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Dr. Eric J Kress has the following 3 specialties
- Hospice & Palliative Medicine
- Sports Medicine
A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
- Weight Loss
- Weight Loss (non-surgical)
- Family Planning
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Dr. Kress is not only a great family practice doc, but a very knowledgeable and compassionate hospice medical director. I learned a great deal from him while working for a local hospice, where he was fair, honest, genuinely interested in his patients, and was a great team player. He seeks out solutions to unique difficult cases without cutting corners. A genuinely good human being who also happens to be a doctor, and thankfully so!
I've been going to Dr. Kress since I was referred by my insurance plan while in college. In the, yikes!, probably 20 years I've known him he has impressed me as a physician and as a general human being. He listens, never assumes, has a huge knowledge base and still makes a person feel at ease. My issues have never been easy, from chronic muscle problems to reoccurring infections to a mixed bag of unfortunate mental conditions combined with some very hard personal ordeals and Dr. Kress has always been willing to take time to help me, when so many others had pushed me away as either an unsolvable nuisance or just gotten annoyed and drugged me into a stupor. I wish everyone could have a doctor as caring as Dr. Kress has been for me. I'd never had a doctor or counselor or anyone who, when I didn't show up for an appointment and who knew I was struggling with depression to actually call me personally to check in and make sure I was okay. I can honestly say that I've never met anyone that thoughtful on the professional level of Dr. Kress. For better or worse, I am certain that Dr. Kress is the reason I am still on this earth. He cares, when others simply have not.
NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home
The patient-centered medical home is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into what patients want it to be. Medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients' and providers' experience of care.
On-Time Doctor Award (2015)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2014, 2015)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
This program is designed to recognize practices that use information systems to enhance the quality of patient care. To obtain Recognition, practices must demonstrate that they have implemented systematic office
34 Years Experience
University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1984
Dr. Eric J Kress accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PacificSource PSN
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsWestern Montana Clinic PC, 2835 Fort Missoula Rd Ste 200, Missoula, MT
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