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Shelby Steffen, MD

Shelby Steffen, MD

Shelby Steffen is a board certified family medicine physician. She was raised in a small farming community in Northeast Nebraska. She completed her undergraduate studies at Nebraska Wesleyan University and then completed medical school at University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2018. She and her husband, Spencer, then moved to Lincoln Nebraska for residency.

Dr. Steffen likes to treat patients of all ages. She truly enjoys treating all members of a family and following them throughout their lives. She is especially interested in pediatric and women’s care, chronic disease management, nursing home care, and in office procedures.

Dr. Steffen and her family are thrilled to be living in the beautiful Black Hills and look forward to exploring it with their three children. Her personal hobbies include running, biking, reading, baking, and chasing three small children.

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Jamie Schaeffer, MD

Jamie Schaeffer, MD

Dr. Schaeffer chose to become a family physician because of her love for working with people of all ages who have a variety of health conditions. She cares for babies after they are discharged from the hospital, people who are nearing the end of their lives, and everyone in between. She particularly enjoys caring for multi-generational families and providing hospice care.

She grew up in Montana, in a variety of towns of different sizes.  Knowing she wanted to eventually go to medical school, Dr. Schaeffer spent a year after college volunteering at a hospice for people with AIDS in Houston, Texas. She then returned north to attend medical school at the University of North Dakota. She completed a residency at the Family Medicine Residency program at Rapid City Regional Hospital – now Monument Rapid City.

She has an adult daughter and a son in elementary school. She and her family enjoy living in Rapid City because of the kind people, natural scenery and geographic location. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, camping, and meeting friends for coffee.

Jamie Schaeffer, MDExcellentJamie Schaeffer, MD4.8See all reviews review us onBrenda MeierBrenda Meier ★★★★★ Andrea KeefeAndrea Keefe ★★★★★ Dr. Schaeffer always takes wonderful care of our whole family. She truly cares and always listens to any of our concerns.diane mungerdiane munger ★★★★★ Very comprehensive in all aspects of my care.Vera BojeVera Boje ★★★★★ Dr Shaeffer is a wonderful primary care “Senior” DR She is so caring. She has kept me healthy for 15 yrs. And I have been thru several serious health issues. today was a great send off to AZ with a great health report. I would recommend her to any “Senior” who is looking for a primary care Dr.Kim CarlbomKim Carlbom ★★★★★ As always everyone was extremely friendly and listened to what I had to sayJane SchwabJane Schwab ★★★★★ David JongelingDavid Jongeling ★★★★★ Dr Schaffer is great and very concerned about my health.denise stonedenise stone ★★★★★ Dr. Schaffer is the best, so professional and so great at what she does. I feel very fortunate to have her for my medical care! Thank you Dr. Schaffer .Terry RymerTerry Rymer ★★★★★ Rhonda WrightRhonda Wright ★★★★★ Dr. Schaeffer is a great dr. She listens and cares. The whole staff is wonderful!Anthony AldenAnthony Alden ★★★★★ Sandy HeintzSandy Heintz ★★★★★ Dr. Schaeffer is very professional, extremely thorough & provides exceptional care. RC Medical Center (& Rapid City) is fortunate to have her & her excellent support staff.Christina FischerChristina Fischer ★★★★★ Jami RaeJami Rae ★★★★★ Thank you! Great thorough visit.Cindy McMillinCindy McMillin ★★★★★ Thank you Dr. Schaffer for your thorough checkup and kindness. Mom ( Mary Novotny) was real tired when we got home but is doing ok. I will keep you informed of any changes. Have a great day!kari trappkari trapp ★★★★★ Dr shaeffer always takes the time to make sure everything is covered from making sure I’m feeling good to making sure all my meds have refills. She had a student with her today and he was an amazing listener and knew about my condition and medications. I really appreciate them all. Her nurse is top notch as well, very compassionate and kind.Linda BayLinda Bay ★★★★★ Dr Schaeffer and her staff are so caring and kind. You couldn’t find better people. Dr Schaeffer truly cares about her patients.js_loader

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Wayne Plooster, DO

Wayne Plooster, DO

Dr. Plooster was born and raised in Rapid City and graduated from Central High School before attending Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota. After obtaining his undergraduate degree he joined the United States Peace Corps for two years. He went back to medical school at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri, and completed residency training at Rapid City Regional Hospital Family Medicine Residency, where he was Chief Resident his final year.

