Our Providers

Northwoods Surgery Center Doctors

Bridget Sundell, MD

Ophthalmologist

218.741.4411


Bridget A. Sundell, M.D. is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist specializing in “state of the art” surgery including no needle, no stitch cataract surgery. Dr. Sundell was born in Virginia, Minnesota and after high school attended St. Olaf College in Northfield Minnesota graduating with a degree in Biology and Psychology. She completed her medical degree at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society as well as the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Dr. Sundell completed her Ophthalmology residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. She is a member of the American Academy Ophthalmology and American Society of Cataracts and Refractive Surgeons.

Sundell Eye Associates, 602 N. 6th Ave. W., Virginia, MN 55792

Procedures Include: Cataract surgery, laser procedures & eye lid repair

Patrick Hall, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

218.741.2250


Dr. Hall has an excellent academic background from the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis. He completed his internship and residency at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester. He is currently a member of Orthopedic Associates of Duluth, and also sees patients at Fairview Mesaba Clinic, Mt. Iron, Minnesota and looks forward to expanding his services at the Northwoods Surgery Center.

Fairview Mesaba Clinic - Mt. Iron, 8496 Enterprise Drive So., Mt. Iron, MN 55768

Procedures Include: Knee, shoulder, hand, wrist, foot, ankle, elbow & general Orthopaedic surgery

Samuel Harms, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

218.722.5513


Dr. Harms has an excellent academic background from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Colorado in Denver, CO. Dr. Harms completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship and Specialty Training at the Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center. He was an Associate Team Physician for the Cincinnati Bengals He is currently a member of Orthopedic Associates of Duluth, and also sees patients at OA in Hibbing, Minnesota, and looks forward to expanding his services at the Northwoods Surgery Center.

Orthopaedic Associates, 1000 East First Street, Suite 404 • Duluth, MN 55805

Procedures Include: Knee, shoulder, hand, wrist, foot, ankle, elbow & general Orthopaedic surgery

Ryan Reinking, DPM

Podiatric Surgeon

218.722.5513


Dr. Reinking has an excellent academic background from Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, IA. He completed his internship and residency at HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN. Dr. Reinking has specialized training from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery Orthopedic Learning Center, AO North America, and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Division 6. He is currently a member of Orthopedic Associates of Duluth, and is available for appointments in Duluth, at OA in Hibbing, and Hibbing Family Medical Clinic. Dr. Reinking is looking forward to expanding his surgical services at Northwoods Surgery Center.

Orthopaedic Associates, 1000 East First Street, Suite 404 • Duluth, MN 55805

Procedures Include: Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery, Foot and Ankle Trauma, Foot and Ankle in Sport/Sports-Related Injuries, Diabetic Foot/Charcot Reconstruction, Technology in Foot and Ankle Surgery, Tendon Disorders, Arthroscopy, Arthrodesis, and Cartilage Repair surgery

Joel Zamzow, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

218.741.2250


Dr. Zamzow has an excellent academic background from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He completed his internship at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center Grand Rapids, MI and residency at Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rapids, MI. He is currently a member of Orthopedic Associates of Duluth, and is available for appointments at Fairview Mt. Iron Clinic . Dr. Zamzow is looking forward to expanding his surgical services at Northwoods Surgery Center.

Procedures Include: Knee, shoulder, hand, wrist, foot, ankle, elbow & general Orthopaedic surgery

Kristin Fredrickson, D.O.

ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat)

218.741.2250


Dr. Kristin Fredrickson is a board certified otolaryngologist and has an excellent academic background from the University of Health Services, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, MO. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of St. Thomas and her residency at Tenet-Des Peres Hospital - Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery in St. Louis, MO. She completed a 5 year residency program in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery in St. Louis. Dr Fredrickson has extensive experience in the surgical treatment of nasal and sinus disease, including in-office sinus procedures, thyroid surgery, ear surgery, tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, skin cancers and skin flap repairs, neck masses and all areas of general otolaryngology such as voice and swallowing disorders. She has an allergy clinic where specific intradermal skin testing is performed for inhalant allergies. Currently she practicing at Fairview Mesaba Clinics in Hibbing and Mountain Iron.

