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Dr. Jeffrey Ogden

Internal Medicine
Orem, UT
32 years experience male

Locations

Orem Internal Medicine

Orem, UT

Address

421 N Orem Blvd, Orem, UT, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Practice website

Fax

(801) 764-0206

Insurances accepted

Medicare

Altius Health Plan

Molina Healthcare Inc

Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah

SelectHealth

UnitedHealthcare

Aetna

About

Bio

I am originally from Oakland, California but have lived throughout the Western United States...including Alaska...settling in Utah County, Utah, USA. I graduated from the California State University system and went on to graduate from USC Medical School. My residency was at St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, California, USA, specializing in Internal Medicine, primary care doctors for adults. Since starting practice in Orem, Utah, USA in 1993, I have refined my practice style to focus on lifestyle related issues such as Diabetes, Hyperlipidemia, and Obesity. There is nothing more rewarding than helping someone along their journey towards better health and a more enjoyable, active life...preferably with no or minimal medication. I believe that the most important person in the determination of good health is YOU! As such, I strive to educate, inspire, and empower you to achieve your healthiest potential.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Doctor Q&A

37 Answers
23 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Definitely NOT: Blood pressure, especially in someone with multiple medical concerns such as diabetes, should be maintained in as low a tolerated level as possible. G... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Ignore: Start with olive oil. Use meats sparingly, or not at all. Colorful vegetables for flavor.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Don't: Don't let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Ignore: Fiber is the conveyor belt of the bowl. Bulk up to speed up.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Red Flag Warning !: ANY exogenous testosterone (made outside of your body) can turn OFF your normal sexual maturation process. Testosterone supplements, or even testoster... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Ear Infection??: Sure sounds like you've got the makings for an ear infection. Prevention of a full-on infection with fever, etc should include moisturizing, decongest... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Multiple potentials: Intestinal infection, gastritis, or ulcers could certainly cause bitterness in the mouth and abdominal pains. If this persists, I would consult with... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Purification...: After a large holiday meal (or sequence of meals), I find it best to take my body through a 24-hr, water-only fast. Not only do the stomach, small bo... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Further Assessment: Many causes of nighttime coughing should be investigated. History can often lead to a better understanding. Consult with a physician for a more comple... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Not recommended: A full colonoscopy can be very uncomfortable, even painful. I would certainly NOT recommend it in an awake state. Your body's response to conscious p... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Fatty Liver/alcohol: This pattern of the AST being higher relatively than the ALT is often associated with recent alcohol use or fatty liver disease (associated with overw... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Interesting choice..: Both Valsartan and Losartan are in the same medication class. If, presumably, you are having hair loss, swollen eye lid and muscle problems because o... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Ignore: If the tank is low...Fill it up. Electrolyte drinks frequently such as Gatorade (R) or Powerade (R).
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Common things...: I often recommend a daily regimen of a fiber laxative such as Benefiber (R) taken twice daily with a cathartic such as Miralax (polyethylene glycol) (... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Ignore: Limit oil stripping shampoos. Brush from scalp to tips of hairs gently daily.
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Probably infection: Though infection is the most common reason for swollen glands in the neck, there are other, more serious conditions also. Please see your physician i... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Real Question...Why?: I guess the real question in my mind would be, Why? I often prescribe lidocaine ointment for painful hemorrhoids. Lidocaine jelly can also be used to... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Red Flag Warning: Pus and Fecal matter in the urine, in the setting of prior diverticulitis, infers a "rectovesicular fistula". This happens when the inflamed colon irr... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Ignore: Clean, Dry, and Sterile x 2 Wash with soap. Dry thoroughly. Sterilize with alcohol. Twice a day!
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Male breasts: Gynecomastia is enlargement of breast tissue in males. It can be caused by many things including obesity and some medications. This symptom should be ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Gastroenteritis...: I would recommend seeing a physician ASAP. It is likely that you are dehydrated. Since the symptoms of nausea have persisted and become diarrhea, yo... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
See Doctor!: Vomiting is not something that should be commonly happening with a bronchitis. Cough, fever, thick mucus production - Yes. Vomiting (unless you are ga... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Foot Fungus...: Athelete's foot would be the most likely cause of a bad odor coming from your feet. I might also explore the crevices around your toenails for fungal ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Hemorrhoids, yes!: Hemorrhoids are varicose veins that occur either external to the anal canal, within the anal canal, or even up inside the rectum. External hemorrhoids... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Nutritional Deficit?: The definition of osteopenia is that your bone density is in the lower 15% of young adult women. Think of Normal as getting a "C" in a class. Osteope... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
No Problem. : Always should try to take medicatoons at the approximate specified time though.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Ear infection?: Sounds like symptoms of an ear infection. Pain and fullness. Ringing. Throbbing head. You certainly should visit your primary care. This may need ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Can't imagine so: I can't imagine that, if you showered and washed hands specifically, there could be any viable sperm around.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Certainly might: Rapid weight loss (such as crash dieting) will cause loss of structural fat, such as that in the finger pads and the bottoms of our feet. That may ac... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
You bet...: Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can certainly cause a general weakness feeling, unsteady, near fainting, etc. In obese individuals, this might be a pre... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Mucus or Blood: The color of bowel mucus can be affected by diet, the presence of bile, colon transit time, etc. Dark coloring, as you describe, could represent old b... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
High total iron, yes: Most laboratories would consider an adult male iron level to be normal somewhere around 60 to 160. Using that general criteria, a serum iron level of... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Bowel slowdown...: Nicotine is a cholinergic, i.e. it stimulates bowel activity. If you are withdrawing from nicotine, you may experience bowel slowdown that results in... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Low thyroid or...?: Although the TSH is near the limit of normal, it is not significantly elevated. Very likely, if you were to have the FT4 and FT3 levels directly measu... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
I would. : If, as you say, redness is spreading, then you need to be concerned about an infection. I would seek attention at an urgent care in expectation of re... Read More
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
More info needed: Metoprolol is commonly used to treat many conditions. One should be weighing the benefits against the risks of any and all therapies. Knowing your pu... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Bronchitis?: No sense in allowing an infection to persist. See your doctor ASAP. Get treated so that you can start getting better.

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This was very helpful. Thanks! I am getting a colonoscopy next month so they should be able to tell the extent of it and maybe fix it I hope. :D thank you!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! This confirmed my suspicions. Thank you very much.
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Thank you Dr. Ogden. I appreciate you taking your time to answer!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, CA
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

ST MARY MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1993

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Utah - Fall
2015
Top General Internist, First Place, Utah - Fall
2015
Most Influential Doctor, Second Place, Utah - Fall
2015

Affiliations

American Medical Association
American College Of Physicians
Utah Medical Association
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