Dr. Mark Poirier, who has been practicing Nephrology for 12 years, received his medical degree from Western University in Southern California on a scholarship program sponsored by the Department of Defense. He went on to specialize in Nephrology at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. He served in the military in many locations. Dr. Poirier deployed to Haiti and Afghanistan during his service. In 2015, Dr. Poirier came off active duty, but maintains his military status in the Army Reserves and is planning to transfer to the Idaho National Guard. After serving in the military Dr. Poirier was then appointed Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio where he had the pleasure of teaching and mentoring Nephrology Fellows as an academic nephrologist.
Dr. Poirier has experience in all aspects of Nephrology care from the intensive care unit all the way to the outpatient clinic setting managing all forms of kidney disease including glomerulonephritis, difficult hypertension, fluid and electrolyte disorders, dialysis therapies and kidney transplant patients. Additionally, he believes that optimal nutrition is a fundamental part of any care plan and is complimentary to traditional medical care and continues to actively study this area. Dr. Poirier considers himself to be a patient advocate and a bridge between the latest medical literature. He enjoys partnering with his patients, bonding, and empowering patients through education regarding their disease process.
Dr. Poirier and his family enjoy mountain biking, hiking, camping and fishing. Dr. Poirier also enjoys running, weight training, golf and tennis. He looks forward to exploring all the outdoor adventures that Idaho has to offer.