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Wound and Hyperbarics

St. Luke’s wound care experts will create an advanced treatment plan to help you heal when traditional methods haven’t helped. We use state-of-art treatment, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy and other methods, for treating chronic sores and wounds related to diabetes, poor circulation, and other problems.

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  • Wound and Hyperbarics

    Biography

    Amanda (Mandy) Allaire, NP is a nurse practitioner with experience in primary care and aesthetics. She has been an Aurora Star award recipient and a nominee for the Kate Ellen Polacheck Nursing award.

    Mandy earned her degree as a nurse practitioner from Marquette University and completed a fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, gardening, cooking, exploring farmers' markets, and spending time with her family.

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  • Wound and Hyperbarics

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    Randy Barnes, MD is an emergency medicine physician with certification in wound and hyperbaric medicine.

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  • Physical Therapy

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  • Physical Therapy

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    Jonathan Bird, PT, DPT, MS specializes in wound care, orthopedics, and neurological disorders of every age. He is passionate about providing quality, evidence-based care and interventions. His current passion is being a part of the wound care team in helping to heal chronic wounds and prevention in those most at risk.

    Jonathan earned his bachelor's degree in physical education from Brigham Young University, his master's degree in physical therapy from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at A.T. Still University.

    In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys the outdoors with his wife and family. He stays physically active by training as a sprint triathlete. While the variety of exercise modalities is enjoyable, he most enjoys competitively running 5 and 10K races.

  • Physical Therapy

    Biography

    Natasha Brenner, PT, DPT is a licensed physical therapist who specializes in wound care. She earned her bachelor's degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise science at California State University, Sacramento, and her doctor of physical therapy at Nova Southeastern University-Tampa.

    In her free time, Natasha enjoys outdoor activities, including snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, and paddle boarding.

  • Physical Therapy

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  • Wound and Hyperbarics

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    Christina Cyrway, NP works with the St. Luke’s Wound Care Clinic as a both wound care nurse and a nurse practitioner. 

    Christina earned her degrees in nursing and nurse practitioner from Boise State University. In her free time, she loves to take advantage of Idaho’s outdoors adventures with her husband, enjoying downhill skiing, camping, fishing, and motorcycle riding. She also enjoys the company of her two rescue cats.

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  • Wound and Hyperbarics

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    Heather Davis, PA-C has experience in primary care, urgent care, and specialty experience in otolaryngology and occupational medicine. She earned her bachelor's degree in biologic sciences from McPherson College, and her degree in physician assistant studies from Wichita State University. 

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  • Wound and Hyperbarics

    Biography

    Robyn DeVelle, NP specializes in wound care. She also has experience in integrative medicine, aesthetics, and hospice. Robyn enjoys educating her patients and encouraging them to be an active participant in their health care plan. She has been with the St. Luke’s Wound Clinic for over 10 years and has been a recipient of the Everyday Angels Award. 

    Robyn earned her business degree from the University of New Orleans and her RN and nurse practitioner degrees from Idaho State University. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors cycling, hiking, paddle boarding or just hanging out with family and friends at backyard BBQs.

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  • Wound and Hyperbarics

    Biography

    Eric Elliott, MD, FACEP specializes in healing challenging wounds and treating patients with hyperbaric oxygen therapy for a variety of conditions. He enjoys working with patients to improve lifestyle factors, especially promoting and teaching whole food, plant-based eating.

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  • Physical Therapy

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    Adam Firkins PT, DPT specializes in offloading of neuropathic foot ulcers and compression for resolution of venous insufficiency ulcers and various other forms of edema. He has a background working in multiple settings of physical therapy including orthopedics and acute care. His current passion is being a part of the wound care team in healing chronic wounds and educating patients in how to prevent recurrence.

    Adam graduated from Boise State University with a bachelor’s degree in health science and earned his doctor of physical therapy degree from A.T. Still University.

  • Physical Therapy

    Biography

    Bryan Gibby is a board-certified wound specialist through the American Board of Wound Management. He specializes in lower extremity ulcerations.

    He has been a guest instructor at Idaho State University in total contact casting and offloading of diabetic foot ulcers.

    Bryan earned his master's degree in physical therapy from Washington University in St. Louis.

  • Wound and Hyperbarics

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    Warren Gude, MD is the medical director for St. Luke’s Wound and Hyperbarics, and is board certified in undersea and hyperbaric medicine by UHMS and the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

    Dr. Gude also serves as the medical director of Life Care Center of Treasure Valley, as well as the Vibra Hospital of Boise.

