510 N. 2nd Street
Boise, Idaho 83702
Fax: (208) 381-4977
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Mon - Fri, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Welcome to St. Luke's Clinic – Mountain States Urology. We are dedicated to meeting your urological health needs with skill, experience, and a wide range of effective therapies and services.
New Patients / Appointments
We are accepting new patients.
To contact us or to make an appointment please call (208) 381-4700.
After-hours and Weekends
To reach the St. Luke's Mountain States Urology urologist on-call, please call (208) 489-6847. In case of emergency, call 911.
What is Urology?
Urology is the medical specialty dedicated to the treatment of disorders and diseases related to the male and female genital and urinary organs.
These organs include the kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra, prostate, and genitalia. St. Luke's Mountain States Urology is dedicated to ensuring that adult and pediatric patients with genitourinary problems receive the most advanced and comprehensive care available in the region.
Urology at St. Luke's
Learn more about Urology at St. Luke's.
St. Luke's Clinics
St. Luke’s Clinics are an integrated network of highly skilled health care professionals in locations throughout our region.
Stephen A. Brassell, MD, FACS is a urologic oncologist with expertise in minimally invasive and robotic surgery and the management of complex urologic cancers. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University and completed an internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, followed by two years as battalion surgeon with 10th Special Forces Group. He completed his urology residency at Walter Reed and his urologic oncology fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
|Jared G. Heiner, MD has a special interest in prostate cancer treatment. He earned his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and performed his urology residency at the Medical College of Georgia.|
Avery L. Seifert, MD, FACS brings 32 years of experience to patients at St. Luke’s Clinic – Mountain States Urology, and has special interest and training in minimally invasive surgery and pelvic floor reconstruction. Dr. Seifert was the first urologist in the region to perform laparoscopic nephrectomy (1998) and laparoscopic prostatectomy (2002). He continues his interest in minimally invasive surgery using robotic technology. As former chief of staff of St. Luke’s Boise and Meridian Medical Centers and current medical director of St. Luke’s Clinic – Mountain States Urology, he has been instrumental in developing the practice into the premier urology group of the Northwest. Dr. Seifert earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine and completed his urology residency at Oregon Health and Sciences University.
Kara C. Taggart, MD is an experienced urologist, board certified by the American Board of Urology and a member of the American Urological Association. She practices general adult urology, seeing a wide range of patients and full spectrum of urologic diseases. She has a special interest in kidney stones and the endoscopic management of bladder tumors and BPH. Dr. Taggart earned her medical degree in 1996 from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and completed her internship in general surgery and her residency in urology at National Naval Medical Center. She joined St. Luke's Clinic – Mountain States Urology in 2008, after serving in the Navy as a urologist.
Maggie Vuturo, MD, specializes in all aspects of adult female and male incontinence, overactive bladder, pelvic organ prolapse, neurogenic bladder, post-prostatectomy incontinence, sacral nerve stimulation, and complex urodynamics. She also treats general urologic conditions. Dr. Vuturo earned her medical degree and completed her urology residency at the University of Arizona, and completed her fellowship in female urology and male voiding dysfunction at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, CA. She joined St. Luke's Mountain States Urology in 2011.
Donald Weese, MD, FACS specializes in adult urology, including minimally invasive urologic surgery, urologic oncology, kidney stone disease and general urology. He has special interest and training in da Vinci robotic assisted laparoscopic surgery (treatment of prostate cancer, renal cancer, and benign urologic conditions), prostate cryoablation (minimally invasive outpatient treatment of prostate cancer), and prosthetic surgery (penile prosthesis and artificial urinary sphincter implantation). Dr. Weese earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and completed his urology residency in Los Angeles in 1993. He is board certified and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He practiced urology in Twin Falls and Burley from 1993 to 2008, and joined St. Luke's Clinic – Mountain States Urology in 2008 to expand his minimally invasive urologic surgical practice.
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. 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.