Katie Bonnichsen, MD - Dermatologist in Pierre, SD
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Katie D. Bonnichsen

Katie D. Bonnichsen, MD

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

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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


July 31, 2021
Such a pleasant visit!
July 31, 2021
It was my first time with this provider...very impressed
July 24, 2021
I wonder if I really needed to see a specialist.
July 23, 2021
Great visit and great care. Timely attention.
July 19, 2021
We are always pleased and grateful we have such a competent Dermatologist in Pierre. Dr. Bonnichsen is very, very well read and respected.
July 12, 2021
My first visit. I will be back.
July 10, 2021
I got lost trying to find the clinic and the two ladies at the front welcome desk area were so kind and guided to me where I needed to be. Helped me make it to my appointment on time.
July 02, 2021
Glad we have local care.
July 01, 2021
This was my first visit with this Dr. and so I was very well pleased.
June 16, 2021
all good
June 07, 2021
The thing I especially notices was that the doctor did not seem to be trying to rush me through my appt, but took time to explain everything and answer all my questions. I appreciate that a great deal.
June 05, 2021
Dr. B rocks!!!
June 04, 2021
My appointment with the doctor was great. Getting in to see her was the problem. It took over a month to get on to see her. I was told they had openings earlier, but they were reserved for current patients and emergencies. I would have taken an earlier appointment and willing to give it up if an emergency came up.
June 03, 2021
The nurse is so kind , and caring too. Both she and Dr B knew my past history without me going over it and I really appreciated that.
May 20, 2021
Provider was very informative careing shes great caring
May 15, 2021
I always get great services from Avera
May 07, 2021
Appreciate and great service
May 01, 2021
April 21, 2021
Doctor is so personable. Glad I chose her
April 19, 2021
Everything went above and beyond.
April 14, 2021
Glad to be with you
April 13, 2021
The Dr.s I have been helped by at this time all seem to be kind and respectful. I believe they are aware of my emotional issues and treat me as a whole person as mind and body. I believe all Dr.s should be trained to take mental state into account for treating people.
April 05, 2021
Nurse and Dr were rude. Did treat me well. Dr didnt care procedure hurt. Not friendly or caring at all.
April 01, 2021
March 31, 2021
Very satisfied
March 19, 2021
No wait time! Procedure was done without pain. Both nurse snd dr. Were kind and compitent.
March 13, 2021
dr. B and her whole staff was great...
March 10, 2021
a very personable and positive medical experience.
March 07, 2021
Excellent doctor and staff!
February 26, 2021
I was in and out in a timely manner.
February 17, 2021
Excellent service and care
February 07, 2021
This was my first visit to a dermatologist. I didn't know what to expect but was pleased.
February 06, 2021
Positive and smiling! Very kind and compassionate staff and students!
February 06, 2021
Got the job done and done with courtesy
February 05, 2021
Love Dr. Katie!
January 31, 2021
Everyone we saw or spoke with were AWESOME! Thank you to each one.
January 29, 2021
I usually avoid the top end of the likert scale but my experience with Dermatology has been as welcoming and informative as I could ever want
January 22, 2021
all the staff who have attended me are very professional
January 22, 2021
Beautiful office and prompt services
January 21, 2021
This was my first visit with the Dr. She was great, very personable and answered all my questions and concerns. I left feeling very positive about the visit. She and her nurse get two thumbs up.
January 16, 2021
We are very fortunate to have Katie as one of our doctors.
January 14, 2021
Great people to work with I would recommend them to everyone
January 11, 2021
The Doctor and her associate were very professional and personal, and positive and made me feel relaxed and comfortable. Good Job
January 06, 2021
Dr and all staff were exceptional.
December 25, 2020
Wonderful care, as always.
December 18, 2020
Very positive outcome!!
December 14, 2020
Every person I dealt with was awesome!! The receptionist was smiley & so nice, nurse was kind & welcoming, the dr was phenomenal. She explained things to me that no previous dermatologist did. She also did a full skin scan. My previous on never did that! She is the best!!
December 13, 2020
Was very happy with my appointment and the care given. Very professional and caring. Trusted the professionalism and knowledge of the care given.
December 12, 2020
just moved into this area first time with Dr. Bonnichsen who was very friendly.
December 10, 2020
the nurses and doctors were just great and very helpful...
November 21, 2020
We always feel safe at this clinic and a genuine interest and concern for our health.
November 21, 2020
top notch care...
November 19, 2020
The nurse and Dr. B were so nice to work with . Thank you to both of them.
November 09, 2020
the entire staff is very courteous, and treat you as an individual.
November 06, 2020
Dr. Bonnichsen is very caring
October 18, 2020
Incredible bed side manner, was treated very well. No complaints here!
October 17, 2020
The nurse and the Dr were amazing with my son...very patient and accommodating...i appreciated that.
October 15, 2020
Awesome staff

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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