Dr. Sheila Garvey, MD

Dr. Sheila Garvey, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
52 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Sheila Garvey, MD is a general surgery specialist in Ogden, UT and has been practicing for 20 years. She specializes in general surgery.Read her story

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Allegiance Health Plans
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Ameriben
  • American Heritage
  • American Postal Workers Union Health Plan
  • American Republic
  • Amerihealth
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Baptist Health Services Group
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

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

Breast Diseases
more than 87% of peers
more than 83% of peers
Breast Lump
more than 80% of peers

Dr. Garvey'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.

Dr. Garvey's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Garvey "Dr. Garvey earned her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Utah and has been performing surgery for nearly twenty years. After completing an internship at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, went on to complete a General Surgery residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center where she was Chief Resident. Dr. Garvey is currently Chief of Surgery and Trauma Medical Director at Ogden Regional Medical Center. Along with her expertise in general surgery, Dr. Garvey is also skilled to perform emergency and trauma surgery for patients in Ogden and the surrounding areas. In her free time, Dr. Garvey enjoys bicycling and snowboarding. She is a Utah native and loves to take advantage of Utah's recreational offerings."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Garvey "Providing caring, understandable, state-of-the-art surgical care for my patients."

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

55  Conditions Treated

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51  Procedures

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.


  • University of Utah
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • University of Utah
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University of Kansas Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Garvey has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Garvey's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Garvey to family and friends
32 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

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Dr. Garvey'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 (7)

Where to begin... The fact that I almost died is the ringer. Sent home without antibiotics 3 days after a colon surgery in which I was told I would be in the hospital for at least a week, was rushed into emergency surgery after the first failed because my colon wasn't completely sealed and had a...more
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We will never take foot anywhere near her office again. If you want to be talked down to, feel like you are annoying for anything you ask, then go to her and work with her office staff. They might even make you cry. We have never been treated with such unprofessionalism and inconsideration.
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Dr Garvey is exactly who I wanted on my side when I was facing the unknown. Her skills, experience, and direct communication helped me know and feel that I was in good hands. I highly recommend her! She may come across as though she lacks emotion, but she does not!! Her job is to be factual and...more
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Once I had my surgery she was no where to be found. I get it was a "routine" surgery for her, but no surgery is "routine" for the person is getting the surgery. I was scared and in pain and received little to no help after. I ended up in the ER because I couldn't even get her office to call me back...more
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Dr. Garvey is a serious doctor who really takes care of her patients. Pretty sure she saved my life two years ago. She does not sugar coat things, she just tells you how it is. Hospital staff are on there toes when she arrives. Thank you Dr. Garvey; I recommend you to everyone I know!!
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