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MCHS Continues To Provide Quality Care To The Community


April 14, 2021 | View PDF

(L-R): Dr. Ravindra Joshi, MD, Dr. Tracy Tomjack, DO, Dr. Torfi Thorkell Hoskuldsson, MD & Dr. Robert Bates, MD FACS.

McKenzie County Healthcare Systems (MCHS) continues to not only enhance their services offered to their patients but also increase the variety of services offered at the facility. Their goal is to achieve the highest degree of healthcare for their patients. They are committed to quality services, continuity of care, assurance of qualified staff and family involvement for patients. 

MCHS has several providers ranging from an urologist to a pediatrician to an orthopedic surgeon. 

Dr. Maria Marchenko, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician who has had over 16 years of medical experience and a broad background of experience dealing with asthma, skin conditions, mental health, and much more. A pediatrician is trained to diagnose and treat a broad range of childhood illnesses, from minor health problems to serious diseases. "A pediatrician manages the physical, behavioral, and mental care for children from birth until age 18. Good pediatric care is not only just sick visits - it is regular check-ups. Children need regular preventive care from a doctor, and check-ups will help track and protect your child's health as they grow into an adult," explained Marchenko.

Dr. Ravindra Joshi, MD, is a certified orthopedic surgeon. American, Canadian, British and Indian examining bodies certify him. He has advanced skills in total joint replacement of hip, knee and shoulder, sports-related surgery including meniscal, ACL and ligament reconstruction, trauma surgery, shoulder surgery including rotator cuff, hand surgery, carpal tunnel surgery, foot surgery, and bunion surgery.

Dr. Tracy Tomjack, DO, specializes in Primary Care Sports Medicine and is a part of the orthopedics clinic at MCHS specialty clinics. Primary Care Sports Medicine includes non-operative management of acute injuries (such as sprains, strains, fractures, and concussions) and chronic conditions (such as arthritis and tendinopathies). She provides services including musculoskeletal ultrasound (diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound guided procedures), joint injections, casting/splinting, and osteopathic manipulative treatment. She said, "In the near future I will also be providing PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injections. I also offer ultrasound guided COOLIEF cooled radiofrequency ablation treatment for chronic knee pain."

Dr. Craig Smith is an Anesthesiologist who performs epidural steroid injections (ESI) at MCHS's Orthopedics Clinic. ESI is recommended for patients who suffer from back pain and are not quite ready for surgery. Dr. Smith conducts a screening visit (in-person, telehealth, or telephone) to determine patients are good candidates for the injection. 

Dr. Gary Ramage, MD (Chief of Staff) has been with MCHS for 25 years. He was awarded the Physician Community and Professional Services Award from the North Dakota Medical Association, Oct. 2019. This award honors physicians for outstanding leadership and services to North Dakota and to the profession of medicine. Dr. Ramage is not accepting new patients at this time.

Dr. Lucinda L. Mundorf, MD, is a board-certified internist. Her goal is to practice internal medicine focused on prevention, keeping each person whole, body-mind-soul, in focus. She has extensive experience caring for patients with complex medical needs and welcomes the opportunity to be the coordinator of multispecialty care. 

Dr. Torfi Thorkell Hoskuldsson, MD, is a general surgery specialist. Some of the procedures he assists with includes anoscopies, appendix removal, biopsies, colonoscopy and EGDs, cyst removal, gallstones and gallbladder removal, hernia, hemorrhoid removal, lesion removal, PICC line placement, skin tag removal, wound care.

Dr. Robert Bates, MD FACS, is a urologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of both male and female urinary tract conditions as well as the diagnosis and treatment of male reproductive problems. He has advanced training in pediatric urology and can treat a full range of adult and pediatric urological conditions. The urology service at MCHS began in Nov. of 2020 and is growing rapidly providing state of art care and expanding access to specialty care in the NoDak region.   

"I have enjoyed becoming familiar with this beautiful part of our great nation and the wonderful people who make this their home who have welcomed me to the region. Please feel free to call and make an appointment to discuss any problems which may be troubling you," said Dr. Bates. 

If interested in seeing any MCHS providers, feel free to call the clinic at 701-842-3771.


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