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Emergency Services

     Big Sandy Medical Center has an Emergency Room that is available 24 hours a day.  There is always a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner on call to handle emergency medical problems.  The Emergency Department at Big Sandy Medical Center is designed to handle basic injuries, accidents, and acute illnesses. 

     Patients that may need services that are not available at Big Sandy Medical Center or require a higher level of care can be transported by the Big Sandy Volunteer Ambulance or by helicopter to larger area hospitals.

Doctor Taking Notes


     The BSMC laboratory is staffed by licensed medical technologists 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Operating hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday for out patient care while the remaining hours are covered on an emergency on-call basis. We are accredited by the State of Montana and CLIA. We also participate in national proficiency testing programs and our results are compared and graded nationally to determine our continued proficiency.

     Our laboratory requires health care providers orders for testing. All test results are stored electronically, placed on charts, phoned, faxed, and/or mailed to the providers as soon as possible.

     For a more accurate total cholesterol we must draw the specimen following an overnight {12-14 hour} fast, which means nothing to eat or drink but water. Patient must not consume any alcohol for 24 hours before the specimen is drawn.

Blood Test


     Big Sandy Medical Center has an onsite Radiology Department.  Limited Permit Technicians perform x-rays according to provider orders and instantly send all x-rays electronically to Radiologists for immediate review. BSMC providers are able to view results immediately.  The department hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm with other hours covered on an on-call basis.

CT Scan Machine
Our Providers
Dr. Carley Robertson, MD

Dr. Robertson has been our Medical Director for several years. She oversees the Medical Staff and provides care for our Nursing Home residents and patients.  Dr. Robertson plays a vital role in the services provided to the Big Sandy community.

Zane Bendig, DNP, NP-C

Zane Bendig, doctorate of nursing practice joined the medical group in 2019.  Zane comes to us 15 years of prehospital care, sports medicine experience, and emergency care.  Zane and his wife are originally from Great Falls,  and has relocated to Big Sandy with his family.  

Krystyl Kulbeck, PA-C

Krystyl is a Physician Assistant (PA-C), graduating with her Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Physician Assistant from the University of Toledo.  She initially worked at a The Toledo Hospital as a surgical PA before coming back to Montana as she was originally born and raised in Twin Bridges, MT.  She joined Big Sandy Medical Center in 2013.  Since that time she married a local farmer and they are raising 2 young sons.  Krystyl has made Big Sandy her home, and she a wonderful addition to the community.

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