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Kirsten Stoesser
( out of 88 reviews )

Kirsten Stoesser, MD

Languages spoken: English

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  • Kirsten Stoesser, M.D., is a board-certified Family Medicine physician who welcomes all ages to her broad-spectrum primary care practice. Dr. Stoesser graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School, after which she completed a residency in Family Medicine at the University of Utah. This was followed by a fellowship in Family Medicine Obstetrics at the University of Utah. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, and is the Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency. Her clinical practice is at Sugarhouse health Center, where she provides care in the areas of women's health, prenatal care, men's health, newborn, child, and adolescent care, senior care, LGBTQ+ care, and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and skin conditions. She actively engages learners in her practice, teaching resident physicians, medical students, and physician assistant students.

    ​Very limited availability for new patients.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Family Medicine

    Patient Rating

    4.9 /5
    ( out of 88 reviews )

    The patient rating score is an average of all responses on our patient experience survey. The rating averages scores for all questions about care from our providers.

    The scale on which responses are measured is 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

    Patient Comments

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    Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

    August 18, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Stoesser has been providing excellent care to me for years, and she is the best!

    August 06, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    In the 60+ years seeing a doctor, Dr. Stoesser is the best doctor I've ever gone to. She's a blessing to me.

    July 30, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    She was concerned that I was fully taken care of and was treated for the reason I came to the office and everything was covered there. And if I had any questions that they had not answered.

    July 21, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Stoesser is always outstanding! I appreciate that she followed up via messaging to help me understand my blood test results. Courtney, the medical student who also participated, was very knowledgeable and friendly in her interaction with me. THANKS to both for your excellent care!

    July 20, 2023
    CENTERVILLE HEALTH CENTER

    Muy amable, cordial y respetuosa

    July 07, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Stoesser is fantastic. I feel my concerns are addressed thoroughly with care and professionalism.

    May 23, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Stoesser is a wonderful listener. She is always attentive to what I am saying, is thorough with questions and answers. She is kind and understanding. I am so happy to have found her years ago when looking for a family practitioner.

    May 22, 2023
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    As usual, good. She listens to me and understands where I am coming from. I just wish it was easier to get in and see her when something happens instead of having to go to urgent care...your urgent care sucks big time.

    May 21, 2023
    CENTERVILLE HEALTH CENTER

    Shows concern and works to solve the problem

  • Kirsten Stoesser, M.D., is a board-certified Family Medicine physician who welcomes all ages to her broad-spectrum primary care practice. Dr. Stoesser graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School, after which she completed a residency in Family Medicine at the University of Utah. This was followed by a fellowship in Family Medicine Obstetrics at the University of Utah. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, and is the Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency. Her clinical practice is at Sugarhouse health Center, where she provides care in the areas of women's health, prenatal care, men's health, newborn, child, and adolescent care, senior care, LGBTQ+ care, and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and skin conditions. She actively engages learners in her practice, teaching resident physicians, medical students, and physician assistant students.

    ​Very limited availability for new patients.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Emergency Medicine -Primary
    Academic Divisions Family Medicine
    Board Certification
    American Board of Family Medicine

    Education history

    Professional Medical Family Medicine - Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors Academic Fellow
    Family Medicine Obstetrics - University of Utah School of Medicine Fellow
    Chief Resident Family Medicine - University of Utah School of Medicine Chief Resident
    Family Medicine - University of Utah School of Medicine Resident
    Professional Medical Medicine - University of Michigan M.D.
    Biology - Hope College B.S.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Owens RW, Whittaker TC, Galt A, Stoesser K, Spiess S, Mervis MJ, Curtin AD, Gardner E, Ose D (2023). Evaluating maternal health capacity building in rural and underserved areas: a research protocol. Rural Remote Health, 23(4), 8372. (Read full article)
    2. Frame KA, Fortenberry KT, Cochella S, Sanyer O, Taylor E, Ose D, Stoesser K (2023). Impact of Virtual Recruitment on Costs, Time Spent, and Applicant Perspectives Within a Family Medicine Residency Program. PRiMER, 7, 38. (Read full article)
    3. Fortenberry KT, Cochella S, Stoesser K, Ose D, Taylor E, Frame KA, Van Hala S (2022). Teaching Self-directed Learning Skills Through a Resident-Led Milestones Process. PRiMER, 6, 321624. (Read full article)
    4. Knox J, Fortenberry KT, Qeadan F, Tingey B, Holman A, Stoesser K, Van Hala S (2021). Implementing an Anonymous Closed-Loop Feedback Process and Associations With ACGME Annual Survey Scores in a Family Medicine Residency. Fam Med, 53(10), 878-881. (Read full article)
    5. Stoesser K, Frame KA, Sanyer O, Leiser JP, Moreno LE, Bosch C, Jones JL, Morales JJ, Rodrguez SR, Wilson J, Kemeyou L, Rodrguez JE (2021). Increasing URiM Family Medicine Residents at University of Utah Health. PRiMER, 5, 42. (Read full article)
    6. Gale A, Stoesser K, Fortenberry K, Ose D, Migdalski A (2021). Pharmacologic Management of Agitation in Patients with Dementia. Am Fam Physician, 104(1), 91-92. (Read full article)
    7. Locke A, Stoesser K, Pippitt K (2019). Health Maintenance in School-Aged Children: Part II. Counseling Recommendations. Am Fam Physician, 100(4), 219-226. (Read full article)
    8. Stoesser K, Cobb NM (2015). Self-treatment and informal treatment for depression among resident physicians. Fam Med, 46(10), 797-801. (Read full article)
    9. Pippitt K, Stoesser K (2011). An intriguing diagnosis: Woman with heterotopic pregnancy after natural conception (peer-reviewed). Consultant.
    10. Henion PD, Raible DW, Beattie CE, Stoesser KL, Weston JA, Eisen JS (1996). Screen for mutations affecting development of Zebrafish neural crest. Dev Genet, 18(1), 11-7. (Read full article)

