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St. Luke’s Clinic – Sports Medicine: Meridian

Our physicians are sub-specialty and fellowship trained in sports medicine and provide the highest level of non-operative and operative care for sports injuries. Our comprehensive team of physicians, physical therapists, and athletic trainers are specially trained to help you perform at your best, recover, and return to your active lifestyle as quickly and safely as possible.

Providers

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Biography

    James T. Beckmann, MD, MS, AAOS, ABOS is fellowship trained in orthopedic sports medicine surgery specializing in arthroscopy of the hip, knee, and shoulder in both adults and pediatric patients. He currently serves as the medical director for the St. Luke’s athletic training residency program and as an orthopedic team physician for the Idaho Steelheads, Boise Hawks, US Soccer Federation, and Ridgevue Warhawks.

    Dr. Beckmann’s primary surgical specialties include: complex knee ligamentous reconstruction including ACL, patellar dislocation, meniscal tears, and cartilage restoration procedures; hip arthroscopy for structural disorders in athletes including labral repair; and shoulder disorders of the rotator cuff, labrum, and biceps tendon. In addition, he has expertise in tendon repairs of the hamstrings, biceps, and Achilles tendons. 

    Dr. Beckmann completed his specialty training at Stanford University, serving as an orthopedic team physician for their football, basketball, and volleyball teams. In 2018, he was selected as one of two physicians worldwide to complete a travelling fellowship in hip arthroscopy through the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA). As a travelling fellow, he worked with leaders in the field of hip arthroscopy learning state-of-the-art techniques in hip arthroscopy including Drs. Marc Philippon and Thomas Byrd. He has published over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and written seven chapters in prominent orthopedic textbooks.  

    Dr. Beckmann earned his bachelor’s degree at Duke University. He completed medical school at the Cleveland Clinic, where he also pursued a master’s degree in clinical trials.  He pursued his orthopedic surgery residency training at the University of Utah where he served as chief resident. 

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  • General Orthopedics

    Biography

    Jason Daley, PA-C works with sports medicine and pediatric orthopedic patients, supporting sports medicine surgeon, Dr. James Beckmann, and pediatric orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Larry "Buzz" Showalter. Jason has special interest in fracture management and often assists surgeons in the operating room. He truly enjoys helping patients get through their injuries so they can get back to doing what they love.

    Jason was born and raised in Boise and received his bachelor's degree in microbiology from the University of Idaho. He completed his master's degree in physician assistant studies at A.T. Still University, with focused training in sports medicine and pediatric orthopedics. In his free time, Jason enjoys running, mountain biking and spending time with his wife, kids, and dog.



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  • Family Medicine

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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

    Bradley Heninger, PA-C is a physician assistant who supports orthopedic and sports medicine surgeon Dr. Jared Johnson. He sees patients in the clinic and assists during surgeries.

    Brad grew up in he Treasure Valley and earned a bachelor's degree in zoology at Idaho State University. He completed his master's degree at Touro University Nevada. In his free time, he enjoys sports, outdoor activities, and spending time with his wife and kids.


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  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Biography

    Jared S. Johnson, MD, ABOS, AAOS is a board certified, fellowship trained, orthopedic surgeon and fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. His fellowship training focused on the treatment of complex shoulder and knee conditions, as well as sports-related injuries. He has special interest in shoulder surgery and knee ligament reconstruction, performing a high volume of total and reverse total shoulder replacement, ACL reconstruction, and meniscal surgeries. He also serves as the medical director of the St. Luke's Orthopedic Surgery Center and is a team physician for the Idaho Steelheads and Rocky Mountain High School. His goal is to help his patients achieve their highest activity level possible.

    Dr. Johnson earned his medical degree from Cornell Medical College, and at graduation was awarded the T. Campbell Thompson Award for excellence in orthopedic surgery by the faculty of the Hospital for Special Surgery, the oldest orthopedic hospital in the United States. He then completed his residency at UCLA Medical Center where he served as a chief resident. Following residency, he completed a fellowship at the world-renowned Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado. During his time in Vail, he received additional training in complex shoulder surgery, shoulder replacement, knee ligament reconstruction, and cartilage procedures. He also served as a team physician for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard teams.

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  • Sports Medicine

    Biography

    Christopher T. Lawler, MD, CAQSM is board certified in emergency medicine and fellowship trained in sports medicine. He specializes in non-operative musculoskeletal injuries and fractures in adults and children, knee and shoulder injuries, and conservative management of osteoarthritis. He also treats athletes with 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 is active in St. Luke's Sports Medicine's outreach program, providing care to local sports organizations, high schools, and events. He 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.

    Dr. Lawler 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 University athletic teams.
      

    In his free time, Dr. Lawler enjoys an active lifestyle with his wife and daughters participating in water sports, snowmobiling, fishing, and hunting. He is also active with his daughters' sports teams as a volunteer and coach.

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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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  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Biography

    Robert N. Walker, MD is an orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in sports medicine. His surgical practice is limited to the treatment of disorders and injuries of the knee, with particular interests in ligament injury/reconstruction, meniscal injury, and patellofemoral disorders. He especially enjoys helping aging athletes continue to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.  

    Dr. Walker currently serves as the medical director for orthopedics at St. Luke's. He has been the head team physician for the Idaho Steelheads hockey team for more than 20 years and is a team physician for the Justin Rodeo Sports Medicine Team. He previously served as a team physician for the Idaho Stampede basketball team, Northwest Nazarene University, Bishop Kelly High School, Nampa High School, and the Boise Burn and Idaho Stallions professional football teams.  

    Dr. Walker completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Vanderbilt University, and remained at Vanderbilt for his sports medicine fellowship as one of the first two sports medicine fellows in that program.

    When he's not working, Dr. Walker spends time with his family at their farm outside of Boise. He enjoys working on the farm, exercise, photography, and upland bird hunting.

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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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