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Heather Moline, MD

Heather Moline, MD

Dr. Moline was born and raised in Rapid City. After graduating from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, she completed her medical school training at the University of South Dakota-Sanford School of Medicine. Dr. Moline moved back to Rapid City in 2018 after completing her residency training at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and started at Rapid City Medical in 2019.

Dr. Moline enjoys all aspects of Ob/Gyn including infertility, incontinence, low and high-risk obstetrics, well-woman and adolescent gynecology, as well as minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and transgender care.

She spends her free time with her husband and their two kids enjoying all that the beautiful Black Hills have to offer! Her hobbies include gardening, canning/preserving food, beekeeping, skiing, brewing kombucha, and hunting with their German Wirehaired Pointers, Greta & Piper.

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Molly Gilbert, MD

Molly Gilbert, MD

Dr. Gilbert was born and raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. After completion of her
undergraduate degree at Colorado State University, she returned home for medical school at
the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. She went on to complete her
residency training at the University of Arizona – Phoenix. Prior to joining Rapid City Medical
Center, she practiced in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is excited to serve the community back in her
home state of South Dakota.
Dr. Gilbert is passionate about providing comprehensive women’s healthcare. She particularly
enjoys the lifelong bond formed when caring for women at all stages of life.
In her free time, she enjoys exploring the Black Hills with her husband and two daughters.

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Katherine Degen, MD

Katherine Degen, MD

Dr. Degen grew up in beautiful Spearfish, South Dakota. She completed both college and medical school at The University of South Dakota. After medical school, she ventured away to residency at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Once she completed residency, she was grateful to come home to the Black Hills!

Dr. Degen enjoys a broad spectrum of women’s health. She enjoys caring for women from their first period, through childbearing, and into menopause. She feels that the depth of the relationships she forms with her patients is a huge privilege.

While she practices a full-spectrum of obstetrics and gynecology, she has a special interest in pelvic floor dysfunction; problems such as incontinence, prolapse, and pain. She utilizes minimally invasive methods to help patients live a happier, healthier life.

In her off time, she enjoys all that the Hills have to offer! She loves to hike with her family and their dog, try new restaurants, and simply sit on the back porch with a cup of coffee! She is truly grateful for such a wonderful place to live!

Katherine A. Degen, M.D.ExcellentKatherine A. Degen, M.D.5.0See all reviews review us onjim_ashley gurdenjim_ashley gurden ★★★★★ Best OB I've ever had. My husband and I were blessed to be able to have her as our provider during my pregnancy and delivery. She is genuine, down to earth, and caring.Janice JJanice J ★★★★★ I am so thankful that I was referred to Dr. Degen. She is so smart, efficient, caring and is so good at her job. She is everything you can hope for in a Doctor.She did surgery on me and everything went so smooth. The recovery was so much easier and quicker than I had anticipated. The surgery was such a success that I feel it has given my life back!!!!Jodell IversenJodell Iversen ★★★★★ Great personality. Very down to earth and friendly. Great Dr!Javonnte MablesJavonnte Mables ★★★★★ Dr. Degen is the most caring person I’ve ever met in the medical field. She going over and beyond being a Obgyn. She’s very understanding and helped me feel at ease during every visit. Wish more doctors were like her!!!Sara LudemannSara Ludemann ★★★★★ Emily ReishEmily Reish ★★★★★ Absolutely love this doctor. She is so kind hearted and personal! Truly cares about her patients.Cassie VergilCassie Vergil ★★★★★ Best OB ever!Taffy BermudaTaffy Bermuda ★★★★★ Dorcas ObilekeDorcas Obileke ★★★★★ Dr. Degen is more than a doctor to me, she's like good friend. I feel safe and comfortable with her.js_loader

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Shana Bernhard, MD

Shana Bernhard, MD

After completing medical school and residency at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha NE, Dr Bernhard and her family came to Rapid City in 2005. She thoroughly enjoyed her full OBGYN practice and was privileged to deliver many babies. After 23 years of practicing obstetrics, she is excited to transition to a GYN only practice in the summer of 2024. She has special interests in preventative care and annual exams, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery to manage heavy bleeding, pelvic pain and prolapse, contraceptive management, infertility and gynecologic care for breast cancer survivors. She is excited to offer a full range of GYN services including PRP and Mona Lisa Touch for menopausal women and women struggling with lichen sclerosus.

In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading, and traveling to beautiful places.

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Tyler Ptacek, MD

Tyler Ptacek, MD

Dr. Tyler A. Ptacek, a double Board Certified pain specialist, has been in practice since 2015 and at RCMC in Rapid City since December of 2020.

