Machen Family Medicine, PC

Shane Machen, DO - Board Certified Family Medicine Physician

About Dr. Machen

Dr. Scott Machen - Machen Family Medicine in Idaho Falls, IDWho would ever have believed that a bull riding, potato farming fisherman from Idaho would become a successful bi-lingual Board Certified Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and establish a practice in Idaho Falls, fast becoming a favorite with his patients, young and old? It’s true. Dr. Shane G. Machen, D.O. is simply a boy from Roberts who has taken a desire to serve, backed it with a quality education, moved to Idaho Falls, and created a compassionate and successful family practice that, as a Doctor of Osteopathy, goes well beyond that of an M.D. He has an exemplary bedside manner, putting the need of his patients first and foremost, and continuously strives to provide them with the best available quality of care by keeping abreast of the rapidly evolving advancements in medicine.

As a young man, he found that feeding cattle in -20° weather, training horses, wrestling, bull-riding, fighting wildfires for the BLM, and taking two years off to serve a mission in Chile has provided him with a respect for hard work and dedication, as well as a need to share his talents and abilities, as he did in 2008 when he participated in a traveling doctor’s program in Guatemala.

Dr. Machen received his Associate of Science at Brigham Young University; his Bachelor of Science at Idaho State University; his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri; and trained in Family Medicine at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri as well.

Dr. Machen was drawn to establishing a family clinic because of one important lesson he learned during his residency…Family medicine doctors were some of the happiest physicians he knew on rotations. And, above all, he wants to be happy, become an integral part of the community, and make a difference in the lives he touches.

He takes pride in being able to provide urgent care for his patients, thus saving them sometimes hundreds of dollars over a trip to an emergency room. He’s also great with kids and considers his pediatric services to be one of the most rewarding aspects of his practice. With his training in internal medicine he can effectively diagnose and treat a variety of illnesses, diseases, and infections. Musculoskeletal issues such as pinched nerves, spinal misalignment, and carpal tunnel, as well as neurological issues can also be effectively addressed through the scope of the Osteopathic family physician.

Dr. Machen is a family man. Married over 15 years to Esther, whom he met when they were both attending Rick’s College (BYU-I), they now have four beautiful children, two boys (Stetson and Austin) and two girls (Cheyenne and Bonnie), and Esther is a dentist and has her own practice, also here in Idaho Falls.

So now you know a little more about this Idaho boy. And the icing on the cake is he’s personable, he’s dedicated, and a caring family physician.

About Cristy Waters

Machen Family Medicine gladly welcomes:

Cristy Waters, PA-CCristy Waters, PA-C

Cristy Waters was born and raised in Southeast Idaho. She received her bachelors degree in Microbiology from Weber State University. She then continued her education at Idaho State University where she obtained her master’s degree in physician assistant studies in 2011.

She spent 2 years in Lancaster, Pennsylvania practicing family medicine at an inner city clinic which serves a large refugee and Spanish speaking population. Although she appreciated the diversity and culture there she decided to relocate Idaho Falls to plant roots so she could be closer to family.

She joined the Community Care team in 2014 and Dr. Machen’s Family Medicine in the summer of 2016 and enjoys the wide scope of medicine urgent care and family practice has to offer. She is impressed with Dr. Machen’s “old fashion” approach to medicine – he takes time with patients, truly get to know his patients and cares for them like family. She is dedicated to emulate Dr. Machen in this regard.

She is keen on performing procedures and is a firm believer that exercise and healthy eating can prevent and even cure many diseases. On her days off you can find her trail running with her dogs and four-wheeling with her family.

Services

Included, but not limited to:

  • New-Born Care
  • Physicals
  • Well Child Exam
  • Well Woman Exams (Including PAP Smears)
  • DOT Physicals (Cristy Waters Only)
  • Immunizations
  • Lab Services On-Site
  • Emergency Care Available
  • Same Day Sick/Emergency Appointments Available
  • Mole Removal
  • Wart Removal
  • Biopsies
  • Joint Injections
  • Ear Irrigations
  • Stiches
  • Flu Vaccines
  • TB Tests
  • Skin Cancer Screenings & Treatments
  • In Office Procedures
  • 24-Hour Emergency Coverage
  • Hospital Privileges at EIRMC

Machen Family Medicine seeks to view and treat every patient as an individual, and function as an advocate for their patient in a variety of situations. Patients of Dr. Machen’s Idaho Falls practice may be referred to other specialists, but by choosing to use the services of a family practitioner, a patient’s overall care is coordinated and managed by their primary provider.