He enjoys practicing all aspects of family medicine. When he is not at work, he and his wife enjoy being outdoors.

  • Board Status

    Certified American Board of Family Medicine

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Kay Kelts, DO

Kay Kelts, DO

Dr. Kay Kelts completed her undergraduate education at St. Olaf College where she met her husband, Dr. Andrew Kelts. She completed her medical school training at Rocky Vista University where she was part of their inaugural class. While in medical school, Dr. Kelts was also an inaugural pre-doctoral osteopathic principles and practices fellow specializing in osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM). After completing medical school and fellowship, Dr. Kelts attended Family Medicine residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. She was awarded a core faculty position upon completion of her residency, practicing full-scope family medicine including OB deliveries, inpatient services, nursing home services, and outpatient clinic. In addition, she was responsible for resident education and was instrumental in Osteopathic accreditation for the program. After her husband accepted a gastroenterology fellowship position, Dr. Kelts moved to Elmira, New York. While there, she practiced full-scope family medicine and served as Associate Program Director for the Family Medicine residency at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She continued in these roles — providing both inpatient and outpatient services while teaching residents — until moving to Rapid City. Dr. Kelts is very excited to settle down in her husband’s home town and practice in the field she loves. She enjoys working with patients of all ages and a wide variety of health conditions. Dr. Kelts believes in treating the whole person, helping each patient achieve his or her personal health goals and live life to the fullest.

Dr. Kelts is double board certified in Family Medicine with the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. She practices Full-scope Family Medicine including in-office procedures, women’s health, osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM).

In her spare time, Dr. Kelts enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, traveling, and cooking.

  • Board Status

    American Board of Family Medicine
    American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians

Kay Kelts, DOExcellentKay Kelts, DO5.0See all reviews review us onWayne TallmanWayne Tallman ★★★★★ Very knowledgeable and caring.Holly ThomasHolly Thomas ★★★★★ Fast, knowledgeable, and took all my concerns very seriously.Natalie LaFrance-SlackNatalie LaFrance-Slack ★★★★★ js_loader

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Michael Goodhope, DO

Michael Goodhope, DO

Dr. Goodhope attended medical school at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, MO, followed by an internship and residency in family medicine at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, MI. After completing residency training in 2003, he joined the United States Air Force and remained on active duty until 2008. He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2007 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He joined Rapid City Medical Center’s Family Medicine Department in 2010.

An osteopathic doctor (DO) is a fully licensed physician trained in a comprehensive approach to treating patients. Rather than addressing specific symptoms or illnesses, they look at the underlying causes of disease and the overall picture of a patient’s health to help them achieve and maintain a healthy life.

His father, a retired internal medicine physician, had a significant influence on his decision to practice medicine. Initially studying physical therapy, he ultimately decided osteopathic family medicine would allow him to help patients in the way he wanted to practice.

In his free time, he enjoys biking, skiing, hiking, gardening and spending time with his children.

