McCall, Idaho WRITE Site (18 week)
St. Luke's Payette Lakes Medical Clinic
211 Forest Street
McCall, ID 83638
P.O. Box 1047
McCall, Idaho 83638
McCall is located in Idaho’s West Central Mountains located on the shores of Payette Lake. Population is around 3000.
Primary WRITE Preceptors:
David Hall, M.D., Family Medicine
Dr. Hall graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He also earned a French degree from Universitè de Grenoble in France. He earned his medical degree from Tufts University in Boston in 1991 and completed his residency at Family Practice Residency of Idaho in Boise in 1994. Dr. Hall joined Payette Lakes Medical Clinic in 1994. His professional interests include the care of newborns and children, preventive medicine for all ages, dermatologic procedures, and sports medicine.
Site Contact: Jody Howell
Satellite Clinic Sites: New Meadows • Riggins
Family Medicine Physicians:
Paddy Kinney, M.D. • Sarah Curtin, M.D. • Caitlin Gustafson, M.D. • Scott Harris, M.D. • Dan Ostermiller, M.D. • Juilie Welty, M.D. • Jonathan Currey, M.D. • Rich McChrystal, PA-C • Jessica Smith, PA-C • Bill Stahlberg, PA-C, Orthopedic Surgery
Participating Community Physicians:
David Burica, M.D., Internal Medicine • Marcia Witte, M.D., Internal Medicine • Steven Bushi, M.D., Psychiatry • Greg Irvine, M.D., Orthopedic Surgery • Amy Ochmad, M.D., General Surgery • Jackie Turnipseed-Aymon, PA-C, Internal Medicine.
Clinic: This site is a Rural/Underserved Opportunities Program site, family medicine resident community rotation, and was one of the two original WRITE sites. Dr. Hall coordinates the WRITE program. The St. Luke's Payette Lakes Medical Clinic in McCall is fully staffed with a reception area, laboratory, x-ray, treadmill, and two minor procedure rooms. The addition of the McCall Medical clinic will house the Internal Medicine physicians, a few clinic physicians, and the new general surgeon. Satellite clinic sites are in New Meadows and Riggins. Dr. Ostermiller is the medical director of the new integrative clinic across the street from the hospital which focuses on health and wellness, including acupuncture, massage, yoga, nutrition, and life coaching. www.stlukesonline.org/mccall/
Hospital: St. Luke's McCall Hospital is a 15-bed critical access hospital. It offers 24-hour emergency service, radiology with CAT scan, mammography, ultrasound, DEXA scan, laboratory, cardiopulmonary, sleep lab, physical therapy, cancer support services, dietitian services, diabetic education, surgery, and obstetrical services. Annual admissions 700; average stay 3.2; annual average newborns 75; and 16,000 outpatient visits. The hospital's web site is www.mccallhosp.org
Nursing Home: McCall Living and Rehab Center, 208-634-2112
Boise to McCall: North on Highway 55 about 100 miles, take a left at Deinhard Lane (stop light) to the end of the road; at the stop sign take a right on Mission Street; pass McCall-Donelly High School and take a left over the hill on Forest Street; pass McCall Memorial Hospital; the clinic is on the right side after the hospital. It shares the same parking lot. Lewiston to Boise: South on Highway 195 about 167 miles. To see a map of where we are located and/or get directions from other locations, go to maps.google.com (for directions, click "Get Directions" in the upper left-hand corner where you can input the starting address).
Housing: Student housing is a 2 bedroom apartment located in town 2 minutes from the clinic / hospital in McCall.
Air Transportation: Boise - most major carriers; 100 miles drive north.
Kayaking, rafting, fishing, hunting, hiking, wildlife, and skiing are readily accessible. The Recreation Department will loan fishing equipment to first-timers for free. The Winter Carnival is an annual event that showcases magnificent ice sculptures. The Payette Cup Regatta is held in the summer. Brundage Mountain is the community’s ski resort. Boise is only two hours away. Bus trips are available to Boise Hawks baseball games. Tours at the local smoke jumper base are popular. The new Manchester Ice Center is in the center of town and the Brundage Mountain and Tamarack Ski Resorts are close by.
Winters are sunny and snow-filled. Summers are warm (not hot) and sunny. McCall is at 5,000 feet elevation.