David Atkins is the Clinic Medical Director over Primary Care and Psychiatry at the Coeur d’Alene location of Heritage Health, where he has worked for the last 6 years. He is an active member of the Region 1 Behavioral Health Board and North Idaho Crisis Center Board of Directors, plus participates in legislative workgroups related to medical practice in Idaho. Prior to joining Heritage, he worked in primary care, mental health counseling, and pharmaceutical research.
David earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and biology from the College of Idaho. His first master’s degree was in mental health counseling from Boise State, followed by a second master’s degree from Idaho State University to become a licensed physician assistant. He will complete a Doctor of Medical Science degree this spring from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, with a focus on healthcare leadership and psychiatric collaborative care.
Originally from southern Idaho, David enjoys exploring the diverse landscapes of North Idaho with his wife and 2 young children.