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Ronald M. Kristensen, MD


Doctor of Medicine

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.


Accepting new patients
No Referral Required

Conditions & Treatments

  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip/Pelvis Arthritis
  • Hip/Pelvis Bursitis
  • Hip/Pelvis Pain
  • Knee Ligament Surgery
  • Knee Replacement
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Hip Injury
  • Surgery

Facilities & Clinics

About Ronald M. Kristensen


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.
  • Medical School

    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Residency

    University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Fellowship

    Swedish Medical Center-Seattle Campuses
  • Board Certification

    Orthopedic Surgery
  • Gender

  • Languages Spoken


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