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St. Luke's Children's Rheumatology

Please note:
Our office has moved to the new Idaho Elks Children’s Pavilion at 305 E. Jefferson Street in Boise.

Kids get arthritis too! Modern treatment of juvenile arthritis requires state-of-the-art medications and a team of supporting medical staff. If your child has been diagnosed with arthritis or a similar condition, our team will collaborate with your referring physician to explore your options and provide the best care for your child throughout the course of treatment.

Our team sees patients with a variety of conditions, including, but not limited to:

  • Juvenile arthritis
  • Juvenile lupus
  • Systemic lupus
  • Periodic fever syndromes
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Still's disease
  • Macrophage activation syndrome
  • Autoinflammatory syndromes

Providers

  • Rheumatology

    Biography

    W. Patrick Knibbe, MD, FACR specializes in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, osteoporosis, and pediatric rheumatologic diseases. He is a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology.

    Dr. Knibbe earned his medical degree in the internal medicine honors program at University of Utah School of Medicine and served as an internal medicine resident at the University of Iowa. He then completed a fellowship back at the University of Utah, where an elective month at Children's Hospital Los Angeles set the stage for his specializing in pediatric rheumatology in Utah and Idaho. 

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Rheumatology

    Biography

    Clayton Sontheimer, MD specializes in treating children and teenagers with rheumatologic diseases, including arthritis, lupus, periodic fever syndromes, macrophage activation syndrome, dermatomyositis, and Still's disease.

    Prior to joining St. Luke's, he was a faculty member at Seattle Children's Hospital and was involved in both medical education and clinical care.

    Dr. Sontheimer is the first board certified pediatric rheumatologist to practice in Idaho.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

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With myChart, you’re able to view test results, contact your provider, request medication refills, schedule appointments and more. We encourage you to sign up for easy access to the tools and information you need to proactively manage your health. You can also set up online proxy access requests for medical records of children, spouses, or dependents.


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