David Gaitonde, MD

Specialties: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
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Primary Location:

SCL Health Medical Group - Billings Diabetes

2900 12th Ave N Ste 160W
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406-237-8500
MyChart Provider Yes

Dr. Gaitonde believes endocrinology is an exciting and complex field, requiring an in-depth understanding of how disruptions in hormones affect multiple organ systems. He believes there are incredible opportunities to make a positive impact on a patient’s health and reduce the long-term risk of severe complications from diseases like diabetes and osteoporosis.

"I want to provide medical care that is of high value to the patient. For me that starts with understanding who they are and what their story is. If an evaluation uncovers an endocrine disorder, then we will work together to find an effective treatment plan. If no endocrine disease is found, I will provide the patient with alternative diagnoses for their symptoms and guide them in the right direction."


Prior to joining SCL Health, New Jersey native David Gaitonde, MD practiced medicine in Fort Gordon, Georgia. He also served 21 years as an active duty physician in the United States Army. Caring for soldiers and their families is one of his greatest honors, and has helped him appreciate the sacrifices that ordinary Americans make for their country and family.

To recharge, Dr. Gaitonde enjoys hiking, photography, music and the outdoors. He was also involved in student ministry in Georgia. He loved investing in the lives of high school students and being a small part of their faith journey.

  • American Board of IM/Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Medical School
  • Madigan Army Medical Center
  • Walter Reed National Medical Center GME-after 1997
St. Vincent Healthcare
Patient Ratings (70)
Overall Rating
4.5 out of 5
Provider discussed treatment options
4.5 out of 5
Provider showed concern
4.5 out of 5
Provider explained things clearly
4.4 out of 5
Provider included you in decisions
4.5 out of 5
Likelihood of recommending this provider
4.5 out of 5
Extent to which Care Provider listened
4.5 out of 5

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Patient Reviews (8)

He seemed very rushed to get me out the door without any regard for my concerns. I had many questions left unasked because he didn't give me the opportunity to ask them.


Excellent first visit!


Physician was very condescending in his dialogue.


*Dr. Gaitonde was very attentive, listened to my concerns - offered several suggestions for the meds I'd be possibly taking along with side effects. Was personable and kind.


i loved Dr. G - He was extremely professional, asked alot of questions and provided detailed information. i REALLY liked him and felt confident about what he told me - options for treatment- and his opinions on treatments. The office visit was very pleasing - so glad I chose this doctor - extremely satisfying.


Dr. Gaitonde is one of the most compassionate, efficient and knowledgeable physicians I have ever seen.


Do not let this endocrinologist leave he is SMART.


Excellent physician. Helped guide me how & deal with complex problem.

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