At Blue Mountain Clinic we strive to give you the best care possible. That starts with our award-winning providers.
Dr. Eric Ravitz
Dr. Eric Ravitz is a Board Certified Family Practitioner with 42 years of experience. In addition to general family medicine, he has special interests in preventative health care, internal medicine problems, and psychiatry. Though trained in traditional western medicine in a military hospital, Dr. Ravitz is welcoming of other complimentary approaches to health care management. Good communication is also a highly prized aspect of Dr. Ravitz’ style of practice. He always tries to make sure all questions and concerns are addressed during patient encounters. In addition, Dr. Ravitz has been honored as “Best Doctor” for the Independent’s “Best of Missoula” for 11 straight years!
Vasa Parsons, MSW, LCSW
Dr. Caitlin Blau
Dr. Caitlin Blau is a graduate of the Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana here in Missoula. She went to medical school at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in the San Francisco Bay Area, and did her undergraduate studies at Fairhaven College at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.
The opportunity to work at Blue Mountain Clinic was one of the reasons she chose to move to Montana for residency three years ago. Dr. Banks has been an integral part of her training and she feels honored to be stepping into her role at Blue Mountain. Dr Blau is passionate about full-spectrum family medicine, particularly stigmatized care such as abortions, transgender medicine, substance use disorders, mental health, and chronic pain. She believes everyone deserves access to patient-centered care with transparent medical information and shared decision making.
From Dr Blau –
“I’m thrilled to be setting down roots in this beautiful state, and I can’t wait to start serving our local community. Come and chat with me about your health care needs!”
Alison Charman, ARNP
Kelly Polus, PA-C
Kelly Polus is a Physician Assistant Certified practicing in Family Medicine. She graduated from the University of Montana in 1996 with a double major in Social Work and Psychology. At UM, she specialized in women’s studies and volunteering at the Sexual Assault Recovery Services and YWCA. After graduating, she worked at the Bozeman Area Battered Women’s Network as a child advocate, volunteer coordinator and crisis line staff member. During that time, Kelly also worked as an Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic. It was during her time working as a paramedic that she decided to pursue her interest in medicine. Kelly attended a Physician Assistant Program in Buffalo, New York, where she graduated from D’Youville college, and received her degree as a PA. Upon returning to Missoula, Kelly began to integrate her social work skills along with women’s studies and medicine. Today she enjoys a practice at Blue Mountain Clinic, meeting the needs of a diverse clientele. Kelly focuses on women’s reproductive health and education, as well as family medicine. Kelly is dedicated to providing quality health care to all patients, as well as listening to patient’s concerns and addressing their needs.
Nicole Muskett, PA-C
Nicole’s love of travel has taken her to many places including a semester abroad at the University of Cambridge in London during the 2012 summer Olympics and as a volunteer with Missoula Medical Aid bringing health care to those living in rural Honduras. She’s also dedicated time to First Descents, a kayak camp for young adults with cancer paddling near Glacier National Park.
Prior to PA school, Nicole worked as a medical assistant where she gained valuable insight into the healthcare needs of our community and she looks forward to giving back as Blue Mountain Clinic’s newest PA.
Nicole is especially passionate about reproductive health, diabetes management, and preventive medicine for all shapes, sizes, ages, and genders! When she is not caring for her community, you’ll find her the Glacier Ice Rink, Snowbowl, or up Mount Sentinel with her pups.
Dr. Deanna Phinney
Dr. Phinney was born and raised in Billings and attended MSU. She went to medical school at the University of Washington and completed her residency in family medicine at Swedish Hospital in Seattle.
Dr. Phinney and her family moved back to Montana over 20 years ago. She has worked in and around Missoula for almost all of that time. She has two children. Her lovely daughter lives in Missoula and her handsome son lives in Washington DC. Her daughter works in grants and ministration and her son is a writer and teachers architect tour to high school students. She has four amazing grandchildren, all boys.
Her hobbies are to garden in the summer knit in the winter and walk with her dogs all year long.
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