Dr. Ptacek was raised along with his two brothers and sister in O’Neill, Nebraska – a town of about 3,500 people. It was during this time that he was influenced by his father practicing medicine as a small town family doctor. This experience is a big part of why he enjoys the combining of the art and the science of modern medicine into improving people’s lives.

After earning his bachelor’s degree in chemistry, he attended medical school at the University of Nebraska followed by an internship at the University of Kansas- Wichita. Dr. Ptacek completed his residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE, and his Interventional Pain Fellowship at Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, NC. He was in private practice in Cape Girardeau, MO prior to moving to the Black Hills in 2020 to be close to family.

Dr. Ptacek describes his bedside manner as open and relaxed. He recommends common sense treatments with the goals of decreasing pain and increasing function. He likes to start his visits by trying to understand what is important to the patient. He is passionate about quality care and staying up-to-date with the newest treatments and technology. He specializes in long-term treatment of pain, including spinal cord stimulation, pain pumps, kyphoplasty, SI Joint fusions, Basivertebral nerve ablation, and has a special interest in stem cell/regenerative medicine.

Dr. Ptacek served in the United States Air Force Air National Guard as a Flight Surgeon for 14 years. He and his wife Melanie are blessed with two boys and two girls. They enjoy traveling, hiking, snowboarding, and flying small aircraft.

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Lance Doeden, MD

Lance Doeden, MD

Dr. Lance Doeden was born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota and received his undergraduate degree at North Dakota State University. He went to medical school at the University of North Dakota and did his residency and fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Double board-certified in anesthesiology and interventional pain, Dr. Doeden says his biggest hope for his patients is to improve pain, function and ultimately their quality of life without the use of medication.

He enjoys hiking and exploring the Black Hills with his wife Mikayla and their four kids. Their youngest son has Down Syndrome and his uniqueness and contagious joy has offered the family the opportunity to shout the worth of all individuals. Outside of work, Dr. Doeden enjoys being with his family, playing on the water, reading, watching sporting events and spending time with his church family.

Dr. Doeden was the first person in North Dakota to implant Omnia, the latest technology from Nevro spinal cord stimulation, as well as the first physician in the state to use Wavewriter alpha, the latest technology from Boston Scientific. Prior to moving to Rapid City in 2021, he was an interventional pain physician at Sanford Health in Fargo for four years. Along with his partner, Dr. Tyler Ptacek, he is a founding member of the Dakota Pain Society.

