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Avera Medical Group Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Plaza 2
1301 S. Cliff Avenue, Suite 401
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Our Providers

Our Providers

Thomas J. Ripperda, MD

Thomas Ripperda, MDDr. 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.

Adil Shaikh, MD

Adil Shaikh, MDDr. Shaikh joins Avera Medical Group Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Sioux Falls with extensive experience in treating patients undergoing various stages of rehabilitation. Dr. Shaikh attended Saba University School of Medicine, Netherlands-Antilles, where he received both a bachelor’s degree in medicine and a medical degree in 2001 and 2004, respectively. In 2014, he completed his residency in physiatry at the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada.

His specialties include physical medicine and rehabilitation, Botox injections, sports injuries, concussions/mild traumatic brain injuries, trigger point injections, intra-articular injections, ultrasound-guided injections, spinal cord injuries, pain assessments and management, electrodiagnostics (EMGs), driving assessments and orthotics.

Jose Santos, MD

Adil Shaikh, MD

Dr. Santos is a board certified physician specializing in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is fellowship-trained in the use of fluoroscopically-guided spinal injections for cervical and lumbar disorders, ultrasound-guided injections for the treatment of peripheral nerve and joint disorders, spinal cord stimulators for pain, intramuscular stimulation (dry needling), trigger point injections and Botox for spasticity and headaches.

His special interests include spine and musculoskeletal injuries, sports medicine, cancer pain, orthopedic injuries, nerve pains, electrodiagnostics (EMG), workers compensation, and mindfulness.

Dr. Santos completed residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital where he served as Chief Resident. He did his sub-specialty training in Interventional Spine and Pain at the University of Washington Seattle, which was the birthplace of modern pain medicine and the world's first multidisciplinary pain clinic.

Dr. Santos is committed to providing compassionate care for patients with a wide range of ailments, using a comprehensive approach to diagnosis and treatment. His practice philosophy involves understanding the history of an injury, and the many causes of both acute and chronic pain. He believes that the body has the innate ability to heal itself, and his goal is to improve maximum function and quality of life with proper medical treatments combined with physical conditioning. Overall, he believes in using the most conservative and least invasive care possible to help restore his patients to their optimum level of functioning.

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