Spencer E. Richards, MD

Spencer E. Richards, MD

Sports Medicine

Intermountain Medical Group Member
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Accepting New Patients
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Office Location

Main Office
Accepting new patients
Mon thru Thu 8AM - 5PM; Fri 8AM - 4:30PM
SelectHealth Plans
  • CHIP
  • Community Care
  • SelectHealth Advantage Nevada (NV Resident)
  • SelectHealth Advantage (UT or ID Resident)
  • SelectHealth Care
  • SelectHealth Choice
  • SelectHealth Med
  • SelectHealth Share
  • SelectHealth Value

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Professional Summary

Degree

  • Brigham Young University - Provo, UT in Bachelor of Science, 1992 - 1998
  • University of Utah School of Medicine - Salt Lake City, UT in Doctor of Medicine, 1998 - 2002
Training
  • Residency: Ball Memorial Hospital - Muncie, IN in Family Practice, 2002 - 2005
  • Fellowship: Utah Valley Sports Medicine - Provo, UT in Sports Medicine, 2005 - 2006
Board Certifications
  • AM BD FAMILY MEDICINE + SPORTS MEDICINE - re-verification 12/31/2026
Professional Memberships
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Utah Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
Professional Positions
  • I have served as the medical director for the Intermountain Sports Medicine Specialty Group and for Intermountain Sports Medicine services. I have also served as adjunct faculty at the University of Utah. I have been a past team physician for several high schools, Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University, U.S. Speedskating World Championships, Ford Ironman World Championships, U.S. National Cross Country Championships, Utah Ironman Sprint and Olympic Triathlon, NBA Rocky Mountain Review, and U.S.A. Collegiate Rugby National Championships. I use these experiences to help people of all ages and abilities.
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Korean

Intermountain Hospital Affiliations

Practice Focus

We focus on three things in my practice: 1) Accurate diagnosis--many times the wrong or insufficient treatments are recommended because the real root problems haven't been identified. We use detailed exam, history questions, and in-office imaging tools to get to the accurate cause of your problem. 2) Nonsurgical, conservative treatments--we create treatment plans with you (and your specific needs and goals) that include therapeutic exercise, body mechanic adjustments, medications, injections, biologic tools like platelets, and general health recommendations. We'll help you understand the difference between just treating your pain and really solving the problem. We also keep in mind how quickly you want to get back to activity and do everything we can to minimize that time. 3) Health promotion and wellness--we promote healthy lifestyles and provide specific instructions, recommendations, tips and answers to your questions about exercise, sleep, nutrition, etc. We want to keep you active or help you start being more active, and we will work around any medical issues you have so that you're safe.

Personal Bio & Interests

I am one of you. I'm trying to be healthy, I am trying to be active, I am trying to enjoy a high quality of life, and I am trying to do the things I want and need to do every day. But it doesn't always go as planned, and I develop health issues or injuries just the same as you. Personally, I love being outdoors -- running or mountain biking, hiking, skiing, boating, working in the yard ... you name it! I love my job too! I am passionate about my role as a sports medicine physician in helping you get better safely, conservatively, cost-effectively, and quickly--because I've been in your shoes and appreciate those principles of care just like you. I will engage you in your care, helping you make decisions about what tests we pursue, what treatments are best, and when it's safe to resume full activity. I want you to have every bit the same quality of life I'm trying to enjoy!

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