A member of our primary care team at Trinity Health Medical Arts, Traci Specht, FNP-C, is a board-certified nurse practitioner who provides compassionate, evidence-based care to patients of all ages. She addresses acute and chronic health conditions, performs annual wellness checks and educates patients in self-care skills to prevent disease. A Minot native, who acquired her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Minnesota State University Moorhead, and later earned a Master of Science in Family Nurse Practice from the University of North Dakota. Traci began her nursing career in 2005 at Sanford Health in Fargo and gained critical care experience working as an RN at BSA Hospital in Amarillo, TX. In 2011, she moved back to her hometown and joined Trinity Health, working eight more years as an ICU nurse before transferring to clinic nursing, where she worked with other members of the healthcare team caring mostly for Dermatology and Urology patients. Traci is married with two children. She’s a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
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Trinity Health is pleased to welcome Brianna Ellingson, FNP-C, to our pediatric team at Trinity Health Medical Arts. Brianna is a board-certified family nurse practitioner, dedicated to providing compassionate, evidence-based care to children and adolescents. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Dakota (UND) in Grand Forks and began her nursing career as an RN in Trinity Health’s Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care units. Later she joined the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, where she provided nursing and counseling support to residents and caregivers. She returned to Trinity Health as part of the surgical team, providing pre- and post-operative care to patients. Recently she completed her Master of Science in Advanced Nursing Practice from UND. Brianna is board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She and her husband, Todd, have two children. She enjoys camping, reading, and spending time with her family.
Trinity Health is pleased to welcome Megan Miller, FNP-C, to our primary care team. A board-certified nurse practitioner, Megan has a Master of Science degree in Advanced Nursing Practice from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. She is fully qualified to provide primary care services to people of all ages, including annual physicals, acute care visits, treatment of chronic health conditions, and educating patients in self-care skills to prevent disease. A Minot native, Megan earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Minot State University. She began her career as an RN at St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck. In 2014, she joined Trinity Health, where she’s been a key member of our clinic team, caring for patients in the Ob/Gyn and primary care units. Megan’s personal interests include hiking and fishing with her husband and three children.
A board-certified nurse practitioner, Melisa Wisdom, FNP-C, is part of our team of providers at FirstCare Walk-In Clinic. She is well qualified to manage the immediate needs of patients seeking care for non-emergent illnesses and injuries. Melisa brings to the team extensive experience treating conditions such as colds, flu, sinus and urinary tract infections, and minor injuries. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Georgia State University and practiced several years as a staff and travel nurse in diverse emergency care settings in Georgia, California, New York and Texas. She completed her Master of Science in Family Nurse Practice at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Melisa is certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Christine Cabrera, MD, is a member of our provider team at FirstCare Walk-In Clinic. She is board certified in Family Medicine, with extensive experience serving the healthcare needs of patients for the full range of non-emergency illnesses and injuries. Originally from Fergus Falls, MN, Dr. Cabrera earned both her undergraduate degree in nutrition and her medical doctorate from the University of Minnesota. She completed her Family Medicine residency at the University of California, San Diego, and practiced for close to two decades in outpatient and clinic settings, primarily in Minnesota. A member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Dr. Cabrera is an avid reader and enjoys running and fitness activities. She is also a mom to two active boys and says she looks forward to experiencing all that Minot has to offer.
A member of our pediatrics team, Melissa Andreasen, MSN, FNP-C, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner, dedicated to providing compassionate, evidence-based care to children and adolescents. A graduate of Minot State University, Melissa earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2013 and began her nursing career as an RN with Trinity Health. She served patients in the addiction services, intensive care, and same day surgery units before shifting her focus to advanced practice nursing. While pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati, she worked part time as a clinical nurse instructor with Dakota College at Bottineau. She completed her Family Nurse Practitioner training 2020 and joined a private primary care practice as a family care provider, helping pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients manage the full range of acute and chronic health conditions. Melissa is board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She loves spending time with her two children when she’s not at work.
A member of our primary care team, Dr. Makens is board eligible in family medicine, with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of health conditions for patients throughout their lifetime. His areas of focus include women’s health, pediatric care, chronic disease management, and routine checkups to promote wellness. Originally from Fort Lupton, a farming town in Colorado, Dr. Makens received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and served as a combat medic in Iraq as part of the Texas Army National Guard. He earned his medical doctorate from St. George’s University School of Medicine, accomplishing his clinical training at Cincinnati Jewish Hospital. His family medicine residency was completed at Minot’s Center for Family Medicine, a program of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Makens is a member of the American Board of Family Medicine.
Kallie Goodman, FNP-C, is a board-certified nurse practitioner and a member of our provider team at FirstCare Walk-In Clinic. Kallie is trained to manage the immediate needs of patients seeking care for the full range of non-emergent illnesses and injuries. A Minot native, Kallie completed pre-nursing requisites at Minnesota State University Moorhead before earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Medcenter One College of Nursing in Bismarck. She practiced pediatrics, GI, plastic surgery, and acute care nursing. She completed her Master of Science in Family Nurse Practice through Maryville University, St. Louis. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Kallie enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters. Together they enjoy going to the lake, snowboarding, and traveling – especially if there is a half marathon to run.
Dr. Sisa is a pediatrician, dedicated to providing holistic care that promotes the well-being of children, adolescents, and their families. He is specially trained to manage the full range of children’s physical, mental, and emotional health problems, including acute and chronic conditions, behavioral difficulties, and developmental disorders.
Dr. Sisa earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, and completed his pediatric residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, a teaching hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.
Dr. Sisa grew up in Ghana, where he won the Presidential Award for being the best student from one of the 10 regions in Ghana at the Junior High School level, after which he proceeded to Major in Science at the best high schools in Ghana. Upon completion of high school, he started a remedial school in his hometown which is currently a high school in Ghana.
He proceeded to the University of Ghana where he majored in Chemistry. Upon arrival in the USA, he worked as a quality control chemist at NicePak PDI helping to develop some of the HPLC methods used to test the Super Sani Wipe the most popular hospital disinfectant used in hospitals in the USA. Dr. Sisa was pursuing a graduate Studies in Biochemistry at The City University of NY before he decided to pursue medicine at the St. George’s University School Medicine.
During clinical years in NYC, he got interested in teaching and mentoring of high school students in the science field, and completed several hours of volunteer work teaching. During residency, he participated in various research projects and had one of his research topics presented at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) 2020 Conference in Washington, DC.
He loves driving, playing volleyball, and soccer.