Our Physicians

  • Jeffrey Hessing
    Jeffrey Hessing is a Boise native, graduating from Boise High School. He obtained his BS degree in Microbiology in 1976 from Brigham Young University. He was a WAMI student at University of Washington School of Medicine graduating in 1980. He completed a rotating internship at University of Oregon Health Sciences Center in 1981 and Orthopedic residency at Southern Illinois University in 1985. He then returned to Boise and joined Orthopaedic Associates. ABOS board certified in 1987 and is an AAOS fellow. He is a subspecialty surgeon and treats only shoulder problems in his practice.
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  • Timothy Doerr
    Timothy E. Doerr, M.D. was raised in Basin, Wyoming, which is located between the Rocky Mountains and the Tetons. He has been an active athlete throughout his life. As a four sport letterman he received All-Conference Football Honors, All-State Track Honors and won the Wyoming State Wrestling Championship. He was awarded the Wyoming Outstanding Student Athlete (Mower) Award in 1983. He has been an avid freestyle skier since the inception of the sport and has continued to compete to this day, winning the 2017 USASA Kahuna Slopestyle National Championship. Dr. Doerr graduated as Valedictorian of Basin High School in1983, after which he attended the University of Wyoming on a Superior Student Scholarship. He received his Bachelor of Science at the University of Wyoming, graduating with Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi Honors, in 1987. He received his M.D. from the University of California, Davis where he graduated in the top five percent of his class in 1991. Dr. Doerr completed a General Surgical Internship at the University of Colorado in 1992. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the University of Colorado in 1996 where, as Chief Resident, he scored the highest score in the nation on the Orthopaedic In-Training Examination. Dr. Doerr's Orthopaedic Residency Training was heavily weighted towards adult reconstruction (joint replacement) and sports medicine where he trained with the team doctors for the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies, Colorado Avalanche, University of Colorado and Denver University. He completed a one-year spine fellowship at the University of Colorado in 1997 which focused on complex spinal surgery. Dr. Doerr has been in practice at Orthopaedic Associates in Boise since 1997. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is also a member of the North American Spine Society and the Idaho Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Doerr co-founded Tamarack Spine and Sports Medicine in 2008 with Dr. Jared Tadje, satisfying a life-long dream to provide top-notch orthopaedic care at a premier ski resort in the Northwest. Dr. Doerr's practice concentrates on minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery, including arthroscopic treatment of sports injuries of the shoulder and knee, microscopic treatment of spinal disorders of the neck and lower back, as well as minimally invasive joint replacement surgery.
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