Brent Faure



Brent Faure is the owner of Tri Med Sports Medicine.  Brent has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since 1986 and is an active member of both the Idaho Athletic Trainers' Association and the National Athletic Trainers Association.  In 2005, Brent was honored for his 15+ service to the athletic training profession and for his outstanding volunteer contributions to the sports community (Tri Med) with a National Athletic Trainers' Service Award. He was also honored that same year by the Northwest Athletic Trainers' Association with a Distinguished Service Award. Brent received his Master of Science degree in Athletic Administration from Idaho State University in 1984. In 2006, Brent was named as Highland High School's Teacher of the Year. Currently, Brent oversees the Gateway Medical Academy in School District 25.




Caroline "Smitty" Faure



Caroline "Smitty" Faure assists with the daily operations of Tri Med Sports Medicine.  Caroline received her National Athletic Trainers' Association Board Certification in 2002. In 2006, she completed her Doctor of Education degree from Idaho State University. Smitty has done extensive research on sports related concussion and management and has specifically studied the unique characteristics concussion has on high school aged athletes. Smitty is an Assistant Professor of Sport Science and Physical Education at Idaho State University. She also serves as the Northwest Athletic Trainers' Association Public Relations Chair and is on the National Athletic Trainers' Association National Public Relations Committee.



Tri Med Sports Medicine has been providing free medical care for professional and amateur athletes since 1989.  Tri Med is based in Pocatello, Idaho but serves the entire Intermountain West.  In the past, Tri Med's services have been called upon for many regional and national events, including the National High School Finals Rodeo, the College National Finals Rodeo, and the Wild West Nationals of Motocross.  However, our emphasis continues to be on our philosophy:  to provide free medical care to the young athletes of Idaho.



Tri Med operates primarily out of a 25-foot gooseneck trailer.  The trailer has been modified into a full-service athletic training facility with two separate taping tables.  Also in the trailer are a wound care station, a mobile stim and ultrasound unit, hydrocollator, ice unit, and otoscope & ophthalmoscope area.  The "Hall of Pain" photo gallery features athletes from the past who have been roughed up during athletic competition but who have utilized Tri Med's services to return to play.


All of Tri Med's on-site services are available to athletes free of charge thanks to a continued partnership with Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho.


Certified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), athletic trainers are highly skilled and educated medical professionals who specialize in the evaluation and care of injuries sustained during athletic competition. In 2003, the Idaho Legislature also passed the Athletic Trainers Licensure Act, which provides for the most restrictive form of credentialing possible by law.


 In cooperation with physicians and other allied health personnel, the Athletic Trainer functions as an integral member of the health care team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, sports medicine clinics, and professional sports programs. 


Tri Med's Certified Athletic Trainers are there to help athletes get through athletic competition without getting hurt.  If athletes do get hurt, Tri Med hopes to help the athlete in the healing process.  Services Tri Med offers free of charge on-site at all events include the following:


Hot and Cold Therapy

Electronic Muscle Stimulation


Injury Evaluation, Consultation and Referral

Orthopaedic Assessment and Referral


Physician Referrals

Advanced First Aid


In order to cover a sporting event well while not incurring costs to the athletes or event organizers, it takes an entire team of medical professionals willing to donate their time and services.  In most cases, Tri Med's staff of Certified Athletic Trainers is able to deal with the injuries sustained by the athletes.  But in cases of more serious injuries, specialized care is necessary.  Tri Med's volunteer team consists of numerous individuals from the Pocatello area. They consist of a number of Emergency Physicians, Orthopaedic Physicians, Physical Therapists, Emergency Department Nurses and Emergency Medical Technicians.  The people listed below have been on Tri Med's team for numerous years and can be found volunteering their time at selected sporting events.

Dr. Willis Parmley, MD

Tri Med Medical Director

Emergency Physician, Portneuf Medical Center


Steve Klitgaard, MPT

Director of Physical Medicine, Portneuf Medical Center


Dr. Richard Wathne, MD

Tri Med Team Physician

Orthopaedic Physician; Pocatello Orthopaedic & Sports Instititute



Although Tri Med is based in Pocatello, Idaho, its services are available to events around the Intermountain West.  In the past, these events have included the National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette, Wyoming, the College National Finals Rodeo in Bozeman, Montana, and the Wild West Nationals of Motocross in Pocatello.  Other events have included the Wells-Fargo Summer Games of Idaho, the Pocatello Marathon, and the Senior Pro Rodeo Circuit.


This year, Tri Med Sports Medicine will provide free on-site medical care to athletes at the following sporting events:

 2008 Calendar:


Southeast Idaho Little League Football

Idaho State High School Football Playoffs

Idaho State High School Football Championships

Idaho State High School Wrestling Championships

Portneuf Valley Soccer Classic (PVSC)

Friendship Cup Youth Soccer Tournament

District IV High School Rodeo

Idaho Cycling Enthusiasts Bar Series

Gate City Grind Stage Race

Idaho State High School Finals Rodeo

Barrie's Sports Rail Jam

Endurance Festival

Rocky Mountain Rumble






By Mail

Tri Med Sports Medicine

13279 Moonglow Lane

Pocatello, ID  83202


By Phone

(208) 241-2487


By E-Mail


Tri Med's services are available to athletes and event organizers largely due to the financial support of Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.  We encourage all those who have benefited from this coverage to contact the hospital official listed below and comment on our services. 



Steve Klitgaard

Director of Physical Medicine

Portneuf Medical Center

651 Memorial Drive

Pocatello, ID  83201