Peggy Scanson is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She first practiced
medicine as a nurse in Livingston beginning in 1977 and went on to receive
her training as a women’s health specialist in 1993.
Scanson grew up on a ranch in western North Dakota, where she was a self-described
tomboy who wrecked her dress “just about every day” she had
to go to town or school. The area was so remote at the time that she didn’t
have access to a phone until she was in college.
Peggy has always been drawn to the connectedness of small communities and
gets to know many of her patients well.
“What I think I’ve found over the years working with patients
is they probably even have the answer themselves. I think getting the
history is so important: When did this start? What other things are going
on in your life? So appointments with me are sometimes a little bit longer
so that maybe we can get to the bottom of that.”
Outside the hospital, she likes to read and lend a hand at her church.