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.
“Life is to be enjoyed, not endured. Rapid decline is not an inevitable part of aging. With appropriate dietary modifications and regular activity, I believe one can achieve a quality lifestyle, without being dependent on medications. As you age, the more you move, the more you can.”
Dr. Thompson is board-certified in Family Medicine. He earned his medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in 1999. He continued his training at the University of California, Davis’s residency program in Redding, California. After residency, he spent 4 years in Utah before returning to North Dakota to practice in the Bismarck area.
He will join Drs. Michael Rafferty and Gary Welsh in the Urgent Care clinic at Rapid City Medical Center’s Mt. Rushmore Road location.
Outside of his practice, Dr. Thompson enjoys hiking, biking, camping, rock climbing, half marathons, obstacle racing, travel, art, and archeology. HIs daily running streak is now past 5 years. He also is an Advanced Wilderness Life Support instructor teaching in Big Sur, CA and Lake Tahoe, NV on a regular basis. He is excited to take advantage of all the Black Hills have to offer.