Meet Our Providers

Brett Kronenberger, MD


Transitional Care Director / Lead Hospitalist


Dr. Brett Naylor Kronenberger was born in 1965 in Odessa, Texas and completed her B.A. with honors in history at University of Texas at Austin in 1987. In 1989, she undertook a year-long American Heart Association pre-doctoral research fellowship, and in 1992 graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She completed internship and internal medicine residency at Baylor-affiliated hospitals at the Texas Medical Center in Houston and was board certified in internal medicine in 1996.

Seeking proximity to the Rocky Mountains and the comforts of smaller town life, she entered private practice in Butte, Montana. She pursued a special interest in women’s health and wellness both in and out of the clinic, establishing a multi-disciplinary Center for Women’s Health, facilitating health education programs, and volunteering as a yoga and aerobics instructor. She received the YMCA’s Red Triangle Award (1998) and Hester Davis and Peggy Sarsfield Program Leadership Award (2002).

Dr. Kronenberger’s service to St. James Healthcare in Butte from 1995-2017 includes chairmanships of the quality review, morbidity and mortality, and ICU committees as well as two terms as president of the medical staff. Dr. Kronenberger served on the Board of Directors of St. James Healthcare from 2005 to 2008. Dr Kronenberger now works as senior lead hospitalist and Director of the Transitional Care Program in Deer Lodge Medical Center.

Dr. Kronenberger and her spouse Don have three children. In recognition of her abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, health education, and service to community, the Montana Chapter of the American College of Physicians recently bestowed its Laureate Award for 2016 upon Brett Kronenberger, MD, FACP.