Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

38 Patient Ratings
9 Patient Comments

Debra L. Sandt, M.S.N., CPNP

Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

38 Patient Ratings
9 Patient Comments



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Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-3599 University Hospital
Transplant and Specialty Clinic
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Debra Sandt, MSN, CPNP, received her Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Utah in 2002. Prior to that, she practiced as a pediatric RN for 20 years. She began her career in pediatric nursing at Children’s Hospital of Orange County in southern California working on an infant and toddler unit. In 1994, she moved to Salt Lake City and worked at Primary Children’s Medical Center for nine years. She worked in several areas there including outpatient pediatric gastroenterology, inpatient oncology and neuroscience/trauma. While completing her Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Master’s Degree, she enjoyed working in general pediatric practice, especially at the 4th Street Clinic where she treated homeless children and adolescents with Dr. Joan Sheetz as her mentor.

Debbie joined the Division of Pediatric Nephrology in 2003. She manages children and adolescents with a variety of renal conditions such as chronic kidney disease, nephrotic syndrome, glomerulonephritis, kidney stones, hypertension and tubular disorders.

One of the things Debbie enjoys most about her job is getting to know her patients and families over the years and watching them grow and develop. She finds it extremely rewarding to be able to serve as a support for families as they are adapting to chronic disease.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Advanced Practice Clinician
Academic Divisions Pediatric Nephrology

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.

December 11, 2013

The nursing student, whose name I cannot remember, did an excellent job of communicating with my son. He told us he was "blown away" by her comparing the video game to his eating. Thank you so much for that, it is making a difference.

November 12, 2013

I didn't feel the NP was very compassionate or caring. I have had a lot of experiences with medical providers and I don't remember ever feeling this disrespected before.

July 08, 2013

Great as always. Handled concerns about new medication.

June 24, 2013

They took time to talk with me about my son.

March 25, 2013

Dr Sherbotie and Debra Sandt both were very helpful. They were willing to answer our questions and helped our son feel at ease with the appointment by taking a little time to visit with him.

February 26, 2013

They always make sure I understand all instructions and new information before I leave.

December 03, 2012

Debra Sandt and Dr. Matthew Grinsell have been caring for my daughter for almost 4 years now. When we go to see them every 6 months for a check-up, it's like meeting with an extension of our family. Debbie is so caring and supportive. She's really helped my daughter understand her condition and motivate her to do better- whether thats in taking her meds or getting better grades in school. Dr. Grinsell is knowledgable and always makes Abby feel special. She leaves feeling like a rock star. I know that Abby's continued improvement and quality of life result from the expert care she's received from Debra Sandt and Dr. Matthew Grinsell in the Nephrology clinic.

November 26, 2012

Porter looks forward to seeing Dr. Grinsell each year, he likes how he remembers him and talks with him. He is an Amazing Dr. and we are so Greatful for all he has done for Porter!

October 29, 2012

Keep up the good work, you are the best I have seen.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Advanced Practice Clinician
Academic Divisions Pediatric Nephrology

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-8986 Pediatric Nephrology
School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training University of Utah
Pediatric Nephrology
Undergraduate University of Utah
Undergraduate Golden West College


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