Dr. Kara L. Petersen, MD

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Specializes in Rheumatology • Female • Age 40

1301 S Cliff Ave Ste 300
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
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Dr. Petersen:

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Dr. Petersen's Experience

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Petersen

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Avera Medical Group Rheumtlgy
Avera Medical Group Rheumtlgy
1301 S Cliff Ave Ste 300
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
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    Dr. Petersen's Experience

    Research training, expertise and qualifications

    Specialties

    • Rheumatology

    Board Certifications

    • Internal Medicine
    • Rheumatology
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    • Joint Drainage
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Steroid Injections
    • Trigger Point Injections
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
    2
    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Amyloidosis
    • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
    • Arthritis
    • Behçet's Disease
    • Bursitis
    • Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Deposition Disease (CPPD)
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Cryoglobulinemia
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Dermatomyositis
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Gout
    • Hammer Toe
    • Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis & Golf Elbow)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lupus Erythematosus
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Osteoporosis
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
    • Polymyositis
    • Raynaud's Disease
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Scleroderma
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spondylitis
    • Still's Disease
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Systemic Vasculitis
    • Takayasu's Arteritis
    • Trigger Finger
    • Vasculitis
    • Wegener's Granulomatosis
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    Background Check for Dr. Petersen

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Dakota.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Sanford School Of Medicine Of The University Of South Dakota
    Graduated in 2001

    Internship Hospital

    University Ne Med Center
    Complete in 2002

    Residency Hospital

    University Ne Med Center
    Complete in 2004

    Fellowship Hospital

    University Ia Hospital and Clin
    6

    Languages Spoken by Dr. Petersen & Staff

    • English
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    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

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    8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Petersen

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Petersen to family and friends

    10 responses
    above
    national average

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    10 responses
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    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    10 responses
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    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    10 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 10 responses
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    national average
    Experience with Dr. Petersen
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    10 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    10 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    10 responses
    above
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    10 responses
    above
    national average

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    7 Tips to Prepare for Your Appointment

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    1

    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Petersen accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

    What insurance does she accept?

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    • Medica
    • Medicaid
    • Medicare
    • Medico
    • Meritain Health
    • MultiPlan
    • NGS CoreSource
    • Thrivent Financial
    • Tricare
    • Ucare
    • United Healthcare
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    Office Locations

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    Avera Medical Group Rheumtlgy
    1301 S Cliff Ave Ste 300
    Sioux Falls, SD 57105
    (605) 322-6625 (Office)
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