After Jordan Blanchard graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, he attended the University of Utah School of Medicine, where he received his Medical Degree in 2011.
Dr. Blanchard completed his residency at the Utah Valley Family Medicine Residency in 2014 and is excited to live and work in Weiser and Council. Dr. Blanchard enjoys getting to know his patients and be able to follow them through a lifetime of care. His interests include Women's and Men's health, pediatrics, seniors and Urgent Care. Dr. Blanchard is now offering DOT physicals at ACHC.
Sue Warner is a Family Nurse Practitioner who has been with ACHC for over 35 years. She received her Nursing degree from Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in Spokane, WA. Sue then went on to graduate from Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon, WI with a Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Practitioner degree. Sue specializes in cardiovascular and chronic disease management, along with women's health issues. Having been raised here, Sue is honored to provide quality health care to her friends and neighbors and any who visit here. Sue enjoys spending time with her family and participating in Eastern Star.
Tawni Peterson is an Idaho native who lives in New Meadows with her husband and daughter. In addition, she has three grown sons. Tawni received her BS in Nursing from Boise State University and her MS in Family Nurse Practitioner, from East Tennessee State University.
Tawni is passionate about Alternative/Functional Medicine but likes all facets of medicine including Dermatology, Weight Loss Management and Joint Injections. Outside of work, she enjoys time with her family, skiing, spending time outdoors and teaching classes at ACHC.
Tawni greatly appreciates the warm welcome she has received from the Council residence and the residence of surrounding areas.
Beth Bauer, is a Family Nurse Practitioner who specializes in pediatrics, sports medicine, and women’s health. She is a Council native graduating from Council High School in 2004. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Regis University, and a Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner from Maryville University. Beth has worked as a registered nurse in a variety of settings and as an FNP in pediatrics and family practice.
She is dedicated to finding the best treatment options for her patients through a holistic approach. She has developed and implemented a state-of-the-art concussion management program. Beth looks forward to developing lasting relationships with her patients and families. Beth loves spending time with her family in the outdoors and going to community events. She is looking forward to working with patients in her home community.
Amy Beam is an Idaho native with a passion for the rural life, who lives North of Council with her husband. Her family includes two adult sons and three grandchildren. When Amy is not at work, she spends time spinning wool and knitting; she also enjoys crocheting, tending plants, and target practice. Her personal motto in life is: “One person can make a difference.” She received her BS in Nursing from Idaho State University, and MSN Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) from Northwest Nazarene University. Before she knew ACHC existed, she wanted to provide health care in Council and rural populations. As an FNP student, Amy spent time at ACHC to complete her clinical hours. She loved the patients and staff so much that she knew Council was the perfect place for her. With over 25 years of healthcare experience, Amy enjoys helping families across their lifespan. She will work with you to promote wellness and holistic self-care whenever possible.
Jean received her undergraduate degree from
The University of Colorado, Boulder, including a semester abroad
and her Physical Therapy graduate degree from the
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, CO.
Previously, Jean worked for St. Luke's in Ketchum where
she treated inpatients and outpatients and performed aquatic therapy & treadmill stress tests. She also worked in home health for several years.
Jean is currently accepting patients for dry needling. The application of the acupuncture needles has been shown to improve mobility and strength while decreasing pain and inflammation. Thus, it’s effective in treating chronic pain, sports related injuries, headaches and
muscle spasm. She makes time to ski, hike with her dogs, bike and garden.
Dr. Eppich graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology
from Villanova University in 1996 and from Creighton University School of Dentistry in 2001. After completing a post-doctorate in
Advanced Education in General Dentistry from Idaho State University,
Dr. Eppich relocated to Council. Splitting his time between his private practice and ACHC, Dr. Eppich also serves as a preceptor for ISU the
Advanced Education in General Dentistry rural rotation, which takes place at ACHC.
Dr. Eppich enjoys living in the Council community, he has spent time on numerous local boards and organizations. He spends his free time with his wife and four children exploring the outdoors, hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, skiing, coaching and being a dad.
Dr. Wade was raised in eastern Idaho, graduated from Idaho State University and worked at the INL for several years before dental school. He graduated for the University of Iowa Dental School and upon graduation, opened a practice in eastern Idaho. He eventually sold his practice and became a Federal Employee, working as a Dentist for the Indian Health Service in Montana and Washington. Dr. Wade is married and has 4 grown children and several grandchildren. He enjoys cooking, leatherwork and outdoor photography and is working toward a HAM (Amateur) Radio Operators license
Kaylee is a Council, Idaho native who graduated with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Remington College in Nashville, TN in 2014. Their family spent five years in Kentucky and three years in Washington while her husband was in the Army. Kaylee is very excited to be back in Council to serve the community she loves with her husband and three children.
Dr. McSweeney grew up on the east coast and served 6 years in the Marine Corps with a tour in Vietnam. After graduating Illinois College of Optometry, he opened a private Optometry office in Maryland, which he operated for four years. He then joined the Katzen Eye Group, an Ophthalmology practice in Baltimore. Being an avid outdoorsman with a love for skiing, kayaking and mountain biking, he moved to Idaho to work with Dr. John Sonntag in his Boise Ophthalmology practice. Taking a sabbatical from Optometry, Dr. McSweeney spent a year mentoring troubled young boys at Wisdom Ranch, a “working cow/calf outfit” in Arco, Idaho. He most recently worked at the Hollingshead Eye Center, an Ophthalmology practice in Boise, prior to joining the Adams County Health Center to open an Optometry Clinic offering full eye care services for the community.
Seeing patients at ACHC via telehealth!
Scott was born in Chicago, IL and was there long enough to become a Cubs fan. Thankfully, the Caldwell Cubs were here when he moved to Nampa in 1967. After some excursions to Portland and Seattle he returned to Nampa where he now lives.
Scott received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing, along with Tawni Peterson, from Boise State University. He went on to get his Masters of Science in Nursing at Gonzaga University, specializing in psychiatry (PMHNP-BC). He is a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse and has his waiver for Medication Assisted Therapy in assisting those that want to stop using opiates through Suboxone.
As with the Ignatian Jesuit philosophy of Gonzaga University, Scott focuses on treating the whole person – intellectually, spiritually, culturally, physically, and emotionally. He is committed to the dignity of the human person, social justice, diversity, supporting the poor and vulnerable and care for our planet.
Scott enjoys the outdoors with his wife Jessica and dog Rubi. Many of you already know his son Tyler Watkins, who he followed into nursing. His daughter, Tiffany teaches physics at BSU and he has 4 grandkids between the two. He is happy to return to Council, where he precepted with Sue Warner during his training.
Stephen completed a Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Psychology at Brigham Young University in 2013, and a Masters Degree in Health Social Work at the University of Utah in 2016. He recently relocated to Council, Idaho to join the ACHC team following several years working in rural northern Utah as a mental health counselor. Stephen loves working with individuals who are struggling with a wide variety of mental and/or emotional challenges -including suicidality, depression, anger issues, anxiety, and especially parenting and relationship challenges. Stephen immensely enjoys working with teenagers. In his free time, Stephen enjoys hiking, gardening, studying WWII history, and having fun with his wife and two young children.
Lorinda received her master’s degree in social work from Walla Walla University in 2000. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Idaho and Oregon. As part of a general practice, Lorinda has special expertise in the areas of mental health and quality of life. Her treatment modalities include Solution Focused Techniques, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), PCT (Person Centered Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy), and client empowerment.
When Lorinda isn't helping others at the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her two daughters, attending theatrical and musical productions, spending time with friends, and enjoying nature.