Fairview Mesaba Clinic - Mt. Iron, 8496 Enterprise Dr. S., Mt. Iron, MN 55768

Procedures Include: Sinus/Nasal & neck surgery; Thyroid, tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy, ear tubes, & skin lesion, excision & flap repair surgery

Paul Denoncourt, M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

218.741.2250


Dr. Denoncourt has an excellent academic background from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Stonehill College in North Easton, Massachusetts. He completed his residency at University of Massachusetts Medical Center and his fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. He comes to us with 28 years of orthopedic experience. Dr. Denoncourt is practicing as a full-time orthopedic surgeon at Fairview Range Medical Center and seeing patients at Fairview Mesaba Clinics – Hibbing & Mt. Iron. He specializes in total joint replacement, sports medicine, arthroscopy, minimally invasive surgery, foot surgery, hand surgery, general orthopedics and fracture care.

Fairview Mesaba Clinic - Mt Iron, 8496 Enterprise Dr. S., Mt. Iron, MN 55768

Procedures Include: Knee, shoulder, hand, wrist, foot, ankle, elbow & general Orthopaedic surgery

Katie Evans, D.P.M

Podiatrist

218.749.3818


Dr. Evans is a podiatric foot and ankle surgeon. She is the owner of Range Foot & Ankle in Virginia, Minnesota. Dr. Evans attended the University of Wisconsin La Crosse and the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Des Moines University. Her surgical residency was completed at St Mary's Hospital in Passaic, New Jersey. Dr. Evans has extensive training in foot and ankle surgery, diabetic foot and ankle management, and wound care.

Range Foot & Ankle Clinic, 809 North 6th Avenue, Virginia, MN 55792

Procedures Include: Foot & ankle arthroscopy and repair; bunion & bunionectomy; hammertoe correction; tarsal tunnel decompression

Stacy Nipp, D.P.M.

Podiatrist

218.748.7480


Dr. Nipp is pleased to be providing podiatric surgical services at Northwoods Surgery Center. She has been practicing with her partners at Northern Foot & Ankle Associates, P.A. for 22 years. Dr. Nipp is a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery. Her academic background and medical training were achieved through Dr. William M. Scholl of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, IL. Her Podiatric Surgical Residency Program was completed at Columbus-Cabrini Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Dr. Nipp looks forward to expanding her surgical services for the Iron Range at Northwoods Surgery Center.

Northern Foot & Ankle Associates, 901 9th St. N., Suite 316, Virginia, MN 55792

Procedures Include: Foot & ankle arthroscopy and repair; bunion & bunionectomy; hammertoe correction; tarsal tunnel decompression

Curtis Kristensen, D.P.M.

Podiatrist

218.748.7480


Dr. Kristensen is pleased to be providing podiatric surgical services at Northwoods Surgery Center. He has been practicing with his partners at Northern Foot & Ankle Associates, P.A. His academic background and medical training were achieved through Dr. William M. Scholl of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, IL. His Podiatric Surgical Residency Program was completed at St. Joseph's Hospital in Chicago, IL. Dr. Kristensen looks forward to expanding his surgical services for the Iron Range at Northwoods Surgery Center.

Northern Foot & Ankle Associates, 901 9th St. N., Suite 316, Virginia, MN 55792

Procedures Include: Foot & ankle arthroscopy and repair; bunion & bunionectomy; hammertoe correction; tarsal tunnel decompression

Frank J. Suslavich, M.D

Neuroradiologist

218.722.3700


Frank J. Suslavich, M.D. is a board certified neuroradiologist for Radiological Associates in Duluth, Minnesota providing services for northern Minnesota. Dr Suslavich specializes in diagnostic injections and pain management procedures and is pleased to be able to offer these services at Northwood Surgery Center.

Radiological Associates of Duluth, 925 E Superior Street, Suite 109, Duluth, MN 55805

Procedures Include: X-ray guided hip and back pain injections

Christopher Reilly, M.D.

Neuroradiologist

218.722.3700


Christopher Reilly, M.D. specializes in diagnostic injections and pain management procedures and is pleased to be able to offer these services at Northwoods Surgery Center. Dr Reilly is a board certified neuroradiologist at Radiological Associates in Duluth, MN. providing services in Northern Minnesota.

Radiological Associates of Duluth, 925 E Superior Street, Suite 109, Duluth, MN 55805

Procedures Include: X-ray guided hip and back pain injections

Michael Semotuk, M.D.

Neuroradiologist

218.722.3700


Michael Semotuk, M.D. specializes in diagnostic injections and pain management procedures and is pleased to be able to offer these services at Northwoods Surgery Center. Dr Semotuk is a board certified neuroradiologist at Radiological Associates in Duluth, MN. providing services in Northern Minnesota.

Radiological Associates of Duluth, 925 E Superior Street, Suite 109, Duluth, MN 55805

Procedures Include: X-ray guided hip and back pain injections

Daniel McKee, M.D.

