Dr. Brian Christensen, MD

Dr. Brian Christensen, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
(28)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Brian Christensen, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Rexburg, ID. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 24 years.

20 Madison Professional Park

Rexburg, ID 83440

Contact Information

(208) 656-9008

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

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Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 93% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 92% of peers
Constipation
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Christensen "I hate waiting and I do my best to keep you from waiting as well. You will find I have extremely short wait times in my office. Sometimes delays are unavoidable and I will spend the amount of time needed to deal with the problem but I schedule my day accordingly allowing for great care without the waits that doctors are notorious for. I"
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Idaho.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Ricks College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Utah State Hlth Dept
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Utah
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Phoenix Integrated Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Christensen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Christensen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Christensen to family and friends
4.1
based on 28 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Christensen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Went in to the ER at Madison Hospital eight months pregnant with an appendix that was ready to rupture. He took so much care in my case and gave me the peace of mind I needed to go into an appendectomy knowing that I may or may not come out with a baby. He did a fabulous job and was able to perform the surgery without disturbing the pregnancy one bit. So much talent and such great bedside manner. Thank you Dr. Christensen!
Irwin, ID |
Dr. Christensen removed my gallbladder. Everything went exactly as he explained and I was well prepared for the surgery. He scheduled it right away after the consult so I didn't have to spend a lot of time worrying about it. I chose Dr. Christensen because he performed an emergency surgery on my husband last year at Madison Memorial and he is wonderful. He is extremely knowledgeable and personable. He treats his patients like people. I would recommend him to everyone!
St. Anthony, ID |
Dr. Christensen was great! My gallbladder was full of stones and he gave me a few options, told me what he thought was best and I had my gallbladder removed. He is super professional and laid back, which for me was great. When doctors seem stressed, then I feel stressed. He put me at ease and walked me through everything step by step. I would definitely recommend him.
Rexburg, ID |
Great experience we had with Dr. Christensen. In and out service. He answered all our questions and was super to work with. 5 stars all the way!!
in Rigby, ID |
love this doctor, warm and friendly took time to explain and answer all my questions. Staff was very kind, would highly recommend
Rigby, ID |
My wife tried to get in for surgery and the office staff was so rude and didn't call me back for days. Then the doctor finally came in and looked like he just plowed a field and was all dirty and acted very uncareing to us. I won't be going back again!
I am sorry that your expectations were not met. As I don't know exactly who you might be, I can't comment on the details of your experience. My staff strives to treat every patient with kindness, courtesy, and empathy. We were saddened that anyone felt we were "rude" and "uncaring". If I came in dressed in casual clothes then most likely I made special trip into the office to see you on an emergent basis and would ask for some consideration in this matter.
Nampa, ID |
Dr. Christensen were excellent. He treated my condition with the urgency needed for the diagnosis of Inflammatory Breast Cancer.
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Dr. Christensen accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
    Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Humana
  • Medico
  • ODS Health Plan
  • PacificSource
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Christensen has admitting privileges

Madison Memorial Hospital
450 E Main St
Rexburg, ID 83440
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