Physician assistant Eric Belanger joined Northwest Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in May 2013, bringing with him six years of experience with comprehensive orthopedic patient care. Eric earned his undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences with neuroscience research from Montana State University in Bozeman, then completed his master’s degree in physician assistant studies at Idaho State University. He came to Kalispell Regional Healthcare from the Orthopaedic Specialty Clinic of Spokane, where he practiced since 2007. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and its Washington affiliate, as well as Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery. Eric has broad experience in several orthopedic subspecialty areas – hip and knee joint replacement, orthopedic spine, foot and ankle, sports medicine and shoulder replacement. He is excited to be back in his home state of Montana.