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Dr. Buck Parker

General Surgery
Salt Lake City, UT
18 years experience male

Locations

Salt Lake Trauma Surgery

Salt Lake City, UT

Address

1200 E 3900 S, Suite 4E, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
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My office hours

Wednesday: 10am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

I am a Board Certified General Surgeon. I spent 5 years at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit Michigan for my General Surgery Residency and 1 year at Henry Ford in research for Space Ultrasound for Trauma in a joint project between Henry Ford Hospital and NASA. I see patients mostly for gallbladder disease, appendicitis, bowel obstruction, hernias and colon disease. I also help patient with traumatic injuries at St. Mark's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

General Surgery

Trauma Surgery

Licenses

United States: Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Utah, Wyoming

Doctor Q&A

137 Answers
46 Agrees
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Gallbladder?: If this is in the right upper abdominal area (plus minus fevers & chills) and after eating greasy/oily foods for dinner, this may be gallbladder disea... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Needs workup: I'm not sure anyone can give you a good answer with the limited information. However, if the pain increases, and you develop fevers and chills or nau... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Hernia?: It's possible you may have a left sided inguinal hernia. If you have been having a lot of constipation, sitting on the toilet and pushing a lot this ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Endoscopy?: Have you had an upper endoscopy yet? If not I think this is a good start.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
No: Unless you have a clotting disorder there is no reason you should be concerned for thromboembolism to the lungs after a thrombosed hemorrhoid.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Questions....: This is going to require multiple questions from a doctor to get down to your problem. Unfortunately these are pretty vague complaints and could be a... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Lymph Nodes: There are many lymph nodes under the jaw line that can become swollen and painful with a cold or flu.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Most likely No: You're hernia repair should not interfere with you pregnancy. Most of the time the mesh is not communicating with inside the abdomen. Also, the mes... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Unlikely: Scenarios like these are unlikely to pass on the infection.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Most Likely: 4 Weeks is still pretty early. Many scars/ injuries are still healing at 1 year. If it was a superficial burn, it should resolve completely.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Possibilities: Difficult to say with limited info, but reflux, stomach ulcer, gallbladder disease, pancreatitis, appendicitis and constipation among the top problems... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Middle Ear Infection: It's likely you have an inner ear infection otherwise known as "otitis media". You should see a doctor for antibiotic prescription.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Yes and No: If both legs are swollen equally this is fairly normal during pregnancy. However, if one leg is swollen more than the other you should see a doctor a... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Difficult to say...: This still could be a gallbladder problem just with sludge on us. However, it's important to rule out other problems before removing the gallbladder.... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Gallbladder?: Depending on where the pain is, and your risk factors. If its low and in the front of the rib cage, it might actually be your gallbladder. Gallbladd... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
What Tests?: What tests have you had so far? Sometimes real pain can be related to stress. Is tr pain associated with any specific stressors? Or times of the day? ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Plank: Core strength is best approached in a "multidisciplinary" way. By that i mean using many different exercises are best. Holding plank position, upper a... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Yes: If you were taking a thyroid supplement before the surgery and now you are not and your thyroid is out....Then yes this is totally normal. Your surg... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Sepsis: Sepsis is decreased oxygen perfusion to an organ causing failure due to an infection. Multiple organ failure doesnt happen often after or during appe... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Non-abdominal : The hernia will be stressed most anytime you do exercise. Most all exercises require some stability from your core muscles. This will increase press... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Not often: Although it's possible, it's unlikely. A study i just read sited of people ages 20-49 about 8.4/100, 000. Keep in mind that includes the range of ag... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
It can be.: Pancreatitis ranges from mild to life threatening. Most attacks are mild to moderate.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Go to ER: Any severe abdominal pain should be evaluated on an emergent basis. Kidney stone, appendicitis, bowel obstruction incarcerated or strangulated hernia,... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Inflammation: Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas. Most are due to gallstones, some are due to alcohol intake and a few other causes. It can be from m... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
See a Surgeon: If the umbilical hernia is causing discomfort you should see a general surgeon. He most likely will recommend repair of the hernia. You can see my vi... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Doubtful: Although rectal/anal cancer can have some leakage issues, it's unlikely at your age. More common would be hemorrhoids causing leakage. Either way, y... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Not necessarily: Dizziness can be due to a variety of causes. Unfortunately this is probably not the best place to sort that out....You should see a physician in pers... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Not Necessarily: Increasing size of the Common Bile Duct is normal after having your gallbladder removed. Unless you are having recurrent symptoms, I don't think you ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Depends: The height of the fall generally puts the baby into categories of low risk, moderate and high. Over 8-10ft drop is a higher risk. Also if the babies... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Depends: Gallbladder disease is a spectrum from acute inflammation and infection to chronic, recurrent inflammation. If the gallbladder "out-track" or cystic... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Difficult to say: Would need more information. Is it all the time or intermittent? After meals? At night? Does it go through the middle to your back or wrap around the ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
24 Hours: If the clots persist for more than 24 hours I recommend you see your physician.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Go to ER: The blood pressure does not cause this but its possible your pressure is up due to underlying cardiovascular disease. This can cause fatigue and ches... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Possible Infection?: "c. Diff" is an infection in the colon after receiving antibiotics for your surgery. If you have watery diarrhea, fevers ; chills you should see your... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Normal: Post op day one there is always fluid where the gallbladder used to live, liver and or pancreas. Assuming you had an MRI post op day to look for ston... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Compression: Bleeding in the brain takes up space, which puts pressure on the nerves of the brain. When the pressure is high enough, this renders those nerves non... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Resuscitation: If the patient is hypotensive, the ileus becomes secondary. Nasogastric tube will be helpful in decompressing the bowel proximal to the ileus or obst... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Yes: I would definitely ease into the training, but you should be fine at this point.
A member asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Fiber: The best home remedie is diet modification. Try to get about 20-30 grams of fiber per day. This will make sure your stool is soft and you don't stra... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Not enough info...: I'm sorry but i don't think there is quite enough information to give you a good recommendation. Do you have any headaches, fevers, chills, nausea, ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Depends on Stage: If you can let me know the stage of the colon cancer, and the treatment involved besides surgery (if any)....I will be able to give you the risk of re... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Normal Variation: Some people have colons that are not at closely attached to the walls of the abdomen and back. In this case the right colon has less connections, and... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Possible: If it has increasing redness, swelling and tenderness then it is possible you are developing an infection. Also if there is any drainage from the inc... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Can be...: It's common to have constipation after any surgery, especially if you are taking any narcotic pain medication. The best think to do is to get some li... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
All day: Most likely this would cause a continuous cough that gets worse. Typically the foreign body can become infected which then causes more and more cough... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Bleeding: Bleeding in the bowels cause black, tar-like stool. This could be from a stomach ulcer. If it's not black, and just dark brown its likely you are ea... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
No: I assume you are asking about esophagus, stomach and small bowel lymph nodes. In this case no. However you can see the tonsils quite well.
A female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 18 years experience
Yes: What type of hernia? Is it in the groin or belly button, or ?

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Dec 27, 2014
Very timely and accurate responses.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Parker is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Parker is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

St Matthew's University, Grand Cayman
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

HENRY FORD HOSPITAL

Awards

Wayne State Medical School Resident Teaching Award 2010
McClure Society Research Award 2010
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
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