Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

166 Patient Ratings
144 Patient Comments

Timothy C. Beals, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

166 Patient Ratings
144 Patient Comments



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Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 587-7109 University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108


Dr. Timothy Beals, Associate Professor, specializes in foot and ankle care. His areas of expertise include operative and non-operative management of traumatic injuries, arthritic conditions, adult flatfoot deformities, neuromuscular disorders, complications of diabetes, and use of the Ilizarov technique. His research interests include outcome assessment of patients after injury and reconstructive surgery, musculoskeletal genetics, hindfoot biomechanics, and “third-world” Orthopaedics. Dr. Beals received his medical doctorate at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland and completed a residency in Orthopaedics at the University of Washington in Seattle, followed by a foot and ankle fellowship at Wayne State University in Michigan.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Associate Professor
Physical Therapy - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Board Certification American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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 25, 2015

Dr. Beals is efficient& excellent regardigpatient time. I have great confidence in him.

January 12, 2015

Dr. Beals is always excellent at explaining the issues of my care and answering all of my questions.

December 21, 2014

Once I saw the doctor, I was taken care of efficiently and expertly. i appreciate the consideration afforded to me.

December 21, 2014

Dr. Beals was the most informative doctor I have ever been too.

December 15, 2014

I always feel well taken care of and I know what my prognosis is and what I should do once I leave. I am treated with respect and professionalism.

December 08, 2014

Dr. Beals communicated very well my issues and spent plenty of time discussing the procedures. He answered all my questions thoroughly.

November 24, 2014

Absolutely wonderful experience. Could not be more thrilled to be in with Dr. Tim Beals. Listened to every word, thought the explanation of what is happening made perfect sense...have complete confidence in him and know he will do the best possible to help me in any way he can.

November 24, 2014

Dr Beals always take the time to make certain I understand ALL aspects of my issues - for that, I am greatly appreciative.

November 23, 2014

Dr. Beals is amazing! We will never see another doctor for our treatment with this issue. It is too bad that wait times and the nurse weren't a better experience for us. We do have the option of seeing Dr. Beals in Park City, which I think might be a better option for quality of care. Although, Nick Gibbs, who works at the reception desk was very friendly and helpful. The nursing staff could take a few pointers from him.

November 23, 2014

Dr. Beals was very caring and informative.

November 06, 2014

Dr. Beals always spends a lot of time with his patients (why we always wait so long to get seen). His care, explanations and treatments are always thorough so well worth the wait!

November 03, 2014

Dr Beals took time to talk to me and did not seem rushed.

October 28, 2014

Dr. Beals and Annabeth are both excellent to work with.

October 26, 2014

Dr. Beals is an excellent person to be around. He always makes you feel comfortable and he is easy to trust.

October 26, 2014

Dr Beals is always one of the best in regard to answering all of my questions and providinga full explanation of my condition/situation.

October 19, 2014

I felt that he really knew his stuff.

October 12, 2014

I feel so confident in Dr. Bealls. Have heard only good things about his abilities.

October 10, 2014

I appreciate Dr. Beals' concern and conservative approach to management of a progressive foot condition. I have been trying to avoid surgery and he agreed. He had several recommendations for modifying my orthotics to try before thinking about surgical correction.

October 09, 2014

I liked the doctor's professionalism and his including my husband in the discussion. He explained my options in terms I could understand and answered my questions.

October 03, 2014

The time spent with Dr. Beals was excellent. He is a great doctor.

September 28, 2014

Dr. Beals is amazing! he was so helpful and was concerned about me and what I need.

September 28, 2014

Dr Beals is outstanding !!

September 28, 2014

Dr Beale, and his team, were superb!

September 16, 2014


September 08, 2014

I thought Dr. Beal was very thorough in my examination and I feel such confidence in his abilities. He spent a good deal of time with me going over my problems.

September 05, 2014

I was very impressed with Dr. Beals. He was professional and carefully explained everything so I could understand. He was both kind and considerate.

