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Jeremy J. Biggs
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Jeremy J. Biggs, MD, MSPH

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Clinical Locations

Parkway Health Center

Orem
801-234-8600

Redwood Health Center

Occupational Medicine
Salt Lake City
801-213-9900

Rocky Mtn Center for Enviro/Occupational Hlth

RSS Clinic
Salt Lake City
801-581-8719

South Jordan Health Center

South Jordan
801-213-4500
  • Jeremy J. Biggs, MD, MSPH, FACOEM is an Associate Professor and board-certified occupational medicine physician. Dr. Biggs currently serves as Division Chief for Occupational and Environmental Health division at the University of Utah Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. He also serves as the Medical Director of the Hospital Work Wellness clinic, and RedMed Employee health clinic. Dr. Biggs also serves as a Medical Director of Occupational Medicine for University of Utah Environmental Health and Safety office. During the COIVD-19 pandemic he worked with various groups to provide a coordinated response to protect employees during the PPE shortage and started a new group of "PPE Czars" to address these issues. For this response he coordinated with various specialists to develop new PPE and new environmental protection for employees and patients. He also specializes in firefighter and police officer health and safety, impairment ratings, functional capacity evaluations, VO2 Max testing, workers compensation causation analysis, and OSHA/MSHA mandated physical examinations (also known as hazmat examinations). Dr. Biggs earned his medical degree from the University of Utah in 2006 as a junior member of Alpha Omega Alpha and was the recipient of the Deans Award. He completed his occupational medicine residency at the University of Utah. Dr. Biggs’ research interests include firefighter and police officer health and wellness, personal protective equipment and devices to protect workers against aerosols, musculoskeletal disorders and corporate wellness and medical management. He is Assistant Editor in-Chief for the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine’s (ACOEM) Practice Guidelines Committee.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Preventive Medicine (Occupational Medicine)

    Patient Rating

    4.7 /5
    ( out of 28 reviews )

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    July 21, 2023
    SOUTH JORDAN HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Biggs took time to explain things to me in a meaningful way and was open to any question I had. He took time to follow up on my labs and provide feedback, even as they came in hours after I had left. I appreciate the time and attention I received from him.

    May 01, 2023
    PARKWAY HEALTH CENTER

    Dr Biggs explained everything to me so I could understand.

    March 24, 2023
    SOUTH JORDAN HEALTH CENTER

    I felt very judged the entire time. I felt judged when I stated that I quit vaping. Biggs also told me that the POST Academy was going to kick my butt and I was going to struggle. I found that very rude and it actually made me cry. When he first came into the room, he did not introduce himself. He jumped straight to making assumptions to how I broke my back.

    January 30, 2023
    PARKWAY HEALTH CENTER

    he was very personal and very helpful.

  • Jeremy J. Biggs, MD, MSPH, FACOEM is an Associate Professor and board-certified occupational medicine physician. Dr. Biggs currently serves as Division Chief for Occupational and Environmental Health division at the University of Utah Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. He also serves as the Medical Director of the Hospital Work Wellness clinic, and RedMed Employee health clinic. Dr. Biggs also serves as a Medical Director of Occupational Medicine for University of Utah Environmental Health and Safety office. During the COIVD-19 pandemic he worked with various groups to provide a coordinated response to protect employees during the PPE shortage and started a new group of "PPE Czars" to address these issues. For this response he coordinated with various specialists to develop new PPE and new environmental protection for employees and patients. He also specializes in firefighter and police officer health and safety, impairment ratings, functional capacity evaluations, VO2 Max testing, workers compensation causation analysis, and OSHA/MSHA mandated physical examinations (also known as hazmat examinations). Dr. Biggs earned his medical degree from the University of Utah in 2006 as a junior member of Alpha Omega Alpha and was the recipient of the Deans Award. He completed his occupational medicine residency at the University of Utah. Dr. Biggs’ research interests include firefighter and police officer health and wellness, personal protective equipment and devices to protect workers against aerosols, musculoskeletal disorders and corporate wellness and medical management. He is Assistant Editor in-Chief for the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine’s (ACOEM) Practice Guidelines Committee.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Family & Preventive Medicine -Primary
    Board Certification
    American Board of Preventive Medicine (Occupational Medicine)

    Education history

    Residency Occupational Medicine - University of Utah School of Medicine Resident
    LDS Hospital Intern
    Professional Medical Medicine - University of Utah School of Medicine M.D.
    Public Health - University of Utah M.S.P.H.
    Undergraduate University of Utah B.S.
    Undergraduate University of California - Irvine

