Dr. Bjerke specializes in the evaluation and care of emergency room patients. He was the Medical Director of Emergency Services at MeritCare from 1983-1998 and the past MeritCare Chief of Staff from 1995-1998. He has also served as the Medical Director of F-M Ambulance, LifeFlight Air Ambulance, ND Poison Center, MeritCare HealthLine and the MeritCare Walk-In Clinic. For several years, Dr. Bjerke was on the air every Monday morning (local AM radio) with the live call-in show "The Doctor is In." Due to a change in his Emergency Department duty schedule, he is not currently involved with this show, but hopes to resume in the future.
Dr. Bjerke and his wife, Nancy, have two children (now young adults). In his free time, Dr. Bjerke enjoys cooking (garlic and grilling), personal fitness, computer programming, and golf. He has retired from officiating high school swimming and diving, but continues to follow and support regional aquatics.