At our clinic, we offer a wide scope of services, including adult, pediatric, and newborn care; preventive medicine; immunizations; sports medicine and physicals; diabetes education; and lab services. If your condition requires a specialist, we’ll help refer you to the appropriate provider.
Our team is dedicated to building relationships that support the long-term health of your whole family, from newborns to adults.
If you need urgent medical attention outside of our office hours, please go directly to the nearest emergency department or call 911.
For our pediatric patients, weekend hours are available by appointment at our Parkcenter Blvd location in Boise and our Celebration Ave location in Meridian. One of our physicians will always be on call. If you need to inquire about your child's illness or injury when our office is closed, please call (208) 706-6400 and follow the prompts to leave a message for a triage nurse. In most cases, we will be able to respond to your call within 2 hours. If the physician needs to be involved, the triage nurse will contact him or her for you. Please limit your calls to urgent problems that cannot wait until office hours. We recommend that you take your child to the emergency room for emergencies only.
Sara Aney, MD, MPH is board-certified in both family medicine and preventive medicine and cares for patients of all ages. She enjoys partnering with patients and families to help implement lifestyle-based interventions for the prevention, treatment, and reversal of chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, depression/anxiety, and overweight/obesity.
Dr. Aney also provides annual physical exams, immunization and travel counseling, smoking cessation support, and treatment of acute illnesses. She performs minor procedures, including skin biopsies/cryotherapy and contraceptive IUD/implant placement.
Raised in Idaho, Dr. Aney loves being outdoors (especially biking along the Greenbelt), cooking plant-based cuisine, and spending time with her family.
Jordan Aney, MD, FAAP is a board-certified pediatrician who provides care for children from birth through adolescence.
Dr. Aney believes in partnering with families to optimize the health and development of children. He especially enjoys helping first-time parents learn to care for their newborns, promoting healthy lifestyle choices, and navigating the challenges of chronic illnesses. His special interest in asthma and allergies stems from his personal experience with severe childhood asthma.
Originally from Oregon, Dr. Aney graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Willamette University. Between undergraduate and medical school, he engaged in a research apprenticeship at the National Institutes of Health. He completed medical school and pediatric residency training at Loma Linda University, where he subsequently instructed residents and students as an assistant professor of pediatrics. He values his experiences serving on a multidisciplinary team to care for children at risk for developmental delays and staffing a medical therapy unit for children with complex medical needs.
In his free time, Dr. Aney enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, being active outdoors, and experimenting with plant-based recipes.
Brian Birch, MD is a board-certified pediatrician who likes caring for children of all ages, and particularly enjoys helping new parents navigate the changes that occur in the first few years of their child's life. He serves as medical director for ambulatory pediatric quality improvement at St. Luke's Children's.
Prior to his medical education, Dr. Birch earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Puget Sound. When not seeing patients, he enjoys spending time with his two daughters and wife, running in the foothills, skiing at Bogus Basin, and exploring the backcountry of Idaho.
Kaitlin Burke, MD, FAAP is a board-certified pediatrician who enjoys managing a wide variety of pediatric conditions in children from birth to 18 years. Her particular interests include preventative medicine, helping children and families with complex or special medical needs, vaccine advocacy, and adolescent care, including oral contraceptive advice.
Dr. Burke currently serves as the pediatric medical director for the St. Luke’s Clinic - Family Medicine and Pediatrics. She is accepting newborns and new patients on a limited basis.
Dr. Burke grew up in Idaho. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound before completing medical school at the University of Washington. She completed her residency at the University of New Mexico and returned to Idaho to practice medicine.
When not seeing patients, Dr. Burke enjoys yoga, skiing, traveling and spending time with her family and her dog.
April Figueroa, NP is a board certified nurse practitioner with a special interest in pediatrics. She earned her master’s degree in nursing, family nurse practitioner, from the University of New Mexico. She earned her doctorate of nursing practice with a pediatric acute care nurse practitioner focus from Brandman University.
Monica Lawler, MD is board certified in family medicine and cares for patients of all ages. She offers a wide scope of services with a particular interest in chronic disease management, office-based procedures, women's health and obstetrics. She provides obstetrics care in partnership with Dr. Kelly Pennings in our office.
Dr. Lawler enjoys using evidence-based medicine in collaborating with her patients in their health care. In addition, she provides:
Prior to joining St. Luke's, Dr. Lawler served as chief resident at Carolinas Health Care System (Atrium Health) during her residency training. Originally from Idaho, she enjoys the outdoors, cooking, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Taylor Mello, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC is a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, she worked as registered nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Originally from Boise, Taylor earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Drexel University and her master's degree in nursing as a pediatric primary care nurse practitioner from Villanova University. In her free time, Taylor enjoys hiking and skiing with her family and friends.
Kelly Pennings, DO is a board certified family physician providing full-scope primary care to patients of all ages. Her interests include prenatal and newborn care, reproductive health, and adolescent medicine. Dr. Pennings is passionate about caring for the whole family and enjoys getting to know her patients while partnering with them in their health care. She also has a special interest and training in LGBTQIA+ health care, including puberty blockers and gender-affirming hormone therapy for adults and adolescents.
Dr. Pennings is originally from Northern California, where she graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz with a bachelor's degree in health sciences. Between undergraduate and medical school, she spent three years doing HIV vaccine research at The Center for Virology and Vaccine Research through Harvard University. She attended medical school at Campbell University, where she served on the foundation board for the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Pennings did her residency training at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, affiliated with the University of Washington, where she was chief resident.
In her free time, Dr. Pennings enjoys exploring Idaho with her two dogs and her husband, who is also a family physician in the Treasure Valley. She is passionate about vegetarian cooking, reading, golf, hiking and being an actively involved member of her community.
Dr. Pennings provides prenatal and newborn care, she collaborates with the on call physicians at St. Luke’s Boise, Meridian and Nampa hospitals for delivery of her patients.
Note: If you are interested in discussing gender-affirming hormone therapy for gender dysphoria, please contact our clinic to request options for timely appointments with Dr. Pennings to establish care or continue hormone therapy.
Summer earned two bachelor’s degrees in social science and social work from Boise State University, where she also completed her master’s degree in social work.
In her free time, Summer enjoys yoga, hiking, reading, and RV adventures with her family.
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