Trinity Health is committed to preserving and improving the quality of health to the people we serve. Our mission is to excel at meeting the needs of the whole person through the provision of quality healthcare and health related services.
Desiree Striha is a board certified Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner, experienced in orthopedic assessment and care planning. A North Dakota native, she earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees in Nursing from the University of Mary, Bismarck. She is also board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Desiree joined Orthopedic Associates in June 1010, where she has since cared for patients with a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. She assists orthopedic surgeons in the operating room and was instrumental in developing the Trinity Bone Health Clinic. Desiree is a member of the National Association of Orthopedic Nurses, American Nurses Association, N.D. Nurses Association, and N.D. Nurse Practitioner Association. A mother of three, she enjoys fishing, reading, riding horse, drawing, painting and time spending time with her family and multiple pets. For appointments call 701-857-5500 or 1-800-433-6330.
Orthopedic doctors specialize in diagnosis and treatment of the musculoskeletal system including any problems with bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves.
Surgeons dealing with the musculoskeletal system are called orthopedic surgeons. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means in order to treat musculoskeletal trauma, injuries caused by sports , degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, as well as congenital disorders.