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Idaho Falls Family Medical Doctor

Ward Family Medicine has been serving the East Idaho community for over 8 years now and 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!

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Tanya Stecklein, Office Manager

As the office manager for Dr. Ward, Tanya is busy keeping the thriving practice of a family medical doctor running efficiently. With over 18 years of medical management experience, she understands what it takes to keep the office running efficiently. Tanya enjoys the interaction with patients and insuring that their needs are met.

Born and raised in Logan, UT, Tanya moved to Blackfoot, ID in 1992 where she currently resides. Tanya married her soul mate, Greg, and together they are the proud parents of 6 great kids!

Tanya enjoys spending time in the mountains camping and 4-wheeling in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter. The greatest joy in her life, however, is her grandchildren.

AJ Jensen
AJ Jensen, PA-C

Born and raised on a farm in Idaho Falls, AJ attended and graduated from Skyline High School. AJ continued his education at Brigham Young University – Idaho where he earned his Bachelors of Science degree. AJ completed his Physician Assistant studies at Idaho State University which provided an outstanding foundation for his practice in Dr. Ward’s Idaho Falls medical clinic.

AJ brings nearly 4 years of emergency medicine experience from Eastern Idaho Regional Hospital to the practice of Dr. Reed Ward. He has earned his BLS and ACLS certification and is a member of both the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Idaho Academy of Physician Assistants.

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Trent Hart, PA-C

Trent Hart is an Idaho Falls native but earned his physician’s assistant education at Arcadia University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Trent has done a variety of rotations including orthopedics, sports medicine and family practice to name a few.

Trent worked in a rural community where he was able to speak Spanish to the large Hispanic population in that area. Trent is fluent in Spanish which he learned while serving a mission in Peru.

Trent and his wife moved to Idaho Falls with their three children and joined the team at Dr. Reed Ward’s family practice.

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.

Brent Davis
Brent Davis, Radiology Technologist

Brent was raised in Idaho Falls and pursued his professional education at ISU, receiving his bachelor’s degree in radiographic science and received his second bachelor’s degree at Weber State University, in nuclear medicine. Brent earned his ARRT certifications in both radiology and nuclear medicine.

Brent worked at EIRMC for over twenty years where he worked in the medical imaging field that includes x-ray and nuclear medicine. Brent joined the team at Dr. Ward’s office in April of 2015 where he cares for the patients that require medical imaging care like x-rays along with some nursing duties.

Brent enjoys working in a primary care atmosphere where he and the providers work together to diagnose and treat patients. The unity and teamwork at Dr. Ward’s office has a “family” feel to Brent who feels like his skills are utilized and make a difference to the patients he sees.

Brent currently lives in Shelley with his wife of over 28 years. They have four children and two grandchildren that they enjoy spending time with anytime they can.

Brent loves the outdoors and loves to camp, fish and snowboard in the winter. One of his greatest passions, however, is riding his Harley through the amazing wilderness passages in and around Eastern Idaho.

Richard Rogers
Richard Rogers, Lab Technologist

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.

Anita Taylor
Anita Taylor, 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.

Brandy Lenz
Brandy Lenz, LPN

Brandy is an Idaho Falls native who attended and graduated from Skyline High School and Eastern Idaho Technical College where she received her LPN.

Brandy has been working in the medical field since 1997 and enjoys the years of experience working with family practice physicians. She especially enjoys working with children.

Brandy is excited to be working with Dr. Reed Ward and his staff providing health care to patients of all ages. She greatly appreciates the fantastic staff she works with that put patient care and concern first. She loves family practice work because she can establish relationship with patients of all ages – from birth to 90 years old or older!

She relishes the chance to watch her son play football and basketball for Skyline and will escape to her family cabin as often as time permits. Brandy is also excited to be a new grandmother soon!

Kim Seward
Kim Seward, 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.

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Brena Patrick, Medical Assistant

Brena is a medical assistant who has a wealth of experience having worked in the healthcare industry since her graduation from EITC in 2004. Having worked in several offices including an urgent care facility, Brena is now excited to be working in a family practice setting where she can get to know patients on a more personal level.

Brena especially enjoys working at Dr. Ward’s family practice where the whole team works so hard to care for every patient and put their needs first. She appreciates the seriousness of patient care but also likes the fun and upbeat environment that makes it enjoyable for her to come to work.

