Dr. Craig Smith, MD
Dr. Craig Smith is a graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and got his start in medical practice when he served in the U.S. Army with assignments both domestically and abroad. His many U.S. Army accomplishments include four Army Commendation Medals, three Meritorious Service Medals, and was promoted to Clinic Commander and Flight Surgeon. After a career of practicing general medicine and family practice while enlisted, Dr. Smith returned to training for Anesthesiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
In 2007, Dr. Smith returned to his roots in North Dakota and brought decades of medical experience to the team at McKenzie Health. He holds many specialized certifications and maintains his medical license in multiple states. As a leader in the workplace and the community, Dr. Smith is an asset to the McKenzie County region.
"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. Smith has Specialized Skills in:
- Collaborating with a variety of surgical teams
- Providing service in rural setting
- Understanding patients’ needs
- Certified in BLS, PALS, ACLS
- Instructor for ATLS
Awards & Accolades
- Meritorious Service Medal — 1998, 2011, 2015
- Army Commendation Medal — 1991, 1992, 1996, 2000
- Expert Field Medical Badge; Airborne Wings — 1991
- Intern Class President — 1989-1990
Education & Certifications
- Anesthesiology Residency — University of Nebraska Medical Center; Omaha, NE
- Family Practice Residency — Martin Army Community Hospital; Ft. Benning, GA
- Training – Aviation Medicine — U.S. Army Aeromedical Center; Ft. Rucker, AL
- Internship – Categorical Medicine — William Beaumont Army Medical Center; Ft. Bliss, TX
- Medical School – M.D. — University of ND School of Medicine; Grand Forks, ND
- Undergraduate – B.S. Chemistry — University of North Dakota; Grand Forks, ND
Dr. Smith's Favorite Things to do in McKenzie County:
- Hiking the Maah Dah Hey trail
- Snow skiing