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News The Clinic Times Newsletter – Volume 4, Issue 6

This month’s “The Clinic Times ” newsletter highlighting the Great Falls Clinic’s employee of the month, new provider information, health news and more. CLICK HERE to view and download PDF version.

News Patient and Family Advisory Council

WE INVITE YOU TO BE A PART OF OUR PATIENT AND FAMILY ADVISORY COUNCIL! Enhancing the patient experience is about focusing on healthcare through the eyes of others.  We request your partnership and invite you to join our new Patient… more

News The Clinic Times Newsletter – Volume 4, Issue 5

This month’s “The Clinic Times ” newsletter highlighting the Great Falls Clinic’s employee of the month, new provider information, health news and more. CLICK HERE to view and download PDF version.

News Welcome McKinley Hallfrisch, PA-C, Family Medicine!

McKinley Hallfrisch, PA-C Joins the Great Falls Clinic Family Medicine Team  October 24, 2018 – The Great Falls Clinic is pleased to welcome McKinley Hallfrisch, PA-C, back to north central Montana and to our Family Medicine team at the Main… more

News The Clinic Times Newsletter – Volume 4, Issue 4

This month’s “The Clinic Times ” newsletter highlighting the Great Falls Clinic’s employee of the month, new provider information, health news and more. CLICK HERE to view and download PDF version.

News Welcome Maddie Johnson, PA-C, Walk-In!

Maddie Johnson, PA-C Joins the Great Falls Clinic Immediate Care Center October 29, 2018 – The Great Falls Clinic is pleased to welcome Maddie Johnson, PA-C, to the Great Falls community and to our Immediate Care Center at the Specialty… more

News Welcome Trevor Evans, CRNA, Anesthesia!

Trevor Evans, CRNA Joins the Great Falls Clinic Anesthesia Department October 8, 2018 – The Great Falls Clinic is pleased to welcome Trevor Evans, CRNA, to our Anesthesia team at the Hospital and Surgery Center. Trevor is experienced in delivering… more

News Welcome Russell Herring, DNP, Family Medicine!

Russell Herring, DNP Joins the Great Falls Clinic Northwest Family Medicine Team September 24, 2018 – The Great Falls Clinic is pleased to welcome Russell Herring, DNP, to the Great Falls community and to our Family Medicine team at the Northwest… more

News The Clinic Times Newsletter – Volume 4, Issue 3

This month’s “The Clinic Times ” newsletter highlighting the Great Falls Clinic’s employee of the month, new provider information, health news and more. CLICK HERE to view and download PDF version.

News The Clinic Times Newsletter – Volume 4, Issue 2

This month’s “The Clinic Times ” newsletter highlighting the Great Falls Clinic’s employee of the month, new provider information, health news and more. CLICK HERE to view and download PDF version.

News Welcome Dr. Paul Meiners, Pediatrics!

Paul Meiners, DO Joins the Great Falls Clinic Pediatrics Department July 31, 2018 – The Great Falls Clinic is pleased to welcome Paul Meiners, DO, pediatrician, to the Great Falls Clinic and to our Pediatrics department. Dr. Meiners recently completed… more

News Welcome Dr. Brandon McCafferty, Ophthalmology!

Brandon McCafferty, MD Joins the Great Falls Clinic/Ophthalmology/Vision Department June 29, 2018 – The Great Falls Clinic is pleased to welcome Brandon McCafferty, MD, ophthalmologist, to the Great Falls Clinic and to our Vision department. Dr. McCafferty is a Great… more

News Welcome Tom Scruggs, CRNA, Anesthesia!

Thomas Scruggs, CRNA Joins the Great Falls Clinic Anesthesia Department June 4, 2018 – The Great Falls Clinic is pleased to welcome Thomas Scruggs, CRNA, to our Anesthesia team at the Hospital and Surgery Center. Tom is experienced in delivering… more

News Welcome Connie Sherer, FNP, Endocrinology!

