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Spine Wellness

Because back pain often improves with conservative care, we focus first on non-surgical treatment of the back and spine. If you are experiencing back pain, we’ll work with you to find the cause and develop the most efficient, effective, and non-invasive plan possible to reduce your pain and restore your mobility.

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Providers

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Biography

    Rodde D. Cox, MD has professional interests in medical rehabilitation, rehabilitation of injured workers, and electrodiagnostic medicine. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family hunting, fishing, camping, woodworking, cooking, and biking.

    Dr. Cox is proud to provide care at St. Luke's Center for Spine Wellness, a practice that has been recognized as a Spine Center of Excellence by Blue Cross of Idaho.

    Please note: Dr. Cox requires a referral for patients at St. Luke’s Clinic–Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Biography

    Vic Kadyan, MD is medical director for St. Luke’s Specialty Care Services, and provides medical services at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Hospital and St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center. He has professional interests in neuro-rehabilitation, spasticity, and electrodiagnostic medicine.

    Dr. Kadyan is proud to provide care at St. Luke's Clinic–Spine Care, a practice that has been recognized as a Spine Center of Excellence by Blue Cross of Idaho.

    In his free time, Dr. Kadyan enjoys spending time with his family in outdoor activities like cycling, backpacking, and hiking.

    Please note: Dr. Kadyan requires a referral for patients at St. Luke’s Clinic–Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Spine Wellness

    Biography

    Sari Lavarias, PA earned her bachelor's degree in exercise science and health from the University of Idaho and her master's degree in physician assistant studies from Idaho State University.

    Learn more about the Spine Institute of Idaho.

    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

  • Spine Wellness

    Biography

    Melissa Perkins, PA-C is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and has experience in geriatric medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain management, and general surgery.

    Melissa earned her bachelor's degree in biology from Southern Adventist University, and her master's degree in medicine from Trevecca Nazarene University. She also spent a year living with the mountain people of Occidental Mindoro in the Philippines as a missionary.

    In her free time, Melissa loves camping with her family and traveling.

    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

  • Spine Wellness

    Biography

    Lora Roberts, NP-C is board certified as a family nurse practitioner. She completed her bachelor's degree in nursing at the College of Southern Idaho and Boise State University, and her master's degree at Idaho State University. She volunteers at the Mustard Tree Clinic.

    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

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