Dr. Matthew "Toby" Cox grew up in Connecticut. He received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at Colby College in Maine. From there he headed west and graduated in 1995 with his M.D. from St. Louis University. He completed a three year pediatrics residency at Northwestern University in Chicago. After which, he headed to Utah where he worked in private practice in Layton, and completed a Masters in Public Health at the University of Utah. In 2001, Drs. Cox and Johnson and Dallen Ormond hatched a plan to start their own pediatric office and Families First Pediatrics opened its doors in October of that year. Dr. Cox is board certified in pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. His wife is a neonatologist at Primary Children's and they have 3 daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys ice hockey, mountain biking, snowboarding and recovering from injuries sustained from these activities. He also enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and is a self-proclaimed music geek.
Dr. Michael Johnson was born and raised in rural Northern California. He attended San Diego State University where he completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering. He then attended Medical School at the University of Utah. He also completed his pediatric residency at the University of Utah and Primary Children's Medical Center. He has worked as a community pediatrician since co-founding Families First Pediatrics in 2001. Dr. Johnson is board certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He and his wife have 5 children. He is a devoted sports fan, and some of his favorite hobbies include baseball, running, skiing and many other outdoor activities which he can share with his family. He also loves travelling and has gone abroad to volunteer his medical services.
Dallen Ormond grew up in the St George, Utah area. He received his Bachelor's degree in Biology and Nursing from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In 1999, he graduated from Brigham Young University with a Masters of Science in Nursing, completing the Family Nurse Practitioner program. He also received his PhD from Oregon Health and Science University with an emphasis in childhood obesity. He has broad range of experience in both pediatric and family medicine, as well as orthopedics and sports medicine. He spent two years working with the Department of Cardiology at Primary Children's Medical Center, caring for critically ill children. He has been with Families First Pediatrics since co-founding it in 2001. Dallen is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Association, and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Pratitioners. He is married with 4 children. He enjoys several outdoor activities, playing sports, and coaching his children's sports teams. He is an avid runner and is currently training for his first triathlon.
Camille "Camie" Goff grew up in Salt Lake County. After attending Ricks College for 2 years, she transferred to the University of Utah where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Science of Nursing in 2002. She completed her Masters of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Utah in 2006, with an emphasis in pediatrics and women's health. She has a broad range of nursing experience and worked for over 10 years in the Emergency Department at Primary Children's Medical Center. She also spent several years working for Child Protective Services and teaching pediatrics and pediatric trauma courses to local EMT's and firefighters. She is board certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Camie is an active volunteer in her community and spends time each month helping children at local schools with supplemental education. She has been married for 11 years and has 3 boys. She loves athletics and played and coached women's softball at the collegiate level for 4 years. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her kids play sports, exercising, vacationing, and reading.
Dr. Zak Zarbock was born and raised in the Salt Lake area. He graduated from BYU earning a Bachelor Degree in Exercise Physiology. For medical school, he attended THE Ohio State University graduating in 2005. His three year pediatric residency was spent at the University of Utah and Primary Children's Medical Center. After completing his residency, he began working at Families First Pediatrics in 2008. He is board certified in pediatrics and a professional member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is the founder and president of Zarbee's, which has become nationally recognized for its all-natural children's cough syrup (www.zarbees.com). He has been married for over 13 years and has 4 boys. Zak loves coaching his boys in their many activities and volunteers much of his time to his community. When not conceiving new business ideas, he enjoys skiing, sports, and many other outdoor activities with his family.
Dr. Tiffany Thomas was born and raised in Southern New Jersey. She moved to North Carolina to attend Davidson College where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology. In 2007, she completed her medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her three year pediatric residency at the University of Utah and Primary Children's Medical Center is what brought her here. Thankfully, her love of skiing, hiking and outdoor recreation has kept her in Utah. After residency in 2010, she began her career in pediatrics at Families First Pediatrics. She is board certified in pediatrics and is a professional member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Utah Medical Society. She loves travelling and has been to several different countries. She has been married for over 4 years and is expecting her first child in 2012.
Dr. Barbara Bean was born and raised in New Orleans. She moved to Flagstaff, Arizona for undergraduate school and graduated from Northern Arizona University with a bachelor of science in botany. She returned to New Orleans to attend medical school at Tulane University. Following a pediatric residency at the University of Utah, she worked for 15 years with a pediatric group in Murray and is now looking forward to joining Families First Pediatrics in April. She is board certified in pediatrics.
Barb and her husband, Jim, have a daughter and a son who attend the University of Utah. They all enjoy hiking in the southern Utah desert and spend many long weekends in Torrey and Escalante. She loves to read, run with her dog and always looks forward to a good joke.
Chris Cook grew up in Northern Virginia. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Radford University in Virginia. After graduation, he moved to Utah to enjoy the many recreational opportunities that this state has to offer. In 2008, he received his Bachelor's Degree in Science of Nursing from the University of Utah. In 2012, he received his Doctorate of Nursing Practice - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from the University of Utah. His doctoral project was on recognizing speech impediments in young children. He has a broad range of pediatric experience gained from working at Primary Children's Medical Center both on the Children's Medical Unit and the Emergency Department for over 7 years. He is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.
He has been married for 13 years and has 2 sons and a daughter. In his free time, he enjoys teaching, speaking to schools about nursing careers, snowboarding, longboarding, soccer, and golf.
Kody Crowell was born in Idaho and raised throughout Idaho and Utah. He attended Hillcrest High School in Sandy, UT. He went to Utah State University for his undergraduate degree where he met his amazing wife. While at Utah State he worked many jobs to pay for schooling. One of these was with the Boys and Girls Club of Brigham City. While working/volunteering there he realized how rewarding it was to work with kids, and decided his career path would be in pediatrics. After completing his undergraduate degree in 2007, he went to the University of Utah Medical School and graduated in 2011. He then went on to complete a pediatric residency at Primary Children’s Hospital in June of 2014. Kody and his wife currently have three children, two boys who make sure Kody is always playing with action figures or a ball, and a beautiful little girl who already has her dad wrapped around her finger.
In his off time he also enjoys fly-fishing, and if he is not at work or home, he is hopefully on one of the mountain lakes with his float tube and fly rod.He is excited to be at Families First Pediatrics, and eager to get to know the families in the area.
Sheri Vlam was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She received her R.N. degree in Canada and worked in the field of Pediatrics. Sheri moved to Utah in 1995. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing at the University of Utah in 2001 and later received her Master's Degree in Nursing (2004) with an emphasis in Pediatrics. She is board certified as an Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. She has a broad range of pediatric experience gained from working at Shriner's Hospital for Children, Pediatric Urgent Care, Surgery, and in the primary care setting. Sheri worked over 11 years at a pediatric practice in Salt Lake City before joining Families First Pediatrics.
Sheri has been married to her husband for over 18 years. She and her husband have 3 adorable boys and a hyper puppy. Sheri is a Canuck at heart, but loves Utah and enjoys hiking, swimming, and playing with her children and spending time with her family.