Sports Medicine

Nathan Richardson, MD

Kaysville, UT

Office Location
Pocatello, ID, Soda Springs, ID

Professional Background

Dr. Richardson completed a prestigious shoulder and elbow surgical fellowship at the Center for Orthopedic Research and Education in Phoenix, AZ. He has been involved in research projects, publications and presentations on a variety of orthopedic topics, including rotator cuff repair, tibia, femoral and finger fractures, dislocations, tendonitis, and building resilience through exercise. Dr. Richardson has been awarded prestigious honors in the course of his schooling and practice. In 2005 he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha’s Honor Medical Society, and is now a candidate member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.



Bachelors of Science, Exercise and Sports Science; University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Area of Specialty

Total joint replacement of the shoulder, elbow and knee

Medical Education

Doctor of Medicine; University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT

Residency, Orthopedic Resident; Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Department of Orthopedics Richmond, VA

Fellowship, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery; The Center of Orthopedic Research and Education (CORE) Institute, Phoenix, AZ


What got me interested in pursuing a career in healthcare

Dr. Richardson’s passion for medicine was born out of his appreciation for the complexity of the human body and his desire to work with people. “I always wanted to have a job where I could interact on a daily basis with all sorts of people,” he says. “I like to do things with my hands; the traditional medical approach of giving a pill and waiting a month to see if anything happens didn’t appeal to me, which is why I enjoy orthopedics so much. You almost instantly get to see the fruits of your labors.”

core beliefs about practicing medicine

His approach to medicine is driven by a desire to truly connect with each patient. “There is a certain way I’m able to relate to and interact with my patients that helps them feel comfortable,” he says. “I enjoy taking the time to explain what my patients are dealing with and how I’m going to help them.”

my interests/hobbies

Skiing, photography, golf, and soccer