Professional Summary


  • Texas A & M University Health Science - College Station, in Doctor of Medicine, 2001


  • University of Utah - Salt Lake City, in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2005

Board Certifications

  • AM BD OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY awarded in 11/07/2007

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
  • Utah Medical Association


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Language Spoken

  • English

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) 446 ratings

Verified Patient Comments

Comments also are gathered from the medical practice survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

Jan 26, 2023
Dr. Ponder is the very best. I've never been in better hands.
Jan 4, 2023
Both Dr Ponder and the nurse took the time to talk with me and answer my questions.
Nov 15, 2022
I cannot recommend Dr. Ponder enough. She is absolutely amazing!
Nov 10, 2022
Dr. Ponder is amazing! Always very thorough and knowledgeable.
Oct 2, 2022
I love Dr. Ponder! She is and always has been so personable and welcoming.
Aug 18, 2022
Awesome. It was a great experience
Aug 18, 2022
Dr Ponder is one of the best doctors that I have ever gone to. Friendly compassionate knowledgeable, just one of the best in her field
Aug 13, 2022
Very good
Aug 9, 2022
Dr Ponder is the very best. She spent a considerable amount of time with me, going over all questions and concerns. She is the best doctor I've ever had. Even when it is difficult to get in to see her, or get an appt, or further distance from my home than other providers, I will choose to see her for my gynecology needs.
Aug 5, 2022
Dr Ponder always shows genuine concern for me and my health. This appointment was particularly difficult for me and she spent extra time making sure I'm okay and discussing my options.
Jul 3, 2022
Excellent staff, efficient check in process, and Dr Ponder and her nurse are nothing shy of incredible. They are easy to talk to, listen intently, and work with me for the best outcome possible for me. Thank you!
Jul 3, 2022
I have recommended Dr Ponder to anyone looking to start a family. . My insurance actually doesn't cover inter mountain anymore, but because I fully trust Dr Ponder and her expertise, I refuse to go anywhere else.
Jun 21, 2022
She is really helpful and care about my problem and she had explained very well to make sure I understand it.
Jun 19, 2022
Excellent care!
Jun 15, 2022
I love Dr. Ponder, she has the best bedside manner and is a great Dr. I highly recommend her.
Jun 10, 2022
For years I've been impressed by Dr. Ponder's care. She never seems to be in a hurry, listens carefully to every question and concern, is friendly and conversant, shares her impressive knowledge in easy-to-understand terms, stays abreast of pertinent recent research, is exceptionally empathetic, and offers truly helpful advice in a kind (not pushy!) way.
Jun 1, 2022
Dr. Ponder is so nice and thorough and I get very comfortable talking to her about things I have never spoke about before. She also gave me solutions for my problem and let me know I am not the only person to go through what I am going through.
May 17, 2022
I love my doctor and all her team. Everyone is very welcoming and loving, wouldn't change a thing.
May 14, 2022
Dr. Pounder is the best
Apr 12, 2022
Dr Ponder is great. She makes me feel at ease, answers any questions, never makes me feel rushed, takes good care.
Apr 5, 2022
Dr Ponder is amazing! I love them both! Wouldn't go anywhere else.
Apr 3, 2022
I would recommend them to everyone. They are a great group
Apr 3, 2022
Very well
Apr 2, 2022
Dr Ponder Is great at listening and offering solutions and discussion options.
Apr 2, 2022
Dr ponder is incredible! Not only does she take excellent care of me when I come for check ups, but she'll remember things I mentioned when I came in years ago. Maybe she takes notes and studies but I like to think she just remembers :)
Mar 31, 2022
Dr Ponder is the best. A truly caring Physician and friend.
Mar 28, 2022
Dr. Ponder took so much time with me even though I knew she was busy. She cried with me when I got some hard and unexpected news. She spent all the time I needed to discuss options and safety and I feel like she truly had my best interest at heart.
Mar 21, 2022
The front office was so nice and worked to fit me in when Dr. Ponder wanted to see me for a follow up on my IUD procedure.
Mar 21, 2022
Dr. Ponder is 1 in a billion. I feel so lucky to get to see her for my health care. She has always been exceptional.
Mar 10, 2022
Dr Ponder is an amazing doctor. Very caring, thorough, and makes sure I understand what her recommendations are and that my questions are answered.
Feb 24, 2022
Dr. Ponder is seriously the best. She is such a busy doctor and she never shows it. She delivered my first baby and I can't explain enough how wonderful she is. Thank you Dr. Ponder
Feb 15, 2022
Took time to go through everything, made us feel comfortable, answered all questions we had
Feb 3, 2022
Dr. Ponder have taken very good care of me during and after my pregnancy!
Jan 31, 2022
Dr Ponder is Excellent! She is very personable, approachable, and thorough. Love her!
Jan 6, 2022
If this had been my first experience with this clinic I would NEVER go back!!!!! Luckily I know my doctor is AMAZING and I only had to see Dr. Ponder because Dr. was out of town for a conference.
Jan 6, 2022
. Dr. Ponder, I honestly never want to see again and wouldn't recommend her in the slightest!
Dec 29, 2021
I really like Dr. Ponder she listened and took time with me
Dec 17, 2021
Dr. Ponder is an excellent physician! She is knowledgeable, caring and really listens to my concerns.
Nov 10, 2021
Sam Ponder is an exemplary physician. She embodies what it should mean to be an OB/GYN. She is knowledgeable, attentive, never acts rushed or stressed, and is very compassionate and patient. And it goes without saying that in addition to her soft skills,
