GI Alliance physicians are among the most reputable and distinguished gastroenterologists across the nation. Focused on clinical excellence and patient-centered care, our specialists seek to be the partner you need in your quest for better health. We value patient feedback and appreciate every review we receive from those we are privileged to treat. For your convenience, we have gathered a collection of reviews, stories, and testimonials provided by patients who have visited our practices. We welcome you to explore the feedback below to learn more about what it means to be a patient of GI Alliance.
"Dr Jones is an awesome doctor. He is an effective communicator. He saved my life, literally. However, the new location- old mill- is more frustrating. The wait time doubled and it seems more disorganized. I go to my annual visit and they never send through my updated prescription. I also manage my blood draws. Because of the quality care I have received from Dr. Jones, I will continue as a patient, but be prepared for a long wait and incomplete management of your needs from the office."
"I was able to get an appointment in the same week that my issues arose. I was early to my appointment and they brought me back early, the appointment was quick, all of the staff were very professional and friendly."
"I was very happy with the whole staff all was kind and helpful, Loria wS eonderful she looked at my notes and listened to every thing I said, if I have any other problems I for sure would go back. Thank you all.Clata"
"Genuinely concerned about me. Dr Jones is always up to date with medical history, and he makes sure that any concerns or questions are addressed in a way I can fully understand. Appointments are always on time with minimal waiting."
"The staff at Utah Gastroenterology are the best. They are professional, compassionate and caring. Dr Harmston is an excellent doctor, very kind, compassionate and understanding. I reccomend Dr Harmston to anyone looking for the best GI."
"I arrived 5 min early as requested and was taken to the exam room within minutes. They are always prompt. Brien Miller is a wonderful doctor. He's thorough, answered all my questions and took time to explain things. I truly trust and appreciate him."
"Dr Maxwell, his nurse, and all the staff at Utah Gastroenterology have been very kind and caring. Dr Maxwell takes time to explain everything and to answer all my questions. I would recommend Dr. Maxwell to anyone!"
"Dr.Frech and his associates at Utah gastroenterology you are so professional and helpful in understanding what or if you have problems it’s almost like they are family. I would recommend them to everyone!"
"Dr Batista was great. Very knowledgeable and to the point. He is helping me figure out exactly what is going on so I can feel better and not let my issue effect my life anymore than it has. His assistant was also great- she was kind snd helpful and proficient."
"I was greeted by a friendly and efficient receptionist . I only waited 5 minutes in the waiting area and only 5 minutes in the exam room. The nurse who accompanied me to the room was also very friendly. Dr. Krishnamurthy is a lovely woman who listened to my concerns, took them seriously and respected my privacy. She thoroughly answered my questions and reviewed my options. In the current healthcare system which tends to rush visits I am pleased with this positive experience. Leslie H"
"With new symptoms coming to light, I was anxious to see someone rather quickly, preferably before we were scheduled to leave on vacation. Not only was I seen, but the prescription I was given greatly reduced my symptoms before we even packed. Yes there needs to be follow up care, but I am very confident in the doctors and staff at Utah Gastroenterology."
"Had a great consultation with Dr. Maxwell. He was thoughtful and caring while addressing my concerns. I never felt rushed and left with a sense of confidence in Dr. Maxwell as well as the other staff in the office."
"I’ve been a patient of this office for many years, but my practitioners have left and I have had to begin with a new physician. Dr. Pedersen was very pleasant and had several recommendations on how to proceed. I left feeling hopeful that these tests would bring answers. And my entire time in the office was under 45 minutes which is a win to me."
"The staff were friendly and our PA was very knowledgeable and helpful in discussing my wife’s options for testing. She offered all options but did not try to influence or pressure her in any specific direction. She helped us put in a request for follow up from the diagnostic center and we are awaiting their call."
