Our Expert Team

A few things we specialize in

  • Comprehensive Orthopaedic Care
  • Injuries of the Back and Spine
  • Hip & Shoulder Injuries and Replacements
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Complete Foot and Ankle Care
  • Sports Medicine
  • Concussion Treatment
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Arthoscopic Reconstructions
  • Non-Invasive Treatments

Providing Excellent Orthopaedic Care in SE Idaho Since 1995

Our goal is to provide our patients with the highest level of caring and compassionate orthopaedic and sports medicine care in SE Idaho.

OrthoIdaho, has been formed with a merger between Medical Specialties of Idaho and Pocatello Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Dr. Altenburg formed Medical Specialties of Idaho as one of the original owners who specializes in total hip and knee replacements. Dr. Wathne formed Pocatello Orthopaedics in 1995 focusing on shoulder and knee surgery to include arthroscopic reconstructions, rotator cuff repair, ACL, and total joint replacements. The following year Dr. Benjamin Blair joined, who had just completed an orthopaedic spine surgery fellowship. This allows expert comprehensive care in general, trauma, sports medicine, neck and back orthopaedic surgery. With the addition of Dr. Bray in 2005, we offer podiatric care to the community. Dr. Bray provides both conservative and surgical treatment for the foot and ankle. Dr. Anthony Joseph joined in 2011, focusing on sports medicine, and bringing an extensive background in primary care sports medicine with special emphasis on concussion treatment and helping the athlete return safely to play. He has 17 years of experience at Idaho State University performing conservative management of college athletes. In July of 2013 we welcomed Brent M. Faure, MS; ATC, a Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer. Faure has been assisting Idaho athletes with the care, prevention and rehabilitation of their sports-related injuries since 1981, and has been key in forming a comprehensive sports medicine program for the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District.

Beginning in September and running through November, OrthoIdaho will hold a Saturday “bumps and bruises clinic,” for any high school athlete, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. This clinic provides athletes with free evaluation of any sports injury. Speak to our office staff for more details.

We are conveniently located at 2240 E Center St, Pocatello, ID 83201. Call for an appointment today 208-233-2100.


Our practice shares a fluidity of knowledge, ranging from splinting a sprain to stem-cell regeneration to full joint replacement surgery. You can trust OrthoIdaho for all orthopaedic and sports medicine needs.


Our combined experience allows us to offer the right solution for each individual patient. For most, we find the best approach is to start with an initial consultation so we can then initiate a customized treatment plan. 




Our educational backgrounds and on-going training allow us to combine the best in orthopaedic medicine and surgical care in Southeast Idaho, along with strong rehabilitation and diagnostic imaging programs.

Knee Replacements

Shoulder Procedures

Hip Replacement Surgeries

Back & Neck Procedures

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