Living life means taking risks and occasionally getting hurt in the process. Marsden Women & Family Healthcare proudly provides acute care to our patients, so you don't have to wait with everyone else at the hospital emergency room.
If you need caring, expert assistance when accidents happen, come see us and we will help you get back to doing what you love!
We provide healthcare for women and their families to help them achieve well-being both physically and emotionally. Marsden Women & Family Healthcare believes that patients and healthcare providers need to work as a team to improve care.
We pride ourselves on genuinely caring about our patients' well-being. We strive to be that bridge between you and living the healthiest you can be. We want to be that safe comfortable place that you can visit to seek the guidance to reach optimal health during your most vulnerable times.
We use integrative medicine, which is a form of medical therapy that combines practices and treatments from holistic medicine with conventional medicine.
Woman's Integrative Medicine
Patients and healthcare providers need to work as a team to improve care
Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Elizabeth A. Sharp-Marsden or "Liz" as she prefers to be called, is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She started Marsden Women and Family Healthcare to bridge the gap between patient and provider. Too many people feel unheard and not properly cared for. Her passion for good quality patient care led her to go to nursing school. Nursing gave Liz experience in hands-on patient care: the empathetic part of medicine, compassion, and patient connection. Liz then furthered her education in Washington DC at Georgetown University and became a Nurse practitioner.
She strives for exceptional patient care and makes integrative healthcare options affordable to a larger population. She is constantly expanding her education and cares deeply for each patient she sees. She specializes in endobiogeny, visceral, hormone treatment, epigenetics as well as women’s health. Being a Nurse practitioner allows her to diagnose, order diagnostics, and treat with pharmaceuticals. She is so excited to share her approach to medicine with her community and have the chance to help them heal.
Board-certified family nurse practicioner
As a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Jennifer Karns specializes in the overall health of her patients and their families. She selected a career in family medicine as she enjoys treating patients during all life stages and covering a wide variety of medical conditions. She has a strong interest in preventative care and screenings for her patients. She finds great joy in helping patients of all ages with mental health care and has four years of experience in mental health care. Jennifer has 8 years of nursing practice before becoming a nurse practitioner with a wide variety of specialties.
Her care philosophy is patient focused and unique like each individual person and she believes patients deserve their own version of wellness. Jennifer agrees with Marsden Women and Family Health Care’s mission that everyone deserves access to non-judgmental health care and being a provider with Marsden gives her the opportunity to aid patients in their health journey.
She sees her role as both a listener and a teacher. She relies on her patients to share what is most important to them and applies the most up-to-date in evidence-based medicine to provide explanations and recommendations. Jennifer approaches every day with enthusiasm and positivity as she genuinely appreciates what she does as a medical practitioner. As she states it best, “Medicine allows me to marry my love for education with my passion for individual’s health support.”
Jennifer completed her Registered Nurse training in Denver, Colorado in 2014. After receiving her Master of Science in Nursing with Emphasis in Nursing Education at Grand Canyon University in 2018. Jennifer went on to complete her medical training with University of South Alabama for her post-graduate certification in family medicine as a nurse practitioner.
When she is not at the office, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband, an Army Veteran and two energetic children. She also maintains an active lifestyle and enjoys camping, gardening, and off-road vehicle sports.
Combines endobiogeny and modern medicine
DelLisa graduated from Weber State University with her ADRN degree in 2003. From there she worked at several hospitals in the Salt Lake Valley and Idaho. With her love of medicine and undying passion to care for others, she returned to school and went on to receive her Nurse Practitioner in 2018. DelLisa has always been interested and involved in the medical field. As she studied nursing and worked in hospitals, she realized that there was something missing in modern medicine. The desire to really help individuals on their wellness journey drove her to seek a more holistic approach.
DelLisa is currently is practicing Endobiogeny to treat individuals with natural remedies, lifestyle, and dietary changes. DelLisa combines endobiogeny and modern medicine to provide a holistic approach to her patient’s health. She firmly believes that it takes both traditional and modern medicine working together to accomplish the greatest good. Her biggest goal is to help others on their journey to well-being and good health. Currently she is loving life with her husband and six children.
