Dr. John Peterson, DPM

Dr. John Peterson, DPM

Podiatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 39
Dr. John Peterson, DPM is a podiatric surgery specialist in Idaho Falls, ID. He graduated from Temple University and specializes in podiatric surgery, podiatry, and more.Read his story

1277 E 17th St

Idaho Falls, ID 83404

Contact Information

(208) 346-7443

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Deseret Mutual (DMBA)
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 7 More

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Foot Conditions
more than 63% of peers
Foot Fracture
more than 57% of peers
more than 30% of peers

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Dr. Peterson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Peterson "Dr. Peterson was born and raised in the upper valley snake river area, and fell in love with the outdoors as a kid. He loved farming, playing in the snow, snowmobiling, skiing, sports, and any other outdoor activity. He wanted to bring his family back to the area after completing all his training. He attended BYU-Provo obtaining a bachelors degree in Pre-Med Science, and next, Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine In Philadelphia, PA, where he received his Doctorate of Podatric Medicine. He then attended Alliance Community Hospital Residency Program. The program classifies as a PMSR-RRA which stands for Podiatric Medical Surgical Residency – Rearfoot/ Reconstruction and Ankle Surgery. It is located in Ohio and consisted of surgical training at 8 different hospitals with over 20 of the top Foot and Ankle Specialists in the area for 3 years. Following his completion of residency, he became an Associate for a Foot and Ankle Practice in Albuquerque, where he worked long hours taking call at the local hospitals, before deciding to move back to Idaho Falls. As a teen, Dr. Peterson needed many toenail surgeries. Oddly enough, that helped him to be interested in becoming a foot Doctor. He became well acquainted with the Doctor who performed his surgeries and was able to spend time observing in his office. He became a surgical technologist and was able to assist in many different surgeries from dermatology to delivering babies via C-Section. Through this experience, he realized that he related well with the Foot Doctors, and felt that he should move his career and education in that direction"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Peterson "Foot & Ankle Specialists of Idaho is based on the idea that it takes time to understand each patients' individual problems. If you read our reviews online, patients love the time that he spends with each person. One patient said to us: "I learned more in 30 minutes with Dr. Peterson than I learned in 30 years of previous Doctor appointments!" He is compassionate and this shows in the time that he spends with each patient. Our mission statement is "Comprehensive, Compassionate care" and Dr. Peterson and his team emulate this in every aspect.  

Our patients are some of the best Idaho Falls has to offer.  We see children, adults, and elderly patients- no age is too young or too old to need foot care.  Our patients are wise in getting foot care before problems become too serious. Because feet are under such intense pressure holding up our entire bodies, a small pain can turn into a serious injury if left unattended even for a few days. For example a young mother of 4 who recently got back into running after 10 years of less activity came into the office the other day. She had noticed a small pain in her ankle, and wanted to make sure that it would not become worse. It turned out that she pulled a tendon in her ankle. She needed to avoid running for 6-8 weeks and wear an ankle brace.  If she had ignored that small pain in her ankle and continued running, she could have separated that tendon easily and would have needed surgery to repair it.  Thankfully a trip to our office helped her avoid a potentially life-altering injury and complicated surgery.  This has happened time and time again!"

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3  Specialties

  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Podiatry

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Peterson does not have any board certifications listed.

21  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Bunion
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot

21  Procedures

  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Wound Care and Management

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Brigham Young University, Provo Ut
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2006
  • Temple University
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Alliance Community Hospital Podiatric Medical Surgical Residency Rearfoot Reconstruction and Ankle
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. John Peterson, DPM
Dr. Peterson takes the time to listen to his patients and advise the medical issues at hand giving options as well as suggesting supplements to boost your overall health preventing future injuries. He is better than our long-term experts.
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Happy P in Idaho Falls, ID – Dec 16, 2016
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He was able to diagnose my neuroma in my foot that my previous DPM could not. He suggested treatment and options that have me full confidence in his skills! Thank you Dr. Petterson!
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Nancy – Apr 04, 2016
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