Foot and Ankle, Hand and Wrist, Hip, Knee, Low Back, Neck, Shoulder, Spine


Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Deformity, Disability, Joint Replacement, Osteoporosis, Sports Medicine, Trauma/Fractures, Tumor/Oncology

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My approach to treating patients

We believe in meeting patients' individual needs through comprehensive evaluation and treatment designed to help them achieve an active, pain-free lifestyle. Many musculoskeletal conditions can be treated by non-surgical techniques--surgery is just one treatment option. We combine leading edge techniques with proven traditional methods to provide our patients with the best orthopaedic care possible.

I work to develop a partnership with my patients. On my part, this begins with listening. And one of the most important things I need to know is how the physical problem affects this patient's life. We develop a dialogue, through which my patients understand the diagnostic process, their own unique problem, their treatment choices, and the recovery process. Patients help to guide and direct the diagnostic and treatment activities.

I believe that knowledgeable patients make the best decisions about their own treatment. That's why I explain every step of the diagnostic process. Next, I want my patients to understand their condition: How it developed and how various treatment approaches can improve or repair the problem. When we consider treatment alternatives, I present a realistic outlook on the results we can achieve. I'll also be frank about any risks that might be involved. If a non-surgical option is available, I'll explain that avenue in depth.

Our purpose is to handle each and every patient visit with care and proficiency. It is also highly important to us that our Doctor/Patient relationship is open and honest. It is my responsibility to make sure patients are well informed about their conditions and the multiple choices of treatment. My professional staff and I will also provide you with patient education materials, (e.g., web sites, pamphlets, and video tapes) that give you added appreciation of your condition and treatment options.

The question I ask myself with every patient I help is, "What would I do if this were my own mother, father, sister, brother, daughter, or son." With that as a basis for everything I do, I will always have your best interest at heart.

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Phone: (208) 732-0067 ; FAX (208) 732-3195

Intermountain Spine and Orthopaedics 1411 Falls Avenue East, Xuite #1301 Twin Falls, ID USA 83301 View map Phone (208) 732-0067 Fax (208) 732-3195

Brian Tureman, PA-C

With a focus on meeting the needs of each patient, my practice also employs a wide range of orthopaedic, allied health and administrative experts.

Joseph Frampton, PA-C, a highly trained physician assistant, as well as our Medical Assistants Stacey, Sarah, Ale (pronounced like "Alley"), and Pam, will also participate in providing you with the highest quality of care.

Helpful office staff such as Christina and Monique at our reception are are also available to answer your questions, schedule appointments, etc. Rohn, our Xray technician, will assist in obtaining any Xrays needed and in helping to get you into one of our examination rooms.

The orthopaedic surgeons on our staff are Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. When you visit our practice, you'll meet a team of professionals that includes doctors, nurses and administrative staff who are focused on you and your care. You have the option to select an individual physician to provide you with the majority of your patient care. Should you have an immediate problem and your doctor is not available, our physician assistant will be available to assist you until your own doctor returns. Our medial service can be reached 24 hours a day.

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