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St. Luke's Clinic – Alexander Orthopaedics

Our goal is to return you back to full activity–safely, quickly, and conveniently. We provide expert, individualized care to recreational and elite athletes who live in the Wood River Valley and to patients referred to us from throughout Idaho. Our emphasis is on injury prevention and treatment and a physician-patient partnership to get you back to tip-top shape.

We provide musculoskeletal evaluations to patients of all ages, with onsite x-ray and same-day emergency appointments (in most cases). When you come to see us, surgery is not your only option. In some cases, your injury or condition may be healed through rehabilitation and available prescriptions. If you do require surgery, we'll keep you informed of why surgery is required, what will be done in the surgery, and what to expect as an eventual outcome.

Providers

  • Hand and Wrist Surgery

    Biography

    Charlotte Alexander, MD specializes in hand surgery. She is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is the Wood River Valley's only hand fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon. She earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, and completed the noted Sterling Bunnell-Navy Hand Fellowship under the direction of David M. Lichtman, MD and John J. Niebauer, MD.

    Dr. Alexander served as director of Hand Surgery at the Residency Training Program at the Naval Medical Center in Oakland, where she held the rank of Captain, Medical Corps, United States Navy, and her medical awards include the Navy Commendation Medal.

    After serving 20 years on active duty in the U.S. Navy, she moved to Sun Valley in 1998 and began seeing patients. She and her husband, Dr. Herb Alexander, opened Alexander Orthopaedics in 2002. Dr. Alexander has served as chairman of the Medical Records Committee at St. Luke's Wood River.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Biography

    Herb Alexander, MD specializes in sports medicine, fractures, and arthroscopic surgery. He is a graduate of Northwestern University Medical School, where he was a participant in the Honors Program in Medical Education and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

    During a distinguished Naval career, he served as orthopedic specialty advisor to the Surgeon General of the Navy and attained the faculty rank of Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (a position he still holds). Dr. Alexander served as chairman and director of the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Training Program at the Naval Medical Center in Oakland, where he held the rank of Captain, Medical Corps, United States Navy. 

    After serving nearly 27 years on active duty in the Navy, he moved to Sun Valley in 2002 and opened Alexander Orthopaedics with his wife, Dr. Charlotte Alexander. He has served as chief of surgery, chief of staff, and a member of the board of directors at St. Luke’s Wood River. He has an intense interest in computer technology and how it can enhance the quality of medical care. Having established a totally electronic office, he is a recognized authority and has been an invited speaker and lecturer to numerous societies on computerization in medicine.

    Dr. Alexander has published more than 60 manuscripts and chapters in the medical literature and serves as associate editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Orthopedics. He has given more than 300 presentations, participated in numerous national and international medical education seminars as faculty and lecturer, and is an examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Still maintaining an interest in the military and military medicine, Dr. Alexander sits on the Board of the Society of Medical Consultants to the Armed Forces (he currently is president), a brain trust of former high-ranking military medical officers who provide advice and counsel to the Surgeons General of the Navy, Army, and Air Force. 

    He is also an admissions representative (Blue and Gold Officer) of the U.S. Naval Academy. In 2008, he received the John R. Seal, MD Award from the Society of Medical Consultants to the Armed Forces in recognition of outstanding contributions to military medicine through research, patient care, service to the Surgeons General, and active participation in the affairs of the Society.

    Dr. Alexander is a principal and founding member of MDReview, an organization that provides independent external medical peer review to hospitals and medical staffs.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients