Dr. Rodney Schmelzer, MD

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
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Dr. Rodney Schmelzer, MD
Dr. Rodney Schmelzer, MD is a facial plastic & reconstructive surgery doctor who practices in Salt Lake City, UT. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Schmelzer is affiliated with Primary Children's Hospital, Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, Salt Lake Regional Medical Center and Intermountain Medical Center.

5089 S 900 E Ste 100

Salt Lake City, UT 84117

Contact Information

(801) 743-0700

Dr. Rodney Schmelzer, MD

Dr. Rodney Schmelzer, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


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Wound Repair
more than 23% of peers
Head and Neck Surgery
more than 19% of peers
Excision of Skin Lesion
more than 11% of peers

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  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery-Head & Neck

Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Acrocephalosyndactyly
  • All Lymphoma
  • Apert Syndrome
  • Apnea of Infancy (AOI)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cleft Palate
  • Congenital Deformity
  • Congenital Diseases
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Pediatric
  • Cranial Diseases
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Cranioacrofacial Syndrome
  • Craniofacial Disorders
  • Craniosynostosis - Sagittal - Dandy-Walker Malformation - Hydrocephalus
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Facial Irregularities
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Maxillofacial Trauma in Children
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Pediatric Head and Neck Disorders
  • Pediatric Neck Neoplasms
  • Pfeiffer Syndrome
  • Pfeiffer Syndrome, Type I
  • Pfeiffer Syndrome, Type II
  • Pfeiffer Syndrome, Type III
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Treacher Collins Syndrome


  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Cranial Neurological Surgery
  • Craniotomy
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial Nerve Repair
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Surgery, Trauma
  • Tumor Surgery
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Utah.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schmelzer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schmelzer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schmelzer to family and friends
based on 17 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Schmelzer'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 (3)
in Clearfield, UT |
My daughter had torticollous and ended up with moderate/severe plagiocephaly (flat head). She had a helmet for 6 months (growth spurts were slow). My son, due to torticollous, has a mild flat spot and he will get a helmet. Dr. Schmelzer is the BEST at what he does. He came to us HIGHLY recommended. My daughters plagiocephaly effected her forehead, her ears, and the back of her head. Now, you would never know she had a problem. He was professional and worked so hard in the interest of my child.
Riverton, UT |
The most unprofessional/dishonest practice! My daughter did a cranial helmet with Dr. Schmelzer for plagiocephaly- flat head. He removed it prematurely, without asking about developmental milestones. Later he admitted the only form of regression is from developmental delays. She was delayed but he didnt take time to ask before it had gotten worse and was too late to fix. He said her hair will cover it anyway..didnt pay $1800 for that. They agreed to a refund but will not pay or return calls.
in Walla Walla, Washington |
I live out of state and Dr. Schmelzer has been great to work with us.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Schmelzer accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Schmelzer has admitting privileges

Intermountain Medical Center
5121 S Cottonwood St
Murray, UT 84107
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Primary Children's Hospital
100 Mario Capecchi Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
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Salt Lake Regional Medical Center
1050 E South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
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Utah Valley Regional Medical Center
1034 N 500 W
Provo, UT 84604
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