Dr. Petersen has been married over 35 years to his wife Rosalie and has 5 married children and 18 grand children (one cooking at present time.)
He currently serves as the Bishop of the Neosho, Missouri Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
- High School: Emery County High School, Castle Dale, Utah 1967.
- Under Grad: Degree BS in biology graduated 1978 from UT San Antonio.
- Post Graduate: Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) 1982
- Flexible Internship: Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas1983
- Orthopedic Residency: Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas1987
- General orthopedic surgery Munson Ary Hospital, Fort Leavenworth,
- Kansas 1987 to 1991. Desert Storm January 1991 to May 1991.
- General orthopedic surgery Neosho, Missouri 1991 to present.
- Laser dynamic Austin, Texas February 2010.
- LaserLypolisys,and awake in office Tumescent Liposuction,Dallas,Texas
- June 2010.
- HCG True diet weight reduction coming soon.