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Physician Profile: Kirstin Hockhausen, M.D.

Published July 2023 | In Summer 2023

Her husband's leukemia diagnosis was a driving force for Dr. Hockhausen, ultimately leading her to pursue a career in medicine. Eventually, she found her passion in dermatology.

Physician Profile: Kirstin Hockhausen, M.D. Media

My Role

I am a general medical dermatologist with Monument Health. My job is to be prepared for any skin condition that walks through the door. I take care of patients of all ages from newborn babies to adults. I also perform skin cancer surgeries and provide cosmetic services. My team and I treat a wide variety of skin concerns from common conditions such as, acne, eczema and psoriasis to more rare or complex skin diagnoses and skin cancers. Skin conditions often exist alongside other medical issues, and I work collaboratively with primary care providers and other medical professionals on a daily basis.

My Goal

When I was a medical student, I had the privilege of working under Dr. Allen Nord here in Rapid City. With every patient he would say, "What can we do to help this patient today?" I have learned to carry this question with me into each patient encounter. My goal is to use my expertise and experience to help in every way I can, every time. Each patient is unique, and I am dedicated to providing high-quality dermatologic care that is individually tailored to the needs of the person sitting across from me.

My Passion

I am passionate about my community and my patients. I always want to be the physician who patients confide in, who encourages them through difficult treatment protocols and is excited to celebrate with them once we have fully treated the skin cancer, cleared up the acne or got rid of their child's rash. Through patient education, skin cancer screenings and up-to-date medical management of skin conditions, my team and I deliver high-quality dermatologic care. Rapid City is my home, and I could not be more honored to be able to use my training, skills and knowledge to serve this wonderful community.

Dr. Hockhausen comes from a passionate medical family. She joins her father, Samuel Huot, M.D., a retired family medicine physician, and two brothers, Christopher Huot, M.D., an ophthalmologist, and Michael Huot, M.D., an anesthesiologist, in providing health care to the Black Hills region.