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Health Services Physician Receives Board Certification

Health Services physician Rochelle Wolfe, M.D., has successfully completed her recertification examination with the American Board of Family Medicine. Board certification confers a standard of excellence in knowledge and practice to physicians who not only certify via the examination process, but who also work diligently on the maintenance of these skills during the seven-year cycle between examinations.

Health Services offers medical care to faculty, staff and students on campus.

“Board certification by the American Board of Family Medicine is the highest professional recognition that a family physician can achieve.  It is an indicator of the physician’s commitment to the specialty of family medicine and the requirements needed to give quality care to their patients.  In addition to a written exam, the board evaluates quality indicators taken directly from the patients that the physician sees — so board certification means that the doctor not only talks the talk, but walks the walk,” said Dr. Vincent Serio, M.D., director of medical services at Boise State University Health Services.

The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), one of 24 member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties, is the second largest medical specialty board in the United States.

“We are pleased to have a physician of the caliber of Dr. Wolfe providing health care to the Boise State community of faculty, staff and students,” Serio said. “Board certification is a requirement for all physicians and nurse practitioners who practice medicine at Health Services, and serves as an indicator of the commitment to quality patient care that we take pride in at Health Services.”

Wolfe graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2002 and completed her residency at the Montana Family Medicine Residency in 2005.  She practiced medicine in the United States Air Force and in private practice before coming to Boise State University Health Services in 2013.  After having worked in a variety of settings, Wolfe chose to move her family to Boise and pursue a career working in college health.

“I chose college health because I wanted to work in an environment where I could do more prevention and education,” she said. “I love working with young adults and I feel like we can make an impact on their life now, which will hopefully make a difference in their health habits throughout their life.”

Her approach is to work as a team with her patients to take care of their medical needs with the goal to keep them as healthy as possible and give them the tools they need to stay healthy in the future. When Wolfe isn’t in the office taking care of her patients, you’ll find her out at the sports fields cheering on her two sons in all of their various sporting events.

Wolfe is accepting new patients at Health Services (faculty, staff and students are all eligible for medical care at Health Services). Call 426-1459 for appointments and more information.