Josef Bartels, MD, MPH

Boise Program Graduate

Medical School: University of Rochester
Current Job: Hospitalist Saint Alphonsus Nampa and Boise

Phebe Alley, MD

Boise Program

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Current Job:

Dorothy Buening, MD

Boise Program

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Fun photo of Dorothy Buening

Dr. Dorothy Buening was born and raised in the Mitten state, Michigan (yes, she will use her hand as a map to show you where she’s from)!  She grew up playing competitive volleyball which led her to continue playing throughout her undergrad studies at Alma College.  While at Alma, she took advantage of the many service-learning opportunities with Alternative Breaks around the country and internationally to Rwanda and Zambia.

After a year of scribing in an Emergency Department and coaching youth volleyball, she headed to Providence, RI to attend Brown Medical School.  While at Brown, she fell in love with the breadth and depth of Family Medicine.  If she had to narrow it down, her specific interests within Family Medicine include comprehensive reproductive healthcare, underserved medicine, and addiction medicine.  Outside of medicine, Dorothy enjoys crafting/DIY projects, hiking, and cooking and sharing meals with friends.

Dorothy is moving West with her partner, Nick.  They are excited to explore the thrift shops and outdoor scenes of Boise and the nearby areas (hopefully after adopting a furry friend to accompany them).

Elizabeth (Liz) Atnip, MD

Boise Program Graduate

Medical School: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Current Job: Broad spectrum faculty job in Boise, ID

Carson Barnes, MD

Boise Program

Medical School: The Medical University of South Carolina
Current Job: Terry Reilly/Saint Alphonsus in Nampa, Idaho

Alexis Anderson, MD

Boise Program

University of Washington School of Medicine

Alexis is from Wild-Windy-Wyoming.

She grew up playing outside; hiking, skiing, backpacking, etc. She completed undergrad schooling at the University of Wyoming where she studied physiology and particularly enjoyed researching the intersection between Allopathic and Traditional Medicines. While transitioning to medical school, she worked for a primary care clinic and a free clinic in Jackson, Wyoming where she discovered the importance of public health, continuity, and inclusivity in medicine.  

A selfie photograph with snowy mountains in the background on a sunny day pictured left is Alexis Anderson and pictured right is her partner Evan

Through medical school at the University of Washington, Alexis completed the Global Health Pathway which allowed her to study STI stigma abroad and reinforced her interest in rural/underserved medicine. Outside of public health, her clinical interests include women’s health, maternal/child health, sports medicine, and rural/underserved populations.  Outside of clinic, she enjoys rock-climbing trips with her partner Evan, downhill/cross country skiing, and exploring trails around Boise (especially ones with wildflowers). 

Lauren Franklin, MD

Boise Program

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Current Job: Hospitalist Saint Alphonsus Nampa and Boise


Abigail Allman, MD

Boise Program

University of Kansas School of Medicine

Abby is a born and bred Midwesterner, growing up in Kansas before hopping over the state border to attend the University of Missouri- Kansas City where she majored in Biology. Her two highlights of college are studying Art History abroad in Florence, Italy and volunteering at JayDoc Free Clinic as a social services intern. As an undergraduate volunteer, she assisted patients with connecting to community resources focused on addressing social determinants of health. She was directly exposed to the health inequities facing underserved communities and realized this is the population of patients she wished to serve in her future practice. Abby then remained in Kansas City to attend the University of Kansas School of Medicine where she continued to serve at JayDoc, but now on the executive board.

Her experience with free clinics helped her decide to pursue full-spectrum family medicine to not only care for individuals, but whole communities. She loves family medicine for the opportunity to foster long-term relationships, provide holistic care in any setting, and create safe environments for people to share sacred health information. Her professional interests are in women’s and children’s health, obstetrics, advocacy, and public health. She is supremely joyful to be joining the Full Circle Health family!

Abby and her husband, Sam, love to be outdoors so they are thrilled to be in Boise to explore, hike, camp, bike, ski, and adventure in Idaho-at-large. Individually, she is continually adding new hobbies to her repertoire, but steadfast favorites include reading, crocheting, cooking, baking, and convincing her cats to snuggle with her.

Nichole Aker, DO

Boise Program

Medical School: Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest
Current Job: OB Fellowship at Full Circle Health (2021-2022)

Louie Bartoletti, MD

Boise Program Graduate

Medical School: University of Washington – Montana WWAMI
Current Job: Soldotna, AK