Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

106 Patient Ratings
108 Patient Comments

Peggy A. Norton, M.D.

Chief, Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

106 Patient Ratings
108 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 587-1950 University Hospital
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Clinic 4
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Peggy A. Norton, MD, is a board certified, fellowship trained Urogynecologist, who treats women with urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. She is Chief of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery and Medical Director of the Pelvic Floor Center, a multidisciplinary center where women can be seen by physicians from urogynecology, female urology, colorectal surgery, pelvic pain, and physical therapy. Dr. Norton specializes in the surgical treatment of incontinence and prolapse, especially for those women whose initial treatments have not been successful or durable. She has been research funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1990, and her research interests range widely from important clinical trials published in journals like the New England Journal of Medicine to award-winning research into how pelvic floor disorders run in families. Dr. Norton graduated from the University of Oregon, School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency at the University of Oregon. Her fellowship in urogynecology was served at the University of London, England. She has been a faculty member with the University of Utah since 1988. Dr. Norton is equally busy at a national level, serving as the first woman president of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons and president of the American Urogynecologic Society. She is involved in many activities at the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, focusing on patient safety and practice guidelines in gynecology. Dr. Norton is married and has a 14 year old daughter.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Obstetrics/Gynecology - Professor
Academic Divisions Urogynecology

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 21, 2015

Dr. Norton is by far the best doctor I have been seen by. I love her bedside manner, her knowledge, everything about her! She is GREAT!!!

January 19, 2015

very satisfied

January 18, 2015

Peggy Norton is probably the best doctor I have ever had. She is GREAT

January 12, 2015

Dr. Peggy Norton is a wonderful doctor and I am very glad to be her patient

January 11, 2015

Dr. Norton was especially helpful!! I appreciated getting an appointment the same day I called!

December 26, 2014

Doctor was very pleasant and spent time to explain meds, etc. I was disappointed there was not a diagnosis and fix but that is why I was referred.

December 08, 2014

I felt Dr. Norton was superior in the way she explained my condition and possible ways to resolve the problem. I've never had a doctor be so thorough.

December 08, 2014

Felt Dr. Norton was very concerned about my problem and gave me her conclusions regarding it.

December 04, 2014

Dr. Norton was clear with her description of what was going on with my health. It was a relief to get some type of answer as to what was going on with me.

November 22, 2014

Outstanding Dr. Norton makes you feel like you are the only patience she has, and takes the time to listen and explains any problems and procedures.

November 21, 2014

Dr Norton informed me of all the procedures she was doing during my exam. It was very helpful to be advised of each step to provide me with the best information.

November 09, 2014

absolutely I will recommend Dr. Norton and the hospital... fantastic care

October 22, 2014

II have always had an excellent experience with Dr. Norton as her staff. They are kind, personable and understanding. They explain things until they are very sure I totally understand her instructions as well as her explanations

October 17, 2014

I will recommend Dr. Norton to anyone in need that I come in contact with..

October 06, 2014

Dr. Norton is the best!!

September 20, 2014

Dr. Norton is the best, so blessed and grateful to have had her as my doctor.

September 11, 2014

I love Dr. Norton and have every confidence in her ability and caring. I have already recommended her to others.

September 02, 2014

Dr. Norton is so friendly and personable.

August 22, 2014

Dr Norton is one of my favorite doctors. she always takes the time to talk to me. she is awesome.

August 17, 2014

Dr. Norton is excellent.

August 07, 2014

I have already recommended Dr. Norton and the U of U to several people.

July 18, 2014


June 17, 2014

I was very comfortable with Dr. Norton and felt confident in her evaluation of my problem. She is extremely thorough in her examination and explanation. I am very pleased with my decision to make an appointment with Dr. Norton and would rate her as an extremely brilliant and capable person with great people skills.

June 06, 2014

I am very pleased with the care and concern shown by Doctor Peggy Norton and her staff. She seems to be willing to 'go the extra mile' for patients.

June 05, 2014

Dr Norton was wonderful and very thorough. She further explained the time delay and was very apologetic. I was not in a rush, so it was totally fine. She was wonderful!!!!

May 25, 2014

Having surgery is never a pleasant experience, considering that, things went as well as I could have hoped for. I hope my operation goes as well.

May 24, 2014

She is very pleasant and informative and leaves the timing of treatment up to me instead of me feeling forced into surgery quickly

May 23, 2014

I had to ask the doctor to explain what was causing my problem and how the sling would help.

May 23, 2014

It was the best pre-op appointment I ever had!

