Dr. Joel Carlson

Dr. Carlson came to Pocatello with his family from Des Moines, Iowa. They love Pocatello and all of the outdoor activities it has to offer, especially golf and skiing.

Dr. Carlson is a board certified ob/gyn and specializes in obstetrics and gynecology including regular and high risk pregnancies, workup and treatment of abnormal pap smears, annual (yearly or wellness) examinations. Dr. Carlson performs urinary incontinence testing and surgeries and complex gynecological surgeries. Dr. Carlson is also certified to perform the Essure permanent birth control procedure. Dr. Carlson also specializes in the da Vinci robotic surgical system. Dr. Carlson provides in-office hysteroscopy and ablation for heavy periods.

Dr. Kim Cox

Dr. Cox and his wife are from Pocatello. Dr. Cox and his family enjoy participating and supporting each other in team sports, hiking, river rafting, and all things family.

Dr. Cox is a board certified ob/gyn. He specializes in obstetrics and gynecology which include: normal and high risk obstetrics, ultrasound imaging, workup and treatment of urinary incontinence, annual (yearly or wellness) exams, infertility, and gynecological surgeries as well as being certified on the da Vinci surgical system.

Dr. Michael Jones

Dr. Jones started in Pocatello at the ISU family residency to begin his career as a family practice physician. Shortly after that, he realized obstetrics and gynecology was what he wanted to do and changed to a ob gyn residency in Lubbock Texas. Dr. Jones completed residency in 2007 and now he and his family have come back to Pocatello.

Dr. Jones is board certified. Dr. Jones is accepting patients for obstetrics and gynecology, including normal and high risk obstetrics, workup and treatment of abnormal pap smears, colposcopies, endometriosis, preventative medicine, work up and treatment of urinary incontinence and gynecology surgeries. Dr. Jones is also certified on the da Vinci robotic surgery system.

Dr. Carole Shelley

Dr. Carole Shelley joined us as an associate in August, 2008. She moved to Pocatello from Scottsdale, Arizona where she has been working in a private practice. She graduated from The Chicago Medical School in 1995 and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Cincinnati in 1999. She is board certified and she was awarded as a top doctor in North Scottsdale magazine in 2005.

Dr. Shelley is currently welcoming new patients for pregnancy (low and high risk), annual exams and any gynecological issues ranging from abnormal bleeding to pelvic pain. She performs surgery as well and has a special interest in laparoscopic procedures.

Dr. Shelley is married to an interventional radiologist, Dr. David Shelley and they have two daughters. They are excited to be living where there are seasons again and they can’t wait to get up on the slopes.

Dr. William Stinger

Dr. Will Stinger and his wife Sara are both very excited to be returning home to Idaho. Dr. Stinger was born in Pocatello and graduated from Idaho State University. While attending medical school in Des Moines, Iowa, and residency in Canton, Ohio, he kept his Pocatello cell phone number as he always knew he would return.

Dr. Stinger will be accepting patients for both normal and high risk obstetrics. In addition Dr. Stinger has been trained in all aspects of gynecologic care: well woman care, menopausal symptoms, colposcopy, family planning, pelvic prolapse, and evaluation and treatment of incontinence. He has special interest in minimally invasive surgery including training in Essure, Myosure, laparoscopy, and the da Vinci robotic surgical system.

Nicole Lamb CNM, MSN

Nicole earned her B.S.N. in nursing from Montana State University in 1996 and her interest and love for midwifery began when she was working as a public health nurse and grew while she was pregnant with her first child in 1999. She earned her certificate in Nurse Midwifery from Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in 2005.

Nicole's professional experience includes seven years as a labor and delivery RN, Lamaze educator and Birthing From Within Mentor. Prior to that she worked as a public health nurse, home health nurse and perinatal case manager.

Nicole has two children ages 11 and 13 and has been married for 16 years to a wonderful orchestra musician, Michael. Her interests include childbirth education, anything outdoors, cooking, belly dancing, and spending time with friends and family.

Julie Muckerman, CNM, FNP

Julie received her BA in psychology from Covenant College in 2006. She then went on to become an RN and to complete her studies in nurse-midwifery and family practice nursing at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. She became interested in and grew to love midwifery after living in England for seven years, where care by midwives is normal OB care. She enjoys spending time with her husband, reading, doing pottery, gardening, and being outside.

Patty Ackerman, CNM, MSN

Patty received her B.S.N. from Idaho State University and worked as a registered nurse at Caribou Memorial Hospital in Soda Springs. She worked in the emergency room, operating room and served as clinical director of the obstetrics and newborn unit. She is also certified as a lactation educator and childbirth educator. Patty received her M.S.N. of midwifery and women’s health from Frontier Nursing University, one of the United States top ranked programs.

Patty grew up in Grace, and has lived in southern Idaho most of her life. She currently lives part-time in Grace and Pocatello with her husband John, and they have 6 children and 3 grandchildren. Her hobbies include planning family get-togethers, needle crafts, cooking and family history research.

Janelise Gunning, NP

After obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 1993 from Beth-El College of Nursing in Colorado Springs, Colorado Janelise moved to Pocatello, Idaho. Janelise worked as a labor and delivery nurse at various hospitals in southeast Idaho before returning to school to receive her graduate degree. She received her Master of Science degree as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner in 2004 from Univesity of Utah. She is an affiliate faculty for Idaho State University working with nursing and nurse practitioner students in the clinical setting.

Janelise enjoys all aspects of women’s healthcare including adolescence, obstetrical and gynecological care and helping women transition through the menopause and beyond.

Janelise is married with a combined family of four children and two beagles. She takes pleasure in cooking, especially trying new recipes. In the summer most of her time is spent cultivating her flower garden.