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Dr. Gary Ramage, MD

Family Practice
Dr. Ravindra Joshi MD, FAAOS, FRCSC

Dr. Gary Ramage arrived in small town Watford City in August 1995 and began general practice. He and his wife, Pam, raised two children, Emily and Ted. Pam has been active in the community golf course and formerly served many years on the School Board of Directors. Currently, Dr. Ramage is Chief of Medical Staff, and provides family practice services with his nurse of 18 years, Maria.

In 1990, Dr. Ramage graduated from the University of Saskatchewan Medical School and following embarked on a rotating medical internship with the Greater Victoria Hospital Society in 1990-1991. His undergraduate degrees include Bachelor of Science Degrees in Biology and Physiology. Additionally, Dr. Ramage is a retired Canadian Armed Forces captain having served as both a flight surgeon and aviation medical examiner.

For 27 years, Dr. Ramage has served as a general practice physician at McKenzie Health. He is respected by his peers and community for the outstanding leadership skills he practices as medical director of the trauma committee providing State trauma presentations as necessary, for his medical directorship of long term care, for serving as the medical director for McKenzie County Ambulance Service, and for serving as the medical officer for City of Watford City and County of McKenzie County.



"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. Ramage has Specialized Skills in:

  • Leadership serving as Chief Medical Officer
  • Family Practice
  • Elder Care
  • Emergency Medicine

Awards & Accolades

  • EMS Medical Director of the Year Award – 2022
  • Featured Rural Health Care Provider by the North Dakota Health Department
  • North Dakota State Outstanding Professional Leadership Award – 2019 
  • North Dakota State Outstanding Rural Physician Award – 2018
  • Clinical Instructor – University of North Dakota School of Medicine
  • Teaching residents in Family Practice Program at McKenzie Health
  • Preceptorship of medical students in the University of North Dakota Medical School Program onsite in 4-8 week rotations

Education & Certifications

  • MD – University of Saskatchewan Medical School
  • Bachelor of Science – Biology   

  • Bachelor of Science – Physiology 

  • Rotating Medical Intership – Greater Victoria Hospital Society

  • Retired Canadian Armed Forces Captain, Flight Surgeon, Aviation Medical Examiner

Dr. Ramage's Favorite Things to do in McKenzie County:

  • Golfing
  • Traveling with wife, Pam