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Rourke M. Yeakley

Rourke Yeakley, MD, a nationally respected healthcare innovator and longtime emergency medicine physician, has been named the Chief Innovation Officer at Saltzer Health and Medical Director of the Saltzer Health urgent care clinics. In his new role, he will help direct innovation efforts at Saltzer Health and provide medical leadership for Saltzer Health’s five stand-alone…

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Nikki Rota

Nicole “Nikki” Rota is a certified physician assistant who provides care at Saltzer Health’s Boise sleep clinic where she diagnoses and treats adult and pediatric patients with sleep-related disorders, including narcolepsy, insomnia, hypersomnia, limb movement disorder and sleep disordered breathing.  She has been working in sleep medicine since 2016. Most recently, Nikki was a physician…

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Melissa Arnold

Melissa Arnold, MD, is a fellowship-trained obstetrician/gynecologist who has a passion for providing compassionate care. She is seeing patients at the North Nampa clinic in the St. Luke’s Nampa Regional Medical Center. Arnold joined Saltzer Health in August 2020. Arnold has a heart for community service. For 10 months in 2018-19, she donated her time…

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Kirk Prodzinski

Dr. Kirk Prodzinski is a family medicine physician with decades of experience in medicine who is seeing patients of all ages at the Portico office in Meridian. He joined Saltzer Health in September 2020. From 2016-2020, Prodzinski was part of a general family practice with Saint Alphonsus Medical Group at an office on the Boise…

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Kristin Lewis

Kristin Lewis is an experienced certified physician assistant working collaboratively in a team-based family medicine practice with Dr. Erik Richardson, DO. She joined Saltzer Health in August 2020. Most recently, Kristin worked as a certified physician assistant with New West Physicians at Park Ridge Family Medicine in Lone Tree, Colorado & the Applewood Internal Medicine…

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Stephanie Rolfo

Stephanie Rolfo is a Certified Physician Assistant who is working with patients in the Saltzer Health urgent care clinics. She joined Saltzer Health in August 2020. For most of her career, Rolfo has worked as a Physician Assistant in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine with a special interest in ultrasound-guided procedures and regenerative medicine. Previously, she…

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Heather Grote

Heather Grote is a certified physician assistant who is seeing patients in the Saltzer Health urgent care clinics. She joined Saltzer Health in August 2020. From 2015 to 2020, Grote worked as a certified physician assistant at Primary Health Medical Group where she assessed and managed conditions in various medical specialties, including ENT, dermatology, cardiology,…

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Ashley Whitlow

Nurse Practitioner Ashley Whitlow brings more than 10 years of nursing experience to her role treating patients in the Saltzer Health urgent care clinics. She joined Saltzer Health in August 2020. Most recently, she worked as a registered nurse in the Hospitality Health Emergency Room in Longview, Texas where she provided bedside care and was…

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Jamie Watts

Jamie Watts, FNP-C, is dual-certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and has extensive experience as a registered nurse in emergency and critical care medicine. She joins Saltzer Health in July 2020 to work with patients in the urgent care clinics. Watts’s clinical rotations included episodic, chronic and infectious disease management at Family Medicine Residency of…

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Carrie Newton

Dr. Carrie Newton is a board certified general surgeon who provides care and treatment for a broad range of surgical diagnoses. She has expertise in traditional, laparoscopic and robotic surgical procedures as well as endoscopy and emphasizes a minimally invasive approach whenever possible. She believes in creating a patient care partnership whereby diagnosis and treatment…

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