September 04, 2014

I am very impressed Tim Beals and his care. He does not make me feel hurried and answers all my questions. I have never had a doctor as good as he has been. He is very friendly, professionals and knows his profession.

August 29, 2014

As I am an amputee, I know how to speed with distinction. I felt that the doctor appreciated my in depth knowledge of my condition.

August 24, 2014

Dr Beals is the most skilled and intelligent surgeon I've had the pleasure of meeting. His ability to articulate concepts and make informed decisions together with his patients is incredible. He truly "practices the art of surgery" and continually improves his value as a surgeon to his organization and to his patients. Remarkable as a professional and an individual, I appreciate hi every step I take on two fused ankles. "TIM ROCKS" could be the mantra of generations of new residents.

August 24, 2014

Dr Beals - you are truely the best! Wouldn't see anyone else.

August 24, 2014

the experience is always exceptional, and I so appreciate the knowledge and consideration of my specific problem exhibited by the doctor. Everyone else with whom I've come in contact is friendly and considerate. Except for the wait time, which I'm willing to accept, the experience is everything a patient would want because it seems personalized.

August 10, 2014

Dr Beals is very thorough in seeing I am cared for and wants to find answers for problems that come up.

August 03, 2014

My experience with Dr. Beals was consistent with other's recommendations. Just need the staff to communicate delays via phone or text.

July 10, 2014

I believe that my initial injury was handled too lightly. Even Dr. Beals told me if I would have saw you initally you wouldnt be in this situation. The sports medicine Dr. I saw should have done more ie: MRI which showed the torn tendon. Instead I am stilling dealing with this issue one year later!

June 16, 2014

Dr. Timothy Beals is THE BEST: takes his time, spot on diagnosis, clearly states options, great sense of humor, the whole enchilada! He's the best!

June 05, 2014

I have known Dr. Beals for years, having worked with him at the main hospital and have all the faith in the world for his knowledge, confidence and friendliness. You're very fortunate to have a doctor of his caliber.

May 31, 2014

Everything went well.

May 11, 2014


May 06, 2014

I did not think that I would need surgery for my injury so surgery was not an option for me going in to this appointment. I wish I would have asked him a few more questions. This is not Dr. Beals issue but mine.

April 30, 2014

Always learn something new from Dr. Beals -- he's great!

April 28, 2014

Dr. Beals an staff were great. He takes time to treat you well. I know that may delay the schedule later in the day. Therefore you try to get a morning appointment. When he has been late during the afternoon I realize it is because he has taken time to really care for the patients before me. I do not begrudge that service given to the others.

April 27, 2014

Dr. Beals is truly the best doctor I've ever been to and I've been to more than a few. He has a gift and I appreciate his help and understanding of my condition. I feel very confident in his advice and opinion.

April 22, 2014

Dr. Beals is great. Everybody that took care of me seemed truly interested in my well-being.

April 22, 2014


April 21, 2014

Dr. Beals is one of the most compassionate, knowledgeable doctors I know. He goes the extra mile and communicates so the patient understands the problem and what needs to be done.

April 11, 2014

Dr. Beals spent a lot of time with me. I never felt rushed. He made sure that I understood everything.

April 01, 2014

Even though I was a squeeze in at the end of the day, I did not feel rushed through the appt time and important discussion by anyone who was part of the team.

March 30, 2014

Due to the nature of my injury this was almost the best outcome I could hope for.

March 21, 2014

Dr. Beals was terrific. He will be on our list of favorite physicians if similar problem occurs in the future.

March 16, 2014

The overall experience was exceptional; I very much appreciate the "thoughtfulness," meaning amount of time considering my situation, given to my problem and the willingness to talk to others about the problem. I also felt like Dr. Beals cared about me as a person and took time to understand who I am.

March 16, 2014

Dr. Beals ROCKS.

March 13, 2014

Just love Dr Beals! Very nice Dr.

February 23, 2014

Dr Beals is a miracle worker. thanks to him and God I have my leg to get around on. An very tallented and gifted Dr.

February 23, 2014


February 18, 2014

I always recommend Dr Beals

January 22, 2014

Dr. Beals and his PA were very good at explaining the treatment and what I needed to do. They took time to answer my questions.

