Practice: I work for the University of Utah School of Medicine where I teach students, teach Family Medicine residents, and see patients. I practice at the Neurobehavior HOME Program, a clinical program for individuals with a developmental disability.
Residency: University of Utah
You need to know three things about me:
1) I love baseball;
2) I love ’80s and ’90s British pop rock; 3) I love movies;
4) I’m not good at counting; and
5) I love to write.
I have a new book coming out later this year called HOSPITAL! A Medical Satire of Unhealthy Proportions. It’s the near opposite of my previous book Fallible: A Memoir of a Young Physician’s Struggle with Mental Illness. I am a home-grown Utah boy, growing up in Farmington. I went to Utah State, then the Medical College of Wisconsin, and completed residency at the University of Utah in 2012. I recently had an amazing experience in Poland working with Ukrainian refugees. I live with my awesome wife and four kids in Holladay.
What keeps you passionate about family medicine? Working with disadvantaged populations, both on an individual level, and on a systems level.
What do you wish you’d known when graduating from med school? Don’t be afraid of being a physician. You are not on your own.
Where will we find you on your day off? Watching baseball or wrestling with my kids.
What are you…
reading right now: The Volunteer about a spy who was sent to Auschwitz to gather information for the Allies in WWII.
watching right now: Black Bird on Apple+. It’s brilliant!
listening to right now: A lot of The Decemberists since I saw them in concert recently. But also The Cure and The Smiths.