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We adopt a comprehensive approach, combining the medical and nursing models, to provide tailored solutions that accommodate individuals’ busy lives. Our goal is to make you feel valued because you truly are. We take the time to deeply understand your needs, goals, and preferences, ensuring personalized care and attention.
Your unique needs and preferences are prioritized rather than treating you solely as a diagnosis with a standardized approach. Through collaborative efforts, we work closely with our patients to find the most suitable solutions that align with their lives.
We provide comprehensive family care in one convenient location, saving you the hassle of visiting multiple clinics. Our patients value the continuity of care we offer within their family. Collaborating closely with specialists, we ensure a team-centered, multidisciplinary approach to your healthcare needs. While many can be treated by a single provider, we also coordinate specialized care for chronic illnesses, ensuring all your medical needs are met efficiently and effectively.
Family Nurse Practitioner-Certified
Amanda is our founding family nurse practitioner. She sees patients from age 0-100+.
Born and raised in South Dakota, Amanda received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from South Dakota State University in 2002 and 1st Master’s degree in Nursing Education from Walden University in 2011.
For nearly 15 years she worked in ICU and Neuro ICU gaining valuable experience she applies to her current work. Additionally, she enjoyed her role as a nursing instructor/pharmacology instructor for almost 5 years.
While she gained valuable experience in those roles, her love of taking care of others grew and she felt like she needed to do more. Amanda graduated with her second Master's degree as a Family Nurse practitioner from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Kentucky in 2015. She then began working in urgent care and then quickly into family practice with Saint Alphonsus of Idaho.
Amanda, her husband and two beautiful children have lived in Idaho since 2011 and there is nowhere they would rather live!
Amanda enjoys reading, traveling, camping, fishing and spending time with family and friends.
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Lia Pele is a double board certified and Doctorate prepared Family Nurse Practitioner. She is certified by both the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She is passionate about caring for patients age 0 to 100+, providing evidence-based medicine that focuses on overall wellness and prevention.
Born and raised in Park City, Utah she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Idaho State University, while also playing on the Idaho State Women’s Soccer Team. She then went on to complete her Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner degree at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington in 2021.
Prior to joining Sawtooth Family Medicine, she has been working in Urgent Care treating patients of all ages with a variety of acute and chronic health concerns. She has over seven years of nursing experience consisting of Emergency Department, Labor and Delivery, Pediatrics, Pediatric Oncology, and primary care Pediatrics. Her experience with different patient populations allows her to meet the specific and individual needs of each patient when approaching disease management and disease prevention.
Lia, her husband, and two children have lived in the Boise area since 2017. She enjoys running, skiing, being outdoors, baking, and spending time with her friends and family.
Ami has been an integral part of the Sawtooth Family Medicine team since its inception in 2019.
With a passion for patient care, Ami has built a reputation for establishing meaningful connections with our patients. Ami’s dedication extends beyond the office, as she balances her role with her commitments as a spouse and parent to two teenagers.
While not at work, Ami enjoys activities such as reading, 4-wheeling, shooting, and stargazing. Additionally, she has a Business degree from a renowned university. We are grateful to have Ami as part of our team, bringing her expertise and compassionate approach to patient care.
Rosie, an Idaho native hailing from Caldwell, brings a wealth of experience and dedication to her role. With a Registered Medical Assistant certification from the American Medical Technologists, she possesses over 8 years of extensive expertise in delivering comprehensive healthcare services and providing administrative support.
Her true passion lies in a genuine compassion for patient care, consistently going above and beyond to ensure their well-being. In her leisure time, she enjoys quality family moments with her spouse and daughter, as well as indulging in her favorite hobby of seeking out the latest band tees. Rosie’s commitment to supporting organizational objectives and delivering exceptional care makes her an invaluable asset to our team.
Kayla is a National Registered Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) since 2015. Her undergraduate degree is in Health Sciences. She is dedicated to providing exceptional health care services to all patients that enter our practice.
Prior to joining Sawtooth Family Medicine, she has over ten years of experience working in health care with a background in a broad range of fields, including the Emergency Department, Phlebotomy, Maternity, Pediatrics, ICU, Physical Therapy, and Family Medicine. She has lived in Alaska, Indiana, and Idaho. Kayla, her spouse Sara, two children, two dogs, and a spoiled cat love living in the Boise foothills. She enjoys weightlifting, any opportunity to be in the mountains, snowmachining, camping, and traveling to new places
Kimber is the newest addition to the Sawtooth team, transitioning from a satisfied patient to a part-time receptionist role. With a background as a mother of four children and two French Bulldogs, Kimber brings a wealth of life experience and dedication to her position. Having resided in the Boise area for 23 years, Kimber’s strong ties to the community make her an invaluable asset to our team.
With a history degree from Boise State, Kimber’s expertise extends beyond the medical realm, allowing for engaging conversations about intriguing historical topics. Additionally, Kimber showcases her creative side as an aspiring novelist, with one of her books already available on Amazon. When not manning the phones at Sawtooth, she can be found immersing herself in history podcasts, attending to her family, or crafting captivating stories on her computer.
He is our lovable leopard gecko! Tiptoe enjoys basking under his cozy heat lamp, showing off his stunning spots, and occasionally surprising us with his acrobatic hunting skills during feeding time! Despite his tiny stature, Tiptoe has a larger-than-life personality that adds a delightful twist to your visit to our clinic.
Reach out to us anytime, and we’ll be happy to help! We are excited to welcome new patients and provide the care you need.