Derrick Walker, DO, FACS, MountainStar Medical Group Brigham City

Derrick Walker, DO, FACS, MountainStar Medical Group Brigham City


My name is Derek Walker. I’m a general surgeon. I’ve been in practice for 14 years, and I
practice here at Brigham City Community Hospital. Brigham City holds a special place in that
[inaudible 00:00:14] that’s where I grew up. My brothers and I graduated from Box Elder
High School. We love the close knit focus of the community,
and all about small town. Being able to do fun things on the weekend. You’re not too far away from the outdoors,
here. General surgery is an interesting field in
that, unlike other fields of medicine where you manage chronic problems, general surgery,
you get to manage acute problems. So, if someone comes in with an urgent surgical
need, for instance, an acute appendicitis, 80 years ago, people were dying from acute
appendicitis. But now, it’s one of the most common surgical
emergencies for which we can identify the problem quickly, take them to the operating
room, and they get better. We take care of routine hernia repairs. We take care of sick gall bladders. We do endoscopies, so upper and lower endoscopies. And through those, we are taking care of precancerous
polyps. Also, finding colon cancers. Having Dr. Bryce and myself here, offering
this procedure, people don’t have to travel, and we can take care of them. We wanna offer high quality, evidence based
medicine, which is patient-focused. Even though we’re a smaller community, or
a smaller facility, we’re still offering the same procedure that’s offered in the big cities. I think if patients understand that, they’re
gonna be comfortable coming to us, and they’re gonna get the cutting edge procedure for what
they need. Our other philosophy is, if we can’t take
care of you, we’re gonna get you the right person. And so, we’re kind of taking the hassle away
of you having to go back to your primary care doctor, so we know who we can send them to,
if we can’t take of you. We offer the best care available, in the local
area. Evidence based, high quality, patient-focused. And, we can take care of all your needs. If we can’t, we’re gonna get you the right
person. But, come see us first.

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