MEET OUR CREW
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Dr. Rhonda Schafer-McLean
Dr. Rhonda Schafer-McLean is a Wilton, ND native and has been practicing in Bismarck since 2009. Dr. Rhonda specializes in Women’s Health Care including obstetrics, gynecology, surgery, and in-office procedures.
Dr. Rhonda completed her OB/GYN residency at the University of Colorado in Denver in 2009. She returned to Bismarck to work in private practice and then joined the UND Center for Family Medicine in 2016. She provides outreach satellite clinic services in Beulah, Hazen, Linton, Wishek and now……Balance Medical!
Dr. Rhonda is committed to North Dakota, and the development of young physicians through her work at UND Center for Family Medicine. She loves being able to assist young doctors through formal and clinical teaching, as well as actively sharing best practices with the cooperation of her patients.
Dr. Rhonda is a recipient of the OB/GYN Outstanding Resident Teacher Award from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the AOA Teaching Excellence Award from the University of North Dakota. Most recently she was honored with the prestigious Friend of Family Medicine award from the ND Academy of Family Practice physicians for her dedication to rural outreach and resident education.
When Dr. Rhonda isn’t seeing patients or delivering babies you can find her hosting parties, watching movies or playing board games with her family. She loves to travel and organize (no cupboard or closet is safe 😊)! She regularly visits her hometown and the family farm. During the sunny summer days, you will find her on her unique pontoon on the Missouri River.
Fun Fact: I can do great German and Eastern Indian accents!
Moment of Truth: When you realize that you just saved a life....
Adria is a Certified Physician Assistant with over 9 years of experience. She attended UND for undergrad training and then worked as an RN for 6 years. Adria opted to pursue additional education, and achieved a Masters degree and completed Physician Assistant training in 2016. She practiced as a Family Medicine PA at Sanford Health in Fargo for 3 years.
Adria’s passion for women’s health grew out of her work in Family Medicine. In 2018-2019, she became involved in the women’s Pelvic Floor Clinic at Sanford, caring for women with urinary incontinence. Adria continues to be very passionate about issues relating to women’s health in obstetrics, gynecology and during the various life phase transitions that women experience.
Adria and her husband Eric made the big leap and relocated to Bismarck in the fall
of 2019, after 10 years in Fargo. Originally from southwestern ND, they were excited to get a little closer to ‘home’ where their children, Everett, Jack and Matty can grow up with cousins and see grandparents on a more regular basis. Adria is also thrilled to return to the rolling hills and a 20-degree weather difference of central ND! Adria loves the outdoors, hiking, fishing and gardening. She can more than likely be found laughing and chasing after their crazy kids. Adria is happy to call Bismarck/Mandan home!
Thoughts of Balance Medical:
The vision of Balance Medical is exactly what women are looking for. It is a clinic designed by women for women. Many women dread their annual exams and going to their provider – we want to change this experience. We ask and answer the hard questions,
as well as provide the support and education our patients need.
Sarah Kadrmas, RN is a Turtle Lake, ND native who brings over 15 years of experience to Balance Medical. Sarah graduated from UND in 2005 with her degree in nursing. She started her career working on Labor & Delivery in central Montana before transition back to ND in 2012 to work at CHI St. Alexius on Labor & Delivery.
Sarah has a passion for women’s health and educating new moms! She is a Certified Lactation Consultant and she created the Washburn, ND Well Baby Clinic. Many families will recognize her from her much-loved childbirth and breastfeeding classes! Sarah is an advocate for women and facilitates exceptional medical experiences.
In 2017, Sarah joined up with Dr. Schafer-McLean at UND Center for Family Medicine. She continues to work at UND with Dr. Schafer-McLean, in addition to the work they do together at Balance Medical.
Sarah keeps busy with her 3 boys and husband. She loves to travel when she can, play competitive games, watch movies and go out to eat. During the summer you can find Sarah and her family at the lake with family and friends. Sarah loves dry shampoo and sparkly earrings…😉
Fun Fact: I have sang in four weddings.
Favorite Holiday: Halloween
Becki brings over 25 years of experience to the front desk! She looks forward to making your whole appointment process seamless.
Becki is also a hometown, ND gal, sharing her high school alma mater and mascot with her husband and her kids. Becki loves spending time with family and friends! She enjoys gardening and dabbling in photography. When she can, you will find Becki in her ‘jammies’ watching a good Netflix marathon.
Hero: NO question…my MOM. (Norma Hochhalter)
Favorite Trip: Boston with my kids or Vegas (Baby!) with my friends!
Katie is Dr. Schafer Mclean’s nurse at UND. She brings 10 years of Labor and Delivery experience to Balance Medical as well as 8 years as a Certified Lactation Consultant.
Katie’s passion project for the past 6 years has been building connections among providers and patients in the Bismarck area through co-chairing the Bismarck Baby Expo, serving as President of the Bismarck Doula Community, and owning and operating her Doula business, Bump 2 Baby.
Education is a key component of the missions of both UND and Balance Medical and Katie is proud to provide resources for birth planning and childbirth education for all of our patients!
A proud mom of 4, there is never a dull (or quiet) moment in Katie’s home and she says she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Fun Fact: I was born in Anchorage, Alaska
Nichole has been working in the Marketing/Graphic Design industry for the last 12 years. Nichole loves to put that personal creative touch on everything she does, whether it is a printed piece or a social media post!
In her free time, Nichole loves to cuddle up on the couch with her 4 boys and husband. During the summer months, you will find Nichole outside playing with her boys or sitting around a campfire making s'mores.
Something funny: I have a birthmark that looks like a silhouette of Mickey Mouse.
Biggest Accomplishment: Surviving having newborn twins and a 16-month-old at once!
Nicole joined the Balance Medical team as a Practice Management Consultant, bringing over 15 years of experience.
Nicole’s work at Balance Medical is behind the scenes, managing credentialing, payroll and billing. She is quick to laugh, but has a precise pen!
Outside of the office Nicole enjoys going on vacation to warm, sunny locations with her husband. Nicole also enjoys spending time with family, reading, shopping and attending football games whether they be NFL, college or high school! (Go BHS Demons!)
Pet's name: Paris Marie the Shiba Inu
Thoughts on Balance Medical: I am so grateful to be part of a fun and caring environment where women can come to a clinic, but experience the comforts of home.