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Van Aston, PA-C

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Grand View
3485 West 5200 South Roy, UT 84067
801-475-3900

Specialties

Board Certifications

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS)
Wilderness Medicine Certified

Procedures / Treatments

  • Abscess Draining Ogden Clinic physicians diagnose and treat abscesses often, usually through draining the sore. Abscesses are not difficult to drain but should be drained professionally. Schedule an appointment today if you have a sore larger than 1 cm or if it continues to grow.
  • Asthma Management Asthma management will involve taking your prescribed medication as directed by your Ogden Clinic physician and avoiding known asthma triggers
  • Cholesterol Management A treatment plan designed by a healthcare provider to lower a patient’s cholesterol level. A plan includes recommendations for improved lifestyle, diet, weight, and physical activity. Other risk factors are also assessed that can affect a patient’s cholesterol level. In some cases, cholesterol-lowering medications may also provide additional benefit to managing a healthy cholesterol level. Cholesterol management also involves decreasing the LDL cholesterol (“bad” cholesterol) and making sure HDL (“good” cholesterol) is at recommended levels. Patients and healthcare professionals work together to help improve and maintain heart health and reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke.
  • Chronic Fatigue

    Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a disorder characterized by extreme fatigue or exhaustion. This fatigue does not go away with sleep and cannot always be explained by an underlying medical condition, though chronic fatigue has been linked to and metabolic syndrome.

  • Congestive Heart Failure Congestive heart failure occurs when the heart does not pump enough oxygen to meet the body’s needs. When the heart’s pumping power decreases it can cause fatigue, shortness of breath, swelling, and other symptoms. Experts at Ogden Clinic are trained to diagnose and manage congestive heart failure.
  • Contraception Contraception or birth control is a method or device used to prevent pregnancy. These methods include IUD, Nexplanon, birth control pills, vaginal rings or injections.
  • Depression Depression is a common but serious mood disorder that can affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities. Depression often manifests as a persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood. Left untreated, it can adversely affect your eating and sleeping habits, as well as your relationships and your ability to work.
  • Diabetes Treatments related to diabetes and how the body handles blood sugar.
  • Diabetes Education Third party training and support for a patient's diabetes self-management and overall health.
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG) Test EKG testing is used to check the heart’s electrical activity. The test can help determine the cause of unexplained chest pain or pressure, diagnose diseases, or check the heart health of patients with existing heart conditions.
  • Ingrown Toenail Our providers can address ingrown toenails that are infected or painful.
  • Intravenous Therapy Intravenous (within-vein) is the fastest way to deliver medications throughout the body. This method is used to correct electrolyte imbalances, perform blood transfusion, or as fluid replacement for dehydration.
  • Laceration Repair Minor skin wounds such as animal bites and deep punctures can be repaired in-office. Depending on the nature/size of the laceration, our professionals will use sutures, staples, or tissue adhesives in an outpatient setting.
  • Lesion Removal Large lesions or lesions in sensitive areas can be removed surgically with local numbing. For minor lesions such as warts, Ogden Clinic specialists can extract them with liquid nitrogen (cryotherapy) or salicylic acid.
  • Mental Health Mental health disorders including depression and anxiety can be improved with cognitive-behavioral therapy, relaxation techniques, lifestyle coaching, and closely-monitored medication to regulate serotonin in the brain.
  • Mole Biopsy Suspicious moles should be evaluated by a medical professional who can determine if they are cancerous. During mole biopsy, all or part of the mole is removed for laboratory analysis.
  • Spirometry Test Spirometry is a test used to measure the amount of air inhaled and exhaled. This test is used to assess how well the lungs are functioning.
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Urinary tract infections occur when bacteria, usually from the skin or rectum, enter the urethra and infect the urinary tract.
  • Wart Removal Painful or embarrassing warts can be removed several ways. We perform cryotherapy, chemical peels, or even minor surgery to remove warts. Medication is also effective depending on the size and type of wart.
  • Wilderness Medicine This specialization draws from emergency medicine, environmental medicine, and sports medicine to provide healthcare to patients in extreme situations.
  • Women’s Health and Wellness Women’s healthcare addresses conditions that affect a woman’s physical and emotional well-being. This includes:
    • Preventive care: Pap smears, breast and pelvic exams
    • Sexual health: Family planning, and reproductive exams, screenings and treatments
    • Heavy or irregular periods
    • Treatment of yeast infections, urinary tract infections, and other gynecological issues

Education

Emory University School of Medicine
Master of Medical Science, 2011

Weber State University
Bachelor of Science, Clinical Laboratory Science – 2007

Experience

Ogden Clinic Grand View – Physician Assistant
Roy, Utah – 2022 to Present

Wasatch Homeless Healthcare – Physician Assistant
Salt Lake City, Utah – 2021 to 2022

Midtown Community Health Center HOPE Clinic – Physician Assistant
Ogden, Utah – 2014 to 2021

John D. Archibold Hospital & Primary Care of Southwest Georgia – Physician Assistant
Thomasville, GA – 2012 to 2014

Interests

Van Aston is from northern Utah, completing his adolescent and undergraduate education in Ogden. He received his Master of Medical Science Degree from Emory University in 2011 and spent seven years providing medical care for the unsheltered individuals in our community. Van loves all aspects of family medicine but has niche expertise in homeless medicine and wilderness medicine. He obtained an additional certification in Advanced Wilderness Life Support from Colorado School of Medicine.

Outside of his practice, Van is an avid outdoorsman. He enjoys camping, hiking, skiing, ski touring, mountain biking, fly fishing, and many other outdoor sports. He feels right at home in Ogden, Utah.

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Grand View
3485 West 5200 South Roy, UT 84067
801-475-3900


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  • Tuesday8:00a 5:00p
  • Wednesday8:00a 5:00p
  • Thursday8:00a 5:00p
  • Friday8:00a 5:00p
  • Saturday8:00a 3:00p
  • Sunday8:00a 3:00p