About Idaho Hand Center

We are Idaho's largest, independent orthopedic practice dedicated to problems of the hand, wrist and elbow.

The Idaho Hand Center strives to provide and coordinate all aspects of your care, including x-rays and splinting as well as on site therapy and in-office minor surgical procedures. The courteous administrative staff are trained to help you with scheduling and insurance questions.

Get to know our staff:

David Lamey, M.D.

David M. Lamey, M.D. was raised in Everett, Washington. He is a graduate of Carroll College in Helena, Montana and the University of Washington School of Medicine. He completed an orthopedic residency at UCLA and a fellowship in hand surgery at Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia University, in New York with additional training in microvascular surgery in Melbourne, Australia and upper extremity trauma in Berne, Switzerland.

Dr. Lamey is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. After completing his training, he began practicing orthopedics and hand surgery in Boise in 1997.

He was a partner in Boise Orthopedic Clinic until he and Dr. John Kloss opened the Idaho Hand Center in 2008. He was a founding member of the Orthopedic Surgery Center of Idaho and has had leadership positions at both St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center and St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. His outside interests include coaching, skiing, kayaking, golf and enjoying life in Idaho with his wife and their three sons.

Jeffrey Boyer, M.D.

Dr. Jeffrey S. Boyer was raised in eastern Idaho. He received his BS from Brigham Young University, graduating summa cum laude. He completed medical school through University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.

He went on to complete his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency training at University of Iowa. Dr. Boyer completed a fellowship through Washington University at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, specializing in surgery of the hand and upper extremity.

Dr. Boyer is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. During his training he spent time in India studying microsurgery with experts in this field. Dr. Boyer holds memberships in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Orthopaedic Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Dr. Boyer enjoys spending time with his family. He also takes pleasure participating in various outdoor activities.

Cara Lorentzen, M.D.

Cara Lorentzen, M.D., was raised in North Little Rock, AR. She graduated cum laude with a degree in Biology from Davidson College in Davidson, NC. She then attended medical school at Wake Forest University and remained at Wake Forest to complete her residency in Orthopaedic Surgery. Following residency, Dr. Lorentzen completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon.

Dr. Lorentzen enjoys reading in addition to hiking, waterskiing, and spending time with her husband.

Jayson C. Johnson, M.D.

Jayson C. Johnson M.D., was born and raised in southeastern Idaho. He studied exercise physiology and Spanish while attending Brigham Young University in Utah. He earned a medical degree at McGovern Medical School in Houston, Texas. After medical school he completed orthopedic residency at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Dr. Johnson continued his training by completing a 1 year fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. He trained with both orthopedic and plastic surgeons in microsurgical techniques and upper extremity reconstruction.

He is a Candidate Member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Dr. Johnson loves spending time with his wife and kids. He also enjoys biking, skiing and climbing in the mountains.

Lauren Bechtold, M.D.

Lauren Bechtold, M.D., was raised in Post Falls, Idaho. She attended the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID, graduating with Bachelors of Sciences in Microbiology and Psychology. She earned her medical degree at the University of Washington in Seattle before moving to the midwest to complete her residency in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Barnes Jewish Hospital/Washington University in Saint Louis, MO. She remained at Washington University to complete a fellowship in hand and peripheral nerve surgery, with an emphasis on microsurgical techniques and extremity soft tissue reconstruction.

She is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors society and is board eligible by the American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Bechtold enjoys spending time with her husband and son, reading, and being active outdoors.

Shane Haas, PA-C

Shane Haas PA-C, was born in sunny Anaheim California and raised in rainy (but beautiful) Bellingham, WA. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Health Science from Brigham Young University –Idaho and a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Touro University Nevada. He became a board certified Physician Assistant in November 2014 and began practicing general orthopedics soon after. He moved to the treasure valley in 2016, sub-specializing in lower extremity orthopedics and orthopedic trauma for 6 years, prior to making the switch to upper extremity orthopedics and joining the Idaho Hand Center.

Shane is a fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery, and Idaho Academy of Physician Assistants.

His hobbies and interests include spending time with his wife and four children, coaching several local soccer teams, and playing all sports.