Professional Summary


  • Ohio State University School of Medicine - Columbus, in Doctor of Medicine, 1997


  • Nationwide Children's Hospital - Columbus, in Pediatrics, 2000

Professional Memberships

  • Utah Medical Association
  • Intermountain Pediatric Society
  • American Academy of Pediatrics


  • Pediatrics

Language Spoken

  • English


Kristina Esham is board certified and is a member of the American Academy of pediatrics. Dr Esham earned her medical degree at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and served her residency at the Nationwide Children's hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She has lived in Utah since 2002. She is married and has 2 children and a wonderful dog. She is very active in the outdoors and spends her summers mountain biking and winters skiing the Wasatch. She is a coach for her daughters high school mountain biking team and loves working with kids of all ages both at work and in her free time.

Verified Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all patient responses to physician related questions in the Press Ganey Medical Practice survey. Patients receive a survey to complete within 1-2 days of their physician visit. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.

Patient Satisfaction

(4.7) 562 ratings

Verified Patient Comments

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Jan 28, 2023
Dr. Esham is a great listener
Jan 11, 2023
Dr. Esham is incredible, very knowledgable, and doesn't rush to get us out the door. She always gives us the time we need and is very kind.
Dec 9, 2022
We ended up talking to the doctor for a long time, probably much longer than she had scheduled for us. She took her time with us.
Nov 6, 2022
Dr. Esham is the best!
Oct 28, 2022
Everyone worked well together and made it easy on my child as the patient and I as the parent.
Oct 28, 2022
Has always been great at answering questions and understanding my concerns but also leaving decisions up to me.
Aug 2, 2022
We like Dr. Esham .
Jun 24, 2022
We love Dr. Esham! She is kind, knowledgeable, and professional. We have some unique challenges with our health care and Dr. Esham always goes above and beyond to make sure our needs are taken care of. Sometimes there is a short wait to see her, but it never bothers me because I know she's giving someone else the same level of time and care she gives us for our appointments.
Jun 23, 2022
Love Dr. Esham
May 16, 2022
This was our first visit with Dr. Esham and I was extremely impressed with her. I felt like she thouroghly answered my questions and took my concerns seriously. I'm extremely glad we were able to be seen by her after Dr. has left. It made what could have been a very stressful situation a much easier transition.
Apr 25, 2022
Dr. Esham is great!
Apr 24, 2022
Dr Esham is the best.
Apr 17, 2022
Dr. Esham immediately knew what the problem was an the right solution. I wish we had seen her a month ago. A different doctor gave us a very different answer about the same issue, and my daughter's condition just got worse.
Feb 27, 2022
Dr. Esham is always attentive and shows concern and interest when we ask questions
Feb 10, 2022
We love Dr Esham. She listened to my concerns and took great care with my daughter.
Feb 5, 2022
No one is better than Dr. Esham. We're so lucky she sees our children.
Jan 31, 2022
The best doctors that my son has visited in Utah. Really caring, engaging, and compassionate.
Jan 22, 2022
and Dr. Esham are phenomenal. They went above and beyond to help me get a same-day appointment . Unbelievable. They were both genuinely caring and went out of their way to support me with my daughter.
Jan 3, 2022
I have been difficult as a stressed out mom as I am sure all the patient moms are but Dr Esham handled it with patience and love and care.
Jan 3, 2022
Awesome as always
Dec 15, 2021
Dr Esham is awesome!
Dec 8, 2021
Dr. Esham has lots of good questions for my children to answer and looks out for the well being of them growing up both physically and mentally.
Dec 2, 2021
We have been seeing Dr. Esham for years with all four of my children. She has helped us through so many different phases of our parenting and I couldn't be more grateful for her kind, compassionate, level-headed, wise approach in the care of our children. She is truly an exceptional provider! She was so patient with us today as my kids were struggling and nervous about vaccines and showed genuine compassion and understanding when discussing some difficult challenges our family has been going through. She helped the kids to feel at ease and spoke to them directly, too. I felt so bad when our visit went overtime especially when the kids struggled to let the MA give vaccines, but I truly appreciate the time that Dr. Esham and staff took to listen wholeheartedly and care for us today. True compassion often takes time and it meant so much that they offered this today. Please think Dr. Esham and staff for us!
