I am a Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician working at Monument Health Orthopedic & Specialty Hospital. My role is to provide care for athletes and anyone who desires to be active. I treat patients both in the clinic and out and about in the Black Hills community. I spend time in the training room at South Dakota Mines and frequently travel to Custer High School, but I primarily go wherever there is a need. You can often find me on the sidelines of different sporting events in the area alongside one of our amazing Monument Health athletic trainers.
My goal is the patient’s goal — which involves providing quality musculoskeletal care to patients of all ages. I strive to get patients back to doing what they love, whether that’s working on the family ranch, playing a sport or knitting a sweater. In the end, my goal is for them to find enjoyment and happiness in movement again.
My passion is this community. Through Monument Health Sports Medicine’s continued community engagement, I hope to further assess community sports medicine needs and find creative ways that we can help. When I returned home to South Dakota after my medical training, I brought new tools in my toolbox in hopes to better achieve these goals. Sports coverage is a great opportunity to meet people where they are at and gives us the opportunity to educate people on the continuum of care our programs offer.