Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

68 Patient Ratings
34 Patient Comments

Rodney S. Badger, M.D.

Specialties

Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-7676 Basin Clinic
379 North 500 West
Vernal, UT 84078
(435) 658-9262 Redstone Health Center
1743 W Redstone Center Drive #115
Park City, UT 84098
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(801) 585-7676 South Jordan Health Center
5126 West Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095
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(801) 585-7676 University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Bio

Rodney S. Badger, M.D., is a board-certified physician specializing in cardiology. He graduated from Stanford University in 1976 and attended the University of California, San Diego, completing his M.D., in 1980. He then completed his residency in internal medicine and his fellowship in cardiology, both at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Badger is currently working as an Associate Professor of Medicine, is the Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab and Chief of Interventional Cardiology. He sees patients at the University of Utah Hospital as well as outreach clinics in Park City, Orem and Vernal. He welcomes new patients, and accepts most insurance plans.

His clinical expertise is performing percutaneous interventions on the heart. This includes coronary interventions (stents), correction of structural defects such as ASD's, and a program to open arteries that are totally occluded (CTO's). Current research interests include the use of Stem Cells as therapy for congestive heart failure and refractory chest pain. The University of Utah Hospital in now performing TAVR (Trans Catheter Aortic Valve Replacement) for treatment of severe aortic stenosis in patients who are not candidates for aortic valve open heart surgery.

Dr Badger serves on the Board of Directors of Deseret International, a medical humanitarian NGO providing medical support and training in 13 underdeveloped countries.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Cardiovascular Medicine
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Cardiovascular Disease)

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
4.8
My confidence in care provider
4.8
Time care provider spent with me
4.8
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.8
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.8
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.8
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.9
Wait time at clinic
4.3
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.9

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.

May 19, 2014

I've been seeing Dr Badger since 4/9/2003 wouldn't dream of going anywhere else.

March 24, 2014

I really appreciate their help. I have full confidence in my physicians

March 14, 2014

Dr. Badger and his staff are excellent

March 13, 2014

The Only reason I drove to SLC was to see Dr. Badger! He is a wonderful doctor!

March 03, 2014

Dr. Badger and his assistant were exceptionally helpful. Went way out of their way to accommodate me.

February 08, 2014

he took a phone call during our appointment and then left. I can see if it's an emergency, but I drove 4 hours and paid 75.00 for less than 10 minutes with the Dr.

February 08, 2014

I had a great experience

January 05, 2014

Everyone we came in contact with was professional and caring.

December 25, 2013

Excellent care by Dr. Wiedenbeck and Dr. Badger

December 08, 2013

I have already suggested to a friend that he make an appointment with Dr Badger.

October 21, 2013

The care provider had been friendly and explanation have been very straight forward and understandable.

September 11, 2013

Positive experience

August 12, 2013

Dr. Badger has an ability to assure you that he is concerned with all aspects of my health and well being

July 01, 2013

Dr. Badger and his staff did an excellent job at performing all of the above items.

June 06, 2013

From start to finish, I was greatly impressed with the care I had received.

May 28, 2013

Dr. Badger was very accommodating. I went with my daughter for her appointment and Dr. Badger ended up seeing me for a related problem. I didn't have an appointment and he was concerned enough to work me in. Very impressed.

May 20, 2013

I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Badger. He takes the time to make sure I understand everything and knows how to explain so that i do. Another thing I like about him is that he doesn't talk down to me.

May 01, 2013

Finally found someone that listened to my problem and cared about resolving them

March 18, 2013

Dr. Badger was very kind, he reassured me I was OK and he took time to read my test quickly so I could go home from the ED, which I really appreciate! Thanks so much!

March 18, 2013

Great experience

March 05, 2013

I was treated extremely well

March 04, 2013

We highly recommend Dr. Badger!

February 20, 2013

Very pleasant

February 11, 2013

Dr. Badger is a GREAT physician. Not only is he up on the latest and greatest, but he has a great bedside manner as well.

