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Dawn A. Flickema

Dawn A. Flickema, MD

Family Medicine
4.7 / 5 (Based on 107 Ratings) Read Reviews | Learn More

"Watching patients make progress as they go through acupuncture, and seeing them improve as they take more interest in staying healthier is rewarding."

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About Me

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

Integrative Medicine Expertise for Your Family

Managing chronic illnesses, relieving pain or improving overall wellness – all goals you can reach with Dr. Flickema’s knowledge and wide-ranging expertise. She holds multiple board certifications, and she can address most health concerns you may face, drawing on 22 years of experience as a family medicine doctor along with specialized training in a variety of areas of care.

She also helped establish Avera’s integrative medicine program.

Medical Acupuncture

As a certified acupuncturist, Dr. Flickema uses this proven technique to treat many conditions:

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Nausea and digestive issues
  • Infertility, menstrual irregularities and hot flashes
  • Insomnia
  • Neuropathy
  • Pain related to many conditions, from arthritis to cancer treatment

Specialized Expertise to Treat Mind, Body & Spirit

In addition to acupuncture, Dr. Flickema’s expertise in nutrition, functional medicine, essential oils, mindfulness exercises and herbs and supplements provides you and your health-care team the comprehensive care you need.

Active Lifestyle

In her free time, Dr. Flickema enjoys time outdoors – gardening, running, hiking, scuba diving, fishing and camping – with her family. 

Dr. Flickema’s two decades of experience and wide-ranging knowledge of approaches such as acupuncture, mindfulness, essential oils and other methods give her the expertise you need to leading-edge care.



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 award


American Board of Family Medicine
American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
Institute of Functional Medicine
Academy of Pain Research, Medical Acupuncture and Herbal Therapy


September 29, 2022
My Doctor was willing to listen to my needs and wanted to improve my condition
September 22, 2022
I saw Dr. Flickema many years ago and I returned to her because I knew she would be helpful. She is sympathetic, kind and listens to concerns well. I would highly recommend her.
September 14, 2022
Dr. Flickema is so caring and informative and really knows acupuncture. I never imagined I could be pain free with the issues my back presents, but I am almost there in 2 months with her help. A truly wonderful experience. I hope I am able to continue the treatments for as long as needed. Thank you, Avera, for including acupuncture in your offerings.
September 03, 2022
It was a lot of good information. Gave me hope for a healthy lifestyle going forward.
September 02, 2022
Informative and thorough
August 25, 2022
Dr Flickema didn't talk to me at all. She simply went about the task of placing the acupuncture needles
August 25, 2022
Dr. Flickema is an excellent, listening Provider.
August 13, 2022
My appointment from start to finish was excellent!!!
June 16, 2022
Doctor explained things very well and listened to my questions and answered them.
May 19, 2022
After seeing Dr Flickama and receiving Accupuncture I feel so much better without the med I was taking before. I value Dr Flickama's skill and professionalism.
March 08, 2022
I had a feeling that the doctor might've not fully believed my pain I was having yet she was very intelligent.
January 20, 2022
January 16, 2022
Only came in to tell me she ordered blood work and I could schedule my next appointment
October 05, 2021
Very happy
October 05, 2021
Everyone was very kind and understanding of my questions and concerns
September 28, 2021
Dr Flickema is a great caring doctor and I give her an A+ for excellent care and kindness. Bless her heart!
September 21, 2021
July 20, 2021
Friendly atmosphere
July 13, 2021
I have told others about the good care I get there and have recomender her to others.
July 13, 2021
They were great when I had to bring my 3 kids and they were acting awful the dr and nurse was still able to focus on me and help me through what I needed
July 06, 2021
This was my first time at this clinic. I thought it went very well. Efficient staff. Doctor explained procedure in detail.
July 06, 2021
Dr. Flickema is a caring person
June 29, 2021
I always enjoy seeing Dr Flickema and the group
June 29, 2021
I allways look forward to my apiontment with dr flickema. Very kind and careing
May 25, 2021
Dr Flickema is wonderful. I have recommended her to family and friends many times.
April 27, 2021
It was a pleasant experience
March 16, 2021
Very professional & knowledgeable
March 09, 2021
I was new to the process at this clinic, but all went well.
March 02, 2021
Amazing care and concern
February 02, 2021
I have confidence in the Avera Health Care system.
January 26, 2021
Need a primary care with these skills.
December 29, 2020
Always do a good job and listen to my issues
December 22, 2020
Thank you for taking care of us

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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