100 E. Warm Springs
Boise, Idaho 83712
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Mon.-Fri.: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Surgicalist program at St. Luke's is dedicated to the care of adult patients who have general surgery issues, and we are available to consult with health care providers at any time regarding possible surgical problems. We provide care for patients who come to the St. Luke's Boise Emergency Department without a relationship with a private practice general surgeon. We also care for patients who are already in the hospital, if a question of a surgical problem arises, and are available for patients who need to be transferred from other hospitals to a tertiary care center for more complex surgical problems. In our clinic, we provide evaluation and surgical care for patients who have been referred to us by the Emergency Department or private physicians.
We specialize in a variety of surgical procedures, including:
New Patient Information
The majority of patients seen by St. Luke's Surgicalists are referred from the Emergency Department. We also accept surgical transfers from other hospitals and new patient referrals from physicians, and we provide inpatient surgical consultations.
For emergencies, call 911. To reach the St. Luke's surgeon on call after hours, please call (208) 489-6548 or 381-6930, or you may go to St. Luke's Boise Emergency Department to be seen.
What is General Surgery?
Surgeons and surgical staff at St. Luke's are trained in a wide range of services to provide both the expert technical care and the comforting extra touches necessary for successful surgery and recovery. St. Luke's Clinic - General Surgery works closely with St. Luke's surgical staff, utilizing staff expertise and state-of-the-art diagnostics and technology to meet each patient's individual needs.
St. Luke's Clinics
St. Luke’s Clinics are an integrated network of highly skilled health care professionals in locations throughout our region.;
|Renee Bourquard, MD serves as medical director of the Surgicalist program at St. Luke's. She is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and has extensive experience with acute care and surgical coverage. Dr. Bourquard earned her medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson and completed her surgical residency at Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton Ohio.|
Mark Baradziej, MD is a board certified general surgeon who has served for over 15 years as a staff surgeon at the Boise VA Medical Center. Dr. Baradziej provides shift support as a member of the St. Luke’s Surgicalist team, while still continuing his work at the VA hospital. He earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and completed his general surgery residency through the State University of New York at Buffalo Medical/Dental Educational Consortium. He then fulfilled his Air Force scholarship commitment at Mountain Home Air Force Base.
|J. Chris Kantarian, MD is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He has many years of experience as a colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Kantarian earned his medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia and completed his residency at Presbyterian University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.|
|Kent Kreuder, MD is board certified by the American Board of Surgery, and has been in practice for many years in the Caldwell and Nampa areas. Dr. Kreuder earned his medical degree from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California, and completed his residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.|
|James A. Wolf, MD is board certified surgeon, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. He earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, completed his residency at Washington University School of Medicine, and performed his fellowship in surgical oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.|
Rachael Pedersen, RN, MSN, FNP-C is a family nurse practitioner who sees patients for post-surgical follow-up care in the clinic and hospital. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Arizona and her master’s degree and family nurse practitioner certification from Grand Canyon University.
|Jeri Spencer, RN, MSN, FNP, is a family nurse practitioner who sees patients for post-surgical follow-up care in the clinic and hospital. She graduated from Boise State University School of Nursing and earned her Family Nurse Practitioner certification from Arizona State University School of Nursing in Phoenix.|
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.
We accept most insurance plans, including Medicare, in-state Medicaid, Tricare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and others.
Talk with your provider at each visit to be sure your prescriptions are up to date. For refills, contact 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.