Bonner General Orthopedics (BGO) is the leading orthopedics office in Sandpoint led by orthopedic surgeons Dr. Douglas Cipriano, Dr. Brent Leedle, Dr. John Faggard and Dr. Jonathan Klaucke. BGO has built a reputation for excellence in the areas of sports medicine and rehabilitation, minimally invasive surgery, total and partial joint replacement, and arthroscopic surgery for knees and shoulders.
Dr. Cipriano joined his father’s practice, Sandpoint Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, in 1994. “I planned on being here a few years and moving to a larger facility; that was 25 years ago,” said Dr. Cipriano. “I have been blessed in Sandpoint to have a wonderful, loyal base of patients.”
Dr. Cipriano has worked collaboratively with Bonner General Health (BGH) for many years. He served as chief of staff, was a trustee on the Board of Directors and is currently the chief of surgery. An opportunity arose in 2015 for a partnership with BGH, and Sandpoint Orthopedics became Bonner General Orthopedics. “This hospital is truly special — more times than I can count patients remark about how exceptional their care was. We have leading-edge technology, well-educated doctors and exceptional nurses. I believe this is a hospital worth the community’s pride and support,” said Dr. Cipriano.
Dr. Brent Leedle is the area’s first board-certified sports medicine specialist. “Being an athlete from an early age, I was able to see firsthand how orthopedics and sports medicine can alter a patient’s life and return them to their previous level of function,” said Dr. Leedle. “My goal is to maximize a patient’s ability to heal in a compassionate and caring manner. I’ve learned that you must treat the entire person, not just their injury.”
Dr. Leedle's patient Andrea Radford said, “I had a failed knee surgery in Sun Valley. Dr. Leedle was able to diagnose the problem and repair my knee. He took an interest in me. He genuinely cared about my life, my interests and what activities were important to me. It helps your healing process when your surgeon is invested in your whole situation.”
Dr. John Faggard received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine; he completed his internship at the Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals and his residency at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.
Dr. Faggard was the team doctor for Adams State College and Southwest Texas State University. He was also summer camp team doctor for the Denver Nuggets and the Houston Oilers. He has practiced orthopedic medicine for 45 years.
Dr. Jonathan Klaucke joined BGO in 2018. He graduated medical school from the University of Massachusetts and completed fellowships in pediatric and sports orthopedics at Starship Children’s Health Paediatric Orthopaedic and Unisports Orthopaedic in Auckland, New Zealand. He completed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center and R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. His areas of interest are hand surgery, pediatric and adult trauma, and fracture care.
The entire team at BGO works cohesively to provide excellent health care to each patient. For more information about our orthopedic team and a comprehensive list of all of their services, please visit BonnerGeneral.org or call 208.263.8597.