    Book Review

    1. Stoesser K (2009). Book Review of Clinical Men's Health: Evidence in Practice. [Review of the book Clinical Men's Health: Evidence in Practice]. Family Medicine, 41, 292-93.
    2. Stoesser K (2007). Book Review of Obstetrics in Family Medicine: A Practical Guide. [Review of the book Obstetrics in Family Medicine:  A Practical Guide.]. Family Medicine, 39, 513-4.

    Letter

    1. Stoesser K, Cobb NM (2015). Reply to "self-treatment and informal treatment for depression among resident physicians". [Letter to the editor]. Fam Med, 47(6), 488-9. (Read full article)
    2. Stoesser K (2004). Just what is a family physician, anyway? [Letter to the editor]. Fam Pract Manag, 11(8), 14. (Read full article)
    3. Stoesser K (2004). Treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome in adolescents. [Letter to the editor]. Am Fam Physician, 70(3), 447. (Read full article)

    Abstract

    1. Gardner E, Ose D, Curtin A, Stoesser K, Leiser J, Kiraly B (2023). Prevalence of Post-Covid Syndrome (PCS) Among Adults in Primary Care: Focus on BIPOC Patients [Abstract]. Annals of Family Medicine, 21(Supplement 1).

    Video/Film/CD/Web/Podcast

    1. Stoesser K, Van Hala S (2019). VBAC (Vaginal birth after cesarean section). (peer-reviewed) [Web]. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Family Medicine Residency Curriculum Resource. Available: http://fammedrcr.org/.
    2. Stoesser K (12/11/2017). Is a career in Family Medicine right for you? [Podcast]. Salt Lake City: SCOPE radio. Available: https://healthcare.utah.edu/the-scope/shows.php?shows=0_sm2o528s.
    3. Stoesser K (11/21/2017). This post is about guns. [Web]. Family Medicine Vital Signs Blog. Available: https://fammedvitalsigns.com/2017/11/21/this-post-is-about-guns/.
    4. Stoesser K (09/05/2017). Your baby and vitamin D [Podcast]. Salt Lake City: SCOPE radio. Available: https://healthcare.utah.edu/the-scope/shows.php?shows=0_h95n9tyw.
    5. Stoesser K (04/03/2017). Supplementing breastfeeding with formula [Podcast]. Salt Lake City: SCOPE radio. Available: https://healthcare.utah.edu/the-scope/shows.php?shows=0_ny7jvuvb.
    6. Stoesser K (3/13/17). How to ensure your newborn is getting enough to eat [Podcast]. Salt Lake City: SCOPE radio. Available: https://healthcare.utah.edu/the-scope/shows.php?shows=0_7ns7wdk6.
    7. Stoesser K (January 2017). Primary care and the opioid epidemic [Web]. Salt Lake City: Family Medicine Vital Signs Blog. Available: https://fammedvitalsigns.wordpress.com/2017/01/17/primary-care-and-the-opioid-epidemic/.
    8. Stoesser K (October 13, 2015). The Power of a Really Good Story—(or Why Nobody Sits Around the Campfire Telling Statistics) [Web]. Salt Lake City: Family Medicine Vital Signs Blog. Available: https://fammedvitalsigns.wordpress.com/2015/10/13/the-power-of-a-really-good-story-or-why-nobody-sits-around-the-campfire-telling-statistics/.
    9. Stoesser K, Van Hala S (2015). VBAC (Vaginal birth after cesarean section). (peer-reviewed) [Web]. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Residency Curriculum Resource. Available: http://fammedrcr.org/.
    10. Stoesser K (February 10, 2015). The Air We Breathe Is Brown [Web]. Salt Lake City: Family Medicine Vital Signs Blog. Available: https://fammedvitalsigns.wordpress.com/2015/02/10/the-air-we-breathe-is-brown/.
    11. Stoesser K (September 26, 2014). Choosing Wisely For Better Patient Care [Web]. Salt Lake City: Family Medicine Vital Signs Blog. Available: https://fammedvitalsigns.wordpress.com/2014/09/26/choosing-wisely-for-better-patient-care/.
    12. Stoesser K, Stanford J (October 2010). Polycystic ovary disease. (peer-reviewed) [Web]. Columbia, MO: FPIN. Available: http://www.fpin.org.
    13. Stoesser K, Stanford J (April 2010). Polycystic ovary disease. (peer-reviewed) [Web]. Evanston, IL: PEPID Primary Care Plus. Available: http://www.pepidonline.com.
    14. Stoesser K, Stanford J (2010). Polycystic ovary disease. (peer-reviewed) [Web]. Skokie, IL: PEPID Medical Information Resources- "PEPID Primary Care Plus".
    15. Stoesser K, Stanford J (Oct 2005). Polycystic ovary disease.(peer-reviewed) [Web]. Skokie, IL: PEPID- "PEPID Primary Care Plus".