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Cristina Hill Jensen

Cristina Hill Jensen, MD

Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine

“Your digestive system plays a large role in your overall health. You and I will team up to discover how to navigate your digestive health to avoid disease and feel your best.“

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About Me

Navigating the human digestive system is a complex journey involving many organs, channels, hormones, folds and transitions.

For your digestive health, trust Cristina Hill Jensen, MD, gastroenterologist and internal medicine specialist at Avera Medical Group Gastroenterology in Sioux Falls, SD.

“My mother was a nurse, and so at a young age, I was inspired to go into the medical field,” said Dr. Hill Jensen. “It feels natural to me.”

Compassionate Care for Your Gut

While some might think discussing digestive issues is a little awkward, Dr. Hill Jensen assures you that she’s seen it all before. She considers you a vital voice in your health care, and is devoted to spending the necessary time with you so that you may properly express your situation.

Dr. Hill Jensen believes a successful outcome begins with education. After thorough analysis, she will discuss the diagnosis as well as treatment options.

Care Backed by Action and Study

While her favorite part of her work is developing an ongoing relationship with patients, she also enjoys putting her expertise into action by performing surgical procedures. There’s nothing like the instant gratification of putting on the gloves and fixing a problem that has lowered the quality of life for a patient, both physically and mentally.

Some of Dr. Hill Jensen’s areas of special interest include:

  • Treating inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease and celiac disease
  • Motility studies
  • Breath testing
  • Small bowel video studies

Active Lifestyle

When she’s not at work, Dr. Hill Jensen loves spending time with her family. Activity-wise, she prefers the outdoors, and enjoys walking, running, playing tennis and gardening. She is an avid reader, enjoying fiction and nonfiction as well as staying up-to-date on GI-related medical journals.

Experience

Education

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

Residency

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, Internal Medicine

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA; University of Iowa, Iowa City, Gastroenterology

Fellowship

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, Gastroenterology

University of Iowa, Iowa City, Gastroenterology (relocated)

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine; American Board of Gastroenterology


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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