Our Providers

 

 

Phil Jensen, MD

Dr. Jensen received his medical degree from Texas Tech University in 1988. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of California, Davis. He was in private practice in Walla Walla, Washington from 1995 until 2003, when he joined Idaho Gastroenterology. He has 3 children and enjoys classical music, hiking, and ice hockey.

Christopher Hammerle, MD

Dr. Hammerle is a native of California and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of California, Irvine. He then completed medical school at Saint Louis University and did his internal medicine internship and residency at the University of Colorado. After residency, he remained on faculty as Associate Professor of Medicine before moving to Charlottesville to complete a Gastroenterology and Hepatology fellowship at the University of Virginia. Dr. Hammerle received advanced training in Interventional Endoscopy and Endoscopic Ultrasound at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was also involved in clinical research. He and his family arrived in Boise in the summer of 2012, when he joined IGA.

Bonnie Kim Waite, MD

Dr. Waite received her medical degree from the University of Washington and completed an internal medicine residency at Internal Medicine, Spokane in 2000. She joined Idaho Gastroenterology Associates in the fall of 2003, after finishing a gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Waite enjoys skiing, reading, and hiking with her husband, son and her dogs.

Dave Wood, MD

Dr. Wood received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin. He went to the University of Wisconsin and completed his gastroenterology fellowship in 1999. He joined IGA in 1999. Dr. Wood is an avid skier, and enjoys cycling, hiking, traveling, and spending time with his wife and daughters.

Matt Sericati, MD

Dr Sericati received his medical degree from Medical College of Wisconsin and completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Colorado-Denver. He joined Idaho Gastroenterology Associates in the fall of 2009 after completing his gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Colorado-Denver. He and his wife Stacy have two boys. His hobbies include skiing, biking, golfing, softball and flying.

Brian Story, MD

Dr. Story is a native of Montana where he received his undergraduate degree from Montana State University in Bozeman. He then completed medical school at the University of Washington and a medical internship at the Boise VA hospital. He continued his internal medicine residency training at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA and completed his gastroenterology fellowship at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

He joined Idaho Gastroenterology Associates in the summer of 2013. He practices all aspects of general gastroenterology and hepatology with special clinical interests in management of biliary tract disease and Barrett’s esophagus. He is trained in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and Barrx ablation of the esophagus. Dr. Story strives for a patient-centered, evidence-based approach to medicine. He believes that being a good listener provides the foundation of a positive patient-doctor relationship.

Outside of work, he enjoys cycling, hiking, golf, and spending time with his family.

Akshay Gupta, MD

Dr. Gupta completed his medical school from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi, India. He did his internal medicine residency at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. He then went on to complete a Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. He was in private practice for a year in Wichita, KS, before moving to Boise in 2013 and joined IGA. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, kayaking, mountain biking and travelling. He is married to Dr. Neetu Talreja, an Allergy Immunology physician practicing in the valley. He has a special interest in clinical research, and is currently an investigator in several clinical trials.

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Kirsten Morigeau, MD

Dr. Morigeau (MOR-jo) received her medical degree from the University of Washington and completed an internal medicine residency at Portland Providence Medical Center in Portland, OR. From there, she and her family worked serving the Quechua of Peru at Diopsi Suyana Hospital for 2 years prior to completing a gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship at University of Texas, San Antonio. She joined Idaho Gastroenterology Associates in the summer of 2018. Dr. Morigeau is fluent in Spanish, dedicated to providing quality, evidenced-based care and enjoys shared-decision making with her patients. In addition to general gastroenterology and hepatology, Dr. Mo has received special training in sacral nerve stimulation for fecal incontinence. She enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 kids in the outdoors, running, rock climbing and culinary experimentation.

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Robert Lockwood, MD

Dr. Lockwood is a native of Alabama where he received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University. He completed medical school at the University of South Alabama. He then completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia, followed by a fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Vanderbilt University. He received further training in therapeutic endoscopy including ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound, and therapy for Barrett’s Esophagus at Vanderbilt University. His primary clinical interests include pancreaticobiliary disease, Barrett’s Esophagus, and general gastroenterology. In his free time, he enjoys hiking with his wife and their dogs, skiing, and fly-fishing in and around Idaho.

Mark Dell’Aglio, MD

Dr. Dell’Aglio graduated from Hahnemann University Medical College in Philadelphia, PA in 1985 followed by an Internal Medicine Residency at Robert Packer Hospital/Guthrie Clinic in Pennsylvania. Before returning there to complete a fellowship in Gastroenterology/Hepatology in 1992, he spent two years practicing Internal Medicine in Fairbanks, Alaska, and Utah. Prior to his move to Boise, he had worked in Tacoma, WA for eight years, and Billings, Montana for 16 years as a gastroenterologist. He began working with IGA in 2017. He works as a hospitalist, primarily seeing patients in the hospital. He enjoys Idaho and the mountains and explores them with his wife, Trinjia, and their dogs.

