Founded in 1995, the Montana Family Medicine Residency has established a solid track record for training physicians to meet the challenges of practicing in rural and underserved areas.  Nearly 60 percent of our graduates now practice in Montana. While some residents grew up in the state, most are transplants who chose to make Montana their home.

MFMR Practicing Graduates in Montana from 1998 – Present

Class Of 2019

Heather Calvert

Hometown: Vine Grove, Ky.

College: US Naval Academy, Annapolis Md.

Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville Ky.

Currently Practicing: Faculty Physician, RiverStone Health, Billings MT.

James Hickey     

Hometown: Savage, Minn.

College: University of Minnesota Duluth

Medical School: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Parker, Colo.

Currently Practicing: Sidney Health Center, Sidney, Mont.

Daniela Mestre

Hometown: Irvine, Calif.

Medical School: Universidad de la Republica Facultad de Medicina, Montevideo, Uruguay

Currently Practicing: Billings Clinic West, Billings MT.

Thomas O’Brien

Hometown: Villanova, PA

College: University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Va.

Medical School: Medical School for International Health, Beersheva, Israel

Currently Practicing: Maine Medical Center, Waterboro, Maine

Jedidiah Oldham

Hometown: Payson, Utah

College: Utah Valley University, Orem

Medical School:  A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO

Currently Practicing: Revere Health, Spanish Fork, Utah

Amy Roberts

Hometown: Aiea, Hawaii, and Rochester, MN

College: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Medical School:  University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis

Currently Practicing: North Lakes Community Clinic, Wisc.

Jarryd Rossignol

Hometown: New Sweden, Maine

College: University of New England, Biddeford, ME

Medical School: University of New England COM

Currently Practicing: Pines Health Services, Fort Fairfield and Presque Isle, Maine

Rebecca Slingwine

Hometowns: Duvall, Wash., and Jacksonville, Fla.

College: University of Washington, Seattle

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine – Bradenton, Bradenton, Fla.

Currently Practicing: One-year obstetrics fellowship in Spartanburg, S.C.

Class Of 2018

Lisa Antonio

Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico

College: University Of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Medical School: University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque

Currently Practicing: Outpatient rural Family Medicine with OB providing care to the Alaskan Native/American Indian population as part of the Southeast Alaskan Regional Health Consortium, Sitka Alaska

Joan Ashcraft

Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.
College: Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Currently Practicing: Rural Emergency Medicine fellowship, Monroe, Wisconsin

Medina Culver

Hometown: Billings, Mont.

College: Montana State University, Bozeman

Medical School: Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine, Henderson, Nev.

Currently Practicing: Wikler Family Practice Associates, Las Vegas

Kelsey Hoffman

Hometown:  Warsaw, Ind.

College:  Loyola University Chicago, Ill.

Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine- Midwestern University, Ill.

Currently Practicing: Sports Medicine Fellowship at MFMR, Billings Montana

Erik Nevatt

Hometown: Sonora, CA

College: Pacific Union College, Angwin, Calif.

Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Calif.

Currently Practicing: Thompson Falls outpatient clinic of the Clarks Fork Valley Hospital network based out of Plains, MT.

Alexander Nutt

Hometown: Marblehead, Mass.

College: University of Vermont, Burlington

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies

Currently Practicing: Rural Emergency Medicine fellowship, Monroe, Wisconsin

Andy Owenreay

Hometown: Albuquerque, NM

College: Texas Tech University, Lubbock

Medical School: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Vallejo, Calif.

Currently Practicing: Urgent care, Corvallis, Oregon

Richard Payden

Hometown: Moline, Illinois

College: Western Illinois University, Moline

Medical School: American University of the Caribbean, St. Maarten

Currently Practicing: Healing Arts Family Medicine Clinic, Loveland Colorado

Class Of 2017

Dawn Corso

Hometown: Massapequa Park, New York

College: State University of New York at Binghamton

Medical School: American University of the Caribbean, St. Maarten

Currently Practicing: Billings Clinic Lamplighter Square, Billings, Mont.

Eric Farmer

Hometown: Mountain View, California

College: Hawai’i Pacific University, Honolulu

Medical School: Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Ill.

Currently Practicing: Locums in New Zealand

Katrina Maher

Hometown: Helena, Mont.

College: Willamette University, Salem, Ore.

Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Mich.

Currently Practicing: Locums in New Zealand.

Tiffany Mitchell

 Hometown: Overland Park, KS

 College: Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Mo.

 Medical School: Saint Louis University, Mo.

Currently Practicing: St. Vincent Healthcare Hospitalist, Billings.

Dorothy Sizemore

Hometown: Whitehall, Mont.

College: Montana State University, Bozeman

Medical School: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Parker, Colo.

Currently Practicing: Bozeman Health Medical Group, Bozeman, Mont.

Brendon Smith

Hometown:  Choteau, Mont.

College:  Montana State University, Bozeman; Carroll College, Helena, Mont.

Medical School:  Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences, Mo.

Currently Practicing: Big Sky Family Medicine, Kalispell, Mont.

Chardonnay Vance

Hometown: Minnetonka, Minn.

College: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Medical School: Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Currently Practicing: NorthShore Medical, White Salmon, Wash.


Joy Welty

Hometown: Harrisburg, PA

College: Millersville University, Millersville, PA

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

Currently Practicing: Squalicum Family Medicine, Bellingham, Wash.