I was born and raised in rural Michigan, where I learned the importance of family and hard work. I was lucky to have forests, lakes, and trout streams a bike ride up the road. My mother, an operating room nurse, worked at the local community hospital for 42 years before she retired. I always loved sitting around the dinner table hearing her stories about working at the hospital, and I knew from a very young age I would someday be a doctor.
I started my higher education at Michigan State University graduating with high honors in biochemistry and went onto medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. During my clinical rotations I found myself drawn to Family Medicine. I enjoyed the many facets of primary care and the focus on preventing disease. I found this refreshing compared to many other specialties that focused on detecting and treating diseases that had already harmed the patient. After graduating medical school, I headed to Sacramento California to continue my education at the UCD School of Medicine – Family Medicine Residency Program. It was not long before I fell in love with the people and the great outdoors of Northern California. My residency training proved to be a wonderful learning experience. I was honored to serve as Chief Resident and being awarded the Outstanding Resident Leadership Award of the Sacramento Chapter of the California Academy of Family Physicians.
After finishing many years of schooling and fulfilling a lifelong dream, I decided to take a less common path and hit the road as a traveling physician. For nearly three years I traveled and lived across the country, gaining experience and people skills working in many diverse medical settings. This time “on the road” was also a great opportunity to explore the United States. I finally returned back “home” to California and accepted a position with Turnure Medical Group in Rocklin California where I served for several years until the formation of Placer Private Physicians in 2014.
I truly believe it takes a happy and healthy doctor to have happy and healthy patients, and that is why I focus on nutrition, exercise, and stress reduction. Living in California allows me many opportunities to hike, backpack, and fly fish. On Christmas Day, my wonderful wife Jackie and I finished our 2020 personal challenge of 52 hikes in 52 weeks with a 17-mile hike! I also truly enjoy knowledge and learning, and I strive to keep up with the latest medical research and recommendations.
“I have never doubted my choice in becoming a doctor or choosing a career in primary care, and I am honored to serve my patients. However, I had become more and more frustrated working in the traditional private insurance model that rewards quantity over quality and devalues the time I spend with my patients. Compassionate and comprehensive primary care demands having adequate time to spend with your patients. That is why I am excited to be offering my patients direct primary care. I now have the time to focus on each individual patient and family.”
Dr. Brön Hedman
Dr. Hedman enjoys all aspects of primary care including the opportunity to focus on health and wellness and disease prevention. He is an active member of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology and regularly takes part in educational opportunities in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol disorders, and metabolic syndrome. Dr. Hedman designs an individualized treatment program for his patients that includes nutrition, exercise / activity, and state of the art pharmaceutical therapies to significantly decrease the risks associated with the biggest killer of Americans – cardiometabolic disorders. Dr. Hedman understands the complexities of caring for his older patients, but he also enjoys the challenges and rewards this brings to his career. He welcomes patients of all ages to join his practice including senior patients and accepts Medicare insurance. Unlike the traditional medical model that focuses on treating diseases once it has damaged the body, Dr. Hedman’s main focus is to work with his patients to prevent chronic diseases altogether, and if necessary, aggressively treating established diseases early to prevent or minimize future complications.