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St. Luke's MSTI: Meridian

For advanced, compassionate cancer care, patients and their families have trusted St. Luke's MSTI for more than 40 years. Today we’re a network of five cancer centers dedicated to state-of-the-art treatment close to home; patient-centered care and support; cutting-edge research; and community prevention, education, and early detection initiatives. During your cancer journey, we'll be with you and your family every step of the way, treating your cancer, easing symptoms and side effects, and strengthening you physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Our cancer center in Meridian brings you medical and radiation oncology specialists, access to the best surgeons in the region, onsite pharmacy and lab, and a wide range of support services to care for your overall well-being. Depending on your diagnosis and treatment plan, you may also receive care at our Boise location where we have additional specialists in gynecologic, thoracic (lung), and pancreatic oncology; pediatric oncology and hematology; bleeding disorders; and blood and marrow transplant.
  • Location & Contact Info

    520 S. Eagle Rd.
    Meridian, ID 83642
    (208) 706-5651
    Fax: (208) 706-5344

    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

    For emergency care before and after regular office hours, please call (208) 327-8055 to reach the St. Luke's MSTI doctor on call. Please reserve after-hours calls for urgent needs. If you haven’t received a return call from the doctor within 30 minutes, please phone again.


Providers

  • Genetic Counseling for Hereditary Cancers

    Biography

    Madison Bernhardt, MS, LCGC specializes in hereditary predispositions to cancer and hematologic conditions. She meets with adults and children who have a personal or family history of cancer to help them understand if there may be an inherited component.

    Madison earned her bachelor's degree in biology and master's degree in genetic counseling both from Ohio State University. She is board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling and is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Radiation Oncology

    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

  • Medical Oncology

    Biography

    Dorene Boydston, RN, MSN, NP-C works in medical oncology/hematology. She is nationally certified as an adult nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society. She earned her master's degree in nursing and adult nurse practitioner degree from the University of San Diego.
    • 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

  • Medical Oncology

    Biography

    Benjamin B. Bridges is an oncologist/hematologist. He completed his internal medicine residency through the University of Maryland Medical System and his hematology and oncology fellowship at Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center.
    • 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

  • Medical Oncology

    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

  • Medical Oncology

    Biography

    Rekha Chandran, MD, DNB is an experienced oncologist and medical educator, and has received multiple awards for medical student training. She was a first rank diplomate for the national board exam, and has multiple presentations and publications on cancer.

    Dr. Chandran is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and Hematology, and the International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis.

    In her free time, Dr. Chandran loves to travel, and has had the opportunity to live in India, Kenya, England, and the United States. She enjoys British comedies, outdoor activities, 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

  • Genetic Counseling for Hereditary Cancers

    Biography

    Emily Fassi, MS, LCGC sees children and adults for hereditary predispositions to cancer and hematologic conditions. She is board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling and licensed by the State of Idaho. She is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics.

    Emily earned her bachelor's degree in biology with minors in chemistry and French from Truman State University, and her master's degree in genetic counseling from Northwestern University.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Radiation Oncology

    Biography

    Tonya Kuhn, MD completed her undergraduate studies in cellular and molecular biology at the University of Washington.

    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

  • Nutritional Counseling for Cancer Patients

    Biography

    Elizabeth LeFevre, MHS, RD, CSO, LD is board certified in oncology nutrition and has a passion for not only helping treat patients for cancer, but helping them on the road to health after they have completed treatment.

    Elizabeth earned her bachelor's degree in dietetics from Brigham Young University, and her master's degree in health science from Boise State University.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Mental Health
  • Genetic Counseling for Hereditary Cancers

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Medical Oncology

    Biography

    Lauryn Pyke, PA-C is a board certified physician assistant. She has experience in primary care and psychiatry, dealing with a broad range of acute and chronic physical and mental health conditions. She also spent three years at St. Luke’s MSTI working on adult clinical research trials.

    Lauryn earned her bachelor’s degree in human biology from Boise State University and her physician assistant degree from Idaho State University. She is a member of the Idaho Academy of 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.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Nutritional Counseling for Cancer Patients

    Biography

    Sarah Syndergaard, MS, RDN, CSO, LD is a dietitian and a board certified specialist in oncology (CSO) who uses her skills and personal experience to help people eat well and gain strength through cancer treatment and into survivorship. 

