Emily Stevens, FNP-BC, is a board certified nurse practitioner specializing in Orthopedic Medicine. She works with physicians and other members of the orthopedic team to manage the care of patients affected by a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions, including sports-related injuries. A longtime Minot-area resident, Emily earned an Associate of Science in Nursing from Dakota College at Bottineau, where she received the “Excellence in Nursing” award and was selected for membership in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Concordia University Wisconsin and completed her Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the University of Cincinnati. Emily’s clinical experience includes seven years working as an RN in Trinity Hospital’s Surgery Department. She and her husband, Ryan, have two daughters. They enjoy spending time together at her husband’s family ranch. She’s a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and North Dakota Nurses Association.
Andrea Sebelius, AGPCNP-BC
A nurse practitioner specializing in Adult Geriatric Primary Care, Andrea works with physicians and other members of the orthopedic team to manage the care of patients affected by a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions, including sports related injuries. Originally from Leeds, ND, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Mary, Bismarck, and completed her Master of Science in Nursing as an Adult Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner through the University of Cincinnati. A member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Andrea enjoys all outdoor sports as well as basketball, which she played both in high school and college.
Dawn Mattern, MD
Dawn Mattern, MD, FAMSSM is board certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine and a Fellow in the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. She sees active patients and competitive athletes from all over the region and oversees the Trinity Sports Medicine Athletic Trainers as they serve the extended community. She received her training first at the Center for Family Medicine in Minot and then completed a fellowship at the Ohio State University Sports Medicine Center. Upon graduation, she served as the Head Team Physician for the men’s hockey team at OSU. She returned to Minot in 2002, and has devoted her time to covering local sports teams, education of medical students, residents and MSU Athletic Training students, all while ensuring quality care and rehabilitation of her patients. She is also a volunteer team physician with the United States Olympic Committee, US Ski and Snowboard, and the Justin Boots Sports Medicine Team with the professional rodeo. Her clinical interests include concussions and exercise as medicine.
Alexandre Kindy, MD
Board certified in Orthopedic Medicine, Dr. Alexandre Kindy has been a member of Orthopedic Associates since 1997. A native of Montreal, Canada, he earned his medical degree from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, interned at St. Thomas Medical Center in Akron, Ohio and completed his residency at the University of Calgary where he served as Chief Resident.
Dr. Kindy offers a full-spectrum of non-operative orthopedic services and also serves as the care system’s Medical Director of Value Initiatives driving strategies to help improve patient access and the quality of care across the system.
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.