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Courtney Jo Backer

Courtney Jo Backer, MD


"I love getting to share all the joys that children bring to families and feel honored to support them throughout their childhood years."

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About Me

For pediatric care that’s personalized to each individual’s needs, look to Courtney Backer, MD, a pediatrician at Avera Medical Group McGreevy 7th Avenue in Sioux Falls, SD.

Expert & Compassionate Care for Kids

In addition to providing a wide variety of children’s health services – for ages ranging from newborn to 18 years old – she has a special interest in newborn medicine and breastfeeding.

“The best part of what I do is getting to work with kids,” she says. “They’re so fun, resilient and inspiring. They motivate me every day.”

Developmental Pediatrics

Dr. Backer is also passionate about developmental pediatrics, which includes working with children who have developmental or behavioral challenges related to conditions such as autism spectrum disorders and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

“I work with families to help them understand what their children may be feeling, even when they can’t communicate it,” she describes. “We work together to identify the best ways to deal with day-to-day challenges so that everyone can have a healthy, fulfilling life.”

Active Lifestyle

In her free time, Dr. Backer likes to spend time with her family, friends and golden retriever named Dakota, and enjoy the bike trails.



University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Vermillion, Medical School


University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Pediatrics


Eligible - American Board of Pediatrics

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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