Meet our Mid-Level Providers

Our professional and friendly staff is ready to provide you with the best OB/GYN care in the Flathead Valley.

Our patient care team also consists of Nurse Practitioners  who provide a full range of health care services and offer an integral role in your health care at Kalispell OB/GYN. Nurse Practitioners are registered nurses who have also obtained a masters or doctorate degree in a specialty area of nursing.

 Kimberley Forthofer, ARNP

Kalispell OB/GYN - Kim ForthoferKimberley Forthofer, ARNP joined Kalispell OB/GYN in July of 2013, returning home to the Flathead Valley to be closer to her family after working for 4 years as a primary care provider at a clinic between the University of Idaho in Moscow and Washington State University in Pullman.  She received her degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington in 2009.

Kim’s clinical experience ranges from women’s health and wellness exams to preventative medicine and includes both acute and chronic care.  She offers a wide range of experience in primary care as well as women’s health.

Kim was raised in Whitefish and loves the smaller rural setting.  She’s looking forward to developing long-lasting patient relationships and contributing to the community.  She and her husband, Joe, have two children and enjoy the outdoor recreational opportunities that Montana offers, including running, mountain biking, skiing, rafting and various sporting events.

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Kassandra Patton, WHNP

Kalispell OB/GYN - Kassandra Patton

Kassandra Patton, WHNP joined Kalispell OB/GYN in March of 2013, moving to Montana from Illinois with extensive experience in women’s health care.  She received her nursing degree from Deaconess College of Nursing in St. Louis, Missouri in 2001 and her degree as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner from Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in Hyden, Kentucky in 2010.

Kasey worked for over 10 years as a labor & delivery nurse, providing care for pregnant mothers before, during and after delivery.   She is a certified lactation consultant with 2 years experience working with breastfeeding mothers and newborns.  Kasey’s most recent experience is 2 years as a women’s health nurse practitioner, including wellness exams, family planning, STD screening and treatment, IUD insertion and removal as well as menopausal management.  She has a strong interest in women’s mental health issues as well as teenage reproductive health and contraception management.

Kasey and her husband, Jeremy, have 2 children, 3 dogs and 2 cats.  They moved to Montana looking to enjoy a better lifestyle in our beautiful Big Sky Country.  They love to garden, hike, read, travel and play cards.  Along with her husband, Kasey is a member of the Bigfork Volunteer Fire Department.

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Alisha Pinkerton, PA-C

Alisha PAlisha Pinkerton - Kalispell OB/GYNinkerton, PA-C joined Kalispell OB/GYN in June of 2015, relocating to the Flathead Valley from Ford City, Pennsylvania.  For eight years prior to joining Kalispell OB/GYN, she practiced as a Certified Physician Assistant at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in the Center for Fertility and Reproductive Endocrinology.

Alisha received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh and her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Chatham College, both in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Alisha comes to us with a background in women’s health and has a special interest in infertility.  Her clinical experience includes Primary and Secondary Infertility, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

As with so many who are lucky enough to call Montana home, Alisha enjoys spending time outdoors and is excited about everything Montana has to offer.  She is pleased to call the Flathead Valley her new home

 

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