Dr. Campbell is a solo family practitioner who received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Bucknell University and his Medical Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma. He completed his family practice residency for the Family Practice Residency of Idaho in Boise, Idaho and was board certified by the American Board of Family Practice in July 1994, 2000, and 2013. He served as Chief of Staff for Bear Lake Memorial Hospital from 1996-97, 2003-04, and 2009. He is the Medical Director for the Bear Lake Memorial Hospital’s Home Health and Mental Health. He served as a board member of the Bear Lake Valley Health Care Foundation from 1996-98. He has previously been a board member of the Idaho Academy of Family Physicians and has affiliations with both the University of Washington as a preceptor and with Idaho State University as Affiliate Faculty.
Dr. Crane started his Medical Practice on the campus of Bear Lake Memorial Hospital in September of 2011. Dr. Crane is a Bear Laker. He graduated from Bear Lake High School in 1997. He went on to graduate from Brigham Young University in microbiology. He received his Doctorate of Medicine Degree from the University of Utah. He completed his family medicine residency at Ball Memorial Family Medicine Residency in Indiana and held the Chief Resident position. Dr. Crane has made several medical service trips providing healthcare to people in Ecuador, Kenya, Mexico, and Uganda.
Dr. Crane’s practice focuses on family health, including pediatrics and OB services. He speaks Spanish and Portuguese.
Dr. Hansen started at the Family Care and OB Practice on the campus of Bear Lake Memorial Hospital in August of 2012. Dr. Hansen is originally from the Snake River area near Blackfoot, ID. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology at the Albertson College of Idaho. Then finished his Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Washington. He completed his residency with the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho in Caldwell, ID. He was Chief Resident during his third year.
Dr. Hansen’s practice focuses on family health, including pediatrics and OB services. He also specializes in upper endoscopies and colonoscopies.
Dr. Jepsen is a general Orthopedic Surgeon with special interest in sports medicine and an extensive background in major trauma. He completed his military service as an Orthopedic Surgeon at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany before coming to BLMH in 2009. He was the Chief of Orthopedic Services while at Landstuhl Regional.
Dr. Jepsen has family ties to Southeastern Idaho and lives near his parents in the Mink Creek area with his wife and eight children.
He completed his Orthopedics residency in 2001 at Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas and received his Medical Degree from Uniform Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Jepsen’s military medical career took him first to Osan Air Base, Korea, and then to Germany. Dr. Jepsen brings a broad range of orthopedic experience to the Bear Lake Valley.
Dr. Jacobson is practicing at Bear Lake Memorial Hospital Internal Medicine Clinic. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology, Medical Degree, and Family Medicine Specialty Degree all at the University of Utah. He is Board Certified as a Family Practice Physician with experience in pediatrics, sports medicine, weight loss management, women’s health, mental health, addiction, and disease prevention. Dr. Jacobson is the son of Kevin and Brenda Jacobson of Ovid. He is excited to raise his family in the beautiful Bear Lake Valley.
Same Day Appointments available. Accepting New Patients.
Amandeep Chadha, M.D.
Dr. Chadha obtained his degree at the Government Medical College in Patiala, India. He did his internal medicine residency at University of North Dakota, ND. Dr. Chadha is a Utah State Medical Board Physician and a staff nephrologist at the Kidney and Hypertension Institute of Utah.
He takes care of complex inpatient and outpatient Nephrology patients including providing dialysis services to local dialysis units and local area hospitals. His responsibilities included but were not limited to management of complex Nephrology patients with acute kidney injury, renal transplant and end stage renal disease patients management. Dr. Chadha has previously worked with the Department of Veterans Affairs in New Mexico and North Dakota on outpatient clinic panels of complex patients who have chronic illnesses e.g. Diabetes, Coronary artery disease, Chronic kidney disease, High blood pressure and Chronic pain syndrome to name a few. He is excited to be able to support the Dialysis Center and take clinic here at Bear Lake Memorial Hosptial.
Ryan McDonald, M.D.
Dr. McDonald is a superb physician who has outstanding nephrology training from LSU in New Orleans. He completed his residency in internal medicine and served as chief resident at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. Dr. McDonald is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and Nephrology.
During his training he received several awards, the most notable are Outstanding Fellow and Resident of
the Year. His selection far Chief Resident was fostered from his dedication to patient care, commitment to
educational development of medical st11dents and residents, academic excellence, and foremost his leadership capabilities. He was also directly involved in the recovery efforts during and after Hurricane Katrina.
Prior to beginning his medical education, he served an LDS mission in Asuncion, Paraguay where he became
fluent in Spanish. He enjoys using his second language as much as possible to help patients of Latin heritage.
In the last five years, his academic activities have included presentations for the American College of Physicians and the Southern Society of Young Investigators. He recently was invited to present his research on the effects of job stress on hypertension at the annual meeting far the National Kidney Foundation. His clinical interests are high blood pressure, dialysis, sl0w continuous ultra-filtration for heart failure, and the relationship between diabetes and kidney disease.
Dr. Meissner studied at the University of Pikeville, Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine & earned her undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Midway College in Kentucky. She is from Waynesville, North Carolina & with a lifelong desire to live in the West, moved to Idaho for her Residency. Dr. Meissner enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, skiing, outdoor activities & horseback riding. She is looking forward to practicing full-spectrum family medicine in Montpelier, Idaho. She is accepting new patients.
