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Pediatric Endocrinology

Children with endocrine disorders receive expert care at St. Luke’s Children’s. We’re home to the state’s only pediatric diabetologist and a team of experts specializing in conditions affecting growth, puberty, thyroid and adrenal function, bone metabolism, and glucose utilization; side effects of cancer therapies; polycystic ovary syndrome; obesity due to endocrine or genetic (syndromic) cause; and type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus.

Providers

  • Pediatric Endocrinology

    Biography

    Eileen Baez-Irizarry, MD is a pediatrician with experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

    Dr. Baez is a native of Puerto Rico, and completed her undergraduate studies there before traveling to complete her medical education. She earned her medical degree at Autonomous University of Guadalajara in a joint program with New York Medical College. She later completed a pediatric residency at the Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo and a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at the Children's Hospital in New Orleans. She practiced in South Carolina for many years before moving to Idaho.

    Dr. Baez enjoys the outdoors and looks forward to exploring Idaho with her husband, who is a member of the United States Air Force.  


    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Endocrinology

    Biography

    Daniel P. Flynn, MD is medical director of St. Luke's Children's Endocrinology and Diabetes and is a member of the Pediatric Endocrine Society, the Endocrine Society, and the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes. Dr. Flynn is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism. He is also the principal investigator for numerous clinical research studies.

    Dr. Flynn is fellowship trained in pediatric diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism from the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Prior to his medical education, he earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Notre Dame.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Endocrinology

    Biography

    Aimee Hastriter, DNP, PNP is certified in both primary and acute care by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. She specializes in type 1 diabetes, insulin resistance/pre-diabetes, female puberty, short stature, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), hypothyroidism, and vitamin D deficiency. She worked as an RN in St. Luke's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and St. Luke's Children's Endocrinology and Diabetes before transitioning to a nurse practitioner role.

    Aimee earned her bachelor's degrees in biology from Northwest Nazarene University and in nursing from Regis University. She earned her doctorate in nursing practice from Creighton University.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Endocrinology

    Biography

    Luna Hodges, PNP is a pediatric nurse practitioner at St. Luke's Children's Endocrinology and Diabetes and is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. She specializes in type 1 diabetes, insulin resistance/pre-diabetes, female puberty, short stature, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), hypothyroidism, and vitamin D deficiency. She gained an special interest in children's endocrinology while working at the children's endocrinology clinic as a registered nurse, inspiring her to transition to a nurse practitioner.

    Luna also worked as a registered nurse at St. Luke's Labor and Delivery Unit in Boise, Wood River's Mother Baby Unit and Special Care Nursery, and as a float nurse in the outpatient Children's Specialty Center.

    Luna earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Boise State University and her doctorate of nursing practice, acute/primary pediatric nurse practitioner, from Creighton University.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients