Certified September 14, 2020.
Laurie Powers, PA-C is a Physician Assistant with 30 years of experience. She graduated from Duke University in 1990 and is board-certified in primary care and has a Certification of Additional Qualification in psychiatry. After years of being passionate about preventative medicine, she became a Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist, having trained through the Culinary Medicine Specialist Board from 2018-2020. She provides both a holistic-style behavioral health clinic and a nutrition clinic inside Rainbow Pediatrics, a large local pediatric practice, which offer in-office and telehealth office visits. With an emphasis on prevention and wellness, the behavioral health clinic stresses lifestyle modifications to improve mental health, and medication is prescribed if applicable. The nutrition clinic is available to all overweight children, underweight children, and children needing support due to medical diagnoses such as celiac disease, pre/NIDDM, HTN, hyperlipidemia, chronic constipation, food allergies, eczema, iron deficiency anemia, and autoimmune diseases, and focuses on a plant-based diet. Because of the holistic style involved, the behavioral health and nutrition clinics are typically blended. Labs are ordered/interpreted and deficiencies treated. These services are offered only to children who receive their primary care at Rainbow Pediatrics.
Certified on September 26, 2017.
Taya Gill is a certified physician assistant who provides compassionate care in the Saltzer Health urgent care clinics.
As an urgent care provider, she performs detailed patient histories and completes physical examinations, diagnoses and treats a variety of diseases and injuries, orders diagnostic tests and analyzes medical images, administers treatment regimens, and advises patients about diet, hygiene, and preventative measures.
Previously, she was a comprehensive care physician assistant at Saltzer and a family medicine physician assistant at Hodges Family Medicine in Meridian.
Gill earned a master’s degree in physician assistant studies at Idaho State University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Human Resources at Utah State University.