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Chris C. Krouse, DO

Chris C. Krouse, DO

Sports Medicine, Surgery, and Orthopedics
4.8 / 5 (Based on 116 Ratings) Read Reviews | Learn More

"Developing a strong relationship with my patients by listening to their concerns, needs and expectations is paramount."

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About Me

If you or a loved one experiences bone or joint pain, count on Chris Krouse, DO, at Avera Orthopedics in Mitchell, SD for expert care and personalized treatment from diagnosis to recovery.

Orthopedic Expertise

As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Krouse provides a variety of general orthopedic and sports medicine services for all ages. He also specializes in:

“The best part of my job is being able to see our patients leave with improved function, diminished pain and a smile on their face,” says Dr. Krouse. “We work together as a team to reduce their aches, improve their performance and make their lives better.”

Active Lifestyle

Dr. Krouse advises everyone, including himself, to stay active. “Remain in motion, whatever that looks like for you. Whether that means exercising, going for a walk or playing with your kids, leading an active life provides many benefits.”

In his free time, Dr. Krouse enjoys spending time with his family which includes a busy schedule of sports and church activities. He also likes to travel, hunt pheasants and geese in the fall and enjoy water sports throughout the summer.



Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove, IL, Medical School


Midwestern University/St. James Hospital, Chicago, IL, Orthopedic Surgery

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons; American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics; American Medical Association


American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery; Advanced Cardiac Life Support; Advanced Trauma Life Support


October 05, 2021
The staff fit me in when I got hurt
September 21, 2021
The scheduling lady was kind of short with me when I asked questions. She never smiled and was not friendly.
September 21, 2021
Always have long wait time for getting x rays taken
August 31, 2021
Care is great. However last 3 times there was over an hour wait to see Dr.
August 31, 2021
There early, back early, out before my schedule time.
August 31, 2021
Dr Chris Krouse always takes the time to listen when I have a pain issue. Has a wonder personality. Avera is fortunate to have him on the staff! Thank you!
August 31, 2021
Dr very friendly. Had X-ray ready to go get them. Very good experience
August 31, 2021
Dr Krouse is a great doctor! Explains everything!!
August 24, 2021
The wait time was clos to one hour.
August 17, 2021
Dr Krouse is amazing he is so kind and does everything he can to keep me out of pain. I came from NY and i am so happy I found Dr. Krouse
July 27, 2021
Dr. Krouse explained it in normal terms which was very easy to understand.
July 27, 2021
Dr. Krouse is amazing and I trust him completely with my care.
July 20, 2021
Dr Krouse was efficient and compasdionate to the pain i was enduring. my only complaint would be that my wait to see the dr. in the wsiting room was about 1.5 hours. The time in the ecam room was about 20 minutes and my actual face time with the dr was about 10 minutes. total.
July 20, 2021
Dr. Krouse was very professional and kind. He is thorough in exam and explains conditions well, lays out a plan for treatment which is clear and listens to concerns. He is friendly and uses humor appropriately. We're blessed to have Dr. Krouse in our community!
July 06, 2021
All staff were very professional!
July 06, 2021
Was not happy about the wait time. My appointment was at 9:30 and provider did not come into room at least till 10:40.??
June 22, 2021
Great group of professionals. Thank you!!
June 15, 2021
Dr Krouse wS very thorough in explaining my injury.
June 01, 2021
Dr. was recommended to me by another professional. He did not disappoint. Friendly, upbeat and caring.
May 25, 2021
Dr. Krouse is personable, knowledgeable and competent and I felt heard and treated with respect. Excellent provider, and nurses and others were friendly.
May 04, 2021
Dr. Krouse was very caring, concerned and I appreciate him!
May 04, 2021
Dr Krouse is always genuinely interested in helping me get rid of the pain. He always can solve the issue! Thank you Chris Krouse!
April 20, 2021
I felt very comfortable seeing Dr. Krouse for the first time. He was very nice and admitted that while he doesn't work on hips, that he could help me in my current condition. I thought he was thorough and truly wanted the best care for me.
April 20, 2021
The person that came in & told me what I needed to do before surgery could have been a little bit friendlier & slower explaining all the details. I know I could have asked questions but there was so much to absorb I couldn't remember it all. I was very nervous wish I'm sure didn't help. I haven't had any surgery for years didn't know there was so much to prepare for it.
April 06, 2021
would refer my friends in a heartbeat!
March 16, 2021
We in Mitchell are very blessed to have Avera and there staff when ever help is needed!!
March 16, 2021
So very knowledgeable and reassuring!
March 02, 2021
Always kind and respectful!
February 23, 2021
Excellent service provided!!
February 16, 2021
Dr Krouse is one of the best doctors I've ever had.
February 09, 2021
January 26, 2021
The team and Dr Chris Krouse have always been great to me and have always taken great care of me, answering all of my questions! The team has also always been great as well!
January 26, 2021
This was great experience with the doctor he didn't beat around the tree got right to the point. He is getting right the problem and cares.
January 19, 2021
Very good care. Will come back for other problems.
January 19, 2021
Happy to find a great new doctor
January 05, 2021
Doctor Krouse was very kind
December 29, 2020
The waiting time was exceptable.
December 22, 2020
I appreciated the docs help. He worked with me to understand what my issue was and didn't proscribe unnecessary treatments.
December 22, 2020
Everyone is very accommodating and willing to go the extra mile for me. Thank you
December 22, 2020
It must've been good, I don't remember the procedure. The pain I walked in with is gone so everything went good. Thank you.

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