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Idaho Falls Family Medical Doctor

Ward Family Medicine has been serving the East Idaho community since 2002 and Dr. Ward has enjoyed every minute of it! Dr. Reed Ward and his staff believe that when looking for a doctor, it’s most important to find someone you trust with your health and that of your family. Here to help with the common cold or a broken arm for your baby or great grandparents, Dr. Ward and his staff are ready to serve you with topnotch care!

Dr. Reed I Ward Family Doctor
Reed I. Ward, DO

Idaho Falls family medical doctor, Reed I. Ward, has been serving the East Idaho community since 2002 and has enjoyed every minute of it! Dr. Reed Ward and his staff believe that when looking for an Idaho Falls family medical doctor, it’s most important to find someone you trust with your health and that of your family.

Dr. Ward is an Idaho Falls medical doctor who is here to help with everything from the common cold to a carefully scripted health maintenance program for great grandparents. Dr. Ward and his staff are ready to serve you with top-notch medical care!  Learn more about Dr. Ward here.

Tanya is our office manager
Tanya Stecklein – Office Manager

Tanya has been the practice manager for Dr. Ward since April, 2006.  Tanya keeps Dr. Ward’s thriving practice running efficiently and with nearly 30 years of medical management experience, she understands what it takes.   She loves working in the family practice setting because the practice sees all patients from birth to end of life.  She enjoys helping patients, whenever needed, with whatever their needs may be.

Tanya married a great man and combined, they have six wonderful children who have blessed them with many awesome grandchildren. You can frequently catch Tanya on a mountain, sledding in the winter and camping or riding the side-by-side along the back country trails in the summer.

Medical Staff

Providers

Ruth Beck
Ruth Beck, PA-C

Ruth Beck is a certified physician’s assistant at the Idaho Falls family practice of Dr. Reed Ward that provides healthcare for patients of all ages.

Ruth is an Idaho Falls native and graduated from Idaho State University where she earned her physician’s assistant degree. Ruth has experience with a variety of medical disciplines but enjoys the family practice atmosphere.

Ruth is married and has four children who she enjoys spending time with when she is not seeing patients at Dr. Reed Ward’s family practice.

Derek Whitmill, FNP-C
Derek Whitmill, FNP-C

Derek was born and raised in Idaho Falls and is a Hillcrest High School graduate. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Idaho State University and his Masters from Georgia’s South, University.

After schooling and working in the hospital and cardiac specific practice, he now is able to work as a certified Family Nurse Practitioner which has been his professional goal and ambition.

Derek is married and has two boys all of whom he enjoys spending time with. Whenever possible, he spends time in the outdoors camping, fishing, hunting and biking.

Keiton Johnson, PA-C
Keiton Johnson, PA-C

Keiton is a physician assistant at Reed Ward Family Practice. After graduating from BYU-Idaho, Keiton worked as a phlebotomist for two years before he pursued his physician assistant degree at South University in Tampa Florida.

Now Keiton is excited to be back in East Idaho and thrilled to be working with Dr. Ward and his dedicated team of caring healthcare providers. Keiton is a very caring person who is committed to provide optimal healthcare for his patients.

Shaun Westerguard, PA-C
Shaun Westerguard, PA-C

Shaun graduated from BYU-Idaho and Idaho State University where he earned his physician assistant degree and certification. Shaun has a wealth of experience and is excited to be working with Dr. Ward and his caring staff.

Working in a family practice, Shaun thrives on patient care and the opportunity to develop relationships with patients and families in providing the best healthcare possible.

Radiology & Laboratory

Richard, our lab technician
Richard – XRay Technician

Richard is a graduate of what he calls “the real” Bonneville High School which is located in the Ogden, Utah area. Out of high school, Richard pursued his education in clinical laboratory sciences. He received his CLA degree from Weber State University and continued his education and has received multiple certifications as a technician and instructor.

Prior to joining the team at Dr. Ward’s office, through his career, Richard has spent a substantial amount of time working in the hospital environment having worked at Ogden Regional medical Center and ARUP Laboratories a part of Huntsman Cancer Center. He is excited to work with Dr. Ward where he can enjoy working in a family practice setting where he can work more directly and closely with patients. He enjoys the staff at Dr. Ward’s office which he playfully refers to as “the tribe.”

Richard’s clinical laboratory education, training, experience and expertise meets the strict standards required for CLIA, COLA and FDA requirements for laboratory facilities. Dr. Ward is delighted to have a new in-house laboratory under Richard’s direction.

Richard like to take time to enjoy the outdoors. He likes guns and hunting but especially loves exploring East Idaho and experiences it by camping and taking long ATV rides with his family.

Nursing

Anita Taylor
Anita – LPN

Anita Taylor is a native Idahoan who graduated from Bonneville High School and then went on to earn her LPN from Eastern Idaho Technical College. Fresh out of high school, she entered the work force in the medical field and never looked back.

Anita enjoyed her work in the emergency room and intensive care for several years and then changed her focus to caring for the aging population that needed elder care.

After 14 years of caring for the elderly, Anita is excited to work in a family practice where she can use her experience caring for the elderly but also care for people of all ages.

Anita enjoys the teamwork at Dr. Ward’s office and feels like the providers, front staff and the entire group are great people to work with and all care for our community of patients.

Whenever Anita gets a chance, she goes camping.

Kim Seward
Kim – LPN

Kim is an Idaho Falls native who graduated from Bonneville High School and earned her LPN from Eastern Idaho Technical College where she has worked as a nurse since 2002. After working in family practice for a while, she took the opportunity to work in long term care where she could care for her aging grandparents through the end of their lives. That was a choice experience for her.

