Dr. Reed-Thurston is a board-certified neonatologist and a key member of our team of providers in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit. She has extensive experience caring for premature and critically ill newborns, with a focus on helping infants achieve their maximum development. Dr. Reed-Thurston earned her Doctor of Medicine degree and completed her pediatric residency at Joan C. Edwards/Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV. She subsequently did a three-year neonatology fellowship at Penn State Hershey Medical Center’s Level 4 NICU, where she trained extensively in ECMO and other advanced treatments for high-risk newborns. Following her medical training she practiced six years at a Level 3 NICU at Baptist Health Lexington in Kentucky. Most recently she oversaw establishment of a Level 2 NICU affiliated with Saint Patrick Hospital in Missoula, MT. Dr. Reed-Thurston is an avid quilter and doting grandmother to four grandchildren.
Neonatology is a subspecialty of pediatrics consisting of the medical care of newborn infants, especially with ill or premature newborns.