Heather Thurston is a registered nurse at the clinic. She grew up in Mexico, MO and moved to Columbia 20 years ago. Heather married Cale early in 2020 and they now reside in Centralia, MO. Heather has a son, Jaydin, and a stepdaughter, Josie. Jaydin will be wrestling his last year at the University of Iowa and Josie enjoys acting. Heather enjoys golfing, spending time with her family, and any activity that her children are involved in.
Heather has been an RN for 23 years in a broad range of practices, but most of her career has been in OB/GYN and Pediatrics. She loves her job with Liberty Family Medicine because it gives her the opportunity to care for patients like they are her own family members, whether it be through illness or the joyous moments of their lives. She believes that every single member’s health is important. She knows Liberty provides recommendations to help guide them so they are able to make the best decision for them because it is important that patient’s are at the center of their own care.
It is a high priority for Heather to be a patient advocate and that is the one thing that drew her to Liberty because the care starts with the patient. She feels blessed that Dr. Gruender and Jason have allowed her to be a part of the Liberty family and she looks forward to continuing to build relationships with everyone.