She is now thrilled to return to family practice where there is a variety of care provided for patients in the community. She loves the staff at Dr. Ward’s office and emphasizes that they are, “The best staff anyone could ask for!!” She loves caring for people and establishing relationships with the patients.

Kim loves to golf, running and playing softball with her husband. She is into sports and loves football season and the chance to watch her oldest daughter cheer at Idaho Falls High School. Kim also loves the great hunt, which is, searching for the bargains in her many shopping exploits.

Chelsea
Chelsea – LPN

Chelsea is an Idaho Fall native and a graduate of Bonneville High School. After high school, Chelsea began working in the medical field for a local urgent care provider for eight years. While working, she continued her schooling and earned her LPN requirements while studying and graduating from the College of Eastern Idaho.

Chelsea began working for Dr. Ward in May of 2018. She enjoys the friendly and welcoming environment and particularly being able to work with and care for the patients of Reed Ward Family Practice.

Among the many outdoor activities that Chelsea enjoys, she especially enjoys hunting, fishing and shooting guns. On occasion, you will find her on a dirt bike exploring the trails of east Idaho. She also likes to spend time with her family including her younger sister whom she loves and adores.

Aimee is an LPN for Dr. Reed Ward, and family physician in Idaho Falls
Aimee – LPN

Aimee is both and ISU and CEI graduate earning both a BS in Dietetics and AAS – LPN.  Amiee has worked in the medical field since 1997 including over 10 years working as a dietary manager.

Aimee enjoys working at Ward Family Medicine with a staff which she considers very knowledgeable, caring and always wanting what is best for their patients.

Aimee loves spending time with her family which includes her partner Patrick, a daughter, a son, 2 dogs and 3 cats.  Occasionally, she can be found enjoying time with her dad vaccinating and branding cows!

Kaisa is an LPN for Dr. Reed Ward, and family physician in Idaho Falls
Kaisa – LPN

Kaisa was born and raised in Idaho Falls and attended both Hillcrest and Bonneville High Schools. After high school graduation, Kaisa began pursuing her education and training as an LPN and surgical technician at the College of Eastern Idaho.

Kaisa graduated from the College of Eastern Idaho’s Surgical Technician program in the spring of 2016 and the nursing program in the spring of 2018. After her 2018 graduation, she began working for Dr. Ward in that same year. Kaisa enjoys the family feel at Reed Ward Family Practice and loves caring for patients of all ages.

With her husband, Kaisa enjoys the outdoors where they can go camping, swimming and snowboarding. Kaisa also enjoys learning new culinary skills and cooking unique and fun dishes.

Sandra is a CMA for Dr. Reed Ward, and family physician in Idaho Falls
Sandra – CMA

Sandra has worked as a certified medical assistant for Dr. Reed Ward since February, 2021. She is a Bonneville High School Graduate and earned her CMA degree from Stevens-Henager Collage.

Since her graduation, Sandra has had the opportunity to work in a variety of specialties including urology, orthopedics, cardiovascular, electrophysiology not to mention general and neuro-surgery.
Sandra is bilingual and serves as a Certified Medical Translator at Ward Family Medicine speaking both English and Spanish fluently. She loves caring for all of Dr. Ward’s patients and enjoys working as part of the “awesome staff” at Dr. Reed Ward’s office.

When she isn’t working, Sandra enjoys spending time with her family. She has two young, but growing children, who love spending time in the outdoors doing a variety of activities but especially swimming and kayaking.

Office Staff

Billing

Lisa is our billing specialist
Lisa – Patient Billing, Certified Coder

With over 10 years of professional experience, Lisa brings the expertise of a seasoned billing administrator. With her AAPC professional billing certificate, she is able to navigate through the maze of billing codes essential for proper insurance processing.

Lisa loves working at the office of Dr. Reed Ward where everyone is very nice and is a place the patients’ needs are the number one priority.

Lisa is a Shelley High School graduate and enjoys the outdoors where she can camp fish and kayak with her parents who are her best friends. She loves music and whenever possible can be found at concerts where she can experience music in person. Lisa also has a cat name Lucy that she spoils.

Reception

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Perla – Receptionist

Born and raised in East Idaho, Perla is happy to be working in the area where she grew up and especially at Dr. Ward’s office. Perla enjoys being able to meet and work with Dr. Ward’s patients where she can show individual care and compassion for those who aren’t feeling well.

Before joining the staff at Dr. Ward’s office, Perla earned her CNA and worked for a local home health agency where she took pleasure in caring for ailing individuals who were homebound.

Perla joined Dr. Ward’s team in June of 2013 and loves working at Dr. Ward’s office because of the care the providers give to patients and for the great atmosphere the co-workers bring to the office.

Perla’s life revolves around her two daughters and her granddaughter. They love camping and just being together. She has a great passion for reading and loves Marcia Lynn McClure books. In fact, she has met the author and has the author’s signature on her series of books. Without a doubt, her biggest passion is being a mom!

Holly is a receptionist for Dr. Reed Ward, a family physician in Idaho Falls.
Holly – Receptionist

Holly is a Blackfoot High School graduate and attended ISU earning her CNA.  She worked in the medical field since 2006 including several years at Bingham Memorial Hospital.

Holly loves working with the caring staff at Ward Family Medicine and enjoys helping patients in any way possible.

Holly is married and is a mother of three busy children.  While she “hates” the cold weather, she loves spending time in the outdoors with her family when the weather is warm.

Emma – Receptionist

Emma is an Idaho Falls High School graduate who, in her young career, has a worked in the retail and food industries providing optimal customer service.  She is excited now to transition to the medical field where she can share her love for interacting with and meeting new people.

Emma loves spending time with her daughter singing and dancing to their favorite tunes.  She lives for the glow in her daughter’s face when they sing, spin and twirl!