Member of the Week: Dr. David Beckstead

Practice: I’m a Family doc in Spanish Fork. I work with Canyon View medical group.

Residency: Riverside Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Additional training or fellowships: I have done additional training in allergy medicine.

A bit about Dr. Beckstead: I grew up in Preston, Idaho. I went to BYU for undergrad and did med school at Ohio State. My wife and I have four children. I enjoy gardening, running, singing, and hiking with my kids.

What keeps you passionate about family medicine? It doesn’t happen every day, but every once in a while one of my patients tells me I made a huge difference in their life.

What do you wish you’d known when graduating from med school? I wish I had known more about the business of medicine. I wish I had known that anecdotal stories motivate people more than research.

Where will we find you on your day off? Spending time with my wife and kids.

What are you…
reading right now: The Time Machine by H.G. Wells