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Physician Profile: Abbie Metzler D.O.

Published August 2022 | In Summer 2022

Community engagement is important to Dr. Metzler and Monument Health Sports Medicine provides an opportunity to not only assess community needs, but to address them.

Physician Profile: Abbie Metzler D.O. Media

My Role 

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 

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 

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.