Steven W. Larsen, FNP

My name is Steve Larsen and I am a Family Nurse Practitioner at Jordan Meadows Medical and Hunter Medical Centers. I grew up in Southern California in the Los Angeles area. My mother was a nurse and her experience in the medical field prompted me to pursue a similar career.

I served a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Columbia, South America. Learning the Spanish language has been very rewarding for me both personally and professionally.

I received my bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Brigham Young University and am still a huge BYU football supporter (casual conversations about the team, while enjoyable will cut the amount of time available to actually discuss your health and reasons you are in the clinic today, as well as get me in trouble with our office manager, so we should probably keep things on a professional level). That said, one of the reasons I love my job is that I get to know lots of people personally and to help them with their problems.

After BYU I worked for two years on the Medical-Oncology floor at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. Graduate school took me to North Carolina, where I got my Master’s degree in the Primary Care/Family Nurse Practitioner program from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While at UNC, I worked full-time in the Hematology/Oncology unit. My background in oncology, along with my mother’s death at an early age from breast cancer, has possibly made me hypersensitive to cancer screening and prevention. As primary care provider, I feel I stand on very few soap boxes, but this is definitely one of them.

My first job out of graduate school was at a community health center. Ninety percent of the patient population I served were migrant farm workers. I enjoyed the time I spent working within this community and still enjoy very close relationships with the Hispanic communities in West Jordan and West Valley.

In September 1999, I accepted a position at Jordan Meadows/Hunter Medical Centers and my wife and I moved our family across the country for the second time in 3 years. We (my wife and our three children) are thrilled to be back in Utah and among family and friends. It has been exciting to see the growth of both our community and Jordan Meadows Medical Center.

I look forward to being and integral part of the team of the providers at these two clinics for many years to come.