Dr. Peter Novak, MD

Dr. Peter Novak, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
56 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Peter Novak, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Salt Lake City, UT and has been practicing for 30 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.

Salt Lake Orthopaedic Clinic

1160 E 3900 S Ste 5000

Salt Lake City, UT 84124
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EBMS
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Novak performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 91% of peers
Knee Disorders
more than 88% of peers
more than 85% of peers

Dr. Novak's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Novak "The Salt Lake Orthopaedic Clinic is a diverse group of orthopaedic surgeons and physical medicine specialists. Our combined experience and interests allow us to address the full spectrum of musculoskeletal problems. by pooling our knowledge and experience, we offer a strong research based practice to ensure the best care possible for each patient."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

64  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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41  Procedures


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University of Utah School of Medicine - Salt Lake City
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Rush Presbyterian-St Luke's Chicago Il
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Rush Presbyterian-St Luke's Chicago Il
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Rush Presbyterian-St Luke's Chicago Il
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Novak has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Czech
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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St. Mark's Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Joint Replacement Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Novak is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Novak's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Novak to family and friends
36 total reviews (14 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (36)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Novak's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (14)

Dr. Novak is one of the best! I've known Dr. Novak since 2005. He's done all of my knee surgeries, including a total knee replacement in 2009. I trust him unconditionally. I appreciate the fact that he listens to me and knows that I know my body. My opinion matters when it comes to my treatment....more
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Over the last year and a few weeks, Dr. Novak has replaced both of my hips. Throughout the process he was extremely professional, personable, honest and forthright. Not withstanding his skills as a surgeon, what I appreciated most was his skills in communication. His demeanor sets a person at...more
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I can't speak for the ladies, but Doc Novak is a guy's kind of doctor. He is straightforward, and projects confidence in his analysis and proposed procedure. He doesn't try to butter you up with syrupy talk but also isn't abrupt or distant. His surgery went very well with me. He uses an...more
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Dr. Novak is an excellent surgeon. He explains what procedure you will need, (the pros and the cons) and has time to answer any of your questions so you understand what is going to happen from the beginning. He is never rushed when you come in for your appointment, he takes time to listen to...more
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It was a real pleasure meeting and being treated by Dr. Novak. He replaced my hip, and I feel like the clock has been turned back 10 Years. The consultation was terrific and the surgery was perfect. It has been 2 months since the surgery and my hip feels terrific. There is NO pain or discomfort....more
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