February 11, 2013

Dr. Badger was great and his staff also. We were grateful for the ability for us to see him and felt like he was committed to finding answers and also highly skilled. We have great confidence in Dr. Badger and would highly recommend him.

December 26, 2012

Dr Badger and Nikki kept me at ease through out the procedure.

November 26, 2012

I truely liied Dr. Badger's approach to everything and the fact that his office called back and reported to me the results of my tests.

October 01, 2012

Doctor Badger is the best. I really have lots of confidence in him. My initial heart problems were with another doctor at a different location and he was a super doctor. However, I am convinced that Doctor Badger is even better!

September 15, 2012

Dr. Badger is a great doctor who has compassion and interest in your well being

August 28, 2012

The information and explanation the Doctor provided made me feel good about the concern and care he was providing.

August 20, 2012

Dr Badger was very frindly and informative his assistants were the same enjoyed my v Visit the day was great Dr Badger and his staff made me real like I was family that was very wonderful thank you good job to all

August 14, 2012

I would recommend this office to others. I never felt like anyone was in a rush to get on to the next patient.

June 18, 2012

Dr. Badger is very interested in my health, & I appreciate him very very much.

March 09, 2012

Dr. Badger is very personable and down-to-earth.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Coronary Thrombosis
  • Heavy Metal Poisoning, Nervous System

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Cardiovascular Medicine
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Cardiovascular Disease)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-7676 Wayne Community Health Center
128 South 300 West
Bicknell, UT 84715

Academic Bio

Rodney Badger, M.D. is an associate professor of medicine specializing in Interventional Cardiology in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine, director of the cardiac Cath lab, and is co-director of the University of Utah Valve Clinic Program and TAVR Program.

Clinical trials offer promising new treatments to qualifying patients, and are a critical step in developing improved treatment for cardiac patients. Dr. Badger is currently involved in several clinical trials focusing on improving treatments for interventional cardiology patients, including the Promus Element Stent Post Marketing Registry, the Mynx Access Closure Study for Venous Access Intervention, the Dyna CT 3D Motion Compensation for Coronary Artery Disease study, the Nickel leaching projects for PFO devices, IVC filters and stents, Distal Access, development of new product designed by Dr. Badger. He is also the site co-principal investigator in the REDUCE (GORE HELEX™ Septal Occluder for Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure in Stroke Patients) trial. He is also involved in research on the use and effects of dietary supplements in cardiac patients, and has been instrumental in the development and implementation of the University of Utah Cardiology Patient Research Registry.

He graduated from Stanford University in 1976 and attended the University of California, San Diego, completing his M.D., in 1980. He then completed his residency in internal medicine and his fellowship in cardiology, both at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Washington
Cardiology
Fellow
Internship/Residency University of Washington
Internal Medicine
Intern/Resident
Residency University of Washington
Internal Medicine
Resident
Professional Medical University of California - San Diego
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Stanford University
Latin American Studies
B.A.
Undergraduate Brigham Young University

