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Dawn A. Flickema

Dawn A. Flickema, MD

Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine
4.7 / 5 (Based on 83 Ratings) 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


December 21, 2020
Always do a good job and listen to my issues
December 15, 2020
Thank you for taking care of us
November 17, 2020
I was very comfortable speaking with all of the staff and this helped me be open and honest about my struggles and concerns.
November 11, 2020
Dr Flickema is an excellent doctor who focuses on the WHOLE person to improve their health and life rather than a condition. It takes time to know your patients to the degree that she does and the feeling when I walk away is that she cares!
November 10, 2020
I felt Dawn & her nurse were very clinical instead of personable
November 06, 2020
With everything that is going on, they understand my concerns without judgement.
November 03, 2020
I felt the dialogue between my physician and I was labored. I didn't feel like there was leadership. I had to ask what is the first step in accomplishing what I'm looking for. She listened to me but didn't really try to outline any path. I had to ask.
October 02, 2020
Nice acupuncture providers and clinic
October 01, 2020
I recommend them often
September 30, 2020
Feel very comfortable and relaxed
September 25, 2020
I receive incrediable care from all the providers at Avera. Its truly the best medical care in the U.S.
September 09, 2020
Love seeing Dr Flickema and her staff.
September 04, 2020
I feel that I get excellent care
August 04, 2020
I have a lot of respect for dr. Flickema and her staff. Her receptionist is the best. Very professional and very helpful and very upbeat. It's all good
July 16, 2020
Really like there office location, so much easier & faster to find parking too. Everyone very caring & informative Thank you
July 06, 2020
Very information
July 04, 2020
July 01, 2020
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Dawn Flickema and her staff for the wonderful care they are providing me. I would also want to thank the Presentation Sisters for their help, it's been a life saver. Thank you all very much. Stay well, stay safe and God bless you.
June 02, 2020
It was nice they moved the clinic to a place that was close by me
April 22, 2020
Excellent. Dr Flickema is probably the best to listen to what your concerns might be.
April 20, 2020
I sometimes felt like i was just another patient. Was like hurry up get done and get out.
April 01, 2020
Dr. Flickema and staff ALWAYS take time to find out what's going on. They have NEVER failed to get back to us when necessary. Thanks for all you and your team do.
March 20, 2020
Impeccable care
March 14, 2020

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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