Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

120 Patient Ratings
111 Patient Comments

Lauren E. Schrock, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

120 Patient Ratings
111 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-7575 Imaging and Neurosciences Center
729 Arapeen Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108


Lauren E. Schrock, MD joined the Department of Neurology in July 2009. Her clinical interests include movement disorders, with particular focus on dystonia and the surgical management of movement disorders. Dr. Schrock has a special interest in the neurophysiology of basal ganglia-thalamocortical circuits and their role in Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, tremor, and other movement disorders.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Sleep and Movement Disorders
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry)

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 30, 2015

Superb physician!

October 06, 2014

She has aan amazing talent for the work she does...She will not let you leave until you feel perfectly knowledgeable in what to expect from the programming and that it will take a while until it is as good as it is gonna get...

September 29, 2014


September 29, 2014

Always the most caring, most helpful and understanding nurses, PA, and doctor a patient could have. Dr. Schrock and her assistants can could not be better! Even in the 8th month of her pregnancy Dr schrock is stlll giving 200% to her patients

September 27, 2014


September 23, 2014

I felt that my opinions and feelins were taken very seriously and I feel that my visit was exceptional I feel I have the best possible physican and support team possible for my condition

September 21, 2014


September 08, 2014


August 15, 2014

Just a great team. We were well taken care of and have 100% confidence in their care.

August 07, 2014

Very good. I feel more hopeful now than I did.

August 05, 2014


July 31, 2014

Dr. Schrock is the best of the best.

July 31, 2014

like i said before, very satisfied with initial consultation, but anxious for next program.

July 21, 2014

Very Good experience. Dr. Shurock has always been friendly and courtesy. She is very interested in me as a patient.

July 13, 2014

The care I received was exceptional in all respects.

June 24, 2014

I have always had a good experience with Dr. Schrock and her staff.

June 12, 2014

Again, we love Dr.Schrock

June 12, 2014


June 10, 2014

The only problem with recommending this care provider to others is that the work load is such that it is difficult to get a timely appointment.

June 05, 2014


June 03, 2014

Dr. Shrock and her resident spent almost three hours with me. I really appreciated the time they took to help me in every way they could. Kuddos to the resident. He will be sought after as an intelligent, caring, and sincere caregiver. He has a great mentor too. H Meyer

May 28, 2014

What a great team!!!!!!!!!

May 19, 2014

They are always thorough with my concerns and I have recommended you to many others.

May 11, 2014

I felt that we all got a good idea of the next steps that we need to take.

May 11, 2014

very impressed!

April 19, 2014

Has always been a very positive experience. Thank you

March 22, 2014

It was an extremely helpful and informative visit and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Dr. Schrock and her staff

March 17, 2014

Others might not notice the small symptoms of movement disorders, but because I have Parkinson's, I look for and never pass a person without showing concern for them. Inevitably, the conversation turns to the miracle of DBS, University of Utah, Dr Schrock and Dr House and team. "A ray of hope" is really a bright beam of light to in our life's! On one occasion after returning from a short hike with my wife, an older couple asked us how difficult it was and I told them I have Parkinson's and if I can do it they can do it. She said she has a brother with PD and she could not even tell I had PD. 30 minutes later we had exchanged email address's and her brother in Virginia was going to be encouraged to go to the nearest Neuroscience center in his area, and this couple was going to learn more themselves!

March 01, 2014

Great Dr.

February 28, 2014

Feel we can handle her condition better now an with confidence they are there to help us when needed.

February 24, 2014

Dr. Schrock has given my life back to me; she simply is the best. I will forever be indebted to Dr. Schrock.

February 03, 2014

All good comments

January 18, 2014

Again -- exceptional

January 16, 2014

My experience with Dr Schrock was outstanding! Many in my family are doctors, thus, I am rarely deeply impressed by an office visit. Dr Schrock, however, was one of the unique examples of my being truly wowed. She is an amazing physician!!!

January 12, 2014

It is understandable why it is so difficult to get an appointment. I'm sure this center is in high demand.

January 07, 2014


January 07, 2014

She manages to be thorough, all business, but there's not a trace of the condescension you so often find in physicians.

January 06, 2014

Tremendous patience! Very attentive, although waits between times the care provider came in were too long. (Spoken from the patient's point of view.)

