pSteeleSmPhillip M Steele, MD of Helena Montana, is Board Certified in Family Practice and has chosen to specialize in non-operative sports medicine. He spent an extra year of fellowship training after his residency which was devoted to musculoskeletal care and sports medicine.

Since his Sports Medicine fellowship he has worked with the US Ski team traveling overseas for event coverage for the Nordic Combined and Cross Country Ski Teams. He was an athlete physician at Soldier Hollow Nordic venue during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and he has worked as a Team Physician for University of Wyoming athletics. He is frequently seen on the side-lines during Capital & Helena High School football games.

During his 8 years in Wyoming, he was integral in developing coaches sports medicine education programs for the high school athletes, and he developed a special passion for education and management of concussion in sports. Since moving to Montana he has been serving on the High School Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, and is actively promoting athletic safety for kids in Montana.

Dr. Steele also specializes in diagnostic ultrasound for musculoskeletal injuries. By using ultrasound, he can look functionally at many joints and tendons, allowing him to make a more accurate diagnosis. For diagnosis and treatment, Dr. Steele uses the combination of his years of experience in sports medicine, ultrasound diagnostics and the newer therapy options of “biologics”. These provide you with a comprehensive functional perspective that not only looks to accurately diagnose your injury, but to also look for factors that may have contributed to your injury so we can provide the most effect treatment. Dr. Steele also works as a faculty instructor for ultrasound procedural & diagnostic courses throughout the United States.

When Dr. Steele’s not working you’ll most likely find him mountain biking the trails of Helena or cross country skiing on the trails of MacDonald pass.


  • General Family Medicine

Education & Medical Training

University of Utah
Residency, Family Practice, 1996–1999

Mac Neal Memorial Hospital
Fellowship, Sports Medicine, 1999–2000

University of Utah School of Medicine
Class of 1996

Board Status

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified 15 years in Family Medicine

Publications & Presentations

  • Echinacea for the prevention of upper respiratory tract infections.