“I felt like I had to make a change or open my own clinic—where the patient is first.”
Kelly Fisher-Fuhrman is a board certified advanced registered nurse practitioner with more than 33 years of experience in the medical field, working with some of the leading specialists in the Inland Northwest.
Her career began in 1985, where she spent 24 years at Providence in Spokane, 18 years at Holy Family Hospital in the ER, 10 years in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and five years in the Kidney Dialysis Transplant Unit. Offering a diverse background of education academic training, patients can trust that they are in good hands.
“I spent almost 20 years working at Holy Family Emergency Department. It was my home. But it was during this time I started to realize that I wanted more,” Kelly says. “I craved information and wanted to take ‘full care’ of my patients. I wanted to be the one to plan their care, review labs, order medications, review EKGs and interpret X-ray findings, CT scans, MRIs, so I applied to the Nurse Practitioner Program at WSU in Spokane.”
It was then when Kelly met her husband, Mark Fuhrman (FOX News contributor and author), whom she says has been her biggest supporter while not only in pursuing her degree but in starting her own practice.
According to Kelly, the health-care system has taken a turn for the worse in patient care, as large companies focus on the monetary benefit, working employees to exhaustion and pushing patients through the door as quickly as possible. To Kelly, this is not acceptable, as she believes in community health, that every patient should receive the best possible care available.
Knowing she could better serve her patients, Furhman made the decision to open up her own practice right here in Sandpoint—Lakeside Medicine and Aesthetics. Opened in September 2018, patients will find a friendly, trustworthy, medical practice with all the components necessary for quality—and affordable—patient care. Kelly ensures the best in medical services for urgent care and family practice with the primary goal to take care of her patients first.
Throughout her 30 years in the Inland Northwest medical community, Kelly has worked with some of the leading specialists in Spokane, Coeur d'Alene and Sandpoint. Patients requiring additional care will be directed to Bonner General Hospital for radiology and ER evaluation.
Lakeside Medicine provides walk-in urgent care services for minor emergencies such as laceration repair, abrasions, first-degree burns, back injuries and steroid injections for joint pain and migraines. They have a fully equipped procedure room with lab, EKG, IV fluids for dehydration, skin lesion removal, Cryotherapy for precancerous lesions, incision and drain for abscess removal. In addition to health care for the entire family, annual physicals, women’s health, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, asthma and many aesthetic services including Botox, Juvederm, and Latisse are available. Visit LakeMedicine.com for a full list of all family, urgent care and in-office surgeries offered on-site.
“I want to be a part of this community and offer patient-centered care with evidence-based practice in a trustworthy environment,” she says. “I love my patients and they mean something to me. I know their first name, their children and families, and I look forward to every story awaiting me in the exam room.”
Also on staff at the practice are Elina Schultz, LPN, and Becky Shelton, office manager. Additional nurses are available on call if needed. Fuhrman employs an off-site billing company, Highpoint Medical Inc., located in the Coeur d’Alene area to assist with all patients’ insurance questions and billing needs.
When not in the office during these warmer months, you will find Kelly and Mark, along with their French Briard “Winston,” enjoying the outdoors and fly fishing.
If you are looking for a medical provider who is passionate about putting you and your health first, Kelly and her staff are prepared to deliver exceptional, personalized health care you deserve. And, you may even be greeted by Winston.
Lakeside Medicine & Aesthetics, LLC
1005 Highway 2 West
Sandpoint, Idaho 83864