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
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.