NEW Chart Access for Patients

Beginning Monday, Oct. 14, Ravalli Family Medicine will be transitioning to a new online patient portal. This will give our  patients easier access to their own medical charts as well as a simple way to communicate with their provider – without playing phone tag.

We strongly encourage you to register yourself for this new service. This is the future of primary care: a way for you to take control of your care by viewing your own chart and communicating easily and effectively with your provider. When you register, it makes it easier for us to provide you with personal, efficient care.

Who Is Billing Me?

You came to Ravalli Family Medicine for your routine check-up. We ran some tests, told you everything looked good, and you thought that was the end. Then you received a medical bill from a facility you’ve never been to! What’s going on?

When we run tests, they are often sent to outside sources for processing. Sometimes we bill you directly for these tests, but often we will allow the other facility to bill you for the services they’ve rendered. Because we’ve put the billing in their hands, when you call us with questions about your outside bill, we usually don’t have the answers. If you receive a bill from any of the following entities and you have questions or concerns, please call them directly.

Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital: 406-363-2211

LabCorp: 1-800-845-6167

Community Medical Center: 406-728-4100

Measles: What You Need to Know

2019 has brought one of the largest outbreaks of measles in the U.S. since it was declared eliminated from this country in 2000. Since Jan. 1, there have been 555 confirmed cases of measles in 20 different states (data as of April 11), and those numbers are rising quickly. Although there have been no confirmed cases of measles in the state of Montana in many years, it is always best to be prepared. With that in mind, here’s what you need to know about measles to keep yourself and your family safe.

Prevention and Treatment of Heat Illness


The “dog days of summer” are certainly upon us again and incidence of both heat exhaustion and heat stroke are rising.  It is important to know the difference between these two heat related illnesses and how to prevent and treat them in the field before one gets to a medical facility.

American Diabetes Alert Day

March 24th is American Diabetes Alert Day. An estimated 29 million Americans have this disease. Although we have many medications to treat this condition, prevention is much more important.

Go Red For Women!

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Most women are accustomed to being screened for breast cancer with mammography and cervical cancer with pap smear testing.  But, many women forget that they are at risk of diseases that have nothing to do with their gender, such as heart disease.

Healthy Drinking Guidelines

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. People set up the new exercise equipment they got for Christmas or dust off their running shoes and get back to the gym.  Diets come and go while we try to find the easy solution to weight loss.  This time of year, it is helpful to look not just at exercise and food, but also at alcohol consumption. 

Informational Health Websites

Here at Ravalli Family Medicine, we encourage our patients to become educated about their health.  That starts with signing up for internet-based access to your medical records.  All patients with an email address can sign up for this service.

The internet is also full of resources to assist in becoming and staying healthy.  A few of the websites that we encourage our patients to utilize include: