Joseph R. Liljenquist, MD
My approach to treating patients
I am a Board certified orthopaedic surgeon dedicated to providing you exceptional orthopaedic care. I believe in meeting patients' needs through comprehensive evaluation and individualized treatment designed to help them achieve an active, pain-free lifestyle. I combine leading-edge techniques with proven traditional methods to provide my patients with the best orthopaedic care possible.
As a graduate of George Washington University Medical School, with more than 10,000 hours of surgical experience in the operating room, you can be assured my skills are exceptional. In addition, I completed a Fellowship program in arthroscopic surgery and joint replacement to complement my broad experience in general orthopaedics. Because of my knowledge, experience, and skills, I can provide my patients with top quality care.
I work to develop a partnership with my patients. On my part, this begins with listening. One of the most important things I need to know is how the physical problem affects this patient's life. We develop a dialogue, through which my patients understand the diagnostic process, their own unique problem, their treatment choices, and the recovery process.
I inform my patients of all the treatment options they have for an injury, and what the advantages and disadvantages are of each option. Surgery is only one of many treatment options. Many of my patients never need to have surgery - many times rehabilitation of the injured area is all that is needed. If you do require surgery, I'll inform you of why surgery is required, what will be done in the surgery, and what to expect as an eventual outcome after surgery.
As my patient, I will listen to your needs, include them in my diagnosis and treatment decisions, and welcome your input and feedback each step of the way.
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2009
- George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.
- University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH
Orthopaedic Surgery 2001-2006
- Toledo Orthopaedic Surgeons, Toledo, OH
Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Replacement 2006-2007
- Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center | Idaho Falls, ID
- Mountain View Hospital | Idaho Falls, ID
Additional Society Memberships
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Idaho Medical Association