ABOUT US

Elite anesthesia was formed to help bring value and safety to office-based anesthesia. We offer a full range of anesthesia services and will do whatever it takes to keep you and your patients happy. All of our providers have extensive experience in providing anesthesia for patients across the lifespan.

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MICHAEL BERGESON
APRN, CRNA

Mike grew up riding dirt bikes and playing baseball in Idaho Falls, Idaho.  He served an LDS mission in Cleveland, Ohio, where he and his wife Andrea first met as missionaries. 

Mike graduated nursing school Suma Cum Laude from Weber State University, and worked as a nurse at St. Mark's Hospital and the Medical Intensive Care Unit at the University of Utah for two years.  He and his family then moved across the country to Washington D.C., where he attended CRNA school at Georgetown University. They fell in love with the east coast, and after graduation Mike worked as a CRNA in Richmond, VA.  Mike trained at a number of local hospitals and gained valuable experience providing anesthesia for a wide variety of surgical procedures. In 2019 they decided to head back to Utah to be close to family and mountains again, and to start Elite Anesthesia.  

When he's not doing anesthesia, Mike loves traveling, smoking meat on the traeger and making his own bbq sauces, golfing, working on projects around the house, and going on adventures with Andrea, and their four awesome children.

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SEAN MCLEAN
APRN, CRNA

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KC STRATTON
APRN, CRNA

KC grew up in South Jordan Utah, spending most of his time outdoors and finding ways to stay active. He and his wife moved to St George Utah where he completed his Nursing degree. After some time in the ICU KC took a nursing position on the Thoracic ICU at IHC-IMC in Murray. KC was accepted into the CRNA program at Westminster College in 2016. During clinicals KC was able to practice anesthesia in over 10 facilities in 4 different states (Arizona, Idaho, Illinois, and Utah).


After graduation he worked for the trauma center in Boise Idaho at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. While he did love his time there, Utah was home and he and his family have enjoyed being even closer to family. 

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REED WHITTINGTON
APRN, CRNA

Reed grew up all over the country but mostly resided in Bartlett, TN and Camarillo, CA. After he served his mission for the LDS church in Puerto Rico, he attended Dixie State University in St. George, UT where he met his wife Lisa. Later, they moved to Salt Lake City, and Reed completed his BSN at the University of Utah. He worked in the Medical ICU at University of Utah Hospital before attending CRNA school at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ.


Reed is a licensed provider in CA, NV, AZ and now UT. His diverse work experience includes working as an independent CRNA contractor in medical Offices, Ambulatory Surgical Centers and hospitals across these 4 states. He is also fluent in Spanish and Papiamento. When he isn’t working, Reed enjoys playing sports, hiking, snowboarding and spending time with his wife, two boys and their puppy. 

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DEREK HILL
APRN, CRNA

Derek grew up in Delta UT before serving a church mission to Brazil. After returning home, he met his wife Krista while attending college at UVU. He completed his Nursing degree at Weber State University. 

He worked in the ICU at Timpanogos Regional Hospital for 3 years before attending Samford University in Alabama for CRNA school where he graduated with a 4.0 GPA. Derek and Krista absolutely loved their time in the South and were extremely sad to leave. 

Since graduation, Derek has worked as a CRNA in Las Vegas and Mesquite, NV. This allowed him to obtain valuable clinical experience in a large anesthesia team setting as well as working independently in a rural setting. 

Derek was excited to jump at the opportunity to work with Mike and Elite Anesthesia. They attended nursing school together before going their separate ways for anesthesia school.

Derek and Krista have 2 daughters and currently live in St. George. They love spending time with family and traveling together.
Derek loves to spend his free time outdoors or playing any kind of sport he can.

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CASEY BERGESON
APRN, CRNA

Casey was born and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Growing up in Idaho made him realize that he dislikes cold windy winters!Consequently he’s been living and practicing anesthesia in Arizona since 2012. 


Casey received his BSN from Brigham Young University- Idaho. He worked as a registered nurse for over three years, the majority of that time was spent in the Cardiac ICU at Intermountain Medical Center in Utah. He then moved to Philadelphia to pursue his education in anesthesia. He graduated from University of Pennsylvania’s CRNA program in 2012. After graduation he moved to Arizona and practiced at University of Arizona Medical Center for 8 years. In this position he administered anesthesia to a variety of surgical patients including those suffering from traumatic injuries and critically ill patients. He left this position to join Elite Anesthesia in the summer of 2020. 


Casey met his wife Aubrey during nursing school and they’ve been married since 2005. They have three children. When not working Casey enjoys all things fitness including strength training, running, hiking, and biking. He enjoys these activities with his wife and kids. He recently hiked the Grand Canyon rim to rim and has done multiple half marathon’s with his teenage son. Casey loves what he does and takes pride in providing quality anesthesia care to every patient.

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CAMEE HYMAS, OFFICE MANAGER

Camee is our office manager! She was born and raised in Riverton, Utah! She married her husband Ethan in 2018, and this spring they both graduated from college. In her free time you can find her outdoors, traveling, finding new restaurants to try, playing pickleball, or surrounded by friends and family!