Michael J. Gunter, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My passion is quality of life. My philosophy is that each patient is a unique individual and must be cared for as such. My approach to medicine is tailored to each patient's needs. This is achieved by a thorough history and physical, nutrition and exercise guidance and preventive maintenance.

Physician Profile


University of Nevada
Las Vegas, NV
Bachelor of Science, Biology 1989
Medical School
University of Nevada School of Medicine
Reno, NV
Doctorate of Medicine 1993
Scottsdale Memorial
Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale Memorial
Scottsdale, AZ
Family Practice 1994-1996



Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Chairman of Family Practice Summerlin Medical Executive Committee 2005-2010
Current Vice-Chief of Staff Summerlin Hospital
Scottsdale Memorial Family Practice Residency Program, Chief Resident 1995-1996
Scottsdale Memorial Family Practice Residency Program, Chair Quality Assurance Committee 1994-1996
Scottsdale Memorial Family Practice Residency Program, President Residents Association 1994-1995
ACLS for Medical Students, Co-Instructor 1991
AIDS in Nevada II, Co-Developer and Coordinator 1991
Arterial Blood Gas Techniques, Instructor 1990
Family Medicine Interest Group, President 1990-1991
Family Medicine Interest Group, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Vice President 1989-1990
Pre-Professional Association University of Nevada, President 1988-1989

Honors and Awards

Scottsdale Memorial Family Practice Residency Program, Resident Teacher of the Year Award
Nominated Brazie Award, Outstanding Family Practice, 2nd Year Resident
National Institute of Health Research Grant Human Papillomavirus in Double Primary Neoplasms of the Head and Neck, Recipient
Consumers' Checkbook Top Doctor, Vegas Seven 2013
Las Vegas Life Magazine, Top Docs 2013
Opencare, Patient Choice Awards 2016


American Board of Family Medicine
Primary Care Sports Medicine, Certificate of Additional Qualification
American Academy of Medicine Acupuncture
National Board of Medical Examiners, Parts 1, II & III
Nevada State Deputy Coroner Investigator
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
Advanced Trauma Life Support
Neonatal Advanced Life Support
Certified Paramedic, LA County, CA and Clark County, NV

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: lynn

    On New Year's Eve a few years ago, my husband was in excruciating pain after driving from California home to Las Vegas. We called ...

  • Member: Phyllis

    I feel that the Doctor is very thorough, concerned and ready, willing, and able to plan the appropriate program for me. I do not ...

  • Member: Charles and Christina

    January 2000 I accompanied my husband to visit his new GP in Las Vegas to renew his prescriptions. We moved here a few weeks prior...

  • Member: Sharon

    Thank you Dr Gunter for being there for me. I have type 2 Diabetes, Dystonia & drug allergies. He knows that if he has to give m...