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scott schaffer

Derek_Eddie1-234x300.jpgDerek Eddie was raised in Pocatello, Idaho. He moved to Kansas and Missouri to play baseball at Seward County Community College and Missouri State University. He graduated from Missouri State University with a Cell and Molecular Biology degree with a minor in Chemistry. After college he played two years of professional baseball in the independent Texas/Louisiana league before moving back to Pocatello. Derek then returned to Springfield, Missouri to attend Missouri State University again, where he graduated with his master’s degree from the Physician Assistant Program. He returned to Pocatello and worked in orthopedic surgery, 18 months later he transitioned to the ER at Portneuf where he worked for 4 years before joining the Community Care family in the fall of 2011.

Scott grew up in Montpelier, Idaho and graduated from Bear Lake High School. After completing a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in The Dakotas, he attended Idaho State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. After graduation he moved to Boise Idaho where he was employed as a Registered Nurse at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center working full time in the Intensive Care Unit, where he gained valuable assessment skills caring for a wide variety of patients. After spending two years in that department he transitioned to the hospital Emergency Department. He enjoyed the fast pace of emergency medicine. It was during this time he also continued his education earning a master’s degree in nursing at Idaho State University, graduating in May 2013. Scott is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. He has been working in family practice and primary care since graduating and has a diverse background in acute care, pre-surgical care, correctional healthcare, family practice, wellness programs and urgent care. He is trained and certified in the insertion and removal of the Nexplanon implant. Scott is also a certified medical examiner for the Department of Transportation. When Scott is not attending to his patients he can be found spending time with his wife, his young daughter and their family pet morkie named Ruger! He enjoys many outdoor activities like golfing, hunting and camping.

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