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St. Luke's in the Mountain Home Community

Our medical center has proudly supported the health of the Mountain Home community, Elmore County, and northern Owyhee County for 60 years. Our emergency department is open around the clock year round and our primary and specialty care providers offer you and your family compassionate care close to home. And, if you need additional specialty care beyond our local facilities, we’ll coordinate access to services and collaborate with your broader team of providers to keep you as healthy as possible.

Highlights & Resources

  • Facilities & Locations

Providing care to Elmore and northern Owyhee counties with 24-hour emergency department, lab and imaging, family birthing suites, and long-term care unit.


  • Location & Contact Info

    895 N. 6th E. St.
    Mountain Home, ID 83647
    (208) 587-8401

Specialties

Providers

  • Pediatric Cardiology

    Biography

    Melissa Agoudemos, MD, PhD specializes in pediatric cardiology with a broad range of interests including neonatal congenital heart disease, myocarditis, Marfan’s syndrome and other connective tissue disorders, and arrhythmias such as supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). She has additional interest in echocardiographic evaluation of congenital heart disease utilizing transthoracic echo and fetal echo.   

    Dr. Agoudemos received a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering with a concentration in chemical engineering from Johns Hopkins University, where she graduated with honors and as a member of the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society. She then entered the specialized Medical Scientist Training Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin to earn both her medical degree and a doctorate degree in physiology. During that time, she spent extensive time researching the process by which the body grows new blood vessels (angiogenesis). This led to multiple awards from the American Physiological Society.  

    Dr. Agoudemos completed her pediatrics residency at the University of Iowa, a referral center focused on treating the most critical pediatric patients across Iowa. Her residency included a specialized research track where she focused on the effects of maternal disease on the cardiovascular health of children. This was followed by a three-year pediatric cardiology fellowship at the University of Iowa. During this time, she continued her research and won the F. M. Kenny Memorial Award in Pediatric Research. Clinically, Dr. Agoudemos developed her interest in imaging with extra training in echocardiography.  

    Dr. Agoudemos is originally from the Midwest, and spent her early career working at Southern Illinois University. Now that she's in Idaho, she never plans to leave! She feels honored to provide specialized pediatric cardiac care to the children of Idaho.  

    In her free time, Dr. Agoudemos enjoys spending time with her two teenagers, three cats, and husband.  

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
     
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  • Family Medicine

    Biography

    Nichole Aker, DO is particularly interested in all aspects of women’s health, including lactation medicine. She has also completed additional training in endoscopy and vasectomy. 

    Dr. Aker was born in Oregon but lived in China as an adolescent. Prior to her medical education, she graduated from Portland State University where she studied Mandarin. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, skiing, and singing. Dr. Aker is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish.

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  • Behavioral Health

    Biography

    Stephanie Brown, LCSW has many years of diverse experience in mental health. She is part of the collaborative care model working directly with physicians. 

    Stephanie sees patients of all ages, but specializes in adolescents through middle age adults. She uses an eclectic blend of therapeutic techniques including, but not limited to, cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness to promote overall wellness. She embraces utilizing one’s culture and empowering vulnerable populations, a passion that has been strengthened through her travel. 

    Stephanie earned her bachelor's degree in social work from Texas A&M - Commerce and her master's degree in social work from University of Texas in Arlington.

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      St. Luke's Health Partner

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Biography

    Michael Charme, MD is a board certified OB/GYN working with all aspects of medical care for women from their teenage years through menopause. He has a special interest in providing personalized care for women throughout pregnancy. He also provides complete general gynecologic care, including surgery.

    In his free time, Dr. Charme enjoys photography, running, reading, the outdoors, and spending time with his family.

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  • Family Medicine

    Biography

    Dr. Crossley delivers babies at St. Luke's Elmore.

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  • Urology

    Biography

    Scott G. Erpelding, MD treats all aspects of adult urology, and has a special interest in the evaluation and treatment of men's health issues, including erectile dysfunction, BPH (enlarged prostate), and reconstructive urology. He has additional training in penile implants and artificial urinary sphincters.

    He is skilled in da Vinci® robotic surgery for BPH, urologic malignancies, and reconstructive urology, and uses both percutaneous and ureteroscopic approaches for the management of kidney stones.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
     
  • General Surgery

    Biography

    Karen Galvan, MD is a general surgeon whose practice includes laparoscopic procedures, breast surgery, upper and lower endoscopies, wound care, skin biopsies, and excisions. She welcomes questions from referring practitioners and is dedicated to providing excellent surgical care to her patients in partnership with their primary care providers. 

