Meet Our Physicians
Stan Griffiths, MD
Dr. Stan Griffiths is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon. He graduated with honors from Brigham Young University, where he majored in Microbiology. He received his Doctorate of Medicine from Saint Louis University School of Medicine, graduating with Honors and as a member of the National Honor Medical Society.
Phil McCowin, MD
Dr. Philip McCowin graduated Cum Laude from The University of Utah with a degree in Chemistry/ Molecular Biology. He graduated with distinction from the George Washington University Medical School in Washington, D.C., where he also completed his residency and was awarded the North American Spine Society Acromed for Outstanding Spinal Research.
Nathan Rencher D.O.
Dr. Nathan Rencher is a native of Idaho Falls and attended Idaho Falls High School. He was very active in high school sports and was a two time Idaho State Champion in track. As a collegiate athlete at BYU he was a Mountain West Champion as well as a national contender in hurdles and relays. After attending Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, he completed his orthopaedic surgery residency in Ohio at Affinity Medical Center. With additional training in Sports Medicine during his fellowship at Beacon Orthopaedics, Dr. Rencher worked with every level of athlete including high school, college, all the way to the professional Cincinnati Reds.
Bryan Van Dyke, DO
Dr. Van Dyke is the newest member of our team of physicians and specializes in foot and ankle reconstruction. Dr. Van Dyke completed his undergraduate education at Duke University where he double majored in biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering. Upon graduation, he worked for a year as a biomedical engineer with the Artificial Heart Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Greg West, MD
Dr. West has played an important role in Eastern Idaho since settling here to practice Orthopedic Surgery in 1995. He completed the prestigious Trauma Fellowship at Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, and has been active in advancing the science and practice of trauma care in Eastern Idaho, currently serving as Orthopedic Trauma Liaison at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, Idaho’s only certified Level 2 trauma center.
Robert Johnson, DO
Dr. Johnson specializes in several areas of spine surgery and treats people with a wide range in spinal conditions that often result in chronic pain. Through cervical and lumbar arthroplasty, Dr. Johnson helps his patients regain a better chance of a more active lifestyle with less future complications and follow-up procedures.
Meet Our PAs
Ammon Lambson, PA-C
Ammon Lambson is a Physician Assistant who prior to his move to Idaho practiced in Arizona for nine years in orthopedics. Ammon received his undergratuate degree at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. He later earned a Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies Through Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona.
Joel Whiting, PA-C
Joel Whiting is a native of Idaho Falls attending both Ricks College and Brigham Young University. As a sports medicine undergraduate he enjoyed working with student athletes at the collegiate and high school levels. Gaining experience treating the whole individual, from teaching fitness and injury prevention to assessing acute musculoskeletal injuries on the sporting field.