Montana Family Medicine Residency announces 2021 graduates | Success Stories

Montana Family Medicine Residency announces 2021 graduates | Success Stories

Eight family doctors graduated on June 30 from the Montana Family Medicine Residency, based at RiverStone Health. These physicians completed three years of rigorous study and work at RiverStone Health, Billings Clinic and St. Vincent Healthcare.

Founded in 1995, the residency was the first ever established in Montana and one of the first in the nation to be based at a community health center. There are 24 residents in training now and a majority of graduates continue to practice in Montana.

Stephen Asay, MD


Dr. Stephen Asay, M.D., will be moving to Worland, Wyo., to work at Hot Springs Health-Outpatient, Inpatient and Emergency.

Shaleen Doctor, MD


Dr. Shaleen Doctor, M.D., is moving to Woodburn, Ore., for a one-year fellowship in obstetrics. She plans to return to Montana after completing her fellowship.

Dr. David Goodwin, M.D., will be moving to Helena to work as a hospitalist at St. Peter’s Health.

David Goodwin


Dr. Erin Hixson, M.D., has joined the Montana Family Medicine Residency as junior faculty and will continue as a staff physician at RiverStone Health Clinics.

Jennifer Erin Hixson, MD


Dr. Andrew Lester, D.O., is moving to Townsend to work for St. Peter’s Health in an outpatient clinic.

Andrew Lester, D0


Dr. Brook Murphy, M.D., will practice medicine in Miles City at Billings Clinic-Inpatient & Outpatient Medicine. He will also work at Holy Rosary Healthcare in the emergency department.