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The Coeur d’Alene Foot and Ankle Clinic and Surgery Center has always been committed to hiring dedicated and highly qualified staff members. Most members on our staff have been with us for several years. All team members are devoted to treating every patient with kindness and respect. The needs of our patients always come first, and this is evident in the attitude exhibited by every employee of the Coeur d’Alene Foot and Ankle Clinic and Surgery Center.

Dr. Orlando Núñez graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medical and Science College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, Illinois and completed a three-year Podiatric Surgery and Medicine Residency post-graduation at Kendall Regional Medical Center in Miami, Florida. Dr. Núñez is licensed to practice as a Podiatric Surgeon in the states of Idaho and Florida.

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Stephen A. Isham, DPM, MD, DrHC

now retired from his US podiatry domestic practice, originally established the Coeur d’Alene Foot & Ankle Clinic / Surgery Center after working since 1976 at the Spokane Foot & Ankle Clinic / Surgery Center. Dr. Isham has devoted his career not only to practicing the minimal invasive techniques, but also as Professor of Surgery to teach these procedures at home and abroad. His influence is prominent in many Central American, South American, European and Asian countries. He has pioneered and published articles on many of the minimally invasive surgical procedures currently in use, and several of these techniques bear his name. He has received numerous honors worldwide for his work in this field. Dr. Isham currently continues his work in Minimally Invasive Surgery abroad where he practices at a teaching hospital (San Francisco Hospital) in Mexico City, Mexico and also lectures and teaches around the world at various conferences on Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques.

Michelle Kopriva, RN, BSN, CIC

Michelle received her Associate Nursing Degree from North Idaho College in 2004 and her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Lewis and Clark State College in 2009. She completed rotations at Kootenai Medical Center and Spokane Valley General Hospital during that time. Michelle is a native of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and has been with the Coeur d’Alene Foot & Ankle Clinic / Surgery Center since 2004 and serves as the Clinical & Surgical Nurse Manager. She obtained her certification in infection control (CIC) in 2017 to continue to best meet the stringent requirements of managing a Medicare Certified Surgery Center.  Michelle has also been assisting at the Academy of Ambulatory Foot & Ankle Surgery Cadaver Seminars since 2006. She is board certified in infection control and epidemiology.


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