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St. Luke's Clinic – Orthopedics: Nampa, E. Hawaii Ave.

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.

Providers

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    • 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.

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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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    • 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.

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  • 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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  • Hand and Wrist Surgery

    Biography

    Louis E. Murdock, MD, CAQ is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and wrist pathologies in a wide range of patients, from young athletes to the elderly. He is an active member of both the American Society of Surgery of the Hand and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. He completed his residency in orthopedics at the University of Utah and completed his hand surgery fellowship at the University of New Mexico. 

    Throughout Dr. Murdock’s educational experience, he was fortunate to find mentors and role models. While he continues to seek mentors in his professional and personal life, he also mentors students and others who seek a relationship. Dr. Murdock has coached Science Olympiad middle school students and has also welcomed medically motivated high school and college undergraduates into his clinic to provide them with exposure to the world of medical practice. Currently, Dr. Murdock has an adjunct appointment at Boise State University. 

    During the past five years, Dr. Murdock and his colleagues have been granted two patents through the U.S. Patent Office and they remain inspired to innovate and bring forward ideas that will improve their patients’ lives. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Dr. Murdock is pleased that his core values are common among the people of Idaho, where he has made his home for many years.

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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, Idaho Stampede, 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 is a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, Orthopedic Trauma Association, and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Webb also trained in trauma management at the Ilizarov Center in Kurgan, Russia.

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