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 traveling 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 a 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.
Camille "Camie" Goff grew up in Salt Lake County. She attended the University of Utah where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Science of Nursing in 2002 and a Masters of Science Degree in Nursing in 2006, with an emphasis in pediatrics and women's health. She has a broad range of nursing experience and worked in the Emergency Department at Primary Children's Medical Center for over 10 years. 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 and the Utah Nurse Practitioner's Association. Camie is married with 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, being outdoors, and reading.
Dr. Zak Zarbock was born and raised right here in the Salt Lake area. He graduated from BYU with a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Physiology. He then attended medical school at THE Ohio State University, graduating in 2005. He completed his three year pediatric residency at the University of Utah and Primary Children's Medical Center. After completing his residency, he joined Families First Pediatrics, where he has been since 2008. He is board certified in pediatrics and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is also the founder of Zarbee's Naturals, a company focused on bringing natural health products to children and families. The company is nationally recognized for its #1 pediatrician recommended children's cough syrup (check it out at www.zarbees.com). He and his wife are having the time of their lives parenting 4 active, and often smelly, boys. Dr. Zak loves spending time with his family, coaching his boys in their many activities, and volunteers much of his time to his community. When not conceiving new business ideas, he enjoys spending time at the lake, skiing, mountain biking, and many other outdoor activities.
Dr. Tiffany Thomas was born in New Jersey, spent her formative years on a small island in the south pacific named Kwajalein, and then moved back to New Jersey again. She attended Davidson College in North Carolina where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology. In 2007 she completed her medical degree at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Her three-year residency at Primary Children’s Medical Center is what brought her to Utah. Thankfully, her love of skiing, hiking, and outdoor recreation is what has kept her here. After residency in 2010 she started at Families First Pediatrics. She is board certified in pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She loves travelling and cannot wait for her next adventure- although has been a little more domestic bound lately due to her two small sons.
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 is board certified in pediatrics and has been in practice for 21 years.
Barb and her husband, Jim, have a daughter and a son who also live and work in Salt Lake City. They enjoy hiking in the southern Utah desert and spend many long weekends in Torrey and Escalante. She loves to read, run with her dogs 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. Chris and his wife have 3 wonderful children. He is an avid soccer fan year-round and enjoys snowboarding in the winter.
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 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 has been at Families First Pediatrics since 2014 and loves being a part of this community.
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.
Dr. Lindsi Roundy was born and raised in Bluffdale, UT, when it was mostly farmland, and graduated from Bingham high school, just down the road. She made the decision to go to college and pursue a career in medicine after her oldest daughter was diagnosed with autism. She completed her undergraduate studies in biology and chemistry at the University of Utah and went on to medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Afterwards, she completed her three year residency training at Primary Children's Hospital where she focused her training on medically complex kids.
She loves caring for children, especially those with special healthcare needs, including feeding tubes and neurologic impairment and NICU follow-up care. She also loves routine newborn care (knowing there is nothing routine about adding a new little human to your family) and has a special interest in breastfeeding medicine.
Lindsi and her husband have three adorably crazy kids. When she's not wrangling her kids or riding her horse, she loves reading fantasy fiction and always enjoys a good game of Dungeons and Dragons.
Dr. Mitch Peterson grew up in Sandy, Utah, with 4 brothers and 1 sister. They kept their pediatrician busy with many visits for stitches and broken bones. He received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Brigham Young University. He then graduated from medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. After medical school, he returned to Salt Lake City and performed his pediatric residency training at Primary Children's Hospital with the University of Utah. He and his wife have a growing family with several pretty cute children. He loves spending time with them, playing basketball, snowboarding, and enjoying mountain trails, lakes, and reservoirs. He keeps up an Instagram account (@doctor.peterson) that addresses common questions about kids' health.
Dan was born and raised in Salt Lake until he moved to the suburbs of New York for his teenage years. He returned to Utah for his undergraduate studies where he majored in English, and then headed back to New York for medical school at Columbia University. He then spent the next three years completing his residency in pediatrics at UCSD in sunny San Diego before returning to the mountains of Utah where he has been a community pediatrician since 2005. He is board certified and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dan enjoys diversity and the wonderful relationships he has made with parents and their children from all over the world. He appreciates the opportunity to assist moms and dads in the grand adventure of parenthood, and help children live healthy and confident lives. When not working, he loves spending time with his amazing wife and four kids, mountain biking, skiing, and he is always grateful for good book recommendations.
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