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:

John Kloss, M.D.

John G. Kloss, M.D. is a graduate of Boise High School, Johns Hopkins University, and the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. He completed a pediatric internship and one year of surgery at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Kloss served in the U.S. Air Force in Athens, Greece.

He then completed an Orthopedic Surgery residency at the University of Arizona and a Christine Kleinert Fellowship in Hand Surgery at the University of Louisville. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Kloss joined the Boise Orthopedic Clinic in 1980 and was a partner there for 28 years. In August of 2008 he fulfilled a longtime goal of opening an office dedicated to the care and treatment of the hand and upper extremity. He and his partner, Dr. David Lamey, formed the Idaho Hand Center.

Dr. Kloss has been active in Medical Affairs, serving as Chairman of the Department of Orthopedics and President of the Medical Staff at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. He has also been active in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, serving for six years on the AAOS Board of Counselors as the counselor for Idaho. He is a founding member and Past President of the Idaho Hand Society. He is married with a grown son and daughter, and a two special granddaughters and one grandson His outside interests are in bicycling, gardening, and sea kayaking.

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.

Mark C. Clawson, M.D.

Mark C. Clawson, M.D. was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated with a degree in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh in 1978 and St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1982. Dr. Clawson completed the Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Brown University in 1990 and the Mary S. Stern Hand Fellowship in 1991 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dr. Clawson 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. Dr. Clawson also received the Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Clawson joined the Idaho Hand Center in 2015.

Dr. Clawson has been married to his wife Susan for 32 years and together they have two grown children. He is an avid reader and enjoys yard work and golfing.

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.

Caren DeAngelis, MA, OTR/L, CHT, CEAS

Caren hails from the East Coast, growing up in Connecticut and attending undergraduate school in Boston at Tufts University and receiving her Masters in Occupational Therapy at New York University in 1997. She has lived in Boise since 2007. She brings with her many years of experience as an Occupational Therapist specializing in the upper extremity. In 2003 she became a Certified Hand Therapist and Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist.

She has received extensive training in all aspects of the upper extremity including specific treatment for the thumb, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. She also specializes in custom splinting, myofascial release techniques, ergonomics and work place/site evaluations. Her treatment philosophy is to treat the whole person, not just the injury. She addresses the limitations in everyday activities that arise from the injury and focuses on a return to healthy functioning.

Her outside interests include tennis, mountain biking, skiing, hiking and enjoying the beautiful Idaho outdoors. She is a member of the Board of Occupational Therapy for Idaho and is active in the American Society of Hand Therapists. She is the proud mother of two wonderful girls.

Wendy Honeycutt,

Lacey Braun,
Administrative Staff

Vickie Quinn,

Candy Homan,

Patty Mitchell,

Leslie Raynor,
Administrative Staff