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AXIS SPINE CENTER

A DIVISION OF NORTHWEST SPECIALTY HOSPITAL

ABOUT AXIS SPINE CENTER

Axis Spine Center is this region’s only comprehensive spine center. We are owned and operated by board-certified, fellowship-trained spine physicians, along with a dedicated and caring team of other highly capable individuals.

Dr. Roland Kent, Dr. Jessica Jameson, Dr. Daniel Blizzard, and Dr. David Glassman are committed to improving each patient’s quality of life by increasing daily functioning and empowering their patients to achieve their goals. A healthy life often requires a healthy spine; we’re here to help you get there.

About Axis

As the only Comprehensive Spine Care group in the Inland Northwest, Axis Spine Center is owned and operated by Board-Certified and Fellowship-Trained Spine Physicians. We are committed to empowering patients to achieve their goals and live a higher quality of life through increased daily function.

Axis Spine Center employs the newest techniques and technologies available to resolve the challenges of back and neck pain. We offer state-of-the-art personalized care. We are the Inland Northwest’s leading spine care center.

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Meet the Team

Behind every procedure is a highly trained professional who’s dedicated to giving you the best care possible.

OUR COMPREHENSIVE SPINE CARE SERVICES

 

Surgical Intervention

We are experts in complex surgical spine care, and believe in the responsible and evidence-based provision of individualized surgical intervention to our carefully selected patient.

Physical Therapy

We are dedicated to optimizing the function and health of each of our patients through the highest quality and state-of-the-art physical therapy approaches.

Interventional Pain Management

We are committed to improving each patient’s quality of life and daily function. Our state-of-the-art interventional techniques are a key piece to our comprehensive approach.

OUR TESTIMONIALS

Providers

Jessica Jameson, MD, FASA

Interventional Pain Management

Dr. Jameson received her medical degree from Michigan State University. Upon graduation, she went on to complete her internship at David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base in California. She then spent four years as a United States Air Force Flight Surgeon.

Dr. Jameson completed her residency in Anesthesia at the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City. She then furthered her training by graduating from a Harvard fellowship in Pain Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. She is board certified in both anesthesiology and pain management by the American Board of Anesthesiology. This is the only recognized board certification for pain management through the American Board of Medical Specialties. Dr Jameson is also the only physician in North Idaho who is board certified in obesity medicine.

Dr. Jameson, her husband Jason, and their three children moved here from Massachusetts. She enjoys playing soccer, snow and water skiing and all types of outdoor adventures. She has been a valuable asset and member of the community since 2013 and looks forward to continuing her commitment to excellent patient care at Northwest Pain Management.

Medical School: Michigan State University

Residency: University of Iowa College of Medicine

Memberships: American Society of Anesthesiologists

American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
North American Neuromodulation Society
Spine Intervention Society
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Obesity Medicine Association

Axis Spine Center

Post Falls
1641 E Polston Ave Suite 101
Post Falls, ID 83854

Phone: (208) 457-4208
Fax: (208) 457-4197 

 

Coeur d'Alene
7600 N Mineral Dr Ste. 450
Coeur d'Alene, ID. 83815

Phone: 208-457-4208
Fax: 208-457-4197

Roland Kent, MD

Spine Surgery

Dr. Roland S. Kent is a fellowship trained Spine Surgeon. Fellowship training is the highest level of training available for spine surgical care in the United States. He specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery, alternatives to bony fusion including disc replacement, fracture care, bone health, sacroiliac (SI) joint disease, revision spine surgical care, and complex spinal disorders. Dr. Kent is excited to finally be back home. After graduating from Coeur d’Alene High school he received a Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and then joined the Navy. He attended medical school at Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland and then internship and residency at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia. He graduated from the combined Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Spine Fellowship at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, where he performed complex surgical care at Harborview, the University of Washington, and Seattle Children’s Hospital. He returned to the Navy as the chief of Spine Surgery at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, where he taught spine surgery to resident physicians and managed the Navy’s highest volume interdisciplinary spine practice with physical therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, pain psychologists, physical medicine specialists and other spine surgeons. There, he built a comprehensive spine surgical practice specializing in cutting-edge technologies and time-honored surgical strategies. He presented academic papers at national and international spine meetings and helped to establish a standardized curriculum to teach young surgeons spine surgical techniques and principles.

