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Marc Allan, DO

Dr. Allan graduated from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho and went to Brigham Young University for his undergraduate degree. He met his wife there, and together they moved to Iowa so that he could attend medical school. He is excited to return home to the great Gem State to finish his medical education. He enjoys cooking, baking, hunting, fishing, camping and generally being outdoors. More than anything, he enjoys spending time with his family. He plans to practice medicine close to home after completing residency. 


Austin Bills, DO

Austin Bills graduated from Touro University of Nevada Osteopathic Medicine. He obtained a BS in Biology/Exercise Science at Southern Utah University. He grew up in South Jordan, Utah. He is interested in rural, sports, and emergency medicine. His wife is from St. George, Utah. They are currently raising one golden retriever puppy named Tag, who doesn't yet know he is adopted. Dr. Bills and his wife enjoy adrenaline, spending as much time possible in the mountains snowmobiling, snowboarding, downhill mountain biking, fly fishing, hunting, and playing sports together.


Zack Buck, DO

 Dr. Buck graduated from Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was born and raised in eastern Idaho. He studied wildlife biology at BYU-Idaho where he met his wife. Afterward he worked as a wildlife technician and high school football coach prior to starting medical school. He and his family moved to Southern California to attend Medical School in Pomona, California. Dr. Buck returned to Idaho for residency with dreams of working and playing in rural Idaho where full spectrum family medicine can provide better healthcare access to people in his community. He and his family enjoy hiking, camping, and playing sports together. Dr. Buck also enjoys woodworking, hunting, and backpacking.


Brian Hansen, DO

Dr. Hansen graduated from Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was born and raised in Valencia, California and grew up loving the beach, the mountains, and sports.  He received his bachelor degree in exercise science from Brigham Young University. He is married and has three children. He enjoys taking trips with his family, mountain biking, snowboarding, wakeboarding, organized sports, and playing the guitar. He is excited to be in Southeast Idaho where he and his family can enjoy the outdoors. 


Tanya Mitchell, DO

Dr. Mitchell graduated from the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine. She was born and raised in Sacramento, California.  Her passion for travel brought her to the University of New England for her undergraduate education and from there she traveled to Dublin, Ireland to complete a Masters in Public Health. She found her passion in medicine while working at Double H Ranch in upstate New York, a summer camp for children with life threatening and chronic illnesses.  Prior to the start of residency, she traveled to a rural village in Brazil for a medical mission trip and hopes to continue foreign medical work in the future.  When not traveling, she enjoys visiting family, working on needle point projects, reading, and camping and hiking with her husband and animals. She has a strong interest in broad spectrum and rural family medicine.


Andrew Lewis, DO

Dr. Lewis graduated from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from UVU in Emergency Services Administration and worked as a Paramedic/Firefighter. He has a wife, two kids, and a big boy boxer that he enjoys spending time with. Dr. Lewis speaks Russian and as hobbies he enjoys cooking, nutrition, soccer, running, free-diving, hiking, camping, sustainable agriculture and riding motorcycles. He plans on practicing rural medicine with an emphasis in emergency medicine in the Northwest and traveling the world through medical mission opportunities.   


Amber Nielsen, MD

Amber Nielsen graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health. Dr. Nielsen grew up on a farm and ranch near a tiny town in southwest North Dakota. She attended the University of North Dakota for undergraduate school and majored in the Honors Program. While there, she was involved in neuroscience research, the student ambassador program, was an anatomy teaching assistant and much more. In medical school Dr. Nielsen participated in a 6-month rural medicine rotation during 3rd year there. She is getting used to the mountains and enjoying the many activities they have to offer. She also enjoys dancing, baking, reading, running, woodworking, and arts and crafts.

Pharmacotherapy Resident


Alex Lystrup, PharmD

Alex Lystrup is a graduate of Idaho State University. He has returned to the pharmacotherapy residency to pursue his field of hosital medicine and research. 


