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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Rapid City Medical Center Mt. Rushmore Road

2820 Mt. Rushmore Road
Rapid City SD 57701
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Services Provided

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Esophageal Strictures
  • Dysphagia
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • H. Pylori
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Hepatitis
  • Bile Duct Stones & Strictures
  • Liver Masses or Cysts
  • Hemorrhoids
  • CRH O'Regan Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Upper Endoscopy (EGD)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Small Bowel Capsule Endoscopy
  • Biliary & Pancreatic Endoscopy (ERCP)
  • Esophageal pH (Bravo)
  • Esophageal Motility Studies
  • Anorectal Manometry
  • Flex Sig
  • Chromoendoscopy
  • Smart Pill
  • Cirrhosis
  • Fatty Liver
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Bloating
  • Celiac Disease
  • Fecal Microbial Transplants (FMT)
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