  • Board Status

    Certified Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

Michael Goodhope, DOExcellentMichael Goodhope, DO5.0See all reviews review us onRon MontoyaRon Montoya ★★★★★ Absolutely incredible patient relationship, excellent care and treatments.David JongelingDavid Jongeling ★★★★★ Dr Goodhope makes you feel like my health and wellbeing are very important to him and I appreciate his advice and his help.Kevin JacksonKevin Jackson ★★★★★ Dr. Goodhope is my GP, I went to him in terrible pain today due to inflammation from my psoriatic arthritis. He took the time to talk with me and came up with a temporary plan to try to ease the pain and a long term plan with a referral to a rheumatologist. He is always personable and I always feel comfortable and informed when I visit. Shout out as well to his nurse Cait, she’s the best! BTW, the treatment we did today has eased the pain substantially! Thank you!Valerie JensenValerie Jensen ★★★★★ Christopher BenterChristopher Benter ★★★★★ Excellent Dr. Visit great staff wouldn't change anythingGreg ForstnerGreg Forstner ★★★★★ I had my annual physical with Dr. Goodhope. I always enjoy my yearly visit with him. He's very thorough but not preachy. He will advise on what you should be doing and then it's up to me. Anytime I run across someone looking for a general practitioner I always recommend Dr Goodhope.Dennis BurdickDennis Burdick ★★★★★ Great people, friendly, helpful and very professional.Mike MooneyMike Mooney ★★★★★ Dr. Goodhope has been my Dr. for over 10 years ever since Dr. Walkman retired. Dr. Goodhope has provided me with the best care and takes time to listen to my concerns . His nurse, lab techs and office staff have all treated me very well.Sheila WalkerSheila Walker ★★★★★ Patrick BurchillPatrick Burchill ★★★★★ Sent message fir appointment and they fit me in within 90 minutes. Dr. Goodhope is excellent. Very caring provider. Easy to communicate with and cam contact through patient portal.Judy HavensJudy Havens ★★★★★ Good visitPaul HammettPaul Hammett ★★★★★ I had my annual medical check up with Dr. Michael Goodhope yesterday, and the total experience from start to finish was outstanding. It started as usual with the amazing staff at the front desk, the wait time was less than three minutes, and his nurse Kate was gracious, informative, and competent.Dr Goodhope arrived promptly after vitals were taken. He was very thorough and meticulously reviewed with me, the results of all of my lab work. He thoroughly answered all of my questions. And only after completely discussing and answering/resolving all of my concerns did he make minor adjustments and changes to my medications. Dr Goodhope and his outstanding staff are superb, and I have total confidence having him oversee, and provide professional, medical guidance and assistance, to me, as my primary care physician. His continued medical service to Rapid City and the surrounding areas, “is a trust well placed!!!”Doug HeintzDoug Heintz ★★★★★ Dr. Goodhope’s an exemplary physician who is certainly a credit to RCMC and the community.We appreciate greatly his skills, talents and abilities.Sincerely,Doug & Sandy HeintzDennis RippleDennis Ripple ★★★★★ Dr. Goodhope is living proof that some doctors are human beingsjs_loader

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Kathryn Fausch, MD

Kathryn Fausch, MD

Dr. Kathryn Fausch is a board certified Family Medicine physician. She was born in Colorado, and raised in Rapid City. She attended the University of South Dakota for undergraduate and medical education. She then moved to a small town in Oregon, where she completed Oregon Health and Science University’s rural Family Medicine residency. She received full scope training, including point of care ultrasound, sports medicine, obstetrics, emergency and critical care, and wilderness medicine training.

Dr. Fausch practices broad spectrum family medicine. She especially enjoys newborn and pediatric care, women’s health, gender affirming care, and procedural medicine. She has special interest in integrative medicine, as well as weight management. She has a passion for working together with patients to achieve their goals and help them to enjoy healthy and full lives.

Dr. Fausch met her husband Eric in medical school. They are blessed with two beautiful young children. Her hobbies include hiking, camping, reading science fiction, and knitting. She is excited to be raising her family in the Hills.

