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

Practice Focus

Primary care for patients ages birth to 19.


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) 633 ratings

Verified Patient Comments

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Nov 23, 2023
We love dr. Esham!
Sep 26, 2023
Would recommend […], would definitely not recommend Kristina Esham.
Aug 8, 2023
Dr Esham took the time to go over concerns and I never felt like she was rushed.
Jul 24, 2023
I would recommend but not Kristina Esham, she didn't give me any help for what to do for my sick baby and just told me that he would be fussy for a little bit. I expressed that he had been teething and asked if there was anything else I could do to alleviate his pain and she didn't seem concerned or interested.
Jul 4, 2023
We love Dr Esham
Jun 19, 2023
Dr Esham really listened and showed great concern and care. She provided us with many resources to help us.
Jun 17, 2023
Appreciate Dr Esham's ability to be relaxed and add wisdom and perspective without jumping to conclusions or forcing an opinion. She is great at shared decision making
May 21, 2023
Dr. Esham was incredibly sensitive and caring. We felt that she took the time to really understood the situation and had the knowledge and experience to help. We all left feeling much more hope about the path forward.
Feb 4, 2023
We love Dr Esham. Very easy to talk to. Very caring and concerned.
Jan 30, 2023
Dr Esham has been my kids' doc for years. I appreciate her level-headed and laid back approach to their care, choosing the moments to focus and the moments to reassure. She is a great partner in care, respecting my input and listening, then helping make informed decisions with gentleness. She is skilled at shared decision-making. I appreciate her insight, experience and wisdom as well as her kindness.
Jan 30, 2023
Recommend it frequently!
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
Has always been great at answering questions and understanding my concerns but also leaving decisions up to me.
Oct 28, 2022
Everyone worked well together and made it easy on my child as the patient and I as the parent.
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.

Practice Location

Intermountain Southridge Pediatrics

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