Orthopedic Surgeon

David Peterson, DO

Grace, Idaho

Office Location
Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, Pocatello

Professional Background

Dr. Peterson specializes in arthritis and minimally invasive joint replacement of the hip, knee, and shoulder. He uses the latest technology, including “Computer-Assisted” or “Computer Navigation” and mini-incision methods, for joint replacement.  He also treats general orthopedic issues including sports and trauma injuries. After completing medical school, Dr. Peterson chose to complete a prestigious fellowship, where he gained specialty training in Adult Reconstruction and Total Joint Replacement.



Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID

Area of Specialty

Arthritis and minimally invasive joint replacement of the hip, knee, and shoulder.

Medical Education

Doctor of Pharmacy; Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine; Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO

Residency, Orthopedic Surgery; Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital/Ohio University, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Fellowship, Adult Reconstruction/Total Joint Replacement; Desert Orthopedic Center, Las Vegas, NV


What got me interested in pursuing a career in healthcare

Dr. Peterson feels that there are many reasons why he chose a career in orthopedics, but one of the biggest reasons stemmed from his love for helping those who suffer with pain. Orthopedics gave him the ability to help patients with arthritis and other joint pain.

core beliefs about practicing medicine

Dr. Peterson finds great satisfaction working with patients to provide pain relief. Honesty is an important part of the relationship he shares with his patients. Dr. Peterson presents options in a straightforward manner, so patients can understand and make educated decisions about their healthcare. He takes the time to listen to each patient’s history; he then generates a treatment plan specific to each patient’s condition and needs.

my interests/hobbies

Dr. Peterson enjoys outdoor activities with his family such as: running, hiking, soccer, basketball, hunting, fishing, and camping.