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Rachael MJones PhD, NilesAndrus MS, ThomasDominguez MS, JeremyBiggs MD, BrianHansen MS, Frank ADrews PhD (2022). Aerosol containment device design considerations and performance evaluation metrics, American Journal of Emergency Medicine (2022),. Am J Emerg Med.
    2. Litow FK, Petsonk EL, Bohnker BK, Brodkin CA, Cowl CT, Guidotti TL, Harber P, Biggs JJ, Hegmann KT (2015). Occupational Interstitial Lung Diseases. J Occup Environ Med, 57(11), 1250-4. (Read full article)
    3. Litow, Francesca K MD, MPH, Lee Petsonk, Edward MD, CM, Bohnker, Bruce K MD, MPH, Brodkin, Carl A MD, MPH, Cowl, Clayton T MD, MS, Guidotti, Tee L MD, MPH, Harber, Philip MD, MPH, Biggs, Jeremy J MD, MSPH, Hegmann, Kurt T MD, MPH (November 2015). Occupational Interstitial Lung Diseases. J Occup Environ Med, 57(11), 1250-1254.
    4. Jolly AT, Klees JE, Pacheco KA, Guidotti TL, Kipen HM, Biggs JJ, Hyman MH, Bohnker BK, Thiese MS, Hegmann KT, Harber P (2015). Work-Related Asthma. J Occup Environ Med, 57(10), e121-9. (Read full article)
    5. Jolly AT, Kells JE, Pacheco KA, Guidotti TL, Kpen HM, Biggs JJ, Hyman KH, Bohnker BK, Thiese, MS, Hegmann KT, Harber P (October 2015). Work-Related Asthma. J Occup Environ Med, 57(10), 121-9.
    6. Thiese MS, Hegmann KT, Wood EM, Garg A, Moore JS, Kapellusch JM, Foster J, Greene T, Stoddard G, Biggs J (2014). Low-back pain ratings for lifetime, 1-month period, and point prevalences in a large occupational population. Hum Factors, 56(1), 86-97. (Read full article)
    7. Hegmann KT, Thiese MS, Wood EM, Garg A, Kapellusch JM, Foster J, Biggs J, Edwards H, Wertsch J, Kendall R (2014). Impacts of differences in epidemiological case definitions on prevalence for upper-extremity musculoskeletal disorders. Hum Factors, 56(1), 191-202. (Read full article)
    8. Thiese MS, Hegmann KT, Wood EM, Biggs JJ (01/2013). Impacts of Differences in Epidemiological Case Definitions on Prevalence for Upper-Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorders. Hum Factors Ergon Manuf.
    9. Thiese MS, Hughes M, Biggs J (2013). Electrical stimulation for chronic non-specific low back pain in a working-age population: a 12-week double blinded randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 14, 117. (Read full article)
    10. Hughes MA, Biggs JJ, Thiese MS (09/2011). Recommended Opioid Prescribing Practices for Use in Chronic Non-Malignant Pain: A Systematic Review of Treatment Guidelines. J Manag Care Med, 14(3).
    11. Wendelboe AM, Hegmann KT, Biggs JJ, Cox CM, Portmann AJ, Gildea JH, Gren LH, Lyon JL (2003). Relationships between body mass indices and surgical replacements of knee and hip joints. Am J Prev Med, 25(4), 290-5. (Read full article)
    12. Stark MR, Biggs JJ, Schoenwolf GC, Rao MS (2000). Characterization of avian frizzled genes in cranial placode development. Mech Dev, 93(1-2), 195-200. (Read full article)

    Review

    1. Biggs JJ (2021). American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Appropriate Use Criteria for the Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures https://www.aaos.org/drfauc  Published October 18, 2021. [Review].

    Book

    1. Hegmann KT, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ, Klees JE, Milek D, Ratliff DM, Regan L (2017). Initial Approach to Treatment (3rd Edition). ACOEM.