December 27, 2013

I think Dr Beals is amazing... its some of the other staff that need work. They should take an example from Dr. Beals they just might go far....

December 16, 2013

Dr. Beals is the best!

December 09, 2013

In my opinion Dr. Beals is the gold standard in health care providers. If all doctors were like him the world would be a better place.

November 25, 2013

Dr. Beals is always friendly and professional at the same time. He takes time to fully answer and explain the situation while allowing me to offer suggestions and opinions.

November 25, 2013

My sincere thanks and appreciation go to Dr. Beals and his staff. Dr. Beals has helped me so much and is very professional and gifted. I had a simple complaint and Dr. Beals was very gracious in listening to it... and it was in regards to a previous appointment with NP.

November 25, 2013

very satisfied

November 18, 2013


November 18, 2013

He is great just too busy! rework the system or change the schedule.

November 17, 2013

I'm totally grateful they were able to get me in for a CT Scan instead of waiting for one in Elko. Now I can move on to get my ankle healed.

November 11, 2013

Dr. Beals is undoubtedly a great, caring and extremely knowledgeable physician!!! He just looked at my leg and X-rays and immediately realized what congenital disability I've had and its possible causes, and what medical procedures I have likely gone through in my life, even though this was the first time he saw him. He also described what kind of outdoor activities I can participate and where I can seek help on enjoying these activities. Dr. Beals and his PAs are truly remarkable!!

November 03, 2013

Dr. Beals is great!

October 22, 2013

Dr. Beals was wonderful at explaining and addressing the problem and giving me exercises to fix it. I left feeling much better and knowing what was was wrong and ways to make it better.

October 14, 2013


October 11, 2013

I would have to say overall the experience was very good. There was just one instance in which the patient, my daughter, asked, "Will it hurt? (She's afraid of much pain). And the doctor replied, "Not me." Although, quite a funny response, not very empathatic or reassuring to the patient.

October 09, 2013

Dr. Beals is excellent in discussing my issues and spends as much time as necessary to answer all my questions. I will recommend him whenever the occasion presentsitself.

October 09, 2013

I have known Dr. Beals for years and had worked with his patients when I worked in Same Day Surgery at the main hospital. He is very knowledgeable, dedicated and has the patients interest first and foremost.

September 30, 2013

great experience overall. thanks!!

September 25, 2013

Great Doctor!

September 03, 2013

I love Dr Beals! He truly cares about me & my ankle. He even remembered my husband was on oxygen & asked him how he was doing.

August 20, 2013

Dr. Beals and his fellow/resident were wonderful and caring in discussing my post-operative status and outcome.

August 19, 2013

My experience with Dr. Beals was very positive. He apologized for the wait and explained he took his time with each patient--always has and always will. He did spend sufficient time with me so I have no complaints in that regard

August 07, 2013

I had what I considered 3 separate issues that needed to be discussed. After I left the visit, I felt like I didn't have any information on one of the issues, even though I brought it up. We ended up focusing on one specific issue, but I need to make another appointment somewhere to find out what I need to do about one of the issues, because it was pretty much ignored.

July 27, 2013

Love the care I receive from Dr Beals. It's nice having a doctor I can trust.

July 23, 2013

Dr. Beals even addressed another issue I had the same day, with a previous appointment. He looked at my lab results & conferred with resident, then prescribed a medication to help other issue. He's great!

July 22, 2013

Dr Beals was excellent and answered all my questions

July 22, 2013

Dr. Beals is great. He really is the best doctor I've ever had. I wish he did more than just feet. He was kind, concerned, and helped me understand what was going on with my foot.

July 22, 2013

Dr. Beals' excellence is worth the 5 month wait to see him

July 09, 2013

dr Beals is grat I have been a patient for several years and I am always treated with respect

July 02, 2013

I felt more time was spent wth the doctor talking to the residents than he did to me as the patient. I feel that I am in the same situation that I was before my appointment. nothing was resolved.

