Coire Weathers, MD – Psychiatrist
Dr. Weathers was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. He grew up in the north end, attended Boise High, and went to Boise State games with his dad. Throughout high school and college Dr. Weathers actively volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boo at the Zoo, and took every opportunity he could to help those in need. Dr. Weathers attended The College of Idaho In Caldwell, Idaho before being admitted to the University of Maryland School of Medicine. During his residency he served as the Chief Resident at Sheppard Pratt Hospital. As a Boise native, Dr. Weathers always knew he wanted to return to help the community that helped raise him. It was always Dr. Weathers’ dream to open his own clinic, one named specifically after a place near and dear to his family. Lost River Wellness is the outcome of that dream.
Dr. Weathers currently holds the following positions:
- Adult Unit Director, St. Alphonsus Behavioral Health Inpatient Unit
- Panel Member, ECHO Idaho Opioid Addiction and Treatment
- Leader/Panel Member, ECHO Idaho Behavioral Health
- Provider and Part Owner, Sage Healthcare
Shawn Jensen, LCPC – Clinical Supervisor
Shawn Jensen began her career in accounting, but quickly realized it wasn’t where her passion lay. After beginning school for counseling she discovered her love for helping those with mental health disorders and addictions, and has continued to help those in need ever since.
Michael Biggins M.Ed has served in drug and alcohol treatment services for 14 years.
He has held positions as a crisis intervention specialist, counselor, treatment supervisor, assistant drug court coordinator, program director and regional program director for multiple agencies and at all levels of care. Michael has worked in nearly all adult treatment modalities – conflict resolution for violent offenders, court supervised treatment for a diverse adult addicted population, medically managed treatment care for opiate sufferers to self-determined outpatient services, inpatient treatment and detoxification services and partial hospitalization.
During his work with substance disorder sufferers, it was clear many had untreated mental health disorders as well. Occurring models treated symptoms, but lacked focus on these significant, and oftentimes debilitating struggles. It was this realization that led him to Lost River Wellness. Lost River Wellness’ occurring enhanced services, treating mental health as the primary concern is aligned with Michael’s own experiences – that when people are mentally healthy, they are less likely to self-medicate by using substances.
Michael believes an Idaho owned, Idaho run wellness center has intimate knowledge of the needs, obstacles, challenges and healing processes of its Idaho residents.