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Scott R. Junkins
( out of 19 reviews )

Scott R. Junkins, MD

Languages spoken: English
  • Dr. Junkins completed anesthesiology residency at the University of Utah followed by a fellowship in pain medicine. Dr. Junkins is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, and maintains pain medicine practices at both the Pain Management Center at the University of Utah and the Salt Lake City VA Hospital. He is currently the Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine within the Department of Anesthesiology, and the Vice Chair for Pain Medicine. Other interests include global health, anesthesia education, and hospice and palliative medicine.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Anesthesiology
    American Board of Anesthesiology (Sub: Hospice & Palliative Medicine)
    American Board of Anesthesiology (Sub: Pain Medicine)

    Patient Rating

    5.0 /5
    ( out of 19 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.

    April 16, 2024
    PAIN MANAGEMENT CENTER

    Dr. Junkins and his staff have always treated me with a high degree of dignity and reapect. I appreciate the time he spends with me going over my health issues, and then making a plan for me to work on until our next visit. He has always made me feel that he understands and truly is there to care for my needs. I also appreciate the professionalism and attentiveness of his staff and himself.

    February 25, 2024
    PAIN MANAGEMENT CENTER

    Dr. Junkins is adept and adroit in his profession. He listens with a keen and compassionate ear, processes my needs in a timely fashion and composes a healthcare plan that facilitates me living my best life. I am extremely grateful for the care I receive at this clinic.

    January 10, 2024
    PAIN MANAGEMENT CENTER

    He¿s an excellent doctor. He is knowledgeable and recommends helpful alternatives. He helped me get off a pain drug, and I was fairly resistant. He is convincing. He is kind and caring and complimentary when you achieve a goal. He listens to you and respects you, but he¿s not a ¿pushover.¿ He always acts in your best interest. He has a great, amiable, witty sense of humor and is enjoyable to be around. He is an excellent doctor in every way. I feel lucky that he¿s my doctor.

    November 06, 2023
    PAIN MANAGEMENT CENTER

    It was very good he is a great Dr.

    November 05, 2023
    PAIN MANAGEMENT CENTER

    Understanding and caring

    October 23, 2023
    PAIN MANAGEMENT CENTER

    Thanks Doc couldn't have reached this place in my life without YOU truly words can't ever express my gratitude

    August 08, 2023
    PAIN MANAGEMENT CENTER

    Dr. Junkins is one of the best Dr. I have ever had I feel very comfortable to talk to him about my needs

    May 20, 2023
    PAIN MANAGEMENT CENTER

    Dr. Junkins provides excellent care.

    May 15, 2023
    PAIN MANAGEMENT CENTER

    Again Dr.Junkins is always prepared for our appointment and he is very thorough. I'm never guessing about our discussions and plan for treatment. He is thoughtful in including me in any decisions for treatment and ensuring I'm comfortably with those plans.

  • Dr. Junkins completed anesthesiology residency at the University of Utah followed by a fellowship in pain medicine. Dr. Junkins is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, and maintains pain medicine practices at both the Pain Management Center at the University of Utah and the Salt Lake City VA Hospital. He is currently the Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine within the Department of Anesthesiology, and the Vice Chair for Pain Medicine. Other interests include global health, anesthesia education, and hospice and palliative medicine.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Anesthesiology -Primary
    Board Certification
    American Board of Anesthesiology
    American Board of Anesthesiology (Sub: Hospice & Palliative Medicine)
    American Board of Anesthesiology (Sub: Pain Medicine)

    Education history

    Fellowship Chronic Pain Medicine - University of Utah School of Medicine Fellow
    Anesthesiology - University of Utah School of Medicine Resident
    Internship Internal Medicine - Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas Intern
    Medicine - University of Texas Health Science Center M.D.
    Undergraduate Biomedical Sciences - Texas A&M University B.S.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Serpico VJ, Mone MC, Zhang C, Presson AP, Killian H, Agarwal J, Matsen CB, Porretta J, Nelson EW, Junkins S (2021). Preoperative multimodal protocol reduced postoperative nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing mastectomy with reconstruction. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg, 75(2), 528-535. (Read full article)
    2. Walker, H R, Mueller, H, Christensen, T, Cozart, H, Junkins, S R (2021). Using Electronic Health Record Data to Explore the Challenges of Opioid Prescribing: A Short Communication. Journal of Anesthesiology and Pain Therapy,, 2(1), 6-11.
    3. Jones W, Junkins S, Rosielle DA (2021). Tapering Opioids in Patients with Serious Illness: How to Taper #414. J Palliat Med, 24(5), 784-785. (Read full article)
    4. Jones W, Junkins S, Rosielle DA (2021). Tapering Opioids in Patients with Serious Illness: Who to Taper #413. J Palliat Med, 24(5), 782-783. (Read full article)
    5. Serpico V, Mone M, Zhang C, Presson A, Matsen C, Junkins S, Killian H, Porretta J, Agarwal J, Nelson E (2020). Standard preoperative use of nonopioid multi-modal medications for patients undergoing mastectomy with immediate reconstruction and the effect on postoperative opioid needs. Breast J, 26(5), 966-970. (Read full article)
    6. Iacob E, Hagn EE, Sindt J, Brogan S, Tadler SC, Kennington KS, Hare BD, Bokat CE, Donaldson GW, Okifuji A, Junkins SR (2017). Tertiary Care Clinical Experience with Intravenous Lidocaine Infusions for the Treatment of Chronic Pain. Pain Med, 19(6), 1245-1253. (Read full article)
    7. Harris MJ, Kamara TB, Hanciles E, Newberry C, Junkins SR, Pace NL (2016). Assessing unmet anaesthesia need in Sierra Leone: a secondary analysis of a cluster-randomized, cross-sectional, countrywide survey. Afr Health Sci, 15(3), 1028-33. (Read full article)
    8. Junkins S, Drennan D (2008). Methadone: Safety First. J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother, 22, 313-314.

    Book Chapter

    1. Hopf H, Shapshak D, Junkins S (2011). Chapter 26: Managing Wound Pain. In Bryan RA, Nix DP (Eds.), Acute and Chronic Wounds (4, pp. 380-87). Mosby Elsevier.

    Letter

    1. Pippitt K, Junkins S, Baggaley S (2017). Practical Barriers to Project ECHO Innovations. [Letter to the editor]. Acad Med, 92(3), 277-278. (Read full article)