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Jose Bolaños, MD

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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.

Shalimar Burwell, MD

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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.

Ryan Carey, MD

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Dr. Ryan Carey grew up close to Wapato, WA; spending most of his time exploring the countryside and mountains near his family home. He studied Health Science and Biology at Walla Walla University, where he learned about the possibilities of a career in medicine. While attending Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Ryan became interested in the moral dilemmas entwined within medicine and decided to pursue a Master’s degree in Biomedical Ethics. Ryan is looking forward to returning to the PNW to share his passion for ethical healthcare with patients, and to join a team of providers committed to providing individualized and personal care to all demographics. In his free time, Ryan enjoys playing disc golf, basketball, skiing, trying new foods, and hanging out with his cat Mochi. 

Jessica Gibbons, DO

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Dr. Jessica Gibbons grew up in Ontario, Oregon and Payette, Idaho.  She completed her undergraduate degree in BioResource Research at Oregon State University in the College of Agricultural Sciences, and then pursued medical school at Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Since she grew up in the rural parts of Idaho and Oregon, she chose to complete her clinical rotations of medical school in rural Eastern Idaho at the critical access hospital in Blackfoot, Idaho. 

Dr. Gibbons chose her residency in Idaho because her long term goal is to work as a physician in rural idaho to give back to the people she grew up with, and to lessen the state’s healthcare disparity.  Her mission is to facilitate positive patient-physician relationships with every patient she meets. Her professional passions include lifestyle medicine and sustainable weight loss.  In her free time, Jess enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.  She also enjoys baking, cooking healthy versions of her favorite restaurant or bakery foods, and fitness.

Hannah Killian, DO

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Dr. Hannah Killian’s interest in patient-centered medicine started from a young age as she was exposed to a multitude of cultures and backgrounds in her birthplace of Athens, Greece. She graduated with a degree in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she participated in three Medical and Public Health Brigades in Central America. She found her passion for preventative care and lifestyle medicine at Western University of Health Sciences in Lebanon, OR. Hannah has always been pulled toward serving the needs of underserved populations both locally and abroad through sustainable, clinical and educational community-centered partnerships. Within the umbrella of Family Medicine, Hannah is particularly interested in maternal and child health, integrative medicine, osteopathic manipulative treatment, and public health advocacy.

Outside of medicine, she enjoys cooking, gardening, adventuring in the great outdoors, traveling and spending quality time with family and friends. Hannah is so looking forward to making Nampa her home and serving her new community.

Meredith Larsen, DO

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Dr. Meredith Larsen grew up in Puyallup (pronounced “pyoo-AWL-up”), Washington and attended the University of Washington in Bothell, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry in 2017. For the next two years, she worked as a scribe in Family Medicine and Pediatrics as part of a pilot program between ScribeAmerica and Kaiser Permanente in Tacoma, Washington. She moved to Idaho with her husband in 2019 to attend the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine and has since adopted the Treasure Valley as her new home. She was ecstatic to learn she would continue her training in Nampa and plans to practice in the area once finished with residency.

Her areas of interest within Family Medicine include women’s health, obstetrics, LGBTQ+ care, and osteopathic manipulative treatment. Beyond these focuses, she is also passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion in medicine; community engagement; and supporting provider well-being. She embraces the osteopathic philosophy and strives to approach every health concern with the foundational belief that the mind, body, and spirit are equally important.

In addition to her love of medicine, she is also an avid enthusiast of dogs, playing the piano, Radiolab podcasts, the Planet Earth series, works from Brené Brown and Yung Pueblo, long bike rides, all things Zelda, and spending time with her husband—Chace—who never fails to turn any activity they take on together into a wonderful adventure.