Dr. Adam Kappmeyer Joins Gritman Internal Medicine
Gritman Medical Center has long been part of Dr. Adam Kappmeyer’s story.
Raised in Moscow, Dr. Kappmeyer’s career in medicine started in his early teens as a Junior Volunteer for Gritman. He remembers hanging coats during community events and stuffing envelopes throughout his middle and high school years, as well as shadowing in the Emergency Department.
“I just fell in love with the physician job,” he said. “It really gives you the ability to build relationships with patients and know their stories and what makes them tick – and brings their care to the forefront.”
His volunteer work continued when Dr. Kappmeyer went to college at the University of Idaho, and he would eventually go to medical school as part of the U of I WWAMI Medical Education Program. He completed his internship and residency, both in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, at Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester in New York.
“I’m excited about Internal Medicine, taking care of the whole breadth of patients and patient problems. It gives me the space to get to know patients and their stories and what their individual needs are,” he said.
He joins our Gritman Internal Medicine clinic as a physician focusing on complex medical concerns for entire families, from children all the way through all stages of life.
“I’m really excited to get to know my patients,” he said.
Primary care is important to ensuring the health of his patients, and to keeping them on a trajectory that maximizes their health. As a physician, Dr. Kappmeyer recognizes the stress a patient can go through when encountering the health care system. That’s why he tries to project a calming effect and bring thoughtfulness to each and every interaction with patients.
“My philosophy in medicine is to slow down, take time to listen to patients and to practice in a holistic style,” he said.
People seeking out Internal Medicine physicians also tend to see a lot of specialists, which makes communication with their primary care provider all that more important. Working within the Gritman System, Dr. Kappmeyer not only knows the specialists his patients may see, he has the ability to walk down the street and talk with them when needed to address his patients.
“Gritman definitely benefits patients in that way,” he said.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Kappmeyer and his wife have two young boys. They enjoy bike riding and the outdoors. He also enjoys raising tropical plants.
Gritman Internal Medicine is located at 719 S. Main St., Moscow, and accepts all major forms of insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid.