Family Practice

Family Practice and Pediatrics

Care for you and your family.

We’re proud to offer a range of  Family Practice and Pediatric services at our office. If you have questions about a specific service, you may call the office during regular business hours for more information at (406) 761-7924.

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Family Practice Q & A

Q: What Is Family Practice?

A: Family medicine, or family practice, is a medical specialty devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages. The specialist is named a family physician or family doctor.

Q: Why does my family need a family doctor?

A: Everyone should have a family doctor, even if they don’t have a current health problem. Family doctors are trained in preventive medicine. Preventing or avoiding a health problem is better than having to treat or manage one. Your family doctor can help keep you and your family healthy.

Family doctors are trained to treat all areas of care. These include:

  • Infant to elderly care.
  • Chronic conditions, such as diabetes, asthma, and heart disease.
  • Ear, nose and throat care.
  • Mental and behavioral health care.
  • Bone and joint care.
  • Eye care.
  • Well-woman care and family planning.
  • Basic testing, such as X-rays.
  • Minor surgical procedures.
  • Emergency medical care.

Q: How do I choose a family doctor?

A: There are several ways to find the right family doctor. Talk to your friends and family. They may have a recommendation. Check your insurance to see get a list of doctors in your insurance network.

Once you have recommendations, call their offices to get more information. Important questions to ask include:

  • Are they taking new patients?
  • Do they accept your insurance?
  • What are their office hours?
  • Do they have after-hour walk-in hours?
  • Do they have on-call hours?
  • What is the average wait time to get an appointment with the doctor?
  • What hospital does the doctor use?
  • How many doctors are in the practice?
  • Do they perform labs and imaging tests in the office? If not, do they refer patients to a place that is in your insurance network?