POCATELLO, ID – March 7, 2022 – Bingham Healthcare is pleased to announce that they have expanded the medical care they offer in Pocatello. The Bingham Specialty Clinic & 1st Choice Urgent Care opened on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. It will make it more convenient for the community to have affordable medical care and easy access to medical specialists—all under one roof.
The new Bingham Healthcare Specialty Clinic & 1st Choice Urgent Care is housed in a building they purchased last year, conveniently located off of Yellowstone Highway in front of Fred Meyers in Pocatello. The address is: Bingham Healthcare Specialty Clinic & 1st Choice Urgent Care
850 Yellowstone Ave. | Pocatello | 83201. Main phone number: (208) 239-8065.
The building has been 100% renovated inside and improvements to the exterior have been made. The architect for the project was Ted Booth.
“The medical building will be home to world-class doctors to serve the citizens of the Pocatello/Chubbuck communities as well as the surrounding areas,” said Jake Erickson, CEO of Bingham Healthcare. “We will offer outpatient and urgent care services and will focus on the patient-centric model we have been cultivating throughout the region for decades.”
One side of the building with have a 1st Choice Urgent Care. And, the other side of the building will house Bingham Specialty Clinic, which will have bariatric surgeons, cardiologists, family medicine, gastroenterologists, general surgeons, neurologists, neurosurgeons, pain management specialists, pediatricians, plastic surgeons, and primary care physicians. If a patient is first seen in the urgent care and needs specialized treatment, these medical specialists will be on-hand to assist the patient in the same building.
This model is similar to the Mayo Clinic model and in line with the concept Bingham Healthcare has established at their extensive Blackfoot campus and the Bingham Healthcare Comprehensive Care Clinics in Idaho Falls. Bingham also has a similar clinic in Shelley, which has an urgent care and offers women’s health services, family medicine, and respiratory care—all in the same building.
“We have seen extremely positive results for being the first in the region to implement this type of patient-centered model,” said Erickson. “We are pleased that we can continue to expand this model of medical care in Pocatello. At Bingham Healthcare, we believe we do things differently. Things that make the patient experience better. It’s the Bingham Way that we are committed to making available to the people of Eastern Idaho.”
Patients who see providers in these locations will be notified by Bingham’s front office staff prior to their next appointment, as well as receiving news about the move via the mail.
The move is going to happen in two phases:
As of Tuesday, March 1, 2022, the new 1st Choice Urgent Care is open and the following providers have be moved and started seeing patients in this new location:
Brady Martin, DO
Kay Marie Powell, FNP-C
Kris Walker, MD (from Clifford, Clark, & Walker Family Medicine)
Jared Wortham, DO
Further, as of March 21, 2022, the following providers will be moved and start seeing patients in this new location:
Bariatric Surgery & Weight Loss
Stewart Elvis Rendon, MD, FACS, QME, (MBA)
Tawny Spurlock, PA-C
B. Shields Stutts, MD
Jessica Dance, FNP-BC
Claine Judy, DO
Doran Schneider, DO
M. Elizabeth Gerard, MD
W. Scott Huneycutt, MD
Annie Dixon, PA-C
Ryan Finn, DO
Ryan Hope, MD
Ryan Park, NP
AJ Turpin, PA-C
Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery
Stephen Maloff, MD
Please note that all of these providers will keep their current phone numbers, which can be found at www.BinghamMemorial.org, but by calling the main phone number—(208) 239-8065—you can be transferred to the provider of your choice.
1st Choice Urgent Care
The medical providers in Bingham’s new urgent care in Pocatello will treat minor emergency and illness needs (when a condition is urgent or serious, but not life threatening), including:
- Acute back problems
- Allergic reactions
- Breaks and minor broken bones & fractures
- Eye irritation & redness
- Fever or flu symptoms
- Injuries from accidents & falls
- Respiratory illnesses
- Sore throat or cough
- Sinus infections
- Skin rashes & infections
- Sprains & strains
- Sports physicals
- Urinary tract infections
- Vomiting or diarrhea
“We’re passionate about helping people throughout the region stay healthy, and our caring and compassionate doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants are a great team of caregivers committed to that mission,” said Erickson. “In addition, our experienced and friendly support staff will be there to greet you with a smile and take care of your every need. Because we are aware of the exponential growth our region is experiencing, we continually strive to be innovative, creative, and seek opportunities to extend our world-class medical services throughout the region. We want to keep up with the growing demand for high-quality medical care so everyone who needs medical treatment can receive it, quickly and efficiently.”