Caring For Those That Care For Others

About Emergency Responders Health Center


Locally owned and independently operated, ERHC is committed to delivering highly personalized care based on each patient’s individual and occupational health goals. While we work closely with emergency response agencies, our first responsibility is to our patients. Privacy and confidentiality are strictly maintained in accordance with federal regulations.

Meet the Emergency Responders Health Center Providers


ERHC Founder, Medical Director, Lead Physician

University of Washington School of Medicine (Seattle, WA) | Family Medicine Residency of Idaho (Boise, ID) | Idaho Sports Medicine Institute (Boise, ID)

In Clinical Practice Since: 2001

Clinical Interests: Preventative Medicine | Sports Medicine/Exercise Physiology Heart Health/Cardiac Research | Wilderness Medicine

Approach to Wellness: “A one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work in medicine; our patients vary in age, physical abilities, medical histories, and genetic predisposition. We take the time to develop close relationships with each patient, to better understand their unique health risks and goals in order to customize their care. We believe in “prescribing lifestyles,” minimizing the need for medical interventions when possible, by preventing health conditions from developing or advancing in the first place.”



Oregon Health Sciences University (Portland, OR) | Family Medicine Residency of Idaho (Boise, ID) Idaho Sports Medicine Institute (Boise, ID)

In Clinical Practice Since: 2004

Clinical Interests: Men’s Health | Sports Medicine | Child Health

Approach to Wellness: “I enjoy having the opportunity to care for active individuals who are motivated to improve their health, with the help and guidance of their healthcare team. My clinical passions are men’s health, pediatrics, and injury prevention and recovery.”


Nurse Practitioner

Boise State University (Boise, ID) | Idaho State University (Pocatello, ID)

In Clinical Practice Since: 2012

Clinical Interests: Women’s Health | Adolescent Health | Acute Care | Mental Health

Approach to Wellness: “Healthcare can be preventative, curative, or supportive – always varying throughout life’s stages. I enjoy being a part of the full continuum, and supporting patients to be advocates in improving and understanding their own health through personalized care and education.”

Chelsea Wallace, MSN, NP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Boise State University (Boise, ID) | Northwest Nazarene University (Nampa, ID)

Clinical Interests: Family Medicine | Acute Care | Women's Health | Immunization Research


Mental Health Director, Counselor

University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)

In Clinical Practice Since: 2012

Clinical Interests: Interpersonal trauma | Vocational trauma | Wilderness therapy | EMDR | CBT

Approach to Wellness: “Effective therapy starts with a strong alliance between therapist and client. I work hard to make my clients feel welcome and comfortable and believe in making connections that are honest, collaborative and affirming. We'll work together to accomplish your goals. I have a person-in-environment perspective which means that I take into account the physical, spiritual, social, and psychological aspects of a person's life. I utilize researched and proven methods of therapy that help clients achieve the change they are looking for.”

Rae Krick, MS, RDN

Registered Dietitian

University of Idaho (Moscow, ID)

In Clinical Practice Since: 2018

Clinical Interests: Medical Nutrition Therapy | Exercise/Sport Nutrition | Gut Symbiosis | Diabetes Care | Healthy Weight Management

Approach to Wellness: “Nutrition isn't just about calories, carbohydrates, and counting - it's also about prevention, celebration, fuel, and comfort. Diet is meant to be dynamic and ever-changing across the span of our lives; we aren't meant to eat the same things every day, or follow the same plan of others. It's my job to personalize methods of providing our bodies what they need, in a way that makes sense and is feasible for the individual, their family, and their lifestyle. I love working with motivated patients who just need a little additional education and support in their efforts to optimize their diet and lifestyle to live their best life.”

Rebecca Houston, LCPC

Mental Health Counselor

Boise State University (Boise, ID)

In Clinical Practice Since: 1999

Clinical Interests: PTSD | Individual and Couples Therapy | EMDR

Approach to Wellness: “My passion is supporting Idaho's Emergency Responders with an approach that is direct, educational, and humorous (Okay, attempts at humor...mostly poking fun at myself). My intent is to educate on the nervous system and the impact emergency responder work has on the mind and body. I use CBT, psychoeducation and EMDR for a variety of issues, including to clear out the more challenging things (the gnarly stuff) first responders run into in their line of work. This allows them to be more effective on the job as caretakers of our community as well as in their roles as significant others/spouses and parents.”