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Improvements in 1-year cardiovascular clinical outcomes associated with a hospital-based discharge medication program.Lappe JM, Muhlestein JB, Lappe DL, Badger RS, Bair TL, Brockman R, French TK, Hofmann LC, Horne BD, Kralick-Goldberg S, Nicponski N, Orton JA, Pearson RR, Renlund DG, Rimmasch H, Roberts C, Anderson JL (2004). Improvements in 1-year cardiovascular clinical outcomes associated with a hospital-based discharge medication program. Ann Intern Med, 141(6), 446-53.
  2. SMART: The microstent's ability to limit restenosis trial.Heuser R, Lopez A, Kuntz R, Reduto L, Badger R, Coleman P, Whitlow P, Iannone LA, Safian R, Yeung A, Moses J (2001). SMART: The microstent's ability to limit restenosis trial. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, 52(3), 269-77; discussion 278.
  3. The TIMI Study Group, Badger RS (1998). Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) Trial-Phase I: Hemorrhagic Manifestations and Changes in Plasma Fibrinogen and the Fibrinolytic System in Patients Treated With Recombinant Tissue Plasminogen Activator and Streptokinase. J Am Coll Cardiol, 11, 1-11.
  4. Comparison of direct and standardized testing of infected urine for antimicrobial susceptibilities by disk diffusion.Oakes AR, Badger R, Grove DI (1994). Comparison of direct and standardized testing of infected urine for antimicrobial susceptibilities by disk diffusion. J Clin Microbiol, 32(1), 40-5.
  5. Chondrocyte growth inhibition induced by homogentisic acid and its partial prevention with ascorbic acid.Angeles AP, Badger R, Gruber HE, Seegmiller JE (1989). Chondrocyte growth inhibition induced by homogentisic acid and its partial prevention with ascorbic acid. J Rheumatol, 16(4), 512-7.
  6. Usefulness of recanalization to luminal diameter of 0.6 millimeter or more with intracoronary streptokinase during acute myocardial infarction in predicting "normal" perfusion status, continued arterial patency and survival at one year.Badger RS, Brown BG, Kennedy JW, Mathey D, Gallery CA, Bolson EL, Dodge HT (1987). Usefulness of recanalization to luminal diameter of 0.6 millimeter or more with intracoronary streptokinase during acute myocardial infarction in predicting "normal" perfusion status, continued arterial patency and survival at one year. Am J Cardiol, 59(6), 519-22.
  7. Hyperemic myocardial perfusion imaging for noninvasive detection of coronary disease in man: comparison of treadmill exercise and intravenous dipyridamole infusion.Badger RS, Brown BG, Josephson MA, Bolson E, Dodge HT (1986). Hyperemic myocardial perfusion imaging for noninvasive detection of coronary disease in man: comparison of treadmill exercise and intravenous dipyridamole infusion. Can J Cardiol, Suppl A, 186A-194A.
  8. Incomplete lysis of thrombus in the moderate underlying atherosclerotic lesion during intracoronary infusion of streptokinase for acute myocardial infarction: quantitative angiographic observations.Brown BG, Gallery CA, Badger RS, Kennedy JW, Mathey D, Bolson EL, Dodge HT (1986). Incomplete lysis of thrombus in the moderate underlying atherosclerotic lesion during intracoronary infusion of streptokinase for acute myocardial infarction: quantitative angiographic observations. Circulation, 73(4), 653-61.
  9. The TIMI Study Group, Badger RS (1986). Intravenous Recombinant Tissue-type Plasminogen Activator in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Report from the NHLBI Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction Trial. Circ J, 73, 338-346.
  10. Brown BG, Gallery CA, Badger RS, Kennedy JW, Mathey D, Bolson EL, Dodge HT (1986). Quantitative Arteriographic Analysis of the Thrombolytic Recanalization of Acutely Occluded Coronary Arteries in Man. Circ J, 73(4), 65.
  11. Coronary artery dilation and hemodynamic responses after isosorbide dinitrate therapy in patients with coronary artery disease.Badger RS, Brown BG, Gallery CA, Bolson EL, Dodge HT (1985). Coronary artery dilation and hemodynamic responses after isosorbide dinitrate therapy in patients with coronary artery disease. Am J Cardiol, 56(7), 390-5.
  12. The TIMI Study Group, Badger RS (1985). The Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) Trial - Phase I Findings. N Engl J Med, 312, 933.
  13. TIMI Study Group Core Angiographic Laboratory University of Washington (1985 Apr 4). The Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) trial. Phase I findings. TIMI Study Group. N Engl J Med, 312(14), 932-6.
  14. Vesicle interactions with antibody and peptide hormone: role of vesicle composition.Dunnick JK, Badger RS, Takeda Y, Kriss JP (1976). Vesicle interactions with antibody and peptide hormone: role of vesicle composition. J Nucl Med, 17(12), 1073-6.

