About Us

At Pain & Spine Specialists of Idaho, we believe in treating each patient as whole. We offer many options for pain relief, and create an individualized treatment plan for each patient. The Staff at Pain & Spine Specialists of Idaho are passionate about treating those who suffer from pain.

We empathize with chronic pain’s burden on you and those closest to you. We provide life-changing, intelligent, and comprehensive pain treatments. We want each of our patients to find relief from the pain that can often cause them to holdback from enjoying every minute of everyday.

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    Jason M. Poston MD

    Dr. Poston is fellowship trained and board certified in interventional pain medicine. He completed this fellowship training at the University of Utah and the world famous Huntsman Cancer Institute.

    Dr. Poston is a native to Southeastern Idaho and graduated from both Rigby High School, and Ricks College. He completed his Bachelors degree at Idaho State University in Zoology with high honors. He is a graduate of the
    University of Washington where he obtained his Medical Doctorate degree (MD). After medical school, attended the University of Kentucky to complete his residency specializing in Anesthesiology where he was chief resident and
    voted by faculty and his fellow residents as the outstanding graduate in his class. Lastly, he completed a subspecialty fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine at the University of Utah. Dr. Poston has had the highest level of training available for a pain specialist. He utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to treat pain.

    Dr. Poston is committed to service. He served a mission for his church in England and Wales and has served medical missions to the South American Amazon providing medical outreach to developing countries. Away from work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children, waterskiing, sports and spending time in the outdoors.

    Fellowship trained and Board Certified in both Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Medicine.

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    A. Jake Poulter, MD

    Dr. Poulter is fellowship trained and board certified in both anesthesiology and pain management. He completed his fellowship training at the University of Utah and the world famous Huntsman Cancer Institute.

    Dr. Poulter is a native to Southeastern Idaho and graduated from Rigby High School, Ricks College, and Idaho State University. He received his Medical Doctorate degree (MD) from the University of Utah and completed the Anesthesiology and Critical Care Residency at the University of New Mexico, where he was selected by the faculty as resident of the year.

    He returned to the University of Utah to complete a subspecialty fellowship in Interventional Pain Management. Dr. Poulter has the highest level of training available for a pain specialist. He utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to pain treatment.

    Dr. Poulter is committed to service. He served a two-year mission for his church in Norway. He is active in his community and is involved in a number of service positions. Away from work, he enjoys spending time with his spectacular wife and 5 busy children.

    Fellowship trained and Board Certified in both Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Medicine.

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    Matt Nelson, PA-C

    Matt Nelson, PA-C graduated from Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho in 2004 with a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant studies. He did his undergraduate studies at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. He came to Pain & Spine Specialists of Idaho in September 2011. Prior to joining Pain & Spine Specialists of Idaho he worked in Family Medicine for over 7 years.

    In his free time he enjoys spending time together with his wife and four children. They have lived in Idaho since 2002. Matt was raised in Utah. He’s glad to call Idaho home. The family enjoys playing games, going on walks, playing outside, and going to movies. Matt enjoys watching and playing sports. He’s an avid Utah Jazz fan.

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    Travis Allen, PA-C

    Travis Allen, PA-C was born and raised in Southeastern Idaho and has always called Idaho his home. During his undergraduate studies he graduated from BYU Idaho with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He then continued his education at Idaho State University where he obtained his master’s degree in physician assistant studies. He immediately began working in an urgent care and family practice setting. There he enjoyed helping patients with a wide variety of health concerns. In 2013, he joined Pain & Spine Specialists of Idaho and committed to helping patients in chronic pain.

    He is a devoted husband and father of 4 boys. He enjoys spending time with his family and discovering new activities they can do together. He has long been involved in scouting and often finds time for coaching his children’s sports teams. He has always been an avid outdoorsman and is always looking for new ways to enjoy what nature offers.

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    Ryan Williams, PA-C

    Ryan Williams, PA-C was born and raised in Southeastern Idaho. He graduated from Firth high school and obtained his bachelor’s degree in Biology at BYU-Idaho. He went on to attend Idaho State’s Physician Assistant program, graduating in 2009. He enjoyed practicing in Family Medicine for 5 years prior to joining Pain and Spine Specialist of Idaho in 2014.

    When not at work he enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children. He enjoys many outdoor activities including mountain biking, camping, fishing, and ATV riding. He is a sports enthusiast and can often be found playing or watching a sporting event.

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    Jed Willardson, PA-C

    Jed Willardson, PA-C graduated from Idaho Sate University in Pocatello Idaho in 2008 with a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant studies. Prior to that he received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Brigham Young University Idaho. Jed has been working in Pain Management since 2008. He understands that chronic pain is a complex condition that can affect patients mentally, physically and emotionally. Jed enjoys using a compassionate and knowledgeable approach, utilizing multiple treatments and modalities to achieve improved pain control and increased function.

    Jed has lived in Idaho since 2002. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 sons. He enjoys being in the outdoors hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, and horseback riding.

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    Weldon Richardson, PA-C

    Weldon Richardson, PA-C graduated from Idaho State University’s Physician Assistant program in 2011 with a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies. He has been working in pain management ever since. He enjoys working with patients to help manage their pain not only through medication management but through interventional procedures. Weldon finds great satisfaction in reducing patient’s pain in order to help them do the activities that they enjoy.

    Weldon was born and raised in Jackson, Wyoming. He has called Idaho home since 2003. In his free time Weldon enjoys spending time with his family. They enjoy skiing, hiking, and mountain biking together. Weldon also enjoys flying both fixed wing and rotor aircraft and prior to working as a Physician Assistant Weldon worked as a helicopter pilot.

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