Utah County Vasectomy Clinic
Experienced & Efficient Vasectomy Doctors
Our doctors throughout Utah have excellent experience and skill. Simply put, they are Utah’s best vasectomy doctors. Read through their bios below so you can feel confident that you’re working with the best seasoned professionals.
Justin Parkinson, M.D.
Salt Lake Clinic
Dr. Parkinson has performed over 3,000 no-scalpel vasectomies since 2006 and is currently performing more than 500 vasectomies per year. He has taught this new no-scalpel technique to other physicians in Utah, Colorado, Alabama and Idaho.
Personal Practice – Began his own urology private practice in Utah in 2006, helps urology patients with various needs, and focuses on treating bladder dysfunction
Bachelor Degree – Idaho State University
Medical Degree – University of Utah, graduated with honors
Internship & Residency – Residency in urology at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (where he was named the chief resident)
American Urological Association
American Medical Association
Utah Medical Association
AWARDS & CERTIFICATIONS
AVSC – Achieved AVSC International Certified Instructor on teaching no-scalpel vasectomy procedure to other physicians
Steven B. Cherrington, DO
Dr. Steven Cherrington is a leading provider of family medicine for patients in the Utah County area. He offers family medicine care to all ages. In addition to hospice and palliative care, treatment for snoring, depression, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and obesity. Dr. Cherrington can also provide many types of contraception including the no-scalpel vasectomy.
He gains great personal satisfaction in seeing people change for the better. To this end, he specializes in treating addiction to opioids, runs a very successful weight loss program and recently has started teaching patients to treat their Type 2 diabetes without the use of medications and ultimately reverse or cure their Type 2 diabetes altogether. He also is interested in and runs a business (GentleRevive.com) that uses medical lasers to do everything from rejuvenate nearly all skin of the body and to revise or remove tattoos. He also performs a procedure in the office that very effectively treats erectile dysfunction with a new treatment that does not use medications. He also performs very effective treatments for many types of sexual dysfunction.
Dr. Cherrington has a particular interest in women’s and children’s health, treatment of depression, snoring, sleep apnea, obesity as well as helping with many forms of sexual dysfunction that both men and women can experience. He manages contraception in women and men, including vasectomy using the no-scalpel approach in a very short in-office procedure. Along with a full practice in Family Medicine, He manages diabetes in a whole new and different way without the use of medications, high blood pressure, and obesity. The obesity treatment program that he runs is extremely effective and tailored to the health of the person. See more information here. Helping you make the best use of your health care dollar is very important to Dr. Cherrington, and to that end generic medications are used whenever possible, and he follows an initiative called Choosing Wisely that guides doctors and patients to the most effective and economical ways to diagnose and treat diseases. Dr. Cherrington also specializes in treating addiction to pain medications with a multi-disciplinary approach and the use of a medication called Buprenorphine otherwise known as suboxone.
When he is not working, Dr. Cherrington enjoys spending time with his wife and seven children.
Dr. Cherrington and the staff of Premier Family Medical happily welcome all new patients, young and old. Premier Family Medical accepts most forms of medical insurance.
Bachelor Degree – Weber State University
Medical Degree – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship & Residency – Family Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas
SHANE HAWTHORNE, MD, CAQ
Shane Hawthorne, M.D., CAQ Sports Medicine grew up in Provo and graduated from Payson High School. He attended both Brigham Young University and the University of Utah, achieving an Honors Bachelors of Arts and received the prestigious research designation award. Dr. Hawthorne earned his Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Utah and is board certified in Family Medicine. He completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno where he was a team physician for NCAA Division I athletes.
Prior to his medical education, Dr. Hawthorne was a combat medic for the Army Reserves where he learned the importance of correct diagnosis and treatment plan for injured soldiers to help them get back to active duty. It was with a determination to provide patients excellent service and treatment that led Dr. Hawthorne to become a community physician.
Dr. Hawthorne is passionate about serving his community and dedicated to helping athletes of all ages and abilities. He specializes in diagnostic ultrasound, concussion management, and joint injections. He enjoys being the “pit crew” at his wife’s barrel racing events, mountain biking, skiing, and snowboarding.
“The best part of my job is watching my patient’s heath improve as we work together to customize a health plan. I have found that it takes good listening skills to be an effective doctor and that people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
Bachelor Degree – University of Utah
Medical Degree – University of Utah
Fellowship – University of Nevada
G. BLAKE JOHNSON, M.D.
Salt Lake Clinic
Practicing Medicine – Practicing urology for over 15 years
Research – Researches and publishes on various aspects of urology.
