J. Kendall Christensen, DO

Idaho Falls

Specialties: Family & Sports Medicine

Bingham Memorial Hospital is proud to introduce J. Kendall Christensen, DO. He is board certified in family medicine and fellowship trained in sports medicine.

Not only is Dr. Christensen a native of eastern Idaho, raised in Blackfoot, but he was also born at Bingham Memorial Hospital. After attending Idaho State University and graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology, Dr. Christensen earned a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences COMP in Pomona, California. He completed a family medicine residency at Lakeland Family Medicine in St. Joseph, Michigan, and then a sports medicine fellowship at Metro Sports Medicine in Wyoming, Michigan.

During his fellowship he served as one of the team physicians for roller derby, semi-professional basketball and hockey as well as for several universities in the area and a local high school. He also provided medical coverage to many other events, including ironman length triathlons, marathons, and the Meijer State games.

Dr. Christensen sees patients of all ages, and specializes in non-surgical approaches to treat musculoskeletal injuries. He employs several modalities in his treatments, including osteopathic manipulative therapy and regenerative medicine. He works diligently with student athletes, and those with an active lifestyle, to catch injuries early—before they worsen. His patients describe him as friendly, honest, and someone who takes the time to educate them in a nontechnical way.

When he’s not practicing medicine, Dr. Christensen enjoys spending time with his wife, originally from Layton, Utah, and their three children. He loves spending as much time outdoors as possible and plays soccer, snowboards, mountain bikes, fishes, and cross-country skis.

Dr. Christensen sees patients at Bingham Memorial’s Orthopedic Institute in Idaho Falls and Blackfoot. He is always welcoming new patients. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Christensen, please call (208) 535-3626.

Se habla Español

  • Get Fit for Ski Season
    December 06, 2016

    You’re excited to hit the slopes and enjoy that fresh powder. You’ve already pulled out all of your ski and/or snowboarding equipment from its summer storage place, and you’v...

  • 10 Reasons to Have a Primary Care Doctor
    April 08, 2016

    It is highly recommended that people have a primary care doctor who knows you and your family well. Here are 10 compelling reasons why it’s important for you and your family ...

  • A Season for Sneezin’
    April 05, 2017

    While we all enjoy this time of year when we finally can escape the long nights, snow, and cold temperatures, for many people, spring brings another annoyance: seasonal aller...

  • Colorectal Cancer
    March 23, 2017

    What if you knew that one of the leading causes of death was also one of the most preventable?