BH has Added Rheumatology to Their Service Offerings

BLACKFOOT, ID – August 1, 2023 Bingham Healthcare has marked an important milestone by adding rheumatology to the services they offer. They were acting on a goal to make more treatments available to local residents so they don’t have to travel out-of-town.

“Earlier in the year, we identified a need to expand the availability of these services,” said Jake Erickson, CEO at Bingham Healthcare. “By growing our rheumatology services, we are now able to provide even more Idahoans in this region easier access to treatments. This is what we are all about at Bingham Healthcare—always expanding service lines to help as many people as possible.”

In general, these services include difficult to treat rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, discoid lupus erythematosus, gout, psoriasis, and psoriatic arthritis.

Further, Bingham’s new provider, Dr. Christopher Gibson, rheumatologist, provides clinical trials and investigations with a particular interest in specific autoantibodies as biomarkers in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Dr. Gibson also performs synovial biopsies providing an important clinical and research resource for studying the fundamental mechanisms of autoimmune disease with the goal of heralding precision medicine in rheumatic disease. He works closely with other research collaborators on various projects including: disease progression of axial spondylarthritis, health care disparities in lupus treatment, lupus, lupus nephritis, and hidradenitis suppurativa.

“I am grateful to be teaming up with Bingham to enhance the rheumatology services being offered in East Idaho,” said Dr. Gibson. “When patients and their families are going through such unimaginable healthcare challenges, having top-notch treatment and compassionate care close to home is so important. With these new services, we can offer the care our community needs.”

Dr. Gibson provides rheumatological services at the following locations:

Idaho Physicians Clinic

Medical Office Plaza

98 Poplar St., 3rd Floor

Blackfoot, ID 83221

(208) 782-3990

Bingham Healthcare Specialty Clinic – Valencia

3302 Valencia Dr., Suite 201

Idaho Falls, ID 83404

(208) 524-9400

Clinical Expertise

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa
  • SAPHO syndrome
  • Myositis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Discoid Lupus Erythematosus
  • Biologic Therapy for Rheumatologic Diseases
  • Joint Injections
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease
  • Gout
  • IgG4-Related Diseases
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Raynaud’s Syndrome
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Behcet’s Syndrome
  • Vasculitis
  • Sarcoidosis
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