Undergraduate School: Brigham Young University
Medical School: Touro University Nevada
I grew up loving sports, music and the outdoors in Ogden, UT. After high school, I lived in Denmark for two years as a missionary for my church. I then studied biology and nutrition at BYU where I played in a band and met my beautiful wife. My wife is a personal trainer and group fitness instructor who keeps our family healthy and happy. She and my three incredible children are the whole world to me. I attended medical school in Nevada where I also started an organization called WorldMedicalSchool.org to help improve global medical education. I want to support people in taking control of their own healthcare by encouraging healthy lifestyles and helping them to make informed decisions.
My Philosophy on Medicine:
My philosophy is that patients should be given the best information and then given the ability to direct their care based on their own values. Now patients have access to a lot more information and they need to be empowered to make their own decisions. As we switch over to a system where patients are in control of and responsible for their own health, we will find that will be prescribing a lot less medication and fewer invasive procedures.So then if more medication isn’t the answer, then what is? I personally believe it is lifestyle. Studies have shown that 80% of chronic diseases are preventable with nutrition, exercise, sleep and emotional/spiritual wellness. If there were a pill that could decrease 80% of chronic disease, we would all pay lots of money for it. So I’m trying to sell people this “miracle pill.” The only cost is work and the only major side effect is happiness.