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Karla L. Miller
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Karla L. Miller, MD

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Clinical Locations

University of Utah Hospital

Rheumatology, Area E
801-581-7724
  • Karla L. Miller, M.D., is associate professor in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Utah--Department of Internal Medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of New Mexico-School of Medicine, and completed both her internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship training at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She is a rheumatologist whose focus is the management of patients with glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis. Dr. Miller offers consultative services for osteoporosis management including bone density testing, interpretation, and clinical assessment, in addition to her general rheumatology practice.

    Specialties

    Board Certification

    American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Rheumatology)

    Patient Rating

    5.0 /5
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    August 18, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    She is easy to talk with

    July 22, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr. miller is kind and compassionate

    July 16, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr, Miller is an excellent and knowledgable provider. It is hard to get a schedule change as she is booked out six months ahead because she is so popular.

    July 16, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr. Miller is absolutely fantastic!!

    July 09, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Very pleasant.

    July 09, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr Miller, is very caring has compassionate and knows the patient's needs. She is an outstanding doctor in her field.

    July 02, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    An awesome doctor!

    May 30, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    I love the way she takes her time with me even when she is behind with patients:)

    May 15, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr. Miller has in abundance all the assets of bedside manner that you mention. She is a great physician, an asset to University Hospital and Clinics, the peerless healthcare institution in the state.

  • Karla L. Miller, M.D., is associate professor in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Utah--Department of Internal Medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of New Mexico-School of Medicine, and completed both her internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship training at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She is a rheumatologist whose focus is the management of patients with glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis. Dr. Miller offers consultative services for osteoporosis management including bone density testing, interpretation, and clinical assessment, in addition to her general rheumatology practice.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Internal Medicine -Primary
    Academic Divisions Rheumatology
    Board Certification
    American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Rheumatology)

    Education history

    Fellowship Rheumatology - University of Utah School of Medicine Fellow
    Internal Medicine - University of Utah School of Medicine Resident
    Professional Medical Medicine - University of New Mexico School of Medicine M.D.
    Biology and Spanish - University of New Mexico B.S., B.A.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Melissa JA Steffen, Kimberly D McCoy, Michelle A Mengeling, Karla L Miller, Heather Davila, Shylo E Wardyn, Amal Shibli-Rahhal, Irfan Farukhi and Samantha L Solimeo (2024). National Survey of the Bone Densitometry Evaluation Process Within an Integrated Healthcare System. J Clin Densitom, 27((1)), 101459.
    2. Miller KL, Mccoy K, Richards C, Seaman A, Solimeo SL (2022). Engagement in Primary Prevention Program among Rural Veterans With Osteoporosis Risk. JBMR Plus, 6(10), e10682. (Read full article)
