Dr. Kara Petersen, MD

Dr. Kara Petersen, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 43
(13)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Kara Petersen, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Sioux Falls, SD. She is 43 years old and has been practicing for 16 years.

1301 S Cliff Ave Ste 300

Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Contact Information

(605) 322-6625

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Gout
very high
more than 99% of peers
Bursitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine
1

Board Certifications

  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
81

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Procedures

  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Dakota.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • Sanford School Of Medicine Of The University Of South Dakota
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • University Ne Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University Ne Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • University Ia Hospital and Clin
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Petersen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Petersen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Petersen to family and friends
4.7
based on 13 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Petersen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Santa fe national forest |
Dr. Petersen was my caregiver for my CMC condition. She provided straightforward education and made the right and safe recommendstions for care and injections. Her staff was great and I fondly remember them as cool, humorous and empathic. I have not found her equal as caregiver for my condition since I moved to new mexico
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Petersen accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
    Blue Cross Accord
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Petersen has admitting privileges

Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center
1325 S Cliff Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
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Avera Queen of Peace
525 N Foster St
Mitchell, SD 57301
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Brookings Health System
300 22nd Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
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