If there were one thing Dr. Jones wished his patients knew about him it is that he’s not actually as young as he looks. If there were a second, he says it would be that he goes home every day with a smile on his face.
Having grown up in Utah, Dr. Jones says he chose to stay here because of the sense of community, the outdoor recreation, the mountains, and the great people. An avid soccer player and father of four, Dr. Jones and his family enjoy backpacking, fly fishing, mountain biking and, of course, playing soccer.
Although his father pointed out early that he would make a great pediatrician (his aptitude for picking the vegetables out of his food had prepared him for removing small objects from little noses and ears), it was job shadowing a doctor in high school that hooked Dr. Jones on medicine. Becoming a father added to his passion for working with kids. “Being a parent is everything to my practice,” says Dr. Jones. “I feel I can relate so much more to my patients (and their parents) because I am in the trenches right along with them.”
Dr. Jones says living in this community adds a depth and context to his patient relationships that helps him better understand and meet their needs. The better he knows a child and their family, the better care he feels he can provide. One of his favorite job perks is running into his patients around town.
Clinical interests: Newborn Care, Respiratory Illnesses, and Sports Medicine.
Dr. Jones is good at taking meticulous care of his socks but probably won't win any baking contests. He once used powdered sugar instead of flour to make cookies, a gooey mess his kids never let him forget.