Make way — Physicians riding to the fair!
August 16, 2013
By Marcia Morman
They are on the way! The Boundary County Fair’s
theme is “It’s Magic” and the Medical Staff
physicians of Boundary Community Hospital are
galloping through the sagebrush on their racing
horse to join in the fun at the Fair.
Gripping the reins, hospital-based physician,
Ligeia Reinhardt, MD, controls the brown steed,
followed by Chuck Newhouse MD holding on for
dear life. Michael Snyder, MD riding free-hand
is taking his chances for a tumble if the horse
swerves rapidly. Greg Botkin, MD is
demonstrating the “Zorro” technique with his
cape thrown over his shoulder as Troy Geyman
looks far head for any trouble coming from over
the horizon. Robert Yost, MD who works in the
emergency department trusts Dr. Reinhardt to
steer them safely to the Fair. He prefers not to
treat the whole team in the emergency room at
one time. Jennifer Eichstadt, PA does everything
she can to stay put on the rear of the horse.
Dr. Newhouse is helping with Dr. Ernie Lucero’s
patients at Boundary Community Clinics while a
search for a full-time primary care physician is
in progress. Dr. Newhouse also is an emergency
department physician at the hospital. Michael
Snyder practices at Boundary Community Clinics
along with physician assistant, Amanda Horricks
(not pictured.) Dr. Botkin is a hospital-based
physician and the Medical Director of Boundary
Community Hospital’s Extended Care Facility. Dr.
Reinhardt is a hospital- based physician and Dr.
Yost works in the emergency room. Dr. Geyman has
his own private practice, Bonners Ferry Family
Medicine, where Jennifer Eickstadt works as his
physician assistant. Dr. Geyman, as well as all
the other physicians, is part of the hospital
Medical Staff. All Medical Staff members have
admitting privileges at the hospital. Admitting
privileges is as it sounds, they can admit their
patients to the hospital when necessary.
Stu Willis, MD, Medical Director of the
emergency room and the hospitals’ Radiology
Director, Michael Melendez, MD regrettably
missed this year’s photo because they were out
of town. Upon hearing that they couldn’t make
it, the horse heaved a sigh of relief.
Boundary Community Hospital will have a booth at
the County Fair, Wednesday, August 14 thru
Saturday, August 17. Be sure to stop by and say
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