Angela Bangs, MD

HIV & Viral Hepatitis Fellow 2023-2024

Dr. Angela Bangs was born in Texas and led a nomadic life throughout her childhood. She completed her undergraduate studies in public health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Go Heels!) with a desire to serve vulnerable populations. After working for several years in Raleigh, North Carolina on behalf of the NC Medicaid program, she married her high school sweetheart and moved to her husband’s hometown of Bozeman, Montana to work at the MT Office of Rural Health/AHEC. Her travels throughout rural Montana and her work with the state’s critical access hospitals led her to complete a post-baccalaureate pre-medical program with the intention of becoming a rural, primary care physician. She attended the University of Washington’s Montana WWAMI program as a TRUST scholar given her interest in rural and underserved populations.

She loved receiving strong, full-spectrum family medicine training at Full Circle Health; she loved it so much that she served as a chief resident for the program.

She is thrilled to continue her training at Full Circle Health in HIV/Viral Hepatitis and hopes to bring her skills to a rural/underserved area in the Mountain West. Her professional interests are in full-spectrum family medicine including non-surgical obstetrics, behavioral health, reproductive health, and advocacy.

Dr. Bangs and her husband Tyler love the outdoors and exploring the Boise area. They spend their free time hiking, biking, trail running (slow jogging in Angela’s case), swimming, paddle boarding, skiing, discovering and experimenting with new recipes, and attempting to keep all their plants alive.

Paige Ely, DO

HIV and Viral Hepatitis Fellow 2023-2024

Dr. Paige Ely grew up in San Diego, California.  Receiving an academic scholarship, she moved to Missoula to attend University of Montana, where she fell in love with her now husband and the Northwest. She majored in Sociology with an emphasis in Inequality and Social Justice. After college, she served at Missoula Food Bank as an AmeriCorps VISTA, working on food insecurity research with the public health department, community education, and coalition building.  Through community development work in Panama and Paraguay and volunteering with medical groups in Honduras and India, she has seen the gross discrepancies in health outcomes and access.  This has prompted a lifelong interest in global health and improving health access.  

She attended Pacific Northwest University for medical school, wanting to attend an osteopathic (or DO) school to get excellent medical education and the additional tool of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), which uses hands-on treatment to help improve some patient’s pain and range of motion.  Dr. Ely spent an additional year completing an undergraduate fellowship in OMT, to further improve this hands-on skill. During that undergraduate fellowship, she spent a significant amount of time at the free clinic providing OMT for migrant  farmworkers. She incorporates OMT nearly daily into family medicine practice.  

She completed residency at Full Circle Health (previously Family Medicine Residency of Idaho) and loves taking care of families of all ages, from pregnancy to childhood to adulthood.  She is thrilled to be selected for the HIV fellowship and continue her general family medicine clinic at Emerald Clinic, seeing patients from many different countries and cultures.  As a National Health Service Corps Scholar, Dr. Ely will work in an underserved area after fellowship.  

Languages: English, Spanish

Medical Interests: HIV, Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, global health, immigration/refugee health, women’s health, musculoskeletal/osteopathic manipulative medicine