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Jessica Rachetto, PA-C

Jessica Rachetto, PA-C

Jessica is from the beautiful Black Hills. She along with her husband knew they wanted to remain in the area after school, training. She completed her Physician Assistant training at the University of South Dakota, in Vermillion, SD in 2006. She began practicing with Rapid City Medical Center in 2008. She feels very blessed to be able to care for her patients, strives to listen to each concern and treat each patient with respect and dignity. She stays abreast of general dermatology conditions, treatment options, and enjoys addressing cosmetic patients concerns.

Jessica and her husband have two sons and enjoy spending time with family, friends and taking in many adventures the Hills has to offer. While not at the clinic, you can find Jessica and her family playing golf, discovering a Hills attraction or park, out for a run, attending their kids’ activities and local high school activities, involved in their church, and traveling.

Board Status:
NCCPA Board Certified Dermatology
SDPA Diplomate Fellow

The Skin InstituteExcellentThe Skin Institute4.9See all reviews review us onGrimsley MorrisonGrimsley Morrison ★★★★★ Very nice staff absolutely loved Tia!!!@K RogersonK Rogerson ★★★★★ Dr Poling is a great doctor & I would highly recommend her.Bonnie MillerBonnie Miller ★★★★★ I saw Lindsey Slusarski, PAC, for my yearly skin check. She & her nurse, Molly, are very professional yet personable. I trust them for my care.Judy LoveJudy Love ★★★★★ Jessica Rachetto & her staff are very caring & knowledgeable. I definitely recommend her.Cheryl PottsCheryl Potts ★★★★★ We were very happy with everyone we came in contact with! I would recommend them to everyone!Angela CurryAngela Curry ★★★★★ Laurie HrachovecLaurie Hrachovec ★★★★★ Dania PhelpsDania Phelps ★★★★★ I came in early, was accommodated to be seen earlier. Staff were great! Great care.Mel TothMel Toth ★★★★★ Sari MathesSari Mathes ★★★★★ I was treated with kindness, respect, and expertise after being squeezed in for an appointment not even with 24 hour notice. Super.Alan CaseAlan Case ★★★★★ Called into treatment room before my scheduled appointment time. The wait for Dr. Sage was short. A quick treatment and I was out by the time I was scheduled for my appointmentIda SneadIda Snead ★★★★★ Marie SortillonjonesMarie Sortillonjones ★★★★★ Everyone very friendly and pleasant i like the office it was modernizedJerry CorkranJerry Corkran ★★★★★ James SpeirsJames Speirs ★★★★★ I am very happy with the quality of my care at The Skin Institute and Dr. Eide. I have been a patient of RCMC for many years.SusiSusi ★★★★★ I am always called on time. Hardly no waiting. Staff very friendly.Morris MostMorris Most ★★★★★ Very nice people they treat you with respect and answer all your questionsCheryl LindCheryl Lind ★★★★★ Saw nurse and Dr. at appointed time. Very knowledgeable, thorough and professional. They always take time to listen and address any concerns I have. I would highly recommend Dr. Wittenberg and staff.Stacy GarbischStacy Garbisch ★★★★★ Bree and Dr. Thornburg are the best!Barb WenkBarb Wenk ★★★★★ Both Dr. Poling and her nurse took the time to answer a number of questions, explain what would happen and what to expect. I never felt like I was being rushed so they could move on to the next patient. It was very reassuring to fell like my comfort and questions mattered.Merrie ChristophersonMerrie Christopherson ★★★★★ If I could, I would rate them higher. Efficient. Friendly, professional. No waiting and excellent bedside manner.Sharp TailSharp Tail ★★★★★ Doug KrogmanDoug Krogman ★★★★★ Had a great visit today with Dr Noble and his nurse. Both were very thorough and professional. Thank you!Dan AshmoreDan Ashmore ★★★★★ Great people and great servicePhyllis MinerPhyllis Miner ★★★★★ I very much admire Jessica Rachetto. She's efficient and smart. She treats me like I'm important to her. She's the best dermatologist I've ever had.Wiley CressWiley Cress ★★★★★ Diane PaulsonDiane Paulson ★★★★★ Friendly and fast. Thank youCarla HiggsCarla Higgs ★★★★★ Just went to my first visit here. Everyone , staff, doctors, etc was very friendly and efficient. I was seen on time and the PA knew exactly how to treat my condition. Highly recommend!Joanne NygaardJoanne Nygaard ★★★★★ Rob HammerquistRob Hammerquist ★★★★★ Robert ChristensenRobert Christensen ★★★★★ Jack WelkerJack Welker ★★★★★ Well organized, great people work there, Dr. Was good at explaining procedure, called me to see how I was doing and that results are goodEthan SandersEthan Sanders ★★★★★ They were quick to get me into my appointment. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. On top of that they were able to easily diagnose what was wrong and prescribe the correct medications! I would highly reccomend this medical center for all dermatology needs.chadjagowchadjagow ★★★★★ Cathy RobesonCathy Robeson ★★★★★ Always friendly staffLinda KramerLinda Kramer ★★★★★ Dr Sage is a great doctor as is his staff!! Front desk people are always friendly, courteous and helpful!Shari CaffeeShari Caffee ★★★★★ Janice WeisserJanice Weisser ★★★★★ Great care and caring people,Dave OlsenDave Olsen ★★★★★ Really appreciate Dr. Eide.Michelle WatsonMichelle Watson ★★★★★ Dr. Wittenberg and his team do such a great job of taking care of my dad. Excellent care. Excellent concern and compassion! We feel very fortunate to be in his care!Thomas StewartThomas Stewart ★★★★★ The staff is super nice and professional. The appointment was quick and easy. I was even running late and they showed amazing grace.Cady BardenCady Barden ★★★★★ Dorothy MillerDorothy Miller ★★★★★ Very quick and efficient full body exam. Dr Thornburg is Personable and willing to answer questions. The reception people also are friendly and knowledgeable about purchasing products.Amber SauvageAmber Sauvage ★★★★★ Wendy MayerWendy Mayer ★★★★★ Great place, very clean, waiting was minimal, Jessica was very thorough, kind and walked me through everything she was doing. It was a great experience!!!betty streetbetty street ★★★★★ I experienced a very good and knowledgeable visit with the staff.Marvin MartinezMarvin Martinez ★★★★☆ Jody LobergJody Loberg ★★★★★ Dr Poling is so knowledgeable and kind! Thank you!!Ron SmithRon Smith ★★★★★ Brooke StoverBrooke Stover ★★★★★ js_loader

