Meet Dr. Sherri Blanchard, the July Provider of the Month.
Dr. Blanchard is Board Certified in Family Medicine and joined the medical staff in 2010. She attended medical school at the Texas A&M University College of Medicine and completed her Family Medicine Residency at
Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas. She is the medical director for the Campbell County Medical Group
Walk-in Clinic & Occupational Health in Gillette and supervises the team of physician assistants and a nurse practitioner.
For as long as she can remember, Dr. Blanchard wanted to be a doctor. Her older brother is a physician and she always wanted to follow in his footsteps. She has memories of making a ‘medical book’ at the age of four, describing how she would help people.
She practiced near Fort Hood, Texas, for the early part of her career, but a desire to live close to the mountains was realized when she moved first to Douglas, Wyoming, and then to Gillette.
When Dr. Blanchard was in training and early in her career, most patients never questioned their physician. The biggest and most positive change she’s seen in medicine is the involvement of the patient in their health. The younger patients she sees are much more active, have better nutrition and care about living well. They are beginning to understand that what they do in their 30’s affects how they will live in their 70’s. She says that physicians must engage their patients, listen and help them understand the choices they have about their health.
In her free time Dr. Blanchard enjoys spending time with her fiancé, son, daughter and son-in-law. She and her fiancé enjoy cooking together for their friends, and often cook for the clinic staff on holidays. Her bucket list includes traveling to see new places, with Italy on top of the list.
Thank you Dr. Blanchard, for providing our patients with excellent care.