December 29, 2013

Dr. Schrock was very informative and caring about what is going on with me. She helped me understand it better and assured me there are things that can be done to live with the problem as pain free and healthful as I can be. She gave me positive feedback.

December 12, 2013

Dr.Scrock listened intently and has provided me with remarkable care.

December 08, 2013

she really cares about her patient and any concern that you have

December 02, 2013

She had studied my history and knew exactly what I was dealing with I have vrry complicated symptoms. She picked up on some things present in my brain that no other doctor had observed. She wanted to take more time and consult with other doctors before making a diagnosis. I know this was the right decision.

November 25, 2013

I think I was causing Dr. Schrock a lot of frustration. But she never lost her cool.

October 31, 2013

I totally trust Dr. Schrock. I really like that she doesn't just prescribe some medication to me because I am already on a ton of meds. And she leaves the prescribing to my main doctor. She also communicates with him all the suggestions she makes etc.... More doctors should be like that. Most at the U of U are like this and I really appreciate it. Thank you!!

October 11, 2013

I was amazed to recognize many of the symptoms I was experiencing as part of the disease. it is amazing to me how all this is connected. I was so grateful for all the time spent in explaining and questioning me. And I left with a greater understanding of what was associated with this disease.

October 03, 2013

Dr. Shrock is wonderful! She makes me feel good about my treatment. She doesn't rush through anything. She explains everything until we both understand any change.

September 25, 2013

Dr. Schrock is the first physician who had any idea how to treat what's wrong with me. You'll never know how relieved I was when she said this simple phrase: "I've seen this before".

August 29, 2013

Dr. Schrock is the best. I am very grateful to be one of her patients. Desiree was also great. Personable, engaged and informed.

August 26, 2013


August 26, 2013

We would highly recommend Dr. Schrock and this office. In fact we have referred someone there in the past.

August 22, 2013

Dr. Schrock is great. She spends the time needed and she explains everything very clearly. She is kind, understanding and in one word...wonderful.

August 22, 2013

Dr. Schrock is the first physician I've gone to who actually understood what's wrong with me. You can't imagine how relieved I am to have found her.

August 22, 2013

My experience with Dr. Schrock and her assistant has been very good and I trust them in every way.

August 21, 2013

I always refer people to U of U med and Dr Schrock.

August 19, 2013

Dr. Schrock is the best!

August 15, 2013

Dr Schrock was very good at telling me exactly what my options were and also how the operation would be done and what I could expect.

August 13, 2013

Wow, what a wonderful staff!

August 12, 2013

Dr. Schrock spent a long time trying to improve my condition. I appreciated her concern.

August 12, 2013

Professional in every way

August 02, 2013

I have already given Dr Schrock's pamphlet who has tremors. Everyone who knows me says its a miracle.

July 23, 2013

good, bad, waiting time

May 22, 2013

Dr. Schrock is one of the very best doctors we have witnessed. She really cares about her patient and it shows. She has incredible knowledge. You will be hard pressed to find a better all around docter. A++

May 21, 2013


May 20, 2013

I'm very grateful for the help I am receiving.

May 20, 2013

excellant !!!

April 25, 2013

Thank you!

April 15, 2013

Very nice and people friendly. Excellent service

April 09, 2013

This is the best medical staff I have ever seen put together. I would highly reccomend them to anyone. University of Utah Medical Center should be proud of its group because they are highly professional and they care about their patients.

April 02, 2013

Even tho the botox didn't work right with me Dr Schrock showed great concern when I couldn't swallow or talk very good. She showed me some exercises to do. And gave me some ideas to help me swallow while I'm waiting for botox to wear off.

March 25, 2013

We have recommended several to Dr. Schrock.

March 20, 2013

I don't think what I'm experiencing is normal after the procedure. But, the RN returned my call right away and so did the on call dr the night before. So I felt like they really cared about how awful I feel and how difficult it's been to talk and swallow.

March 05, 2013

Good experience

February 25, 2013

Dr. Schrock took time to answer my questions and concerns. I felt she was very interested in me as a patient.

February 09, 2013

Dr. Schrock and Deseree Davis are both superb. None bettter.

February 04, 2013

An incredibly good experiencce. Every one treated us with kindness and respect

January 30, 2013

Dr Schrock has always made me feel that she was very concerned about me and my perSonal welfare. She always takes a lot of time and is very through in her examination. She always makes sure that all my questions and concerns are taken care of.

