Howard Reeve, M.D. is board certified in Family Medicine, he obtained his medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine in Grand Forks. He completed his residency at the UND Family Practice Center in Minot, North Dakota. Dr. Reeve has extensive experience and stays current in his field with annual continuing medical education in Occupational Medicine. He is a certified examiner for DOT physicals.
Evonne Hickok, FNP-C
Evonne Hickok, FNP-C, a nurse practitioner with over three decades of nursing experience, has joined Trinity Health Western Dakota in the specialty of Occupational Health and Family Medicine. Evonne will work with doctors and other clinic staff to diagnose and treat work-related illnesses and injuries, in addition to providing DOT physicals and other employment screenings.
A graduate of the former Trinity School of Nursing, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Minot State University in 1988. She had a long and varied career, practicing in hospital and clinic settings in Minot, Great Falls, MT, Dickinson and Williston. She was associated with Upper Missouri District Health Unit in Williston for 18 years before returning to school to complete her Master’s Degree in Advanced Practice Nursing from the University of Mary, Bismarck. A member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Evonne and her husband, Rick, have five children and several grandchildren.
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.
Blendi Cumani, MD
Blendi Cumani, MD, a board certified hand and wrist surgeon, is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date surgical care for the hand, wrist and upper extremity. A graduate of Medical University of Americas, Nevis, WI, Dr. Cumani completed four years of surgical residency, including a year at Graduate Hospital of Philadelphia and three years at Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center in Manhattan, where he served as chief surgical resident his senior year. He then completed a year-long fellowship at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand & Micro Surgery, one of the world’s most prestigious hand centers. He’s a member of the American College of Surgeons.
Hand and Wrist Surgery Services:
- Surgery of the hand, wrist and upper extremity
- Treatment for trauma
- Work injuries
- Endoscopic and open surgery
- Replantation of amputated fingers, hands and arms
- Treatment for Dupuytrens contracture
- Arthritis of the hand/wrist