A member of our eye care team at Trinity Regional Eyecare – Western Dakota, Jewel Sandy, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist, board-certified, fellowship trained Oculoplastics Specialist., Orbital, Reconstructive Surgery. She provides high-quality medical and surgical care to patients for the full range of eye conditions and is specially trained to perform reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the eyelids, eye socket and face. Dr. Sandy earned her Doctor of Medicine degree at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California and completed her ophthalmology residency at UAB Callahan Eye Hospital at the University of Alabama Birmingham. In addition to her residency, she spent an additional two years of advanced fellowship training at Dean McGee Eye Institute in Oklahoma and Allegheny Ophthalmic & Orbital Associates, PC, in Pittsburgh, focused on Global Eye Care and Orbital/Ophthalmic Plastic surgery respectively. Prior to joining Trinity Health, she was Assistant Professor at Loma Linda University School of Medicine Ophthalmology Department. In addition to being recognized for her academic achievement, Dr. Sandy has been an advocate for improving patient access to quality eye care, pioneering domestic and international medical missions and outreach. A member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Medical Association, Dr. Sandy enjoys hiking, reading, and international cuisine.
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Darren Hill, MD
Darren Hill, MD, is an ophthalmologist and a member of our team of specialists at Trinity Regional Eyecare Minot Center. Dr. Hill provides comprehensive medical and surgical eye care including cataract removal, laser and injection treatment for retinal pathology, laser and surgical glaucoma management, refractive surgery including LASIK and PRK, as well as surgical correction of strabismus and eyelid malposition. He graduated from Brigham Young University with academic honors, earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Penn State University College of Medicine, and completed his surgical internship and ophthalmology residency at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Throughout his medical career, Dr. Hill has been recognized for academic achievement, his research endeavors including peer-reviewed papers, abstracts, and textbook publications, as well as for his strong commitment to volunteer service. A member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, he has participated in international and domestic missions providing vision care to disadvantaged patients. He spends his free time with his wife and five children.
Darrell Williams, MD
Dr. Darrell Williams established excellence in eye care for the people of this region when, in 1984 he started the Williams Medical Eye Center. Today, this practice has grown to include comprehensive medical and surgical eyecare services through Trinity Regional Eyecare – Minot Center. Dr. Williams has gained widespread recognition for his expertise in cataract care and vision correction with refractive procedures. Dr. Williams received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and went on to complete a four year residency program in ophthalmology at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He is board certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the American Medical Association, and the Society to Prevent Blindness.
Chad Wolsky, MD
Minot native Chad Wolsky, MD, is board certified in the specialty of Ophthalmology. He provides comprehensive medical and surgical eye care including cataract removal and intraocular lens implantation, laser surgical treatment for diabetic eye and glaucoma, surgical correction of pediatric and adult strabismus, laser and incisional eyelid surgery, and injections for botox and Restylane. A graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks, he received his Ophthalmology training at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, Lexington. Dr. Wolsky is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Medical Association.
Mark Raymond, MD
Dr. Mark Raymond attended Virginia Tech in Blacksbug, Virginia where he obtained his Bachelors Degree in 1983. He received his Medical Degree in 1987 from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Raymond completed his Internship at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia and his Ophthalmology Residency at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. In 1993 he joined the Eastern Shore Eye Center in Exmore, Virginia. Prior to joining Trinity Regional Eyecare, Dr. Raymond was in private practice on the Eastern Shore” in Virginia.
A native of Rhode Island, Dr. Raymond moved to Willistion in June 2007 with his wife Lynne, and two children. Hobbies enjoyed by Dr. Raymond include outdoor activities such as gardening, fishing and camping.
Evelyne Kindy, MD
Dr. Evelyne Kindy is a board-certified ophthalmologist and a member of our Ophthalmology team at Trinity Regional Eyecare – Minot Center. She provides comprehensive eye care for patients of all ages, including general Ophthalmology, small-incision cataract/intraocular lens surgery, laser surgery for glaucoma and retinal disease, and treatment for corneal disease. She also provides consultation for pediatric eye conditions. A Montreal native, she earned her medical degree from the University of Montreal in Quebec and completed her Ophthalmology residency there, serving as chief resident during her last year of training. She took an additional course in Ophthalmology in Waterville, Maine. Dr. Kindy is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She’s also a clinical faculty member of the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Robert Dicken, MD
Dr. Robert A. Dicken is a board certified ophthalmologist with more than 20 years of experience caring for people in need of medical and surgical eye care. A Thief River Falls native, he was graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead and received his medical degree and Ophthalmology training at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Dr. Dicken is one of the most experienced cataract surgeons in the Devils Lake region, with extensive experience in laser and surgical treatments for glaucoma. He also specializes in eyelid surgery and provides general Ophthalmology care.
Erdal Diri, MD
A board certified rheumatologist, Dr. Erdal Diri provides expert treatment for the more than 100 types of arthritis and related disorders of the joints, muscles, bones and tendons. He’s also board certified in Internal Medicine. Originally from Turkey, he received his medical degree from Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty at the University of Istanbul. He did post-doctoral training in pharmacology there and moved to the United States to pursue his rheumatology specialty. He was a research fellow at Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans and completed a clinical fellowship in Rheumatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Diri has maintained an active involvement in clinical research studies aimed at advancing treatment therapies for rheumatic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and lupus.
Lisa Brandt, ACNP-BC
A board certified acute care nurse practitioner, Lisa Brandt, ACNP-BC, works in coordination with other members of our Rheumatology team to provide compassionate, attentive care to patients affected by the various forms of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. A Bismarck native, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, and practiced in the ICU and later General Surgery. She received her Master of Science as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. A member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Lisa and her husband, Jerel, have three children. They enjoy spending time with family, especially now that she and Jerel, a Minot native, have returned home to North Dakota.