According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, minimally invasive cosmetic procedures have grown 200 percent since 2000. Rapid City Medical Center is dedicated to staying on top of these advancements in technology and research to meet the needs of our patients. Here our team of board-certified plastic surgeons and dermatologists weigh in on the procedures they feel will be most popular in 2019.
We are excited to welcome Eric Thompson, MD to our Urgent Care team. Dr. Thompson joins us from Sanford Health in Bismarck, North Dakota. He is passionate about bringing patients better options to achieve optimal health with a focus on lifestyle modification.
As part of our continued effort to offer ground-breaking health treatments to women of South Dakota, we are now offer Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments for both facial and vaginal rejuvenation. This simple but clinically effective in-office procedure uses components of patient's own blood to naturally promote the production of collagen and growth factors to the treated area.
Penicillin is one of the most important antibiotics doctors can prescribe to treat ear, sinus, chest, throat and skin infections. It works to kill and prevent bacteria from growing. Penicillins have a number of advantages, such as often being the best drug to treat infections, being safe to use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, it is well tolerated in children and is very economical.
RAPID CITY, SD – This year, Pam Penfield’s Christmas will include Thanksgiving. The Newcastle woman, who works at the local newspaper in advertising, as a photographer, and part-time proof reader, was experiencing rapid vision loss. Her impaired vision was creating limitations in her ability to do her job, as well as perform normal, necessary tasks such as driving or shopping for groceries. Today, as she prepares for the Christmas holiday, she is giving thanks to Northern Plains Eye Foundation (NPEF) for sight-saving surgery that has given her not only restored vision, but renewed hope.
We are excited to announce that Rapid City Medical Center is going to be offering 3D mammography in November 2017. We will be the first practice in Western South Dakota to offer this technology!
3D mammography detects cancers 15 months sooner than traditional 2D mammography and has a 41 percent increase in the detection of invasive cancers. This technology is also 40 percent more accurate with fewer false alarms.