    Sarah earned her bachelor's degree in exercise physiology from the University of Montana, and her master's degree in exercise and nutrition science from Montana State University. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Treasure Valley Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Mental Health

    Biography

    Nicole L. Thurston, MD specializes in oncology care and the unique behavioral health needs of cancer patients.

    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

  • 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.

  • Medical Oncology

    Biography

    Travis G. Williams, DO has a special interest in malignant hematology. During his residency, he researched, presented, and published articles on donor-transmitted non-leukemic promyelocytic sarcoma, acute myeloid leukemia, metastatic papillary renal cell carcinoma, and cancer medicine rate of complete diagnostic testing. He also earned Chief Fellow and Resident of the Year awards.

    Dr. Williams earned his bachelor's degree in biology from Idaho State University. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American Society of Hematology. He currently chairs a team of IT experts and serves as the St. Luke's MSTI IT Medical Director. In his free time, Dr. Williams enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • 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.

Procedures & Treatments

Conditions

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  • Anal Cancer

    Anal cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the anus, which is the opening at the end of the rectum.

  • Breast Cancer

    When abnormal cells grow out of control in one or both breasts. They can invade nearby tissues and form a malignant tumor.

  • Colon Cancer

    Abnormal cells in your colon or rectum can grow together and form polyps. Over time, some polyps can turn into cancer.

  • Esophageal Cancer

    Cancer located in the hollow, muscular tube that moves food from the throat to the stomach.

  • Head and Neck Cancer

    Care for cancers of the sinuses, nasal and oral cavities, tongue, salivary glands, larynx, and pharynx.

  • Liver Cancer

    A disease in which cancer cells form in the tissues of the liver; the most common type in adults is hepatocellular carcinoma.

  • Lung Cancer

    St. Luke's offers comprehensive care for lung cancer, its symptoms, and the side effects of treatment.

  • Pancreatic Cancer

    When abnormal cells grow and form tumors in the pancreas; a small organ deep in the belly, behind your stomach.

  • Anal Cancer

    Anal cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the anus, which is the opening at the end of the rectum.

  • Breast Cancer

    When abnormal cells grow out of control in one or both breasts. They can invade nearby tissues and form a malignant tumor.

  • Colon Cancer

    Abnormal cells in your colon or rectum can grow together and form polyps. Over time, some polyps can turn into cancer.

  • Esophageal Cancer

    Cancer located in the hollow, muscular tube that moves food from the throat to the stomach.

  • Head and Neck Cancer

    Care for cancers of the sinuses, nasal and oral cavities, tongue, salivary glands, larynx, and pharynx.

  • Liver Cancer

    A disease in which cancer cells form in the tissues of the liver; the most common type in adults is hepatocellular carcinoma.

  • Lung Cancer

    St. Luke's offers comprehensive care for lung cancer, its symptoms, and the side effects of treatment.

  • Pancreatic Cancer

    When abnormal cells grow and form tumors in the pancreas; a small organ deep in the belly, behind your stomach.

  • Prostate Cancer

    The abnormal growth of cells in a man's prostate gland.

  • Sarcoma

    Cancers found in connective tissue such as bone, cartilage, and muscle.

Supportive Oncology

Caring for the Whole Person

Supportive oncology is an integral part of the St. Luke’s MSTI philosophy that healing comes from caring for the whole person, not just the disease.


You can count on a team of experts who will work alongside your physicians to help you and your family be as strong and stable as possible during your cancer diagnosis, treatment and beyond.


Commission on Cancer Accreditation

Commission on Cancer

Care From a CoC-Accredited Program

St. Luke's holds Commission on Cancer (CoC) cancer program accreditations at both St. Luke's Magic Valley and St. Luke's Treasure Valley. Accreditation by the CoC, a quality program of the American College of Surgeons, demonstrates a cancer program's commitment to providing high-quality, multidisciplinary, patient-centered cancer care. Thirty-four CoC-developed standards set the framework for a cancer program to provide the full scope of cancer care services required to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate, and support all cancer patients.

Clinical Trials at St. Luke's MSTI

Access to Cancer Research

Through our participation in regional and national clinical research studies, St. Luke’s MSTI is able to bring trial opportunities to our adult and pediatric patients that are on the leading edge of cancer care. You may participate in many of the same clinical trials as patients at the most-respected cancer centers in the world, including Mayo Clinic and MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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