Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center
1010 S Birch Ave. Hallock, MN 56728
 218-843-3612    1-800-843-6016
"Personalized Professional Care Close to Home"

Caring for family and friends.

In-House Practitioners

Dr. Lohstreter

Thomas Lohstreter, M.D.

Dr. Thomas Lohstreter, M.D. has been with Kittson Memorial since 2008. He completed his medical degree from the University of Minnesota and completed a family practice residency at the Naval Hospital in Pensacola, Florida.

Dr. Lohstreter has practiced twenty seven years and is a Board Certified Family Practice Physician. Besides his family practice expertise, he is also well versed in emergency medicine. He practices primarily full-time at Kittson Memorial’s clinic in Hallock although he does see scheduled patients at the clinic in Karlstad as well. Dr. Lohstreter also takes emergency coverage rotation at Kittson Memorial’s emergency room.

Karen Warner PAC

Karen Warner, PA-C

Karen Warner, Certified Physician Assistant started at KMHC as an LPN in 1984, RN 1987 and as a Physician Assistant in 1999. She received her LPN from AVTI in EGF, her RN at Northland TRF, and her PA from UND. She has a background in family medicine. Karen has completed additional training in advanced trauma life support.

Karen enjoys serving patients of all ages.
Her Primary location is the Kittson Memorial Clinic of Hallock and she also takes hospital emergency room call rotation.

Julie Johnson

Julie Johnson, RN, MS, CFNP

Julie Johnson Certified Nurse Practitioner, joined KMHC in 2006. She is a graduate of the UND College of Nursing- RN (BSN-2007) and UND College of Nursing (MS-2003). She holds certificates in advance cardiac life support  and works a lot with diabetes, cholesterol, acne, HTN, Etc...

Julie treats and provides well exams for patients of all ages. She has been practicing in our area since 2003; she primarily serves the clinic in Hallock and the hospital’s emergency room.

Paul R. Anderson

Paul R. Anderson, PA-C

Paul Anderson, Certified Physician Assistant joined KMHC in 2001 and has been staffing Kittson Memorial clinic in Karlstad. He received his Associates R.N. from Thief River Falls in 1997; BS Registered Nurse and Physicians Assistant degrees at UND in 2000. He is certified in advance cardiac life support and advance trauma support.

Paul is a former Karlstad native that enjoys serving patients of all ages for their primary care needs. He is the main provider at the Karlstad Clinic, but periodically provides emergency room coverage at Kittson Memorial Hospital in Hallock.

James Surdy

James Surdy, M.D.

Dr. Surdy joined KMHC permanent medical staff in April of 2011. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has over 20 years experience. Dr. Surdy is a 1989 graduate of the University of Minnesota-School of Medicine, and he completed his intern medicine residency training at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis in 1992.

Dr. Surdy sees patients primarily at the clinic in Hallock and on a limited basis at the clinic in Karlstad, MN.

Gordon Lester

Gordon Lester, M.D.

Gordon Lester came to KMHC in 2009 as a Locum. He attended Macalester College (B.A.) and the University of Minnesota Medical School (M.D.). He is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He is a clinical teaching professor at University of Minnesota Medical School and for 20 years he has helped train over 100 family doctors practicing in the midwest region. Dr. Lester sees patients of all ages.

Gordon Lester

Amanda Pinnock, RN, MS, NP-C

Amanda Pinnock is a 2014 graduate of the University of North Dakota Family Nurse Practitioner Program with a Master's of Science Degree in Nursing. Prior to  her FNP degree, Amanda worked for 5 years as an emergency room nurse at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Amanda's last 2 years at Altru she was a patient care coordinator in the Emergency Room Dept. Amanda is originally from the Walhalla, ND, area. She graduated from UND in 2007 with a Bachelor's degree in nursing.

Amanda will see patients of all ages in both the Hallock and Karlstad Clinics. Amanda is excited to work in a rural area, because it gives her the opportunity to know her patients, their families and her co-workers better.