Pharmacotherapy Residents

Scott Bontrager, MD

Scott Bontrager grew up in a small farm town in north Florida. After graduating with a Bachelor's of Science degree from Florida State University, Dr. Bontrager taught science at the high school in his hometown until he ventured west to complete his Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Idaho State University. After working several years in Family Medicine, a desire to better serve his patients drove him to return east and enroll in medical school at East Tennessee State University. Now, Dr. Bontrager has returned to Big Sky Country and is excited to say he is here to stay. When he isn’t working, Dr. Bontrager loves to spend time hunting grouse and pheasant with his puddle pointer, Penny.  Fishing, kayaking, and camping with his wife, kids and granddaughter also fill his free time. Dr. Bontrager plans to establish a practice in one of Southeast Idaho’s rural communities upon completion of residency.  


Chance Christensen, MD

Chance Christensen was born and raised in Idaho Falls, received an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Utah State University, and attended University of Utah School of Medicine.  He and his family are thrilled to be back in southeast Idaho for residency. He plans to practice full-spectrum Family Medicine in the Idaho Falls area after he graduates. He and his wife love cooking, playing card games, and spending time with their four kids. He's a self-identified tech geek and enjoys the beauty of the Idaho outdoors.


Cameron MacInnis, MD

Cameron MacInnis was born and raised in Northern California, went south to attend the University of New Mexico for undergraduate, then north to attend the University of North Dakota for medical school. He is excited to move West again for residency at ISU, where he can once again enjoy the mountains. He enjoys hiking, biking, reading, amongst a variety of other interests. His love of Family Medicine was confirmed with an extended rotation in rural North Dakota, and he looks forward to practicing full-scope family medicine in a small community.


Scott Nagao, DO

Scott Nagao graduated from Midwestern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was born and raised in North Ogden, Utah. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology at Weber State University and moved to Glendale, Arizona with wife and two children for medical school. He came to Idaho to learn broad-spectrum Family Medicine with interests in hypertension and diabetes. He is planning to practice in southern Idaho or Northern Utah. Dr. Nagao speaks Portuguese, and when not with family, likes spending time fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, and competitive shooting.


Daniel Sterner, DO

As a native of Pocatello, Daniel Sterner is very excited to return to ISU where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and a minor in Medical Spanish. He is returning from Las Vegas where he received a Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine. Before receiving his education he served a full-time mission in Paraguay where he developed a deep love for Latin American culture. He actively looks for opportunities to serve and work with the local Hispanic populations, especially in Aberdeen and American Falls. He is a former member of the Idaho State Civic Symphony and enjoys hiking, swimming, spending time with his family, and eating.


TJ Tolman, DO

TJ Tolman was born and raised in Idaho.  Prior to medical school, he ran track at Boise State University where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Management.  He worked in financial planning, medical sales, and in the health and fitness industry as a general manager and personal trainer. He attended Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and is excited to be back in his home state. Dr. Tolman is passionate about preventive medicine and values building relationships with patients. He plans to practice full-spectrum Family Medicine in Idaho. TJ enjoys golfing, running, biking, skiing, camping, movies, reading and most of all spending time with his wife and two daughters.


Steven Webster, DO

Steven Webster graduated from Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was born and raised on a small farm in Kaysville, Utah. Upon meeting his wife, he moved to Arizona and attended Arizona State University where he obtained a degree in Finance. After medical school in Virginia, he came back to complete his residency here in Pocatello with dreams of practicing full-spectrum Family Medicine in a rural setting. Dr. Webster is an avid fly fisherman but also enjoys camping, hunting, woodworking, and gardening. He mainly loves spending time with his wife and kids.

Pharmacotherapy Residents

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Griffin Loutzenhiser, PharmD

Griffin Loutzenhiser graduated from the University of Utah College of Pharmacy. He grew up in Colorado where he developed his hobbies of skiing and hiking. He pursued these further when he moved to Salt Lake City for his undergraduate education. During the next few years he hopes to explore Southeastern Idaho and break into backpacking.

