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Wapiti Physician Among Locum Tenens Award Winners

Wapiti Medical Staffing proudly announces that Dr. Kent Herbert, a Family Medicine/ER physician employed with Wapiti, is one of the winners of Locumpedia’s 2023 Locum Tenens Providers of the Year Award.

In announcing this year’s recipients, Locumpedia said that these six healthcare heroes “embody service, dedication, and commitment.” Each winner receives a $150 donation to the nonprofit of their choice, and their staffing companies receive Provider of the Year badges.

Underscoring Dr. Herbert’s dedication is his invaluable service on Wapiti Medical Staffing’s Visionary Committee, which leverages collaboration among healthcare professionals to help anticipate and address the evolving needs of rural communities.

Dr. Herbert resides in Eugene, Oregon. He graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Biology, followed by a master’s degree in education from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. He taught high school science for five years before pursuing his medical calling.

Dr. Herbert attended medical school at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and completed his Family Medicine residency in Olympia, Washington.

His dedication to service extended to the US Air Force, where he served as a medical officer for five years. Dr. Herbert’s journey took him through diverse experiences, including a four-year solo private practice in Colorado, before settling in Iowa in 2010, where he now practices full-time.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Dr. Herbert finds joy in family and adventure. Married for 32 years, he and his wife share three children aged 31 to 25. The Herberts devote their time to medical mission work in Ghana, Western Africa, traveling twice a year to make a difference in the lives of those in need. Dr. Herbert credits Wapiti’s flexibility with enabling him to pursue his passions and serve communities worldwide.

Congratulations to Wapiti physician Dr. Herbert and his fellow winners.