1050 SW 3rd Ave Ste 3200,Ontario OR 97914 | cbidwell@snakeriverpediatrics.com

Pediatric Healthcare Providers in Ontario, OR

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Our Story

On October 10, 2014 we opened the doors to our new office, realizing our dream to have our own Pediatric clinic in the Treasure Valley. We are licensed and certified to give medical care to infants, children, and adolescents. Parents and patients can expect our clinic to have a warm, efficient, and supportive environment. The foundation of our well-child care philosophy is Anticipatory Guidance, timely professional pediatric advice given at every check-up to help you keep your child healthy and safe.

Our Pediatric Health Care Providers

Chelsie Lewis, FNP-C

In-office days are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8am to 6pm
Chelsie Lewis was born and raised in Ontario, OR. She completed her Associate of Arts studies at Treasure Valley Community College and then transferred to Linfield College in McMinnville, OR to obtain her Bachelors of Arts. She then went to nursing school at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science, majoring in Nursing. She worked as a Registered Nurse at St Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR for 2 years before returning to OHSU to obtain her Master's Degree in Nursing and become a Family Nurse Practitioner. She then moved back to Ontario, OR to be closer to family, and has been practicing in Pediatrics since 2009.
Chelsie enjoys the outdoors, gardening, camping, hunting, 4-wheeling, and most of all enjoys spending time with her family. Chelsie loves working in pediatrics and is dedicated to providing excellent care to her patients.

Jessica Elkin, MPAS, PA-C

Jessica has lived all over the United States but attended high school in Eastern Washington, where her family still lives today. She attended college at the University of San Diego, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and minors in Chemistry and Psychology. After college she worked for a couple years doing research in Trauma before attending University of Colorado to study Human Anatomy. She received her Master’s Degree in Modern Human Anatomy in 2015 before returning to the Pacific Northwest to become a physician assistant. She attended school at College of Idaho in a partnership with Idaho State University's Physician Assistant Program.
When not in clinic, Jessica enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her husband and dog, Indiana Jane. During the summer they enjoy spending time on the water, whitewater rafting and fishing and in the winter, are frequently found skiing or snowboarding. They are excited to explore more of Idaho, Oregon, and the Pacific Northwest.

Kailey Meskill, MPAS, PA-C

In-office days are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8am to 6pm
Kailey grew up in Ontario and graduated from Ontario High School in 2005. She went Oregon State University where she studied Exercise & Sport Science, Chemistry and German, and graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in 2010. She met her husband at OSU in a scuba diving class. After completing her post-bacc work, Kailey and her husband moved back to the Treasure Valley, and she attended Idaho State University's Physician Assistant program where she earned a Master of Physician Assistant Studies and became a certified Physician Assistant in 2015. She is very excited to be providing pediatric healthcare in her hometown.
When not in clinic, Kailey likes to spend her time traveling, spending time with her family, and enjoying the beautiful outdoors with her husband and two dogs, Jack & Fenway. She is so happy to be joining the Snake River Pediatrics family!

Mary James, MPAS, PA-C

In-office days are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8am to 6pm
Mary L James is a certified physician assistant who has been working in pediatrics for the past 4 years. Mary graduated from Bishop Kelly High in Boise, ID, and then went on to study Biology, Sociology, and Spanish at the College of Idaho, graduating Cum Laude in 2005. She began her medical career in a two-room clinic in Stanley, ID, and there learned the importance of community networking and relationships. Before attending her Physician Assistant program, Mary worked as a Clinical Administrator for Primary Health Medical Group in Boise, ID. She completed graduate school and received a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Idaho State University in 2010. Since then she has been working exclusively in pediatrics, and is committed to providing the best care and education to children and their parents. Mary speaks both English and Spanish.
When not in the clinic, Mary enjoys reading novels, reading news, spending time with her husband and their families, and spending time outdoors. Her favorite hobby, however, is skiing, be it on snow or on water!

Matthew Berria, PhD, PA-C

In-office days are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8am to 6pm
Matt has worked as a Pediatric Physician Assistant since 1997. He provides his patients with a wealth of experience and education in pediatrics. He also serves as a Clinical Associate Professor at OHSU and ISU.
Matt earned a BS degree at Oregon State University, a BS degree at Idaho State University, and a PhD from the University of Idaho. He then completed a post-doctoral fellowship through OHSU. Matt furthered his career as an Associate Professor at Weber State University where he taught and participated in research at an affiliated hospital. He has published 12 peer-review articles, 17 abstracts, and 29 chapter articles in medical and scientific journals and books.
Matt enjoys outdoor and fitness activities. He is married and has 2 children. He enjoys working in pediatrics and provides patients with excellent care.

Michelle DeVoe, DO, FAAP

In office days are Monday, Tuesday and Friday 9am to 5pm
Michelle DeVoe, DO, is an Osteopathic Pediatrician who has been practicing in Ontario, Oregon for since 2002. Dr. DeVoe grew up in Salem, Oregon, and attended Oregon State University, earning a degree in Mathematics. She started her career as a manager with Target Stores. But she had always dreamed of becoming a doctor, so she enrolled in Portland State University, completed a pre-med curriculum and was accepted to Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she received her degree as Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Sparrow Hospital, Michigan State University, in Lansing, Michigan. Dr. DeVoe moved to Ontario in 2002 and has been in practice here since then. She remains active in the community and has committed her life to caring for the children of the Treasure Valley. She has a particular interest in caring for special needs children, and NICU graduates. She has been active with the NBOME (National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners) and was the Item Writer of the year in 2012. She also works as a preceptor with medical students, helping to train our future physicians.
She currently lives in Fruitland, Idaho with her husband and daughter. She enjoys spending time travelling, gardening, boating or relaxing at her cabin near Idaho City.

Sage Benintendi Stringer, MPAS, PA-C

In-office days are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8am to 6pm
Sage Benintendi Stringer is a Certified Physician Assistant and has been providing pediatric care since 2003. She grew up in Boise, Idaho and graduated from Bishop Kelley High School. She then attended the University of Idaho, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology in 1999. Sage spent a year studying Spanish language and culture at the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao, Spain, becoming fluent in Spanish. In 2003 Sage completed the Physician Assistant graduate program at Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA and earned a degree of Master of Physician Assistant Sciences. Sage settled back in the Treasure Valley in 2003 and started her career in Ontario, OR as a pediatric Physician Assistant. She remains committed to providing excellent health care to the children of this community.
Sage is married and has two children. She cherishes time spent with family and friends and enjoys traveling, running, skiing, and reading.

Stephen Ames, MD, FAAP

In-office days are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8am to 6pm
Dr. Ames received his medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. He completed his pediatric training at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX, and is board certified in Pediatrics. He has four children and lives with his wife, Marina, in Fruitland, ID.
With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Ames is able to provide comprehensive healthcare to children with a wide variety of medical issues. He has a thoughtful and caring approach to his patients, and considers each child to be special. "Every office encounter is an opportunity to improve the health and well-being of one of our patients. I try to communicate with my patients and their parents in a clear, understandable way, allow time to listen to their comments, and make sure that they are comfortable with the treatment plan. No concern is too small when your child is ill, has a behavior or school problem, or needs guidance to maintain his or her health. We consider Snake River Pediatrics to be a part of the Treasure Valley community, and strive to be an advocate for the children that live here."
When not working, Dr. Ames enjoys watching classic movies, cycling, and outdoor activities.
Our health care team consists of licensed nurses, medical assistants, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pediatricians that specialize in administering newborn, pediatric, and adolescent medicine. We encourage you to schedule an appointment today. You can reach us at (541) 881-2380.