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  • Physical Therapy

    Biography

    Kaitlin Hornick PT, DPT, Cert. DN is passionate about shoulder, knee, neck, and other complex spinal conditions and thrives with challenging multidimensional musculoskeletal conditions. She has a special interest in movement pattern analysis and incorporates it into her evaluation and treatments to help patients learn more functional and pain free ways to move, both in daily life, and during sporting or higher-level recreational activities.

    Kaitlin's interest in outpatient orthopedics stems from her experience as an athlete, having had both acute trauma and overuse injuries. She generally uses multimodal techniques for treatment, including a combination of manual therapy; therapeutic interventions and retraining abnormal movement patterns, which occur after injury; trauma or surgical interventions.

    Kaitlin has a unique history in wound care and loves any added challenges her patients bring to the table. She loves to coordinate with other professions including, but not limited to, occupational therapy, massage therapy, chiropractic care, speech language pathology, and referring provider offices to ensure continuous and seamless care. 

    When she is not treating in the clinic you can find Kaitlin on long-distance backpacking trips, working cattle or farming, and country swing dancing around the Treasure Valley.

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    Brandy Jones, NP is a certified wound care nurse specializing in preventing, identifying, and helping treat both surgical and non-surgical wounds. After beginning her career as a certified nursing assistant (CNA), she gained experience working in the inpatient, outpatient, home health, and skilled nursing environments. This background provides Brandy with insight at every step of the care continuum and helps her determine how to set her patients up for success.

    When not caring for patients, Brandy enjoys exercising in the early morning, spending time with her family, and traveling. She also leads a team of volunteers each summer at Paint Magic, an organization that paints homes for the elderly. Brandy is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Rau, and The Wound Care Education Institute.

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  • Physical Therapy

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    Serin Kim, DPT specializes in advanced wound care with emphasis on the management of diabetic foot ulcerations and venous leg ulcerations.

    Serin earned a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from Boise State University, and her doctor of physical therapy degree from Idaho State University.

  • Wound and Hyperbarics

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    Frederick Klein, MD specializes in wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. He served as a board certified emergency medicine physician prior to moving to wound care with St. Luke’s. Dr. Klein’s genuine concern for the well being of his patients is a hallmark of his service, and he takes time to educate his patients as well as treat them.

    In his free time, Dr. Klein dabbles with foreign languages, enjoys playing racquetball and volleyball, and appreciates opportunities to travel.

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  • Physical Therapy

    Biography

    Cali Klimke, PT specializes in wound care management of venous stasis and diabetic ulcers. She has experience working in acute care, subacute rehabilitation, and outpatient clinics, providing care to all ages. 

    She earned both her bachelor's degree in health sciences and master's degree in physical therapy from Maryville University. In her free time, Cali enjoys spending time with her family.

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  • Physical Therapy

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    Sonja M. Maul PT, CLT-LANA is a certified lymphedema therapist who specializes in lymphedema prevention in addition to lymphedema and lipoedema treatment and management. She is passionate about treating each patient as an individual with unique needs and equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed for long-term management.

    Sonja earned her degree in physical therapy from California State University, Long Beach, and her certification for complete decongestive therapy (CDT) through Kloss Training. She is board certified through Lymphology Association of North America (LANA).

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy

    Biography

    Nikki O'Leary, OTR/L, CLT is a licensed occupational therapist certified in Klose Training and specializing in lymphedema rehabilitation. She has many years of experience with outpatient lymphedema care and has expertise in breast cancer rehabilitation as well as head and neck, chest, upper extremity, lower extremity, and abdominal edema. She also has experience in caring for adults in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, and home health. 

    Nikki graduated from Pacific University. In her free time she enjoys family, running, biking, hiking, paddle boarding, and camping.

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  • Wound and Hyperbarics

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    Raymond J. Otto, MD is board certified in emergency medicine and hyperbaric medicine.

    Dr. Otto is a clinical instructor for the University of Washington and has held teaching positions at the Medical College of Wisconsin, as well as taught residents from the University of Wisconsin Hospital System. He served as the medical director and president of the medical staff at Southwest Advanced Care Hospital. He continues to also be the medical director of the several wound care programs in extended care facilities in the Treasure Valley.

    In his free time, Dr. Otto enjoys training for and participating in triathlons.

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  • Plastic Surgery

    Biography

    Louis H. Poppler, MD, MSCI specializes in minimally invasive reconstructive surgery for patients with cancer, trauma, or birth differences. He has specific training to care for both adults and children. His goal is to help people feel whole again, so they can return to doing the things they love. This means treating you as a whole person, rather than just addressing the problem at hand. 

    Dr. Poppler will listen to you, considering your goals and struggles, to plan for an outstanding result. His dual plastic and orthopedic surgery training, coupled with extensive experience with nerve injury, reconstruction, and pain resolution, allow Dr. Poppler to approach any reconstructive challenge from multiple perspectives. He’ll form a solution specific to you that minimizes incisions, surgical trauma, and length of surgery while avoiding nerve injuries to minimize pain and recovery time, and maximize function.

