Anthony Joseph, M.D.
If you attend sporting events in Pocatello, then you are very likely to see Dr. Joseph on the sidelines working with athletes and making sure they are safe and healthy. He has worked for almost 20 years with high school, college, and even professional teams. He is part of Portneuf Medical Center's Sports Medicine Institute and he has been the team physician for Idaho State University since 1997. Dr. Joseph is not only certified in sports medicine, but participates himself in a number of activities and understands how important it is for athletes to remain able to enjoy those activities.
Dr. Joseph says his goal is to return patients with sports injuries back to play as soon as possible. He treats minor sprains, strains and fractures, but also offers spine care, epidural injections, and treatment for asthma and other conditions that are unique to athletes.
Dr. Joseph graduated from St. Louis University Medical School and is the only member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine currently practicing in Southeast Idaho. He is also a member of the North American Spine Society and the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine.
His work in ultrasound assisted surgery is nationally known and he received specialized training in this from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. With this training and experience, Dr. Joseph is a vital part of the Sports Hernia program at Portneuf Medical Center.
Dr. Joseph is also a part of the important work being done in concussion diagnosis and treatment and is involved in the development of the concussion management program at Idaho State University.