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QuickCARE adds Air Force veteran to physician team

U.S. Air Force veteran Dr. Thomas Sprinkle joined Gritman Medical Center’s Moscow Family Medicine QuickCare in August, bringing with him more than two decades of experience in emergency and critical care.

Dr. Sprinkle was an emergency medicine physician in the United States Air Force and was deployed during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Since retiring from the Air Force, Dr. Sprinkle has practiced in California, where he was an emergency medicine physician and an occupational medicine physician.

“With over 20 years of experience in emergency and critical care, I have pretty much seen it all,” Sprinkle says. “Stepping in to urgent care from emergency medicine is very natural.”

Dr. Sprinkle is one of five physicians being added at Moscow Family Medicine. MFM will also add Dr. Meghan Kusko and Dr. Jacques Bouchard at the downtown clinic, Dr. Jessica Bonnett at the Westside clinic and Dr. Jacob Christensen at University of Idaho Student Health. New medical leadership has also been added: Practice Administrator Larinda Valdon and Director of Nursing Carolyn Allen.

Dr. Sprinkle received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in 2002. He completed a residency in emergency medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine in 2005 and he was certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine in 2017.

“I am very service-oriented. I don’t want patients to have to sit around. I want to see them and help get them back to their day, because we all understand time is a limited commodity,” Dr. Sprinkle said.

Dr. Sprinkle is married and has six children, and he came to Moscow with a “house full of animals” that includes numerous dogs, cats, reptiles and other critters. He is excited about the fly fishing and hunting opportunities in the region.

New patients are now being accepted. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 208-882-2011.