If time heals all wounds, the American Fork office has done more than it's fair share of healing. Established more than 50 years ago as the American Fork Clinic, our providers have proven that quality patient care is both a priority and a time-honored tradition. Long-term staff members add to the feeling that once you come here, you are part of a family who knows your history and cares about you.
Located at 226 North 1100 East (directly north of the American Fork Hospital), our AF office has a number of providers who are accepting new patients in addition to well-established practitioners who offer a full range of family practice services.
Justin Crop, DO, has special expertise with colonoscopies, acupuncture, vasectomies, and neck/back adjustments. Fluent in Spanish, Dr. Crop can help with patients who prefer that language. He is accepting new patients.
David Hafen, MD, speaks Mandarin Chinese. He can prescribe Accutane for acne treatment if that is your need. He has a strong interest in newborn and pediatric care but can care for teens and adults as well.
Mark Hafen, DO, provides care in several special situations including: allergy testing and treatment, colposcopies or LEEPs (for abnormal pap smear results), Accutane for acne, genetic testing for medications, IUDs or Nexplanon insertion/removal, spinal manipulation, treadmill stress testing, vasectomies, and skin cancer removal. As an added plus, he speaks German.
Josh Hardman, DO, is accepting new patients for most insurances. He treats a variety of family practice needs and would like you to join his practice.
Doug Mower, MD, offers years of experience with special expertise in treatment of diabetes and women's health. He speaks Spanish.
Kenneth "Joe" Murdock, MD, is the senior member at this office. Providing care in all aspects of family medicine, Dr. Murdock has a loyal patient following and offers special care to geriatric (older) patients.
Steve Ruiz is our physician's assistant. He often provides coverage when a doctor is not available or during urgent care. Steve knows a great deal about migraines, auto immune disorders, and will often give you a reason to smile, despite your problem or concern.
The AF office has on site DEXA capabilities (to check bone density), xray facilities, and laboratory services. Urgent Care is available in the evenings and on Saturdays. Please call (801) 855-3840 and join our Premier Family today!
How would you answer? When is flu season? You might have heard that it begins in December and often lasts through February. While that’s generally true, it’s also true that the beginning and end of the season are unpredictable. In fact, sometimes it can begin in the fall and continue through spring.No matter the time of year, though, no one wants to end up with the flu. Coughing, chills, body ache and fever really don’t sound pleasant, do they? So what can you do to make sure that you’re spared for one more season? Get vaccinated.
Did you know that November is Bladder Health Month ?
Bladder health isn’t something that’s talked about openly or often. Yet, it’s very important. The ultimate goal of Bladder Health Month is to help people speak more openly about it, improve their overall bladder health and raise bladder cancer awareness.
When we think about bladder health it raises the question: What important things do you need to know on this subject of bladder health? Two issues that you should be aware of are first, urinary incontinence and an overactive bladder (OAB), and what are worrisome symptoms that I should talk to my doctor about.
Perhaps you’ve just eaten a good meal. Now, though, you’re in pain. There’s a sharp, burning sensation in your chest that won’t seem to go away. In fact, it gets worse when you bend or lie down. What’s wrong? Most people would answer “heartburn.” That’s correct.
It’s interesting that the word heartburn is often used synonymously with the terms acid reflux and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). However, these terms actually have different meanings.
Acid reflux is a common health condition that ranges in severity. GERD is a long-term, more serious form of that condition. And heartburn is a symptom of both. It’s important to know the difference so that you know what action to take to preserve your health. So when you start to feel “the burn,” is acid reflux to blame or GERD? Further, what can you do about it?