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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.

Abby Davids, MD, MPH, AAHIVS (she/her)

Program Director

HIV & Viral Hepatitis Fellowship Director 

Born and raised in a small town in Ohio, Dr. Davids is a Buckeye at heart. She has a background in public health and social justice, and she graduated from The Ohio State University with a dual MD/MPH in 2011.  She subsequently completed family medicine residency at the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center near Boston, working together with a predominantly immigrant and Latinx population in an FQHC setting. 

After heading west to Full Circle Health/FMRI Boise and finishing her HIV fellowship, Dr. Davids joined the faculty. She has served as the HIV & Viral Hepatitis fellowship director since 2016, and was the associate program director of the Boise residency from 2019-2023. She then became the Boise Program Director in July 2023, as Dr. Justin Glass transitioned into an educational faculty position. They continue to work closely together to help lead the program.

Fun Photo of Dr. Abby Davids and her dog Juniper

Dr. Davids is a broad spectrum family doc who loves to work with and teach residents in all settings including inpatient, outpatient, and OB. Her clinical expertise lies in the care of newly arrived migrants and refugees, global medicine, and the intersection of infectious disease and primary care. She is committed to providing culturally humble and trauma informed care, and she is grateful to be part of a diverse and passionate interdisciplinary care team. Based in the Emerald Clinic, she staffs the new arrivals, HIV, viral hepatitis, and TB specialty clinics, maintains AAHIVM accreditation as an HIV Specialist, and serves on the expert panel for ECHO Idaho’s Viral Hepatitis and Liver Care series. She also leads the Global Medicine Training Track with Margaret Mortimer.

Dr. Davids cares deeply about healthcare as a human right, immigration advocacy, equity and inclusion, planetary and climate health, reproductive justice, gender affirming care, and continuity OB care. She delights in the beauty and power of microbes and will impart her love of syphilis to anyone willing to listen! She also loves to help residents find and pursue their passions; to celebrate the joy, privilege, and vitality that comes from a career in family medicine; and to work alongside her incredible colleagues every day.

Dr. Davids speaks English and Spanish. Outside of the office she is happiest on a mountain trail, exploring Idaho’s beautiful outdoor spaces with her dog, Juniper.

Suzanne Allen, MD

Vice Dean, Academic, Rural & Regional Affairs, UW SOM

As the Vice Dean for Academic, Rural and Regional Affairs at the University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM), Dr. Allen works broadly across academic affairs and regional affairs to enhance the excellence of medical education for the UWSOM and the five-state WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) region. Dr. Allen grew up in Washington, attended the University of Washington as an undergraduate, and George Washington University for her medical education, before completing her Family Medicine Residency at Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews AFB. Following four years of active duty practicing at Ellsworth AFB and Andrews AFB, she joined the Full Circle Health faculty. She enjoys reading, hiking, biking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Marvin Alviso, MD

Family Medicine, HIV & Viral Hepatitis

Dr. Alviso was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. He completed his BS in Biology from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila Philippines. He then continued on to complete his medical degree at the same University. He moved to Saginaw, Michigan in 2008 for his residency in Family Medicine at Synergy Medical Education Alliance and concentrated on HIV care for most of his electives. Dr. Alviso became a board certified Family Physician in 2010. He then relocated to Boise, ID to complete a 4th year post graduate fellowship from Full Circle Health for HIV for Primary Care. He received AAHIVM certification in 2011 and continues to carry this certification. He is currently doing HIV Primary care, family practice, and Refugee Health Screening. Marvin is also passionate about providing primary care for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender population.

Elizabeth (Liz) Atnip, MD (she/her)

Rural Medicine Fellowship Director to Family Medicine

Dr. Atnip was born and raised in Hershey, Pennsylvania (sweetest place on earth!).  She attended Penn State University for both undergraduate and medical school, and then headed west for broad spectrum residency training at Full Circle Health.  During her time here, she fell in love with Boise/Idaho and its people, so decided to stay on as faculty after graduating in 2018.   She completed a 2 year remote fellowship in Integrative Medicine in 2020 through the University of Arizona, and additionally has training in acupuncture. Outside of work she enjoys playing music and volleyball, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her husband Josh and their two pups.

