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St. Luke’s Clinic – Jerome Family Medicine

Our family medicine providers care for people of all ages in all phases of life—from babies and children to teens and adults. We diagnose and treat most medical issues, from infections and sprains to diabetes and asthma. We also specialize in preventive care and can help you create and maintain a healthy lifestyle. 

We also offer specialty services including OB/GYN, orthopedics, and ear, nose, and throat (ENT). And our occupational health team provides employee physicals, work injury and medical care, and immunizations, with a goal to keep employees safe and healthy in the workplace.

As a member of the National Health Services Corps, we promise to serve all patients. This means we promise to: 

  • Offer discounted fees for qualifying patients. View the application for a list of locations offering these discounts (en Español)
  • Never discriminate in the provision of services to individuals based on their inability to pay, race, color, sex, national origin, disability, religion, or sexual orientation
  • Accept insurance, including Medicaid, Medicare, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) 
  • Location & Contact Info

    132 5th Ave. W.
    Suites 1 and 2
    Jerome, ID 83338
    (208) 814-9800
    Fax: (208) 933-9651

    Accepting New Patients

    Yes
  • Office Hours

    Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Before Your Visit

  • For Current Patients

  • After-hours & Weekends

    St. Luke’s Jerome emergency department, located at 709 N. Lincoln Avenue, provides care after 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and on weekends and holidays.

    In the case of an emergency, please call 911.

Are You Sick or Injured?

Symptom Checker

Use Our Symptom Checker for Advice

Our symptom checker offers educational information on various conditions, and provides advice regarding home care or first aid, when appropriate, as well as instructions on when you may need to call your provider, call 911, or go to an emergency department. It also offers dosage tables for common over-the-counter drugs.

The information in our symptom checker is designed with patient safety as the highest priority. Each care guide is reviewed by physicians, specialists and nurses for accuracy.

If you need additional advice regarding your sickness or injury, please contact your provider.

Providers

  • 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.

    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

    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.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Mental Health

    Biography

    Millie Gaitan-Gonzalez, LCSW provides counseling services for children, adolescents, and adults in English and Spanish. Her focus is on cognitive behavioral therapy methods, and acceptance and commitment therapy methods to help individuals with trauma, depression, suicidality, self-injury, anxiety, and substance use disorders. She has experience working with immigrant and refugee individuals and in providing inpatient mental healthcare for adults.

    Millie earned her master’s degree in social work from Boise State University.  


    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • 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.

    As part of his practice, Dr. Irwin delivers babies at St. Luke's Jerome.

  • Family Medicine

    Biography

    As part of his practice, Dr. Kern delivers babies at St. Luke's Jerome.

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

    Biography

    Russell Mayes, DO, FAO-CO is board certified in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery. He treats both children and adults for many disorders involving the ears, nose, and throat (ENT). His main areas of focus include sinus and allergy disorders, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, and head and neck cancer. He also sees patients with problems involving the tonsils, ear infections, hoarseness, and hearing loss. 

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Midwifery

    Biography

    Melissa Merrill, CNM, WHNP earned her graduate degree as a certified nurse midwife from the University of Cincinnati, where she also earned her master's degree in nursing.

    Melissa delivers babies at St. Luke's Jerome as part of her practice.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Family Medicine

    Biography

    Nicole Ruske, MD is experienced in family medicine and obstetrics. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association, the American Medical Women's Association, and Doctors for Global Health.

    Dr. Ruske has volunteered around the world, including the Philippines, Nepal, El Salvador, and Ecuador. She is a certified sailing instructor and enjoys the outdoors, sports, theater, and traveling.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Family Medicine

    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

    As part of her practice, Dr. Sugden delivers babies at St. Luke's Jerome and St. Luke's Magic Valley.

    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

    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.

    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.

Access Your Mobile Medical Record Anytime, Anywhere

Sign up for a myChart account today!

With myChart, you’re able to view test results, contact your provider, request medication refills, schedule appointments and more. We encourage you to sign up for easy access to the tools and information you need to proactively manage your health. You can also set up online proxy access requests for medical records of children, spouses, or dependents.


There's also an easy-to-use myChart app available for your mobile devices!