Patricia Francisco, PA-C, CAQ Psychiatric
Psychiatric Physician Assistant
Patricia was raised on a farm and ranch in the Billings area. She received her undergraduate training at Montana State University-Bozeman and Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington, Wyoming. She graduated with honors from the Rocky Mountain College Physician Assistant Program in 1999. Her psychiatric clinical training was completed at the Billings Clinic Psychiatric Unit during her Physician Assistant Program. She served as one of the Student Representatives to the Montana Physician Assistant Association.
In 2009, Patricia began working in the field of psychiatry. She brings many years of experience to the team at Montana Psychiatry. She has worked in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry, and Addiction Psychiatry and Medicine in inpatient, outpatient, residential settings. She currently specializes in providing psychiatric and medical services to youth at the residential campus of Yellowstone Boys & Girls Ranch.
In November 2017, Patricia earned her Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Psychiatry, which is a special honor for Physician Assistants who have extensive experience and clinical skills in mental health. Additionally, Patricia has well-rounded experience in other medical specialties which impacts her approach to patient care. She has experience in: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Occupational Medicine, Emergency Medicine/Urgent Care, Critical Care and Family Practice.
In Patricia’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and her many animals, including a dog, cats, cows and horses.