Sol Bockelie, MD

Nampa Program

Sol realized his deep passion for family medicine after enrolling in the Escuela latinoamericana de medicina / Latin American School of Medicine in Havana, Cuba. It was in this program that he was able to develop his views on what medicine ought to be: healthcare is a human right; education and prevention are fundamental aspects of health and wellness; and emphasis on the importance of the biopsychosocial-environmental-spiritual model when treating and caring for patients, their families and the community is essential. 

Within family medicine, Sol is interested in working and growing with patients and their families, lifestyle, addiction medicine, wilderness medicine, public health and advocacy.

Sol Bockelie and his partner David backpacking through a city.

Sol grew up in Bremerton, WA and attended college at the University of Washington where he majored in political science while working in labs and taking pre-med courses. After graduating he worked for 5 years on malaria vaccine studies before realizing that working more closely with patients, families and their communities was what he desired in a medical career.  

While not in the clinic or hospital, Sol enjoys playing sous-chef to his partner, David, in the kitchen, training for marathons, CrossFit, hiking and Soto Zen sits. 

Sol is thrilled to make Nampa his and his partner’s home and is looking forward to serving our patient population.  

Rory Hawker, MD

Nampa Program

Medical School: Caribbean Medical University School of Medicine

Current Job: Private Practice in Star, ID

Jose Bolaños, MD

Nampa Program

Dr. Jose Bolaños comes from a third generation of doctors in Central America, he was born and raised in a small industrial city of Honduras called San Pedro Sula. He’s the eldest of three sons, his father was a pediatric surgeon, and his mother is a licensed nurse. His two younger siblings decided to pursue their dreams in culinary school while he followed his father’s foots steps into health care. After getting his degree with a Bachelor’s in Science and Letters from La Salle, he joined Medical School in the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH) and graduated in 2016 at the age of 25. Jose has had a strong passion for medicine since a young age which overlaps to many areas of his life, around his second/third year of medical school he started working with a Idaho/Oregon based Non-Profit Organization called Faith and Humanity Medical Missions, which focuses in providing medical care in rural areas of Honduras, where he now is part of the Executive Board and the official In Country Liaison. 

By working and providing medical care in places of extreme need, Jose recognizes the importance of primary care as a human right and a stronghold for every community, this being a major driver for him pursuing a generalist pathway as a Family Medicine Doctor. 

He moved into Idaho in October of 2021, after he got hired as a Patient Safety Specialist for St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, where he met his beautiful fiancé Monica in May of 2022. Together they look forward to becoming a part of our local community with him as a provider and her as an elementary school teacher. 

Besides medicine, he enjoys eating, snowboarding, technological gadgets and anything involving strength training and powerlifting.

Sarah Bardwell, MD

Nampa Program

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Sarah was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, as the oldest of three children to an artist and home renovation contractor. She is one in a long line of activists that have struggled for civil and workers’ rights. After high school she traveled around the country learning about grassroots community work in other states and returned to Denver to found a community food redistribution organization and a free community bicycle shop.

At the age of 26 she decided she wanted to improve her capacity to serve the public by going into health care. She received a Bachelors of Science from the University of Colorado Denver and went on to medical school at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. During her second year of medical school she met the love of her life and partner, Sean, and they have been taking every opportunity since then to enjoy national parks and explore the beauty of the Rocky Mountain and southwest regions. After her third year of medical school she took a year to study in Mexico and Peru and improved her Spanish, so that she could offer bilingual services to her patients.

Sarah is passionate about providing excellent patient-centered care and is thrilled to bring her love and dedication to the Treasure Valley. In addition to enjoying the bounty of the outdoors, she enjoys live music, theater and dance, reading young adult novels in Spanish, weightlifting, and good meals with wonderful people.

Melissa Braid, DO

Nampa Program

Medical School: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Current Job: Providence Family Medicine | Spokane Valley, Spokane, Washington

Samantha Carson, MD

Nampa Program

Samantha Carson and her husband Taylor standing behind their two newfoundland dogs outdoors in Boise, Idaho.

Samantha Carson grew up in Boise, ID and is very excited to be back in the Treasure Valley to continue her education as a physician. After graduating from Bishop Kelly High School, she left Idaho for her bachelor’s in psychology from Carleton College (Minnesota) and two years of work in community health clinics. She returned to Boise to obtain a second bachelors in biology from Boise State before going to Reno, NV for her doctorate in medicine from the University of Nevada, Reno.

She realized her passion for comprehensive, all-aspects-of-wellness healthcare while working in mental health and can’t wait to help her patients address the full-spectrum of their healthcare needs as a family medicine physician in-training.

She and her husband, Taylor, met in Physics class at BSU and recently welcomed a baby girl to their family. Samantha enjoys spending time with her family and two Newfoundland pups, baking gluten free goodies, spending time outside, watching movies, and doing organizing/DIY/craft projects.

Carolyn Knackstedt, MD

Nampa Program

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine

Current Job: OB Fellowship, Tacoma, WA

Shalimar Burwell, MD

Nampa Program

Dr. Shalimar Burwell grew up in rural southern Missouri until she was 11 years old, at which time her family relocated to Idaho to be closer to extended family. She attended the College of Idaho earning a BS in Biology. After graduation, she worked for six years as a research scientist before deciding on a career in medicine aligned more with her passions and goals.

She attended Saba University for medical school, located on a very small island called Saba in the Caribbean. She then completed clinical rotations throughout the US, from LA to Miami and many places in between. This was a wonderful opportunity to see how different health care systems operate throughout the US, however Shalimar is thrilled to continue her training in her home state and community. Shalimar’s interests within family medicine include caring for underserved communities, women’s health, lifestyle medicine, and international medicine.

She and her husband, Adam, met while volunteering with the youth group at their church and married in 2013. They enjoy traveling, playing board games, and making fusion glass art together. Shalimar is an avid baker and likes to ensure everyone has a homemade treat on their birthday.

Ellen Deloya, DO

Nampa Program

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

Ellen is originally from a small town in the mountains of San Diego County and went to California State University in Fresno for her undergraduate degree in Biology. She then completed medical school at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences. During medical school Ellen spent two years completing clinical rotations in the Western Idaho region. She has rotated in all regions of Western Idaho ranging from Boise to Meridian, Nampa, Kuna, and Caldwell.

Coming from a small rural town herself, Ellen is passionate about increasing healthcare access to rural and underserved communities. What she loves the most about Family Medicine is the continuity of care, diversity of full-scope training and longitudinal care, and meaningful patient connections made. Having done all of her clinical rotations in Western Idaho, Ellen has come to love the Treasure Valley community and the home she and her significant other have made here. In her spare time, Ellen and her significant other find themselves enjoying all the outdoors has to offer with their very active border collie.

Mark Dahle, MD

Nampa Program

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Current Job: Minidoka Medical Center |Rupert, ID