Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

147 Patient Ratings
175 Patient Comments

Sara McEvoy, M.P.A.S.

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

147 Patient Ratings
175 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-6065
Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Sara is excited to return to the University of Utah to join the comprehensive spine care team at the Clinical Neurosciences Center. Prior to her arrival in 2012, Sara spent the previous few years working in internal medicine at the 4th Street Homeless Clinic. She has a strong interest in academic research and is involved in several clinical studies regarding the evaluation and treatment outcomes of spine patients. Sara has also spent time in Central America and Africa to provide medical care to underserved communities.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurosurgery - Advanced Practice Clinician
Academic Divisions Adult Neurosurgery
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.

September 15, 2015

Sarah McEnvoy is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and gracious in answering questions and instilling confidence.

September 05, 2015

PA Sara is the best!

September 05, 2015

After my meeting with Dr. Bisson, there was never a doubt in my mind that the course of action she was recommending for me was exactly what I needed. Absolutely Professional, Knowledgeable, and Personable. I have no reservations as to her skill and the surgery she is going to perform on me.

September 01, 2015

Sara acted as if I were the only appointment. She answered every question.

August 20, 2015

I have already recommended them to friends with neck issues.

August 17, 2015

My appointment in the neurosurgery clinic went very smoothly. I have absolute confidence in Sara, Holly and Dr. Schmidt. Everything was well explained and I knew what to expect.

August 12, 2015

Sarah McElvoy was great (very knowledgeable, caring and took time, not rushed.

August 03, 2015

Overall, my experience has been exceptional on every level. Extremely satisfied with the end results. My care throughout this process has been outstanding. Thank you for everything!

August 03, 2015

everyone was great

August 02, 2015

I have told many friends and others about the incredible experience I have had.

July 23, 2015

The only question that I have is why this particular appointment was more than $100 higher than the last visit.

July 13, 2015

Sara McEvoy was very informative and explained her findings thoroughly. Both my husband and I were appreciative of her time spent in my behalf, even though there was nothing to be done surgically to relieve my pain.

June 23, 2015

very satisfied

May 11, 2015

Sara is on top of the game. She was very friendly and explained everything and addressed our concerns in great deal. She was deatailed in her explanations and talked with words that we could understand. We are very impressed about Sara and her professionalism.

May 09, 2015

Very excellent.

May 04, 2015

Sara took the time to discuss all my symptoms and concerns and took me through my images - both MRI and x-ray - step by step, making sure I was seeing and understanding what the issues were.

March 27, 2015

We felt like a good deal of time and explanation went into this visit and really appreciate the care and consideration given to all of our dad's needs. Sarah was thorough and explained things so that both our dad and we could understand them and gave us the best options for making decision.

March 17, 2015

She was great! She wasnt in a hurry. She explained everything in detail and acted like I was her only patient. I cant say enough good about my experience at the clinic.

March 14, 2015

Sara is amazing. She took the time to review my MRI in depth, and explain things in terms that I could understand.

March 10, 2015

The care provider and their team are very excellent providers especial Sara Mcvoy and Dr. Meic Schmidt are highly intelligent and very excellent in their proving care.

March 09, 2015

Good experience with Drs. Schmidt and Dr. McEvoy wonderful. Hospital morning and day shift were inaccurate with the Dr's directions and did not adhere to what my Drs said was to be done and then acting like that was my own problem.

February 25, 2015

impressed with professional in speaking in lay terms

January 31, 2015

A very good experience, and I enjoy my time with her.

January 22, 2015

Sara McElvoy is OUTSTANDING!!! She is extremely knowledgeable and her "bedside" manor is exceptional. Even though I did not like one of her answers, she told the truth and did not sugar coat it. Hard to swallow, but I appreciated the candor and the way in which she treated me as an informed patient. By far one of the BEST doctors on your staff and should be recognized accordingly.

January 12, 2015

I was SO impressed with this visit. usually I leave Dr's appointments feeling discouraged. I left feeling like I was in such good hands. She took the time to explain everything to me, addressed every concern/symptom I was having, Spoke me to me in language I could understand. I am SO thankful for Sara McEvoy and the excellent care she provides.

