Robert E. Nakken, MD

Orthopedic Surgery
Accepting New Patients

Patient Experience

4.5 out of 5
Comments: 14
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  • 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
      • Tue, Thu 9AM - 5PM
      • SelectHealth Care
      • Community Care
      • CHIP
      • SelectHealth Med
      • SelectHealth Advantage (UT or ID Resident)
      • SelectHealth Choice
      • SelectHealth Share
  • 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  (142)
  • Rate provider

    4.5 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

    4.6 out of 5
  • Provider spent enough time with you

    4.5 out of 5
  • Provider know your medical history

    4.3 out of 5
  • Give easy to understand instruction

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

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

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

    3.9 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 (14)
    Experienced on Apr 01, 2019


    Experienced on Apr 01, 2019

    Great doctor listened to me about my problem & is trying to resolve it.

    Experienced on Mar 11, 2019

    Was a great experience!

    Experienced on Mar 11, 2019

    Dr. Nakken's office, assists, Dr. [...] all have great concern for patients. They are professionals!

    Experienced on Feb 04, 2019

    [...] (office) and Dr. Nakken (provider) are top notch! Definitely will recommend this office!

    Experienced on Feb 01, 2019

    excellant as always, any contact with IHC in any department has always been first class.

    Experienced on Jan 28, 2019

    Dr. Nakken has no bedside manner bordering on rudeness!

    Experienced on Dec 27, 2018

    Although my injury was serious and intensely painful, the length of time it took to get the appointment was very lengthy and no alternative other than going to ER was offered.

    Experienced on Jul 19, 2018

    Dr. Nakken was very kind, gentle, and knowledgeable about my condition. He was very patient in my options for surgery.

    Experienced on May 23, 2018

    Dr. Robert Nakken is an experienced and caring professional - NO BONES about it!

    Experienced on Apr 16, 2018

    We really like Dr. Nakken.

    Experienced on Dec 07, 2017

    Him and his staff were very courteous and kind.

    Experienced on Nov 28, 2017

    Dr. Nakken was rude. He was in and out of my room in 2 minutes or less after an hour of waiting after my appointment time. He refused to sign paperwork for the health nurse at the hospital I work at because it didn't have a job title. He was very rushed he basically treated me like I was false in everything I was saying. He didn't take my pain seriously, he didn't take my injury seriously and he was a horrible doctor and I will not go back to him.

    Experienced on Nov 07, 2017

    The provider was a wonderful doctor and I appreciate him and I will recommend all my friends and relatives to him.