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.