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Amy C. Keranen

Amy C. Keranen, MD

Palliative Medicine

"The best part of my job is developing relationships with my patients by taking time to sit down and listen to their stories. I enjoy hearing about their lives and learn so much from them."

Office Information

About Me

If you or a loved one needs help managing the symptoms and challenges that arise from life with a serious illness or injury, count on Amy Keranen, MD, for expert and compassionate care.

Find Relief through Expert Palliative Care

As a board-certified and fellowship-trained palliative care physician at Avera Medical Group Palliative Care, in Sioux Falls, SD, Dr. Keranen offers a variety of services to help:

  • Provide relief from symptoms including pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, numbness, problems with sleep and more
  • Determine your goals for care
  • Reduce stress
  • Find comfort
  • Improve quality of life

Dr. Keranen also works in collaboration with your other providers to ensure that you receive the best care possible.

No matter if you’re a palliative care patient or not, Dr. Keranen offers the same advice to everyone. “No matter what you have going on in your life, take advantage of today. No one knows what will happen tomorrow, next week or next month. But we do have today to live.”

Active Lifestyle

In her free time, Dr. Keranen enjoys spending time with family, reading, baking and being outdoors, especially biking, hiking, gardening and landscaping.



University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Medical School


Michigan State University, Kalamazoo, Emergency Medicine


University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Palliative Medicine/Hospice

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine
  • American College of Emergency Physicians
  • American Medical Association


  • American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Eligible - American Board of Internal Medicine-Hospice & Palliative Medicine

This directory contains information about the provider members of Independent Health Care Associates, Avera Health and all Avera entities, members of the Avera Medical Group, and employed select providers with Avera McKennan, Sioux Falls, SD and Avera Marshall, Marshall, MN and physicians with hospital privileges at Avera St. Luke's, Aberdeen, SD; Avera Sacred Heart, Yankton, SD; Avera Queen of Peace, Mitchell, SD; Avera St. Mary's, Pierre, SD.

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