Posted on May 22, 2024

CALDWELL, IDAHO (May 2024) – The March 29 closing of Saltzer Health by its Utah-based parent company, Intermountain Health, left nearly 30,000 Treasure Valley patents in search of alternative medical care. Core Medicine of Idaho is stepping up to help fill that gap. 

Five Saltzer Health providers have joined Core Medicine of Idaho’s Caldwell urgent care and family practice clinic:  

  • Tina Bossolono-Williams, FNPC, a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with 25 years of health care experience and a passion for helping children and adults with autism, at-risk populations, and patients in need of weight loss and healthy lifestyle education
  • Alex Casebolt, PA-C, a Certified Physician Assistant with 27 years of experience in primary and urgent care, occupational medicine, and regenerative medicine
  • Jennifer King, DNPC, a Doctor of Nursing Practice with over 25 years of experience in providing health care for pediatric patients, people with chronic migraines, and members of the transgender community
  • Kari Lopez, FNPC, a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner who began her career primarily in mental health, substance abuse treatment, and care management
  • David Sjostrand, FNPC, a Family Nurse Practitioner with a commitment to a collaborative provider-patient approach who treats a variety of chronic conditions and has a special interest in behavioral health

Saltzer Providers Join Core Medicine of Idaho

“The new addition of the previous Saltzer/Intermountain Health providers will allow Core Medicine of Idaho to expand overall appointment availability to patients so that patients are able to seek health care in a timely manner,” Bossolono-William said. “In addition, the group of providers at Core has a very wide knowledge and specialty base, and this allows a better choice for patients seeking health care that includes all age groups and patient-specific needs.”

Core Medicine’s mission is to empower patients to be in the driver's seat of their health care. The urgent care clinic offers a quicker and more affordable option to the ER, with onsite lab testing, a pharmacy, and close access to high-tech ultrasounds and X-ray diagnostics. The family practice clinic provides the same services as a primary care physician without the usual long wait times or restricted schedules of hospital-run medical practices, including ongoing and preventive care for infants, children, adults, and seniors. 

Patients are encouraged to call Core Medicine of Idaho to schedule an appointment with their preferred provider, although walk-in options are available for immediate care needs. The facility is open Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

About Core Medicine of Idaho 

Core Medicine of Idaho serves patients of all ages throughout Canyon County, including residents of Caldwell, Middleton, Nampa, Star, and the surrounding areas. Most major forms of insurance are accepted, with self-pay and cash options also available.