General Surgery

Northwest Institute For Digestive Surgery (NWIDS)

Derek Dirks

M.D.

Dr. Dirks grew up in Coeur d’Alene, ID. He is a graduate of the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID with a...

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Kelly Hurt

LCSW

Kelly Hurt, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker. Kelly graduated with her Master of Social Work from Eastern Washington University and...

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Robert Johnson

M.D.

Dr. Robert Johnson grew up in rural Minnesota. He played many sports growing up, and still loves to play hockey. He completed...

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Brian Kazmierski

PA-C

Brian E. Kazmierski, PA-C graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science from the University of Washington School of Medicine. He obtained...

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Laurie McBride

R.D., L.D

Laurie serves as a Dietitian and is very enthusiastic about helping patients reach their healthy lifestyle goals and manage various medical conditions...

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John Pennings

M.D., FACS, FASMBS

Dr. John Pennings received his MD degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School, which was followed by a general surgery residency...

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Jennifer Ramsrud

RDN, CDCES

Jennifer is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. She graduated from University of Idaho with her Master’s...

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Cory Richardson

M.D., FACS, FASMBS

Dr. Richardson grew up in Mammoth Lakes, CA. He attended the University of Nevada, Reno where he was a member of the...

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Jonathan Saxe

PA-C, DSc

Jonathan L. Saxe, PA-C, DSc, graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from the University of Illinois. He then received a commission...

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Amanda Simpson

PA-C

Amanda K. Simpson, PA-C, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from Biola University in La Mirada, CA. She then...

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Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)

Mikal Burley

PA-C

Mikal Burley, PA-C graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science from the University of Vermont. He obtained his Master’s Degree in...

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Antoine Sarkis

M.D.

Dr. Sarkis has been in practice in North Idaho since 1997. He has a special interest in the management of benign and...

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John Stackow

M.D.

Dr. Stackow has practiced in North Idaho for over 15 years, specializing in management of surgical diseases of the abdomen, breast and...

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