Health Care Providers
Ronald Solbrig, MD
Dr. Solbrig is the director of the ISU Health Center and brings a wealth of medical knowledge seasoned with gentle humor. He is an Idaho Falls native who graduated from the University of Washington Medical School in 1987 and completed his Family Medicine residency training at the University of Wyoming. He is an associate professor of Family Medicine at the ISU Family Medicine Residency where he has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards. His experience includes emergency room practice at Portneuf Medical Center as well as hospitalist work in Idaho and Utah. Ron’s personal interests include vocal music, hiking, mountain biking, and racquetball.
Brandy Bates, PA-C
Brandy completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2007 and went on to be awarded her Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies from Idaho State University in 2009. Professionally, she prides herself in integrating both the physical and emotional health needs into the care of the whole patient and truly loves practicing among the University and especially in Women’s Health. A native Nevadan, Brandy loves living in Southeastern Idaho. In her off time, she enjoys both the pleasures and hard work that come with plenty of kids, plenty of dogs, and many hobbies.
Jean Bokelmann, MD
Dr. Bokelmann returned to practice at the ISU Health Center in 2014 after a 6 year hiatus during which she continued her faculty affiliation with the ISU Family Medicine Residency Program and cared for veterans at the Pocatello VA Clinic. She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University Medical School and completed residency training in Family Medicine at University of California, Davis.She has maintained board certification in Family Medicine since residency. After her practice experience in the Indian Health Service and in private practice in California, Dr. Bokelmann moved to Pocatello in 1988 and started working at the ISU Health Center in 1990, serving as director from 1995 to 2008. She is pleased to be back at the ISU Health Center, which she asserts is still the best clinic she's ever worked in. She enjoys hiking, skiing and canoeing with her husband, tending her vegetable and medicinal herb garden, and playing with her grandson.
Ellie Ryan, PA-C
Ellie exudes enthusiasm and a passion for medicine. She graduated from the Idaho State University Physician Assistant Program in 2006. She also graduated in 2004 with a Master’s degree in Public Health. Ellie’s medical interests include women’s health, public health, orthopedics and sports medicine, traveler’s health, and wilderness medicine. Ellie enjoys any activity outdoors, especially alpine and backcountry skiing, running, biking, yoga, and gardening.
Jami Price, PA-C
Jami is a 2007 graduate of the Idaho State University Physician Assistant Program, and since graduation has spent her time working in Family Practice. Jami joined the Idaho State University Student Health staff in 2011. She enjoys all aspects of medicine. Her hobbies include riding horses, camping, boating, gardening, and spending time with her family.