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Maternal Fetal Medicine Providers

Avera Maternal Fetal Medicine offers the most experienced perinatologists in the region to provide you with the best high-risk pregnancy care available.

Les Heddleston, MD

"I like to provide patient care as I would expect care for my own family."

In addition to spending time with his wife, Cherie, and children, Dr. Heddleston enjoys biking, skiing, pheasant hunting and playing guitar.


Dr. Maria PalmquistMaria Palmquist, MD

"The best part about being a physician is the relationships I have established with my patients. Each day, patients willingly place their trust in my knowledge and abilities, bravely share their most private details and generously allow me to be a part of their families."

Dr. Palmquist has a special interest in high-risk pregnancies, prenatal ultrasound, preconception and prenatal genetic risk assessment and screening, genetic counseling and prenatal diagnostic testing.

Emily Roberts, PAEmily Roberts, PA-C
Shannon Backstrom, CNPShannon Backstrom, CNP
Molly Berg, CNPMolly Berg, CNP
Kali Swift, CGC, MSKali Swift, CGC, MS

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