Kenton Dover, MD, is a comprehensive pulmonary and critical care medicine physician with special expertise in point-of-care ultrasonography.
Dr. Dover had a career as a Protestant minister before he decided to study medicine. “I have always had the desire to help people, especially in the most challenging of life's circumstances, which ultimately led me to pursue a career as a physician in this field,” he says.
Many of the patients and families he meets in the medical intensive care unit (MICU) need emotional support in addition to medical care, Dr. Dover says. He does his best to provide that. “I enjoy caring for all aspects of the patient—physical, emotional and spiritual—which is what inspired my decision to spend the majority of my clinical time in the MICU,” he says. “It’s important to help patients through the complexity and difficulty of critical illness as well to help families transition through the loss of a loved one while ensuring a dignified dying process.”
In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Dover is interested in quality improvement, palliative care, and ethical dilemmas in critical care medicine.