June 26, 2013

Very wonderful when talking to you and addressing concerns. Pleasant bedside manner, and very helpful in making sure the outcomes are as you desire.

June 17, 2013

Dr. Beals was excellent in taking the time to address all the issues

June 17, 2013

Dr.Beals used the time to teach and made me happy I went to him for his advice

June 06, 2013

I have trust in my doctor and that the surgery he performed is going to help in the long run and that I will be able to carry on a normal life, walking and getting around much better!

June 04, 2013

I never received a follow-up call from a physician, but relied only on the information given to me by the technician conducting the scan.

June 04, 2013

Dr. Beals is always courteous, friendly, and direct. He always takes time to discuss my questions and concerns, which is always why I return to him. Despite the fact that I never leave his office in less than two hours, I will return to him, and plan accordingly. He's the best.

May 07, 2013

Issue with foot not yet resolved!

April 03, 2013

Dr. Beals has been wonderful; he's an excellent surgeon, and a fine man. I have really appreciated his care and concern for my health. Thank you again so very much.

April 01, 2013

Very impressive doctor - friendly and yet super knowledgeable. Solved my problem for which I'd nearly given up hope of solving.

March 11, 2013

I have the highest regard for Dr. Beals and he was very attentive in talking to me and instructive of what I needed to do to help alleviate my foot problem.

February 26, 2013

Dr. Beal's really took the time with us to explain the plan for my daughter's surgery, and our concerns.

February 26, 2013

Even though it was a long wait we love Dr. Beals.

February 25, 2013

He was great and very helpful

February 25, 2013

Dr Beals is one of the best, knowledgeable, concerned and friendly Dr. I have ever experienced. He listens to you and determines if your symptons validate what the pictures show as the problem. If they are different, he tries to come up with a suggestion as to next steps to be taken.

February 18, 2013

Dr. Beal's and his staff are amazing. No complaints, except for the extraordinary wait time.

February 18, 2013

I really appreciate Dr. Beals' conservative approach.

February 18, 2013

Dr. Beals did a great job with my surgery. I forgot to thank him for that at this visit. If this message can be passed on to him from me, please do so.

February 18, 2013

I feel very confident in my decision to choose U of U and with my Dr to perform my ankle surgery.

January 14, 2013

Dr. Beal's and all of the attending personnel were excelent.

December 31, 2012

I came from another orthopedist ( not unhappy with him but a change in insurance networks contracts had eliminated him). Though I wasn't un happer with former at the time, I was really enthused by Dr Beals and resident by time and thoroughness. And a recommendation that there were possible repercussions of having surgery on adjacent joints. Dr.Beals could empathize by telling me how he treats his own osteoarthritis. He said (unlike the previous doctor) that he thought waiting rather than surgery was the better option.

December 10, 2012

Dr. Beals made another doctor (Skip Coleman) aware of my presence as I was a former patient. I really appreciated that extra effort because it relieved some of the stress of my visit there and the procedure I am facing. Dr Beals was also making good use of a learning opportunity for the Resident Physician (James) and showed particular interest in my case and me

December 10, 2012

Dr. Beals is exceptional--a great physician.

December 03, 2012

Dr beals is very down to earth and easy to talk to.

November 19, 2012

As always, I think of all the questions I want to aske AFTER I leave. I still have some questions. He said I had a strange combination of injuries. Why didn't I just say "What do you mean?" That's why I went to him was to find out specifics and then I don't ask while I was in there. There was a spot on my MRI (cuboid area-ish) my dr here wasn't sure about... wanted to ask Dr. Beal about it.

November 05, 2012

Felt like we were the only thing he had going that day! Impressed with time spent and the extent of exam.

November 05, 2012

In spite of the long wait, it was worth it to see Dr Beals and get the good news.

November 01, 2012

Dr. Beals is great, the wait time is rediculous

October 24, 2012

Really, this was excellent service.

October 15, 2012

Dr. Beals is awesome!

October 15, 2012

Dr. Beals took care and used good sterile technique when removing stitches. He cautioned me to wait a period of time before walking because of the placement of the incision ( stitches). It's always a good experience to see him.

