Meet the Providers

Physician

Dr. Brian Affleck
Brian Affleck, MD
Dr. Affleck received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, received his Doctorate of Medicine from The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD and completed his otolaryngology residency at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (Wilford Hall and Brooke Army Medical Centers) in San Antonio, TX. He served 24 years in the United States Air Force, retiring as a Colonel. After his military retirement, Dr. Affleck returned to his home state of Idaho in 2013 to be close to family. He practices all aspects of otolaryngology including pediatrics, head and neck cancer, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, otology, laryngology, sinus and sleep surgery and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and successfully renewed his certification in 2012. He joined Southwest Idaho Ear, Nose and Throat in 2016 to provide services in our Nampa office.
Eric Garner with SWIENT
Eric T. Garner, MD
Dr. Garner specializes in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He received his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University and his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine, at Gainesville, Florida. He did his residency in Otolaryngology at the Medical Center Hospital at San Antonio, Texas. He was certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology in October 1989.
AC Jones with SWIENT
Arthur C. Jones, III, MD
Dr. Jones specializes in head and neck surgery. He received his undergraduate degree from the College of Idaho and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Washington University in St. Louis. He has been certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology in 1979.
Peter Killian with SWIENT
Peter Killian, MD
Dr. Killian specializes in the treatment of chronic sinus disease. He completed his undergraduate degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, received his Doctorate of Medicine from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD and completed his otolaryngology residency at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, CA in 2006. Dr. Killian obtained board certification by the American Board of Otolaryngology in 2007. After resigning honorably as a full Navy Commander, Dr. Killian completed a fellowship in Rhinology & Anterior Skull Base Surgery at the California Sinus Centers in Palo Alto, CA. He is currently Idaho’s only otolaryngologist with fellowship training in Rhinology.
Todd Rustad with SWIENT
Todd Rustad, MD
Dr. Rustad specializes in surgery of the thyroid and parathyroid glands, nasal and sinus surgery, and in facial plastic surgery. He graduated with a degree in chemistry from St. Olaf College, where he was named the Albert Finholt scholar in 1985. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Duke University School of Medicine, graduating with honors in 1990, and participated in basic cancer research for one year at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg Germany. He completed his residency training at the University of Michigan and served as Chief Resident in 1996. He then served on the faculty while completing a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery there in 1997. Dr. Rustad has been board certified in Otolaryngology since 1997 and in Facial Plastic Surgery since 2000. He moved to Boise with his wife and children in 1997.
Matthew Schwarz MD
Matthew Schwarz, MD
Dr. Schwarz specializes in head and neck cancer, thyroid and parathyroid disorders, salivary gland tumors, sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. He grew up in Boise and graduated from the College of Idaho as the Gipson Scholar in Biomedical Sciences. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University Of Washington School of Medicine and completed his residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Schwarz returned to Boise with his wife and family in 1993. Dr. Schwarz is Board Certified in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery (Oto/HNS), is a member of the American Academy of Oto/HNS, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, American Medical Association and the Ada County Medical Society.
Ryan Van De Graaff, MD
Ryan Van De Graaff, MD
Dr. Van De Graaff specializes in otology and laryngology. He was raised in Orem, Utah and completed his undergraduate degree in Zoology with a minor in German Literature from Brigham Young University in 1994. Dr. Van De Graaff graduated from the University of Utah Medical School in 1998 and completed his otolaryngology residency in 2003 at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado. He has been board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology since 2004 and successfully renewed his certification in 2014. After practicing in Lincoln, Nebraska for five years, he relocated to Boise with his family and joined Southwest Idaho Ear, Nose and Throat in 2008.

Physician Assistant

Thomas F. Douthit, PA
Thomas F. Douthit, PA
Thomas Douthit received his undergraduate degree from Boise State University and his Physician Assistant training from the University of Washington. He completed his Masters of Physician Assistant Studies with an emphasis in otolaryngology from the University of Nebraska. Tom has been certified by the NCCPA since 2003.
Shannon Garnder P.A.
Shannon Gardiner, PA-C
Shannon received an undergraduate degree in biology and a degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Idaho State University. She is a member of the Idaho Medical Association, Idaho Academy of Physician Assistants, and American Academy of Physician Assistants. Shannon has been certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants since 2002. She began her focus in ear, nose and throat illnesses in 2014 at Saltzer ENT Clinic and joined Southwest Idaho Ear, Nose, and Throat in 2016.

Audiology

Adam Reyes Audiology
Adam Reyes, AuD, CCC-A
Adam Reyes identifies, treats, and educates patients of all ages with different types of hearing difficulty. He specializes in dizziness and balance testing, hearing protection and conservation, tinnitus evaluation and treatment, and the selection and fitting of hearing aids. Dr. Reyes provides professional and personalized service to improve communication, evaluate dizziness and imbalance, preserve hearing, and improve quality of life. Dr. Reyes attended Humboldt State University and Idaho State University where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Doctorate in Audiology. Dr. Reyes completed his clinical doctoral externship at Southwest Idaho Hearing and Balance. Dr. Reyes is Board Certified by the American Board of Audiology and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Dr. Reyes sees patients at our Boise, Idaho office.
Shalise Adams, Au.D.
Shalise Adams, Au.D, CCC-A
Shalise Adams specializes in adult and pediatric hearing loss, bone anchored hearing aids (BAHA), diagnostics, single-sided deafness, the selection and fitting of hearing aids, and assistive listening devices. She helps each patient examine their specific needs, concerns, and presents options to suit their individual hearing healthcare needs. She has been a clinical audiologist at Southwest Idaho Hearing and Balance since 2008. Dr. Adams attended Utah State University where she received a Doctorate in Audiology and Bachelors of Science in Communication Disorders graduating Suma Cum Laude. She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (F-AAA). Dr. Adams sees patients in our Boise and Nampa Idaho offices.
Spencer Cheshire, Au.D
Spencer Cheshire, Au.D, , MHA, CCC-A
Spencer Cheshire evaluates, treats and counsels patients with a range of hearing loss challenges. He specializes in the evaluation of vertigo, dizziness and balance, and the selection and fitting of hearings aids. He joined Southwest Idaho Hearing and Balance in 2007. Dr. Cheshire attended Utah State University and Weber State University where he received a Doctorate in Audiology and as an undergraduate a Bachelors of Arts in Communication Disorders. He later received a Master’s in Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Dr. Cheshire is Board Certified by the American Board of Audiology. He has served as a Vice President of the Idaho Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ISHA), holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (F-AAA). He sees patients in our Boise and Nampa Idaho offices.