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Dr. Steven Heath

Family Medicine
Holladay, UT
35 years experience male

Locations

Olympus clinic

Holladay, UT

Address

4624 South Holladay Blvd., Holladay, UT, US
Directions

Practice website

Fax

8012772980

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Altius Health Plan

IHC Health Plans

Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah

Medicare

United HealthCare Insurance Company

About

Bio

Head Physician Of Group Family Practice With Special Interest In metabolic Disorders (Diabetes, Hormone Replacement), Cardiovascular Disease, chronic Pain, And Psychiatric Conditions.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Doctor Q&A

53 Answers
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Nut allergy: Certainly the timing is suspicious for a mild allergic reaction. Delaying introduction of complex proteins is recommended to avoid sensitization of i... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Ovulation: Approximately 13-15 days after your last cycle began ovulation will usually occur (i.e., May 9-11th would be your most fertile period). Have your cyc... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Sleep disorder: The sore throat related to sleep problems, implies you may be a mouth breather. Sleep apnea (lack of breathing during sleep) with the usual associat... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Muscle spasm: Sounds like fasciculations, which usually come from overworked and fatigued muscles. Rest and fluids will fix the problem usually. Thyroid disorders... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Vitamin C: Too much of a good thing can be bad as you imply with your question. The important factor with kidney stones is fluid intake. When the kidneys have ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Shin splints: These are a form of muscle strain where calf muscles connect to the shin (tibial bone). Like tendonitis, it can take time to heal when it gets starte... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Vomiting: A miserable symptom of usually a benign viral illness or case of food poisoning, can also represent more serious conditions like gallstones, appendic... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Edema: Our circulation involves both blood vessels and lymphatics. Both are sensitive to constrictive pressure resulting in swelling if not relieved. This ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Wrist sprain: Likely a wrist sprain with an important ligament tear (? TFCC) causing some instability. True wrist fractures usually heal well, and actually invol... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Acupuncture: AP can have anesthetic properties, but healing is mostly a function of time, proper nutrition and gradual rehabilitation. Scarring is difficult to av... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Bronchitis: Likely a prolonged viral illness with bronchitis (RSV is common at this age). This may cause reactive airway disease (an asthma-like condition) which... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Hair loss: Yes, minoxidil is indicated for women's hair loss, particularly if caught early for male-pattern baldness or thinning as you describe. It is OTC now ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Lump: A very specific description, with mainly skin cysts (clogged glands or ?acne at your age) occurring in this location. Is it mobile with the skin, or ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Hair thinning: Alopecia is most likely a familial trait in men, but it could be associated with a thyroid condition or a stress response with such dramatic weight lo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Alcohol/SSRI intx.: The use of moderate amounts of alcohol is not usually a problem with SSRI's (anti-depressants), but the combination of tranquilizers which are closely... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Gland swelling: This odd most likely a swollen lymph node or gland. A reaction to an abscessed tooth, tonsillitis or blocked salivary gland are possible causes. See... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
PSA: Although PSA is a sensitive indicator for prostate cancer, the prostate exam findings (size/nodules), rate of rise of the PSA, and %free PSA are othe... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Fatigue, child: Sounds abnormal with a metabolic (?thyroid) or a congental cardiovascular condition as possibilities. Allergies,or infections such as mononucleosis c... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Lumps: These are either small fatty tumors (lipomas), or lymph nodes which are more dense and usually located near the center of the body (i.e., neck/armpits... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Abscess care: This would depend on factors such as the size, degree of active drainage and whether there is packing still present in the wound. Clean soap and wat... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Leg/back pain: With localizing pain I would consider blood clots (DVT), phlebitis (superficial vein inflammation), but the presence of back pain may indicate a radia... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Athlete's foot: Sounds most like tinea pedis or athlete's foot with pitting or "bubbling" of the soles of your feet. Use of OTC antifungal creams should usually hel... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Dizziness: Often related to a sinus problem, which may be helped with antibiotics. Viral inner ear infection usually occurs as isolated episode over 1 to 2 week... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Aspiration: Partial liquid aspiration is likely, with choking/cough related irritation of vocal cord tissues as the source of your symptoms. These will usually... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Muscle spasms: Vibratory muscle spasms, called fasciculations occur in muscles that have been overused causing fatigue and repetitive small contractions which produc... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Numbness, lumps: These could be related, as a lump (nodule or mass) may cause pressure on a superficial nerve in that area. Grinding is common with some people's join... