Primary Care: Compassionate Treatment for the Entire Family

Kendrick Family Medicine Provider Sarah Aurich Eager to Serve the Region’s Communities

The ability to care for entire families and ensure the health of patients across the course of life is what motivates Sarah Aurich.

“I truly love caring for my patients and doing everything I can to promote a healthy lifestyle for them,” she said.

A Family Nurse Practitioner, Aurich treats patients at Gritman’s Kendrick Family Medicine clinic. She is passionate about caring for everyone–the younger patients who come in for child wellness exams and sports physicals to the adults and seniors who seek out preventative advice or care for chronic conditions.

“I enjoy building relationships with my patients, and I feel working in a rural clinic gives me more time to build those relationships,” she said. “And provide care for the entire family.”

Aurich was inspired to go to nursing school after watching hospice nurses care for her grandfather toward the end of his life. They were compassionate in their care for her grandfather but also took the time to educate Aurich and her family about the end-of-life stages a person goes through.

Schedule an appointment at Gritman’s Kendrick Family Medicine Clinic by calling 208-289-3841. Learn more at gritman.org/clinics.
“They were educating us and also compassionate and nurturing during that hard time,” she said.

 

Education, and informed treatment, is vital to Aurich’s own work as a Family Medicine provider.

“I enjoy building relationships with my patients, and I feel working in a rural clinic gives me more time to build those relationships.” – Family Nurse Practitioner Sarah Aurich
She is quick to stress the importance of preventative screenings and conversations she can have with her patients as part of routine visits in order to stay on top of each patient’s health.

 

“I like to focus on getting ahead of something before it gets to be a problem,” she said. “Healthy diets, making those small changes to prevent a chronic disease from developing further.”

Aurich and her family are new to the region, she as a Family Nurse Practitioner and her husband as the Defensive Coordinator for the Idaho Vandals football team. The Aurichs and their children come to Latah County after living most recently in South Dakota and are eager to get more involved in the community.

Gritman’s Kendrick Family Medicine clinic is located at 606 E. Main St., Kendrick, and accepts all major forms of insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid. Kendrick Family Medicine is part of the Gritman hospital and clinic network. Learn more at gritman.org/clinics.

Pictured at top: Primary care provider Sarah Aurich treats patients at Gritman’s Kendrick Family Medicine clinic.