Cost Care

The Cost Care Team

Each of our owners is also a seasoned healthcare provider. Together, they have more than 35 years experience in Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care, and Family Medicine. They are united in their commitment to make healthcare not only affordable, but also accessible. In fact, often when you visit CostCare, you’re seen by one of our owner/practitioners.

Dr. Carol Bridges, M.D.

Carol was raised in Upland, California and in 1991 graduated with a B.S. degree from the University of California, Irvine. She went on to attend the University’s College of Medicine, receiving an M.D. in 1995. For the following three years, Carol performed her residency training in Family Medicine in Spokane Washington. She moved to Missoula in 1998 to practice full-spectrum family medicine, including Obstetrics. Since 2004, she has specialized in Emergency Room and Urgent Care medicine.

Lesley Von Eschen, PA-C

Lesley earned a Bachelors Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Idaho State University in 1998. She has since served as a physician assistant for rural emergency departments in Montana, Idaho, and Washington. Since 2001, Lesley has also specialized in urgent care medicine in Missoula, Montana. In addition, she has worked as a medical legal consultant and has served as the Director at Large for the Montana Academy of Physician Assistants.

Our Staff

Josh Smith, FNP

Josh received his BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) in 2001. He received his MSN and FNP degrees in the spring of 2008 from the University of Georgia. While he specializes in Family Practice, primarily at our Mullan location, he has worked in hospital emergency departments and his certifications include PALS, ACLS, TNCC, ENPC and STN.  Josh is married with two young sons and enjoys hunting, flyfishing and apparently, home repairs.

Erin Reed, PA-C

Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Notre Dame in 1999 and completed her Physician Assistant training at Red Rocks Community College in Denver, CO with a Master's in Medical Science from St. Francis University in 2005.  Her previous clinic work includes family practice, internal medicine, gastroenterology, and oncology.  When she's not busy with her three young daughters, she enjoys trail running, and soccer.

Jenny Larson, FNP

Jenny received her BSN and MSN from Montana State University.  She specializes in urgent care and works at each of the Missoula clinics.  She lives with her husband and two boys and takes in all Montana has to offer.  If you can't find her at CostCare, she is most likely skiing, hiking, skating, swimming, or floating the river. 

Jenn Scalise, PA-C

Jenn earned her PA-C degree from Anne Arundel College in Annapolis, MD in 2004.  She also received her Master's of Medical Science degree from St. Francis University the same year.  Since then, she has practiced Emergency Medicine, Family Practice and Urgent Care, making her a perfect fit for CostCare.

 

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