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St. Luke's Clinic – Rheumatology: Boise

Rheumatology is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions and diseases that involve the joints, muscles, and bones. The most common concerns are osteoarthritis (the general breakdown of joint cartilage over time) and rheumatoid arthritis (systemic swelling in all or most joints at once).  We also address osteoporosis and bone health with the goal of helping you achieve your best quality of life.

At St. Luke’s Clinic – Rheumatology, our team of specialists works closely with your referring provider to integrate and coordinate your plan of care. We also maintain an active research department that enables patients to participate in clinical trials, when appropriate. We provide care in an environment that is both high-tech and high-touch for the best experience and most positive outcomes for our patients.

Providers

  • Rheumatology

    Biography

    Marcy Bauer, NP earned her bachelor’s degrees in business administration from the University of Puget Sound and in nursing from Boise State University. She earned her master’s degree in nursing (family nurse practitioner) from Gonzaga University.

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    Accepting new patients
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      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

  • Rheumatology

    Biography

    Achini P. Dingman, MD specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory autoimmune disease. She has a passion for treating and managing rheumatic disease, and actively participates in research trials to further develop her field.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
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      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

  • Rheumatology

    Biography

    Michelle Hurty, PA-C has clinical experience in endocrinology and internal medicine. She has professional interest in osteoporosis and sees patients as part of the St. Luke's Osteoporosis and Bone Health program.

    Michelle has worked for the physician assistant program at Oregon Health and Science University as a regional clinical coordinator.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
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      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

  • Rheumatology

    Biography

    James E. Loveless, MD, FACR is fellow of the American College of Rheumatology. He specializes in the treatment of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and Sjögren's syndrome. He has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and is the medical director of St. Luke's Osteoporosis and Bone Health program. He is actively involved in clinical trials investigating new treatments for arthritis and osteoporosis. Dr. Loveless completed his internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

    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

  • Rheumatology

    Biography

    Cody Scrivner, PA is an experienced physician assistant with a background in family medicine. He has professional interest in osteoporosis and sees patients as part of the St. Luke's Osteoporosis and Bone Health program.

    Cody earned his physician assistant degree from Idaho State University.

    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

  • Rheumatology

    Biography

    Chara J. Solich, MD, FACR is a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology. She specializes in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, systemic lupus erythematosus, and osteoporosis. Dr. Solich completed her internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

    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

Conditions

  • Arthritis

    Inflammation of the joints in one or more areas of the body. There are over 100 different types of arthritis.

  • Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis is a progressive disease that causes bones to become thin and porous, increasing the risk for fractures.

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