A member of our care team at Trinity Health East Ridge, Shawnette Holmes, DNP, NP-C, is a board-certified nurse practitioner. She provides primary care to adults of all ages, including annual physicals, acute care visits, treatment of chronic health conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure, prescribing appropriate medications, and educating patients in self-care skills to prevent disease. The former Arizona resident earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix and practiced as an RN for 10 years. She and her family, including her husband and three youngest of five children, moved to North Dakota, where Shawnette joined the nursing staff at Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby. Recently, she completed her doctorate in Advanced Nursing Practice from the University of Mary, Bismarck. A member of the American Nurses Association (ANA) and American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Shawnette enjoys going for walks and going fishing with her family.
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Kayla Thomas, FNP-C, is a member of our family care team at Trinity Health East Ridge. She offers comprehensive primary care for individuals and families through all life’s stages, with an emphasis on health promotion, diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries, and management of chronic conditions. She has a special interest in dermatology procedures such as mole checks and removals. Originally from Powers Lake, Kayla earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Minot State University. She worked nine years at Trinity Health, where she served as a staff nurse and assistant nurse manager in Labor & Delivery and Obstetrics. Later she became a hospital supervisor. She earned her Master of Science in Family Nurse Practice from the University of North Dakota and spent two years serving the primary care needs of patients at CHI St. Alexius Health in Minot. She’s certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She participates in several sports and enjoys music and relaxing at the lake, as well as spending time with her husband, Shawn, and two boys.
Renee has spent the past two decades caring for the primary healthcare needs of individuals and families in the Minot area. She provides comprehensive care throughout the lifespan with an emphasis on health promotion, diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries, and management of chronic conditions. A 1981 graduate of the Trinity School of Nursing, Renee earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Minot State University and her Master of Science in Family Nurse Practice from the University of Mary, Bismarck. She’s certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Family Medicine Services
- Primary care for children, teens, and adults of all ages
- Women’s health
- Pediatric and geriatric care
- Acute and chronic health conditions
- In-office procedures
- Health screenings and physical exams
- Immunizations and flu shots
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Sean Stanga, MD, is an Allergy and Immunology specialist with primary training in Pediatrics. Dr. Stanga is qualified to care for both children and adults with allergic conditions such as allergies, asthma, hay fever, sinusitis, rashes, hives and reactions to food, insect bites or other environmental triggers. He is also trained in the diagnosis and treatment of primary immune deficiency (PID) and inherited and acquired swelling disorders (angioedema). A graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, he completed his pediatric residency at Raymond Blank Children’s Hospital, Des Moines, IA, and his Allergy/Immunology fellowship at Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO.
A specialist board certified in Allergy and Immunology Medicine, Dr. Michael Reder is specially trained to evaluate and treat allergic diseases and asthma in adults and children. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, he completed his internal medicine residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He spent a year as a hospitalist at Regional Medical Center, Orangeburg, SC, prior to completing his fellowship training in allergy and clinical immunology at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA.
Dr. Reder practiced as an allergist in South Carolina for five years, both in Charleston and in Greenville, prior to starting here at Trinity Health in 2011. He is board certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and is a member of both the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
Allergy Relief Starts Here
Trinity Health’s allergists are doctors who specialize in identifying the causes of your allergies and finding the best treatment. They can help you get relief from allergies with an individualized treatment plan so you can enjoy a healthy, active life.
Allergy Triggers, Symptoms, and Treatment
Allergies happen when your immune system becomes sensitive to normally harmless things in the environment. Common allergy triggers include:
- Airborne allergens, including dust, mold, pollen, or pet dander
- Bug bites
- Certain foods, such as peanuts, fish, eggs, or milk
- Substances like latex
When you are exposed an allergy trigger, your body can overreact in various ways:
- Sneezing and watery eyes
- Stuffed up sinuses
- Irritated throat and airway
- Trouble breathing and asthma
- Stomach and esophageal problems
- Skin irritation, eczema, rashes, and hives
Many treatments may be effective, such as a pill that helps eliminate hay fever symptoms. Through allergy testing and management plans, we will identify what works best for you. These are just a few of Trinity’s allergy services:
- Allergy shots
- Allergy testing
- Individualized treatment plans
- Prevention education
Other Immunology Services
In addition to allergy services, Trinity Health allergy and immunology doctors have expertise in other problems of the immune system. A full medical workup can include blood tests and sometimes tests of antibodies. With these tests, Trinity Health’s doctors work to provide a complete picture of your immune system condition and potential treatments.
Make an Appointment Today
Trinity Health’s allergy and immunology physicians have advanced expertise in the treatment of allergy and immune disorders. The entire team is dedicated to one thing: helping you live your best life.
For more information or an appointment with Trinity Health Allergy and Immunology Care, call our office at 701-857-7387.
1250 21st Ave. SE
Minot, ND 58701