Nicole Donester, MD

Specialty

    Dermatology

Clinical Interests

    Treatment of Benign or Malignant Disorders
    Skin Cancers
    Melanomas
    Moles
    Tumors of the Skin
    Management of Contact Dermatitis and Other Allergic and Nonallergic Skin Disorders
    Acne
    Scars
    Recognition of Skin Changes Associated with Aging
    Recognition of Systemic and Infectious Diseases

Phone: (406) 455-2831


Introduction

Dr. Nicole Donester was inspired to become a dermatologist in medical school.

“A wonderful dermatologist who cared for the most vulnerable population with grace, intelligence, and heart become my mentor,” Dr. Donester shares. “Without her guidance, I would not be in this field.”

Now, as a practicing physician, she brings many of the skills she learned from her mentor to life, such as active listening. Dr. Donester also recognizes the stress that skin issues can cause, and she enjoys helping her patients feel confident again.

“In order to understand how to best help my patients, it is critical that I listen closely to their concerns,” she says. “Then, I can more appropriately apply my expertise and problem solving to have the most impact on their skin health.”

Her most important advice to patients shouldn’t come as a surprise, given her specialty: “Remember to wear your sunscreen!”

While a dermatologist by training, Dr. Donester is also a cowgirl at heart. She grew up on a farm and ranch. “I have driven a truck, combine, and tractor, and I have fed, trailed, and branded cattle,” she says.


Education

Medical School

MD, University of California, San Francisco, California

Residency

University of California, San Francisco, California


Locations

Benefis West Campus
Benefis Medical Building 30
400 13th Avenue South, Suite 206
Great Falls, MT 59405
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Medical Degree

  • MD, University of California, San Francisco, California

Residency

  • University of California, San Francisco, California