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Keeping athletes safe, healthy and doing what they love.

Our AMP Physicians, all specialising in Sports Medicine, can be seen at Ortho Montana. To make an appointment with an AMP physician, please contact Ortho Montana. The Sports Medicine Center at Ortho Montana specializes in taking care of the injured athlete, from professional to the avid amateur.

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Student athletes are a priority and are attempted to be seen within 48 hours. When making an appointment, please mention that the patient is a student athlete, what school they attend and if they have already seen an Athletic Trainer.

James Elliott, MD

Specializes in Sports Medicine with an emphasis on reconstructive procedures of the knee, shoulder, foot and ankle.

Dr. Elliott received his undergraduate degree from Carroll College in Helena, then attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. A residency in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Chicago followed, as did a sports medicine fellowship at Cincinnati SportsMedicine.

Dr. Elliott is president of the Montana Orthopedic Society, and is a member of the Western Orthopedic Society, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North American and the American and Montana Medical Associations. He is an adjunct professor at Rocky Mountain College in Billings and a clinical instructor for the Montana Family Practice Residency and Sports Medicine Fellowship programs.

Outreach Activities

  • Rocky Mountain College Team Physician
  • MSUB Team Physician
  • Billings Mustangs Team Physician

Steven J. Klepps, MD

Specializes in Sports Medicine with an emphasis on injuries of the shoulder and elbow injuries.

Dr. Klepps graduated from Caroll College with a degree in biology. Having been awarded a Distinguished Student Scholarship, he attended Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, where he also completed his internship and residency. A fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow followed at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City, where he was also a clinical instructor.

An adjunct professor at Rocky Mountain College, Dr. Klepps is a clinical instructor for the Montana Family Practice Residency and Sports Medicine Fellowship programs. Team physician for Rocky Mountain College, Montana State University-Billings, Billings Mustangs and Billings District II Football Teams, Dr. Klepps is a member of the Montana High School Association Medical Advisory Committee. He also provides outreach services for Roundup Memorial Hospital and Wheatland Memorial Hospital in Harlowton, and is a reviewer for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Outreach Activities

  • Roundup Memorial Hospital
  • Rocky Mountain College Team Physician
  • MSUB Team Physician
  • Billings Mustangs Team Physician
  • Billings District II Football Team Physician

David W. Shenton, Jr., MD, CSCS

Specializes in Sports Medicine with an emphasis in injuries and disorders of the shoulder and knee and arthroscopic surgery

Dr. Shenton is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, where he received a bachelor of science in Electrical Engineering. He attended the University of Louisville Medical School, then interned at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. A one-year sports medicine fellowship followed at Cincinnati SportsMedicine.

A U.S. Olympic Committee volunteer, Dr. Shenton is active in the sports medicine community. He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. A reviewer for Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, Dr. Shenton is an adjunct professor at Rocky Mountain College and a clinical instructor for the Montana Family Practice Residency and Sports Medicine Fellowship programs. He participates in the bi-monthly athletic trainers forum, and works with various groups including Montana State High School Wrestling, Billings District II Football, Rocky Mountain College, Montana State University-Billings and the Billings Mustangs.

Outreach Activities

  • Satellite Clinic in Colstrip and Forsyth, MT
  • Weekly Clinic at St. Vincent Rehabilitation Center
  • Montana High School Wrestling
  • Rocky Mountain College Team Physician
  • MSUB Team Physician
  • Billings Mustangs Team Physician
  • Billings District II Football Team Physician

Benjamin Phipps, MD

Specializes in Non-operative orthopedics and medical sports medicine including concussion management, nutritional disorders, acute illness, and management of chronic diseases like asthma, hypertension and diabetes in athletes.

After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in biology from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Dr. Phipps attended the University of Minnesota School Medicine. He completed his residency in family medicine through the Montana Family Medicine Residency (MFMR) in Billings where he also served as chief resident. He then completed a fellowship through MFMR in primary care sports medicine, which included training with the Florida State University team physicians at Tallahassee Orthopedic Center.

Outreach Activities

  • Assistant Director of Sports Medicine Fellowship Program - MFMR
  • Montana Family Practice Residency Program Faculty Physician
  • School District II Team Physician
  • Central High School Team Physician
  • Rocky Mountain College Team Physician
  • MSUB Team Physician
  • Billings Mustangs Team Physician

Roger Bentley, MD

Main focus is Sports Medicine specializing in hip arthroscopy. Dr. Bentley’s hobbies include snowboarding, backpacking, basketball, football, basketball, rock climbing, running, golf, travel, piano and guitar. He is also fluent in Spanish.

Dr. Bentley attended University of Arizona College of Medicine. He completed his residency at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He then completed a fellowship through Southern California Orthopedic Institute. His professional affiliations include the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.


Our Commitment

We are dedicated to providing a skilled, hands-on evaluation and appropriate diagnostic testing to determine the ultimate plan of care for each patient. Participation in athletics is widely popular amongst many people with different skill levels, different motives, and different goals with one shared need, the need for a comprehensive sports medicine program. We are committed to providing the same high level of care to each of our patients whether the seasoned professional or the weekend warrior. We are also devoted to keeping the athletic community healthy by educating the area athletes and coaches about injury prevention and recognition.

Our Services

We provide both surgical and non-surgical treatment options to our patients. However, if surgery is the right solution to your problem, we have particular skill in the operating room. Our expertise includes ligament and joint reconstruction, arthroscopic surgery, rotator cuff repair, and knee surgery just to name a few. We use the most cutting-edge techniques and have access to the most advanced equipment and instrumentation. We work closely with our physical therapists and athletic trainers to provide a team approach to your rehabilitation so that optimum recovery is achieved as soon as possible.