Member of the Week: Dr. Heather Alden

A bit about Dr. Alden: I am a proud Chinese-American that grew up in Taiwan until age 10 and then moved to Utah. In high school, I kept busy in choir, band, orchestra and dance. I met my husband Kael in college and we moved to California to purse a career in music and my medical education at UCLA (go Bruins!). After two kids and missing the outdoors/mountains, we moved back to Utah in 2017 and have loved every moment!

What do you wish you’d known when you graduated from medical school? That I will not have time to keep up on knowledge for everything but that I will still be a good doctor for my patients even if I have to look things up!

What keeps you passionate about family medicine? I have the opportunity to connect with patients in ways no other specialty usually can and the breadth of knowledge I can provide.

Where will we find you on your day off? Hiking, yoga, going on a camping trip with family and friends, gardening.

What are you…
reading right now: Beloved by Toni Morrison
watching right now: Pen15
listening to right now: Smartless Podcast