"I been seeing Dr Frech for at least 15 years. Hands down, he is the finest gastrointestinal physician I have ever known (that says a lot because I’m a nurse). It is apparently obvious he is passionate about his field of work. I enjoy working with physicians who love what they do and who get energized by the daily events of helping others. His compassion, wholistic approach to care, and gentle professional bedside manner are exemplary. He possesses a deep understanding of all gastrointestinal conditions and their interplay with the body’s organ systems. Being a keenly perceptive physician, he is exceptionally skilled in motivating his patients to take command of their own health and make the necessary changes for optimal wellbeing. He relentlessly instills hope and a “can do” attitude and has seen me through a multitude of complex and unique circumstances which required customized screening protocols and treatment plans. By managing my upper endoscopies and colonoscopies, he has literally spared me of cancer. Before the Covid pandemic, I had emergency surgery and my primary care physician relocated. Upon request, he filled in a critical gap in care and ordered some vital labs and a diagnostic scan while staying within the confines of his scope of practice. Unfortunately, my issues have continued to fester and this key information regarding the sequence of events has been highly valuable to my other specialists. Dr Frech has a quintessential combination of gifted intelligence and a high moral code which transcends into feeling safe and receiving extraordinary quality care. Words are not enough to describe how much I admire Dr Frech as a world class physician who genuinely cares and who has a passion to prevent and alleviate any unnecessary suffering in the world."
"Dr. Jones and his M.A. Janet are simply first-rate. Dr. Jones has helped me in managing Crohn's Disease for several years, and he's been consistently knowledgeable (extremely well versed on menu of options including capabilities of various biologics), thoughtful, careful and caring in taking the time my visits require. That's true whether the visit is routine, for monitoring, or for a colonoscopy. He's always mild mannered, composed, and if he doesn't know something he's the first to call a colleague or other source that does. Sometimes he does relevant research after a visit. Janet seems cut from the same cloth. She, too, is careful, comprehensive and friendly in our interactions. I'm lucky to have them."
"My visit was brief and to the point. My doctor, Dr. Bridge, showed up completely informed, having reviewed all my tests from multiple providers in detail and pulling everything together into a clear plan of action. I wish that I was getting this kind of patient focus and quality from my other providers."
"I have been seeing one of the doctors here for almost 20 years. This is a great clinic, and they have some amazing doctors. I have refered people here for a long time. I highly recommend this clinic if you have gastrointestinal needs."
"I have been a patient at UT Gastroenterology (UG) for a number of years and the staff are always professional, courteous, and attend to my needs promptly. Dr. Harmston is very knowledgeable, attentive, and genuinely cares about my welfare. Their facility for performing procedures such as colonoscopies, which is on the same floor as their office and exam rooms, is convenient, comfortable, and the staff makes the patient very comfortable before, during, and after the procedure. Based on the care I have received as a long-term patient, I recommend UG without any reservations."
"This is Barry Richards, Diane's spouse, the recipient of Dr. Fenton's MOST EXCELLENT service, as ALWAYS, on February 19th. Perchance this brief message gets through (since I am a geezer who is electronically challenged), please respond and I will complete my message about the consummate expertise AND unmatched physician-patient rapport/genuineness of Dr. Peter Fenton. Respectfully, Barry M. Richards"
"I had the best experience with Dr. Chaya Krishnamurthy. She was extremely personable and took the time to listen, which I feel is very rare. Her willingness to help me figure out the root problem, instead of shoving a bunch of medications to mask the problem, really spoke to me. Best gastro doc I've seen by far. Thanks Dr. Chaya! :)"
"Dr Bridge is the best! He is always very kind, and very professional. He genuinely cares for his patients. If you need a gastroenterologist then you absolutely need to make an appointment with him. Thank you Dr. Bridge!"
"I saw Dr. Moore, and I need to admit that majority of Doctors don't take their time to listen and understand the patients situation or concerns. I am very happy with the professionalism and his passion to help me with my concerns. He made me feel very comfortable explaining my symptoms. Thank you Doctor Moore!!"
"I was on time - the staff were on time and took me right back. I only waited a few minutes for my doctor (Dr. Edward Frech) to come in and meet with me. Everyone with whom I came in contact was very pleasant and professional. When our bodies have problems, there are usually not immediate answers. I did, however, leave the office feeling heard, understood and believed - all very important to me. Thank you! 🌿"
"I have been coming to Utah Gastroenterology for 15 years and to say I feel blessed for such amazing care is an understatement. Dr. Harmston has always been personable, knowledgeable and caring. He’s always taken exceptional care of me whether it’s a simple office visit, or a procedure. His nurse, Becky, is equally wonderful. Even in the couple minutes she’s with you, you can tell she cares and values her work. The receptionists are always caring and efficient. I know when I come here I will see kind faces and genuine care for my health and that feeling has never wavered through the years. They are exceptional, always!"
"Dr Roger Siddoway spent the better part of an hour in a private consultation explaining in detail my prognosis. We came to a suitable solution for both of us. Very impressed with him!! Highly recommend using his skills if needed."
