Dr. Ballance received his undergraduate degree from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon and attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.
After completing his residency in New York State, Dr. Ballance returned home to Idaho with his wife Liz, to raise their family and join our team. He started practicing as an MD at Family Health Care in 1998. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a member of the Ada County Medical Society.
A Boise native, Dr. Ballance enjoys skiing, Magic the Gathering, and is becoming a BBQ master on the grill.
Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Jane Young is the founder of Family Health Care. Leading the way for Nurse Practitioners in Idaho and around the country, she is proud to own an independent family practice offering quality patient care. Undergraduate degrees in nursing from both Boise State University and Montana State University prepared her well for educational pursuits throughout her life.
An interest in child development and passion for pediatrics led her to the University of Washington School of Nursing, where she earned her Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification from the 2nd program in the country. In 2004, she was among the 1st to attain a Nursing Doctorate from Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio. Her dedication to excellence in patient care drove her to remain at the top of her class, and a maverick in her field. She is a strong believer in growing her practice by word of mouth.
Dorothy Mosher was born in Kellogg Idaho, and has lived in Lewiston, Wyoming, Maine, and recently moved back to Boise to be near family.
She brings two decades of experience in Family Medicine, and also has special interest in Geriatrics and Women's Health. Dorothy values all ages of patients, helping them to improve their health, and learn healthy habits that will improve how they feel.
The proud mother of of 4 children and 10 grandchildren, she enjoys playing guitar, horseback riding, gardening and doting (of course) on all of her grandchildren.
Brenda Shaw was born and raised in Idaho, and even completed her medical studies at Idaho State University in Pocatello.
She brings over 20 years of experience in Family Medicine, Women's Health, Internal Medicine, Mental Health and Emergency Care. Her beliefs include forming a good relationship with her patients and seeing then through their healthcare journey.
She is the proud mother of three children and is very active in their lives. Outside of the office Brenda enjoys the outdoors, hiking, skiing, bicycling, as well as travel and music.
Brynn is originally from North Carolina and received her education at UNC and Simmons University. She spent much of her time in the past decade in pediatric care and women's health, but also enjoys Family Medicine and Emergency Care.
She believes her sole purpose in healthcare is to assist and accompany patients on their journey to better physical and mental health, and enjoys forming these relationships with her patients.
Brynn and her husband recently started a family with their young son (and two goldendoodles to boot). Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, skiing, gardening, running, and spending time with family and friends.
Carol Crisp served in the Air Force for 20 years and focused on assuring our service members were healthy and ready to serve our country in any capacity. Additionally, she cared for family members of our service men and women, sometimes struggling with the unknowns of being part of the Air Force extended family.
She has extensive experience with family practice and other medical areas, and looks forward to continuing to dedicate her time to patients in the Treasure Valley.
Originally from Morehead Kentucky, Carol has lived all over the world and eventually in Mountain Home. She enjoys spending time appreciating what is around her, such as running/hiking with her dogs along the river or searching the Idaho wilderness for the next adventure.
Christopher is originally from Huntington Beach California but has lived in Boise for the past 20 years. He spent many years in Emergency and Family Medicine, and enjoys seeing patients and helping to come up with a holistic plan where the patient feels included.
He graduated from Boise State with his BSN degree, and continued his education for MSN and FNP at Purdue University Global.
Christopher has a wonderful wife and 2 beautiful children, and they enjoy snowboarding, fishing, mountain biking together. When they arrive home they enjoy their large saltwater fishtank with lots of exotic species!
Danni is a licensed Master Aesthetician and completed 1200 hours of advanced medical esthetics training at The National Institute of Medical Aesthetics based in Salt Lake City . She has an extended background and education in medical grade skincare and takes great pride in staying up to date with the latest industry trends to ensure she can develop a unique and personalized treatment plan to fit every individual client’s needs while offering the best procedures on the market.
Danni’s passion for skin care stems from seeing the positive impact this industry can have on an individual’s life. Co-creating a treatment plan with her clients to ensure they look and feel their best has always been rewarding for her. As a certified yoga instructor in her spare time, Danni really values the connection between mind and body when working with her clients.
Sandy Hepper earned her Bachelor's of Nursing from the Boise State University, where she was lived since she was 2 years old. Along with her family of 4, they enjoy seeing new places and experiencing things that make lasting family memories.
Her favorite part of working in the healthcare field is establishing a connection with each of her patients. She wants to know them as individuals, and looks forward to connecting with them at subsequent appointments. For her, that is what makes family practice unique, knowing that her patients feel important and cared about.
Nichole is originally from Pocatello, and has lived in Nampa since she was 10. Her goal is to smile at every person and doing everything she can to make sure that patients are getting the help they need.
Outside of work, Nichole loves spending time with her fiance and 4 girls, including camping, hunting, and creating new memories with them.
Medical Assistant Manager
Sadie was born in Boise, and currently resides in Mountain Home. She manages the Medical Assistant staff, and enjoys meeting all of our patients.
Outside of work, she is a real outdoors-woman, enjoying fishing, hunting, and riding horses. She has 3 little brothers, and the youngest is her best friend, along with her bulldog Tessa.
Katy is a bonafide Boise native, but has family spread throughout Oregon, Maine, Utah, even Canada! A lifelong fitness fanatic, you can find her taking long walks or working out with high impact exercise routines. When home she loves to crochet and is quite the movie buff (her favorite is Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy).
You'll likely see Katy when checking out from appointments, and she takes pride in caring for each patient with a smile and a positive attitude.
Melissa has lived in northern Idaho, Richmond Virginia, northern California and now Boise! She is married to a wonderful husband and raised 3 grown children over the years. Outside of work, Melissa enjoys photography, camping, fishing, and taking long walks in the foothills and local parks.
A caring, family-focused caregiver in and outside of Family Health Care, Melissa strives to make patients feel welcomed and cared for when visiting the office.
Craig is originally from Philadelphia, and has been in the Boise area since 1998. Our resident retiree, he spent over 20 years in the computer industry, and loves both Windows and Machintosh.
Ever enthusiastic, he takes care of patient needs every evening, and enjoys music, cooking, and taking care of family.
Hannah was born in Oklahoma, raised in Florida and moved to Idaho last summer following an amazing college soccer career and graduating with flying colors.
She loves exploring the outdoors, especially with all that Idaho has to offer with the mountains, parks, streams and natural beauty we all enjoy. Hannah is preparing to attend school to attain her Physicians Assistant degree (PA), and working at Family Health Care gives her great insight on how to properly care for patients.
Born in raised in Boise, Emily has spent the majority of her life here, although she enjoyed some time living in Montana as well. Always working to enhance and improve our patients' experience, she leads our daily operations to provide you the best care possible.
Emily enjoys hiking, skiing, music and spending time with family, especially her 2 terrific nephews.
Luke has lived in the Boise area for 40+ years, and is a proud husband and father of 2 boys. He leads our progressive team of providers and support staff, and enjoys making a difference in our peoples lives.
Outside of work, Luke spends time in the outdoors with his family, and is an avid skier, fisherman, and bird hunter.
Jonathon was born at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines and has lived in Boise for the past 10 years. He was a Hospital Corpsman in the US Navy, performing field-medic duties in the Fleet Marine Force during the war on terrorism in the Afghanistan campaign.
He and his family have a beautiful boy and girl, and they enjoy karaoke & bowling in their free time. In addition, Jonathon is attending BSU pursing a degree in Business Management, hoping to become a hospital administrator in the future.