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 opened Initial Point Family Medicine in 2007. He 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.
Jeffrey L. Turcot MD
brings over 25 years’ experience working with individuals and families as a board certified family medicine physician to our team. He recently moved to Idaho from Oregon to be closer to family.
Dr. Turcot graduated from the University of Central Florida, Orlando, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. He followed with medical school at the University of South Florida, College of Medicine in Tampa and completed his internship at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington.
After serving the military as a General Medical Officer in Germany and completing his Army assignment in Virginia, Dr. Turcot completed family practice residency training at the Medical College of Virginia in the Blackstone Family Practice Residency Program. Dr. Turcot relocated to Oregon, practicing in the communities of Lebanon and Salem, before moving to Idaho. In addition to spending time with family, he enjoys hiking, fishing and bird hunting.
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 a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner who enjoys caring for individuals and their families.
She received her Registered Nursing degree from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, in 2005 and went on to pursue her Master of Science in Nursing and Certified Family Nurse Practitioner degrees from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Kentucky. Christi has over 10 years of nursing experience which include Women's and Newborn Health, Pediatrics and Oncology. She has a special interest in preventive healthcare and providing education to individuals so they can be successful and actively involved in reaching their personal health goals.
In her spare time, Christi enjoys spending time with her family in the beautiful outdoors and can often be found gardening, hiking, swimming or paddle boarding.
Billie joined Initial Point in the spring of 2011 when she was only a few months old. Billie is one of the hardest working employees at IPFM. She enjoys greeting and comforting patients at the office, taking long naps in the sun and patiently waiting for dog treats. In her off time she loves hunting for birds, playing outdoors and cuddling with her family.
I have been with Initial Point Family Medicine since May of 2012. I have a beautiful little girl and two handsome St Bernards. I love animals, especially dogs, and I enjoy hiking, biking and being in nature.
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!