Blogs

June 21, 2021

Hip and Knee Pain: Advice from Portneuf Medical Center Orthopedic Surgeon, Richard Wathne, M.D.

Pain in the knees and hips is very common, especially as we age. The reasons for pain are varied and may require different treatments to find relief...

June 16, 2021

Back to hitting the slopes and reaching new heights following orthopedic surgery at Portneuf

 “I was in intense pain, irritable, and had high expectations for the surgery that would let me ski again,” said Bill Gibson, an orthopedic patient...

June 14, 2021

Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Health

If it was cancer, would they tell you to get over it? “I saw that on a billboard in the 1990’s, and it continues to be a question that is worth...

June 2, 2021

You're Not Getting Older; Colonoscopies are Getting Younger

When you own a car, you don’t wait for the check engine light to come on to take care of it; you take it in for routine oil changes, tire rotations,...

May 11, 2021

Diagnosed with Cancer During COVID-19, Portneuf Cancer Center was Ready

Years ago, Oklahoma native, Gail D. relocated to Pocatello for a position at Idaho State University, where she was actually tasked with outfitting...

May 6, 2021

The Benefits of Robotic Surgery

In 1985, the world witnessed the first ever robot-assisted surgical procedure. Today, robotic assisted surgery is the gold standard for excellent...

May 6, 2021

Preparing For Your Surgery

At Portneuf, we start preparing for your surgery well before the actual day. Our highly skilled team of physicians, nurses and surgical technologists...

May 6, 2021

Preparing For Surgery - The Do's and Don'ts

We are here to help you prepare for surgery. Often you receive a large amount of information; this article is here to help you get confirmation and...

Patient Testimonial – Melanie Parrish Anderson

May 6, 2021

Patient Testimonial – Melanie Parrish Anderson

Nurses are the heart of health care; they are angels by profession. And if there is one thing these healthcare angels show us, it is that a career is...

April 30, 2021

Patient Credits Portneuf Staff for Helping Her Feel at Home Despite Sudden Spine Surgery

Cassia M., 39, tweaked her back while stepping out of the car. Four days later, the pain in her back was significant enough to bring her to the...