Dr. Nicholas Packer MD is an Obstetrics/Gynecology specialist. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then attended Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and graduated in 2011. Dr. Packer did an Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at York Hospital in York Pennsylvania. He has been practicing for over 6 years and has been affiliated with Seasons Medical and Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg, Idaho. Dr. Packer is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Podany is a General and Bariatric Surgeon, and a Fellow of the American Board of Abdominal Surgery. He practiced for 20 years at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls in General, Bariatric and Emergency Trauma Surgery. He has performed nearly 1,000 Gastric Bypass procedures, many of which were done laparoscopically, and now performs the Gastric Sleeve Surgery here at Bear Lake Memorial Hospital. He pioneered non-invasive, laparoscopic surgery in Eastern Idaho, performing the first laparoscopic gallbladder surgery and the first laparoscopic anti-reflux operation. Dr. Podany remains the most experienced advanced laparoscopic surgeon in Eastern Idaho.
Dr. Podany played Varsity Football for Syracuse University. He graduated from Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia and obtained his surgical training at the Lehigh Valley Medical Center, a regional trauma center, where he trained under Dr. Michael Rhoades, an alumnus of the famous Dr. Cauley at the Baltimore Trauma Center.
David W. Ririe, M.D.
Dr. Ririe is originally from Salinas, California. After graduating from Brigham Young University in 1985, Dr. Ririe entered active duty military service, attending the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). He earned his medical degree from USUHS in 1989. He did internal medicine training at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, followed by a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.
While in San Antonio, Dr. Ririe led the stem cell transplant service for over 10 years. At the time of his retirement, he was serving as chief of the hematology and medical oncology service at the Air Force’s medical center in San Antonio. Additionally, he served as chief of the medical staff on two separate tours at the largest DoD hospital in Iraq in 2005 and again in 2008. Dr. Ririe has particular interests in leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. However, his practice at Portneuf includes all areas of hematology and medical oncology.
Dr. Ririe is married with 4 children. He enjoys the outdoors and exercise of all kinds. He considers eastern Idaho a “home away from home” because of many family relations that reside in the area.
Anya obtained her P.A. graduate degree from Western University in Pomona, California. Prior to moving to Bear Lake, she worked at a Community Clinic in California for four years.
After having a positive experience with a physician’s assistant in an emergency room and doing some research on the position, Anya knew that’s what she really wanted to do. She went back to school, while still working full time and raising a family, to earn her degree.
Anya feels she has a lot to offer the community by providing a variety of health services. Those wishing to make an appointment with Anya can call Dr. Campbell’s office at 208-847-3847.
Joe started with Bear Lake Memorial Hospital with Dr. Kerry Jepsen in the Bear Lake Orthopaedic Clinic. Dayton was born in Price, UT and delivered by his OBGYN father. His mother is also in the medical field and has since retired from the nursing field. He comes from a large family and is number 10 of 12 kids, 11 boys and one girl on the end. He enjoys playing and watching sports. Dayton has spent many summers working on the family ranch in Cokeville. He graduated from Mountain View High School is Orem in 1998. Dayton served a LDS Mission to Argentina. Once he returned, he met his wife Buffy when they were both playing soccer for Utah Valley University in Orem. There he got his degree in business and, returned later, to finish two years of pre-requisites before continuing his education at a Physician Assistant school in Albuquerque, NM. Joe and his wife live in Cokeville and they have five children together. Other than spending time with his family, he enjoys sports, hunting, fishing, and good movies. He also practices at a clinic in Cokeville, WY.
Alex grew up in southeast Idaho. After spending several years out of state in Utah and Montana for his education, he is glad he could return to Idaho to raise his family and work with the people in the Bear Lake community. Alex has been on staff at Bear Lake Memorial Hospital since 2004. He treats a wide variety of health concerns and maintains a flexible schedule to accommodate your urgent needs. Same day appointments available by calling 208-847-1110 or 208-847-4495.
Dorian Grunig, CRNA
Dorian was raised and graduated from High School in Montpelier, ID. He along with his wife Angela and three children have lived in Montpelier since December of 2004.
Dorian attended the School of Anesthesia in Middle Tennessee where he graduated with a Master Degree in Science with an emphasis in Anesthesia.
Jake Lufkin, CRNA
Jake was born and raised in Rigby Idaho. After graduating with his Bachelors of Science in Nursing from BYU-Idaho he received his Masters of Science in Nurse Anesthesia from Wolford College. He started his anesthesia career in Indiana and moved to Montpelier in 2018. Jake and his family are excited to live and work in the Bear Lake Valley.
Christina Peters, Dietitian
Christina Peters was born and raised in Jerome Idaho. She grew up helping out and working hard on the family farm and has moved a fair share of hand lines. After graduating high school, she served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the California Fresno Mission, where she learned to speak Spanish. After returning home she attended BYU-Idaho and graduated with an Associates of Science. While there she took a class on the American Epidemic which increased her interest in nutrition and diabetes education. She pursued her education further at Utah State University studying nutrition, dietetics and food science. She completed a two-year internship while attending school that gave her hands-on experience at hospitals, community centers and food service establishments. She graduated as a Community Engaged Scholar and is a member of Americorps. Her favorite activities include playing basketball, pickleball, skiing, swimming, hiking and spending time with her 10 siblings and 20 nieces and nephews. She loves working as a dietitian and is excited for the opportunities that will come by working at Bear Lake Memorial Hospital.