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Arthritis Surgery;Arthroscopy;Hip Replacement;Knee Ligament Reconstruction;Knee Replacement;Orthopedic Surgery;Osteoarthritis;Rotator Cuff Injury;Total Joint Replacement;

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Medical School
    University of Wisconsin-Madison - School of Medicine & Public Health Madison, WI, United States, M.D. 1986

    Internship
    University of Utah - Health Sciences Center Salt Lake City, UT, United States, General Surgery 1987

    Residency
    University of Utah - Health Sciences Center Salt Lake City, UT, United States General Surgery 1988

    University of Utah - Health Sciences Center Salt Lake City, UT, United States Orthopedic Surgery 1993

    Fellowship
    Intermountain Healthcare - Bone & Joint Institute Salt Lake City, UT, United States, Total Joint Replacement Surgery 1994

  • Professional Societies
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American Medical Association Wisconsin Medical Society

    Board Certifications
    Orthopedic Surgery: 1996, recertified 2005

    State Licenses
    Utah Wisconsin

Patient Ratings down arrow

4.6
out of 5 (112 ratings, 16 comments)
4.7
Provider explanations of my problem
4.5
Provider concern for my questions
4.6
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.6
Provider's discussion of proposed treatment
4.6
My likelihood of recommending this provider

Patient Comments down arrow

Comments are also gathered from the Press Ganey patient satisfaction survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing.
Comments are from Press Ganey surveys. Slander, libel and private health information are removed.
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February 19, 2021
Yes he seemed very thorough (Dr. Simenstad).
March 29, 2021
Had my RT knee x-rayed and often looking at them with Dr. Dave he arranged for x-rays on my hip. When I came back from x-ray they got me right back in.
July 7, 2021
Dr. Simenstad is absolutely the best.
July 14, 2021
Always good communication and concern about my well being.
July 30, 2021
Excellent doc.
July 30, 2021
Good experience.
August 23, 2021
The doctor's bedside manner could be a bit more relaxed, he seemed rushed. But he answered my questions, was polite. I appreciate his skill as a surgeon.
October 9, 2021
Dr. spent time going over options and suggested treatment plan.
January 16, 2022
Excellent explained it as it is in simple terms.
February 8, 2022
I felt that the surgeon explained how the whole surgery and procedure, plus recovery would proceed. He dispensed with any doubts or fears I may have had.
March 14, 2022
Dr. showed me a video of the procedure!
November 2, 2021
Dr. Simenstad needs to slow down when seeing patients. There were a couple of questions I h ad but he seemed to be in a hurry so I did not ask.
March 19, 2021
Felt like my concerns were ignored by the doctor
February 22, 2021
I waited 45 minutes after my appointed time & dr. came in quickly to say xray good. I never got to share where I was at, he just went into what blood work & xray showed. I felt he had no time f...view full comment
July 12, 2021
I continue to feel that this dr. doesn't listen to me. I told him that my knee was buckling & he said that it can't be because the x-ray looks good & the replacement is good.
February 22, 2021
Not only did he seem annoyed that he had to repeat himself, he seemed like he was annoyed that I didn't understand what he was talking about and by my children being there. Would have been nice if ...view full comment
February 22, 2021
Not only did he seem annoyed that he had to repeat himself, he seemed like he was annoyed that I didn't understand what he was talking about and by my children being there. Would have been nice if ...view full comment
July 12, 2021
I continue to feel that this dr. doesn't listen to me. I told him that my knee was buckling & he said that it can't be because the x-ray looks good & the replacement is good.
February 22, 2021
I waited 45 minutes after my appointed time & dr. came in quickly to say xray good. I never got to share where I was at, he just went into what blood work & xray showed. I felt he had no time f...view full comment
March 19, 2021
Felt like my concerns were ignored by the doctor
November 2, 2021
Dr. Simenstad needs to slow down when seeing patients. There were a couple of questions I h ad but he seemed to be in a hurry so I did not ask.
February 19, 2021
Yes he seemed very thorough (Dr. Simenstad).
March 29, 2021
