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St. Luke's Children's Infections and Immune Deficiency

Please note:
Our office has moved to the new Idaho Elks Children’s Pavilion at 305 E. Jefferson Street in Boise.
Our experienced team cares for babies, children, and teens who have problems such as frequent infections, unexplained fever, and chronic sinus and ear infections. We also help identify and treat conditions including primary immune deficiency, infectious mononucleosis, acute arthritis, and viral hepatitis. 

We manage and treat CMV, HSV, and HIV infections; chest infections; and bone and joint infections; as well as MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant infections. And we offer immunizations, especially for vaccines that are not available in your primary care clinic, as well as follow-up care for bone marrow and organ transplants.

Supporting your health education is a priority for us and our registered nurse can teach you and your child how to do your own specialized therapies and injections.  Please discuss with your physician which types of visits are appropriate for your child’s primary care clinic versus those best served by our clinic.

Providers

  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases

    Biography

    Joseph A. Hilinski, MD specializes in inpatient and outpatient infections occurring in children. He has special interest in infections occurring in patients with solid organ and bone marrow transplantations, malignancies, and immunodeficiencies. He also has special interest in periodic fever syndromes.  

    Prior to coming to St. Luke’s, Dr. Hilinski practiced at Emory University School of Medicine, where he served as associate professor of pediatrics, program director of the pediatric infectious diseases fellowship program, clinical director of operations for the division of pediatric infectious diseases, and associate program director of the general pediatrics residency program. He was also a society advisor for the School of Medicine Osler Teaching Society.

    Dr. Hilinski has extensive experience in both clinical research and medical education. He has participated in more than 50 clinical trials of vaccines and medications and has co-authored more than 15 papers related to pediatric infectious diseases, with a focus on transplant-related infections. While at Emory University he was a recipient of the Subspecialty Teacher of the Year Award for Pediatrics, School of Medicine Dean’s Teaching Award, and selected as one of Atlanta Magazine's top doctors for numerous years.


    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases

    Biography

    Lynn M. Luginbuhl, MD, MS provides pediatric infectious disease consultations in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and is passionate about providing collaborative care with her team members.

    Dr. Luginbuhl earned her master's degree in epidemiology at Dartmouth College and is a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington. She was an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and worked as a pediatric infectious disease consultant at Massachusetts General Hospital.

    Dr. Luginbuhl's published research has focused on the complications of pediatric HIV infection and the study of secondary infections in patients with bronchiolitis.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases

    Biography

    Ingrid Lundgren, MD went to medical school at Mayo Medical School. She completed her residency at the University of Colorado and her fellowship at the University of Washington. She earned a master's degree in public health at the University of Washington. 

    Availability

    Accepting new patients

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With myChart, you’re able to view test results, contact your provider, request medication refills, schedule appointments and more. We encourage you to sign up for easy access to the tools and information you need to proactively manage your health. You can also set up online proxy access requests for medical records of children, spouses, or dependents.


There's also an easy-to-use myChart app available for your mobile devices!

Building on Our Promise to Children

Children's Pavilion - Now Open!

Designed to meet the needs of kids, their families, and the people who care for them, this state-of-the-art facility on our downtown Boise campus more than doubles our clinical space and improves vital services that keep care close to home. It brings most of our pediatric specialists and services under one roof, allowing us to provide care more efficiently and easing the burden on parents and kids who can now see several providers in one location in one day.