Rob Cruikshank, MD

FMRWM Faculty

Where did you attend college?Dr. Rob Cruikshank and Family standing on a bridge

I attended college at Cornell University.

Where did you do your residency?

I did residency at In His Image Family Medicine Residency in Tulsa, Ok.

Within your specialty, do you have any sub-specialty areas of practice that you particularly enjoy?

I enjoy managing diabetes, mood disorders, and fibromyalgia. The complex mix of physical and social factors in these problems are challenging. The collaborative relationships and treatment successes are rewarding.

What do you most enjoy about practicing Family Medicine?

The long-term, whole person approach to care fits me well. The privilege of being trusted by people who are hurting and the ability to often be helpful is very special.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

I love the learning that I do while teaching. It is gratifying to watch residents mature into great physicians.

What brought you to Montana?

I moved to Montana in July 2018 to work with FMRWM. Missoula is a fun city with lots of music, food, and arts. We are so glad to live here!

Why did you choose to be part of FMRWM?

It was an easy decision to work with FMRMW because of the quality of the people and the great culture of the organization.

What are some of your interests outside of the clinic or classroom?

I like to go to the University of Montana gym to play basketball or get a workout. I enjoy doing outdoor activities with my family, especially biking and paddling.

What do you love about Western Montana?

The outdoor opportunities in the nearby mountains and rivers are fantastic!

What is your favorite:

  • Book? Unbroken is the gripping story of the enduring hope of a WWII pilot through the hardships of being stranded at sea and a prisoner of war.
  • Album? I don't have a favorite album, but I enjoy listening to Pandora's "Solo Piano" and "World Radio" stations.
  • Movie? Johnny English Reborn is a hilarious spoof of the James Bond 007 movies. It's great for some silly laughs!