CHI St. Joseph's Health

Award-Winning Care Teams

Our team of physicians, professionals, outreach specialists and staff are educated and trained in the latest medical technology, yet they also understand the importance of each patient's emotional and spiritual health. Our active medical staff includes physicians from Essentia Health with clinics in Park Rapids, Menahga and Walker, and the Erickson Medical Clinic in Park Rapids.


James Matthiae, DDS - CHISJH
Robert Mork, DDS - CHISJH
Jesse Nease, DDS - CHISJH
Lindsey Tischer, DT - CHISJH

Emergency Medicine

Jane Churchill, MD - CHISJH
Micheal Ginder, MD- CHISJH
Larry Kobriger, MD - CHISJH
Todd Officer, MD - CHISJH

ENT, Otolaryngology

Alan Bruns, MD - EH
David Tsen, MD - EH

Family Medicine

David Benson, MD - EH
Beth Hirt, PA-C - EH
Sriveer Kaasam, MD, EH
Gregory Sperle, MD - EH
Michele Thieman, MD - EH

General Surgery

Brian Brattlof, MD - EH
Brenda Norby, PA-C - EH
Daniel Smith, MD - EH
Robert Wroblewski, MD - EH


Bonnie Conner, FNP - CHISJH
Nathan Harris, MD - CHISJH
John Lageson, MD - CHISJH

Internal Medicine

Vern Erickson, MD - EMC
Larry Leadbetter, MD, FACP, PhD - EH
Seth Roiko, FNP - EH

Nurse Anesthetists

Karl Carlson, CRNA
Donald G. Gytri, CRNA
Ryan Strasburg, CRNA
John Hoscheid, CRN


Heather Foresman, CNM, CNP-EH
Guillermo Marroquin, MD-EH
Charlotte Rollie, CNM, CNP - EH


Ashley Lundin, MD - SH


Vern Prochaska, MD
Francis Cormier, MD - EH
Linda Lohnes, CNP - EH
Sean McDonald, PA-C-EH
Macey Schaefbauer, PA-C


Elena Rodgers-Rieger, MD
Anthony-Osei Safo, DO
Rebecca Ziegler, MD


RaNae Doll, MD - EH


Jared Aelony, DPM - EH


Rita Anderson, MA, LADC
Jean Greseth-Kirchner, LSW
Jessica Burkhamer, LSW
Joel Kirchner, PsyD
Danielle Norby, LSW
Dawn Pappas, LSW


William Nyman, MD