Article by: Guest contributor, Shaeli Christiansen.
Dermatology of Eastern Idaho was established by Dr. Kay Bishop in 1994. Her practice began in Idaho Falls and then moved in 2001 to Rigby, Idaho, where Dr. Bishop was born and raised.
Dr. Bishop attended Rigby High School and then received her Bachelor’s degree from BYU. She attended medical school at the University of Washington in Seattle. She then completed an Internal Medicine residency at the University of Utah, followed by a residency in Dermatology at Stanford University in California, where she regularly returns as a visiting clinical faculty member.
The clinic has since expanded to include two Physician Assistants, Julie Heier, from Menan, and Ryan Black, whose wife is from Rigby. The clinic also recently welcomed another physician, Dr. Colby Bingham from Blackfoot, Idaho.
After serving a mission in the Dominican Republic, Dr. Bingham graduated Magna Cum Laude from Utah State University with a degree in biochemistry. He went on to graduate with honors from the University of Utah School of Medicine. Following medical school, he completed a combined internal medicine/general surgery internship at Intermountain Medical Center and a three-year dermatology residency at the University of Missouri. Dr. Bingham enjoys all aspects of dermatology including cosmetic, surgical, and medical dermatology, all of which are offered by the clinic.
With a newly-completed Medical Spa, the clinic offers a wide range of cosmetic dermatology services including facials, chemical peels, and laser treatments under the care of their Licensed Estheticians, who were also born and raised in Rigby. The clinic also provides advanced treatment for common skin conditions such as psoriasis, acne, rosacea, hair loss, rashes, warts, and eczema. One of the most valuable services offered by the clinic is Mohs Micrographic Surgery for effective, skin-sparing removal of skin cancer.
Though the clinic may be located in a small town, it holds a lot of heart. The providers and staff care deeply about their patients and the services they provide. Their goal is to provide the best possible dermatology care, which is evident by their continuously-growing clientele and A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Dermatology of Eastern Idaho is genuinely honored to serve people so close to home.♦
When asked about what she likes at the clinic, Jana Windmiller, a long-time client, says,
Everything! I love the care, the services, and the way [the staff] treats you like family. My father loves coming here, too.”
This was the best "doctors office" experience I have ever had. The reception staff were friendly and efficient, and the PA that took care of me was extremely nice, and fast." - Darby Smith
Wonderful staff, clear explanations, prompt service." - Rachel Ardern