Connie Sherer, APRN, NP-C Joins the Great Falls Clinic Endocrinology Department May 7, 2018 – The Great Falls Clinic is pleased to welcome Connie Sherer, FNP, to our Endocrinology team at the Main Clinic. Connie will join endocrinologist Dr. Barry… more

News Cardiac Cath Lab Coming Soon to Great Falls Clinic

Cardiac cath lab coming to Great Falls Clinic in 2018 March 16, 2018 – Dr. Jorge Castriz and Dr. Michael Ritchie, both interventional cardiologists at the Great Falls Clinic, are excited to announce Great Falls Clinic will bring a cardiac… more

News Welcome Becky Wozniak, DNP, Family Medicine!

Becky Wozniak, DNP Joins the Great Falls Clinic Family Medicine Team March 20, 2018 – The Great Falls Clinic is pleased to welcome Becky Wozniak, DNP, to the Great Falls community and to our Family Medicine team at the Specialty… more

News Welcome Dr. Shawn Crook, Anesthesiologist!

Shawn Crook, DO, Joins the Great Falls Clinic Anesthesia Team The Great Falls Clinic is pleased to welcome Shawn Crook, DO, to the Great Falls community and to our anesthesia team at the Hospital and Surgery Center. Dr. Crook is a board… more

News Welcome Andrea Withey, Registered Dietitian!

Andrea Withey, RDN, Joins the Great Falls Clinic Endocrinology Department The Great Falls Clinic is pleased to welcome registered dietitian, Andrea Withey, to our Endocrinology team at the Main Clinic. Withey will join the endocrinology team to expand diabetes care and… more

News Prostate Cancer Screening – Clear as Mud

simple math, right? Well, that about explains the look I sometimes get when trying to explain prostate cancer screening to some of my patients. The topic can be hotly debated, controversial, and confusing even to medical experts. Yet, as a… more

News Child Passenger Safety with Every Ride, Every Time

There were 8,281 crashes in Montana in 2016 just in the winter months (November-February). There were 16,744 injuries sustained from these crashes and 47 of them were fatal. The winter months in Montana can make for dangerous road conditions, so… more

News Is the Anterior Hip Approach Right for You?

October 17, 2017 by Dr. Gregg Pike, Orthopedic Surgeon & Amanda Murray, RN, WCC, Orthopedic Destination Center Coordinator The direct anterior approach is a less invasive approach that highlights benefits such as a shorter incision, decreased length of stay, and… more

News Welcome Dr. Robert Henderson, Internal Medicine!

Robert Henderson, MD Joins the Great Falls Clinic to assist Internal Medicine and Endocrinology Patients The Great Falls Clinic is pleased to welcome board certified internist, Robert “Bob” Henderson, MD, to our Internal Medicine and Endocrinology Departments. Dr. Henderson will work… more

News Welcome Crystal Bahnson, CPNP, Pediatrics!

The Great Falls Clinic is pleased to welcome Crystal Bahnson, CPNP to our Pediatric team at the Great Falls Clinic Main Campus. Crystal will work alongside Drs. Nancy Maynard, Colleen Marron, and Jeffrey Scott to expand Pediatric care at the… more

News Welcome Dr. Andrew Lindekugel, DPM, Podiatry!

The Great Falls Clinic is pleased to welcome Dr. Andrew Lindekugel to our Podiatry team at the Foot & Ankle Clinic of Montana. Dr. Lindekugel will work alongside Dr. Ronald Ray and physical therapists Peggy Ray, Karin Steinke and Erica… more

News Gluten: Friend or Foe? by Sadie Russell, FNP

Gluten: Friend or Foe? Recent research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention / Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2017 Scientific Sessions suggests that eating more gluten may be associated with a lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes…. more

News What You Need To Know About Joint Replacement Surgery

by Dr. Nicholas Bonfilio, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon & Amanda Murray, RN, WCC, Orthopedic Destination Center Coordinator Knee and hip replacements are two of the most common elective surgeries performed in healthcare today. Before deciding to have a total joint replaced,… more

News Welcome Erica Bonilla, DPT, Physical Therapist!

