Michael James Larson , MD

Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

(208) 356-9550

Upper Valley Orthopedics Pllc
360 E Main St
Rexburg, ID 83440


Dr. Michael Larson was raised in Casper, Wyoming. He attended Pacific Union College in Angwin, California receiving his BS degree in biophysics. He received his medical degree from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda California in 1980 and was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society. He performed his surgical internship at Loma Linda University, Loma Linda California, completing this in 198 1. He successfully completed his orthopedic residency in 1986 at the Loma Linda Medical Center, Loma Linda California. As of 1988, Dr. Larson is board certified in orthopedic surgery and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Idaho Medical Associations and the Idaho Orthopedic society. Dr. Larson began his orthopedic surgery practice in Rexburg in 1986. His orthopedic practice includes both surgical and non surgical treatment of disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal systems. In addition to treatment of upper and lower extremity injuries, a large portion of his practice is devoted to arthroscopic reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee and ankle; which include procedures such as arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, shoulder stabilization and reconstructive work in the knee, such as arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Another significant area of his orthopedic practice is arthroplasty (total joint) of the hip, knee and shoulder, employing minimally invasive techniques when appropriate. His training was very strong in hand and upper extremity surgery and his practice includes hand, foot and ankle surgery, as well as surgical treatment to trauma of the musculoskeletal systems, such as fractures, tendon and muscle repair. Some minor procedures are carried out in the office. Dr. Larson enjoys the outdoors with particular interests in cross country ski racing, river running, backpacking, horse packing, and bow hunting, and fishing. He particularly enjoys spending time with his family and at his cattle ranch in the mountains north of Dubois, Wyoming and here in Rexburg.

Gender: Male

Years in Practice: 40 Years

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Education & Training

Medical School: Loma Linda University School Of Medicine

Graduation Date: in 1980

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Madison Memorial Hospital

Specialties: Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Altius Provider Directory
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross ID PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health PPO
  • Moda Health Connexus
  • Pacificsource BrightIdea MRF
  • PacificSource PSN
  • Pacificsource PSN/Balance MRF
  • Pacificsource SmartAlliance MRF
  • Pacificsource SmartChoice/SmartHealth MRF
  • Regence ID Preferred Provider Network
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

Larson's Office Information

Upper Valley Orthopedics Pllc
360 E Main St
Rexburg, ID 83440
(208) 356-9550

Fax: (208) 835-6802
Website: www.uppervalleyortho.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-4:00 PM

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