Kids are not just small adults. They’re growing and developing, so their needs are constantly changing. At St. Luke’s Children’s Pediatrics, our team is dedicated to building a relationship with your family to support your child’s health, every step of the way. Our pediatricians are board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and specialize in the needs of infants, children, and adolescents.
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If you need urgent medical attention outside of our office hours, please go directly to the nearest emergency department or call 911.
Our symptom checker offers educational information on various conditions, and provides advice regarding home care or first aid, when appropriate, as well as instructions on when you may need to call your provider, call 911, or go to an emergency department. It also offers dosage tables for common over-the-counter drugs.
The information in our symptom checker is designed with patient safety as the highest priority. Each care guide is reviewed by physicians, specialists and nurses for accuracy.
If you need additional advice regarding your child's sickness or injury, please contact your provider.
Crystal Belcourt, NP is a board certified nurse practitioner who enjoys providing care to children and creating a trusting and healing environment based on open communication.
Crystal earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Boise State University, and her master's degree as a pediatric nurse practitioner from the University of Alabama, Mobile. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends.
Favorite Children's Books: The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss, the Rainbow Fish by Marcus Phister, and Charlotte's Web by E.B. White.
Jessica Carpenter, LCSW works with children and specializes in the integration of mental health services in a medical setting. She has experience with rural populations and has previously provided traditional counseling services for all ages.
Jessica earned both her bachelor's degree in biology and her master's degree in social work from Northwest Nazarene University.
Marie Gessel, MD has a strong interest in helping rural, remote, and ethnically underserved populations. She is also fascinated by innovative delivery systems and is always experimenting with improving flow and efficiency in clinical settings. Marie loves to mentor and teach, and strives to inspire the next generation of dedicated female physicians.
Timothy Herndon, MD is a board certified pediatrician and loves working with children and adolescents. He has additional experience treating allergies, asthma, and behavioral and learning issues. He helps with breastfeeding and lactation issues, and has had many positive experiences with families who deliver babies at home.
Dr. Herndon has taught medical students, residents, and nurse practitioner candidates for many years. He is a member of the Idaho chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and loves sharing the best care resources with families and their kids.
Designed to meet the needs of kids, their families, and the people who care for them, this state-of-the-art facility on our downtown Boise campus will more than double our clinical space and improve vital services that keep care close to home. It will bring most of our pediatric specialists and services under one roof, allowing us to provide care more efficiently and easing the burden on parents and kids who will now be able to see several providers in one location in one day.