The Great Falls Clinic is pleased to welcome Erica Bonilla, DPT, to the Foot and Ankle Clinic and to our Physical Therapy team. Erica will join physical therapists, Peggy Ray, DPT, and Karin Steinke, DPT, at the Foot and Ankle… more

News Welcome Michael Ritchie, MD, Cardiology!

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… more

News Welcome Sharon Lyons, FNP, Hospitalist!

The Great Falls Clinic is pleased to welcome Sharon Lyons, FNP, to the Great Falls Clinic hospitalist team. Sharon will join fellow hospitalists, Dr. Bob Maynard, Dr. Sherry Hong, PA Tim Sinton and FNP Aly Hinderager. Sharon has over five… more

News Welcome Ellen Sparks, PA-C, Cardiology!

The Great Falls Clinic is pleased to welcome Ellen Sparks, MS, PA-C, to our Cardiology department and to our team. Ellen will work alongside Dr. Jorge Castriz in Cardiology at the Heart Center located in the Specialty Clinic. Ellen is… more

News Welcome Kelly Underhill, MD, Radiation Oncologist!

The Great Falls Clinic is pleased to welcome Kelly Underhill, MD, to our Clinic Cancer Care and Radiation Oncology Department. Dr. Underhill treats both benign and malignant disease in her practice, and has a particular expertise in breast, gynecologic and… more

News Medicare Annual Wellness Visit Services

Great Falls Clinic Announces Medicare Annual Wellness Visit Services We are pleased to inform all Medicare patients that the Great Falls Clinic offers Medicare Annual Wellness Visits (MAWV). Here at the Great Falls Clinic, we believe the annual wellness visit… more

News Protect your erection with these tips

by Dr. Charles Wilson, MD, General Surgeon Erectile dysfunction becomes more common as men age. Very often, erectile dysfunction is a marker for poor cardiovascular health. But it does not have to be a normal part of aging. Men decide… more

News Great Falls Clinic Providers Move to Specialty Center

July 26, 2016 Great Falls Clinic Providers Move to Specialty Center The Great Falls Clinic Hospital opened in early January this year and as planned, the Immediate Care Center and Family Medicine department will relocate to improve access for emergent… more

News Katie Brown, PA, transitions practice to Dermatology

July 10, 2016 Great Falls Clinic provider transitions practice to Dermatology The Great Falls Clinic continually strives to enhance services and access to primary and specialty care. Currently Katie Brown, PA-C, formerly at the Northwest Clinic, has transitioned to working… more

News Welcome Ashley Wach, PA-C!

The Great Falls Clinic is pleased to welcome Ashley Wach, PA-C, to the Great Falls community and to our Walk-In Department in the Immediate Care Center. Ashley has experience in pediatric through geriatric family practice, urgent care, and emergency care…. more

News PCMH

Welcome to our Patient-Centered Medical Home! We are pleased to announce we are now a certified Patient-Centered Medical Home! Three of our locations have been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for achieving the status of Patient Centered Medical… more

News Welcome Jennalie Guthmiller, FNP, Family Medicine!

The Great Falls Clinic is pleased to welcome Jennalie Guthmiller, FNP, to the Great Falls community and to our Family Medicine team at the Northwest Clinic. Jennalie specializes in diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic healthcare and treatment plans for acute and… more

News Camping with Allergies

By Dr David Kluge Summertime in Montana means a bustle of activity.  For many, that activity includes heading to the mountains or lake to take in the beautiful scenery of Montana.  That also means getting back to nature.   For some,… more

News Benefits of Robotic Surgery

The Great Falls Clinic Hospital recently invested in a da Vinci Xi ™ Surgical System – expanding robotic surgery options in our community. What does that mean? And what is the da Vinci Surgical System? The da Vinci Surgical System… more

News National Hospital Week Puts Spotlight on People

Great Falls, Montana, May 11, 2016 – A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick,… more

News Welcome Dr. Kenneth Evans, Au.D., Audiology!

The Great Falls Clinic is pleased to welcome Kenneth Evans, Au.D., to our team. Dr. Evans will work closely with Otolaryngologists Dr. David Kluge and Dr. Brian Thomas at the Great Falls Specialty Center to provide comprehensive hearing services.  Dr…. more

News Welcome Brian Foster, PA-C, Emergency Medicine!