Interventional Pain at Rapid City Medical Center: Lance Doeden, MDExcellentInterventional Pain at Rapid City Medical Center: Lance Doeden, MD4.8See all reviews review us onTeri KnispelTeri Knispel ★★★★★ Sue WoolfSue Woolf ★★★★★ I really enjoyed meeting Dr Doeden. He made me feel as comfortable as he could. He answered the questions I had and the procedure went as well as I expected.teresa bechardteresa bechard ★★★★★ The staff is very helpfulMillie ClarkMillie Clark ★★★★★ I had an excellent experience. Everyone was very friendly and efficient. The procedure went smoothly and I felt like I was in competent hands.Wendy Van BeekWendy Van Beek ★★★★★ Dr Doeden cares!! I have been in pain for 15 years fighting every Dr just trying to have someone help me! Black hills orthopedic and spine center sent me to him, I am much better and now I can live with what pain I do have left it has been reduced by at least 60% thank you to a awesome staff and a Dr who LISTENS to his patientsMichael FoshaMichael Fosha ★★★★★ A year and a half ago, my concerns centered on my chronic lower back pain and if I could ever golf or walk my dog again. My chiropractor advised me to se Dr Doeden. We started with shots in my lower back, and burned off some nerve endings slightly above this. I am very happy to say I can golf and walk miles without chronic pain that affected every part of my life. I am a new person. Thank you.Tekakwitha ThomasTekakwitha Thomas ★★★★★ Halie VanderwerffHalie Vanderwerff ★★★★★ Sheila HorsleySheila Horsley ★★★★★ Dr. Doeden and the staff are great. Put me at ease for my procedure. I am very impressed.Joan HeidemannJoan Heidemann ★★★★★ Great PR by staff. Dr Doeden is the BEST, would recommend❤GaryGary ★★★★★ Everything went great seem to be walking much better. ThanksJulie KrugerJulie Kruger ★★★★★ Always very polite. Answers any questions you might have. Very comfortable when you are there.Aaron MitchellAaron Mitchell ★★★★★ I have been absolutely impressed with Dr. Doeden’s professionalism, bedside manner and of course clinical knowledge/skills. I injured my back and was referred to Rapid City Medical Center by my primary care provider. I was hesitant at first, but I’m so glad I went in. I can’t say enough about how amazing everyone was, but Dr. Doeden really went above and beyond. Thank you for everything!Russanne EllertonRussanne Ellerton ★★★★★ Dr. Doden was careful and considerate as I was in a lot of pain. I’m impressed with his professionalism and I would highly recommend he and his staff.Luke KurtenbachLuke Kurtenbach ★★★★★ Dr Doeden and the staff was very helpful and friendly!! ☀️ very clean facility and Brandy and the front desk staff are very friendly and they make you feel at home!! ☀️Cheyenne WiedmerCheyenne Wiedmer ★★★★★ john Palsmajohn Palsma ★★★★★ Very friendly and helpful really knowledgeablePatti BoardmanPatti Boardman ★★★★★ Thank you Dr. Doeden, Nurses & Staff.Nicholas DornNicholas Dorn ★★★★★ I saw Dr. Tyler Ptacek, MD, for lower back pain. He's been one of the best medical professionals I've ever worked with. Professional, polite, knowledgeable; he explained both what was going on and why, gave me details about treatment plans and options, and took his time answering all my questions. 10/10, I absolutely recommend.Tara SilvernailTara Silvernail ★★★★★ Love this place and the careTrish SchumacherTrish Schumacher ★★★★★ Dr. Doeden is a very caring doctor. He wants to help you find a way to live comfortably. He takes time to answer questions. We are grateful to have found him.Valorie StalcupValorie Stalcup ★★★★★ Robert ReilingRobert Reiling ★★★★☆ Great experience. Awesome staff.Leon HardimanLeon Hardiman ★★★★★ Dr. Doeden and his staff were very caring and patient with my Mom. Now we wait to see if the treatment works.Abby MillerAbby Miller ★★★★★ I highly recommend Dr. Doeden! He was so amazing with me, I was in so much pain and referred to him by a Dr at Black Hills Orthopedic and Spine for SI joint pain, but after talking to Doeden he said it sounded more like nerve pain. He was so eager to help me with my pain!Mary RenkenMary Renken ★★★★★ My wait time was minimal and as usual the staff makes me feel very comfortable. The procedure went well and hoping for good results. Thankful to have such a good Dr and personal. Thank you all.Kenneth GrimesKenneth Grimes ★★★★★ Very professional experience.Janelle ScherrJanelle Scherr ★★★★★ Dr Doden and his staff are amazing very compassionate dr. Would highly recommend for pain managementMary McGuireMary McGuire ★★★★★ I was treated with care and professionalism. I appreciated meeting Dr. Doeden prior to performing the procedure. All the staff were kind, efficient and very informative especially NP Erickson.Becky LollBecky Loll ★★★★★ The staff and Dr. Doeden were all so nice! Caring and personable. My procedure went smoothly and pretty painless. Was pleased with the care I was given.Jackie SimonsonJackie Simonson ★★★★★ I was very pleased with the injection I got in my back! Went from being in pain, struggling to sit up in bed… to absolutely ZERO pain!! Couldn’t be happier with my results! Dr. Doeden is extremely friendly, as is his staff! They make you very comfortable from the beginning and listen to your concerns and worries! So very happy I was referred here!js_loader

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Kevin Weiland, MD

Kevin Weiland, MD

Dr. Weiland is board certified in the specialty of internal medicine. He graduated from the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin. He is an associate professor with the Sanford School of Medicine and is actively involved in numerous nonprofit organizations such as the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, and the American Lung Association.

He has been published in the Annals of Pharmacology as well as the State Medical Journal. He was the “Supervising Physician” for the 2008 documentary Good Meat: “How the Lakota Got Fat and Beau LeBeau Saved Himself.”

After years of witnessing the destructive forces of overindulgence, Dr. Weiland authored the book The Dakota Diet: Health Secrets from the Great Plains. (Basic Health Publications, 2008)

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Luke J. Hushagen, MD

Luke J. Hushagen, MD

Dr. Luke Hushagen is originally from Bismarck, North Dakota. He began his undergraduate training at Bismarck State College and graduated from the University of North Dakota where he also attended medical school. His medical training was completed with an internal medicine residency at Penn State University practicing at the renowned Hershey Medical Center.

As an internist, Dr. Hushagen cares for patients in all stages of their adult lives. His primary focus is on patient education with an emphasis on complex medical care. His goal is to empower his patients to become advocates for their own care.

Dr. Hushagen moved to South Dakota to be closer to his roots in the Great Plains. His wife is a pediatrician also practicing at RCMC. Together they have a small family and a productive hobby farm. In his spare time he enjoys being with his family, playing golf, watching hockey, and exploring the Black Hills.

  • Board Status

    American Board of Internal Medicine

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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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