‘Sandpoint’s hometown clinic’
By Jillian Chandler
Photo by Selkirk Ridge Photography
Serving the Sandpoint community since 2017, Alpine Family Medicine is a locally owned practice offering health care to all ages—men, women and pediatrics. Also managing chronic health conditions as well as acute care needs, owner Katie Sweeney-Amorebieta continues to provide exceptional care to all who walk through her door.
Seeing the downfalls of today’s health-care system inspired Katie to open a family practice where the patient was again—as they should be—the center of their health care. That mission continues, as Katie and her team are excited to announce their new location, new nurse practitioner and new services that can now be found at Alpine Family Medicine.
After outgrowing their former space, which was the location where Katie’s grandfather grew up prior to the commercial building being built, you can now find Alpine Family Medicine at 1555 Ontario Street. “We are very excited to share this location with our patients and our health-care team,” Katie says. “Our new location highlights historic Sandpoint with the décor and supporting our goal of keeping Alpine Family Medicine ‘Sandpoint’s hometown clinic’ by keeping health care personal and simplified in today’s busy world.”
Anna Mena-Schaures, APRN, FNPC joined the Alpine Family Medicine family in the fall of 2020. Board certified in family practice, with a special interest in pediatrics, Anna is currently accepting new patients from infant care, pediatrics, men and women.
Anna received her nursing degree from Montana State University and, “looking for adventure,” joined the Military for six years, providing care to active-duty members and their families. She then graduated from Gonzaga University, becoming board certified as a family nurse practitioner. She is grateful to now be providing her services at Alpine Family Medicine. In her spare time, Anna enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter swimming, skiing and traveling.
“Anna practices through teaming with her patients to optimize their health and wellness through working toward her patients’ health-care goals,” Katie affirms.
A variety of services are offered onsite: lab services for blood drawing and in-house testing; surgical procedures (such as skin biopsy, cryotherapy, allergy testing and more); diagnostic orders and interpretation, and referral needs; and an array of women’s health exams and management of abnormal findings, as well as family planning and birth control including Nexplanon and IUD insertion. They are now performing DOT physicals for the Department of Transportation licensing requirements, and they have added IV vitamin therapy to their services.
“IV replacement of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids and more can help with many ailments, as well as support wellness and optimize health,” according to Katie. For those experiencing fatigue, aches and pain, headaches, fibromyalgia, acne, dehydration or hangovers; seeking mood support, skin improvement, athletic performance and recovery; and immune system support to prevent coughs, colds and illness, IV replacement can be beneficial. They invite you to come and relax in their IV suite and try a blend of nutritional replacement to help optimize your health.
At Alpine Family Medicine, they find the work they do every day rewarding, as they team with their patients to meet their health-care needs. “Watching patients achieve their goals and see how much better they feel is the best part of our careers,” smiles Katie. “Being able to care for a whole family and see a family grow year after year while creating a provider and patient relationship that lasts for years is priceless.”
Katie was born and raised in Sandpoint, as well as her parents, grandparents and generations before them. Anna has lived most of her life in Sandpoint and is a graduate of Sandpoint High School. Together, their mission is to help those in their local community live their healthiest, and happiest, lives. They are grateful for the support of their patients, and the hard work of their team, which allows them to continue to do what they love.
“As primary care providers and nurse practitioner, we are inspired by our patients and health-care community to help improve the health of the patients we care for and to improve the health care within our hometown.”
Alpine Family Medicine PLLC
1555 Ontario Street
Sandpoint, Idaho 83864