Dr. Ben Kazim, MD
Dr. Ben Kazim was born in Washington, DC, and grew up in Maryland. He moved to Florida in 1998 to start his medical training at Orlando Regional Medical Center. In residency, he met his wife, and they now have two high-school-age children.
After spending 20+ years in Florida practicing Hospitalist medicine, Dr. Kazim felt the need for a big change and wanted to practice medicine in a smaller community. The community that met Dr. Kazim and his family’s needs was Watford City!
Since joining the medical team in early 2021, Dr. Kazim has made it a goal to be a part of the community that has made an impact on him. In his spare time, he enjoys working out at the Connie Wold Wellness Center, cooking, and riding his Harley whenever the weather permits.
"In an effort to establish with a primary care physician after not having one for some time, I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Kiedrowski in September of 2023. He was thorough, personable, attentive and efficient. His nurse, Karlee was excellent as well. In the lab, I didn't even feel Taylor's stick or draw. From check in to check out, it was an exceptional experience, and I didn't have to leave town. I was back to work within the hour and had my lab results on EPIC's My Chart as soon as they were available. I would recommend McKenzie Health's Rural Health Center to my friends and family."
— Vawnita Best; Rural Watford City, ND
"I recently had hip replacement surgery at McKenzie Health in Watford City.
The entire experience, beginning with registration, to my primary doctor (Dr. Ramage and Maria), Dr. Johnson, Dr. Brewster in surgery scheduling, Dr. Joshi and his surgical team, the nurses on the surgical floor and physical therapists (Jess, Corey, kara and Lexyn) was all that I could ask for and more.
I felt your genuine concern for my well-being and care. You folks all deserve some recognition, so please give yourself a big pat on the back for a job well done and the service you continue to provide the citizens of western North Dakota.
We are indeed fortunate to have a facility of this caliber, along with its dedicated health professionals and employees, here in Watford City. Thank you again McKenzie Health!"
— Kent Taylor
— Patsy Levang; Keene, ND
— Ted Lone Fight III; Mandaree, ND
— Ernest Lambert; Belcourt, ND
— Marco Pelton; Watford City, ND
"In January of 2022, I slipped on the ice and broke my ankle. The initial ER visit that Thursday evening to stabilize it until surgery was efficient and the care was very good. Dr Joshi's nurse scheduled a pre-op consultation by telemed Friday morning and two hours later, Dr Joshi was conducting that consultation with me. The following Monday I had surgery to plate the break and clean and repair the damaged joint. Post-op with Dr. Joshi and his surgical team was seamless. They were caring, efficient and concise in their communication and their treatment plan. Follow-ups with Dr. Joshi and Dr. Tomjack were easy to schedule; they were on schedule, and check-in and check-outs were quick and easy, including pharmacy and insurance aspects of the user experience. All of these skilled services were high-quality, efficient, and delivered right here at home. There were no miserable vehicle transports to Bismarck, Minot, Williston, or Sidney while in pain. All the medical visits and procedures were quick, efficient and convenient, so I could get right back to healing.
Thank you McKenzie Health providers and staff. You are making a difference in the lives of McKenzie County residents and beyond."
— Vawnita Best; Rural Watford City, ND
— Kelly Peterson; Watford City, ND
— Jan Dodge; Watford City, ND
— Ron Anderson; Keene, ND
— Myra Anderson; Keene, ND
— Evelyn Wilson; Huntsville, AL
Dr. Kazim has Specialized Skills in:
- Intensive Care Unit experience
- Taking care of the very sick
- Excellent at triaging complicated cases
- Swing bed care/program
Education & Certifications
Chief Resident — Department of Internal Medicine, Orlando Regional Medical Center
Resident — Department of Internal Medicine, Orlando Regional Medical Center
Intern — Department of Internal Medicine, Orlando Regional Medical Center
Doctorate of Medicine — Howard University College of Medicine; Washington, DC
Bachelor of Science — University of Maryland; College Park, MD
Dr. Kazim's Favorite Thing to do in McKenzie County:
- Riding my Harley whenever the weather permits