Book

  1. Rodney S Badger MD (2000). Heart Smart (2nd). Orem, Utah: Health Education Publications.

Abstract

  1. Meredith KG, Badger RS, Tandar A, May HT, Bair TL, Kosmicki DL, Michaels AD, Anderson JL, Horne BD, Muhlestein JB (2006). Stent Thrombosis in the Modern Drug-eluting Stent Era compared to the Bare-Metal Stent Era: A Comparison from a Large Clinical Registry. Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, LDS Hospital, and the Division of Cardiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA [Abstract].
  2. Saucedo JF, Talley JD, et al, Badger RS (1998). Dissections Following Elective Coronary Stent Placement: Early Outcome and Predictors. A Report from the STARS Randomized Trial. Abstract AHA [Abstract].
  3. Saucedo JF, Talley JD, et al, Badger RS (1998). Long Term Clinical Importance of Coronary Artery Dissections. Insights From the BOAT Trial. Abstract AHA [Abstract].
  4. Heuser R, Kuntz R, Popma J, Pino-Mauch B, Senerchia C, Miller R, Young A, Badger R (1997). The AVE Stent: Acute Angiographic Results of the SMART Trial . August 24-28. Stockholm, Sweden [Abstract]. European Society of Cardiology.
  5. Badger RS (1988). Guiding catheter and method of using the same in a cardiovascular procedure such as coronary angioplasty. The catheter has an elongated shaft with a deflectable distal portion. One lumen extends through the elongated shaft to form a passageway through which a dilation catheter can be introduced. A second smaller lumen extends through the shaft [Abstract].
  6. Badger RS, Brown BG, Josephson MA, Bolson EL, Dodge HT (1985). Hyperemic Myocardial Perfusion Imaging for Noninvasive Detection of Disease in Man: Comparison of Treadmill Exercise and Intravenous Dipyridamole Infusion. Abstract #28; International Symposium- Diagnosis of Myocardial Ischemia in Man. Pisa, Italy. May 15-17 [Abstract].
  7. Badger RS, Brown BG, Kennedy JW, Gallery CA, Mathey D, Bolson EL, Dodge HT (1985). The Diameter of the Streptokinase-Recanalized Coronary Lumen Predicts Reperfusion Quality and Reocclusion Risk [Abstract]. JACC, 5(2, Part 2), 421.
  8. Badger RS, Brown BG, Gallery CA, Bolson EL, Dodge HT (1984). Coronary Artery Dilation and Hemodynamic Responses Following Isosorbide Dinitrate in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease [Abstract]. Circulation, 70(2), II-189.
  9. Badger RS, Seegmiller JE (1978). Ochronotic Arthritis: Inhibition of Homogentisic Acid Toxicity on Chondrocytes by Ascorbic Acid. International Symposium of the Spine, 1978. Abstract # 1775. Prague, Czechoslovakia, [Abstract].

Other

  1. Badger RS (1976). Rodney S Badger: Health Care in Brazil: A Qualitative Case Study of Government and Private Medicine in Londrina, Parana, Brazil. Ford Fellowship Honors Thesis. Stanford University Press.

Video/Film/CD/Web/Podcast

  1. Badger RS (1998). Heart Smart [Web]. Available: www.booksol.com.

Patent

  1. Badger RS, Wasicek LD, Wand BH (1990). GUIDING CATHETER WITH CONTROLLABLE DISTAL TIP Former Assignee: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc, Santa Clara, California Current Assignee: Biocardia. South San Francisco, California Application No: 250,709. U.S. Patent No. 4,898,577. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  2. Badger RS (1991). Guiding catheter and method of using the same in a cardiovascular procedure such as coronary angioplasty. The catheter has an elongated shaft with a deflectable distal portion. One lumen extends through the elongated shaft to form a passageway through which a dilation catheter can be introduced. A second smaller lumen extends through the shaft. U.S. Patent No. 5,030,204. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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