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Riverside Orthopaedic Clinic

Orthopaedic Surgeon in Ontario, OR

John D. Foote, M.D.

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Specialty Training in Sports Medicine

Dr. Foote grew up in a small Central California town. Both of his parents are Treasure Valley natives and he often spent his summers here visiting family. His interest in Sports Medicine comes from a childhood in which athletics played an important role in his upbringing. In high school he lettered in football, basketball, track and field, and water polo. As a result of his athletic participation, he determined he wanted to make a career of working with athletes and musculoskeletal disorders.

He attended Brigham Young University and graduated in 1992 with a BS in Zoology. While at BYU he was a four-year member of the Men's Lacrosse Team.

He attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine, graduating Alpha Omega Alpha (National Medical Honor Society) in 1992. During his senior year of Medical School, he received the prestigious Upjohn Achievement Award. This honor was given to the Medical Student who, in the opinion of his classmates, possessed the attributes and abilities which would make him the most well-rounded physician.

Dr. Foote completed a five-year residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Texas at San Antonio, finishing his training in 2001. He served in the US Navy from 2001 to 2005 as an active duty Orthopaedic Surgeon. He was Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Davis Monthan Air Force Base during that period of time. It was during his active duty military service, working with an athletic patient population, that he decided to further his medical training and complete a fellowship in Sports Medicine.

In 2006, he completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy at the Lake Tahoe Orthopaedic Institute. While in Lake Tahoe, he trained with the Team Physicians for the US Ski and Snowboard Teams. During his fellowship he was able to hone his skills in arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery of the knee and shoulder. He has been in practice in Ontario, Oregon since 2006.

His professional interests include arthroscopy and minimally invasive surgery of the knee, shoulder and ankle, including shoulder and knee ligament reconstruction, ACL reconstruction and rotator cuff repair. He also has expertise in computer-assisted knee replacement as well as replacement of the hip and shoulder. He enjoys taking care of athletes of all ages and is currently the team physician for Fruitland High School and Treasure Valley Community College.

Dr. Foote resides in Fruitland, Idaho with his wife, Lori, and their four children. He and his family love being close to their family in the Treasure Valley and enjoying all the outdoor activities the area has to offer. In his free time, Dr. Foote enjoys skiing, wakeboarding and spending time in the outdoors with his wife and kids.

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