January 04, 2015

Great staff

January 03, 2015


December 27, 2014

I love the way this care provider especially Sara McEvoy was very intelligent and she knows her job very well and explanation was very clear and very understood. I asked her many question about my concern and and worries and she her time to explain them to me so I could understand them and I did understand them. I will always like to see her again and is definately will be very happy to recommend a friend or family to a well known care provider like her.

December 23, 2014

The PA was so patient and explained everything to us so we understood it. She has gone above and beyond what she had to do for us. Sarah Mcevoy PA took us under her care to advocate between another doctor that was not even in her clinic. We are blessed to have her.

December 22, 2014

Dr schmidt was not hurried, nice review of scans with me, DDX outlined. NP Sara saw me first and then after and coordinated my care with emphathic efficiency.

December 18, 2014

We highly respect Sara and Dr. Schmidt and are for ever in their debt for saving my life. Sara always go out of her way to explain the MRI results in a way that we can understand. They are both very caring, friendly, highly educated and knowledgeable. We can't thank them enough for their care.

December 18, 2014

I have already referred patients to this provider.

December 06, 2014

I've had other problems that they have helped me with in the past and I'm very confident that they can handle my new problem and they have done very well with my daughter when they saved her life so yes i would tell others that the Dr.s and nurses are the best in the world

December 04, 2014

Great place to come with major problems. Would recommend highly!

December 04, 2014

The care given to me has changed my life! I have already spread the word about this doctor!

November 27, 2014

in spite of my "late" arrival, Sara took all the time I needed to feel cared for, understand everything and leave feeling satisfied with the visit.

October 27, 2014

Sara McAvoy is wonderful, she answers questions, is very concerned for my care as well as providing excellent care

October 21, 2014

All of my questions and concerns were answered fully.

October 20, 2014

love low love Sarah McEvoy

October 19, 2014

Sara McEvoy was very thorough and diagnosed a problem no other previous dr had found.

October 07, 2014

Special praise to Dr. Meik Schmidt and his PA Sara McEvoy.

October 03, 2014

I was how impressed with I was treated. Sara was so amazing in explaining and helping me understand what was going on. When I left I felt so good about everything and felt that I had finally found someone who cared and could help me. Thank you

September 30, 2014

I felt like both Dr. Schmidt and his physician's assistant were there to answer any questions I had and in no way felt like i was being rushed during my discussion with them.

September 19, 2014

My doctor/care provider was very knowledgeable of my injury. She was very detailed explaining in a way I could understand the diagnosis of my back. She gave me information I could consider for treatment.

September 15, 2014

She explain my problem so clearly to me, I was so glad she did it was wonderful.

September 13, 2014

You all are a godsend for the patients going thru the "brain tunnel". My hubs and I truly feel like we are being listened to, and that down the way there IS a light at the end of that tunnel. THANK YOU!!

September 01, 2014

Sara Mcevoy was so caring and thorough in her explanations and research of the X-ray of the conditions, that we have an understanding and vision of the problem which we have not had previously. We also have a plan for treatment and subsequent relief.

August 27, 2014

I really appreciate how Sara described my MRI in terms that I could understand and see. She took the time to make sure I understood.

August 20, 2014

Sarah McEvoy was extremly informative. Went over films in depth and made it understable. Very personable.

August 19, 2014

All excellent and professional

August 11, 2014

Sara was very helpful and very caring. Her explanations were very thorough and she made a very nervous situation much easier. Of course hearing a generally positive prognosis helped a great deal.

August 11, 2014

Dr McEvoy is exceptional. I have been so impressed with her efforts in every aspect of my treatment. She has always been very courteous, professional and perfect at helping me understand my scans and x-rays, always taking as much time as I needed. My experience with Dr McEvoy exceeded my expectations on so many levels. Her knowledge

August 07, 2014


July 31, 2014

Sara McEvoy is very knowledgeable and is adept at explaining the issues and treatment. I will willingly recommend her to others.

July 24, 2014

I have already have recommended to several people.

