Say hello to Dr. Scott Jacob from our Provo Group! He attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and completed his residency at Indiana University. He has been a practicing physician since 2000 and is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He served in the United States Air Force and is fluent in Korean!
Tell us where you grew up in a little bit about your family.
I grew up in Springfield, Missouri and Orem, Utah. I attended Orem High School and Brigham Young University. I served in LDS church mission in Pusan, South Korea. I have been married to my wife Rachel for 28 years. We have four children, the oldest of whom will be starting medical school this fall.
What is something most people don’t know about you?
I lived in Japan for three years while in the Air Force. While there, I hiked Mount Fuji, the tallest mountain in Japan!
What song can always put you in a good mood?
The songs that will always put me in a good mood is “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire and “Rise & Shout”, the BYU fight song.
What is your favorite thing about your career?
My favorite thing about my career is the relationships and continuity I have with patients. Not only during the pregnancy but afterwards. Having the ability to be with them through different stages of their life is immensely satisfying. I also enjoy having the primary responsibility, as a physician, to keep well people well, instead of mostly tying to help sick people get better. Of course, I enjoy watching life come into the world. That never gets old!