    Book Chapter

    1. Hegmann KT, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ, Burns D, Warren PA, Alleman T, Brady MM, Caruso GM, Couser GP, Grunert BK, Offman HE, Hyman MH, Mandel S, Sayeed Y, Steinberg JS (). Anxiety Disorders. . In Hegmann KT (Ed.), ACOEM Practice Guidelines. ACOEM.
    2. Hegmann KT, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ, Cowel CT, Harber P, Hyman MH, Pacheco KA, Winters T, Wood EM (). Coronavirus (COVID-19). . In Hegmann KT (Ed.), ACOEM Practice Guidelines. ACOEM.
    3. Biggs JJ (2022). Travel Medicine: Pretravel Prevention Travel Medicine: Pretravel Prevention—Organizational Context. In Harber P, Baker B, Russi M. (Eds.), Occupational Health for Higher Education and Research Institutions (1st Edition, 1, p. 433). OEM Press.
    4. Baker, Beth Bannister, Emily Biggs, Jeremy Clement, Denise Swift, Melanie (2022). Chemical Hazards. In Harber P, Baker B, Russi M. (Eds.), Occupational Health for Higher Education and Research Institutions (1st Edition, 1, p. 433). OEM Press.
    5. Hegmann KT, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ, Stewart-Patterson CH, Els C, Zipper R (2018). Independent Medical Examinations and Consultations. In Hegmann KT, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ (Eds.), Independent Medical Examinations and Consultations (3rd Edition). ACOEM.
    6. Hegmann KT, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ, Greaves WW, Das R, McKenzie JG, Sinclair DR II (2018). Work-relatedness. In Hegmann KT, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ (Eds.), Work-relatedness (3rd Edition). ACOEM.
    7. Hegmann KT, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ, Blais BR, Anshel J, Glass L, Saito K (2017). Eye Disorders. In Hegmann KT, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ (Eds.), Eye Disorders (3rd Edition). ACOEM.
    8. Hegmann KT, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ (2017). Chronic Pain Guideline. In Hegmann KT, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ (Eds.), Chronic Pain Guidelines (3rd Edition). ACOEM.
    9. Hegmann KT, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ (2017). Traumatic Brain Injury. In Hegmann KT, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ (Eds.), Traumatic Brain Injury (3rd Edition). ACOEM.
    10. Hegmann KT, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ, Klees JE, Glass LS, Milek D, Ratliff DM, Regan L (2016). General Approach to Initial Assessment and Documentation. In Hegmann KT, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ (Eds.), General Approach to Initial Assessment and Documentation (3rd Edition). ACOEM.
    11. Hegmann KT Editor-in-Chief, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ Assistant Editors-in-Chief (2015). Occupational Asthma. In ACOEM (Ed.), Amercian College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines (3rd). Elk Grove Village: ACEOM.
    12. Hegmann KT Editor-in-Chief, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ Assistant Editors-in-Chief (2015). Occupational Insterstitial Lung Diseases. In Amercian College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines (3rd). Elk Grove: ACOEM/Reed Group.
    13. Hegmann KT, Travis R, Belcourt RM et al (2015). Low Back Disorders. In Hegmann KT, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ (Eds.), Low Back Disorders (3rd Edition). ACOEM.
    14. Hegmann KT, Travis R, Andersson GBJ et al Hughes MA, Biggs JJ (2015). Cervical and Thoracic Spine Disorders. In Hegmann KT, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ (Eds.), Cervical and Thoracic Spine Disorders (3rd Edition). ACOEM.
    15. Hegmann KT, Melhorn JM, Ausfahl J, Freshwater R, Prezzia CP, Rempel DM, Roll SC, Rollins AJ, Werner RA, Zaremski J, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ (2015). Hand, Wrist, Forearm Disorders. In Hegmann KT, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ (Eds.), Hand, Wrist, Forearm Disorders (3rd Edition). ACOEM.
    16. Hegmann KT Editor-in-Chief Hughes MA, Biggs JJ Assistant Editors-in-Chief (2011). Opioid Guidelines. In Amercian College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines (3rd). Elk Grove Village: ACOEM.
    17. Hegmann KT Editor-in-Chief, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ Assistant Editors-in-Chief (2011). Chapter 14: Ankle and Foot Disorders. In American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines (3rd Edition). American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines.
    18. Hegmann, KTEditor-in-Cheif, Hughes, MA, Biggs JJ Assistant Editors-in-Chief (2011). Chapter 13: Hand, Wrist, and Forearm Disorders. In American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines (3rd Edition). Elk Grove Village: American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines.
    19. Hegmann KT Editor-in-Chief, Hughes MS, Biggs JJ Assistant Editor-in-Chief (2011). Cervical and Thoracic Spine Disorders. In ACOEM (Ed.), American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines (3rd Edition). Elk Grove Village: ACOEM.
    20. Hegmann, KT Editor-in-Chief, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ Assistant Editors-in-Chief (2011). Chapter 11: Shoulder Disorders. In ACOEM (Ed.), Amercian College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines (3rd Edition). Elk Grove Village: ACOEM.
    21. Hegmann KT Editor-in-Chief, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ Assistant Editors-in-Chief (2011). Chapter 1: Prevention. In ACOEM (Ed.), American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines (3rd Edition). Elk Grove Village: ACOEM.
    22. Hegmann KT, Editor-in-Chief, Hughes MH, Biggs JJ Assistant Editors-in-Chief (2011). Chapter 2: General Approach to Initial Assessment and Documentation. In American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines (3rd Edition). Elk Grove Village: ACOEM.
    23. Hegmann KT Editor-in-Chief, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ Assistant Editors-in-Chief (2011). Chapter 3: Initial Approaches to Treatment. In American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines (3rd Edition). Elk Grove Village: ACOEM.
    24. Hegmann KT, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ Eds (2011). Chapter 4: Work-realtedness. In American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines (3rd Edition). Elk Grove Village: ACOEM.
    25. Hegmann KT, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ Eds (2011). Chapter 5: Cornerstones of Disability Prevention and Mangement. In American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines (3rd Edition). Elk Grove Village: ACOEM.
    26. Hegmann KT Editor-in-Chief, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ Assistant Editors-in-Chief (2011). Chapter 6: Independent Medical Examinations and Consultations. In American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines (3rd Edition). Elk Grove Village: ACOEM.
    27. Hegmann KT Editor-in-Chief, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ Assistant Editors-in-Chief (2011). Eye. In American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines (3rd Edition). Elk Grove Village: ACOEM.
    28. Hegmann KT Editor-in-Chief, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ Assistant Editors-in-Chief (2011). Chapter 9: Low Back Disorders. In American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines (3rd Edition). Elk Grove Village: ACOEM.
    29. Hegmann KT Editor-in-Chief, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ Assistant Editors-in-Chief (2011). Chapter 10: Chronic Pain. In American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines (3rd Edition). Elk Grove Village: ACOEM.
    30. Hegmann KT Editor-in-Chief, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ Assistant Editors (2011). Chapter 12: Elbow Disorders. In American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines (3rd Edition). Elk Grove Village: ACOEM.
    31. Hegmann KT Editor-in-Chief Hughes MA, Biggs JJ Assistant Editors-in-Chief (2011). Chapter 15: Knee. In American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines (3rd Edition). Elk Grove Village.
    32. Hegann KT, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ, Talmage JB, Andersson GBJ, Carragee E, Donelson R, Eskay-Auerbach M, Galper J, Genovese E, Goertz M, Halderman S, Hooper PD, Murphey DR, Tellin WG, Travis R, Weiss MS, Holland JP (2011). Cervical and Thoracic Spine Disorders. In Hegmann KT, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ (Eds.), American College of Occupational and Environmetal Medicine Practice (3rd Edition). ACOEM.
    33. Hegmann KT Editor-in-Chief, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ Assistant Editors-in-Chief (2010). Chapter 14: Hip and Groin Disorders. In American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines (3rd Edition). Elk Grove Village: ACOEM.
    34. Hegmann KT, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ, Haas NS, Beecher PJ, Easly M, Edwards H, Hoffman H, Mandel S, Martin RL, Thomas JL, Dreger M, Ording JA, Paddock DM (2010). Chapter 14: Ankle and Foot Disorders. In Hegmann KT, Hughes MA, Biggs JJ (Eds.), American Colledge of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines, 3rd Edition. ACOEM.

