Valerie Stephens, MD

Valerie Stephens, MD

Dr. Stephens is a South Dakota native and at an early age, her family moved to southwest Minnesota where she completed primary education. She received her undergraduate degree in Geography at Mankato State University, where she graduated summa cum laude.

After eight years as a cartographer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, she returned to school and completed most of her premedical coursework at the University of Minnesota. Then she returned to South Dakota for medical school at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine.

Dr. Stephens completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, followed by a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Minnesota. Her main area of interest is GI oncology.

Outside of medicine, her interests include spending time with her pets, hiking, biking, art, and music.

  • Board Status

    Certified American Board of Gastroenterology
  • Specialty

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Primary Location

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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