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The well-being of our patients and caregivers is our top priority, especially during this time. With COVID-19 circulating in our communities, Deer Lodge Medical Center is taking steps to ensure the safety of our patients and our facilities in order to care for our patients. We continue to work closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state and local health authorities. For more guidance please visit the CDC Website.

Temporary Visitation Restrictions

Covid Vaccine Survey

If you feel you may need medical attention or have a question concerning your health please call Deer Lodge Clinic at (406) 846-1722. Deer Lodge Medical Center will continue to update and make adjustments as necessary.

Meet Our Providers

Carl Schillhammer, MD


(Visiting Specialist)

Orthopedic Surgery / Orthopedics / Sports Medicine


M.D. University of Washington School of Medicine

B.A. (Biology) Dartmouth College

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
The Arthroscopy Association of North America
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Surgery-State University of New York-Upstate Medical Center (Syracuse, NY)

Orthopedic Sports Medicine-Taos Orthopedic Institute (Taos, NM)

Originally from the rural logging town of Darrington, WA, Dr. Schillhammer has crisscrossed the country prior to settling in Southwest Montana. After graduating from Dartmouth College, he attended the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle before heading back east to complete his general orthopedics training at the State University of New York in Syracuse.
Rather than beginning general practice right away, Dr. Schillhammer spent a year as a sports medicine fellow in Northern New Mexico at the Taos Orthopaedic Institute. The fellowship was an opportunity to advance his expertise in shoulder and knee procedures from minimally invasive arthroscopic cases (such as rotator cuff repair, labrum repair, meniscus repair, cartilage restoration and ACL reconstruction) to open joint restoration procedures (knee replacement, severe shoulder instability, and shoulder replacement).
In addition to the operative experience, the sports medicine fellowship provided numerous experiences taking care of athletes with unique challenges in several sports from football and basketball to skiing and snowboarding. After being in a destination outdoors community, Dr. Schillhammer is adept in treating trauma related to recreational sports such as skiing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, ect.
The Schillhammer family was drawn to the region both by its natural beauty and small town charm and values. You will likely find them taking advantage of the area's trails, ski slopes, rivers, and lakes.