Curtis Gedney

Career Story: 

For the first six years following residency I worked as a FP in a community health center in Emmett, Idaho where I still reside. The practice included hospital, ER rotation and obstetrics. The first three years were payback as a National Health Service Corps scholar, then I stayed an additional three years. In 2004 I became board certified in hospice and palliative medicine. I worked part-time with a local hospice until 2005, when I switched to full-time hospice work with the same organization. For two of those years I also worked in an evening urgent care at the Emmett hospital. In 2009 I took a position as Palliative Care Physician in a new program at the VAMC Boise. This included teaching residents and students, doing hospital and oncology clinic consults and attending on an 8-bed hospice inpatient unit. I recently took a position as Medical Director of the Palliative Medicine service at St. Luke's RMC in Boise, plus medical director work with St. Luke's Hospice.

Notable Personal Accomplishments: 

Turned 60 this past March

Notable Professional Accomplishments: 

"Person of the Year", Idaho State Hospice Org. 2008

Favorite Recreational Activity: 

My alpaca ranch, over 100 animals. We travel to shows in Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, Salt Lake, OKC and Louisville.

Favorite Memory from Residency: 

My clinic at El Rio

Personal Story: 

Nancy, wife of 23 years. Four children between us, all in their 30s. Four grandsons, two in Phoenix which keeps us coming back to AZ