"My wait time was about 10 minutes. My wait time in the exam room was about 3 minutes. The PA explained what they were going to do for my next visit and she answered all my questions and concerns, and the staff was professional and pleasant."
"Dr is great. Staff is great. Why is a review needed. With your insurance you either have to go here or can't go here. If your lucky you can go here. The US healthcare system is a racket. It's a joke. Universal health care for all!"
"Judy, at the front desk, is so pleasant! I did not have to wait in the lobby very long. The MA, JT I think was his name, was also very pleasant and thorough. Melissa the PA is so sweet, helpful and knowledgeable. She did a good job calming a worried mom‘s fears. I love everyone that I had contact with. Thank you!"
"I have been seeing Dr Harmston for years now and absolutely love him. He takes his time, he listens to yours concerns, he is very knowledgeable and he is very kind. I have to have procedures done with him every 3 years and he is wonderful and I trust him completely, they have all gone great! This week I had to see his P.A. because it was sort-of urgent and Dr Harmston was booked out quite a ways. I really liked her also. (I’m sorry to say I don’t remember her name). Very kind, listened to my concerns, and took my history into consideration when deciding how to move forward. If your looking for great gastro doctors, this is the place!!!"
"I saw Dr. Krishnamurthy. She was attentive, thorough and knowledgeable. She listened to my concerns, explained my condition and offered useful suggestions/advice. I felt very comfortable with her and will recommend her to others."
"I do not enjoy any medical procedure BUT the staff at Utah Gastroenterolgy make the experience as pleasant as possible. Dr. Bown is the best. Always, calm and professional. When all is said and done, I am grateful for this potentially life saving procedure. Thanks everyone. See you in 2022."
"I have been a patient at Utah Gastroenterolgy for almost 19 years. I have always had very positive experiences with them. The drs are very knowledgeable and they don’t make you sit and wait to eat in to see them. The last time I was there I didn’t even get my paperwork filled out and sit down before they called me back to see the dr. I originally had dr joseph who has sadly retired but I am seeing dr wills now and I am very happy with him. He is very knowledgeable and has made sure he is thorough. When I was there the last time I saw the PA Blair! She is absolutely amazing! Friendly, smart and very attentive. I spent 7 hours in the er at imc and they sent me away saying we don’t know what’s wrong so take this medicine and see your dr. This was after a cat scan of my stomach and their answer pain medication and with the stomach pain I was in they gave me medicine they said was for migraines. Then corrected themselves and said oh it works for migraines and your stomach. Needless to say I saw Blair at Utah Gastroenterolgy and she knew exactly what was wrong and gave my husband and I her full attention and explains exactly what the cat scan showed and how to fix it. I will request Blair anytime I go there I was so impressed!. Thank you! They are the best!"
"I had a terrific experience today with Dr Maxwell and the staff, nurses and doctors at Wasatch Endoscopy and Colonoscopy. For procedures that aren’t necessarily fun to prep for, I had a great experience. From my nurses to Dr Maxwell. He was friendly and informative. He came back to see me after the procedure to explain what he found and his recommendations. Definitely a 5 star day!"
"I recently had a colonoscopy at Utah Gastroenterology. I was not looking forward to it but knew it needed to be done. The whole experience turned out to be much better than I had anticipated. Everyone was so kind and professional. The whole procedure went very smoothly from the prep day to the recovery. They kept us informed and updated as to what we needed to do. My husband/driver was also very impressed. He is due for his next colonoscopy and wants to change from the facility where he had his last colonoscopy to Utah Gastroenterology."
"The front office was great to work with and very helpful at getting me in asap. Dr Bown was thorough and professional during my visit and explained the procedure process and answered all my questions and he took the time to do so."
"Dr Brien Miller is wonderful; he is compassionate, caring and efficient. I feel certain he sees me as a “whole” person and not just another procedure. His staff has been very caring as well. A special note of thanks to Jody. She always does her best to assist me with solutions to issues that arise. The procedures are not fun but I am assured I am in good capable hands. Diane Rosowsky"
"Dr Peterson is absolutely the best along with his PA. My bloating belly took me in last week, he set up a 2-week noninvasive plan. I appreciate that he starts with a simpler option then has other options ready if the first one is not effective."
"Helpful support staff. Dr. Pedersen was very complete in his exam and explanation of my condition. He seemed genuinely concerned about my illness. I've had quite a few encounters with the medical community of late, this was one of the best. A+"
"They were able to get me in quicker than any other GI provider I had called. I was impressed with the connection made from a visit I had 3 years ago and the seamless continuation of treatment and help from Dr. Boschert."