There are certain qualities of an Idaho Falls doctor and family care center that people tend to overlook, but remain important. As a board-certified, reputable doctor, Dr. Machen shows genuine concern, compassion, and patience for the patient.

Directions

Office Hours

Monday: 8:00 am ~ 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am ~ 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am ~ 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am ~ 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am ~ 4:00 pm

 

Closed on weekends and all major holidays.

24-Hour On-call Emergency Services Provided

For emergency services, please call our office for
appropriate emergency phone number.

(208) 522-7666

Why Choose Us?

Dr. Shane Machen is a general family practitioner and experienced Idaho Falls physician, trained in providing preventative care for his patients as well as emergency visits. Patients of Machen Family Medicine in Idaho Falls, ID, benefit from the comprehensive knowledge and skills that Dr. Machen utilizes to competently care for patients in all age groups. Families are able to receive care for each member of a family, instead of visiting a pediatrician for their children and independent adult medicine physicians in Idaho Falls for their own appropriate care. This centralized service allows patients to forge a strong patient/physician connection and receive care from one Idaho Falls family doctor, Dr. Shane Machen.

As a professional who is educated and trained to practice family medicine with Idaho Falls residents, Dr. Machen implements an approach that seeks to help patients maximize physical and mental well-being. A primary goal for Machen Family Medicine in Idaho Falls is to prevent malaise and disease from developing in their patients through regular physical examinations and health guidance. Being one of the best local family clinics in Idaho Falls, Machen Family Medicine is prepared to treat all types of patients, from newborns to the elderly, for a wide range of medical needs. Individuals searching for a family clinic in Idaho Falls to schedule their annual physical examination, vaccinations, well-child exams, and biopsies will find services to satisfy their requirements.

When visiting Machen Family Medicine in Idaho Falls, residents will recognize their emphasis on prevention and maintenance of chronic conditions before the disease has progressed significantly. Prevention includes weight management, increased physical activity, regular screenings or blood tests, and adhering to recommended vaccination schedules. Idaho Falls physicians increasingly place emphasis on preventing the development of health conditions and noting early indications of disease, instead of focusing on treatment aspects such as medication. Individuals searching for a local Idaho Falls family doctor to provide annual physical exams in addition to sick visits will be more than happy with Dr. Machen’s dedication and determination, and his extensive office policy regarding urgent care and 24-hour availability for emergency coverage.

Payment Options

Accepted Payments:

  • Cash
  • Insurance
  • Direct Health
  • All Major Credit Cards

Make a Credit Card Payment by calling us directly at (208) 522-7666.

In-network with most insurance companies.
Not accepting new Medicaid or Medicare patients at this time or anyone over the age of 55.

New Patient Forms

Click on the link below to download form.

Machen Family Medicine Patient Registration Form

Whether you’re moving to Idaho Falls, or simply looking for a change in healthcare providers, it is essential to find an Idaho Falls family physician who you can trust. Sometimes it takes visiting several Idaho Falls doctors to find the right one, and there are many doctors to choose from in the area, which is why Dr. Shane Machen strives to make patients feel comfortable and provide a relaxed environment.

As a general doctor in Idaho Falls, patients trust Dr. Machen to go the extra mile when presented with patients’ emergency, or non-emergency medical concerns. For common, every day ailments, patients visit Dr. Machen because he specializes in family medicine for symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, aches, itches and swelling; he is also a family doctor in Idaho Falls that patients can rely on when needing a yearly checkup or screening, or to receive referrals to specialists for conditions like arthritis, cancer, hormonal issues and infectious diseases.

Dr. Machen is a family physician in Idaho Falls whom residents trust and depend on, whether they visit him at his health clinic or urgent care facilities. When patients require immediate attention, this Idaho Falls doctor is there to provide urgent care, such as stitching wounds, caring for burns and managing broken bones.

Contact Dr. Machen

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Machen Family Medicine, PC

3500 Potomac Way, Suite 100, Idaho Falls, ID 83404

Phone: (208) 522-7666 ~ Fax: (208) 524-2821

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