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Richard K. Thurston, M.D

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Richard K. Thurston, M.D., is the Chief of Staff and Emergency Department Director, as well as Emergency Room Physician, at Benewah Hospital in St. Maries, Idaho. Dr. Thurston is also the Medical Director for St. Maries Volunteer Community Clinic and a member of the Board of Directors of St. Maries Ambulance Service. Dr. Thurston as served on the Board of Trustees and is a past president of the Idaho Medical Association.

A native of St. Maries, he received bachelor of science degrees in psychology and biology from the University of Idaho and Whitworth University, respectively. He received his MD degree from the University of Washington.

He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, and in Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Neonatal Advanced Life Support.