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Dr. Holmes and Dr. Kirksson Welcomed to St. Croix Orthopaedics

Nicholas Holmes, M.D. Eric Kirksson, M.D.

August 2012 -- St. Croix Orthopaedics, P.A., is proud to announce the expansion of its orthopaedic coverage with the addition of Nicholas N. Holmes, MD, and Eric E. Kirksson, MD. Starting August 6, Dr. Holmes, a Primary Care Sports Medicine physician, will provide care for patients at St. Croix Orthopaedics new Urgent Care at High Pointe Health Campus in Lake Elmo, MN. Dr. Kirksson, a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician, will treat patients at the Lake Elmo, Fairview Lakes, and Stillwater, MN, clinics.

“The addition of two fellowship-trained physicians supports the SCO mission by increasing patient access in an MD staffed urgent care setting and by providing alternative treatment options for non-surgical patients suffering with pain,” said Melanie Sullivan, Ed.D., SCO’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are excited to offer these two complementary sub-specialties at SCO."

Dr. Holmes earned his Bachelors degree from Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, then his Masters degree in Exercise Physiology from Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Virginia. Following this he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from St. George’s University, Grenada. Dr. Holmes went on to complete an internship at St. Joseph’s Mercy-Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan, and a residency at Seneca Lakes Family Medicine Program–Oconee Medical Center in Seneca, South Carolina. Additionally, he completed a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at AnMed Health in Anderson, South Carolina. Dr. Holmes is board eligible with the American Board of Family Practice with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine.

As a specialist in Primary Care Sports Medicine, Dr. Holmes is specially trained to diagnose and treat sports-related or sports-like musculoskeletal injuries.

Dr. Kirksson earned his undergraduate degree from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and then graduated from University of Minnesota Medical School in 2006. Dr. Kirksson went on to complete residency training at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, followed by a medical spine fellowship at Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Dr. Kirksson is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

As a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Kirksson’s focus is diagnosing and non-surgically treating spine, musculoskeletal, and peripheral nerve disorders. He has advanced training in electromyography (EMG) and spinal injection therapy. His research has been published in the medical literature, and presented at various medical society annual meetings.