Emergency Medicine

Our team at Benewah Community Hospital is here around the clock for you – providing 24-hour Emergency Care. Our Emergency Physicians and Nursing staff are highly trained to take care of your medical emergencies. We accept all patients in our Emergency Department, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.

BCH works with LifeFlight air ambulance for patients requiring transport to a higher level of care. Critical care ambulance services are also available under some circumstances.

Craig Burns, MD

Craig Burns, MD

Emergency Medicine

Medical School: St. Christopher’s College of Medicine, London, UK, 2011

Residency: University of Oklahoma, 2013-2016

Fellowship: Integris Baptist Team Health Emergency Medicine, 2017

Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine

Years of Service at BCH/ER- Since 2017

Michael Ettner, MD

Michael Ettner, MD

Emergency Medicine

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine

Residency: Ventura County Medical Center

Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine

Years of Service at BCH/ER: Since October 2019

Juergen Lang, M.D.

Juergen Lang, M.D.

Medical School: University of Wuerzburg School of Medicine

Residency: University of Michigan Integrated Surgical Program & St. Vincent Health Dept. of Family Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine

Years of Service at BCH/ER: Beginning July 2020

Frederick Ragan, M.D.

Frederick Ragan, M.D.

Medical School: University of Alberta

Residency: University of Alberta Department of Family Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine

Years of Service at BCH/ER: Since 2018

W. Scott Spence, MD

W. Scott Spence, MD

Emergency Medicine

Medical School: Oregon Health Sciences University, 1994-1999

Residency: University of Illinois-Chicago College of Medicine at Rockford, 1999-2002

Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine

Years of Service at BCH- Since 2012

Ralph Sutherlin, D.O.

Ralph Sutherlin, D.O.

Family Practice/Occupational and Preventive Medicine

Medical School: Des Moines University, 1989

Internship: San Bernardino CO Medical Center, Colton, CA, 1989-1990

Residency:  Family Medicine: San Joaquin General Hospital, 1990-1992

Occupational/Aerospace Medicine: 1998-2000

Board Certification: National Board of Physicians and Surgeons: Family Medicine

American Osteopathic Board of Preventive-Occupational-Environmental Medicine

Years of Service at BCH- Since 2020

Cooper Wester, MD

Cooper Wester, MD

Emergency Medicine

Medical School: University of Kentucky, 1993

Residency: University of Wyoming in Casper

Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine

Years of Service at BCH/ER- Since 2017