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Why Choose ICRM?

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The Idaho Center for Reproductive Medicine (ICRM) was established in 1998 and is the only nationally certified reproductive endocrinology and infertility center in Idaho. ICRM is a full-service fertility clinic, offering state-of-the-art fertility treatments.  ICRM is a SART (Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology) member and JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) accredited.

Our patients are our top priority.  Accordingly, with our high success rates, the vast majority of our patients succeed in having a child.

 

OUR CORE VALUES

INTEGRITY: Work honestly and fairly with everyone.
SERVICE: Deeply committed to the needs and satisfaction of our patients.
TEAM WORK: Strongly committed to our success as individuals and as an organization.

The Physicians

Cristin C. Slater, M.D.

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Dr. Slater joined in 2002 and is the current medical director of the Idaho Center for Reproductive Medicine. She is board certified in obstetrics & gynecology and in the subspecialty of reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

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Kevin H. Maas, M.D., Ph.D.

kevin_maasDr. Kevin Maas is a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility specialist. Dr. Maas is currently board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and board eligible in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

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Clinical Staff

Kara K. Hill, RNC, MSN

Kara is a Nurse Practitioner and one of ICRM’s IVF coordinators. Kara also coordinates the Embryo Donor program. She has been with us since November 2000. Kara graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and continued her education at Vanderbilt University, earning a Master’s of Science in Nursing in 2000. She is responsible for coordinating patient care, performing ultrasounds and intrauterine inseminations. She is a member of ASRM, Sigma Theta Tau, A WHONN and the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health.

Natalie Levin, BSN, RN

Natalie graduated from Idaho State University in 2003 with a bachelor of science in nursing. Before joining the ICRM staff in June 2005, she was employed by Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in the coronary care unit. She has been trained in reproductive ultrasonography. Natalie is responsible for caring for our patients undergoing frozen embryo transfers (FETs) and ovulation induction. She performs ultrasounds and inseminations, assists with new patients, performs shot instruction class and assists the physicians in daily patient care, as well as IVF-related procedures. Natalie is also fluent in Spanish and enjoys translating for and educating patients.

Jennifer Hilton, RN

Jennifer joined the ICRM team in early 2010 and is our other IVF coordinator. Jennifer has an Associate of Science in Nursing from Boise State University, and spent five years in intensive care nursing before pursuing her passion in the field of fertility and reproductive endocrinology. Jenn is also responsible for patient education, assisting new patients, PESAs and inseminations.

LaurenLauren Hartley, Ultrasonographer

Lauren joined the ICRM team in early 2015 and is our registered ultrasonographer. Lauren has a Bachelors of Science degree with an emphasis in Sonography from Boise State University. She is new to the fertility world but she worked in a hospital setting for three years prior to her employment with us. She loves the world of ultrasound and is happy to continue learning each and every day!

MariaMaria Garcia, Medical Assistant

In her former life, Maria spent 30 years at HP before changing directions and becoming a Medical Assistant in 2011.  She joined our team in 2014, and has volunteered as an EMT.  She helps Dr. Slater with all new patients, along with teaching injection classes, taking care of OI/IUI patients, and keeping our clinic running smoothly.  In her spare time, Maria enjoys riding her Harley, snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, and spending time with her kids and grandkids.

ShanaShana Bennett, Medical Assistant

Shana joined the ICRM team in 2014 and is Dr. Maas’s assistant. She completed two years at TVCC before obtaining her phlebotomy certificate. Shana worked at a hospital for 12 years, and brought 14 total years experience with her to ICRM. Shana also assists with teaching injection classes, new patient education, and egg retrievals.

CortneyCortney Dalton, Clinical Assistant

Cortney was born and raised in Pocatello, Idaho, and moved to Boise in 2005 to finish her degree. She has an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Boise State.  Cortney spent 3 years in the neurotrauma ICU setting.  Her interests are in neuro, neurotrauma, and became interested in fertility medicine after she met Linda. In her spare time, she works on brooch bouquets, loves all things blingy and vintage, fly fish, scuba dive, travel and spoiling her niece.

