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Holm Inducted into South Dakota Hall of Fame

Nov 29, 2016 11:00AM ● By MED Magazine
Long time Brookings internal medicine specialist Richard Holm, MD, has been inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame as part of its Class of 2016.

Holm was honored as “South Dakota’s Voice of Healthcare” and was among 10 honorees in the current class. They were recognized during the Hall of Fame’s 39th annual ceremony held in Chamberlain in September.

In addition to his work in healthcare, Holm was also recognized for his devotion to public health education. He has served as an on-air host of the local AM “Prairie Doc Radio” for 25 years, South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s “On Call with the Prairie Doc” for 15 years and is the author of the widely-read newspaper column, “Prairie Doc Perspective”,

Holm said he was taken aback by the news of his honor, and that he’s grateful to be included in such an august group of South Dakotans.

“It means so much to have received this recognition, and it’s quite humbling to have so many 
individuals around the state feel I am worthy of it,” said Holm. “When we started the radio and then television shows, we hoped it’d provide honest science-based health information to the people of our rural state. I had not conceived that it would last as long, provide the help that it has or lead me to a situation like this. I truly appreciate what it means, and I thank all those who helped me make it possible.”

Holm earned his MD at Emory University in Atlanta, and has practiced in South Dakota since 1981. He is a past president of the South Dakota State Medical Association and former governor of the South Dakota Chapter of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Holm works at Avera Medical Group Brookings.