Medical

 Services

*Easy access to care featuring both same-day and pre-scheduled appointments

  • General, ongoing health care needs including diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, adult, geriatric, women’s health, pediatric and obstetric care.
  • Physicals – sports, pre-employment, firefighter, men and women, boys and girls, well child exams in the first year of life.
  • Family Planning – including vasectomies, IUD’s, Depo-Provera
  • Minor skin procedures, biopsies, wart removals, some toe nail care, circumcisions
  • Spirometry/Audiometry
  • Lab/X-ray/Breathing Treatments
  • PharmacyCounseling appointments or on urgent basis
  • Urgent Care problems will be evaluated, treated if possible or referral to area specialists if needed or to appointment services.

Staff

The goal of our medical team is to provide high quality medical care to each patient of the Benewah Medical Center.
 
 
 
James Beck, MD
 
Dr. Beck is originally from California although he spent time living in different areas of the country returning to California for college where he graduated from California State University, Long Beach.  He is an Army veteran having served one tour in Vietnam.  Dr. Beck graduated from medical school at Universidad Antonima de Guadalajara, completed a rotating internship at University of California-Irvine and then a Family Practice Residency at the University of Tennessee-Jackson.  He has lived and practiced medicine in the Tri-Cities area for many years.  He worked for Benewah Medical & Wellness Center most of 2013 and has worked as a temporary physician at another site.  He thoroughly enjoyed the work at BMWC and is happy to have the opportunity to return and work full time as a physician. He feels very honored and privileged to work for the tribe and with a great staff and facility!
Dr. Beck is married with two grown children and has five grandchildren. He enjoys shooting skeet, walking, traveling and visiting historical sites.
 
 
 
Nichole Vetter, Family Nurse Practitioner
 
Nichole Vetter grew up in South Dakota. She has 6 children and a husband who mean the world to her and have supported her in everything that she has done. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Sioux Falls with a major in psychology and minor in biology. She became interested in working in the healthcare field through her experience working with autistic children while attending school. She completed her Nursing degree from Augustana College in 2000 and spent a year on a cardiac floor at Mayo Clinic. She has always had an interest in other cultures and her interest took her to work with the Inupiaq Tribe in Alaska for three years, working in the ER, Specialty Clinic and CHAP program. She then went back to the Midwest to work for the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska for almost 8 years as a Public Health Nurse. During this time she became a United States Public Health Officer and has deployed for hurricane Gustaf, Obama presidential inauguration and a local deployment to a tribe in South Dakota. Her experiences working with Native Americans and tribes have made an impact on the desire to continue to provide holistic care to medically underserved populations. She graduated from Briar Cliff University in May 2013 with a Master of Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is excited to learn about the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and culture and provide care at BMWC. She enjoys time with her family, reading, running and finding time to fish, camp, hike or relax in front of a fire in the evening.
College- University of Souix Falls, major-Psychology, minor-Biology
Medical School- Augustana College-Nursing
Specialty- Family Nurse Practitioner, Urgent Care
 
 
 
June Griffin, Family Nurse Practitioner
 
June was born and raised on a small family farm in the Catskill Mountains of upstate NY. Her family raised most of what they ate: from tomatoes, squash, and beans to beef, pork, and fowl. Her parents both hunted and made sure that all four of their children learned how to hunt. They all learned to drive tractors, cut wood, build fence, and pitch hay. They learned how to work hard and care for their fellow man.

June attended Broome Community College and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing and later a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Binghamton University. Her family moved to Colorado in the late 90’s in search of better opportunities and more outdoor adventure. She worked many 12-hour weekend night shifts and decided to further her education by obtaining a Master of Science degree in Nursing with an emphasis in family practice at Colorado University. After 30 years of caring for women and children, she now enjoys working with whole families – men, women, and children. She believes in partnering with people to help them and their families live as healthy as possible.  She is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hiking, camping, fly fishing and hunting big game.
 

 
Coy Fullen, MD
 
Dr. Fullen first entered the medical field as a Navy Hospital Corpsman in 1976.  He obtained  Physician Assistant training at Emory University in 1979-1980 and for four years was a PA in an Army infantry battalion at Fort Lewis, WA.  In 1985 he entered medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and after graduation in 1989 he served a three year residency in family medicine at East Tennessee State University. From 1992-1996 he was a full time emergency room physician in the coal mine country of southwest Virginia. Dr. Fullen moved out west in 1996 and has been serving Native Americans ever since, initially four years on the Colville Indian Reservation at Nespelem at their IHS facility, and then seven years at the tribally operated Lake Roosevelt Community Health Center in Inchelium/Keller.  He has served the last seven and a half years  at the IHS facility on the Spokane Indian reservation in Wellpinit.  He and his wife, Nancy, have three grown children. His interests include sailing, amateur astronomy, woodworking, and playing several musical instruments as well as keeping horses on his property.   He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice.
 
 
 
Jason Chapman, MD
 
Dr. Chapman was born in San Jose, CA and has lived and worked nearly half his life outside of the Continental United States both in the military and private practice.  He has lived in Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Puerto Rico, Sudan and Thailand.  He is married to  Sena; they have a four year old son and another on the way.  His interests include scuba diving, single engine pilot in training, sailing, hiking, fishing and cultural events. They have family in the area and are very excited to have the opportunity to work at BMWC.

His medical background and training are extensive through the United States Coast Guard, Lake Superior State University and USA Family Medicine Residency Program Medical University of the Americas. He is a General Practitioner and enjoys treating all age groups.
 

Nursing 

Services

  • Urgent Care screening offered by phone and on site 
  • Same Day or pre-appointments to help improve patient access
  • Provider/Nurse/Medical Assistant/Certified Nurses Assistant Teams to serve you
  • Electronic Medical Records

Responsibilities include:

  • Greeting patients; obtaining vital signs, chief complaint; updating past medical and social histories; allergies; updating immunization records; documentation of visit 
  • Assist with physicals, well-child exams, OB visits, and any other procedure
  • Assist with referrals to outside providers and medication refills
  • Return patient phone calls made to the clinic

Nursing appointments available for:

  • Injections: immunizations, allergy injections, contraception injections, and therapeutic injections
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Suture removal
  • Wound checks
  • EKGs ordered by outside provider
  • Patient education

Our Staff

The goal of BMC nursing staff is to provide quality nursing care in a respectful, friendly, and efficient manner to our patients. Our nursing staff consists of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Medical Assistants, Certified Nursing Assistants and all of our Registered Nurses are ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certified.