St. Luke's Clinic

At St. Luke's Clinic – Rheumatology, we strive to apply the latest diagnostic and treatment measures to improve the quality of life for our patients. Our team of skilled providers is expanding to meet the needs of our growing region, and we work closely with referring providers to integrate and coordinate each patient's individual plan of care. We also maintain an active research department that enables patients to participate in clinical trials, when appropriate. We provide a care in an environment that is both "high-tech" and "high-touch" for the best experience and most positive outcome for our patients.

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Rheumatology
600 W. Robbins Road
Suite 100
Boise, Idaho 83702
(208) 706-5930
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Office Hours:
Mon - Thur, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m.-3 p.m.


Services
We provide diagnosis and treatment of the following:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Myositis
  • Vasculitis
  • Gout
  • Osteoporosis

We also provide pediatric rheumatology services.

New Patients / Appointments
Patients accepted by referral only.

After-hours and Weekends
Please call the clinic at 706-5930.

What is Rheumatology?
Rheumatology is a medical specialty that deals with the diagnosis and therapy of conditions and diseases affecting the joints, muscles, and bones. The most common concerns are osteoarthritis (the general breakdown of joint cartilage over time) and rheumatoid arthritis (systemic swelling in all or most joints at once).

St. Luke's Clinics
St. Luke’s Clinics are an integrated network of highly skilled health care professionals in locations throughout our region.


Our Medical Providers


James E. Loveless, MD, FACR James E. Loveless, MD, FACR is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology and is a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology. He specializes in the treatment of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and Sjögren's syndrome, and has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. He is actively involved in clinical trials investigating new treatments for arthritis and osteoporosis. Dr. Loveless earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University and completed his internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver.
 
Chara J. Solich, MD Chara J. Solich, MD, FACR is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology and is a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology. She specializes in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, systemic lupus erythematosus, and osteoporosis. Dr. Solich earned her medical degree from Creighton University in Omaha and completed her internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in Albuquerque.
Marcy Bauer, NP Marcy Bauer, NP has more than 12 years of experience as a registered nurse. She earned bachelor's degrees in business administration from the University of Puget Sound and in nursing from Boise State University. She earned her master's degree in nursing, family nurse practitioner from Gonzaga University in 2013.
Angie Coyne

Angie Coyne, PA-C has worked for more than 10 years with Dr. Howard King in orthopedic spine surgery. In 2013, she collaborated with Dr. King and Dr. James Loveless to launch St. Luke’s Osteoporosis Program, which is now part of St. Luke’s Clinic – Rheumatology. Angie earned her bachelor’s degree in biology and master’s degree in health sciences, physician assistant studies from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.

Amber Warren, PA-C

Amber Warren, PA-C earned her bachelor’s degree from Linfield College and her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Midwestern University, Phoenix in 2007. She worked with St. Luke’s Clinic – Intermountain Orthopaedics for three years before joining St. Luke’s Clinic – Rheumatology.


Your Appointment
We try to stay on time, as a courtesy to you and others. Since paperwork may take a few minutes, please arrive early. As emergencies do occur, there may be occasions when your appointment time will be delayed. We will always try to keep you informed in the event of a delay, and will be happy to reschedule your appointment, if you prefer. We ask that you respect the appointment time we have reserved for you, and call 24 hours ahead to cancel or change appointments so that others may be helped during that time.

Communication with your provider is extremely important. It may be helpful for you to write down questions for your doctor or nurse practitioner prior to your visit. Bring a list of medications and the dosages, or bring the bottles with you.

Make sure you understand any instructions you are given. If clarification is needed, review your instructions with the provider or medical assistant before you leave. If you aren’t doing well after your visit, we want to hear from you. Our goal is to improve your health.


Insurance Plans
We accept most insurance plans, including Medicare, in-state Medicaid, Tricare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and others.


Medication Refills
Talk with your provider at each visit to be sure your prescriptions are up to date. When you need to refill your prescriptions, you can request them directly through your myChart account.

You can also request a refill by contacting your pharmacy. Your pharmacy will then contact our office for verification and approval. For patient safety, narcotics cannot be refilled outside of office hours. Talk with your provider before your prescription runs out, and please allow 48 hours for refills.

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