Meet the Team
Mark Grajcar D.O.
graduated from Kalamazoo College in Michigan. While in college he studied in France during his junior year, and spent a semester doing research at Columbia University in New York. After receiving his medical degree from Des Moines University he began his residency training at Madigan Army Medical Center.
After completing his Family Medicine residency in 1993 Dr. Grajcar served in the U.S. Army Medical Corp for the next seven years. He reached the rank of major while holding many leadership positions. His last four years were spent in Heidelberg, Germany. After moving to Idaho in 2000 with his wife and his son, he worked for Saint Alphonsus Medical Group (SAMG). While employed at SAMG he served on the Executive Board and as Facility Medical Director for several years.
Dr. Grajcar and Dr. Ryan opened Initial Point Family Medicine in 2007. Dr. Grajcar has strong interests in diabetes, dermatology, and travel medicine. He also likes to spend most of his leisure time ﬂy ﬁshing, bird hunting, and camping with his family.
Katie Nielsen PA-C
is a fourth generation Idaho native who grew up in Pocatello. She attended undergraduate school at Utah State University where she received a degree in Biology. After college she worked as a children’s behavioral therapist until starting her medical training. She graduated from the Physician Assistant Program at Idaho State University in 2001. Soon after graduation she moved to the Treasure Valley. Her career has focused on family medicine but she has also had the opportunity to work in various specialties such as Neurology, Urgent Care, and Mental Health. In recent years Katie has developed an interest in bio-identical hormone therapy. The aspect of patient care that she enjoys the most is getting to know her patients and their families while helping them achieve their health and wellness goals.
While not at work Katie and her husband take advantage of all the recreation that Idaho has to offer. She enjoys riding her bicycle, both on the greenbelt and in the mountains. During the summer you can find her camping, hiking, and playing softball. She is also an avid skier and enjoys bird watching. Katie likes to travel as much as possible and loves spending time with her family.
Christi Franks FNP-BC
is new to Idaho, having recently moved here from Southern Utah. She received her Associate of Applied Science degree from Weber State University in Ogden, UT. She worked for four years in the Women's and Children's unit of Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, UT before making a career change to work for the Huntsman/Intermountain Cancer Center in the oncology infusion department.
During her seven years as an oncology nurse, Christi was inspired to further pursue her nursing career to become a Nurse Practitioner. She attended Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, KY and graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing with high honors, in November, 2015. She is a board certified Nurse Practitioner through the prestigious American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Christi enjoys providing care to a variety of individuals and has a special interest in women's health and pediatrics.
In her spare time, Christi enjoys spending time with her husband and five children, and serving in her church.
I have been with Initial Point Family Medicine since May of 2012. I am currently going to school to be a Physician Assistant. I have a beautiful little girl who keeps me very busy and a wonderful husband. I also have two handsome dogs, a St. Bernard and a Lab mix.
I have worked at Initial Point Family Medicine as Dr. Grajcar's Medical Assistant since April 2011. I received my Associates of Applied Science degree from Carrington College in September of 2010. I am married with two beautiful daughters, and love to spend all of my spare time with my family.
I have been with Initial Point Family Medicine since August 2014. I received my Medical Assistant degree from the College of Southern Idaho in 2012. I love making people laugh and being on the lake whenever possible!
I have been a scribe for Dr. Ryan at Initial Point Family Medicine since July of 2012. I received a Medical Assistant degree from Carrington College in 2010. I have two children who keep me very busy, and one dog named Dante. I am a huge fan of Johnny Depp and Tim Burton movies.
I have been with Initial Point Family Medicine since August 2011. I have a Bachelor's of Applied Science from Boise State University. I love the outdoors; I enjoy hunting, fishing and camping. I am married and have an active golden retriever/lab mix, Tanner and golden retriever, Rusty that keep me busy at home.