July 21, 2014

Didn't seem to want to spend much time discussing how I was doing. Just declared the surgery a success and come back in two months. Here are some exercises you can do.

July 20, 2014

Very experience came out with the information I needed

July 07, 2014

We were very impressed with her and Dr. Bisson.

July 01, 2014

Awesome! I was so happy to learn that I could actually see from the MRI what is happening in my own body, learn how I can help the situation, and not feel overwhelmed or nervous.

June 21, 2014

Sara Mcevoy, my PA, has excellent communication skills that allowed me to understand what my health needs. She always keeps me informed of my progress and follows up on any of my concerns.

June 19, 2014

Sara explained everything to me. She called me the next day when more information was gleened from the CT scan. She arranged for me to be seen by an internist, as I had moved and didn't have a primary care doctor in Salt Lake City. I was so happy for her care and understanding. She was great!

June 16, 2014

Provided good detail about my concerns and answered my questions well.

June 07, 2014

we appreciated the time spent with us. All our questions were answered courteously and to the extent so that we could understand the problems. We appreciated the time and effort put forth to take care of our needs.

June 04, 2014

this was my first positive experience in having my condition fully explained. orthopedic and neurosurgeons in Utah County were very poor in their assessments of my chronic pain. Nexus Pain Clinic in Provo have been helpful in pain management.

May 25, 2014

both sessions with, first with Sara McAvoy and Dr Meic Schmidt were informative and productive.

May 19, 2014

She was willing to work with our schedule to provide an adequate follow-up appointment.

May 16, 2014

Sarah McEvoy is a cut above the rest. Definitely an asset to Neurosurgery and the UofU. Can we clone her?

May 14, 2014

Sara Mcevoy is the PA helping me with my treatment. She and her staff are remarkable. I have never been treated with such kindness and remarkable follow through. You can tell immediately she knows her business. She deserves a gold star for her intelligence, compassion and care. I was also very impressed with Dr. Schmidt. I feel very confident in his care. Thank you for helping me in a really tough situation.

May 14, 2014


May 13, 2014

Impressed with the time she took to review my symptoms and MRI. I feel very confident in her care and explanations. A++

May 06, 2014

Sara is one of the best health care providers I ever met. She has great knowledge, cares about her patients and expedited my care when I was in a great deal of care. Excellent!

May 03, 2014

Very good experience

April 29, 2014

Sara was wonderful in sharing her knowledge of my MRI images. Thank You Sara!

April 25, 2014

Sara answered all of my questions and explained everything. I left clearly understanding what is causing my symptoms and how to treat it. She is very knowledgeable in her field and it shows in her confidence and ability to explain things clearly. I wish I had a general doctor like her.

April 25, 2014

Very intelligent and easy to talk to.

April 21, 2014


April 21, 2014

I highly recommend Sarah McEvoy. She gave me good advice on what to do for my back pain. I felt she cared about my concerns. She gave me a plan to look forward to.

April 10, 2014

My experience has been far beyond my expectations, from Sara, and Doctor Bissen.

April 03, 2014

I have the upmost trust and confidence in both Sara McEvoy and Erica Bisson. I have never seen the team approach work so well. Sara McEvoy is detailed oriented, gives great explanations and follows through better than any other provider I have been to. Erica Bisson is caring, intelligent and I have 100% trust in her decisions and abilities. I could not have asked for a better experience.

March 25, 2014

Sara McEvoy and Meic Schmidt were thorough with their evaluations and recommendations. This is the first time that I have seen the team concept work very well. My insurance does not cover the University of Utah but they came highly recommended and I want the best care possible. I feel that I have gotten the best care so far.

March 20, 2014


March 19, 2014

She is among the best I have ever been to.

March 18, 2014

I have confidence Sara will be honest with me.

March 17, 2014

I have a background in Radiology. Sara Mcevoy described my MRI accurately and fully. She is very relax and confident, which makes me feel confident in her. I would recommend Sara McEvoy to my friends and family

March 17, 2014

PA Mcvoy was amazing!