Nov 9, 2021
Very helpful!
Nov 9, 2021
Very good, she is so knowledgeable and cares about her patients. :)
Nov 5, 2021
Dr. Ponder is knowledgeable and caring. She has great bedside manners and has the patient's best interest in mind. She's an outstanding OBGYN!
Nov 5, 2021
Dr Ponder is the best doctor I have ever had I love her! Very sensitive caring and down to earth. She makes you feel comfortable.
Oct 14, 2021
Dr. Ponder always listens intently, moves through procedures in a caring way, excellent bedside manner, very personable in a professional way, highly recommended.
Sep 17, 2021
Dr. Ponder is beyond amazing. She really listens. She really cares about all of your concerns and addresses them with compassion.
Sep 17, 2021
Over all great appointment.
Sep 17, 2021
Very good!
Sep 16, 2021
Nobody's better than Dr Ponder.!!! Hands down!!!!
Sep 15, 2021
Dr. Ponder and her staff are always professional, courteous and skilled. We are lucky to have them in our corner!
Sep 14, 2021
Best of the best!!
Aug 26, 2021
Dr. Ponder is great at listening, effective at problem solving and cares about my health and well being.
Aug 24, 2021
Doctor Ponder is the best doctor I've ever had. She is excellent in her knowing my information before we start, in being very thoroughly in listening to all concerns, and answer them with a variety of of options. She makes me feel educated and empowered i
Aug 22, 2021
She advise me about my case . And gave me exactly solution for to be better .
Aug 22, 2021
Good experience .
Aug 12, 2021
She is the most caring, attentive and all around best Dr I have ever been to
Aug 6, 2021
Dr Ponder and her nurse are THE most attentive and kind doctor/nurse I have ever experienced
Aug 1, 2021
I feel like all my concerns were answered with the wealth of information they provided. Lots of questions asked which made me feel very comfortable
Jul 29, 2021
Dr. Ponder is very good at listening, answering questions giving me different options, and explaining what she is doing during the procedure I had. She is an Invaluable asset to Intermountain Health care.
Jul 7, 2021
I love Dr. Ponder! She's the best!
Jun 30, 2021
Dr. Ponder is fantastic. She is kind, compassionate, patient, and personable. She's also an incredible doctor- knowledgeable and able to tackle any problem from multiple angles. Love this woman!
Jun 19, 2021
Dr Ponder is worth any wait. She is wonderful
Jun 18, 2021
Dr. Ponder and her MA were both very professional, thorough, and provided exceptional care. It was a great experience!
May 26, 2021
love love love Dr Ponder! I've seen her since I was a teenager at a different hospital, and I'll continue to see her for life. :)
May 26, 2021
I absolutely love Dr. Ponder and recommend her and the clinic to everyone i know
May 5, 2021
I always feel listened to and appreciate the care Dr. Ponder gives. She always goes the extra mile. I constantly recommend her to others.
May 4, 2021
I plan to go to Dr. Ponder for all of my pregnancies! I enjoy seeing her and her staff at my visits because I know I won't need to worry about leaving an appointment confused about something. Dr.Ponder has always answered my questions in a way for me to u
Apr 9, 2021
Dr. Ponder is my OB/GYN and she is knowledgeable, wonderful, and a great listener. I've always had a great experience with Dr. Ponder and her team and been her patient since 2016. She always makes me feel that I'm in safe hands and I had a wonderful exper
Nov 19, 2017
Rebecca Ponder is super friendly when you walk in she spends enough time with you she really listens to all your questions and concerns and gives you a really thorough answer which is helpful knowing that sometimes they have… doctors are short on time… an
Oct 29, 2017
Dr. Ponder is the very best doctor I've ever had and I will always go back to her.
Sep 24, 2017
I have been going to Rebecca Ponder for over 7 years now. She has always been very attentive, I always feel very comfortable discussing any concerns that I have whether they be embarrassing or not, and she always listens to me and asks me questions about
Sep 21, 2017
She is fabulous.
Sep 11, 2017
I love her and her staff.
Sep 10, 2017
The service that Dr. Ponder offers is among the best that I've ever encountered in the medical profession. I think she's a wonderful physician, she's caring, she's listening, I think she's very kind. I have nothing but good feedback for her.
Sep 7, 2017
I really like Dr. Ponder, she's friendly and outgoing and she's been easy to work with throughout my pregnancy.
Sep 4, 2017
Dr. Ponder is the most personable, sweet, caring doctor I've ever met. She is genuine and smart and careful and does it call with a smile on her face. She helps you to feel comfortable and she's delivered all 4 of my babies and made an effort to be there
Sep 4, 2017
Dr. Ponder is amazing. I've been going to her for about 15 years
Aug 10, 2017
She is very knowledgeable. She is caring, very helpful. I couldn’t ask for a better doctor.
Jul 4, 2017
Dr. Ponder is incredibly knowledge, very resourceful and very understanding. She's personable, she gets right to any questions that need to be answered and she's thorough, she made me feel comforted and really helped counsel me through this pregnancy whic
Jun 12, 2017
Dr. Ponder is easily the best OB in Utah and I appreciate everything she does and how comfortable she makes me feel.
Jun 10, 2017
Dr. Ponder is a fantastic provider. She listens. She was therewith me every step of the way during my pregnancy and birth,and made the whole experience fantastic. I would recommend her to anyone.
May 26, 2017
Dr. Ponder is the best. She is very careful and…and knowledgeable,experienced and such a great doctor.
May 22, 2017
Customer service and the front desk people and the MA and the front desk people were really great. It's just the wait time to see the provider. You're sitting out there in the front lobby waiting to get checked in,that can be a little long. So maybe if yo