Bear Lake Orthopaedics

Injured bones and joints can cause pain and limit your ability to function the way you would like.
We offer a variety of orthopaedic services to help get you back on your feet.

Among the services provided are:

  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Bone and joint care
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Total joint replacement
  • Sports injury treatment

Dr. Kerry Jepsen, M.D.  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 wide range of orthopedic
experience to the Bear Lake Valley.






Joseph P. Dayton, PA- 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.



To schedule an appointment with Dr. Jepsen or Joe Dayton, PA call (208) 847-4359.

He is available to see patients in Soda Springs on Mondays, Montpelier on Tuesdays and Preston on Thursdays.

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