    Conference Proceedings

    1. Rytting A, Biggs JJ (2021). Biggs Booth - Implementation of Engineering Controls for Reducing Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Among Patients and Health Care Workers During Indoor COVID-19 Testing Procedures. Western Occupational Health Conference.
    2. Biggs JJ, Phillips A (2021). Addressing the Personal Protective Equipment Shortage of Early 2020 Through Innovation. AOHC Annual Conference 2021.
    3. Phillips A, Biggs JJ (2021). Containment Ventilation for Exposure Reduction in Clinical Settings. AOHC Annual Conference, 2021.
    4. Biggs JJ, Phillips A (2021). Protecting Healthcare Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
    5. Biggs JJ (2020). Practical Applications with COVID-19. Industrial Hygiene Conference.
    6. Hegmann KT, Wolfkel C, Harris J, Thiese M, Hughes M, Biggs J, Ott U, Ording J (2012). Potential Impacts of Grading vs. Not Grading Literature. In: G-I-N Conference 2012. German Medical Science GMS Publishing House, Dussledorf, Berlin.
    7. Willick S, Biggs JJ (2007). Musculoskeletal anatomy and injury. APMR annual meeting, Honolulu, HI.

    Abstract

    1. Rytting A, Biggs JJ (2022). Biggs Booth: Implementation of Engineering Controls for Reducing Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Among Patients and Health Care Workers During Indoor COVID-19 Testing Procedures [Abstract].
    2. Wendelboe Am, Hegmann KT, Biggs JJ, Cox CM, Portmann AJ, Gildea JH, Gren LH, Lyon JL (2002). Relationship Between Body Mass Indices and Surgical Replacements of Knee and Hip Joints [Abstract]. 35th Annual Meeting of the Society for Epidemiological Research, Am J Epidemiology, Palm Desert, CA, 155(11), S88.

    Report

    1. Biggs JJ, Johnson E (2008). Non-Opiod Pain Management Table, as part of the State of Utah Opioid Prescription Protocol. Utah Health Department.

    Video/Film/CD/Web/Podcast

    1. Biggs JJ, Wendelboe AM, White GL Jr, Garrett L, Lyon JL (2001). Investigations into a brain cancer cluster allegation, Vol. 8 [Web]. Davis County, UT: Utah's Health.