January 23, 2013

Dr Schrock and Desiree are wonderful

January 11, 2013

I have been very satisfied and happy with the doctor's, nurses, etc. throughout my surgery, programing of my stimulator and the adjustments that have been made.

January 10, 2013

Dr. Schrock and Desiree are two of my favorite people! I've been given my life back! Dr. HOuse and his staff are totally superlative team.

December 24, 2012

Always positive

December 10, 2012

Dr. Schrock is outstanding in knowledge and action!

December 10, 2012

The doctor and PA seemed competent and acted like professionals. I have confidence in them.

November 09, 2012

Desiree and Dr Schrock are excellent!

November 09, 2012

Dr. Schrock is one of the most caring Doctors that we have encountered. Not only is she caring, but very knowledgable. This person is an exceptional Doctor!

October 19, 2012

We need to be able to contact this office for problems between visits. We seldom get our messages returned.

October 19, 2012

Only good!

September 27, 2012

Our experience with Dr. Shrock was excellent. We felt confident in her experience level and ability to explain and recommend treatment.

September 26, 2012

Dr. Schrock is great!

September 25, 2012

I always look forward to visiting Dr Schrock. Her Dr/Patient relationship attitude is excellent! I think one of the most important things I like about her is that she always has time for questions and concerns from the patient, and that she always has time to listen. I feel that my questions and concerns matter! I feel important as a patient and that my well-being truly matters to her.

September 23, 2012

Everyone involved were very thorough in obtaining information from me, testing, etc., to ensure the correct diagnosis was determined.

August 13, 2012

The Doctor was great. We realize the first appointment is always a "get to know the patients health" appointment. She covered everything very well.

July 19, 2012

I really appreciate the care and compassion show to me by Dr. Shrock and Desiree Davis.

July 17, 2012

Dr. Schrock is very friendly and is an excellent Dr. to see.

July 03, 2012

Dr Schrock is extremely concerned and knowledgeable and I trust her advice and suggestions for my care.

June 14, 2012

I have really liked Dr. Schrock. She has been taking care of three of my children. They all three feel vey comfortable with her and like her a lot. They feel like they can talk to her and that I don't have to go with them when they have an appiontment that she cares enoug about them that they can talk to her about any problems they are having.

May 11, 2012

overall excellent care received by Dr. Shrock and staff

April 20, 2012

I cannot even begin to tell of thr thoroughly great physician Dr. Schrock is, also Desiree Davis,her ass't. They gave me the best adjustment and also the best information about my medications. It has made a tremendous difference in my life

April 07, 2012

my treatment by Dr Schrock has been fantastic. Without her and Desiree's help I would be an invalid. They are both amazing.

April 02, 2012

Very grateful for Dr. Schrock, she is very professional and also very kind, most of all very knowledgeable.

March 30, 2012

She awesome and very understanding and nice

March 26, 2012

Dr. Schrock is the absolute best Dr. I've ever had for Parkinsonds, she is thorough, kind and genuinely cares about her patients.

March 22, 2012

State of the art! Cutting edge!

March 19, 2012

The doctor is incredible

March 15, 2012

Excellent! Have no concerns or complaints

March 15, 2012

I have recommended the University of Utah and the doctors. They are great!

March 05, 2012

Dr Schrock and Desiree are two of the most compassionate, knowledgable, dedicated people i know. They listen, but even more so, they hear. I have never seen them waste time, but the time they spend is careful, efficient, and complete. Again, becaue i am an engineer, i evalutate, watch, listen and ask questions so i feel i have a grip with and handle on Parkinson's disease. When we are done, I feel that we made progress. Perhaps it is because with DBS, there is actually a way to make progress, rather than walk out no6tknowing where you are going.

March 03, 2012


March 01, 2012

very good

February 27, 2012

Was very happy and delighted to have someone so receptive and caring. Thank you!

February 06, 2012

Dr. Schrock is unlike any physician I have ever met. I feel like I am in the care of the best of the best. I come away from each visit with a renewed hope and will to win. If any doctor is ever going to solve my medical problems, it will be Dr. Schrock. I am constantly telling concerned family and friends that I am under the care of the best and most competent neurologist in the medical world. She is extremely knowledgeable and yet is able to communicate at my level of understanding. I feel truly blessed in being one of Dr. Schrock's patients. She is one of the most Christ like individuals I have ever met - I have complete faith and trust in her.

