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St. Luke's Clinic – Orthopedics: Meridian, E. Louise Dr.

Our orthopedic physicians are fellowship trained, board certified, and highly skilled in general orthopedics, and have sub-specialty training and interests in areas such as knee and hip replacement, pediatric orthopedics, and sports medicine. Our team also manages a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions including scoliosis, osteoporosis, fractures, ligament and tendon injuries, and deformities from birth defects or trauma.

We also have a team of podiatrists dedicated to improving your quality of life by providing expert treatment for foot and ankle disorders such as sprains, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, sports injuries, and diabetic foot infections. We offer surgical and non-surgical treatment options, specializing in sports medicine, lower extremity injury, advanced wound care, elective and reconstructive surgery, diabetic issues, and pediatric foot care.

Specialties

Providers

  • General Orthopedics

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    Accepting new patients
  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Biography

    Jared T. Armstrong MD, AAOS, AAHKS specializes in hip and knee replacement and revision hip and knee replacement surgery. He is trained in the direct anterior approach for total hip replacement, and has performed hundreds of direct anterior hip replacement surgeries. He earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. He completed a fellowship at The CORE Institute in Phoenix, training under Dr. David Jacofsky, where he learned advanced techniques in hip and knee replacement surgery.

    Dr. Armstrong is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons.

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    Accepting new patients
  • 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
  • Orthopedic Surgery

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  • 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
  • Orthopedic Surgery

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    Accepting new patients
  • Podiatry

    Biography

    Scott Graviet, DPM specializes in general podiatry, podopediatrics, and reconstructive foot surgery. He earned his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and his medical degree from California College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his three-year residency in foot and ankle surgery at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Vallejo, California.

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    Accepting new patients
  • 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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    Accepting new patients
  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Biography

    Erik Heggland, MD, has special interests in shoulder surgery, knee surgery, athletic injuries and fractures, and arthritic conditions in adults.

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  • 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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    Accepting new patients
  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Biography

    Ronald M. Kristensen, MD specializes in hip and knee replacements as well as problems involving the lower extremities. Dr. Kristensen is a founder of the St. Luke's Joint Center, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and an active member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. After completing his lower extremity fellowship in Seattle, he moved to Boise, where he advanced lower extremity reconstruction, having performed over 1,000 computer-assisted hip and knee replacement surgeries. He has worked with the early development of custom cutting jigs and has implemented advanced multimodal pain management techniques to minimize postoperative discomfort.

    Dr. Kristensen serves on multiple committees for St Luke’s. He has been active in teaching and research with numerous publications, as well as lectures regarding the management of arthritic problems. In 2005, Dr. Kristensen was elected as one of the Best Doctors in America by his peers and currently holds this nomination. It is Dr. Kristensen’s goal to return his patients to pain-free daily activities as well as recreational activities including golfing, biking, and skiing.

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    Accepting new patients
  • Podiatry

    Biography

    Gary Millward, MD specializes in diabetes education and foot care as well as reconstructive foot surgery. He earned his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University. He completed his two-year residency in foot and ankle surgery through Western Medical Centers in Orange County, CA. Dr. Millward runs the foot clinic at the VA Medical Center in Boise, teaches at the Boise State School of Nursing, and speaks regularly on a variety of foot-related topics for the Southwest District Health Department. 

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    Accepting new patients
  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Biography

    Andrew Moore, MD practices general orthopedics with an emphasis on trauma, fracture care, sports medicine, and joint replacement.

    Dr. Moore is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, and a veteran of the Air Force, where he reached the rank of colonel. He served multiple combat tours, including in Iraq and Bosnia. Dr. Moore is an assistant professor of surgery for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, former residency staff at Wilford Hall Medical Center, and served six years on the Board of Directors for the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is active with the Yale Orthopaedic Association and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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    Accepting new patients
  • General Orthopedics

    Biography

    Marlene Olson, NP specializes in the evaluation and treatment of the foot and ankle. Her practice includes education and guidance to help people manage diabetes through prevention of recurrent ulcerations, including evaluation of footwear, callus management, and foot assessment. 

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    Accepting new patients
  • Family Medicine

    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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    Accepting new patients
  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Biography

    Colin Poole MD, AAOS, ABOS specializes in hip and knee joint replacement with a specific interest in treating the young active patient. He performs over 550 joint replacements per year and is a founder of the St. Luke's Joint Center. Dr. Poole and his team are dedicated to providing his patients with outstanding care, and if joint replacement is necessary, the best surgical outcome.

    Dr. Poole completed an orthopedic fellowship at the Scripps Clinic with Dr. Clifford Colwell, specializing in hip and knee reconstructive surgery. Dr. Poole is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and an active member of the American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons (AAHKS).

    Dr. Poole is widely regarded in the medical community as the leader in providing breakthrough joint replacement technology for the young active patient and was the first orthopedic surgeon in Boise to offer Birmingham Hip Resurfacing. He traveled to Birmingham, England to train with the developer of the procedure, Dr. Derek McMinn, FRCS. Dr. Poole was also one of the first surgeons in the area to use computer-assisted surgery and is the first surgeon in the region to use knee replacements that are specifically manufactured to match each patient to provide a custom fit joint replacement.

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  • Pediatric Orthopedics

    Biography

    Jason Robison, MD, POSNA has special interest in pediatric orthopedic care, trauma, foot and ankle surgery, sports medicine, and complex deformity correction. He also specializes in non-surgical and surgical treatment of complex deformities of the spine and hip in children and young adults. Dr. Robison is member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Association of North America (POSNA). His research interests have focused on hip deformity in young, active adults and the outcomes of non-joint replacement surgeries. He has authored textbook chapters on orthopedic trauma and the management of complex pediatric spinal deformity.

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    Accepting new patients
  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Biography

    Steven Roser, MD has special interest in foot and ankle surgery.

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    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Orthopedics

    Biography

    Larry "Buzz" Showalter, MD is trained in all facets of children's orthopedic care including trauma, complex upper and lower extremity deformity, and neuromuscular and other developmental disorders. He is a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America.

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    Accepting new patients
  • Biography

    Jeff Smith, PA-C has experience with spine, sports medicine, trauma, hand surgery, foot and ankle, and adult reconstruction. 

    He served in the United States Army as an orthopedic technician and has gone on two medical missions with his church to India to treat orphans and patients with leprosy and HIV.

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  • 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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Procedures & Treatments

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

Conditions

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a progressive disease that causes bones to become thin and porous, increasing the risk for fractures.