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Office of Health Programs

CMO - Dr. Lee Lawrence
Integrated Quality Manager - Ella Richards
HIM Director - David Meservey
Contact Information: 605-226-7502

Dental Services

Great Plains Area currently has 21 dental programs and will soon be expanding. This number includes six programs located within hospitals; the remainder being housed in health centers. There is mix of federal and tribally run facilities in Great Plains where program locations vary from rural to urban. Basic services such as preventative, emergency, restorative, oral surgery and pediatric dentistry are emphasized although a limited amount of endodontics, periodontics and prosthetics are also offered. Oral health in the Great Plains Area presents many challenges such as adults with multiple co-morbidities and a high rate of early childhood caries, however, Great Plains programs are growing and it is an exciting time to be involved in oral health!


Great Plains Area Service Units Pharmacy Contact Information

Location Name Phone
Belcourt, ND Tyler Lannoye 701-477-6111
Fort Totten, ND Lynde Monson 701-766-1612
Fort Totten, ND Tyler Lannoye 701-766-1612
Fort Yates, ND Nick Thomas 701-854-8251
Sisseton, SD Holly Rice 605-747-3681
Sisseton, SD Lori Braaten 605-747-3681
Eagle Butte, SD Roger Liu 605-964-7724
Lower Brule, SD Sayyem Akbar 605-473-8225
Winnebago, NE Zacc Pearman 402-878-2231
Winnebago, NE Susan Porter 402-878-2231
Wagner, SD Monica Orsborn 605-384-3621
Fort Thompson, SD Steve Gray 605-245-1534
Fort Thompson, SD Jacquie Roth 605-245-1534
Rosebud, SD David Diwa 605-747-2231
Rosebud, SD Abbie Peterson 605-747-2231
Pine Ridge, SD Roberta Jacobson 605-867-3031
Pine Ridge, SD Mary Bickel 605-867-3031
Rapid City, SD Todd Warren 605-355-2392
Rapid City, SD Todd Campbell 605-355-2392

Mobile Women's Health Unit

The Great Plains Area Mobile Mammography Unit increases access to screening mammography for Native American/Alaska Native Women residing in North and South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska by providing services at their local community. The mobile unit is fully accredited for digital mammography by the FDA and ACR.

About the Mobile Clinic

The mobile unit has a small waiting area, a mammography suite with dressing room and digital mammography suite. On average, the mobile mammography unit provides screening mammograms to an average of 15-25 women per day. The images are transmitted to a radiology group certified in interpreting mammography images. The reports are sent to the woman's primary care provider at an IHS facility for determination of follow-up screening and care.

Early screening and detection of breast abnormalities decreases the morbidity and mortality of breast diseases and cancer.

MWHC Coordinator
Suzanne England, DNP, APRN
Women's Health Consultant
Great Plains Area Indian Health Service
Phone: 605-454-0142

Technical Contact
Anthony Stayner, CHTM
Clinical Engineer
Great Plains Area Indian Health Service
Phone: 605-226-7552

MWHC Operator
Johnathan Alspaw
Medical Equipment Repairer
GPAIHS - Pierre Clinical Engineering
Phone: 605-945-1319

Behavioral Health

CAPT Emily Williams, LCSW-PIP, BCD
Director, Behavioral Health
Great Plains Area IHS
115 4th Ave, SE
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Office: 605-226-7791