Cheri Wiggins, M.D., recently started as an on-site physician at Bridgeview Estates in Twin Falls, Idaho.

 

Wiggins was hired as part of an initiative to place physicians in each of Life Care Centers of America’s skilled nursing and rehab centers.

 

In her new position, Wiggins works with the Bridgeview interdisciplinary team, facility medical director and other attending physicians in caring for each patient. Her presence in the nursing home enhances physician accessibility to patients and families. She aids in hospital transitions and pharmacy communications, and being on-site allows her to personally respond to medical changes or emergencies in a timely manner.

 

Wiggins most recently served as a physiatrist, or rehabilitation physician, at St. Luke’s Clinic in Twin Falls. Prior to that appointment, she was a physiatrist and medical director at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia. She has also served as volunteer medical director for Safe Kids of the Magic Valley.

 

“I enjoy working with patients of all ages,” said Wiggins. “I have cared for patients as young as 4 months and as old as 103. I value the perspective and insights I gain from my older patients, and I really enjoy being a part of the team here at BridgeView Estates.”

 

Wiggins earned her doctor of medicine degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 2000. She completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation from the University of Alabama Hospital in 2004.

 

Originally from Jonesboro, Georgia, Wiggins currently resides in Twin Falls with her husband, Tom Aiello, and their two daughters, Anna Grace and Olivia.