October 09, 2012

Dr. Beals has always been very attentive and listened to my concerns. He clarified the procedures and answered my questions.

September 29, 2012

Dr. Beals is a good man

September 14, 2012

I appreciate that Dr. Beals listens to his patients and gives them the time they need. I have always felt that way about how he has dealt with me. However, I wish I had been informed that he was delayed with another patient while I waited for over an hour for him.

September 04, 2012

He is so good that I would place my life in his hands if need be.

August 06, 2012

This was a very good experience from the beginning. Dr.Beals explained the process and my options to me and answered all my questions very patiently, the staff, the anesthesiologists and the nurses were very nice and made me feel very much at ease. I could not have the progress I have had without their help and support.

August 06, 2012

Everything was most excellent. Well above my expectations!

July 30, 2012

All care providers did their very best to accomodate my needs. The Doctor was especially great in explaining my problems and solutions. I really don't have the adequate words to describe how pleased I was with the visit.

July 23, 2012

He listened to my concerns very carefully and then reviewed the problems with my feet and ankles. He then clearly outlined the best way to try to relieve the pain. He was very thorough and spent the necessary time not hurying through the examination. [

July 23, 2012

Dr. Beals is exceptional at what he does. He is fantastic. But, if he is going to spend a long, long time with every patient and know this is going to put him so far behind, his appts should be scheduled further apart so patients don't have to experienc

July 10, 2012

Dr. Beals rocks. Great bedside manner. He's one of the nicest doctors I've ever had.

June 28, 2012

I felt confident and relieved to have such great care from Dr. Beals and staff.

June 26, 2012

I had a really good experience with my doctor & PA

June 19, 2012

Dr. Beals is a wonderful doctor who explains things well. He's also very pleasant with a good sense of humor.

May 18, 2012

Dr. Beals is the best!!

April 13, 2012

I would recommend Dr. Beals to anyone with foot problems

April 06, 2012


March 30, 2012

Dr. Beal's explanation of his analysis of my problem and treatment were clear.

March 30, 2012

Dr. Beals is great. Just wish the wait times could somehow be improved. I do appreciate that he takes extra care with patients but maybe that should be factored into scheduling. I need to make money too and staying excessively long in waiting impacts me also.

March 27, 2012

excellent, caring physician

March 23, 2012

He is kind, knowledgable, an excellent physician, I would trust him with my life.

March 13, 2012

All Good

March 13, 2012

I felt that the dr. I saw was very current on procedures and knew what would and would not work on me. He didn't try to push me into surgery, which I appreciate.

February 17, 2012

I have only great things to say about Dr. Beals. He is an excellent doctor.

February 17, 2012

Dr Beal his assistant and all the staff were exceptional. I had complete confidence in there diagnosis

January 20, 2012

Dr. Beals is excellent and I have complete confidence in him. I could not feel better about him as my surgeon.

January 13, 2012

I love Dr. Beals, he is one of the best & most personable doctors at the Orthopedic Center.

January 13, 2012


January 13, 2012

I have had excellent care by this provider.

January 06, 2012

More than adequate time spent with us, Dr. Beals is great !

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Associate Professor
Physical Therapy - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Board Certification American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-7445 University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Timothy Beals, Associate Professor, specializes in foot and ankle care. His areas of expertise include operative and non-operative management of traumatic injuries, arthritic conditions, adult flatfoot deformities, neuromuscular disorders, complications of diabetes, and use of the Ilizarov technique. His research interests include outcome assessment of patients after injury and reconstructive surgery, musculoskeletal genetics, hindfoot biomechanics, and “third-world” Orthopaedics. Dr. Beals received his medical doctorate at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland and completed a residency in Orthopaedics at the University of Washington in Seattle, followed by a foot and ankle fellowship at Wayne State University in Michigan.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Wayne State University
Foot and Ankle
Residency University of Washington
Orthopaedic Surgery
Internship University of Utah
General Surgery
Professional Medical Oregon Health Sciences University Medical School
Undergraduate University of Puget Sound


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