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Dr. Michael S. Richins, DO

Dr. Michael S. Richins, DO

Dr. Richins grew up in northern Utah and enjoyed many outdoor activities including hiking, camping, skiing, and was active in 4-H programs. He attended Ricks College for a semester, served a two-year ecclesiastical mission to Sonora Mexico, then finished his Associate’s Degree at BYU-Idaho before transferring to Utah State University to complete his Bachelor’s Degree in the fall of 2005.

He was a ski instructor at Beaver Mountain for a season before attending medical school in Kansas City, Missouri from August 2006 until May 2010 where he graduated as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. During his medical school years he also studied for and received his degree of Master of Business Administration from Rockhurst University.

He completed his Internal Medicine residency while working in the Northern Arizona Healthcare system through Midwestern University from 2010 until 2013. From 2013 until 2016 he received further training to become a gastroenterologist in Fort Worth, Texas while working at Plaza Medical Center (now Medical City Fort Worth) and John Peter Smith Hospital through the program affiliated with the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

After his post-graduate medical education, he worked for two years at St Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho but realized he and his family would prefer to live closer to family in southeastern Idaho and relocated in the summer of 2018 to Idaho Falls. This affords him and his family more outdoor activities they enjoy and an excellent opportunity to serve the greater Idaho Falls community. He and his wife are raising three children. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

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