QuickCare Closure

This Friday, October 12th, our QuickCare clinic will be closing at 4 pm for a computer system upgrade. QuickCare will reopen at 8 am on Saturday, October 13th.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

If you have any questions, please call us at 208-882-2011.

Welcome Back U of I Students!

Attention all University of Idaho students! The Student Health Clinic has relocated to our Main Street location for the fall semester. This clinic is located at 623 South Main Street.

Student Health hours for this semester will be Monday through Thursday, 8 AM to 5 PM. Appointments are available as well as the option to walk in to be seen.

To make an appointment or for any questions please call 208-882-2011.

We hope that you all have a wonderful fall semester.

Go Vandals!

The song may have ended, but the melody plays on…







Words cannot express the severe grief we are experiencing at the loss of our friend and colleague, Terri Grzebielski. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jerry and the rest of his family along with the families of David Trail, Belinda Neibuhr and Michael Chin.

Most of the time, we do not get to decide what happens to us, but we do get to decide how we respond to what happens. During this difficult time, our focus will continue to be on taking care of each other and our community and honoring Terri’s life with our services to others.

In the coming days, we will cherish the thoughts, prayers, hugs and words of encouragement. We will heal and become a stronger community.

Jeff Geier, CEO

10 Tips to Build a Healthy Meal

With today being the first day of autumn, it seems that everyone’s schedules have gotten busier. All the children are back in school and that means back to after-school activities. While we may be rushing around from place to place, it is always good to remember to make your meal times count. Here are 10 tips to make sure that you are getting the most value of every meal you eat.

  1. Make half your plate veggies and fruits
  2. Add lean protein
  3. Include whole grains
  4. Don’t forget the dairy
  5. Avoid extra fat
  6. Take your time to eat
  7. Use smaller plates
  8. Take control of your food
  9. Try new foods
  10. Satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy way

We hope that these are some useful tips to keep on you track during the busy time of year.

National UV Safety Month

July is national UV safety month. This is a great time to remind everyone to protect themselves from the sun while outside. UV radiation is the main cause of skin cancer and can also cause damages to the eyes. In the United States, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer with more than 4 million new cases every year. While it is fun to play in the sun, be sure to follow some of the tips below to keep your family safe whiles doing so.

  • Before going outdoors, apply sunscreen to all exposed skin. Be sure to reapply after swimming
  • Apply sunscreen about every 2 hours of being in the sun
  • Wear protective clothing like long sleeves and hats
  • Limit time spent in direct sun
  • The sun is usually the most intense from the hours of 10 A.M to 4 P.M
What do all these crazy insurance terms mean?

You may have received a bill from your recent visit and have some questions about what insurance is doing. There might be some verbiage on the statement that almost looks like a foreign language to you. Well, we are going to clear some of the confusion up for you. Listed below are some of the common terms that insurance companies are using.

Deductible: Amount of loss that the insured person pays before the insurance kicks in and pays

Copayment: A predetermined, flat fee an individual pays for health-care services, in addition to what insurance covers

Coinsurance: A percentage of each claim above the deductible paid by the policyholder. An example for a 20% healthcare plan would mean that the insured party would pay the deductible amount plus 20%

Coordination of Benefits: A system used in group health plans to eliminate duplication of benefits when you are covered under more than one insurance plan

Effective Date:  The date on which a policyholder’s coverage begins

Pre-existing Condition: A health problem that has been diagnosed, or for which you have been treated, before buying a health insurance plan

These are some of the common terms that are seen when processing the payments from the insurance companies. Hope this clears up the confusion that can come with understanding the statements coming from your insurance company.

Healthy Tips for Camping

Welcome to the camping season! We are sure that with the Fourth of July being at the end of this week, there will be many of you out there camping. Moscow Family Medicine would like to give you some tips to help you be safe and healthy during your summer camping trips.

Food Safety:

Be sure to prepare healthy and safe food. Make sure that food is stored in tight, waterproof containers. Also be sure to wash your hands often when preparing meals. Remember to separate raw foods from cooked foods and to cook everything to its proper temperature.


Skin Safety:

Don’t forget to pack the bug repellant spray. Apply the repellant every couple of hours to ensure complete protection. A good tip is to also apply the repellant to clothes for extra protection. Wearing long sleeve shirts and pants is another good way to help protect against the insects that are out there.


While you are protecting yourself from the insects, don’t forget about the sun. Packing sunscreen and applying it often is a great way to prevent harmful sun burns. It is a great idea to grab waterproof sunscreen if you are planning on playing in the water while out. Sunscreen should be applied every couple of hours for better protection.


Here is a quick packing list of some items that might be forgotten:

  • Insect repellant
  • Broad-spectrum sunscreen
  • Wide-brimmed hat or sunglasses
  • Water
  • Hand sanitizer
  • First-aid kit
  • Flashlights
  • Extra batteries
  • Sturdy shoes


Hope this help while packing for the weekend. Moscow Family Medicine would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy Fourth of July!

Frequent Questions Friday

We would like to take some time to answer some of the common questions that our staff is asked around the office. Below are some answers to help clear up any questions that might have you wondering why we have some of the procedures in place here at Moscow Family Medicine.


“Why can’t I just talk to my doctor when I call in?”

– Moscow Family Medicine has a process in place that allows the providers to focus face to face time with their patients without being interrupted. When a patient calls in, a phone note is created electronically and sent to the nurse for triage. The nurse will either return the call to the patient or forward it if it requires the attention of the provider. Once the concern/question has been addressed, the patient will receive a call with the answer/solution.

“Why do I have to sign so many papers when I see the doctor?”

– We understand the sea of paperwork that swirls around doctor’s offices. We are continually looking for ways to eliminate any paperwork that we can. Be assured that if you are asked to sign documents, it is necessary to capture your signature to comply with rules and regulations that seem to be changing rapidly in the healthcare world.


“Why do you always ask me for my insurance card?”

– We require a scan of your current insurance card every calendar year. We want to ensure that we have the most current information to properly bill your insurance carrier and alleviate any frustration of an unnecessary bill due to lack of information. Also be sure to notify the reception staff if there are any changes to your insurance policy throughout the year so we can keep your records as up to date as possible.

Time for a New Look

Our Main Street Clinic has recently been given a new face lift just in time for summer! Construction started back in February and is finally done.  Moscow Family Medicine would like to send out a huge THANK YOU to everyone that came to clinic during this time. We know that there have been a lot of loud noises and changes that were done while the construction was taking place but everyone seemed to handle it with a smile on their face.

So what has changed with the remodel project?

Patients will now have one check in/out desk for all appointments. All reception is now located on the left side of the lobby with four windows to help patients with all their medical needs.  The Billing Office has been moved to the back of the lobby to allow for more privacy when talking with patients.

We encourage all of our patients to stop by and take a look at the new remodel. Below you will find some pictures of the process along the way.


Now Pay Your Bill Online

We are proud to annouce that you can now pay your bill online thru our secure patient portal. If you have a patient portal account just sign in and sign up. If you don’t have an account yet, provide our office with your email address and we will get your account set up. Call us at 208-882-2011 for any questions or to get started with your secure portal account and bill pay online!!!

Congratulations to Michelle McCurry who submitted the first on-line payment to our secure patient portal!  Michelle says, “I am glad you have this. It is so much easier to pay on-line and more convenient.  Even easier than paying my credit cards on-line!”


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Location Contacts:

  • Main Street Office: 208.882.2011
  • Business Office: 208.882.4611
  • West Side Clinic: 208.882.2011
  • QuickCare Clinic: 208.882.0540
  • UI Student Health: 208.885.6693