Staff:

  • Carl Thornblade, MD

Dr. Thornblade is a Board Certified Allergist. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh, and completed his Residency and his Allergy and Immunology Fellowship at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas in 2004. He has extensive training and experience to treat children and adults with allergies, asthma, disorders of the immune system, and other related diseases.

  • Michelle Thornblade, PA-C

Michelle earned her degree as a Physician Assistant from MCP-Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. She has over 12 years of experience in pediatrics, family practice, urgent care and emergency medicine. She and Dr. Thornblade can easily relate to parents of children with food allergies, asthma and eczema, since their younger son is affected by all three.

  • Ruth West, PA-C

Ruth and her husband moved here in early 2008 to be closer to their family. Ruth has been working in allergy and asthma care since 1994. She brings a great amount of knowledge and experience to our office. Ruth works part-time for Dr. Thornblade. Ruth is also a member of The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology as well as The American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. She has been a research sub-investigator as well as an assistant professor at The University of Wisconsin.

  • DeMarise, RN

DeMarise has been an RN for 35+ years, working in various areas including; OB/GYN, newborn nursery, pediatrics, school nursing, coumadin clinic, internal medicine, infusion therapy, and allergy, asthma, and immunotherapy. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our practice. She has been married 31 years to a wonderful man and they are blessed with 3 beautiful children.

  • Lisa (Medical Assistant)

Lisa transitioned from being our receptionist to our MA. She has experience as a dental assistant and is bridging over to medical assistant. She is a caring and passionate person who loves working with others. She is enthusiastic to learn. Lisa is fairly new to Montana and was drawn to Montana for its beauty and peacefulness. She has been married for 15 years and has three beautiful children and a giant dog.

  • Brittany (Receptionist)

Brittany recently moved to Montana from Northern Nevada. In Nevada, she worked in the healthcare field for 5+ years. She brings a great deal of customer service experience. She is kind-hearted and really finds joy in helping people. She moved here to finish up her undergrad in Nutrition and will be applying to the University of Montana's Physical Therapy program. In her spare time she enjoys exploring the outdoors with her dog. She is excited to explore Montana and plans to take in all that it has to offer.

    • Deana (Office Manager)

    Deana moved to Montana from California about 3 years ago with her husband and their family. She is also a licensed MA and has worked in the healthcare field for many years. She brings a wealth of experience to our practice and we're happy to have her on board. Her love for helping others really stands out and makes her a great addition to our office.