Heidi is a native of Colorado, and one of twelve children. Her path in medicine began in a pediatric clinic during high school, followed by training and working as an emergency medical technician during college. She received her Bachelor of Science of Nursing degree from Brigham Young University in 1999, and has devoted her bedside nursing career largely to adult critical care. Heidi attended the University of Utah where she completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Heidi loves the variety of family medicine, and the opportunity to form long term health partnerships with whole families and patients of all ages. Special interest areas include preventive medicine, women’s health, pediatrics, concussion care, and mental wellness. Heidi is passionate about education, and frequently teaches community seminars about various health topics. Knowledge is power, and the key to health is understanding how your body works and how to take care of it.
Heidi is happily married and has four children. One daughter passed away shortly after birth due to Potter’s Syndrome, which spurred her to devote eight years to infant bereavement support. She spearheaded grassroots efforts to create appropriate clothing for babies who pass away shortly before or after birth, learned photography and retouching skills to be able to capture priceless memories for families, and created an informational website.
In her spare time, you can usually find Heidi somewhere on a trail. Hiking is happiness! She loves to explore new places, and is insatiably curious. Heidi has run several marathons, half marathons, and competed in several triathlons, including a half Ironman distance. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, classical music, and excellent food.