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New sports medicine physician encourages active lifestyles

Idaho native Dr. Jacob Christensen is joining Gritman Medical Center’s Moscow Family Medicine QuickCARE clinic after having completed a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of New Mexico this past summer.

In addition to serving at the Vandal Health clinic, Dr. Christensen is also working with UI athletics as a team physician. He is looking forward to helping Palouse residents maintain healthy and active lifestyles.

“I grew up playing sports and I have always been a big basketball fan, played basketball most of my life, so this is just a natural fit for me,” Dr. Christensen said.

Dr. Christensen is one of five physicians being added at Moscow Family Medicine. MFM is also welcoming Dr. Jacques M. Bouchard and Dr. Meghan Kusko at the downtown clinic, Dr. Jessica Bonnett at the westside clinic and Dr. Thomas Sprinkle at QuickCARE. New medical leadership has also been added: Practice Administrator Larinda Valdon and Director of Nursing Carolyn Allen.

Dr. Christensen is board certified in family medicine and will offer sports physicals, non-operative treatment of sports injuries, joint injections, ultrasound guided injections and more.
He received his undergraduate degree at Idaho State University and his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency at Central Washington Family Medicine Residency.

Dr. Christensen comes to Moscow with his wife and two young children. He grew up in the Rexburg area.

Dr. Christensen is now accepting new patients. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 208-882-2011.