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RESIDENTS

 

Lance Adams, MD

Lance Adams, MD

Lance Adams attended Ross University Medical School. Lance is a proud native of sunny Saint George, Utah where he learned to love the sun along with any activity that can be enjoyed under its rays. Canyoneering, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, snowboarding, snowshoeing, wake boarding, are just a few of his interests. Lance is excited to now serve the Eastern Idaho population as a Family Medicine Resident with the eventual goal of working as an ER/Family Medicine physician in a small rural community. 

Ashley Curtis, DO 

Ashley Curtis, DO

Ashley Curtis was born and raised in the Salt Lake Valley and is excited to be back in the region. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Boston University and studied at Rocky Vista University, College of Medicine. She enjoys almost anything with her family and Golden Retriever, Rex. Her favorite hobbies include swimming, boating, and baking. Dr. Curtis is passionate about preventive care and outpatient management for all ages. She also aims to use Osteopathic Manipulation frequently in her practice.

 
Squire Hepworth, MD 

Squire Hepworth, MD

Squire Hepworth studied at University of Arizone, College of Medicine. He grew up in Riverton, Utah. He earned an undergraduate degree in Nutritional Science from Brigham Young University. He is very happy to be in Pocatello for residency. He plans to practice full-spectrum Family Medicine in a rural setting. He enjoys spending time with his wife and children, fishing, hiking, playing basketball, woodworking, reading, and working on his Grandpa's ranch.

 
Eric Jensen, MD 

Eric Jensen, MD

Eric Jensen was raised in Pocatello, Idaho. He went to medical school at Ross University. During rotations in rural Michigan he became very interested in Family Medicine and has a strong desire to work in Idaho after completion of residency. He enjoys all aspects of medicine that working in Family Medicine has to offer. Dr. Jensen returned to Idaho after medical school with his wife and three children. In his free time he enjoys being with his family, movies, and spending time outdoors.

 
David Kimball, DO 

David Kimball, DO

David Kimball is from northern Utah. Prior to Medical School at Touro Univerisity-Neveda College of Osteopathic Medicine, he was a Chiropractor, where he owned and operated his own clinic, treating primarily musculoskeletal disorders. Desiring to have a larger role in his patient's healthcare, he returned to school. With his unique background and training, Dr. Kimball can offer his patients a wide variety of personalized treatment options. He plans on practicing full spectrum Family Medicine in a rural community. His biggest passion is spending time with his wife and five children.

 
Jessica Mendez, MD 

Jessica Mendez, MD

Jessica Mendez earned her undergraduate degree in human biology at the University of California, San Diego and studied at University of Iowa, College of Medicine for medical school. Her interest in Family Medicine was sparked by a rotation in a small town in Iowa. She plans to practice full-spectrum Family Medicine in the mountain west region after residency. She enjoys running, swimming, reading, and cooking. 

Andrew Thomas, MD 

Andrew Thomas, MD

Andy Thomas was born and raised near Portland, Oregon. He attended at Oregon Health and Science University, School of Medicine for medical school and studied Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Rochester in New York. He worked for a decade in EMS prior to returning to school to study Epidemiology and Biostatistics for his Master's degree before attending medical school. Andy married his wife (a middle-school crush) when they met again after college. They had their first son prior to the start of residency. After graduation he plans to practice full-spectrum Family Medicine in the rural west. 

 

 

Pharmacotherapy Residents

PharmD Resident 

Jordan Ferro, PharmD, BCPS

Jordan Ferro was born and raised in Pocatello, Idaho. HE obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy from Idaho State University College of Pharmacy. He has a passion for adult inpatient medicine, family medicine, and academia. He enjoys riding his mountain bike, skiing, fly fishing, playing the guitar, and spending time with his family. He hopes to practice as a clinical pharmacist and academician in the Pacific Northwest once he completes residency.

