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New Physician Dr. Michael Claussen

New Physician Dr. Michael Claussen Joins Valor Health Family Medicine Team

Michael Claussen

Emmett, ID (November – 2021) Valor Health welcomes full-time physician Dr. Michael Claussen to the healthcare system’s family medicine team. Dr. Claussen joined Valor in November and chose family medicine to help people and serve his community.

As a primary care provider, Dr. Claussen believes in cultivating genuine relationships with patients and maintains an open, honest care approach: “I view healthcare as a partnership, and I’m dedicated to helping patients navigate good health throughout each life stage.”

Prior to completing medical school, Dr. Claussen graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a degree in chemical engineering and worked as a production supervisor and product engineer for Cargill, Inc. in Kansas and North Carolina and as a data analyst for Allina Health in Minnesota.

In 2014, he redirected the skills he used as an engineer into a medical career: “I enjoyed the problem-solving aspects of working as an engineer, but I wanted to help people and serve my community and I thought medicine was the best way to do that.”

Dr. Claussen graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed his internship and residency with Family Medicine Residency of Idaho in Boise. His areas of special interest are acute and chronic conditions, geriatric care, and behavioral health and dependency treatment. Dr. Claussen is currently accepting patients at Valor Health. To make an appointment with Dr. Claussen, call (208) 365-6004 or visit for more information.

About Valor Health:

Valor Health is the trusted healthcare leader in Gem County with both inpatient and ambulatory care. Since 1963 we have been evolving to meet the healthcare demands in our area and transforming how care is delivered in our community. We strive for a healthy, vibrant community, and to earn trust by practicing with integrity, providing compassionate service, while honoring the individual dignity of each person we serve. Visit to learn more.