Gastroenterologist

218.724.3411


Dr. Daniel McKee is a board-certified gastroenterologist with over 20 years of experience as a specialist providing screening and diagnostic gastrointestinal endoscopy and the diagnosis and treatment of esophageal, stomach, bowel and liver conditions and diseases. Dr. McKee earned his medical degree in 1987 from the University of Wisconsin Medical School. He completed his internal medicine residency at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN in 1990 and his gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical School in 1992.

Northland Gastroenterology, PA, 1420 London Rd # 202, Duluth, MN 55805

Website: www.northlandgastro.com

Procedures Include: Colonoscopy & Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

M. Derek Williams, DO

General Surgery

218.741.2250


Dr. Derek Williams is a board-certified General Surgeon, earning his medical degree in 2009 from Nova Southeastern School of Osteopathic Medicine, and completing his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr. Williams works out of Fairview Mesaba Clinic in Hibbing, and is looking forward to expanding his services to Northwoods Surgery Center.

Fairview Mesaba Clinic - Mt. Iron, 8496 Enterprise Dr. S., Mt. Iron, MN 55768

Dustin Lucarelli, MD

General Surgery

218.741.2250


Dr. Dustin Lucarelli is a board-certified General Surgeon, earning his medical degree in 2012 from Wayne State University School of Medicine, and completing his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI. Dr. Lucarelli works out of Fairview Mesaba Clinic in Hibbing, and is looking forward to expanding his services to Northwoods Surgery Center.

Fairview Mesaba Clinic - Mt. Iron, 8496 Enterprise Dr. S., Mt. Iron, MN 55768

Joseph Skaja, MD

General Surgery

218.741.2250


Dr. Joseph Skaja is a board-certified General Surgeon, earning his medical degree in 2012 from University of Minnesota School of Medicine, and completing his residency at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Skaja works out of Fairview Mesaba Clinic in Hibbing, and is looking forward to expanding his services to Northwoods Surgery Center.

Fairview Mesaba Clinic - Mt. Iron, 8496 Enterprise Dr. S., Mt. Iron, MN 55768

Charles Ahrens, MD

Ophthalmology

218.362.7100


Dr. Charles Ahrens is a board-certified Ophthalmologist. Dr. Ahrens grew up in Buffalo, Minnesota before receiving his undergraduate degree in biology/chemistry from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth. After that, he completed his medical school degree at the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine, in Vermillion, South Dakota. He went on to complete a residency in ophthalmology at the William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. Dr. Ahrens works out of Hibbing Family Medical Clinic, and is looking forward to expanding his services to Northwoods Surgery Center.

Hibbing Family Medical Clinic - 1120 E 34th St, Hibbing, MN 55746

Leo Hise, DO

Orthopaedic Surgery

218.741.2250


Dr. Hise has an excellent academic background from Oklahoma College of Osteopathis Medicine and Surgery. He comes to us with 31 years of diverse orthopedic experience in orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Hise is practicing as a full-time orthopedic surgeon at Fairview Range Medical Center, seeing patients at Fairview Mesaba Clinics – Hibbing & Mt. Iron. He specializes in total joint replacement, sports medicine, arthroscopy, minimally invasive surgery, foot surgery, hand surgery, general orthopedics and fracture care. Dr. Hise works out of Fairview Mesaba Clinic in Hibbing and Mt. Iron, and is looking forward to expanding his surgical services to Northwoods Surgery Center.

Fairview Mesaba Clinic - Mt Iron, 8496 Enterprise Dr. S., Mt. Iron, MN 55768

Procedures Include: Knee, shoulder, hand, wrist, foot, ankle, elbow & general Orthopaedic surgery

Chad Johnson, CRNA

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)


Chad Johnson, CRNA, graduated from Minneapolis School of Anesthesia 2002 and is Fellowship trained in Non-surgical Pain Management through the University of South Florida. He is a member of Northland Anesthesia Associates, PA of Duluth, MN. Chad provides all facets of preoperative anesthesia services and acute pain management. He also looks forward to bringing his expertise of nonsurgical pain management procedures, such as spine, joint, and myofascial injections, to the patients of northern Minnesota.

Glen Palokangas, CRNA

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)


Glen Palokangas, CRNA, is a graduate of Minneapolis School of Anesthesia 2010. He is Fellowship trained in Non-Surgical Pain Management through the University of South Florida. Glen is a member of Northland Anesthesia Associates P.A. of Duluth MN. He provides all facets of preoperative anesthesia services and acute pain management. He also looks forward to bringing his expertise of nonsurgical pain management procedures, such as spine, joint, and myofascial injections, to the patients of northern Minnesota.