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St. Luke's Clinic – Orthopedics: Boise, Americana Blvd. 

Our physicians are all board certified or board eligible in general orthopedics, and have sub-specialty training and interests in areas such as arthroscopic, computer-assisted, and minimally invasive surgery; total joint replacement; reconstructive hip and knee surgery; and microsurgery. Our team also manages a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions including scoliosis, fractures, trauma, and bone or muscle tumors.

Our team also includes pediatric specialists to support your child’s bone, muscle, and joint health. We provide care for a wide range of conditions including fractures, trauma, scoliosis, congenital and acquired deformities, and neuromuscular and other hereditary, genetic, and developmental disorders. We also offer expertise in sports medicine, abnormal gait or walking abnormalities, bone tumors, and rheumatologic conditions like arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis. No matter the cause, we’ll work with your child to reduce pain and optimize function and mobility.

Providers

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Biography

    Krysten Bell, MD specializes in pediatric orthopedic surgical care, including trauma, complex hip deformities in children and young adults, scoliosis and other spine deformities, pediatric foot and ankle surgery, and pediatric sports injuries. She also works with neuromuscular conditions like cerebral palsy.

    Krysten is a candidate active member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, and an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, and the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Her research interests include outcomes following periacetabular osteotomy for residual hip dysplasia and surgical treatment of severe slipped capital femoral epiphysis.

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    Accepting new patients
  • Podiatry

    Biography

    Clinton Clark, DPM earned his bachelor's degree from Boise State University. He received additional clinical training with the Diabetic Limb Salvage Program through the Joslin Clinic and Harvard Medical College. He served as associate clinical professor of surgery at the John A. Burns College of Medicine and as director and clinic instructor with HealthSouth Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship in Honolulu.

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    Accepting new patients
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    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Sports Medicine

    Biography

    Tobias (Tobi) Gopon, MD, ABFP, CAQSM is fellowship trained in sports medicine, specializing in non-operative sports medicine for pediatric and adult injuries. His areas of focus include shoulder, hip, and knee injuries; concussion and fracture management; and lumbar spine pain. He specializes in image-guided procedures including ultrasound guided joint injections, Tenex procedures and lumbar epidural steroid injections (ESIs)/medial branch blocks and ablations.

    Dr. Gopon is currently serving as the team physician for the Boise Timber/Thorns youth soccer club, Boise Hawks, Nampa High School, and the Idaho Interscholastic Mountain Bike League. He also travels to support the U.S. national ski team. 

    During his sports medicine fellowship at the University of Utah, he cared for members of the U.S. national ski and speed skating teams, University of Utah student athletes, and winter sport athletes as a physician at Park City Ski Clinic.

    Dr. Gopon earned his bachelor's degree at St. Olaf College. He played collegiate and semi-professional soccer, and continues to play in Boise’s adult league. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, fly fishing, skiing, and mountain biking. 


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  • General Orthopedics

    Biography

    Jeffrey "Jake" Griggs, PA-C provides care for all orthopedic issues with a focus on knee and hip osteoarthritis. He earned his bachelor's degree in athletic training from Boise State University. He earned his master's degree in higher and postsecondary education from Arizona State University while working as an athletic trainer for the Sun Devils' wrestling and football teams. He completed his physician assistant training at the University of Utah and practiced in orthopedics prior to joining St. Luke's.

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  • Sports Medicine

    Biography

    Alejandro A. Homaechevarria MD, ABFP, CAQSM ("Dr. Alex") is fellowship trained in sports medicine and specializes in pediatric and adult sports injuries, back pain, shoulder and knee injuries, concussion management, and fracture management. He also specializes in adult and geriatric degenerative arthritis joint evaluation and treatment. He has advanced training in lumbar spine interventional injection procedures, collaborating frequently with the spine wellness team at St. Luke’s.

    Dr. Homaechevarria serves as a team physician for US Soccer Federation and has served as a physician for the US Ski Team. He is the medical advisor for Bogus Basin Ski Resort and helped develop the Ski Injury prevention software program designed to lower injury rates at ski resorts in both winter and summer. Dr. Homaechevarria has been the head physician at Bishop Kelly High School since 2001, and currently serves as the medical director of the Boise Twilight Criterium, Boise's only professional cycling race.

    Dr. Homaechevarria completed his sports medicine fellowship at The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital and University of Utah, where he cared for members of the US Ski and Speed Skating teams and the University of Utah athletes, and served as a physician at the Park City Resort Ski Clinic. 


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  • General Orthopedics

    Biography

    Benjamin Kerns, PA-C is a certified athletic trainer. He earned his bachelor's degree in athletic training and sports medicine from Eastern Washington University and his master's degree in physician assistant studies from Idaho State University. 

