A physician is always available on call. If you have a medical emergency, call 911 immediately or go directly to St. Luke's Emergency Department. For phone questions, call the hospital at (208) 727-8800 and listen for a message telling you how to reach the doctor on call.
Derek F. Ipsen, DO is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is retired from the Army having earned the rank of colonel, and served as an orthopedic surgeon in Germany, Afghanistan, Kuwait, as well as several posts throughout the United States, including Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Maryland.
Prior to his medical education, Dr. Ipsen earned his bachelor's degree in pre-med biology from Utah State University, graduating cum laude and earning recognition as a distinguished military graduate.
Alison R. Kinsler, MD, FAAOS specializes in sports medicine, shoulder surgery, and general orthopedics, including fracture care. She treats both adult and pediatric patients. Her surgical specialties include a spectrum of shoulder surgeries including shoulder replacements (both reverse and anatomic) and arthroscopic procedures to treat rotator cuff, labrum and biceps tendon disorders. Dr. Kinsler also has expertise in knee surgery including ACL tears, meniscus repairs, cartilage restoration, patella instability, and multi-ligamentous knee injuries. She is the team physician for the Sun Valley Suns hockey team.
Dr. Kinsler earned her bachelor’s degree in biology at Old Dominion University, where she was also a Division I soccer player. After completing her medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia, she then completed her residency training at Tripler Army Medical Center while on active duty. She served in the US Army as an orthopedic surgeon finishing her military career as a major with nine years of service. Prior to joining St. Luke’s, Dr. Kinsler practiced at William Beaumont Army Medical Center where she trained orthopedic residents in advanced sports medicine surgery and was responsible for sports medicine curriculum for resident education.
Matthew Kopplin, MD brings a practice with a sub-specialty focus on hip and knee replacement surgery. He has specific interest in accelerated recovery programs after total joint replacement and uses multi-modal pain management, updated anesthesia and therapy protocols, day-of-surgery mobilization, and accelerated discharge protocols.
Dr. Kopplin performs direct anterior hip replacements; revision and complex primary hip arthroplasties; total, partial, and revision knee replacements; and arthroscopic hip and knee surgeries with an interest in hip morphology and its relationship with replacement.
Dr. Kopplin is a member of the American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and his teams in the past achieved certification as a Center of Excellence by Blue Cross and Blue Shield in hip and knee replacement.
Joanna Peters, NP earned her bachelor's degree in biology from Hamilton College, her nursing degree from New Hampshire Technical College, and her master's degree as a family nurse practitioner from Simmons University.
Jill Zelaya, PA-C earned her bachelor's degree in health promotion from Boise State University and her master's degree in physician assistant studies from Idaho State University.
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