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St. Luke's Clinic – Heart Failure

St. Luke's Heart Failure Clinic is the only heart failure clinic in the region with cardiologists who are board certified in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology. Our team will work with you and your family to create an individualized plan of care that includes education about heart failure and management of your symptoms to help you better understand your condition and reduce hospital readmissions. We'll also identify ways to optimize your recovery or slow disease progression.

We also coordinate care across various specialties, as needed, including home health, palliative care, and hospice care; and partner with Intermountain Medical Center in Utah to provide advanced heart failure therapies, such as transplant and left ventricular assist device (LVAD) surgeries.

Providers

  • Family Medicine

    Biography

    Grace Adamson, MD, JD is a former attorney who practiced law for eleven years before pursuing her calling in a career in medicine. She is passionate about helping patients with serious illness and their families navigate complex decision-making and improve their quality of life by addressing the physical, social, and spiritual aspects of their care. She has a particular interest in palliative medicine for oncology patients, the management of cancer-related pain, advance care planning, and ethical issues surrounding health care surrogate decision making.

    During medical school, Dr. Adamson was among a small percentage of her medical school peers inducted into The Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society for her demonstration of excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion, and dedication to service.

    In her free time, Dr. Adamson enjoys running, biking, skiing, camping, and exploring the Boise foothills and beyond with her family and beloved family dog.

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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.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • General Cardiology

    Biography

    Rami Alharethi, MD is a visiting specialist from Intermountain Healthcare in Utah.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
     
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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.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Availability

    Accepting new patients
     
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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.

  • Biography

    Katie Assmus, PA-C earned her bachelor's degree from Whitworth University and her master's degree in physician assistant studies from Idaho State University.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
     
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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.

  • General Cardiology

    Biography

    Murali N. Bathina MD, FACC is fellowship-trained in cardiology, with special board certifications in advanced heart failure, nuclear cardiology and boarded in echocardiography. He currently serves as the system medical director for all of St. Luke’s heart and vascular services. 

    Dr. Bathina's clinical practice focuses on diagnosis and treatment of most heart conditions. His areas of special focus include heart failure, cardiac imaging and cardio-oncology. He is also the founder of the cardio-oncology service at St Luke’s that specializes in protecting the heart during and after cancer treatment.

    Prior to his medical education, Dr. Bathina earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
     
  • Biography

    Meghann Bostrom, NP-C is certified in heart failure through the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses, and she has special interest in cardiac amyloidosis as well as training new nurse practitioners.

    Meghann earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Washington State University and her master's in nursing, nurse practitioner, from Gonzaga University.

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    Accepting new patients
     
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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.

  • General Cardiology

    Biography

    Ross Butschek, MD is a visiting specialist from Intermountain Healthcare in Utah.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
     
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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.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

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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.

  • General Cardiology

    Biography

    Stefanie J. Fry, MD, FACC is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Echocardiography. She completed her fellowship in cardiology at the University of New Mexico, followed by a fellowship in cardiac imaging at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.

    Dr. Fry is chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Services at St. Luke’s Boise and Meridian Medical Centers and is currently serving a three-year term as Idaho Governor of the American College of Cardiology.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
     
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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.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Behavioral Health

    Biography

    Keisha Harrison, LCSW works primarily with heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. She also helps patients and families access resources in the community, provides emotional support and education related to behavioral or psychological concerns, and helps in coordinating care to meet patients' needs.

    Keisha earned her bachelor's degree from the College of Idaho and her master's in social work from Boise State University.

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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.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • General Cardiology

    Biography

    Virginia Hebl, MD is a visiting specialist from Intermountain Healthcare in Utah.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
     
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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.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • General Cardiology

    Biography

    Abdallah Kfoury, MD is a visiting specialist from Intermountain Healthcare in Utah.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
     
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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.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Nutrition Services for Adults

    Biography

    Kimberly Landsberg, MS, RDN, CSOWM, LD provides individual therapy to patients with heart failure to manage symptoms, prevent hospitalizations and improve quality of life. She specializes in promoting heart health, wellness, and weight management tailored to meet specific nutrient needs, diagnoses, lifestyles, and goals. 

    Kim is a registered dietitian/nutritionist, with a master's degree in nutrition and dietetics. She is a board certified specialist in obesity and weight management.


    Availability

    Accepting new patients
     
  • Biography

    Anna McCreath, NP-C earned her bachelor's degree from Idaho State University and her master's degree in nursing from Gonzaga University. 

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
     
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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.

  • Biography

    Erin Michaelis, NP specializes in general/interventional cardiology, advance heart failure, hypertension, and pulmonary hypertension. Prior to her current position at St. Luke’s, Erin spent five years at the University of Utah in cardiology and two years at Saint Alphonsus Heart Care. 

    Erin earned a bachelor's degree from the University of California, San Bernardino and spent many years working as a travel nurse. She earned a master's degree in adult/gerontology acute care nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist from the University of California, Los Angeles.

    In her free time, Erin spends most of her time with her husband and boxer, George. She enjoys home renovation, gardening, cooking, and oil painting. She enjoys the outdoors and loves to explore all that Idaho has to offer.


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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.

  • General Cardiology

    Biography

    Brian P. Nolan, DO, FACC specializes in nuclear cardiology and heart failure.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
     

Conditions

Heart Failure

When your heart muscle doesn't pump as much blood as your body needs.

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