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Family Medicine

Tooele family practice doctor

Rebekah Aldridge, PA-C – Grantsville Medical Clinic

Rebekah Aldridge is a Physician’s Assistant at the Grantsville Medical Clinic. She received her Bachelors of Science in Biology and her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Utah. After working as an EMT at Gold Cross Ambulance for 6 years, she moved to Grantsville Medical Clinic. She lives in Erda and specializes in Family Practice, All ages, and Women’s Care. Rebekah Aldridge may be reached at 435-884-3578 and is located at 822 E Main St #7 in Grantsville.

Rebekah has four boys and her husband works as a fireman in Salt Lake County. She enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with her family. She also loves to watch football and cheer on Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.

Alex Childs

Alex Childs, PA – Grantsville Medical Clinic

Alex graduated from Grantsville High School and attended Utah Valley University, where he achieved a BS in Biology. He then went onto Keiser University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and obtained an MS in Physician Assistant Studies. Alex has spent the last year-and-a-half working in a rural clinic in Yreka, CA but is excited to bring his young family home to the community he grew up in and that they love and know.

Alex loves spending time with his wife and children doing adventurous things. They enjoy camping, hiking, and mountaineering. Some of his many hobbies include writing novels, scuba diving, rock climbing, and skiing.

To schedule an appointment with Alex, call 435-884-3578. The Grantsville Medical Clinic is located at 822 E Main St, Ste 7.

Utah family medicine doctor

Al Parker, MD – Tooele Medical Group Family Medicine

Al Parker, MD, is a Board Certified Family Medicine physician at our Tooele Medical Group Family Medicine location. He received his undergraduate degree from Georgia College and State University, then went on to graduate from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia as a Doctor of Medicine. He completed his residency at University of Alabama, Birmingham. Al Parker has had over 20 years of experience serving patients in the ER, Hospital Medicine, Urgent Care, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He has received many honors and awards throughout his professional experience, including: Resident teacher of the year, Honors Family Medicine and Pediatrics, and Chief Resident.

In his free time, Dr. Parker enjoys spending time with his wife and family, fly fishing, and coaching AA basketball. Al can be reached at 435-843-2634 and is located at 196 E 2000 N, Suite 106 next to the hospital.

Utah urgent care doctor

Catherine Carter – Stansbury Springs Health Center

Catherine Carter is a Family Nurse Practitioner at the Stansbury Springs Health Center. She has several years of Primary Care clinical experience and 23 years of nursing experience. She has an interest in providing evidence based holistic care to patients. Catherine graduated with her Nursing degree from the University of Phoenix in 1998 and completed her Family Nurse Practitioner Masters Degree in 2010. While working as a Family Nurse Practitioner at the VA Western Salt Lake City Community Based Outpatient Clinic, she was a mentor for the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant students at University of Utah, BYU, and Gonzaga University.

Catherine has received many performance and service awards throughout her medical career.

Catherine Carter can be reached at 435-843-1342 sees patients at Stansbury Springs clinic, located at 576 Highway 138 on the north corner of the Soelbergs parking lot.

General Surgery

Dr. Blaine Cashmore

Blaine J Cashmore, MD – Oquirrh Surgical Services

Dr. Cashmore’s specialty is General Surgery with Oquirrh Surgical Services. He graduated from George Washington University in 1996 and completed a residency at the University of California in Irvine in 2005. He served in the US Air Force as a general surgeon at Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, New Mexico. He has also worked in both Heber and Mt. Pleasant, Utah as the sole provider of General Surgical and endoscopic care. Now a general surgeon at Oquirrh Surgical Services, Dr. Cashmore lives in Stansbury Park. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three children – especially playing sports with his kids. He also likes politics and reading. Dr. Cashmore may be reached at 435-228-0061 and is located at 196 E 2000 N, Ste 109.

Orthopedics

Utah Orthopedics Doctor

Jake Daynes, DO – Tooele Medical Group Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Dr. Daynes is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Tooele Medical Group Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. He was born in California and raised in Salt Lake City. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish Literature in 2004. He completed his orthopedic internship and residency in Detroit, Michigan during which he received training in trauma, sports medicine, joint replacement, and surgery. He recently completed a fellowship in sports medicine and cartilage restoration in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Daynes believes that the body, and particularly the musculoskeletal system, has an unprecedented ability to heal. Dr. Daynes and his wife have four children. They live in Stansbury Park. In his spare time, he loves to fly fish, exercise and spend time with his family. Dr. Daynes may be reached at 435-843-3859 and is located at 1929 Aaron Dr, Ste L.

Utah Orthopedics PA

Cassie Broadhead, PA – Tooele Medical Group Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Cassie Broadhead is a Physician’s Assistant at Tooele Medical Group Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. She is licensed in Utah and Wyoming and is also a licensed EMT. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree from BYU in Exercise Science and later, a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from Idaho State University. She has coached basketball at BYU and Timpview High School and also spent five years as a horseback riding instructor. She has specific experience in bone and joint surgery as an orthopedic physician assistant as well as in primary and urgent care. Cassie is located at 1929 Aaron Dr, Ste L. and can be reached at 435-843-3859.

