About Us

Practice Philosophy    

Nobody likes to be treated like cattle or like a number. We don't either. Medical offices can often feel like a stressful place. Your feet hurt, and you just want them to get better so you can go on with your life. We understand that. We strive to create an environment that is friendly, attentive, and where the individual patient matters. From the office layout to the way we train our employees to interact with patients, we go to great effort to ensure your confidence and comfort.

We enjoy taking the time to do the "detective work" often needed to get to the root of your foot problem. Not every problem requires a surgical solution. Don't get us wrong, surgical intervention is sometimes the best option, but not for everyone. We try to give all of the useful options for your particular foot problem. Let us see if we can help you!

  • David T. Magnesen, DPM

    Dr. Magnesen grew up in New Berlin, Wisconsin and Las Vegas, Nevada. He is a National Merit Scholar, and was awarded a Trustee Scholarship at Brigham Young University. Dr. Magnesen graduated from Brigham Young University in 1994. He graduated from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1998, with residency training at Lakewood Regional Medical Center in Lakewood, California. 

    Dr. Magnesen opened his practice in January 2000. He currently has offices in St. George, Caliente, and Ely. He enjoys getting to know his patients and their families. 

    Dr. Magnesen enjoys running, playing basketball, coaching his children's sports teams, and following his beloved BYU football and basketball teams around the country. He also enjoys travel and speaks Spanish.

    Dr. Magnesen has a loving wife, one son and three daughters.

  • Ryan T. Peterson, DPM

    Dr. Peterson is accomplished in all aspects of Foot & Ankle Surgery and Medicine and has been in practice since 2009. He is a local Utah farm boy, who still remembers what it was like to shake hands and simply treat people well. 

    He excelled in his medical training in Phoenix, AZ where he served as a national student delegate, Delta Kappa Pi National Honor Society, for top students. He was also honored as the commencement speaker. Dr. Peterson was also awarded for being the top student in the study of Biomechanics (how your body moves).

    Dr. Peterson pursued surgical training in New York, Virginia Beach, Seattle, Denver, and Colorado Springs. He received the “Good Hands” award for the top surgical resident. He has spent time in every major surgical specialty, with training in plastic surgery, vascular surgery, orthopedic, and general surgery. He has fulfilled a dermatopathology fellowship in Atlanta, GA.  One of his highlights was a medical mission to Mexico for clubfoot reconstruction.

    With his background as a multi-sport athlete, he can diagnose and treat all aspects of sports medicine, and alternative sports injuries. Dr. Peterson understands your desire to return to competition as soon as possible. As a fellow athlete, “Coach Pete” has training in sports psychology and human performance.

    In his free time, Dr. Peterson is all about family. With a loving wife, Jessica, three daughters, and a son; he can be found riding motorcycles, hiking, exploring, or coaching them through sports and life’s adventures. He has a love for motorcycles, biking, basketball, and baseball. Ask him the six steps to a perfect shot, and you will be in for a fun discussion!

    Dr. Peterson brings years of experience, with a soft touch, conservative care first, surgery as needed mindset. Patients will enjoy his ability to diagnose complicated pathological conditions and prescribe treatment plans in simple terms.

    He loves being a surgeon and it shows. Dr. Peterson is a meticulous perfectionist who is never in a hurry but rarely makes patients wait.  When it comes to your feet, see Dr. Pete!

  • Caryn
    Office/Billing Manager

    Caryn is the Office and Billing Manager and has been at our office since 2000.  She is originally from Southern California and lived in the Fort Worth/Dallas area for 8 years.  She loves spending time with family, cooking, gardening, and sewing. She might also be in the middle of crocheting a blanket for one of her many nieces and nephews! 

    Caryn is ready to help with any insurance questions or concerns you may have with our office, our patient account.

  • Ashley
    Front Desk Receptionist

    Ashley is our Receptionist who has been with our office since 2014.  She grew up in St. George and is a wonderful addition to our office.  Ashley loves spending time with her family and shopping. 

    Ashley is able to help with your appointment needs and speaks Spanish.

  • Danielle
    Medical Assistant

    Danielle is our amazing Medical Assistant who has been with our office since 2012.  She grew up in Michigan, and loves being outdoors.  She and her husband fell in love with St. George and all of the outdoor possibilities!

    Danielle is available to help with questions or concerns you may have about your care.

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