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  • 1.Glacier Prosthetic Care Inc

    985 N Meridian Rd


    1.22 mi

  • 2.Glacier Orthopedics

    2004 Hospital Way


    12.72 mi

  • 3.Glacier Foot & Ankle Associates


    9.63 miServices

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By: lacey.lynne.98
Flathead Orthopedics
This place is great! My only qualm is that the receptionist may have been having a bad day or something. She would not look me on the eye, was abrupt when speaking to me, and generally appeared annoyed by my general presence. I am not sure what I did to offend this woman--don't even know her name. However my hope is that I am treated better when I come back in a month...and I hope maybe she has a better day
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