Clinic Services

Meet Our Medical Team

Bjorn Anderson

Schooling: M.D. Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, Yakima, Wash.

Undergraduate: The Master’s College, Santa Clarita, Calif.

Joined staff:  2019

Medical interests: Sports medicine, wilderness medicine, nutrition

Outside interests:  Family, trail running, rock climbing, hunting, fly-fishing, hiking, backpacking, backcountry skiing

Stephen Asay

Schooling: M.D.: University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora
Undergraduate: Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
Joined staff: 2018
Medical Interests: Rural healthcare, wilderness medicine, use of drones/unmanned aerial vehicles for medical purposes.
Outside Interests: Fly-fishing, mountain biking, tandem road biking, backpacking, hiking, photography, drone piloting, off-roading

Lisa A. Baracker

Schooling: DO: Touro University California, Vallejo, Calif.

Undergraduate: Metro State University, Denver, Colo.

Joined staff: 2020

Medical Interests: Women and children’s health, Doulas in medicine; adolescent medicine, family planning, healthcare advocacy and policy nerd, epidemiology.

Outside Interests: Cooking, crochet, DIY projects, skiing, hiking, biking, swimming, anything outside.

Chris Baumert

Schooling: M.D., Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
B.S., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Joined Staff: 2011
Medical interests: Director, Public Health & Advocacy Track; obstetric ultrasound; diabetes group visits
Outside interests: Climbing, biking, running, skiing, yoga, and spending time with friends and family

Lauren Bostrom

Schooling: Bachelor of Biology at Concordia College-Moorhead, Minnesota, and Master of Physician Assistant Studies at Idaho State University in Pocatello.
B.S., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Joined Staff: 2020
Medical interests: Women’s health and management of chronic illnesses.
Outside interests: Running, hiking and snowboarding.

Garth Brand

M.D. Ross University, Portsmouth, Dominica
Undergraduate degree, Whitman College, Biochemistry Biophysics and Microbiology, Walla Walla, Wash.

Joined Staff: 2012

Medical interests: Addiction medicine and Simulation training.

Outside interests: Barbecue and cooking, hiking and camping, skiing, and travel.

Ali Brock

Schooling: MD: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, R.I.
Undergraduate: B.A. in music performance, Goucher College, Baltimore, Md.
Joined staff: 2017
Medical interests: Geriatric medicine, specifically geriatric syndromes and elder abuse/neglect, mental health, adolescent medicine and the social determinants of health.
Outside interests: Rock climbing, exploring dog-friendly parks & trails, making delicious chocolate at home.

Douglas R. Burns

Schooling: DO: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harlem N.Y.

Undergraduate: Montana State University, Bozeman

Joined staff: 2020

Outside interests: Skiing, biking, collaborative story telling games, reading fiction, reflective writing

Medical Interests: Hospice and palliative care, improving health access, and patient education

Christian Caruso

Schooling: Graduate degrees, Oregon Health & Science, Physician Assistant Program, Portland, Ore. and University of Arizona, Tucson.

Undergraduate degree, Montana State University, Bozeman

Date joined staff: 2013

Medical interests:  Primary care, orthopedics, HIV/AIDS, correctional medicine

Outside interests:  Good food, travel, biking, and skiing

Ruth Chadwick

Schooling: MD: The Medical School of International Health, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheva, Israel. MPH: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.

Undergraduate: Gordon College, Wenham, Mass.,

Joined Staff: 2020

Medical Interests: Obstetrics, pediatrics, cross-cultural medicine, public health, emergency management

Outside Interests:  I am an avid baker and love exploring foods from around the world. I also sew and have a particular interest in refashioning and historical costuming.  I love animals of all kinds.

Ian Coe

Schooling:  Oregon Health and Science University-Portland, Ore.

Undergraduate: University of Portland, Ore.

Joined staff:  2019

Medical interests:  Rural medicine, inpatient care, preventative medicine, public health advocacy-especially regarding social determinants such as access to care, affordable housing, and food insecurity.

Outside interests: Woodworking, auto repairs, reading horror novels and historical non-fiction, crabbing, and day hiking.

Abby Dalton

Schooling: Masters of Clinical Health Services, University of Washington MEDEX NW, Seattle Wash. Undergraduate: B.A. in Health Sciences through Carroll College, Helena Mont.

Joined staff:  2016

Medical interests: Family medicine, women’s health, dermatology, pediatrics.

