Robert E. Nakken, MD

Orthopedic Surgery
Accepting New Patients
Cultural Competency Training: No

Patient Ratings

4.5 out of 5
Comments: 20
See all rating reviews


  • English
  • Swedish

Hospital Affiliation

  • Cedar City Hospital
  • Garfield Memorial Hospital

Medical Group

  • Intermountain
    • Southern Utah Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

    • (435) 586-6962
    • 166 W 1325 N Ste 150 Cedar City UT, 84721
      • Yes
      • Mon thru Fri 9AM - 5PM
      • SelectHealth Care
      • SelectHealth Community Care
      • CHIP
      • SelectHealth Med
      • SelectHealth Advantage (UT or ID Resident)
      • SelectHealth Advantage Nevada (NV Resident)
      • SelectHealth Choice
      • SelectHealth Share
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  • Professional Positions

    Team Physician Southern Utah University 1998-present. Director Intermountain Iron County Sports Medicine Program 2012- present.

    • Training

    • Residency

      Medical College Of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI, 1993 - 1998

    • Membership

      • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • Degree

      St. Louis University

      St. Louis, MO in Doctor of Medicine,

    • Board Certification


      Re-verification: 12/31/2023

Patient Ratings

Overall rating
4.5 out of 5  (120)
  • Rate provider

    4.6 out of 5
  • Provider explained in way you understand

    4.6 out of 5
  • Provider listened to you

    4.7 out of 5
  • Provider respected you

    4.7 out of 5
  • Provider spent enough time with you

    4.6 out of 5
  • Provider know your medical history

    4.0 out of 5
  • Ease of contacting(e.g., email, phone, web portal) the clinic

    4.8 out of 5
  • CP explanations of prob/condition

    4.7 out of 5
  • CP concern for questions/worries

    4.7 out of 5
  • Likelihood of recommending CP

    4.7 out of 5
  • Wait time at clinic

    4.1 out of 5
  • Give easy to understand instruction

    4.7 out of 5
  • Appointment as soon as you needed for care right away

    4.4 out of 5
  • Appointment as soon as you needed for check-up or routine care

    5.0 out of 5
  • Ease of scheduling appointments

    4.7 out of 5
  • Provider discussed treatment options

    4.6 out of 5
  • See the provider within 15 minutes of your appointment time

    3.7 out of 5
  • CP efforts to include in decisions

    4.6 out of 5
The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on the nationally developed CAHPS Clinician & Group Survey. Responses are reported as a star-rating on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.

Patient Reviews

Overall rating
4.5 out of 5 (20)
    Experienced on Dec 04, 2019

    dr. nakken and [...] both talked to me prior to the cortisone shot and reassured me

    Experienced on Nov 24, 2019

    Dr. Nakken took his time to explain my questions and giving answers. The next nurse got me signed up with the joint camp prior to surgery, where to check in for pre-op, and day of surgery.

    Experienced on Nov 18, 2019

    I have to start looking for another dr. that can help me.

    Experienced on Nov 13, 2019

    all good

    Experienced on Nov 13, 2019

    all good

    Experienced on Oct 31, 2019

    I highly recommend Dr. Nakken after two surgeries.

    Experienced on Oct 31, 2019

    I've already recommended Dr. Nakken to about a half dozen people.

    Experienced on Aug 05, 2019

    No or little discussions of limitations on my movement. Walk. Walk. Was the discussion.

    Experienced on Aug 05, 2019

    V. good.

    Experienced on Jul 30, 2019

    Dr. Nakken is outstanding. Really down to earth, listened to our concerns and questions, very knowledgeable.

    Experienced on Jul 30, 2019

    I really appreciated how easy it was to set up appointment, get my son seen. Didn't have to wait for doctor, and didn't feel rushed.

    Experienced on Jul 24, 2019

    Was direct about the problem and suggested steps to solving the questions & concerns. I would have liked to see the X-rays but maybe next time I will ask.

    Experienced on Jul 23, 2019

    Dr. Nakken very friendly and caring.

    Experienced on Jul 07, 2019


    Experienced on Jul 05, 2019

    Happy with his care.

    Experienced on Jul 05, 2019

    Went smooth and fast.

    Experienced on Jun 28, 2019

    He was so very helpful, attentive, and caring.

    Experienced on Jun 28, 2019

    I actually thought as I was leaving that it had been the best visit I have had to a doctors' office in a very long time.

    Experienced on Jun 04, 2019

    Dr. Nakken was very friendly & helpful, answered all my questions. The wait time was horrible!!

    Experienced on Jun 04, 2019

    We waited for over an hour for him to come in & see us.