Dr. Rick Henriksen, M.D., M.P.P. is a Salt Lake City-based family physician. He treats, educates, and counsels patients through an integrated approach to health and wellness. As a treating physician, he draws upon principles of ancestral health, Western, integrative, and functional medicine to improve the long-term health and “whole-body wellness” of his patients.
Outside of the office, he is a family man, athlete and health enthusiast, an adventure seeker, and world traveler. With active kids in tow and an appetite for new experiences, Dr. Henriksen also understands what it feels like to be a patient, as well as a parent to one. Frustrated with the limitations and gaps involved in today’s healthcare model, Dr. Henriksen drew from his unique perspective—that of both doctor and patient to found Kestrel.
While he’s been an advocate of healthcare and tech integration, he is also painfully aware of growing patient concerns stemming from today’s more costly healthcare experiences. Thus, Dr. Henriksen took his list of common patient issues (from waiting room inconvenience to lost time and reactive medicine) to create the new clinical model found in Kestrel.
Today, Kestrel helps connect patients and their healthcare partners by making treatment and medical guidance more convenient and accessible than ever.
Prior to Kestrel Wellness, Dr. Henriksen completed his medical degree in the Bronx at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and his family medicine residency training at the University of Utah. After residency, he stayed at the University of Utah where he taught residents and medical students for seven years as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. In addition, he has a Master of Public Policy with a focus on Health Policy. He is currently in fellowship training in Integrative Medicine through the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. He is a founding board member and past-president of Physicians for Ancestral Health.