Had my RT knee x-rayed and often looking at them with Dr. Dave he arranged for x-rays on my hip. When I came back from x-ray they got me right back in.
July 7, 2021
Dr. Simenstad is absolutely the best.
July 14, 2021
Always good communication and concern about my well being.
July 30, 2021
Excellent doc.
July 30, 2021
Good experience.
August 23, 2021
The doctor's bedside manner could be a bit more relaxed, he seemed rushed. But he answered my questions, was polite. I appreciate his skill as a surgeon.
October 9, 2021
Dr. spent time going over options and suggested treatment plan.
January 16, 2022
Excellent explained it as it is in simple terms.
February 8, 2022
I felt that the surgeon explained how the whole surgery and procedure, plus recovery would proceed. He dispensed with any doubts or fears I may have had.
March 14, 2022
Dr. showed me a video of the procedure!
February 19, 2021
Yes he seemed very thorough (Dr. Simenstad).
February 22, 2021
Not only did he seem annoyed that he had to repeat himself, he seemed like he was annoyed that I didn't understand what he was talking about and by my children being there. Would have been nice if ...view full comment
February 22, 2021
I waited 45 minutes after my appointed time & dr. came in quickly to say xray good. I never got to share where I was at, he just went into what blood work & xray showed. I felt he had no time f...view full comment
March 19, 2021
Felt like my concerns were ignored by the doctor
March 29, 2021
Had my RT knee x-rayed and often looking at them with Dr. Dave he arranged for x-rays on my hip. When I came back from x-ray they got me right back in.
July 7, 2021
Dr. Simenstad is absolutely the best.
July 12, 2021
I continue to feel that this dr. doesn't listen to me. I told him that my knee was buckling & he said that it can't be because the x-ray looks good & the replacement is good.
July 14, 2021
Always good communication and concern about my well being.
July 30, 2021
Excellent doc.
July 30, 2021
Good experience.
August 23, 2021
The doctor's bedside manner could be a bit more relaxed, he seemed rushed. But he answered my questions, was polite. I appreciate his skill as a surgeon.
October 9, 2021
Dr. spent time going over options and suggested treatment plan.
November 2, 2021
Dr. Simenstad needs to slow down when seeing patients. There were a couple of questions I h ad but he seemed to be in a hurry so I did not ask.
January 16, 2022
Excellent explained it as it is in simple terms.
February 8, 2022
I felt that the surgeon explained how the whole surgery and procedure, plus recovery would proceed. He dispensed with any doubts or fears I may have had.
March 14, 2022
Dr. showed me a video of the procedure!
March 14, 2022
Dr. showed me a video of the procedure!
February 8, 2022
I felt that the surgeon explained how the whole surgery and procedure, plus recovery would proceed. He dispensed with any doubts or fears I may have had.
January 16, 2022
Excellent explained it as it is in simple terms.
November 2, 2021
Dr. Simenstad needs to slow down when seeing patients. There were a couple of questions I h ad but he seemed to be in a hurry so I did not ask.
October 9, 2021
Dr. spent time going over options and suggested treatment plan.
August 23, 2021
The doctor's bedside manner could be a bit more relaxed, he seemed rushed. But he answered my questions, was polite. I appreciate his skill as a surgeon.
July 30, 2021
Excellent doc.
July 30, 2021
Good experience.
July 14, 2021
Always good communication and concern about my well being.
July 12, 2021
I continue to feel that this dr. doesn't listen to me. I told him that my knee was buckling & he said that it can't be because the x-ray looks good & the replacement is good.
July 7, 2021
Dr. Simenstad is absolutely the best.
March 29, 2021
Had my RT knee x-rayed and often looking at them with Dr. Dave he arranged for x-rays on my hip. When I came back from x-ray they got me right back in.
March 19, 2021
Felt like my concerns were ignored by the doctor
February 22, 2021
I waited 45 minutes after my appointed time & dr. came in quickly to say xray good. I never got to share where I was at, he just went into what blood work & xray showed. I felt he had no time f...view full comment
February 22, 2021
Not only did he seem annoyed that he had to repeat himself, he seemed like he was annoyed that I didn't understand what he was talking about and by my children being there. Would have been nice if ...view full comment
February 19, 2021
Yes he seemed very thorough (Dr. Simenstad).

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