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St. Luke's Clinic – The Woman's Clinic: Boise

As a woman, you know that finding the right OB/GYN can make all the difference in your healthcare journey. The specialists at St. Luke’s provide support for the many milestones along your journey. Whether you’re in need of an annual gynecological wellness exam, beginning family planning, expecting a baby, or scheduled for surgery, our experienced staff and expert providers deliver the obstetric, gynecological, infertility, ultrasound, and urogynecology services you need. 

Additional areas of expertise include conditions such as high-risk pregnancy, heavy periods and incontinence; as well as procedures like cancer screening and pelvic floor reconstruction.

  • Location & Contact Info

    100 E. Idaho St.
    Suite 400
    Boise, ID 83712
    (208) 345-5250
    Fax: (208) 345-2364

    Accepting New Patients

    Yes
  • Office Hours

    Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Referral Required

    Yes
  • Before Your Visit

  • For Current Patients

  • After-hours & Weekends

    On weekends, evening, and holidays, one physician handles all problems, emergencies, and deliveries for the entire clinic. During these times, please call (208) 345-5250 and our after-hours service will assist you.

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Providers

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Biography

    R. Burke Archibald, MD has professional interest in general obstetrics and gynecology, gynecological surgery, and laparoscopy. He was born in Salt Lake City and raised in Columbus, OH. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

    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 his free time with his wife and two children, mountain biking, running, scuba diving, and snow skiing.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Biography

    Jenni L. Bradley, MD 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. She earned her master’s degree in public health with an emphasis in maternal and infant nutrition from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Bradley delivers babies at St. Luke's Boise.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Biography

    Heidi Bendorf Chasan, MD has professional interest in normal and high-risk obstetrics and minimally invasive and vaginal surgery. She grew up in Bliss, ID, and earned her bachelor’s degree in history and biology at the College of Idaho. She completed her residency and specialty training in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Chasan delivers babies at St. Luke's Boise.

    She and her husband have three children and enjoy biking, hiking, and winter sports.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Biography

    Stacy Cooper, MPA-C has special interests in gynecology, infertility, and preventive health, and is a first assist in surgery. She focuses on the whole patient and promotes health and wellness to patients of all ages. She earned her bachelor's degree in exercise physiology from the University of Wyoming and her master's degree as a physician assistant from Rocky Mountain College.

    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.

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Biography

    Becky Elder, NP 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 lifespans. 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.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Biography

    Anne Feighner, MD has professional interests in general obstetrics, gynecology, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Her specific interests are cervical dysplasia, abnormal uterine bleeding, and contraception. 

    Dr. Feighner is passionate about her work and loves getting to know her patients and their families. She enjoys providing education to help her patients that helps them actively participate in their health and wellness and is an advocate for maternal and reproductive health. She delivers babies at St. Luke's Boise.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Biography

    Bryan F. Hodges, MD provides obstetrics and gynecology services. He is currently accepting new obstetric patients without a referral and gynecology patients by provider and patient referral. He delivers babies at St. Luke's Boise.

    Dr. Hodges was raised in Boise, Idaho and earned his bachelor's degree in biology at Boise State University. Dr. Hodges and his wife, Dr. Necole Javernick-Hodges, have four children. He enjoys reading books and watching movies with his family, as well as many outdoor activities such as snow skiing, water skiing, swimming, and biking.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Biography

    Necole Javernick-Hodges, MD provides obstetrics and gynecology services. She is currently accepting new obstetric patients and gynecology patients by referral. She delivers babies at St. Luke's Boise.

    Dr. Javernick-Hodges was born and raised in Boise and earned her bachelor's degree in biology and pre-medicine, with a minor in chemistry, from Boise State University. She and her husband, Dr. Bryan Hodges, are the proud parents of four children. She enjoys spending time with her family as well as many outdoor activities such as snow skiing, water skiing, swimming, and biking.


    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Biography

    Kathleen "KC" Keating, DO focuses on empowering patients to participate in their treatment plan and promoting general health and wellness. She earned her bachelor's degree from Beloit College, where she focused on public health. She completed an externship at a Ugandan refugee camp, an experience that inspired her to become a doctor. She also served a National Health Service Corps commitment in rural northwest Colorado. Dr. Keating delivers babies at St. Luke's Boise.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Biography

    B. Kerry Lowder, MD has special interests in obstetrics, infertility, and surgery. He is currently involved in several research clinical trials. He delivers babies at St. Luke's Boise.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Biography

    Alaina McCoy, PA-C is a nationally certified physician assistant with special interests in gynecology, adolescent and young women's health, and the treatment of basic neurological conditions. She believes that treatment plans are best made collaboratively between a patient and her provider, and should include education and discussion. 

    Alaina earned her bachelor's degree in psychology and health science studies from Boise State University, and a master's in physician assistant studies from Western University of Health Sciences. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Association of Physician Assistants in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Association of Neurosurgical Physician Assistants.

    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.

