Bonnie Brown, MD

FMRWM Faculty                               Bonnie with her husband and baby.

Where did you attend college? 

Undergraduate at Luther College, and medical school at University of Wisconsin.

Where did you do your residency?

The University of Wisconsin Family Medicine Residency in Madison, WI, then moved west for an Advanced Obstetrics fellowship at Swedish First Hill in Seattle. 

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

Everything (which is why I love FM), especially maternity care and geriatrics.

What do you most enjoy about practicing Family Medicine?

It’s a privilege to partner with patients in their health, and build a relationship over time. The variety of each day is also rewarding.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

Being in a collaborative, learning environment-working with residents challenges me to become a better physician and educator, and to think broadly about how to do medicine and health care "better".

What brought you to Montana?

The incredible opportunity at PHC/FMRWM.

Why did you choose to be part of FMRWM?

The people and culture-this is a compassionate, committed group working to improve the health of our patients, and make great future doctors. It's a fun place to work.

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

Running, hiking, playing ultimate Frisbee, or reading a good book.

What do you love about Western Montana?

The mountains! And the laid-back, community atmosphere.

What is your favorite:

  • Book? hmm, too many. But maybe The Brothers Karamazov, or in short fiction, Ted Chiang's Stories of Your Life and Others.
  • Album? Boys and Girls, Alabama Shakes
  • Movie? Ironman