The Great Falls Clinic is pleased to welcome Michael Ritchie, MD, to the Great Falls community and to our cardiology team. Dr. Ritchie is a board certified interventional cardiologist, is set to join the Great Falls Clinic Heart Center practice January of 2017. Dr. Ritchie grew up in Lanesville, a small southern Indiana town just a few miles across the Ohio River from Louisville.
Dr. Ritchie offers the full complement of cardiology services including arterial catheterization; temporary pacemakers; conventional and stress echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography as well as exercise and pharmacologic stress testing. He also brings his expertise in all aspects of coronary angioplasty, including structural heart disease such as closure of atrial septal defects, balloon valvuloplasties; and peripheral angiography (AAA endovascular stent grafts, renal artery stents), DCA, rotablator, brachytherapy, IVUS and physiologic lesion assessment. Dr. Ritchie is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology and is a member of multiple professional organizations including American Heart Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Dr. Ritchie completed his undergraduate work at the University of Evansville, where he played baseball for three years. He attended medical school at Indiana University, where he graduated with highest honors in 1986. He then went on to complete his residency at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland in 1989. From there, he went on to complete his fellowship at Washington University in Saint Louis, where he performed clinical rotations while receiving interventional training.
Dr. Ritchie is excited to begin his practice in the Great Falls community and looks forward to experiencing everything Montana has to offer. In his spare time Dr. Ritchie enjoys hiking, fishing, hunting, biking and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Ritchie is accepting new patients and physician referrals at the Great Falls Clinic Specialty Center, 3000 15th Avenue South. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 406-268-3837.
About the Great Falls Clinic:
In 1917, four visionary medical leaders opened a world-class comprehensive health care center, with an integrated team of specialists and a personal approach to wellness—far from an urban center. Today, the Clinic is Montana’s largest independent group of physicians, providing the greater Great Falls area with a vast range of health services: diverse specialty medical clinics, a warm and caring hospital, urgent care clinics, family practice, vision services, and a surgical center.
As a provider-led organization, the Clinic is committed to recruiting the most contemporary medical staff, harnessing the power of the latest medical technologies, continually striving for advancement, and above all, working as a team to meet the health needs of the 225,000 residents living in our 17 local counties.
The Great Falls Clinic is committed to improving the health and wellness of our community by providing the best healthcare possible. To schedule an appointment with a primary care provider or specialist, please call 406.454.2171