The Great Falls Clinic is pleased to welcome Brian Foster, PA-C, to our new Emergency Department team. Brian recently finished his provider training in Portland, Oregon and is excited to begin helping patients in our Emergency Department in Great Falls,… more

News Welcome Tina Woldtvedt, MPT, Physical Therapy!

The Great Falls Clinic is pleased to welcome Tina Woldtvedt, MPT, to the Great Falls Clinic and to our Physical Therapy department. Tina will join physical therapists, Patti Jo Lane, PT, Julie Bliss, MPT, Lisa Grossman, PT and Donna Parker,… more

News Welcome Kevin McCafferty, MD, Emergency Medicine!

The Great Falls Clinic is pleased to welcome Kevin McCafferty, MD, to our new Emergency Department team. Dr. McCafferty has over 31 years of emergency medicine experience and is excited to continue helping patients in the Great Falls community. Dr…. more

News A Letter to Our Patients

  To Our Patients, As you may know, the Great Falls Clinic Hospital will open its new location on January 5, 2016. As our community prepares for the introduction of a second emergency department in 2016, we wanted to jointly… more

News Welcome back Mark Seal, MD, Urologist!

The Great Falls Clinic is pleased to welcome back Mark Seal, MD, to our Urology Department and our team. Dr. Seal specializes in adult and pediatric urology. He is board certified in urology and is actively involved in the American… more

Awards Great Falls Clinic Hospital Achieves AAHHS Accreditation

Great Falls Clinic Hospital Achieves AAHHS Accreditation The Great Falls Clinic Hospital has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Hospitals and Health Systems (AAHHS). Accreditation distinguishes the Great Falls Clinic Hospital from many other facilities by proving they provide… more

News Welcome Aly Hinderager, APRN FNP-BC, Hospitalist!

The Great Falls Clinic is pleased to welcome Aly Hinderager, MSN, BSN, APRN, FNP-BC, to the Great Falls community and to our hospitalist team. Aly will join fellow hospitalists, Dr. Bob Maynard, Dr. Sherry Hong and PA Tim Sinton. Aly… more

News Welcome Sharla Hart, MD, Emergency Medicine!

The Great Falls Clinic is pleased to welcome Sharla Hart, MD, to the Great Falls community and to our new Emergency Department team. Dr. Hart has over six years of family medicine and over nine years of emergency medicine experience… more

News Welcome Chris Grotbo, FNP-C and Leah Schwandt, PA-C!

Chris Grotbo, MSN, FNP-C and Leah Schwandt, PA-C Join the Great Falls Clinic Family Medicine Department The Great Falls Clinic is pleased to welcome Chris Grotbo, MSN, FNP-C and Leah Schwandt, PA-C, to the Great Falls community and to our… more

News Dr. Hodson Declared Board Certified

Dr. Daniel Hodson Board Certified in Foot and Reconstructive/Rearfoot Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery Great Falls Clinic Podiatrist Daniel Hodson, DPM was recently declared board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle… more

Awards Great Falls Clinic Hospital Named 5-Star Hospital

Great Falls Clinic Hospital recently earned a five star rating for patient satisfaction from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This recognition is based on feedback from patients who have experienced our care first hand. We take pride in knowing that our patients… more

News Welcome Tyler Sorensen, MD to Great Falls Clinic!

Tyler Sorensen, MD Joins the Great Falls Clinic/Ophthalmology/Vision Department July 22, 2015 – The Great Falls Clinic is pleased to welcome Tyler Sorensen, MD, ophthalmologist, to the Great Falls Clinic and to our Vision department. Dr. Sorensen will join medical… more

News Point-Counterpoint featuring Dr. Ronald Ray, DPM

PodiatryToday Issue Number: Volumne 28 – Issue 5 – May 2015 Author(s): William Fishco, DPM, FACFAS, and Ronald Ray, DPM, FACFAS   Point-Counterpoint: Should You Release Soft Tissues For A Bunionectomy featuring Dr. Ronald Ray, DPM Emphasizing examples of sound… more

