McKenzie County Healthcare Systems, Inc. and Allcheck Medical Clinic

Watford City – Effective Thursday, December 1, McKenzie County Healthcare Systems (MCHS), in partnership with Allcheck Medical Clinic, is offering orthopedic care and services at the Allcheck Medical Clinic location at 223 N Central Ave., Sidney, MT. The MCHS orthopedic team will see patients on the first Thursday of each month. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 701-609-5480. Dr. Ravindra Joshi, orthopedic surgeon at MCHS, and Angela Ekblad, FNP-BC, look forward to serving patients in eastern Montana as well as those they see in western North Dakota. Pete Edis, CEO, said, “We look forward to bringing services to current patients in a closer location. Of course, we will be accepting new patients, but our main goal is to provide convenient access to existing patients.

Dr. Joshi and Angela can see patients for a number of issues at Allcheck Medical Clinic. Many orthopedic problems can be solved in the office – injections, assessments, surgical checkups and postoperative follow-up. Procedures requiring surgery will take place in Watford City, close and convenient to home. Services offered include:

• Total hip, knee and shoulder arthroplasties

• Shoulder surgery for the rotator cuff

• Sports-related surgery, including meniscus, ACL and ligament reconstruction

• Hand surgery, including carpal tunnel and trigger finger

• Foot surgery, including bunions

• Fractured bones (cast, splint and follow-up care)

• Concussion assessments

• Joint pain with joint injections

• Treatment of arthritis

Commenting on the partnership, Janette McCollum, owner of Allcheck Medical Clinic, said, “We are delighted with this collaboration and the opportunity to offer more specialized services to our patients. It’s hard for people to travel great distances for assessments, especially if you’re already in pain. Our goal is to provide an increased level of access to our patients with the professional caliber provided by Dr. Joshi and Angela.