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Appointment: Please make an appointment by calling our office at (435) 564-3434.
Kim T. McFarlane PA-C, MPAS
Kim McFarlane is a Physician Assistant licensed in Utah since 1998. He has been serving as the medical provider and Medical Director of Green River Medical Center since 2005. He has a family with a wife and 4 children and two grandchildren.
PA McFarlane graduated from the University of Utah with a BA in Exercise and Sport Science in 1991 and University of Utah Physician Assistant program in 1998 and received his Master of Physician Assistant Studies in 2003. He has been continually certified in ACLS and PALS prior to his initial graduation from PA school and is currently certified as an Instructor for BLS, PALS and ACLS for the American Heart Association. He is certified in ATLS and has been certified in Advanced Wilderness Medicine Life Support and was previously certified as an Exercise Specialist by the American College of Sports Medicine. The majority of his professional life as a PA has been spent working in rural communities, with 12 years as the sole provider in rural clinics. Prior to becoming a PA he worked for 9 years at the University of Utah Hospital in various positions. He also was an EMT for several years with a rural EMS system.
In 2016, Kim was awarded the distinguished Don Pedersen Leadership Award and in 2009 was named Rural PA of the Year by the Utah Academy of Physician Assistants. In 2014 he was recognized as PA Preceptor of the Year by the University of Utah School of Medicine. He drew the single Sportsman Deer tag for the state of Utah in 2009.
Kim was elected to the Utah Academy of PA’s Board of Directors as a President Elect in 2016. He has previously served as a Member at Large and the chairman of the membership committee for the Utah Academy of PA’s, on the board of the Alliance for Cardiovascular Health in Utah and on the local High School Community Council. He currently serves on the Emery County Public Land Council and Green River City Planning and Zoning commission. He continues to serve as a board member for the Mountain Plains States Clinicians Network, a clinical component of CHAMPS and is currently the chair of that committee and sits on the Board of Directors for CHAMPS. He is a member of the UT1DMAT team, a federal resource for medical disaster response.
Kim serves as clinical faculty for the University of Utah Physician Assistant Program and enjoys teaching students the clinical aspects of rural medicine.
Shannon Thurston PA-C, MPAS
Shannon Thurston is a Physician’s Assistant, who comes to GRMC once a month from Bicknell, Utah. She was born & raised in Pleasant Grove, but resides in Bicknell, where she works at the Wayne Community Health Center. She worked in Moab for 6 years then Green River Medical Center for 2 years before moving to Wayne County. She attended Utah Valley University in Orem, UT where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology & Psychology. She attended Midwestern University in Arizona where she received advanced training & earned her Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) & licensed in the state of Utah. Shannon’s special interests include Preventative Medicine, Woman’s Health, Pediatric & Geriatric. Shannon enjoys the outdoors, hunting, camping, hiking, & taking walks with her husband, daughter, & dogs.