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Ehab S Abdallah, MD

Ehab S Abdallah, MD

Psychiatrist

Dr. Abdallah obtained his medical degree from Alexandria University in Alexandria, Egypt. He completed his residency training in Psychiatry at West Virginia University. Dr. Abdallah is double board certified, General Psychiatry and Consultation Liaison Psychiatry (Psychosomatic Medicine). Dr. Abdallah’s expertise is in treating psychiatric illnesses in-patient with medical conditions. He is passionate about quality care and patient privacy.

Specialties & Interests

Board Certified: Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine

Electroconvulsive Therapy

Education & Training
  • Residency: Chestnut Ridge Hospital , 2005
Jin R Soofi, MD

Jin R Soofi, MD

Dr. Soofi is an avid camper. That's one reason why she is so excited to bring her skills to our community. She's found that the outdoors helps keep her life's demands in perspective. Dr. Soofi knows for her patients however, mental health issues are more complex and require different approaches. These challenges require her patience, her knowledge, and her ability to listen. The most successful mental health outcomes are the result of a team effort and she is committed to deliver everything she can to that partnership.

Specialties & Interests

Board Certified: Psychiatry

Education & Training
  • Residency: Metro Health Medical Center , 1988
  • Medical School: University of Tennessee College of Medicine-Health Science Center , 1987
Zachary X Morairty, MD

Zachary X Morairty, MD

Dr. Morairty has oversight responsibilities for geriatric psychiatry here at Portneuf. He has a keen understanding of just how difficult complex mental health issues can be for both aging patients and their families. Taking the time to share the clinical reasons for disease like dementia and Alzheimer’s and providing new, relevant research is a key part of his high standard of care.

Dr. Morairty and his young family moved here from Michigan and he is enjoying all the wonderful benefits of our Western lifestyle.

Specialties & Interests

Psychiatry

Education & Training
  • Fellowship: University of Michigan Hospital , 2012
  • Residency: University of Michigan Hospital , 2011
  • Medical School: UCLA - David Geffen School of Medicine , 2007
Steven L Ater, PsyD

Steven L Ater, PsyD

Pscyhologist

Dr. Ater comes to Portneuf Medical Center by way of Vernal, Utah where he has been in private practice for the last five years. Dr. Ater earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from Wheaton College and served his internship at the Dayton V.A. Medical Center. He completed a residency in clinical neuropsychology and neurorehabilitation at the Drake Center in Cincinnati, Ohio and followed that with a second residency in child and family psychology at Ashley Family Clinic in Utah.

Dr. Ater believes that when it comes to overcoming challenges like serious mental illness or traumatic brain injury, it’s not just a single patient who needs help, support, and education, but those close to the patient as well. He believes that the best outcomes occur when the family is an active and involved part of the healing process.

In his spare time Dr. Ater enjoys outdoor pursuits with his wife and two daughters, playing guitar and cooking foods that make his daughters wish for a box of macaroni and cheese.

Eunice G Gardner, PhD

Eunice G Gardner, PhD

Dr. Gardner obtained her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Idaho State University and completed her internship at the Central Texas V.A. in Waco, Texas. She completed a residency in geropsychology at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial V.A. in Bedford, Massachusetts. Dr. Gardner specializes in working with older adults and the unique challenges they face in late adulthood. She also has a strong generalist background and enjoys working with adults of all ages.

Dr. Gardner is trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a values based cognitive-behavior therapy. By using the ACT perspective, she is able to help her clients clarify what they value most in their lives and use these values as a guide to a more meaningful and fulfilling life. She takes a flexible approach to treatment, building on each client's inherent strengths to help them obtain their therapeutic goals.

Dr. Gardner is an amateur photographer who enjoys many different types of crafts. She also loves to cook for her family and experiment with recipes.

Richard S Batterton, PA-C

Richard S Batterton, PA-C

Rick joined the Portneuf Medical Center Behavioral Health team in April 2011. He obtained his Physician Assistant degree from Idaho State University, where he currently serves as Affiliate Faculty. Rick worked for a period of time in Internal Medicine until his passion for mental health brought about his move to Psychiatry. Even while in Internal Medicine, Rick maintained an interest in behavioral health, attending psychiatric training programs whenever possible. Rick is happy to be working with the Portneuf Medical Center Behavioral Health team and feels it is his true calling. In his spare time, Rick enjoys spending time with his wife and son, fishing, and playing the bagpipes.

Karl M Letko, PA

Karl M Letko, PA

Karl Letko is a Pocatello Native, graduating from Idaho State University's Physician Assistant Program in 2010. Upon completion of his graduate training, he worked in a rural and mental health and pain management clinic for a year before returning to Idaho. There he developed a true interest and passion to work in Behavioral Health diagnosing and treating various mood/anxiety disorders, cognitive disorders, substance abuse and personality disorders. He is excited to be back in Idaho and again working for PMC where he can give back to his local community. He was previously employed by PMC's Laboratory Services working as a Medical Technologist. In his spare time Karl is an avid outdoorsmen, enjoying a multitude of outdoor activities that western living can provide such as camping, hiking, gardening, and Dutch oven cooking.