Nick Esala, MD, Musculoskeletal Primary Care/Acute Injury Physician, TRIA Orthopaedic

Nick Esala, DO, CAQ

Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician

Maple Grove

As a family practice physician with additional fellowship training in sports medicine, I have had the privilege to work with athletes of all ages and people of various activity levels. I try to take time at each visit to learn my patient’s goals, and I enjoy helping them achieve success.




  • Family Medicine, University of Minnesota Methodist Hospital, St. Louis Park, MN


  • Primary Care Sports Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Medical degree

  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton, FL


  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN


  • Sports Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine
  • Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine


  • US Ski & Snowboard Association Physician Pool - Active Member (2013 - Present)
  • Fill-in Team Physician, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN (2014 - Present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Family & Community Medicine, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND (2014 - Present)
  • Medical Director, Detroit Mountain, Detroit Lakes, MN (2014 - Present)
  • Active Member, National Ski Patrol
  • Team Physician, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association (2013 - Present)


  • American Association of Family Physicians
  • American Medical Society of Sports Medicine
  • American College of Sports Medicine