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Elsa Kracke, MD

Elsa J. Kracke, MD


Doctor of Medicine

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.


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About Elsa J. Kracke


Elsa Kracke, MD has professional interests in promoting infant and childhood nutrition and active lifestyles. She promotes therapies and nutrition/physical activities over medication whenever possible.

Dr. Kracke is a current board member for the Idaho Immunization Coalition and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

Prior to medical school, Dr. Kracke earned a bachelor's degree in nutritional science at Iowa State University. In her free time, Dr. Kracke enjoys hiking with her husband and dog, biking, skiing, camping, yoga, and spending time with her family.

Favorite Children's Books:

  • Tails, by Matthew Van Fleet
  • Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • any books with a Newbery Medal, Caldecott Award, or Coretta Scott King Award

Favorite Parenting Books:

  • The Care and Keeping of You: the Body Book for Younger Girls, by Valoire Schaefer
  • Two Peds in a Pod, a website by Dr. Julie Kardos and Dr. Naline Lai
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
  • Medical School

    University of Missouri - Columbia
  • Residency

    Phoenix Children''s Hospital
  • Board Certification

  • Gender

  • Languages Spoken

  • Vaccine Notice from St. Luke's Children's
    All St. Luke’s general pediatric providers strongly recommend patients follow the AAP and CDC childhood vaccine schedule. Vaccinating your child is one of your best tools to protect their health.

    While we do not require vaccines to be a patient in our clinics, your provider will discuss the importance of vaccines at every well check-up. We are happy to answer questions and want you to feel confident in the healthcare decisions you make for your child.
  • Recommended Vaccine Schedule
    Please review the recommended childhood immunization schedule provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics: