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
701 E. Parkcenter Blvd.
Boise, Idaho 83706
(208) 381-6400
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Office Hours:
Mon - Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Services
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
  • Tobacco Cessation Clinic

If your health issues require specialized care, we will help refer you to the appropriate specialist.

New Patients / Appointments
We are accepting new patients.
To contact us or to make an appointment please call (208) 381-6400.

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) 381-6400.

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


Susan L. Blough, MD Susan L. Blough, MD is a founding member of St. Luke's Internal Medicine, joining in 1992 following practice in Idaho and Oregon. She is the lead physician at the Parkcenter clinic, and a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Blough earned her BA degree from McPherson College and her medical degree from the University of Washington. She served her internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals.
Timothy M. Nelson, MD Timothy M. Nelson, MD earned his medical degree from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and completed his residency in internal medicine at St. Joseph Mercy Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Prior to medical school, he served in the U.S. Air Force and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering and environmental science from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Science degree in civil and environmental engineering from Utah State University.
Michael C. Pelton, MD Michael C. Pelton, MD is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and an associate member of the American College of Physicians. He earned his BS degree in electrical engineering from Rice University and his medical degree from the University of Texas, Southwestern. He served his internship and residency at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Pelton joined St. Luke's Internal Medicine in 2004.
Irene Pucciarelli, DO Irene Pucciarelli, DO is board certified in internal medicine and has many years of experience caring for adult patients in outpatient and inpatient settings, including intensive care and cardiovascular rehabilitation. She trained in internal medicine at the University of Pittsburgh / UPMC Mercy Hospital.
Leslie Stubbs, MD Leslie Stubbs, MD is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. She earned her BS degree in zoology from Washington State University and her medical degree from the University of Washington. She completed her residency training in internal medicine at the University of Washington and the Boise VA Medical Center. Dr. Stubbs joined St. Luke's Internal Medicine in 2000.
Mary Mebane, PA-C Mary Mebane, PA-C is a board certified physician assistant. She earned her BS degree in physician assistant studies from Idaho State University and BS degree in environmental studies from Huxley College at Western Washington University. She completed her clinical physician assistant training in Idaho and Utah, and joined St. Luke's Internal Medicine in 1998.
Kelley Wolff, PA-C Kelley Wolff, PA-C earned her BS degrees in biology and psychology from the University of Idaho and her Master of Science, Physician Assistant degree from A.T. Still University. She joined St. Luke's Internal Medicine in 2006.

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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