Additionally, he provided expert spine surgical care to active duty military members, the elite Navy special warfare community, military retirees and their families. During his two decades in the US Navy, he served in Washington, DC, Virginia, Diego Garcia, Italy, Cuba, Afghanistan and finally in Spokane as a Navy reservist. In 2015, Dr. Kent joined the Rockwood Clinic in Spokane, Washington as the Spine Surgery Section Head where he helped develop the interdisciplinary spine surgical program at Rockwood Neurosurgery and Spine, integrating the efforts of surgical and non-surgical spine specialists.

Dr. Kent has returned to North Idaho as a co-founder of Axis Spine Center and the only fellowship trained spine surgeon in the area. He has a passion for returning patients to function through the careful utilization of non-surgical spine treatment strategies combined with the appropriate, evidence-based application of successful surgical interventions.

List of surgical specialties:

  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Alternatives to bony fusion including disc replacement
  • Fracture care
  • Bone health.
  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint disease
  • Revision spine surgical care
  • Complex spinal disorders

Fellowship Trained

Education: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Medical School: Navy Medical Center Portsmouth

Residency: Navy Medical Center Portsmouth

Memberships: AOSpine International

Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
Candidate Member of the Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
Military Member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association
North American Spine Society

Axis Spine Center

Post Falls
1641 E Polston Ave Suite 101
Post Falls, ID 83854

Phone: (208) 457-4208
Fax: (208) 457-4197 

 

Coeur d'Alene
7600 N Mineral Dr Ste. 450
Coeur d'Alene, ID. 83815

Phone: 208-457-4208
Fax: 208-457-4197

Daniel Blizzard, MD

Spine Surgery

Dr. Daniel J. Blizzard is a fellowship-trained Spine Surgeon specializing in comprehensive spinal surgical care ranging from minimally-invasive and motion-sparing techniques, to scoliosis and deformity surgery, and revision surgical treatment.

Dr. Blizzard was raised in Liberty Lake, WA and graduated valedictorian of his class from Central Valley High School. He then attended the University of Washington on academic scholarships from the Gates Foundation and the Washington NASA Space Grant, graduating magna cum laude with a degree in Bioengineering. Dr. Blizzard attended medical school at Yale University where he was selected as a Doris Duke Research Fellow for his work investigating osteobiologics and 3D-MRI in spine surgery. After medical school, he completed his general surgery internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at Duke University in Durham, NC. He then graduated from the combined Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Spine Surgery Fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, GA performing complex surgical care at the Emory University Hospitals, Grady Memorial Hospital (the busiest Level 1 trauma center in the country), and the Atlanta Veterans Administration Hospital.

Dr. Blizzard has a specific interest in the development and utilization of new diagnostic and surgical techniques with the goal of reducing the pain, recovery time, and longterm morbidity associated with traditional spine surgery.  Throughout his training Dr. Blizzard pursued these interests, leading dozens of studies assessing the clinical efficacy of new minimally-invasive fusion techniques, motion-sparing techniques for cervical spine pathology, and the identification and prevention of complications in spine surgery.

Fellowship Trained

Education: University of Washington

Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine

Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery – Duke University, Durham, NC

Fellowship: Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Spine Surgery – Emory University

Memberships: AOSpine International

North American Spine Society
Candidate Member of the Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery

Axis Spine Center

Post Falls
1641 E Polston Ave Suite 101
Post Falls, ID 83854

Phone: (208) 457-4208
Fax: (208) 457-4197 

 

Coeur d'Alene
7600 N Mineral Dr Ste. 450
Coeur d'Alene, ID. 83815

Phone: (208) 457-4208
Fax: (208) 457-4197

David Glassman, MD

Spine Surgery

Dr. David Glassman is a board-certified, fellowship trained orthopedic spine surgeon at Northwest Specialty Hospital. He is an international speaker, published author, professor, and thought leader. As a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, he has received the highest level of training attainable in spine surgery. Dr. Glassman remains actively engaged in innovative research, embracing the latest innovations in surgical techniques and approaches including the use of augmented reality to provide remote integrated surgery. Over the course of his training and experience, he has developed a balanced approach to the use of surgical intervention and values the importance of non-operative care when customizing a comprehensive treatment plan with his patients designed to improve the quality of their lives.

Dr. Glassman attended the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, graduating with honors at the top 10% of his class. Following graduation, he served two tours as a Seahawk helicopter pilot and was awarded Pilot of the Year while serving as an Instructor Pilot for the United States Navy.

