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Lannese Purtell, D-NP

Lannese Purtell, D-NP

Lannese is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. She graduated from South Dakota State University with a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. Prior to obtaining her DNP degree, Lannese worked as registered nurse (RN) for almost 10 years. She has a passion for caring for individuals across their lifespan.

Lannese is a Rapid City native and enjoys the beautiful Black Hills. When not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and three children.

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Marie Patton, C-NP

Marie Patton, C-NP

Marie Patton grew up in Armour, SD and has worked in ICU, acute care, and cardiac care across the country, before coming to Family Medicine in Rapid City. She graduated from CNP school at Clarkson in Omaha in 2016 and came to practice at Medical Arts. 

In her spare time, Marie enjoys travel, reading, camping, spending time with friends and family including husband Nick, daughter Quinn, and son Luca. 

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Sarah Lemon, PA-C

Sarah Lemon, PA-C

Sarah has been a Certified Physician Assistant since 2008 and is a graduate of University of Nebraska Medical Center. With a special interest in Obesity Medicine, Sarah is working on her Obesity Medicine Certificate.

She enjoys camping, hiking, biking, and spending time with her family.

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Erika Toyoda, MD

Erika Toyoda, MD

Dr. Toyoda moved to the United States from Osaka, Japan at the age of seven with her mother. She grew up in Rapid City and attended Stevens High School. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.

She completed medical school at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, after which she trained at a family medicine residency in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where her fellow residents and faculty elected her to be chief resident during her final year. Dr. Toyoda was a part of the SDSMA Health Leadership Institute in 2021. Dr. Toyoda is happy to be back home in the beautiful Black Hills and practice at the Medical Arts Clinic where she herself received care as a child.

Dr. Toyoda loves family medicine for a multitude of reasons including being able to care for people of all ages and forming long lasting bonds with her patients. She hopes to help celebrate her patients’ greatest accomplishments as well as be a source of comfort during their most difficult times.

Her hobbies include singing, drawing, painting, jewelry-making, travelling, and spending time with her beloved husband and her spoiled kitties.

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Shelby Steffen, MD

Shelby Steffen, MD

Shelby Steffen is a board certified family medicine physician. She was raised in a small farming community in Northeast Nebraska. She completed her undergraduate studies at Nebraska Wesleyan University and then completed medical school at University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2018. She and her husband, Spencer, then moved to Lincoln Nebraska for residency.

Dr. Steffen likes to treat patients of all ages. She truly enjoys treating all members of a family and following them throughout their lives. She is especially interested in pediatric and women’s care, chronic disease management, nursing home care, and in office procedures.

Dr. Steffen and her family are thrilled to be living in the beautiful Black Hills and look forward to exploring it with their three children. Her personal hobbies include running, biking, reading, baking, and chasing three small children.

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Wayne Plooster, DO

Wayne Plooster, DO

Dr. Plooster was born and raised in Rapid City and graduated from Central High School before attending Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota. After obtaining his undergraduate degree he joined the United States Peace Corps for two years. He went back to medical school at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri, and completed residency training at Rapid City Regional Hospital Family Medicine Residency, where he was Chief Resident his final year.

He enjoys practicing all aspects of family medicine. When he is not at work, he and his wife enjoy being outdoors.

  • Board Status

    Certified American Board of Family Medicine

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Kay Kelts, DO

Kay Kelts, DO

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.

  • Board Status

    American Board of Family Medicine
    American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians

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