Dr. Kay Kelts completed her undergraduate education at St. Olaf College where she met her husband, Dr. Andrew Kelts. She completed her medical school training at Rocky Vista University where she was part of their inaugural class. While in medical school, Dr. Kelts was also an inaugural pre-doctoral osteopathic principles and practices fellow specializing in osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM). After completing medical school and fellowship, Dr. Kelts attended Family Medicine residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. She was awarded a core faculty position upon completion of her residency, practicing full-scope family medicine including OB deliveries, inpatient services, nursing home services, and outpatient clinic. In addition, she was responsible for resident education and was instrumental in Osteopathic accreditation for the program. After her husband accepted a gastroenterology fellowship position, Dr. Kelts moved to Elmira, New York. While there, she practiced full-scope family medicine and served as Associate Program Director for the Family Medicine residency at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She continued in these roles — providing both inpatient and outpatient services while teaching residents — until moving to Rapid City. Dr. Kelts is very excited to settle down in her husband’s home town and practice in the field she loves. She enjoys working with patients of all ages and a wide variety of health conditions. Dr. Kelts believes in treating the whole person, helping each patient achieve his or her personal health goals and live life to the fullest.
Dr. Kelts is double board certified in Family Medicine with the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. She practices Full-scope Family Medicine including in-office procedures, women’s health, osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM).
In her spare time, Dr. Kelts enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, traveling, and cooking.