Dr. Glassman was then accepted into the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, which has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading medical institutions and earned his Doctor of Medicine. He completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia. Dr. Glassman then completed his spine fellowship at Harborview Medical Center at University of Washington in Seattle, where he was trained by world-class orthopedic surgeons on complex and minimally invasive surgical spine interventions.

As the Head of Spine Surgery at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Staff Spine Surgeon at VA Medical Center La Jolla, and Assistant Professor of Surgery, Dr. Glassman used his extensive experience to teach techniques and approaches to orthopedic care while mentoring the full range of students from medical school applicants to residents.

Dr. Glassman created a practice that combined neurosurgery and orthopedic spine surgery to enhance patient care while improving resident physicians’ education. His multidisciplinary treatment involved physical therapists, chiropractors, acupuncture providers, pain psychologists, and pain medicine specialists. His skillful surgical care allowed active-duty military members, including Navy special forces, to return to active duty and increased the quality of life and daily function of military retirees, veterans, and their families.

As a part of his humanitarian projects, Dr. Glassman has also been active in global health issues providing his care and expertise to those in underserved communities in the United States, Mexico, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam. As part of medical missionary teams serving these areas, he provided care for complex spinal reconstructive procedures and shared his insights and experience as a surgeon while speaking at international symposiums on orthopedic spine surgery.

After more than twenty years of military service, Dr. Glassman is excited to be practicing in Idaho, where he can enjoy hiking and camping in the great outdoors with his wife and children.

Fellowship Trained

Education: United States Naval Academy

Medical School: University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine

Residency: Naval Medical Center

Fellowship: University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center

Memberships: American Medical Association: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
North American Spine Society
AO Spine North America

Publication(s): "Surgical Telementorship: San Francisco Fleet Week and Preliminary Information about the ARTEMIS Study," Davis K, Ambrosio A, Colombo C, Griffith M, Ieronimakis K, Sammann A, Bronston A, Glassman D, Tadlock M, Pamplin J, Military Health System Research Symposium, Aug 2019.

"The Impact of Stenosis and Translation on Spinal Cord Injuries in Cervical Facet Dislocations," Glassman D, Magnusson E, Agel J, Bellabarba C, Bransford R, The Spine Journal, Apr 2019.

"Physical Therapy After Lumbar Spinal Fusion in Necessary to Optimize Patient Outcomes," Mombell K, Perry N, Wade SM, Fredericks D, Glassman D, Morriseey P, Clinical Spine Surgery, Sep 2018.

"Does a Staged Posterior Approach Have a Negative Effect on OTA-43C Fracture Outcomes?" Chan DS, Balthrop PM, White B, Glassman D, Sanders RW, Journal of Orthopedic Trauma, Feb 2017.

"Simple Steps to Minimize Spine Infections in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis," Myung K, Glassman D, Tolo VT, Skaggs DL, Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, Jun 2013.

"A New Surgical Technique for Treatment of Supracondylar Humerus Fracture Malunions in Children," Skaggs DL, Glassman D, Weiss JM, Kay RM, Journal of Children's Orthopedics, Aug 2011.

Axis Spine Center

Post Falls
1641 E Polston Ave Suite 101
Post Falls, ID 83854

Phone: (208) 457-4208
Fax: (208) 457-4197 

 

Coeur d'Alene
7600 N Mineral Dr Ste. 450
Coeur d'Alene, ID. 83815

Phone: 208-457-4208
Fax: 208-457-4197

Sai Alla, MD

Spine Surgery

Sai Alla, MD, is a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management specialist at Axis Spine Center in Post Falls, ID. He brings the latest innovations in interventional pain management to new and existing patients and possesses expertise in internal medicine, pain management, and anesthesiology. Dr. Alla earned his medical degree at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and completed residencies in anesthesiology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida and Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He also completed a ACGME accredited fellowship in multidisciplinary pain management at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Alla maintains his medical credentials by taking continuing education courses and constantly staying up to date with the latest breakthroughs in pain management care.

Dr. Alla strives to provide evidence-based, personalized and empathetic pain care that looks at the whole patient and addresses their lifestyle needs and limitations in the best way possible. He utilizes a multimodal approach to pain management that incorporates mental wellbeing, physical therapy, injections, non-narcotic based medications and possibly surgery if needed. In addition to alleviating pain and suffering, Dr. Alla strives to work with patients on improving their functional well being and getting them back to the things they enjoy most.

