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St. Luke’s Sports Medicine Program

Whether you're a recreational or professional athlete, you want to be at your best. The St. Luke's Sports Medicine program brings together a team of specially trained professionals to return you to your active lifestyle as quickly as possible after an injury. We can also help maximize your performance level. Our physicians and athletic trainers are committed to providing the highest level of orthopedic care and medical support for individual patients, as well as regional and national athletic teams. From diagnosis to treatment, from rehab to recovery, we'll get you back in action.

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Professional Programs and Outreach

For help finding a St. Luke's Sports Medicine provider, please contact us at (208) 381-PLAY.

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    Team Affiliations

    We’re proud to support the athletes of many outstanding national, collegiate, high school, and amateur sports programs.

    Providers

    • Sports Medicine

      Biography

      James Beckmann, MD, MS is fellowship trained in sports medicine and a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopy of the hip, knee, and shoulder. He serves as an orthopedic team physician for US national soccer teams and many local community events. Dr. Beckmann has previously served as an orthopedic team physician for Stanford University athletics, including football, basketball, and volleyball teams. His research interests include measuring patient outcomes in non-arthritic hip surgery.

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      Accepting new patients
    • Orthopedic Surgery

      Biography

      Michael J. Curtin, MD, AAOS, ABOS is fellowship trained in sports medicine and currently serves as the medical director for the St. Luke’s Sports Medicine program. He is the team physician for the Boise Hawks, Eagle High School, and serves as the orthopedic surgeon for the College of Idaho. His special interests include evaluation and treatment of athletic injuries of the shoulder, knee, and elbow.

      Dr. Curtin earned his bachelor's degree at Yale University. He has previously served as the orthopedic team physician for the Colorado Rockies, consultant physician to the Denver Broncos, and was the Director of Athletic Medical Services for alpine skiing, Snow Basin venue, for the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. 

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      Accepting new patients
    • Sports Medicine

      Biography

      Tobias (Tobi) Gopon, MD is fellowship trained in sports medicine, ABFP and CAQSM-eligible 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. Dr. Gopon will be serving as team physician for the FC Nova youth soccer club, Boise Hawks, Idaho Stampede, and Idaho Steelheads. He will also support both the U.S. national ski and soccer teams. 

      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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    • Sports Medicine

      Biography

      Alejandro A. Homaechevarria MD, ABFP, CAQSM 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 serves as a team physician for US Soccer Federation and US Ski Teams. Dr. Homaechevarria is the medical advisor for Bogus Basin Ski Resort and helped develop the Ski Injury protocol and mobile app designed to help ski resorts reduce the number of ski and snowboard related injuries on their terrain. He 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 university athletes, and served as a physician at the Park City Resort Ski Clinic.

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

      Biography

      Jared Johnson, MD earned his medical degree from Cornell Medical College. As a medical student, he was awarded the T. Campbell Thompson Award for excellence in orthopedic surgery from the staff of New York's Hospital for Special Surgery. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at UCLA Medical Center and served as a sports medicine fellow at the prestigious Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado, focusing on arthroscopic and open surgery of the shoulder, hip, and knee.

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      Accepting new patients
    • 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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      Accepting new patients
    • Sports Medicine

      Biography

      Kurt J. Nilsson, MD is fellowship-trained in sports medicine and specializes in non-operative sports medicine for children and adults, including management of acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries and concussions. He 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 directs St. Luke’s Sports Medicine education series.

      Dr. Nilsson earned his bachelor's degree at California Lutheran University and his master's degree in exercise science from Boise State University. 

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      Accepting new patients
    • Pediatric Orthopedics

      Biography

      Kevin G. Shea, MD, AAOS, ABOS has professional interest in orthopedic surgery and pediatric, adolescent, and adult sports medicine. He specializes in treatment of knee ligament and cartilage injuries, osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), fractures, and pediatric trauma. His research interests and publication topics include OCD, anatomy of knee injury in children and adolescents, and evidence-based analysis of injury prevention programs. He serves as team physician for Rocky Mountain High School.

      Dr. Shea is vice chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Clinical Practice Guideline Committee for the Treatment of OCD. He is a founding member of the OCD Study Group of North America, and serves on evidence-based practice committees for AAOS and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Association of North America, and the Publications Committee for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

      His fellowships include AO/Trauma (Switzerland), pediatric orthopaedics (San Diego), and Ilizarov (Italy). He was a 2008 AOSSM South American traveling sports medicine fellow and a 2009 AAOS leadership fellow.

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      Accepting new patients
    • Orthopedic Surgery

      Biography

      Robert N. Walker, MD has special interests in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. He provides care for many motocross professionals and amateurs, and serves as team physician for the Idaho Steelheads, Idaho Stampede, Northwest Nazarene University, Bishop Kelly High School, PBR bull riding, and PRCA rodeos.

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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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      Accepting new patients

      St. Luke's Concussion Clinic

      Easy Access to Experts and Comprehensive Care

      One call to the clinic coordinator at St. Luke's Concussion Clinic will set you up with the support you need—from evaluation of your concussion and setting up a care plan, to symptom management and academic or work accommodations as you recover.

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      Need support for your team or event?

      We're proud to offer sponsorships, as well as medical support for sports teams, leagues, and events.

      Review our application deadlines and requirements