NIDPC was the first Direct Primary Care clinic in Idaho. We were founded by Dr. Richard Samuels in 2012. Since Dr. Samuels retired in 2019, Dr. Silakoski has taken the helm to lead the clinic into its next phase. After their time in the military and the private sectors, Dr. Silakoski knew that there was a better way to provide healthcare in America, and that way is Direct Primary Care.
Direct Primary Care is a concept that rejects the idea that insurance companies should dictate the amount of time you spend with your doctor. By not billing insurance for your clinic visits, Direct Primary Care takes away the transactional relationship of your healthcare, and reestablishes the relationship that you need with your physician. By joining a Direct Primary Care clinic, you recognize that insurance directed healthcare is not meeting your needs, and you choose to have a relationship, and not a transaction, with your doctor.
We manage most conditions in our clinic, and if we cannot manage your health, we refer you to the specialist that will best meet your needs. Additionally, we perform many procedures, labs, and
Dr. Silakoski (Jenna Silakoski, DO, ABFM) attended both undergraduate and medical school in Ohio where she went to Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Graduating in 2012 she dedicated herself to serving our nation as she immediately took an oath as an officer in the United States Army. Serving as a Soldier and a physician, she completed her residency at the Carl R Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood, TX and became a Board Certified Family Physician in 2015. Since then she has attained the rank of Major and served in many roles including Medical Director of an outpatient clinic and Officer in Charge for the Family Medicine Residency Clinic at Fort Hood as well as providing care for Soldiers and their families across the spectrum “from cradle to grave.”
As early as medical school, Dr. Silakoski saw firsthand many of the challenges that existed with traditional healthcare both in the civilian world as well as the military. Difficulties with access to care and the lack of time able to be spent with patients left her searching for a better way. As Direct Primary Care surfaced as an answer to physician and patient’s alike calling for a way to bring relationship back to medicine without the complications of insurance, Jenna seized the opportunity to bring care directly to her patients.
Dr. Silakoski raises her two young children, AJ and Everly, with her husband Ryan who works for a company that supports our military. She enjoys painting, exploring the world with her family and looks forward to building a life in the community of North Idaho.
Dane Mosher is an osteopathic, board certified, family physician who joined the North Idaho DPC practice in January 2023. His approach to patient care has been well-received by the local community, due to his strong listening skills, his empathy, and his common sense approach to wellness and medical care. His goals in care are to decrease dependence on medications and to give his patients the information they need to successfully find wellness.
Dr. Mosher has been trained in functional medicine by the IFM (Institute for Functional Medicine), and was certified by them in 2015. He also has been on the board of directors of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine since 2017 and is a past-president. He has found that the tools of functional and environmental medicine have provided effective treatment plans that would otherwise have been missed by conventional methods. Areas that he
especially likes to treat are chronic fatigue, heart disease, autoimmune conditions, gastrointestinal complaints, autism, dementia, and allergies, and he would especially like to work with patients to prevent all of those conditions as much as possible.
Dr. Mosher grew up near Houston, Texas and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from New Mexico State University. He attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, and he completed a 3 year family medicine
residency at East Tennessee State University. Dane is happy to be in North Idaho now, where he lives with his wife Ann Marie and his two children, Andy and Lance. Hobbies currently include gardening, disc golf, cold water exposure, sauna, learning Norwegian, and jigsaw puzzles.
Dr. Julianne Cameron, DO is board certified in family medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine. She completed her training at A.T. Still University in Kirksville, Missouri and her residency training at Canyon Vista Medical Center in Sierra Vista, AZ. She has been practicing medicine in Kootenai County since 2016.God called her to medicine when she was just 12 years old and has developed a love for medicine and people since that time. She is a firm believer in patient autonomy and loves to come alongside patients and help them achieve their health goals.She has been happily married since 2009. She and her husband love northern Idaho and the beautiful countryside. She enjoys the outdoors, reading and crocheting.