Mike learned early the value of hard work and money management as the second of seven children. Mike was a teenager when his parents divorced. This caused significant financial hardship to his family. It was here that he learned proper money management brings liberty, while the misuse of money brings bondage.
After serving a mission for the LDS church, Mike completed his Bachelor of Science degree at BYU. He met and married his wife, Katrina, while attending BYU. He then completed medical school and a Family Practice residency in Michigan, serving as Chief Resident during his final year. Mike noticed during his medical training the powerful impact the law had on medical practice and society. He therefore decided to return to BYU and attend law school.
Mike completed his law degree at BYU while working full-time as a family physician. He serves as the medical director of his office. He was also elected by his peers to serve at a local hospital as the Chief of Staff. Mike enjoys collaborating with his peers to productively prevent and resolve problems.
Mike uses the same collaborative approach in his medical practice. He regularly explains the diagnostic and treatment options to his patients, and supports them in finding solutions to their own problems. In addition, Mike has always tried to find the most cost effective ways of practicing medicine. He uses the least expensive tests and medicines, and only prescribes them when necessary. He strongly believes that the patient and the doctor, not the insurance company or federal government, should be the primary driver in medical decision making.
Mike enjoys reading, taking walks, and spending time with his wife and eight children. Mike and Katrina live in Alpine, where they maximize the educational opportunities for their children by using a combination of home, electronic, charter, and public school systems.
Phone: (801) 358-2362
659 East 200 North
Alpine, Utah 84004