Dr. Julie K. Gunther, M.D.


Dr. Julie is a Board Certified Family Physician who loves being a doctor. She believes the administrative demands of modern medicine have marginalized the physician’s role and are eroding the physician-patient relationship. She founded sparkMD in 2014 to take back her relationship with her patients and to empower herself to be the doctor she set out to be.

Dr. Julie has fulfilled the maximal amount of certification required of traditional medical doctors. She is a Board Certified MD in good-standing with her certifying board (ABFM). She is a member and Fellow of the AAFP (American Academy of Family Physicians). She is a graduate of Boise High School, Harvard University, and the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Dr. Julie grew up in Boise and lives here with her two daughters, an incredibly supportive husband and one extremely obedient 3-legged Golden Retriever. Like many Family Physicians, she is experienced in caring for a wide variety of life’s stages, ages and dilemmas. She is trained in caring for the whole family, through the many phases of life. She provides urgent care services, wellness services, and focuses on mental and physical well being.

She is excited to help you feel better.

To reach Dr. Julie specifically: email drg@sparkmd.org

Dr. Kathryn Potter, MD


Dr. Kathryn Potter was born and raised in Texas. She attended Texas A&M University and Baylor College of Medicine where she was an AOA (honors) recipient. She moved to Boise in 2006 to complete her Family Medicine training and fell in love with the mountains, abundance of outdoor activities and the friendliness of the people in Idaho.

Dr. Kathryn is a Board Certified Family Physician. She comes to sparkMD after serving the Treasure Valley as a full-spectrum physician practicing obstetrics, pediatrics, inpatient hospital care and community medicine. Her diverse experience enables her to take care of a broad range of medical issues in patients of all ages.

When she is not seeing patients, Dr. Kathryn can be found hiking, biking, running, cooking, crocheting, and spending time with her adorable dog Georgia. Dr. Kathryn is passionate about healthcare, about taking superb care of patients and about having enough time to do the important work that we do. She is excited to be joining sparkMD and looks forward to working with you to provide you with an outstanding, comprehensive care experience.

To reach Dr. Kathryn specifically: email drkat@sparkmd.org

Ms. Tanya Kowitz, MA-C


Ms. Tanya Kowitz, MA-C is a certified medical assistant. She is an Idaho native, born and raised in Declo, Idaho. She has been a medical assistant in primary care for more than 25 years and has worked with family physicians and internal medicine physicians improving the care of an innumerable number of patients.

Tanya and Dr. Julie worked together at St. Luke’s from 2009-2012. When Dr. Gunther decided to start sparkMD she knew exactly who would be the best clinic manager, nurse, phlebotomist, patient advocate and trusted colleague. Tanya brings many years of tremendous medical and administrative experience, common sense, kindness and organization to sparkMD. She states, “I love working in the medical field because I like to help take care of people, to help them feel better and improve their quality of life.”

When she’s not working, Tanya can be found at sporting events with her daughters, at the horse races, working on home improvement projects or out jogging with her husband.

To reach Tanya specifically: email Tanya@sparkmd.org