David A. Cook, MD
With more than 20 years of experience in orthopedics, Dr. David Cook brings a high level of experience and expertise to his practice at Tanner Clinic.
A graduate of the University of Utah, Dr. Cook continued his education at the prestigious Vanderbilt School of Medicine in Nashville, where he ranked First in Class. He followed up with a residency at the University of Madison-Wisconsin, earning the position of Administrative Chief Resident. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
In addition to his time with patients, he serves as Tanner Clinic’s Medical Director of Quality and Efficiency, supporting the clinic as it adapts to health-care reform. He’s also been appointed by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert to serve as a member of the Utah Physicians’ Licensing Board.
After years as a surgeon, Dr. Cook has focused his practice on non-operative orthopedic care and management in such areas as sports medicine, arthritis, tendonitis, rotator cuff problems, trigger finger, sprains and fractures not requiring surgery.
As part of Dr. Cook’s non-operative practice, he also offers comprehensive evaluation and management of Osteoporosis. He is certified by the International Society of Clinical Densitometry to interpret Bone Densitometry tests (Dexa scans), and has expertise in the evaluation, treatment, and ongoing monitoring of Osteoporosis.
All women over 65, men over 70, and any adult who has sustained a fracture of the wrist, shoulder, hip or spine, or other fracture with minimal trauma should have a bone density test done. If it is abnormal, laboratory tests should be done to determine whether there is any treatable cause for the weak bones, and treatment should be given to strengthen the bones. Anyone who has been on steroids should also be evaluated.
Dr. Cook invites anyone who falls into any of these categories, or suspects they may have weak bones for any other reason, to make an appointment by calling (801) 773-4865.
Additionally, Dr. Cook counts reading, writing, camping and fishing among his favorite activities, with a good helping of Dutch-oven cooking.