Nov 11, 2021
Dr. Esham always takes the time to listen to our questions and concerns and answers them in a clear way. Thank you!
Oct 25, 2021
Dr Esham has cared for my children for 16 years now. She has seen us through physical and mental sicknesses. She is so competent and also so caring. I trust her completely.
Oct 16, 2021
Dr Esham is the best!!
Oct 4, 2021
My daughter and I had a horrible experience with Dr Esham. She did not want to listen or help with anything and referred us to FOUR different doctors, any doctor but her. She made my daughter cry she was so rude! The only reason we will be returning to th
Sep 27, 2021
Great care, kind and thorough and made sure our questions were answered
Sep 27, 2021
Highly recommend
Sep 15, 2021
Love and appreciate Dr Esham and her care!
Aug 27, 2021
We love Dr Esham. She's been a rock for us since my children were born and has always taken my concerns seriously. She is non judgemental and realistic about my sons and their needs. We can't say enough good things about her.
Aug 9, 2021
Dr. Esham was wonderful!
May 22, 2021
I always appreciate Dr Esham's commitment to care. She is thorough and listens closely to concerns.
May 14, 2021
We love Dr Esham! She is great!!!
May 2, 2021
really good listener.
Mar 26, 2021
everyone was great, we really liked dr esham.
Mar 10, 2021
Dr. Esham is knowledgeable and a great listener. I trust her opinion and appreciate how thorough her visits are.
Mar 2, 2021
Love Dr. Esham she always answers our questions. She is thorough and takes the time to really listen and help us with a solution. Our kids love her too. We have never had any problems at all.
Feb 12, 2021
Dr. Esham has always been great to listen and explain things. she is very caring and always attentive.
Dec 12, 2020
Dr. Esham has been the most wonderful doctor. She shows genuine concern for her patients. She is very thorough when explaining any medical issues, how medications work, the different options available and what to expect with the treatment. I have been g
Nov 14, 2020
dr Esham is always very kind and thorough. she always puts my daughter at ease and is excellent at listening to her concerns
Nov 14, 2020
we just love Dr Esham. She listens and provides sound recommendations.
Oct 26, 2020
I always recommend!! Dr. Esham and SouthRidge Pediatrics : )
Oct 9, 2020
works well with teenagers, makes teenager feel part of the team
Sep 29, 2020
we love dr Esham! she's amazing
Sep 20, 2020
Dr Esham gets 5 stars in our book!
Sep 8, 2020
we love Dr. Esham!!
Aug 25, 2020
We love Dr. Esham and Southridge Pediatrics. I feel like my concerns are listened to and we have always been treated well.
Aug 16, 2020
Aug 31, 2017
We have used her as our pediatrician for many years, since our oldest was young and we now have teenagers. She's always been helpful, assessable, knowledgeable, and very kind. So we only have nice things to say about her and the stuff she has done for our
Aug 22, 2017
Dr. Esham has been our family's pediatrician for years period. She knows our kids and cares about their health and is very good at her job period.
Jul 27, 2017
Dr. Esham is probably one of the best we've ever had. She took as much time as we needed, answered all of our questions, showed true concern for our daughter and made us feel better and treatment options. I really can't say enough about how much we apprec
Jul 9, 2017
Excellent pediatrician.
Jul 2, 2017
Dr. Esham is outstanding. She gives our children exceptional, patient care. And we feel that when we spend time with her that she is a excellent listener, and she really puts our mind at ease and helps us make good health care decisions about our kids. So
May 2, 2017
We waited too long to see the doctor.
Apr 6, 2017
She was very … did a very thorough assessment on my son and she was really good with him.
Feb 26, 2017
Dr. Eshem is a wonderful,caring,knowledgeable and skilled pediatrician. I'm glad she's my daughter's doctor.

Practice Location

Intermountain Southridge Pediatrics

3723 W 12600 S Ste 330 Riverton, UT
Mon thru Fri 8:30AM - 5PM
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