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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

Frank Raiser, MD


General Surgery


Committed to providing high-quality surgical services with integrity and compassion through southwest Montana. Dr. Raiser is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has been the St. James Healthcare Trauma Medical Director since 2009. Dr. Raiser is ATLS and ABLS certified.

Dr. Raiser performs surgery on illnesses of the esophagus, stomach, spleen, gall bladder, adrenal glands, small intestine, colon, thyroid, parathyroid, breast and hernias. He puts an emphasis on minimally invasive procedures, including endoscopy, laparoscopy, and thoracoscopy, whenever feasible.

Dr. Raiser also offers patients the option to undergo robotically assisted general surgery procedures-including single site gallbladder removal or cholecystectomy. By combining traditional laparoscopy with the assistance of the DaVinci Surgical System many patients will benefit through less prominent surgical scars, less pain, and less blood loss during surgery.