    In addition to plastic surgery training, Dr. Poppler has completed fellowships in orthopedic hand surgery and microsurgical reconstructive surgery at the Mayo Clinic, and surgery for peripheral nerve injury and pain with surgical pioneer Dr. Susan Mackinnon at Washington University. Dr. Poppler has had the opportunity to travel all over the world to learn cutting-edge techniques and skills to better serve his patients. On these trips, he has connected with international experts to 1) refine his skills using a scope (a small camera inserted into the belly, a joint, or between tissues), which allows him to perform most operations through very small incisions, and 2) learn to use ultrasound to assess anatomy before surgery to more accurately diagnose problems, make many key surgical decisions before surgery, minimize a patient's time under anesthesia, and avoid complications from anatomical variations. Following the example of the Mayo brothers, Dr. Poppler continues to travel and learn. He recently received a prestigious award from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand to travel to China to learn from talented microsurgeons taking care of adults and children with complex injuries of the nerves, hand, and body. 

    Dr. Poppler returned to Boise, his hometown, to start St. Luke’s reconstructive microsurgery program. Microsurgery (surgery with the help of a microscope) allows Dr. Poppler to borrow redundant tissue from any place on the body and reattach it in another area. This versatile technique allows him to replace bone with bone, muscle with muscle, nerve with nerve, fat with fat, and skin with skin, for a more natural outcome. 

    Dr. Poppler feels blessed to bring the skills he has learned all over the world home to Idaho. Dr. Poppler is an Eagle Scout and graduated from Timberline High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree in diplomacy from Georgetown University, where he graduated with honors. He credits his diplomacy training with making him a great listener and helping him always keep an open mind. Dr. Poppler attended medical school at the University of Washington as part of the highly competitive Idaho WWAMI program. He has a master’s degree in clinical research from Washington University and continues cutting-edge research in the field of nerve injury reconstruction. 

    Dr. Poppler enjoys cooking and spending time outdoors with his family, hiking, biking, fishing, and skiing. He also enjoys performing research, learning, and writing about new techniques in reconstructive surgery. A firm believer in giving back, Dr. Poppler also travels on medical missions to help those who otherwise would not have access to specialty health care.

    Surgical Specialties

    • Breast reconstruction
    • Breast surgery
    • Hand and upper extremity reconstruction
    • Pediatric hand differences
    • Nerve injury or compression
    • Lower extremity reconstruction
    • Facial reconstruction
    • Cosmetic and aesthetic surgery

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  • Wound and Hyperbarics

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    Kathryn L. Powell, PA-C is a graduate of Idaho State University Physician Assistant Program.

    In her free time, Kathryn enjoys skiing, white water rafting, mountain biking, and raising her family in Boise.

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  • Physical Therapy

    Biography

    Stacey Scanlan, PT, MPT, CWS specializes in wound care and orthopedics. She serves as the manager for Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy in the St. Luke’s Clinic - Wound and Hyperbarics at their Meridian and Boise locations.

    Stacey received her master's degree in physical therapy degree from the University of Utah, and is a certified wound specialist.

  • Wound and Hyperbarics

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    Lauren A. Schoessler, FNP-C is a board certified nurse practitioner with a special interest in wound care and experience in emergency care. She is passionate about helping others and dedicated to playing an active role in her community.

    Lauren earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Carroll College and her master's degree in nursing from Walden University. In her free time, she enjoys riding horses, spending time with her family, being outdoors, fishing, and hunting.

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  • Physical Therapy

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    Deborah L. Simmons, PT, DPT, MTC, CSCS specializes primarily in the management of venous stasis and diabetic and pressure ulcers. She takes great pride in educating her patients and the importance of lifestyle changes.

    Deborah earned her first bachelor's degree in kinesiology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a second bachelor's degree in health science plus a master's of physical therapy from Touro College School of Health Sciences. She earned her doctorate in physical therapy and her manual therapy certification from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. She is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and holds her CrossFit level 1 certificate.

    In her free time, Deborah enjoys paddle boarding, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, camping, flying and spending time with her friends and family.

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  • Wound and Hyperbarics

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    Mandy Studebaker, PA-C has experience in general surgery and now specializes in wound care and hyperbaric medicine.

    Mandy earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Purdue University, and her physician assistant's degree from Duke University.

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  • Wound and Hyperbarics

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    Klaas H. Vanden Beld, NP is a board certified family nurse practitioner specializing in wound care. Klaas is a certified wound care specialist (CWS), caring for all wound types.

    Klaas earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from Athabasca University in Canada. He has nursing and wound care experience in both Canada and the United States. 

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