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Dawn A. Flickema

Dawn A. Flickema, MD

Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine

“The best part of my job is interacting with my patients. It’s also fun to watch them progress as they go through acupuncture treatments – to see them improve, feel better and take even more of an interest in doing things to help themselves stay healthier.“

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About Me

If you or a loved one is interested in a holistic approach to health and wellness, look to Dawn Flickema, MD, at Avera Medical Group Integrative Medicine in Sioux Falls, SD.

Integrative Medicine Expertise for your Family

Whether you want to manage a chronic illness, find relief from pain, or improve your overall wellness, you can expect to receive expert care from Dr. Flickema. She is certified by the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine and received additional training in herbal supplements from the Academy of Pain Research.

Dr. Flickema draws from 16 years of experience as a board-certified family medicine provider to help patients at every stage of life.

She is also the recipient of the Patient’s Choice Award and was instrumental in the development of Avera’s integrative medicine program.

Medical Acupuncture

As a certified medical acupuncturist, Dr. Flickema offers acupuncture to treat a wide variety of conditions, including:

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Digestive issues
  • Hormonal issues such as infertility, menstrual irregularities and hot flashes
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Neuropathy
  • Pain related to cancer treatments, headaches, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, back pain and more

“One benefit of acupuncture is that it can effectively address many medical issues without needing to add medications,” she says. “It’s a great way to help patients manage a chronic illness or simply improve their overall health and well-being.”

Holistic Care for Your Mind, Body & Spirit

In addition to acupuncture, Dr. Flickema also provides guidance on nutrition, stress-coping mechanisms and mindfulness exercises. By collaborating with your other providers – including a primary care physician – she can help ensure that you receive the comprehensive care you need.

Active Lifestyle

In her free time, Dr. Flickema enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors – running, hiking, biking, fishing and camping.



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


Sioux Falls Family Medicine Residency Program, Family Medicine

Professional Memberships

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Honors, Awards, etc.

Patients Choice


American Board of Family Medicine; American Board of Integrative Holistic 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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