Dr. Jeremy Van Gieson enjoys practicing medicine, especially in an environment that allows him to develop long-lasting relationships with patients and fellow practitioners. Sound Family Medicine’s Puyallup Sunrise clinic is the ideal setting to do just that. An added benefit – it has given him the chance to do what he loves in the community where he was raised.
It took 15 years from the time he graduated from Puyallup High School to return to the area. After a 2-year mission for his church in Brazil in the late ‘90s, he came back to the states for college. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Brigham Young University, and then studied medicine at the University of Osteopathic Medicine Center in Des Moines, Iowa. He completed his residency in family practice in Michigan, and also has experience in surgery and urgent care.
He’s often asked what a patient should expect in a visit to an Osteopath– the answer is you probably won’t notice much difference from a visit to an MD. Osteopaths have the same training as MDs, with extra time spent learning manipulation techniques. This gives a DO an additional tool in his or her toolkit to address a patient’s injury or illness.
He and his wife enjoy traveling and outdoor activities including hiking and biking. With four young children, much of his free time is spent just enjoying their company.