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Lycia Thornburg, MD, FAAD

Dr. Thornburg was born and raised in Waukesha, Wisconsin. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Wyoming, attended medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She joined The Skin Institute at Rapid City Medical Center in 2004.

Dr. Thornburg specializes in general and pediatric dermatology, surgical dermatology, laser surgery and cosmetics, including Botox and Juvéderm. She also focuses on the early detection of skin cancers.

Dr. Thornburg has been elevating her cosmetic craft, showcasing her passion for aesthetics by earning Master Expert status at the AMI Master Training in Washington, D.C. in 2023. She was selected as faculty for the National Skincare Advisory Board and Filler Advisory Board for Allergan, the world’s leading scientific-backed manufacturer of aesthetic products. Dr. Thornburg has welcomed a national role for Allergan as speaker and instructor to other dermatology groups throughout the United States.

Dr. Thornburg has been selected to be a media expert for the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) on all topics regarding skin. This is a national position, and she has had opportunities to represent dermatologists throughout the United States.

Her favorite quote is by Maya Angelou: “At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.” She draws on this philosophy daily in how she cares for her patients. That includes offering the best treatment available, educating patients on the tools necessary to achieve and maintain healthy skin and never forgetting the medical importance of the skin to overall patient-health. At the end of the day, Dr. Thornburg makes her patients, medical or cosmetic, feel like red carpet guests, and she honors the beauty within.

Excellent4.8 review us onNicole Hedrick ★★★★★ Dr. Scott goes above and beyond; she is super thorough and very friendly. I’d highly recommend her!Penny Kremer ★★★★★ Victoria Gates ★★★★★ Rose Speirs ★★★★★ Rapid City Medical Center is a wonderful clinic, especially the Skin Institute. Dr. Scott-Thornburg and her nursing staff are professional, kind, and provide you with all the information needed. I have been going to this clinic for 15 or more years. I highly recommend Dr. Scott-Thornburg and PA Jessica Rachetto.Jana Smoot White ★★★★★ Dr. Scott Thornburg is detail oriented and thorough. She treats many members of my family ranging from cancer screening to cosmetic treatments.Erin Phipps ★★★★★ Dr. Thornburg and her staff go above and beyond. Very informative and knowledgeable. I appreciate the recommendations and feedback.Liz Hamburg ★★★★★ Dr Thornburg is amazing.R William ★★★★★ Tera Loftus ★★★★★ I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Scott. She was very thorough and got a lot done in one appointment!Nancy Capriotti-Smith ★★★★★ Dr Thornburg takes great care of me.Danielle Love ★★★★★ She gets the jobs done and she is kind and funny.Gina Lemon ★★★★★ Dr Scott-Thornburg is dedicated, caring, and ever vigilant in the care she gives her patients. I always receive excellent care when I see herSabrina Schroeder ★★★★★ laurie weisensee ★★★★★ Andrea Case ★★★★★ Dr Thornburg is always working to help me have less skin cancers. She is very cutting edge with new products.Debby Heisinger ★★★★★ Dr Thornburg is very knowledgeable and thorough. Staff are friendly and very helpful.Yuliya Grassby ★★★★★ Dale Patterson ★★★★★ very enthusiastic and interesting conversation in answering my questions, very knowledgeable.Thad Bruhn ★★★★★ Great staff and great Dr.Audra Sayler ★★★★★ Dr Thornburg was great at explaining every detail of her assessment and was very truthful about the discomfort she would have with the treatment plan she gave my daughter. The injection into the fingers with the steroid was painful however true to her statement my daughters hands cleared up quickly. She is great at providing the science and the treatment plan to patients. She is amazingly kind and thorough. Dr Thornburg is an amazing physician. ❤️😊Daisy ★★★★☆ she is extremely nice but it seems the things she gave me is not working 100%. Also, she knew there was nothing going on one part of my body but yet she looked there. I don't know it is probably what she needed to do or something.Sherry Nelson ★★★★★ I appreciate Doc’s knowledge and ability to explain her procedures. So thankful for the care I get each time I visit.Cami Goebel ★★★★★ Nataliia Syrota ★★★★★ Great experience, as always 🙂js_loader

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