News Clinic Expansion Leads to Provider Move

Great Falls Clinic Providers Move to Main Clinic The Great Falls Clinic Replacement Hospital is scheduled to be completed late in December. In anticipation of the opening, several departments of the Great Falls Clinic Specialty Center will transition into new… more

News Case Study: Nicolau Syndrome by Lori Henderson, RN, DON

WCET Journal Volumne 35 Number 1 – January/March 2015 Case Study: Nicolau syndrome Lori Henderson, RN, BSN Director of Nursing at the Great Falls Clinic Great Falls, MT Karen Zulkowski, DNS, RN College of Nursing, Montana State University of Bozeman… more

News Great Falls Clinic Laboratories Recognized

GOOD NEWS! GREAT FALLS CLINIC LABORATORIES  RECOGNIZED FOR QUALITY LABORATORY SERVICES The Great Falls Clinic Main, Northwest and ICC laboratories have met all criteria for Laboratory Accreditation by COLA, a national healthcare accreditation organization. Accreditation is given only to laboratories… more

News Four Facts About Pediatrics by Nicole White, CPNP

By Nicole White, MS, RN, CPNP Northwest Clinic – 1600 Divsion Road 406-268-1600 Car Seats. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends rear facing car seats until age two. Children are frequently turned around early due to parents misunderstanding of the… more

Uncategorized FAQ by Internal Medicine

When should I have my blood pressure checked and treated? Blood pressure varies during the day, so to monitor blood pressure it needs to be done in the morning, midday, late afternoon or at night. Normal blood pressure is usually… more

News Pertussis Information

With cases of pertussis being confirmed in Cascade County, we wanted to provide some additional information to educate our patients and the community. The City-County Health Department in Great Falls shared a fact sheet with us and we wanted to… more

News DOT Mandates Changes in Physical Exam Procedures

Department of Transportation Mandates New Changes in Physical Exam Procedures The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, which establishes requirements for truck and bus drivers (Commercial Driver’s Licenses), has issued new and more stringent rules for Department of Transportation (DOT)… more

News If the shoe fits…

Written by: DR. DANIEL HODSON One of the most frequent questions I am asked as a Podiatrist is, “why feet?” In a world where specialization is much more the norm, and you can see a specialist for just about any… more

News Announcement of Replacement Hospital

Great Falls Clinic announces plans for replacement hospital Written by Briana Wipf Tribune Staff Writer   The Great Falls Clinic announced plans Tuesday to build a facility adjacent to its existing Specialty Center that will house a 19-bed hospital, operating… more

Event Great Falls Clinic Welcomes Director of Anesthesiology

We are pleased to announce that anesthesiologist, Dr. Mitch McKamey, will begin practice with the Great Falls Clinic! Prior to Great Falls, Dr. McKamey worked as the Director of Anesthesiology at the University of Missouri Health Systems!  Dr. McKamey and his… more

Uncategorized My Clinic Care

This online tool will allow you flexibility to access your health information and other resources on your own time and between visits to the Great Falls Clinic. The Patient Portal—My Clinic Care is available over the Internet, which means 24… more

News Appointment of New Chief Executive Officer

January 27, 2014 Great Falls Clinic Announces Appointment of New Chief Executive Officer GREAT FALLS, MT – Vicki Newmiller, RN, BSN, MHA, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Great Falls Clinic, Great Falls Clinic Surgery Center, and… more

News Welcome Back Thomas Warr, MD

The Great Falls Clinic is pleased to welcome Thomas Alan Warr, MD, FACP (A Fellow in the American College of Physicians), to the Great Falls community and to our Clinic Cancer Care team. Dr. Warr will join medical oncologist Dr…. more

Meet Our Providers

Erica Bonilla, DPT

Physical Therapy

Andrew Lindekugel, DPM

Ambulatory Surgery Center

Podiatry / Podiatric Surgery

Michael Ritchie, MD

Echocardiography

Heart Center

Brandon McCafferty, MD

Ophthalmology

Optical Center

Andrea Withey, RDN

Endocrinology

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