Outside the office, Dr. Alla loves spending time with his wife and one year old daughter. He is excited to build his career with Axis Spine Center and serve the Inland Northwest Community.

Fellowship Trained

Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Residency: University of South Florida and Emory University School of Medicine

Fellowship: Multidisciplinary Pain Management at Emory University School of Medicine

Axis Spine Center

Post Falls
1641 E Polston Ave Suite 101
Post Falls, ID 83854

Phone: (208) 457-4208
Fax: (208) 457-4197 

 

Coeur d'Alene
7600 N Mineral Dr Ste. 450
Coeur d'Alene, ID. 83815

Phone: 208-457-4208
Fax: 208-457-4197

Ivanka Kuran, DPT, OCS, COMT, ATC, CDNT

Physical Therapy

Dr. Ivanka Kuran leads the PT team at Axis Spine Center located in Coeur d’ Alene. She received her initial PT degree from the University of Alberta in Canada, then completed her doctorate at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota.

Dr. Kuran has specialty certifications through the APTA (Orthopedics) as well as a Certified Orthopedic Manipulative Therapist (COMT) through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual therapy. She has also received licensure in Dry Needling. Prior to these certifications she obtained her ATC designation working with running and biking athletes.

She is an instructor at several local PT programs as well as serving on PT and PTA selection committees. Dr. Kuran has specialty interests in orthopedics and advanced conservative spine care while working in close collaboration with the surgeons and pain management specialists at Axis Spine Center. She also has helped develop post-op spine protocols to serve as a regional resource for patients traveling to and from our center, for their rehab.
Dr. Kuran enjoys keeping active with running, biking, swimming and kayaking and volunteers with race organization and youth sports.

Education: DPT – College of St. Scholastica

BScPT – University of Alberta, Canada

Certifications: Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)

Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS)
Level IV Certified Manual Therapist (COMT)
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTYM) and Cupping Certification
Dry Needling Certification

Axis Spine Center

Coeur d'Alene
7600 N Mineral Dr Ste. 450
Coeur d'Alene, ID. 83815

Phone: 208-457-4208
Fax: 208-457-4197

Caleb Hiebert, DPT, CDNT

Physical Therapy

Dr. Caleb Hiebert is from the PNW but grew up in the Midwest. He completed his Bachelor of Science at the College of the Ozarks where he was a member of the basketball team and an assistant volleyball coach. Dr. Hiebert attended the University of Washington and earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy to pursue his passion for helping others through rehabilitation.

Dr Hiebert has received licensure in dry needling and has a pro-active balanced approach towards conservative management of orthopedic and spine conditions with a background in personal training in the Coeur d’Alene area.

He enjoys all things outdoors, including running, cycling, hiking and camping and is an active Ironman triathlete in our community. He is always willing to talk about the fur-babies he shares with his wife.

Education: DPT – University of Washington

BS – College of the Ozarks

Certifications: Dry Needling Certification

Axis Spine Center

Coeur d'Alene
7600 N Mineral Dr Ste. 450
Coeur d'Alene, ID. 83815

Phone: 208-457-4208
Fax: 208-457-4197

Colleen Graey, MSN, FNP-BC

Interventional Pain Management

Colleen Graey is a Nurse Practitioner at Northwest Specialty Hospital’s Axis Spine Center who specializes in Interventional Pain Management. She holds an undergraduate degree from Loma Linda University and a graduate degree from Sonoma State University. 

She spent the early part of her career practicing in northern California in a variety of clinical settings, including the VA, primary care, and emergency medicine, as well as a forensic examiner for sexual assault survivors. She moved to North Idaho in 2018, and has worked at several facilities providing palliative care and interventional pain management. She recently joined the NWSH healthcare family to be part of a quality team at Axis Spine Center. She comes to NWSH after more than two decades of practice.

When not compassionately tending to her patients, you will find Colleen out enjoying the great outdoors. She is an avid skier and enjoys numerous other activities and pastimes in her very active life: hiking, biking, kayaking, horseback riding – and even barrel racing! She also enjoys traveling the world. 

Axis Spine Center

Post Falls
1641 E Polston Ave Suite 101
Post Falls, ID 83854

Phone: (208) 457-4208
Fax: (208) 457-4197 

 

Coeur d'Alene
7600 N Mineral Dr Ste. 450
Coeur d'Alene, ID. 83815

Phone: 208-457-4208
Fax: 208-457-4197

Jennifer Torok, NP-C

Spine Surgery

Jennifer Torok provides new patient consultations and recommendations for multidisciplinary treatments, interventional therapies, and autonomous medical management. She works closely with our spine surgeons and interventional pain management physicians to collaboratively provide the best comprehensive treatment plan for each individual patient.