"Dr Bown is wonderful. Took plenty of time to listen and was compassionate and understanding. The wait in the waiting room was a bit long, but they explained it was due to having to enter in all my information from the paperwork completed. I felt like my time with Dr Bown made up for the long wait; I did not feel he rushed the visit at all."
"It has been several years since I came to this clinic with my granddaughter who had pancreatitis. As her doctor asked about family medical histories. As l helped my granddaughter explain all the aspects of that her doctor asked me how long since I had been followed for my liver disorder. When I told him he asked me to make an appointment with him. From that day l have been working with the clinic for all kinds of tests and my specific problem was discovered. l am grateful to the two doctors l've seen and the staff for their patient, caring treatment. l would never go anywhere else."
"The care I've had with Dr Bown and his staff has been excellent. Everyone is professional, friendly and competent. Dr Bown is really thorough and great at explaining what I need to know re my procedures and treatment. Great medical group!"
"Everyone at Utah Gastroenterology were very courteous and kind. They treated me right, so after two times already, I will probably go back in 5 years for another visit (once I forget about drinking that yucky stuff)."
"Super friendly staff, quick and reliable. They worked with me when I had my appointment time wrong and still got me in when I was an hour late. The doctor was phenomenal and very informative, her positive attitude was contagious."
"Great Staff and Doctors, the whole groups works to make sure you are comfortable with the visits. I never walk away wondering if I should have asked questions, they all make me feel as if my health is important to them."
"I feel like so far they are taking me seriously, and they were kind, concerned and helpful. They got me scheduled to figure out what was wrong and listened to what I had to say during my first appointment. So far everyone has been kind, caring and helpful."
"Both my Mom and I have been seen by Abbie Siebanhaar, PA-C and both were extremely happy with the care. She was very personable while maintaining professionalism. She is very knowledgeable and we both feel she has our best interest at heart."
"Dr. Pedersen, his Medical Assistant and the rest of his staff are incredible! I work in the medical field and would absolutely recommend this office. They have always done everything they can to help. They are very knowledgeable, kind, genuine and professional. I'm so grateful for them and the hard work they always give."
"My Wife and I have been with Dr, Bown for almost 15 years. Not only is he an outstanding Doctor, he and his staff are always show us concern and courtesy for our needs. The best testimonial is that my primary physciam recommended him as the doctor he uses"
"Dr. Christopher Maxwell has the most down to earth demeanor so not typical of the MD community. His attention to my explanation of symptoms showed compassion and of course he efficiently diagnosed. The office is great too. Very friendly staff from paperwork to leading me to the Dr. Office."
"My experience with My experience with Utah Gastroenterology was positive as it has been in the past. I know the quality of care from the moment I reach the office until my discharge is comfortable, professional. I must mention the staff is very friendly and put me at ease with the knowledge I was the focus of their expert attention. That personal contact is calming and very appreciated. The receptionist to Dr. Bown share this marvelous attitude toward me as a person as well as a patient at this facility. I have complete confidence in Utah Gastroenterology and highly recommend them to any person requiring their services."
"I would recommend Utah Gastroenterology to anyone. I especially like Dr. Frech. He is knowledgeable, seems interested in ME, and doesn't talk down to me. I have studied human anatomy, so it is easy to understand what he tells me. I don't know the other doctors but Dr. Frech is the best GI doctor I have ever seen!"
"I received wonderful care for my colonoscopy from Dr. Bown and staff. He was referred to me by a family member who ALSO received wonderful care for an endoscopy as well as colonoscopy. I would encourage people to keep.up on these important procedures! They can be life-saving on so many instances! Thanks for taking such good care ofus, Utah Gastroenterology!"
"Dr. Frech is an incredibly compassionate doctor. He takes the time to answer all of my questions and concerns and never rushes through his explanations. It is always evident how much he truly cares about my well being. The entire staff supports that view and is very patient centered. I actually look forward to my appointments!"
"Professional and friendly in every way. To have the doctor call personally with lab results and to make sure everything is going well is truly exceptional service! I am 100% satisfied with the care I received at Utah Gastroenterology."
"Very positive experience. Dr. Frech actually takes the time to explain everything and to answer any and all questions. He actually listens to the history that you provide to him. I would recommend him to anyone."