As a proud mother of two teenage boys, she loves going on family outings where they can hike, enjoy lakes and the great outdoors. When they are home, they love to watch movies.

Deborah Jacobs

Deborah Jacobs – Medical Assistant

Deborah grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona but fell in love with the Idaho community while attending Ricks College. After living in Utah and Arkansas for many years, Deborah was excited to move back to Idaho where she can be closer to her parents that live in Lava Hot Springs.

Prior to her employment at Dr. Ward’s office, Deborah worked in the family practice setting for over 12 years. Deborah loves working at Dr. Ward’s office with a staff that works well together and helps each other. She considers it a great place to work and continue her medical career.

When not working, Deborah enjoys being a mother of 3 children, shopping, doing crafts and learning more about her Native American culture.

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Kim Smith, Receptionist

Kim joined the staff at Dr. Ward’s office in September, 2013. She was raised East Idaho and has lived in a variety of cities from Rexburg to Malad. After graduating from Blackfoot High School, Kim attended and graduated from Idaho State University in their Office Occupations & Legal Secretarial Program.

Kim works in the administrative side of the office where she works in scheduling and patient records. She enjoys working in a fast-paced environment and especially loves getting to know the patients. She makes every effort to create a welcoming environment for every patient who visits the office.

Kim is married and is the proud mother of seven children – four boys and three girls. In her family, the boys and girls are fairly evenly matched which makes their family sports quite exciting! They all love to participate in a variety of sports and can also be found outdoors camping or fishing. Kim also enjoys having movie night together with her family.

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Perla Scott, 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. Now, Perla is impressed with how Dr. Ward takes the steps necessary to get to the source of a patient’s illness even when other physicians don’t have answers.

Perla’s life revolves around her husband, three daughters, two sons, and four grandchildren with whom she spends as much time with as possible camping, watching movies or simply spending time 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.

Ronda Youngstrom
Ronda Youngstrom, Receptionist

Ronda is a native of Idaho Falls who attended and graduated from Skyline High School. Ronda has worked in medical offices throughout her career and enjoys the interaction she has with patients.

Ronda is excited to work in the family practice setting and loves how everyone at Dr. Ward’s office works so hard to make sure the patients are number one! She feels it a privilege to do her part with a variety of administrative tasks that are critical in keeping the office flowing and patients cared for.

Ronda is married and has two boys and one girl. She loves spending time with her family and loves to travel and see new places and things that our great country affords.

Stacy Lapansky
Stacy Lapansky, Receptionist

Stacy is a local graduate of Skyline High School who started out her career as a dental assistant in 1990 before she transitioned into the medical field. She spent twelve years working in either dental or medical offices until she decided to mix things up in her life and try working in real estate. While real estate was interesting and exciting, she decided to return to the medical field and work for Dr. Ward.

Stacy has worked in several medical offices but considers working with the staff at Dr. Reed Ward’s office an exceptional experience. Not only is the staff outstanding to work with but also everyone is so focused on the patients. She says, “They {the staff} are amazing people to be around and work with” and it makes her smile and want to go to work every morning.

Stacy has a daughter and a son with whom she loves to spend time with playing golf and relaxing as they watch a movie together. She enjoys golfing, bike riding, walking, hiking and being outside, expecially if she can watch her son play football.

Debbie DeFilippis

Debbie DeFilippis – Billing

Debbie is a Bonneville High School graduate who studied sociology at Ricks College after high school. After college, she began her career in both the financial and medical fields and gained substantial office management experience.

Debbie enjoys working closely with our patients in the billing office to help answer questions about their statements, insurance payments other financial details.

Family is important to Debbie and she loves spending time with her son and daughter. She enjoys going to the movies and eating pizza with her children whenever she can. When she is not entertaining family, she enjoys the outdoors, especially riding her horse in the mountains.

Olivia Alwine

Olivia Alwine – Billing

Olivia graduated from the Idaho Virtual Academy in June of 2009. Since her graduation, she began her career working in medical billing and office management. She received specialized training and was certified as a professional coder (CPC).

Olivia likes working at Dr. Ward’s office because of the warm and friendly environment and efficiencies of the office. She loves working with a great group of employees that care about doing a good job and providing a quality experience for patients.

With her husband, Olivia enjoys camping and going on backpacking trips in the summer. She and her husband also enjoy volunteering to help others in the Idaho Falls community.