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Published on August 13, 2012

Dr. Tricia Merrigan Joins Specialty Breast Surgery Practice

SIOUX FALLS (Aug. 13, 2012) – Avera Medical Group is pleased to announce that Tricia Merrigan, MD, will join Avera Medical Group Comprehensive Breast Care as of Aug. 13. Dr. Merrigan joins breast surgeons Dr. Julie Reiland and Dr. Wade Dosch in this practice.

Dr. Merrigan comes to Avera Medical Group Comprehensive Breast Care after completing a fellowship in breast surgical oncology at Akron General Medical Center in Akron, Ohio. This fellowship program is accredited by the Society of Surgical Oncology. She completed residency at Iowa Methodist Medical Center at Des Moines, and medical school at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine at Vermillion. She is certified by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Merrigan will divide her time between this practice, and Surgical Institute of South Dakota.

Dr. Merrigan joins the only practice in the region that is solely dedicated to breast surgery. She and her colleagues offer the latest surgical techniques, as well as further testing and diagnosis after an abnormal mammogram, genetic testing for women who have a family history of breast disease, and long-term monitoring and follow-up care of patients with breast cancer and other breast diseases.

“Avera’s comprehensive breast program takes a multidisciplinary approach to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and benign breast disease. I’m thrilled to be joining the exceptionally well-trained surgeons at Avera Medical Group Comprehensive Breast Care,” said Dr. Merrigan. “In addition to their outstanding expertise and experience, Drs. Reiland and Dosch are caring and kindhearted, always putting their patients first. This is my care philosophy as well, and it’s a privilege to become part of this team. We all share a commitment to work with Avera’s multidisciplinary breast specialists to arrive at the very best possible plan of care for each woman who experiences breast disease.”

Avera Medical Group Comprehensive Breast Care is located in Plaza 4, Suite 400, on the Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center campus. The clinic can be reached at (605) 322-3950.