Justin Bailey, MD

Family Medicine, Procedural Institute Director

Dr. Bailey currently teaches full spectrum family medicine for the Family Medicine Residency. He is a graduate of The Medical College of Wisconsin, Eglin Air Force Base Family Medicine Residency (Fort Walton Beach, Florida) and a teaching faculty development fellowship at UNC Chapel Hill.  While active duty Air Force he taught full spectrum family medicine at David Grant Medical Center and was deployed to Iraq during the gulf war and to Haiti after the earthquake in 2010. 

Over the last 11 years he has served as the director of the Procedures Institute at Full Circle Health, leading resident training in any and all procedures (focus on endoscopy, procedural MSK medicine, headache management & skin surgeries).  He frequently lectures at national & international conferences for the American Academy of Family Physicians and other primary care groups around GI & procedural related topics and using manual and alternative therapies to treat pain and reduce opioid use.  He has published multiple textbook chapters, journal articles and research articles. 

Additional interests include hospital medicine, POCUS, health benefits of relationships, and providing care of vulnerable populations.  Outside of work Dr. Bailey spends all of his free time running semi-dangerous science experiments with his children, trail running, and constantly justifying the need for more garage band instruments to jam with his rock star wife, Holly, and his 5 amazing kids.

Mary Barinaga, MD

Assistant Dean, University of Washington

Dr. Barinaga grew up in a sheep ranching family in Cambridge, Idaho and is a graduate of The College of Idaho and the University of Washington School of Medicine. After completing residency at Full Circle Health in 1998, she spent the next 12 years practicing rural family medicine on the Coeur d’ Alene Indian Reservation in Plummer. In 2010, she returned to Boise as faculty for Full Circle Health and also works as Assistant Dean for Regional Affairs for the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Barinaga is active in organized medicine and is passionate about teaching. When she is not working, you can find Dr. Barinaga with her husband Doug playing in the mountains or rafting Idaho’s whitewater.

Allison Bastian, MD (she/her)

Clinic Director - Raymond

Dr. Bastian grew up just north of Dallas, TX. She graduated from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT with a degree in philosophy. She then got a Masters in liberal arts from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD. After completing a post-bacc at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, she went on to medical school at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND, graduating in 2013. After completing residency at Full Circle Health in 2016, she stayed on to join the faculty.  She absolutely loves the residency and wants to care for her panel of patients here forever.

Penny Beach, MD (she/her)

Medical Director of Population Health

picture of resident

Dr. Penny Beach grew up in Ohio and Maryland before moving to New England, where she attended Williams College and worked for 7 years as a newspaper reporter. She then attended Dartmouth Medical School and did her family medicine residency at Full Circle Health, graduating in 2001. She spent over eight years working with mostly uninsured patients and Spanish-speaking seasonal farm workers in Nampa, Idaho before joining Full Circle Health in 2010.

She is married with two children. In her spare time she loves backpacking, playing the piano, nordic skiing, watching Boston Red Sox games, and travelling. Dr. Beach’s curricular interests include hepatology, hepatitis C, rheumatology, practice management and obstetrics.

Kara Cadwallader, MD (she/her)

Chief Medical Officer of Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest/Hawaiian Islands

After graduating from The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine in 1995, Dr. Cadwallader completed her residency at Tacoma Family Medicine, Tacoma, Washington in 1998. Prior to joining Full Circle Health in 2001, Dr. Cadwallader was an assistant clinical professor and primary care provider in Santa Rosa, California. She completed a Faculty Development Fellowship at The University of Washington, with a focus on teaching application of evidence –based medicine. In addition to her faculty role, she is Chief Medical Officer of Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands, which encompasses Idaho, Alaska, Washington, Indiana, Kentucky, and Hawaii. Medical interests include women’s health and family planning, behavioral sciences, and academic writing. She enjoys water and snow skiing, cycling, reading fiction and short stories and travel. She has three children.