    Dr. Galvan is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.

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      St. Luke's Health Partner

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    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Occupational Health

    Biography

    Cody Heiner, MD, MPH, FACOEM is the site medical director of St. Luke's Occupational Health and is board certified in occupational and environmental medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Heiner is also a certified medical review officer and provides comprehensive health-related services for employers and employees, including work injury medical care, drug and alcohol testing, employee physicals, disability evaluations, impairment ratings, and immunizations.

    In addition to his medical education, Dr. Heiner earned his masters' degree in public health from the University of Iowa College of Public Health.

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  • Occupational Health

    Biography

    Dave Landis, PA-C brings over 20 years of experience to St. Luke’s Occupational Health.  Before coming to St. Luke’s Occupational Health in 2013 he practiced in adult medicine, urgent care and dermatology.  Dave graduated from the University of Washington’s physician assistant program in 1995 and served in the Idaho National Guard for almost 10 years. 

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

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  • Pediatric Cardiology

    Biography

    Gordon Mack, MD cares for children with a wide range of congenital and acquired heart diseases. His particular interests lie in echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, and pediatric thrombosis. He completed his pediatric cardiology fellowship at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He trained in pediatric cardiac catheterization and pediatric clots in Edmonton.

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  • Pediatrics

    Biography

    Jill Moughamian, PNP has clinical interests in plant-based nutrition and wellness and best practices for treating sick children.

    Jill earned her master's degree in nursing from the University of South Alabama and is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. In her free time, she enjoys reading and the outdoors.

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      St. Luke's Health Partner

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    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Occupational Health

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      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.

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  • Internal Medicine

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  • Internal Medicine

    Biography

    Michelle M. Pehrson, FNP is a nurse practitioner at St. Luke's Clinic–Internal Medicine: Mountain Home. She enjoys working with patients of every age and background, and has a passion for providing compassionate and comprehensive care.

    Michelle was raised in a family with a medical background and always knew she would be in health care. She earned bachelor's degrees in microbiology from the University of Idaho and in nursing from Idaho State University. She earned her master's degree in nursing, family nurse practitioner from Idaho State University.

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

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  • Occupational Health

    Biography

    Hala Rafla, PA-C joined St. Luke’s Occupational Health in 2011.  Prior to joining St. Luke’s she worked for the Department of Health and Welfare focusing on immunizations.  She studied medicine and surgery overseas where she worked in women’s health and urgent care. Hala holds a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Idaho State University as well as a master in health sciences from Boise State University. 

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      St. Luke's Health Partner

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  • Family Medicine

    Biography

    Justin Smith, MD is a family physician with a special interest in obstetrics. He enjoys taking care of mothers throughout their pregnancies as well as continuing to see babies after delivery.

    Dr. Smith also practices every aspect of family medicine including wellness visits, care of chronic diseases, acute medical problems, long-term birth control via IUD and Nexplanon, and minor skin surgeries.

    Dr. Smith strives to provide research-driven, personalized, hometown care to the women of Mountain Home and the Mountain Home Air Force Base.

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  • Podiatry

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  • Urology

    Biography

    Michael B. Taylor, MD treats all aspects of adult urology with a special focus in benign prostatic hyperplasia, otherwise known as BPH or enlarged prostate. He is the first and only physician in Idaho performing HoLEP procedures (Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate) and was the first physician in the Treasure Valley to be trained in Rezum and Urolifit. He also has extensive experience in greenlight laser photovaporization of the prostate. These are all highly minimally invasive procedures. In addition, Dr. Taylor treats kidney stones, prostate cancer, bladder cancer, and urinary incontinence.

    Dr. Taylor received his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University where he graduated summa cum laude. He then went to medical school at the University of California, Irvine where he was elected part of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.  He completed his urology residency at the University of Utah and is a member of the American Urologic Association.

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  • Family Medicine

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  • Family Medicine

    Biography

    Anna L. Zobell, NP enjoys taking the time to educate her patients and improve their health.

    Anna earned her associate's degree from Ricks College, her bachelor's degree from Idaho State University, and her master's degree in public health from Brigham Young University. She completed her second master's degree at Idaho State University to become a nurse practitioner. In her free time, Anna enjoys the outdoors, exploring new places, and her family.

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      St. Luke's Health Partner

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When you give to St. Luke’s Elmore Foundation, you make an investment in community health. You help us provide the exceptional healthcare the people of Mountain Home deserve, ensuring that vital services are available close to home. We encourage you to get involved by making a financial gift, sponsoring or attending events, or volunteering your time.