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Chest mass: Many possibilities, but commonly benign explanations are sebaceous cysts, furuncle (deep abscess), and lipoma (less painful). Less likely breast re... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Fracture care: Generally a fracture has mostly immediate pain with associated swelling and bruising over minutes to hours. Squeezing the affected bones will of cour... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Hand swelling: Overuse of any body part will lead to inflammation. Even younger people may see swelling of their hands (like on long hikes) due to the effects of gr... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Discoloration--axill: This may be a condition called acanthosis nigricans (velvety dark growths) which is more common in patients with diabetes. It is also more common in ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Abrasion of knee: This type of injury can lead to deeper infection and swelling of the patellar bursa (fluid sack around the knee cap). If there is redness and warmth... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Rectal bleeding: If this is definitely rectal bleeding, it may relate to some kind of proctitis, or colitis with inflammation that can produce mucus secretions and bl... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Lactose intolerance: Milk products contain lactose which requires lactase (an enzyme) to digest, many individuals develop intolerance gradually in their early to middle y... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Food cravings: Odd cravings for food may be associated with pregnancy, iron deficiency (anemia), or simply an obsession that should pass. Pica is a more unusual cr... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Vaginal pain: Vaginismus or dyspareunia are terms describing your condition which in the young would either be related to initial sexual experience (mechanical issu... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Osteoarthritis of : This is the most common site for osteoarthritis another possibility is a ganglion cyst if there is any give to it.
A female asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Post-op bloating: The MT ?operation is an enigma, but I assume you may have had some kind of abdominal surgery. Post-op bloating is common (called an "ileus") and usua... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Tonsil problem: Tonsoliths (stones in your tonsils) are common among the young with swollen, irregular tonsil tissue. Asymmetry is not unusual, and perhaps due to th... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Diarrhea, adenopathy: These are possibly unrelated problems. Axillary pain may be lymphadenopathy (lymph nodes under your arm) from breast abnormalities, infection or poss... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Infertility: Likely has reduced fertility related to conditions such as PCOS, ovarian cysts or less common hormonal problems. Obesity, mild diabetes, excess ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Laceration: Waiting for no more than 12 hours, for a clean cut would be reasonable if bleeding is controlled. The depth of the wound, cleanliness, bleeding a... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Hypogonadism: Symptoms of h. are extensive and overlap with many conditions (other hormonal, psychological and medical causes). Your labs suggest other causes su... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Benign problem: This sounds like either muscle fasciculations (twitches) which you usually can feel when palpated, or a circulatory anomaly (varicose veins or a rare ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Sexuality: That is too vague of question... Are you referring to sexuality, sexual organ function, sexual preferences (?cross gender issues) or hormonal status. ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Lumps/nodes: These sound like lymph nodes which can occur at these sites behind the ears or at the base of the neck. Often it may be related to a scalp condition ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Leg pulsations/ulcer: Gastritis may cause bleeding in severe cases (any dark stools?). This could cause anemia that might provoke symptoms you describe in your back/extrem... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
FInger fracture: If the fracture is older than a week, then partial healing requires "breaking" the finger to re-align or reduce the fracture back to normal. The 5th ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Temperature: Body temperature varies from person to person and according to the technique and instrument used. Don't fret about this if you feel fine and measure ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
STD tests: There are multiple STD 's and corresponding tests for each. Chlamydia and GC are often tested together, so ask if that was the case. Other common ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Flank pain: The most common cause of flank pain in the young patient is muscle strain, but kidney stones, irritable bowel syndrome, lung disorders are other consi... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Heath is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Heath is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for getting back so quick. I just started do this body temp check in mornings. Kinda worried me it was so low.
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Thank you! I'm still a little jumpy from having been treated for an asthma attacked last night :( did not need this right now! Thank you!
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Thanks for your quick reply! What can you do with muscular legs that hurt when I run?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Utah School of Medicine, UT
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL

Awards

Most Influential, Third Place, Salt Lake City Region - Spring
2015
Top Doctor, Second Place, Utah - Spring
2015
Top Family Physician, Second Place, Utah - Spring
2015

Affiliations

American Board Of Family Practice
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