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Rourke M. Yeakley

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

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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

Saltzer Health

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

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Dr. Kirk Prodzinski is a family medicine physician with decades of experience in medicine who is seeing patients of all ages at the East Boise clinic in Harris Ranch. 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…

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Heather Grote

Saltzer Health

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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Carrie Newton

Saltzer Health

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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Aaron F. Newton

Saltzer Health

Dr. Aaron F. Newton is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, shoulder and knee injuries. He joined Saltzer Health in July 2020. He completed his fellowship in orthopedic surgery-sports medicine at the University of Minnesota, where he received specialized training in arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery and provided care for professional and college…

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Jonathan Subaitani

Saltzer Health

Jonathan Subaitani is a physician assistant who joined Saltzer Health in June 2020. As the Urgent Care Provider Lead, he oversees the urgent care clinic staff at all locations. Previously, Subaitani worked as a physician assistant at Primary Health Medical Group in Boise and MedExpress in Harrisonburg, VA. He worked previously as a firefighter/EMT-I at…

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R.J. Axtell

Saltzer Health

R.J. Axtell, MD, is a board-certified family medicine physician who joined Saltzer Health in June 2020. Prior to joining Saltzer Health, Dr. Axtell worked at St. Luke’s Mountain View Medical Center and St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center. He has provided care to infants, children, and adults of the Treasure Valley since 2010. Dr. Axtell completed…

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Nicole (Webb) Funk

Saltzer Health

Nicole Funk is a Certified Physician Assistant providing team-based care with the orthopedic surgeons at Saltzer Health. Funk earned a master’s degree in physician assistant studies at the University of California, Davis. During her degree program, she developed a special interest in orthopedics and completed a selective clinical rotation in orthopedic surgery at The Orthopedic…

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