When not busy with patients, Tracy enjoys reading action and thriller novels, browsing used book stores, making gourmet budget meals, working out, listening to audiobooks, attending comic conventions, doing yoga, bike riding, and hiking.
Dannica Ballard, DO
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
Dr. Dannica Ballard was raised on a cattle and timber ranch in northwestern Oregon. She grew up riding horses, stacking firewood, working cattle, running equipment during haying season, and showing an array of animals in 4-H. Her upbringing fueled her curiosity of living systems and later inspired her passion for serving others through rural medicine.
Dannica has had the dream of becoming a physician since she was 16 years old. She attended undergrad at George Fox University in Newberg, OR and studied biology while pursuing the pre-med route. After college, she spent several years working at a retirement facility as a caregiver and eventually a Resident Care Manager. She gained valuable experience in healthcare management, as well as hospice care and developed a deep appreciation for caring for the elderly.
She met her husband Kyle during this time and they married the summer prior to her beginning medical school at Pacific Northwest University in Yakima, WA. They spent the first two years of Dannica’s medical school education in Yakima before moving to the Treasure Valley to complete the clinical portion of her training. She and her husband bought a now 110 year old home in Nampa, ID and have since gotten very attached to their humble abode and living in Idaho. They have especially been grateful to trade in all the rain from northwestern Oregon for all the sunshine that southeastern Idaho has to offer! They are so thankful that Dannica matched into the Full Circle Health Caldwell Residency Program, especially because they get to stay in their beloved home and for Dannica to continue to serve in Caldwell and the surrounding communities with a medical family she has already grown quite fond of through her medical school rotations.
Dannica’s clinical interests include rural medicine, gastrointestinal health, endoscopy, dermatology, mental health, and expanding access to equitable healthcare for marginalized populations. In her free time, Dannica enjoys hiking, running, cake-baking, birding, reading, fixing up their old home, playing with her hamster Hanta, and spending time with her husband and friends.
Matthew Beal, MD
Caldwell RTT Graduate
Med school: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Current job: Outpatient focused family medicine in Loveland, Colorado.
Pamela Anderson, DO
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences
Current Job: Evergreen Family Medicine in Roseburg, Oregon
Ashley Carvalho, MD
Caldwell RTT Program
Medical School: Queen’s University Belfast
Current Job: HIV & Viral Hepatitis Fellowship at Full Circle Health in Boise, Idaho
Trent DeLong, DO
Prior to medical school, Trent obtained both undergraduate and graduate degrees in the arts and humanities. He worked professionally in music for several years, traveling to dozens of countries and nearly every U.S. state. Following a health crisis with his father, Trent was inspired by Dr. Marcus Williams, a cardiothoracic surgeon so much so that he embarked on a path to pursue a career in medicine.
Trent completed his medical degree at Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine. While in medical school, he found himself drawn to family medicine due to the ability to practice as a full-scope physician.
His professional interests include gastrointestinal health as well as endoscopy and endoscopic procedures, inpatient and emergency medicine, POCUS, surgical and inpatient-procedures and more. When not fulfilling clinical responsibilities, Trent enjoys spending time with family, exploring the outdoors, community service, medical missions, traveling, aviation, and golf.
“I am truly honored to be part of Full Circle Health‘s Family Medicine Residency of Idaho. I am blessed to work with such an amazing team of residents, attendings, faculty and staff. Our residency program is truly outstanding and provides the environment, space, and training necessary to practice as a full-scope family medicine physician.” – Trent
Stephen Richardson, DO
Caldwell RTT Program
Medical School: Western University of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Current Job: Legacy Medical Group Family Wellness in Vancouver, Washington
Ammon Roberts, DO
Caldwell RTT Program
Medical School: Pacific Northwest University
Current Job: Primary Health Medical Group in Meridian, Idaho
Craig Cowling, DO
Caldwell RTT Program
There are so many things that Craig enjoys, but chief among those is being a father to his 3 wonderful daughters. Teaching them how to live and explore their world is truly a joy! In Craig’s free time, he enjoys going to the mountains and keeping tabs on the Elk, Deer, Bighorn Sheep, and black bear populations around Boise. Long term goals include hospital and procedure based medicine, osteopathic and physical medicine, diabetes, weight loss, and pregnancy care.
Jeffrey Cardon, MD
University of Utah School of Medicine
Dr. Jeff Cardon was born of godly parents in Salt Lake City, Utah. He completed his undergraduate degree and medical school at the University of Utah.
The broad experiences which drew Dr. Cardon to medicine in the first place revolved around being able to resolve a medical problem. This led him to a career in Family Medicine, matching into the Caldwell Family Medicine Program. His future career goals include broad-spectrum family medicine focusing on ICU, ER, endoscopy, LARCs, and every other procedure that a Family Medicine physician could be credentialed to perform. He plans to have his own practice and is interested in Direct Primary Care. Dr. Cardon has created comprehensive pre-operative spine surgery education videos and will continue using his cinematography skills to educate patients throughout his career.
His first and subsequent loves are his wife Krystal, then his three girls, then cooking, then cinematography, then his wife, then being outside, then being in the mountains, then his wife, then barbecuing, then taking his kids on bike rides, then swimming. In that order. He has a few others, but they are outside the scope of this article.