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Karin Lokensgard Pierce, MD Joins Altru Health System

Posted OnJuly 22, 2019

Grand Forks, N.D. – Karin Lokensgard Pierce, MD is joining the family medicine team at Family Medicine South in the Altru Professional Center. She specializes in preventive care for all ages, acute concerns, chronic disease management, contraception management, including IUD and Nexplanon, and removal of skin lesions.

“I strive to give each of my patients the best medical care possible,” Dr. Pierce states, “and to help move them to improved health.”

Dr. Pierce earned her medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks, North Dakota. She then went on to complete her family medicine with obstetrics residency at Altru Health System. In her free time, Dr. Pierce enjoys hiking and camping with her husband and their dog, spending time with their adult children, playing flute, and cheering on the UND Fighting Hawks, especially football, hockey, and tennis.

About Altru Health System

Based in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Altru Health System is a regional, integrated healthcare delivery system serving northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Altru is a physician-led, multi-specialty group practice with a 277-bed acute care hospital, Level II trauma center, 45-bed specialty hospital, more than two dozen Grand Forks and regional practice locations, and a large home care network. Altru employs over 300 physicians and advanced practice providers and 4,000 staff. With a focus on advanced technology, Altru deployed the first Mako® Robotic Arm system in North Dakota and enhanced Altru’s Robotics with the recent addition of the DaVinci Xi Robotic Surgical System. In 2018, Altru was awarded fourth Most Wired® in the nation, a recognition for systems at the forefront of using healthcare information technology to improve the delivery of care. Altru Health System has received accreditation from the Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation, and has achieved 50 years of CARF accreditation at Altru’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital. Altru Health System was the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, extending Mayo Clinic knowledge and expertise to the patients we serve. For more information, visit