 

Kasai Bartczak, MD 

Kasia Bartczak, MD

 Kasia Bartczak created her own global health undergraduate major, incorporating a year in Tanzania, and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota. After working on hospital outcome measures, she moved to Poland to reconnect with her heritage while studying medicine at Jagiellonian University Medical College. Kasia loves learning new languages and spending time outdoors, running, hiking, biking, climbing, canoeing and playing soccer. She hopes to practice full-spectrum family medicine, focusing on obstetric and pediatric care in underserved communities.

Travis Clyde, MD 

Travic Clyde, MD

Travis Clyde is from Utah. He studied at Ross University School of medicine and received a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. He loves spending time with his family, participating in all types of sports, being outdoors and staying physically active. He enjoys the wide variety of patient population and opportunities family medicine offers. He values the deep relationships with patients, and is interested in sports medicine. 

Richard Curtis, MD 

Richard Curtis, MD

Richard Curtis is a native of a rural farming community of SouthEastern Arizona. Prior to medical school, he was a business owner, providing structural pest services in the Phoenix Metro Area. Desiring to further his education and provide critical family based health services he attended Arizona State University with a focus in Biology prior to attending medical school at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Facultad of Medicina in Guadalajara Mexico. He plans on practicing full spectrum Family Medicine in a rural community. His passions include spending time with his wife, five children, family and friends. 

Brian Gould, DO 

Brian Gould, DO

Brian Gould received a degree in Kinesiology and minor in business administration from Colorado Mesa University and attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. While in medical school he completed a Pre-doctoral Teaching Fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Brian plans to practice full spectrum Family Medicine with an emphasis on sports and musculoskeletal medicine. When not immersed in medicine, Brian loves spending time with his beautiful wife and children as well as golf, basketball, mountain biking, hiking and snow sports. He also has special interests in photography and wine making and tasting.

Justin Jones, MD 

Justin Jones, MD

Justin Jones studied at Texas Tech University, Health Sciences Center of Medicine. He was born and raised an Idahoan. He loves spending time with his wife and 4 boys doing all that the Idaho outdoors have to offer: camping, fishing, hiking, biking, skiing, and more. He loves serving in the community and has enjoyed volunteering to mentor youth and teens and in coaching multiple youth sports. He is interested in providing full spectrum family medicine care including pediatric and obstetric care. 

Aaron Packham, DO 

Aaron Packham, DO 

Aaron Packham is a proud native of Idaho; he was born in Twin Falls, grew up in Fairfield and graduated high school in Kimberly, Idaho. He obtained a bachelor’s degree at Boise State University, and is a huge fan of BSU football. He attended medical school at A.T. Still Universtiy of Health Sciences, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is thrilled to be back in his home state, where he hopes to practice once residency is complete. He decided to pursue family medicine because he loved treating patients of all ages across all spectrums of disease. He enjoys nearly all sports and spending time outdoors fishing, golfing, and hunting; however, most of all he loves to spend time with his wife and children. 

Skyler Shippen, MD 

Skyler Shippen, MD

Skyler Shippen studied at Ross University, School of Medicine. He is a native of Eastern Idaho, being raised on a cattle ranch and farm in Menan. He has a special interest in International Medicine, having lived abroad for many years including in Madagascar and Dominica. He has been an active participant in the community as a Special Olympics coach, Journey’s disability volunteer, and BSA leader. He enjoys dirt biking, wakeboarding, fishing, college football, playing guitar, and spending time with his beautiful wife and four children. He plans to practice full-spectrum Family Medicine in the mountain west region after residency. 

 

 

Pharmacotherapy Residents

PharmD Resident 

Kailee Morton, PharmD

PharmD Resident

Alex Shreiber, PharmD

Alex is a born and raised Pensylvanian, that is still struggling with the elevation change. He is a proud graduate of the Wikes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, where he developed a passion for academia and evidence-based medicine. In his spare time, Alex enjoys NFL football, WWE wrestling, and the company of good friends. After completion of residency, he intends to teach in an academic setting and provide chronic diseas state managment services in a primary care based clinic.

