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Dr. Ben Kazim, MD

Dr. Ravindra Joshi MD, FAAOS, FRCSC

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.



"Dr. Ramage has been working side by side with all stakeholders of MCHS for many years. He has been committed to the healthcare system during his tenure. I am one of the many whose life was saved as a result of his exceptional ability to diagnose a life-threatening brain bleed. Our community is grateful for Dr. Ramage."

— Patsy Levang; Keene, ND

"I write this letter to the administration of Connie Wold Wellness Center. I was a client there getting rehabilitation for my Stroke and diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. I just want to express my sincere appreciation to the expert professional personnel there. I learned a lot from the Wellness Center while I was getting rehab sessions that will benefit me for the duration of my life. "

— Mr. Lone Fight III; ND

"I had surgery on a torn meniscus in Feb 2022 and the entire process was very pleasant and professional. My surgery was done by Dr. Joshi and the referral by Dr. Tomjack. I found both to be very professional. Following the surgery I was forwarded to the Connie Wold Fitness Center for physical therapy and the therapist there that I worked with were professional and knowledgeable. The entire experience was positive and I’m the most excited about the fact that all took place right in Watford City. No more traveling to Bismarck for medical appointments!"

— Marco Pelton; Watford City, ND

"I wanted to thank the hospital staff and doctors for the amazing care I received during my unexpected stay. Your professional care is beyond words. The nurses were very kind and helpful and went out of their way to make sure I was comfortable, and my needs were met ...Again thank you from the bottom of my and my family’s heart. God bless each and every one of you!"

— Ernest Lambert; Belcourt, ND

"I had a very good experience with my knee surgery performed by Dr. Joshi. He is very friendly and made me feel very safe about the operation. Recovery was quicker than I anticipated. I highly recommend Dr. Joshi. 5 Stars"

— Kelly Peterson; Watford City, ND

"Dr. Ravindra Joshi performed a total hip replacement on me in September 2020. I never imagined what a total success it would be. I'm back walking, hiking, and enjoying life without pain. An added bonus to my surgery was the outstanding care I received in the hospital, at physical therapy, and the long term follow up by Dr. Joshi and his associates."

— Ron Anderson; Keene, ND

"It's never easy to see our parents and loved ones age out of staying in their own homes, but our experience with both my mother-in-law, Olga Anderson, and our aunt, Helen Muirhead, showed us this next stage of life can be filled with joy and contentment. BothOlga and Helen lived in the Horizon Assisted Living and later in the Good Shepherd Home. The Horizon facility is beautiful, and Helen was lucky to move into the newly constructed GSH. But the best part of their life in both places was the personal, wonderful loving care they received from the entire staff. The staff treated our loved ones with complete love; we could ask for nothing more."

— Myra Anderson; Keene, ND

"My mother received wonderful care at the Good Shepherd Home where she was surrounded by loving, caring professionals every day. Although I live in Alabama, moving her here was never a consideration. The quality of care provided at the Good Shepherd Home cannot be matched. My 103-year-old mother was tended for and loved like she was a family member."

— 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