Joshua R. Waggener MD

Joshua R. Waggener, MD

Bitterroot Surgical Associates 215 N 10th Street
Suites A&B
Hamilton, MT 59840
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Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Phone: (406) 375-2930
Fax: (406) 375-4525 Request An Appointment

2010 - 2014
Graduate Medical Education
Oregon Health & Science University, School of Medicine
Portland, OR

2007 - 2010
BS Chemistry and Biology
Rocky Mountain College
Billings, MT

BS Computer Science
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT

AAS Paramedic
MSU College of Technology
Billings, MT

1999 - 2000
BS Biomedical Engineering
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA


2010 - 2014 • General Surgery • Huntington Memorial Hospital • Pasadena, CA

Other Certifications

California Licensed Physician and Surgeon
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)


Josh Waggener, MD is a native Montanan. He was born in Butte, achieved his Bachelor of Science degrees from Montana State University and Rocky Mountain College in Billings MT. He spent 10 years working as a Emergency Medical Technician in Montana, prior to pursuing medical school in 2010. Dr. Waggener achieved his medical degree in 2014 from Oregon Health and Sciences University of Medicine located in Portland Oregon and completed his general surgery residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, California.

Dr. Waggener shared:

“As a general surgeon I am equipped with all of the skills of an internal medicine physician, as well as the tools needed to perform general surgery. After caring for patients in a rural hospital and then at a big city, 650 bed medical system, I learned you take care of patients differently depending on where you practice medicine. I choose Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital because the hospital administration’s current vision aligns with my professional goals and philosophy of care. It is important to me to help patients understand what is happening in their body and to be an active partner in the disease process. I enjoy getting to know my patients health history, support system and home life background, this helps in establishing patient goals and an appropriate healing plan to assist them in achieving the best outcomes.”

Dr. Waggener appreciates the Hospital Board and John Bishop, CEO collective vision for Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, saying:

“Their vision for the surgeons and team members is to make the hospital appeal to the local community. Their goal is to provide us with the facility, tools and techniques to ensure the surgeons can provide most advanced surgeries and function at the top of own license. This really appeals to me professionally and living in the Bitterroot Valley is a perfect fit personally for me and my family."

Dr. Waggener is a member of the Bitterroot Surgical Associates team, providing comprehensive General Surgical Services, including: Surgeries to Remove Hemorrhoids, Skin and Soft Tissue Biopsy, Colon Disease Treatments, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, and more.

In their free time, Dr. Waggener, his wife Courtney, and their son are residents of Ravalli County and enjoy a healthy active lifestyle.


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