About East Idaho ENT

Because you and your loved ones should feel good.

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MEET DR. RICHARD G. LEE

A native of Eastern Idaho, Dr. Lee attended medical school at Creighton University in Omaha, NE. He then completed his residency in otolaryngology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, followed by a fellowship in pediatric ENT at The Children’s Hospital in Denver.

Dr. Lee’s philosophy is focused on personalized care. “I try to consider all options for each individual patient. Achieving the best outcome often includes the simplest of treatments. Other patients need specialized medical care or surgical procedures to help them feel better.” As a team player, Dr. Lee works toward improving patient outcomes by collaborating with other medical providers in the community. “I listen to the patient, the parents and other care providers about what actions they want considered.”

When he’s not providing the best possible care for his patients, Dr. Lee enjoys getting out into the great outdoors of Idaho and spending time with his family. He also plays the guitar and is an instrument rated pilot.

MEET OUR STAFF

East Idaho ENT 2018 Staff Picture

The first to welcome and assist our patients is our receptionist, Kelsey Neidner.  Our office manager, Tammy Marlin, excels in maintaining the affairs of our office and is in charge of our coding and billing.  Assisting me with surgeries and patient care are Laura Sandoval and Lindsay Swearingen, our Clinical Medical Assistants.

Brent Clayson
Brent ClaysonDoctor of Audiology
Dr. Clayson was raised in Firth, Idaho. He received his Master’s in Audiology degree from Idaho State University and his Doctor of Audiology degree from Salus University in Pennsylvania. He moved to British Columbia, Canada and practiced as an audiologist in a private practice for 11 years, working with patients of all ages, providing diagnostic services as well as rehabilitation, including hearing aids. For 2 years Dr. Clayson worked in a hospital setting, working with pediatric patients from birth to 18 years old, providing diagnostic evaluations for physicians, and fitting hearing aids on children as young as 1 month old. Then Dr. Clayson moved home to Eastern Idaho to be closer to family and worked in private practice with Regional Hearing and Balance, working with mostly pediatric patients, but maintaining an adult caseload. Dr. Clayson joined East Idaho Audiology in June 2019 to provide audiology services to patients of all ages.
Benjamin Atwood
Benjamin AtwoodPA-C
Ben was born and raised in Eastern Idaho. He received his medical training at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He enjoys working with patients to help them improve their health so they can enjoy life more fully. When he’s not helping patients, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He also enjoys hunting, camping, and fly fishing.
Spencer Stanger
Spencer StangerNP
Tammy Marlin
Tammy MarlinCPC, Billing Manager
Tammy Marlin is our Office Manager and an integral part of our team.  She is in charge of our coding and billing and manages the affairs of our office with great efficiency.
Tammy grew up in Rigby, ID and has lived  in Idaho Falls most of her life. She has previously worked at Bingham Memorial Hospital in coding/billing in Pathology and brings over 10 years of experience in the administrative field to our team.
Tammy is the proud mother of two sons. Her eldest is now attending college while her youngest is finishing his high school education.  In her spare time, Tammy enjoys spending time with her husband and boys in the outdoors, rock hounding, fishing, and shed hunting.
Kelsey Neidner
Kelsey NeidnerReceptionist
Kelsey Neidner is our Receptionist.  She is the first to greet our patients and assist them with scheduling appointments.
Kelsey was born and raised in South East Idaho.  She is currently working to become a CPC.
Kelsey has two wonderful labs named, Titan and Phoebe. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her husband and dogs outdoors enjoying all the beauty that Idaho has to offer.
Laura Sandoval
Laura SandovalClinical Medical Assistant
Laura Sandoval is one of our Clinical Medical Assistants. She excels in her patient care and assisting me with surgeries.
Laura was born and raised in Idaho Falls, ID. She has worked in the medical arena for multiple years at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center as well as in home health. She is currently furthering her education and pursing a Bachelors degree in the Nursing program at Idaho State University.
Laura is the proud mother of two daughters. When she is not working and studying, she loves spending time with her two daughters or reading a good book.

Lindsey Swearingen
Lindsey SwearingenClinical Medical Assistant
Lindsey Swearingen is one of our Clinical Medical Assistants. She assists me with patient care and surgical procedures. She is a great asset to our team.
Lindsay was born in Fort Sill, OK. Her family later relocated and she was raised in Idaho Falls, ID. She is currently furthering her education at the College of Eastern Idaho pursuing her Associates degree as a Registered Nurse.
When she is not working or at school, she enjoys hiking and spending time with her family.