Dr. Williams is a podiatrist who offers conservative and surgical treatments for foot and ankle disorders. A graduate of the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, he completed three years of residency training in sports medicine, diabetic foot and general podiatry. He spent a full two years concentrating on reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. He is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Williams is a Minot native.
Nasser Saffarian, MD
Dr. Saffarian is a graduate of the American University of the Carribean, British West Indies. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital where he also fulfilled his Nephrology fellowship. He completed an additional fellowship in Transplant Nephrology at St. Johns Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit.
Garett Rhule, MD
Garett Rhule, MD, is part of our team of providers at Trinity Health Western Dakota in Williston. Dr. Rhule is board certified in Internal Medicine, a primary care specialty dealing with the full range of adult illnesses, including preventive care, such as screenings and physical check-ups. He earned his medical degree from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and completed internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at State University of New York. He also completed a fellowship in Nephrology, a branch of medicine dealing with kidney disorders and is a member of the American Society of Nephrology. Dr. Rhule’s experience includes five years working as a medical officer for Port Maria Hospital. His personal interests include soccer, reading historical books and traveling.
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.
Ashley Evanoff, DPM
Dr. Evanoff provides surgical and nonsurgical treatment for the full range of foot and ankle disorders including structural abnormalities, diabetic foot, wounds/ulcerations, common foot problems and fractures. A Minot native and graduate of Minot High School, she received her undergraduate degree from Minot State University and went on to earn a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from Midwestern University near Phoenix. She completed her DPM residency at the Phoenix VA Health Care System, where she gained valuable experience in the areas of wound care, diabetic foot and limb salvage. A member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, Dr. Evanoff enjoys running, art appreciation and being active outdoors with her husband, Minot dentist Michael Evanoff.
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.
Aaron Albers, DPM
A Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Aaron Albers, DPM, provides surgical and nonsurgical treatment for the full range of foot and ankle disorders, including sports injuries, structural abnormalities, diabetic foot, and nerve disorders. A Texas native with family roots in North Dakota, Dr. Albers earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) from Barry University, Miami, and completed his residency in podiatric surgery at Kingwood Medical Center in Houston, where he focused on foot and ankle surgery, reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery, trauma and sports injuries, diabetic foot management, and limb salvage/wound care. He’s a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and American Podiatric Medical Association.
- Conservative and surgical management of foot and ankle disorders
- Biomechanical assessment and treatment
- Sports medicine
- Diabetic/high-risk care
- Reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery
- Limb salvage/wound care