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Orthopedic Institute welcomes Dr. Nathan Richardson

Bingham Memorial Hospital’s Orthopedic Institute Secures Fellowship-Trained Specialist

Dr. Nathan Richardson Brings Unparalleled Expertise to Highly-Skilled Orthopedic Team

BLACKFOOT, Idaho – [June 05, 2013]Bingham Memorial Hospital today announced the addition of Dr. Nathan Richardson, a fellowship-trained Orthopedic and Arthroscopic Surgeon with specialties in Sports Medicine to its Orthopedic Institute. Another example of Bingham Memorial Hospital bringing world-class care to the residents of east Idaho, Dr. Richardson’s expertise and training provide patients with less-invasive, more comprehensive treatment options for their orthopedic concerns.

Dr. Richardson’s year-long fellowship at the Center for Orthopedic Research and Education Institute exposed him to hundreds more cases than is typical, introducing him to the latest orthopedic methods and procedures including special training in arthroscopic and reconstructive elbow and shoulder  surgeries. In addition, Dr. Richardson was also exposed to many exceptional cases an orthopedist may not ever see over the course of a career.

“In keeping with our commitment to bring the highest caliber physicians to Bingham Memorial Hospital, we are pleased to announce Dr. Richardson as the newest member of the Orthopedic Institute,” said Louis Kraml, CEO of Bingham Memorial Hospital.  “Dr. Richardson has not only had significant experience in treating a wide variety of cases but he has also mastered arthroscopy, elevating his skill level above many orthopedic veterans. We know he will be able to provide new options and improve outcomes for our patients.”

As a member of the largest orthopedic group in east Idaho, Dr. Richardson will now serve as one of seven orthopedic specialists whose expertise includes sports medicine, orthopedic trauma, joint replacement, foot and ankle surgery, treatment of conditions like arthritis, rotator cuff tears, tennis elbow and much more.

“Not all who experience discomfort actually seek out treatment, waiting until they are experiencing a diminished quality of life. If people knew of these procedures and how beneficial they are, they would come in immediately,” said Dr. Richardson. “We start with an evaluation and then look at the treatment options, deciding together, what would work best for the patient.”

Dr. Richardson also encourages patients that have already had an orthopedic surgery but are not satisfied with their results to consult a doctor at the Orthopedic Institute to explore further options.

Dr. Richardson is a graduate of the University of Vermont, College of Medicine. He then went on to serve his residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in Richmond, Virginia. After completing his degree, Dr. Richardson was accepted into a prestigious fellowship program at the Center for Orthopedic Research and Education (CORE) Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.

Patients interested in learning more about the Orthopedic Institute can learn more online at . To schedule a free shoulder, elbow or knee evaluation with Dr. Richardson call (208) 239.8000.



About Bingham Memorial Hospital

Bingham Memorial Hospital is a 501(c)3 non-profit critical access hospital located in Blackfoot, Idaho.  Bingham Memorial Hospital is committed to the pursuit of excellence in our endeavor to provide a continuum of quality, compassionate, healthcare services for residents and visitors to east Idaho, in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible.

About Orthopedic Institute
The Orthopedic Institute offers an innovative and comprehensive approach to orthopedic and sports medicine care in east Idaho.  Their team of world-class physicians is second to none. They offer exceptional service, advanced medical procedures, and a patient centered philosophy of care. The Orthopedic Institute has offices located in Idaho Falls, Pocatello and Blackfoot.