Richard Maynard, DO

“A cowboy, an astronaut, or a doctor”- those were the careers Dr. Maynard was considering as a child. From the age of 3, Dr. Maynard was considering a career in medicine. Dr. Maynard has now been a Family Practice physician in Pocatello for over 2 decades and yet he is still always looking for ways to learn and find solutions to help his patients with their healthcare needs.

He feels everyone deserves quality care that is evidence based. Keeping up to date on the latest and most effective treatments and guidelines for patient health is a top priority for him. Even patients who see one of the experienced Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners at the office will get a chart review from Dr. Maynard. Even though it isn’t required, he feels every patient deserves a personal review of their care by their physician.

What guides Dr. Maynard is a strong sense of family, not just with his own wife and nine children, but with his staff and all his patients. Being family oriented gives him an empathy in his practice. He understands the concerns his patients may have and works to help them feel comfortable and encourages them to take an active part in their medical care.

Dr. Maynard believes in being proactive when it comes to treating his patients. He says medication isn’t always the answer and he believes strongly in encouraging his patients to seek a healthy lifestyle. “I help my patients set goals and when I see them reach those goals that is really rewarding.”

Dr. Maynard has a Bachelor of Science degree from Idaho State University and graduated from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, IA. He completed a residency in Family Medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Maynard is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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