Published on September 09, 2019

Essentia Health welcomes Dr. Nicholas Lesmeister

Nicholas Lesmeister

Dr. Nicholas Lesmeister, an orthopedic surgeon, has joined Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Orthopedics Clinic in Brainerd, Minnesota.

“I joined Essentia Health Orthopedics not only for it’s remarkable reputation in patient care recognized locally and throughout the state, but also because of the outstanding team environment,” says Dr. Lesmeister.

Dr. Lesmeister is a graduate of Brainerd High School. He earned a medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he also completed a residency in orthopedics.

“I chose orthopedics because I love seeing the dramatic impact you can have on a patient’s life,” explains Dr. Lesmeister. “Whether it is helping a patient recover after an injury or getting a patient back to the things they love after a joint replacement, it is extremely rewarding.”

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Lesmeister, call (218) 829-7812. To see his full profile, visit and click on “Doctors & Providers.”

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