A North Dakota native, Dr. Nordell practiced obstetrics and gynecology in the San Francisco area before returning to North Dakota in 1993 to join Trinity Medical Group. She’s an advocate for women’s health with a particular interest in problems related to adolescence, pregnancy, osteoporosis, and menopause. Dr. Nordell is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Casmiar I. Nwaigwe is board certified in Infectious Diseases. He offers expert consultation and treatment of illnesses caused by microorganisms, including bacterial and viral infections, HIV, pneumonia, wound infections and Lyme disease. He also consults on the rational use of antibiotics and treatment of resistant bacteria as well as providing advice to international travelers. Dr. Nwaigwe (pronounced WIG-way) received his medical degree from the University of Lagos in his home country of Nigeria. He completed a three-year Internal Medicine residency and three-year Infectious Diseases fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, where he received awards for his scholarly study and research. He is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Infectious Disease Society of America, American College of Physicians, and the Society of Internal Medicine.
A member of our team of providers at Trinity Homes, Cordelia Nwankwo, DNP, FNP-C, is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She works with facility staff and medical providers to address the medical needs of nursing home residents. A graduate of Kingwood College in Texas, she worked as a licensed vocational nurse in hospitals and long-term care settings before earning her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ. She also practiced as a medical/surgical and step-down ICU nurse at hospitals in Houston and Arkansas. She completed her Master of Science in nursing from University of Central Arkansas in 2016. A member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Cordelia is married to anesthesiologists, John Nwankwo, MD, and they have three children.
Badie Alakech, MD, is board certified anatomic and clinical pathology. A graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine in Syria, he completed residency training in Pathology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. His training also includes post-doctoral research at the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston and a fellowship in transfusion medicine at Bonfils Blood Center, Denver, Colorado. Prior to joining Trinity Health he was associated with the Pathology Associates of Albuquerque, New Mexico.