About Us

Welcome to Northern Orthopedics

Orthopedics: The medical and surgical specialty dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Translation: If you experience pain or physical limitations in your neck, back, shoulders, elbows, hands, wrists, knees, hips, ankles or feet – Northern Orthopedics can help.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide quality health care to each patient that we have the opportunity to treat. We care about our patients and each other and will strive to help one another attain and maintain their full potential.

Meet our Specialists

Thompson Bio

Alexandria, Minnesota was Dr. Thompson's hometown before studying at the University of North Dakota. He joined Northern Orthopedics in 2001 following his residency in Michigan.

Dr Thompson

Rud Bio

After graduating from the University of Minnesota and Finishing his residency in Michigan, Minnesotanative Dr. Rud joined the Northern Orthopedics team in 1993.

Dr Rud

Metz Bio

Originally from the Twin Cities, Dr. Metz came on board in 1998 following his studies at the University of Minnesota and residency at the University of Michigan

Dr. Metz

Robertson Bio

Dr. Robertson joined Northern Orthopedics in 2007. Prior to that, he studied at the Medical College of Wisconsin, followed by his residency at the University of Minnesota. After completion of his residency, he trained in Oslo, Norway, where he spent 6 months doing a sports medicine fellowship.

Dr Robertson

Lelwica Bio

Dr. Lelwica grew up right here in Brainerd, MN and has practiced at Northern Orthopedics since 2008. Prior to that, she studied at the University of Minnesota and completed her orthopedic residency there too.

Dr Lelwica