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As part of the physician/mid level provider team, mid level providers such as physician assistants and nurse practitioners diagnose and treat illness and injuries and can exercise a degree of autonomy in their decisions. A hallmark of mid level provider practice is that mid levels practice as part of a team with their supervising physicians. Mid level providers are increasingly recognized as quality health care providers. They can meet the needs of patients in a variety of clinical and hospital settings.


Mid Levels

Kila Szymanski
PA-C

Coleen Staloch
FNP-C / PA-C

Brad Stork
FNP-C

Jeff Hilzendeger
PA-C

Kellee Hollenbeck
FNP-C

Erica Mittleider
PA-C

Jamelle Schillo
PA-C

Kellie Laumb
PA-C

Jeremy Melander
FNP-C

Katie Horner
FNP-C

Therapists

Terri Sullivan
OTR / L, CHT

Brent Dschaak
PT, MPT

Kevin Axtman
PT, DPT, LAT-C

Renee Clarke
OTR / L, CHT

Joshua Gerrity
OTR / L, CHT

Lesley Westin
PT, MPT

   
Charles P. Dahl, MD
Charles P. Dahl, MD

Dr. Charles Dahl joined The Bone & Joint Center in 1981. He is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the care of patients with severe fractures, trauma and sports ligament injuries.

A native of Bismarck, North Dakota, Dr. Dahl graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelorís degree. He received medical degrees from the University of North Dakota Medical School and the University of Texas Health/Science Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas, prior to completing internship and residency in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Dahl has extensive experience in the care of fractures, sports related injuries and other traumas.

Dr. Dahl is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of Sixth District Medical Society of North Dakota, American Medical Association, North Dakota Orthopaedic Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons and the Mid-American Orthopaedic Society.


Locations:
McKenzie County Clinic
Watford City, ND

The Bone & Joint Center
Dickinson, ND

The Bone & Joint Center
Bismarck, ND


Timothy J. Bopp, MD
Timothy J. Bopp, MD

Dr. Timothy Bopp joined The Bone & Joint Center in 1993 as a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with a specialty interest in reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee.

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Bopp received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He went on to complete his medical and orthopaedic training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Bopp's expertise includes surgery for generalized arthritic conditions but he has a special interest and expertise in reconstructive surgery of failed hip and knee replacements.

Dr. Bopp is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Academy of Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surgeons.


Locations:
Hettinger Clinic
Hettinger, ND

The Bone & Joint Center
Bismarck, ND


Joseph W. Carlson, MD
Joseph W. Carlson, MD

Dr. Joseph Carlson joined The Bone & Joint Center in 1995. He is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with an emphasis in knee and shoulder treatment.

A native of Minot, North Dakota, and an avid outdoorsman, Dr. Carlson received an undergraduate degree from the University of North Dakota. After receiving his medical training at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Dr. Carlson completed residency in orthopaedic surgery at Akron General Medical Center in Ohio.

Dr. Carlson specializes in video arthroscopy, joint replacement, ligament reconstruction and sport related injuries. He has special interests in surgery of the knee and shoulder.

Dr. Carlson is a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.


Locations:
Coal Country Community Health Center
Beulah, ND

Garrison Family Clinic
Garrison , ND

McKenzie County Clinic
Watford City, ND

Northland Community Health Center
Turtle Lake, ND

The Bone & Joint Center
Bismarck, ND


Troy D. Pierce, MD
Troy D. Pierce, MD

Dr. Troy Pierce joined The Bone & Joint Center in 1997. He is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who holds a certificate of added qualification for hand and microvascular surgery.

A native of Bowman, North Dakota, Dr. Pierce received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Dakota. He then attended the University of North Dakota Medical School where he received his Master's degree in biochemistry and his Doctorate in medicine. After medical school, he spent five years training at Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Residency in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He then completed a one-year fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in hand and microvascular surgery.

Dr. Pierce specializes in treatment of common and complex problems of the upper extremity such as carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist and elbow pain, and rotator cuff and shoulder problems.

Dr. Pierce is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Society of Surgery of the Hand.


Locations:
Hettinger Clinic
Hettinger, ND

St. Alexius Specialty Clinic
Minot, ND

The Bone & Joint Center
Dickinson, ND

The Bone & Joint Center
Bismarck, ND


Duncan B. Ackerman, MD
Duncan B. Ackerman, MD

Dr. Duncan Ackerman joined The Bone & Joint Center in 2009. He is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with additional fellowship training in hand and microvascular surgery.

