St. Luke's Clinic

Welcome! Thank you for choosing St. Luke's Clinic – The Woman's Clinic for your obstetric and gynecological care.

Every woman deserves the best care for her body, in an environment that helps her feel safe and at ease. In 1943, the first two trained gynecologists and obstetricians in Idaho started a Boise practice based on this principle. Now, over 60 years later, with nine physicians, three nurse practitioners, and two locations, St. Luke's Clinic – The Woman's Clinic continues to operate under this same principle.

We focus on delivering optimal health care for every person we treat, and help guide a woman through the many stages and milestones of her life, from childbirth to menopause and beyond.

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The Woman's Clinic
100 E. Idaho Street
Suite 400
Boise, Idaho 83712

520 S. Eagle Road
Suites 3209 and 3219
Meridian, Idaho 83642

Medical or Nonspecific:
(208) 345-5250

Appointments:
(208) 345-7980

Patient Billing:
(208) 345-9971

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.


Services
St. Luke's Clinic – The Woman's Clinic provides primary and specialty care for women of all ages in the areas of:

  • Gynecology – the treatment of diseases of the reproductive system including female infertility
  • Obstetrics – the care of women during pregnancy, delivery, and post-delivery
  • Women's Health Care
  • Bone Densitometry Testing – a test that aids doctors in the diagnosis of osteoporosis
  • Research – We participate in clinical research. Please contact us if you are interested in available studies

New Patients / Appointments
We are accepting new patients.
To contact us or to make an appointment please call
(208) 345-7980.

After-hours and Weekends
On weekends, evening, and holidays, one physician handles all problems, emergencies, and deliveries for the entire clinic. During these times, you may leave a message with our answering service to reach the on-call physician by dialing 327-8249.

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


Physicians

Our nine board certified obstetricians/gynecologists provide the best in women's health care in a safe, welcoming environment. Our physicians offer a wide range of expertise and experience as gynecologists, specializing in treating diseases of the female reproductive system, and as obstetricians, caring for women during pregnancy, in delivery, and in the post-delivery period. A number of our physicians have also received specialized training in the treatment of female infertility.


R. Burke Archibald, MD R. Burke Archibald, MD is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. His professional interests include general obstetrics and gynecology, gynecological surgery, and laparoscopy. He was born in Salt Lake City and raised in Columbus, Ohio. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder and his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Francisco, and joined The Woman’s Clinic in 2003.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Archibald is the physician lead in on-boarding St. Luke’s EPIC electronic medical records program in obstetrics, gynecology, and urology. He enjoys  spending much of his free time with his wife and two children, enjoys mountain biking, running, scuba diving, and snow skiing.

Heidi Bendorf Chasan, MD Heidi Bendorf Chasan, MD is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. Her practice interests include normal and high-risk obstetrics and minimally invasive and vaginal surgery. She grew up in Bliss, Idaho and earned her bachelor’s degree in history and biology at the College of Idaho. She earned her medical degree from the University of Washington, where she also completed her residency and specialty training in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Chasan joined The Woman’s Clinic in 2005. She and her husband have three children and enjoy biking, hiking, and winter sports.
Jenni Bradley, MD

Jenni L. Bradley, MD is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She has professional interests in normal and high-risk obstetrics, and laparoscopic and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nutritional sciences from Cornell University and her medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, where she also completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology. She earned her master’s degree in public health with an emphasis in maternal and infant nutrition from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Bradley speaks French as a second language. She joined The Woman’s Clinic in 2012.

Robert W. Davis, MD Robert W. Davis, MD began his practice at The Woman’s Clinic in 1979, and has special interests in general obstetrics and gynecology care. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and his medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Northwestern University.

Dr. Davis is on active staff at St. Luke’s in Boise where he served as chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1983-84) and member of the Ethics Committee (1988-1993.) H e and his wife have a daughter and three sons.

