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Richard L. Backman
( out of 40 reviews )

Richard L. Backman, MD

Languages spoken: English, Spanish, French

Clinical Locations

South Main Clinic

Salt Lake City
801-587-2525
  • Richard L. Backman, M.D., is a board-certified family medicine physician who focuses on the medically underserved and teaching future healthcare providers. He received B.A. degree in Biology and Chemistry from Pitzer College in Claremont, California and obtained his M.D. at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Backman completed residency in family medicine at the University of Wisconsin, and served as Medical Director of the Madsen Family Health Center at the University of Utah Hospital and Clinics until 2012. He is currently the medical director for the University of Utah Division of Physician Assistant Studies. He is a member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and the Physician Assistant Education Association. His professional interests include Interprofessional education, care for the medically underserved. and quality and safety in healthcare. In his leisure time, he enjoys backpacking, biking, skiing and tending chickens and bees with his wife, Sylvie. He is fluent in Spanish and conversational French. Dr. Backman sees patients at the University of Utah South Main Clinic and is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most insurance plans.

    Very limited availability for new patients.

    Specialties

    Board Certification

    American Board of Family Medicine

    Patient Rating

    5.0 /5
    ( out of 40 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 24, 2023
    SOUTH MAIN CLINIC

    Como persona y doctor,y la atencion que pone al paciente es excelente.

    August 11, 2023
    SOUTH MAIN CLINIC

    He demostrate a genuine interes on my concerns and he listen me patience and with respect

    August 05, 2023
    SOUTH MAIN CLINIC

    Thorough, knowledgeable, caring

    August 04, 2023
    SOUTH MAIN CLINIC

    Dr. Backman provides thorough, knowledgeable, and thoughtful care. I appreciate that Dr. Backman speaks directly to my child, who is the patient, while also including me, the parent, in the conversation. Dr. Backman provides expertise, while also allowing for patient autonomy. Our family is lucky to have found his practice.

    July 15, 2023
    SOUTH MAIN CLINIC

    Dr Backman is a consummate medical professional. He is the very best primary care physician I have had the pleasure of working with in my 65 years of healthcare administrative experience. Warren R. Longley MBA, MHA CPHIMS, CPHQ, FACHE Colonel, Medical Service Corps, USA Ret Retired

    May 25, 2023
    UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

    Doctor Backman it's a very good doctor, very respectful and personable, he shows interest in my health and well-being, I really appreciate the way Doctor Backman treats me and his interest for me

    May 25, 2023
    UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

    Mi experiencia con el dr Backman es de ls mejor me trata con amor y respecto el cual le doy las gracias

    May 18, 2023
    UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

    Great as always

    March 23, 2023
    UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

    Dr. Backman is the best PCP I have ever had. He is very friendly, truly listens, is very respectful of one's opinions and attitudes toward health care and provides excellent care.

  • Richard L. Backman, M.D., is a board-certified family medicine physician who focuses on the medically underserved and teaching future healthcare providers. He received B.A. degree in Biology and Chemistry from Pitzer College in Claremont, California and obtained his M.D. at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Backman completed residency in family medicine at the University of Wisconsin, and served as Medical Director of the Madsen Family Health Center at the University of Utah Hospital and Clinics until 2012. He is currently the medical director for the University of Utah Division of Physician Assistant Studies. He is a member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and the Physician Assistant Education Association. His professional interests include Interprofessional education, care for the medically underserved. and quality and safety in healthcare. In his leisure time, he enjoys backpacking, biking, skiing and tending chickens and bees with his wife, Sylvie. He is fluent in Spanish and conversational French. Dr. Backman sees patients at the University of Utah South Main Clinic and is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most insurance plans.

    Very limited availability for new patients.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Family & Preventive Medicine -Primary
    Academic Divisions Physician Assistant Studies
    Board Certification
    American Board of Family Medicine

    Education history

    Residency Family Medicine - University of Wisconsin Resident
    Family Medicine - University of Wisconsin Intern
    Professional Medical Medicine - University of Texas Health Science Center M.D.
    Biology and Chemistry - Pitzer College B.A.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Langelier C, Graves M, Kalantar KL, Caldera S, Durrant R, Fisher M, Backman R, Tanner W, DeRisi, J, Leung D (2019). Microbiome and Antimicrobial Resistance Gene Dynamics in International Travelers. Emerg Infect Dis, 25(7), 1380-1383.
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