Bruce F. Burtenshaw, MD
Internal medicine is adult-focused health care. And there are plenty of adults at the older end of the scale who consider internist Dr. Bruce Burtenshaw their first-line medical provider.
Dr. Burtenshaw, who practices at Tanner Clinic Layton, sees more geriatric patients than other Tanner Clinic physician. In fact, he estimates, 60 percent or more of his patients are retired.
Dr. Burtenshaw is also medical director of Rocky Mountain Care, a rehabilitation and long-term care center in Layton, Utah.
A native of Logan, Utah, Dr. Burtenshaw graduated magna cum laude from Utah State University. He earned his M.D. from the highly ranked Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City.
He traveled cross country for his residency in internal medicine at the University of California, San Diego.
The board-certified internist joined Tanner Clinic in 1978. He soon began to serve as chief of the critical care unit at Davis Hospital and Medical Center, a position he held for 30 years.
He also served as the hospital’s Department of Medicine chairman and president of the medical staff. He is a former president of Davis County Medical Society and is currently on the board of directors for Davis Hospital Medical Center and Tanner Clinic.
Dr. Burtenshaw and his wife Thea are the parents of six children and grandparents to 14 children.