A native of Minot, North Dakota, Dr. Ackerman received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. He then attended medical school at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences where he received his Doctorate in medicine. Following medical school, he spent an additional five years training at the Mayo Clinic Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program in Rochester, Minnesota. He subsequently completed a one-year fellowship in Hand and Microvascular Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr. Ackerman specializes in treatment of common and complex problems of the upper extremity including carpal tunnel syndrome, peripheral nerve injury, arthritis of the small joints of the hand and wrist, elbow and shoulder problems, and upper extremity trauma.


Locations:
St. Alexius Specialty Clinic
Minot, ND

The Bone & Joint Center
Dickinson, ND

The Bone & Joint Center
Bismarck, ND


Chad B. Carlson, MD
Chad B. Carlson, MD

Dr. Chad Carlson joined The Bone & Joint Center in 2011. He is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, with additional fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery.

A native of Lansford, North Dakota, Dr. Carlson received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Dakota. He then attended medical school at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences where he received his Doctorate in medicine. Following medical school, he spent an additional five years of training at Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Residency Program in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He subsequently completed a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at South County Orthopaedic Specialists in Orange County California.

He specializes in treatment of common and complex problems of the foot and ankle, including foot and ankle trauma, ankle arthroplasty/replacement, bunions, hammertoes, painful flat feet, diabetic reconstruction, sports injuries, arthroscopy, and complex deformity.


Locations:
Linton Medical Center
Linton, ND

St. Alexius Specialty Clinic
Minot, ND

The Bone & Joint Center
Bismarck, ND


Timothy J. Juelson, MD
Timothy J. Juelson, MD

Dr. Timothy J. Juelson joined The Bone & Joint Center in 2011. He is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with an additional year of subspecialty (fellowship) training in arthroscopic surgery and the treatment of sports related injuries.

A native of North Dakota, Dr. Juelson earned a bachelorís degree in biology with a minor in chemistry at Jamestown College. He graduated magna cum laude and also competed in collegiate track & field. At the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences he obtained his medical degree. While at UNDSMHS he co-authored multiple papers in peer reviewed journals and presented at a national meeting where he received recognition for his third year research project.

He then completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. During that time he was a first-aid physician for the Kansas City Royals organization. During his last year of residency he also served as chief resident and his orthopaedic research project won a national poster competition in 2010.

Following residency training, Dr. Juelson completed a Sports Medicine fellowship at The Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, FL. He worked side-by-side with renowned sports surgeons Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Leon Paulos. During fellowship Dr. Juelson worked on a daily basis with high school, collegiate, and professional athletes from around the world. A large volume of injured NFL players and major league baseball players elect to receive care at The Andrews Institute. Dr. Juelson also gained extensive experience in both non-operative and operative management of orthopaedic sports injuries at all levels. He served as a team physician to the University of West Florida national championship baseball team, University of Auburn national championship football team, Washington High School football, Gulf Coast Community College, and Gulf Breeze High School football.

When surgery is necessary, Dr. Juelson often utilizes minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques. This approach may reduce post-operative recovery time and allows an early return to work and play. Dr. Juelsonís surgical interests include arthroscopic and open treatment of the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle. He also has additional training in meniscus transplants, articular cartilage repair (ACI certified), and hip arthroscopy.

Dr. Juelson enjoys educating others about orthopaedic sports surgery and is involved with the University of North Dakota School of Medicine in helping with medical student education. He is also an associate master instructor at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, IL, where he teaches orthopaedic surgeons arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder.

Currently, Dr. Juelson is a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.


Locations:
St. Alexius Specialty Clinic
Minot, ND

The Bone & Joint Center
Dickinson, ND

The Bone & Joint Center
Bismarck, ND


Derrick O. Cote, MD
Derrick O. Cote, MD

Dr. Derrick Cote joined The Bone & Joint Center in 2014. He completed five years of training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine Orthopaedic Residency, Wichita, Kansas. A native of Turtle Lake, North Dakota, Dr. Cote graduated summa cum laude and earned a bachelorís degree in biology with a minor in chemistry at University of North Dakota in 2005. While attending school he volunteered at UND Family Practice Center and worked as a nurse assistant and intramural sports official. In 2009 he obtained his medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Returning to North Dakota to live and practice is something he has wanted from the beginning of his training. Dr. Cote is currently a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.


Locations:
The Bone & Joint Center
Dickinson, ND


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