Dr. Kathryn Fausch, MD Family Medicine at Rapid City Medical CenterExcellentDr. Kathryn Fausch, MD Family Medicine at Rapid City Medical Center4.9See all reviews review us onRececca ConveyRececca Convey ★★★★★ Dr Kathryn Fausch is awesome! She is caring, listens to what I'm saying, answers my questions and doesn't make me feel like she is in a hurry to get out of the room! She's the best!Sandra HouleSandra Houle ★★★★☆ My appointment was very good. Dr was very complete and covered my concerns.Chuck & Cindy PattersonChuck & Cindy Patterson ★★★★★ Dr. Kathryn Fausch is so kind and caring. I feel my care is a priority.Barbara BurkeBarbara Burke ★★★★★ Beth-Anne FerleyBeth-Anne Ferley ★★★★★ Very comfortable facility and Dr Fausch made me feel very comfortable. Thank you.Linda PayneLinda Payne ★★★★★ Pat is very happy with Dr Kathryn and her nurse. Very professional.Haldeen JohnsonHaldeen Johnson ★★★★★ This was my first visit and everyone was so friendly and respectful.Sandra McFarlandSandra McFarland ★★★★☆ Cathy CollinsCathy Collins ★★★★★ Maureen LaFleurMaureen LaFleur ★★★★★ Natalie LaFrance-SlackNatalie LaFrance-Slack ★★★★★ Dr. Fausch thinks inclusively about her community and provides compassionate care to her patients and families. Such an asset to our healthcare community!Julie GreerJulie Greer ★★★★★ Friendly staff, on time with appointments & Dr. Kathryn Fausch answered my questions!!Karen Lentz Mouw BarclayKaren Lentz Mouw Barclay ★★★★★ I received a thorough physical & feel comfortable with Dr. Fausch & her nurse .Jeffrey BallietJeffrey Balliet ★★★★★ Everyone from the receptionist, nurse Angela and Dr. Kat are awesome. They asked what were my concerns and provided me with complete details about all the possibilities of my treatments.Meghan PerezMeghan Perez ★★★★★ Kenton BrannanKenton Brannan ★★★★★ Jeannie KJeannie K ★★★★★ Such a caring doctor. She is wonderful. I appreciate her very much.Chuck FylerChuck Fyler ★★★★★ A very good visit. I feel positive about this one.js_loader

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Eric Fausch, MD

Eric Fausch, MD

Dr. Eric Fausch believes Family Medicine is the sentinel of the healthcare system. The specialty provides whole-person care and interfaces subspecialties with patients and families. With that purpose, he provides evidence-based screenings for early identification of disease and efficient care coordination to help connect patients with subspecialists. His strengths are interpersonal coordination and patient education.

Dr. Eric Fausch completed full-spectrum rural Family Medicine training at Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU) Cascades East residency in 2021. There he practiced primary evaluation and management of complex patients exhibiting multisystemic disease. His training pedigree taught him to facilitate rapid evaluation and referrals in resource-impaired environments. He is excited to establish his practice here in Rapid City, where he serves as a valuable partner in accomplishing patients’ healthcare goals.

Dr. Eric Fausch completed medical education at University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine in 2018. Prior to that, he completed undergraduate education at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. He was raised in many regions of the country (NY, NC, KY, MI, WI, FL) but has found his true home here in the Midwest/mountain west. He shares this journey with his wife Kathryn and three young children. He enjoys tennis, mountain biking, winter sports (skiing and skating), music (listening and performance), and enjoys staring at the night sky through finely-polished glass.

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Christi Childers, DO

Christi Childers, DO

Dr. Childers obtained her undergraduate degree from Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan, where she ran cross country and track for four years. She then attended medical school at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Kirksville, Missouri. There she met her husband, an Internist who currently practices at the VA in Fort Meade. They went to residency together in Akron, Ohio, before moving west to Spearfish, South Dakota.

In her practice as a family medicine physician, she focuses on treating the whole family unit—mom, dad and kids. She is also very interested in preventative medicine and using exercise, diet and medicine together to prevent the spread or onset of disease.

Her family likes to stay very active. She and her husband have three daughters and one son, all of whom are involved in sports at a collegiate and high school level. As a family, they enjoy hiking, camping and CrossFit training.

Christi A. Childers, DOExcellentChristi A. Childers, DO4.3See all reviews review us onJulie #2Julie #2 ★★★★★ Dr. Childers has been my doctor for 19 years and I appreciate her so much! Also Miss Amy !Eva WaldropEva Waldrop ★★★★★ Had a great visit ! All went well ! Great. Service from everyoneSamantha WilcoxSamantha Wilcox ★★★★☆ LISA CheshierLISA Cheshier ★★★★★ Great staff - Super Doctorchristine vitalechristine vitale ★★★★★ Compassionate and professionalHighly recommend Dr. ChildersWilliam WiltsWilliam Wilts ★★★★★ Office and medical staff are very warm, welcoming and comforting! DR Childers has a great demeanor, witty, kind and fun.js_loader

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