If you experience pain or physical limitations in your shoulders, elbows, hands, wrists, knees, hips, ankles, feet, back or neck – Northern Orthopedics can help. Northern Orthopedics has delivered exceptional care to thousands of patients with musculoskeletal disease or injury. As a full-service organization with six board-certified physicians and the most sophisticated medical equipment, Northern Orthopedics has the expertise you demand for health, comfort and compassion.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 16, Registration starts at 9:00 a.m.

2015 Walk to Cure Arthritis

Join us for the Walk to Cure Arthritis on Saturday, May 16, 2015. READ MORE


News Articles

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Now Offering Direct Anterior Approach (DAA) for Hip Replacement Surgery

We are excited to offer the Direct Anterior Approach (DAA) for Hip Replacement Surgery at Northern Orthopedics and Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center. READ MORE

Thursday, April 24, 2014

"Decide to Drive" National Student Distracted Driving Magazine Contest

Last September, “Decide to Drive” launched “Decide to Drive: A Student Advocacy Program,” a high school distracted driving curriculum. READ MORE


To Our

I formed the Northern Orthopedics practice back in 1975. Today, you simply won’t find another team with the same talent and passion for Orthopedics and your health. Every surgeon is an expert, which means you can count on Northern Orthopedics for everything from routine therapy and day surgery to total joint replacement. I retired recently and enjoy spending my time relaxing with family and friends. But because I’m so fond of the practice and patients we serve, I continue to stay involved with Northern Orthopedics – and you.  Because it’s our passion.

God Bless!

Peter A. Schmitz, MD

Main Clinic

Oak Ridge Professional Building
2014 South 6th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
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