Chief Residents’ View
Thanks for checking out the Montana Family Medicine Residency in Billings, MT. We like to think this is a fantastic place to learn patient centered medicine in a supportive and caring setting.
MFMR (Montana Family Medicine Residency) was started 25 years ago and was the first family medicine residency in Montana. We are located in beautiful Billings, which can be considered the medical hub for eastern Montana, northern Wyoming, and the western Dakotas. We are proud to partner with the three major medical systems in Billings; RiverStone Health, St. Vincent Healthcare, and Billings Clinic. This offers our residents a variety of educational opportunities in many different aspects of medicine.
We hold our continuity clinic for outpatient care at RiverStone Health, located not far from the two hospitals in town. RiverStone Health Clinic is a federally qualified health center (FQHC) certified as a NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home. A new RiverStone Health Clinic was constructed in 2018. It features state of the art equipment and was designed with improved patient care in mind. The clinic features a designated attending preceptor room, a well-equipped behavioral health team, dental clinic, clinical pharmacy team, dedicated care managers, immunization clinic, WIC and family services, Ryan White clinic, Hep C clinic, attached pharmacy, and the public health department for Yellowstone County. RiverStone Health also has satellite clinics that include two school-based clinics, two Healthcare for the Homeless clinics, and rural clinics located in the nearby towns of Bridger, Joliet, and Worden.
Billings is a great place to live. There is no shortage of things to do in Montana’s largest city. It is home to numerous great breweries, restaurants, and places to shop. A regional hub for business and travel, Billings (population 110,000) attracts musicians and other entertainment comparable to a much larger city. Billings boasts its own symphony and choir, wonderful museums, live theatre companies, and numerous art galleries. The Yellowstone River flows through town, flanked by picturesque sandstone cliffs known as the Rimrocks. There are many outdoor activities to take part in including rock climbing on the rims as well as hiking, running, or biking any one of the great trails the area has to offer. The inspiring Beartooth Mountains are just over an hour away and offer great camping, hiking, and fishing in mountain lakes. In the winter, skiing is close at Red Lodge Mountain. There are plenty of rivers nearby to fish or float when the weather is warm; the Bighorn, Stillwater, and Yellowstone are easily accessible. If you are wanting to hit the road for a great day trip, Billings is located just three hours away from Yellowstone National Park and two hours from Bozeman.
What really sets our program apart are our residents and faculty. The faculty are kind, supportive, engaging, and passionate about education with a variety of interests including full spectrum family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, rural medicine, hospital medicine, sports medicine, infectious disease, addiction medicine, OMT, and wilderness medicine. Our residents are a diverse group coming from many different locations and backgrounds. Some of us have families while others may consider their pets or friends as their family. Some enjoy the outdoors while others have indoor hobbies. No matter your interests, there is always someone looking to share time with you. Our strong support for one another has been key during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re interested in learning more, we would love to hear from you, please feel free to reach out to us!
Tom North, DO & Kellee Glaus, MD
Chief Residents for the Class of 2022