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Rapid City Medical Center Welcomes 4 New Physicians

Dec 15, 2020 12:08PM ● By Med Magazine

In 2020, Rapid City Medical Center was proud to welcome four new physicians.

Dr. Kay 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, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Kelts completed her medical school training at Rocky Vista University where she was part of their inaugural class and a pre-doctoral osteopathic principles and practices fellow. 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. Andrew Kelts was born and raised in Rapid City before completing his undergraduate degree at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. He went to medical school at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Kelts was awarded a Gastroenterology fellowship at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, New York and joins the Gastroenterology department at our Mt. Rushmore Rd. Clinic.

Dr. Luke Hushagen is originally from Bismarck, North Dakota. He began his undergraduate training at Bismarck State College, finishing at the University of North Dakota where he also attended medical school. His medical training was completed with an internal medicine residency at Penn State University practicing at the renowned Hershey Medical Center. As an internist, Dr. Hushagen cares for patients in all stages of their adult lives. His primary focus is on patient education with an emphasis on complex medical care. His goal is to empower his patients to become advocates for their own care. Dr. Hushagen practices out of our newest Tower Road Clinic location.

Dr. Tyler A. Ptacek is a double Board Certified pain specialist from O’Neill, Nebraska who completed his residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE and his Interventional Pain Fellowship at Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, NC. Dr. Ptacek currently serves in the US Air Force Air National Guard as  Flight Surgeon and introduces an Interventional Pain department to our practice. He looks forward to living in and enjoying all the Black Hills have to offer with his wife and small children.”