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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.

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

    Biography

    Jordan Aney, MD, FAAP is a board-certified pediatrician who provides care for children from birth through adolescence.

    Dr. Aney believes in partnering with families to optimize the health and development of children. He especially enjoys helping first-time parents learn to care for their newborns, promoting healthy lifestyle choices, and navigating the challenges of chronic illnesses. His special interest in asthma and allergies stems from his personal experience with severe childhood asthma.

    Originally from Oregon, Dr. Aney graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Willamette University. Between undergraduate and medical school, he engaged in a research apprenticeship at the National Institutes of Health. He completed medical school and pediatric residency training at Loma Linda University, where he subsequently instructed residents and students as an assistant professor of pediatrics. He values his experiences serving on a multidisciplinary team to care for children at risk for developmental delays and staffing a medical therapy unit for children with complex medical needs.

    In his free time, Dr. Aney enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, being active outdoors, and experimenting with plant-based recipes.

    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 is a board-certified pediatrician who likes caring for children of all ages, and particularly enjoys helping new parents navigate the changes that occur in the first few years of their child's life. He serves as medical director for ambulatory pediatric quality improvement at St. Luke's Children's.

    Prior to his medical education, Dr. Birch earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Puget Sound. When not seeing patients, he enjoys spending time with his two daughters and wife, running in the foothills, skiing at Bogus Basin, and exploring the backcountry of Idaho.

    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

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

    Originally from Boise, Dr. Branahl loves the Idaho outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

    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, FAAP is a board-certified pediatrician who enjoys managing a wide variety of pediatric conditions in children from birth to 18 years. Her particular interests include preventative medicine, helping children and families with complex or special medical needs, vaccine advocacy, and adolescent care, including oral contraceptive advice.

    Dr. Burke currently serves as the pediatric medical director for the St. Luke’s Clinic - Family Medicine and Pediatrics. She is accepting newborns and new patients on a limited basis.

    Dr. Burke grew up in Idaho. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound before completing medical school at the University of Washington. She completed her residency at the University of New Mexico and returned to Idaho to practice medicine.

    When not seeing patients, Dr. Burke enjoys yoga, skiing, traveling and spending time with her family and her dog.

    • 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

    Courtney Crossland, PA-C provides team-based care in our clinic. If one of the primary care physicians is not available, Courtney is often available to see patients for same-day or acute visits. She is also available for routine follow-up appointments. Courtney works closely with our physicians to provide high quality, timely care for our patients. 

    Originally from Boise, Courtney attended Boise State University for her undergraduate degree and Idaho State University for her master's degree in physician assistant studies. In her spare time, Courtney is usually exploring the foothills with her dog, mountain biking, snowboarding, or sitting on a patio with friends. 

    • 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. Originally from Idaho, she 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

    Biography

    Taylor Mello, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC is a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, she worked as registered nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

    Originally from Boise, Taylor earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Drexel University and her master's degree in nursing as a pediatric primary care nurse practitioner from Villanova University. In her free time, Taylor enjoys hiking and skiing with her family and friends.

    • 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 prenatal and newborn care, 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 health care. She also has a special interest and training in LGBTQ+ health care, including puberty blockers and hormone replacement therapy. 

    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 provides prenatal and newborn care, she collaborates with the on call physicians at St. Luke’s Boise, Meridian and Nampa hospitals for delivery of her patients.

    Note: If you are interested in discussing hormone replacement therapy for gender dysphoria, please contact our clinic to request options for timely appointments with Dr. Pennings to establish care or continue hormone therapy. 

    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

    Biography

    Summer Wilson, LCSW works with adults, children, teens, and families managing conditions such as anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, and social and behavioral concerns.

    Summer helps children, teens, and adults learn to implement effective strategies to improve their daily lives. She uses a whole-person, collaborative-care approach, utilizing physicians and family members as appropriate. Summer has been trained to consider her patients' experience and perspective through a trauma-informed lens. She regularly utilizes dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused techniques, mindfulness, and yoga therapy in her work.


    Summer earned two bachelor’s degrees in social science and social work from Boise State University, where she also completed her master’s degree in social work.

    In her free time, Summer enjoys yoga, hiking, reading, and RV adventures 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

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