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Nicholas Brening
( out of 161 reviews )

Nicholas Brening, MD

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Clinical Locations

Sugar House Health Center

Salt Lake City
801-581-2000
  • Nicholas Brening, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatrics. He is originally from Scottsbluff, Nebraska and received a Bachelor's of Science degree from Chadron State College in Chadron, NE. Following his undergraduate studies, he attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska.

    He attended the University of Utah for Internal Medicine training and Geriatrics Fellowship where he had the opportunity to learn from accomplished and renowned experts in the fields of Geriatrics, Cognitive Neurology, and Geriatric Psychiatry.

    Dr. Brening has always had a particular interest in the care of older adult patients. By focusing on aligning a patient's care with his or her goals and paying attention to "what matters most", we are able to achieve successful and personalized outcomes. During each clinical encounter, Dr. Brening strives to provide high-quality, compassionate and efficient care to his patients. Dr. Brening focuses on diagnosis and treatment of Geriatric syndromes including: the diagnosis and ongoing care of patients with cognitive disorders and dementia, depression and anxiety in older adults, incontinence, frailty, and falls. Clinical interests also include the care of LGBT older adults. He partners with the Infectious Disease clinic to offer Geriatric services to older adult patients living with HIV.

    Specialties

    Board Certification

    American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
    American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Geriatric Medicine)

    Patient Rating

    5.0 /5
    ( out of 161 reviews )

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    Patient Comments

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    April 25, 2024
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    See my earlier comments. Basically, I couldn¿t be more pleased! Dr. Brening is wonderful. I am so grateful to be in his care!

    April 17, 2024
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Brening is the absolute best. Very informative and I can clearly understand him and in turn feel that he understands all of my concerns.

    April 16, 2024
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    He's well informed as to the services the University offers and he understands the needs of Older Patients in his Geriatric Practice

    April 11, 2024
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Nicholas Brening, MD is an exceptionally caring doctor. He understands mental illness and Dementia issues and assured his patients to leave his office feeling hope and knowledge.

    March 28, 2024
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Brening was exceptionally engaging and seemed very interested in me as a patient. He gave me positive helpful feed back and answered all my health questions. We had a very good conversation and we even laughed together which is awesome.

    March 28, 2024
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Best Geriatric physician I know of

    March 21, 2024
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Very caring and professional

    March 06, 2024
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    As I stated earlier, we think the world of Dr. Brening and look forward to having him as our physician

    March 03, 2024
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Dr Brening has an endearing personality, really cares about patients continuing to enjoy life and does what he can to enable them to do it.

  • Nicholas Brening, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatrics. He is originally from Scottsbluff, Nebraska and received a Bachelor's of Science degree from Chadron State College in Chadron, NE. Following his undergraduate studies, he attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska.

    He attended the University of Utah for Internal Medicine training and Geriatrics Fellowship where he had the opportunity to learn from accomplished and renowned experts in the fields of Geriatrics, Cognitive Neurology, and Geriatric Psychiatry.

    Dr. Brening has always had a particular interest in the care of older adult patients. By focusing on aligning a patient's care with his or her goals and paying attention to "what matters most", we are able to achieve successful and personalized outcomes. During each clinical encounter, Dr. Brening strives to provide high-quality, compassionate and efficient care to his patients. Dr. Brening focuses on diagnosis and treatment of Geriatric syndromes including: the diagnosis and ongoing care of patients with cognitive disorders and dementia, depression and anxiety in older adults, incontinence, frailty, and falls. Clinical interests also include the care of LGBT older adults. He partners with the Infectious Disease clinic to offer Geriatric services to older adult patients living with HIV.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

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

    Education history

    Fellowship Geriatric Medicine - University of Utah School of Medicine Fellow
    Internal Medicine - University of Utah School of Medicine Resident
    Professional Medical Medicine - University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine M.D.
    Human Biology - Chadron State College B.S.
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