Our Pediatric Providers
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
Brian Wong, MD
Coming July 2019, meet Dr. Wong:
I am a recent graduate from Loma Linda University Pediatric Residency Program in Southern California. There, I had the opportunity to see a wide variety of patients at all ages. Prior to Residency, I received my Bachelor of Science in Biology and Nutrition at the University of Nevada. I then went to Medical School at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
I love seeing children grow up and all of the little changes that happen so quickly in their lives, it’s what I love most about Pediatrics. My passion is preventative medicine, diabetic care, and asthma treatment. I also enjoy working with patients with behavioral disorders, such as ADHD and Autism.
My hobbies include running, rock climbing, and skiing. My wife and I have a half German Shepherd, half Chihuahua that we look forward to taking on a lot of hikes in the area.
Anne Riffle, MD
Dr. Anne Riffle was born in Escondido, California.
She received her B.A. degree from Smith College and her M.D. degree from Jefferson Medical College (now Sidney Kimmel Medical College) in Philadelphia. Dr. Riffle completed her Pediatric Residency in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. After residency she moved to New York City and worked for an academically-affiliated pediatric group in the Bronx for 13 years. More recently, she’s worked at a busy private practice with locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
she enjoys all aspects of Pediatrics, but is particularly drawn to breastfeeding challenges, and helping new parents navigate their baby’s first year. In addition, she is interested in food allergies and asthma.
Dr. Riffle lives in Boise with her husband and two active boys. She enjoys yoga and outdoor recreation. She is excited to relocate to Boise after 17 years of urban living. Her family is eager to finally get a dog!
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.
Mary Walters, NP
Mary Walters grew up in Montana and attended Montana State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Over the last 27 years, she has cared for children and their families in a variety of roles within the pediatric hospital setting. To fulfill her initial career goal of becoming a nurse practitioner, she obtained her master’s and pediatric nurse practitioner degree from the University of South Alabama. Over the last year, Mary has worked with medically complex children and their families as a nurse practitioner in pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation and the multidisciplinary clinics of spina bifida and muscular dystrophy.
Mary loves caring for children of all ages and their families. Her passion has always been with children and she is excited to continue her career in pediatric primary care. She is looking forward to educating and establishing lifelong relationships with her patients and their families as they make the journey from infancy to adulthood. Watching children grow while overcoming many health care obstacles has been one of the highlights of her career.
Mary and her husband live in Meridian and have three grown children with their youngest attending college. In her free time she enjoys baking and decorating cakes, spending time in the outdoors, and spending time with family.