ND Family Medicine and MD based Family Practice Medicine located in Whitefish Montana Steven K Gordon, ND - Ryan Wigness, DC
Bridge Medeical Center
Email: info@bridgemedicalcenter.com
Phone: 1-406-863-9300
5938 Highway 93 South
Whitefish, Montana 59937
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Naturopathic and Chronic Disease Medicine

Steven K. Gordon, ND

  • Comprehensive Diabetes Management
  • Heart and Circulatory Disease
  • Chelation Therapy
  • Pain Elimination Therapy and Neural Therapy
  • Bio-Identical Hormone Therapies
  • Menopause
  • Weight-loss
  • Wellness and Disease Prevention Medicine

A graduate of National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Trained at The New York Diabetes Center under Dr. Richard Bernstein, MD.

Seminar training with Detrich Klinghardt, MD- Neural Therapy, Jonathan Wright, MD- Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy, and certified by the American College for the Advancement of Medicine as a Chelation Technician.

Participating member of The Bio-Identical Hormone Society, The International Hormone Society, The International Maillard Reaction Society, and The New York Academy of Science.

Author of a health and health care guidebook called: Understanding Metabolic and Blood Sugar Disorders

Clinical Experience: 11 years

Bodywork, Massage, and Craniosacral Therapy

Sara L. S. Bonds, LMP

  • Massage and Structural Bodywork
  • Craniosacral Therapy for children and adults
  • Reiki
  • Trager® Psychophysical Integration
  • Sports Injury Treatment (MET, Onsen)
  • Lymphatic Drainage Technique
  • Nutritional Therapy

Sara L. S. Bonds offers bodywork to fit the unique needs of each individual. With two bachelor’s degrees (Oberlin College, the Evergreen State College), Sara has extensive movement and bodywork training and experience.

Sara is licensed in massage (WA) and certified by the Milne Institute in Visionary Craniosacral Work®. She is a Reiki Master Teacher, and was certified as a practitioner of TragerÒ. Sara received her Lymphatic Drainage Technique training through the Upledger Institute. 

Clinical Experience: 13 years

Acupuncture and Homeopathy

Donald R. Beans, PhD., RN, LAc.

  • Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in all acute and chronic diseases
  • Classical Homeopathy
  • Nutrition
  • Integrative endocrinology (hormone therapy) with glandular medicines
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Treatment of childhood behavior and health disorders

Donald R. Beans is a Montana State licensed and nationally certified acupuncturist. His involvement in the medical field began in 1972 with work in a hospital emergency department. Completing a nursing degree from Montana State University and acupuncture training, he has been in private practice since 1979.

He has formal training and certification in Iridology from Dr. Bernard Jensen and holds a Ph.D. in Iridology from the University of Health Science in Hawaii. Dr. Beans taught iridology with Dr. Jensen for 10 years and worked for him at his ranch in Escondido, CA.

Donald has extensive education in classical homeopathy, completing the one-year certification course at The International Foundation for Homeopathy in Seattle in 1990.

He is a member of the Endocrine Society and presented at their national conference in 2005.

He recently completed the course “Clinical Endocrinology” at Harvard Medical School.

The Haworth Press schedules publication of his textbook “Integrative Endocrinology – The Rhythms of Life” in mid 2008.

Clinical Experience: 30 years

Family Practice Medicine

Patricia Cole, MD

  • Adult Medicine
  • Women’s Health
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Children’s Care
  • Senior Care

Dr. Cole graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and did her residency in Family Medicine in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She practiced in Minneapolis and served as faculty at the University of Minnesota Medical School for 25 years.

Her academic interests include cross cultural medicine and integration of holistic medicine into Family Practice Residency education. She directed a large family practice residency program in Minneapolis for 15 years and was active nationally in the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and on the board of the American Board of Holistic Medicine.

Dr. Cole is board certified in Family Practice and certified by the American Board of Holistic Medicine (ABHM). She completed fellowship training at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Clinical Experience: 25 years

Chiropractic and Sports Medicine

Ryan Wigness, DC

  • Sports and Work Injury Rehabilitation and Recovery
  • Upper Extremities: Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, and Hands
  • Lower Extremities: Hip, Knee, Ankle, and Foot
  • Sports and Performance Optimization

Dr. Wigness began practice in the Cincinnati, Ohio area to advance his training in sports injuries and rehabilitation. He set up a rehab department at Mount Lookout Chiropractic Center and developed protocol to help doctors retrain athletes and post-surgical patients.

Since moving to Montana, Dr. Wigness has continued his training in various other chiropractic techniques including motion palpation, applied kinesiology, Gonstead, SOT, myofascial release and specializes in extremity and soft tissue injuries.

One of his most effective techniques is a new technology called the Graston Technique, which is an instrument assistant soft tissue and fascial mobilization technique (more information can be seen at grastontechnique.com). 

When not at work, he can be found snowboarding, hunting, hiking, golfing, or fly fishing.


Janet Frazier, RN

Janet runs the IV Center at The Bridge Medical Center.

  • Chelation Therapy
  • Intravenous Immune Treatments
  • Chronic Disease Protocols
  • Anti-aging Protocols
  • Phlebotomy

Janet grew up in New York and received her RN in 1978 at Community College. She worked at North Valley Hospital, Whitefish, Montana for nearly 20 years, including work in ICU, Obstetrics, high-risk Labor and Delivery, and Emergency Medicine.

She taught CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), ACLS (advanced cardiac life support), parenting classes and served as education coordinator at North Valley Hospital.

Janet served on the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association. She started the Occupational Health program for Flathead County businesses.

Counseling and Mediation

Stephanie R. Gordon, MSW, LCSW

  • Crisis Counseling
  • Grief Work
  • Counseling for persons with major or new medical diagnoses
  • Individual counseling for life changes and life issues
  • EMDR-Trauma Release

Received her Bachelors degree from Montana State University and Master’s degree from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington.

Montana Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Master’s of Social Work in 2000, and since then has specialized primarily in medical social work with emphasis on individuals and families in medical crisis; grief counseling; depression; and elder care issues. Stephanie also has also worked with domestic violence crisis issues and counseling for domestic violence.

She is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) – a therapy approach used to treat a wide range of pathologies and self-esteem issues related both to upsetting past traumatic events and present life conditions.

Stephanie was raised in the Flathead Valley and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, knitting, hiking, cross country skiing, and camping.

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