Primary Care Psychiatry

The Primary Care Psychiatry Fellowship is a 12 month post-residency training based in Nampa that focuses on providing comprehensive mental health care within the context of the primary care clinic. Fellows will be trained in advanced psychiatry applications including motivational interviewing and brief in office counselling, pediatric and geriatric psychiatry,  and addiction medicine.

This fellowship also offers the opportunity for four weeks of away elective. While not a requirement, opportunities to keep up inpatient and obstetric skill set exist through the St. Luke’s Nampa Family Medicine Service. Fellows will be trained to be subject area experts to serve as a primary care psychiatry resource within their future practice.

Application

One fellow will be selected each year. Applicants must have completed a 3-year ACGME accredited Family Medicine Residency and be board certified in Family Medicine. At this time, we are not able to sponsor visas for the fellowship. The fellowship year starts the last week of July.  This varies by academic year. Please submit the following to apply:

  • A copy of your CV
  • Concise personal statement detailing the following:
    • Reasons for pursuing additional training in primary care psychiatry
    • Future career goals.
  • Letter of support from your Program Director
  • Two additional letters of reference, preferably one from Family Medicine faculty and another from a Psychiatrist/Behavioral Health professional

Application deadline is October 15th. Interviews will be offered in early November. The fellows will be selected by the end of December.

Email applications to:

Amy Atondo, Fellowship Program Coordinator.
Subject Line: Primary Care Psychiatry Fellowship Application

Direct Inquiries:

Amy Atondo
Fellowship Coordinator
P: (208) 514-2500 x1074
AmyAtondo@fullcircleidaho.org
777 N Raymond Street Boise, ID 83704

Salary / Benefits

  • Salary: $73,221.00
  • Sixteen (16) days paid vacation per year. (View ACGME Family Leave Policy)
  • Educational funds in the amount of $1500 for related CME.
  • Support for one conference at which the fellow present.
  • Health, Dental, vision, Life Insurance options for fellow and immediate family.
  • Disability Insurance for fellow.
  • Malpractice Insurance and Workers’ Compensation Insurance.
  • Licenses and dues: Idaho board of medicine, DEA, board of pharmacy, AAFP membership.

Curriculum

The curriculum will be divided in five thematic blocks:

  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Child Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Brief In-office Counseling
  • Focus of fellows choosing

The fellow will have an opportunity to do a four week away rotation. Options could include rural opportunities in Idaho or addiction focused treatments centers. The curriculum is flexible as to meet the individual clinical and academic interests of the fellow.

Fellows are expected to participate in gender-affirming care, treatment of substance use disorder, and hepatitis C treatment.

Goals:

  1. Care across the life cycle including pregnant and post-partum, pediatric, and geriatric patients.
  2. Acute and chronic trauma (ACEs, domestic violence), specifically trauma informed care.
  3. Work with special population as desired (developmentally disabled, transgender, incarcerated, couples, families, parenting, people with refugee status, people experiencing homelessness)
  4. Psychopharmacology management for more complex care needs and appropriate referral
  5. Health systems knowledge
  6. work with or develop mental health resources – (AHEC HPSA work)
  7. Patient advocacy
  8. Brief counseling skills – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, motivational interviewing
  9. Medication Assisted Treatment
  10. Proficiency in inter-professional teamwork, psychiatrists, psychologists, MSW, counselors
  11. Maintaining family medicine skill set – optional inpatient as future job needs require

Training Facility

Located in the campus of the St. Luke’s Nampa Medical Center, this clinic will be where half of each residency class will experience their continuity panel. Fellows will have continuity clinic here as well. Both residents and fellows will have access to an inter-professional team including pharmacists, psychologists, dieticians, and community health workers.

St. Luke’s Nampa Medical Center demonstrates their commitment to the city of Nampa and the growing population of Canyon County. The new 87-bed hospital offers a fully equipped emergency department, family suites for new mothers and their babies, a newborn intensive care unit (NICU), children’s services with outpatient sub-specialists, additional heart and orthopedics services, and an intensive care unit.

Location & Contact Info:

Full Circle Health – Nampa North
9850 W St Lukes Dr., Suite #329
Nampa, ID 83687
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Faculty

Danielle Davies, MD

Associate Program Director, Nampa – Education

Primary Care Psychiatry Co-Fellowship Director

Dr. Danielle Davies (she, her) was born in Neptune, NJ (really) and grew up in Howell, NJ. She denies association with any of the cast members of The Jersey Shore and doesn’t like it when you make Jersey rhyme with Boise. She grew up riding her bike to the beach, creating science experiments usually involving the mud hole in the front yard, and spending all of her vacation time in her family’s 200 year old farm house in Vermont. She attended Villanova University outside of Philadelphia but was sent back to NJ to attend Rutgers RWJ Medical School. While majoring in Biology as an undergraduate she studied abroad in Seville, Spain (but did go on a pinxos tour in the basque country and loved it). While in medical school she travelled to the Himalayas in Northern India as part of a travelling clinic. She loves international travel but has decided to dedicate more time to visiting our National Parks.

Dr. Davies moved cross country after falling in love with Boise and now enjoys exploring “The West” on her days off. In her spare time, Dr. Davies enjoys photography, skiing, and repurposing ugly furniture. Her interest in medicine is broad spectrum primary care.

Bari Laskow, MD

Associate Program Director, Nampa – Curriculum

Primary Care Psychiatry Fellowship Co-Director

Bari Laskow grew up in the Northeast, spending her formative years in New Jersey. She completed her undergraduate degree in the humanities at New York University – The Gallatin School, creating her own major exploring the social determinants of health. After spending some time in the NGO world in New York City, Liberia, and Guatemala, she attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh. Taking a year off from medical school, she worked in El Salvador completing a research project on cervical cancer screening via self-collection of HPV swabs in the community. She completed residency at Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine in Seattle, WA where she had the privilege of matching at Sea Mar Community Health Center, an FQHC focusing on the care of the underserved Latino community. While at Swedish Cherry Hill, she completed an Area of Concentration in Reproductive Health. She is joining the Full Circle Health Nampa faculty after working at Sea Mar as a community preceptor for another year after graduation.

Other professional interests include racial health equity, addiction medicine, comprehensive reproductive healthcare, LGTBQ healthcare, and community engagement. Outside of medicine, Bari spends her free time exploring the great outdoors with her husband, cooking and eating almost anything, and playing board games.

Current Fellows

Cate Heil, MD

Primary Care Psychiatry Fellow 2023-2024

Dr. Cate Heil attended Pittsburg State University, where she majored in Biology and competed on the cross-country and track teams. She then completed medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine – Kansas City campus. During her time in medical school, she was a co-director for a women’s health and prenatal free clinic for urban underserved in Kansas City. She also had service leadership positions in Christian Medical Fellowship and American Medical Women’s Association.

Dr. Heil is drawn to the field of Family Medicine because of the ability to provide compassionate comprehensive care for each patient. She is especially interested in pediatrics, tribal and rural health, and behavioral health and addiction medicine. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, kayaking, hiking, cooking, knitting, and reading. She is beyond excited to become a family doc!