Avera Medical Group

On Call With The Prairie Doc®

21 hours ago
SDPB

In The Moment … May 28, 2020 Show 827 Hour 1

Each Thursday night, On Call with the Prairie Doc® can be seen on SDPB TV at 7 central 6 mountain. Tonight's episode takes a look at "Finding Balance in a World with Covid-19." Dr. Andrew Ellsworth is with Avera Medical Group in Brookings and is one of the Prairie Doc® physicians. He joins us with a preview.

A COVID-19 Update With Avera

May 18, 2020
Avera

In The Moment … May 18, 2020 Show 819 Hour 2

The coronavirus pandemic began a couple of months ago and as time passes by, our health professionals are learning more and more. We've been talking with local medical professionals to tell us what we know now that we didn't know let's say last week. Dr. Kevin Post is chief medical officer with the Avera Medical Group.

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health of Rapid City

 

On Call With The Prairie Doc®

May 14, 2020
On Call With The Prairie Doc®

In The Moment … May 14, 2020 Show 817 Hour 2

On Call with the Prairie Doc® is on SDPB TV Thursday nights at 7 central 6 mountain. Tonight's episode is Allergy Season Is Here. Jill Kruse is with Avera Medical Group in Brookings and is one of the Prairie Doc® physicians. She joins us now with a preview.

 

Dr. Kevin Post: COVID-19 Update

May 8, 2020
Avera

In The Moment … May 8, 2020 Show 813 Hour 2

As Americans reach for a sense of normalcy during the pandemic, scientists and medical professionals search for the kind of insight and solutions that could create breakthroughs large and small in the fight against the novel coronavirus.  Kevin Post is chief medical officer with the Avera Medical Group. He joins us with an update on research and clinical trials. 

On Call With The Prairie Doc®

May 7, 2020
On Call With The Prairie Doc®

In The Moment … May 7, 2020 Show 812 Hour 2

On Call with the Prairie Doc® is on SDPB TV Thursday nights at 7 central 6 mountain on SDPB TV. Tonight's episode is titled When the Brain of Ours Starts to Fail. Doctors will take on questions about neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Andrew Ellsworth is a family medicine physician with Avera Medical Group in Brookings and a member of the team of Prairie Doc® physicians and joins us now with a preview.

 

Dr. David Basel Explains "Surge Modeling"

May 5, 2020
NPR

In The Moment … May 5, 2020 Show 810 Hour 1

Since we first learned of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States, Americans have been focused on models for disease progression. We learned how our behavior could "flatten the curve," meaning keep more people healthy for longer so health care workers could prepare for surges at local hospitals.  Surge modeling has not been without controversy or confusion. Dr. David Basel is vice president for Clinical Quality with Avera Medical Group. He joins us to help us understand what the models are telling us.  

On Call with the Prairie Doc®

Apr 16, 2020
Prairie Doc®

In The Moment ... April 16, 2020 Show 797 Hour 2

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. On Call with the Prairie Doc® airs Thursday nights at 7 central 6 mountain on SDPB TV. The hour tonight is The Wonderful World of Ophthalmology. Dr. Deb Johnston is a family medicine physician with Avera Medical Group in Brookings and one of the team of Prairie Doc® physicians. She joins us with a preview.

 

Avera Chief Med Officer Talks COVID-19

Mar 16, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment ... March 16, 2020 Show 774 Hour 2

The situation with Coronavirus in South Dakota is changing rapidly, as expected. Here for an update, we welcome Dr. Kevin Post. He's Chief Medical Officer with Avera Medical Group. 

Education and Healthcare reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health of Rapid City

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... October 30, 2019 Show 690 Hour 2

October is breast cancer awareness month.

Learning your family history is one of the most important things you can do for your health.

Kayla York, a board-certified genetic counselor with Avera Medical Group Comprehensive Breast Care, joins In The Moment.

Education and healthcare reporting on SDPB is supported by Regional Health, helping patients and communities live well

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... August 29, 2019 Show 648 Hour 1

Dr. Kevin Post has more than a decade of experience in both primary care and emergency medicine. He has also served in several leadership roles.

Post has been selected to be the new Chief Medical Officer for the Avera Medical Group.

 

 

Education and healthcare reporting on SDPB is supported by Regional Health, helping patients and communities live well

 

Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death in the U.S., but it’s also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. Nine out of 10 colorectal cancers could be prevented or successfully treated with regular colon cancer screenings.

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Studies show that people who are screened have a 90 percent reduced risk of developing colon cancer. Yet nationwide only about 50 percent of people who are eligible take advantage of regular screenings.

Treating Your Ankle From Further Injury

Jul 24, 2013

Dr. Greg Alvine of CORE Orthopedics Avera Medical Group talks about new ankle treatments. Dr. Alvine is a native of Sioux Falls. His father, Dr. Frank Alvine, developed the first artificial ankle in the U.S.