Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Dr. Popwell completed his medical training at Tulane University School of Medicine in 1997.  As a recipient of a military academic scholarship, Dr. Popwell subsequently completed an internship in internal medicine and a neurology residency at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, a collaborative graduate medical education program between the United States Air Force and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. 

He served our country for four years as an officer in the United States Air Force and from 2003 through 2005 was designated the Chief of Neurology at Keesler Medical Center in Biloxi, Mississippi.

After fulfilling his military obligation in 2005 he relocated to Northern Colorado, where he remained in private practice until deciding to join the Bozeman Deaconess Health Group in 2010.

Dr. Popwell’s areas of clinical interest include multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular disorders, dementia and movement disorders. He performs nerve conduction studies, electromyography, electroencephalography, lumbar punctures and botulinum toxin injections (non-cosmetic only).  Dr. Popwell also programs deep brain stimulators for the management of tremors and Parkinson's disease. He is board certified in neurology, an active member of the American Academy of Neurology, an affiliate faculty of the WWAMI Medical Education Program and actively engaged in the physician leadership of Bozeman Deaconess Health Services.

Beyond his practice Dr. Popwell’s focus is spending time with his family and enjoying the wonders of southwestern Montana with them.  He enjoys hiking, mountain biking, camping, skiing, off-road driving, fishing and hunting. 

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