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.
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, mental health, women’s health, and chronic disease management. She enjoys caring for people across their lifespan, educating and encouraging people to create achievable goals to achieve and maintain 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.
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.
Kayla Salcido earned her BSN from Boise State University, and actually was the first FNP cohort from Northwest Nazarene University.
In addition to Family Medicine, Kayla has expertise in Women's Health, Children's Health, and Holistic Health. Getting to the root of the problem, identifying connections, and hopefully healing or preventing health problems.
Known as the "Salcido Seven", Kayla and her husband have 5 children, and enjoy camping, recreation, and traveling together.
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.
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.
Lauren Walsh is originally from Redondo Beach (Los Angeles area), but lived in Boise from age 4 and was raised here. She earned her Esthetician degree at the Marinello School in Burbank California, and was happy to be able to return to Idaho with her fiance and 2 doggies.
Helping people feel good about themselves is of critical importance to Lauren. She had terrible acne in her 20's, and felt like a new person when it cleared up. She appreciates being part of the journey with her clients, and also spends time to educate them so that they can continue to take care of their skin at home as well.
Aleigha was born in Las Vegas, but her family moved to Boise when she was 11, and established permanent roots when she married her high school sweetheart 5 years ago. Along with her 2 rescue dogs, they enjoy the outdoors and traveling.
She graduated from the Oliver Finley Academy in Boise and received her Esthetics license in 2015, and is currently studying to become a registered nurse.
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.
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.
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.
Brittany was born and raised in Boise, but now lives in Kuna and looks forward to having enough land to raise cows and goats. She married her childhood sweetheart Andy, and they have four dogs and two cats sharing their home. Brittany loves being able to help people at Family Health Care, and has career aspirations one day to become a children's couselor.
Outside of the office, Brittany enjoys photography and baking (hands down the most amazing cupcakes!).
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.
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.
Kami was born and raised in Nampa, and loves spending time with her husband and 2 daughters (along with 3 dogs, 4 cats, and a hamster). They enjoy watching movies, crafting, and baking together.
Kami enjoys taking care of patients when they call or come into the office and tries to make a difference with everyone she speaks with at Family Health Care.
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.
Monica is our resident pet expert, owning 9 chickens, 3 cats and 1 dog (also known as her "Menagerie". Originally from Phoenix Arizona, she has been in Boise for the past 5 years, along with her wonderful 8 year old daughter.
Outside of Family Health Care, Monica loves reading books, baking up a storm, and going camping in the summers.