I love being a provider. I’ve been sick, I’ve been hospitalized and I know how frustrating it can be to struggle with your health. I also know what it can be like when you don’t quite understand, for whatever reason, what those caring for you are thinking and doing. As a doctor, I recognize the tremendous trust my patients place in me, and I do my best to help them understand not only their medical issues but also the plan—the how and why—behind helping them feel better. I love the challenge posed by all gastrointestinal disorders but especially enjoy the challenges and intricacies of Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis.
I grew up in Utah County and graduated from Brigham Young University. I received my medical degree from the University of Virginia, and I finished my residency in internal medicine at the University of Utah where I also served as chief medical resident. After working as a general internist and teaching physician for a few years through the University of Utah, I completed my gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Washington.
My beautiful wife, Katie, and I have four children. I love sports, music, reading, movies and spending time with my friends and family.