St. Luke's Clinic

St. Luke's Clinic – Idaho Endocrinology is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care for endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism. We continually strive to improve the health of our patients.

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Idaho Endocrinology
403 South 11th Street
Suite 100
Boise, Idaho 83702
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520 S. Eagle Road
Meridian, Idaho 83642
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Phone:
(208) 429-0300

Office Hours:
Mon - Thur, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.


Services
We offer a variety of services, including:

  • Endocrinology
  • Diabetes
  • Metabolism

New Patients / Appointments
By physician referral only

After Hours and Weekends
For weekday emergencies, please call our office at 429-0300. For weekend medical emergencies, please call our office at 429-0300 for information about the on call physician pager number. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

What is Endocrinology?
Endocrinology is the treatment and study of disorders of the endocrine system, such as diabetes, hyperthyroidism, and many others.

St. Luke's Clinics
St. Luke's Clinics are an integrated network of highly skilled health care professionals in locations throughout our region.


Our Medical Providers


Richard B. Christensen, MD Richard B. Christensen, MD is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism. He serves as medical director of Humphreys Diabetes Education Center. Dr. Christensen earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and completed residency training in internal medicine at the University of Washington. He then pursued five years of advanced fellowship training, research, and teaching in endocrinology and metabolism at the University of Washington before entering practice in Boise.
Gigi Dawood, DO Gigi Dawood, DO specializes in conditions affecting the endocrine system including diabetes, thyroid, and metabolic disorders. She earned her medical degree from Midwestern University-Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine after working as a critical care nurse. She completed her residency and endocrinology fellowship training at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She has previously practiced in Portland, Oregon and Colorado Springs.
Irinel N. Stanciu, MD Irinel N. Stanciu, MD is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology and board eligible in metabolism. She earned her medical degree from Carol Davila University of Medicine in Bucharest, Romania. She completed her general medicine residency in Bucharest and her internal medicine residency Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Stanciu practiced internal medicine for six years before completing fellowship training in endocrinology and metabolism at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. She joined Dr. Christensen at Idaho Endocrinology in 2008.
Melinda Bishop-Herre, PA-C Melinda Bishop-Herre, PA-C has been a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants since 2009. She earned her bachelor's degree in cytotechnology from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2005 and her master's degree in physician assistant studies from the University of South Alabama in Mobile in 2009. She began her endocrinology practice at St. Luke's in 2013.
Michelle Hurty PA-C Michelle Hurty, PA-C is a physician assistant with clinical experience in endocrinology and internal medicine. She earned her physician assistant degree from the University of Utah in 1992 and bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Texas at Austin. She worked as a regional clinical coordinator for the Physician Assistant Program at Oregon Health & Science University.
Lisa Sanders PA-C Lisa Sanders, PA-C earned her bachelor's degree in health science studies with a psychology minor from Boise State University while also working in the St. Luke's Boise CCU/COU as a unit clerk and nurse assistant. She earned her master's degree in physician assistant studies from Loma Linda University in 2007. Lisa has practiced endocrinology since 2007 and has been in practice with Idaho Endocrinology since 2009.
Sharene Gossen, PA-C Sharene Watsen, PA-C earned her bachelor's degree in biology and religion from Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota. She earned her master's degree in physician assistant studies from Oregon Health & Science University. Before becoming a physician assistant she worked as a nursing assistant and phlebotomist. Sharene has been in practice with Idaho Endocrinology since 2005.

Your Appointment
We try to stay on time, as a courtesy to you and others. Since paperwork may take a few minutes, please arrive early. As emergencies do occur, there may be occasions when your appointment time will be delayed. We will always try to keep you informed in the event of a delay, and will be happy to reschedule your appointment, if you prefer. We ask that you respect the appointment time we have reserved for you, and call 24 hours ahead to cancel or change appointments so that others may be helped during that time.

Communication with your provider is extremely important. It may be helpful for you to write down questions for your doctor or nurse practitioner prior to your visit. Bring a list of medications and the dosages, or bring the bottles with you.

Make sure you understand any instructions you are given. If clarification is needed, review your instructions with the provider or medical assistant before you leave. If you aren’t doing well after your visit, we want to hear from you. Our goal is to improve your health.


Insurance Plans
We accept most insurance plans, including Medicare, in-state Medicaid, Tricare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and others.


Medication Refills
Talk with your provider at each visit to be sure your prescriptions are up to date. When you need to refill your prescriptions, you can request them directly through your myChart account.

You can also request a refill by contacting your pharmacy. Your pharmacy will then contact our office for verification and approval. For patient safety, narcotics cannot be refilled outside of office hours. Talk with your provider before your prescription runs out, and please allow 48 hours for refills.

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