David M. Christensen, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon located in Twin Falls, ID

Intermountain Spine and Orthopaedics is a leading orthopaedic medical practice located in Twin Falls, Idaho. The physicians and staff provide a variety of services and care for patients including arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, total knee replacement, total hip replacement, minimally invasive spine surgeries, spinal fusion, care for sports injuries, and more. The philosophy of care at Intermountain Spine and Orthopaedics is to help patients live pain-free and active lives through thorough and compassionate care that is customized to meet the specific needs of each individual.

Dr. David Christensen is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon practicing at Intermountain Spine and Orthopaedics. He earned his medical doctorate at the University of Washington in Seattle after completing his undergraduate studies at Ricks College, which is part of Brigham Young University. Dr. Christensen served his internships in general surgery and orthopaedic surgery at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Cleveland before completing a fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, New York. Dr. Christensen is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the North American Spine Society, and more.

Dr. Christensen and his colleagues look forward to meeting new patients at Intermountain Spine and Orthopaedics. Most major forms of insurance are accepted.

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Intermountain Spine and Orthopaedics

Intermountain Spine and Orthopaedics is a leading orthopaedic medical practice located in Twin Falls, Idaho. The physicians and staff provide a variety of services and care for patients including arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, total knee replacement, total hip replacement, minimally invasive spine surgeries, spinal fusion, care for sports injuries, and more. The philosophy of care at Intermountain Spine and Orthopaedics is to help patients live pain-free and active lives through thorough and compassionate care that is customized to meet the specific needs of each individual.

Dr. David Christensen is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon practicing at Intermountain Spine and Orthopaedics. He earned his medical doctorate at the University of Washington in Seattle after completing his undergraduate studies at Ricks College, which is part of Brigham Young University. Dr. Christensen served his internships in general surgery and orthopaedic surgery at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Cleveland before completing a fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, New York. Dr. Christensen is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the North American Spine Society, and more.

Dr. Christensen and his colleagues look forward to meeting new patients at Intermountain Spine and Orthopaedics. Most major forms of insurance are accepted.


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Joe

Please join us in welcoming the newest member of the Intermountain team, Joseph Frampton Physician Assistant-Certified.  Joseph comes to us from Reno and we are very excited to have him here.  Joseph has started seeing patients and some of you have already been introduced, but please take the time to get to know him as he will be a vital part of your care.

Joseph Frampton, MPAS, PA-C

Joseph Frampton has been a practicing physician assistant since 2009. Prior to joining Intermountain Spine and Orthopaedics, he was practicing in neurosurgery managing both intracranial and spine conditions. His practice had an emphasis in spine care. Additionally, he has extensive experience in family medicine covering the breadth of preventative, acute and chronic condition treatment.  He also enjoys managing general orthopedic complaints as well. His desire in medicine is to help patients achieve the best quality of living as possible using the best and timely evidence based medical treatments available. In his spare time, he enjoys backpacking, fishing, mountain climbing, bass guitar and many other things. He especially enjoys being with his family.

Training and credentials:

Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Idaho State University 2009

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, board certified since 2009

Affiliations:

American Academy of Physician Assistants

Idaho Academy of Physician Assistants

Hospital affiliations:

St. Luke’s Magic Valley Regional Medical Center

North Canyon Medical Center

Sawtooth Surgery Center

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Monique

I moved here to Idaho back in 1992 from Southern Ca. Seeking a quieter life style. ( Huge Culture shock, lol). I’m married and have one daughter and 2 grandchildren, who happen to live in Branson, MO. I try to visit them at least twice a year. Which is never enough. Some of my hobbies include   reading a good book and Crafting. My husband and I love to travel and have a love for the outdoors, we love to go camping, and spending time riding our four wheelers.


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Christina

I was born and raised in Twin Falls, Idaho. I joined Intermountain Spine in April of 2016 after leaving my job at The YMCA of five years as their front desk manager. I am happily married with six fur kids. During my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking and kayaking.

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David

I am David, the senior citizen – not only in age; but I have also been with the practice longer than anyone with the exception of Dr. Christensen.

