Nathan Jaqua, MD - Rapid City Medical Center

Nathan Jaqua, MD

Nathan Jaqua, MD

Dr. Nathan T. Jaqua is a native of Sioux Falls, SD. He received his bachelor’s of science degree in Chemistry with a minor in Psychology from South Dakota State University (SDSU). After completing some graduate-level work in Chemistry at SDSU, he attended the University of South Dakota Sandford School of Medicine where he received his Medical Doctorate degree in 2010.

Dr. Jaqua completed both his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. This was followed by his fellowship in Gastroenterology at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. During his fellowship, he participated in a phase-2 clinical trial for an investigative medication for eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) as well as in research on the infectious triggers of Crohn’s disease. He spent almost nine years as an active duty Army physician.

Dr. Jaqua enjoys practicing general gastroenterology including the treatment of liver diseases, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis), Barrett’s Esophagus, GERD, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. His passion is preventing colon cancer with screening colonoscopy and the removal of large polyps with endoscopic methods. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American College of Gastroenterology. He is a dual board-certified diplomate in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

In his spare time, Dr. Jaqua enjoys hiking, camping, music, and spending time with his wife and three children.

  • Board Status

    Certified American Board of Gastroenterology and American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Specialty

    Gastroenterology
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Primary Location

Rapid City Medical Center Mt. Rushmore Road

2820 Mt. Rushmore Road
Rapid City SD 57701
605-342-3280

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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)