Farnworth to join staff next summer
Marc Farnworth, MD, will join the medical staff at St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics next summer. He currently is the chief resident at the Idaho State University Family Medicine Residency Program in Pocatello. Dr Farnworth’s medical degree is from the University of Michigan Medical School and his Honors Bachelors of Science in Chemistry with an emphasis in Biochemistry is from the University of Utah.
“I decided to become a doctor because I love science and research. I wanted to interact with people and make a contribution to a community. As I learned more about medicine, I realized it was a great fit for me because it connects science and interaction with people,” said Dr. Farnworth. “Before I started medical school I intended to practice a surgical sub specialty, but as I learned more about specialties, I realized that specialist physicians often don’t get to interact with their patients and their families as much as I wanted. My goal is to interact with my patients throughout their lifetime and help them through each phase.”
Dr. Farnworth did a rural rotation with St. Mary’s a year ago and decided the medical staff and community were a perfect fit for him, his wife, Cami, and his son, Jordan. He recently saw patients at the SMH Kamiah and Cottonwood Clinics for another two week period this June. He grew up in Orem, Utah.
“My wife, son, and I are very excited to move to Cottonwood. She grew up in a small town and has missed rural life since we’ve been going through medical school and residency together,” said Dr. Farnworth. “We are excited to settle down after having moved a lot over the last few years. We’re anxious to get to know the community and our new neighbors.”
Dr Farnworth will begin seeing patients next summer in the St. Mary’s Cottonwood and Kamiah Medical Clinics as well as, their provider based clinic in Grangeville which will also host Dr. Jeremy Ostrander, Dr. Andrew Gilbert and Meagan Wilson, FNP,PNP beginning this August 30th.
“We’re really fortunate to have someone with the medical and interpersonal skills of Dr. Farnworth,” said Kathryn Allen, Medical Staff Services. “When he did his rotation here the patients really liked him and the medical and support staff felt he would complement their skills and be an excellent addition to our staff. We were recruiting for another physician to continue to provide our patients with ready access to health care providers.”