Mikayla Taugher, PA-C is an Idaho native who is committed to serving her fellow community. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Pre-Med Biology from Idaho State University and received her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana. She is board certified by the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Mikayla spent many years working in orthopedics prior to her PA schooling. She worked in a variety of different settings, including inpatient hospital, outpatient clinics and nursing homes and rehab care. She loves orthopedics because she gets the opportunity to be part of the recovery process of her patients, from start to finish. Her priority lies in ensuring that each patient feels they are receiving personalized and individualized care. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for new opportunities to learn from both her peers and her patients. She assists Dr. Tadje in the operating room and sees her own patients in our clinic. When she is not taking care of our wonderful patients, Mikayla enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog, Finn! She loves many of the activities that our patients do, including backpacking, skiing, and really any activity that gets her outdoors to enjoy this beautiful place in which we live!