Outside interests:  I love all plants, gardening and landscaping. I also enjoy cooking, golfing, hiking/backpacking, traveling, and, of course, spending time with family, friends, my husband Craig, and our dog Charlie.

Kami Doak

Schooling: Master of Physician Assistant, Rocky Mountain College, Billings
Undergraduate: B.S. in Zoology, North Dakota State University, Fargo
Joined staff:  2017
Medical interests:  Primary care, orthopedics, trauma, wound care
Outside interests:  My children, fishing and the outdoors, gardening, reading, traveling

Shaleen Doctor

Schooling: M.D.: Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies
Undergraduate: University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas
Joined staff: 2018
Medical Interests: Full spectrum medicine, especially obstetrics, women’s health, wilderness medicine, rural, and preventative medicine.
Outside Interests: All things outdoors: skiing/snowboarding, hiking, biking, trail running, camping, backpacking, scuba diving, and I just recently got into triathlons. I also love traveling, music festivals and yoga.

Joy Eshleman

Schooling: PA-C University of Washington, Seattle
Undergraduate: AA, RN, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Joined staff: 2007
Medical interests: Family practice and emergency medicine
Outside interests: Volunteer on an EMS unit and officer on a rural fire board

Amanda Fields

Schooling: MD: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, Yakima, Wash.

Undergraduate:  Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Wash.

Joined Staff: 2020

Medical Interests: obstetrics and women’s health, wellness, preventative and rural medicine, geriatrics

Outside Interests:  Hiking, camping, skiing, kayaking, paddle boarding – anything that involves exploring.

Paolo Gerbasi

Schooling: M.D.: University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle WA.

Undergraduate degree: Montana State University, Bozeman MT.

Residency: Montana Family Medicine Residency, Billings MT.

Board certification: American Board of Family Medicine

Year joined faculty: 2014, full time 2021

Medical interests: Pediatrics and obstetrics; sports medicine; preventive medicine.

Outside interests: Spending time with my wife of 32 years, Nancy, and visiting our kids, all five of them, and grandkids, two of them, in five different states. Train year round to compete in triathlons; fly fish year round; backpacking trips and camping; brewing beer at home and commercially.

Mike Geurin

Schooling: M.D., University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Tulsa
M.A. University of Oklahoma, Norman
B.A. Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee
A.A. Bartlesville Wesleyan College, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Joined Staff: 2004
Medical interests: Graduate medical education, information mastery, diabetes care, and maternity care
Outside interests: Nature, and photographing nature, music and singing first tenor with the Billings Symphony Orchestra. Stories of all kinds: literature, cinema, and my patients’ stories.

Kellee Glaus

Schooling: University of Washington School of Medicine, MT WWAMI, Bozeman, Mont.

Undergraduate: University of Montana, Missoula

Joined staff:  2019

Medical interests:   Sports medicine, wilderness medicine, rural medicine, preventative medicine, wellness, and nutrition

Outside interests:  Hiking, fishing, floating, camping, riding horses, hunting, skiing, playing basketball, reading, spending time with family and friends

David Goodwin

Schooling:  M.D.: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas
Undergraduate: Texas A&M University, College Station, and University of Oklahoma, Norman
Joined staff: 2018
Medical Interests: Rural medicine.
Outside Interests: Fishing, hunting, backpacking, building furniture.

Donald Grewell

Schooling: D.O., College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, Calif.
B.S. in Business Administration, University of Montana, Missoula
Joined Staff: 2013
Medical interests: Executive director/Continuing Medical Education; Program director, Montana Osteopathic Medical Association; President-elect: Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation
Outside interests: Hunting, fishing and ranching.

James Guyer

Schooling: M.D., University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla
B.A., University of Montana, Missoula

Joined Staff: 2004
Medical interests: Rural medicine, aerospace medicine, veterans medicine and complementary medicine
Outside interests: Running (slowly), skiing-downhill and cross-country, biking and tinkering.

S. Christopher Hiett

Schooling: M.D. Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis

Undergraduate: IUPUI, Indianapolis, Ind.

Joined staff: 2019

Medical interests:   Wilderness medicine, rural medicine, Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS)

Outside interests:  Hiking, camping, horseback riding, competitive target shooting

J. Erin Hixson

Schooling: M.D.: University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Undergraduate: Seattle Pacific University, Wash.
Joined staff: 2018
Medical Interests: Management of complex medical and behavioral conditions from birth through adulthood, obstetrics, pediatrics, women’s health, rural medicine, and public health.
Outside Interests: Traveling, road trips, musical theatre, hiking, baking, and spending time with my family.

