Physician Seminar: Weight Loss Goals

Austin Myers, MD

Nearly two-thirds of Americans experience lower back pain. For those who suffer from prolonged or acute back pain,... Read More »

‘Tis the season of hot chocolate, eggnog, gingerbread cookies and so much more. While you’re facing the temptations of tasting all the festivities, here are a few pointers to help you combat those extra, unwanted pounds and conquer your self-control.

When you’re at home:

Hide the snacks.

“Out of sight out of mind.” The less frequently you see those little holiday temptations, the less you think about them. If you know that your local department store is going to be serving free snacks on the third floor, avoid the third floor or go to the store on a... Read More »

For as many as 50 million people In North America, severe headaches can be completely debilitating and greatly interfere with an individual’s quality of life. For many women, headaches may go hand in hand with the hormonal fluctuations that come during pregnancy, menstrual periods or perimenopause. During the transition, when estrogen levels start dropping, a number of women, especially those with a history of headaches, experience an increase in the prevalence and/or intensity of headaches.

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By: Jason Orien, MD

Prostate cancer has long been a leading cause of cancer death in men, second only to lung cancer. Many cancer types, including prostate cancer, often have no symptoms until they reach an advanced stage and are more difficult to treat. This problem has driven the need for screening tests such as mammography for breast cancer,... Read More »

Many individuals are affected by bladder symptoms, but believe the myth that it is simply due to aging and there is nothing that can be done to treat their symptoms. Having a healthy bladder is an important function to the body. The bladder stores the urine that is produced by the kidneys and is then emptied into the urethra when it empties from the body. Bladder conditions may vary by person, but if you are experiencing any pain or discomfort, it’s important to tell your primary care physician. “There’s a couple of different bladder problems, but the most worrisome problem someone could... Read More »

One of the most common abdominal procedures performed by our general surgeons includes gallbladder removal. In fact, Portneuf Surgical Specialists perform over 500 gallbladder removals annually.

More than 15 percent of Americans have gallstones and they occur in women two to three times more frequently than in men. The vast majority of individuals with gallstones do not have any symptoms. Surgery is indicated only when a patient is experiencing complications or pain caused by inflammation. The peak occurrence of gallbladder symptoms requiring surgery is in patients in the 20-60 year... Read More »

30 million people in the United States have diabetes, but 1 out of 4 don’t know it, according to the CDC. With the risk factors as the population ages and obesity increases, we could see numbers as high as one in three individuals by 2050. To call this trend alarming is an understatement. World Diabetes Day is November 14, 2018 and diabetes concerns every family.

We see a number of people each day with diabetes – including type 1, type 2 as well as gestational diabetes. In addition, we are seeing an increase in the number of individuals who have pre-diabetes and are the cusp of... Read More »

Back-to-school season is here.  As you start adding dates and activities to your family calendar, don’t forget, now is also a good time to ensure that vaccinations are up to date.


While immunizations significantly reduced the incidence of many serious infectious diseases, vaccination rates for some disease are not meeting national public health goals. According to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, “... Read More »

As Men’s Health Month concludes, Portneuf Medical Group Urologist, Peter Jones, MD, shares some thoughts on the urological side of men’s health and the importance of early detection. There is a great need to increase awareness of signs and symptoms so that men can recognize when something is not normal. Starting those conversations is incredibly important.

“Men are notoriously bad at being advocates for their own health,” said Dr. Jones. “They will have symptoms for... Read More »

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Whether you are seeking primary care for a wellness visit, specialized care for a complex condition, or surgical expertise, you can trust Portneuf Medical Group for our high-quality, innovative services. Together, our team of care providers combines expertise and compassion to understand your unique health care needs and to personalize a care plan tailored to your needs.

With over 50 healthcare providers, including physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, we continue to grow to meet the unique needs of our patients. When you become... Read More »