Derik Neilson, DO

New to Benefis

Specialties

    Anesthesiology

Phone: (406) 455-4683

Fax: (406) 455-4106


Introduction

Derik Neilson is an anesthesiologist who enjoys the fast pace and pressure of the surgical arena. His goal is to help patients relax ahead of surgery, to bring a smile to their faces, and to assure them he’s on the cutting-edge of care.

“Surgery is one of the most significant things people do,” he said. “I want them to know I’m well trained and will make the safest decisions for them. I want them to feel safe and at peace, trusting me to care for them as I would my own family.”

One of the last things the brain shuts down under anesthesia is hearing, so Dr. Neilson is careful to continue explaining what’s happening to patients in a kind way even as they drift to sleep. He likes to play their favorite songs for them, too.

Dr. Neilson grew up skiing, camping, and hunting in Bigfork. He celebrated that his four young daughters have hardly watched television since the family moved back to Montana and have thrown themselves into outdoor pursuits.


Education

Medical School

Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Cumberland Gap, Tennessee

Residency

University of Arkansas for Medical Services, Little Rock, Arkansas


Locations

Benefis East Campus
1101 26th Street South
Great Falls, MT 59405
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Medical Degree

  • Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Cumberland Gap, Tennessee

Residency

  • University of Arkansas for Medical Services, Little Rock, Arkansas