Our providers are experts... and great people too!
Val Amstadt, Physician Assistant (PA), the July 2017 CCH Provider of the Month.
Val joined the medical staff as a physician assistant (PA) in 2014 to provide
care at the Campbell County Medical Group
Kid Clinic, a primary care clinic developed in a unique partnership between Campbell
County Health and
Campbell County School District and located in a former elementary school building.
A native of Wisconsin, Val did her undergraduate work at the
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse and completed a Master of Science degree and Physician Assistant program at
Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL. Though she was always a good student with an interest
in science, Val initially thought about becoming a teacher until a close
friend developed a serious medical condition. Val got to know the PA who
was treating her friend and found him to be a very caring person and a
good practitioner—she wanted to emulate him.
Before coming to Gillette Val worked the overnight shift at
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee in the pediatric emergency department. She practiced with
physicians, advanced practice providers and medical residents and often
exercised autonomy in decisions regarding patient care in a fast paced
environment with many different medical challenges. She believes this
was good preparation for her position at the Kid Clinic, where she is
the sole medical practitioner.
Val is grateful for the support of
Dr. Dave Fall, her medical director and supervising physician, and CCMG
Dr. Hollie Stewart, who are available for consultation when needed. While living in Wisconsin,
Val and her husband Bob talked about moving west, at least temporarily.
Bob had lived in Montana for a few months, and the wide open spaces and
opportunities for hunting and other outdoor activities appealed to them.
A lifestyle change was a factor too, since Val and Bob worked completely
opposite hours and they wanted to start a family.
Val received a recruitment email with information about the opportunity
in Gillette, and the family’s original plan was to stay only two
years. They’ve already surpassed that original timeline, and the
Kid Clinic continues to see more and more patients each month.
Bob and Val have an 18-month old daughter, Hailey, and are expecting a
new arrival in August.
Thank you Val, for providing our patients with excellent care.