March 11, 2014

My orthopedic problem affects my whole life. I want an opinion about surgery from a surgeon. The PA, while not saying she was a surgeon, acted as if her education/experience was equal to that of a surgeon.

February 27, 2014

Wasn't alot of options provided concerning medications and my ability to still be coherent. No followup was prescribed.

February 26, 2014

Dr. McEvoy actually listened to my husband's concerns instead of just judging him for being in pain. She showed us on the MRI how his nerves were being pinched. My husband has been dealing with arm pain for 3 years now and no one bothered to explain to us what was going on until we came here. I work in the medical field and have not seen a more professional, caring and thorough provider as Sara McEvoy. I have already told the doctors that I work with that she is great. I would highly recommend her.

February 26, 2014

I like the team approach. Sara McEvoy is so very smart and knowledgeable. She knows MRIs, xrays and symptom patterns so well that she could explain it clearly to my wife and me, without any confusion. I am confident in the care and recommendations she has provided to me. Because of her, I feel prepared to move forward with surgery.

February 21, 2014

I would send any of my friends or family there its a wonderful place

February 19, 2014

Treated very kindly and not talked down to. I have been dealing with pain for a long time now and no one ever took the time to explain what was going on, except for Sarah Mcevoy. There may not be surgery in my future but I feel confident in the direction that Dr. Mcevoy has put me in. Thank you

February 10, 2014

My experience with my care provider has always exceeded my expectations. I have full confidence in her and am very pleased with the way she conducts her appointments.

February 04, 2014

I felt confident in the care and assessment that Sara provided. I trust and appreciate her expertise.

January 22, 2014

very confident in this provider

January 21, 2014

I used to see Sara at another clinic and seeing her at the U was also a good experience. She really cares about her patients and their concerns. She is knowledgeable and wants the best for her patients.

January 21, 2014

the doctor was thorough from beginning to end. she put the plan in terms I could understand. I trust her very much

January 16, 2014

Sarah Mcevoy is the finest medical care provider I have ever encountered. She is exceptionally smart, gives you excellent and useful information regarding your condition that you wouldn't even think to ask about, takes time to show you images and explain their significance. You will know you are getting the best care possible with Sarah Mcevoy.

January 11, 2014

I expected to see my surgeon, but I guess that is the way the system works.

January 10, 2014

I appreciated the good communication. Sarah is a very competent and knowledgeable provider.

January 03, 2014

I was impressed by the concern that Dr. McEvoy had for my symptoms. She was thorough in her explanation of what was causing my symptoms. Most doctors do not show you the x rays but she showed us everything. I left leaving scared that I needed surgery but very confident in the care I received from Dr. McEvoy and Dr. Bisson.

December 30, 2013

This was one of the best experiences I have had with a PA and Dr. Explanation of diagnosis and treatment was very understandable.

December 26, 2013

Sara McAvoy was very good, took a lot of time to take me through the x-rays and MRI results especially to point out where potential problem areas were. Then, based on her analysis was good at recommending where to proceed from her exam.

December 16, 2013

Both Dr. Meic Schmidt and Sara were very helpful and caring.

December 16, 2013

Very impressed with the time she took to explain my injury and show the CT scan. She explained things in simple terms. Sarah Mcevoy is very knowledgeable and I trust her decisions fully.

December 15, 2013

Excellent Experience

December 10, 2013

I appreciated the explanation of the MRI and what was causing symptoms. I have never had a doctor explain things in such great detail. Sarah made sure we understood everything and put it is simple terms.

December 04, 2013

Sara McEvoy is thorough. She informed me that surgery was not the only option. I was happy about this. I appreciate that she took the time to go over everything and gave me alternatives. The doctor's office that sent me to neurosurgery, said I would definitely need surgery. I was glad when Sara explained that surgery was an option but that we could do other things first. She seemed to care about my opinion.

December 03, 2013

Very Good Information was given about the operation--what to expect and what not to expect. It was all very reassuring.