Bachelor Degree – Brigham Young University (1995)
Medical Degree – New York Medical College (1995-1999)
Resident in Surgery – Westchester Medical Center in New York (1999-2001)
Resident in Urology – Westchester Medical Center in New York (2001-2005)
American Urology Association (2001-Present)
American College of Surgeons (2000-Present)
American Medical Association (1995-Present)
Medical Society of the State of New York (1995-Present)
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Interests – Fly fishing, camping, and sports
Volunteer Service – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Manchester England, two years (1985-1988)
Instructor – Anasazi Youth Rehabilitation, Head Instructor (1990)
Scout Master – Boy Scouts of America (1992-1993)
THAD BARKDULL, MD
Dr. Thad Barkdull specializes in Sports Medicine, having served as associate professor of Sports Medicine at the University of Hawaii and the Director of Sports Medicine at the Tripler Army Medical Center. He attended Brigham Young University (BYU Rugby 1993-96) before completing his Medical degree at The Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS, Bethesda, Maryland). He completed his Family Medicine residency and a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the National Capital Consortium in Washington D.C. serving 15 years in the U.S. Army.
Dr. Barkdull has extensive medical experience including two combat tours to Iraq as well as humanitarian missions in Bangladesh, Nepal and Tonga. He was also a team physician for the Georgetown University Hoyas. Dr. Barkdull is trained in prolotherapy, musculoskeletal ultrasound, joint injections, and acupuncture.
When not working, he’s doing something with his wife, Dr. Jill Bergeson, his four daughters and son.
Bachelor Degree – Brigham Young University
Medical Degree – The Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (Bethesda, Maryland)
Resident – Sports Medicine at the National Capital Consortium (Washington D.C.)
JOSHUA J. HARDMAN, DO
Dr. Joshua Hardman is an expert physician who provides family medical care to the patients of the Utah County area. Dr. Hardman provides treatment for allergies, migraines, pediatric care, ear infections, stomach conditions, hypertension, and urgent medical needs. Utah County area patients can get accurate diagnoses.
Dr. Hardman graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology from Brigham Young University in 2000. He then earned a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Utah in 2003. In 2007, after obtaining his doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine at Des Moines University, he finished a Family Medicine residency at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, Georgia. Dr. Hardman spent four years stationed in Fort Drum, New York, part of which time was spent in eastern Afghanistan. Since leaving active-duty military service in 2014, Dr. Hardman has been with Premier Family Medical as a leading physician.
At the office, Dr. Hardman works to provide patients with individualized care options made specifically to meet their unique requirements and circumstances. Plus, when required Dr. Hardman can enlist the knowledge of the entire staff of Premier Family Medical to make sure that any illness or issue which is brought to him is treated correctly and the best care option is used.
When not practicing medicine, Dr. Hardman enjoys spending time with his spouse and five children.
Bachelor’s Degree – Brigham Young University
Master’s Degree – University of Utah
Medical Degree – Des Moines University (Des Moines, Iowa)
Resident – Eisenhower Army Medical Center (Fort Gordon, Georgia)
Curt Niederhauser, PA-C
Salt Lake Clinic
Over 20 years practicing medicine, 8 years urology specialty.
Associates Degree – Dixie College (1996)
Bachelor Degree – University of Utah (1998)
Medical Degree PA-C – Des Moines University (2002)
American Urology Association (2014-Present)
NCCPA Certified (2002-Present)
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Curt enjoys outdoor recreation with his family, side-by-side off-road motorsports adventures, and supporting his kids motocross racing.
TIMO J. HOGGARD, MD
Dr. Timo Hoggard provides Utah County area patients with family medicine services. Dr. Hoggard also offers obstetrics and gynecological care.
Dr. Hoggard was born in Rexburg, Idaho. He graduated from the University of Utah and then went on to receive his medical degree from the George Washington University’s School of Medicine in Washington, DC. Dr. Hoggard then received specialty training in Obstetrics at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia and then completed a residency in Family Medicine at the FHP Family Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. Afterward, Dr. Hoggard set up a practice with the American Fork Clinic in 1996. He has served our communities with great dedication since that time and proudly works with Premier Family Medical today.
At the practice, Dr. Hoggard is devoted to providing patients with the highest quality care, using the most innovative techniques and treatments. Ensuring that each patient receives the basic care they need and has access to preventive screening and long-term treatment.
At Premier Family Medical, Dr. Hoggard works with patients to address ongoing concerns and issues throughout the entire course of their lives. Every stage has its own unique benefits and drawbacks. Dr. Hoggard can help each person enjoy life to the fullest.
Bachelor Degree – University of Utah
Medical Degree – George Washington University’s School of Medicine (Washington D.C.)
Obstetrics Training – Portsmouth Naval Hospital (Portsmouth, Virginia)
Residency – FHP Family Hospital (Salt Lake City)