Dr. Peterson is a graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Medicine. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Oklahoma. He is a past president of the Oklahoma Academy of Family Physicians. He had a full-time family practice in Edmond, Oklahoma, for over 20 years and was a Chief of Staff of the Edmond Hospital. He was active in teaching for many years as a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine through the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center.
Dr. Peterson left his full-time family practice in 1999 to consult with individuals who are seeking ways to restore and maintain their health by addressing the underlying causes of their health challenges. He founded the Wellness Clubs of America to give people access to credible information on supporting and maintaining their health.
Dr. Peterson has an intense interest in the design of the human body and how, given proper nutrition and support, the body is able to halt the progression of disease and restore health. His book Building Health by Design: Adding Life to Your Years and Years to Your Life was released in December 2010.
Dr. Peterson speaks regularly on subjects related to health and nutrition. He hosted a weekly radio program, Your Health Matters, on KTOK in Oklahoma City for five years and subsequently hosted Building Health by Design on Web Talk Radio. He has made numerous television appearances on the Trinity Broadcasting Network and he is currently a popular guest on radio programs across the nation.