Name: Crystal Skovly, PA-C
Licensing Info: Physician Assistant, PA-C
Amount of time working for CCH: started in 2014
Time working as a Provider: Since 2011
Why are you working in your chosen specialty? I like working with athletes and making patients feel better.
Why is being a provider (doctor, therapist, counselor, DPT, APRN, PA-C,
health coach) important to you? I am helping people.
Why did you choose to work for CCH? I liked Gillette, and I get to work with a great team at PROS. As an added
bonus, it’s close to where I grew up (Montana), and we are also
close to my husband’s family.
What has made you feel the most pride in your work at CCH? The patients who I have helped.
Who is your health care hero and why? Zubin Damania, MD. An honest and empathetic voice in health care.
What advice do you give someone who is looking for a new provider? Don’t be afraid to ask what’s on your mind. There is no stupid question.
What do you do for fun? Hike, kayak, camp, cook, bake and play with my kids.
Crystal joined the medical staff in 2014 and practices at
Powder River Orthopedics and Spine (PROS), a Campbell County Medical Group
Clinic. She completed undergraduate work in Cell Biology and Neuroscience in
her native state of Montana at
Montana State University, and received her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from
Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho.
Crystal’s interest in healthcare came from her days as a high school
basketball and track athlete. She liked and respected the PA who treated
her sports injuries and chose to specialize in orthopedics and sports
medicine when studying to become a PA.
She came to Gillette to be closer to her family in Montana, and found a
work environment at PROS that enables her to utilize her skills to the
best of her ability. Crystal does casting, applies splints and braces,
does injections and makes referrals to physical therapy and further follow-up
as appropriate. She finds orthopedics very rewarding because if a treatment
or therapy works it can resolve the patient’s problem right away.
If it doesn’t there is a plan in place for the patient to take the
next step they need for treatment. She appreciates the team of physicians, fellow
PA Dave Boedeker, nurses and office staff at PROS, who work together to provide the best
care for their patients.
Crystal and her husband Jason enjoy spending time with their two children;
Shane, 10 and Emma, 4. Jason and Shane are dirt-track race enthusiasts
in the summer, and the family goes skiing in the winter. A stay-at-home
dad, Jason does numerous projects around their home, including re-building
their porch last summer.
Thank you, Crystal Skovly, for providing our patients with excellent care.