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News Welcome Dr. Kuykendall and Lisa Edmister, Women’s Health!

May 26, 2020 – The Great Falls Clinic is pleased to welcome Julie Kuykendall, MD and Lisa Edmister, APRN-CNM to our Women’s Health team. Dr. Kuykendall and Lisa will work together to begin and expand the Great Falls Clinic’s Women’s Health Department and gynecology services. Dr. Kuykendall and Lisa will retire their local obstetrics practice to begin a full practice of women’s health and gynecology services at the Great Falls Clinic. Dr. Kuykendall and Lisa both look forward to joining the Great Falls Clinic team and remaining local in the community.

Julie Kuykendall, MD

Dr. Kuykendall specializes in all aspects of women’s health and gynecological procedures including wellness exams, family planning, fertility treatment, management of heavy or abnormal bleeding and minimally invasive surgery. She has a special interest in a holistic approach to women’s wellness that is tailored to each individual’s health care priorities.

Dr. Kuykendall began her education at the University of California in Davis, California where she earned her Bachelor of Science in 1992. She then went on to receive her Doctorate in Medicine degree at the University of California in Irvine, California in 1997. In 2001, she completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the University of California Medical Center in Irvine, California. Shortly after completing her residency, she accepted a job and moved to Great Falls, Montana where she has practiced locally for almost 20 years.

Lisa Edmister

Lisa Edmister, APRN, CNM

Lisa Edmister, APRN-CNM specializes in all aspects of women’s health, including office procedures, well-woman exams, primary care of women, contraception including IUDs and Nexplanon, EMBs, biopsies, STI testing and treatment, weight loss options and depression and anxiety. She takes special interest in partnering with women to achieve overall health and well-being.

Lisa began her education at Carroll College in Helena, Montana where she graduated summa cum laude with honors with her Bachelor of Arts in Nursing in 1993. Lisa worked as a register nurse across Montana from 1993 until 2012 when she received her Master of Science in Nurse Midwifery at the University of Cincinnati. Lisa then began her practice as a nurse practitioner and midwife in the Great Falls community and has practiced locally for eight years.

Dr. Kuykendall will begin seeing patients at the Great Falls Clinic July 6, 2020. She is currently accepting new patients and physician referrals at the Great Falls Clinic – Main Campus, 1400 29th Street South. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 406-454-2171 or visit www.gfclinic.com.

Lisa Edmister, APRN, will begin seeing patients at the Great Falls Clinic August 5, 2020. She is currently accepting new patients at the Great Falls Clinic – Main Campus, 1400 29th Street South. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 406-454-2171 or visit www.gfclinic.com.

 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

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