November 25, 2013

very pleased with attitude and communication with dr. That is hard to find anymore

November 25, 2013

Great experience. Sara Mcevoy showed us all the xrays and cat scans, even the ones from another hospital. She went over these, surgery, and expected recovery in detail. We also had an order for a thyroid ultrasound from our family doctor. I was not sure how to get an appointment for this. Sara and her nurse, called and were able to get us in that day. This saved us a lot of time and it was helpful as my mother is still recovering from surgery.

November 25, 2013

The doctor was smart, detailed and nice

November 25, 2013

Erica and her team are tremendous asett to the U of U !

November 22, 2013

Eventhough I am in pain I had a very good experience. Sara McEvoy is great. She listened to my concerns and took them seriously. She called me after my injection, to see how I was doing and to give me options on what to do next.

November 22, 2013

All staff and professionals were very informative, related to me on my level of understanding, and explained things carefully and made sure I understood what I was being told.

November 18, 2013

Sara McEvoy has great communication skills, is very thorough and personable. This was, by far, the best doctor's visit I have been too. She took the time to review all of my scans and explain to me what she was seeing. She involved me in the decision making and made sure I understood the options. Dr. McEvoy even spoke to my Cardiologist before my appointment. I highly recommend her.

November 04, 2013

What she didn't tell me was that she was leaving the clinic. I went back today with conjunctivitis, related to my viral infection and was told she was gone from the clinic. I saw someone else and it was fine.

October 25, 2013

I was very very impressed with concern about me from Sarah, she wanted to know my concerns. Any other doctor I have been to could care less about extra stuff just want to ask the basic questions and move on to the next, Sarah really explained things to me and wanted to make sure I got everything I could out of the visit!

September 20, 2013

My only concern is that side effects, beyond the gastrointestinal concerns we discussed, were not discussed about the medication I received. I've since had a reaction to it, and needed to call in and have the medication switched. It would have been nice to know about the skin concerns and possible breathing complications.

September 04, 2013

Dr. McEvoy is a GREAT doctor. She actually cares and takes the time to explain what is going on. Hoping to have her as my primary care doctor and plan to return to her with any problems I have in the future.

September 03, 2013

She took her time and worked hard to resolve my problem.

August 28, 2013

After meeting with Dr. McEvoy just once I decided that I would like to make her my PCP. She is very knowledgeable, courteous and seems to genuinely care about my welfare. I will be recommending her to my friends and family.

August 28, 2013

I definitely feel that I found a primary PA that I will be coming back for treatment, Mcevoy Sara.

August 19, 2013

I felt like she cared and listened to my concerns. I left feeling knowledgable about my condition.

August 19, 2013

Sara McEvoy listened to me and had good advice.

August 19, 2013

Sara McEvoy was great!

August 12, 2013

We discussed every possible scenario and outcome of my issue.

August 12, 2013

Even though my injuries were not extensive, I think I would have liked to have something in writing (that I could take home) about the Dr. opinion and treatment.

July 22, 2013

I highly recommend Sarah. She is an excellent educator and is 100% focused during your appointment on making sure you understand every important detail about your case. She explains things very clearly.

July 21, 2013

After she said that she was going to toss me back into my PCPs court, I felt that there was no useful information that she was willing to give me. Her main interest seemed to revolve around the fact that she wanted to make sure that she didnâ¿¿t have to deal with me. And, as she was lopping me back to my PCP, I felt anything that needed to be discussed should be done with him.

July 18, 2013

I was very pleased that a person who does sign language was there to aid my sister.

July 07, 2013

This provider took time to answer all my questions & show me xrays regarding my questions. She is always very friendly and knowledgeable. I would HIGHLY recommend her!

July 02, 2013

The provider seemed very genuinely concerned for my health concerns. Not just getting a paycheck.

July 02, 2013

Very Good

July 01, 2013

i could not have asked or gotten a better doctor and staff!!! my worry was lessend by them being so nice and outgoing :)

June 23, 2013

I'm hoping the follow-up visit will increase my confidence with the PA.

June 06, 2013

I felt completely educated about the reasons I was having symptoms. I was also relieved (VERY relieved) that surgery would not be necessary and there were other options.

June 05, 2013

It is difficult to gain trust with one encounter but to the degree this is possible my trust was gained.

