About Us

The Family Medicine Center is a group of physicians who specialize in providing primary care for people of all ages, from newborns to the elderly. Our doctors manage most of your family’s healthcare needs.  Should you require the services of another specialist, our doctors can help you select the best one for your situation and coordinate your care.

 

BOARD CERTIFICATION

Our doctors are all highly skilled, capable and experienced. They are all board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.  To qualify for board certification, physicians received a Doctor of Medicine Degree from an accredited medical school and completed a three-year residency in the specialty of family medicine, where they received advanced training in pediatrics, gynecology, obstetrics, internal medicine, cardiology, psychiatry, geriatrics, orthopedics, dermatology, minor surgery and preventive medicine. In order to certify for diplomat status, they passed a comprehensive examination in family medicine and continually update their skills and education and regularly complete an examination required by the American Board of Family Medicine.  In addition to high marks for education and ability, our doctors genuinely care about their patients and treat them as individuals.

Our medical staff leads a healthcare team that includes nurses, lab technicians and office personnel.  We are committed to ensuring that your healthcare needs are met in an efficient and compassionate manner.  Our staff members have completed specific educational and training requirements to insure your care is delivered with compassion and expertise.  The quality of our service is a source of pride for all of our employees.

 

Our Physicians:

  • Brett Heath, M.D.
  • Brenda Kirkland, M.D.
  • Randy Stewart, M.D.
  • Nicolett Weston, FNP-C

 

Brett Heath, M.D.

heathDr. Heath has practiced Family Medicine in Hamilton since 2000.  He was born and raised in Utah.  Dr. Heath enjoys the full spectrum of care offered in Family Medicine.  Dr. Heath and his wife, Lavon, have 3 sons and 1 daughter.  His outside interests include, skiing, Golf, fly fishing and hunting.

  • Medical Education:  University of Utah: 1996
  • Residency:  University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: 1999
  • Affiliations:
    • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Credentials:
    • Board Qualified:
      • American Board of Family Medicine: 1999
      • Recertification 2006, 2016

 

Brenda Kirkland, M.D.

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Dr. Kirkland is originally from Wisconsin. Prior to relocating to Hamilton and beginning work at the Family Medicine Center, She practiced as a Family Physician for St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, MT for 15 years. She is experienced in the full spectrum of family medical care including obstetrics, pediatrics, inpatient and outpatient adult medicine.  Special interests include women’s health and wellness as well as mental health services. She has also devoted time to teaching medical residents and nurse practitioner students.

Dr. Kirkland is married with three children. Hobbies include trail running, 4H leader, skiing, and exploring the state of Montana.

  • Medical Education:  University of Arizona College of Medicine: 2000
  • Residency: Montana Family Practice Residency, Billings, Montana
  • Affiliations:
    • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Credentials:
    • Board Qualified:
      • American Board of Family Medicine: 2013

 

Randy Stewart, M.D.

stewartDr. Stewart has practiced family medicine in Hamilton since 1980.   Dr. Stewart grew up in Kansas.  He and his wife, Jadene moved to Hamilton for the lifestyle and raised their two daughters here. Dr. Stewart has served as chief of the medical staff and as a member of the board of directors for Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital.

  • Medical Education:  University of Kansas, 1977
  • Residency:  Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, KS: 1977-1980
  • Affiliations:
    • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Credentials:
    • Board Qualified:
      • American Board of Family Medicine: 1980
      • Recertified – 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004, 2014

 

Nicolett Weston, FNP-C

stewartNicolett was born and raised in Hamilton, MT. She has provided family medicine in the Bitterroot Valley since 2008. She has over 13 years of experience including emergency and cardiothoracic intensive care nursing. Nicolett enjoys caring for the entire family with special interest in women’s health, pediatrics and dermatology. Nicolett and her husband, Brad, have two sons and twin daughters. Her outside interests include biking, most outdoor activities and art. She enjoys watching and supporting youth sports and programs. She also works with Emma’s House, a children’s advocacy center for abused and neglected children.

  • Medical Education: Montana State University, 2008
  • Affiliations:
    • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Credentials:
    • Certification:
      • American Association of Nurse Practitioners: 2008
      • Recertified – 2013