Suzanne Rice M.D.

I was raised in Grand Forks, ND, a town of about 50,000 people.  I am an only child and the only member of my family that chose medicine for a profession.  I got my undergraduate degree in Medical Technology at UND which is in my home town.  I was then able to still stay local and attend medical school at UND.  After graduating from medical school I did a residency year of medicine in Fargo, ND.  I then moved to Akron, OH where I did my 4 year Ob/Gyn residency.  My first job out of residency was in a large Ob/Gyn practice in Richland WA.  I was there for 4 years and then in September of 2005 I joined Women’s Health Associates in Boise. I have several hobbies, but the one I have spent the most time at is teaching aerobics. I started in 1989 and have taught ever since. I have taught almost every format available (including pre-natal aerobics) and foresee myself teaching the rest of my life. I also enjoy hiking with my dogs, camping, skiing, snowmobiling and mountain biking. I enjoy all aspects of the field of Ob/Gyn but have taken a special interest in delivering my own patients as often as I can and offering women the option of bio identical hormone therapy. My ultimate goal as a physician is to help women live healthier and happier lives.


  • Board Certified 2003
  • Washington license 2001
  • Ohio license 1999
  • Exam: USMLE, Part 3, May 1997


  • Medical Doctor - University of North Dakota School of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science, Medical Technology - University of North Dakota

Residency Affiliations:

  • Women's Health Assoicates
  • Associated Physicians for Women (APW)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Akron General Medical Center (AGMC)
  • Transitional Residency Merit Care, Fargo, ND

Professional Achievements:

  • Executive Chief, senior year of residency - 2000 to 2001
  • Medical school honors in OB, Cardiology, Nephrology, and Endocrinology
  • Dean’s List - 1988 to 1992
  • Dean Harwood Scholarship - 1991 (Top grade in undergraduate Biochemistry)
  • President’s Honor Roll - 1989
  • Maxwell Upson Scholarship -1988 (Academics)


  • ACOG Junior Fellow since September 1997

Personal Notes:

  • Fitness, downhill skiing, water skiing, and hiking