Dr. Beckstead is a board-certified general surgeon at Wyoming Surgical Associates. He also specializes in vascular and trauma surgery. He didn’t always want to be a surgeon. After growing up in Glenrock and marrying his high sweetheart, he worked in the oil field and dreamed of career in rock ‘n roll. After a couple of close calls, he looked for a career in medicine. He went to paramedic school, then to the University of Utah for medical school and to the Phoenix Integrated Residency Program for general surgery. He always knew he’d come back to treat his hometown patients. “My goal has always been to return to Wyoming to practice surgery and raise my family,” he said.