Central Utah Clinic was started by three internists—Doctors Nimer, Parker and Gardner—in the early 1960s with the mission of meeting the growing healthcare needs of Utah County residents. From the beginning, the group focused on treating its patients with dignity and respect and enhancing the quality of their lives.
The fledgling group—first known as Central Utah Medical Clinic—practiced out of a home in Provo for several years until its growing patient base and the addition of new physicians forced it to move into a larger building in 1962. In 1969, the organization incorporated and moved to its current location at its main campus located at 1055 North 500 West in Provo. By the late 1970s and early 80s, Central Utah Medical Clinic had grown to include 15 physicians practicing in five specialties: internal medicine, gastroenterology, cardiology, medical oncology and dermatology.
Central Utah Clinic has always been committed to providing patient care to residents in rural communities. In 1978, Central Utah physicians established partnerships with local clinics located across central Utah. Today Central Utah physicians continue to provide the latest care and treatments to patients in these areas.
In order to provide healthcare to all community members within Utah Valley, Central Utah Medical Clinic opened offices in Payson and Orem in the mid 1990s. In this trend of growth, Central Utah Medical Clinic has gone through two name changes. In 2004, the Clinic changed its name to a simpler name: Central Utah Clinic. The name better states the geographic location of the Clinic as well as its defining tag line: “Your Health, Your Choice”.
Central Utah Clinic has grown immensely from its humble beginning. The one time Clinic that operated out of a home is now Utah’s largest independent physician group. The main campus in Provo is recognized for its beautiful, ski-lodge exterior. But the healing that takes place within its walls is the driving force behind Central Utah Clinic. Its vision today is the same as at its founding: As a group of independent physicians, Central Utah Clinic values first and foremost the quality of care patients receive and their right to participate with their physician in treatment decisions. Central Utah physicians treat their patients with compassion, dignity and respect, regardless of ability to pay.
Today, Central Utah Clinic is comprised of over 160 physicians offering care in 20 specialties. Although Central Utah Clinic offers general medical care, the majority of its physicians are specialists. Central Utah physicians offer patient care in a number of specialties including adult and adolescent medicine; cardiology; colon and rectal surgery; critical care; dermatology and skin cancer; ear, nose and throat; endocrinology; gastroenterology; family medicine; infectious diseases; internal medicine; medical oncology; nephrology; neurology; orthopedics and sports medicine; plastic and reconstructive surgery; radiation oncology; radiology; and urology. They also provide services in clinical research, laboratory, osteoporosis, pharmacy, physical therapy, sleep disorders and wellness. Because of its commitment to providing quality patient care, Central Utah Clinic actively works to ensure adequate healthcare resources exist in the communities it serves. In a number of specialties, including cardiology, Central Utah is currently the only provider in its market area.