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

Family Practice

St. Maries Family Medicine Clinic is located on the third floor of Benewah Community Hospital. Our provider staff consists of Family Practice Physicians, one Nurse Practitioner, one Physician Assistant, and one Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Our Family Medicine Clinic provides comprehensive medical care for your entire family- from newborns to seniors. We will provide you with the best medical care available for every stage of life. Each provider in our clinic has a special interest which includes geriatric care, diabetes, thyroid disease, skin conditions, women’s health, etc. We are here to take care of all of your needs!

Terry Davenport, DO

Terry Davenport, DO

Family Practice

Medical School: College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pomona, CA 1991

Internship: St. Benning Army Hospital, Columbus, GA 1991-1994

Residency: Martin Army Community Hospital

Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine

Years of Service at BCH- Since 1998

W. Scott Spence, MD

W. Scott Spence, MD

Family Practice

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

Jordan Day, PA-C

Jordan Day, PA-C

Family Practice

School: Wichita State University 2014-2016

Board Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

Professional Memberships: American Academy of Physician Assistants

Years of Service at BCH- Since 2017

Rebekah Myers, FNP-C

Rebekah Myers, FNP-C

Family Practice

School: Gonzaga University 2016-2018

Board Certifications: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Years of Service at BCH: Since 2019

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

Surgeons

In addition to your surgeon, your care team will include a number of other healthcare professionals, including a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and operating room (OR) nurse(s).

St. Maries Family Medicine Specialty Clinic provides a large list of services available to our patients. Providers from other facilities can see their clinic patients here, as well as perform surgeries at BCH. This service requires no extra travel for you; you can see your specialist in St. Maries.

Benewah Community Hospital strives to provide the best in surgical procedures, care, and keeping you close to home!

William Wheeler, MD

William Wheeler, MD

General Surgeon/Chief of Staff

Medical School: Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, 1982

Internship & Residency: Naval Hospital Portsmouth, 1982-1986
Chief Resident, Naval Hospital Portsmouth, 1986-1987

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery

Years of Service at BCH- Since 2012

Daniel Nadig, MD

Daniel Nadig, MD

General Surgeon

Medical School: University of Washington, 1994

Internship & Residency: St. Louis University, 1995-1999

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery

Years of Service at BCH- Since 2017

John McNulty, MD

John McNulty, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Medical School: Columbia University of Physicians and Surgeons, 1985

Internship: Saint Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center, 1985-1986

Residency: Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, 1986-1990

Board Certification: American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons

Years of Service at BCH- Since 1998

Brad Capawana, DPM

Brad Capawana, DPM

Podiatry (Foot & Ankle) Surgeon

Medical School: California College of Podiatric Medicine, 1994

Residencies: Doxey Hatch Medical Center, 1995-1997

Board Certification: American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Years of Service at BCH: Since 2018

Lauren Wikholm, M.D.

Lauren Wikholm, M.D.

General Surgeon

Medical School: University of California, Irvine

Residencies: Maricopa Medical Center General Surgery Residency

Fellowship: Oregon Health and Sciences University Mastery of Surgery

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery

Years of Service at BCH: June 2020 (PRN Provider)

The specialty services offered at St. Maries Family Medicine Specialty Clinic include:

  • Cardiology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Spine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Podiatry

Click here for a list of Specialty Providers that currently perform services at BCH.

A referral may be required for some Specialist appointments.

The Specialty Clinic operates Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is located on the fourth floor of Benewah Community Hospital.

For appointments or more information, please call 245-7629.