Kelsey Hoffman

Schooling: D.O., Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine- Midwestern University, Chicago, Ill.
Undergraduate degree, Loyola University, Chicago, Ill.
Joined Staff: 2015
Medical interests: Osteopathic manipulation, sports medicine, preventative medicine
Outside interests: Rock climbing, yoga, biking, cooking dinner with her husband

Zach Hunter

Schooling:  Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Rocky Mountain College, Billings

Joined staff: 2019

 Medical interests:  Preventive health management & pediatrics  

Outside interests:  Running, outdoor recreation, reading

Kaci Jansma

Schooling: Graduate degrees, PA-C and Masters of Clinical Health Services, MEDEX, University of Washington, Seattle
Undergraduate: B.S. of Health and Human Performance, Montana State University Billings
Joined staff: 2015
Medical interests: Sports medicine and family practice
Outside interests: She and her husband, Seth, enjoy helping out on the family’s cattle ranch in Richey, Mont., and lending a hand to local ranching families. They also love to spending time with their nieces and nephew. Personal hobbies include participating and instructing fitness groups and volleyball camps for middle school and high school girls.

Brayton Kiedrowski

Schooling: D.O., Midwestern University-CCOM, Downers Grove, Ill.

Joined Staff: 2020

Medical Interests: Sports medicine, endurance sports medicine, wilderness medicine.

Outside interests: Cycling, running with my wife, puzzles, eating baked goods.

Christian Kilpatrick

Schooling:  Midwestern University – Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Glendale Sheridan, Wyo.

Undergraduate: University of Wyoming, Laramie

Joined staff: 2020

Medical Interests: Wilderness medicine, sports medicine.

Outside Interests: I’m a big fan of the outdoors, so that’s usually where you’ll find me if I have some free time. I was raised in the Big Horn Mountains above Sheridan, Wyo., and have spent a large portion of my life camping, hunting, fishing, and hiking. My other big passion is music. I’ve played the guitar since I was 12.

John Konow

Schooling: MD: University of Queensland – Ochsner Clinical School, Brisbane, Australia, & New Orleans, La.

Undergraduate: Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Joined staff: 2020

Medical Interests: Emergency medicine, sports medicine, patient education, full-spectrum family medicine

Outside Interests: Dogs, nature, coloring, hiking, trying to play sports

Staci Lee

Schooling: M.D.: Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.

Undergraduate: Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Graduate:  Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, master of education in Health Professions.

Residency: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; Internal Medicine Residency, Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Medical interests: Care of people living with HIV and/or identifying as LGBTQ+, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, developing and providing interprofessional medical education for patients, medical providers and the public

Outside interests: Seeking out people, books, music, shows, and outdoor activities that allow me to see or experience life from a different perspective.

Andy Lester

Schooling: D.O.: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University, Glendale
Undergraduate:  The University of Montana, Missoula
Joined staff: 2018
Medical Interests: Preventive care, rural medicine, addiction, pain
Outside Interests: Far too many interests…playing with the dog, hiking, camping, working on/driving my car.

Megan Littlefield

M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md.
Undergraduate degree, Connecticut College, New London, Conn.

Residency: University of Chicago, Ill.

Board certification: American Board Internal Medicine; American Board of Pediatrics

Joined Staff: 2011

Medical interests: Pediatrics, access to care, obesity and diabetes

Outside interests: Hiking, downhill skiing and spending time with family

Cassie Lowry Edmark

Schooling: MD: Pacific Northwest University, Yakima, Wash.

Undergraduate: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

Joined staff: 2020

Medical Interests: Austere, expedition, rescue, altitude, sports, and emergency medicine; critical care, trauma care, point-of-care ultrasound

Outside Interests: Skiing, rock climbing, mountaineering, sewing, and working on electronics projects.

Sam Matz

Schooling: MD: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland

Undergraduate: Excelsior College, N.Y.; Portland State University, Ore.

Joined staff: 2020

Medical Interests: Wilderness medicine, emergency medicine, quality improvement in medicine.