May 21, 2014


May 17, 2014

Dr. and assistant were very good. I absolutely have confidence in them helping me. Their friendliness was the best.

May 08, 2014

I am on a study and I was having a check-up for that and everything went smoothly. It's not like a regular visit.

March 20, 2014

Always friendly and helpful

March 17, 2014

I loved Dr Norton. very kind, thorough and knowledgeable

March 15, 2014

If it hadn't been for my good fortune in stumbling across Dr. Peggy Norton and the Pelvic Disorders Clinic, I would most likely have opted for an unnecessary surgery. She has provided available options that will possibly curtail any prolapse surgery for quite some time to come. I am soooo happy with "other options!"

March 08, 2014

Peggy Norton is amazing. She spent at least an hour with me going over every single question and helping me with solutions.

February 22, 2014

Appreciate time spent with me and my husband.

February 13, 2014

I have already recommended Dr. Peggy Norton to every woman I know who can benefit from the Pelvic Floor Disorders Clinic. I feel ever so fortunate to have stumbled across reference to her practice!

February 07, 2014

This visit was for research on my bladder operation three years ago. I was in and out fast.

February 03, 2014

good experience. would that they were all so courteous and helpful

February 01, 2014

Thank you Dr. Norton, for providing me with the care that I needed at this time. I appreciate the time you have taken with me and to help me and my daughter at our different stages of life. I wish I would have known you were around years ago! I am recommending you to anyone who needs similar care.

January 20, 2014

I feel more than just a number when I go to see Dr. Norton, and even though I was in major pain this time around, her kindness and understanding of my condition, made a huge difference to me.

January 20, 2014

Dr. Norton thoroughly explains medical issues so that I am able to fully understand what she is talking about. She displays genuine concern about any issues or questions I bring to her.

December 15, 2013

I have recommended Dr. Norton to many people since my visit. I have been every impressed by her ability to relate to her patients and her caring manner.

December 03, 2013

Dr. Norton was extremely nice and I could tell she knows her field extremely well. She was very friendly and knowledgeable.

December 03, 2013

Dr. Norton is very personable and competent.

November 22, 2013

Peggy Norton is a very good physician.

November 17, 2013

I was most please with my appointment with Dr. Norton! What a lady!!! Yes, I would definitly recommend the facility and Dr. Norton to others.

November 14, 2013

Very good

November 04, 2013

all my questions and concerns were addressed during my visit

October 02, 2013

I love my experience at the U

August 26, 2013

I truly appreciate Dr. Norton -- her guidance in my medical needs and concern for me.

August 23, 2013

Of the several times I have been there, this was the best

August 21, 2013

I immediately liked the openness of the doctor. She was very direct and gave me something to think about. Again, I was relieved that something could be done about my condition. Because she was so candid and confident, a lot of my fears were allayed. I had felt that my condition was unusual because it could not be done locally (where I live). Dr. Norton put me at ease that in her practice, she sees this condition all the time. I have confidence coming to the U of U Hospital because I had surgery in the Moran Eye clinic over a year ago. My confidence that the doctors of the hospital treat all kinds of conditions is very comforting to me since I have had two conditions that are a little less common. The trip to Utah has been worth the wait and the effort.

August 21, 2013

I felt like she cared about me, I was not a number to her, I felt like she listened to my concerns and was able to answer questions that I had. Of all the Dr.s that I have seen regarding my situation she is the only one that really looked at the over lying problem and what steps will need to be made to take care of it.

August 14, 2013

I have a lot if confidence in Dr. Peggy Norton

July 24, 2013

I will definitely return to Dr. Peggy Norton in the future if ever i am need for care, as well as highly recommending her professional assistance to others.

July 24, 2013

I just love my doctor. She really cares.

July 23, 2013

Dr. Norton was VERY good. I appreciated the TIME she took to speak to me "face to face" and then did her input into the computer. She was VERY good at explaining different types of mesh procedures and complications that can arise. She assured me that I did not have the type of mesh most commonly causing problems....she performed a very thorough exam and put some of my concerns and worries to rest. She did find the source of my "spotting" and told me a regimen for using the estrogen cream...She was great!

July 19, 2013

Peggy is amazing! She is very thorough and makes sure you understand everything. She shows so much compassion and concern for me. I will (have) recommended her and the Urogynocology department to many friends and family. Wonderful doctor! I am finally feeling normal again.

July 16, 2013

I came from Idaho got there and felt like a 15 min appointment was a too short. Felt rushed and didn't have time to really ask all the questions I had.