January 26, 2012

Dr. Schrock is a wonderful doctor, she takes the time needed to explain things to me and doesnt' talk "over my head" with medical language. She and Desiree are a great team and I tell everyone about how great they and the rest of the staff are.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Dystonia
  • Basal Ganglia Physiology
  • Stereotactic targeting & intraoperative microelectrode recording for deep brain stimulation surgery
  • Movement Disorders
  • Neuromodulation
  • Neurophysiology

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Sleep and Movement Disorders
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-9386 Imaging and Neurosciences Center
729 Arapeen Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Lauren E. Schrock, MD joined the Department of Neurology in July 2009. Her clinical interests include movement disorders, with particular focus on dystonia and the surgical management of movement disorders. Dr. Schrock has a special interest in the neurophysiology of basal ganglia-thalamocortical circuits and their role in Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, tremor, and other movement disorders.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of California - San Francisco/ SF VAMC PADRECC
Movement Disorders
Residency University of Michigan
Internship University of Michigan
Internal Medicine
Professional Medical University of Iowa College of Medicine
Graduate Training New York University
Undergraduate St. Olaf College
Psychology and Chemistry


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Schrock LE, Mink JW, Woods DW, et al (Submitted). Patient Selection and Assessment for Deep Brain Stimulation in Tourette Syndrome: 2014 Update. Mov Disord.
  2. Sivakumar W, Garber ST, Schrock LE, House PA (2013). Recurrent, delayed hemorrhage associated with edoxaban after deep brain stimulation lead placement. Case Rep Neurol Med, 2013, 691840.
  3. Anderson JS, Dhatt HS, Ferguson MA, Lopez-Larson M, Schrock LE, House PA, Yurgelun-Todd D (2011). Functional Connectivity Targeting for Deep Brain Stimulation in Essential Tremor. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol.
  4. Chang EF, Schrock LE, Starr PA, Ostrem JL (2010). Long-Term Benefit Sustained after Bilateral Pallidal Deep Brain Stimulation in Patients with Refractory Tardive Dystonia. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg, 88(5), 304-310.
  5. Christine CW, Garwood ER, Schrock LE, Austin DE, McCulloch CE (2010). Parkinsonism in patients with a history of amphetamine exposure. Mov Disord, 25(2), 228-31.
  6. Schrock LE, Ostrem JL (2010). A child with progressive dystonia, dysarthria, and spasticity. Reviews in Neurological Diseases, 7(1), 32-3; discussion 39-42.
  7. Ostrem JL, Christine CW, Glass GA, Schrock LE, Starr PA (2009). Pedunculopontine Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation in a Patient with Primary Progressive Freezing Gait Disorder. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg, 88(1), 51-55.
  8. Schrock LE, Ostrem JL, Turner RS, Shimamoto SA, Starr PA (2009). The subthalamic nucleus in primary dystonia: single unit discharge characteristics. J Neurophysiol.
  9. Kim SY, Schrock L, Wilson RM, Frank SA, Holloway RG, Kieburtz K, de Vries RG (2009). An approach to evaluating the therapeutic misconception. IRB, 31(5), 7-14.

Book Chapter

  1. Lauren E Schrock (In Preparation). Hyperkinetic: Dystonia. In Deborah Hall and Brandon Barton (Ed.), Non-Parkinsonian Movement Disorders (1st). Wiley-Blackwell.


  1. Anderson JA, Dhatt H, Ferguson MA, Lopez-Larson M, Schrock LE, House PA, Yurgelun-Todd, D (June 2011). Functional Connectivity Targeting for Deep Brain Stimulation in Essential Tremor [Abstract]. ASNR 49th Annual Meeting, June 2011.
  2. Christine CW, Schrock LE, Austin D, Garwood ER (2008). Parkinsonian phenotype in patients with prior exposure to amphetamine [Abstract]. Movement Disorders Society 12th International Congress. Movement Disorders, 23(Suppl. 1).


  1. Schrock LE (Winter 2011). Controversies in PD. Are placebo-controlled trials of surgical treatments for Parkinson's disease necessary? PRO Opinion. Parkinson's Disease Monitor & Commentary (4(4), p. 10).

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