Born and raised in rural Michigan, Dr. Hedman learned the importance of family and hard work. He grew up loving the outdoors, with forests, lakes, and trout streams nearby. His mother, a nurse, often told wonderful stories about the patients and doctors she worked with. He loved these stories and from a young age knew he would someday be a doctor.
Dr. Hedman started his higher education at Michigan State University where he graduated with high honors in biochemistry in 1993 and went on to medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He enjoyed many areas of patient care, but it was the Family Medicine rotation that really grabbed his interest. This became apparent when his mentor in Family Medicine introduced Dr. Hedman to a family he had been treating for 3 generations! From that day on, he would seek a future in Family Medicine.
Dr. Hedman was accepted into the University of California, Davis School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program. He moved to Sacramento in 1997 to start his training and fell in love with the people and beauty of Northern California. The residency program proved to be a wonderful experience and Dr. Hedman was honored with serving as Chief Resident and being awarded the 2000 Outstanding Resident Leadership Award of the Sacramento Chapter of the California Academy of Family Physicians.
After graduation, Dr. Hedman decided to take a less common path and packed up to travel and work across the country. For nearly three years, he worked as a traveling physician to expand his medical and people skills in many diverse medical settings. This was also a great opportunity to see these great United States! He came back “home” to the Sacramento area in 2003 and accepted a position with Turnure Medical Group in Rocklin where he stayed until the formation of Placer Private Physicians in 2014.
Dr. Hedman believes happy, healthy doctors are caring doctors and that is why he focuses on eating healthy and exercising. He loves learning and keeps up with the latest medical research and health news. He enjoys the outdoors including hiking, backpacking, fly fishing, and simple walks with his “girls” Stella and Tikka.
Dr. Hedman enjoys all aspects of primary care including the opportunity to focus on health and wellness and disease prevention. He has special interest in treating obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cholesterol disorders, fibromyalgia, and mood disorders.
“I have never doubted my choice in becoming a doctor or choosing a career in Family Medicine and I am honored to serve my patients. However, I had become more and more frustrated working in the traditional insurance company model that rewards quantity over quality and devalues the time I spend with my patients. Compassionate and comprehensive primary care demands having adequate time. 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