Jennifer received her Masters Degree in nursing from Gonzaga University in 2005 and has been a practicing nurse for over twenty three years. She is board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a family nurse practitioner, and is an active member of the Obesity Medical Association.

Family Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science in Nursing, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA

Axis Spine Center

Post Falls
1641 E Polston Ave Suite 101
Post Falls, ID 83854

Phone: (208) 457-4208
Fax: (208) 457-4197 

 

Coeur d'Alene
7600 N Mineral Dr Ste. 450
Coeur d'Alene, ID. 83815

Phone: 208-457-4208
Fax: 208-457-4197

Amber Mingura, PTA

Physical Therapy

Amber was born and raised in Coeur d’ Alene and graduated from North Idaho College with her Associate of Applied Science as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She brings her background in home health and sports rehabilitation to our team. She completed internships with several local clinics working with patients diagnosed with neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis, dementia, orthopedic conditions and general deconditioning.

Amber enjoys hiking, snowboarding, swimming, weight training and reading in her spare time. She keeps busy with new house projects with her husband.

Education: North Idaho College

Axis Spine Center

Coeur d'Alene
7600 N Mineral Dr Ste. 450
Coeur d'Alene, ID. 83815

Phone: 208-457-4208
Fax: 208-457-4197

Jeanette Ochoa, PTA, LMT

Physical Therapy

Jeanette is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and Licensed Massage therapist working at Axis Spine Center. She was born and raised in Orange County, CA and completed her Master Bodyworker program in 2014 from NSMT. She received her PTA license in 2020, then went on to complete her Bachelor of Science as a Physical Therapy Assistant in 2022 from Pima Medical Institute in Las Vegas.

When not working, Jeanette enjoys taking long walks with her dogs, hiking, recreational volleyball and working as a volunteer dog walker at Companions Animal Shelter.

Axis Spine Center

Post Falls
1641 E Polston Ave Suite 101
Post Falls, ID 83854

Phone: (208) 457-4208
Fax: (208) 457-4197 

 

Coeur d'Alene
7600 N Mineral Dr Ste. 450
Coeur d'Alene, ID. 83815

Phone: 208-457-4208
Fax: 208-457-4197

Patricia Vieth, PA-C

Spine Surgery

Patricia Vieth, PA C received her Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Idaho State University in 2007. She is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Patricia has gained 10 years of experience in neurosurgery and spine, including consultations, diagnosis, and formulation of treatment plans to address spine pathology. She also has extensive history working as a first assist in a variety of complex spine surgeries. She will work closely with Dr. Kent, Dr. Blizzard and the interventional spine team at Axis Spine to provide the best comprehensive evaluation and treatment for each patient at Axis Spine.

Outside of the office, Patricia enjoys spending time with her family and friends. As a mom of 3, she is often attending sporting events and school functions. She is a native to North Idaho and loves the natural beauty of the surrounding area.

Education

Idaho State University

Memberships

American Academy of Physician Assistants
Idaho Medical Association

Axis Spine Center

Post Falls
1641 E Polston Ave Suite 101
Post Falls, ID 83854

Phone: (208) 457-4208
Fax: (208) 457-4197 

 

Coeur d'Alene
7600 N Mineral Dr Ste. 450
Coeur d'Alene, ID. 83815

Phone: 208-457-4208
Fax: 208-457-4197

Ashley Lammers, PA-C

Spine Surgery

Ashley Lammers is a Physician Assistant with experience in both Neurosurgery and Pulmonology. She earned her bachelors degree from Ohio University and a Masters degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Oregon before obtaining a Master of Physician Assistant Studies at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She provides comprehensive spine care and is passionate about helping patients to return to an active lifestyle.

Ashley enjoys spending as much time as possible outdoors, preferably on adventures with her husband and dog. As a recent transplant to the Pacific Northwest, she has enjoyed exploring all this area has to offer!