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    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Sports Medicine

    Biography

    Christopher T. Lawler, MD specializes in non-operative musculoskeletal injuries and fractures in adults and children. He also treats athletes with non-orthopedic conditions such as concussions, soft tissue injuries, skin disorders, and other sports-related conditions, and has a particular interest in sports injuries related to football, ice hockey, and gymnastics.

    Dr. Lawler serves as team physician for the Idaho Steelheads, Idaho Stampede, Northwest Nazarene University, and Kuna High School. He previously served as team physician for the Boise Burn. He completed his internship at Baystate Medical Center. He completed his residency training in emergency medicine at Michigan State University, where he volunteered with the university athletic sports medicine program and worked with the ice hockey and gymnastics teams. He performed his sports medicine fellowship in Boise, where he worked with Boise State athletic teams. 

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  • Sports Medicine

    Biography

    Trek Lyons, MD is fellowship-trained in sports medicine and specializes in evaluation and non-operative management of sports-related injuries, fractures, and injuries of the knee, shoulder, hip, foot and ankle in active children and adults. He also specializes in human performance testing and tendon pathology.

    Dr. Lyons has served as a team physician for the University of Oregon and Utah State University athletics programs, and currently serves as the team physician for Mountain View High School.

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Biography

    Jeffry P. Menzner, MD is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. He has a keen interest in improving the entire experience of patients undergoing joint replacement, from pre-operative preparation to post-operative recovery and rehabilitation, and credits the development of a hospital-based joint replacement center for greatly improving the safety, comfort, and recovery of his hip and knee replacement patients. Dr. Menzner also completed a fellowship in orthopedic oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital in association with Harvard Medical School. He works closely with sarcoma patients.

    Dr. Menzner served on active duty as a U.S. Air Force orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Menzner has served on area hospital committees on patient safety, orthopedic supervisory, physician advisory, and credentialing. He is a member of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society and is a founder of the St. Luke's Joint Center.

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  • Sports Medicine

    Biography

    Kurt J. Nilsson, MD is fellowship-trained in sports medicine and specializes in non-operative management of acute and chronic shoulder, hip, knee, elbow and ankle injuries and concussions in active children and adults. He has special training in the use of ultrasound for diagnostic and interventional purposes and uses it extensively in his clinic for minimally invasive procedures, such as calcific tendinitis treatment and targeted injections. 

    Dr. Nilsson is a team physician for the College of Idaho, the US Ski Team, and US Soccer Federation; and has served as a concussion consultant for USA Cycling. He has also served as the medical director of the St. Luke’s Concussion Clinic since it inception in 2011 and is medical director for St. Luke’s Applied Research.

    Dr. Nilsson earned his bachelor's degree at California Lutheran University and a master's degree in exercise science from Boise State University, in addition to his medical training. 


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  • General Orthopedics

    Biography

    Sean Page, PA earned his bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory science from Idaho State University and his master's degree in physician assistant studies from Midwestern University. Since returning to Idaho, he has been working in family practice and urgent care.

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      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Orthopedics

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    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

  • General Orthopedics

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    Accepting new patients
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      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Availability

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Biography

    Darby Webb, MD is fellowship trained in both sports medicine and trauma, and currently serves as team physician for the Idaho Steelheads and PRCA rodeos. Her special interests include sports medicine; arthroscopic surgery of the hip, knee, and shoulder; hip and knee replacement; and complex orthopedic trauma care. Dr. Webb's surgical specialties include shoulder arthoscopy (rotator cuff and instability/labral repair); meniscus, ACL, and cartilage procedures for the knee; and hip arthroscopy with labral repair and treatment of femoral acetabular impingement.

    In addition to her fellowship at the Taos Orthopedic Institute, Dr. Webb also completed a fellowship in orthopedic trauma at Tulane University. She is a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, Orthopedic Trauma Association, and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 

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    Accepting new patients
  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Biography

    Britton Wells, MD is a hospitalist, providing treatment for fractures and seeing orthopedic patients who enter the hospital through the emergency department.

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    Accepting new patients
  • Sports Medicine

    Biography

    John Wick, MD has medical interests in pediatric and adolescent medicine, fracture care, and minor procedures. He holds a certificate of added qualifications in sports medicine, and serves as team physician for Capital High School and co-team physician for the Boise Hawks. Dr. Wick also works at Boise State University, seeing recreational and student athletes. He completed a sports medicine fellowship with Idaho Sports Medicine Institute and the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, and now serves as fellowship director for this program.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients

Procedures & Treatments

  • Surgery to reduce pain and improve mobility in damaged hips and knees.

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