Dr. Scrimshaw is a board certified emergency physician and a member of our Emergency/Trauma team. She cares for adult and pediatric patients who need immediate attention due to acute illness or injury. A magna cum laude graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, she earned her Doctor of Osteopathy from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blacksburg, VA, where she was named “Medical Student of the Year.” She completed her emergency medicine residency at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo. During residency, she was appointed Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine where she provided teaching for medical students and residents. Having a special interest in laceration repair and wound management, she serves as an author of the Wound Closure chapter in Roberts and Hedges’ Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine and Acute Care. Dr. Scrimshaw is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians and Christian Medical & Dental Associations.
Emergency and Trauma
An emergency medicine physician receives training to care for patients with acute illnesses or injuries requiring immediate medical attention. While not providing long-term or continuing care, they diagnose a variety of illnesses and undertake various interventions to stabilize patients.