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Ted Epperly, MD

President and CEO

Dr. Ted Epperly is the President and CEO of the Full Circle Health, a large Federally Qualified Teaching Health Center comprised of nine FQHC clinics, four ACGME family medicine residency programs, and five fellowships. He received an undergraduate degree in Biology and Anthropology from Utah State University in 1976. He Graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1980.  Dr. Epperly completed his residency in Family Medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, Washington in 1983. He completed a faculty development fellowship at the University of North Carolina in 1986 and achieved an additional CAQ in Geriatrics.

Dr. Epperly retired July 2001 as Colonel after serving 21 years in the United States Army.  Dr. Epperly served as the past President and Board Chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).  He is a past member of the ACGME Board of Directors that has responsibility of all residency and fellowship training for over 125,000 residents and fellows of all specialties in the United States and currently is the vice-chair of the ACGME Policy Committee.  He currently serves as the Co-Chairman of the Board for the Healthcare Transformation Council of Idaho that is in charge of helping transform healthcare for the State of Idaho.  Dr. Epperly is the Graduate Medical Education Coordinator for the State of Idaho and the author of the State of Idaho’s Ten Year GME Plan to build a vibrant and robust GME system for Idaho.

Dr. Epperly is a member of multiple other Boards of Directors and the President of several non-profit organizations.  He has published over 50 articles and book chapters and he is a staunch supporter of Family Medicine education, research, and both rural and underserved health care. His award-winning book Fractured: America’s Broken Health Care System and What Must Be Done to Heal It provides excellent insight to the U.S healthcare system and can be found on Amazon.com.

He and his wife Lindy celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary in September 2020 and have two sons. Outside of medicine, his interests include golf, skiing, fly-fishing, reading and sports memorabilia.

Samantha Portenier, MD

Program Director Caldwell

Samantha Portenier was born in Ontario, Oregon and grew up in northern Idaho. She went to undergraduate school on a rodeo scholarship and after graduating from Lewis Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho did a year of graduate research at the University of Idaho before going to medical school at the University of Nevada, School of Medicine. In Nevada, she focused on primary care and rural medicine and returned to Idaho to do residency at the Caldwell Rural Training Track. After graduation in 2000, she joined the faculty of the family medicine residency and became the site director of the Caldwell Rural Training Track in 2004. She completed her specialized training as Program Director in 2013. When not at work, she is active with her family ranching, training performance horses and traveling to her three children’s rodeos where they participate.

Jocele Skinner, MD

Associate Program Director - Caldwell

Dr. Jocele Skinner was born in Nampa, Idaho and raised on a ranch in Eastern Oregon. Dr. Skinner graduated from The College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho, and then attended medical school in St. Louis, MO at Saint Louis University. The rural lifestyle and love of the high desert and sagebrush brought her back home to Idaho for residency. She attended the Full Circle Health Rural Track in Caldwell, and then stayed on to join the same medical group after graduation. She volunteers as the team physician in Homedale, the small farming town where she now resides. Dr. Skinner is married to George, and has two children, Catie and Jack. She has never been able to really give up ranch life, and her family has collected quite the menagerie of farm animals over the years. In her personal time, she enjoys knitting, cooking, reading, and gardening.

Richard Augustus, MD

Dr. Richard Augustus is a hospital medicine specialist in Caldwell, ID and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Augustus has been the Chief Medical Officer of West Valley since 2013.  A graduated from University of Utah School of Medicine in 1996 he specializes in hospital and family medicine. He is passionate in training of the residents and the residency program.

Brenton Baldwin, MD

Dr. Brenton Baldwin attended and graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He is a 2016 graduate of the Caldwell Rural Training Track Residency program. Caldwell is fortunate to have Dr. Baldwin’s experience and rural training in Family Practice now in our community. He is a highly regarded instructor and devotes many hours of his time to the residency program.

Lindsay Orme, MD

Family Medicine

Dr. Orme is a graduate of the University of Washington Medical School. She is also a 2017 graduate of the Boise Residency Program. Her experience in Family Medicine covers a broad spectrum, from training medical students, in-patient medicine, and obstetrics to providing primary care to a diverse population at a family medical clinic.

Michael Roach, MD

Family Medicine

Dr. Michael Roach, M.D. graduated from the University of Idaho with a B.A. in English, completed additional coursework at both the University of Idaho and Northern Arizona University, and then attended medical school at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, graduating in 1987. He then completed a family medicine residency in 1990 at the Saint Joseph’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency in Phoenix, Arizona.