Erin McCoy MD

Dr. McCoy is a native of California and attended the University of Notre Dame for undergraduate studies prior to attending New York Medical College. After residency is Los Angeles at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, she moved to San Francisco to complete a fellowship in gastroenterology at California Pacific Medical Center. Upon graduating in 2016, she stayed on to work for the Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. Dr. McCoy moved to Boise and joined IGA in the summer of 2020. In her spare time she enjoys jogging, Pilates, cooking, and exploring Idaho with her husband and two children.

 

Justin Tomal MD

Dr. Tomal grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. He completed medical school and internal medicine residency at the University of Chicago. He then completed a gastroenterology fellowship at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Tomal treats all aspects of gastroenterology and hepatology, but he has a special interest in eosinophilic esophagitis, hemorrhoid banding, and colon cancer screening. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time in the outdoors, exercising, and reading. 

 

Leah Stambaugh, NP-C

Leah received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from South Dakota State University. She worked as an RN for over 6 years in a variety of areas including cardiac care, medical/surgical, and hospice prior to earning her Master of Science in Nursing in 2020 and joining Idaho Gastroenterology Associates. She is certified with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in Family Practice. She is passionate about outdoor recreation including whitewater kayaking, climbing, and mountain biking.

Amber Gorham, PA-C

Amber Gorham is originally from Lexington Kentucky where she received her bachelor’s degree of Physician’s Assistant studies in 1996 from the University of Kentucky. She graduated with her master’s degree in PA studies in 2000 from the University of Nebraska. 13 years of her career was spent in the emergency room. She moved to Idaho in 2015 after spending 10 years in Iowa, the other “I” state. She worked as a hospitalist then joined IGA in June 2021 where she can blend her previous clinical experiences. She enjoys skiing, spending time with her husband, 2 children and her dogs. She feels bleed to live in our beautiful state. She is aspiring to learn Japanese in her off time.

Stephanie Ritari, PA-C

Stephanie Ritari joined IGA in August of 2021. She brings over 16 years of experience with her previous specialty of Cardiology and Electrophysiology and is a graduate of Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana. She is currently studying for her certification in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine and has a special interest in the Human Microbiome Project. Stephanie is one of IGA’s “Night Hawks” and covers IGA night calls and weekends for the ER and GI hospital patients. In her free time, she remains active with skiing, running, Lagree Pilates, camping, traveling, walking her dog Ubu, and spending time with her family.

Jennifer Leonard, NP-C

Jennifer received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northwest Nazarene University. She was working in critical care for 5 years before she earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Gonzaga University. Prior to joining Idaho Gastroenterology Associates in 2015 she was working at University of Washington Digestive Disease Center. She is certified with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in Family Practice. In her spare time she enjoys biking, camping and fishing with her husband.

 

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Tish Davis, PA-C

Tish received her Master of Science degree from the University of Colorado Health Science Center Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant program in Denver, Colorado in 2004. She worked in Family Practice for over 12 years prior to moving to Idaho with her family in 2017. Tish joined Idaho Gastroenterology Associates in the spring of 2018. She and her husband have three children, including boy-girl twins. She enjoys camping, biking, cooking, reading, travel, and spending time with her family.

Jessica Snuffin NP-C

Jessica received her Associates of Science in Nursing from Boise state University 2004.  She worked as an RN in critical care, general and bariatric surgery over the course of 14 years while earning her Bachelors of Science in Nursing.  She completed her Masters of Science in Nursing from Boise State University in 2018.  She holds certification with American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in Adult Gerontology Primary Care.  She joined Idaho Gastroenterology Associates 2018.  In her spare time she enjoys reading, hiking, traveling and spending time with her adult daughter and husband.

Alicyn Davis NP-C

Alicyn graduated from the University of Washington in 2016 with her Doctor of Nursing practice. She comes with over 4 years of prior experience working in oncology at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance specializing in GI oncology, hematology and general oncology. Prior to obtaining her advanced practice degree she worked as an RN for 6 years in medical surgical nursing, general oncology, and hematology/bone marrow transplant services. Alicyn joined IGA in October 2020 as one of our “night hawks” covering night calls and weekend acute GI in-patients at St. Luke’s Hospital. She is certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. In her free time, she loves to travel, spend time with her family and friends, watch her 3 children participate in competitive sports and race on her Peloton Bike.

Elizabeth Hachova NP-C

Elizabeth Hachová joined IGA in May 2022 with a background in family practice. She earned a Master of Science in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University in 2020 and went on to earn her Doctor of Nursing Practice in 2021. She is certified with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a family nurse practitioner. Prior to obtaining her advanced practice degree, she graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2014 and worked in critical care, medical-surgical, and psychiatric nursing. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family, reading, gardening, traveling, and spending time outdoors.

Edward Hatrick NP-C

Edward received his master’s in nursing from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 2017. He specialized in sleep medicine for 3 years prior to starting with IGA in June 2022. Prior to obtaining his advanced degree, he worked as a registered nurse for 4 years in the Emergency department. Edward has special interest in functional GI and the role of diet and lifestyle modification in gastrointestinal disease. His personal interests are in health and wellness which keep him active hiking. He also enjoys reading and traveling. His father, two sisters and his nephews still reside in Houston where Edward previously lived. He has a brother that lives here locally.

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