Blue Mountain Community College
Pendleton, Oregon – Basketball Scholarship
Utah State University
University of Des Moines
Bachelor of Science
Physician Assistant Program
Idaho Medical Association (PA)
Brett is an East Idaho native growing up on a potato farm in Ashton, Idaho. He was very active and excelled in athletics, especially football and basketball. Out of high school, he earned a college scholarship to play basketball at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Oregon.
Brett transferred to Utah State University where he studied exercise science and discovered the new field of physician assistant studies. Intrigued with the concept, he applied and was accepted to the highly accredited physician assistant program at the University of Des Moines in Iowa where he graduated in 1994 after completing the rigorous program.
Since his graduation, Brett has gained a wealth of experience working in primary care, urgent care, and emergency room environments. Brett’s love for sports carried through his medical career as he provided sports medicine treatments to athletes and active individuals.
Now, Brett enjoys working at Rocky Mountain Diabetes Center where he is on a team of winning professionals who have great compassion and care for people who have endocrine related health situations. He values his ability to work in a practice where he can actively promote healthy lifestyle instead of simply prescribing drugs. He also welcomes the opportunity to work in the Hispanic community where he can use his Spanish that he learned while serving a church mission in Colombia, South America.
Brett is married and with his wife Tina have five girls and one boy that keep them busy. Brett is passionate about his family, medicine and running! In his spare time, Brett prepares for marathons. Since about 2000, Brett has competed in over 100 marathons and half marathons. He continues to run and live a healthy lifestyle which he also advocates to his patients – marathons are optional for his patients!