Our Providers

Angel Zieba, MD

Angel Zieba, MD

Dr. Angel Zieba was born in Asheville, North Carolina and grew up in the foothills of North Carolina. She received her BSN degree from Emory University. Her MD degree is from the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Zieba completed residencies in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Good Samaritan and Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. After residency training she was in private practice in Mesa and Chandler, Arizona. It was during this time that she decided to limit her medical practice strictly to the care of children.

She enjoys seeing all kinds of pediatric patients and has developed a special interest in out patient follow-up of premature babies and also adolescent medicine.

Dr. Zieba lives in the Boise area with her husband and three children. She enjoys cooking, baking and decorating cakes.

Dr. Zieba is Board Certified in Pediatrics 


Steven A. Smith, MD FAAP

Steven A. Smith, MD FAAP

I am a Board Certified General Pediatrician and I absolutely enjoy working with children and adolescents. When they need to see me for wellness visits or illness concerns, I talk to them and engage them in their own care.

They in turn feel more connected to their health and more comforted in the clinic setting. I also strive to make the parents priorities my priorities. I trust your instincts and acknowledge that you know your child best. After graduating from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish, I received my Medical Degree from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine then completed a Pediatric Residency at University California, Davis. I enjoy all aspects of infant, child and adolescent medicine including Asthma, ADHD/Behavioral Medicine, Autism, Sports related concerns, Weight concerns and much more.

I am also well versed in the Patient Centered Medical Home Model. I know and love this community very well. I have coached various local sports for five years. I wear bow ties and a different pin each day. I look forward to caring for the youth in this community and sponsoring their development.


Brandon Taylor, DO

Brandon Taylor, DO

Dr. Brandon Taylor grew up in a family of six children in Northern Utah. He graduated from BYU-Idaho and Utah State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a Master’s Degree in Sociology. He then completed his medical education at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB). During these four years he also earned his MBA from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated from both KCUMB and Rockhurst in 2004, and then continued his training with a Pediatric Residency at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

Dr. Taylor and his family moved across the state to Scottsbluff, Nebraska, to begin his practice of pediatrics. He enjoyed working in all aspects of pediatrics, including neonatal intensive care and care of Pediatric ICU patients in addition to his pediatric clinic for the last six years. There he served on the Board of Directors for the Physicians’ Clinic, and served as Chief of Pediatrics from 2011-2013.

Dr. Taylor is well-loved by his patients and their parents. He loves teaching and helping find solutions. He is very dedicated to his work and to making the visit to the doctor’s office a comfortable experience.

Dr. Taylor and his wife have six children. They are excited about settling in Meridian—returning to the place of his father’s childhood. As a family, they enjoy cooking, camping, and playing musical instruments. Dr. Taylor relaxes by doing woodworking, cooking, or playing with his kids.

Dr. Taylor is Board Certified in Pediatrics and is accepting new patients.


Vanessa McCrory, NP

Vanessa McCrory, NP

Vanessa McCrory, Nurse Practitioner, was raised in Sandpoint Idaho and is the youngest of 4 siblings. She attended her first few years of college in Bend, Oregon and received her BSN-RN from Boise State University in 2002. She then went on to graduate with her Nurse Practitioner degree in 2006 from Gonzaga University. Vanessa has worked in private practice and in a hospital setting. Vanessa has worked primarily with the pediatric population in the last 10 years.

Vanessa loves spending time with her two daughters and her husband. She loves attending and hosting bible studies in her home. She, also, has done several short term mission trips in Europe and India, as well as spending a year at Calvary Chapel Bible College in York, England. Vanessa and her family recently moved back to Boise, Idaho from Spokane, Washington to be closer to family.


Elizabeth Bates, NP

Elizabeth is very happy to join Meridian Pediatrics and looking forward to getting to know this wonderful community. She recently moved to Boise with her husband and dog from Philadelphia, PA. She is from midcoast Maine.

Elizabeth received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and majored in psychology with a focus in child development and minored in global health and health policy. She continued her education at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She received her Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing with a certificate in Integrated Nursing Care for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Elizabeth is passionate about caring for children with developmental disabilities and completed a training fellowship with the Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program. She is dual certified as a Pediatric Primary Care and Pediatric Acute Care nurse practitioner.

She worked at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in the Emergency Department for 3.5 years and in the Cardiac Care Unit for 6 months before moving to Boise. She is very excited about returning to primary care!

Elizabeth’s passion as a pediatric nurse practitioner has always revolved around working with and for children and their families. She enjoys building relationships with her patients and helping children grow into the wonderful people they can be. She believes in providing family centered care to address the unique needs of each child and family and positively supporting their health and development.

Elizabeth enjoys trail running, biking, skiing and exploring the beautiful Idaho outdoors. She fuels her activities with baking and cooking new recipes.