Elizabeth’s interest in healthcare was inspired by her father’s struggle with multiple sclerosis. Her desire to nurture people from illness to health led to a pre-med biochemistry degree and 11 years working in medical offices before pursuing her nursing degree. She dedicated 14 years as a cardiac rehabilitation nurse at Inova Fairfax Hospital where she relished her role as their patient education coordinator and speaker. 2018 saw her move from Virginia to Idaho and complete her BSN. She graduated from Northwest Nazarene University’s Master of Science in Nursing program and became a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner in June of 2022. She loves connecting with and educating people through creative and individualized methods that she tailors to each patient’s learning style and level of interest. Her holistic medicine journey started almost two decades ago and continues with her training in visceral manipulation and a wide array of rejuvative treatments. Witnessing the life-restoring effects of endobiogeny and visceral manipulation through her 350 student clinician hours with Liz and DelLisa, she is eager to incorporate these valuable techniques into her practice. Elizabeth feels blessed to fulfill her call to care as a part of Marsden Women and Family Healthcare.
Passionate about helping people get better
My name is Angie Swatsenbarg and I come from beautiful northwestern Wisconsin. I've been in Idaho for 13 years, which is hard to believe! My husband and I are a blended family, both bringing 2 children into the marriage and then we have 1 child together. I graduated from Brigham Young University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Home and Family Life (aka human ecology, aka home economics). I have worked in a myriad of settings including my hometown turkey factory, legal assistant, waitress, custodial, data collection, administrative assistant, apartment manager, fiscal manager for foreclosures, and my own cleaning business.
After a time (and much prodding from a dear friend), I went back to school for nursing, which was what I had originally started out college. I attended EITC (before it became CEI), obtained my CNA, then my LPN with IV certification in 2010. After graduation, I was fortunate to be hired for the one job I really wanted - psychiatric nurse at Idaho State Hospital South. I loved working there, but after 7 years, decided a change from night shift and psych was in order. I then worked for a home health agency for 2 years which was a total change of pace! Finding Marsden Women and Family Healthcare was serendipity. I have always loved the whole body approach and not just holistic or just traditional medicine. Liz does a fantastic job at blending the 2 seamlessly to provide the best care for patients. And that is what I am passionate about, helping people get better.
My name is Hannah Baldwin. I am the newest addition to the Marsden Team. I grew up in Tooele, Utah and I'm the oldest of three. I graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing. After becoming a registered nurse I worked as a home infusion nurse for 8 months. My husband and I just moved to Idaho Falls from Ogden, Utah when he accepted a High School teaching position in the area. I've been a nurse for a year and my favorite part of nursing is being able to use my skills to help those in need. I am often inspired by my patients' resilience and strength. In my spare time I like to run, read, cook, watch movies, spend time with family, and go on walks with my husband. I love raccoons and the color purple, as evidenced by a woodland-themed kitchen and a lavender bathroom. I recently adopted an adorable Siamese kitten named Sheila and she takes up a lot of my free time! I'm so excited to continue my nursing career at Marsden and I look forward to getting to know everyone and learning from the amazing staff!
My name is Sarah, and I am the receptionist at Marsden Women and Family Healthcare. You will find me behind the front desk, answering phone calls, scheduling, and helping with any questions you may have. I began my career at Marsden Women and Family in March 2021, and everyday I feel more and more at home. I have done administrative work for about 3 years, working in mental health/substance abuse and also working in the beauty industry as a licensed Esthetician. The transition into working for a busy medical clinic was a little intimidating, but ultimately, it spurred confidence and an undeniable enjoyment for working with the staff and all of our patients. When I am not working, I like to spend my time outdoors, traveling, and exploring new places. I am excited to be even a small part of the Marsden Healthcare family. It is an honor to work alongside such knowledgeable, friendly, courteous, and caring women.
My name is McKenzie Messick, born and raised in Eastern Idaho I am the oldest of two. I have worked as CNA and gymnastics coach for the past five years. In my spare time, I enjoy the outdoors, long walks with my forever fur buddy (Mac), camping, and spending time with my family and friends.
I graduated from Idaho State University in the fall of 2022 with my bachelor's in nursing. During my college career, I joined the Idaho Army National Guard and was commissioned in December of 2022 to the Medical Services Corp.
I feel fortunate to join the Marsden Women & Family right after graduating, It is a fun and also a learning curve to work in a clinic that practices traditional medicine along with functional medicine. I enjoy learning new things daily and working with amazing co-workers and patients.
Marsden Women & Family Healthcare offers an integrative approach to women’s health and solutions that are both functional and healthy for the whole family in Idaho Falls, ID.