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Our Physicians


    DeeAnn M. Allen, MD

                Board Certification:  American Board of Anesthesiology, 2004
                Undergraduate Education:    Canadian Union College, BS Biology, 1991
                Medical School:  Loma Linda University Medical Center, 1996
                Residency:   Loma Linda University Medical Center, 2001
                Fellowships:   Loma Linda University Medical Center, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, 2002
                Professional Interests:   Cardiovascular Anesthesia
                Personal Interests/Hobbies:  Hiking, gardening, working with dogs, music


     Eric J. Anderson, MD
                Board Certification:  American Board of Anesthesiology, 1991
                Undergraduate Education:  Walla Walla College, BS Biology, 1979
                Medical School:  Loma Linda University School of Medicine, 1983
                Residency:  Loma Linda University Medical Center, 1986
                Professional Experience:  Full time anesthesia practice in Great Falls since 1986, including terms as:
                     Chief of Staff, Benefis Hospitals
                     Chair, Department of Anesthesia
                     Medical Director, Benefis Operating Rooms
                     President, Anesthesia Associates of Great Falls
                Personal Interests/Hobbies:  Aviation, cycling, skiing, backpacking, many outdoor activities


     Brian G. Bertha, MD



                Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, 1991
                Undergraduate Education: University of Wisconsin, BS Molecular Biology, 1981
                Medical School: University of Wisconsin, 1986
                Residency: Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, 1990


    Nafaa Dawad, MD



                Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, 1999
                Undergraduate Education: Garyounis University, 1983
                Medical School: Garyounis University, 1987
                Residency: Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK, 1990, University of Miami, 1998


     Heath R. Diel, MD


                Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, 2007
                Undergraduate Education: Oklahoma State University, BS Agronomy, 1997
                Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine, 2002
                Residency: University of Utah, 2006
                Fellowships: University of Utah, Obstetrical Anesthesia, 2007


     Stephen J. Garcia, MD



                Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, 1987
                Undergraduate Education: University of New Mexico, 1973
                Medical School: University of New Mexico School of Medicine, 1977
                Residency: Oregon Health Sciences University, 1984


    Jeremy D. Huntington, MD


                Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, 2013
                Undergraduate Education: Albertson College of Idaho 2003
                Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine 2008
                Residency: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center 2012
                Fellowships: Regional Anesthesiology Fellow – Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center 2013


    Tracy J. Lords, DO


                Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, 2011
                Undergraduate Education: Concordia College Moorhead, MN. BA Biology 2001
                Medical School: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine 2006
                Residency: Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN 2010
                Professional Interest: Pediatrics and Neuro anesthesia
                Personal Interests: Special Olympics, boating, downhill skiing, and fitness


    Cody B. Mickelsen, MD


                Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, 2014
                Undergraduate Education: Snow College, AA, 2002; Utah State University, BS Biology 2005
                Medical School: University of Vermont, College of Medicine, 2009
                Residency: University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, 2013
                Professional Experience: Benefis Hospitals: 2013 - present
                Professional Interests: Cardiovascular and Regional Anesthesia


     Joshua A. Newsted, MD



                Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, 2011
                Undergraduate Education: University of Michigan, BS Biochemistry, 2002
                Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine, 2006
                Residency: Loyola University Medical Center, 2010


     Mitchell L. Parrish, MD


                Undergraduate Education: Utah State University, BA International Studies, 2001
                Medical School: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, 2005
                Residency: Pennsylvania State University Hershey Medical Center, 2012
                Professional Experience: Flight Surgeon, United States Air Force
                Professional Interests: Cardiovascular and Regional Anesthesia
                Personal Interests/Hobbies: Skiing, kayaking, biking, triathlons/marathons, hiking


     Mark P. Peterson, MD

                Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, 1984
                Undergraduate Education:
St. Olaf College, BA, 1973
                Medical School: University of Minnesota, 1978
                Residency: Virginia Mason Hospital, 1981
                Professional Experience: 30 years interventional pain experience,
                    Staff Anesthesiologist at Mt. Deaconess Medical Center, Benefis Healthcare, Columbus Hospital,
                    Benefis Hospital, Orthopedic Center of Montana, and Central Montana Surgical Center
                Professional Interests: Regional anesthesia, interventional pain
                Personal Interests/Hobbies: soccer coaching, outdoor activities


     Jason B. Tingey, MD


                Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, 2000
                Undergraduate Education:
Brigham Young University, BS Microbiology, 1990
                Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine, 1994
                Residency: University of Colorado Health Science Center, 1998
                Professional Interests: Cardiovascular anesthesia


     Tamela J. Vander Aarde, MD
                Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, 1993
                Undergraduate Education:
Northwestern College, BA Biology, 1983
                Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine, 1987
                Residency: University of Minnesota Department of Anesthesia, 1991
                Professional Experience: Staff anesthesiologist since 1991 at Mt. Deaconess Medical Center,
                    Columbus Hospital, Benefis Hospital
                    Chair, Deparmtent of Anesthesia 1996 - 1998, 2010 - 2012
                Professional Interests: Neuroanesthesia
                Personal Interests/Hobbies: Downhill and cross country skiing, canoeing, Great Falls symphony board,
                    Missoula Children's Theatre for Cascade Public Schools


    Philip M. Vercio, MD
                Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, 2004
                Undergraduate Education:
Southern College, ADN 1988. University of Colorado, Biology Premed, 1994
                Medical School: Loma Linda University, 1998
                Residency: University of Colorado Health Science Center, 2002
                Professional Experience: Benefis Hospitals 2002 - present,
                    Chair, Department of Anesthesia 2008 - 2010
                    Medical Director of Surgical Services 2009 - present
                Professional Interests: Cardiovascular and Regional anesthesia
                Personal Interests/Hobbies: Dirt bikes, skiing, snowboarding, travel