Dr. Vermon Esplin, MD

Dr. Vermon Esplin, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
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Age 58
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Dr. Vermon Esplin, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Pocatello, ID and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University Of Utah School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.Read his story

560 Memorial Dr

Pocatello, ID 83201

Contact Information

(208) 235-4263

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Esplin performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Limb Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Neuroplasty
very high
more than 98% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Esplin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Esplin "Dr. Esplin and his wife, Cara live in Pocatello and have five children. They have diligently instilled in their children the value of work and study, in fact, each of their children has been a high school honor student; the oldest four have attended the University of Utah. Dr. Vermon Esplin was raised in LaPointe, Utah. After serving an LDS mission in Hawaii, he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Utah; graduating Summa Cum Laude with his Bachelor's of Science in June of 1985. He continued his education at the University of Utah and completed Medical School, then finished his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA. After residency, he completed his Fellowship in hand surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Esplin has held several prominent positions, including chief hand surgeon at William Beaumont Army Medical Center and Orthopedic Hand Surgeon at Wasatch Orthopedics and Northern Utah Hand Center. Every other year, Dr. Esplin travels to Peru to provide charity care and surgery, as well as participate in a number of other humanitarian projects. He is on the board of the Idaho Condor Humanitarian Services and enjoys volunteering his time in the service of others. In the community he has served on the scouting committee for Troop 337, and is as the team doctor for Highland High School's Wrestling Team and Pocatello High School's football team. He has also traveled with the USA Wrestling Team as the team doctor. Dr. Esplin's hobbies include yard work, brick work, and gardening. He also enjoys reading and concentrates on studying orthopedic journals. One of his favorite quotes is: "All the water in the world, no matter how it tried, could never sink the smallest ship unless it got inside. All the evil of the world and every kind of sin, could never damn a human soul unless we let it in.""
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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

52  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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35  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement
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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

  • University Of Utah
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Madigan Army Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Madigan Army Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Esplin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Esplin's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Esplin to family and friends
6 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

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Dr. Esplin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

As a retired surgical RN it is my opinion that Dr. Esplin is an excellent, skilled surgeon and caring provider. He took the time to listen to me, care in the examation of my hand and arm and full explantion of the options and risks related to my problem. All of this occurred before he knew I am a...more
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I was an anesthesiologist in the OR with Dr Esplin and worked with him on a regular basis. I found him to be thoroughly capable and methodical surgeon as well as a friendly and genial individual well liked by staff.He operative style was deliberate, well planned, speedy and efficient. I regarded...more
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