Dustin G. Child, MD
Like many family practice doctors, Dustin Child was drawn to family medicine because of the chance to help a variety of patients in a variety of ways.
One of Tanner Clinic’s newest family medicine practitioners, Dr. Child said the opportunity to help others live healthy lives attracted him to medicine.
“I enjoy serving people and helping them be healthy and happy,” he said. “Caring for patients brings me great personal satisfaction.”
With the last name ‘Child’ many people suggested that he become a pediatrician. While Dr. Child loves caring for children, he also wanted to care for a broad range of patients, so he decided to enter family practice. He enjoys being able to get to know the entire family and care for the needs of each individual.
Dr. Child grew up in Salt Lake City and attended the University of Utah, where he received his Bachelors of Science degree in physics. He earned his M.D. from Saint Louis University and completed his residency at McKay-Dee hospital. During residency he also worked in the emergency room at Central Valley Medical Center in Nephi and in clinics in south Ogden, north Ogden and Layton. He then continued his career at a health clinic in South Ogden since 2001 and loved caring for his patients there.
Dr. Child enjoys spending time coaching his kids in sports like baseball, football, soccer and basketball. Dr. Child also enjoys spending time volunteering with his family. They were able to help families in Guatemala in 2012 and began serving with the Smiles Abroad organization in 2015.
Dr. Child and his wife, Caron, are the parents of four wonderful children.
“My favorite activities are to do anything with Caron or the kids. I like to play basketball, coach my kids, try to keep up with Caron and all of her activities, and pretend I’m in the NFL every Thanksgiving Day when we play Turkey Bowl as a family.”
Dr. Child will see patients at the Kaysville location.