What is a Pediatrician?
- A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in caring for children, newborn through teen.
- A pediatrician understands that children have different medical needs than adults.
- A pediatrician spends 3-6 years in pediatric training after medical school. (Other physicians spend an average of 3 months in pediatric training.)
- Your child benefits from a pediatrician’s extensive training in physical, emotional, and social development of youth.
- A pediatrician stays current on the latest medical advances affecting children, assuring that your child receives state-of-the-art care.
- A pediatrician likes working with children.
- A pediatrician listens to your child and you.
Dr. Greg W. Anderson is a board-certified pediatrician with over 20 years military service split between the Army and Air Force. He has special interests in emergency, military families and Star Wars. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Anderson attended medical school at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri and residency at Wright-Patterson Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. He was an Air Force pediatrician at Altus AFB in Oklahoma and at Ellsworth AFB here in Rapid City prior to joining Black Hills Pediatrics. Dr. Anderson is the Chairman of the Pediatric Department at Rapid City Regional Hospital and is the current Managing Partner of Black Hills Pediatrics, L.L.P. He is married with three children and will be continuing to serve in the Air Force Reserve.
Dr. Cara M. Hamilton is a board-certified pediatrician who completed her residency at The University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in Iowa City. Dr. Hamilton began her practice at our clinic in August 2010. She received her medical degree from the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. Dr. Hamilton has special interests in adolescent medicine, well child care and child abuse and works closely with the Child Advocacy Center. She is a native of Rapid City and is happy to serve her home town and surrounding area.
Dr. Margaret F. Kuehler is a board-certified pediatrician who completed her residency at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, IA. She began her practice at Black Hills Pediatrics, L.L.P. on August 1, 2013. She graduated from the University of South Dakota – Sanford School of Medicine in 2010. Dr. Kuehler is the coordinator of the pediatric portion of medical school student education for the west river campus. She is originally from Hill City, SD and is happy to be back in the Black Hills with her husband, Chris. Her favorite part of pediatrics is well child care, but she also has interests in developmental pediatrics, adolescent medicine, and critical care.
Dr. David W. Mueller is a board-certified pediatrician with special interests in respiratory illness, child abuse, and infectious diseases. He was born and raised in the Black Hills area and joined our group in June of 2007. He has completed his residency at Oklahoma State University Medical Center, where he served as chief resident his last year. He received his medical degree from Des Moines University-College of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, IA. Dr. Mueller is a member of both the American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians. Dr. Mueller is currently the Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Rapid City Regional Hospital and is also the Medical Director of the Child Advocacy Center of The Black Hills. He is married and has three children. He enjoys the great outdoors by hiking and fly fishing.
Dr. Donald E. Oliver is a board-certified pediatrician with a special interest in pediatric intensive care. He is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics with the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a past Chief of Staff at Rapid City Regional Hospital. He received his medical doctorate at Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA. His residency was done at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX. As one of the founders of Black Hills Pediatrics, L.L.P., Dr. Oliver has been serving the needs of children and youth in this area for over 30 years.
Dr. Lynn M. Simmons is a board-certified pediatrician with special interests in well child care, infectious disease, dermatology, ADHD, and respiratory illnesses. She is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics for the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She received her medical degree at Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE. Her residency was done at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. She has over 25 years of experience doing pediatric medicine.
Dr. Lori A. Strong is a board-certified pediatrician who has been practicing at the clinic since August 1990. She has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, past Chief of Staff and past Chairman of the Board of Directors at Rapid City Regional Hospital. She is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics with the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota. Her residency was done at Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO.
Dr. David Whitney is board certified in pediatrics and has been in practice at Black Hills Pediatrics since 1994. Dr. Whitney is a graduate of Augustana College and received his medical degree from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center in Tucson. He is a clinical associate professor of pediatrics for the University of South Dakota-Sanford School of Medicine and is a past president of the South Dakota Chapter of the America Academy of Pediatrics.