Health Center’s new doc is a veteran at delivering

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    By SARAH L. OSTLER

    Dr. Steven D. Bigler, from Provo, began working at the McDonald Health Center Monday.

    “I’ve found the last 18 years as an ob/gyn very rewarding and hope to continue the same quality of care at the McDonald Health Center,” Bigler said.

    Bigler has been a very popular doctor in the Provo/Orem area, said Nicole Richards, of the MHC administration. He has delivered over 5,000 babies.

    “It’s time to have a little change of pace in my life,” Bigler said. He feels very good about the move and looks forward to practicing medicine at the MHC.

    While Bigler is trained as an ob/gyn, he will take general cases as well. He hopes to be able to treat mostly ob/gyn cases, however.

    Bigler graduated from BYU in 1971. He studied zoology. He then went to medical school at Tulane University in New Orleans, La. He graduated from there in May 1975.

    He completed his post-doctoral training at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix. He was an assistant resident from 1976 to 1978 and chief resident from 1978 to 1979.

    He is certified in obstetrics and gynecology.

    Besides being a doctor, Bigler has many other recognitions. He has written and recorded an album now out on compact disc. It is called “Love (and War!).” He enjoys writing country/western and rock music, Richards said.

    In the summertime, when he is not riding motorcycles, he coaches a baseball summer league. He also loves to play chess, do crossword puzzles and play classical music on the piano.

    Bigler and his wife, Colleen, have six children and have lived in the Provo/Orem area for 19 years.

    All 13 of the MHC’s clinicians are considered general practitioners, but are specialized in a particular field, said Erma Severson of the MHC administration. The MHC has two nurse practitioners, four full-time registered nurses and four full-time licensed practical nurses.

    The center also has about 30 specialty physicians that come in anywhere from once a week to once a month. These physicians treat cases such as psychology, psychiatry, podiatry, ear/nose/throat, dermatology, rheumatology and surgery, said Richards.

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