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Brooke Long, C-NP

Brooke Long, C-NP

Brooke Long is is a Certified Nurse Practitioner with our General Surgery Department.

Brooke was born and raised in Rapid City. She completed her undergraduate degree at South Dakota State University and her masters as a Nurse Practitioner at Clarkson College, Omaha. 

Brooke enjoys fishing, hiking, being outdoors, spending time with family and friends.

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Kristin Wempe, MD

Kristin Wempe, MD

Dr. Wempe was born in Minnesota and grew up in Mitchell, South Dakota. She obtained her undergraduate degree in biology and her medical degree at the University of South Dakota-Sanford School of Medicine. She completed her residency in general surgery at Spectrum Health / Michigan State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Having spent her two clinical rotation years of medical school in the Black Hills, returning to Rapid City and joining Rapid City Medical Center’s surgery department in 2022 felt like coming home.

Dr. Wempe enjoys all aspects of general surgery including breast, endocrine, simple and complex hernia repairs, large bowel, and foregut surgeries such as acid-reducing procedures and hiatal hernia repairs. She is excited to bring her expertise in open, laparoscopic, and robotic surgeries to Rapid City.

Outside of the operating room, she is happy to spend time with her husband, young son, and two Bernedoodles. They enjoy hiking the Hills, having Harry Potter and Star Wars marathons, trying out new restaurants, and relaxing with family.

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Michael Statz, MD

Michael Statz, MD

Dr. Statz is a board-certified general surgeon, for 33 years, specializing in parathyroid and thyroid surgery. All laparoscopic surgeries & minimally invasive Hernia surgery are some of his other areas of strong interest.

Dr. Statz hails from Parkston, South Dakota. He attended medical school at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and general surgery residency at The University of Wisconsin. He loves the Black Hills of South Dakota, the community he serves, and the people he works with at Rapid City Medical Center, Monument Health Hospital, and Same Day Surgery Center.

  • Board Status

    Certified American Board of Surgery

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Robert Miller, MD

Robert Miller, MD

Dr. Miller was born and raised in Rapid City and obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in general surgery at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa. He knew he wanted to return to South Dakota and was excited to join Rapid City Medical Center’s surgery department in 2011.

As a general surgeon, he treats a broad range of conditions. The variety is what drew him to general surgery.

He and his wife have three children, so most of his free time is spent outdoors with friends and family. They like to go camping, and each year try to go to a few Major League Baseball games.

