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Our Medical Staff

Appointments with any of these providers can be made by calling 406.759.5194.

Dr. Wynand Nel

MD Medical Director, Chief of Staff

Dr. Wynand Nel is a board certified family medicine physician. He has an enriched and diverse background. Dr. Nel began medical school at St. James school of Medicine in the Caribbean. He spent the first part of his med school career on an island call Bonaire, he then finished in Chicago.

Dr. Nel offers multiple services to the Hi-Line communities including treatment of chronic/acute illness, preventative medicine, female health, pediatrics, and geriatric care.

Dr. Gladys Young

Dr. Young is a 1970 honors graduate of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas and a 1974 graduate of University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. After residency in Family Medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Carbondale, Illinois she entered the Air Force and was trained as a Flight Surgeon. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine. She retired in 1997 with the rank of Colonel. Dr. Young has been in Chester since 1999 and continues to be a FAA Medical Examiner and associate professor with Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. 

Dr. Young is recently married to Gale Lee, another Air Force retiree. She has one son and one gorgeous granddaughter. Other interests include horses and the great Montana outdoors.

Patrick Armstrong

PA-C, Vice Chief of Staff

Patrick was born and raised in Montana, and graduated from Montana State University with honors in Pre-Med. Since graduating from the University of Iowa Physician Assistant Program in 1995 he has practiced emergency and family practice medicine across the Montana Hi-Line region. With the help of his loving wife, he has raised 4 beautiful and talented daughters.

Patrick enjoys bow-hunting elk, fishing, gourmet cooking, and a good sense of humor.

Darren Young


Darren started his career as a nurse, having graduated from Cedarville University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing.  After a few years in the nursing field, Darren pursued his Physician Assistant degree.  He went to PA school at Kettering College of Medical Arts in Kettering, Ohio and also completed a Master’s degree in Pediatric Emergency Medicine from the University of Nebraska.  Over the years, he has worked in Family Practice, Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

Tim Blair


Tim Blair is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. He has a diverse skillset and background in Emergency Medicine and Rural Health Care. Tim serves as an integral member of our team, providing high quality health care to the Hi-Line in the clinic, hospital, and emergency room settings.

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  • 315 West Madison Ave
  • P.O. Box 705
  • Chester, MT 59522