    3. Seaman AT, Steffen MJA, Van Tiem JM, Wardyn S, Santana X, Miller KL, Solimeo SL (2021). Cultivating across "pockets of excellence": challenges to sustaining efforts to improve osteoporosis care. Osteoporos Int. (Read full article)
    4. Van Tiem JM, Steffen MJ, Seaman AT, Miller KL, Wardyn SE, Richards CC, Solimeo, S (2021). Attitudes toward bone health among rural‐dwelling veterans identified as at risk of fracture: a qualitative analysis. 16(1), 61.
    5. Miller KL, Steffen MJ, McCoy KD, Cannon G, Seaman AT, Anderson ZL, Patel S, Green J, Wardyn S, Solimeo SL (2021). Delivering fracture prevention services to rural US veterans through telemedicine: a process evaluation. Arch Osteoporos, 16(1), 27. (Read full article)
    6. Nelson RE, Ma J, Miller K, Lawrence P, LaFleur J, Grotzke M, Barker A, Cannon GW, Battistone MJ (2019). The impact of a musculoskeletal training program on residents' recognition and treatment of osteoporosis. BMC Med Educ, 19(1), 223. (Read full article)
    7. Nelson Roy, PhD, Kristine M Tanner, PhD, Ray M Merrill, PhD, MPH, Charisse Wright, MS, Jenny L Pierce, MS, and Miller KL (2018). Epidemiology of Swallowing Disorders in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Quality of Life Burden. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 127(9), 577-587.
    8. Williams ST, Lawrence PT, Miller KL, Crook JL, LaFleur J, Cannon GW, Nelson RE (2017). A comparison of electronic and manual fracture risk assessment tools in screening elderly male US veterans at risk for osteoporosis. Osteoporos Int, 28(11), 3107-3111. (Read full article)
    9. Lawrence PT, Grotzke MP, Rosenblum Y, Nelson RE, LaFleur J, Miller KL, Ma J, Cannon GW (Published). The Bone Health Team: A Team-Based Approach to Improving Osteoporosis Care for Primary Care Patients. J Prim Care Community Health, I(6).
    10. Miller KL, Frech TM, Greene, T, Ma K, McFadden M, Tom-Orme L, Moyer-Mileur L, Slattery ML, Murtaugh MA (5/2016). Bone Mineral Density in Navajo Men and Women and Comparison to Non-Hispanic Whites from NHANES (2005-2008). J Health Care Poor Underserved, 27((2)), 644-62.
    11. Pierce JL, Tanner K, Merrill RM, Miller KL, Kendall KA, Roy N (February 2016). Swallowing Disorders in Sjogren’s Syndrome: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Effects on Quality of Life. Dysphagia, 31(1), 39-49.
    12. Roy N, Tanner K, Merrill RM, Wright C, Miller KL, Kendall KA (Spring 2015). Descriptive Epidemiology of Voice Disorders in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Quality of Life Burden. J Voice, 30(1), 74-87.
    13. Tanner K, Pierce JL, Merrill RM, Miller KL, Kendall KA, Roy N (Spring 2015). The Quality of Life Burden Associated With Voice Disorders in Sjögren's Syndrome. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 124(9), 721-27.
    14. Tanner K, Nissen SL, Merrill RM, Miner A, Channell RW, Miller KL, Elstad M, Kendall KA, Roy N (Spring 2015). Nebulized Isotonic Saline Improves Voice Production in Sjogrens Syndrome. Laryngoscope.
    15. Heller A, Tanner K, Roy N, Nissen SL, Merrill RM, Miller KL, Houtz DR, Ellerston J, Kendall K (2014). Voice, Speech, and Laryngeal Features of Primary Sjögren's Syndrome. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 123(778).
    16. Pierce JL, Tanner K, PhD, Merrill RM, Miller KL, Ambati BK, Kendall KA, Roy N (2014). Voice Disorders in Sjogrens Syndrome: Prevalence and Related Risk Factors. Laryngoscope.
    17. Tanner K, Roy N, Merrill RM, Kendall K, Miller KL, Clegg DO, Heller A, Houtz DR, Elstad M (Published). Comparing nebulized water versus saline after laryngeal desiccation challenge in Sjogren’s Syndrome. Laryngoscope.
    18. Miller KL, Clegg DO (2010). Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate. Rheum Dis Clin North Am, 37(1), 103-18. (Read full article)
    19. Miller KL, Clegg DO (02/01/2011). Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate. Rheum Dis Clin North Am.
    20. Miller KL, Sawitzke AD, Doane J (2008). Abatacept and serious respiratory infections in patients with previous lung disease. Clin Rheumatol, 27(12), 1569-71. (Read full article)
    21. Miller KL, Sawitzke AD, Doane J (2008). Abatacept and serious respiratory infections in patients with previous lung disease. Clin Rheumatol.

