Growing to serve you.
Rapid City Medical Center continues to grow in order to meet the needs of our patients. By expanding our Obstetrics and Gynecology department we will better serve the health needs of women across the Black Hills regions. From pregnancy to menopause and beyond, choose the area’s best in comprehensive women’s healthcare.
Family Medicine is proud to present Erika Toyoda
Erika Toyoda exudes a thoughtful kindness, the type a patient wants from her physician. Dr. Toyoda’s dark brown eyes and genuine smile hint at a fascinating history; one where her humility requires pulling and prodding to get the story. Her story reflects the untarnished ‘American Dream’ –where “difference” is valued, and coupled with hard work, […]
Thanking a Founding Father
May 31, 2019, marks the last day that Gary Bochna, MD will practice medicine with the Rapid City Medical Center Gastroenterology Department. As CEO, I wish to thank him for 32 years of service to patients in our community and to this physician group practice. Dr. Bochna began with the Rapid City Medical Center in […]
May is About Skin Protection
For over 30 years, the American Academy of Dermatology’s free skin cancer screening program has been one of the most successful public health programs. Since 1985 Rapid City Medical Center dermatologists have supported this program along with other dermatologists in the area. Approximately 9,500 people in the US are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. […]
Cosmetic Procedure Trends to Watch for in 2019
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, minimally invasive cosmetic procedures have grown 200 percent since 2000. Rapid City Medical Center is dedicated to staying on top of these advancements in technology and research to meet the needs of our patients. Here our team of board-certified plastic surgeons and dermatologists weigh in on the […]
Urgent Care Welcomes Dr. Eric Thompson
We are excited to welcome Eric Thompson, MD to our Urgent Care team. Dr. Thompson joins us from Sanford Health in Bismarck, North Dakota. He is passionate about bringing patients better options to achieve optimal health with a focus on lifestyle modification. “Life is to be enjoyed, not endured. Rapid decline is not an inevitable […]
Platelet Rich Plasma is the Natural Answer for Facial and Vaginal Rejuvenation.
As part of our continued effort to offer ground-breaking health treatments to women of South Dakota, we are now offer Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments for both facial and vaginal rejuvenation. This simple but clinically effective in-office procedure uses components of patient's own blood to naturally promote the production of collagen and growth factors to […]
Think You’re Allergic to Penicillin? It’s Time to Test to be Sure.
Penicillin is one of the most important antibiotics doctors can prescribe to treat ear, sinus, chest, throat and skin infections. It works to kill and prevent bacteria from growing. Penicillins have a number of advantages, such as often being the best drug to treat infections, being safe to use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, it […]
Join us for the Bottoms Up For Colon Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk
The Rapid City Medical Center and The Endoscopy Center will host the Second Annual Bottoms Up for Colon Cancer 5K run/walk on Saturday, March 31.
Dr. Bernard Joins NPEF in Giving the Gift of Sight this Christmas
RAPID CITY, SD – This year, Pam Penfield’s Christmas will include Thanksgiving. The Newcastle woman, who works at the local newspaper in advertising, as a photographer, and part-time proof reader, was experiencing rapid vision loss. Her impaired vision was creating limitations in her ability to do her job, as well as perform normal, necessary tasks […]
3D Mammography comes to Rapid City
We are excited to announce that Rapid City Medical Center is going to be offering 3D mammography in November 2017. We will be the first practice in Western South Dakota to offer this technology! 3D mammography detects cancers 15 months sooner than traditional 2D mammography and has a 41 percent increase in the detection of […]
My recent visit to Rapid City Medical Center was great. The staff was very polite and courteous. The doctor was very nice. She took care of my problem quickly. Laura