Meet Our Team


– Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ft Lauderdale FL
– Dual Accredited Family Medical Residency
St Vincents Medical Center, Jacksonville FL
– Board Certified Family Physician
– Six years rural medicine in Moab with expertise in ER, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Surgery, Dermatology, Sports and Clinical Medicine.
-Current privileges at IHC, HCA, and Moab Regional hospitals systems

Dr. John Sanders is board certified in family medicine. He recently moved from Moab, Utah where he has spent the past six years immersed in the broad scope of rural medicine with obstetrics. He is often found on the football field or the basketball court where his undergrad degree in sports injury management makes him a natural sideline doc.

In addition to sports medicine, Dr. Sanders also has a special emphasis on dermatology within his practice. He holds frequent skin clinics, diagnoses and treats hundreds of skin cancers a year, and works to promote healthy habits in dermatology among his patients. He also loves obstetrics and pediatrics and enjoys establishing lasting relationships with growing families.

Dr. Sanders studied at an osteopathic medical school in Florida and offers osteopathic musculoskeletal manipulations as part of his holistic approach to helping patients of all ages.
His hobbies outside the clinic include playing a multitude of sports such as soccer, volleyball and mountain biking. He and his wife enjoy playing guitar and singing together in their family band.
He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and knowledgeable in Spanish.

What is Osteopathy?

People often ask me the difference between an Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) and a Medical Doctor (M.D.). We have similar training in many ways. D.O.’s practice medicine alongside M.D.s in hospitals across America. While I am board certified in Family Medicine, I also trained in osteopathic musculoskeletal manipulations, which allow me to complement traditional medical treatments, thus optimizing wellness and healing. I offer patients a more holistic approach to health and wellness.

I had an uncomplicated pregnancy, labor and delivery with Dr. Sanders as my physician. When my daughter was 14 months, Dr. Sanders admitted us to the hospital with a fever of unknown origin. It turned out to be a kidney infection, likely stemming from a urinary tract infection. With Dr. Sanders’ referral, we sought further testing at the University of Utah and were diagnosed with an underlying issue.  I am grateful to Dr. Sanders for his comprehensive care.

Dr. Sanders was our family doctor from 2013-2017. I always found him professional and competent, and he had a fantastic rapport with my children. I was also lucky enough to call him my friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our conversations outside of his office. He was thoughtful, intelligent and caring.

Dr. Sanders was my family doctor from 2013-2017 and delivered both my children in Moab. He was always professional and competent, yet patient and empathetic at the same time.