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There are currently more than 600 DOs actively practicing in Utah. This offers our members the opportunity to take a greater leadership role in the medical profession by representing Utah's osteopathic physicians on a state level and on a national level at the American Osteopathic Association.

 

Our purpose is to serve osteopathic physicians and students in Utah through coordinated efforts of promoting and advancing medicine, supporting and delivering continuing education, and fostering the highest quality of medical care to the people of this state. 

Marcelle Smith
Executive Director

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Justin Mellott, DO
Board Member

Dr. Justin Mellott is Board Certified in Family Medicine after completing his medical training at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and Valley Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas, NV. He is currently working for the InstaCare Intermountain Healthcare Medical Group in Ogden. He holds licenses in both Utah and Texas.

Christopher Edwards, DO
Board Member

To be Dr. Christopher Edwards is currently an Associate Professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practices at RVUCOM-SU. He is Board Certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, after having completed an NMM residency in Kirksville, MO and medical school at Des Moines University in Iowa.

David Park, DO
Ex Officio Board Member

Dr. David J. Park is a dual-board certified family physician and currently the campus dean for Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Southern Utah. Dr. Park is an advocate and leader in the osteopathic medical profession and currently serves on the national board of governors for the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

Christine Meacham
Student Rep.

Christine Meacham is a 2nd-year Medical Student at Rocky Vista University (RVU) Southern Utah. She currently serves as the President of RVU’s SOMA Chapter and holds a position on SOMA’s National Resolutions committee. Christine has worked as an EMT and interned as Coroner with the Gallatin County Sherriff’s Office.

Dr. Kevin Duke
President

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David Crimin, CMD, DO
Board Member

Dr. David Crimin is an Assistant Professor of Primary Care at RVUCOM-SU. He also is the Medical Director and House Doctor at SUVH and Medical Director of IHC Hospice in Richfield. Dr. Crimin is dual Board Certified in Family Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He practiced rural Family Medicine in Richfield for 27 yrs.

Fredrick Dressen, DO
Board Member

Dr. Frederick Dressen was formerly Board Certified in General Surgery. Dr. Dressen is presently working as wound care physician, hospice physician, and family practitioner. He is double certified in Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP), Wound Care Certified (WCC).

Darren Jenkins, DO
Past President

Dr. Darren Jenkins is Board Certified in Family Practice and currently runs a private practice, Health First Family Medicine in West Jordan. He completed his residency at Kingman Regional Medical Center in Arizona in 2010 and graduated from ATSU Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007. 

Jan E. Badertscher, DO
Education Chairman

Dr. Jan Badertscher is Board Certified in Osteopathic Family Medicine & OMM. Dr. Jan has recently opened her clinic, Back To Basics Wellness, in Payson, Utah where she offers integrative therapies and OMT.  She currently serves as Adjunct Faculty for Family Medicine and OP&P for Rocky Vista University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.