Bret Anderson, MS, ELD Embryologist

Bret has been working in the field of embryology for more than 10 years. Bret has been involved with the Idaho Center for Reproductive Medicine since its initial planning. He moved to Boise in 1999 from Los Angeles where he was the laboratory manager of a large program. Bret manages the laboratory, performs all current ART procedures, and oversees maintenance of the patient database, as well as reporting of clinical information to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. Bret also ensures that the laboratory is compliant with both CLIA and JCAHO.

Laboratory Staff

ZabrinaZabrina Kopp, Laboratory Technician

Zabrina has been with ICRM since April 2013. She came to our clinic with 10 years of phlebotomy experience and over 2 years of andrology and IUI experience. Zabrina will happily draw your blood and process your lab tests for you. She comes to ICRM by way of Kansas and is a huge Jayhawks fan!

YukiYuki Ohi, Laboratory Assistant/Embryologist

Yuki is one of our Clinical Laboratory Associates, joining ICRM August 2014. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Emory University, her Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology from Vanderbilt, and her postdoctoral training in human stem cell biology at the University of California San Francisco.  She worked as a researcher for 3 years at the biotech company ViaCyte, Inc. in San Diego, CA. Yuki’s responsibilities at ICRM include phlebotomy and measuring hormone levels in our patients, preparation of sperm samples for in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intrauterine insemination (IUI) procedures, semen analyses and sperm cryopreservation. She is also currently being trained in clinical embryology.

JustinJustin Hall, MS, Embryologist

Justin started working in human ART in 2013. He received his Master’s Degree with an emphasis in Reproductive Physiology from Utah State University. While at USU he managed an embryology lab that produced transgenic livestock. During his graduate studies, his research exposed him to IVF and cloning in cattle, sheep, horses, and goats. Justin is proficient in all ART techniques offered at ICRM. He currently spends his time working in embryology, andrology, and endocrinology.

SageSage Eames, Phlebotomist/Laboratory Assistant

Sage started at ICRM in June 2015. Although new to the infertility world, she had been practicing phlebotomy since 2011. Sage enjoys drawing blood and getting to know our amazing patients. Sage also performs tasks in andrology.

Front Office

Diane Thomas, Front Office Supervisor and Financial Counselor

Diane has been with ICRM since 2001, and manages our front office and is our Financial Counselor.  If you have any questions regarding the financial part of your fertility treatments, Diane will be happy to discuss your options with you!  Diane is also responsible for checking patients out and entering charges into the computer. She assists patients with scheduling appointments and making payment arrangements.

Tami Archuleta, Patient Services

Tami has over 20 years of experience in patient services, working in billing, insurance, and customer service for an optometrist’s office and a home medical company. She joined ICRM in late 2010 and is proud and excited to interact with each patient that comes through our doors. Tami is our primary patient check-out contact, and she takes care of entering patient charges and payments, scheduling, and providing smiles to everyone that stops by her desk. Tami and her husband enjoy bicycling on the Greenbelt and spending time with their grandchildren.

Celia Espinoza, Patient Services

Celia’s background includes over 10 years in medical related setting- three of those in an administrative position. She brought her depth of experience to ICRM in 2013. She enjoys connecting with our patients through their story and even more so their journey.  She has learned so much from the staff but many lessons have come from the couples we see here. Celia finds ICRM an exciting place to work and a blessing to be a part of.

Administration

Angie Ipsen, MBA, Administrator

Angie joined the ICRM team in 2010, bringing with her a diverse background in marketing communications and program management. She has an Honors Bachelor of Science in BioResource Research from Oregon State University and a Masters in Business Administration from Northwest Nazarene University. Angie manages ICRM’s payroll, HR, accounts payable, practice finances and local and online marketing initiatives, while keeping the office running smoothly.  She is a member of the Idaho MGMA and the Boise Young Professionals.

Michelle Kolb, Administrative Assistant

Michelle has been with ICRM since March 1999 and has been lucky enough to see almost every face that has come through our doors! After working in patient services for 5 ½ years, Michelle now works in the billing department. She bills insurance claims, assists patients with their accounts and enters IVF cycle charges. Michelle is also a certified procedural coder. She enjoys her job and loves to learn new things!