Continuity Clinic Sites
All sixteen interns are housed at our Raymond Clinic site for their entire R1 year. In the later part of the R1 year, residents apply for appointment to one of four clinic sites for the entirety of their R2 and R3 year. This application process occurs after interns have had a chance to learn about the clinic sites through the first six months in residency. All sites share the same Centricity EMR and all sites have behavioral medicine / social work support in place. A brief application / rank list helps faculty place residents in a site that best fits. A description of the four clinics follows:
This clinic is the “mother ship”. It has been the home location of our residency since 1983. It is located within easy walking distance of St. Alphonsus Hospital where we see the majority of our adult inpatients. We empanel our interns here and keep 5 upper levels in each class at this site. Raymond is divided into three clinical teams by hallway as part of our PCMH initiative. Patient mix is broad with multiple refugee groups represented. This is a good site if you desire a larger clinic and close proximity to residency activities – residency administration is located here and most didactics occur downstairs in this clinic. Procedural support is strong at this clinic and it houses many specialty clinics including sports medicine with our fellow, rheumatology, and dermatology. All our colonoscopies and EGDs are done here. This is our oldest clinic so the building is not as nice as the other choices on this list. Significant remodel effort took place last year to update the endoscopy suite and west side waiting room. Attending support is a mix of core residency faculty and part-time community preceptors. Dedicated resident space is available downstairs next to the conference center. Clinic work space is provided for residents in each team hallway. This clinic offers a vibrant mix of patients and learning options.
- Faculty: Edwards (Clinic Director and Team C Lead), Bastian (Team A Lead, Rich (Team B Lead), DeBlieck, Glass, Williams, T Palmer, Allen, Atnip, W Gerrish, Martin, Shackelford.
- PA/NP: Levich
- LCWS: Johnson / Ahlrichs
- Sports Med Fellow: Redden
- Geri Fellow: Christensen
- Psych Residents: All based here
- R1s: All 16 are here
- R2s: Makki / McRae / Mueller / Pennings / Renner
- R3s: Bartels / Bartoletti / Weiss / Wilson
Fort St. Clinic
The Fort St Clinic is the 2nd oldest clinic at Full Circle Health. It is located in downtown Boise, across the street from St. Luke’s Hospital where we do most of our obstetrics and pediatrics. We have empaneled residents here since 2010. The patient mix is broad, but has more emphasis on pediatrics, obstetrics and women’s health. In addition to the continuity clinics here, a dedicated OB clinic occurs on Mon and Fri mornings and a peds clinic each day (afternoons except Thursday morning). All Full Circle Health residents spend time in these clinics. Our obstetrical and pediatric faculty offices are located at Fort. Our OB fellow is based here. Four family medicine faculty see their continuity clinics at Fort and do the majority of resident precepting, but you will get to work with all faculty. Residents have their own work space with desks and computers. Fort St. has the feel of a small private practice clinic. The single team model pushes residents to learn how to interact with multidisciplinary colleagues and fosters development of leadership skills. Due to hospital expansion at St. Luke’s we will be relocating several blocks away to the corner of Idaho and 4th. This move will occur most likely in June 2019.
- Faculty: Mudge (Clinic Director), Nichols, J Cook, Gendler, P Brown
- PA / NP: King
- LCSW: Moon
- OB Fellow: Crouch
- R2s: Franklin / Narver
- R3s: Hoffstetter and M Cook
Our Emerald clinic is located across Raymond St from our Raymond clinic. It is our newest clinic site, opening September 2010 and relocating to current location in July 2016. Currently it houses our Wellness Center (concentrating in HIV care), Refugee Screening Clinic, Idaho Health District TB Clinic, Hepatitis C Clinic, as well as faculty and resident Family Medicine clinics. Residents have been empaneled here since 2013. Residents will be exposed to a broad mix of general family medicine, as well as refugee health and infectious disease. Interested residents will usually be scheduled longitudinally in the HIV clinic and will carry a small continuity panel of HIV+ patients throughout their last 24 months of training. Continuity OB and pediatrics will be part of the clinic experience. Emerald Clinic additionally houses our pharmacy which opened summer 2013. Emerald is a smaller clinic then Raymond with 14 clinical exam rooms. Precepting is mainly be done by family medicine faculty who see their own patients here. We are a very intimate, collegial group who greatly enjoys working with each other and are often found roaming the halls obtaining consults from each other and our specialist colleagues. Residents have a dedicated resident room that is centrally located among the exam rooms. Billing, scheduling, medical records and ancillary administrative services are housed just across the waiting room from the clinic space.
- Faculty: Esplin (Clinic Director) / Bailey / Davids / Barinaga /Alviso / Carlson / Colson
- PA/NP: Mortimer, Munting
- CNM: Underdahl
- LCSW: Chrisman
- Primary Care HIV Fellow: Franz
- R2s: Sallstrom / Sautter
- R3s: Hippe and Roop
Full Circle Health Meridian opened in 2010 and relocated to the present site in 2012. It is located less than 8 miles from Boise and 1mile from St. Luke’s Meridian Hospital. This clinic has 12 exam rooms, a procedure room, a dedicated resident office space and a conference room. We have placed senior residents here since 2013. The patient population is varied and comes from both suburban (Meridian / Nampa area) and outlying rural towns. Our Spanish speaking population is growing thanks to the work of our Promotora (community health worker) staff. We have a core Meridian OB patient panel that desires delivery at St. Luke’s Meridian giving residents an additional source of OB volume. Our pediatric volume is high due to the demographics of the location in addition to the presence of a pediatrician on our staff. Procedures are abundant and the clinic faculty embraces teaching. We have an ultrasound machine and a colposcope. The Meridian clinic offers residents the opportunity to practice on a single multidisciplinary team. We anticipate significant future growth in Meridian and Nampa and see this clinic as the center of our westward expansion efforts.
- Faculty: Serio (Clinic Director)/ Shepherdson / Beach / Krahn / Patterson / Kipp / S Gerrish / Berbert
- PA/NP: Snyder
- LCSW: Tuck
- R2s: Stanley / Waters
- R3s: Shippen and Yordon