An Osteopathic Approach to Wellness

The providers and support staff at Boise Osteopathic Medical Clinic offer our patients an osteopathic approach to wellness. We believe the mind, body and spirit are part of an individual’s overall health, and we use this “whole person” approach to treatment.

We strive to provide excellence in patient care in an environment that is respectful, compassionate and supportive of the body’s natural tendency towards self-healing.

Our clinic provides family medical care and offers unique osteopathic manipulation approaches that identify and treat physical, emotional and biochemical imbalances.

We look forward to walking with you on your journey to complete health and wellness.

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Family Practice

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Osteopathic Manipulation

  • Muscle Testing
  • Biochemical Testing
  • Alternative and Holistic Therapies
  • Integrative Medicine

Our Providers

Ron Higginbotham

Ron Higginbotham D.O.

Dr. Higginbotham is board certified in family practice, specializing in mind / body medicine. He has been in practice for more than 30 years and his unique training spans both traditional and alternative approaches. His expertise is in identifying unique factors contributing to persistent physical ailments and thyroid dysfunction.

Dr. Higginbotham is highly sought for solutions to conditions rather than symptom treatment. His practical and detailed knowledge of "body reads" makes him a popular preceptor for a number of Osteopathic and Alternative education programs.

As a senior aviation medical examiner, he provides pilot physicals and medical management to over 1,000 pilots each year, ranking in the top 1% of FAA certified physicians.

Don MacDonagh

Don MacDonagh NCTMB

Dr. MacDonagh graduated with a Diploma of Osteopathy from the European School of Osteopathy, England in 1980. His training differs from U.S. Osteopathic training in that it is based solely on comprehensive natural approaches to overall wellness and does not include allopathic modalities such as prescription drug therapy and surgery.

Dr. MacDonagh uses different bodywork approaches including Osteopathic Manipulation, Applied Kinesiology, Fascial Distortion Model, Bowen Technique, Jin Shin Jyutsu and Massage. He incorporates wellness assessments using applied kinesiology for dietary matters, stress evaluation and reduction; a major focus being to provide information to encourage re-establishing balance and knowledge on how to stay well. All this is considered a vital part of any wellness program.

Brittany Aitchison

Brittany Aitchison Nurse Practitioner

Brittany Aitchison is a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner who places a special emphasis on Women’s Health, Thyroid disorders and Chronic Fatigue. She provides episodic and comprehensive care giving special attention to hormone balancing. She is knowledgeable in bio-identical hormone therapy and uses it when appropriate. She offers preventative services including annual wellness and pelvic exams. She feels the symphony of balance in the body leads to total wellness.

She integrates complimentary medicine into traditional healthcare such as applied kinesthesology, Jin Shin Jyutsu and natural remedies to create a holistic experience. She understands the importance of listening to and connecting with her patient. She believes the relationship between provider and patient should be a partnership where both parties work towards one goal-harmony of mind, body and spirit. Brittany enjoys educating and empowering patients on their journey to health and wellness.

Melissa Walsh

Melissa Walsh Physician Assistant

Melissa Walsh, PA-C earned her degree in Physician Assistant studies from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Prior to joining our team, she spent several years in both family medicine and rheumatology. Her passion lies within the art of medicine, blending traditional approaches with complementary therapies including mindfulness and energy medicine. Melissa focuses on aligning the mind, body, and spirit to facilitate the body’s natural healing processes. She provides her patients with the tools and resources needed to optimize their overall health and wellbeing and is honored to be a part of each person’s journey.

Our Staff

Jane Higginbotham

Jane Higginbotham

Practice Administrator

Cindy Thomas

Cindy Thomas

Business Manager

Amy Hummel

Amy Hummel

Billing and Claims

Gisela MacDonagh

Gisela MacDonagh

Office Administration

Heather Berry

Heather Berry

Office Administration

Nick Higginbotham

Nick Higginbotham

Office Administration

Tina Damron

Tina Damron

Medical Assistant
FAA Liaison

Carmen Seal

Carmen Seal

Medical Assistant

Insurance

We are currently contracted with Blue Cross of Idaho, Aetna, United Healthcare and most St. Alphonsus Alliance and Idaho Physicians Network plans. We will bill most insurance plans.

Our office does not accept Medicaid.

Contact Us

Boise Osteopathic Medical Clinic

7685 W Emerald St. Boise, ID 83704

208-376-2522
1-866-895-4033 (fax)