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.
Joslyn Dresser earned her Bachelor's of Nursing from the Lewis-Clark SC in Lewiston Idaho, and later her Master's in Nursing from Gonzaga University. Born and raised in Boise (and Capital graduate!), she shares our love of Idaho and the values that make the Treasure Valley special.
She has special interest in women's health, pediatrics and chronic-illness care; Her beliefs include forming a good relationship with her patients and seeing then through their healthcare journey.
Joslyn enjoys travel, pilates, home renovation projects and getting lost in a good book with her goldendoodle puppy, Watson.
Erin Murphy received her Bachelors degree in Health Science Studies right here at Boise State University, and continued her Physician Assistant education at Northern Arizona University
She brings experience in preventative medicine and chronic disease management, and also special interest in caring for patients in their "Golden Years". Erin values the opportunity to empower her patients to take an active role in their healthcare, working together to achieve goals to maintain and improve health.
Although Erin was born and raised in Portland Oregon, she has lived in Idaho for over 20 years. Along with her husband (and rambunctious Airedale puppy Theodore), Erin enjoys music, mountains, hiking, and water. She is also very active in the hot air ballooning community.
Mary Swanson earned a Bachelor's in Nursing in 2002 from the University of Texas (Health Science Center), and later returned to earn her Master's in Nursing, becoming a Family Nurse Practioner in 2005. In addition to family practice, she has professional expertise in Pediatrics, Geriatrics and Women's Health. Mary believes strongly in health promotion and disease prevention, and strives to center her care on these principles.
Originally from Steamboat Colorado, Mary loves skiing and hiking with her wonderful husband, 3 children and her 3 dogs. She is also fluent in French and medically fluent in Spanish.
Charlene was born in Salt Lake City, but has lived in Boise for the past 26 years. She loves the field of health care, as it is always evolving and improving, and enjoys the challenges and changes that come with it.
Outside of work, she enjoys the outdoors of the Treasure Valley, including hiking, camping, volleyball, softball, and floating the Boise River.
Kacey is often the kind voice you hear when calling Family Health Care, and is originally from Ventura California. She has been in the Boise area for over 10 years, and is the proud mother of 2 children in her family.
An avid Dodgers fan, she is always passionate about her team during the baseball season.
Nichole is originally from Jerome Idaho, and gets great support from her family in everything she does, especially following her mother into the health care industry.
Outside of work, Nichole loves softball and longboarding, and is one of Family Health Care's budding artists.
Sadie was born in Boise, and currently resides in Mountain Home. She is our expert at taking blood samples in our lab, 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.
Born in Stuttgart Germany, our international mom is the proud parent and grandparent of 2 daughters and 2 granddaughters. Very family-oriented, Cheri and her husband enjoy swimming, cliff-diving and kayaking in the great outdoors. A natural caretaker, she always makes patients feel special and important.
Krystle is originally from Victorville CA, but was raised in McCall ID. She has been in the Boise area for the past 15+ years.
She her husband are the proud parents of 3 wonderful children, and they enjoy camping, hiking and trail riding in the Treasure Valley and beyond.
Angie has been living in Boise for over 20 years, and loves being in the outdoors, especially visiting all the best fishing spots in the surrounding area. She's also an avid football fan, and Boise State's biggest supporter!
Angie enjoys taking care of patients when they call into the office and helps with checking patients out after their appointments.
Originally from Boise, Jenica moved to South Carolina as a child, and was so excited when the opportunity came to move back home in 2010.
She is the proud mom of 5 kids, and enjoys going to open houses to research her dream home, which she hopes to build soon with her husband.
Lisa was born and raised in Dartmouth Massachusetts, but has been in the Boise area for the past few years with her husband Pete. They have two lovely daughters (age 26 and 28!) and are enjoying their life in the Treasure Valley. A retired nurse, she enjoys getting to interact with the patients and their families.
Outside of the office, Lisa enjoys tennis, biking, hiking, and yoga.
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.
Devin is our resident animal lover and caretaker, with hopes of adopting her own large(r) family of animals. Recently transplanted from Chicago Illinois, it's quite a change to be surrounded by the beautiful mountains here in the Treasure Valley.
When you meet Devin, it's readily apparent that she cares about our patients, and making others smile or laugh is always the highlight of her day.
Janie grew up in Emmett, then lived all across the country, including Virginia, South Carolina and Tennessee, prior to moving back to Idaho in 2013. She has the unique circumstance of her 3 children each being born in a different state!
Outside of work, Janie enjoys camping, fishing, and riding ATV's with her family.
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 36 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.
Ashley is our resident daredevil. Originally from Minneapolis Kansas (yes, that really is a place!), her favorite pasttime was tornado chasing. Since moving to Boise with her three children, photography, crafts and video games are her new interests.
Ashley enjoys making a positive difference in the lives of our patients.
Selya was raised in Idaho Falls, spent time in Olympia WA, and has been living in Boise since 2007 with her husband and delightful 7 year old son. She loves to interact with and educate patients, helping to positively impact their own lives and health.
As a family, they love to spend time exploring the outdoors and fishing; at home she is passionate about restoring and 'upcycling' furniture.