Dr. Andrew Petersen, originally from Provo, Utah received his undergraduate degree in microbiology from Brigham Young University in 1996. He graduated from medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas and completed a dually accredited AMA/AOA residency in family medicine at Penn State affiliate program where he served as Chief Resident. He has since practiced family medicine in rural Kansas and rural Texas.
Dr. Petersen is ready to bring his experience and expertise to the greater Salt Lake City area which includes a full scope of family medicine: providing office based care, making house calls, visiting his patients in the nursing home, caring for patients in the hospital, working in the local emergency room and delivering babies. Through this experience he as come to love caring for his patients through all stages of their lives, but he has also seen that there is a disconnect between how doctors practice medicine, and how people can become and stay healthy. He realized that standard therapies and approaches were failing to help many patients with complex conditions.
While working as the Chief of Staff for Collingsworth General Hospital, Dr. Petersen realized that there is a desperate need to approach medical care differently. He saw that too many patients were failing to see an improvement in their health, in spite of receiving typical and accepted therapies, provided by both primary care and specialist physicians. He found this was especially true in the fields of endocrinology, infectious disease and women’s health.
Since that time, Dr. Petersen began to specialize in those areas that are poorly treated by physicians and specialists in the county, including hormonal imbalance, hypothyroidism, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, metabolic disorders, weight loss, bioidentical hormone replacement, neurodegenerative diseases and chronic infectious diseases such as Lyme disease. He is a fellow with the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.
In addition to providing cutting-edge medical care, Dr. Petersen enjoys hiking, biking, training for Spartan races, playing the guitar and singing. Dr. Petersen speaks fluent Spanish and enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and children.