New Anesthesiologist Joins MHSC

Dr. Benjamin Jensen

Today Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County released a statement welcoming Dr. Benjamin Jensen to the MHSC anesthesiology staff. Dr. Jensen moves to Rock Springs from Rancho Mirage, California, where he was chief of anesthesia.

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According to a press release from MHSC, Dr. Jensen completed residency training at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis and received his medical education at University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri. He received his graduate education at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho and his undergraduate education at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and Ricks College-BYU Idaho, in Rexburg, Idaho.

Dr. Jensen joined anesthesiologists Dr. Steven Croft and Dr. Neal Asper, and the MHSC staff earlier this month.

According to the release, Dr. Jensen says he is looking forward to living in Southwest Wyoming and learning more about fly fishing since he hasn’t done much to this point.  “I love it.  It’s fun,” Dr. Jensen said. “I definitely will be getting into that, as well as trout fishing and mountain biking.”

During his time in medical school, Dr. Jensen thought he would be a family practice doctor but found that he preferred the acuity of the operating room as opposed to the clinic of family practice.

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“With anesthesiology, we’re fixing a problem with surgery. You go to sleep with a broken arm. When you wake up, it’s aligned. We fix things. I like that.”Dr. Jensen said.

He also likes the procedures. “I get to do a lot of things as an anesthesiologist. I can take control and make a difference,” he said.

Dr. Jensen says there is no reason to fear anesthesia. “Statistically …patients are safer under anesthesia than they would be driving to the hospital”.