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Jonathan

Dr. Jonathan Tripp

When Dr. Jonathan Tripp goes home after a busy day at work there is no boss to blame it on. April of 2012 Dr. Tripp, started the practice with a vision and one employee. “Ashley Fox, Billing Specialist, answered our help wanted ad by coming to our house with a note pad and saying, ‘Where do I start?’ ” recalls Tricia Tripp, wife and Office Manager. Where do you start building a business that is built on the old fashioned premise that patients want to be remembered, listened to and have access to healing all in a friendly and warm environment. Much like the practice his grandfather operated.

“I can remember how much my grandfather’s patients loved him because they were a part of the process. That inspired me to return to medical school.” Dr. Tripp holds a CPA degree but was drawn to medicine. “When I hired each of our providers it was important that they have that same vision in mind. We are lucky to have found 3 who make that connection.”

Now 4 years later it is a full fledged Family Medicine Clinic with 4 providers (3 speak Spanish) and 14 employees. Patients can tell there is something different the minute they walk in the door. “We have never had a doctor’s office that could see our whole family. We like that.” states Alli Freeborn who started bringing her family there after her husband met Dr. Tripp and suggested they go. “Our daughter has severe allergies and, now that it’s controlled, we can put down roots for our entire family. We love it here.” The trend in medicine is for everyone to have specialists for everything. The value of having a ‘family doctor’ is that your medical history is all in one place.

Family history is very important and often medical consistencies can be detected by seeing more than one family member. Such is the example of Sandi S. After years of struggling with a pain in her wrist, it was when her sister came to an appointment with her that a long overdue diagnosis was made. “Dr. Tripp was the only one who made the connection between our two separate problems. Thanks to him I have full use of my hand again.”

When asked why he chose to go out on his own he reflects on the opportunity of being an independent provider. You get to set how much time you want to spend with each patient, what you want the environment to feel like and how many hours you want to be open. “A few months ago we were just discussing adjusting our hours at the request of our patients. So we did.” There are challenges that come with being independent like; no one to give the billing, credentialing and housekeeping responsibilities too. “I had the opportunity to join a much larger staff but Tricia and I believed we would provide an option for the valley that was missing, a medical home that didn’t feel like a factory.”

Russell

Russell Singleton, PA

Jeremy

Jeremy Dalley, PA

Krystal King, FNP-C

Krystal King, FNP-C

When not at the office Russell Singleton, P.A.C. can be found directing his online class at BYUI or attending a local theatrical production with his wife and daughter. Krystal King, N.P. started with Tripp Family Medicine right out of NP school. As a mom of young children, and a husband who is a Nurse Anesthetist for St. Luke’s, she chooses to work part-time. Jeremy Dalley, P.A.C., the newest to the team, joined the growing practice recently from a busy emergency room in Texas. “Within three days after first talking to Dr. Tripp on the phone, my wife and I decided this was the perfect reason to return to Idaho. So, we bought a home, moved our family and started work all in just 2 months.”

And what does Dr. Tripp do when he is not visiting with patients, completing charts or taking calls on his radio show? He and Tricia follow around their four active teenage kids from track & football to musical performances. “Just because I have an office to run doesn’t mean my kids come second. We are a family practice and we practice family first” states Tricia Tripp.

Tripp Family Medicine is located on Fillmore Street in Twin Falls across from the Post Office and can be reached M-F from 8-5 at (208) 933-4400. They are booking new patients and accept most insurances including Blue Cross and Select Health.

Tripp Family Medicine Protects You at the Pool

Tripp Family Medicine is passionate about skin care and prevention is a big part of the future of your skin. When the city decided to remove the kiddie pool the option for two giant shade tents became a reality and the Tripp’s jumped at the chance to support healthy skin. Installed in June of 2016, these two 20′ x 20′ shade tents will provide years of protection from the sun and a place for spectators to relax while keeping a close eye on the shallow pool. We appreciate our relationship with the YMCA, and John Pauley, pool manager.