Education: Ohio University

Memberships: American Academy of Physician Assistants

Axis Spine Center

Post Falls
1641 E Polston Ave Suite 101
Post Falls, ID 83854

Phone: (208) 457-4208
Fax: (208) 457-4197 

 

Coeur d'Alene
7600 N Mineral Dr Ste. 450
Coeur d'Alene, ID. 83815

Phone: 208-457-4208
Fax: 208-457-4197

Sarah Murphy, PA-C

Spine Surgery

Sarah Murphy, PA-C is a board certified Physician Assistant who is joining the team at Axis Spine Center as a surgical PA. She is a Pacific Northwest native having grown up in southwest Washington and recently relocated to Rathdrum with her husband.

Before obtaining her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Pacific University, she worked in a multitude of settings which included mental health, obstetrics, and emergency medicine. Sarah is excited to work in both the clinic and operating room to help patients become healthier, happier versions of themselves with improved quality of life.

Outside of medicine Sarah loves the outdoors and enjoys fitness including running, yoga, and jiu jitsu. She also enjoys exploring new places with family and friends and looks forward to experiencing northern Idaho.

Education: Pacific University

Washington State University

Certifications: PA-C

BLS Provider
ACLS Provider
PALS Provider

Axis Spine – Post Falls

1641 E Polston Ave Suite 101
Post Falls, ID 83854

Phone: (208) 457-4208
Fax: (208) 457-4197

Ryan Morris, PA-C

Spine Surgery

Ryan Morris, PA-C is a board-certified Physician Assistant. Ryan received his bachelor’s degree in health science from Boise State University and his master’s degree in physician assistant studies from the University of the Cumberland’s located in Kentucky.

Ryan is a North Idaho native and prior to attending his master’s program, he gained experience while previously working at Axis Spine. He is excited to return back to North Idaho and Axis Spine to aid in providing comprehensive spine care in his hometown. Outside of work Ryan likes to spend time with his family and friends.  His favorite hobbies include hiking, golfing, and spending time on the lake.

Bachelor of Health Science, (BS): Boise State University
Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MMS): University of the Cumberlands

Axis Spine Center

Coeur d'Alene
7600 N Mineral Dr Ste. 450
Coeur d'Alene, ID. 83815

Phone: 208-457-4208
Fax: 208-457-4197

Kaspar Sander, PA-C

Spine Surgery

Kaspar Sander, PA-C is a board-certified Physician Assistant who is joining Axis Spine Center to work both in the operating room as a surgical first assist and in the clinic where he will see patients for a multitude of spine related issues. He was born and raised in Spokane and is delighted to be back in the Pacific Northwest, along with his wife who is also from the area.

Kaspar attended Gonzaga University for his undergraduate studies where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology. He then moved to Arizona for PA school where he obtained a Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University, graduating at the top of his class. Kaspar previously worked for an orthopedic spine practice in Arizona and is excited to be continuing his career in orthopedic spine at Axis Spine Center.

Kaspar collaborates with Dr. Roland Kent, and is driven to provide patients excellent care in order to help improve their quality of life.

Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MMS): Midwestern University (Glendale)
Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology (BS): Gonzaga University

Axis Spine Center

Post Falls
1641 E Polston Ave Suite 101
Post Falls, ID 83854

Phone: (208) 457-4208
Fax: (208) 457-4197 

 

Coeur d'Alene
7600 N Mineral Dr Ste. 450
Coeur d'Alene, ID. 83815

Phone: 208-457-4208
Fax: 208-457-4197

Calista Comstock, PA-C

Spine Surgery

Calista Comstock PA-C is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Walla Walla University and Physician Assistant Certification from UC Davis in 2008. She has practiced in Urgent Care, Nephrology, Emergency Medicine and Addiction medicine prior to joining Axis spine.

Calista is a northwest native who loves to be involved in helping community members feel their best. She works in collaboration with Dr. Jessica Jameson.

Physician Assistant Certificate: University of California Davis

Axis Spine Center

Post Falls
1641 E Polston Ave Suite 101
Post Falls, ID 83854

Phone: (208) 457-4208
Fax: (208) 457-4197 

 

Coeur d'Alene
7600 N Mineral Dr Ste. 450
Coeur d'Alene, ID. 83815

Phone: 208-457-4208
Fax: 208-457-4197

Coeur d’Alene Office

7600 N Mineral Dr Ste. 450. Coeur d’Alene, ID. 83815

Phone: 208-457-4208
Fax: 208-457-4197

Post Falls Office

1641 E Polston Ave #101. Post Falls, ID. 83854

Phone: 208-457-4208
Fax: 208-457-4197

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