Outside Interests: Kite surfing, snowboarding, mountain biking, climbing, and loads of hiking

Chris Miller


Schooling: M.D. Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey.   B.S. Washington State University, Pullman

Joined staff:  2019

Medical interests:  End-of-life discussions and care; management of complex health situations;
wilderness medicine

Outside interests: Camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, skiing, light water activities, hockey, baseball/softball, woodworking

James Miller

Schooling: Master’s degree, Rocky Mountain College Physician Assistant Studies
Undergraduate: B.S. in Biology from Rocky Mountain College
Joined staff: 2017
Medical interests: Family medicine
Outside interests: Hunting, fishing and boating

Annie Morrison

Schooling: M.D.: Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Mo.

Undergraduate: Washington State University, Pullman

Joined staff:  2019

Medical interests: Rural & wilderness medicine, preventative care, geriatrics, palliative care

Outside interests:  yoga, hiking, fly fishing, snowboarding, knitting, riding horses, yoga on horses, wrestling calves, morel hunting

Sharon Mulvehill

Schooling: M.D. University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas
Undergraduate degree: B.S. Nursing, Texas Women’s University, Benton
Joined Staff: 2005
Medical interests: Ultrasound, maternity care, diabetes
Outside interests: Horses, music

Brook Murphy

Schooling: M.D.: University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Undergraduate: Montana State University, Bozeman
Joined staff: 2018
Medical Interests: Full-spectrum medicine, preventive medicine and advocacy.
Outside Interests: Hiking, camping, road biking, photography, exploring Montana as well as traveling to new places to experience different cultures, baking sourdough bread, cooking with my wife, spending time with family and friends.

DeAnna Niles

Schooling: Graduate degree, MedEx Northwest University of Washington, Seattle

Undergraduate degree, Carroll College, Helena, Mont.

Date joined staff: 2012

Medical interests: Women’s health and diabetes

Outside interests:  Spending time with her family, camping and riding horses

Tom North

Schooling: DO: Touro University Nevada, Henderson

Undergraduate: Utah Valley University, Orem

Joined staff:  2019

Medical interests:  Rural access to care and full-spectrum care

Outside interests:  Hiking, hunting, fishing, cycling, golf, being outside and spending time with family

Jason Sarisky

Schooling: D.O.: Pacific Northwest University, Yakima, Wash.
Undergraduate: Montana State University, Bozeman
Joined staff: 2018
Medical Interests: Osteopathic manipulation, preventative medicine, rural and underserved health, geriatrics
Outside Interests: Spending time with my two sons and spouse, hiking, fishing, bowling, cooking, reading, playing my guitars.

Cameryn Smith

Schooling: FNP: Creighton University School of Nursing, Omaha, Neb.

Undergraduate degree: BSN: Saint Louis University School of Nursing, St. Louis, Mo.

B.A.: Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Joined staff:  2020

Medical interests:   Women’s health, diabetes

Outside interests: Hiking, running, skiing, playing piano, spending time with family and friends

Amy Solomon

Schooling:  M.D:  St. Louis University School of Medicine, Mo.
Undergraduate: B.A. Psychology from University of California, La Jolla
Joined staff: 2018
Medical interests:   Belief in care of the whole person, with a great deal of experience in integrative healthcare as well as substance use disorders, and transgender healthcare. Doing research to learn about special needs presented by individual patients.
Outside interests:  Spending time with family, going to live music and symphony performances, yoga, especially kundalini yoga, and trying new things like fishing and ukulele.

Kirsten Thompson

Schooling: DO: A.T. Still University- Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, Mo.

Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Cruz

Joined staff:  2019

Medical interests:  Wilderness medicine, emergency medicine

Outside interests:  Hiking, road and mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, tennis, soccer, photography, exploring with her dog

Ben Walz

Schooling: DO: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Forth Worth
Master of Public Health: University of North Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Fort Worth
Undergraduate: B.S. Baylor University, Waco, Texas
Joined Faculty: 2018
Medical interests: Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Global/Travel Health, Infectious Disease, Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, Chronic Diseases of Childhood, HIV Care, Holistic Healthcare
Outside interests:  Music, reading, outdoor activities, international humanitarian work, wood-working, and painting

Paul Weeden

Schooling: DO: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dothan, Ala.

Undergraduate: Brigham Young University – Idaho, Rexburg

Joined staff: 2019

Medical interests:  Acute care, inpatient care, and rural medicine

Outside interests:  Spending time with family hiking and playing outdoors, water skiing and fly fishing.