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Avera Medical Group Dell Rapids

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Avera Medical Group Dell Rapids

Purchased from private physicians in 1994, Avera Medical Group Dell Rapids is a vital link in the primary care network of Avera McKennan Hospital located in Sioux Falls, SD. Three family medicine physicians are currently in group practice. Valerie Larson, M.D. is a graduate of University of Iowa College of Medicine and joined the Avera Medical Group Dell Rapids in August 2001. Matt Herber, MD joined the group in September 2002 and is a graduate of Creighton University Medical School. Jesse Nieuwenhuis, MD joined the group in September 2019 and is a graduation of Chicago Medical School. Heidi Thoreson, PA-C joined in February 2007.  The call schedule will be 1 in 5 with the addition of another physician.


Avera Dells Area Health Center is a 29 bed facility providing both inpatient and outpatient services. Included are Home Health, outpatient consultation and surgery, Emergency Room services, Lab and X-ray and a variety of other services.  Numerous specialists from Sioux Falls provide outreach clinics in Dell Rapids such as Orthopedics, Obstetrics, Cardiology, Podiatry and Ophthalmology and General Surgery.


Education: Dell Rapids has excellent schools with a K-12 parochial school as well as a K-12 public school system. Both school systems have recently completed, or are in the process of completing, major renovations or additions. Several colleges and technical schools are available in Sioux Falls and South Dakota State University is located just 35 miles north in Brookings.


Recreation: Dell Rapids offers a variety of recreational activities including golf, tennis, swimming, softball and basketball leagues, youth sports, fishing areas, and picnic/camping areas. Worldclass waterfowl and pheasant hunting are available within an hour's drive. Deer hunting is available throughout the state with other big game opportunities in the Black Hills.