After spending a summer as a fly fishing guide in the back country of Alaska, Nichole Grimm found herself passionate about healthcare spending her days off in native villages and watching how a small team of fly-in nurse practitioners could transform the health of a community in need. This passion for serving others transitioned into a graduate degree at Gonzaga University in 2011 as a family nurse practitioner and she enjoys caring for patients across the lifespan. Prior to finishing an advanced practice nursing degree, she graduated from Montana State University and worked for several years as an emergency room and critical care nurse. Nichole particularly enjoys pediatrics, adolescent health and women's health and is honored to partner with many local families as their primary care provider.
Nichole is privileged to serve the community of Sandpoint as a volunteer provider and board member of a free health care clinic and is engaged with local community and school events. In her free time, she and her husband are joyfully raising two young children and Nichole enjoys gardening, road biking, skiing, and oil painting.
Practice Philosophy: Nichole believes that empowering her patients to be active participants in their healthcare through education and a strong patient-provider relationship can lead to patients achieving their health goals. She views her role as providing support for the patient while focusing on disease prevention, health promotion and practicing evidence-based medicine. Nichole emphasizes lifestyle modifications to enhance her patients' overall quality of life and believes that optimal health is often achieved with a holistic approach utilizing conventional and integrative medicine.