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Keely T. Elgethun

Keely T. Elgethun, MD


“You know you, and I know a lot. When we come together and work as a team, we can change the course of your life.”

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About Me

If you are struggling and something’s just not right, medical treatment through medication or other therapies may be recommended to help balance brain chemistry. Turn to Keely Elgethun, MD, a psychiatrist at Avera Medical Group University Psychiatry Associates in Sioux Falls, SD.

Compassionate Care for Your Mental Health

As a psychiatrist, Dr. Elgethun is part of a multidisciplinary team at Avera to help patients regain passion and hope in their lives. She believes the foundation of a great patient-doctor relationship is the ability to speak freely and without judgment.

She has special interests in:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Bipolar personality disorder
  • Suicidal tendencies

“Every day is a little different, and that’s because I am working with different people with different personalities and different visions for their lives. It’s beautiful that I can be involved and care for the whole person — physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually,” she says.

Active Lifestyle

In her free time, Dr. Elgethun enjoys spending time with her family and staying fit through running and hiking.



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


University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL, Adult Psychiatry

Professional Memberships

American Medical Association; American Psychiatric Association


American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - Psychiatry

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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