How do I keep my children active this summer?

by Ariel Harrison

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) – School’s out for summer and as a parent you might need some ideas to keep the kids busy and active.

Arielle Harrison made her way around town today and shares what she found.

Being a mom of three children under the age of 10, Katie Henna has lots of experience keeping her kids busy and active.

Read More:
http://www.kmvt.com/content/news/How-do-I-keep-my-children-active-this-summer-381415721.html

“Dynamic Duo in the Gem State”

Dr. Jonathan Tripp and PA Russell Singleton were recently highlighted in a feature article for their unique team approach to medicine. Read more about it here.

 

Read Like A Riverhawk

We are passionate about reading and the doors it opens to opportunity. Congratulations to all the elementary students who met their AR goals and earned their Read Like a Riverhawk T-shirt. Don’t forget the great offers and FREE STUFF you get by wearing your t-shirt.

Twin Falls family looks to help children in Nicaragua

by Kelsey Souto

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) More than 45 percent of Nicaragua’s population lives in poverty.

The average person lives on $1.25 a day and lacks basic hygiene products, which is where one Twin Falls family comes in.

“I decided to make hygiene kits for a very poor country in south America, Nicaragua “ said Jacob Tripp.

The entire family will be going and contributing in various ways.

Read More: 
http://www.kmvt.com/content/news/Twin-Falls-family-looks-to-help-kids-in-Nicaragua-381929591.html

The 2015 Health Heroes

TWIN FALLS, Id. (KMVT / KSVT) The South Central Public Health District announced six winners for the 17th Annual Health Heroes Awards.

These heroes and all nominated are individuals who protect promote and enhance the health of southern Idaho citizens.

This year’s winners are:

Carmen Babb,

Dr. Jonathan Trip,

Dr. Cory Christensen,

Rhea Lanting,

Melanie Gonzales,

and the Amalgamated Sugar Company:

Here’s a word from some of the heroes on what this honor means to them.

Jonathan Tripp, Tripp Family Medicine,
“It means that we’re making an impact in the community, doing things a little differently.

Being a lot more personable and attracting friends and family of current patients because that is where our growth is coming from.”

Carmen Babb, Psychiatric Services Behavioral Health Clinic & Twin Falls Health Care,

“It means a lot to me, because what I do is try to help people, that’s what I’m about is just trying to reach out to the community.

I even founded a non-profit so that I can help more people and raise money through fundraisers and grants to provide free treatment for anybody that needs it.”

Taken From:

http://www.kmvt.com/content/news/The-2015-Health-Heroes-323020041.html

2015 Health Heroes (PDF)

Canyon Ridge Valedictorian Sets Sights on Becoming Doctor

by Julie Wootton

TIMES NEW • Sead “Seiko” Muradbegovic doesn’t flinch when he sees a needle or a patient on a gurney.

That’s because the 18-year-old spent nearly 200 hours volunteering and job shadowing at a doctor’s office and St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center.

His goal is to become a doctor. In the fall, he’ll start at the College of Idaho, studying biology and health sciences.

Read More:
http://magicvalley.com/news/local/canyon-ridge-valedictorian-sets-sights-on-becoming-doctor/article_7a6fb80c-1285-5f33-9878-2263396978a4.html

Thank You Letter: Thanks for Supporting Healthy Kids Day

Thanks for Supporting Healthy Kids Day

The Magic Valley YMCA Healthy Kids Day was held Saturday, April 25. More than 250 children and their parents enjoyed a fun-filled morning with the Y, doing 35 fun activities, learning about the fire department and police department, and sampling good, nutritious food.

We would like to thank the following businesses, organizations and YMCA members for helping with Healthy Kids Day. We would not be able to provide these kind of activities for our area children without their help.

Read More:
http://magicvalley.com/news/opinion/mailbag/thank-you-letter-thanks-for-supporting-healthy-kids-day/article_d761d986-83de-50bc-8596-40fecbc381c8.html