May 27, 2013

Love everyone I have come in contact with!!

May 08, 2013

I thought she did a great job, but was told the headaches had nothing to do with the reason I was seeing her, which contradicted why I was referred there.

May 07, 2013


April 22, 2013

Explanations were thorough. Excellent presentation.

April 18, 2013

I did not feel that I recieved tne best of care or answers.

April 14, 2013

pa was going to call dr. smith and tell him how to work with me, but as of thurs.. there was no call or letter.

April 09, 2013

every minute I spent at this beautiful facility is more than satisfactory

March 21, 2013

I felt as if time was taken to explain my situation so that I might make a better decission regarding my own treatment. Very valuable.

March 18, 2013

Sarah explained my situation better than ANY health provider.

March 17, 2013

Excellent care

February 28, 2013

Excellent job, thank you so much for healingme from my accident

February 28, 2013

During all my visits with P.A. McEvoy she has given me the information and explanations for my condition that were clear and understandable.

February 18, 2013

The entire staff was professional, thoughtful and caring.

February 05, 2013


February 05, 2013


February 04, 2013

Very helpful, knowledgeable, well appreciated

February 04, 2013

Sarah McEvoy was excellent in her explanations, our involvement, answering questions, and helping us see alternatives. She is very professional and empathetic.

January 29, 2013

doctor informed me I was not in pain and the pictures were all within the range of normal. the message was there was nothing she could do for me but pass me on to a someone else. Waste of time and hard earned money

January 14, 2013

I feel really good about service. If we can find a good solution, I will have died and gone to heaven. Certainly not wishing that for reality.

January 13, 2013

Dr. Goldston is probably one of the best I have seen. Very thorough.

January 12, 2013

my issues were fully explained and treatment was outlined in terms easily understood by me.

January 11, 2013

Follow up was discussed and no follow up available as discussed. Basically none of the issues we addressed were ever treated or cared for thus negating my reason for being seen. Nothing was done or resolved.

December 17, 2012

My experience with the Physicians Assistant was very good. My only concern is I am not familiar with the surgeon who would be performing the surgery.

December 17, 2012

I don't hear well and was told I would have a recorder for my visit. I didn't think about that until we were about done. I think communication was okay, tho.

November 26, 2012

All excellent

October 27, 2012

Can't say enough good things about Sarah.

October 22, 2012

I work in health care in a non-medical field and work hard to remind providers to NOT use 'medi-speak' with patients--often to no avail. This was the BEST EXPERIENCE I have ever had with a medical provider NOT speaking jargon. I have raved about it repeatedly since that day.

October 05, 2012

Sara has been extremely professional and courteous. My wife and I got her to smile with us on our first visit and found her to be charming and highly effecient. She is great in our book.

September 26, 2012

Sara McEvoy is a true Professional....and her nurse Holley.

September 11, 2012

Sara McEvoy always explains very clearly in easy to understand terms

July 24, 2012

Upon leaving the hospital I was somewhat confused as to what I was to do when arriving home. I had terrible illusions, confusion, vomiting,diarreaha, mood swings, etc. I still have confusion and terrible mood swings entering my 7 wks. after surgery

July 23, 2012

It is difficult to say much during the preliminary visits. My main concern is if there will be persistance in diagnosing what is wrong.

July 09, 2012

Sara McAvoy and Holly are great.

June 30, 2012

The care provided was far better than "5 - Very Good", it was excellent... The detail was precise, direct and to the point and very well understood... My recent appointment with Sara Mcevoy, PA was exceptional and would recommend her to one and all!!!!!!

June 15, 2012

I felt very confident that I was receiving the best care possible

June 15, 2012

The visit was fine

June 13, 2012

Very kind and informative, answered questions well.

June 05, 2012

The staff was excellent from begining to end. She was excellent. She put everything in very simple terms and was very thourough.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurosurgery - Advanced Practice Clinician
Academic Divisions Adult Neurosurgery
Board Certification National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants


Education History

Type School Degree
Professional Other University of Utah
Physician Assistant
Undergraduate University of Utah


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