St. Luke's Clinic

Welcome to St. Luke's Clinic – Internal Medicine. We are a team of trained and experienced medical professionals, skilled in medical care for adults, including routine and preventative health checks, diagnosis and treatment when a medical problem is first suspected, and on-going management of chronic illness.

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Internal Medicine
3101 E. State Street
Suite 2120
Eagle, Idaho 83616
(208) 473-3275
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Office Hours:
Mon - Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Internal medicine is devoted to the comprehensive care of adult patients and includes (but is not limited to) diagnosis and treatment of:

  • Heart disease and hypertension
  • Kidney disease
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Arthritis and other joint problems
  • Allergies
  • Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Lung problems such as asthma and emphysema
  • Infections
  • Neurological problems such as strokes and seizures
  • Nutritional problems
  • Depression
  • Skin disease
  • Diabetes and thyroid disease
  • Anticoagulation (blood thinning) clinic

New Patients / Appointments
We are accepting new patients.
To contact us or to make an appointment please call (208) 473-3200.

After-hours and Weekends
Our physicians alternate being "on call" for emergency care before and after our regular office hours. The physician on call can be reached by calling our office at (208) 473-3200.

What is Internal Medicine?
Internists are sometimes called primary care physicians. They are fully trained specialists in adult medicine, much like pediatricians are specialists in the care of children. Internists are specially trained to care for complex medical problems in the office and in the hospital (including coronary and intensive care units and the emergency department), providing a smooth continuum of care. We are prepared to handle severe chronic illnesses and situations where many illnesses occur at the same time. Internists are also capable of performing a variety of technical medical procedures. Severe medical illnesses often require the broad training and skills of internists to coordinate highly trained care teams. As internists, we keep the whole patient in mind, rather than merely focusing on a single disease or organ system.

Working closely with our physicians are physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs). Also known as "advanced practice providers," PAs and NPs provide follow-up care for acute or chronic illness if your doctor is not available, and may provide annual exams and procedures.

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

Karen D. East, MD Karen D. East, MD is a diplomate of the American Board of Medicine. She earned her BA degree in chemistry from Duke University and her medical degree from Northwestern University. She served her internship and residency at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center and was a clinical instructor at the University of Utah. She joined St. Luke's Internal Medicine in 2002.
Ann Huntington, MD Ann Huntington, MD provides patient-centered care that covers the complete spectrum of internal medicine, from young adults to geriatrics. She is a candidate to the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Huntington earned her bachelor's degree in exercise science from Brigham Young University and her medical degree from the University of Utah. She served her internship and internal medicine residency at the Internal Medicine Residency, Indiana University. She joined St. Luke's Clinic – Internal Medicine in 2011, and is fluent in Spanish.
Susan Lair, MD Susanne Lair, MD is board certified in internal medicine. She earned her medical degree from the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine, where she also completed her internal medicine internship and residency.
Kimberly R. Tanabe, MD Kimberly R. Tanabe, MD is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in neurosciences from the University of Washington and her medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine. She served her internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington. Dr. Tanabe worked with St. Luke's Internal Medicine from 1994 to 2002, and rejoined the group in 2005.
Katie Hawkins, PA-C Katie Hawkins, PA-C is a board certified physician assistant. She earned her bachelor's degree in geology and environmental studies from Middlebury College in Vermont. She completed her Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree at Idaho State University. Katie joined St. Luke's Clinic - Internal Medicine in 2012.

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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