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St. James Healthcare

Our Team – Primary Care

We have a large network of primary care doctors with diverse experience so you can find a doctor close to you who meets your health needs.

Find a doctor for you and your family

Our online directory makes it easy for you to choose a primary care doctor or advanced practice provider, such as a nurse practitioner or physician assistant. You can search by location, look for a doctor you’ve heard of, or explore the list of providers to find the one best suited to you. For your convenience, you can also schedule appointments online with many of our doctors and advanced practice providers.

Our doctors

Our primary care doctors are licensed as either doctors of medicine (M.D.) or doctors of osteopathic medicine (D.O.). Both are fully-licensed and trained doctors, who provide a full range of primary care services with slight differences in focus.

  • M.D. – Doctors of medicine practice allopathic medicine, which concentrates on the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions. An M.D. might be a little more focused on diagnosing and treating specific symptoms. For example, an M.D. might diagnose high blood pressure and prescribe medication to help lower it.
  • D.O. – Doctors of osteopathic medicine focus on the whole person and consider how all parts of the body work together in making their decisions about diagnosis and treatment. They place a special emphasis on preventing disease and typically have more training on how bones and muscles work together. For example, a D.O. might diagnose high blood pressure, prioritize finding the cause, apply alternative methods of treatment and prescribe medication, if needed.

Advanced practice providers

Our care team includes nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs), also known as Advanced Practice Providers. NPs and PAs both have advanced degrees and specialized training and provide high quality, patient-focused care. Both diagnose and treat acute and chronic conditions, prescribe medications and often manage a patient's overall care.

At the practice level, there are two key differences between PAs and NPs.

  • PAs are trained to practice medicine using a curriculum modeled on medical school education. NPs are trained in the advanced practice of nursing.
  • PAs are educated in general medicine. NPs choose a population focus, e.g., family medicine.

To find out more about these two providers please visit the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Association of Physician’s Assistants.

Nurses and medical assistants

Nurses and medical assistants are an essential part of our team. They provide care and guidance, help you manage minor symptoms and conditions, conduct certain screenings, answer questions and more. These qualified care providers may be able to provide you care sooner and help contain your medical costs.

Physician groups

When you choose a primary care doctor in one of our physician groups you’re not just choosing that doctor. You’re choosing specialists your doctor can seamlessly connect you to - from plastic surgeons to heart specialists. You’re choosing the full services of our hospitals for any medical issue you or your family might have. And you’re choosing a system fully connected by MyChart so our doctors can share your medical records securely and easily.

Patient Centered Medical Home

Some of our clinics practice a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) philosophy of care, focused on five pillars of care:

  • Comprehensive care
  • Patient-centered
  • Coordinated care
  • Accessible services
  • Quality and safety

The goal of PCMH is to provide high-quality, accessible healthcare designed around your needs.

Tony Ballensky, NP

Specialties: Family Medicine
Primary Location:
SCL Health Medical Group - Butte
435 S Crystal St Ste 300
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-496-3600
Fax: 406-496-3653
Accepting New Patients Yes

Melissa Blue, NP

Specialties: Family Medicine
Primary Location:
Montana Orthopedics
435 S Crystal St Ste 400
Butte, MT 59701
Primary Location:
SCL Health Medical Group - Butte
435 S Crystal St Ste 300
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-496-3600
Fax: 406-496-3653
Accepting New Patients Yes

Serena Brewer, DO

Specialties: Family Medicine
Primary Location:
Southwest Montana Community Health Center
445 Centennial Ave
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-723-4075
Fax: 406-723-3059

Michael Caselnova, MD

Specialties: Family Medicine
Primary Location:
Sound Physicians
400 S Clark ST
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 970-298-2273
Fax: 406-723-2584

David Chamberlain, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine
Primary Location:
Mercury Street Medical
300 W Mercury St
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-723-1300
Fax: 406-723-1310
Accepting New Patients Yes

Veronica Champer, NP

Specialties: Family Medicine
Primary Location:
SCL Health Medical Group - Boulder
214 S Main St
Boulder, MT 59632
Phone: 406-225-4201
Fax: 406-225-9161
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Michael Chan, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Primary Location:
St James Healthcare Hospitalist
400 S Clark St
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-723-2781
Fax: 406-723-2480

Danika Clark, DO

Specialties: Family Medicine
Primary Location:
SCL Health Medical Group - Butte
435 S Crystal St Ste 300
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-496-3600
Fax: 406-496-3653
MyChart Provider Yes

Thomas Frohwein, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine
Primary Location:
Sound Physicians
400 S Clark ST
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 970-298-2273
Fax: 406-723-2584

