The Great Falls Clinic is pleased to welcome Dr. Kristopher Poliakiwski, a local adult psychiatrist, to the team. With the addition of Dr. Poliakiwski, the Great Falls Clinic now offers adult psychiatry services within the newly formed Psychiatry Department. Dr. Poliakiwski is an experienced psychiatrist who has practiced since 2018.
Dr. Poliakiwski specializes in severe, chronic and treatment-resistant mental illness, with a greater interest in treating despondency and suicidal ideation. Within three to twelve months of treatment, even his most severe patients have experienced significant improvements. “I strive to help my patients achieve their goals throughout their treatment to become more functional and have a better life,” stated Dr. Poliakiwski. “We figure out how to help them feel safe, secure and more empowered in the short and long term.”
In 2008, Dr. Poliakiwski completed his Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Calgary in Red Deer, Alberta. Dr. Poliakiwski graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the Medical University of the Americas in 2011. Dr. Poliakiwski earned his Doctor of Medicine from Medical University of the Americas in 2016.
After graduating with his medical degree, Dr. Poliakiwski completed his family medicine at the University of North Dakota in Bismark, North Dakota. Then, he completed his psychiatry residency at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois. Before joining the Great Falls Clinic team, Dr. Poliakiwski was a general psychiatrist for a local healthcare facility in Great Falls, Montana.
He enjoys spending as much time as he can with his family and community, as well as skiing, hiking, biking and power sports.
Dr. Poliakiwski will begin seeing patients at the Great Falls Clinic Specialty Center, 3000 15th Avenue South toward the end of October/beginning November 2023. For more information, please call 406-454-2171.
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 Great Falls Clinic provides diverse specialty medical clinics, urgent care clinics, primary care, cancer center, and highly specialized surgical services. The Great Falls Clinic and Hospital are committed to improving the health and wellness of our community by striving to provide the best healthcare possible.
As a provider-led organization, the Clinic is committed to recruiting the exemplary medical staff members, 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 250,000 residents living in Central Montana.