Meet Jeff Anderson, DO, the January 2017 Provider of the Month

Jan 30, 2017

Our physicians are experts... and great people too!

Meet Jeff Anderson, DO, FACOG, the Campbell County Health January 2017 Provider of the Month. Dr. Anderson is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and joined the medical staff in 2010. He practices at Summit OB/GYN in Gillette, Wyoming.

After completing his undergraduate studies at Utah State University, Dr. Anderson attended Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Mo., and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, Colo. During his career in the Army he supervised and trained OB/GYN residents at Darnall Army Community Hospital in Ft. Hood, Texas.

After medical school, Dr. Anderson chose to specialize in Obstetrics and Gynecology because those doctors always seemed happy about their lives, unlike some other specialties he observed during his medical school rotations. OB GYNs also get to deliver babies, perform surgeries, and take care of patients who are, for the most part, healthy and happy.

When asked what has changed the most since he started practicing medicine, Dr. Anderson cited hysterectomies, one of the most common surgeries he performs. When he began his practice, hysterectomies were done using an abdominal incision, with a few procedures done vaginally. Now almost all hysterectomies can be performed laparoscopically, a minimally invasive technique that is much less painful with a much quicker recovery for the patient. Dr. Anderson says that for a patient suffering from pain, bleeding and fatigue, this is a procedure that can figuratively and literally give a woman back her life.

After practicing in a larger town of about 250,000, Dr. Anderson likes to be able to drive to work in less than 10 minutes, even when including the occasional stop for antelope in the road. He likes to hear about his patient’s interests and hobbies, and always learns something new from them.

When he’s not practicing medicine, Dr. Anderson enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife JaNae have three grown children, and they often travel to Cheyenne, Denver and Idaho to see their four grandchildren.

Thank you Dr. Anderson, for providing our patients with excellent care.