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St. Luke’s in the Jerome Community

St. Luke’s is proud to be part of the Jerome community, bringing our long tradition of skill, compassion, dedication, and compassionate care to the local population. We offer wide a range of services at our hospital and clinics, from emergency and family medicine to prenatal and geriatric care. We’re also dedicated to supporting your overall health and well-being through wellness and prevention programs. It’s our privilege to help the people of Jerome stay as safe and healthy as possible, and live their best lives. 

Highlights & Resources

  • Blog Post

    St. Luke’s grant helps Jerome food pantry create larger storage space for those in need

  • Blog Post

    Intuition helped Jerome woman's cancer fight, advises seeing provider if noticing abnormality

  • Blog Post

    It’s Walktober! A month of walking in the name of fitness and fun

  • Blog Post

    Hundreds Attend Annual Health Fair in Jerome

Specialties

Providers

  • Internal Medicine

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    Accepting new patients
     
  • Occupational Health

    Biography

    Devin Bowman, PA-C worked in family medicine and urgent care in Baker City, Oregon before joining the St. Luke’s Occupational Health team in Magic Valley. He has received and maintained current certification through the National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

    Devin earned his master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Des Moines University and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Idaho Academy of Physician Assistants.

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    Accepting new patients
     
  • Behavioral Health

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    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Nutrition Services for Adults

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    Accepting new patients
     
  • Behavioral Health

    Biography

    Stefani Campa, LMSW works with children, adolescents, and adults using cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, behavior modification, and solution-focused therapy. Stefani has experience working in a school-based behavioral program and in juvenile justice. She enjoys working with all patients to improve functioning and behaviors so they can live their best life possible.

    Stefani earned her bachelor's degree in social work from Boise State University and her master's degree in social work with a mental health focus from Northwest Nazarene University.

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    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Nutrition Services for Adults

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
     
  • General Cardiology

    Biography

    Mark Crandall, MD, FACC has clinical interests in quality improvement projects and system-based care. He performs diagnostic heart catheterization, echocardiography, tilt table tests, and cardiac stress tests. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Echocardiography.

    Originally from Twin Falls, Dr. Crandall serves as the site director for cardiology at St. Luke’s Magic Valley.

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    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Family Medicine

    Biography

    Catherine Doyle, MD is experienced in family medicine, dermatology, and orthopedics, and a member of the Idaho Rural Health Association. She has special interests in prenatal care, pediatrics, diabetes care, and dermatology.

    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Family Medicine

    Biography

    Peter B. Ferrara, MD is experienced in family medicine and obstetrics. He travels overseas yearly focusing on reducing maternal and infant morbidity and mortality.

    In his free time, Dr. Ferrara enjoys traveling, gardening, skateboarding, snowboarding, sports, Latin dancing, and playing guitar.

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    Accepting new patients
     
  • Family Medicine

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    Accepting new patients
     
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Occupational Health

    Biography

    Todd Hastings, DO, MPH is board certified in occupational and environmental medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He specializes in workplace injuries, return-to-work and pre-employment evaluations, OSHA mandated surveillance exams, DOT medical certifications, and disability evaluations and impairment ratings.

    Dr. Hastings earned his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and served eight years in the United States Navy after graduating medical school.

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    Accepting new patients
     
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Family Medicine

    Biography

    James Irwin, MD serves as director of the Magic Valley Rural Training Track Continuity Clinic at St. Luke’s Jerome, and was named Idaho’s 2011 Family Physician of the Year by the Idaho Academy of Family Physicians.

    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Family Medicine

    Biography

    Joshua Kern, MD is a primary care physician serving patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Kern serves as the chief medical officer for St. Luke’s Magic Valley, Jerome, and Wood River; program director of the Magic Valley Rural Program; and supervisor of the residency clinic. He has also held leadership roles with the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho’s rural training track in Jerome and Magic Valley since its inception.

    Dr. Kern completed the National Institute for Program Director Development Fellowship and is currently pursuing a master's degree in business administration in the Executive MBA program at Boise State University. 

  • Family Medicine

    Biography

    Steven Kohtz, MD is a family medicine physician with special interest in geriatric medicine and teenage medical care. He also has extensive experience performing vasectomies. He is passionate about meeting patients where they are, with the patient as the head of the health care team and the physician acting as a trusted counselor.

    Dr. Kohtz serves on the board of trustees for the Idaho Medical Association (IMA) and is the current president-elect. He also works within St. Luke’s as a medical director, partnering with other primary care providers to drive the highest possible quality of care.

    Dr. Kohtz earned his bachelor’s degree in molecular biology and biochemistry from the University of Idaho. He completed medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

    Originally from Twin Falls, Dr. Kohtz loves growing up and growing old alongside his patients in the tight-knit agricultural community his family has lived in for generations. In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking, backpacking, and fly fishing. He also loves supporting his daughters' interests in dance, gymnastics, cross country, and piano.
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Midwifery

    Biography

    Melissa Merrill, CNM, WHNP is a certified nurse midwife and a women's health nurse practitioner. She provides comprehensive prenatal care and performs low-risk vaginal deliveries at St. Luke's Magic Valley, along with newborn care and lactation support.

    Melissa earned a bachelor's degree from Idaho State University and a graduate degree as a certified nurse midwife from the University of Cincinnati, where she also earned a master's degree in nursing.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
     
  • Occupational Health

    Biography

    Brent Norris, PA-C is primarily focused on urgent care and emergency medicine. Prior to joining St. Luke’s Brent served as a tenured associate professor at Pacific University where he taught PA studies. 

    Brent earned his master's degree in physician assistant studies from Idaho State University.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
     
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Family Medicine

    Biography

    Elizabeth Sugden, MD supervises and supports medical residents.
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Family Medicine

    Biography

    Alice Trabert, FNP is board certified and earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Idaho State University and her master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner from Gonzaga University.
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

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