Carol M. Schaffner, MD, is dedicated to providing individualized care that meets a woman’s changing needs throughout her lifetime. Originally from South Dakota, she earned her medical degree from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine in Vermillion. Her internship and Ob/Gyn residency were completed at Tulane University Hospital, New Orleans, LA. She’s committed to comprehensive healthcare for women, with a special interest in infertility and pregnancy.
Erica Riordan, MSN, CNM
A certified nurse midwife, Erica Riordan, MSN, CNM, provides general obstetric and gynecological care for women, as well as contraception counseling and preventive medicine. The Illinois native earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Aurora University in Illinois and received a Master of Science in Nursing with a focus on midwifery from Frontier Nursing University, Hyden, Ky. Her experience includes 10 years working as on obstetrics nurse at Illinois Valley Community Hospital. She also was associated with Birth Care Staffing, an agency that assists hospitals in fulfilling specialized nursing needs. She is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives and Midwives Alliance of North America.
Margaret Nordell, MD
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.
Jennifer Johnson, MD
As a board-certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Dr. Johnson is dedicated to providing individualized care that meets a woman’s changing needs throughout her lifetime. A graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks, she completed her Ob/Gyn residency at Akron General Medical Center in Ohio, where she gained experience in the areas of high-risk obstetrics, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, in addition to performing many minimally invasive procedures using the da Vinci robotic surgery system. She is a member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Medical Association. Dr. Johnson is a native of Minot.
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.
Lori Dockter, PA-C
Lori Dockter, PA-C, is a certified physician assistant specializing in women’s health and primary care. As a member of Trinity’s team of Ob/Gyn and Women’s Health providers, Lori provides the full range of primary care services for women of all ages, including health and wellness counseling, physical exams, menopause care, contraception management and obstetrics.
A native of Rolette, ND, Dockter earned her RN diploma from Trinity School of Nursing. She worked in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Trinity Hospital and the birthing unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital. She completed the physician assistant program at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Lori is a member of the ND Association of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Jessie Fauntleroy, MD
A member of our Obstetrics and Gynecology team, Jessie Fauntleroy, MD, is dedicated to providing individualized care that meets a woman’s changing needs throughout her lifetime, including high-risk obstetrics and laparoscopy. A graduate of Ross University School of Medicine, Portsmouth, Dominica, she completed her Ob/Gyn residency at SUNY University at Buffalo, where she served as chief resident and assumed leadership roles in promoting wellness among mothers and newborns. Dr. Fauntleroy also holds a Master’s Degree in Health Management Systems. A junior fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Fauntleroy is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society.
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.
John David Amsbury, DO
An obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr. Amsbury is dedicated to providing individualized care that meets a woman’s changing needs throughout her lifetime. A graduate of Arizona State University in Tempe, he earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania. He completed his Ob/Gyn residency at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, OH, where he gained experience in high-risk pregnancy. Dr. Amsbury is certified in advanced fetal monitoring and has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery using Trinity’s da Vinci robotic system.
Heather Bedell, MD
Born and reared in Munich, ND, Dr. Heather Bedell is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist, dedicated to providing personalized care for women of all ages. Her subspecialty interests include incontinence and pelvic problems. She has a strong background in minimally invasive procedures and provides high risk obstetrical care. Dr. Bedell is a member of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists. She and Dr. Timothy Bedell, another member of our Ob/Gyn team, have four children.