 

 

Marc Allen, DO

Dr. Allan graduated from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho and went to Brigham Young University for his undergraduate degree. He met his wife there, and together they moved to Iowa so that he could attend medical school. He is excited to return home to the great Gem State to finish his medical education. He enjoys cooking, baking, hunting, fishing, camping and generally being outdoors. More than anything, he enjoys spending time with his family. He plans to practice medicine close to home after completing residency. 

 

Austin Bills, DO

Austin Bills graduated from Touro University of Nevada Osteopathic Medicine. He obtained a BS in Biology/Exercise Science at Southern Utah University. He grew up in South Jordan, Utah. He is interested in rural, sports, and emergency medicine. His wife is from St. George, Utah. They are currently raising one golden retriever puppy named Tag, who doesn't yet know he is adopted. Dr. Bills and his wife enjoy adrenaline, spending as much time possible in the mountains snowmobiling, snowboarding, downhill mountain biking, fly fishing, hunting, and playing sports together.

 

Zack Buck, DO

 Dr. Buck graduated from Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was born and raised in eastern Idaho. He studied wildlife biology at BYU-Idaho where he met his wife. Afterward he worked as a wildlife technician and high school football coach prior to starting medical school. He and his family moved to Southern California to attend Medical School in Pomona, California. Dr. Buck returned to Idaho for residency with dreams of working and playing in rural Idaho where full spectrum family medicine can provide better healthcare access to people in his community. He and his family enjoy hiking, camping, and playing sports together. Dr. Buck also enjoys woodworking, hunting, and backpacking.

 

Brian Hansen, DO

Dr. Hansen graduated from Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was born and raised in Valencia, California and grew up loving the beach, the mountains, and sports.  He received his bachelor degree in exercise science from Brigham Young University. He is married and has three children. He enjoys taking trips with his family, mountain biking, snowboarding, wakeboarding, organized sports, and playing the guitar. He is excited to be in Southeast Idaho where he and his family can enjoy the outdoors. 

 

Tanya Lawrence, DO

Dr. Lawrence graduated from the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine. She was born and raised in Sacramento, California.  Her passion for travel brought her to the University of New England for her undergraduate education and from there she traveled to Dublin, Ireland to complete a Masters in Public Health. She found her passion in medicine while working at Double H Ranch in upstate New York, a summer camp for children with life threatening and chronic illnesses.  Prior to the start of residency, she traveled to a rural village in Brazil for a medical mission trip and hopes to continue foreign medical work in the future.  When not traveling, she enjoys visiting family, working on needle point projects, reading, and camping and hiking with her boyfriend and animals.  She has a strong interest in broad spectrum and rural family medicine.

 

Andrew Lewis, DO

Dr. Lewis graduated from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from UVU in Emergency Services Administration and worked as a Paramedic/Firefighter. He has a wife, two kids, and a big boy boxer that he enjoys spending time with. Dr. Lewis speaks Russian and as hobbies he enjoys cooking, nutrition, soccer, running, free-diving, hiking, camping, sustainable agriculture and riding motorcycles. He plans on practicing rural medicine with an emphasis in emergency medicine in the Northwest and traveling the world through medical mission opportunities.   

 

Amber Nielsen, MD

Amber Nielsen graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health. Dr. Nielsen grew up on a farm and ranch near a tiny town in southwest North Dakota. She attended the University of North Dakota for undergraduate school and majored in the Honors Program. While there, she was involved in neuroscience research, the student ambassador program, was an anatomy teaching assistant and much more. In medical school Dr. Nielsen participated in a 6-month rural medicine rotation during 3rd year there. She is getting used to the mountains and enjoying the many activities they have to offer. She also enjoys dancing, baking, reading, running, woodworking, and arts and crafts.

 

 

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