Jon Neilson is a Sandy native and a fur-dad to a young English Cream Golden Retriever named Lulu. He loves spending time with family, rooting for the Utah Jazz and University of Utah, and acting as a mentor and advisor to a group of young African refugees. In his free time, no matter the season, Jon is taking advantage of all the recreational opportunities Utah offers.
Neilson’s path to pediatrics started when he worked with children at The Children’s Center in Salt Lake. The progress he saw in each of the kids there inspired him to seek a career where he could advocate for children. After nursing school, he worked at Primary Children’s Hospital, where he also continued his education in both pediatric care and family medicine. It didn’t take long for Jon to realize that his pediatric patients were the most fun, so he decided to switch to a pediatric-focused clinic.
Jon is especially passionate about well-child care and acute, episodic care. He also speaks Spanish and would love to continue providing care to families who prefer to conduct visits in their native language. His job gives him the chance to help kids feel comfortable, no matter the circumstance.
DNP Neilson had the opportunity to translate for the U.S. Navy medical staff off the coast of El Salvador during a mission for his church.