Wendy Grace, MD

Specialties: Family Medicine
Primary Location:
Sound Physicians
1301 Solana Blvd
Westlake, TX 76262
Primary Location:
Southwest Montana Community Health Center
445 Centennial Ave
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-723-4075
Fax: 406-723-3059
Accepting New Patients Yes

Joe Gregory, DO

Specialties: Internal Medicine
Primary Location:
SCL Health Medical Group - Butte
435 S Crystal St Ste 300
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-496-3600
Fax: 406-496-3653
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Dannielle Hall, PA

Specialties: Family Medicine
Primary Location:
SCL Health Medical Group - Butte
435 S Crystal St Ste 300
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-496-3600
Fax: 406-496-3653
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

William Hull, DO

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine
Primary Location:
International Heart Institute Butte MT
435 S Crystal St Ste 240
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-496-3602
Fax: 406-496-3110

Mark Kishbaugh, PA

Specialties: Family Medicine
Primary Location:
SCL Health Medical Group - Boulder
214 S Main St
Boulder, MT 59632
Phone: 406-225-4201
Fax: 406-225-9161
MyChart Provider Yes

Lori Lagerquist, PA

Specialties: Family Medicine
Primary Location:
SCL Health Medical Group - Boulder
214 S Main St
Boulder, MT 59632
Phone: 406-225-4201
Fax: 406-225-9161
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Melchisedek Margaris, MD

Specialties: Family Medicine
Primary Location:
Sound Physicians
400 S Clark ST
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 970-298-2273
Fax: 406-723-2584

Micaul Mcclafferty, PA

Specialties: Family Medicine
Primary Location:
SCL Health Medical Group - Butte
435 S Crystal St Ste 300
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-496-3600
Fax: 406-496-3653
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Kathren McGree, DO

Specialties: Family Medicine
Primary Location:
SCL Health Medical Group - Butte
435 S Crystal St Ste 300
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-496-3600
Fax: 406-496-3653
MyChart Provider Yes

Brianna Mew, DO

Specialties: Family Medicine
Primary Location:
SCL Health Medical Group - Butte
435 S Crystal St Ste 300
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-496-3600
Fax: 406-496-3653
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

George Mulcaire-Jones, MD

Specialties: Family Medicine
Primary Location:
SCL Health Medical Group - Butte
435 S Crystal St Ste 300
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-496-3600
Fax: 406-496-3653
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Shenelle Schoenfeld, DO

Specialties: Family Medicine
Primary Location:
SCL Health Medical Group - Butte
435 S Crystal St Ste 300
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-496-3600
Fax: 406-496-3653
MyChart Provider Yes

Lisa Sessions, MD

Specialties: Family Medicine
Primary Location:
Southwestern Montana Community Clinic
700 W Gold St
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-563-4750
Fax: 406-782-2098
Accepting New Patients Yes

Taisha Sharon, PA

Specialties: Family Medicine
Primary Location:
SCL Health Medical Group - Butte
435 S Crystal St Ste 300
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-496-3600
Fax: 406-496-3653
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Christoffer Spoja, DO

Specialties: Internal Medicine
Primary Location:
SVH Hospitalist Service
1233 N 30th St
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406-237-3850
Fax: 406-237-3855
Accepting New Patients Yes

Christopher Spooner, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine
Primary Location:
Holy Rosary Healthcare Clinic
2600 Wilson St
Miles City, MT 59301
Phone: 406-233-2600
Fax: 406-233-2553
Accepting New Patients Yes

Jacob Taverna, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Primary Location:
SCL Health Medical Group - Butte
435 S Crystal St Ste 300
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-496-3600
Fax: 406-496-3653
MyChart Provider Yes

Jennifer Ting, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine
Primary Location:
Sound Physicians
400 S Clark ST
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 970-298-2273
Fax: 406-723-2584

Craig Treptow, MD

Specialties: Family Medicine, Family Medicine
Primary Location:
SVH Hospitalist Service
1233 N 30th St
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406-237-3850
Fax: 406-237-3855
Accepting New Patients Yes

Bryan Webb, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine
Primary Location:
Express Care
435 S Crystal St
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-723-2951
Fax: 406-496-3609

Derek Williams, MD

Specialties: Family Medicine
Primary Location:
St. James Emergency Physicians
400 S Clark St
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-723-2500
Fax: 406-723-2584
Accepting New Patients Yes

Erin Williams-Leber, PA

Specialties: Family Medicine
Primary Location:
Mercury Street Medical
300 W Mercury St
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-723-1300
Fax: 406-723-1310

Shawna Yates, DO

Specialties: Family Medicine
Primary Location:
Southwest Montana Community Health Center
445 Centennial Ave
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-723-4075
Fax: 406-723-3059

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