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Dr. Brandon Bonewell, DO
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   I am a board certified Internal Medicine physician serving the St, George, Utah area.  I practice as a hospitalist.  This means that I dedicate my entire career to the treatment of hospitalized patients.  I enjoy this line of work, and I strive to provide the best care available. I am blessed to be a part of the healing process during this stressful time in peoples' lives. I truly enjoy working with the patients from our wonderful community. 

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My Story

I grew up in Washington state. I was in Everett, Washington for Elementary school and Spokane Washington for Jr. High and High School.  In school, I was undecided between becoming an FBI agent or a physician.  I served for two years on a Mormon mission in Honduras.  It was there I decided I would rather work with people seeking help than chase people that are seeking to harm others.  I chose to go with the more simple and more pleasant field, Medicine.  

During my mission, my parents had moved to St. George, Utah.  I attended one semester at Dixie State while waiting to complete my undergraduate at BYU.  There I married my beautiful wife Goldie who has family local to Leeds.  Over the years of schooling and residency we have grown our family to five children.  We enjoy the beauty and outdoor life that Southern Utah, Northern Arizona and Southeastern Nevada have to offer.

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My Education

I attended college at BYU.  I enjoyed math and science.  My major was applied physics.  I enjoyed rooting for the various sports teams.  While there, I worked in a nuclear physics lab leading the team on our particle accelerator.  I also tried my hand as a secretary in the local Neurosurgery clinic.  I was much better at the particle accelerator.  I did stick with my plan to enter the medical field because a career as a physicist would lack the human interaction I hoped for.

I went on to attend medical school at Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Before looking apply to medical school I had not heard of Osteopathic Medicine.  There were only slight differences I could find between an MD and a DO (Medical Doctor and Doctor of Osteopathy).  DO schools sacrificed courses on genetics and instead had courses on holistic aspects of medicine including "Osteopathic Manipulation" which is similar to chiropractic techniques.  This seemed like a reasonable approach and has hopefully had some benefit on my training.  Overall the medical license and residency training for DOs and MDs is the same.

I completed Residency in the Henry Ford Health system in Detroit Michigan.  The main hospital I trained in was St Joseph's (renamed Henry Ford Macomb Hospital - Clinton Township).  This hospital was located in the suburbs of Detroit.  Contrary to the inner city's well earned reputation, the Detroit suburbs are a wonderful and safe place to live.  I chose the field of Internal Medicine because of its completeness.  Training includes in depth rotations with all organ system specialists.  It covers enough in-depth information to qualify for fellowships in most of the specialty fields.  

During residency, I chose to go on to become a hospitalist.  I enjoy this field because of the quality patient interactions, the intellectually challenging nature of complicated diseases, and the ability to watch people succeed in healing.  I get to interact with the patients and focus on their treatment during their hospital stay.  I get to know them a little better each day. I am able to care for complicated hospitalized patients on a daily basis.  Hospitalized patients usually have 2-3 chronic problems that complicate the short-term disease they are trying to overcome.  I feel blessed to work with a care team of nurses, specialists, and other hospital staff to help each patient get through their disease.  I accept that not everyone can or wants to be kept alive, but I do my best to give each patient the highest quality of care possible in their situation.

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My Family

I was raised in a family of 8.  My father served in the Army, He went on to become a police officer in the Everett Washington area.  When I was 8 years old, he re-entered college and went on to become an attorney.  His ability to accomplish high levels of personal growth is what inspired me to pursue and advanced education. He is still practicing law here is St George.  Many of my siblings are here in town as well with their families.

My wife, Goldie, and I have 5 kids of our own.  They range from High School to Elementary.  They enjoy various activities including sports and dance in our community.  We love the great supportive community that St George offers.

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My Family

I was raised in a family of 8.  My father served in the Army, He went on to become a police officer in the Everett, Washington area.  When I was 8 years old, he re-entered college and went on to become an attorney.  His ability to accomplish high levels of personal growth is what inspired me to pursue an advanced education. He is still practicing law here is St George.  Many of my siblings are here in town as well with their families. 

My wife, Goldie and I have five kids of our own.  They range from High School to Elementary ages.  They enjoy various activities including sports and dance in our community.  We love the great supportive community that St. George offers.

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Hobbies

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I enjoy the outdoors.  I like hiking, mountain biking, and traveling.  When I can get out and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us, I usually hit a local trail.  As a busy father and family man, I don't get out a lot.  When I do, I like the great feeling that hiking trails offers.  A couple times a year, I'll enjoy those trails on my bike instead of my feet.  Either way it is a peaceful calming way to step outside of everyday life.

I have enjoyed many wonderful vacations with and without my family.  My favorite is Oahu with my wife.  We tried a little surfing, snorkeling and boogie-boarding.  I have no skills at any of those, but I have a lot of good memories.  As a family we tend to go to more affordable locations because everything costs too much when you multiply it by 7.  We are planning our biggest trip next year.  We are taking the kids to Cancun, Mexico.

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Contact

Being in the hospital can be difficult.  There are many ways to reach out for help and clarification.

The fastest way to get a treatment question clarified or to make a request  is usually to press your call button and discuss it with your nurse.  If that is not working for you, here are some other options.

Rapid Response (435) 251-3333

Front desk 

Hospitalist office (435) 251-2992 

Coordinator phone (435) 251-1217

Doctor direct text (435) 344-4512

         (only works 7am to 7pm)

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Contact

Being in the hospital can be difficult.  There are many ways to reach out for help and clarification.

The fastest way to get a treatment question clarified or to make a request  is usually to press your call button and discuss it with your nurse.  If that is not working for you, here are some other options.

Emergent Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rapid Response (435) 251-3333

Help with something on your floor. . . . Front desk 

Forms filled out for work or family. . . . .Hospitalist office (435) 251-2992 

Your doctor's coordinator. . . . . . . . . . . . . Hospitalist coordinator phone (435) 251-1217

Test Message Dr. Bonewell directly. . . Physician service (435) 344-4512 (only works 7am to 7pm)

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