A Little Bit About Us

Patient care is our top priority at South Valley OrthoMed. We are passionate about the health and wellness of our community in Salt Lake County, Utah, and beyond. Our office is staffed with highly-skilled team members ready to take you to new levels of strength, wholeness, and relief.

Our motto:

To look good and feel good.

Our mission is to:

  • Assist our patients in recovering from arthritis, injury and overuse
  • Attain healthy, pain-free joints without resorting to surgery
  • Achieve healthy body weight and composition through weight loss
  • Aesthetically restore skin health and radiance

Meet Our Staff

John D. Sonnenberg

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Sonnenberg is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He trained in general orthopedics and specialized in shoulder and hand surgery. He practiced orthopedics for 35 years in Chicago prior to moving to Utah.

After graduating from Brigham Young University, Dr. Sonnenberg attended medical school in Chicago at the University of Illinois as an Edmund James Independent Scholar. He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society while at the U of I. He completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Pittsburgh mentoring under the legendary Dr. Albert B. Ferguson. Dr. Sonnenberg received specialty hand surgery training in the University of California system.

In addition to his orthopedic work, Dr. Sonnenberg served as a combat surgeon for the US Army. He completed tours of duty in both Afghanistan and Iraq and was retired from the service with the rank of Lt Colonel. Dr. Sonnenberg earned his Combat Medic Badge for service under fire. This is one of his most cherished distinctions.

Brock Bodily

Physician Assistant

Brock is from Pleasant Grove, Utah, and completed his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Utah Valley University in 2016. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Master of Physician Assistant Studies in 2019 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, Massachusetts. Brock specialized in orthopedics, weight loss, and aesthetic treatments, but his knowledge spans many specialties and various skillsets.

Brock is an accomplished ballroom dancer, even appearing on Dancing with the Stars in 2011. In his spare time, Brock enjoys spending time with his family and golfing.

Stephanie Trout

Registered Nurse & Wellness Specialist

A native of Boise, Idaho, Stephanie graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise & Sports Science and a minor in Nutrition. She has a second bachelor’s degree in Nursing Sciences and is a highly-skilled Registered Nurse. Stephanie has a wealth of knowledge and has a passion for continued learning. Her compassionate approach to patient care is central to healing and success.

Stephanie enjoys traveling with her husband, exercising, and spending time with family and friends. She enjoys golfing and visiting wine country. Stephanie also has an adorable labradoodle named Scooter.

Kelsee Hyde

Front Office Coordinator

Kelsee is from Sandy, UT, and she has been a strong presence at South Valley OrthoMed since nearly the beginning. Kelsee’s knowledge about orthopedics, aesthetics, weight loss, fitness, and beauty are vast, as are her abilities to juggle multiple tasks at a time. If you’ve come through our office, you’ve likely encountered Kelsee’s bubbly personality. She has a way of making everything fun everywhere she goes.

Kelsee is passionate about fitness, and overall health and wellness. Kelsee is a certified yoga instructor and regularly models on her time off. Kelsee has an adorable puppy, Lennon, and she loves to travel all over the world.

Connie Figueroa

Medical Assistant

Connie is from Santiago, Chile, and has been living in the United States for over five years. She is trained as a medical assistant and is bilingual in Spanish and English. Patient communication is important to our practice, and Connie’s abilities are an integral part of meeting the needs of all of our patients. Her warmhearted and knowledgeable approach towards each patient interaction is just one of the many reasons we enjoy having Connie on our team.

Connie loves to walk her dog and hike with her husband. She enjoys living an active and healthy lifestyle, and spending time with family and friends.

Zoey Baker

Medical Assistant

Zoey Baker is from Holladay, Utah. She is currently a student a Salt Lake Community College pursuing a degree in nursing. Zoey has two years of medical billing experience, and she also assists with medical procedures and patient care. Zoey is our youngest team member but don’t be fooled by her youth! She is a quick-learning go-getter, always eager to expand her skills and knowledge.

Zoey adores animals, especially cats. She also loves hanging out with her family and friends. Zoey enjoys traveling to Hawaii, Chicago, and the family lake house in Michigan. Zoey is always cheerful and makes amazing videos on TikTok!

Heather Strong

Practice Administrator

Heather is from Hinsdale, Illinois and received her bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Utah. She has over 15 years of healthcare revenue cycle experience which is important to the daily functions of our office. Heather also works in content creation, communication, and keeping up with the needs of the growing practice.

Heather is fluent in Swedish and was an accomplished athlete back in the day. Heather loves writing, watching sports, running, hiking, traveling with her family, and going on adventures in her camper van.

Amy Sonnenberg

Project Manager

Amy is from Sandy, Utah, and is the newest member of our team! Amy studied at Salt Lake Community College and is also a certified yoga instructor. Amy has several years of accounting and medical office management experience, and her useful skills help keep our office in tip-top shape.

Amy is a master of mindfulness, and her calm demeanor is a soothing presence to everyone she encounters. She is a continuous learner, and prioritizes daily health and wellness. Amy is passionate about spending time with her family, especially on summer camping trips.

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