Bryan Hodges, MD Bryan Hodges, MD is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. He was raised in Boise and earned his undergraduate degree from Boise State University. He earned his medical degree from the University of Washington and completed residency training at Georgetown University. He joined The Woman's Clinic in 2002. Dr. Hodges enjoys family time with his wife, Dr. Javernick-Hodges, son, and three daughters. For recreation, he enjoys soccer, hiking, skiing, biking, good books, and movies.
Necole Javernick-Hodges, MD Necole Javernick-Hodges, MD is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She was born and raised in Boise and earned her undergraduate degree from Boise State University. She earned her medical degree from the University of Washington and completed her residency training at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. She joined The Woman’s Clinic in 2002. Dr. Javernick-Hodges and her husband, Dr. Bryan Hodges, are the proud parents of three daughters and one son. She enjoys spending time with her family as well as many outdoor activities such as snow and water skiing, swimming, and biking.

Kathleen Keating, DO Kathleen "KC" Keating, DO is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She focuses her practice on empowering patients to participate in their treatment plan and promoting general health and wellness. She earned her bachelor’s degree in public health from Beloit College, and completed an externship in a Ugandan refugee camp—an experience that inspired her to become a doctor. She served a National Health Service Corps commitment in rural northwest Colorado. Dr. Keating earned her medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed her residency at Exempla St. Joseph’s Hospital. She joined The Woman’s Clinic in 2012.

B. Kerry Lowder, MD B. Kerry Lowder, MD is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and has special interests in obstetrics, infertility, and surgery. He has been involved with medical research and is currently involved in several clinical medical trials. He earned his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine. He completed his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, and joined The Woman’s Clinic in 1999. Dr. Lowder has spent time in Japan and speaks Japanese.
Matthew Renner, MD Matthew Renner, MD is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. He earned his bachelor's degree from Montana State University and his medical degree from the University of South Dakota. He completed his residency at Exempla St. Joseph Hospital in Denver and spent a year working abroad as an OB/GYN in New Zealand.
Dean T. Watkins, MD, MEd Dean T. Watkins, MD, MEd is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. He joined The Woman’s Clinic in 1970 and retired in 2003 following a 30-three year career. In 2009, he returned to provide gynecology care and counseling. He considers it a privilege to have provided care for women during his years with The Woman’s Clinic.  “I failed retirement because I missed the patients and my colleagues,” Dr. Watkins says. “I have thoroughly enjoyed returning to practice.”

A native of Emmett, Idaho, Dr. Watkins earned his medical degree from Oregon Health Sciences University, where he also completed his post-graduate training in obstetrics and gynecology. He earned his Master of Education degree in counseling from College of Idaho. He says his life is centered on his family, his friends, and his faith. He thoroughly enjoys fishing, gardening, golf, hiking, and RV-ing.

John M. Werdel, MD

John M. Werdel, MD is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. He provides gynecology services with special interest in pelvic reconstructive surgery, and enjoys the long term relationships with his patients and the ability to help them surgically when indicated. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and his medical degree from East Carolina University School of Medicine. During medical school he completed a rural medicine rotation in Papua, New Guinea and a midwifery rotation in Ireland. He completed his subspecialty training in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

Dr. Werdel joined The Woman’s Clinic in 1991. In addition to his medical practice, he serves as St. Luke’s Clinic Medical Director for the Division of OB-GYN and Urology. He values his time with family most of all, and is passionate about outdoor activities such as biking and skiing.

Timothy A. West, MD Timothy A. West, MD is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. He was born and raised in Prescott, Arizona and earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Northern Arizona University. He earned his medical degree from the University of Arizona and completed his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix. He has spent time in Mexico and Honduras on medical mission projects, and joined The Woman’s Clinic in 1998. Dr. West and his wife have four children who are a continued source of joy and wonderment.

Nurse Practitioners

Patients at St. Luke's Clinic – The Woman's Clinic are also cared for by three nurse practitioners. Nationally certified by the Idaho State Board of Nursing, our nurse practitioners carefully listen to the concerns of our patients to understand their needs, and collaborate with our physicians to provide optimal health care.

Nurse practitioners (NPs) are registered nurses with advanced education. With this advanced expertise, NPs are prepared to deliver primary health care in many specialty areas. Our NPs specialize in women's health care.

