Dr. David Houghton

Primary Care, Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Layton, UT
male

About

Bio

I am board certified in both adult internal medicine and in pediatrics. I finished my dual-specialty training in 2000 and have years of experience in primary care for adults and children, emergency medicine, critical care, and hospital medicine. My current focus is hospital medicine and urgent care. I have years of experience in telemedicine, providing direct patient care via video link. I spent 2 years practicing remote medicine in arctic Alaska, and have spent an additional 7 years serving the urban uninsured and Native Americans. I am an Air Force Reserve flight surgeon and a father of 4 grown children, and love outdoor activities like hiking and biking. My most passionate medical interests are education, tackling the obesity and prescription narcotic epidemics, and reducing wasteful, ineffective and excessively expensive health care.

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.

Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, Board Certified

Licenses

United States: Utah

Doctor Q&A

824 Answers
115 Agrees
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Use a real test: It means you need to buy a real pregnancy test.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Blocked ducts: Antiperspirant blocks sweat gland ducts. This can sometimes result in germs or oils or sweat getting trapped and causing a cyst. Regular deodorant doe ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Chest tubes: Sounds like scars from chest tubes. Some newborns (especially premature ones) develop air leaks in the chest that require drainage of the air with tub ... Read More

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Oct 21, 2014
I highly endorse Dr. David Carl Houghton as an expert on both HealthTap and HealthTap Prime. His comments are asture and educational for both patients and physicians alike. Dr. Houghton is an asset to...Read More
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Dec 22, 2014
Dear Sir, Thanks for your valuable reply.Please note my babies all development is perfectly ok. She doing too much noisy but not clear word.Last 2 months ago she also called mum,pup but now just noisy
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Jun 15, 2015
my app froze during the consult so I had to end it. wasn't able to read his advice.
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I quest. this yes bc I don't stand to eat,I sit down.So of course when you stand the stomach will empty better.I've been told I have ideopathic gastroparesis. Eat 1cup & full.Veg & meat cause bad pai...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks for clearing up this question for me, as there is so much misinformation on the internet, it was had to know what was true and what was false :) cheers!!
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Its true ive been havin irritation from the enemas. Tomorrow I'm plannin on tryin a home enema kit instead of fleet. If its there after, its to the Dr

Awards

Commendation Medal, United States Public Health Service
Isolated Hardship Award, United States Public Health Service

Affiliations

Fellow of the American College of Physicians
Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Virtual Visit Ratings

4.8
45 ratings

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