Lesley Von Eschen graduated from Idaho State University with a Physician Assistant degree in 1998. She worked at various emergency rooms in Montana, Washington, and Idaho before forming CostCare with Dr. Bridges in 2007.
Emerald joined our practice summer of 2021 as a certified nurse practitioner who graduated from Chamberlain University. While practicing for CostCare she continues to serve in the United States Army Reserve as a trauma operating room nurse. She began her nursing career in 2016 in Jamestown, North Dakota. Emerald has been an RN for 6 years with most of her career being dedicated to working on trauma surgical teams. She thrives on providing patient care and carries enthusiasm to grow as a healthcare provider. Emerald’s philosophy for healthcare is to treat each patient as an individual requiring individualized care. Emerald is a third generation Montanan and enjoys hiking, biking, and skiing with her family.
After being raised in the Flathead Valley, Erik attended the University of MT and graduated with a bachelors in Human-Biology. While working as a Phlebotomist through his degree, he split the seasons in Missoula by golfing the summers and skiing the winters. He has ambitions to pursue further education and apply into a Health-Sciences Graduate School program in the future.
Born and raised in Montana, Marie Ann graduated from the University of Montana Medical Assistant program. She lives outside of town with her daughter, two dogs, a cat, chickens, and numerous horses. She enjoys doing anything outdoors, hiking, swimming, kayaking, and riding horses.
Born and raised in Missoula, Jenna graduated from the University of Montana with an Associates degree in Medical Assisting. Moving to Evaro, MT in 2011, this is where her family now calls home. Jenna has been an employee with CostCare since 2019. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, boating at the lake, river rafting and relaxing at the local hot springs.
Born and raised here in Missoula, Jenni graduated from the Medical Assisting program at Missoula College through the University of Montana. Jenni loves to spend her summers kayaking on Seeley Lake and her winters hiding from the cold inside with a good book and her pet cat. Never wanting to grow up, Jenni spends much of her time volunteering with the kids at her local church.
“Really happy with the care I received after a few visits with Dr Richmond while in the area. The entire staff is wonderful, and I really appreciated the level of care! Dr Richmond really listened to me, and took the time with so I could get to the bottom of some health issues. Big thank you to everyone there!” J.G.
“I have been to this CostCare a couple of times, the last being a week ago. They are very professional and helpful. I have never had to wait very long and have been taken great care of. I would not hesitate to recommend them to others!” Staci Elmore
“Our entire family has used CostCare and each time I leave thinking how kind and caring they are. Such a great alternative when you need to get seen quick. It’s easy to make an appointment and often the wait is not long. We’re lucky to have CostCare in our community.” Monica Cederberg
CostCare has been so great to my family for almost 2 decades now. I am very thankful for their great care through the years.” Sarah Topp