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Janessa Gross, C-NP

Janessa Gross, C-NP

Janessa has always called the Black Hills home. She grew up in the hills and obtained her bachelor’s degree from South Dakota State University before she began traveling for her nursing career. She has spent several years working at various Emergency Departments in Southern California as well as Washington state prior to returning back to the Rapid City area.

Once she returned to the Black Hills, she worked in emergency medicine, surgical hospital as well as pain management while she attended graduate school. After receiving her master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner from South Dakota State University she continued her career in emergency medicine before finding her place at Rapid City Medical Center.

Janessa has a passion for making a difference in people’s lives and feels that developing a caring and trusting patient relationship is a priority.

She enjoys spending her free time with friends and family paddle boarding, hiking, and camping as well as caring for their variety of farm animals and pets.

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Kelly Steele, C-NP

Kelly Steele, C-NP

Kelly grew up in the Black Hills area and earned her Bachelor of Nursing degree from South Dakota State University. For ten years, she worked as an RN in cardiology and vascular cardiology prior to earning her master’s degree in nursing from Clarkson College in Omaha to become a CNP. She joined RCMC South in 2023 after discovering her passion for Family Medicine and looks forward to forming long-term relationships with patients across their lifespan.

Kelly has a husband, Jay, 2 sons; Cole and Mason, 4 daughters; Caysee, Kimber, Cassi, and Taylor, a Pug, Oliver, a French bulldog, Charlie, and 2 labs; Bronco and Luna. Outside work, she enjoys watching college sports, especially Husker volleyball, reading, and home organization and decor.

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Jennifer Ryder, DPM

Jennifer Ryder, DPM

As a podiatrist practicing in Rapid City, Dr. Ryder treats a variety of ailments that affect the feet. She focuses on primary podiatric medicine and forefoot surgery.

She received her undergraduate degree from Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, West Virginia and her podiatric medical degree from Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Her residencies were completed at Brea Community Hospital and White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Dr. Ryder is originally from Ohio and came to the Black Hills in 2001 when her husband, then an Air Force attorney, was stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base. They grew to love the friendly community and natural beauty and decided to settle here in 2004 and build her podiatry practice. 

When she is not in the clinic you can find her snow skiing or bike riding with her husband and five children. She loves to travel with her family and enjoys Peloton cycling and yoga.

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Claudia Hougland, C-NP

Claudia Hougland, C-NP

Claudia is originally from Rapid City and after spending several years east river, working as a cardiology ICU nurse, she was excited to move back home to be reunited with her family and start her career at Rapid City Medical Center.

During her time at Rapid City Medical Center Claudia worked as a registered nurse in both family practice and interventional pain. She completed her advanced practice training throughout the medical center’s many different specialties, though interventional pain is where she found her calling.

She obtained her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of South Dakota. After gaining experience in the hospital setting, she then attended the University of North Dakota and received her master’s degree in nursing to become a certified nurse practitioner.

Claudia’s passions include creating meaningful relationships with her patients and working together with them on treatment plans to decrease their pain and improve their quality of life.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs hiking, camping, and exploring the Black Hills.

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Sandra Erickson, C-NP

Sandra Erickson, C-NP

Sandra Erickson NP is Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She was born and raised in MN and graduated from Arizona State University with a Masters of Science and a Bachelors. She has a passion for Interventional Pain and several years of experience in Interventional Pain and has a special interest in chronic headaches, migraines, and Botox injections.

She enjoys hiking and exploring the beautiful Black Hills with family.

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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.

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!! ☀️
Very friendly and helpful really knowledgeable
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.
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!
Love this place and the care
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.
Great PR by staff. Dr Doeden is the BEST, would recommend❤
Dr. Doeden and the staff are great. Put me at ease for my procedure. I am very impressed.
Everything went great seem to be walking much better. Thanks
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.
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 patients
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!
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.
Thank you Dr. Doeden, Nurses & Staff.
Always very polite. Answers any questions you might have. Very comfortable when you are there.
Dr. Doeden and his staff were very caring and patient with my Mom. Now we wait to see if the treatment works.
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.
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.
Dr Doden and his staff are amazing very compassionate dr. Would highly recommend for pain management
Very professional experience.
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.
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.
Great experience. Awesome staff.
I had an excellent experience. Everyone was very friendly and efficient. The procedure went smoothly and I felt like I was in competent hands.
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!
The staff is very helpful
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Kimberly Oberloh, C-NP

Kimberly Oberloh, C-NP

Kimberly is a Certified Nurse Practitioner, a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified, and is a graduate of South Dakota State University. She enjoys camping, golf, and spending time with family and her dogs. Kimberly is double board certified in primary care and mental health and loves to care for patients physical and mental needs.

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Megan Collier, C-NP

Megan Collier, C-NP

Megan is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and a graduate of Walden University. She has been in practice with RCMC since 2017 and has greater than 10 years experience as a Registered Nurse prior to 2017. She has now found her home in Family Practice and enjoys her patient experiences every day. Her passion lies within caring for the whole family from 0-100+!

Prior to Family Practice, she spent approximately 3 years with gastroenterology and was specialized in IBS and IBD. Being able to optimize patient’s day to day symptoms and help them obtain relief is a gratifying part of her practice.

Megan is a native of Rapid City and enjoys living in the area. She is a wife and a mother of 2 children, Braden and Alexis. Alexis is creative and artistic while Braden is adventurous and motivated. Lilly (Scottish Terrier) and Mya (German Shepherd) bring such joy to their family and keep them on their toes. Megan enjoys time with family and friends, going to church, hiking, boating, vacations, and crafting in her free time.

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Jacqueline van Egeraat, MD

Jacqueline van Egeraat, MD

Dr. van Egeraat completed medical school and family medicine residency training at Radboud University Nijmegen in eastern Holland. After residency, she practiced family medicine between the United States and Holland for a few years before permanently moving to the United States. She completed an additional family medicine residency with an emphasis in rural health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

She practiced community health in Nebraska for five years following her residency there. She and her husband love the outdoors and the beauty of the Black Hills, which influenced their move to the area in 2008. At this time, she began practicing with the Community Health Center of the Black Hills. She joined Rapid City Medical Center’s Family Medicine Department in 2017.

She enjoys providing multigenerational care because it allows her to build relationships with her patients and their families as she follows them through the stages of life. Within family medicine, she is especially interested in diabetes management and women’s health.

  • Board Status

    Certified American Board of Family Medicine

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