Meet Our Pediatricians

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 medical 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

Dr. Brian Wong received his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Nutrition at the University of Nevada. He later attended Medical School at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He is a recent graduate from Loma Linda University Pediatric Residency Program in Southern California. He had the opportunity to see a wide variety of patients at all ages while at Loma Linda University.

Dr. Wong’s favorite thing about Pediatrics is seeing children grow up and all of the little changes that happen so quickly in their lives. His passion is preventative medicine, diabetic care, and asthma treatment. He also enjoys working with patients with behavioral disorders, such as ADHD and Autism. 

His hobbies include running, rock climbing, and skiing. Dr. Wong and his wife have a half German Shepherd, half Chihuahua mix that they enjoy taking on hikes in the local 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 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. She also attended bible college in York, England. Vanessa has worked in private practice and in a hospital setting. She especially loves treating infectious disease and asthma/allergies.  Vanessa has worked primarily with the pediatric population in the last 15 years.

Vanessa loves spending time with her two daughters and loves anything involving the outdoors especially in the summer months. She enjoys paddle boarding, hiking, swimming, boating, biking and long walks. Other interests include reading, gardening, pottery, art, decorating and doing projects. She also loves attending church and hosting bible studies in her home. Vanessa also has done several short term mission trips in Europe and India, and is interested in medical missions. Mostly she loves spending time with her two daughters, as well as her friends and family.

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. 

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COVID-19 Office Updates

At Meridian Pediatrics, we are monitoring the impact of COVID-19  closely. We will be adapting what we do with sick visits given the limitation of infection control in an office setting, including limited toys and books, but feel free to bring your own. If you have any questions or concerns, we have a nurse on the phone 24 hours a day. During clinic hours of 8 – 4:30 we have a triage nurse and for after hours, we have St. Lukes triage nurses to answer your questions.

For more information on how the virus spreads, how it’s treated, how to protect your child, and what to do if you or your child gets sick, please visit the CDC’s website here.