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


Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Disability, Joint Replacement, Sports Medicine, Trauma/Fractures

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My approach to treating patients

Thank you for your interest in North Idaho Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Our goal is to provide compassionate, patient centered orthopedic care for residents and visitors of Sandpoint, Bonner County, Bonners Ferry and other surrounding areas.

Our care includes full initial medical evaluation, evaluation of acute and chronic orthopedic conditions, orthopedic and radiological examination, extensive explanation of treatment options including surgical and non-surgical options and post treatment return to function.

North Idaho Orthopedics and Sports Medicine has a highly qualified staff whose mission is to get you back to those things that you love most in your life. We understand that your injury or illness has a profound effect on your life and sense of well being. We want to help you improve your quality of life.

Michael R. DiBenedetto, M.D. is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and the energy behind NIOSM. Dr. DiBenedetto has been helping patients with orthopedic problems for the past 27 years. He is experienced in arthroscopic and sports medicine, complete hand care, extremity trauma and fracture care, knee, hip, and shoulder joint arthroplasty and spine care.

Other surgeons in the practice include Dr. Jonathan Fisher, DMP; and Dr. Michael Schicker, DO. Dr. Fisher is able to care for all of your foot and ankle needs, including a state of the art laser machine for nail fungus treatment. Dr. Schicker did a fellowship in sports medicine in Tahoe and worked with the US ski team.

The staff at NIOSM has many decades of cumulative patient care experience. Kirsten and Sasha are our Registered Radiology Technicians, who make your x-ray exam quick and easy. Laura is our ortho tech, assisting Dr's in the exam. We have two certified professional coders, and three full time receptionists who will greet you with a smile. We have multiple back office personnel who take care of the everyday duties associated with running a busy medical practice.

Other services available to NIOSM patients include: Outpatient surgical care at our completed Pend Oreille Surgical Center, pendoreillesurgerycenter.com. Inpatient and outpatient surgical care at Bonner General Hopsital www.bonergen.org. Performance Physical Therapy (A BGH outpatient physical therapy facility within our building). On site X-ray facility. We are now very happy to welcome Woodlands Family Medicine, Joan Bloom, MD; Jill Stiller, FNP; Nichole Grimm, FNP covering all aspects of Family Medicine. Woodlandsfamilymed.com.

Once again, from the entire staff of North Idaho Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, thanks for visiting!

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NORTH IDAHO ORTHOPEDICS & SPORTS MEDICINE 30544 HWY 200 SUITE 102 PONDERAY, ID USA 83852 View map Phone (208)265-9817 Fax (208)265-4533

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