Intermountain Spine & Orthopaedic is a great place to work because everyone here is gracious and friendly and focused on providing excellent care to our patients.

Having grown up in Twin Falls, graduated from Twin Falls High, and married the girl I fell in love with in High School, I am definitely at home here.  But I have lived other places.

  • Served an LDS mission in Michigan and Indiana (2yrs)
  • Served in US Air Force, stationed in Texas (4yrs)
  • Farmed on the Northside [ Jerome] (30yrs)

My college education was fit in between places along the way.  I attended Mid-Western University in Wichita Falls, TX while in the Air Force, then graduated from Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.

Each of our seven children graduated from Jerome High School and has a natural suspicion about Twin Falls.  They have married and scattered to distance points, but have rewarded us with 26 wonderful grandchildren.

My work in medical coding was inspired by the need to find something less strenuous on my senior citizen body, and I love doing it. Having the opportunity to work with the quality people at Intermountain Spine & Orthopeadic is a real blessing.

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Pam

My name is Pam. I was born and raised in Twin Falls, Idaho. I graduated from the CSI Medical Assisting Program several years ago. My family is here in the Magic Valley. Some of my favorite things to do are flying with my husband, Kerry, taking pictures (especially from the airplane), riding our four wheeler and spending time with the grandkids.

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Rohn

My name is Rohn and I am the radiology tech at ISO.  I have lived in Idaho my whole life but just moved to Twin Falls  three years ago to be closer to some of my kids and grandkids.  My wife’s name is VaLene and I have two boys, Tyler and Nick and twin daughters, Kacie and Karlie.  I graduated from Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho and later from the LDS Radiological Technology school in Salt Lake City, Utah.  My interest have included mostly all sport activities, but mainly now golf, tennis, cross-country skiing and kayaking.

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Sarah

My name is Sarah. I have been a nationally certified medical assistant for 13 years. I have works at Intermountain Spine and Ortopaedics for 3 years. I moved from my hometown, Las Vegas, Nevada to Twin falls in 2004 with my husband who was born and raised in Twin Falls. I have 2 children, 9 and 4. My hobbies include spending time with my family, crocheting, boating, camping and being outdoors in general.

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Stacey

I was born and raised here in the Magic Valley. I have two boys, who were also born and raised here, both are married to wonderful ladies and have beautiful baby girls. I have also been blessed to have our family grow in another direction as well. I have a wonderful man who loves and supports me and two amazing step daughters. Our family interests range from hunting, fishing, and camping to 4H with pigs, goats, dogs, and horses. I like to make cakes, crochet and cross stitch items for my family and friends. More than anything I love spending time with my family.

I attended classes at CSI, UofI, and University of Phoenix. I have earned several degrees over the years, but the one degree which brought me to ISO and has given me the most fulfillment in a job is the technical degree I earned in 2010 as a Medical Assistant.

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Ale

My name is Alexandra and I was born and raised in Chicago, IL. My husband is from Idaho and I have been living here since 2013. We don’t have any kids yet but I do have two fur kids who keep me pretty occupied.  I went to school in Illinois to become a medical assistant and have been working at ISO for a couple years now.  Some of my interests are camping, paddle boarding, visiting my family in Illinois as much as possible, and motorcycle riding with my husband.  

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Our Mission
  • The mission of Intermountain Spine and Orthopaedics is to enhance the quality of life for each patient by providing advanced medical technologies and individualized, professional healthcare of the spine from a caring, specialized staff.

     

    Dr. Christensen and the staff at Intermountain Spine and Orthopaedics understand that you have choices in spine care and we appreciate your interest in our comprehensive spine care program.

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We accept most major insurance plans. If you don't see your insurance, call the office and let us help you. Fees and payments: We make every effort to decrease the cost of your medical care. Therefore, we request payment arrangements for all office services at the time they are rendered unless prior arrangements have been made. We accept cash, checks, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover for your convenience. If we are a participating provider of your insurance company, we will bill them. However, payment is the patient's responsibility. We will help in any way we can to assist you in handling claims. Referrals: please bring in all paperwork or call into the office.

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David Christensen, MD
1411 Falls Avenue East
Suite 1301
Twin Falls, ID 83301