Cabinet Peaks welcomes staff to new Bull River clinic

Submitted by

Kate Stephens CPMC

 

Cabinet Peaks Medical Center in Libby is pleased to be opening Cabinet Peaks Clinic at Bull River on MT Highway 200 between Heron and Noxon on Sept. 10, 2018. Cabinet Peaks Clinic at Bull River will be open on Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and will be offering family practice, urgent care, occupational health services, and physical therapy to the surrounding area. Staffing the clinic will by Robin Trull, RN, BSN, MPH, PA-C; Kjirsten Mercer, RN, BSN; and Angela Patten, DPT.

Robin Trull is the medical provider for the clinic.  She resides in Thompson Falls and is certified in advanced cardiac life support, advanced pediatric life support, advanced trauma life support, and advanced comprehensive life support. Trull treats people of all ages with any disease process and is a member of the National Honor Society for Physician Assistants and the Society of Emergency Medicine of Physician Assistants. She spent most of her adult life in Kansas and was a Registered Nurse for 29 years with a background in cardiology, hospice care, and intensive care before attending PA school. She has been a PA for ten years and has practiced in both Kansas and Montana.

Together Trull and her husband have eight children and 25 grandchildren in five states, as well as three dogs. When asked what she wanted to share with the community, Trull stated, “I am passionate about what I do. I very much enjoy taking care of kids, and I love Jesus. My hope is that you will have an excellent experience at Cabinet Peaks Clinic at Bull River. Please come take a ‘Peak.’  I consider this opportunity for me not just a job, but a ministry as well.”

Joining Trull as the nurse for Cabinet Peaks Clinic at Bull River will be Kjirsten Mercer. Mercer is a registered nurse with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing who also holds a Limited Permit Radiologic License. She has lived in Noxon for the past 17 years, and previously worked at Bull River Clinic when it was operated by Bonner General of Sandpoint, Idaho. She has a vast knowledge of the clinic as well as the population the clinic serves.

Mercer and her husband, Rob, have four children; Kaylie, Miles, Parker, and Emma. She is delighted to be a part of Cabinet Peaks Clinic at Bull River. “I am looking forward to bringing healthcare back to my community and serving those around me.”

Finally, joining the team at Cabinet Peaks Clinic at Bull River is Angela Patten, DPT. Patten is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a graduate of Andrews University in Michigan. She has been successfully treating patients in the Cabinet Peaks Medical Center Rehab Department in both Libby and Troy since 2011. Patten incorporates a blend of manual therapy, dry needling techniques, movement analysis, and personalized exercise programs to help each patient reach their goals. She treats a variety of conditions including vertigo, lumbopelvic pain, cervical and lower back pain, shoulder and lower extremity pain, post surgical rehab, and overall balance and mobility impairments.

“I am really looking forward to working at Cabinet Peaks Clinic at Bull River. It is exciting to be able to provider physical therapy services to the area and help the members of this community thrive,” stated Patten.  “I have lived in Libby for almost seven years and love the area.  I have a very busy 14 month old boy who keeps my husband and I on our toes. I enjoy outdoor activity and love going to the lake or simply taking a walk with my dog.”

Physical therapy services will be provided at the clinic on Thursday afternoons.

You can reach Cabinet Peaks Clinic at Bull River by calling (406) 847-7325.