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Avera Medical Group Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Plaza 2
1301 S. Cliff Avenue, Suite 401
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
605-322-7300

Our Providers

Our Providers

Thomas J. Ripperda, MD

Dr. Thomas J. RipperdaDr. Ripperda has been the medical director of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center since 2007. In 1999, Dr. Ripperda earned his medical degree from the Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota. In 2003, Dr. Ripperda completed the physical and rehabilitation residency program at the University of Colorado.

He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, as well as independent medical examination. Additionally, he has been board certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine. His specialties include physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain assessment and recommendation, and independent medical exams. His special interests include: electrodiagnostics (EMGs), acute spine injuries, workers compensation, spinal cord injuries, stroke, trigger point injections and non-cosmetic Botox injections for spasticity.


Jose R.O. Santos, MD

Dr. Jose R.O. SantosDr. Santos joined Avera Medical Group Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2012, having most recently served as chief resident in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Jackson Memorial Hospital at the University of Miami, Fla. He also served for a physician house call service providing primary and urgent care to children and adults in south Florida, and has experience in sports medicine.

He holds a medical degree from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, as well as a degree in physical therapy from the University of the Philippines College of Allied Medical Health Professions. Dr. Santos completed residencies in community and family medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

He is board certified by the American Academy of Family Physicians, and is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Santos offers physical medicine and rehabilitation specialty care, pain assessment and recommendation, electrodiagnostics, independent medical exams, workers compensation services, and botox and baclofen pump modalities for spasticity. He cares for patients with work-related injuries, acute spine injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, stroke, or any patient with any functional or physical impairments. He has special interest in pain and cancer rehabilitation.


Jonathan D. Stone, MD

Dr. Jonathan D. StoneDr. Stone has been a staff physician at Avera McKennan Hospital & University Center since July 2003. After earning his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Bachelor or Science in medicine from the University of South Dakota in 1981, Dr. Stone obtained his medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1983. He then went on to specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University Health Center of Pittsburgh. Dr. Stone has been board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Board of Pain Medicine and American Board of Independent Medical Exams.

In addition to his current employment at Avera McKennan Hospital, he also acts as a consulting physician both at the Worthington Regional Hospital (Minnesota) and the Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center (Minnesota).

Dr. Stone specializes in the treatment of physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain assessment and recommendations, and independent medical exams. His special interests include: traumatic brain injury, stroke, spasticity, spinal cord injury, post-operative orthopedics, post polio syndrome, post traumatic headaches, ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), trigger point injections, lumbar epidural injections, non-cosmetic Botox injections, acute spine injuries, stimulator management, intrathecal pump management for spasticity and pain.

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