Michael D. Kirkham, MD (“Dr. Mike”)
Dr. Mike D. Kirkham chose family medicine because of its diversity. On a given day, for instance, he can follow up with a heart-attack patient, remove cancerous skin lesions, conduct a scout physical and prescribe anti-anxiety medications.
He loves, he adds, that “we can take care of just about anything that rolls through the door” — which he’s been doing at Tanner Clinic Kaysville since the branch clinic opened in 1996.
Dr. Kirkham, who is known as Dr. Mike to avoid confusion with his brother, Dr. Mark Kirkham, also a Tanner Clinic family physician, graduated from Idaho State University with a degree in microbiology. He earned his M.D. at the University of Utah School of Medicine, following that with a family-medicine residency at Scott Health and Wellness Center, Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, where he was named Family Practice Outstanding Teaching Resident.
Dr. Mike’s military deployments as a full-spectrum family physician for military families took him from Thailand to Korea to Japan, where he served for a time as resident physician in the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. While based with the 374th Medical Group at Yokota Air Force Base near Tokyo, Dr. Mike served as a family physician, as well as Persian Gulf Veterans Health Surveillance Director.
He then served with the 366th Medical Group at Mountain Home AFB as chief of family practice. Dr. Mike separated from the U.S. Air Force in 1996 as a major.
At Tanner Clinic, Dr. Mike is the Physician Director of Health Information Services, overseeing software development, implementation and training among Tanner Clinic physicians.
The board-certified physician enjoys spending time with his wife and five children. He loves to travel to visit family. In his spare time, you can find him fishing, computer programming, cooking or engaged in family history.