  • Biography

    Matthew D. Renner, MD specializes in both normal and high-risk obstetrics, as well as laparoscopic and vaginal surgery. Before moving to Idaho he spent time working as an OB/GYN in New Zealand. He delivers babies at St. Luke's Boise.

    When away from work, Dr. Renner enjoys spending time with his family and two dogs.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Biography

    Kerri Tucker, NP is a nationally certified nurse practitioner with a focus on gynecology. Her special interests include preventive care, mental wellness, and building long-lasting relationships with her patients. She is trained in performing colonoscopies and in managing abnormal pap smears. Kerri is passionate about women's health from adolescence through menopause.

    Prior to joining St. Luke's, Kerri served in the Air Force as a labor and delivery nurse and has volunteered on a medical mission to the Dominican Republic. She works to inform and empower women in a relaxing, comfortable environment that encourages them to ask questions. Her dedication has earned her St. Luke's Nursing Excellence Award in advance practice nursing.

    Kerri grew up on a farm where she learned integrity, humor, honesty, and small-town values. She earned her bachelor's degree from Oregon Health Sciences University and her master's degree as a perinatal nurse practitioner from Regis University in Denver. She also earned a certificate as a women's health nurse practitioner from Drexel University.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Biography

    John M. Werdel, MD provides gynecology services with special interest in minimally invasive and pelvic reconstructive surgery, menopausal management, and urinary incontinence. He has enjoyed the long-term relationships with his patients and the ability to help them surgically when appropriate. He is currently accepting new gynecology patients by referral. 

    In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Werdel currently serves in an administrative role for St. Luke’s Clinics as the division medical director of OB/GYN and urology. In this role, he is extremely passionate about improving quality and outcomes for patients across the health system and is helping to lead development of an internal program to improve physician leadership skills and partner with other clinicians and staff in the area of quality and performance improvement.

    Dr. Werdel has served in other leadership roles at St. Luke’s as well, including secretary/treasurer of the medical staff and chair of the department of OB/GYN. He also served as past Idaho section fellow chair and vice chair for The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). 

    Dr. Werdel earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He attended medical school at East Carolina University School of Medicine and during those years had the unique opportunity to travel abroad spending 3 months at a rural field hospital in the mountains of Papua New Guinea. He also worked in a midwifery hospital in Ireland prior to starting his OB/GYN residency at the University of Virginia.

    Outside of the office, Dr. Werdel is passionate about many outdoor activities such as biking, running, and skiing. Most of all, he values the time he is able to spend with his family.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Biography

    Timothy A. West, MD provides both obstetrics and gynecology services. He is currently accepting new obstetric patients without a referral and gynecology patients by provider or patient referral. He delivers babies at St. Luke's Boise.

    In addition to his medical practice, Dr. West serves in an administrative role as the site medical manager for St. Luke’s Clinic – The Woman’s Clinic. He is the past peer review committee chair and the current chair of the department of OB/GYN at St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center.
     
    Dr. West earned his bachelor's degree in microbiology at Northern Arizona University. He is grateful for the opportunity to participate in ongoing medical mission projects, most recently in Mexico.

    Dr. West and his wife have four children.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients

Pregnancy Classes

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    Next Date & Time
    Tuesday, Jan 08, 2019 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
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    $60.00, Registration Required

    This class will help you and your support companion prepare for your labor, birth, and postpartum experience.

  • Your Birth Tour: Boise

    Health Management Classes
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    Next Date & Time
    Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
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    Free, No Registration Required

    Join an experienced childbirth educator for a tour of St. Luke's maternity areas.

  • Prenatal Yoga: Boise

    Health Management Classes
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    Next Date & Time
    Monday, Dec 03, 2018 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
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    $22.50, Registration Required

    Appreciate and enjoy the benefits of yoga while in the company of other expectant women.

  • Baby Care Basics: Boise

    Health Management Classes
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    Next Date & Time
    Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
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    $10.00, Registration Required

    During this one night class, you’ll learn all of the basics and “how tos” of caring for your newborn.

Support Groups for New Moms

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  • Join us at this fun and friendly gathering for breastfeeding mothers. You’ll gain support and share experiences, concerns, and information. Bring your baby!

  • Moms Meet Up: Boise

    Support Groups

    Meet other new moms and talk about the joys and challenges of motherhood. You’ll not only gain confidence and support, but you’ll offer it to others as well.

Pregnancy Resources

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  • Article

    Birth Defects Testing

  • Article

    Smoking: Problems With Pregnancy

  • Article

    Immunizations and Pregnancy

Newborn Intensive Care and NICUs

Helping Fragile Infants Grow and Thrive

Caring for our tiniest patients is a big job. Our NICU teams are dedicated to the delicate physical, emotional, and developmental needs of premature and severely ill infants, some of whom weigh just over one pound. We have NICUs at St. Luke's Children's Hospital in Boise, St. Luke's Magic Valley, St. Luke's Meridian and St. Luke's Nampa.