We have assembled a dynamic team of both female and male providers, who are not only skilled physicians to their patients, but deliver personal care by developing friendships. Our doctors understand the challenges women face in today’s society as caregivers and family providers. Their goal is to provide women with the tools they need to make smart choices that will positively impact the rest of their lives. The foundation of our women’s healthcare center is rooted in the relationships our physicians have with women, discussing ongoing concerns of reproductive health—from puberty to menopause.
Steven Larson, DO
Specialty: OB/GYN & Women’s Health
We are pleased to introduce Steven Larson, D.O. board-certified Ob-Gyn.
Dr. Larson attended the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City and completed his residency at Mount Clemens General Hospital in Michigan. He is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Dr. Larson has over 19 years of experience delivering babies and performing gynecological surgeries. He has also performed numerous laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgeries, ultra-sonograms, and colposcopies. His patients feel that he really listens to their concerns and we are positive he will exceed your expectations, too.
Dr. Larson is welcoming new patients. His office is located inside the Bingham Memorial Medical Plaza at 98 Poplar Street in Blackfoot
Heather Pugmire, MD
Specialty: OB/GYN & Women’s Health
We are pleased to introduce Heather Pugmire, M.D., Ob-Gyn.
In addition to helping women through pregnancy, labor and delivery, Dr. Pugmire enjoys helping women with issues such as menstrual irregularities and urinary incontinence. She is currently using the da Vinci Surgical System for general gynecologic surgeries, hysterectomies and ovary removal for benign conditions.
Dr. Pugmire received her undergraduate degree in exercise science from Brigham Young University. She graduated from the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska, then completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology from Creighton University as well.
Since she was in high school, Dr. Pugmire has had a desire to serve people through the science of medicine. “In high school I read an article about a surgeon who went to Africa and fixed thousands of children’s clef palates,” she says. “I thought that developing a skill that can so profoundly affect the happiness and well-being of others is something I would like to pursue.”
Dr. Pugmire is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. From early on in medical school, she knew OB/GYN was a field she would enjoy. “I always thought delivering babies would be so great,” says Dr. Pugmire. “But I never realized how much I would enjoy the other areas of this specialty, especially surgery. Working with your hands to fix something is very rewarding.”
“My philosophy is that a doctor is a type of teacher,” she says. “I try to help women understand their bodies, disease processes, the risks and benefits of therapies to help them figure out the best way to get and stay healthy.”
In her spare time, Dr. Pugmire enjoys spending time with her husband and children. Her family loves living in eastern Idaho with all of its outdoor opportunities like camping, hiking and skiing. She also enjoys reading and music.
Cortney Casper, MD
We are pleased to introduce you to Cortney Casper, MD, obstetrician and gynecologist (Ob-Gyn).
He sees both obstetrics and gynecology patients and helps women through pregnancy, labor and delivery. In addition, he specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of abnormal bleeding, fibroids, ovarian cysts, pelvic masses, abnormal Pap smears, and more. He uses the da Vinci Surgical System and comprehensive robotic-assisted surgery program for general gynecologic surgeries, hysterectomies, and ovary removal for benign conditions.
Dr. Casper received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Stevens-Henager College in Salt Lake City, Utah. He earned a Post-Baccalaureate in Pre-Medicine at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, and he holds a Doctor of Medicine from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine located in St. Maarten, Netherlands. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan.
Dr. Casper was raised in Rexburg, Idaho, and graduated from Bonneville High School in Idaho Falls. When he is not practicing medicine, he enjoys spending time with his family, camping, golfing, and participating in marathons as well as triathlons.