Nurse practitioners care for your health in a number of ways. They can:

  • Perform physical exams
  • Diagnose and treat common health problems such as infections
  • Treat and manage chronic health care problems
  • Facilitate illness prevention to decrease health care costs
  • Provide health education to improve or maintain health, and provide family planning and pregnancy care
  • Conduct health screening procedures such as Pap smears, breast exams, and sport and employment physicals
  • Perform procedures such as endometrial biopsies
  • Prescribe medications

Becky Elder, CRNPBecky Elder, CRNP is board certified as a family nurse practitioner with more than 15 years of clinical experience. She has special interests in preventive care, mental wellness, and building long-lasting relationships with her patients. She is passionate about adolescent and women’s health, and caring for women across their life spans. Becky earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Montana State University and her master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner from Washington State University. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and has volunteered on medical missions with Hearts In Motion, an organization serving indigent villagers in Guatemala, Panama, and Peru. She enjoys volunteering, yurting, and watching her sons play sports.

Kate Martin, CRNPKathleen “Kate” Martin, CRNP has particular interest in the healthcare of adolescent girls and perimenopausal women. She is committed to providing effective healthcare to women of all ages in an environment that minimizes anxiety and provides opportunities to ask questions and explore options and patient preferences. Kate earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Idaho State University. She completed her training as a women's health care nurse practitioner in 1978 at Harbor General Hospital in collaboration with California State University, Long Beach. She earned her master's degree in nursing and completed adult nurse practitioner training at the University of Portland. Kate joined The Woman’s Clinic in 2001. She values family, honesty, integrity, and humor, and enjoys music and the arts.

Kerri Tucker, CRNPKerri Tucker, CRNP is a women's healthcare nurse practitioner. She believes that women should empower themselves with information and take control of their own health for themselves and their families. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Oregon Health Sciences University and spent six years in the U.S. Air Force specializing in obstetrical nursing. In 2004, she earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the Perinatal Nurse Practitioner program at Regis University. She earned her women's health care nurse practitioner certification in 2006. Kerri grew up in a farm family in eastern Oregon, and loves to travel.

 

 

Insurance Plans

St. Luke's Clinic – The Woman's Clinic has adopted a "payment at the time of service" policy in order to hold down fee increases. We will expect payment of insurance co-pays, deductible, and non-covered services at time of treatment.

We accept cash, checks, and major credit cards. Exceptions to this general policy may apply for obstetrical care and surgery fees as follows:

  • Obstetrical Care: The portion of the fee not covered by insurance can either be paid in full at the initial visit or paid in three monthly installments prior to delivery.
  • Surgical Fees: That portion of the surgical fee not covered by insurance should be paid in full at the pre-op visit.

For your convenience, we provide one central patient billing office. As a courtesy to you, we will be happy to file your insurance claims. We do request a copy of your insurance card to ensure accurate information for processing. Please be aware that you are responsible for the entire amount even though you may have insurance coverage.

Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance plans are accepted. We ask that you bring your insurance card with you to each visit and notify us of any changes in your address, phone number, or insurance information.

If you have questions about this or any other office policy or procedure, we would be happy to discuss them with you. Call us at 345-9971.

Your Appointment

Scheduling: Please set your appointments as far in advance as possible to provide better choice of appointment times.

Appointment Day: Please notify us at least 24 hours in advance if you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment. Please notify us if you will be late, in which case you may be asked to reschedule. We ask that you check in with our receptionist each time you arrive for your appointment. Please bring your insurance information with you. If you are a new patient, you will be mailed paperwork to complete prior to your appointment.

We will make every attempt to honor your appointment time. On occasion we must deal with delays due to deliveries, surgeries, and other emergencies during office hours. Our receptionist will notify you if your physician is running behind. Please let our receptionist know if you wish to reschedule.

Reaching Our Switchboard: IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE LET THE CLINIC OPERATOR KNOW IMMEDIATELY.

When calling to speak with a physician or nurse, our operator will take your name, date of birth, phone number, and brief message. Your chart and message will then be delivered to the appropriate person who will return your call between seeing patients as time allows.

  • If you have a problem or emergency at any time while your physician is away from the office, one of the other physicians will be available to care for you.
  • If your situation demands immediate attention, and you are unable to reach the doctor, please go to St. Luke's Hospital Emergency Room.

Medication Refills

Prior to calling our office, please check with your pharmacist. Often they can coordinate your prescription refill directly with your physician. Please plan to allow 24-48 hours to process your refill request.

You can also request a prescription refill directly through your myChart account.

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