July 08, 2013


July 08, 2013

Made me feel very comfortable during my exam

June 30, 2013

Dr. Norton was very cheerful, kind, gave good diagnosis, suggested three options of choice to work with diagnosis. We chose to try the first and will move on from there.

June 24, 2013

Dr. Norton was incredibly easy to talk to--she gave me great information and told me the decision was ultimately up to me as to how I will fix the problem. I appreciate her candor, her humor and her professionalism. She is great!

June 24, 2013

Thank you very much for being concerned about me and for making me feel like you were willing to help me get to the bottom of my problems and get them resolved.

June 18, 2013

Dr Norton is amazing.

June 10, 2013

I had complete confidence that Dr. Norton would help resolve my problem.

June 07, 2013

I feel very confortable having surgery with Dr Norton, and would recommend her to anyone needing her service.

June 04, 2013

Dr Norton spent a lot of time telling me what to expect and was very concerned in helping understand the procedure. I will definitely recommend Dr Norton to anyone I know with gynogological/urological issues. She was very kind and compassionate which is not always an easy attribute to find in every doctor.

June 03, 2013

Dr Norton kept me well informed. She is cheerful and makes you feel secure.

May 27, 2013

Nothing but excellent things to say about Dr. Norton! Complete confidence in her.

May 10, 2013

I like Dr. Norton, she has a sense of humor and answers my questions and makes sure I understand. I would refer friends to her in a heartbeat!

May 08, 2013

she gave a lot of information, but also helped us understand what she discovered , treatments, and what to do next

May 06, 2013

Dr norton made me feel secure in her ability to handle my problem. Provided all needed information about my problem and offered different options from which I could choose.

April 29, 2013

Excellent physician, I have recommended her to friends and family.

March 31, 2013

Her care for me asa patient is awesome!!

March 11, 2013

Dr Peggy Norton was very courteous, caring and gave me ease throughout the appointment. I appreciate the time she took explaining what my problems were and giving me choices that I can decide on. I didn't feel rushed or hurried. I look forward to my next visit with Dr. Norton

March 11, 2013

I was very impressed with Dr. Norton's down to earth explanations and her friendliness and concern she seemed to have for me. She did not push me to choose surgery or to have any unnecessary tests.

March 06, 2013

Would totally recommend the clinic and practitioner

March 05, 2013

You, Dr. Norton, referred to my 1993 Discharge Summary from my med history, and I was impressed that you took the time to read it and then you applied that info to my question. I feel safe in your thorough hands.

February 25, 2013

I especially appreciated the written synopsis of our visit and my condition, and the detailed instructions to refer to after I left the office. Very helpful.

February 08, 2013

Staff were all pleasant and friendly.

February 04, 2013

fabulous experience

January 23, 2013

I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Norton and felt good about the procedure she was going to use.

January 14, 2013

Dr norton is great

January 01, 2013

I don't require any follow-up care, and we did talk briefly about hormone therapy versus creams. Dr. Norton directed me to see my primary care physician for further assistance.

December 26, 2012

I already recommended Dr Norton

November 16, 2012

Dr. Norton was very concerned and informative. I would recommend her without hesitation.

November 12, 2012

I had been told by a previous patient and hospital worker that the doctor was very caring as well as a good surgeon. My experience matched, if not exceeded this expectation.

October 15, 2012

Love Dr. Norton!!!

October 08, 2012

Dr. Norton has always been kind, friendly and explains things clearly. Even though she was running late that day, she spent adequate time examining me addressing my concerns.

October 05, 2012

Would recommend Dr. Norton to everyone

October 05, 2012

Dr. Norton provided me with answers to a problem I have had for over 15 years. I have seen several physicians about this problem over the years.

August 29, 2012

Excellent. She had thought extensively about problem and had brought in consulting doctors to make best decision possible, with excellent results for a good prognosis.

August 24, 2012

Everything was explained very well. I feel very good about the visit, except for the catheter part.

August 20, 2012

Always a good experience, questions answered and good explanations (in english!)

August 06, 2012

I am so glad I found Dr. Peggy, her thoughtful and considerate way in which she examined me and explained what could be done was very clear.

June 19, 2012

Dr. Norton and all staff were professional and kind.. Most perfect Dr. Appointment I have Ever Had!

May 15, 2012

Dr. Norton is always very pleasant and I am happy with her treatment and care.

April 25, 2012

Dr Norton is awesome

February 22, 2012

Dr Norton and the PA were wonderful...everything was was done to make me comfortable...

