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St. Luke's Humphreys Diabetes Center: Boise

St. Luke's Humphreys Diabetes Center gives you access to diabetes educators, behavioral health specialists, and specialized medical care. Our Boise office has three diabetologists on staff who specialize in the management and treatment of diabetes, offering you full medical care, along with diabetes management classes, medical nutrition therapy, and behavioral health services. 

We provide you with the tools to approach diabetes with a sense of confidence. In addition, we provide many of these resources in regional clinics to better serve you.

The team at St. Luke's Humphreys Diabetes Center offers consultation, education, and support to both children and adults to help you manage your diabetes and live a healthy, active life.

Providers

  • Biography

    Elizabeth Augustine, LCSW has worked with children, adults, and families with chronic mental health concerns and chronic medical conditions. She has also worked with trauma patients and practices Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.

    Elizabeth earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Seattle University and her master's degree in social work from Northwest Nazarene University.

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  • Endocrinology

    Biography

    Whitney Blanchard, NP-BC is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an adult gerontological primary care nurse practitioner.

    Whitney earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Georgia College and State University and her master's degree in nursing from Armstrong State University.

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    Accepting new patients
  • Endocrinology

    Biography

    Nadine Carter, DNP, FNP-C earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Idaho and a bachelor's degree in nursing from Idaho State University. She earned her Doctorate of Nurse Practice for Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Utah. Before becoming a nurse practitioner, Nadine worked as a float pool nurse at St. Luke's in Boise, where she first became passionate about caring for people with diabetes, eventually becoming a diabetologist. Nadine also spends several weeks each year as a medical staff and cabin counselor with Idaho Diabetes Youth Programs at Camp Hodia.

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  • Endocrinology

    Biography

    Sherwin D'Souza, MD focuses on various aspects of endocrinology, including diabetes, and provides cutting-edge care using a team-based approach.

    Dr. D'Souza is a fellow of the American College of Endocrinology. He is the medical director of St. Luke's Endocrinology and Humphreys Diabetes Center, and also serves as medical director of the Physician Assistant Program at Idaho State University.

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    Accepting new patients
  • Nutritional Counseling

    Biography

    Alyssa Gallagher, RD is a certified diabetes educator with special interests in prediabetes, type 1 diabetes, and diabetes during pregnancy. She has particular expertise in low carb nutrition, weight management, and prenatal nutrition. Alyssa likes working with her patients to make lifelong, sustainable changes to help prevent and treat medical conditions.

    In addition to seeing patients, Alyssa is a preceptor for dietetic interns at Idaho State University.

    Alyssa earned bachelor's degrees in education from Western Oregon University and in nutrition from Oregon State University. In her free time, she enjoys camping, hiking, snowshoeing, or biking with her family.

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    Accepting new patients
  • Nutritional Counseling for Adults

    Biography

    Rachel K. Myers, RD, LD, CDE is a certified diabetes educator and a patient educator at St. Luke's Humphreys Diabetes Center. She has worked as an inpatient clinical dietitian, and has experience with heart disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, kidney disease, wound care, and geriatrics.

    Rachel served in the Navy as a helicopter mechanic and plane captain, and in the Army as a platoon leader and military intelligence analyst. She is a recipient of the Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist and the Army Commendation Medal.

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    Accepting new patients
  • Internal Medicine

    Biography

    Roger Turcotte, MD specializes in primary care for adults, including treatment of high blood pressure, hepatitis C, and cardiovascular disease. He is also a diabetologist and sees patients at the St. Luke's Humphreys Diabetes Center by referral. Dr. Turcotte earned his bachelor's degree in biology from Gonzaga University, and is a member of the clinical faculty at the University of Washington School of Medicine and frequently works with third-year medical students rotating through Boise as part of their training.

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    Accepting new patients
  • Nutritional Counseling

    Biography

    Julie Walker, RDN, LD, CDE has over 30 years as a certified diabetes educator. She participates in local, regional, and national campaigns to improve the lives of people with diabetes. She serves as the consumer protection coordinator for the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to ensure the public receives safe, effective, and reliable nutrition services.

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    Accepting new patients
  • Mental Health

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  • Endocrinology

    Biography

    Sharene Watsen, PA-C earned her bachelor's degree in biology and religion from Gustavus Adolphus College. She earned her master's degree in physician assistant studies from Oregon Health & Science University. Before becoming a physician assistant she worked as a nursing assistant and phlebotomist.

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    Accepting new patients
  • Endocrinology

    Biography

    Michael is a board certified physician assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Boise State University and master’s degree from the University of Oregon. He is a graduate of the Nova Southeastern University of Physician Assistant Studies program.

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