  • Board Status

    Certified American Board of Surgery

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Joseph Schowalter, DO

Joseph Schowalter, DO

Dr. Joseph Schowalter DO is a board certified gastroenterologist who practices compassionate medical care. Dr. Schowalter focuses on patient centered care and believes communication, education and professionalism are the keys to a strong patient-physician relationship.

Dr. Schowalter practices all aspects of gastroenterology and hepatology. He is proficient in managing all gastrointestinal disorders. He has advanced training in endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreaticography (ERCP). He has a specific interest in pancreaticobiliary disorders, gastrointestinal oncology and advanced therapeutic endoscopy.

Dr. Schowalter completed his medical education at Midwestern University. He attended residency at the University of Illinois-Chicago and spent an additional year in academics as a chief medical resident. He completed his GI fellowship at the University of Illinois-Chicago and then completed an Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship at Rush University. He is board certified by both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Gastroenterology. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

In his free time, Dr. Schowalter is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys hiking national parks, kayaking, skiing, sports and fresh water fishing.

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Andrew Kelts, DO

Andrew Kelts, DO

Born and raised in Rapid City, Dr. Andrew Kelts was a Central Cobbler before completing undergraduate training at St. Olaf College in Minnesota.  While at St. Olaf, he met his wife, Dr. Kay Kelts, before moving to Colorado to complete medical school at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He then completed residency in Internal Medicine at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.  While in residency, Dr. Kelts gained a love for gastrointestinal medicine, realizing the great impact he could have on the lives of many people through treatment of their digestive health disorders.  Dr. Kelts was subsequently awarded a Gastroenterology fellowship at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, New York, practicing there and at Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester.

While in fellowship, Dr. Kelts was trained to a high level in clinical gastrointestinal medicine, becoming proficient in general gastroenterology and endoscopic techniques.  He enjoys practicing general gastroenterology including the treatment of Barrett’s esophagus, eosinophilic esophagitis, GERD, and irritable bowel syndrome.  During training, Dr. Kelts realized the value of high-quality screening and prevention of colorectal cancer; he excels at removing polyps with endoscopic techniques, ensuring his patients the healthiest life possible.  Dr. Kelts also found and cultivated a strong emphasis on inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and liver disorders.  He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Gastroenterological Association.  He is board-certified in Internal Medicine.

In his spare time, Dr. Kelts enjoys hiking, camping, writing, music, and sports.  Of utmost importance to him, however, is spending time with his wife, Dr. Kay Kelts, and his two children, no matter the activity.  As his young son is fond of saying, Dr. Kelts is “a great poop doctor who also works on stomachs.”

  • Board Status

    American Board of Internal Medicine

Andrew Kelts, DOExcellentAndrew Kelts, DO5.0See all reviews review us onNatalie LaFrance-SlackNatalie LaFrance-Slack ★★★★★ Dr. Kelts is sharp, kind, and compassionate. He brings so much knowledge and character to his practice. Excellent physician.js_loader

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Erik Raborn, DO

Erik Raborn, DO

Dr. Erik Raborn is a board-certified Internist who graduated Gastroenterology fellowship in 2023, who has been practicing medicine for 6 years. He received his medical degree from LECOM Bradenton and completed his internal medicine and gastroenterology residency and fellowship at Elmira, NY. He is currently affiliated with the Rapid City Medical Center and Monument Heath.

Dr. Raborn has been married for 12 years to Kelly and has a single son, Finn. He and his wife moved to Rapid City summer of 2023, and they love the area so much that they even moved his in-laws to town. Dr. Raborn enjoys spending his free time with his family, playing board games, Dungeons and Dragons, video games, and watching movies. He is also fond of cooking, and can be seen on weekend using his smoker or trying to perfect pancakes and bacon.

Dr. Raborn’s areas of interest in gastroenterology include whole-person care, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), celiac disease, gastric disorders, and colon cancer prevention. He believes that a comprehensive approach to patient care is essential for optimal outcomes, and he is committed to providing his patients with the highest quality of care. He looks forward to taking care of you and your family.

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Tyler Bergstrom, MD

Tyler Bergstrom, MD

Tyler Bergstrom is from Aberdeen, SD, and proudly joined Rapid City Medical Center’s Surgery Department in 2016. He obtained an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology before attending medical school at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in general surgery at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons. They enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, fly fishing, hunting, mountain biking, and skiing.

Dr. Bergstrom operates at Black Hills Surgery Hospital, Same Day Surgery Center, and Monument Rapid City.

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