    Book Chapter

    1. Miller KL, Clegg D (07/2010). Glucosamine. In Paul Coates; Marc R. Blackman; Gordon Cragg; Mark Levine; Joel Moss; Jeffery White (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Dietary Supplements (Second Edition). Informa Healthcare.
    2. Miller KL, Clegg DO (07/2010). Chondroitin. In Paul Coates; Marc R. Blackman; Gordon Cragg; Mark Levine; Joel Moss; Jeffery White (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Dietary Supplements (2nd Edition). Informa Healthcare.
    3. Miller KL, Cannon GW (2009). Management of Sarcoidosis, Behcet's Disease, and other rare rheumatic diseases. In Michael H. Weisman, Michael E. Weinblatt, James S. Louie, Ronald F. Van Vollenhoven (Eds.), Targeted Treatment of the Rheumatic Diseases (First Edition, pp. 238-248). Philadelphia: Saunders, W.B.

    Abstract

    1. Karla Miller, Melissa Steffen, Kimberly McCoy, Michelle Mengeling, Heather Davila, Shylo Wardyn and Samantha Solimeo (2023). Variation in Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry Reporting: A National Survey of Veterans Health Administration Clinics   [Abstract]. 75((suppl 9)).
    2. KL Miller, MD, Melissa Steffen, MPH, Kimberly McCoy, MS, Michelle Mengeling, PhD, MS, Heather Davila, PhD, MPA, Shylo Wardyn, MS, Samantha Solimeo, PhD, MPH, MA (2022). Bone Density Imaging: Evaluation of Equipment and Process of Care Quality in US Veterans [Abstract].
    3. KL Miller, J Hale-Gallardo, M Battistone, A Barker, J Wilson, B Bair (2022). Understanding Rural VA Provider Professional Development Needs [Abstract].
    4. KL Miller, K McCoy, C Richards, A Seaman, S Solimeo (2021). Predictors of Engagement in Bone Health Among Rural Veterans Identified at Risk for Osteoporosis [Abstract].
    5. Karla L Miller, MD, Melissa J Steffen, MPH, Aaron T Seaman, PhD, Zachary L Anderson, PharmD, Shardool Patel, PharmD, Janiel Green, MSPA-C, Shylo Wardyn, and Samantha Solimeo, PhD, MPH (2020). Delivering Fracture Prevention through Telemedicine: A Process Evaluation [Abstract].
    6. Miller KL, Patel S, Cannon GW, Anderson ZL (2018). Implementation of a Primary Prevention, Population-Based Virtual Osteoporosis Clinic Dramatically Increases the Number of Rural Veterans Receiving Osteoporosis Screening and Treatment [Abstract]. Arthritis Rheumatol, 70(suppl 10).
    7. Patel S, Anderson ZL, Cannon GW, Sauer BC, Miller KL (2018). A Customized Health Information Technology Effectively Identifies and Directs Bone Health Services in Rural Veterans with Osteoporosis Risk Factor [Abstract]. Arthritis Rheumatol, 70(suppl 10).
    8. Miller KL, King J, Lawrence P, Nelson R, Lafleur J, Cannon G, Nelson S (2017). Remote Management of Osteoporosis Screening and Treatment in US Veterans Using a Bone Health Team: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis [Abstract]. Arthritis Rheumatol, 69(suppl 10).
    9. Battistone MJ, Nelson RE, Ma J, Miller KM, Lawrence P, Lafleur J, Grotzke M, Barker AM, Cannon GW (2016). Impact of a Musculoskeletal Training Program on Residents’ Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Osteoporosis [Abstract]. Arthritis Rheumatol, 68(suppl 10).
    10. Miller KL, Grotzke MP, Lawrence P, Rosenblum Y, Nelson R, Lafleur J, Cannon GW (2015). Implementation of a Bone Health Team Markedly Improves Osteoporosis Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Initiation Rates Compared to Standard Primary Care Practice [Abstract].
    11. Zhang M, Staes C, Kapp L, Miller KL (2014). Best Practices for Best Practice Alerts: Evaluation of a Best Practice Alert to Detect Chronic Glucocorticoid Use. [Abstract]. Arthritis and Rheumatism, 66(11), S1009.
    12. Karla L Miller, Tracy M Frech, Tom Greene, Khe-ni Ma, Molly McFadden, Lillian Tom-Orme, Laurie J Moyer-Mileur, Martha Slattery and Maureen Murtaugh University of Utah School of Medicine, SLC, UT (11/07/2011). Bone Mineral Density Across Age and Gender in Navajo People Com- pared to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys III: the Education and Research Toward Health Study. [Abstract]. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 63(10 (Supplement)), S355-356.
    13. Karla L Miller, Tracy M Frech, Tom Greene, Khe-ni Ma, Molly McFadden, Lillian Tom- Orme, Laurie J Moyer-Mileur, Martha Slattery and Maureen Murtaugh University of Utah School of Medicine, SLC, UT (11/07/2011). Prevalence of Low Bone Mass and Osteoporosis in Navajo People Older Than 50 Across Age, Gender, and Body Mass Index. [Abstract]. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 63(10 (Supplement)), S355-356.
    14. Miller KL, Sawitzke AD (2007). Performance of Selected Tests for RA in the Utah Clinical Population. [Abstract]. American College of Rheumatology Program Book Supplement: Late-breaking and fellows-in-training abstracts, (2007), 47.

    Report

    1. McCoy K, Mengeling M, Steffen M, Miller K, Davila H, Richards C, Wardyn S, Bone Densitometry Survey Work Group, Solimeo SL (2022). Evaluation of Rural Veterans’ Access to VA Bone Densitometry: Densitometry Survey Report 5: DXA Reports. VA Office of Rural Health.
    2. McCoy K, Mengeling M, Steffen M, Miller K, Davila H, Richards C, Wardyn S, Bone Densitometry Survey Work Group, Solimeo SL (2022). Evaluation of Rural Veterans’ Access to VA Bone Densitometry: Densitometry Survey Report 4: Technologist Training and DXA Maintenance. VA Office of Rural Health.
    3. McCoy K, Mengeling M, Steffen M, Miller K, Davila H, Richards C, Wardyn S, Bone Densitometry Survey Work Group, Solimeo SL (2022). Evaluation of Rural Veterans’ Access to VA Bone Densitometry: Densitometry Survey Report 3: Processes of Care.. VA Office of Rural Health.
    4. McCoy K, Mengeling M, Steffen M, Miller K, Davila H, Richards C, Wardyn S, Bone Densitometry Survey Work Group, Solimeo SL (2022). Evaluation of Rural Veterans’ Access to VA Bone Densitometry: Densitometry Survey Report 2: Scheduling. VA Office of Rural Health.
    5. McCoy K, Mengeling M, Steffen M, Miller K, Davila H, Richards C, Wardyn S, Bone Densitometry Survey Work Group, Solimeo SL (2021). Evaluation of Rural Veterans’ Access to VA Bone Densitometry: Densitometry Survey Report 1.. VA Office of Rural Health.
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