Kayla Thomas, FNP-C, is a member of our family care team at Trinity Health East Ridge. She offers comprehensive primary care for individuals and families through all life’s stages, with an emphasis on health promotion, diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries, and management of chronic conditions. She has a special interest in dermatology procedures such as mole checks and removals. Originally from Powers Lake, Kayla earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Minot State University. She worked nine years at Trinity Health, where she served as a staff nurse and assistant nurse manager in Labor & Delivery and Obstetrics. Later she became a hospital supervisor. She earned her Master of Science in Family Nurse Practice from the University of North Dakota and spent two years serving the primary care needs of patients at CHI St. Alexius Health in Minot. She’s certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She participates in several sports and enjoys music and relaxing at the lake, as well as spending time with her husband, Shawn, and two boys.
Family Medicine is a primary healthcare specialty concerned with preventing, diagnosing and treating a wide variety of ailments in patients of all ages, incorporating training in Surgery, Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics and Geriatric Medicine. It is based on knowledge of the patient in the context of family history and the surrounding community.