Lori Ruman CRNP, NP-C

My love of skiing brought me to Idaho from the San Francisco Bay Area in 1981. At the time I was working in a ski shop and decided I needed a new adventure, so I came to Idaho. I first landed in Boise, relocating to Pocatello for school at Idaho State University, studying Nutrition and Dietetics with a minor in Biology. While at ISU, I met the coolest Nurse Practitioner, Carol Morgan. She worked in the student health center, and that is when I decided I wanted to be a Nurse Practitioner. I entered into the nursing program and took the fast track to a 4 year nursing degree.  I was in the first NP class held at ISU. As a dual certified Family Nurse Practitioner, I chose the area of Women’s Health as a specialty. My 26 year (so far) Nursing career has brought me much satisfaction as I have had the honor and privilege of caring for women in all stages of their lives, and then caring for their girls as they mature, and then their girls. I am honored and humbled when my patients entrust their daughters’ and granddaughters’ health care to me. I am particularly interested in preventive aspects of women’s health, menopausal management, young women’s health and health education, especially STD prevention and management of all types of contraception. In my personal life I enjoy the vast outdoors in Idaho and beyond, doing activities like skiing, river activities, biking, and gardening. I love music, so most of my down time has something to do with that, as well. I have two grown boys, and one very active border collie who loves to swim, so you can usually find us out by the river or pond!


Licensure:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner, State of Idaho, NP-405A
  • Registered Nurse, State of Idaho, N-20113
  • Certification: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Certification: American Nurses' Association
  • Certification: North American Menopause Society, Certified Menopause Practitioner
  • Certification: CPR

Education:

  • Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID: 1998 Master of Science, Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Track
  • Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID: 1988 Baccalaureate of Science, Nursing
  • Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID: 1986 Baccalaureate of Science, Dietetics & Biology

Residency Affiliations:

  • December 2002-present: Women's Health Associates, Boise, ID
  • January 1997-November 2002: Rosa Terrazas, MD (OB-GYN), Boise, ID. Private practice obstetrics and gynecology, limited primary care for women
  • October 2002-2010: Red Flag Medical Clinic, Boise, ID Locum tenens Nurse Practitioner
  • March 1992-2004: McCall Memorial hospital, McCall, ID Locum tenens Registered Nurse: OR/PACU, ER, L&D
  • October 1991 - August 1998: St. Luke's Medical Center, Boise, ID RN: OR Circulator/Scrub, PACU Support
  • August 1990-October 1991: St. Luke's Regional Medical Center, Boise, ID: RN: High Risk Ante/Post Partum Staff and Charge Nurse, Labor and Delivery Support

Memberships:

  • American Nurses' Association
  • Idaho Nurses' Association
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • American Society for Colposcopy & Cervical Pathology
  • Nurse Practitioner Group of Idaho
  • North American Menopause Society
  • Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
  • Association of Reproductive Health Professionals

Personal Notes:

  • Proud Mother of Two Boys, Jason and Shane, and a Border Collie, Colby.
  • Personal interests include live Music, especially when performed by my son, Skiing, Gardening, Biking, Traveling, socializing with family and friends. Professional interests include preventative aspects of women's health, menopause, and young women's health and health education.