Jameson Bastow, DO
Magic Valley Program
Jameson Bastow is so excited and humbled to be back home! He was born at the old Magic Valley Regional Medical Center on Martin Street. He is proud to be an alumnus of Idaho schools, including I.B. Perrine, Robert Stuart, Twin Falls High School, CSI, and Idaho State University. He spent his childhood years developing a love for Idaho between his time adventuring with the Boy Scouts and traveling to his grandparents in North Idaho. As a Boy Scout rafting the Middle Fork of the Salmon River and backpacking the White Clouds, Jameson became fascinated with medicine as his fellow scouts and he utilized some of their leaders’ medical training, probably more often than they should have! These experiences also helped him decide on family medicine as a career so he can live wherever he wants and care for adults, teens and children, pregnant mothers, and everyone’s grandma. His plans after residency include completing a surgical obstetrics fellowship then working in an underserved, rural Idaho community.
During high school and his undergraduate years, Jameson was also equally interested in business and computer systems. He graduated from Idaho State earning a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems, all the while keeping his sight set on medical school. A pause in his studies to serve a volunteer, two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in central Chile uncovered a deep love for Latin people and their culture. He also enjoyed career experiences at Wells Fargo and Idaho Central Credit Union, including as a loan officer. Finally, his medical education took him to the BBQ capital of the world, Kansas City. Though he loved his time in the Midwest, he longed for the sound of sprinklers and mountains, zero humidity, and normal-sized bugs.
After his mission and at CSI, Jameson met and married his best friend, Becca. She graduated from Jerome High School and shares Jameson’s love for Idaho, especially the Stanley Basin. She earned her Bachelor’s of Music Education and loves to teach voice lessons to children and teens. During medical school they became parents to Ruby and Jimmy. Jameson’s greatest priorities in life are his marriage, his kids, and his faith in Jesus Christ. They all enable him to become a better physician and a better person each day. His ancillary passions are basketball, outdoor adventuring, popcorn, Mexican food, and Dutch oven cooking. His nerdy pursuits include, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Marvel movies, musicals, budgeting, and mobile apps. He is so happy to be able to use Spanish again and welcomes all Spanish-speaking patients too!
FUN FACT: Jameson has had a part-time job through every step of his education. This included cleaning the butcher shop at Swensen’s Markets to running the audiovisual equipment for his medical school class.