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Jordin Millward, PharmD

Jordin Millward grew up in Southeast Idaho and graduated from Idaho State University. She is thrilled to be able to continue to work in her community, where she lives with her fiancé and step-son. Jordin wants to practice pharmacy in a rural outpatient setting, and is passionate about mental health and working with students. She loves the outdoors and spends her summers hiking, mountain biking, traveling, and camping. She also enjoys reading, listening to and playing music, and photography


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JJ Bennett, MD

Dr. JJ Bennett was born and raised in Minnesota, went to the University of Wisconsin for his undergraduate education, and completed his medical education at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He, his fiancée, and puppy love spending time outdoors. He enjoys hiking, camping, cross-country skiing, woodworking, and reading fantasy novels. He plans on practicing Rural Full-Spectrum Family Medicine.

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Buck Courtney, MD

Dr. Buck Courtney was raised in Southern New Mexico where he studied Engineering Physics at New Mexico State University. He moved to Albuquerque to attend medical school at the University of New Mexico where he was influenced to pursue primary care after rotations in rural New Mexico and the Navajo Nation. He is excited to move to Idaho and continue training to practice Full-Spectrum Family Medicine. His interests include disaster relief and wilderness medicine, as well as motorcycle riding, photography, and adventure travel.

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Logan Jones, DO

Dr. Logan Jones graduated from Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine in North Carolina. He was born and raised on a small farm in Rigby, Idaho where he loved to work with his family. Prior to his medical training he owned and operated a contracting business, building houses throughout Southeast Idaho and Western Wyoming. He went on to graduate from Utah Valley University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He and his wife have three children and enjoy camping, hiking, road trips, riding motorcycles and four-wheelers, and just spending time together. Dr. Jones is very excited to return to Idaho to further his education and to practice medicine.

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James Marble, DO

Dr. Marble graduated from Midwestern University - Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. He grew up in West Point, Utah and went to Brigham Young University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology and Developmental Biology. He came to Idaho to learn broad-spectrum Family Medicine and enjoys the lifelong doctor-patient relationships that Family Medicine provides. He is happily married to his childhood sweetheart and they have two children. He enjoys cooking, baking, board games, teaching, and all things Harry Potter. He is excited to leave the heat of Arizona to be back near mountains and experience four seasons again.

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Jessica Martin, MD

 Dr. Martin graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine as a TRUST Scholar in the Targeted Rural and Underserved Track. She is an Idaho native who attended Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology, minoring in Chemistry and Theatre. Her experience growing up in rural Idaho, as well as becoming a young mother, military spouse, and first generation college student, gave her a unique perspective as she pursued her degrees. She developed a strong passion for teaching while volunteering and working with at-risk students in various settings, and found that passion continued as she developed relationships with her patients in underserved populations. Dr. Martin and her family are excited to join the Pocatello Community; they plan to spend lots of time exploring the hills, local arts, and theatre troupes. She has a strong interest in Broad Spectrum Family Medicine, including advocacy, community health, and LGBT+ medicine. She looks forward to a long career in Rural Medicine.

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Tyson Torgersen, DO

Dr. Tyson Torgersen attended medical school at Colorado at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was raised in Escalante, a small farming town in Southern Utah. He attended Southern Utah University where he graduated with a degree in Chemistry. Prior to attending college he lived in South Africa and Swaziland where he was a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is married and has one daughter. He is very passionate about Rural Medicine and plans to practice Full Spectrum Family Medicine in a small town in the Mountain West. The mountains are his favorite place to be, where he enjoys fishing, hunting, backpacking, cutting firewood, and camping. He also enjoys woodworking, mechanic work, and tying flies.

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Marcos Valdez, MD

Dr. Valdez was born in Argentina and moved to the United States in 2001. He lived in Utah before recently coming to Idaho. He trained at the University of Utah for his Undergraduate and Doctorate degrees. He is emphasizing his residency training in rural medicine and obstetrics.

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Colby Brower, MD

1-2 Program Resident in Rexburg, Idaho

Dr. Colby Brower grew up in St. Anthony, ID on a family farm. He attended Brigham Young University-Idaho for his undergraduate degree and then attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He and his family are very excited to be back in Eastern Idaho and to be the first resident of the Rexburg Rural Training Track! He has a passion for rural life and medicine, as well as community wellness and education. His hobbies include horseback riding, team roping, target shooting, and generally anything outdoors. However, playing with his kids and watching a funny movie with his wife are also very enjoyable.