Alan Michels M.D.is a man who, as most know, is practically synonymous with health care in Rim Country. Beginning in the late 1990s as a part-time postgraduate medical resident physician, Alan Michels M.D. was enchanted by the small-town dynamic. That enchantment coupled with seeing the clear need for more physicians in our rural community, he, along with his wife and daughter, moved to Payson permanently after his residency, beginning full-time private practice in 2001. The Michels family went on to have two sons since moving to Payson. The boys were raised and educated in Payson schools. In the two decades since he first began to practice medicine in Payson, Alan Michels M.D., has treated patients everywhere from “two seconds to 102 years old,” signing birth certificates, and death certificates, and tending to the myriad health care needs that come along with every stage of life in between.
With private practice, Alan Michels M.D. became involved with the hospital staff from the beginning of his work in Rim Country. As he became more involved in the community, his involvement in hospital leadership became a natural extension of his professional life, a dedication that culminated in his appointment as Chief of Staff of Banner Payson Medical Center in January 2019.
Alan Michels M.D., other projects have included being a primary founder and champion of the nonprofit Payson Christian Clinic. Alan Michels M.D. has also always been passionate about mission work, having helped ministries in many exotic locales with needs all over the world. He then began to realize the mission work that called most to him was right here at home.