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Nephrology

Our nephrology specialists offer a full spectrum of care for people facing kidney issues such as chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease. We also care for patients pre- and post-kidney transplant and manage the treatment of patients with hypertension. You can count on us to provide consultation, screening, education, and treatment, dialysis care, and hospital care, if needed, such as continuous renal replacement therapy and dialysis for end-stage renal disease.

Providers

  • Nephrology

    Biography

    Micheal Adcox, MD is involved in all aspects of nephrology care. Dr. Adcox completed his internal medicine residency and nephrology fellowship through the University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals. He earned his undergraduate degree in biology from Boise State University.

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  • Nephrology

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  • Nephrology

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    Robert Davidson, MD has professional interests in electrolyte disorders and hypertension. He practiced as a nephrologist in a multi-specialty group in Bellevue, Washington; and served as medical director of Acute Dialysis Services for Northwest Kidney Centers in Seattle. After moving to Boise, he continued to practice nephrology and hypertension, and served as medical director of DaVita Nampa Dialysis and the Fresenius Medical Care Eastern Oregon. 

    In his free time, Dr. Davidson enjoys cycling, fly fishing, snow skiing, sporting clays, and spending time with family.


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  • Nephrology

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    Mary Dittrich, MD, FASN co-founded Boise Kidney and Hypertension Institute, and in 2010 was part of the team that received the RPA Practice Excellence Award. She has taken part in various clinical research trials at Boise Kidney, and served as the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board for Liberty Dialysis, Inc. She has also co-founded numerous dialysis clinics in the states of Idaho and Alaska. 

    Dr. Dittrich has also served as chief medical officer of Liberty Health Partners and senior medical director of Remedy Partners. She currently serves as president of Liberty Administrative Services and CMO for Glacier Management Services in Alaska. 

    Dr. Dittrich earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Creighton University, where she received the Spirit of Creighton Award, the highest student award presented by the University. Upon earning her medical degree, she received the Gold Headed Cane award given for outstanding potential as a physician.

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  • Nephrology

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    Aaron Fearday, MD has professional interests in all aspects of nephrology, and is a participating member of Independent Doctors of Idaho.

    Dr. Fearday was raised in Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he majored in biochemistry.


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  • Nephrology

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    Justo Gonzalez-Trapaga, MD specializes in treating acute kidney injuries. He also has professional interest in medical ethics and end-of-life care.

    Dr. Gonzalez-Trapaga has robust experience and expertise. He has completed three fellowships: one in nephrology at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, one in interventional nephrology at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital, and one in medical ethics at University of South Florida Tampa General Hospital. This comprehensive and diverse training allows him to provide multidisciplinary and comprehensive care for his kidney and hypertension patients.

    In his free time, Dr. Gonzalez-Trapaga enjoys fishing, camping, and mountain biking with his wife and children.

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  • Nephrology

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    Amanda Hall, DO is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology. She is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Society of Nephrology, and American Society of Transplantation. Her areas of research experience and publication include investigating cardiovascular risk assessment and management in pre-renal transplant patients. She currently is medical director for Home Therapies at Fresenius Kidney Care.

    Dr. Hall earned her bachelor's degree from Western Washington University in cellular and molecular biology.


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  • Nephrology

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    Nicholas Hunt, MD is involved in all aspects of nephrology care, and has special interest in difficult to control hypertension, fluid and electrolyte disorders, glomerulonephritis, kidney transplantation, and the management of advanced chronic kidney disease with or without dialysis.

    Dr. Hunt appreciates the long-term connection he develops with his patients through managing their illness. He completed his fellowship in renal disease and hypertension at the University of Colorado in Denver.

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  • Nephrology

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    Christopher Keller, MD  is board certified in both nephrology and internal medicine. He believes in keeping up with the latest advances and is enthusiastic about taking great care of patients. As a result, he and his colleagues share a passion for practicing high-quality, patient-oriented medicine.

    Dr. Keller currently serves on the National Joint Venture Physician Council for Fresenius Medical Care. He also participates on committees for St. Luke’s and West Valley Medical Centers.

    Prior to his medical education, Dr. Keller earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry from Duke University with highest honors.


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  • Nephrology

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    Jerry Meng, MD has professional interests in all areas of nephrology, in particular renal transplantation and mineral metabolism.

    Prior to his medical education, Dr. Meng earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Drew University, graduating summa cum laude.


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  • Nephrology

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    Michelle L. Myers, DO has professional interest in caring for patients with chronic kidney disease, especially the management of nutritional aspects of kidney disease, and treatment of difficult-to-control hypertension. 

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  • Nephrology

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    Nagraj Narasimhan, MD specializes in the practice of nephrology and hypertension. He received his training at Oregon Health Science University and has a special interest in kidney transplants, having been a member of the OHSU transplant team.

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    Thomas Pintar, MD is involved in all aspects of nephrology care, and has special interest in difficult-to-control hypertension, fluid and electrolyte diseases, complex cases of glomerulonephritis, kidney transplantation, and the management of advanced chronic kidney disease, with or without dialysis.

    Dr. Pintar enjoys developing personal and professional long-term relationships with patients, and works with you to manage your illness. He has particular interest in helping patients manage dialysis treatment at home; he believes this offers the best opportunity for successful outcomes and improved quality of life. Dr. Pintar also believes that the key to kidney disease care resides in patient and family education, so you're able to make informed decisions regarding care options.

    Dr. Pintar received his medical degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also completed his residency training and served as chief medical resident.

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    Biography

    Michael Smith, NP-C is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. He has worked in both medical and surgical intensive care units at St Luke’s before moving to infectious disease. Michael is passionate about developing trusting relationships with his patients. He enjoys teaching them about their disease process and working with them to improve their health.

    Michael earned bachelor’s degrees in biology and nursing as well as a master’s degree in family nurse practitioner from Idaho State University. Originally from Idaho, he enjoys time with his family and exploring the outdoors.

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    Brian Snow, DO is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology, and is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and American Society of Nephrology.

    Dr. Snow was a teaching fellow in the Department of Medicine at The Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, where he lectured extensively. His areas of publication focused on nephrology and hypertension issues in burn and combat casualty patients.

    Prior to his medical education, Dr. Snow earned a bachelor's degree in microbiology from Weber State University, graduating cum laude. He joined the Air Force, where he reached the rank of major and was the Chief of Nephrology at Wright Patterson Medical Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.

    In his free time, Dr. Snow enjoys swimming, biking, running, and calisthenics. His other favorite activities include playing games, astronomy, and most importantly spending time with his family.


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  • Nephrology

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    Liang Wu, MD has special interest in chronic kidney disease and hypertension treatment. He earned his medical degree in China and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Toledo Medical Center and Mountainside Hospital. He served as assistant professor and as an internist specializing in hospital medicine at University of Toledo, where he also completed his nephrology fellowship, training in broad spectrum kidney disease and kidney transplant.
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Articles & Resources

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    St. Luke's Better Health: Kidney Stones

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    St. Luke's Better Health: Kidney Disease and Diabetes

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