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St. Luke's Cystic Fibrosis Center of Idaho

At St. Luke's Cystic Fibrosis Center of Idaho, we bring together a variety of specialists with expertise in the medical and emotional issues people with cystic fibrosis face. Our goal is to optimize the health of our patients and families through top-quality healthcare and education, as well as improvement of quality and length of life for children and adults living with cystic fibrosis (CF). Our services include:


  • Medical and nutritional care to achieve normal growth and good nutrition
  • Therapies proven to slow the progression of lung decline and decrease the frequency of pulmonary exacerbations
  • Diagnosis and aggressive treatment of pulmonary exacerbations to minimize the loss of lung function
  • Monitoring for complications of CF, especially CF-related diabetes mellitus, and treating complications when they arise
  • Behavioral health counseling to help overcome problems related to depression and anxiety, stress, or keeping up with your CF treatments
  • Active participation in research to improve the understanding of CF and find new therapies to control and cure CF
  • Location & Contact Info

    100 E. Idaho St.
    Suite 200
    Boise, ID 83712
    (208) 381-7092
    Fax: (208) 381-7071

    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

    After business hours, please call Family Medicine Residency of Idaho at (208) 381-6102. In case of emergency, call 911 immediately or go to the nearest emergency department.

Providers

  • Pediatrics

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • General Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care

    Biography

    Karen S. Miller, MD earned her bachelor's degree in English from Goshen College and her master's degree in English from Wright State University. She taught high school and college English before embarking on a career in medicine. She completed her internal medicine internship and residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Miller served as chief medical resident at Jerry L. Pettis VA Medical Center in Loma Linda, and performed her pulmonary-critical care fellowship at the University of New Mexico.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Nutritional Counseling

    Biography

    Shannon Morgan, RD is registered dietitian with a focus on treating cystic fibrosis with clear and concise plans based on her patients' dietary needs.

    Shannon earned her bachelor's degree in dietetics from Oregon State University and completed her dietetic internship and Idaho State University's Meridian Health Science Center.

  • Family Medicine

    Biography

    Elizabeth Rulon, MD earned her bachelor's degree from Gonzaga University. She has served as a faculty member at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

    Biography

    Henry Thompson, MD is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition. He completed an internship in pediatrics at Primary Children's Hospital/University of Utah and a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition at the University of Colorado/The Children's Hospital.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Pulmonology

    Biography

    Benjamin M. Tippets, DO, MPH has special interests in cystic fibrosis and bronchopulmonary dysplasia and serves on the medical staff of St. Luke's Children's Cystic Fibrosis. He received a master's degree in public health from the University of Utah.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Biography

    Mark T. Vaught, LCSW, C-SWHC is experienced providing direct clinical social work in hospital inpatient medical/surgical care, federal and state government behavioral health care, community-based mental health, home and community-based hospice and palliative care, and home and community-based primary care settings. 

    He has specialized experience treating children and adults with depression and anxiety, bereavement grief and loss, PTSD, and management of complex acute and chronic disabling interactions between medical illness and mental disorders.

    Mark earned his bachelor's degree in human services from California State University, Fullerton; and his master's degree in clinical social work from Portland State University.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients

Conditions

Cystic Fibrosis

A genetic disease that causes mucus to become thick and sticky, affecting organs such as the lungs and the pancreas.

Building on Our Promise to Children

St. Luke

Children's Pavilion - Opening in 2019

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.