Utah Orthopedics PA

Mike Rady, ARNP – Tooele Medical Group Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Mike Rady is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner located at Tooele Medical Group Orthopedics & Sports Medicine with a Masters of Science in Nursing from Maryville University in Missouri. He received his undergraduate degree from BYU-Idaho and moved to Tooele in 2001. From 2001 – 2019, he worked as a nurse in Mountain West Medical Center’s Emergency Room, Cath Lab, and ICU. Mike has extensive experience in orthopedics and makes patient experience his top priority. He has been married for 21 years and has 4 children, is active in his church, and served a mission for his church in Hungary, Budapest. His hobbies include playing football and basketball with his kids, camping, and hiking. Mike Rady can be reached at 435-843-3859 and is located at 1929 Aaron Dr, Ste L.

Neurosurgery

June Chavez, MD, MSPH – Specialty Clinic

Dr. June Chavez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Utah. She obtained her undergraduate degree in biology at Columbia University in New York City. Dr. Chavez subsequently completed her medical degree and neurosurgical residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. She then obtained a Master of Science in Public Health and completed a complex spine fellowship in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Utah. In her spare time, Dr. Chavez enjoys running and watching baseball with her husband. Dr. Chavez can be reached at 435-843-2725 and is located at 196 E 2000N, Ste 100.

Dr. Chavez specializes in general neurosurgery, adult degenerative spine disorders, spine trauma, brain tumors, cranial trauma, and stroke care. Most often, Dr. Chavez helps patients who have pain associated with a herniated or degenerative disc. Common symptoms include:

  • Pain radiating in the arm or hand
  • Numbness, weakness or tingling in arms or pain near shoulder blades or neck
  • Radiating pain and pressure in the lower back
  • Changes in gait, such as unsteadiness, lack of coordination or difficulty initiating leg movement

 

Pediatrics

Steven Rich, D.O.

Steven Rich, DO – Wellsprings Pediatrics

Dr. Rich is with Wellsprings Pediatrics and is originally from Salt Lake City. He completed his undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Utah. He went on to obtain a masters degree in public health from the University of Texas and a doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the Touro University-Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine. After completing his residency in Dayton, Ohio, Dr. Rich and his family moved to Stansbury Park.

Dr. Rich and his wife have six kids – three boys and three girls. Most of his time outside of work is spent keeping up with their various interests and activities. He occasionally is involved in coaching one or more of the sports teams his kids are a part of. He and his family like to hike, camp, travel, and see movies together. He enjoys running, playing basketball, and playing guitar. You may reach Dr. Rich at 435-882-9035 and is located at 196 E 2000 N, Ste 100.

Women’s Care

Samara Lazernick, MD

Samara Lazernick, MD – Wellsprings Women’s Care

Dr. Lazernick graduated Cum Laude from Old Dominion University in Virginia with her BS degree in Chemistry. She later received her Medical Doctorate from Eastern Virginia Medical School and completed her OB/GYN residency at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Lazernick served as president of the Wilderness Medicine Club and started MedWAR at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Her goal is to provide complete obstetric and gynecological care for each stage of her patient’s lives from routine obstetric and preventative care to hormone replacement therapy and minimally invasive procedures. You may reach Dr. Lazernick at 435-843-3678 and is located at 196 E 2000 N, Ste 101.

Megan M Shutts-Karjola

Megan M Shutts-Karjola, MD – Wellsprings Women’s Care

Dr. Megan Shutts-Karjola is with Wellprings Women’s Care and received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Saint Lawrence University in Canton, New York and went on to complete her Medical Doctorate at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Betheseda, Maryland. She now works at Mountain West Medical Center as a staff Obstetrician/Gynecologist. Dr. Shutts-Karjola has received multiple medals from the Air Force including the Meritorious Unit Medal. You may reach Dr. Shutts-Karjola at 435-843-3678 and she is located at 196 E 2000 N, Ste 101.

Meena Aserlind, MD – Wellsprings Women’s Care

Dr. Meena Aserlind is an OB/GYN at our Wellsprings Women’s Care location. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at Clemson University in South Carolina. She then went on to receive her Doctorate of Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina. She completed her residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. She offers quality prenatal and gynecological care to her patients.

In her free time, Dr. Aserlind enjoys skiing, hiking, scuba diving, and tennis. She also loves to travel to historic places, she has been to the ruins of Pompeii, Chichen Itza, and Russia for the World Cup! She’s a Clemson football fan but looks forward to finding sports teams in Utah to cheer on. Dr. Meena Aserlind is located at 196 E 2000 N, Ste 101 and can be reached at 435-843-3678.