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St. Luke's Clinic – Family Medicine and Pediatrics: Meridian

At our clinic, we offer a wide scope of services, including adult, pediatric, and newborn care; preventive medicine; immunizations; sports medicine and physicals; diabetes education; and lab services. If your condition requires a specialist, we’ll help refer you to the appropriate provider.

Our team is dedicated to building relationships that support the long-term health of your whole family, from newborns to adults.


  • Location & Contact Info

    4949 S. Hillsdale Ave.
    Meridian, ID 83642
    (208) 706-6400
    Fax: (208) 706-6411

    Accepting New Patients

    Yes
  • Office Hours

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

    Referral Required

    Yes
  • Before Your Visit

  • For Current Patients

  • After-hours & Weekends

    If you need urgent medical attention outside of our office hours, please go directly to the nearest emergency department or call 911.


    For our pediatric patients, weekend hours are available by appointment at our Parkcenter Blvd location in Boise and our Celebration Ave location in Meridian. One of our physicians will always be on call. If you need to inquire about your child's illness or injury when our office is closed, please call (208) 706-6400 and follow the prompts to leave a message for a triage nurse. In most cases, we will be able to respond to your call within 2 hours. If the physician needs to be involved, the triage nurse will contact him or her for you. Please limit your calls to urgent problems that cannot wait until office hours. We recommend that you take your child to the emergency room for emergencies only.

Are You Sick or Injured?

Symptom Checker

Use Our Symptom Checker for Advice

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 sickness or injury, please contact your provider.

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Providers

  • Family Medicine

    Biography

    Sara Aney, MD, MPH is board-certified in both family medicine and preventive medicine and cares for patients of all ages. She enjoys partnering with patients and families to help implement lifestyle-based interventions for the prevention, treatment, and reversal of chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, depression/anxiety, and overweight/obesity.

    Dr. Aney also provides annual physical exams, immunization and travel counseling, smoking cessation support, and treatment of acute illnesses. She performs minor procedures, including skin biopsies/cryotherapy and contraceptive IUD/implant placement.

    Raised in Idaho, Dr. Aney loves being outdoors (especially biking along the Greenbelt), cooking plant-based cuisine, and spending time with her family.

    • 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

  • Pediatrics

    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

  • Pediatrics

    Biography

    Brian Birch, MD specializes in the care of children of all ages, from birth to college. He is particularly interested in helping families live a healthy, active lifestyle. 
    • 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

  • Pediatrics

    Biography

    Seth Branahl, MD is a pediatrician accepting newborns and new patients on a limited basis.

    Dr. Branahl is a Boise native who loves the Idaho outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

    Favorite Books
    Children's:
    • "The Going to Bed Book" by Sandra Boynton 
    • "Cars, Trucks and Things That Go" by Richard Scarry
    Parenting:
    • "Baby 411: Clear Answers and Smart Advice for Your Baby’s First Year" by Denise Fields and Ari Brown

    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

  • Pediatrics

    Biography

    Kaitlin Burke, MD is a pediatrician and is accepting newborns and new patients on a limited basis. She is a Boise native and enjoys skiing, traveling, reading, yoga, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

    Favorite Books
    Children's:
    • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle 
    • Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
    Parenting:
    • The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer by Harvey Karp, MD
    • 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

    • 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

  • Pediatrics

    Biography

    April Figueroa, NP is a board certified nurse practitioner with a special interest in pediatrics. She earned her master’s degree in nursing, family nurse practitioner, from the University of New Mexico. She earned her doctorate of nursing practice with a pediatric acute care nurse practitioner focus from Brandman University.

    • 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

  • Family Medicine

    Biography

    Monica Lawler, MD is board certified in family medicine and cares for patients of all ages. She offers a wide scope of services with a particular interest in chronic disease management, office-based procedures, women's health and obstetrics. She provides obstetrics care in partnership with Dr. Kelly Pennings in our office.

    Dr. Lawler enjoys using evidence-based medicine in collaborating with her patients in their health care. In addition, she provides:

    • annual exams, preventive care, and wellness counseling
    • treatment of acute and chronic illnesses
    • contraception, including IUDs and implants
    • minor surgery, including skin biopsies and lesion removal
    • physicals for sports, school, insurance, and employment

    Prior to joining St. Luke's, Dr. Lawler served as chief resident at Carolinas Health Care System (Atrium Health) during her residency training. She is an Idaho native who enjoys the outdoors, cooking, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.

    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

  • Pediatrics

    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

  • Family Medicine

    Biography

    Kelly Pennings, DO is a board certified family physician providing full-scope primary care to patients of all ages. Her interests include obstetrics (prenatal care and delivery), reproductive health, and adolescent medicine. Dr. Pennings is passionate about caring for the whole family and enjoys getting to know her patients while partnering with them in their healthcare. She also has a special interest and training in LGBTQ+ health care. 

    Dr. Pennings is originally from Northern California, where she graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz with a bachelor's degree in health sciences. Between undergraduate and medical school, she spent three years doing HIV vaccine research at The Center for Virology and Vaccine Research through Harvard University. She attended medical school at Campbell University, where she served on the foundation board for the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Pennings did her residency training at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, affiliated with the University of Washington, where she was chief resident. 

    In her free time, Dr. Pennings enjoys exploring Idaho with her two dogs and her husband, who is also a family physician in the Treasure Valley. She is passionate about vegetarian cooking, reading, golf, hiking and being an actively involved member of her community.

    Dr. Pennings delivers babies at St. Luke's Meridian.

    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

  • Behavioral Health

    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.


There's also an easy-to-use myChart app available for your mobile devices!

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