CPMC welcomes two new providers

Submitted by

Kate Stephens

Cabinet Peaks Family Medicine is thrilled to welcome to their clinic two new providers – Justine DeRousse, PA-C and Riki Thompson, FNP.  DeRousse began full time work in the Same-Day side of the clinic this June, and Thompson will begin her family practice, seeing scheduled patients, in August.

Justine DeRousse has been a Physician Assistant since 2001, and received her Master’s Degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.  She also earned her Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration from Eastern Michigan University.  Prior to her Physician Assistant education, DeRousse was a Registered Nurse for 12 years and worked in various areas of medicine including hospital care, emergency medicine, primary care, urgent care, cardiology and cardiac surgery, and oncology.

DeRousse enjoys the Libby area for many reasons.  “My husband and I enjoy the seclusions of Libby, as a mountain town, and surrounding areas; we enjoy the friendliness of the people and simplicity of life.  We have owed property in the area for over 10 years and are excited to build our forever home,” she stated.  “We enjoy a variety of outdoor activities like fly fishing, hiking, and biking, but the best part of the community of Libby is the acceptance and friendliness of the people.”

Riki Thompson recently became certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), and is thrilled to continue her work helping the people of Lincoln County.  She is a Libby native, who started her nursing career working in Oregon, but moved back home and has been a registered nurse at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center since 2007.  Thompson has also worked in various areas of medicine including emergency medicine, obstetrics, pediatrics, hospital care, nursing management, and oncology/infusion.

Thompson has been married to her husband, Levi, for 5 years, and they have a 3 year old daughter, Bowyn.  She is thrilled to be taking her work as a nurse to the next level.  “I decided to apply for my masters and got into grad school right around the same time I found out I was pregnant.  Talk about an adventure!  I want to thank everyone who supported me during this process.  My family and friends have been amazing.  I was made to be a nurse.  I love everything about it!  I am honored that I am able to continue to work and live in Libby, doing what I love.  I may be a new grad NP, but I am rooted in this community and have years of nursing experience behind me.  I look forward to taking on this new role and providing care to the residents of Libby!”

DeRousse is currently available for same day appointments by calling Cabinet Peaks Family Medicine at 283-6850.  Thompson will begin her practice at the clinic in late August.