About Three Rivers Medical Clinic



Cindy Bates Nurse Practioner Three Forks Three Rivers Medical Clinic

Cindy Bates

MSN, APRN, FNP-BC


In addition to being the owner of Three Rivers Medical Clinic, Cindy is a certified family nurse practitioner (FNP). She has been in the healthcare field for the past twenty years, and has been practicing in Three Forks for the past 6 years. Having grown up in a small town in Colorado, she is quite passionate about rural healthcare. She received her Masters of Science in Nursing (FNP) at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. She also holds a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Simmons College in Boston, MA, and a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. In 2019, she had the honor of purchasing the Three Rivers Medical Clinic.

Cindy and her husband Matthew and their children Zach and Sophia moved to Gallatin County in the fall of 2016. They have 3 dogs, 5 horses, 2 donkeys, three barn cats, and innumerable chickens and ducks. Cindy and Matthew stay quite busy with their kiddos—driving Zach to the ski hill every weekend during the ski season and hauling Sophia and her horses to barrel races/rodeos near and far.



Crystal Marx Nurse Practioner Three Forks Three Rivers Medical Clinic

Crystal Marx

MSN, APRN, FNP-C


My name is Crystal Marx. I have been a registered nurse since 2001 and a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2019. I obtained a Master's of Science in Nursing from the University of North Dakota.

My family and I live in Three Forks, my husband and two sons; Sawyer and Gabe. Both my husband Mat and I were born and raised in the Gallatin Valley, growing up in Belgrade.

Our family loves baseball, camping, boating, fishing, watching Bobcat football and just being outside in the summer and sometimes in the winter too.

I have worked as a RN in the hospital setting on the medical/surgical unit for 6 years followed by the wound clinic. I continue to be certified in wound care. My family and I feel so grateful to be part of the Three Forks community and I love being able to work so close to home in a great rural clinic.



/three Rivers Medical Clinic Angela Lehr Licensed Professional Counselor

Angela Lehr

MS, LC-PC


Angela is a Montana Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and has been working in the areas of mental health and social services for over 20 years. She has worked in a variety of settings supporting individuals, couples, families, and communities through many different challenges, mental health or behavioral health conditions, and life changes. She is also a specialist and educator in the areas of trauma, grief, transitions, well-being, and self-care. She is honored to be able to support the health and wellness needs of the patients at the Three Rivers Medical Clinic.

Angela completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, her Masters of Science degree in Counselor Education from Portland State University, and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Educational Leadership. She moved to Three Forks in 2016 with her three children and her husband, who grew up in Three Forks and is a native Montanan. They are avid Three Forks Wolves supporters and love running, hiking, hanging out with their dog and horses, and enjoying life in the Gallatin Valley.



/lauren Mckay Family Nurse Practitioner Three Rivers Medical Clinic

Lauren McKay

MSN, APRN, FNP-C


Lauren is a Montana native who has been practicing as a nurse practitioner for 6 years. After receiving her baccalaureate nursing degree from Carroll College in 2011, she worked as an oncology nurse at St. Peter’s Health in Helena. In 2012, she was accepted into Montana State University`s Family Nurse Practitioner program and graduated with honors in 2015 - she actually completed some of her clinical rotations here at Three Rivers Medical Clinic during that time! Lauren has always held a special place in her heart for rural medicine having worked on several ranches across the state of Montana throughout her adult life.

Lauren and her husband, Shane, moved from British Columbia back to Montana this past summer. They currently live here in Three Forks with their daughter, Evelyn, and their two Labradors, Earl and Gunner. They are thrilled to be living back in the Gallatin Valley among her family and all of the recreational opportunities it has to offer – fishing, hunting, skiing, mountain biking, camping, riding horses and hiking are just a few of their favorite things!



Malori Anderson Practice Manager Three Rivers Medical Clinic

Malori Anderson

Practice Manager
BS Psychology and Criminal Justice


Malori is a Three Forks native who returned to Montana after attending College @ Seattle University. She has been the Practice Manager since 2021 but has been with Three Rivers Medical Clinic as a Patient Care Coordinator for 5 years prior to that. Malori discovered her unexpected passion for healthcare when she started caring for patients in her hometown. It is a rewarding honor for her to use her intimate connection with this community to help Three Rivers Clinic.

When she is outside of the clinic, Malori and her 2 boys spend lots of time exploring nature, fishing, catching frogs, snakes and any other creatures they can find. Their favorite discovery so far has been the 2 inch Giant Water Beetle (aka Toe-biter) that Brantley rescued in our parking lot at Three Rivers Clinic.




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