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Meet Dr. Judy Boyle, the Provider of the Month for May 2016

Meet Dr. Judy Boyle, the Provider of the Month for May 2016

Our physicians are experts...and great people too! Meet Judy Boyle, MD, the Provider of the Month for May 2016.

Dr. Boyle is Board Certified in both adult Internal medicine and pediatrics and joined the medical staff in 2007. She was a rural healthcare nurse for ten years before deciding to attend medical school in her 30s at the University of Arizona, Tucson. She completed a joint internal medicine and pediatric residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

She calls herself ‘a nurse at heart’, and says that being a nurse has made her a better doctor because she understands the importance of spending quality time at the bedside and what families want to know about their loved ones.

Dr. Boyle wanted to practice in a rural area and operated a clinic in Pinedale, Wyoming for seven years, as the only provider in a town with no hospital. She heard of the hospitalist program being developed in Gillette, and liked the idea of being able to spend more time with her two children. Practicing as a hospitalist allows her to see adults and children, and she enjoys the challenge of critical care medicine.

Her philosophy of patient care hasn’t changed over the years, to provide compassionate care and advocate for her patients; but now the decisions she makes for her patients are often not the same as those allowed by insurance companies.

When she’s not here in Gillette, Dr. Boyle enjoys fishing, hiking and riding snow machines with her husband Russ Nelson at their home in Jackson. Daughter Bernadette is working on law school applications and son Ian will be attending Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT this fall.

Thank you Dr. Boyle, for providing our patients with excellent care.