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Katie D. Bonnichsen

Katie D. Bonnichsen, MD

4.8 / 5 (Based on 163 Ratings) Learn More

"The best part of my work is developing relationships with patients and working together to make sure their goals are met."

Office Information

About Me

For all of your family’s skin care needs, look to Katie Bonnichsen, MD, a dermatologist at Avera Medical Group in Pierre, SD.

Expert Dermatological Care for Your Skin

As a general dermatologist, Dr. Bonnichsen provides a wide variety of skin care services. Look to her for the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions, such as:

  • Acne
  • Birthmarks
  • Dermatitis
  • Dry skin
  • Moles, warts and other skin growths
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin cancer
  • Skin infections
  • Sun-damaged skin

“My work as a dermatologist is both challenging and meaningful,” she says. “I enjoy getting to see patients of all ages and following them through the stages of life.”

Dr. Bonnichsen is also passionate about skin cancer prevention and treatment. “An ounce of prevention by protecting yourself from the sun is worth a pound of cure. It’s easier to take small steps now to prevent skin cancer from ever happening. But even if it does, we’re here to help you.”

Active Lifestyle

In her free time, Dr. Bonnichsen enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, baking, doing yoga, and spending time outdoors, especially boating on the river.



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


University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, Dermatology

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Medical Association
  • Women’s Dermatologic Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society


Eligible - American Board of Dermatology


August 17, 2019
The receptionist when I checked in was rude.
August 16, 2019
I would have thought that they would have looked more closely at areas effected to see if there were any additional need for treatment
August 15, 2019
I drove 600 miles round trip to get there and I will continue in the future.
August 15, 2019
both nurses and the physician were polite, professional, & very reassuring to me
August 01, 2019
I have a unique medical situation and Dr B took the time to understand the situation and give me the pros and cons of each option.
July 30, 2019
First visit with a Derm Dr.
July 24, 2019
Everyone that I came in contact with yesterday were very courteous, polite and helpful in anything I asked about. I was definitely satisfy with my first visit to the Clinic in Pierre, SD.
July 24, 2019
Couldn't have been more satisfied! So glad to have this provider with Avera, right in Pierre. A much needed service that we waited a long time for.
July 22, 2019
Great Job!
July 21, 2019
I enjoyed finding a new Dermatologist that I like close to home. My other Dermatologist from Sioux Falls had retired.
July 20, 2019
No problems
July 17, 2019
My request for an appointment was immediately available, I saw the Doctor quickly and my needs were taken care of quickly and very professionally. I was both very impressed and satisfied. Thank You.
July 13, 2019
All of my questions were answered and everyone was very friendly and courteous
July 11, 2019
When its a skin check I feel the dr should check the entire body not just the areas that look like there could be issues.
June 30, 2019
The appointment was on time and efficient
June 30, 2019
I was very happy with this visit!
June 28, 2019
I get in to see the Dr. at or before the appointed time. No long waits.
June 24, 2019
Frantastic Dr and staff. The facility is very, very nice. Very professional.
June 23, 2019
I felt that I was always in the "best" of care.... Thankyou very much !!!
June 21, 2019
Dr Bonnichsen is amazing. Thankful to have such a good derm here in Pierre. No need to go elsewhere
June 10, 2019
Tends to not share much info, describes a creme and exams seem too quickly done to be thorough
June 06, 2019
Really helped to alleviate my concerns about various skin locations/conditions
May 30, 2019
first time there. nice faciity
May 20, 2019
The dr and nurse were both very nice.
May 17, 2019
Did not have to wait very long to be seen
May 06, 2019
Quick in processing, i interview with nurse, and very little waiting to be seen. Great first impression!
April 29, 2019
Appointment seemed a bit rushed. Is that Avera Admin looking at profit before care?
April 17, 2019
Great doctor!
April 17, 2019
Everything was awesome. The coffee provided by Avera is horrible. Maybe consider better coffee in the waiting areas.
April 11, 2019
Felt doctor could have taken more time in checking spots and moles, seemed rushed with it.
April 07, 2019
Professional, courteous, and knowledgeable staff.
March 23, 2019
Caring and professional
March 22, 2019
Good visit. Timely and efficient. First time with that provider and she was very good.
March 16, 2019
I am very happy to have quality dermatology in Pierre.
March 08, 2019
I am very thankful for what my doctor has done for me
February 28, 2019
Dr Bonnichsen and her nurse did an outstanding job handling my procedure. Their professionalism and compassion were evident and made an unpleasant procedure much more tolerable.
February 28, 2019
Excellent care.
February 27, 2019
Very happy with my experience.
February 15, 2019
I was called in on time and waited in an examination room for a very brief time.
February 10, 2019
I hadn't seen a dermatologist in 15 years. I expected it to take longer to do a complete body scan. It was fast and she seemed rushed.
February 10, 2019
Thank you for all you are investing into the Pierre community. Beautiful facility, great providers and staff. Thank you.
February 08, 2019

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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