Justin Buls, MD
Kalispell Site Director
Where did you attend medical school?
I went to medical school at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and graduated in 2004 with AOA honors.
Where did you do your residency?I did residency at the Grand Forks Family Medicine Residency in Grand Forks, ND and also did a one-year OB Fellowship there.
Within your specialty, do you have a sub-specialty interest or area of practice that you particularly enjoy?
I enjoy full spectrum Family Medicine and have a special interest in sports medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics. I absolutely love seeing kids as they always bring a smile to my face and give me an opportunity to be a kid and silly myself.
What do you most enjoy about teaching?I love teaching and have always made an effort to have Medical Students rotate with me in clinic. It helps keep me sharp and it's amazing how much I learn from them as well.
What brought you to Montana?I was born and raised in Kalispell, MT and was lucky enough to move back to such a wonderful and beautiful town. There is no place in the world I would rather be and raise my children.
Why did you choose to be part of the Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana?I choose to be a part of the Family Medicine Residency because I love teaching and I want to be able to help the people of Montana long into the future. By putting my hands on patients I have the ability to help thousands of people, but by helping educate the future doctors of Montana I have the ability to help many more.
What are your interests outside the clinic or classroom?My interests outside of Medicine include first and foremost my wonderful family. I have a beautiful wife and six incredible kids that bring joy and laughter into every single day. I also enjoy the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and camping. My favorite hobby is motocross racing, which my whole family is a part of.
What do you love about Western Montana?I love everything about Western Montana from the beautiful, crystal clear lakes, the amazing mountains, the wonderful people, and because it is home for me.
What’s your favorite:
- Book? My favorite book is a tough one. I am not a big novel reader but I did enjoy The Da Vinci Code.
- Album? I enjoy all types of music and listen to just about everything.
- Movie? My favorite movie is a tie between Forrest Gump which has great life lessons and covers a large part of US history, and Patch Adams which reminds me of how important laughing with our patients is.