400 Greenwood Health Center
7495 South State Street
Midvale, UT 84047


Education History

Type School Degree
Residency USC Medical Center - LA County
Internal Medicine
Internship USC Medical Center - LA County
Professional Medical University of Southern California - Medical School
Undergraduate Occidental College


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