February 15, 2012

Dr Norton is a very caring, understanding and personable professional. My husband and I have every confidence in her knowledge, ability and concern for my health issue. She was very thorough and provided a very realistic outlook on my prognosis. We both felt very comfortable with her care providing. Thank you Dr. Norton!

February 07, 2012

My provider was easy to talk to and thorough in her explanation; she was respectful of the knowledge I have regarding my condition. She came highly recommended and based on my experience so far, I have already recommended her to friends who have similar issues.

February 07, 2012

Dr. Norton is an incredibly easy person to talk with. I have complete confidence in her and am most grateful that I have the opportunity of being cared for by her. She is definitely the one I want to correct my current condition. A++++

January 18, 2012

Dr. Norton is always very sweet and friendly. She treats me as a person, not just a patient. And is always concerned and very willing to answer questions. She also makes me feel comfortable discussing subjects with her, that I have a very difficult time discussing with anyone else.

January 14, 2012

Thank you so much for helping me with this problem. It has made a wonderful difference in my life.

January 04, 2012

I felt like my time with the doctor was a bit brief, and I didn't feel the time was conducive to asking questions.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Genetic Pelvic Floor Disorders

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Obstetrics/Gynecology - Professor
Academic Divisions Urogynecology

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-3565 School of Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Peggy A. Norton, M.D. is a Professor in the University of Utah Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urogynecology Division. Dr. Norton is Chief of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery and Medical Director of the Pelvic Floor Center. Dr. Norton graduated from the University of Oregon School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency at U of O. Her fellowship in urogynecology was completed at the University of London, England. She has been a faculty member at the University of Utah since 1988. She has been research funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1990, and her research interests range widely from important clinical trials published in journals like the New England Journal of Medicine to award-winning research into how pelvic floor disorders run in families. She has won numerous national and international awards for research and for clinical care in urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Dr. Norton was the first woman president of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons and also President of the American Urogynecologic Society. She currently serves as the vice chairman of the gyn practice committee of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship St. George's Hospital Medical School
Residency Oregon Health Sciences University
Internship Oregon Health Sciences University
Professional Medical Oregon Health Sciences University Medical School
Undergraduate University of Oregon Honors College
Molecular Biology


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Nager CW, Albo ME, Fitzgerald MP, McDermott S, Wruck L, Kraus S, Howden N, Norton P, Sirls L, Varner E, Zimmern P (2007). Reference urodynamic values for stress incontinent women. Neurourol Urodyn, 26(3), 333-40.
  2. Chapple C, Steers W, Norton P, Millard R, Kralidis G, Glavind K, Abrams P (2005). A pooled analysis of three phase III studies to investigate the efficacy, tolerability and safety of darifenacin, a muscarinic M3 selective receptor antagonist, in the treatment of overactive bladder. BJU Int, 95(7), 993-1001.
  3. Dmochowski RR, Miklos JR, Norton PA, Zinner NR, Yalcin I, Bump RC (2003). Duloxetine versus placebo for the treatment of North American women with stress urinary incontinence. J Urol, 170(4 Pt 1), 1259-63.
  4. Duggan PM, Wilson PD, Norton P, Brown AD, Drutz HP, Herbison P (2003). Utilization of preoperative urodynamic investigations by gynecologists who frequently operate for female urinary incontinence. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct, 14(4), 282-7; discussion 286-7.
  5. Bump RC, Norton PA, Zinner NR, Yalcin I (2003). Mixed urinary incontinence symptoms: urodynamic findings, incontinence severity, and treatment response. Obstet Gynecol, 102(1), 76-83.
  6. Norton PA, Zinner NR, Yalcin I, Bump RC (2002). Duloxetine versus placebo in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 187(1), 40-8.
  7. Sharp HT, Dodson MK, Langer KM, Doucette RC, Norton PA (2000). The role of vaginal apex excision in the management of persistent posthysterectomy dyspareunia. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 183(6), 1385-8; discussion 1388-9.
  8. Sharp HT, Doucette RC, Norton PA (2000). Dyspareunia and recurrent stress urinary incontinence after laparoscopic colposuspension with mesh and staples. A case report. J Reprod Med, 45(11), 947-9.


  1. Norton P, Brubaker L (2006). Urinary incontinence in women. [Review]. Lancet, 367(9504), 57-67.


  1. Norton P (2006). New technology in gynecologic surgery: is new necessarily better? Obstet Gynecol, 108(3 Pt 2), 707-8.

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